Monday, May 25, 2015

Thursday May 28th is the date of our Next Meeting

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on Thursday May 28, 2015 in the back section of Smitty's Restaurant located at #5004 - 50 Avenue Leduc starting at 7:30pm.
Anyone wishing to personally order food / dinner should arrive earlier to allow some time for leisurely eating before the meeting commences.

All members are urged to attend and participate in important discussions and decisions.

The final sales of any remaining raffle tickets and the collection of money from sold tickets will be a focus as the Draw for the winner will take place on Thursday June 4, 2015 at an advance dated meeting to allow time for the Prize Package to be delivered before the start of Eskimos home games.

Guests and potential new members are WELCOME to attend and learn more about our Club.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Club Elections were held on May 14, 2015 for President and Vice President over the 2015-2016 Optimist Year

At our Club meeting on Thursday May 14, 2015, elections were held and, by acclamation, Trevor Adair was elected to the position of President and Shayne Beveridge to Vice President.

Their duties will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 Optimist year on October 1, 2015 and continue to September 30, 2016.
CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor and Shayne and THANKS for accepting the nominations.

The positions of Treasurer and Secretary will be appointed by the President as per procedure.

Leduc Optimists assist at Bicycle Ride & Safety Event in Edmonton on May 9, 2015

Three Leduc Optimist members (Donna, Bob, Shayne) assisted at the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club's annual Bikeree which was held over a designated course through the River Valley in Edmonton on Saturday May 9th.
Some 200 Cub scouts and group leaders participated in the day long ride and bicycle safety event.
Stations are set up at various points on the substantial course for checks on the bicycle mechanics and helmets; plus riding, steering, braking and other skills are tested.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club on another successful Activity Event which is always fun and educational for all involved.
THANKS to our Leduc Club members for providing their services to help.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Next Meeting will be held on Thursday May 14, 2015

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will meet again on the night of Thurs. May 14, 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.

NOTE: This will be the night of Club Elections for President and Vice President.
All members are urged to attend for the voting and provide your always important voices and ideas to Club discussions and decisions.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Our Club's Fourth Annual SPELLING BEE is completed

On Saturday April 18, 2015 the Black Gold Optimist Club's 4th Annual Spelling Bee for Grade 5 only elementary school students was held in the Leduc Legion auditorium starting at 1:00pm.
Five contestants, from three Leduc area schools, were able to attend and compete out of the eight contestants from four schools who were scheduled to appear.

It was, as usual, an educational and enjoyable event for the students, spectators and Club officials.

Congratulations to all the competitors who received cash prizes and Award Ribbons based on final placements.
Also, all the students were presented with Participation Certificates and other gifts from sponsors.

Royal Canadian Legion Leduc (for use of the auditorium)
Canadian Tire Store Leduc (for gifts)
Leduc Community Radio (for providing and setting up the sound system)
Introduction: Club President Brian explains procedures and the scoring board beside him
Optimist Brian hands out framed Certificates, prizes and gifts as Club VP Donna assists
The happy group of contestants at the end with their goody bags of stuff