Optimist Meeting Minutes 5-1-12

-Guests: We had a presentation from Judy Alder of the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation with a proposal for an Optimist sponsorship of the “Roads to Freedom” program.  This is a program that was formed in 2012 to help fight childhood obesity.  In Adams County, an estimated 32% of children in K-6 are considered overweight or obese.  Children participating in this program will follow clues for an outdoor “scavenger hunt”.  At each clue, the child will find a unique rubbing to add to a journal which will log their miles traveled.  Last year, more than 1600 miles were covered.  By supporting this program the Optimist logo would be displayed on the back cover of the journals dispensed to the children.

-Golf Tournament: Please contact Daryl (darylraurand@gmail.com) if you can be of assistance on the day of the event.  We have nearly 15 sponsorships at the moment.  A great goal would be to reach a record 20 sponsors, so keep seeking sponsorships!  There are also openings available for foursomes who would like to golf.

-Car Parking: On May 25th and 26th Don Davis still has 10 spots to fill. For August 24th and 25th he still has 8 spots to fill.  Please contact Don (davisd@yorkwall.com) if you haven’t signed up or if you can fill an additional spot.

-Optimist Baseball: Here is the schedule of local games for our sponsored Little League team.   If anyone is interested in getting a group together to cheer on our team please reply to mindyd01@hotmail.com and I will let the club know which date(s) has the most interest.

Date/Time:

Game (Visitor vs. Home) :

Location:

Thu 5/2/13 6pm

AOS vs. Optimist

LL Field 2, Gb

Thu 5/9/13 6pm

Optimist vs. Rotary

LL Field 1, Gb

Tue 5/14/13 6pm

AOS vs. Optimist

LL Field 1, Gb

Sat 5/18/13 3:30pm

Rotary vs. Optimist

LL Field 1, Gb

Tue 5/21/13 6pm

Rotary vs. Optimist

LL Field 1, Gb

Tue 5/28/13 6pm

Berm. Green Machine vs. Optimist

LL Field 1, Gb

Sat 6/1/13 1pm

Optimist vs. AOS

LL Field 1, Gb

Tue 6/4/13 6pm

Optimist vs. AOS

LL Field 1, Gb

 

-We will begin having our outdoor meetings starting with our next meeting.  We generally have volunteers sign up to provide meals.  We are in need of volunteers for the June 19th, August 7th, and September 4th meetings.  Please contact kristopheraccardi@gmail.com if you would like to take one of these dates.

-Saturday June 1st is the 3rd Quarter District Meeting in Reading.  Craig will be going.  Let him know if you would like to attend as well (craig@ldg.net).

-The 4th Quarter District meetings will be held in Gettysburg, at the Eisenhower Hotel August 16-18.  Details to follow. Look at your calendars because it would look great have a strong turnout of Gettysburg Optimists for this local event.

 

-Next meeting: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Lake Heritage Pavilion.  Joe and Mark G. will be providing the meal and we will be hosting the Boy Scouts.

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