Optimist Club of Jasper

Optimist Club of Jasper

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Appleton Team Award!

PHS Cross Country Team Receives Appleton Team Award
The Optimist Club of Jasper presented the Jerry W. Appleton Team Award to the Pickens High School Cross Country team for their participation in the 2017 Flapjack Run held in June.  They had the most runners of any team on that race day.
Parish Lowrie, Flapjack Run Chair, congratulated the team members following a team practice.  Sue Appleton proudly presented the award in memory of her late husband who had been an Optimist and was known for being a great team member throughout his life.

L to R:  Sue Appleton, John-Paul Faix, Hannah Vincent, Evan Morris, Eric Pagel, Zachary Bobak, Avery Franklin, Sabrina Young, Parish Lowrie.  


2017 Donations

The Optimist Club of Jasper presented their annual donations to 9 local organizations at their two August meetings held at The Lunch Box.  Each year the club holds 3 fundraisers including annual pecan sale in November, their golf tournament in May and their Flapjack Run in June.  Through these fundraisers they are able to fund numerous service projects as well as make donations to organizations that help support their mission of "bringing out the best in kids".  This year these 9 organizations along with the Pickens County Library summer reading program received $7,750.00 in total.  

On August 3 donations were made to:
L. to R:  Richard Vaughn of CARES, Richard Hauenstein of Youth Enrichment Programs, Fran Bishop of Weekend Snack Program, Ander Olson of Youth Enrichment Programs, Rachel Wigington of the Pickens County 4-H presented by Susan White, Club President.





On August 17, donations were made to:
L. to R:  Michele Brackin of Boys and Girls Club, Steve Lowe of The Joy House, Valerie Peel of Habitat for Humanity, Margy Lohman of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens, Ralph Barker of North Georgia Pregnancy Center presented by Susan White, Club President.

                                  

To learn more about the Optimist Club of Jasper, visit our club website at www.jasperoptimist.blogspot.com and "like" us on Facebook at Optimist Club of Jasper GA.


Upcoming events....

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

SPEAKER:  DIANNE SCOGGINS 
OF THE CASA PROGRAM

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND OUR ANNUAL INSTALLATION BANQUET ON
SEPTEMBER 25TH AT MADELINE'S ON E. CHURCH STREET.    
Invitations emailed. 

NO MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 21ST!

MADELINE'S (COAST2COAST) 
   6:00 PM/SOCIAL
   6:30 PM/DINNER
   INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND MORE....
   SPECIAL GUEST:  
   MARY STILL 
   GATEway District Governor/2017-2018