Reminder: The Optimist Basketball season continues this Saturday, January 25, 2020. The schedule is as follows;
Grade K-3 Boys 9-10 am
Grade K-3 Girls 10-11am
Grade 4-6 Boys & Girls 11 AM -12pm.

It is also Photo Day by Brienna Richelle Photography. Please remember to bring along your order form or arrive early to fill it out.

All program information including late sign ups may be found at the following link.  Applications are still being accepted but one must be filled out prior to play.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory. President Marci welcomed 16 members and 2 guests. Joe MacDowell gave the invocation and Marci led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. A delicious meal was prepared by Stacey and Biggerstaff Catering.

Program:
1. Jeremy Lusk, principal at Gettysburg Area High School, spoke about the STARS program and how it reaches many students not only in being at the top of their respective class but recognition for improvement in achievement. Mr. Lusk thanked the Optimist Club for our involvement and contribution of $500.00 to the program.
2. Shawn Eckenrode, director of Adams County Technical Program, was our second speaker and talked about the local Tech Program (ACTP).  With the combined efforts of teacher Dave Snyder and the Tech Program students, repairs were made to the Optimist Amphitheater at Rec Park. We gave a check for $500.00 to Shawn for the purchase of a nail gun for the school in appreciation for their work.
For the record, Len Dick Signs is building us a new sign for the building and Sherwin Williams donated the paint for the entire project.

Business Meeting:
1. Secretary’s report was approved.
2. Treasure’s report was approved.
Tom presented the club with a spreadsheet showing increases over the last 7 years including Optimist International. The board of directors had approved a $15.00 dues increase to cover the costs of OI and Officer Installation and Holiday dinners which will no longer cost members to attend. A motion was made and the membership approved the dues increase. The vote was unanimous.
3. President’s report

Old Business:
• Thanks for everyone’s efforts in December 2019 –
– Holiday Party
– Salvation Army Bell Ringing
– Magic Show – Doug
• Basketball Update – Chris
• Oyster Feed – 3/28/20 – Stacey / Wayne contact for tickets
• Golf Tournament – 5/21/20 Tom / Daryl

New Business:
• Swearing in Stacey to Board of Directors / Brian Skidmore
• Giving Spree discussion to be involved in the 2020 campaign
• Member Updates

Upcoming Dates:
• 1/25/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-12 (Photos)
• 1/29/2020 STARS breakfast & awards – GAHS @ 8AM all Gettysburg Optimists invited
• 2/1/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-12
• 2/05/2020 regular meeting at Refectory
• 2/08/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-12
• 2/15/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-12
• 2/19/2020 regular meeting at Refectory
• 2/22/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-12
• 2/29/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-12
• 3/28-/020 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser @ Gettysburg Fire Hall, advanced ticket sales $40/person, contact Wayne or Stacey for tickets
• 5/21/2020 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg

Respectfully Submitted,
Daryl Aurand, Secretary

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg was notified that due to pending inclement weather, the school has cancelled all school related activities for Saturday, January 18, 2020. This means the Gettysburg Optimist Club is unable to use the gym and has cancelled all sessions.

Picture day has been postponed to January 25, 2020.  Please make sure to keep your order forms ready.

All program information including late sign ups may be found at the following link.  Applications are still being accepted but one must be filled out prior to play.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg has a meeting this Wednesday 1/15/2020 at the Gettysburg Seminary Refectory. The time is 6 PM social and 6:30 dinner.

Our speaker for the evening is Lisa Mott representing the “STARS” program and we will be making a contribution for all this program recognizes in student achievement.

Plan to join us for a great evening of fellowship.

Reminder the Optimist Basketball season continues this Saturday, January 11, 2020. The schedule is as follows;
Grade K-3 Boys 9-10 am
Grade K-3 Girls 10-11am
Grade 4-6 Boys & Girls 11 AM -12pm.

We will be distributing packets for picture day, January 18.

All program information including late sign ups may be found at the following link.  Applications are still being accepted but one must be filled out prior to play.

Reminder the Optimist Basketball season gets under way this Saturday, January 4, 2020. The schedule is as follows;
Grade K-3 Boys 9-10 am
Grade K-3 Girls 10-11am
Grade 4-6 Boys & Girls 11 AM -12pm.

All program information including late sign ups may be found at the following link.  Applications are still being accepted but one must be filled out prior to play.

 

”We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is mixing it up a bit this year. To accommodate participant demand, the basketball committee has decided to host both the boys in grades 4-6 and the girls in grades 4-6 from 11AM to Noon.  There will no longer be sessions from noon to 1 pm.

Registration is still open! Sign up today! We look forward to seeing you on the court January 4, 2020 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School.

Happy Holidays from our Families to yours!

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory. The Refectory was decorated in the Christmas Spirit.

A fantastic dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Marci Cropp welcomed 37 members and guests along with 8 children. Brent Smith opened our evening with the invocation.

Evening Agenda:

  1. Members of our Gettysburg High School Orchestra provided us with beautiful Christmas music before dinner. Tom presented the orchestra with a check.
  2. Before dinner Lyne Aurand provided a craft table for all children.
  3. The children, members, and guests were led in singing Christmas carols by Wayne in hopes that if Saint Nicholas was making a practice Christmas run, he might hear us and stop to visit. To our surprise Santa Claus did make a splashing appearance and all of the children had the chance to meet with Santa and receive a gift. Once again it was a great night for all.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • 1/1/2020 HAPPY NEW YEAR, No Meeting!
  • 1/4/2020 Optimist Basketball begins, Gettysburg M.S. 9-1 see our website for registration information.
  • 1/11/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-1
  • 1/13/2020 Board of Director meeting
  • 1/15/2020 Optimist Meeting @ Gettysburg Seminary Refectory
  • 1/18/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-1
  • 1/25/2020 Optimist Basketball Gettysburg M.S. 9-1
  • 3/28-/020 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser @ Gettysburg Fire Hall, advanced ticket sales $40/person, contact Wayne or Stacey for tickets
  • 5/21/2020 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary