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                         Essay winners 

                               Ist place Sam Krise 2nd place Ryan McLasky

                                             3rd place Shakirah Gaines        

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What is HOBY?

What is HOBY

The student we are sponsoring is an outstanding young lady by the name of Latoria Jones.

She is active in the JROTC program—as a sophomore, already captain of the Raiders, a competitive JROTC team.

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life

dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. .

HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training,

service-learning and motivation-building experiences.

HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering.

Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY

 affiliate level and on HOBY’s Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors,

nearly 10,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.

Today, over 375,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities,

 throughout the United States and the world, making a difference for others through service.

Want to see the impact of HOBY firsthand? Get involved as a student, school, parent, alumna/us, volunteer or supporter.

                                                                           Setting up the Tree Lot



                                                                 Hopewell Optimist Club Christmas Trees
                                                                  Douglas Firs Fraser Firs Balsam Firs
                                                                        White Pines Blue Spruces
                                                                              Fresh Roping
                                                                  “Stand Straight” Tree Stands
                                                                    Wreaths Made Fresh Daily
                                                                Open Every Day 10:30 am – 8:pm
                                                                   15th Avenue At The Circle


                                                                                     Optimist BBQ 2014






                                                                  Optimist Fish Fry



                                               Herman Henderson Optimist Of The Year 2013-2014





                                          Golf Tournament Winners   Bradie Maitland, Billy Johnson Tournament Director,
                                                        Vance Johnson, Brian Lassiter , Chris Walker



                                                  Homecoming Court Breakfast served by Optimist Club

                                                         Optimist Fishing Tournament


                     Garrett Wohnig- Biggest Fish                                 Madison Harrup - Most Fish   




                                                       MAY 17 , 2014
                                                     8:00 – 11:00 AM
                                                 At Appomattox Manor
                                  Hot Dogs and Drinks for Everyone that participates
                             REGISTRATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:...
                                            Fish Tales Bait & Tackle
                                        Hopewell Community Center
                                         Heretick’s Feed and Seed
                                   Hopewell and Prince George Public Schools
                                         (during normal business hours)
                           Optimist Web Site: http://www.hopewelloptimistclub.com/
    The first 250 children turning in their registration forms on the day of the tournament will receive a free T-shirt. There will also be a drawing for “prizes” after lunch. Keep your ticket!
    All children must be 15 years old or younger and supply their own bait and fishing equipment. Parents or guardians must accompany and supervise their children and must sign a Registration Form. All fishing must be done within the designated areas.
    *** REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 9:15 am – Day of Event!***
    This project is supported by revenues received form our Christmas Tree Sales, Brunswick Stew, BBQ, and Shrimp Feast. Please support your local Optimist Club.


  1.                               Willie Bright and Alyssa Tyson won first place in the Hopewell Optimist
                                   Oratorical contest held at Carter G Woodson middle school where Willie
                                   competed with 5 other boy contestants and Alyssa competed with 4 girl
                                    contestants. The theme ...of this years contest was
                                    "How My Passions Impact the World".

                                   Bright and Tyson will receive a certificate, check for $75 and a $500
                                   scholarship when they attend a college plus a chance to compete in a
                                    District contest where a $2,500 scholarship for first place and a
                                   second-place scholarship of $1,500, and a third-place scholarship of $1,000
                                   will be awarded.

                                   Since its start in 1928, the Oratorical contest has
                                    become the longest-running program sponsored by
                                    Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth
                                    to gain experience in public speaking and provide them
                                    with the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship.

                                   Boys Picture. l-r Front Willie Bright, Francisco Lopez-Trejo,Linwood Beale,
                                   Ronnie Walker Back row Jalen Jefferson, Oratorical Chairman Jerry Bartlett,
                                   Malik Jefferson.

                                   Girls Picture. l-r Madison Strosnider, Haley Stables, Jerry Bartlett
                                   Oratorical Chairman, Alyssa Tyson, Delaney





                                             Chuck Steininger President      Joanna Wallace     Briana Ford                                         

                                     Joanna Wallace, a student at Hopewell High School, recently won the Optimist
                                     Club of Hopewell's essay contest based on a theme of " How Dreams
                                     Lead to Success."
                                    Wallace was awarded 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 level. The winner of the District competition will be sent to the
                                    International level-contest. One International winner will be chosen and will receive an
                                     engraved plaque and recognition in the the Optimist Magazine.
                                   "Wallace did a wonderful job of articulating this years theme. She expressed
                                    Herself well through the essay and deserved the honor and first place" Club
                                    President Chuck Steininger said.
                                    Briana Ford and Amber Cheatham finished second and third in the contest,
                                   "all the contestants did a great job essay Chairman Herman Henderson said."

