Our annual Optimist picnic will be Wednesday, July 17 at Wayne and Sue Hill ‘s residence starting @ 6 PM. As in the past all members are encouraged to invite your spouse or significant other. Bring your bathing suits.

The club will provide hamburgers and sausages, rolls, condiments, and toppings. Disposable wares along with beverages, (sodas, ice tea, water, and beer) will be provided.

We are asking members to bring a side dish. Last names beginning with letter (A thru J) can bring a salad or a favorite side dish. Last names with letter (K thru Z) can bring a favorite dessert.

We thank Wayne and Sue for opening up their home again for our summer picnic.

Optimistically,
Daryl Aurand / Secretary

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Lake Heritage Pavilion. A delicious chicken and beef brisket dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Brian Skidmore welcomed 14 members. Brian opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the invocation. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Business Meeting:
1. Secretary’s Report approved
2. Treasurer’s Report approved
3. President’s Report
President Brian opened the floor for discussion with regard to various social events and members agreed with this idea. Nothing specific was planned at this time.
4. Committee Reports:
Wine Festival Parking for September 7 – 8 is in the planning. Chairman Brian is circulating a sign-up sheet. By working a shift for this 2 day event allows you entrance into the event at no cost. We need help so ask family and friends. The free entrance offer is extended to all who work this event.
5. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.
Upcoming Dates:

• 7-3-2019 No Regular Meeting
• 7-17-2019 Summer Picnic @ Wayne and Sue Hill’s residence
• 8-7-2019 Regular Meeting 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 & 9-8-19 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking
• 12-7-19 Optimist Christmas Magic Show

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Meeting this Wednesday 6/19/2019 at Lake Heritage Pavilion.
Time: social 6 PM, dinner 6:30 PM.

Daryl Aurand / Secretary

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory.  A steak dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Brian Skidmore welcomed 21 members and 6 guests. Brian opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and Wayne Hill gave the invocation. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Speaker:  Sue Hill was our speaker and shared Wayne and her trip on the “Lewis and Clark Expedition”.

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasurer’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
  4. Committee Reports:
  • Dollars for Scholars was reported by President Brian and our female recipient was Julia Gessaman and our male recipient was Taylor Neller. Both received $1,000.00 scholarships from our club.
  • Our 9th Annual Golf Outing was reported to be a success by chairman Bruce Bradshaw. We had great weather and made a nice amount to assist in keeping our Optimist Activities going. Thank you Bruce and everyone involved to make this a success.
  • Wine Festival Parking for September 7 – 8 is in the planning. Chairman Brian is circulating a sign-up sheet.
  1. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 6-19-2019 Regular Meeting @ Lake Heritage Pavilion
  • 7-3-2019 No Regular Meeting
  • 7-17-2019 Summer Picnic @ Wayne and Sue Hill’s residence
  • 8-7-2019 Regular Meeting at Lake Heritage Pavilion
  • 8-21-2019 Regular Meeting and 4th Quarter Zone Meeting at Lake Heritage Pavilion
  • 9-7 & 9-8-2019 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Members

Our next meeting is Wednesday June 5th at the Refectory, 6 PM social and 6:30 dinner and meeting. Our speaker is “Sue Hill” and the topic is on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Sue will be sharing her experience from the trip she recently made

We are opening this meeting up to spouses, significant others, and guests.  Dinner cost $10.00

Please RSVP Tom Barako if you will be attending
Email: tjbarako@gmail.com
Cell: 717-321-5547

Optimistically, Daryl Aurand / Secretary

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