Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club Charter Party


Feb 16, 2019
06:00 PM


Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club Invites Community to Celebrate at the BLOC Charter Party!


Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club (BLOC) is inviting the community to join them for their official Charter Party Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 6 p.m. This party will take place 108 years to the day of the first meeting of the organization, in the same building in downtown Buffalo, New York -- now known as the Hotel @ the Lafayette, 391 Washington St. 


Attendees can expect to enjoy a dinner buffet and cash bar for $40/person; reservations should be made by Friday, February 8. To RSVP, please contact Peggy Allen, (716) 434-9708, pallen08@roadrunner.com.


About Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club (BLOC)


The first Optimist Club was founded in 1911 in Buffalo, New York, at the Lafayette Hotel. Since that time, the international service organization has grown to almost 3,000 clubs and over 80,000 members in more than 20 countries

Although the organization built its foundation here, there has not been an active chapter in the city in more than 20 years. That all changed in the fall of 2018, however, with the establishment of the Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club. The club, with its more than two dozen charter members, will be celebrating their formation at this meet-and-greet event, and welcomes the public to attend and learn about the club’s opportunities for community building and civic engagement.


Anyone interested in joining the Optimist Club is invited to attend the regular bimonthly meetings, held the first and third Thursdays of the month. The group meets in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Co., 391 Washington St. inside the Hotel Lafayette.


About Optimist International


Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations, with over 80,000 adult and youth members in almost 3,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world.


Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service programs. Each club is autonomous and run by members in their community.


Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs. 


To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.


WHO: The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club


WHAT: A meet-and-greet dinner buffet and charter party of the newly established BLOC; $40/person


WHERE: Hotel Lafayette, Greenhouse Room, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, NY


WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2018


For more information, please contact buffalolafayetteoptimists@gmail.com.




View map Hotel Lafayette Greenhouse Room
391 Washington St.
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY

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