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 the annual District Awards Program

  • A “Glitz and Glam” Party/Dance (Come formal or in your Sunday best)
  • Leadership Development will inform us by providing training on how to run a successful club meeting, club marketing, growth, and introduce another new personal enrichment program.
  • GATEway will induct a new Hall of Fame member

So mark your calendars, dust off the old tuxedo or your Sunday best, go shopping for that new frock and come to Chattanooga to strut your stuff!

Paypal or make checks payable to”GATEway District Optimist Internatioinal and send with registration form to: Joey Richardson, P. O. Box 133, Summerville, GA 30747. Pre-registration must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 27, 2017. Cancellation, if necessary, must be made no later than Monday,February 6, 2017.You may reach Joey by email at jharris398@aol.com or telephone: cell 706.505.2028, work 706.857.3414.

To register online, go to http://georgiaoptimists.org/conference-registration

Make hotel accommodations directly with the hotel: Read House, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, telephone: 423.266.4121 (Rate: $119.00). Hotel cut-off date is January 11, 2017. After January 11, 2017 room rate may may increase and reservations will depend on availability. Be sure to indicate you are with the GATEway District of Optimist International.

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, the Cherokees, the devastating tornado of 1936 and the many other events that made the Northeast Georgia Region and Gainesville the thriving area it is today. Participants will also have a chance to browse the Center’s gift shop, stroll the gardens and historic buildings located on the Center’s grounds.

houndstooth-grillFollowing the tour, a luncheon will be held at “Houndstooth Grill” restaurant in Braselton. The tour will return to the hotel at approximately 2:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you on October 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Bannister at sarabannister425@aol.com or 770.287.5620.

The group will meet in the hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 9:45 a.m.

Participants will return back to the hotel at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Make your reservations today! Be sure to indicate “Spouse/Guest Tour” on your registration.

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!

Because bringing out the best in kids is only part of it!