West Flint Optimist Club Event Calendar

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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.

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.

 Click here for the School’s Background Application pdf

return to the Admin Building on Cappy Ln

Club Newsletters

West Flint Optimist Newsletter 8/06/2020

The club has been meeting for a number of weeks at the Valley Bistro. Our attendance has been growing. Last meeting 14 embers present and one zoom participant. Social distancing has not been a problem. Plenty of room for all. The board has been busy conducting...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter 06/25/2020

No meeting July 022020 because of holiday. Have a safe 4th We had 6 members in attendance on Thursday with one zoom member.There was discussion in regard to honoring Doc Hale for all he has done for the WFOC. The club is considering naming the raffle in his honor....

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter 06/11/2020

WE ARE BACK Optimist meetings have resumed at the Valley Restaurant. We had 6 members present in person and 5 members via Zoom. Jeff Dennings brought a special guest, our Michigan Governor elect, Patty. The board of directors have recently approve a 1000.00 donation...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter 03/12/2020

SAFETY FIRST! As you are all aware, all restaurants are closed due to the Coronavirus. This means that there will be no weekly Optimist Meetings until further notice. No one knows when, but we will be meeting again when it is pronounced safe for us to meet in public,...

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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