Meeting Minutes – June 7, 2023

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 6 PM at SavorHood Gettysburg. We had an opportunity to experience the Savorhood food hall and bar’s many varied choices of eateries and beverages. Thank goodness for boxes to go for the food I could not finish. We had 17 members present and 3 prospective membership guests for our meeting. President Gary welcomed all in attendance.     

Business Meeting: 

  1. Secretary’s Report: Approved. 
  2. Treasure’s report: Approved  
  3. President’s Report: 
    1. Gary welcomed Heather & Daniel Pyle along with Rich Ludwig and all are considering joining the Gettysburg Optimist Club. 
    2. Our next social event will be on Wednesday 6/21, 6PM at Fourscore Brewery, Gettysburg 
    3. July 19 is our annual Family Picnic at Hill’s, 6PM. Contact Us for Location.
    4. August 2 is our next meeting; we will be hosting the 4th Quarter Zone and we’ll be at Rec Park 
    5. It is time for officer nominations. Contact Gary if you have an interest or can think of someone who would make a good officer. Many have served as past Presidents once and some twice. This is an opportunity to bring your experience to the club.  

 Old Business 

  1. Optimist Basketball (Chair Chris Bender & Brian Skidmore) 
  2. Respect for Law (Chair Doug Miller) 
  3. Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Parking (Chair Brian Skidmore) 
    1. 9/9 & 10  
    2. The sign-up sheet was passed around at meeting. For those of us who did not sign-up please be in touch with Brian. Email: [email protected] we need all hands on deck to help at  this important fund-raising event. 
    3. Work in progress with details to be worked out. 
  4. Adams County Foundation Giving Spree (Chair Joe MacDowell & Fred Darling) 
  5. RIF & Environmental Ed (Chair Lyne Aurand) 
  6. Golf Tournament Fundraiser (Chair Dan Mattern) 
    1. Held on May 18, this was our most successful golf tournament ever. Dan thanked all members for their help. We had a record number of sponsors and golfers which = our best income tournament to date. With this accomplished, Dan is stepping back and handing the reins to Gary to be chairman for next year 2024. Thank you Dan.
  7. Brian had previously suggested a meeting in the fall to bring your adult child or friend. We are thinking this will be for our September 6 meeting.  
  8. This is simply a reminder from our May 6th meeting: several members voiced their opinion that Activities Account funds be spent only on Activity Expenses. Members should pay for their monthly meals from the General Account. If the meal cost exceeds the allowance, then pay the additional from pocket. The specifics will be presented at the next meeting by the Board of Directors. Approved by general membership vote at our 1-4-2023 meeting: to pay for guests and guest speakers from Activities Account at meetings. 
  9. Little League Baseball  
    1. Al reported we should  investigate sponsorship signage and Daryl agreed to make a contact.  

New Business 

  1. Optimist Social at Four Score Gettysburg June 21 @ 6PM 
  2. Optimist Family Picnic at Wayne & Sue Hill’s July 19 @ 6PM 
  3. Next meeting, 4th Quarter Zone Meeting, August 2 @ Rec Park, Gettysburg (Fireman’s Pavilion) 

Upcoming Dates: 

  • 6-21 Social evening at Fourscore Brewery 6PM  
  • 7/19 Optimist family picnic at Wayne & Sue Hill’s 6PM 
  • 8/2  4th Quarter Zone Meeting, Gettysburg will host at Rec Park (Fireman’s Pavilion) 6PM 
  • 8/16 Social evening at Fourscore Brewery 6PM 
  • 9/6 Regular Meeting, Gettysburg Community Theater guests 
  • 9/9 & 9/10 Wine and Music Festival Parking 
  • 10/4 Installation Meeting 
  • 10/13 Board Meeting and calendar planning 

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary