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
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
"People, Pigs, Planet: Sustainable Farming" is an excellent slide presentation offered to us by Mary Kelpinski , CEO of the Michigan Pork Producers Association. In addition to passing out recipes and cooking suggestions, Mary pointed out that pork production has...
Our planned speaker from the St. Francis Prayer Center fell down some stairs, broke a leg, and is undergoing surgery today, so she is planning to be with us on September 19., according to John Losinski. Without a formal speaker, we followed the normal opening...
Kevin Shaw, from Coffee Beanery, spoke with this morning's 16 members about coffee, his coffee, and his business. Started by Kevin's parents with $75 and enthusiasm under a different name in 1968, the business has expanded to 60 domestic location and 30 international...
A small gathering of 10 members this morning saw President Phil Holmblade open the meeting with the Pledge (led by Bill Hentgen) and Prayer (led by Ken Cullen), followed by several announcements: Bill Hentgen announced the delayed opening in December of the Proton...
Casey Schlinker, having moved from "Development Director" to "Program Manager" at Whaley Children's Center, returned to speak with the Club about new developments regarding the Whaley kids. A huge new commitment, in keeping with the increased emphasis on transitioning...