Gettysburg Optimist Club Meeting November 3  20021

The Gettysburg Optimist Club met on Wednesday, November 3,2021,at Dunlap’s Restaurant. President Gary Rappoldt opened the meeting with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by  a social time from 6:00-6:30. The Business session was called to order by Gary after dinner at 6:30.

Business Session

President Rappoldt moved that the minutes from the previous meeting be approved. This was done.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy Smith reported on funds. Randy also proposed contributing funds to certain specific organizations. This was approved. Also $ was approved for the Gettysburg Fire Company.

Joe Macdowell reported final information regarding the Giving Spree.

Wine Festival- Was a successful fundraiser. Great job Brian Skidmore and all who participated.

Oyster Feed  3/12 Wayne Hill reported that there will be an increase in ticket prices.

Holiday Party – Guest tickets will be $10. Dan Mattern will be Santa.

Basketball  Chris Bender/Marci Cropp  Signups will be December 11, 9-11, Lincoln Elementary.

Member Discussion

A location is needed for our next meeting in January. Various ideas and suggestions were discussed .

Gary mentioned that the annual STARS event will be held in April.

Doug Miller is working on a program for the Respect for Law Program.


11/5/2021 Giving Spree

12/7/2021 Holiday Party RSVP Stacy

December 16 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

1/8/2022 Optimist Basketball and all Saturdays thru January and February

3/12/2022 Oyster and Shrimp Feed

5/19/2022 Golf Tournament

Next Meeting  12/7/21  Holiday Party


President Gary ended the meeting at 8:10pm with a recitation of the Optimist Pledge.

Optimistically submitted, Fred Darling