The Optimist Club of Gettysburg will get back to the business of Optimism on Wednesday, January 2, at the clubs first meeting of the new year.  The club will be wrapping up the final fund raising project of 2012 with a report on the Optimist Magic Show.   Members have not met in a regular business meeting since November, having focused on the Optimist Family Holiday Party and the registration for the Clubs Youth Basketball Program in the month of December.

A busy winter season awaits Club members.  The Optimist Youth Basketball Program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 12.  Chairman, Matt Sheads and his corps of supporters are planning for another successful year and, while early registration has come to a close, youngsters can still sign up for a season of fun filled Saturday mornings.  Those who wish to join the others may still register via the Optimist Club website at,  click on “News” and select the 2013 Optimist Youth Basketball page to reveal the registration form and project information.  Completed forms can be returned via email on the website contact page or delivered on the first day of the event.

The Optimist Annual Oyster and Shrimp Feed will be a topic of discussion at this week’s meeting.  The Project Chairman, Wayne Hill, is making final arrangements for this popular, long running project.  He and Stacey Green will be looking for members ideas and suggestions on the details of the project.  Some significant changes and improvements are on the horizon for 2013, so don’t miss this opportunity to advance your Optimistic opinion.

President Craig is putting together a busy meeting schedule for the club and is looking for the support of all members as he continues with his administrative year of Optimist serving the youth of Gettysburg.  The meeting will be held at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Refectory on Wednesday, January 2, beginning at 6:30 pm.  The meal will be prepared by Biggerstaff’s Catering.

Come on out and join us in serving our community as “Friends of Youth”.