West Flint Optimist Club Event Calendar
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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.
Crystufer Reed is our current President.
Breakfast Thursdays @ 7:30AM
Saturday, September 15, 2018 THE WALT WIDDER MEMORIAL SCRAMBLE IS A 4 PERSON TOURNAMENT FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD PLACE TEAMS, AS WELL AS 1 LUCKY RANDOM TEAM VIA DRAWING. CONTESTS TO WIN PRIZES FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WILL...read more
On May 10, 2108 Mic Goulet arranged to have two guests representing the CANUSA Games, Sean Croudy and Jim Whitinger, address the Club. This year will be the 62nd Flint Olympian Games and the 61st CANUSA Games, and this year the CANUSA Games will be held in Hamilton,...read more
Amy Krug spoke with us about the need for, changes is, and impact of Ele's Place: a "Healing Place" for people (especially youth) struggling with grief, loss, and death issues. Focusing on ages 3-18 and operating in a "facilitated peer support" format, trained...read more
Kayla Bright spoke to us this morning after an introduction by the incredibly brilliant yet excessively modest Speaker Chair Jeff Dennings. Kayla teaches Special Education at Swartz Creek Middle School. As you may already know our club sponsors the Community Based...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter – June 14, 2018 Lieutenant Governor Jeff Dennings followed up on last week's presentation by Optimist International's Jim Boyd, talking about recruitment and membership, very important aspects of our Club function in light of the data...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter – June 7, 2018 Jim Boyd, Membership Director for Optimist International, has experience in Club development and expansion: 44 new clubs have been started this year with a total of 57 expected by year end. Despite this, OI is expected to...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter – May 31, 2018 Bill Hentgen sold "50/50" tickets as we gathered for the morning meeting and after the typical opening ceremonies (Pledge, Prayer, Presentation of the Crown), "King" Phil Holmblade immediately fined the entire Club for not...read more