Monday, June 22, 2015

Important Upcoming Meeting on Thursday June 25, 2015 before our summer break of July and August

We meet again on Thursday June 25th 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 encouraged to attend as this is the last regular meeting before our normal summer break during July and August. Meetings will resume in September on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Guests and potential new members are WELCOME to come out and learn more about our Youth and Community help focused organization.

Trying to make a difference!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Volunteer Time Provided at the annual Rodeo of Smiles

On the morning of Friday May 29, 2015 Leduc Optimist members Shayne and Robin were able to attend and assist at the Rodeo of Smiles in the Leduc Rec Centre.
It featured a number of simulated rodeo events; enabling special needs kids to participate and have fun in a Rodeo atmosphere.

Held in conjunction with the Leduc Black Gold Pro Rodeo which ran May 28 - May 31, 2015, the Rodeo of Smiles is a terrific annual event which our Club supports and applauds.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Winning Ticket was Drawn in our Club's 2015 Raffle Fundraiser

At a special; advanced date meeting on Thursday June 04, 2015 (with AGLC approval) the winning ticket was randomly selected from a drum for the Raffle Prize Package of two Edmonton Eskimos Gold Season Tickets PLUS $350.00 in Eskimos Gift Cards and Concessions Cards - to spend at the home games in Commonwealth Stadium. The first home game is Thursday July 9th.
The independent Ticket Picker was Lisa, the Manager of Smitty's Restaurant, who is not a Club member and had no tickets in the Draw. She is shown below with the randomly selected stub.

The lucky ticket was #0900 owned by Ron Barnhart of Beaumont.

Congratulations to the winner and THANKS to all who purchased tickets and also to those who helped to sell them. The net revenue is used to fund our Optimist Club's Youth and Community Programs & Activities.
Leduc Club President Brian (left) presents the Prize Package to the happy winner on June 13th.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Due to circumstances beyond our control we are sorry to advise the following tickets are lost:






and will not form part of the draw, and anyone holding such a ticket should contact the licensed charity (Black Gold Optimist Club 780-487-6241 or 780-387-5109) so that either another ticket can be issued or a refund provided.  If after the date, then a refund will be provided.

 Draw date is today (June 04, 2015) at 8pm pending Gaming Approval from AGLC.

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Next Meeting and Raffle Draw is Scheduled for the Advanced Date of Thursday June 04, 2015

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc will convene again on the night of Thursday June 4, 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.

This is an important meeting because:
* Our Raffle Draw will take place at 8:00pm. Note: that the meeting date was advanced for this draw to allow more time for the Prize Package to be delivered to the winner before the Eskimos first 2015 season home game at Commonwealth Stadium.
* We will have a few Beaumont Bandits H/S football players on hand. The team has assisted with our Club Raffle ticket sales this year and we extend APPRECIATION.
Guests and potential new members are always WELCOME to attend and learn about our Club.

Four NEW Members are WELCOMED by our Club

Four NEW members have recently joined our Club and we most heartily WELCOME them!
CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to: Amanda, Stacey, Robin and Bev for agreeing to participate and assist our group's efforts for Youth and the Community at large.

Another Donation to the Early Childhood Resource Program was Presented on May 28, 2015

At our Club meeting on Thursday May 28th, Loretta Hannah from the Leduc County Early Childhood Resource Program gave a talk on Positive Discipline for Everyday Parenting.
It was interesting and informative, as usual, and a donation of $250.00 was presented to help defray some of the costs incurred by that department in its commendable work for the community.
Our club is pleased to provide some annual support.

THANKS to Loretta and all other members associated with ECR.