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JOOI Convention

July 6-8, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Cuisine in New Orleans isn’t the only thing spicing up the city. TripAdvisor 2010 Traveler’s Choice® Destination Awards ranked New Orleans as the top destination in the world for night life. Taste for yourself why Bon Appétit named New Orleans one of America’s Top 5 Restaurant Cities.

New Orleans offers a compact geographic footprint providing close proximity of hotels to the French Quarter and attractions, creating a true destination experience. The Louis Armstrong International Airport is just 20 minutes from the hotel.

Nowhere else does it occur more effortlessly or more joyously. Jazz, America's only original art form, was born here while Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Cajun and Zydeco all express the rich melting pot that is New Orleans.

In fact, the city is home to more National Historic Landmarks than any other city in the United States. Conveniently situated in the central region of the US, New Orleans is ideal for travelers.

If you have any questions, please send them to youthclubs@optimist.org or call (800) 500-8130, ext. 218.

2015 JOOI Convention Details

July 6-8, 2015

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

More details will be available soon.

2014 JOOI Convention Photos

JOOI Club Members from United States,
Canada, Anguilla and Jamaica met in
sunny San Diego, California for the
International JOOI Convention. Everyone
had a wonderful time with group activities,
workshops, guest speakers, campaigns and elections for their new International Board of Directors. JOOI Members also explored
Coronado Beach where they participated in
a Beach Clean-Up service project. The convention ended with the President’s
Banquet followed by the President’s Dance.