"Big John Ware"

Optimist of the Year Award

2017-2018

 

District Chair: Rudy Corn
                      2827 Pinecrest Dr.
                      Gainesville, GA 30504

                      email: bacorn2827@charter.net

 

The “Big John” Ware Optimist of the Year award is designed to recognize excellence in Optimist service and leadership.  In addition, the nominee shall have demonstrated personal demeanor that is in keeping with the philosophy of Optimist International and the GATEway District.  

 

Optimist of the Year Rules and Information

 

Optimist of the Year Nomination Form

 

Optimist of the Year Recipients

  

1994-1995

Alan R. Jorgensen

Kennesaw,  Georgia

1995-1996

George M. Daniel

Carrollton, Georgia

1996-1997

Carlton Stamey

Hartwell, Georgia

1997—1998

Hugh Overfield

LaFayette, Georgia

1998-1999

Randolph W. Goldman

Augusta, Georgia

1999-2000

Buck Buckalew

St. Simons Island, Georgia 

2000-2001

James M. Holcomb

Gainesville, Georgia

2001-2002

Ed May

Atlanta, Georgia

2002-2003

Betty Clements

Savannah, Georgia

2003-2004

Hal Bell

Woodstock, Georgia

2004-2005

Terry A. Ussery

Macon, Georgia

2005-2006

Lamar Orr

Cumming, Georgia

2006-2007

Walter McClure

Macon, Georgia

2007-2008

Trace Vaughn

Calhoun, Georgia

2008-2009

Ida Jones

LaGrange, Georgia

2009-2010

Cheryl Pruitt

Cumming, Georgia

2010-2011

Patricia Beouy

Kennesaw, Georgia

2011-2012

Pearce Hardwick

Atlanta, Georgia

2012-2013

Harry Hackett

Smyrna, Georgia

2013-2014

Nick Prillaman

Atlanta, Georgia

2014-2015

Abraham Walker

Decatur, Georgia

2015-2016

 David Grant

Kennesaw, Georgia

2016-2017

Howard Shames

Cumming, Georgia