Saturday, January 26, 2013

Optimist International Juvenile Curling Northern Alberta Play Downs Feb. 9 & 10 , 2013 in Spruce Grove AB

The NACA Optimist Juvenile Curling Play Downs for Saturday February 9th & Sunday the 10th are in Spruce Grove AB at the Spruce Grove Curling Club located at 452 King Street.
The Draws are at 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM on both days. Spectators are most welcome to attend.

This is one of the tournaments towards the 2013 U-18 Optimist International Curling Championships in Surrey & Langley BC March 27-31 / 2013

For details visit


Support for Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization

At the Black Gold Optimist Club meeting on January 24, 2013, support in the amount of $125.00 was given to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area Organization through one of their fundraising initiatives.

THANKS to that group for the valuable mentoring and friendship work that is provided by volunteers for young people in the community.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 24, 2013 - Next Regular Meeting Date

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday January 24, 2013 in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant Leduc. Those wishing to personally order food / dinner should arrive between 6:30-7:00 PM. The actual meeting will start at 7:30 PM.
Our Zone 5 Lieutenant Governor Geoff Connor will be making a Club Visit, so we encourage all members to be present.

Anyone seeking information on how our Club operates; or is exploring volunteerism as a potential new member is most welcome to attend. We are always seeking to become better known in the community and expand our services with new membership, ideas and strengths. Thanks.

Friday, January 11, 2013


On January 11, 2013 the Black Gold Optimist Club provided support to Stars Air Ambulance, to the extent of $250.00, through a Stars fundraising initiative.

We offer CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to the Stars program for their wonderful work.

Donation Received From The ROTARY CLUB Of NISKU-LEDUC on JAN. 10, 2013

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc received a significant donation cheque from the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc on January 10, 2013 at the Rotary breakfast meeting. Leduc Optimists, as well as some other groups / organizations assisted the Rotary Club, during 2012, in selling 50/50 tickets at Castrol Raceway. The funds raised help the Rotary Club, our Club and the other groups to carry out our programs and activities for youth and the community at large; including improvements to the children's play area at Castrol Raceway.

Our APPRECIATION is extended to Rotary for asking us to be a part of this successful endeavour.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The First Meeting Of The NEW YEAR 2013 Will Be On JANUARY 10th

HELLO to the new year of 2013!
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10th in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant Leduc.
Those wishing to personally order food/dinner should arrive between 6:30 - 7:00 PM; with the actual meeting to start at 7:30 PM
Updates will be provided on our programs and activities plus conversation is encouraged on any new initiatives.
Anyone wishing to be informed about our club is most welcome to attend. We are always seeking new members to become involved in current programs and activities and bring forth new ideas and strengths.

The Q1 / Q2 Zone 5 meeting originally scheduled for November 25th has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 12th, 2013:
Host Club: Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club


On Sunday December 23, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Hat Tricks Restaurant, in the Leduc Rec Centre, graciously provided free Christmas meals to those persons / families wishing / needing to attend.
Volunteers from organizations (including two from the Black Gold Optimist Club) and other caring individuals, served and helped out wherever needed.

Many THANKS to Hat Tricks and all the volunteers for the spirit of Christmas in action.