Entries by Gettysburg Optimist


In addition to Youth Basketball, RIF, and academic programs, our Optimist Club also supports the Gettysburg Community Theatre, Holiday Family Outreach, Gettysburg Area High School Orchestra, Environmental Education, Optimist Olympics, Dollars for Scholars, Adams County Business Education Partnership, Respect for Law, Gettysburg Halloween and Holiday Parades, Little League, and the Optimist Foundation.  By supporting our local […]

Words from Incoming President – Meeting Minutes

Words from our incoming President: Brian Skidmore. Fellow Optimists, I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you in 2021 to “bring out the best in youth.”  2020 was an unprecedented year for the club. We had to cancel most of our activities and fundraisers, and held our meetings through Zoom (Thank […]

2020-2021 Officers Installed

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg installed new officers Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Mason Dixon Distillery.  Outgoing President, Marci  Cropp, passed the gavel to the incoming President, Brian Skidmore. Tom Barako will continue to serve as treasurer and Daryl Aurand will continue to serve as Secretary.  Additional Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 year will […]

Our Creed Promise Yourself…

https://youtu.be/UlC7MNXi6ac We believe in the Optimist Creed: “Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your […]

What is RIF?

What is RIF?  Reading Is Fundamental is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. By partnering with them, we prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. We inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF […]

Golf Outing

The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, 08 October, 2020 with tee off scheduled for 12:00 Noon at the Links at Gettysburg. Sponsored by C.E. Williams Sons, Inc. The 10th Annual Golf Tournament features contests including a Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Green of Gold, and Putting contests with awards to the top […]