Optimist Zone Meeting – August 02, 2023

Optimist Club of Gettysburg Meeting Minutes – August 2 2023

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, August 2,2023, at the Gettysburg Rec Park. The club hosted the Fourth Quarter Zone Meeting. We had 11 club members present as well as two Zone representatives from Lancaster. Gary welcomed all of our visitors to our meeting.

Stacey Green provided a delicious dinner which all enjoyed.

Speaker, Lieutenant Governor Sue Grimm shared a slide presentation regarding her experiences in Sierra Leone, Africa. She was sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Her  presentation was entitled “A World Away” and focused on children’s activities in a village. It was very interesting and informative.

Marci commented:
Pick of the County nominations are complete. I’m happy to report that the Optimist Club of Gettysburg was selected as one of the top 5 in the Non profit category.

Now we need votes to secure the Top position and carry on the legacy in our category! We need voters! Here’s how!
– Go to https://www.gettysburgtimes.com/pick_of_the_counties/#// or pull the form from the Gettysburg Times Newspaper
– Select Helping Hands
– Vote Optimist Club of Gettysburg for Non-Profit

While voting, why not vote for other member’s businesses and organizations? I see where many Optimist members are competing for some great awards; ACNB, Bigerstaff’s, RMF (2 categories), Rosie’s (4 categories), Salzman King and many more. Please share the love. After all… they support the Optimist Club all year long!!! We are stronger together!

Brian Skidmore mentioned that more volunteers are needed for the Wine and Music Festival  9/9 and 9/10. If you are available, please reach out to him.

Upcoming Dates:

8/16  Social Evening  Foursquare – 6:00pm
9/6 Regular Meeting – Deatrick Village Community Center
9/9-910 Wine and Music Festival
10/4 Installation Meeting
10/13 Board Meeting

Optimistically  Submitted, Fred Darling