West Flint Optimist Club Event Calendar

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 1/3/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 1/3/19

Happy New Year to all of our members and friends! President Phil Holmblade rang the bell to open the first meeting of the calendar year, asked Ron Ballard to lead the Pledge to the American flag, and invited Jack Proffitt to pray for the new year and breakfast. The...

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About Us

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

Club Events

3rd Annual Walt Widder Memorial Scramble

3rd Annual Walt Widder Memorial Scramble

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...

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CANUSA Games and Flint Olympian Games 2018

CANUSA Games and Flint Olympian Games 2018

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,...

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Club Newsletters

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/13/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/13/18

  A relatively small group of 15 gathered today as President Phil Holmblade opened the meeting with the standard "Pledge, Prayer, Bell" sequence before quickly reviewing this past Tuesday's Board Meeting. He noted that Atlas Valley has closed and we will have to...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/6/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/6/18

Phil Holmblade, our illustrious leader, prompted Ron Ballard to lead the Pledge and Jack Proffitt to say grace before ringing the meeting to order without a specific guest speaker. The Club received a letter of thanks from the Food Bank for our donation of $1160 to...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/29/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/29/18

Salvation Army's Director of Development Joy Martinbianco returned to the Club this morning to introduce Major Randy Hellstrom as our guest speaker for our meeting. Major Randy has served the Salvation Army throughout the midwest (including Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois,...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/22/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/22/18

Pam Bailey from the YMCA of Greater Flint joined us for breakfast this morning. Pam has been working at the downtown Y for 4 years now. Besides her employment at the YMCA, Pam serves the community by her membership as a Sunrise Rotarian. She thanked our club for our...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/08/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/08/18

Guest Speaker Rebecca Fedewa came to us from the Flint River Watershed Coalition  (http://flintriver.org/blog/) to talk about the 1300 square miles in t his remarkable resource and her role in maintaining it for the area population. In addition to the well-publicized...

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