• Topic: Parking Fundraiser
    Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 11 & 12, 2021 10AM-6PM Eastern Time
    Location: Gateway Gettysburg

  • Installation Banquet

    Topic: Optimist Installation Banquet
    Time: October 06, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Location: Mansion House

    Location Information
  • General Membership Meeting

    Topic: Optimist General Membership Meeting
    Time: November 03, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Location: TBD

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

Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival Parking

Gateway Gettysburg

Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2021

Parking on site at the event is free however the Optimist Club of Gettysburg is happy to accept donations for youth in Adams County. All proceeds go directly to the organizations activities fund for programs like the Optimist Basketball program, Reading is Fundamental, Ruth’s Harvest, Holiday Outreach, Dollars for Scholars, STARS, and Outdoor Education.

If able, please consider donating to the organization when parking.  Or why not volunteer?  Anyone who volunteers for two hours will get into the event for free! Email Us with availability!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival 2021!!!

Upcoming Events

  1. General Meeting

    October 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. BOD Meeting

    October 13 @ 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.