The primary focus of this Optimist business meeting was to review the final details for the Optimist Golf Tournament tomorrow.   See below for more information.  Joe and Sam provided a delicious meal of pork, baked potatoes, salad and rolls.  The beets and pineapple upside down cake received special accolades.


President Notes: If you would like to provide the meal for the June 4th meeting please contact Kris.

Daryl and Frank have agreed to provide the meal on June 18th.


We need to have volunteers for the President, VP, Secretary and BOD positions this year.  Please contact Kris if you would be interested in stepping into a position.


The Atlantic Central District is accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame.  If you would like to nominate a living or posthumous member for this honor please contact Kris.  The requirements are as follows: continuous member for at least 10 years, held one of these positions (Governor, Lt, Gov., District Secretary/Treasurer, or Distinguished President), and served as a district committee chair or served on 2 district committees.


Golf Tournament:  The big day is tomorrow.  Bruce appreciates everyone’s hard work and he is looking forward to a successful tournament.  He worked tirelessly to try and win a spot in the Guinness book for the number of emails related to one event.  Please don’t be upset if your inbox looks a little empty in the coming weeks.  We have 26 confirmed Foursomes for tomorrow’s one o’clock tee-time.  Volunteers, please try and be there by 11am.  There will be contests for Green of Gold, Putting, and Closest to the Pin.  Prizes will be awarded.


Soccer Parking: Don is set for volunteers for the parking this weekend.  He will send a reminder email to those involved.


Respect for Law: Doug has selected a representative from the Adams County Youth Advocacy Center to receive this award June 18th.


Upcoming Events: Golf Tournament: May 22, 2014

Hoss’s Fundraiser: May 24, 2014

Third Quarter Zone Meeting-June 23, 2014-Alexander’s Restaurant (York)

Fourth Quarter Zone Meeting/Pig Roast-August 20, 2014 (Lake Heritage)


Next Meeting: June 4, 2014 at Lake Heritage Pavilion

June 18, 2014 at Lake Heritage Pavilion (Respect for Law Day)


Member Kudos: Special thanks to the chefs Joe and Sam for the great meal.

Congrats to Stacy for the article in Chamber Chat which highlighted the success Biggerstaff’s Catering.

Great job Mark and Marci for your contributions to the Wounded Warrior project.

It’s that time of year again and we are back at Lake Heritage pavilion for our meeting tonight at 6:30pm.

For the summer months, the Optimist Club of Gettysburg will once again move the meetings to the pavilion at Lake Heritage.  Our meeting this week is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30pm.  We will be making our final preparations for the Golf Tournament.

Upcoming Events: Think Golf!  We are in the home stretch for planning for this big fundraiser which is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd.  There are approximately 17 gold sponsors and 24 foursomes committed.  We are happy to accept additional sponsors and foursomes, along with gifts to use for awards and prizes.  Workers are asked to arrive at the Links at 11a.m. as the golfers are expected to be arriving around noon.


Don has enough volunteers for the Soccer Tournament Parking over Memorial weekend.  He will send a reminder email with the schedule prior to the event.   Marci has worked on parking flyers to handout ahead of time to encourage patrons to go to our lot.


Mark G. and Walt will represent the Optimists at the Dollars for Scholars program on 5/28/14.


Public Relations: The Club has locked-in the domain names for our website and


Officer Nominations: We are looking for volunteers for the following positions: President, VP, and Secretary.  Tom agreed to stay on as Treasurer, but he would like someone to consider being the Treasurer-in-training.  There is also room on the Board of Directors if anyone is interested.  Elections will take place Wednesday, August 6th.


Other notes:

Well wishes to Al as he recovers from a double knee replacement.

We received word from the Optimists of East York that Tom McGlynn is currently in hospice care.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.


Upcoming Meeting: Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion.

Please join us for a regular business meeting tonight at 6:30pm at Mamma Ventura’s.

The next regular business meeting for the Optimist Club is scheduled on Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30pm at Mamma Ventura’s.   May will be a busy month as we prepare for the Golf Tournament so please plan to attend.