The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the Gettysburg Fire Hall. Stacey and her staff had the fire hall decorated in the Christmas Spirit. Hors d’oeuvres and a fantastic dinner was prepared again by Stacey and staff “Biggerstaff Catering”. President Gary Rappoldt welcomed 30 members and guests along with 10 children. Brent Smith opened our evening with the invocation.

Evening Agenda:

  1. Before dinner Lyne Aurand provided a craft table for all children.
  2. 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 the children had the chance to meet with Santa and receive a gift. Once again it was a great night for all.
  3. News Flash – we received donations from the Giving Spree “ACCF”. Thank you, Joe and Fred, for all of your work.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 12/16/2021 Salvation Army Bell ringing
  • 1/1/2022 HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • 1/5/2022 Meeting @ Dunlap’s Restaurant 6PM social, 6:30PM dinner
  • 1/8/2022 Optimist Basketball begins, GASD Lincoln Elementary, 9-12 see our website for registration information.
  • 1/15/2022 Optimist Basketball Lincoln Elementary 9-12
  • 1/22/2022 Optimist Basketball Lincoln Elementary 9-12
  • 1/29/2022 Optimist Basketball Lincoln Elementary 9-12
  • Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser has been postponed for 2022
  • Our May 2022 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg is on.

Happy Holidays, Daryl Aurand, Secretary