The Gettysburg Optimist Club met on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Refectory. President Daryl Aurand opened the meeting at 6:30pm with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

This was followed by a superb dinner provided by Stacey Green and staff.

President’s Report: Daryl reported that Stacey Greene has been recognized as ” Small Business Person of the Year”. Congratulations to Stacey !

Also he said that the club will be 60 years old next year and we should be planning some sort of special event recognizing this. If anyone is interested in being involved with this, please contact Daryl.

Treasurer’s Report: Tom Barako reported– General Fund and Activity Fund

Membership: June 7 will be “Prospective New Members” meeting. Bring someone to the meeting who might be interested in joining the club. Our speaker for that meeting will be a representative from Reading is Fundamental. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR AT THE LAKE HERITAGE PAVILION.

Dollars for Scholars: This meeting will be at Gettysburg High School, May 24 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Golf Outing: Bruce reported that he sent an email about the outing indicating that more foursomes are needed. There are presently 23 and 30 are needed. Pictures made money last year and would like to see maybe $500 this year. Bruce spoke about the condo in Puerto Vallarta to be raffled. It is a 7-day time share. Bruce will be sending detailed information about this to everyone and there will also be an AD on Facebook.

Volunteers are needed for the golf outing. Contact Daryl or Bruce. The outing is May 18.


Joe suggested that we should have newspaper coverage about our support for the RIF program. Also we may not have the pavilion for the June 21 meeting. If not, we will meet at the Lake Heritage Community Center.

Don said that maybe we should consider a special luncheon for prospective new members, maybe on a Saturday.

Wayne suggested that we might have a pontoon ride around the lake for new members.

Next Meeting  June 7 at the Pavilion.

President Daryl closed the meeting at 7:45pm with the recitation of the Optimist Creed.

Submitted by Fred