Our next meeting is Wednesday June 5th at the Refectory, 6 PM social and 6:30 dinner and meeting. Our speaker is “Sue Hill” and the topic is on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Sue will be sharing her experience from the trip she recently made

We are opening this meeting up to spouses, significant others, and guests.  Dinner cost $10.00

Please RSVP Tom Barako if you will be attending
Cell: 717-321-5547

Optimistically, Daryl Aurand / Secretary

The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament is set for Thursday,16 May, 2019 with tee off scheduled for 1:00 pm at the Links at Gettysburg. 

The 9th Annual Golf Tournament features contests including a Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Green of Gold, and Putting contests with awards to the top three finishing foursomes.

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 the youth in our region.  The Annual Golf Tournament 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.

For more information on the golf tournament, visit our website or call us at 717.220.3416

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Valentine Hall.  A delicious dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Brian Skidmore welcomed 11 members and 5 guests. Brian opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and Chris Bender gave the invocation. We had a great evening of fellowship.

Speaker:  Key Club advisors Tomi Bennett and Amanda Lain presented student members Barley Hoffman, Deepinder Kaur, and Tiger Frenette who helped us with our Oyster/Shrimp Feed. The Key Club currently has over 90 members and are involved in over 3,000 community service hours.

President Brian and our club members thanked these young people for helping make our oyster feed a success and all they do for our community.

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasurer’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
  4. Committee Reports:
  5. Golf (Bruce) “Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament” approximately 24 foursomes/sponsors are registered and we have room for 12 more 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.
    3. Bruce will be emailing a sign-up sheet for helping at the golf tournament. We need all hands on deck to make our event a success.

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:

  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 5-17-19 Optimist Olympics(York Club) 9AM York City Ice Arena
  • 6-5-2019 Regular Meeting @ Refectory – Sue Hill will speak on the Lewis and Clark Trail
  • 9-7 & 9-8-2019 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking (Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce)

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary