Guests: We had our Respect for Law Day which gives the club the opportunity to honor a well-deserving community member who is committed to cultivating a respect for law in our youth.  The club presented this year’s award to Joanna Russello who is an attendance specialist at Adams County Children and Youth Services.  She was accompanied by her husband, Sal and her son, Sonny.  Her co-workers Scott Birdsall and Lynne Alwine also came out to show their support.  Joanna has been employed by CYS for 7 years.  In her current position she focuses on truancy prevention.  She assists Adams County school systems in developing strategies to combat truancy and she helps to educate parents and students on the consequences of truancy.  She shared examples of how CYS impacts local families.  Joanna graciously accepted the award and wanted to share the recognition with her fellow employees at Adams County Children and Youth Services.


Golf: Again the tournament was very successful and we appreciate everyone’s help.  We look forward to using this money to support local youth programs.  Thank you notes are in the process of being sent out.  Don’t hesitate to personally thank our sponsors and golfers.  We hope to schedule a date for next year soon.


Soccer Parking: Don sent around a sign-up sheet for the soccer parking on August 23rd and 24th.  There are still a few slots open.  Please contact Don ( if you are able to help.


Other News: If anyone would like to go to the Third Quarter Zone Meeting (Monday June 23rd at 6pm-Alexander’s Restaurant in York) please RSVP Mindy ( by June 21st so that she can provide a headcount to the East York Club.  Cost is $15 per person.  Kris will be attending. 


There will not be an Optimist meeting the first week in July due to the holiday weekend.


Member Kudos:  Thanks to Doug for selecting a recipient and organizing the Respect for Law presentation.  Thanks to Frank and Daryl for a great meal of homemade sloppy joes!


Upcoming Events:  Board of Director Meeting:  Sunday, June 22nd at 4pm at Battlefield Brew Works.


Third Quarter Zone Meeting: Monday, June 23rd at 6pm at Alexander’s Restaurant in York.


Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion (Presentation: Meals and More/Walt and Fred will be providing dinner)


Officer elections: Wednesday, August 6th at 6:30pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion


Fourth Quarter Zone Meeting/Pig Roast: Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion


Wayne Hill-a-Palooza: Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm at the Hill’s home.