The Gettysburg Optimist Club met at the Pavilion on Wednesday, June 15. President Bruce Bradshaw opened the meeting at 7:00pm with a minute of silence. Then dinner was provided by members Walt Jones and Fred Darling.

After dinner President Bruce introduced the speaker for the evening, Mr.  Steve Niebler. Mr. Niebler is a member of Healthy Adams County Bike and Pedestrian Inc. His main topic was to inform everyone about the upcoming  Bike Rodeo, 8:45 am, July 9, at Gettysburg Recreation Park. The rodeo will feature a presentation by Trooper Myers from the Pennsylvania State Police. This will be at the Youth Activities Center behind the Charlie Sterner Building at rec park. There is no charge to participate. Steve also discussed plans for new bike paths in the area. Club members then asked Steve various questions.
Upcoming Dates:  July 6   NO MEETING
                                 July 20  Regular Meeting and Family Picnic
                                 August 3 Regular Meeting
                                 August 17 Regular Meeting and Zone Meeting/Pig Roast
                                 August 27 and 28 Soccer Parking

Treasurer’s Report: No report


Walt Jones mentioned that someone apparently has been hacking our membership roster and pretending to be a member recommending weight loss products and other items. Just be aware!

President Bruce commented about the recent launching of the USS Zumwalt, the newest class of Navy destroyers. The

USS Zumwalt sports advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on radar and reduce

the size of the crew.  It took 20 years to build.

Submitted by Fred Darling

The Gettysburg Optimist Club will meet Wednesday , June 15 , 6:00pm , at the Lake Heritage Pavilion. Please join us for a great meeting and an excellent dinner provided by Chef Fred and Chef Walt. Our speaker for the evening will be Mr. Steve Niebler , who will be informing us about an upcoming Bike Rodeo.  See you there !

The Gettysburg Optimist Club met Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Lake Heritage pavilion. President Bruce Bradshaw opened the meeting at 7:00pm with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by an outstanding dinner provided by Joe MacDowell and Tom Barako.

Following the dinner President Bruce introduced our speaker for the evening, Mrs. Darlene Resh, Developmental Education Coordinator for Penn State Extension. Darlene had a very informative slide presentation explaining the function of the 4H Clubs.  She said that 4H is a youth development  non-formal education program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for youth between the ages of 8 and 18. The mission is to help young people become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of a diverse society. The 4H Club has over 1000 school enrichment participants and over 200 in the traditional program. Darlene answered questions from members at the end of her program.

President’s Report:

Bruce and his wife Sue attended the Reading is Fundamental Day on April 29 at James Getty Elementary School. Bruce and Sue distributed books to the students and presented Principal Donna Harrison with a check for $1400  from the
Gettysburg Optimist Club.

Bruce and Daryl attended the  York Optimist Olympics on May 13,representing the Club. It was a very busy day with many participants.

Bruce represented the Gettysburg Optimist Club  on May 25 at the Dollars for Scholars  Academic Awards Ceremony, held at Gettysburg High School. Two $1000 checks each were presented to Olivia Young and Antonio Rinaldi.

Many thanks to those who assisted at Soccer Parking and the Golf Tournament, both very successful days.
Anyone interested in attending the Optimist Fourth Quarter Meeting to be held in Gettysburg this summer, please
contact Bruce.

Soccer Parking: Don Davis reported that soccer parking on May 28 and 29 went very well. The proceeds totaled $4252
for the club. Thank you to everyone who helped.

Golf Tournament: Bruce reported a very successful day. The proceeds for the club came to $10155. The Mulligan Package did well,$2000, and the Auction did well,$450. Thank you everyone who assisted for a great job!

Treasurer’s Report: Tom reported : General Fund-$2942     Activity Fund -$15816.74

June 15  Speaker will be a rep from Tractor Supply.
July 6     No Meeting
July 20   Family Picnic at the Pavilion
August 17  Zone Meeting and Pig Roast  at Pavilion

The York Optimist Club Pig Roast will be June 14. Anyone interested in going, please contact Kris Accardi.

Finally……….. Joe MacDowell found the club camera! At the bottom of a cooler.

Submitted by Fred Darling

The Optimist Baseball sign is up!