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