                                                      New Members John Marshall and Bobby Henderson



                                                                         Optimist Breakfast





                                                                        Sports Banquet Winners












                                                                Setting up the Tree Lot


                       Golf Tournament Winners



               Corky Nuckles Optimist Of The Year




                                                             Officers 2013-2014

                                                                 Working The Classic  




                        Hopewell Baseball Classic 2013


        Colonial Heights Youth          Prince George Pee Wee

            Division Champs                   Division Champs


                           Youth Division Mvp                                                                   Pee wee division Mvp





              Cooking Hotdogs Carter G Woodson School




                Past President Andy Gibbs will be missed

                                Passed away June 4th.


              Scholarship Awards By Herman Henderson






                                                                              Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament:

                                                                     The fishing tournament will be held on 8 June

                     Paul and Harold Hamby and Jerry Bartlett have been assembling the prizes and getting flyers and planning completed.

                         We will need help to set-up, run the tournament (registration, judges) serve lunch, distribute prizes

                                      and bring everything back to the club. Come out have fun and enjoy a day at the river.


                                                                       Sports Banquet MVP Awards Hopewell High School



                                                         Daijah Jefferson and Jeremy Haynes won first place in Hopewell Optimist
                                                         Oratorical Contest held at Carter G Woodson middle school where they
                                                         competed against five girls and 3 boys for a chance to win a $2,500 college
                                                                      scholarship from the Optimist International Foundation.

                                                    The Optimist Club oratorical contest was based on the theme "Why My Voice Is
                                                     Important,” a topic which required the students to think about how their
                                                                      attitude and opinions effect situations in their lives.

                                                          Jefferson and Haynes received a certificate and a $500 college
                                                                                 scholarship for their efforts.






                         Eboni Brown, Destinee Blow and Michael Krice

                                    Essay Winners



               Youth In Government Trip to Richmond


                     New Member Eddie Petree



                              Billy Johnson, Eddie Petree and Herman Henderson      



                                                                  Sports Banquet 2013



                  Presidents Award                                  MVP'S



                      All Academic                                                Bill Mackey Award








                          West End Kindergarten tours tree lot        



                   Tree lot Elves Richard Harsh and Oochi Browder

                                  Made 200 wreaths




 Golf tournament  winners 

                 Billy Johnson Tournament Director ,Hunter Wells, Jeremy Wells, Nick Shafer Leigh Wells





                         Serving Homecoming Court breakfast





                        Optimist Of Year Chuck Steininger



                         Entry form on left button



                                                                           Civic Pride Lifts Hopewell All-Stars
By NEIL FULLER, Sports Editor
... Jul 15, 2012, 19:22

(Hopewell News/Neil Fuller) Right-hander Trey Burton threw a complete-game three-hitter, striking out nine, in a 12-2 victory to open the 2012 Hopewell Optimist Baseball Classic.

HOPEWELL — When Trey Burton threw the opening pitch of the 2012 Hopewell Optimist Baseball Classic on Friday night, he was doing it with civic pride in his heart.

And the young right-hander’s heart — and arm — proved to be too much for the Colonial Heights Quarterback lineup.

Burton tossed a complete-game three-hitter, striking out nine, as the Hopewell All-Stars claimed a 12-2 win in Youth Division play at Mathis Park.

"I had some jitters at the beginning," Burton said. "But there’s a sense of pride that goes with wearing a Hopewell uniform. That pride is there always."

Ronnie Caricofe went 3 for 3, including a two-run triple that sparked a 10-run third inning by Hopewell, and Jordan Lowe drove in three runs.

No Hopewell batter was retired via strikeout.

"I'm very excited about this team," Hopewell coach David Hock said. "I loved the way we made contact throughout the lineup. ... We have guys that hit the ball hard. We have some guys that can do it all.

"Hopewell boys are about community pride. That's the way all of us are — even me, when I was little. Representing Hopewell is just something we do."

Burton went 2 for 3 with an RBI triple at the plate and Owen Aprahamian delivered a two-run single in a game halted after Colonial Heights batted in the top of the fourth.

Dawsyn Hock added an RBI double in the victory.

        Hopewell Mayor throws out first pitch at 33rd Optimist Baseball Classic.



                         Hopewell's Entry Jr World Golf

                                Maddy Crocker





        Cooking hotdogs and hamburgers for Field days

                    At Harry E James and Mallonee





                             Friend Of Youth 







             Serving lunch to Youth In Government













                        Essay Contest Winners



     Shannon Booker  Allyson Crump       Allyson Crump Receives First Place award from Essay Chairman Herman








Club Meeting, 2nd and 4th Thursday, Board Meeting Last Tuesday each month.


                                   West End Christian School K 4 Class watching Elves making wreathes


  •                                             Hopewell Optimist Club Christmas Trees
                                                      Douglas Firs Fraser Firs Balsam Firs
                                                             White Pines Blue Spruces
                                                                 Fresh Roping
                                                      “Stand Straight” Tree Stands
                                                       Wreaths Made Fresh Daily
                                                    Open Every Day 10:30 am – 8:pm
                                                        15th Avenue At The Circle



                                                                  Preparing for the BBQ


                                                     Homecoming Breakfast For Hopewell High School                                          



       The Optimist Club Of Hopewell has donated over seven

           thousand dollars to the Childhood Cancer Fund

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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