Welcome to Centerville Noon Optimist! “It’s not what we do…it’s why we do it.”

Watch our three-minute video presentation that explains how bringing out best in ourselves brings out the best in others.

 

The Noon Optimist Club of Centerville is a fellowship of people who get things done. We set examples and embrace an optimistic mindset for the community to see. We display leadership skills and working relationships locally, regionally and nationally. Whether you are searching for an outlet to give back and help your community or are looking for personal development, you will find what you are looking for in our club.

 

CNOtes – September 10, 2019 – Athletes in Action

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, it seems all we hear is like when the fellow in New York asking how to get to Carnegie Hall – practice – practice – practice. Yet, how do we get better if we don’t practice. Optimism is a gift. . A gift we should give away or share with another. That’s a practice, we need, to become a better Optimist. We have a fantastic Optimist club. We can only discover how good it is by joining our fellow members in all the activities that bring out the best in kids. We pray that all the old timers will let their enthusiasm rub off on the newbies. It’s a win win situation to the giver and receiver, but especially for the kids. Lord help us join with our members to be givers of Optimism. Amen!

Today’s Guests – WELCOME!

Guest Guest Of
Amy Bromberg With Speaker
Hailey Dunn Speaker
Stuart Grandlienard Optimist Club
JC Jones With Speaker
Leif Moore Speaker
Jared Wellman Speaker
Chris Wysong Debe Dockins
D Ralph Young Charlie Tapp

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Special Announcement

There is no lunch meeting at Yankee Trace on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The Presidential Installation dinner will be that evening instead.

Upcoming Community Events

10/15/2019 and 10/16/2019 – Haunted Trail at Forest Field Park.

Upcoming Social Events

  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center – There will NOT be a lunch at Yankee Trace that day
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace

CNO 2.0 Event

Thursday, September 19th, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at JD Legends in Franklin OH. The speaker will be Coach Anthony Grant of the University of Dayton Flyers. All members and guests of CNO and CNO 2.0 are always invited so please join us.

Committee Announcements

Paula and John Kalaman thanked CNO for the $2000 sponsorship of the Kalaman Memorial golf outing.  Proceed from the golf outing go to the John P. Kalaman Memorial scholarship fund. The Kalamans gave special thanks to CNO member Brian Nolan, who was chairman of the golf outing. Paula said that enough money was received to insure at least 2 more scholarships will be given.

Judy DeMarco announced that she is looking for nominations for the Community Champion Award.  Please refer to the CNO website for information about this award designed to recognize people in our community who are champions of children in the community.

Chris McAlpine, chair of Tri-Star soccer held last Friday, announced the event was a massive success. He also announced it was a total catastrophe. He was prepared for 100 participants because there were 50 last year. At least 150 kids showed up this year and we weren’t quite ready to handle that many.

Beth Duncan, social committee chair, said there are 8 spots left for the Keeneland trip on 10/10/2019. Please turn in your checks as soon as possible to guarantee your spot on the bus.

Gail Aiken, Haunted Trail chair, announced the trail will be on October 15, and 16, 2019 at Forest Field park. It is about a 1-mile walk and she needs volunteers to be trail guides.

Greg Griffin, chair of the Christmas Tree Lot, said it is 80 days until the lot opens. They have ordered 975 trees. We expect to sell out in just 2 weeks instead of 3. Please show up for your shifts as the lot will be busier than normal since Thanksgiving is late this year.

Today’s Speakers were from Athletes in Action

Mike Bevis introduced Jared Wellman, the local team leader from the “937” team of Athletes in Action, headquartered in Xenia, Ohio. With Jared today were Leif Moore, Hailey Brumfield Dunn, Joe Owens, and Amy Bromberg. They hope to have disciples on every college sport team in the “937” area code. There are 12 college athletic departments in that area. Athletes in Action was founded in 1966 by Dave Hannah and the sports ministry of Cru Ministries. “Our mission is to build spiritual movements everywhere through the platform of sports so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.”

Jared Presented a slide show that you can view here.

His first slide said, “Our vision is to see a day when there are Christ-followers on every team, in every sport, in every nation.” It continued, “Our mission is to build spiritual movements everywhere through the platform of sports so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.”

