Address P.O. Box 1194 Hopewell Va 23860
High School Winter Sports Banquet.
Most Valuable Player
All academic award
Malik Jefferson, Mary Catherine Neal, Daijah Jefferson and Garet Jordan
Greg Cuffey , Mary Catherine Neal,Tyah Hunter
Optimist Presidents Award:
Bryant Jordan, Tyah Hunter, Ja'vae McKeever
Principal Tommy Pond, Herman Henderson, Mrs Stacey Hipps,
Victoria Potter, Teara Goss,Trevor Arpaia, Superintendent Dr.
Trevor Arpaia, Hopewell High School student recently won the
Hopewell Optimist Club's essay contest based on a theme "Chasing
Optimism in the Face of Challenges."
Arpaia was awarded $100 for the honor.In addition, the essay
will be sent to the district level to be judged along with
winners from other Optimist Clubs in the district. College
scholarships are available for top winners at the district
" Trevor did a wonderful job of articulating this years theme.
He expressed himself well through the essay and deserved the
honor of first place," Essay Chairman Herman Henderson said.
Coming in second place in the contest was Teara Gross and was
rewarded $75, third place was Victoria Potter and rewarded $50.
All 3 read their outstanding essays to those in attendance at
the club meeting on Thursday, March 23rd.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service
club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 3,200
clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and
throughout the world. Carrying the Mission Statement “By
providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best
in youth, our communities and ourselves” Optimists conduct
positive service projects that reach more than six million young
people each year.
The Optimist Club of Hopewell inducted its newest member, Kevin Carraway,
into the club at the January meeting.
He was sponsored by Jerry Bartlett and inducted by Mike Jones Optimist
Optimist Club Of Hopewell raises $5000 to Support Young Cancer Patients.
The Optimist Club Of Hopewell recently donated $5000 to the Child Hood
the funds were raised by holding a 5 K race in Hopewell that raised
$3000 and was Chaired by Scott Poitras and Chuck Steininger,
$2000 was raised by Childhood Cancer canisters place in businesses in
Hopewell and donations by Optimist Club members
Donations can be made to Childhood Cancer Fund using the following
Hopewell Optimist Club P.O.Box 1194 Hopewell Va 23860
Cooking BBQ 2016
Richard Huddleston-Herman Henderson-John Marshall
Corky Nuckles-Jerry Bartlett- Oochie Browder
BBQ Chairman Beau Tucker-James Coleman-Chuck Steininger
Serving Homecoming Breakfast to Hopewell High School
New Officers for 2016-2017
Junie Treaster, Patrick Henderson, Paul Hamby, Mike Jones, Mark Hughes,
John Marshall, Chris Frink, Scott Poitras
2016 Optimist Golf Tournament winners
Paul Oneil, Andy Joyce, Tournament director Billy Johnson, George Joyce
and Jon Meanor
Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
Hopewell Optimist New Members
HOPEWELL — The Optimist Club of Hopewell recently inducted 2 new members
Richard Huddleston sponsored by James Coleman and Ronal Minter sponsored
by Mike Jones into the fellowship of the club.
The new members were inducted by club President Scott Poitras at a
During the induction, Richard and Ronald was given the mission of
Optimist, which is to provide hope and positive vision to bring out the
best in kids. The Optimist Club values
all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
"We are very happy to have Richard
and Ron added to our club roster," the club president said. "Ron and
Richard represents the best in our community and works every day
with our youth by presenting positive attitudes and by believing in
kids. [Optimist members] do their best to empower kids to be the
best they can be and they try to make this a better world to live
in. We are excited about them becoming a part of us and serving our
community," Poitras said.
James Coleman was presented a
certificate for bringing in new members and John Marshall was
honored as the Optimist of the quarter, Chuck Steininger was
presented a certificate for past President and Patrick Henderson was
presented certificate for optimist of prior Optimist quarter.
Ronald Minter, Mike Jones, Richard Huddleston, James Colemanl-r
James Coleman, John Marshall and President Scott Poitras
Hopewell Optimist Shrimp Feast at Crystal Lake
April 16 2-5 P.M
3205 River road Hopewell
Essay Contest 2016
The Hopewell Optimist Club recently held its annual Essay
Contest honoring three Hopewell High School students during the club’s
March 24 meeting.
Jami McPherson won first place and
a $100 dollar award. In addition, the winning essay was submitted to the
district level for further judging.
Second-place finisher Colby Sealey
received $75, and third place Victoria Potter was rewarded $50.
Certificates were issued to Kali Riggleman and Latoria Jones.
Shown( from the left) are Principal
Tommy Pond, Jami McPherson, Teacher Brenda Lee, Colby Sealey, Victoria
Potter, Kali Riggleman , Superintendent Dr Meoldy Havkney
Duke Williams mixing cole slaw for BBQ 2016
Hopewell Optimist club selling trees for 63rd year
The Hopewell Optimist Club is again selling Christmas trees at their lot
on South 15th Avenue at the memorial circle
The Optimist Tree Lot has over 700 trees this year and available are
Fraser Firs from
North Carolina, white pines from Virginia and Balsam Firs from Canada.
The trees are in size from 5 feet to 10 feet
In addition to
trees, the Optimist carries wreaths made by their elves and pine roping
in 25-foot lengths and Stand Strait tree stands for drilled trees.
Tree lot hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A Brunswick stew sale will be held on Dec 12
and a pork butts sale on Dec 19 is planned for the Tree Lot; orders can
be given to any club member or by calling 586-0475.
An Optimist "Elf" makes a Christmas wreath.
The Hopewell Optimist Club is selling trees, wreaths,
tree stands and pine roping at their tree lot on South 15th Avenue
at the memorial circle in Hopewell.
Scott Poitras Hopewell Optimist President Welcoming
Hopewell High School Homecoming court
Serving Hopewell High School Homecoming Court
First Place winners Hopewell Optimist Golf Tournament
Picture: Team member and Billy Johnson
Cory Bishop, Marvin Bishop, Jason Cannon and Jay Lewis
Second Place winners
Jon Wells, David Wells, Tony Price and Tommy Rose
Hopewell Optimist Incoming President Scott Poitras and Optimist of the
year Beau Tucker
Hopewell Optimist Officers and Board of Directors 2015 -2016
Governor Cap- Va district Terry S Corle installs officers
2015 Golf Tournament enroll
Stephan Kitchen new member sponsored by Luther Sodat and inducted by
Hopewell Optimist 5 K Run Payment
Ist place Sam Krise 2nd place Ryan McLasky
3rd place Shakirah Gaines
golf entry form.pdf
Optimist Club Of Hopewell has donated over eleven
thousand dollars to the
Childhood Cancer Fund
Support Childhood Cancer Fund
Link to Cancer Page
Support Childhood Cancer
Hopewell Optimist Club P.O Box 1194,Hopewell,VA 23860