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Meridian hosts district meeting of Optimist Club

By Staff
special to The Star
Oct. 16, 2003
Ronald Bourne, vice president of Optimist International, will be the club's international representative during an upcoming meeting of the Alabama-Mississippi District.
The meeting will be held Friday-Sunday in Meridian.
Bourne is a member of the Optimist Club of Spanish Town, Jamaica, and was a distinguished president in 1988-89.
He has served the Caribbean District as chairman of the Club Services, Candidate Qualifications and Diabetes Program. Bourne was a distinguished lieutenant governor in 1990-91, distinguished secretary-treasurer in 1993-94, distinguished governor in 1994-95, and the District Foundation representative in 2000-03.
Bourne and his wife, Jessica, they have one son, Ronald. They live in Kingston, Jamaica.
Optimist International is the fourth-largest service organization in the world. Its motto is "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."
There are about 3,400 clubs and 115,000 members worldwide in chapters spread over 25 countries. One of those chapters is in Meridian, and another should be chartered here by November.
Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith will be the guest speaker during a luncheon on Saturday.
For more information, call Robert or Josephine Hughes at 483-4453.