They are often asked why their mission targets sports. Jared said, “Because sports is a major influence in our culture and many cultures in the world.” He showed us a video showing how sports unites the players and fans. Sports is a common platform that has real influence.

Jared introduced Wright State University student athlete Hailey Brumfield Dunn. She said that she was recently married. Early in her college career she got involved by going to an Athletes in Action meeting.  She is passionate about spreading the word even though she is very introverted and quiet. It has impacted her spiritually and, in her sports, Cross Country and Track. Before joining Athletes in Action, she was having some personal issues and she knew something was missing. Her faith in God has renewed her passion for God and her sport. Hailey said had she not joined them, she may have quit her sports even though she truly loves running.

Hailey was discipled by Amy Bromberg who was also at today’s lunch. Hailey started her own disciple group during her junior year. There are now 12 in her group. She has seen God’s influence with her teammates and athletes from other colleges. She plans to help others start their own discipleships.

Jared next showed us 3 videos. The videos are listed below. One video was of student Mitchell Garrity, from UD Flyers basketball team. Mitchell said that Athletes in Action provided him the resources he needed to succeed. He initially struggled with the pressures of being a college student athlete. Having his faith is something he has been able to rely on.

Joe Owens, Senior Associate Athletics Director – Performance Enhancement, from UD spoke next. He said that students today are thought by older generations to not have grit. He said we should consider that younger people live in a different world than previous generations. Many more students are in therapy for anxiety than in the past. How would previous generations have reacted if they grew up in a world with technology everywhere? He said that entering college is a lousy time to lose your faith. Athletes will listen to other Athletes. He appreciates the efforts of Athletes in Action. Athletes need something that is not shifting and changing.

Jared said they were honored to speak to us today and if you want to get involved or donate, please get in contact with them.

Videos Shown to Us Today

CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019

Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.

Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Sam Pfabe September 11
Dawn Arrowood September 14

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Dean Heyne September 14 9/14/2016 3
Melissa DeShurko September 14 9/14/2016 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
JC Jones Mike Bevis 3rd Reading
Carol Smerz Wendy Hattan 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
David Ladd Spilled coffee on himself during Avenue of Flags delivery process.
Larry Larrimer Car issues caused record long Avenue of Flags delivery of 3.5 hours.
Bob Collins Car issues caused record long Avenue of Flags delivery of 3.5 hours.
Chris McAlpine, Scott Langer, Tom Henderson, Gary Smiga, Jesse Gaither, Jane Fiehrer, Fred Polizzi, Patrick Arehart, Mike Brubaker, Greg Griffin Tri-Star Soccer was too successful. Sergeant Tim Clemmer fined anyone remotely connected – and I do mean remotely!

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Paula Kalaman Happy the John Kalaman memorial scholarhip golf outing was successful and that they can offer at least 2 more scholarships.
Brian Nolan $10 Happy bucks for CNO and the Heart of Centerville business groups for the successful Kalaman memorial golf outing.
Rachel Goetz She volunteered at the recent Tri-star soccer event and she highly recommends others volunteer for this next year.
Kelly George Husband had the winning bid on a gift card basket at the Kalaman golf outing.
Vida McDowell Cookies on the lunch tables.
Debe Dockins Thank you to Mike Fanelli for volunteering at the recent “How-To Festival” at Woodburne library. He showed guests how to maintain their bicycles.
Debe Dockins On the library website, signups are now open for for the “Ghost Walk on Main”. The event is on 10/3/2019 and Debe is leading one of the groups. Spooky stories, food and beverages.
Jane Fiehrer Son’s band, The Johnson Treatment, is playing at the Taste of the Oregon District on 9/15/2019.

CNOtes – September 3, 2019 – Doug Flynn – Former Cincinnati Reds Baseball Player

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father for us to be known as Optimist it is best to be known
not by word of mouth or what’s printed on our shirts but by what we
do and how we act. Our Optimism membership is a 24/ 7 affair. Every
statement and action should tell the world that Optimism is the way to
embrace life. The cost of anything is how much of your life are we
willing to exchange it for. Just like money we can spend it any way
we want but only once. Continue to watch over us Lord and May we
always be proud, not of what we planted but what we have harvested.
Amen!

