Entries by Gettysburg Optimist

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 […]

A Beautiful Day for a Golf Tournament

What a beautiful day in Gettysburg! The sun is shining so why not get out on the golf course in support of local youth organizations? The tournament begins today, May 31 with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Members will be arriving early in preperation for the registration at 11:00 am. Wine and cider are […]

Gettysburg Optimist announces newly designed website!

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg, a volunteer organization that devotes time and energies to “Bringing out the best in kids,” announces the launch of its redesigned website. Designed by Junction Creative Solutions, the new site was created to engage existing and prospective members to learn more about the club year round.

Meeting tonight

Here is the agenda for tonight’s meeting at the Lake Heritage Pavilion. This is “Steak Night” for the first 28 members who show up (15 ounce New York Strips, grilled to taste). Optimist 051612 Meeting Agenda


Tomorrow night is the annual Optimist Members Meeting Steak Night.  The meeting will be held at the Lake Heritage Pavilion.  Member, Matt Sheads will be presenting the Dollars for Scholars Program.  The meeting will also feature updated news about the club’s two most important fund raising projects, Soccer Parking and The Annual Optimist Golf Tournament. […]