2015-2016 OPTIMIST YEAR

President Laurie Jefsen

10/01/15   Marilyn Lenox-Bosma  Presidential  Wrap-Up
10/08/15   Installation Banquet  NO MEETING
10/15/15   Laurie Jefsen  Presidential Goals
10/22/15   Sarah Baker and Terri Novaria School Bonds Portage Public Schools

12/03/15   Von Washington, Jr. Kalamazoo Promise 10 Year Anniversary
12/10/15   Ethan Alexander Open Roads Bike Program Open Roads
12/17/15   Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship-Christmas
12/24/15   Christmas Eve NO MEETING
12/31/15   Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship-NYE
01/07/16   Marilyn Lenox-Bosma PGI Fun & Games
01/14/16   Heather Christ Wellness Just Move Fitness & More
01/21/16   Andy Stork BOCK Marketing & PR
01/28/16   Casey Coker Stress Reduction Help Net
02/04/16   Sen. Margaret O’Brien Legislative Update Focused on Children & Young Adults Michigan’s 20th State Senate District
02/11/16   Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship-Valentine’s Day
02/18/16   Chris Harris-Wimsatt Seita Scholars Program Western Michigan University
02/25/16   Snow Day Meeting Cancelled
03/03/16   Nicole Kalmbach Reading Mentorship Program United Way Early Reading Grant
03/10/16   Deb Wild and Corlis Watkins Choir Performance KRESA’s Young Adult Program  Choir
03/17/16   Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship-St. Patrick’s Day
03/24/16   Chris Shultz Essay Contest Winners
03/31/16   Gayln Barnum Community Resources and Services Provided by HRI Housing Resources, Inc.
04/07/16   Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship-Spring Break
04/14/16   Kathy Praedel Youth Mentoring Programs Big Brothers Big Sisters
04/21/16   Dan Mills  Oratorical Contest Winners
04/28/16   Nancy Galllihugh  Communications Contest Winners
05/05/16   Marilyn Lenox-Bosma  PGI Fun
05/12/16   Nancy Gallihugh  Better Hearing & Speech Month Kalamazoo RESA Audiology
05/19/16   Karen Robyn & students RESA EFE Law Enforcement Program
05/26/16   Mary Ann Ampersee Fellowship
06/02/16   Nancy Flipse, Helen Horn and Pat Weber History of BOCK
06/09/16   Dave McKee History of BOCK: Part 2
06/16/16   Bridgett Blough  Seasonal, Organic, Unrefined, Local Food The Organic Gypsy
06/23/16   Hafiz Akbar  Islamophobia: Finding Common Ground Kalamazoo Islamic Center
06/30/16   Mary Ann Ampersee  Fellowship-4th of July
07/07/16   Jeanne and Mel Church  Hiking the Appalachian Trail
07/14/16   Sarah Baker  Kalamazoo Co. Substance Abuse Task Force
07/21/16   Judy Markusse Paget  Hospital Hospitality House of SW Michigan
07/28/16   Mary Ann Ampersee  Fellowship
08/04/16   Adrian McClelland  Clothing Donations for School-Aged Children Kids Closet
08/11/16   Kimberly Phillips  Portage Senior Center
08/18/16   State Rep. Jon Hoadley  Engaging Youth in Democracy
08/25/16   Mary Ann Ampersee  Fellowship
09/01/16   Marilyn Lenox-Bosma  PGI
09/08/16   Anne Hensley and Emily Kastner Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK)
09/15/16   Dann Sytsma  Applied Improvisation Experiences Improv Effects
09/22/16   Laurie Jefsen  Presidential Wrap-Up
09/29/16   Mary Ann Ampersee  Fellowship-Birthday Party