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.
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.
The Gettysburg Optimist Club is Proud to offer 2 scholarships to the 2020 graduating class and Gettysburg Dollars for Scholars program. To date, the Optimist Club has awarded $25,000 in scholarships since 2005. It is awarded to two students graduating from GAHS who demonstrated high academics and who participated in school activities and community service.
Congratulations to this year’s Optimist winners. We wish you the best in your future endeavours.
Dylan Reinert School: North Carolina State University
Major: Sports Management
Karla Wivell School: Old Dominion University
Major: Business Management Administration
Join in the celebration.
Topic: DFS Award Ceremony Happy Hour
Grab a beverage and let’s celebrate the results of our commitment. The virtual ceremony reveal is at 7PM and is a result of the great hands of many. So proud of our organization.
Time: May 20, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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.