The Optimist Basketball continues as regularly scheduled this weekend.  There will be a photographer present on Saturday to take individual and team photos during practice.  Please remember to bring your order forms!

Guest: The Club had a wonderful presentation by Carrie Stuart who is the President of Adams County Chambers.  She talked with us about the Adams County Economic Education Foundation. This foundation supports youth in several ways, including Senior Self Improvement which is given to a student from each of the Adams County school districts.  The applicants must submit a written statement along with 2 references. The winner is selected based on improvement in areas such as attendance, attitude, behavior, grades, and service to others.  The selected recipients will receive a $500 cash prize.  Four runners up will receive a $100 cash prize.

There is also a local mentoring program where students and community leaders commit to a 2 year partnership.  The students have monthly training sessions.  The goal is to expose at risk youth to positive leaders in the community to foster self-esteem, career planning, and improved academics.

There is also a career awareness portion of the foundation which helps to prepare students for the future.  There is an annual Career Fair held at Gettysburg College.  Students spend a half day on campus.  They have the opportunity to attend three different career presentations (out of a possible 65) to learn about their interests.

In cooperation with HACC-Gettysburg the foundation offers an “Introduction to Manufacturing and Business” course which combines classroom learning at HACC with 9 weeks of on-site business instruction in the local community.  Carrie received a $1250 donation from the Optimist Club for this foundation which benefits so many local youth.

 

Treasurer Report:  The final totals from the Magic Show are in.  As a result of many generous donations the Club surpassed its fundraising goal for this event by more than $1000.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

Basketball: We have had a 2 week break, but returned to the courts this Saturday.  A photographer dispensed order forms for team and individual pictures.  The photographs will be taken Saturday, March 1st.  10% of proceeds from the photographs will go to the Optimist Club.

Stars Program: Joe attended this program last month.  He offered a few words about the Club and the events that we support.  Many of the award recipients recalled participating in Optimist Basketball or receiving a book from the RIF program.

Oyster & Shrimp Feed: March is fast approaching along with the much-loved Annual Oyster and Shrimp Feed.  The feed is slated for Saturday, March 8th from 12-3pm at the Gettysburg Fire Hall.  Tickets are $35 and it is strongly encouraged to order tickets prior to the event.  All able-bodies are asked to come and support this fundraising event. Set up for the feed will occur on Friday, March 7th at 6:30pm at the Fire Hall.  Currently, Daryl, Mark C., Bill, Tom, Joe, Don D., Fred, Kris and Walt have signed up for set-up.  Daryl, Mark C, Marci, Bill, Tom, Joe, Don D, Fred, Walt, Jean, Darlene, Kris, and Mindy have signed up for the feed.  Please email Wayne (waynehill743@outlook.com) with the number of tickets you have sold or if you would like to help on the 7th or 8th.   More information may be found here.

Golf Tournament: The deposit has been put down to reserve the Links for our golf tournament on Thursday, May 22nd.  Please continue to seek out golfers and sponsors.  More information may be found here.

Hoss’s Fundraiser: The club’s next fundraiser at Hoss’s is scheduled for Saturday, March 15th.  Please encourage your friends and family to attend as 20-25% of proceeds will go to the club.  Joe is picking up vouchers for the event or you may print one from our website.

East York Optimist Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser: Tuesday, March 25th at 6:30pm.  This great event is All-You-Can-Eat for $40.  There will also be more than $1700 in prizes, so please consider supporting another wonderful Optimist organization.  Contact Walt (wjones@wilson.edu) for more information.

 

Upcoming Meetings: Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30pm at Mamma Ventura’s.

Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30pm at theArtCouncilBuilding

Come on out Optimist for a gathering this evening at 6:30pm at Mamma Ventura’s. We have lots to discuss as we get in gear for some of our big events, including the Oyster and Shrimp Feed and the Golf Tournament.

 

All of you basketball fans, Optimist Basketball is back this week after our 2 week break.  We will be passing out order forms for team and individual photos.  Pictures are scheduled for Saturday March 1st.  See you on the courts this Saturday, February 22nd.

 

Schedule:

Grade 1-3 Boys: 9-10am

Grade 1-3 Girls: 10-11am

Grade 4-6 Boys: 11-noon

Grade 4-6 Girls: noon-1pm

The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Oyster and Shrimp Feed is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 between noon and 3 pm. This year the popular event returns to the Gettysburg Fire Hall located at 35 North Stratton Street in Gettysburg.  The annual All U Can Eat Oyster & Shrimp Feed includes oysters (raw, steamed, stewed, and fried), steamed shrimp, ham, steak fries, beverage, and dessert for a donation of $35 per person!

All money raised contributes to supporting more than 19 local youth related programs and organizations throughout the Gettysburg area. For ticket reservations contact any Optimist Club of Gettysburg member or phone (717) 220-3416.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg has been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1958. Come on out and show your support for the Optimist Club of Gettysburg.  We hope to see you there!

Remember Optimists our next meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30pm at Mamma Ventura’s.

East coast supplies of shrimp and oysters will soon diminish as the time for Gettysburg’s most anticipated feast approaches.  The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Oyster and Shrimp Feed has been scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 between noon and 3 pm.

This year the popular event returns moves to the Gettysburg Fire Hall located at 35 North Stratton Steet, in Gettysburg.  The annual All U Can Eat Oyster & Shrimp Feed includes oysters (raw, steamed, stewed, and fried), steamed shrimp, ham, steak fries, beverage, and dessert for a donation of $35 per person!

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg invites the local community to join us for the afternoon. Although we come from all walks of life, Optimist Club Members share in the goal to make a difference in the lives of others, especially youth in our region.  The Optimist Oyster & Shrimp Feed is one of several fund raising projects the local club conducts in order to support more than 19 youth related programs throughout the Gettysburg area

“The Oyster & Shrimp Feed is an opportunity for the community to gather and support the youth in our community.  We have been hosting the Oyster & Shrimp Feed for over twenty five years, allowing our organization to further the Optimist’s mission of Bringing out the best in Kids” said Wayne Hill, Oyster & Shrimp Feed Chair, of the Optimist Club of Gettysburg.

This is your opportunity to join the “Friends of Youth” in supporting programs including; Optimist Youth Basketball, Youth Appreciation, Respect for Law, Reading is Fundamental, S.T.A.R.S., GHS Outdoor Education, Adams County School for Musical Theater, Holiday Family Outreach, GHS Musical Ensemble, Dollars for Scholars, Food Kitchen Meals and More, GHS Football, The Gettysburg Arts Council and more.  We need the support of the Gettysburg community to continue a 50 year tradition of providing these programs to our local youth!

For questions or to purchase tickets for the 2014 Oyster & Shrimp Feed, please contact the club.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg and Hoss’s Steak and Sea House are partnering up to raise money for the Optimist Club of Gettysburg. This is a great opportunity to take the family out for a meal at the Gettysburg Hoss’s location today, February 7, 2014 and help the “Friends of Youth” raise money to benefit the local club and its many youth related projects.  A paper must be printed and presented at order to ensure at least 20% of the proceeds are donated to the Optimist Club of Gettysburg.  For the paperwork, print from here.  We hope to see you out.  Thank you for your support.

The club meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m.  tonight (2/5/2014) has been cancelled due to the icy road conditions.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, 2/19/2014, at 6:30 p.m. at Mama Ventura’.