Optimist Club of Gettysburg General Membership Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mama Ventura’s Restaurant

President Kris called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

Grace – Delivered by President Kris, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance

Dinner – Was served to 14 members in attendance. Final diner meeting at Mama’s

Treasurers Report – Tom Barako reported that the General account stands at $1,855.61 and the Activities account balance is $8,088.87

Committee Reports –     Basketball Program is going very well and will resume on Saturday, February 21, after a break for President’s Day Weekend.

Christmas Magic Show- Doug Miller reported that this year’s event was very successful. Tom Barako reported that the final profit will exceed $4,000.00. This amount will be in excess of the budgeted $3400.00. A round of applause was given for a great job was given to Chairman Doug Miller and Treasurer, Tom Barako.

Golf Tournament –          Frank Negro reported that sponsors, door prizes and foursomes are coming in. He has been very active in visiting businesses from Hanover and Gettysburg. Members are encouraged to seek support from local businesses. Forms are on the website and can be printed from there by members. We will be having a banner made to display at the Oyster Feed along with copies of entry forms and marketing information. It was suggested that a separate table be set-up next to the Feed registration desk at the entrance.

Oyster Feed –                    The Oyster and Shrimp Feed will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Gettysburg Fire Hall. Members are asked to report to the Hall beginning at 9:00 am. Serving will begin at 11:00 am and end at 3:00pm. Lots of clean-up after the event so members should expect to stay until 5:00 pm or until everything is put back in order.

Preparations for the event will begin on Friday evening, February, 27 at 6:00 pm. Members are asked to report and be ready to shuck and pad. Barbecue pork sandwiches will be served. Desserts for the Feed can be brought by on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Twenty-seven members from the York Optimist Club have reserved tickets on the website along with a number of others. Members are asked to email Chairman Wayne Hill early next week with their ticket sales numbers.

Old Business –                    None

New Business –                 The next regular membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, March, 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm. It will be the first meeting at our old/new location in the Refectory at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. This will continue to be our HOME for regular membership meetings until summer. Stacy Bigerstaff will be catering the meetings. YEAH!!!!

Comments –                       Mark Cropp announced the 2015 Face of America Ride will be held on April 25th and 26th. There will be 140 wounded veterans among the 600 support riders. They will be riding from the Pentagon in Washington D.C. to Frederick and Gettysburg, a distance of 112 miles. Members are welcome to volunteer to assist or come and welcome our Vets at the All Star Complex on Sunday at 12:00 noon.

Meeting adjourned –      7:45 pm


Recorded by Mark Cropp