Optimist Club of Gettysburg meeting Announcement
Tonight, Wednesday, September 18 @ the Refectory.
6 PM social and 6:30 PM dinner and meeting.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, September 4 at Lake Heritage.
President Brian Skidmore welcomed (12) members and (2) guests. Our guests were Sergeant Pruy and Officer Bo Taylor from the Gettysburg Borough Police Department. We opened the evening with all members reciting the pledge of allegiance and Brian giving the invocation. A lasagna dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Evening Agenda:
1. Guest Speaker, Officer Bo Taylor gave a talk regarding the local police department and community programs. Officer Taylor was presented the Optimist award for “Respect for Law” by Chairman Doug Miller.
2. Committee Reports:
a. Secretary’s report was approved
b. Treasure’s report for our 2019-2020 budget was presented and approved.
c. Wine Festival – The Gettysburg Optimist Club will be parking cars on September 7th and 8th.
3. The club discussed the need to repair the Optimist Amphitheater at Gettysburg Area Recreation Park. The suggestion was made to have members do as much of the painting as possible.
Upcoming Dates:
• September 18th meeting at Refectory
• October 2nd Officer Installation Banquet @ Refectory
• October 9th Board of Directors and Officers calendar planning meeting
• October 16th Regular meeting at Refectory
• December 13th is our Christmas magic show, 6:30 PM @ Lincoln Elementary School
• March 28, 2020 Oyster & Shrimp Feed

Respectfully Submitted,
Daryl, Secretary

September 4th next meeting at Lake Heritage Pavilion

September 7th and 8th , Wine Festival Parking fund raiser. Volunteers still needed.

Hello Optimists, Supporters, Family & Friends,

We are less than 2 weeks away from the Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival, September 7 & 8, and we are still seeking volunteers to help with parking!  We are parking cars and accepting donations at the entrance.  Your help is essential in continuing programs like Reading is Fundamental and Optimist Basketball which directly impacts the local youth of our community.

Please consider volunteering for 4 hours on Saturday or on Sunday.  In addition if you volunteer, admission to the event is free.  It’s a great way to spend the day in the sun with Optimists supporting the future of our local youth.

Please email gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com or phone 717.220.3416 to schedule your availability.

Optimistically!

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. We hosted the 4th quarter zone meeting at Lake Heritage.

President Brian Skidmore welcomed (14) members and (5) guests from Gettysburg. We had (7) guests from the East York and Lancaster Optimist Clubs. We opened the evening with all members reciting the pledge of allegiance and Dan giving the invocation. A grilled steak dinner with all the fix ins was enjoyed by all, thank you Stacey.

 Evening Agenda:

  1. First order of business was Lieutenant Governor Dallas Smith welcoming all members and thanking us for all of our projects in helping the youth of our communities.

Club Presidents gave reports on their respective club activities.

  1. Committee Reports:
    1. Wine Festival – The Gettysburg Optimist Club will be parking cars on September 7th and 8th. Brian Skidmore is chairman of this fundraiser and will be sending out the time schedule that we have volunteered to help. We could still use some help so if your schedule allows, please contact Brian ASAP.

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 4th next meeting at Lake Heritage Pavilion
  • September 7th and 8th , Wine Festival Parking fund raiser
  • September 18th meeting at Refectory
  • October 2nd Officer Installation Banquet @ Refectory
  • October 9th Board of Directors and Officers calendar planning meeting
  • October 16th Regular meeting at Refectory
  • December 6th is our Christmas magic show

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Please Vote for the Optimist Club of Gettysburg in the 2019 Pick of the Counties; Volunteer Organization, Non-Profit and Kid Friendly – Basketball Program!

 

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Lake Heritage.
President Brian Skidmore welcomed (12) members and (2) guests. Our guests were Chris Bender’s wife April and daughter Lilly. We opened the evening with all members reciting the pledge of allegiance and Brian giving the invocation. Dinner was enjoyed by all. Thank you Stacey.

Evening Agenda:
1. First order of business was the nomination and election of officers. Our officer slate for 2019 thru 2020 will be:
a. President – Marci Cropp
b. Vice President — Brian Skidmore
c. Treasurer — Tom Barako
d. Secretary — Daryl Aurand
2. Committee Reports:
a. Wine Festival – The Gettysburg Optimist Club will be parking cars on September 7th and 8th. Brian Skidmore is chairman of this fundraiser and will be sending out the time schedule that we have volunteered to help. If you have not signed up and can help please contact Brian.

Upcoming Dates:
• August 21st Zone Meeting at Lake Heritage, Steak dinner, please RSVP to Daryl by August 16th . We also need a few “grill master chefs”.
• September 7th and 8th, Wine Festival Parking fund raiser
• Our Christmas magic show is in the works

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Meeting: Wednesday August 7, 2019 @ Lake Heritage (Pavilion) 6 PM social and 6:30 dinner.

Daryl Aurand, secretary

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 for our summer picnic hosted at Sue and Wayne Hill’s residence. Wayne and Sue were the grill masters providing an assortment of burgers and sausage. Members provided covered dishes. After dinner Kris Accardi challenged us with a game of trivia. Thank you again Wayne and Sue for hosting this social event and opening your home to host our summer picnic. This was a wonderful social evening enjoyed by all.

Evening Agenda:
Upcoming Dates:
• 8-7-2019 Regular Meeting, 6 PM at Lake Heritage Pavilion
• 8-21-2019 Regular Meeting and 4th Quarter Zone Meeting at Lake Heritage Pavilion, Steak Dinner, 6 PM social, 6:30 PM dinner, $15 for guests,
RSVP Daryl Aurand @ darylraurand@gmail.com
• 9-7 & 9-8 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking, contact Brian to volunteer
• 12-7-19 Optimist Christmas Magic Show

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Hello Optimists,

I just want to remind everyone that we have a tour scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th at the National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Our tour guide will be Caitlin Brown from the park service and she asked that we meet at the Taneytown entrance of the cemetery at 6 pm. You can park in the parking lot along Taneytown Road or the gravel lot next to the National Cemetery Annex. You can access the gravel lot by the alleyway next to the Eisenhower Statue along the Baltimore Pike. Following the tour, we can stay for the 100 Nights of Taps, which is played in front of the Soldiers National Monument within the National Cemetery. There was also mention of concluding the evening with drinks at the Appalachian Brewing Company, if people are up to it. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Optimistically, Brian