Optimist Club of Gettysburg

Meeting minutes

January 7, 2015

Special meeting location: Adams County Arts Council, S. Washington St.

Attending: 19 members, 1 guest (Chris Glatfelter, Exec. Dir.)

*Annual Dues are due.*  $200 For the full year, or, $50 per quarter. Please make checks payable to:

Optimist Club of Gettysburg, and send to  PO Box 3035, Gettysburg, PA    17325

Or bring them to a meeting.

Thank you!

Stacey (Biggerstaff’s Catering) provided the dinner and dessert.

Chris Glatfelter thanked the club for our regular support and provided an overview of opportunities and activities for 2015. Their mission is to cultivate an arts rich community. Their building is available for rent for small and large groups from formal  dinners to a house full of youngsters with finger paints.

Classes of every variety are available throughout the year. They include painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, art camps, music, cooking, and many more for adults and children. Rotating art and sculpture exhibits are often on display. Check out their web site at www.adamsarts.org  Donations and memberships are always welcome.

President Kris presented a check in the amount of $500. for their work with youth.

Youth basketball starts this Saturday, January 10th, at the Gettysburg Middle School, beginning at 9AM. Helpers are needed – no experience needed. It’s fun!  Join us.

Bruce reported on the Golf Tournament (May 21st) and has scheduled a committee meeting after the next meeting (Jan 21st). Every member should strive to sign up a golf foursome, and, continue to think of area contacts and business people you patronize or know of. Then take the literature Bruce will supply you by email, and make a call. Sign them up as a gold sponsor (preferred) and /or ask them to consider a gift or a gift in kind (food, door prizes of value). Our goal this year is $12,000.

Oyster Feed – our job is to sell tickets!!! We get very few walk-ins  so that pre sale of tickets is our only chance to have a successful fund raiser.

New members Dan Mattern and Robert Dicken were inducted into the club tonight. Congratulations!!

Congratulations also to our long time and faithful member Sam Isenberger who became a life member at the meeting – President Kris presiding.

The STARS breakfast sponsored by the Optimist Club will be January 21st. The start time was unknown (by the club) as of this writing. Members are invited to attend.

The 2nd QTR Zone meeting will be held March 12th at 6:30PM at the American Legion Bldg., in Hummelstown. Joe MacDowell is planning to attend. Others are welcome.

Tom Barako reported the Christmas Play netted about $3800. And was enjoyed by over 300 children of all ages. Kudos to chmn. Doug Miller.

Next meeting January 21st at Mama Ventura’s, dinner at 6:30. Come early and enjoy a beverage and some good company!

Optimistically, Joe MacDowell