Optimist Meeting Minutes 9/18/13

-Mark C. hosted a great gathering for our members with some delicious steaks for our final outdoor meeting of the year.  Apologies from the secretary for the missed email reminder the day of this event!

New Meeting Location: The club was presented with several great options for meeting locations for the upcoming year.  The members who were present decided to go with Mama Ventura’s (13 Chambersburg St. Gettysburg PA).  We look forward to a homemade buffet-style meal in the private meeting room.  Our first meeting at Mama’s will be on Wednesday, October, 16th at 6:30pm.

Treasurer Report: Tom will discuss member dues next month, but as a result of the increased cost to hold our business meetings, annual member dues will need to be adjusted accordingly.

-Installation Banquet: Please RSVP to Mark G. (markgraz@comcast.net) ASAP if you (and a guest at a cost of $15) are planning to attend on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Dobbin House.  Mingling begins at 6pm and dinner will be provided at 6:30pm.  Please keep in mind that if you RSVP and fail to attend you will be responsible for the cost that the club incurs for the meal.

Halloween Parade: A sign-up sheet went around for the Halloween Parade.  Please contact Marci if you plan to participate on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Line-up approximately 6pm and step-off will be at 7:30pm from the old Visitor Center Parking Lot on Steinwehr.  (Rain date is set for Tuesday, October 29th) The Optimist Club plans to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York/Adams County for this event.  If you would like to participate, but are unable to walk the route we can look into getting the scoot coupes again from Getty Peds.

Oyster/Shrimp Feed: The Fire hall has been reserved for Saturday, March 8th for this year’s Oyster and Shrimp Feed.  Last year we served 225 guests.  This year club members will be seating guests at the tables to ensure that we utilize the space appropriately and that we provide the best experience for our patrons.

Get Well: The club wishes Doug and Marci well as they recover from surgery.

-Next Meeting: Installation Banquet, Wednesday, October 2nd at the Dobbin House.