Friday, September 23, 2016

September 26 Meeting - Year end meeting

Our next meeting will be on September 26th at 6:15 pm in the Continental Inn, 16625 Stony Plain Road. This will be a regular meeting and all members are urged to attend. This is President Brian’s last meeting and some special presentations will be made to board executive and other members significant to the success of Brian’s year. After the presentation the banner, bell, and gavel will be presented to President- Designate John Anderson and John will announce what he has in store for his year (2016 - 2017).  Please bring a guest, especially a prospective new member.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SafeStart Optimist Club

On the 14th of September 2016 an organizing meeting for the new SafeStart Optimist Club was held. The meeting took place at the Alberta Carpenters Training Center in Edmonton. About 17 attended in person, by video conference and by telephone. Governor Edie and District Secretary - Treasurer Edna attended from Blackfalds. Lt Gov Glen attended and the OI field representative was Keivin Wallace.
The Club bylaws and policies were approved and board members were elected & inducted. This will be an e-club and will have members internationally and the purpose is to promote SafeStart to youth. Following the formalities International President Dave Bruns was called and notified of the new club.
Congratulations to Charter President Brian and special thanks to Optimist Marvin for facilitating the new club.

Zone 5 Meeting a success

Lt. Governor Glen held his final Zone meeting on September 17, 10 AM at the Leduc Legion. The meeting started at 10AM with six Optimist Clubs were in attendance, Beverly, Brail Tone, Edmonton Dinner, Leduc Black Gold, SafeStart, and St. Albert Optimist Clubs. Club reports were given from the Presidents or representative in attendance.
Governor Glen reported that AMS&NW is stromg in growth this year with two Clubs in  Saskatchewan and our SafeStart Club.  The District has been in first place for most of the year and is shy a couple percentages in being number 1 in all of Optimist International.
LG Glen then  passed the Zone Banners, Gavel and Opti-dog to LG-designate Clint who takes over the Zone effective October 1st/16.

Optimist Oratorical Contest 2017

This year the prize for the Optimist International oratorical Scholarship has increased to $23,000 for the international competition! All youth under 18 as of Oct 1st 2016 are eligible to compete for this fantastic prize! Topic for the 2016-2017 School Year is:

"What the World Gains from Optimism."
District Prize is $2500 and Club Prize is $500. Contact President John for additional details.  For Scholarship information visit