The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory.  A delicious meatloaf dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering. President Brian Skidmore welcomed 16 members and 4 guests. Brian opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the invocation.

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report approved
  2. Treasure’s Report approved
  3. President’s Report
    1. 2nd quarter zone meeting attended on 2-19-19 by Brian Skidmore, Dan Mattern, and Gary Rapholdt
  4. Optimist Basketball Recognition
    1. Co-chairman Kris Accardi recognized volunteer coaches who were in attendance, Jim Hartnet (20 years of volunteering), Kyla Weatherly, and David Swain. Kris also recognized Mindy for her help as Co-chair and Chris Bender who has been a great help with running our Optimist Basketball Program. We served 139 youth with this program this winter.
  5. Committee Reports:
    1. Oyster / Shrimp Feed (Wayne and Stacey) – The date is March 16. Friday 3-15 @ 6PM preparation and set-up. Saturday 3-16 @ 9AM all hands on deck. Bring a dessert!
    2. Golf (Bruce) – The date is May 16. Every member is being asked to help get sponsors and foursomes. If all 33 Optimist members each get a $500.00 sponsor the Optimist Golf Tournament will be a huge success!!!! If you prefer Wayne, Daryl or Bruce will phone potential sponsors, just email name and phone number.
  6. The meeting was concluded by reciting the Optimist Creed.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 3-20-2019 Optimist Meeting 6 PM place To Be Determined.
  • 3-16-2019 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser @ Gettysburg Fire Hall, tickets $40/person, contact Wayne or Stacey for tickets
  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg
  • 5-17-19 Optimist Olympics(York Club)
  • 9-7 and 9-8-2019 Festival Parking –.

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary