Optimist Meeting Minutes 11/7/12


11/28/12 (Wednesday) Next meeting at the Refectory beginning at 6:30pm with a board meeting to follow.

12/1/12 (Saturday) Gettysburg Holiday Parade at 7pm.  *Volunteers needed

12/8/12 and 12/15/12 (Saturday) Optimist Hoops registration 9-11a at Gettysburg Middle *Volunteers needed

12/12/12 (Wednesday) Optimist Holiday Party at the Refectory.


President Report:

– We continue to keep our thoughts with our fellow Optimist who have undergone recent surgery.

-Eight Optimist members are invited to a Boyscout gathering on Thursday 11/29/12 at 6:30pm at the Links as a Thank you for our donation.  Contact Craig for more information.


Treasurer Report:

-$2000 has been donated to the Holiday Outreach Program.

-We are well on our way to our fundraising goal from the Magic Show.


Secretary Report:

-The new Optimist phone number (717) 220-3416 is already ringing.  The number is available on Facebook and the Optimist website.  It currently forwards calls to Marci and Mark Cropp, and myself.  If anyone else would like to be added please let me know.

-Unfortunately, the Gettysburg Halloween Parade was cancelled due to the effects of Superstorm Sandy.   The Christmas Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday December 1, 2012 at 7pm.  It will begin at the old Visitor Center.  Don’t miss your chance to wear Santa hats and Reindeer antlers.  Volunteers are needed to pass candy and carry the banner.  We are registered for this event, so please contact Mindy if you would like to participate.

-GASD approved the use of the school for Optimist HoopsVolunteers are needed for registration on Saturday, December 8th and 15th at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria from 9 – 11am.  The dates for the various sessions will be January 12th, 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 23rd, March 2nd, and 9th. (We do not have a session over Presidents’ Weekend).  Further details to come after registration is complete.  Please think about participating in this great program even if you can’t make it every week.

-The Optimist Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at the Refectory.  More information to come, but the cost of adults and children over 12 will be $10.  Feel free to bring a bottle of wine and a gift costing less than $10 for any of your guests that will be visiting Santa.