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
14 Members were on hand for Thursday meeting. No speaker to report on. Dan Crannie won the 50/50. Jeff Dennings announced Registration is open for the District meeting, Feb 29th. The meeting is in Frankenmuth. All are welcome. Jeff also announced the introduction of...
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Last week it was brought to the clubs attention that St Francis Prayer Center had three families that were in dire need of help, that St Francis was unable to provide. Without immediate funds those three families would have been on...
Cindy Sullivan, Santa and Patty Williams. The annual MSD Breakfast with Santa was a huge success. Thank You Jack Proffitt for organizing this fine event. Also, thank you to all who purchased gifts for then kids. We had eight optimist members ring bells for the...
Welcome to our newest member Patty J. Williams. Patty wears many hats and a crown. Patty is the branch manager of Huntington Bank on Linden Rd.. She and her husband own New Beginnings Fitness center on Beecher rd. And Patty was recently named "Miss Black Fit and Fine...
James Stefanski receiving a check from WFOC for the Food Bank Great meeting this morning! This mornings program chair, Jeff Dennings, introduced Jim Stefanski from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan . We all know that the Food Bank can supply large amounts of food at...