OPTIMISTS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
By Sue Appleton/Secretary
The Optimist Club of Jasper kicked off their new club year at their regular meeting on October 1, 2015 at Last Catch Seafood Restaurant. Dave Slade, club president for 2015-2016, presented Past President, Larry Starr, with a plaque in appreciation for his time and efforts in leading the club during the past year. Larry Starr then presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Matt Moore for his years of service to the club as a Director on the board.
One of the highlights of this meeting was the induction of two new members to the club: Brooke Rose, sponsored by Susan White, and Barbara Ress, sponsored by Jack Hollis, will make great Optimists and will be great assets to the club.
Dave Slade then outlined the projects and plans for the club year and encouraged all to get involved on one of the committees. Two upcoming projects include the Feed the Dragons dinner for the PHS football team on October 30th with leadership being provided by Michele Brackin. Sue Appleton announced that the pecans "are still on the tree" but will be arriving at the beginning of November and asked members to provide her input at the next meeting of how many bags they will need. Pecans will also be sold at various locations around the county including Community Bank of Pickens County, Garner Ace Hardware, Marble Hill Ace Hardware, Renasant Banks, United Community Bank, Bank of North Georgia and more! More information will be provided the public soon about how to purchase these FRESH Georgia pecan halves!
The Optimist Club of Jasper works tirelessly to help "bring out the best in kids". To learn more about the club visit the club website at www.jasperoptimist.blogspot.com and "like" us on Facebook by searching for Optimist Club of Jasper GA. Get involved! Come join us at our next meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 AM at Last Catch. Guests and new members always welcome!
Caption for photo: L. to R: Dave Slade, Club President, welcomes Brooke Rose with her sponsor Susan White and Barbara Ress with her sponsor to Jack Hollis to the fellowship of Optimists!