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GATEway District Convention

Guys in Ties...Girls in Pearls! The GATEway District is going to celebrate Guys in Ties...Girls in Pearls at the Second Annual GATEway District Convention in Savannah, Georgia at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel, August 25-27, 2017. Its time for Optimists to come together and celebrate our accomplishments, begin our fourth quarter push, train our new leadership, elect a new governor and have some good old Optimist fun. So guys and girls bring

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Third Quarter District Conference in Alpharetta

It’s going to be a GRAND SLAM as we swing for the bleachers at the GATEway District’s Third Quarter Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta in Alpharetta, Georgia, May 5-7, 2017! Governor Rudy and his team have planned an “Out of the Park” extravaganza. Just look what’s in store for you! • The District’s annual Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing • The Districts’s Oratorical Contest • Leadership Development

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Your Optimist Club Can Apply For A Grant

Club Grant Optimist International Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Club Grant Program. Any Adult Club served by Optimist International Foundation is eligible to apply for a $500 grant to be used for a NEW project of the Club. The Marana-Foothills Optimist Club won a 2016 Club Grant for their MCAT High School Garden Club. Applications must be received in the St. Louis office by March 10. Applications and more information are available

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2nd Quarter 2017 District Conference

Put on your top hats - it’s time for some razzle dazzle at the GATEway District’s Second Quarter Conference at the historic Read House Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee, February 10-12, 2017 Dont’ miss this extravaganza! There’s going to be a lot of glitz and glam as Governor Rudy and his team bring us more fun and games, great training and the inspiration to serve more youth and communities. Past Governor Tony and his team will dazzle us at

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Spouse/Guest Tour at Chateau Elan

Northeast Georgia History Center  Spouse/Guest Tour Saturday, October 29, 2016 At the First Quarter Conference “First Sister” Sara Bannister will host a Spouse/Guest tour at the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Participants will enjoy a self-guided tour exploring the stories of the many people who have called Northeast Georgia home. Exhibits and videos will introduce them to the early Paleo-Indians,

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Celebrate the 60’s at Chateau Elan!

Optimists Celebrate the 60’s We’re celebrating the Sixties at the GATEway District’s First Quarter Conference at Chateau Élan Winery and Spa in Braselton, Georgia, October 28-30, 2016. Join Governor Rudy and your fellow Optimists from across Georgia and East Tennessee as we come together to get that groovy Optimist feeling! Enjoy a weekend of fun, fellowship and outstanding training as the GATEway District kicks off the 2016-2017 Optimist

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McIntosh County Optimist Club learns about Adult Education

McIntosh County Optimist Club's guest speaker, an Honor Graduate of McIntosh County Academy and a College Graduate, returned home and became the Director of Adult Education, Megan Jacobs. Megan shared all of the wonderful offerings of the program. She said in addition to getting assistance in acquiring your GED, there are classes for SAT/ACT Prep, ASVAB Prep, Georgia Work Keys and Soft Skills such as Resume Writing and Interview Skills. The members

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Forsyth-Cumming Club Defeat Cancer Campaign

The Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club is helping to support young cancer patients along with IHOP on Market Place Blvd and the Justin Adams Farmer’s Ins. Agency in Cumming. Through the Month of April, starting April 2nd a Defeat Cancer Campaign is going to be held at IHOP located at 920 Market Place Blvd in Cumming.  The Forsyth-Cumming Optimists and IHOP are inviting all our friends in Forsyth County and adjoining areas to go to IHOP make a $1 pledge

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Call for Hall of Fame Nominations

The GATEway District Hall of Fame Selection Committee is seeking nominations for candidates for induction into the GATEway District Hall of Fame for the 2015-2016 Optimist year. To qualify for nomination the nominee must have at least ten years of service as an Optimist and be a member in good standing of an Optimist Club or Clubs in the GATEway District; have held the office of District Governor or Lieutenant Governor and obtained the status of

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Holiday Message From The District Governor

Holiday Message from the Governor To all of the Optimist Members and Friends of the GATEway District, It is during this time of the year that my wife and I take great joy in helping our community and the kids in our community. While my wife and I strive year around to live up to the tenants of the Optimist Creed, this time of the year brings forth our passion for the kids and community. During this season, we enjoy the fun, fellowship, and work

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