Conference Registration – Fee payment 2024Q2-updated

GATEway District

2nd Quarter 2023-2024 Conference

February 9 – 11, 2024

Doubletree by Hilton – Columbus

5351 Sidney Simons Boulevard

Columbus, GA 31909

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Registration Fees

  • Registration for Members will include:  All meetings, breaks,  Saturday lunch, Saturday night banquet.
  • Registration for Spouse or guest will include: All meetings, breaks,  Saturday lunch, Saturday night banquet. 

(note: if paying by PayPal, a 3% transaction fee will be added)

Optimist: $125.00 before 1/26/24 $135.00 after 1/26/24 or on site    
Spouse/Guest $125.00 before 1/26/24 $135.00 after 1/26/24 or on sit  
One Day Registration (Includes meetings and coffee break only): $40.00    

Individual Tickets can be purchased for the following:

Saturday Lunch  $40.00    
Saturday Night Banquet $60.00    

Notice to Optimist: When purchasing individual tickets, the $40 Daily Registration must be paid in addition to the ticket price for each day registered.

Conference Registration

Make checks payable to “GATEway District Optimist International” and send with registration form to:  Jimmy Howard, 6609 Hilton Drive, East Ridge, TN  37412.  Pre-registration must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 26, 2024.  Cancellation, if necessary, must be made no later than Friday, February 2, 2024.  You may reach Jimmy by email at or by phone at 423-321-9870.

Make hotel accommodations by calling directly:  Doubletree by Hilton, 5351Sidney Simons Boulevard, Columbus, GA 31909, at 706-327-6868, option “0” and indicate you are with GATEway District Optimist International, using booking code GDO.  Or use the booking link:  GATEway at Doubletree-Columbus February 9-11.  From there select the room type (Rate $159.00/Single King or Double, including breakfast for 2 each morning).  Hotel cut-off date is Saturday, January 13, 2024.  After that date, room rates may increase and reservations will depend on availability.

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