Last week it was brought to the clubs attention that St Francis Prayer Center had three families that were in dire need of help, that St Francis was unable to provide. Without immediate funds those three families would have been on the street. After the announcement the board voted to give 300.00 and wrote a check. After the meeting a number of individuals donated from their own pocket. At the end of the day, we gave St Francis 1700.00. Just another example of the WFOC stepping up when needed. Well done, Gentlemen!

5000 raffle update. The date is March 26th. After much research and club discussion, it has been decided to have a raffle with no dinner. Tickets will be sold for 100.00 each. There will be three (3) winners drawn 500.00, 1000.00. and 5000.00. Two optimist members have volunteered to donate the 500.00 deposit. The drawing will be held at Flushing Valley Golf Club.

The Optimist holiday party will held on January 9th at Ruggeros. Jeff Dennings needs a head count. Contact him ASAP if you plan on attending.

The Michigan District meeting is Feb 28 and 29th in Frankenmuth. This is a great time to see the inner workings of Optimism. Everyone is welcome. Plan on attending.

See you Thursday. Bring a guest!