Submit Your Hall Of Fame Nomination Now!

It’s that time of year again to honor one of our own! The GATEway District Hall of Fame award recognizes GATEway Optimists who have served our District with honor and distinction while providing good and effective leadership. All past and current Optimists of the GATEway District can qualify and meet the established requirements.

 Serve ten (10) years as an Optimist as a member of an Optimist Club and be in good standing of an Optimist Club in the GATEway, the Georgia District, or Tennessee District, and is currently, and has been during the nominee’s term of membership, in good standing.
Shall have held the office of Governor, or
Shall have held the office of Lieutenant Governor and shall have attained the status of Distinguished President or Distinguished Lieutenant Governor.
Shall have served on one (1) or more GATEway District Committees as its chair.
Shall have served as a member, other than chairperson, on two (2) or more GATEway District committees.
Shall have demonstrated personal demeanor that is in keeping with the philosophy of Optimist International and the GATEway District.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE: All nominations must be submitted to the Committee Chairperson and on the official GATEway District Hall of Fame form. Click below for a copy of the form. An Optimist may nominate himself/herself, be nominated by other Optimists, be nominated by a Club President or be nominated by the selection committee.


 Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2023.
For more information or if you have questions, contact Albert Still, Chairman at or 770-939-1934.

Training Tuesday – The Optimist Institute

November 14, 2023: “The Optimist Institute; It’s Not Just for Club Officers!”

The GATEway District Optimist International is pleased to announce the return of Training Tuesdays! Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 8 PM, when Heather Myers of Optimist International discusses “The Optimist Institute.” All Club Officers are required to complete the training for their Office through the Institute, but there’s plenty of valuable information available for Club Members, as well!

We hope to see you via ZOOM, at 8pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, to explore the benefits of the Optimist Institute.

Time: Nov 14, 2023, 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 870 5788 5175

Passcode: 613512