The Optimist Club of Gettysburg has elected Kristopher Accardi Club President for the 2013-2014 year.  Accardi was sworn in to his term on October 2, 2013 during the installation banquet at the Dobbin House.  Accardi is one of the chapters youngest members and has been a dedicated member of the Optimist Club for over 2.5 years.


“I am looking forward to serving as the leader of such a dedicated group of individuals in the coming year, Accardi said. “I am proud of the work we do for children locally, and I hope t0 see our club strive in its efforts in the year ahead.”



He will be supported by Secretary, Mindy Accardi and Treasurer, Tom Barako.  We wish the new officers much success in the coming year!


The Optimist Club of Gettysburg has been supporting the youth of Gettysburg for over 55 years.  To learn more about the local organization visit


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