The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at O’Rorke’s Restaurant in Gettysburg.

President Dan Mattern welcomed (16) members and (1) guest, Ryan Eaton, vice president of Gettysburg Little League. Wayne opened the evening with the invocation. All members recited the pledge of allegiance. Dinner was served.

Evening Agenda:

  1. Our guest speaker Ryan Eaton representing Gettysburg Little League was very appreciative of the financial support from our club. The little league has 118 registered players, a significant increase in numbers from last year. They also have started a girls’ softball league this year. Ryan’s presentation was given before dinner due to his demands to be back to little league practice.
  2. Reports: President’s report given by Dan thanked Chris Bender one of our newest members for attending opening day for Little League.
  3. Secretary’s minutes for the April 4, 2018 meeting and Treasure’s report given by Tom Barako were approved. Tom also reported a net profit from the oyster feed was ($4,120.00). Kudos to all members for your help and thank you Stacey and Wayne for your leadership.
  4. Committee Reports:
    1. Golf (Bruce) – We’re out of the gate and have a major sponsor for our Eighth Annual Golf Tournament. This year will be the “Clyde Williams Memorial Tourney”. E. Williams Sons, Inc. is the major sponsor with a ($2,500.00) major sponsorship. Clyde Williams was a charter member of the Gettysburg Optimist Club. You can visit our website for more information.

Every member is being asked to help get sponsors and foursomes. If all 33 Optimist members  get a $500.00 sponsor the Optimist Golf Tournament will be a huge success!!!!

We currently have 12 foursomes signed up and 15 gold sponsors. Let’s make this our most successful golf tournament yet !!!!!

If you prefer Daryl or Bruce will phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 4/29/18 Mark Cropp announced that “Face of America” 600 bicycle and hand cycle riders will converge on Gettysburg. Many thanks to veterans and all volunteers for the sacrifice given for our freedom.
  • 5/2/18 Meeting will be at the Refectory. 60th year celebration so invite your spouse or friend. All members are encouraged to save this date and RSVP treasure Tom Barako.
  • 5/11/18 Optimist Special Olympics York club at York City Ice Rink 9AM.
  • 5/17/18 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 6/6/18 meeting at Lake Heritage Pavilion with guests from Gettysburg Community Theater and we are encouraging members to invite guests for our official “NOW” program = New Optimist Welcome.

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary