On Dec. 19, 2012, a donation of $500.00 was presented by the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. This is our second annual donation to this fine organization for their invaluable work that assists a wide region.
Joanna Pattison accepts the donation on behalf of the Stollery Founation from Optimist Ray.
A picture of the wonderful philanthropists Robert and Shirley Stollery hangs in the background.
At the Dec. 13th meeting, 2013 fundraising raffle ticket booklets were handed out to those Optimist members in attendance.
Congratulations to Optimist Denise who handed in the first SOLD booklet, with cash, on Dec. 16th.
Leduc Estates School has accepted our offer to present Certificates of Personal Achievement and Community Spirit (with Bursaries) to one female and one male student in 2013. School staff select the deserving recipients.
Manager Gert Reynar of the Leduc Food Bank was on hand to receive personal, member donations of food and household items plus toys and other gifts for the Santa's Helpers program. THANKS to the members for your generosity and to Gert and her associates for the good work they perform.
Optimist members in attendance, plus Gert, display the donations presented on Dec. 13th.
Optimist International Juvenile Curling Northern Alberta play down is in Beaumont; 7-9 Feb 2013. This is one of the tournaments towards the 2013 U-18 Optimist International Curling Championships in Surrey & Langley on March 27-31/2013. For details visit http://www.u18curling.ca/
The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday December13, 2012 at Smitty's Restaurant Leduc. Those wanting to personally order and eat should arrive at 7:00 PM, or earlier, with the regular meeting scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. This will be our Christmas Meeting and program will be a Christmas theme. Please bring food donations for the Leduc Food Bank and something for Santa's Helpers.
Prospective new volunteer members and guests are welcome to attend our meetings.
Optikids Christmas Party and Sleigh Ride is on Sunday,
December 16th from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the
Britannia/Youngstown Community League Hall,
- 105 Ave. Edmonton. All Optikids are invited to attend.
Please call Optimist Beryl at 780-459-3153 with names and ages of children attending.