Update: Club Canceled

Greetings, everyone.

Due to current events and an abundance of caution, all events for the San Leandro Junior Optimist Rifle Club are canceled through June 1, 2020.

We will update this post with any new information.

Thank you for your understanding.

Limited Schedule for July

We are still open (every Friday eve) and serving local youth sporting enthusiasts, but our staff availability may limit the scope of our operations for the next few weeks. Thank you for your understanding.

Junior Club Trash Cleanup

We are grateful to the San Leandro Junior Club members who participated in our May 17th trash cleanup community service project. We had a good turnout, and the extra hands helped make the nearby Oyster Bay shoreline recreational area more pleasing for all to enjoy.

Our next Junior Club trash cleanup event will take place on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 9 am at the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetary. Anyone aged 14-years or older is welcome to participate.

School Beautification Day

All Junior Club members are encouraged to participate in School Beautification Day on Saturday, October 25th. If you are interested in helping out, please coordinate directly with our Jr. Club officers so we’re not flooding Ms. Bailey with questions and requests.

Saturday, October 25th is National Make a Difference Day. In San Leandro, it’s School Beautification Day.  All across San Leandro, parents, students, school administrators and other members of our community will prepare for the morning’s work; they’ll pull on their overalls and get out their paint brushes, their knee pads and gardening tools, and their work gloves and rakes to spruce up San Leandro’s schools both inside and out.

SLED (the San Leandro Education Foundation) and the San Leandro Unified School District want you and your staff to be among those volunteers.  Each elementary school needs a critical mass of 20, and could use 20 more. The larger middle schools and high schools need 40 for that critical mass.  If you could just adopt one school, it could mean the difference between failure and success for them. Provide lunch and you’ll draw a crowd.

This is a great opportunity for you to broaden awareness, throughout the City, of the Optimists and its mission. It’s also a chance for team building. There’s nothing like accomplishing a goal together for building or rebuilding a team; establishing new bonds; and reminding your members of what they can accomplish together once1ua.

When students arrive back at school on Monday, they’ll see that their community cares about them, supports them, and values their work and achievements. Every teacher will tell you that their spirits are lifted and their school performance improves.

And when the daffodils and tulips we plant together in October bloom in early spring, each student will get another lift, just in time for that final test.

Your Club members get a reminder of that great fall day when they had so much fun accomplishing something important.

Please contact me by email or by phone at the number below so we can discuss. I’ll also follow up soon.


Sarah Bailey

SLED volunteer for Beautification Day

Fun Shoot BBQ

The next NRA-sponsored Fun Shoot at the San Leandro Rifle & Pistol range will take place on Sunday July 20th.

The Jr. Club will be serving up delicious grilled and baked treats to the Range guests and we need YOUR help!

If you want to help with setup, please arrive before 9:30am!

The event lasts all day, but we are usually cleaning up by 3:30pm or so.

There is no need to sign up, but it is helpful to know who is coming and when they plan to arrive.

Stop by the range for practice this Friday evening and help finalize the Jr. Club BBQ doings!

We hope to see you there!

Advanced Shooters’ Practice: New Day and Time!

Our Saturday advanced shooters class has moved to Sundays!

We will no longer meet at the range on Saturday mornings.   The new schedule is now the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of each month.

Sessions start Sunday, June 1st from 5pm – 9pm and again on June 15th from 5pm – 9pm.

Check out our calendar for more information.

San Leandro Cherry Festival

Note updates below

The San Leandro Cherry Festival is happening on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 in downtown San Leandro from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The San Leandro Optimist Club will have a booth and we need help getting it set up and staffed throughout the day of the festival.

Initial booth set up will be on Friday, May 30th, 2014 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm and on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 from 6:30 am – 9:00 am.

Update: our booth space will include a table and chairs – we bring the rest!  Beverages and snacks will be provided for booth staff!

Update #2: the location of our booth is near the intersection of Carpentier St/W Estudillo Ave (Google Map)

There is also a parade that we are welcome to participate in, but this would need to be organized ASAP as the deadline for signing up for this portion of the festival has passed.

If you are able to assist us on Friday or Saturday (or both!), please contact us ASAP at info @ sljorc.org.

JOOI Convention in Cupertino!

Our JOOI District Chair, Max Fountain, has requested that all Jr. Club members please considering attending the upcoming JOOI Convention.

From the notice recently sent out by Max:

We have secured a JOOI Convention site at 589 W. Fremont Ave. in Cupertino for Saturday, May 17th,  from 1:00PM to 3:30PM.  During the JOOI Convention District JOOI officers will be elected for next year (2014-2015).

Please encourage JOOI members in your club to attend the JOOI Convention and run for the office of Pacific Central District JOOI Governor and Secretary.  We need enthusiatic and conscientious officers to guide and lead JOOI next year!  Materials from Optimist International are available to help steer the the officers in the right direction during the year.  General information regarding JOOI can be found by going on line to:  www.optimist.org and looking under Youth Clubs.

In summary:

What: JOOI Convention
Where: 589 W. Freemont Ave, Cupertino CA (Google Map Link)
When: Saturday, May 17th, from 1:00PM to 3:30PM

Hope to see you there!

Update: on-campus location…

District Meeting

Update #2:

We are NOT meeting at the school. Do NOT go to the high school. We are meeting at the school district offices located just down the street from the school.

Again, do NOT go to Fremont High School for the meeting. A sign will be on the street directing you to the meeting location.


Please pardon our dust as we continue to build-out the new home of the San Leandro Junior Optimist Rifle Club.

We welcome your questions and comments – email us at info @ sljorc.org