Just one week remains until it is time to tee up your golf ball for the Second Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament at the Links of Gettysburg.  Don Ferrara (donaldferr@yahoo.com), project chairman, and Daryl Aurand (darylraurand@gmail.com), Board Commitee Facilitator, are leading the charge to the tee-off and putting the final touches on the plans for this years event.

While the field of participants is filling up fast, a number of opportunities to play still remain available to interested golfers. Members who have not yet registered their foursomes should do so by Friday, May 25.  We encourage all club members to participate in this fund raising event. “This golf tournament is an important part of the Gettysburg Optimist fund raising program and it contributes signifcantly to the 19 youth related programs the club supports financially throughout the year.” says Mark Cropp (jmcropp@embarqmail.com), Optimist Club President. “If you have ever had a child or young family member in the Gettysburg area over the past 54 year’s than you and your family have benefited from an Optimist “Friend of Youth” program, he added.

The tournament begins on Thursday, 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 being provided by Hauser Winery and Stacy Green, Bigerstaff’s Catering, will be serving the golfers dinner starting at 7:00 pm.

Information concerning the tournament, open tee times and sponsorships is available from Don, Daryl, Mark or from the Optimist Club website at www.gettysburgoptimist.com.

So, dust off those clubs and drive one long in support of the Optimist Youth of Gettysburg!




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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.

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.

We will also accepting volunteers for the food committees for the remainder of the summer meeting schedule, so break out your apron and moms recipe book because this year we are encouraging the food committee members to prepare something special for each meeting night.

This is a very important meeting and I encourage all members to attend.

* To Be Held At The Links – Gettysburg, PA

* Thursday May 31, 2012 Scramble Format – Tee Off 1:00pm

* $85 per player – $300 per foursome ($75 per player)

* Contests: Longest drive, nearest to pin, green of gold

* Dinner included

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