Hello Optimists, I was informed today that the STARS breakfast scheduled for tomorrow, January 30, 2019 has been postponed.  The new date will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8am.  The breakfast will be in the high school cafeteria and as of right now Tom Barako, Dan Mattern, and myself plan on attending.  I hope everyone has fun in the snow tonight!

Optimistically, Brian 

Basketball on Court

Reminder the Optimist Basketball season continues this Saturday.

Saturday, January 26th—
Grade 1-3 Boys 9-10am
Grade 1-3 Girls 10-11am
Grade 4-6 Boys 11-12pm
Grade 4-6 Girls 12-1pm

If you would still like to sign your child up please register with the following link: http://gettysburgoptimist.org/news/2018youthbasketball/  Paperwork MUST be filled out prior to participation.

Click here to see the schedule: Gettysburg Optimist Basketball Schedule 2019

Questions? Contact us via email: gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com, Facebook or phone: 717-220-3416.

Gettysburg’s most anticipated feast is accepting reservations.

The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Oyster and Shrimp Feed has been scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2019 between noon and 3 pm. Once again, this year’s popular event is at 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, beverages, and desserts for a donation of $40 per person!

NEW This year. Online reservations and payments.  Here’s how it works.

Fill out the information.
We will send you a paypal invoice which doubles as your donation receipt.
You can pay online using your paypal account or any credit card in advance to secure your tickets.  Note there is a $2 convenience fee for each ticket purchased but it guarantees your ticket & makes paying so much easier!  We will hold your tickets at door for easy entry the day of the event.  So you don’t have to worry about losing them or leaving them at home the day of the event.

For any questions you may also contact the club.  Tickets are limited.  So order yours today!

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory.  A delicious roast turkey dinner with apple dumplings for dessert was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Brian Skidmore welcomed (15) members. Brian opened the evening with the pledge of allegiance and gave the invocation.

Business Meeting:

  1. Walt Jones presented results that our club members had voted on from a previous meeting for aiding in selecting the students that are awarded “Gettysburg Optimist Club Academic Award” scholarship as part of the Dollars for Scholars. This is (2) $1,000.00 scholarships one for a graduating boy and one for a girl who are continuing their education at a 2/4 year college.
  2. Committee Reports:
  3. Basketball (Kris and Mindy) – Mindy reported that Optimist Basketball is underway and after the first (2) Saturdays we have approximately 140 players. We really could use some help for Kris and Mindy especially from 9 to 11 AM. Once again our program is a success and special kudos to Mindy and Kris for their hard work.
  4. Oyster / Shrimp Feed (Wayne and Stacey) – The date is set for March 16.
  5. Golf (Bruce) Every member is being asked to help get sponsors and foursomes. If all 33 Optimist members each get a $500.00 sponsor the Optimist Golf Tournament will be a huge success!!!! If you prefer Wayne, Daryl or Bruce will phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number.
  6. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 1-19 Gettysburg Optimist Basketball @ Gettysburg Middle School
  • 1-26 Gettysburg Optimist Basketball @ Gettysburg Middle School
  • 1-30 STARS breakfast, 8AM @ Gettysburg Area High School
  • 2-2 Gettysburg Optimist Basketball @ Gettysburg Middle School
  • 2-6 Gettysburg Optimist Meeting, 6PM @ Gettysburg Seminary Valentine Hall room 206
  • 2-9 Gettysburg Optimist Basketball @ Gettysburg Middle School
  • 2-16 Gettysburg Optimist Basketball @ Gettysburg Middle School
  • 2-19 2nd Quarter Zone Meeting, 6PM call President Brian if your attending
  • 2-20 Gettysburg Optimist Meeting, 6PM @ Gettysburg Seminary Refectory
  • 2-23 Gettysburg Optimist Basketball @ Gettysburg Middle School
  • 3-16-2019 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser @ Gettysburg Fire Hall, tickets $40/person, contact Wayne Hill for tickets
  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg

 

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2019

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg, Board of Directors met on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at “Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary”. Present at this meeting were Brian Skidmore, Tom Barako, Mindy Accardi, Dan Mattern, Marci Cropp, Chris Bender and Daryl Aurand.