Today’s Guests – WELCOME!

Guest Guest Of
George Berglund Bob Bargmeyer
Mike Cline Scott Langer
Ann Crichton Mike Bevis
Doug Flynn Speaker
Mary Mogan Jim Mogan
Geoff Moyer Bob Bargmeyer
Helen Salas Mike Bevis

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Upcoming Social Events

  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center. There is still time to sign up for this event.
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus.
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD.
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace.

Committee Announcements

Bob Burkman announced that the move of the Avenue of Flags headquarters to Sinclair on Clyo Road is now complete.

Jacks Anderson announced that the next CNO 2.0 meeting will be September 19, 2019 at 5:30 at JD Legends in Franklin, OH. The speaker will be University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Coach Anthony Grant.

Doug Flynn, Jr. – Cincinnati Reds

Jim Mogan introduced former Cincinnati Reds player Doug Flynn, Jr. When the “Big Red Machine” won the World Series in 1975 and 1976, Doug was on the team. He played in the Big Leagues for a few teams over 11 years. Beginning in 2013, Flynn works as a part-time radio broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds. Doug has sung with the Oak Ridge Boys and Johnny Bench.

Doug and Johnny Bench run a golf tournament each year. The last one raised $680,000. Doug and Johnny Bench are close friends.

His first year with the Reds was in 1975. He said, “It was a pretty good time to be a Red.” Since he was not one of the great 8 on the team, Doug and the other players received a nickname. He said, “We were called the turds.”

He was one of the youngest on the team in 1975. He hopes to have another Big Red Machine reunion soon as they are not getting any younger. He said, “Can you believe that Pete Rose is 78 years old?”

Doug was happy to speak to at our lunch today, saying “I’m impressed when a club or group opens with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.”

Doug’s discussion of his baseball experience was funny and very entertaining.

He mentioned, “Sparky Anderson got rid of me twice,” both from the Cincinnati Reds and from the Detroit Tigers.

During college Doug and some friends decided to drive up from Cumberland to try out for the Cincinnati Reds. Doug took a couple of ground balls and ran the 60-yard dash. The Reds kept calling him back up for tryouts. Finally, they decided to get him to play for the Reds organization. They asked what it would take for you to come play baseball. Doug said, “Maybe a Coke and a Hot Dog.” By accepting the offer, he gave up 3 years of scholarships for baseball and basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Before one game he was asked if he could play 3rd base. He said, “Sure I can.” He had never played third before. During the game the coach kept telling Doug where to stand and finally figured out that he never had played third base. The coach asked him, “Why would you say you can play third base when you clearly never have?” Doug said, “Because you asked me.”

In 1973, he was sent to AA from Single A. The next year he made AAA. In 1975, with 3 days left in spring training, Doug finally made it to the majors. The Reds had not finished well for several years before the 1975 World Series win and lost again in 1977 after Doug left the Cincinnati Reds. Because of this, Doug gave himself the nickname “the Glue”. This nickname has caught on and they now print tee shirts with this nickname, and it is raising a lot of money for military families.

He told of us of the “sick” humor of Pete Rose. While on a plane trip, Doug quoted Rose as saying, “You know, Doug, if this plane goes down, by the time they get to your name, no one will care.”

Doug got Rose and others back by showing up at the presentation of one of the great 8’s statue dedication outside of the Great American Ball park. Doug announced, “There they are ladies and gentlemen, the 8 most overrated players in baseball!”

Marty Brennaman has asked Doug on the radio, “Doug, how do you have the nerve to call yourself “the glue” of the Big Red Machine?”. Doug’s reply: “Marty, how do you have the nerve when you mention the Big Red Machine to say “we” won the World Series?”

September 2019 is now the month of Marty Brennaman. Doug wished the Reds had been better for Marty’s last broadcast year.

In 1975, when the Red record was 19 and 20, they were headed to Montreal. The night before the game, Sparky Anderson went to each of the rookie rooms and went off on them. Pete Rose said, “Sparky, get off the kids backs.” Pete, Johnny and several of the other team members in 1975 were protective of Doug and other young players. After being 19 and 20, the team went on to win 41 of the next 50 games.

