Optimist Club of Jasper

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Madison Lawson wins Zone Oratorical contest now heads to Area contest!

Madison Lawson, a student at Wildwood Christian School and the entrant sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper, will compete at the area contest, the next level of competition in the GATEway District Oratorical contest.  The zone oratorical contest was held in Canton on March 19 and Madison beat all other female speakers, all of whom were older than Madison.  After winning zone she will proceed to compete at the area contest to be held in Gainesville on April 16.  The topic for all speakers is:  “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others”.  Members of the Optimist Club of Jasper are extremely pleased with Madison Lawson and the wonderful performance that she gave at the zone level.  We wish her much success competing at Gainesville in four weeks.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Big News FlapJackers!

The 18th Annual Optimist Flapjack Run is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 in downtown Jasper.  You can now register...
Posted by Optimist Club of Jasper, GA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Got Thursday?



Club Oratorical Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for boys and girls)
plus parents and sponsors will be in attendance.

First place winners will be giving their speeches on the topic  "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others"

Our first place winners will be competing at the Zone Contest in Canton on Saturday, March 19th.  This will be a great opportunity for them to practice their speeches again.  

All will be receiving medals and monetary awards!

You don't want to miss this special program to see how we meet our mission of "bringing out the best in kids!"

We expect a full house so some of the members may need to sit at the tables up against the back windows.

Yes, it will be dark again in the morning but the sun will rise during our meeting for a beautiful view across the mountains from the dining room of the Woodbridge Inn.

See you there!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

FlapJack 5K Goes Summer Surf -

The 2016 Flapjack Run is being moved to June 25th this year. Downtown Jasper location. Great tee shirts and flapjack breakfast to follow. Mark your calendars! More information to follow about how to register.
Summer Special 6/25/16
Extra time to get ready, No excuses! No Guts No Syrup!

Oratorical Sensations!


Separate contests for boys and girls were held on Saturday, March 5 for the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper.  The 2016 topic was “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others”.  First place winners will advance to the Zone Contest being held on March 19 in Canton.  Three schools participated in the contests:  Dawson County Middle School, Wildwood Christian School, and Jasper Middle School.   Winners were:  Girls – first place Madison Lawson from Wildwood Christian School; second place Molly Muenchen from Dawson County Middle School; third place Katie Burdett from Wildwood Christian School.   Boys – first place Maxwell Hodgson from Dawson County Middle School; second place Mitchell McVay from Dawson County Middle Schoolthird place Mason Ford from Wildwood Christian School.  The contest was held at the Pickens County Public Library and the room was filled with observers.  Congratulations to all of the participants!

Participants: Nathan Hamilton (Jasper Middle School), Mason Ford (Wildwood Christian School), Mitchell McVay (Dawson County Middle School), Gabriel Womack (Wildwood Christian School), Maxwell Hodgson (Dawson County Middle School), Madison Lawson (Wildwood Christian School), Molly Muenchen (Dawson County Middle School), Baylee Moore (Jasper Middle School), Katie Burdett (Wildwood Christian School)

Winners left to right:  Boys - 2nd place Mitchell McVay, 3rd place Mason Ford, 1st place Maxwell Hodgson; Girls - 2nd place Molly Muenchen, 1st place Madison Lawson, 3rd place Katie Burdett

Oratorical Offerings!

How does the best in me bring out the best in others?That was the theme for the 2016 Optimist Oratorical...
Posted by Optimist Club of Jasper, GA on Monday, March 7, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Oratorical Saturday is here!

Location:Pickens County Public Library
Start Date:3/5/2016
Start Time:10:00 AM
Description:March is the Optimist Oratorical Contest time! Our youth will speak on the topic "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others".

Public welcome! Club winners will go onto the Zone Oratorical Contest in Canton on Saturday, March 19th.

Good Luck to all! Speak well! Breathe, clear tone, modulate your pitch, believe your message, good eye contact, have fun, we all believe in you! Optimists. It's our thing yo! Word.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

All rise, Court is in session at breakfast this morning!

The Optimist Club of Jasper welcomed Allen Wigington, Chief Magistrate for Pickens County. Both our Educational System and our Court system are going beyond expectations. The Magistrate court operates 24/7 and moves cases along with 43 days. Collaboration between the Magistrate, Superior and Probate courts provides Pickens County with an efficient judicial branch.