Conference Registration FormÂ -Â Registration form to attend the conference.
- 2011-2012 Awards Banquet
- Announcement of Georgia District Hall of Fame Recipient
We will be having a â€œPurse Snatchingâ€ for JOOI at Columbus.
For those of you not familiar with the concept.Â It works like this: Ladies from the district have donated purses to be set up and bid on at the conference. The purses will be placed on a table in the House of Optimism along with a bid sheet. You bid on the purse or purses you are interested in and on Sunday morning at breakfast we will announce the winners. Itâ€™s a great way to get a new purse and help out our JOOI clubs as well.
News Release â€“Â Athens, Georgia â€“ January 29, 2013
The first Howard Sanders Optimist Scholarship has been awarded by Piedmont College to Taylor L. Sexton, a sophomore music major from Danielsville, GA. The scholarship was established by the Athens Evening Optimist Club to honor the memory of Howard A. Sanders, respected Athens businessman and loyal Optimist, by aiding deserving students in their effort to obtain a college degree.
Howard Sanders opened his menâ€™s clothing store at 228 E. Clayton St. in 1948 and operated it until 1986, when he sold the business to an employee and retired. He died in January, 1991. As a devoted member of the Evening Optimist Club of Athens, he contributed to the success of programs for the youth of the community for more than 40 years. The perpetual scholarship was established in his memory to continue helping young people improve their lives, become successful and responsible citizens, and prepare for lives of service through educational programs at Piedmont College.