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.
Phillip Holmblade 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
Bill Reaves is Speaker Chair this month and announced that Pastor Dave (from Bill's church) is unable to speak, so Bill himself took over the speaker role and told us about "Via de Christo", a group that focuses on faith, fellowship, and service and has various forms...read more
Sheila Gafney is a long-time friend of our Club (the annual Charlie Gafney award is named after her father, long member of this Club) and came to us today to speak about Special Olympics, focus of one of our group's longstanding recurrent activities and donations....read more
Brandee Cooke, Project Manager at "100K IDEAS" working out of the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, told us about this exciting new addition to Flint's business scene. (She was accompanied by Vivian, Youth Engagement Coordinator for "100K".) This student-led operation...read more
Andy Younger, Race Director for the Crim Fitness Foundation, came to speak with us this morning, recounting the 22 year history of the Race and its evolution. From 750 original racers, the events have grown to include many thousands of participants and spectators and...read more
Fourteen of us hardy (or foolhardy, on this bitterly cold day) folks gathered today to meet Jennifer Acree, Program Officer for the C. S. Mott Foundation, and hear her describe the organization's philanthropic mission and impact. Started in 1926 by this 3-time...read more