About Us:

2019-2020 Board:

Curt Lawson – President

Bill Matlock – Vice President

Lilly Moore – Secretary

Alan LaDuke – Treasurer

Cherie Van Vliet – Past President

Greg Flynn – Board Member  

Brittany Trout  – Board Member  

Chris White – Board Member  

Our Mission:

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

What We Do:

The Optimist Club of West Bloomfield is one of over 2,600 clubs that make up Optimist International. We are a 100-plus member service organization serving West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas. We fund raise throughout the year to offer the kids in our community opportunities to be recognized, to win scholarships, to learn how to be good community citizens and to respect law.


We meet each Tuesday morning from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Stage Deli restaurant on Orchard Lake Road, south of Maple in West Bloomfield.


We welcome guests each week for a fee of $10 which includes eggs, bacon, oatmeal, bagels with cream cheese, coffee, tea and juices. Each meeting features a different guest speaker.