The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament is set for Thursday,16 May, 2019 with tee off scheduled for 1:00 pm at the Links at Gettysburg. 

The 9th Annual Golf Tournament features contests including a Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Green of Gold, and Putting contests with awards to the top three finishing foursomes.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg invites the local community to join us for the afternoon. Although we come from all walks of life, Optimist Club Members share in the goal to make a difference in the lives of others, especially the youth in our region.  The Annual Golf Tournament is one of several fund raising projects the local club conducts in order to support more than 19 youth related programs throughout the Gettysburg area.

For more information on the golf tournament, visit our website or call us at 717.220.3416

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Valentine Hall.  A delicious dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Brian Skidmore welcomed 11 members and 5 guests. Brian opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and Chris Bender gave the invocation. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Speaker:  Key Club advisors Tomi Bennett and Amanda Lain presented student members Barley Hoffman, Deepinder Kaeir, and Tiger Frenette who helped us with our Oyster/Shrimp Feed. The Key Club currently has over 90 members and are involved in over 3,000 community service hours.

President Brian and our club members thanked these young people for helping make our oyster feed a success and all they do for our community.

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasurer’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
  4. Committee Reports:
  5. Golf (Bruce) “Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament” approximately 24 foursomes/sponsors are registered and we have room for 12 more foursomes.
    1.  Contact every family member and friend in the area that you know that plays golf and invite them.
    2. Any businesses that you work for or know ask them to be a sponsor. Show them a list of what we do for kids.
    3. Bruce will be emailing a sign-up sheet for helping at the golf tournament. We need all hands on deck to make our event a success.

If all 32 Optimist members each get a $500.00 sponsor or foursome the Optimist Golf Tournament will be a huge success!!!!  If you prefer that Daryl, Wayne or Bruce phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number to them.

  1. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 5-17-19 Optimist Olympics(York Club) 9AM York City Ice Arena
  • 6-5-2019 Regular Meeting @ Refectory – Sue Hill will speak on the Lewis and Clark Trail
  • 9-7 & 9-8-2019 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking (Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce)

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Wednesday May 1, 2019 Meeting

Place: Valentine Hall Seminary

Time: 6 PM Social

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 6:00pm at O’Rorke’s Restaurant in Gettysburg. Everyone enjoyed an excellent dinner selected from the menu.

President Brian Skidmore welcomed 13 members and two guests. Brian opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation.

Speaker: Ted Hill of Theodore Productions. Ted provides the Magic Show for the Optimist Club and also has an animated dinosaur production called the “Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Show”.

Business Meeting:

Secretary’s Report approved
Treasurer’s Report approved
President’s Report

Committee Reports:

Golf Outing – May 16 Bruce Bradshaw reported that the outing is getting close. It looks like 24-25 teams but hoping for more. There will be no meeting on May 15 due to the Golf Outing.

Special Olympics will be on May 17 (York Club). This event will begin at 9:00am at the York City Ice Arena. Members interested in attending please contact Brian Skidmore.

Wine Festival Parking September 7-8 Mark your calendars and pray for rain.

May 22 Dollars for Scholars

Next Meeting May 1, 2019 at Valentine Hall

Closing Remarks
Walt Jones – May 2 will be the Eisenhower Senior Self-Improvement Awards at Gettysburg High School, 7:30 am. All members are invited. A great breakfast will be served !!

Wayne Hill – Reminder that Sue Hill be presenting a program at the June 5 meeting about the “Lewis and Clark Expedition” at the June 5 meeting.

President Brian closed the meeting leading a recitation of the Optimist Creed.

Optimistically submitted, Fred Darling

Good afternoon everyone!  I just want to remind you that Wednesday’s Optimist meeting will be held in the rooms upstairs at O’Rourke’s in Gettysburg.   The meeting will be at its regular time, 6pm.  Hope to see you there!

Optimistically, Brian Skidmore

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, April 4, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory.  A delicious baked chicken dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. Vice President Marci Cropp welcomed 15 members and 1 guest. Marci opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and Bill Pyron gave the invocation. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Speaker:  Elida Murray, Executive Director of Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center

 

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasurer’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
  4. Committee Reports:
    1. Oyster / Shrimp Feed (Wayne and Stacey) – another successful oyster/shrimp feed and thank you to all who helped make this event a success. The following are suggestions discussed at meeting that will be decided before next year’s event:
      1. Change oyster/shrimp feed time to 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Some comments were most people have arrived and are finished eating by 2:00 PM. Another comment was to consider when Optimist volunteers will eat.
      2. Wash oysters to be steamed Friday night and steam even more ahead on Sat prior to opening. Also, look into steamer baskets that had been used at old fire hall.
    2. Golf (Bruce) Every member is being asked to help get sponsors and foursomes.
      1.  Contact every family member and friend in the area that you know that plays golf and invite them.
      2. Any businesses that you work for or know ask them to be a sponsor. Show them a list of what we do for kids.

If all 32 Optimist members each get a $500.00 sponsor or foursome the Optimist Golf Tournament will be a huge success!!!!  If you prefer that Daryl, Wayne or Bruce phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number to them.

  1. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 4-17-2019 Regular Meeting at O’Rorke’s 6PM social, 6:30 meeting
  • 5-1-2019 Regular Meeting
  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 5-17-19 Optimist Olympics(York Club) 9AM York City Ice Arena
  • 9-7 & 9-8-2019 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking (Gettybg Ad Chambers of Commerce)

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

 

Hello

The Gettysburg Optimist Club’s next meeting has been scheduled for 4-3-2019 @ the Refectory. 6:00 PM Social. 6:30 Dinner
The Guest speaker will be Elida Murray from Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Please join us for a wonderful evening with friends.

Optimistically!

Clyde E Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

 

It is never too early to start thinking about  warmer weather and golf.  Why not select your team early, lock up that scratch golfer and enjoy the chance to meet your neighbors and friends while supporting the youth of Gettysburg.  The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament is set for Thursday,16 May, 2019 with tee off scheduled for 1:00 pm at the Links at Gettysburg. 

The 9th Annual Golf Tournament features contests including a Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Green of Gold, and Putting contests with awards to the top three finishing foursomes.

With this fundraiser, we hope to be able to bring more projects to the children of the community who need it most.  This is your opportunity to join the “Friends of Youth” in supporting programs including; Optimist Youth Basketball, Respect for Law, Reading is Fundamental, S.T.A.R.S., GHS Outdoor Education, Gettysburg Community Theater (GCT), Holiday Family Outreach, GHS Musical Ensemble, Dollars for Scholars, and more.  We need the support of the Gettysburg community to continue a sixty year tradition of providing these programs to our local youth!

Please fill out and submit your information (electronically or by printable form).  Mail in your donation to insure your place to support our youth. Or new this year, for convenience, pay by credit card using paypal. If you want more information about being a Tournament, Tee or Drink cart sponsor, please call us at 717.220.3416 or visit our 2019 Golf Page.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at O’Rorke’s Family Eatery. As usual we had a great evening of fellowship. President Brian Skidmore welcomed 11 members in attendance. Brian opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the invocation.

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasure’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
    1. Brian reported on a successful Oyster / Shrimp Feed and how everyone including members, spouses and guests, and Key Club students did an outstanding job. Again thank you everyone.
    2. Our golf outing is our next event scheduled for May 16. C.E. Williams Sons, Inc. will be our major sponsor again for this tournament. We need sponsorships, foursomes, and prizes. If each member can help in some way our tournament will be a success.  If you prefer Wayne, Daryl or Bruce will phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number.
  4. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 4-3-2019 Meeting @ Refectory, guest speaker Elida Murray from AC Children’s Advocacy Center
  • 4-17-2019 Regular Meeting
  • 5-1-2019 Regular Meeting
  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 5-17-19 Optimist Olympics(York Club)
  • 9-7 and 9-8-2019 Festival Parking

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Meeting this Wednesday @ “O’Rorkes” upstairs dining room. Time is 6PM social and dinner 6:30PM. For those who cannot make it thank you soooo much for your help this past Saturday at the Oyster/Shrimp feed. As soon as Tom receives all bills and monies we will have a report on our success.

See you Wednesday evening at O’Rorkes.

Optimistically, Daryl