In 1977 Doug’s role decrease drastically with the Reds and he was informed he was being traded to the Mets. When he found out it was for Tom Seaver, Doug asked, “Was I traded straight up?” The response was “No Doug, not even close.”

Doug missed the Reds and Cincinnati. There were more reporters in New York all looking for something to write about.

Doug said he was going to be on the radio with Marty for tonight’s game. CNO member and general wiseacre Beth Duncan asked Doug, “If we gave you a standing ovation, would you mention our club on the radio tonight?”. The entire room stood up, laughed and clapped.

Doug replied, “Yes and I was going to do that anyway. Marty loves this kind of thing.”

Doug ended his talk with, “I love you guys, thanks for having me come out and speak.”

CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019

Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.

Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
CeAnn Chalker September 03
Bob Collins September 04
Roberta Taylor September 07
Karl Frydryk September 08

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Gail Aiken September 8 9/8/1993 26

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Carol Smerz Wendy Hattan 1st Reading
JC Jones Mike Bevis 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Mike Bevis Didn’t catch that a flag was attached upside down.
Donna Huss Didn’t catch that a flag was attached upside down.
Jerry Stahley For leaving a CNO directory at the library after a CNO meeting.
Various Board Members All board members present who weren’t wearing CNO attire or at least a pin.
Greg Griffin Julie Noeth had trouble finding her badge because it was misfiled.
Scott Langer For confusing the sergeant by being on time to the meeting.

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Joe Madden Wife Mary is doing well, thank you all for your love and support.
Myron Rheaume His son Scott just turned 52 and was at today’s lunch meeting.
Vince Reidy Twin great grandchildren were just born.
Scott Langer Sean Murphy, who attended Wright State University, is now a professional baseball player for the Oakland A’s.
Bob Bargmeyer 17 family members were in town to celebrate his and Anna’s 50th wedding anniversary.
Vida McDowell Liked the chocolate chip cookies provided at lunch today.

CNOtes – August 27, 2019 – SICSA Pet Adoption Presentation

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father You know what confuses us more than anything. We
feel we are living a good life and playing foreword the blessings You
have given us. Yet, there is not one of us who hasn’t seen our best
plans fall apart. Although we have spent a lot of time, thought and
effort to bring them to fruition. You never promised us an easy life.
Therefore; It is our belief that our plans fall apart so a better plan can
fall together. After all that’s why you made us Optimists. Thank You
again Lord. Amen!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Paul Gibble Jay McAlpine
JC Jones Mike Bevis
Katie Neubert Speaker
Nora Vondrell Speaker

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Special Announcement

There is no meeting at Yankee Trace on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The Installation Dinner for 2019-2020 Club Officers will be that evening instead.  Look for information about signing up to attend this event.

Upcoming Community Events

Tri-Star Soccer will be early evening on Friday September 6, 2019. Volunteers are needed to host this fun, annual event. Contact the chair, Chris McAlpine. There are various opportunities to help. You can help with registration, scoring or volunteer to man the activity stations. Chris McAlpine can answer any questions.

Paula Kalaman announced that the 22nd Annual John P. Kalaman Memorial Golf Tournament and Pig Roast will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 at Yankee Trace. The John P. Kalaman Memorial Scholarship has given away over $270,000.00 in scholarships. To participate, call 937-438-GOLF.

Jerry Stahley announced there is a sign-up sheet for Dor-wood’s Golf Outing on 9/12/2019 at Jamaica run.

Upcoming Social Events

  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center – There will NOT be a lunch at Yankee Trace that day. Charge is $35 per person. Dress is business casual (no jeans, no shorts).
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus.
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD.
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace.

Committee Announcements

Tom Novak, Avenue of Flags announced for Labor Day we will have 62 routes and they all have volunteers.

Jerry Stahley announced that everything has been moved to the Park District headquarters behind Incarnation Elementary school. Thanks to everyone who has gone and sorted through the items in storage. If you are a committee chair and have stuff in storage, please come and identify and organize your items.

Greg Griffin asked everyone to review their directory entry. Please review your entry for accuracy and send in a new picture if you like.

