Monday, September 17, 2018

Our next meeting is Sept 24th

Our Optimist year end meeting will be on Monday September 24th at 6:15 PM in the Szechuan Castle, 15415 111th Avenue.

 This is President’s Geoff final meeting and he will be thanking key Optimists that made his year a success.  Perhaps he will recognize YOU! Many Optimists worked last year‘s football parking,  The past years bingo events,  and various projects like the Bikeree. Then President Geoff  will turn the gravel over to President Designate Bert and then Opt Bert  well outline what is ahead for his Centennial Year.

All members are urged to attend this important meeting and please bring a guest.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Our next meeting is Sept 10th

Our next meeting will be on Monday September 10th at 6:15 PM in the Continental Inn’s Edmonton Room, 16625 Stony Plain Rd.

 We will have reports on our summer activities and updates for the upcoming fall projects. All members are urged to attend this important meeting and bring a guest.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Summer BBQ

 Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 4 at 3:30 PM in John and Ruby’s backyard, 16450 104A Ave.

This is our annual club BBQ and all members are urged to join in some great fellowship and good food.  The club will provide the steak and refreshments and the rest is potluck. Contact Opt John or Ruby to RSVP and confirm your contribution.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Celebrating 100 Years

Media Release: Optimist International celebrates its 100th convention in Ottawa

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We are using the theme "Optimist Strong!" to mark the 100th annual convention of Optimist International, a civic movement dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth" through the participation of its 70 thousand volunteer members across the world. Media Release (07/05/2018) Montreal, QC - The annual convention takes place in Ottawa from July 7 to 10th 2018 at the Shaw Center and brings hundreds of members together from North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
We invite the media and the public to see what our volunteers are doing to create enlightened young citizens who will make a positive impact on the future. Optimist International is expanding all over the world, with new clubs recently established in Asia and Africa.
Under President Nick Prillaman, a marketing specialist from Atlanta (Georgia), and International President-Elect Rebecca Mona-Butler (from Des Moines, Iowa), we are also preparing for our centennial celebrations during 2018-2019.
During this convention, there will be a Community Involvement Expo, a host of leadership development workshops and a concurrent youth convention led by young President Mathew Nacev from Burlington in Ontario. We will celebrate the arrival of Miss Canada 2018, Maria Giorlando, a member of the St. Clair Beach Optimist Club and recognized for her exemplary community involvement, as well as guest speaker and athlete S├ębastien Sasseville, whose conference will focus on adapting to change.
About Optimist International:
There are approximately 70 thousand Optimist members among some 2,406 independent Optimist clubs. Each year, Optimists undertake 65,000 community service projects that serve six million young people. Optimists also spend 78 million dollars annually in their communities.
For additional information, please contact Jacques Pelland.
Source: Jacques Pelland
Senior Director, Optimist International - Canadian Service Center
514-593-4401, ext. 322