Tuscaloosa, AL

October 19-21, 2018

I know it seems like we just got home from Montgomery, but it is time to reserve your room for our October meeting in Tuscaloosa.  The meeting will be at the Hilton Garden Inn on October 19th-21st

The room rate is $114 per night (king or double) which includes two breakfast tickets each day.  The last day that the rooms are available at this rate is October 5th.  Please reserve your room immediately and do not procrastinate.  It is easier to cancel a room than to get one that is not available.

You may go to the Hilton Garden Inn Tuscaloosa website and reserve your room using the group code OCALD.

You may call the hotel direct at 205-772-0360 and ask for the Optimist block.

Or you may just click on the link below and put in the group code OCALD.
Click here to book the hotel on-line

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The ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI DISTRICT of Optimist International is an association of Optimist Clubs across the two states. Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. By providing hope and a positive vision, Optimist Club members bring out the best in kids.




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If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!

–   Shel Silverstein


Greetings, Optimist Family!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, ALMS Optimists! I trust you and yours had an enjoyable and blessed Thanksgiving. It seems as if time is really whizzing past us; therefore, we need to optimistically catch up with it and add more steam to our ALMS Train engine.

The Second Quarter District Meeting will be January 19-21 in Hattiesburg, MS; I implore you to do your best to attend. The proposed training will include Orientation to Optimism for New Members, Don’t be Afraid of Social Media/Technology, a Very Special Skit, and some Special Activities for our Guests; I don’t believe you will be disappointed if you attend. So, go ahead and pack, gas up, and get aboard The ALMS Optimist Strong Train for the Second Quarter District Meeting!

Last, but not least, I want to send A BIG THANK YOU to the fifty plus attendees (OI Trainer, Fatima Plater, ALMS Presenters, Members, and Guests)) who supported our first Quarter Optimist Strong Conference; from the majority of the evaluations, everyone had an awesome time and received valuable information and training!

Yours in optimism,
Governor Jackie