Saturday, March 28, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to the Border City Optimist Club on their 20th Anniversary of Community Service

The Border City Optimist Club of Lloydminster SK/AB celebrated 20 years of dedication and service to the community with a dinner event on:

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
5115 49 Street, Lloydminster Alberta
Entertainment by David Thiel (mentalist and magician)
Some members of the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc planned on attending to present a Congratulatory Certificate and other mementos on behalf of our Club.
Well done Border City and continued success in your commendable efforts for Youth and the Community at large!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NOW (New Optimists Welcome) EVENT to take place March 26, 2015



TO ATTEND THE NOW (New Optimists Welcome) EVENT

When:                 Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Where:                4809 – 48 AVE.   Leduc, Alberta 
                                         Hospitality Room

Looking to meet new friends, have fun, and help the youth in your community? 
This event will give you the information you are looking for to do just that!  
Optimist International is recognized worldwide as a premier volunteer
organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

The Leduc Black Gold Optimists are dedicated to "Bringing out the Best in Kids"

and do their part through community service projects. Since each Club is
autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique
flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs
see a need in their communities and react to it.  Our members are from all over
Leduc and Wetaskiwin Counties.  You may know some of them already.

Optimists strive to live up to their name and maintain an upbeat attitude, which

they try to pass along to the children they serve. The words of The Optimist Creed
are well known to Optimist volunteers and beyond. The Creed gives volunteers
a focus for personal improvement as they work to better the world around them.
Stop by and meet some wonderful people and have some fun.  We look forward
to having you as our guest.

Please RSVP:  Call Donna @ (780) 387-5109 to notify & obtain more details.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Support Provided to Stars Air Ambulance and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization in 2015

At the end of January or early February 2015, support was again provided by way of contributing to the fundraising endeavours of:

STARS AIR AMBULANCE serving a wide region of Northern Alberta


The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc appreciates the fine and vital work of both organizations helping Youth and the greater Community.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Thursday March 12, 2015 is the date of our Next Meeting

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will convene again on the night of Thursday March 12, 2015 in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant Leduc at 5004 - 50 Avenue. The actual meeting starts at 7:30pm. Those wishing to personally order food / dinner should arrive an hour or so before that time to leisurely enjoy your meal.

All members are urged to attend and provide your important voices and ideas to Club discussions and decisions.
Guests and potential new members are always WELCOME to attend and learn about our Club.

Other Recent Donations by our Club to Juvenile Curling and the Black Gold Regional Spelling Bee

A donation cheque was forwarded to the Northern Alberta Curling Association in support of the Juvenile Curling Playdowns held at the Beaumont Curling Club from February 5-8th, 2015.

A donation cheque was forwarded in support of the Spelling Bee for multi-grade student contestants held at Caledonia Park School in Leduc on February 18, 2015. Eleven regional schools were to each have two competitors entered.

Our Club was pleased to assist with these events for youth.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Leduc Recreation Centre Spring Registration

We had a positive response at the spring registration event. We sold raffle tickets and passed last year's record. We had prospects for information on our club.
I would like to invite you for the New Optimist Welcome meeting on March 26, 2015. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Leduc Optimists Presented our Annual Donation to The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation on Feb. 26, 2015

With Beverly Sawchuk (Senior Manager) from the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation in attendance at the last meeting, our Club presented its annual $500.00 donation to this most worthy cause.
She delivered a very informative speech on the scope of work performed and care given to help afflicted children throughout a wide region.

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc applauds all of the fine individuals associated with the Stollery. THANK YOU!