Wednesday May 1, 2019 Meeting

Place: Valentine Hall Seminary

Time: 6 PM Social

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 6:00pm at O’Rorke’s Restaurant in Gettysburg. Everyone enjoyed an excellent dinner selected from the menu.

President Brian Skidmore welcomed 13 members and two guests. Brian opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation.

Speaker: Ted Hill of Theodore Productions. Ted provides the Magic Show for the Optimist Club and also has an animated dinosaur production called the “Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Show”.

Business Meeting:

Secretary’s Report approved
Treasurer’s Report approved
President’s Report

Committee Reports:

Golf Outing – May 16 Bruce Bradshaw reported that the outing is getting close. It looks like 24-25 teams but hoping for more. There will be no meeting on May 15 due to the Golf Outing.

Special Olympics will be on May 17 (York Club). This event will begin at 9:00am at the York City Ice Arena. Members interested in attending please contact Brian Skidmore.

Wine Festival Parking September 7-8 Mark your calendars and pray for rain.

May 22 Dollars for Scholars

Next Meeting May 1, 2019 at Valentine Hall

Closing Remarks
Walt Jones – May 2 will be the Eisenhower Senior Self-Improvement Awards at Gettysburg High School, 7:30 am. All members are invited. A great breakfast will be served !!

Wayne Hill – Reminder that Sue Hill be presenting a program at the June 5 meeting about the “Lewis and Clark Expedition” at the June 5 meeting.

President Brian closed the meeting leading a recitation of the Optimist Creed.

Optimistically submitted, Fred Darling

Good afternoon everyone!  I just want to remind you that Wednesday’s Optimist meeting will be held in the rooms upstairs at O’Rourke’s in Gettysburg.   The meeting will be at its regular time, 6pm.  Hope to see you there!

Optimistically, Brian Skidmore

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, April 4, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory.  A delicious baked chicken dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. Vice President Marci Cropp welcomed 15 members and 1 guest. Marci opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and Bill Pyron gave the invocation. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Speaker:  Elida Murray, Executive Director of Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center


Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasurer’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
  4. Committee Reports:
    1. Oyster / Shrimp Feed (Wayne and Stacey) – another successful oyster/shrimp feed and thank you to all who helped make this event a success. The following are suggestions discussed at meeting that will be decided before next year’s event:
      1. Change oyster/shrimp feed time to 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Some comments were most people have arrived and are finished eating by 2:00 PM. Another comment was to consider when Optimist volunteers will eat.
      2. Wash oysters to be steamed Friday night and steam even more ahead on Sat prior to opening. Also, look into steamer baskets that had been used at old fire hall.
    2. Golf (Bruce) Every member is being asked to help get sponsors and foursomes.
      1.  Contact every family member and friend in the area that you know that plays golf and invite them.
      2. Any businesses that you work for or know ask them to be a sponsor. Show them a list of what we do for kids.

If all 32 Optimist members each get a $500.00 sponsor or foursome the Optimist Golf Tournament will be a huge success!!!!  If you prefer that Daryl, Wayne or Bruce phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number to them.

  1. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 4-17-2019 Regular Meeting at O’Rorke’s 6PM social, 6:30 meeting
  • 5-1-2019 Regular Meeting
  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 5-17-19 Optimist Olympics(York Club) 9AM York City Ice Arena
  • 9-7 & 9-8-2019 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking (Gettybg Ad Chambers of Commerce)

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary



The Gettysburg Optimist Club’s next meeting has been scheduled for 4-3-2019 @ the Refectory. 6:00 PM Social. 6:30 Dinner
The Guest speaker will be Elida Murray from Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Please join us for a wonderful evening with friends.