The Rome Noon Optimist Club celebrated its 60th year of continuous service to our community last December. At that time it was the largest Optimist Club in the State of Georgia. Monday, the District Governor will be in town Monday to officially induct the 100th member of the club.
The Noon Optimist Club has always been one of the most active in the of the most active in the GATEway District — including Georgia and East Tennessee.
Optimist International was founded on June 19, 1919, and is celebrating its centennial throughout this year. All clubs have been encouraged to participate in this celebration so the Rome club decided on a “100 for 100” campaign to increase its membership.
Monday at noon at the Three Rivers Club in State Mutual Stadium, GATEway District Governor Gwen Gable will officially induct the 100th active member of the Rome Noon Optimist Club and speak about why community leaders should be an Optimist.