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
Saturday, September 15, 2018 THE WALT WIDDER MEMORIAL SCRAMBLE IS A 4 PERSON TOURNAMENT FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD PLACE TEAMS, AS WELL AS 1 LUCKY RANDOM TEAM VIA DRAWING. CONTESTS TO WIN PRIZES FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WILL...read more
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
"Our Airstream Adventure", given by our own Steve Schlott (with visual aids and props!), was the interesting (and at times very humorous) morning presentation to the 15 members present. Rather than being a recounting of "How I spent my summer vacation", Steve talked...read more
Final preparation for the 32nd Annual $5,000 Raffle and Dinner this evening at Atlas Valley Country Club provided the primary focus for the 19 members in attendance at today's meeting. John "J-Lo" Losinski verified the availability and assignments of volunteers for...read more
Officer Ken Szmanski, from Metro Police Authority, spoke today about his work as School Resource Officer in Swartz Creek Schools. This is where he met our Club's Speaker Chair, Carol Dennings, while giving away bicycles, intervening in behavioral issues in classrooms,...read more
Newly installed President Phil Holmblade stepped into his role with a smile on his face - whether it was his newfound power or his birthday celebration is unclear, but he seemed to relish this day. He thanked the outgoing officers for their service and asked newly...read more
Speaker Chair Steve Schlott introduced our return guest speaker, Jamie Gaskin, from United Way and a former neighbor of Steve's. Jamie reviewed his personal and career histories, noting that he has "lived in crisis" in the past few years: a divorce and residential...read more