• September 16, 2020 07:00 PM - Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Place: ZOOM
    Topic: Optimist General Meeting
    Time: September 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 84014018413

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  • 2020 Clyde E. Williams Jr. Optimist Golf Tournament

    Location: The Links at Gettysburg
    Date: Thursday, October 08, 2020
    Time :12-5 pm

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  • Holiday Party

    Location: Gettysburg Fire Hall
    Date: December 16, 2020
    Time: 6:00 Social 6:30 Dinner

  • 2021 Optimist All you can eat Oyster and Shrimp Feed

    Location: Gettysburg Fire Hall
    Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
    Time :12-3 pm

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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

What’s so important about the number 62??  Gettysburg Optimist Club Members have been donating their time and energy to bringing out the best in kids through local fundraising projects and youth activities since 1958.  We need you to continue the tradition. Have time? Join our club!  Have the means to support our goals financially? Donate Now or Join us at the Giving Spree on November 5!  We appreciate your support as we can continue to bring out the best in kids throughout our community through activities like Optimist Basketball program and Reading Is Fundamental.

Upcoming Events

  1. Installation Banquet

    October 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Golf Tournament

    October 8 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. BOD Meeting

    October 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 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.