Saturday, April 7, 2012

Leduc Optimists to Host Spelling Bee

The Leduc Optimist Club is planning to hold a local, oral only, Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. The location will be the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108 at 5210 - 50 Avenue, Leduc, AB, in the auditorium / hall section.

This is a new project for the club and four Leduc elementary schools expressed interest to participate with the anticipation of two Grade 5 students from each school. Varying cash prizes will be awarded to each student in the contest and Staples Business Depot of Leduc has donated Dictionary / Thesaurus gifts for each contestant. This is meant to be an enjoyable event for the contestants and any other persons are welcome to attend. Knowing the importance of education, the club is hoping this will give students another chance to
practice their spelling skills and incentive for further goals. THANKS to the schools, teachers,
students, parents, Leduc Legion ( for donation of the room ) and Staples.

See Leduc Optimist Programs for more information on Optimist community service projects and programs in Leduc.

Edmonton Dinner Club Hosts NOW Dinner

The Edmonton Dinner Optimist Club hosted a NOW (New Optimists Wanted) Dinner on Mondaym March 26th at the Royal Fork Restaurant.  About 36 members and guests attended. Guests included potential new members, Leduc and St. Albert Optimist members. President Wyn opened the meeting and Optimist Reva sang grace which was well received. We all enjoyed the buffet provided by the Royal Fork.

Pres-Elec Peggy was our MC and she gave an overview of Optimists. VP Warren and Past Pres Brian gave a power point presentation on our club. The presentation outlined both Optimist International programs and our clubs past activities and fund raising.

Lacy Hoyland was our guest speaker and she outlined the Child Seat Loaner Program and the benefits received from the Optimists. Past Pres Clint spoke on the Lunch program at St Catherine's School. Opt Peggy summarized a few other Optimist programs including the Juvenile Curling, she invited everyone look at some of the past year scrapbooks and then returned control of the meeting to Pres Wyn.

Prescient Wyn thanked everyone and invited our guests to join the club. We had our 50/50 draw, door prizes and recited The Optimist Creed, concluding the meeting.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Invitiation to 3rd Quarter Zone Meeting

Hello Everyone -- The 3rd Quarter Zone Meeting will be held on April 14th, 2012 starting at 11 AM (new starting time), hosted by the Edmonton Beverly Optimist Club.  The meeting will be held at the Maple Leaf Club located on 12133 67 Street NW in Edmonton.  A light snack will be provided.  This is an important meeting as we will be electing the incoming Lieutenant Governor for 2012-13.  The Zone Oratorical Speak-off will follow the meeting.

Presidents, please bring other members from your club and if you can't make it yourself, please send a representative and a report from your club will be asked for on the agenda

Please RSVP your number of attendees to Keivin using the comments below, or by email; or landline 780-483-9482 a.s.a.p.

Yours in Optimism,

Peggy Dick, LG Zone 5