Entries by Gettysburg Optimist

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Campaign is scheduled to get underway the first weekend of November at the Gettysburg Wal-Mart.  As in past years, The Optimist Club of Gettysburg membership has been contacted to help “Ring the Bell” and help staff some of the one and a half hour long sessions that  are available from […]

Optimist Members Recognized

Seven Optimist of Gettysburg Club members were recently singled out for special recognition for their service to the youth of Gettysburg.  Outgoing Board members Don Davis, Darlene Brown, Stacey Green and Brent Smith received their Board of Director Plaques in recognition of their many year’s of service to the local organization.  Tom Barako, Treasurer, was […]

Optimist Club of Gettysburg Inducts Two New Members

The Gettysburg Optimist Club inducted two new members during the Clubs Annual Installation Banquet on Wednesday, October 3.  The club welcomes Jim and Brenda DeYoung as the newest members of The Friends of Youth!  The duo who were sponsored by current member J. Mark Cropp received the oath of membership from Tom McGlynn, Optimist District […]

Gettysburg Optimist Have New Officers

At the 54th Annual Installation Banquet held at The Dobbin House Restaurant in Gettysburg. The Optimist Club of Gettysburg installed new officers for the 2012-2013 administrative year.  Current Club President, J. Mark Cropp handed off the Optimist gavel and bell to Craig Sweet, the newly elected President. The gavel and bell has been traditionally used […]

Gettysburg Optimist Club Supports The Adams County Business – Education Partnership

On Wednesday September 19, the Optimist Club of Gettysburg presented a contribution to the Dwight D Eisenhower Senior Self-Improvement Award managed by the Adams County – Business – Education Partnership. Walt Jones, representing the program, presented information to the Optimist members in attendance and accepted the donation on behalf of his organization. The Senior Self- Improvement […]

Jill Clark Receives Optimist Respect for Law Award

Each year the Optimist Club of Gettysburg selects and recognizes a deserving law enforcement professional from the Gettysburg area for the Optimist Respect for Law Award.  “We believe it is important for children to grow up with a strong belief in abiding by the law, respecting law enforcement and doing what they can to maintain […]

Promise Yourself: Optimist Grill Out Wrap Up

Meeting Minutes from September 5, 2012 Club members celebrated their annual steak feed at President Mark’s home Wednesday September 5.   A big “Thank You!” to Mark for hosting our group. Nominations for officers and Board of Directors for the upcoming 2012-2013 administrative year were announced as: President – Craig Sweet Vice President – Kris Accardi Secretary – Mindy […]

Gettysburg Optimist Family Night Fellowship

Nearly 30 Gettysburg Optimists and their family members shared a great evening of food, fun and fellowship on Wednesday, July11.  The event was held at the home of Wayne and Sue Hill in Gettysburg where Wayne demonstrated his considerable skills on the barbecue grill. Traditionally the annual Family Night is the only meeting of the […]

Treasure Found in Hot Summer Meetings!

Our Optimist Club meets outdoors in the Summer beneath a Pavilion that seems at times to capture the heat and harbor more than its share of Summer bugs.  So it was on Wednesday, June 20 when 18 of us gathered by the lake to wolf down Daryl’s grilled “dogs and burgs”, a cold brew, and […]