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
Welcome Mike! Our newest member Mike Butts was installed by the prez, this morning. Mike is a lifelong member of the Flint area, an Ainsworth grad and retired from GM. We are proud to have Mike as a member. Cindy Sullivan was our guest speaker this morning. Cindy is a...
Soon to be...….King Mic! That right, folks. The reign of terror, under the Dread King Jeff, is coming to an end. Soon to be new member, Mike Butts, has turned in his application and money. Our Halloween meeting began with Kevin leading in the pledge. The General also...
Guest speakers Steve and Rose Schlott We had another lively meeting this morning. 13 members on hand with a number of fines paid by Steve and Art. Steve and Rose Schlott were our speakers this morning. If you remember, last year Steve told us of his saga with...
Phil Holmblade, Ms Black Fit and Fine Patty Williams and President Greg. Dan Crannie led us off this morning's pledge with 14members in attendance. Phil introduced "Dime a Day", a program we participated in last year, with money going to the OI foundation. Mic...
Robin Chamberlain (Answer Center for Women)with our own Mic Goulet Robin Chamberlain visited us this morning to share information about Answer Center for Women. This organization dedicated to encouraging young people toward "positive life decisions" has been providing...