Monday, May 27, 2013

Personal Donations of Food & Household Items Plus Club Cash Made to the Leduc & District Food Bank

At the May 23rd meeting, David Marriott, a Director of the Leduc Food Bank was on hand to receive personal donations of non-perishable food and household items (totalling 134 pounds) from Optimist members and a $250.00 cash amount from the Club (part of $700.00 committed for the year). David gave an informative talk on the effectiveness / efficiency of the Leduc Food Bank and expressed appreciation for all contributors, including the Leduc Optimists.
We offer CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS for the good work performed by the Food Bank.

Optimist Bob (on left) hands the cash donation to Leduc Food Bank Director David Marriott

Part of the 134 lbs of food and household items donated by Leduc Optimist members

Monday, May 20, 2013

Upcoming Meeting on Thursday May 23, 2013

The volunteer Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday May 23rd in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant Leduc. The actual meeting begins at 7:30pm. Those wishing to personally order food or dinner should arrive between 6:30-7:00pm.
Leduc Optimist Club members are reminded to bring (if possible) personal donations of non-perishable food or household items as a Leduc Food Bank representative will be in attendance to accept any goods. The Club will make a cash donation as well.

Anyone wanting to find out what the Leduc Optimist youth and community service Club does and how we operate is most welcome to attend. We are always seeking potential new members for valuable volunteer help, input and ideas. Come and JOIN US!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cub Scout Bikeree Event Well Attended in Great Weather!

On Saturday May 11th, starting at 9:00am and ending at 4:00pm,  the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club held their 18th annual Bikeree on a 15km course through the beautiful Edmonton River Valley.
Approximately 190 Cub Scouts and 60 leaders from regional locations rode the designated, scenic route stopping at station intervals for Bicycle and Helmet Inspections and testing events such as: Steering, Turns & Signals, Maneuvering, Circle, Balance and Braking.
It is always an instructional and fun day for everyone involved. Drinks and lunch were provided.

Five Black Gold Optimist Club members (Barb, Ian, Shayne, Bob and Ray) assisted throughout the day and we all CONGRATULATE the Edmonton Dinner Optimists on another successful event.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Next Meeting to Take Place Thursday May 9th

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday May 9th 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 and learn about Optimist Clubs. We also always welcome potential new members. Thanks.