Oratorical and Communication Contests Winners

Local Students Win Optimist Club Oratorical and Communication Contests Press release: February 17th, 2016 KALAMAZOO, MI – Madison VanWinkle and Benjamin Miller recently won the Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo’s oratorical contest based on a theme of “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others.”  And, Mykl Makela won first place in the Communication […]


The BOCK Euchre group meets the second Sunday of the month (but not in the summer) from 3–5 pm at Mary Ann Ampersee’s home. 2015-2016 Euchre Dates Sunday, November 8th, 2015 Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Sunday, January 10th, 2016 Sunday, February 14th, 2016 Sunday, March 13th, 2016 Sunday, April 10th, 2016 Contact: Terri Norman via email to RSVP

3/9/16 Paint Nite Kalamazoo

What: A new BOCK fellowship night where we will be paint a cool picture titled, “Into the Dark” When: March 9, 2016 – gather around 6:30 and begin painting at 7:00 Where:  Boatyard Brewery – 432 E Paterson – Maps and details can be found here:  https://paintnite.com/events/1048270.html More details: Signup at the link above using the code Megankzoo20 […]

February 2016 Breakfast Meetings

02/04/16 Sen. Margaret O’Brien Legislative Update Focused on Children & Young Adults 02/11/16 Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship-Valentine’s Day 02/18/16 Chris Harris-Wimsatt Seita Scholars Program 02/25/16 Snow Day  Meeting Cancelled Thursday, February 11, 2016 Another Action-Packed Meeting Lots to celebrate today. Past-President, Marilyn Lenox-Bosma with her Honor Club Citation from Optimist International (OI) and then she then presented other awards that we […]