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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 here.

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 year. Saturday evening you’re invited to an “I Love the 60’s” party – there will be games, bubble gum, popcorn, hula hoops, costume contests and dance competitions. So grab your bellbottoms, Mary Janes, Go Go Boots, tie-dyed shirts and let the celebration begin! Make your reservations today!

Spouse Tour at Savannah Convention!

The City Market…

The Art and Soul of Savannah!

Spouses and guests attending the First Annual GATEway District Convention in Savannah, Georgia, August 12-14, 2016 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel are invited to join First Lady Laura Bell on the spouse/guest tour to visit Savannah’s historic City Market – known as the art and soul of Savannah. City Market 1The tour will begin with a ferry ride from the hotel and a short walk to the Market. Participants will enjoy a stroll through the market’s shaded courtyard, surrounded by bistros, shops, and art galleries while being serenaded by local musicians. At 12:00 noon everyone will gather at historic Belford’s Savannah for lunch and experience some of the south’s finest cuisine.Belford's 1

First Lady Laura is looking forward to seeing you on August 13th. If you have any questions please contact her at or 302.981.5447. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Savannah’s art and soul.

The group will depart from the hotel lobby

at 9:45 a.m. Participants will return back

to the hotel at approximately 1:30 p.m.