Thursday, April 25, 2013

Donation Made to Leduc Community Hospital for Children's Care

On Wednesday April 24th, three Leduc Optimist members visited Leduc Community Hospital to present the Black Gold Optimist Club donation of personal care items plus activity books and markers for children being treated in emergency care. The hope is to mitigate some of the stress on youngsters in that situation.
Our Club APPLAUDS and THANKS hospital staff for the essential work performed and care shown for the community.

Brenda Smith-Goddu of LCH accepted the four boxes of items from Optimist members.
Pictured below from the left are: Optimist Bob, Brenda, Optimists Denise and Ray.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Next Regular Meeting will be on Thursday April 25th

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday April 25th in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant Leduc. The actual meeting starts at 7:30pm and any one wanting to personally order food / dinner should arrive at 6:30-7:00pm.
Our meetings are open for any person interested to attend. Come join us!

Black Gold Optimist Club Second Annual SPELLING BEE

On Saturday afternoon April 20th, the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc held their second annual SPELLING BEE in the auditorium of the Royal Canadian Legion Leduc Branch 108.
Ten students, in Grade 5 only, from five Leduc elementary schools competed to practice their spelling skills. Contestants were identified by numbered holders with neck bands.
This event differs from other Spelling Bees in that a participant is eliminated after a third spelling error, not just one. This possibly allows a contestant to get over initial nervousness which might cause an early misspelling.
All contestants received framed Participation Certificates, gifts and varying cash prizes. First (red), Second (blue) and Third (white) Place ribbons were awarded to participants finishing in those positions. CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to all who competed and attended.


Sincere APPRECIATION is extended to:
The Royal Canadian Legion Leduc Branch 108
Leduc Community Radio
Staples Business Depot Leduc

Official Opening / Reveal Party of New Kitchen for Special Education students

On Thursday April 18th, three Leduc Optimist members attended the Reveal Party at Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School of the new kitchen specifically for Special Education students.
Skills teacher Cassie Gallant was able to secure donations of cash, building materials and labour, new appliances, kitchenware and cookware to cover the approximate $19,000.00 cost involved.
The Leduc Optimist Club contributed a portion of cash.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Leduc Optimist Club SPELLING BEE

When:        SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 pm

5210 - 50 Avenue
(In the auditorium)
Up to ten Grade 5 students from five Leduc elementary schools will be competing in a fun, oral only contest to practice their spelling skills.


Thanks To:

RC Legion 108
Staples Business Depot Leduc
Leduc Radio (G8WAY Community Radio)

The April 11th Meeting Ends With a Baby Shower for Optimist Shayne and Chantell

The photo above shows Optimist Shayne examining baby shower gifts provided by other Optimist Club members while Chantell holds new baby boy Braden in the background. Appreciation was expressed by the couple.

Previously, during the meeting, details of the upcoming Spelling Bee on Saturday April 20th were discussed.
More information on an Internet Safety presentation was outlined.
Recently purchased personal care items, activity books and markers for children in emergency care were packaged up for donation to the Leduc Community Hospital. A mutually suitable delivery date and time is to be determined.
A reminder of the Optimist Zone 5 meeting on Sunday April 21st was stated.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Thursday April 11, 2013

The volunteer Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday April 11, 2013 in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant Leduc. Those wishing to personally order food / dinner should arrive at 6:30-7:00pm with the actual meeting to start at 7:30pm.
Current Optimist members are encouraged to attend and provide the necessary ideas and implementation.
Any interested persons may visit to gain information on Club operations, Activities & Programs. New members are welcome as we seek to maintain and expand our help to Youth and the Community.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Donation Given to RC Legion Leduc Branch 108

On Saturday April 6, 2013 a donation cheque of $100.00 was given to Royal Canadian Legion Leduc Branch #108 President Iain Weikl at their building.
The Legion is a non-profit organization assisting military veterans and other youth and community activities and causes. Appreciation was expressed for their help in selling some of our raffle tickets.