• General Membership Meeting

    Topic: Optimist General Membership Meeting
    Time: February 02, 2022 6:.30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Location: Deatrick Village Community Center

Get Involved!

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a 501c3 organization with all donations going directly to youth organizations in the local Gettysburg Community. The Gettysburg, PA Chapter was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Since this time, the Club has been in continuous service to the Gettysburg community and its youth. We are seeking men and women of all ages to join us in serving the needs of our community’s youth. Find out how to get involved by contacting us today.

Members

  • Enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of individuals who get things done and who embrace a similar optimistic mindset.

  • Develop new social and working relationships with individuals from a cross section of our communities and have opportunities to develop and demonstrate leadership skills locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Experience satisfaction from making a difference in lives of children as well as the surrounding communities.

  • Receive as much as they give!

Who We Are

We are local men and women who believe that the youth is the future of our city, state, and nation. We wish to give back to the community that gives so much to us!

What We Do

Our volunteer club raises and donates tens of thousands of dollars annually for local youth organizations. We support great programs in local schools, such as the Reading is Fundamental organization and outdoor education. We also support local sports and musical initiatives, including running a two month basketball program for more than 150 youth. For more information about the projects organizations the Optimist Club of Gettysburg is involved with, visit service projects page.

Latest News

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 6:30 PM by Zoom. We had 11 members present for our meeting. President Gary welcomed all in attendance for our first meeting in 2022 even though Zoom was not the plan. Due to our current community covid status the officers and board of directors felt this was the prudent alternative.

 

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report: Approved.
  2. Treasure’s report: Approved
  3. Randy Smith recommended annual dues assessment.
  4. Joe Mac Dowell and Fred Darling were recognized for a great job with the Giving Spree with an increase of 112%. Kudos to Joe and Fred for their time and efforts.
  5. Chris and Brian reported on Optimist Basketball and postponing our January dates due to the ramped up covid issues. We are hoping to resume February 5 and we will keep the club posted by email and our website.
  6. Doug asked about our liability exposure and insurance limits. Daryl offered to contact our OI insurance carrier and procure the policy for our records and availability for review.
  7. Steve Burton golf committee chairman reported on our tournament plans and the addition of a golf ball drop from a helicopter to add some excitement to the tournament along with a 50/50 opportunity. More information will be following, stay tuned.
  8. Winter meeting locations were discussed, and our February 2 location will be Deatrick Village Community Center, Gettysburg, PA. President Gary and Marci are treating us to an Italian cuisine, you will want to mark this date on your calendar.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 2/2/2022 Optimist Meeting, location Deatrick Village Community Center 6PM
  • 2/4/2022 STARS ceremony 7:30AM GASD senior high cafeteria
  • 2/19/2022 Optimist Zone meeting
  • 3/2/2022 Optimist Meeting “Respect for Law”
  • 3/13/2022 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser cancelled for 2022
  • 5/19/2022 Golf Tournament

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Upcoming Events

  1. General Meeting

    February 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Optimist Basketball

    February 5 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Optimist Basketball

    February 12 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Optimist Basketball

    February 19 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  5. Optimist Basketball

    February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Donate Now

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a 501c3 organization with all donations going directly to youth organizations in the local Gettysburg Community. The Gettysburg, PA Chapter was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Since this time, the Club has been in continuous service to the Gettysburg community and its youth. Donate today to make a direct impact on Bringing out the Best in Kids.