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The Fishing Tournament has been cancelled due to weather forecast 

                   calling for rain and thunderstorms on Saturday


           FISHING TOURNAMENT May 21,  2016   

                          8:00-11:00 AM

                    At Appomattox Manor

                    Hot Dogs & Drinks for everyone that participates

                                                 Print enrollment form from this site on left



                     Childhood Cancer Fundraiser


                                      5 k Run enroll  form


         Melvin Bradford Carraway, 75, of Hopewell, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

                        Brad was vital member of the Hopewell Optimist Club and will be missed.


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 recent meeting.

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.
Picture l-r 
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


                                                                   President-Scott  Poitras





                                                                        2015 Golf Tournament enroll






                                        Stephan Kitchen new member sponsored by Luther Sodat and inducted by Tony Sylvester



                                                                             Hopewell Optimist 5 K Run Payment




                                          Essay contest

                                                                        Ist place Sam Krise 2nd place Ryan McLasky

                                                                                3rd place Shakirah Gaines        

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                                                                            golf entry form.pdf 




          Optimist Club Of Hopewell has donated over eleven

                 thousand dollars to the Childhood Cancer Fund

                       Support Childhood Cancer Fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                      Childhood Cancer  

                                                                      Link to Cancer Page                                                       

                                                                            Support Childhood Cancer                         



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Here I go again thanking everyone for a job well done.  Special thanks to Joe Moore and Team Captains for the long hours they spent at the tree lot, resulting in a great year.  Excellent sales in trees and wreaths and we all enjoyed good food while working there too.

A big thank you to Paul and Judy Hamby for buying and distributing gifts to our Christmas family.  We collected so much food, after giving to the family, we were able to donate a truck load to the Hopewell Food Bank in honor of John Cutrona.

As we ended 2008, we started 2009 with a BANG! (or was that Bill Rawls trying to get the karaoke machine to work).  We at least got one song from "Old Blue Eyes".
John L did a great job setting up the building and furnishing us with good music to bring in the New Year.  Because of the small group remaining, we decided to have a breakfast on Wednesday, January 7th.  Hope to see everyone there.

Plans are in the works for a Super Bowl get together.  Spread the word and let's get as many to attend as we can.  I hope at this time to show my appreciation for all your hard work so far this year.   More information to follow!!

In closing I hope you and your families had a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

Monthly words of wisdom:  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about 
                                         learning to dance in the rain.

And as always, "Happy trails to you, till we meet again".

Andy Gibbs