Bringing Out The Best In Kids!
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Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.
Purposes of Optimist Clubs
- To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;
- To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;
- To inspire respect for the law;
- To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;
- To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
This site is operated and managed by Eclectic Sales & Creative Marketing, LLC (ESCMI). ESCMI is operated by Dave Crabill and Jeff Dennings, both Optimist Club members. They recognized the need to help clubs promote their great events and programs online and developed a simple to implement plan to do just that. Scroll down to check out all the great things that Optimist Clubs do to help local children and get involved in any way you can! Children are our future! Use the Menu to find a club in your area and make a difference!
Latest Optimistic News
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
Yesterday, April 29, we held our annual chicken dinner fundraiser at the Masonic Temple in downtown Flint, chaired by Bill Hentgen. We had a good showing of workers to help serve delicious 😋 chicken 🍗 dinners. Workers from our club included: Bill Hentgen, Mic Goulet,...read more
Tournament is a 4 person scramble for men and women. Dutch Hollow Golf Club 8500 Lansing Road Durand, Michigan 9:00 a.m: Registration 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Saturday, September 30, 2017 Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams and 1 lucky random team,...read more
Walk Widder was an important part of the West Flint Optimist Club. He became active with the club soon after joining and served as our treasurer the last few years before his sudden passing. Walt is greatly missed and his sons along with Security First Benefits...read more
We have great promotions going on throughout the season such as Kids Eat Free events on May 6th and June 17th games, Star Wars Night on June 4th, Pure Michigan Night with FREE hot dogs on July 23rd, plus LAFCU fireworks for the majority of our Friday and Saturday...read more
West Flint Optimist Club, the nonprofit organization devoted to supporting local children’s charities, presented Kayla Bright with a check for $1,000 at the Swartz Creek Schools Board of Education Meeting on October 14th. The money will make it possible for the...read more
Annual Suits & Sauce Dinner on October 14th 2015 Suits & Sauce Annual Dinner to be Held at New Location: Flint Farmers’ Market FLINT, MI (October 1, 2015) – More than 200 guests will visit the Flint Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to celebrate...read more
A quick update to let you know that Townsquare Media (CARS108, Club 93.7, US 103.1, Banana 101.5 & WFNT) and TV5 have signed on as media partners for the Bottled Water Drive. We have officially set the event for Friday, October 9th from 7am-7pm at the Genesee...read more
West Flint Optimist Club, the nonprofit organization devoted to supporting local children’s charities, is hosting its 29th Annual $5,000 Reverse Raffle Dinner on October 22nd at 6pm in Grand Blanc at the Atlas Valley Country Club. The cost of admission is $50 and...read more
Brandee Cooke, Project Manager at "100K IDEAS" working out of the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, told us about this exciting new addition to Flint's business scene. (She was accompanied by Vivian, Youth Engagement Coordinator for "100K".) This student-led operation...read more
Andy Younger, Race Director for the Crim Fitness Foundation, came to speak with us this morning, recounting the 22 year history of the Race and its evolution. From 750 original racers, the events have grown to include many thousands of participants and spectators and...read more
Fourteen of us hardy (or foolhardy, on this bitterly cold day) folks gathered today to meet Jennifer Acree, Program Officer for the C. S. Mott Foundation, and hear her describe the organization's philanthropic mission and impact. Started in 1926 by this 3-time...read more
Chris Javor from HAP (https://www.hap.org/) spoke with our 18 attendees this morning, hoping to give some of us older folks information and understanding about Medicare, Medicaid, "Advantage" and other supplemental insurance options available in this area. He noted...read more
Todd Slisher, Executive Director of Sloan*Longway (http://sloanlongway.org/longway-planetarium/ ), brought visual aids to the meeting this morning and wowed the crowd (really only 17 present) with his displays depicting the intended changes for the Cultural Center...read more
Happy New Year to all of our members and friends! President Phil Holmblade rang the bell to open the first meeting of the calendar year, asked Ron Ballard to lead the Pledge to the American flag, and invited Jack Proffitt to pray for the new year and breakfast. The...read more