It’s time for the Gettysburg Optimist Club to get back to business after a month of vacations, holiday and the Optimist Family Night.  Wednesday, August 1 is the first regular business meeting in August and the first regular meeting since late June.  As the Optimist year begins to wind its way to a new administration, there remains some very important business to complete.

Walt Jones and Kris Accardi will be preparing the meal for those who attend the meeting next Wednesday, and expectations are rising for a grand culinary experience.  Nancy Forgang will be in attendance to present the details on the Meals and More Program.  We will be presenting her with a contribution to this important youth project.

Other topics for discussion will include; the upcoming Optimist Zone 7 meeting on August 15, finalizing the slate of officers and directors for the 2012-2013 Optimist Year, the upcoming Fall Soccer Parking Project and approving the recipient of the Family Night Trivia contest donation.

Members who are willing to step up and take a leadership role for the coming year should contact Craig Sweet at

So mark your calendar, grab a prospective member and come spend an evening with the “Friends of Youth”.  The event gets underway at 6:30 pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion.

See you there,

J. Mark