Optimist Meeting Notes 5/15/13

Governor Kathleen Manchec was present for our first outdoor meeting.  She handed out governors’ pins to all the members who were present.  She talked about the inspiration for the sneaker pin design.  She shared her experience training for marathons and how all the people along the way, family, friends and complete strangers supported her through her journey, hence the “Together We Succeed” Motto.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg received a framed print for our donation to Optimist International which President Craig Sweet received.


Former President, Mark Crop received recognition, along with former Secretary Joe Macdowell and (not pictured) past/current Treasurer Tom Barako because the Optimist Club of Gettysburg reached “honor” status last year .


Kathleen also updated us about the upcoming 4th Quarter District Meeting aka the “Optimist Convention” that is slated for August 16-18 at the Eisenhower Hotel.  She is looking for some local youth groups to help with the entertainment.  With the convention right in our back yard we are hoping for a strong showing of members from the Optimist of Gettysburg!

April began the 26 week membership marathon which will run through the end of the year.  Let’s all think of potential members that we can invite to future meetings.

Golf Tournament News: We have approximately 16 sponsors for the event which is up from last year.  We are shooting for approximately 100 golfers.  Interested golfers are still welcome to sign-up.  They may also show up at the Links on the day of the event Thursday, May 23rd.

Parking Lot News: The slots for May 25th and 26th are full.  Great job!  There are still 6 spots open for the August 24th and 25th.  Please think about taking a spot or filling an additional slot if you have already signed up.  Please let Don Davis know if you can help.

Other News:  The club approved a donation to the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation for the production of journals for the upcoming Road to Freedom program which helps to fight childhood obesity.  The Optimist Logo will go on the back of the journal which will be distributed through the Adams County Library System.

The Dollars for Scholars program will be Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm at the Gettysburg HS Auditorium.  If you would like to attend/participate please meet in the auditorium between 6:30 and 6:45pm.

There are 4 home games left for our Optimist-sponsored Little League team.  They play at the Rec Park on Field 1 on the following dates: Tuesday 5/21/13 @ 6pm, Tuesday 5/28/13 @ 6pm, Saturday 6/1/13 @ 1pm, and Tuesday 6/4/13 @ 6pm.

There is still one date open for an Optimist Chef(s) for our outdoor meeting on August 7th.  Please let Kris know if you would like to show us your cooking prowess.

The 3rd Quarter District Meeting will be held from 8-4pm on 6/1/13 in Reading.  Please notify Craig if you would like to join him.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion with dinner provided by Kris and Mindy.