2016 Oratorical Contest

BOCK to Sponsor Oratorical Contest for Students MEDIA RELEASE: February 1, 2016 Kalamazoo, MI — The Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo (BOCK) is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic: “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others.” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2016-2017 year. It is […]

Communications Contest

BOCK to Sponsor Communications Contest for Young People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing   MEDIA RELEASE: February 1, 2016 Kalamazoo, MI  – Through the Optimist International Communications Contest for the young peple who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, the Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo is encouraging students to express themselves using either […]

 Meeting Cancellation Policy

Thursday morning meetings during the winter are always held UNLESS there are school closings or morning delays for either Kalamazoo Public Schools OR Portage Public Schools. So watch the weather announcements on Channel 3 or 8, and you can also find school closings on the WWMT website. We will also send out an announcement using this […]

January 2016 Breakfast Meetings

01/07/16 Lyn Lenox PGI Fun & Games 01/14/16 Heather Christy Wellness 01/21/16 Andy Stork BOCK Marketing & PR 01/28/16 Casey Coker Stress Reduction Thursday, January 7, 2016 Personal Growth and Involvement (P.G.I.) Three terrific speakers today meeting PGI requirements. Mindy Miller  talked about the science behind happiness- it really is contagious! Cathy Balik talked what she gains from supporting […]

2016 Oratorical Contest

BOCK will hold its annual Oratorical Contest in February.   The topic for the 4-5 minute speech is “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others.” There are prizes for the first, second, and third place. The date of the contest is February 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors […]

2016 Essay Contest

November 15, 2015 The Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo (BOCK) is seeking candidates for the annual Optimist International Essay Contest. This year’s topic is: “Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction.” Students who are under the age of 18, who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent, are eligible to participate. The contest is designed to […]