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
Richard and Carole Beauchamp told us about "The Secret Life of Bees" this morning, sharing details of the mating, reproduction, division of labor, lifecycle, and communication patterns of the honeybees that are so important to the pollenation and replication of our...
Tom Travis and President Phil Tom Travis is Director of Education and Social Services for Carriage Town Mission and was here to speak about his role in assisting our area's homeless community in connecting with resources and gaining the skills and contacts that can...
Chad Young is "Township Manager" for Mundy Township and came to tell us about the plans for June 18th Official Groundbreaking for the Miracle League ADA accessible ballfield and the new Hill Road Park development. Mundy Township just passed its 1st-ever bond issue and...
We were happy to have Dave Borowski and Karen Strader with us this morning from Thrivent , a "not-for-profit" financial organization oriented toward community service. From a Christian foundation, Thrivent has Credit Union, financial planning, money management, and...
Susana Wight, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of the Flint City Bucks, came to speak this morning of the new high=caliber soccer ("football") team in town Brought here by the the former President of the Firebirds hockey team, the Bucks played their first game...