SICSA Pet Adoption Center Presentation

Bill Williams introduced Nora Vondrell, the President from Dayton’s SICSA Pet Adoption Center. Bill first met Nora when he adopted his dog from SICSA. SICSA has served our area region for over 40 years.

From their website the mission for SICSA is: “Our Mission is to promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people. To support our mission, SICSA offers numerous animal-centered programs and services for families and children.”

Nora first explained the correct way to pronounce organizations name. It is “Six”- “Sa”.

The slide show she presented was based on this PDF from their website.

She said they are getting ready to move to a new facility. They will be going from an 11,000 sq ft facility to a 25,000 sq ft. building. The quantity of animals they serve at a time needs this kind of space. Very little of the facility is used for offices.

SICSA serves a lot more cats than dogs. Local government agencies in our area have no mandate or official jurisdiction over cats. If there is a cat population problem in an area, it doesn’t help to just remove all the cats in an area. If you do, cats from surrounding areas will just come in. Plus, before the rebalancing occurs you will have rodent problems in the area without the cats to help contain the population. The right way to handle the cat population is to trap, neuter and return.

They help people choose the pets that are best for them. They match a person’s wants and their capabilities. For example, a frail 75-year-old would not be matched with a St. Bernard.

Other Services Provided

Nora said they are mainly known for Adoption and Placements. What they do, however, is much more. Provided at low cost or free are:

  • Pet Assessments, wellness care
  • Vaccinations
  • Spay and neuter services

Capital Raising

SICSA is currently engaged in a capital campaign to raise $8 million and they are 60% of the way there. Additionally, to have ongoing revenue, on June 1, 2019 they have completed the purchase of a Pet Wants franchise in Dayton. They provide fresh, nutritious pet food made with the best ingredients possible and delivered to your doorstep.

The Cat’s Meow Fundraiser

SICSA’s annual fundraiser, “The Cat’s Meow” is on 9/13/2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM at Canopy Creek Farm in Miamisburg.

2018 SICSA Statistics

  • Ranked in the top 6 in the nation
  • 1688 animals were admitted into the SICSA Adoption program, a 13% increase over 2017
  • 1857 Placements and Adoptions (718 Dogs, 1,139 cats), a 15% increase over 2017
  • 4151 in house vaccinations
  • 1205 in house Spay and Neuter Surgeries
  • 782 Active volunteers gave 23,738 volunteer hours
  • 590 Hours of programming in 266 Programs, 5 weeks of summer camps
  • 6000 follow up calls were made
  • 99,936 bowls of food were served
  • 100 animals diverted from admission to SICSA; this means they offered help to families and prevented them from having to leave the animals
  • Annual budget is $1.862 million

Nora thanked everyone at today’s meeting who has ever adopted a rescue animal. Their website has simple ways to donate one time or monthly. The site also lists ways to volunteer and of course gives information on how to adopt a pet.

CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019

Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.

Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Rick Kempfer August 28
Scott Rheaume August 28
Chris McAlpine August 31
Jesse Lightle August 31
Jim Mogan August 31
Julie Cochran August 31

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Don Kessler August 29 8/29/2002 17
Jeff Busch August 31 8/31/2001 18
Ken Peacock August 31 8/31/2001 18
Don Skelton September 1 9/1/1987 32
Drew Mckenzie September 1 9/1/1987 32
Frank DePalma September 1 9/1/1979 40
Gary Anderson September 1 9/1/1979 40
Jerry Stahley September 1 9/1/1986 33
Larry Lynde September 1 9/1/1988 31

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
JC Jones Mike Bevis 1st Reading
Joe Cantrell Wayne Christie Induction
Ruthy Quinlan Judy DeMarco Induction
Jack Quinlan Gary DeMarco Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Debe Dockins Put a pin through name tag that covered the barcode on the back rendering it unscannable
Beth Duncan Mixed in a pin from another customer with Myron’s governor pins
Myron Rheame Phone rang during meeting
Carolyn Taylor Phone rang during meeting
Mike Bevis Left a notebook at the closing of the Optimist of the Year meeting
Jay McAlpine Poor parenting of Chris McAlpine since Chris took his CNO badge home the previous week
Bill Duffy Bob Duffy accidentally took Bill’s name badge, but since Bob is a sergeant, Bill was fined

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Bob Bargmeyer Happy to return to Centerville after visiting California for 31 days
Bob Bargmeyer Celebrating 50th wedding anniversary to Anna Belle
Nora Vondrell Happy to be today’s speaker, please consider buyting tickets to Cat’s Meow Fundraiser

CNOtes – Optimist 2.0 August 15, 2019 – Nick Tarkany – Heavier Than Air Brewing Co.

