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Gettysburg Optimist Club Meeting November 3  20021

Gettysburg Optimist Club Meeting November 3  20021 The Gettysburg Optimist Club met on Wednesday, November 3,2021,at Dunlap’s Restaurant. President Gary Rappoldt opened the meeting with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by  a social time from 6:00-6:30. The Business session was called to order by Gary after dinner at 6:30. Business Session President Rappoldt […]

#givingspree #67

Reminder – Tomorrow is the day! November 5, 2021 is the day to donate, so make sure you don’t miss it! Giving Spree #67! Join us and support the Optimist Club of Gettysburg’s mission. Donate here! 

Constantly Adapting to Better Our Community

Adaptability is vital in helping you to grow in new circumstances. Our local club has adapted to the challenges presented during the pandemic. The organization is continuing to adapt to the ever changing climate, and we hope that our willful spirit and perseverance will shine through and continue to motivate us to move forward. We […]

Meeting Announcement

Good Day Gettysburg Optimists, Our club has a busy week ahead of us so mark your calendars: Meeting Wednesday 11/3 @ Dunlop’s Restaurant, social 6PM and dinner 6:30 PM. Adams County Community Foundation 2021 Giving Spree is Friday 11/5. This is a great time for our membership and community to make donations due to the foundation’s […]

Mission, Vision, Purpose

Mission, Vision and Purpose. Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves. Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential. Purposes: To develop optimism as a philosophy of life […]


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 Holiday Parades, Little League, and the Optimist Foundation. By supporting our local, community […]

What is RIF?

RIF, or Reading Is Fundamental, is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. Through our partnership, we prepare and motivate youth to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to the children and families who need them most. We strive for children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. We […]

63 Years of Service

What’s so important about the number 63? Gettysburg Optimist Club Members have been donating their time and energy to bringing out the best in kids through local fundraising projects and youth activities since 1958. We need you to continue the tradition. Have time? Join our club! Have the means to support our goals financially? Donate […]

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 […]