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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

Please find the call in below for tonight’s meeting, March 3, 2021 at 7pm.

To avoid the circus we experienced last meeting (Ecuador anyone?), There is a new call in with a new password and waiting room feature.  So upon entry you will need to provide the new password, be placed in a waiting room and approved to join the meeting.

Gettysburg Optimist is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Optimist General Membership Meeting
Time: Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 369 660 4694

Passcode: email gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com for passcode.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone this evening!

Upcoming Events

  1. General Meeting

    April 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. General Meeting

    May 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  3. General Meeting

    June 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  4. Optimist Club Picnic

    July 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  5. General Meeting

    August 4 @ 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.