Jamming in Temple

Jamming in Temple

The Optimist Club of Temple in partnership with the Temple Recreation Department hosted “JAM in the Park” on Saturday August 19 from 10:00-1:00.

We recognized that students and families were struggling with the lasting impact of life-altering post-pandemic changes. The struggles were evident in our community schools, homes, recreation and relationships. As a result, the Optimist Club applied for and received a $1000.00 matching grant in the area of Childhood Health and Wellness from the Optimist International Foundation.

“JAM” is an acronym we believed would change lives by taking just a minute to breathe, listen, think, understand, rest and be.This community event was an opportunity to unite and join with local resource agencies to find help for physical, mental, emotional or financial struggles. Kids of all ages enjoyed physical activities, such as a trike-a-thon, obstacle course, cycle for smoothies, rock and face painting, interaction with public safety, making healthy snacks, etc. Parents visited resource tables such as FERST Readers, PASS(Partners Advancing Student Success), FCA(Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Sheriff’s Department, Optimist Club(fingerprinting children), Mental Health Advocates, etc.

We would like to thank the students, parents, resource representatives and all volunteers for making this “JAM in the Park” a success for the community of Temple.

Training Tuesday – Zoom Presentation on Robert’s Rules

How To Run a Board Meeting That is Engaging and Productive using Robert’s Rules of Order

Board Meetings can get messy, especially when there isn’t a structured framework that allows for efficient and fair decision-making in place. That’s why Robert’s Rules of Order were created. But who has time to read 800 pages of “Robert’s Rules of Order” without falling asleep? 

Join us on Tuesday 3/28 @ 8pm ET as Past Governor Gerald Johnson provides board members and other leaders the skills necessary to properly conduct your board meetings, tips for managing formal approvals during the meeting, and finalizing the meeting minutes afterwards. Learning Robert’s Rules of Order is an important leadership skill that will set you up for success.


Gerald Johnson

Gerald Johnson is a past Governor of the GATEway District, a District Hall of Fame member, has built eight Optimist Clubs, and has sponsored over 75 Optimist members. Gerald also has been District Parliamentarian for over ten District Governors and served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives.

GATEway Optimists is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: “Roberts’s Rules of Order” Gerald Johnson 

Time: Mar 28, 2023 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83262439535?pwd=SW5zVm9aVHd4WlJpVitLaXE1N0pTdz09 

Meeting ID: 832 6243 9535 

Passcode: 293904 

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