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.
Crystufer Reed is our current President.
Meetings Thursday @ 7:30AM
West Flint Optimist Club Event Calendar
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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
West Flint Optimist Newsletter – May 3, 2018 Rick McNally, Attorney currently living in Flushing and running for Circuit Court office this fall, was Mic Goulet's guest this morning, speaking with the Club about some of the vagaries of auto insurance coverage. Noting...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter – April 26, 2018 Cathy Blankenship, Vice President for Development and Communications (accompanied by Trina, her new Outreach Manager) came to breakfast this morning from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The Food Bank's task seems to...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter – April 12, 2018 Susanne Gunsorek, Hurley Food Pharmacy Coordinator and Registered Dietitian,spoke with the Club this morning about her "Food Farmacy" endeavors. A 2016 survey called attention to the "food-insecure" segments (13%...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - April 5, 2018 Dave Geiger, former Police Chief and now Mundy Township Supervisor, returned as the guest of Peter Venos to speak of developments in and of the township's Hill Road Recreational Park. With drawings, maps, and financial...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - March 29, 2018 Our Oratorical Contest winners, Jason Van Tol (1st Place) and Jacob Winter (2nd Place), were here to speak this morning on their "Roots of Optimism". Accompanied by family members, the young men gave very interesting...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - March 22, 2018 Newly appointed Circuit Court Judge Celeste Bell, guest speaker scheduled by Judge Joe Farah, introduced herself to the Club this morning, having arrived before Hizzoner (costing him a fine). This newest Circuit Court...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter -March 15, 2018 Circuit Court Judge and Club Member Joe Farah spoke this morning about some of the prominent legal issues and controversies: the exits of several standing judges and cases and challenges facing the new replacement judges...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter -March 8, 2018 David Simancek, Director for Child & Community Development at Swartz Creek Schools, spoke to the Club this morning about his transition from Mathematics teacher through Assistant Principal to his current position and...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - 12/14/17 The Annual Michigan School for the Deaf Pancake Breakfast scheduled for today was postponed because of winter weather, but seven members came to Valley Breakfast & Bistro, anyway, to bring gifts and offer ideas and...read more
West Flint Optimist Newsletter - 12/7/17 In keeping with the holiday context, Captain Caleb Senn and Joy Martinbianco came to talk about their work with the Salvation Army, now in its 125th year. November 1 to January 1 is when they raise most of their funds for...read more
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