The Gettysburg Optimist Club met on Wednesday,February 19, at the Refectory. President Marci Cropp opened the meeting at 6:30PM with Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer given by Joe MacDowell.

This was followed by another delicious dinner provided by Stacey Green and Biggerstaff Catering. Twelve members were in attendance at this meeting.

Treasurer’s Report  – Tom Barako reported the General Account and Activities Account balances.

President’s Report – Marci reported about the Photo Contest.  Anyone interested in Chairing, please contact her.

Old Business

Basketball update – Chris reported that everything is going well. He said that we might consider some changes next year regarding how team photos are taken.

9/28 Oyster Feed Stacey reported that plans are proceeding very nicely.  A sign-up sheet was circulated to indicate times that members will be able to help.

5/21 Golf Tournament Tom said that plans are proceeding well for the tournament. He mentioned that CE Williams donated $2500. More sponsors are needed.

9/12-13 Wine and Music Festival Parking Brian reported that plans are proceeding well. Hope for good weather !

New Business

There was some discussion about considering  a new meeting place for the club. No decision has been made as yet.

Upcoming Dates

2/22 Optimist Basketball
3/4 Next Meeting Basketball Coach Recognition
3/28 Oyster Feed
5/21 Golf Tournament
9 /12-13 Wine and Music Festival Parking

Closing Remarks

At the February 5 Meeting the club donated $2000 to the STARS Program and the Outdoor Environment Education Program.

President Marci closed the meeting at 7:35pm with recitation of the Optimist Creed

Optimistically submitted   Fred Darling