The Gettysburg Optimist Club met at the Pavilion on Wednesday, June 15. President Bruce Bradshaw opened the meeting at 7:00pm with a minute of silence. Then dinner was provided by members Walt Jones and Fred Darling.

After dinner President Bruce introduced the speaker for the evening, Mr.  Steve Niebler. Mr. Niebler is a member of Healthy Adams County Bike and Pedestrian Inc. His main topic was to inform everyone about the upcoming  Bike Rodeo, 8:45 am, July 9, at Gettysburg Recreation Park. The rodeo will feature a presentation by Trooper Myers from the Pennsylvania State Police. This will be at the Youth Activities Center behind the Charlie Sterner Building at rec park. There is no charge to participate. Steve also discussed plans for new bike paths in the area. Club members then asked Steve various questions.
Upcoming Dates:  July 6   NO MEETING
                                 July 20  Regular Meeting and Family Picnic
                                 August 3 Regular Meeting
                                 August 17 Regular Meeting and Zone Meeting/Pig Roast
                                 August 27 and 28 Soccer Parking

Treasurer’s Report: No report


Walt Jones mentioned that someone apparently has been hacking our membership roster and pretending to be a member recommending weight loss products and other items. Just be aware!

President Bruce commented about the recent launching of the USS Zumwalt, the newest class of Navy destroyers. The

USS Zumwalt sports advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on radar and reduce

the size of the crew.  It took 20 years to build.

Submitted by Fred Darling