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.
Greg Hilliker is our current President.
Breakfast Thursdays @ 7:30AM
Swartz Creek Backpacks of Food for Kids
The elementary backpack program is intended to remove barriers of learning by partnering with Swartz Creek Community Schools in offering free food to those Swartz Creek elementary students in need. 120 elementary children (24 from each of the 5 elementary schools) are recipients of the food which is placed in their backpacks by School Teachers. Volunteers need to fill out a background check application by Friday the week before the packing takes place.
return to the Admin Building on Cappy Ln
FUTURE QUEEN OF THE WFOC? It has been leaked that our newest member, Patty Williams, will be bringing in a new member. The crown and royal sash are in peril. Could this be the end of King Mic? Honestly, the pressure of the job is pretty taxing. A short reign might...
With many members out of town, acting Prez Jack presided over our AM meeting. Some sad news to report. Jeff Dennings father passed away recently in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jeff. Our guest speaker this morning was Sister Carol...
Prez. Greg introduced our guest speaker, Glenn Wilson, from Communities First Inc. Glenn and his wife started the 501c3 Corp. with the belief " quality of life starts with the community. Their focus is to create economic development opportunities, provide affordable...
Deb Hawley from St Francis Prayer Center ask for a group pic that she could post in her newsletter, She shared with us, again, how important our contribution was for local families in our area. Good Job WFOC! Our guest speaker was Jason Bigelow from Sandbox Virtual...
The Honorable Judge Joseph Farah was our speaker on Thursday. The Judge always does a great job of informing the club of many legal issues in Genesee county. Most recently he has been appointed to hear cases involving civil suits for those involved with the Flint...