Optimist Club of Jasper

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Community Donations Breakfast (Part 2)

Jim Milton of Hope House, Larry Starr of CARES, Margy Lohman of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens, Bonnie Carlton of Pickens County Young Life and David Finney of Mountain City Soccer Club.
By Sue Appleton/Secretary

The Optimist Club of Jasper met on August 15th for their second N.O.W. breakfast (New Optimists). The club continued making donations to Pickens County organizations that provide services to the youth of our community and help the Optimists meet their mission of “bringing out the best in kids”.

Five local organizations received donations:  Hope House of North Georgia,
Young Life of Pickens County, Prevent Child Abuse Pickens, Mountain City Soccer Club and CARES.  Each organization is part of our caring community and provides services or programs to help the young people of Pickens County.  In addition, the Optimist Club of Jasper made their annual donation to Optimist International Foundation that supports youth activities around the world.

At the previous meeting in August, the club made donations to an additional six local organizations that provide services to Pickens County youth.  The Optimist Club of Jasper holds three fundraisers each year including the annual pecan sales in November, the 5K Flapjack Run in April and the annual Golf Scholarship Tournament in May.  These fundraisers provide funding for donations as well as funding for the annual Essay and Oratorical Contests and the STAR Banquet and Scholarships.

This club is looking for new members.  We welcome those who would like to be part of an organization that helps the youth of our community.  Next meeting is Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 AM at Last Catch Seafood Restaurant.  Come join us for a delicious breakfast and meet some of the most optimistic people of Pickens County.  To learn more go to www.jasperoptimist.blogspot.com and look for us on Facebook.

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