May 2012 was a very busy and important month for the Optimist Club of Gettysburg.  Two of the most important fund raising projects of the Optimist year occurred during the last two weeks of the month.  The Blue Gray Youth Soccer Parking Project and the Second Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament commanded the clubs attention and produced very positive results.  A large turnout of members and supporters were on hand to make sure that our contributions to 19 youth related programs were met for 2012 and beyond.  A special “Thank You” to Don Davis, Soccer Parking Chairman, and Chairman Don Ferrara, Second Annual Gettysburg Golf Tournament for their extra, hard work and leadership.

It never seems to fail that no matter how busy Optimist members are, they come together for the youth of Gettysburg.  I thank all members for contributing  their time and talents to make both events a BIG success and also extend my sincere appreciation to hundreds of participants and supporters who sponsored and attended both events. The Gettysburg Optimist Club could not do what they do without their enthusiastic participation.

More than 300 photos of the Golf Tournament have been posted to the clubs website at  for members and supporters to review and download.  Already more than 19 unique visitors have been driven to the site and accessed the photos. It is very rewarding to know that our efforts have such a fine following.

Junction Creative Solutions has written a Blog post and national press release concerning the Optimist Clubs efforts at the Second Annual Golf Tournament.  That posting is available at

The club continues their service in June with this months first regular membership meeting on Wednesday, June 6.  The meeting will get underway at 6:30 pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion.  Brent Smith and Joe MacDowell are the Food Committee for this meeting.  I welcome all members and those interested in learning more about the Optimist Club of Gettysburg to come by for a visit.