2024 Scholarship Contest Winners!

The District Oratorical and CCDHH finals were held at our 3rd quarter conference a few days ago at the Chattahoochee Technical College Acworth campus. The District Essay Contest winner was also recognized at the conference. The students did a magnificent job presenting their Oratorical and CCDHH speeches on “How to Change the World with Optimism“!

The CCDHH final was held in the morning and consisted of a speaking and a signing category.

CCDHH Contestants

The CCDHH contest winners were

Camden Cutrone  – Oral Presenter

Jasmine Howell – Signer Presenter

At lunchtime we heard from our District Essay winner Natalie Long   A junior from Model high school in Rome.  Sponsored by the Rome Noon club.. The topic for this year was “Optimism: How It Connects Us”

The District Oratorical finals were held in the afternoon.

Oratorical Contestants

CONGRATULATIONS to the GATEway District Oratorical Winners!

(From left to right)

2nd Place: Valor Lekas from Optimist Club of Holly Springs

3rd Place: Braxton Smith from Emory Decatur Optimist club

1st Place: Charis Guilford from Optimist Club of Knoxville

2023 District Fundraising Raffle

Win up to $5,000 in our raffle!

The GATEway District’s fundraising raffle tickets are on sale NOW! And if you ain’t in it, you ain’t gonna win it! Ticket price is $100 per ticket. The GATEway District is asking each of our clubs to sell tickets not only to our membership, but to the general public as well.

Click here to order your ticket(s).

The success of this raffle will have a significant impact on the services and programs the district will offer to its clubs, membership, and the communities they serve. Help the GATEway District help you, your club, and your community. The challenge is for every ticket a member buys, two are sold to non-members. Come on, let’s make this fundraiser a roaring success!

The goal is to sell 300 tickets and raise $25,000. That’s approximately 5 tickets per Club. Don’t miss out on this fun way to support the GATEway District and win big. The cutoff date for purchasing tickets is August 5, 2023.

Raffle proceeds will be used to provide services to Clubs and District events, training, conferences, convention, marketing efforts and scholarship programs.

For a copy of the rules, click on:  GATEway Fund Raiser Rules.

For further information or questions, send an email to: raffle@gatewayoptimists.org

GATEway Optimists