The Gettysburg Optimist Club met Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Lake Heritage pavilion. President Bruce Bradshaw opened the meeting at 7:00pm with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by an outstanding dinner provided by Joe MacDowell and Tom Barako.

Following the dinner President Bruce introduced our speaker for the evening, Mrs. Darlene Resh, Developmental Education Coordinator for Penn State Extension. Darlene had a very informative slide presentation explaining the function of the 4H Clubs.  She said that 4H is a youth development  non-formal education program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for youth between the ages of 8 and 18. The mission is to help young people become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of a diverse society. The 4H Club has over 1000 school enrichment participants and over 200 in the traditional program. Darlene answered questions from members at the end of her program.

President’s Report:

Bruce and his wife Sue attended the Reading is Fundamental Day on April 29 at James Getty Elementary School. Bruce and Sue distributed books to the students and presented Principal Donna Harrison with a check for $1400  from the
Gettysburg Optimist Club.

Bruce and Daryl attended the  York Optimist Olympics on May 13,representing the Club. It was a very busy day with many participants.

Bruce represented the Gettysburg Optimist Club  on May 25 at the Dollars for Scholars  Academic Awards Ceremony, held at Gettysburg High School. Two $1000 checks each were presented to Olivia Young and Antonio Rinaldi.

Many thanks to those who assisted at Soccer Parking and the Golf Tournament, both very successful days.
Anyone interested in attending the Optimist Fourth Quarter Meeting to be held in Gettysburg this summer, please
contact Bruce.

Soccer Parking: Don Davis reported that soccer parking on May 28 and 29 went very well. The proceeds totaled $4252
for the club. Thank you to everyone who helped.

Golf Tournament: Bruce reported a very successful day. The proceeds for the club came to $10155. The Mulligan Package did well,$2000, and the Auction did well,$450. Thank you everyone who assisted for a great job!

Treasurer’s Report: Tom reported : General Fund-$2942     Activity Fund -$15816.74

Dates
June 15  Speaker will be a rep from Tractor Supply.
July 6     No Meeting
July 20   Family Picnic at the Pavilion
August 17  Zone Meeting and Pig Roast  at Pavilion

The York Optimist Club Pig Roast will be June 14. Anyone interested in going, please contact Kris Accardi.

Finally……….. Joe MacDowell found the club camera! At the bottom of a cooler.

Submitted by Fred Darling