The North Perimeter Optimist Club

The North Perimeter Optimist Club


What is the North Perimeter Optimist Club?

    Part of an international group of over 150,000 Optimist Club members, we are concerned men and women representing a cross-section of our community.  We are volunteers in action for the benefit of youth. Our successful community involvement programs allow each Optimist Club member to positively affect the lives of 37 youths.  

What Does the North Perimeter Optimist Club Do?

    We have wonderful fellowship with our guests and other optimist members. Our community involvement focuses in Sandy Springs, GA. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, so all contributions are tax Deductible.

  • Guest Speakers At Our Weekly Meetings - We meet every Tuesday morning 7:00 am for breakfast at Campbell Stone North and have wonderful fellowship with other members, in addition to enriching our personal knowledge, growth and development with an array of diverse, entertaining, and informative guest speakers.

  • Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament - Our annual Golf tournament benefits our youth in our community. One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds from each tournament are given to Organizations such as the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Sandy Springs Community Action Center and Woodland Elementary School.
  • Host Essay And Oratorical Contest Our annual Oratorical Contest, gives students from all over Sandy Springs, from elementary to high school, the opportunity to show-case their oratorical abilities through various levels of competition, with a cash prize of up to $2,500.00. Our annual Essay Contest allows High School students to submit Essays on a chosen topic, with a cash prize of up to $2,500.00.

  • Wine Tasting & Auction Event Wine tasting with silent and live auction with proceeds to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Sandy Springs Community Action Center and Woodland Elementary School.

  • Easter Egg Hunt Hammond Park - An annual event where chlidren from the ages of 1-9 partcipate in a park-wide hunt for brightly colored Easter eggs filled with goodies!

  • Armstrong-Raney Youth Community Service Award : An award given to an exceptional youth in our community who has excelled in community service, honoring two of our founding members, Dick Armstrong and Gus Raney.

  • Sandy Springs Festival Participant -   Sandy Springs Festival is a yearly fundraising event benefiting Heritage Sandy Springs, a non-profit organization serving North Fulton and other nearby communities. The Festival is held the third weekend of September annually. The two-day event features live entertainment, children's rides, heritage education, artists market, collector car show, food court and more! The event kicks off with the Doug Kessler Lighting 10K road race, a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Sandy Springs Festival supports the mission and activities of Heritage Sandy Springs by fostering a community-wide tradition.

  • Host Children's Christmas Party  - An annual event where underprivileged children from local schools here in Sandy Springs, are invited to share their wishes with Santa. Over pancakes and sausage, as holiday music is playing, each child has the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and make a wish. Each child in attendance receives two gifts from Santa!
  • Special Olympics  -  NPOC Members support the various Special Olympic events held throughout the year for the children of the community.

  • Many More to come!



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Our Optimist Vision

To Be A Growing, Productive Organization Enhancing the Quality of Life For the Youth of our Community.
  • Our Beneficiaries

  • Our Achievements

  • Our Creed


In 2011, the North Perimeter Club distributed a total of $12,000 among the five organizations listed below:

  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
  • The Woodland Elementary Charter School
  • Sandy Springs Community Action Center
  • Sandy Springs Mission
  • SMAtlanta
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    We are proud of our club's achievements in helping the youth of our community. These include:

  • Handicap accessible playground at Hammond Park and Morgan Falls Park
  • Ropes course at Sandy Springs Middle School to help develop self esteem in children
  • Building a Little League Baseball Stadium
  • Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Round up
  • Firemen / Police Recognition Days
  • Easter Kids Program at Hammond Park
  • Provide volunteers for Special Olympics
  • Mentor students and provide reading sessions for Woodland Elementary Charter School
  • Youth Appreciation week
  • Student Award for Community Services
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    Promise yourself..

    To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
    To make all your friends think there is something in them.
    To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
    To think only for the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
    To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


    Please join us on Tuesday Mornings @7AM

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    To Register, please contact us.

    Guest Speakers

    Officers ('11 - '12)

    • President:  Gwen Gable
    • Vice-President: Joe Pyen
    • Vice-President:   Ed May
    • President-Elect: Steve Croft
    • Membership Chair: Gwen Gable
    • Treasurer:   Marion Rivers
    • Secretary:   Tony Clarke
    • SGT-At-Arms:  Phyz Lemmons
    • Ex-Officio: Malessa Devlin
    • Past President: Norm Plotkin


    • '11 - '13 - John Gould
    • '11 - '13 - Barbara Liptak
    • '11 - '13 - Mike Parrish
    • '11 - '12 - Claudio Alvarez
    • '11 - '12 - Stu Naterman
    • '11 - '12 - John Williams

    GA District

    • Governor:  David Jordan
    • Lt. Gov Zone 8:  Jim Haverstick  

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