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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 was notified that due to pending inclement weather, the school has cancelled all school related activities for Saturday, January 18, 2020. This means the Gettysburg Optimist Club is unable to use the gym and has cancelled all sessions.

Picture day has been postponed to January 25, 2020.  Please make sure to keep your order forms ready.

All program information including late sign ups may be found at the following link.  Applications are still being accepted but one must be filled out prior to play.

Upcoming Events

  1. Basketball Session – Photo Day

    January 18 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  2. Basketball Session – Snow Photo Makeup Day if needed

    January 25 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  3. Basketball Session

    February 1 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  4. Regular Meeting

    February 5 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  5. Basketball Session

    February 8 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 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.