Business Meeting:

  1. President Brian opened the board meeting by thanking all officers and board members for attending and being committed to the “Optimist Club of Gettysburg”.
  2. Mindy presented to the board that Kris and herself have been chairing and running our basketball program for (6) years and are seeking someone to run the weekly sessions.  We acknowledged the time and effort put into this event by Kris and Mindy and many thanks for their leadership and participation.
  3. Marci spoke on behalf of our website and the increased number of times people are on our site. Marci also brought to our attention how the activity has increased with our Optimist Basketball Program in full swing. With this she is advertising our oyster/shrimp feed with the capability for patrons to order tickets on line.

Another addition will be promoting our golf tournament on our website.

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

Basketball on Court

Reminder the Optimist Basketball season continues this Saturday.

It is also Photo Day by Brienna Richelle Photography. Please remember to bring along your order form or arrive early to fill it out.

Saturday, January 19th—
Grade 1-3 Boys 9-10am
Grade 1-3 Girls 10-11am
Grade 4-6 Boys 11-12pm
Grade 4-6 Girls 12-1pm

If you would still like to sign your child up please register with the following link: http://gettysburgoptimist.org/news/2018youthbasketball/  Paperwork MUST be filled out prior to participation.

Click here to see the schedule: Gettysburg Optimist Basketball Schedule 2019

Questions? Contact us via email: gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com, Facebook or phone: 717-220-3416.

We closely monitoring the weather conditions for our weekend sessions.  Note that we are not in the habit of cancelling sessions.  However, safety is of utmost importance. If we feel that it is necessary to cancel any Optimist Basketball sessions due to weather, we will announce that on our website, Facebook, twitter, google+ and the radio station 107.7 as soon as possible. As always please stay safe in your travels and if you can’t make a session, we understand.

Meeting: Wednesday January 16, 2019 @ The Refectory 6PM social and 6:30 dinner.

Daryl Aurand, secretary

Basketball on Court

Our 2019 Basketball Program is underway.  Due to an overwhelming turn out week after week, we are seeking additional parents or young adults that would be interested in assisting with Coaching. You don’t have to be a player or even know how to play.  Optimist members Mindy and Kris run the program and provide the instruction. We are seeking volunteers to work with small groups of youth on the court to reinforce the techniques being taught, reinforce positive sportsmanship and act as a role model for the players.  The program runs every Saturday for the next 7 weeks from 9am-1pm at the GAMS. Volunteers do not have to volunteer for every week and for all 4 hours.  Any time volunteering is appreciated.

It’s very easy to participate.  Fill out the following form and apply for the clearance using the link in the PDF.  Email your form to gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com and we will reach out to discuss time and date availability.  It’s a great opportunity to continue a 60+ year tradition and give back to the youth in your community.

Thank You

Check out Week 2 photos!

Basketball on Court

Reminder the Optimist Basketball season continues this Saturday.

Saturday, January 12th—
Grade 1-3 Boys 9-10am
Grade 1-3 Girls 10-11am
Grade 4-6 Boys 11-12pm
Grade 4-6 Girls 12-1pm

If you would still like to sign your child up please register with the following link: http://gettysburgoptimist.org/news/2018youthbasketball/  Paperwork MUST be filled out prior to participation.

Click here to see the full schedule: Gettysburg Optimist Basketball Schedule 2019

We continue to seek assistance with Coaching for our Optimist Basketball Program.  We have had an overwhelming turn out for our first weekend and youth continue to be registered daily.  You don’t have to be a player or even know how to play.  Optimist members Mindy and Kris run the program and provide the instruction. We are seeking volunteers to work with small groups of youth on the court to reinforce the techniques being taught, reinforce positive sportsmanship and act as a role model for the players.  The program runs every Saturday for the next 7 weeks from 9am-1pm at the GAMS. Volunteers do not have to volunteer for every week and for all 4 hours.  Any time volunteering is appreciated!

Questions? Contact us via email: gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com, Facebook or phone: 717-220-3416.