Guests and Members in Attendance

Peter DeMott
Gary Poeppelman
Frank Weikel
Marcia Tarkany
Nancy Anderson
Pat Arehart
Patrick Arehart
Tim Clemmer
Joan Cordonnier
Mike Cordonnier
Judy DeMarco
Emily Duke
Greg Fay
Stan Fronzaglia
Cindy Gaboury
Jesse Gaither
Jerry Gerhards
Karin Gilstrap
Cindy Harris
Kevin Jackson
Martha Jackson
Bryan Miller
Tom Novak
Laurie Poeppelman
Jack Quinlan
Ruth Quinlan
Ashley Simeone
Chris Smith
Michelle Tagliamonte
Nick Tarkany
Ron Tinnerman
Jayne Weikel
Jon Werts

CNO 2.0 Venue and Details

The venue for tonight’s CNO 2.0 meeting was Heavier than Air Brewing Company. Thank you to CNO Member Nick Tarkany and his team for allowing us to take over their bar tonight.

There was a 50/50 drawing won by Stan Fronzaglia.

We had 28 members and 4 guests in attendance.

CNO 2.0 Introduction

Greg Fay said that CNO 2.0 is a club within a club of the Centerville Noon Optimist club. We are a world class service organization. Being a member of either club allows their members all the same opportunities to participate in fundraising and club activities. CNO 2.0 was created nearly 3 years ago and is very much a part of the 51-year-old Centerville Optimist Club. CNO has given away over $2 million during its history. CNO is a group of like-minded members that are passionate about help youth and having fun in the process.

The speaker at each 2.0 meeting is someone with a local business success story.

Future meetings will be at Old Scratch pizza in October or November and at Zinks again soon.

Annual Fundraisers

  • Christmas Tree Lot
  • Avenue of Flags
  • Golf Outing

Major Activities for the youth in our community

  • Build-a-Bear at Children’s Hospital, 3 times a year
  • Fishing Derby in June
  • Kid’s day in the park in August
  • Easter Egg hunt

Announcements

Tom Novak, chair of the Avenue of Flags, said that we now have over 2300 flags to deliver. They are broken up into 62 routes.

Greg Fay announced that CNO 2.0 will be providing the food for the Centerville Quarterback club at the first CHS home game on 9/13/2019. All members and their guests are welcome to attend.

Greg Fay said that Wasfi Saaman, the owner of J.D. Legends, will again be providing a special link for tickets to a concert for CNO members. The “Prince Experience” will be on September 14, 2019. Proceeds from the tickets will be donated back to the CNO club.

 

Nick Tarkany – Owner, Heavier than Air Brewing Company

Greg Fay introduced tonight’s speaker, Nick Tarkany, the owner of Heavier than Air Brewing Company.

Nick told us the story of his journey to open his beer brewing company and tap room.

Opening a brewery is not for the faint of heart. He got into it by accident when his college age son wanted to brew beer. The process made a complete mess of the household stove, but they kept trying. Friends and local business owners like Doubledays wanted him to brew larger quantities and sell it.

About five years ago, he took his stout to a wedding. They told him the only the gift they wanted from him was beer. Most of the female guests at the reception were drinking wine. A couple tried the stout beer he brought, and the word spread until everyone was drinking beer instead of wine. He started thinking people really do like his beer.

His background is in the machine tool and die industry, but Nick has an affinity for aviation history. He is also a pilot and an aviation geek. The theme for the endeavor was easy to come by living in Dayton with all the Wright Brothers history. The Wright Brothers claim to fame is that they created a “Heavier than Air” flying machine.

The first step he took was to scope out locations for the company. He looked at about 16 different locations. There were several location candidates considered along the way, but they were taken before he chose to go with the candidate. The ultimate location is where they still are today, at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd in Centerville Ohio.

