This is the official website of the West Flint Optimist Club which was founded in 1963. We raise money to support several local charities that support children. A few of our benefactors are Whaley Children’s Center, CANUSA Games, Old Newsboys of Flint, YMCA of Greater Flint, University of Michigan – Flint Scholarships and many others.
Our best fund raising event is $5000 Raffle. The raffle is actually a reverse raffle, meaning that the last ticket drawn is the winner of the $5000. The first ticket drawn and every tenth ticket win the cost of the raffle ticket. A separate ticket which includes dinner for two with drinks at our event held at the Atlas Valley Country Club.
Peter Venos is our current President.
Meetings Thursday @ 7:30AM
West Flint Optimist Club Event Calendar
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Tournament is a 4 person scramble for men and women. Dutch Hollow Golf Club 8500 Lansing Road Durand, Michigan 9:00 a.m: Registration 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Saturday, September 30, 2017 Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams and 1 lucky random team,...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - 12/7/17 In keeping with the holiday context, Captain Caleb Senn and Joy Martinbianco came to talk about their work with the Salvation Army, now in its 125th year. November 1 to January 1 is when they raise most of their funds for...read more
West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 11/30/17 Bonnie Kelley introduced her youngest daughter, Lisa Church, to be the day's speaker. Lisa has been Bonnie's Office Manager for 9 years at Alternative Elderly Care (http://alternativeelderlycare.com/). Bonnie began this...read more
West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 11/16/17 Joe and Erica Sanford Introduced their relatively new and rapidly expanding business to the 18 members of the Club present today. Reformation Home Health (https://www.facebook.com/Reformationhh/) started three years ago...read more
West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 11-9-17 Brent Hortz & Marilyn Costigan spoke with us today, from the Boy Scouts. Guests of Speaker Chair Dan Crannie, who is on the financial board of BSA, their focus was on the "ScoutReach" Program in the Flint Schools....read more
West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 10/26/17 and 11/2/17 10/26/17 President Crys Reed arrived late for the meeting, accompanying John Losinski after the Pledge and Prayer that started the meeting with Jack Proffitt as Prez Pro Tem. ("I must hurry and catch up to...read more
West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 10/19/17 Zachery and Mallory Phillips came to speak with the Club about Pursuehope International (pursuehope.org, Pursuehope International) at the request of Speaker Chair Mic Goulet. Zachery makes a living in the family insurance...read more
West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 10/12/17 The gathering of 19 members were supervised by President Crys Reed, and he, in turn, was supervised by his wife and our guest Emily, in the usual opening ceremonies before we sang a rather pathetic "Happy Birthday" to our...read more
New President Crys Reed & New Member Bill Reaves Speaker Chair Phil Holmblade & Speaker Dave Geiger Dave Geiger, Mundy Township Supervisor and former police chief, updated us today on the developments and status of various regional collaborative...read more
New member Tina Olshove, Speaker Patrick Naswell, and President Peter Venos West Flint Optimist Club Newsletter - 9/28/17 President Peter Venos and Mic Goulet held the flag, after coaching in protocol by Phil Holmblade, as Jeff Dennings led in the Pledge of...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - 9/21/17 President Peter Venos was setting up a new venue for our meeting when we arrived at IHOP on Miller Road this morning. Judge Joe Farah was there early to lead in the Pledge and Jack Proffitt spoke a brief prayer before we set...read more
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