Georgia Convention Announced!


Georgia District Optimist International
66th Annual District Convention
August 2-4, 2013
Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort
Dear Optimist:

Please make plans to attend the District Convention at Sea Palms.

Convention Highlights:

  • Election of Georgia District Governor-Elect for 2013-2014
  • World Class Leadership Training for Club and District Officers Elect
  • Announcement of “Big John Ware” Optimist of the Year
  • General Sessions
  • Ronnie BrionesDistrict Breakfast
In Optimism,

Ronnie Briones

Conference Registration Form

To receive the discounted registration rate, form must be postmarked no later than July 26, 2013 .
For a copy of the registration form,  click here

Hotel Reservations & Information Sea Palms logo

Make room reservations directly with the hotel:

Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort
5445 Frederica Rd
St. Simons Island, GA
(800) 841-6268

For telephone reservations: Call the hotel at 800-841-6268 and ask for Reservations, referenceGeorgia District Optimist Meeting. You may be billed for one night unless cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival
Optimist Training

Training for incoming Lt. Governors, Club Presidents and Club Secretary-Treasurers will be provided at the Convention. It is very important that these officers attend the training at Sea Palms in order to be prepared for the coming year.In addition to the officer training, training offered includes sessions that focus on

  • First Timers Orientation
  • Programs and activities of clubs

Join us for these training opportunities!

A schedule of the training classes will be available soon.

Golf for Kids

Georgia Optimist Charity Classic at East Lake Golf Club – Postponed for now.


Optimist Golf for Kids at East Lake Country Club

Benefitting Children's HealthCare of AtlantaThe Georgia Optimists are asking for your help and support for a special golf tournament fund raiser we are having on May 13, 2013 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Fifty percent of our net proceeds are going to be given to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for them to continue their support of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for children located in their facility. The Georgia District of Optimist International wishes to raise further awareness of this dreadful disease to utilize the funds here in Georgia to help children who have cancer. The rest of the net proceeds will be used to allow the Georgia District to continue our programs.Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center

Please review the “Sponsorship Participation” information which describes the various levels of sponsorship available to your company; complete the commitment form, and mail it at your earliest convenience. We have corporation/company levels which include golf teams for you and your guests to experience golf at East Lake like the pros. As a sponsor, your company’s name will be prominently displayed at this exciting golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club.

Click here to download Sponsor Form.

Clubs:  We still need your help.

Here is what we need for you to do:

1.  Consider having your own club “sponsor” a Tee Marker (2 per hole) or even a Pin Flag. Your club’s name will be on these with the Optimist logo.

                  $150 for one (1) Tee Marker
                  $250 for two (2) Tee Marker
                  $500 for one (1) Pin Flag

2.  Find companies/corporations that can be contacted for sponsorships for our golf tournament.  Contact them and present the tournament information (preferably in person), then follow up for a commitment/check from that company. (This works well if you know someone personally with that company.)  Some suggested companies are your local insurance agencies, banks, attorney practices, etc. and basically any company that would like the opportunity to play golf at East Lake Golf Club.

3.  If you or any of your members have a company that you would prefer us to contact then please provide us with the name, address, phone number and email address. We, the Golf Tournament Committee, will make the contact.

Click here to download Sponsor Form.

Click here to download Sponsor Form.