Optimist Club of Gettysburg

Meeting Minutes

May 4, 2022

Bring Out the Best in Kids

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 6:00 PM at Deatrick Village Community Center. We had 12 members present for our meeting. President Gary welcomed all in attendance for our fifth meeting in 2022. We had a lasagna dinner prepared by Daryl and assisted by Mark Cropp.   

Business Meeting:

  1. Secretary’s Report: Approved.
  2. Treasure’s report: Approved
  3. President’s Report: 
    1. Third quarter Zone meeting is 5/17 in York. Contact Gary if you want to attend.
    2. Face of America, FOA was a good experience on April 24. I had a lot of fun. This is a great event that our community has been part of for many years. I would like to see the Optimist members get out and support in the future.

Old Business

    4. Basketball Committee (Chairs Chris Bender & Brian Skidmore)

      1. Brian reported that at our June 1st meeting we will be recognizing all Optimist basketball coaches.

    5. Golf Committee (Chair Steve Burton)

             a. ALL HANDS-ON DECK, sign up sheet for volunteers will be circulated.

             b. Tom and Dan reported our date of May 19 is set and our promotion information and registration link is on The Links at Gettysburg website. We are asking members to be proactive in helping promote as well as reserving this day to help.

    6. Respect for Law (Chair Doug Miller)

              a. Event held 2/23/2022
              b. No report

7. Oyster & Shrimp Feed Committee (Chairs Wayne Hill & Stacey Schlosser)

  1. Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser canceled (3/13/2022)

8.Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking Committee (Brian Skidmore)

  1. 9/10 & 11/2022 Wine Festival Parking
  2. No report at this time.

9. Adams County Foundation Giving Spree (Chairs Joe MacDowell & Fred Darling)

  1. 11/3 ACCFGivingSpree.org 
  2. No report.

10. RIF & Environmental Ed (Chair Lyne Aurand)

  1. Money will be distributed in the Spring of 2023 after Wine Festival parking fundraiser.
  2. The amount in budget may be adjusted based on fundraising

New Business

11. 5/18/22 Dollars for Scholars recipient Caroline Roy, meet via Zoom, 6PM on both the district Facebook and Youtube accounts, where you see a thank you from Caroline. 

12. Meeting for June 1st location will be Lake Heritage Pavilion, Gettysburg, PA. Mark, Randy, and Gary have agreed to prepare a steak dinner. We will not offer a Zoom option for this meeting due to no Wifi availability. We will be recognizing volunteer “Optimist Basketball Coaches” at this meeting. You will want to mark this date on your calendar.

13. Summer meetings will be held at Lake Heritage pavilion. (6/1, 8/3, 9/7) Our July picnic location will be held at Wayne and Sue’s.

14. August 19-20 at Wyndham, Gettysburg is the Fourth Quarter Zone Convention. Gettysburg Optimist needs representation so mark this on your calendar. It will be in our backyard.

15. Our new promotion brochure will be ready soon. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • 5/17/2022 3rd Quarter Zone Meeting, York, contact Gary
  • 5/18/2022 Optimist social @ Fourscore Beer Co., Gettysburg 6PM
  • 5/18/2022 Dollars for Scholars recipient Caroline Roy, meet by Zoom
  • 5/19/2022 Optimist Golf Tourney, The Links at Gettysburg, 1PM tee time.
  • 6/1/2022 Optimist Meeting, location Lake Heritage Pavilion 6PM, Coach recognition
  • 7/20/2022 Optimist Family Picnic at the Hill’s
  • 8/19-20/2022 4th Quarter Joint Convention at the Wyndham, Gettysburg
  • 9/10 & 11/2022 Wine Festival Parking
  • 10/4/22 Officer Installation at Mansion House, Fairfield, PA
  • 11/3 Adams County Foundation Giving Spree

Respectfully Submitted,

Daryl Aurand, Secretary