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Optimist Day is February 1st!

Optimist Day – February 1, 2018

Members of Optimist International will celebrate Optimist Day throughout the world the first Thursday of February (2/1/2018) to promote our efforts in bringing out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.

On Optimist Day, Optimists around the world are asked to wear Optimist attire – shirts, pins, hats, etc.

Optimists in the GATEway district (Georgia and Tennessee) are urged to participate in the Child ID Kit program on February 1.  A supply of ID Kits is purchased by individual clubs, and Optimists distribute these publicly to local parents.  Ask your club president if your local club is participating.

Club presidents,  we urge you to contact your local mayor, etc. to proclaim our Optimist Day.  See Optimist Day Proclamation.

Hunting and Fishing With the Kids in Forsyth County

On September 23, 2017,  the Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club participated in the National Hunting and Fishing Event that is hosted by Kiwanis along with a host of other sponsors in the community.  Our Club has been participating and playing an intricate role in the event for numerous years.
The Buford Hatchery stocks the river below the Dam with over 2,500 Rainbow Trout just before the event begins in the morning.  Our club supplies bait and rods.  Fly tying, fishing demonstrations and volunteers are available to bait hooks and removing fish.  Hot Dogs and snacks were provided at no charge.
Attached is a picture of some of our esteemed Optimists showing off our new t-shirt that says “I’m with the Optimists”.  Kids were provided an Optimist T-Shirt free of Charge.