• Make your hotel reservation by July 26th!

    Third Annual District Convention

    August 17-19, 2018

    Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
    Stone Mountain, GA
    note: Park entrance fee is included in your registration, tell the gate you are with GATEway Optimists
    Bring a blanket or chairs for viewing the laser light show on Saturday night. Dress code for dinner Saturday night is “dressy casual”.
    Convention Highlights
    • Optimist of the Year
    • 2018-2019 Officer Installations
    • Election for Governor-Elect
    • Training for 2018-2019 Officers
    • District Board Meeting
    • Laser-Light Show Saturday night
    • Golf on Friday
    Just added: Training Promo
    Golf on Friday
    We are organizing an opportunity to play golf at Stone Mountain on Friday for Optimists. Please contact Tony Bell at bell1t@aol.com to let him know if you would like to participate. More information on costs and timing will be available soon..
    Friday Night Entertainment – Ruby Reds Band
    The Ruby Reds Band may be the longest tenured jazz band in Georgia. The band was formed in early 1966 to perform nightly at a rowdy beer hall and banjo sing-along parlor called Ruby Reds Warehouse, at 57 Ellis Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and has been playing throughout the Southeast ever since.
    For more information about the band, visit their website
    Guest Speaker Sunday Morning – Pam McNall, Founder of Respectful Ways
    Respectful Ways offers custom-tailored, social and emotional learning modules for elementary, middle and high schools to educate students on social skills and emotional intelligence, based on specific behavioral issues. Using project-based learning (PBL) and innovative research-based activities, our online modules capture imaginations with pop-culture trends to engage today’s youth.
    Check out RespectfulWays.com to see how we’re making a difference.
    Garden Party Luncheon Saturday
    Let’s have a festive luncheon on Saturday- we will have the installation of the 2018-2019 Officers and the kick-off for the Centennial Year of Optimist International.
    Wear your favorite Garden Party hat -let’s have some fun!
    Hotel Information
    Make hotel accommodations directly with the hotel: (770) 879-9900 or (800) 228-9290
    Rate $119.00 + tax
    Hotel cut-off date is July 26, 2018. After that date, room rate may increase and reservations will depend on availability.
    Be sure to indicate you are with the GATEway District of Optimist International.
    Optimist of the Year
    The Optimist of the Year winner will be presented at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 18, 2018
    Registration Information
    Pre-registration deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018.