During his presentation, he had a slide show of before and after pictures of the construction of the space.

He had no idea how much effort and different companies and government inspections were involved in starting a brewing company. It took a year to do the build out in the existing location. It involved planning and construction of electric systems, drains, gas lines, audio/video systems and more. The numerous inspection processes were especially grueling. There were 24 permits and over 35 inspections. He found out the hard way that you have to schedule the first and second rough inspections before the inspector will sign off on the final inspection even if the system is already complete.

Getting a final approval to sell beer never came with any guarantees. You must go through all the effort and expense and you might not get approved. He described the process as a real leap of faith.

After leasing and remodeling the space for a year, Ohio finally gave him his license and he could finally start making beer and open the tap room. Then other struggles occurred like getting the point of sale system set up.

Until their license was approved, they were not allowed to use or even fully setup the large-scale brewing systems. Once their license was approved, they then had to figure out how to scale from brewing 5 gallons to 65 gallons. The ingredients are not proportional. This was another adventure in and of itself.

His brother and two sons are involved. One son lives in Portland and the other in New York. They handle the marketing and product development.

Today was his 38th wedding anniversary. He thanked his wife Marcia for all her support and patience. They both still remember the first words he said to her when they met 39 years ago. They were at a party and he said to her, “Throw me a beer.”

He thanked Centerville Noon Optimist member Tom Novak for being an inspiration. He was his history teacher and track coach. At tonight’s meeting, he still called Tom, “Mr. Novak”.

He said that service is paramount. He knows for customers it is about the experience and quality of the beer that keep them coming back.

He thanked us for coming and listening to his story.

After Nick’s presentation, CNO member Cindy Gaboury thanked him for all the other nonprofit work Nick does. He hosts numerous events and gives back to the community.

Thank you, Nick, for sharing your story and tap room.

Beer Competition Awards

  • Gold Medal at the 2019 US Open Beer Championship in the English Ales category for their “Balloon Factory ESB”. This is one of the largest international beer competitions.
  • Gold Medals at the 2018 Ohio Craft Brewers Cup for their “McCook Bound American Stout” and “Balloon Factory ESB”.

Next CNO 2.0 Meeting

The next meeting will be September 19, 2019 at JD Legends in Franklin, OH. The speaker will be University of Dayton Men’s Basketball coach Anthony Grant. Remember, CNO 2.0 meetings are always the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM at a local bar or restaurant.

CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019

Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.

Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.

 

 

CNOtes – August 20, 2019 – McCall Vrydaghs – Chief Meteorologist – Storm Center 7

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father direction not desire will indicate where we will end up. In other words we all are going to end up somewhere, so we might as well choose the path that will take us to where we want to end up.. This is a universal truth here as well as the kingdom of God. How much of our life are we willing to exchange for it. In any event we have two problems. One : we lose bragging rights when it looks so easy that no one realizes how hard it was. Two: is that the chance of being seen is in direct proportion to the stupidity of the act. So help us choose
wisely Lord. Amen!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Beth Deines Mike Bevis
Beverly Fritz Donna Huss
Bill Fritz Donna Huss
Cade Pantano Jim Mogan
JC Jones Mike Bevis
McCall Vrydaghs Speaker

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Awards

The following were recognized for donating to the Optimist Foundation Dime-A-Day fund: Wayne Christie, Stan Fronzaglia, Liz Fultz, David Ladd, Chris McAlpine, Jean Pummill, Gary Smiga and Bill Stone. Bill Stone received the 2019 Optimist picture and a plate for his contribution.

The fourth quarter President’s award was presented to Pat Behn at the Great Ohio District convention. Our Club was #1 in the Awards and Achievement category with 3310 points. In second place was Kettering Noon. Thank you, Jean Pummill, for keeping track of everything everyone does in our Club.

The following were recognized as having sponsored 5 members: Carolyn Taylor, Sue Brubaker and Beth Duncan.

Evelyn Griffin received recognition for sponsoring her first new member.

Upcoming Community Events

Tri-Star Soccer will be early evening on Friday September 6, 2019. Volunteers are needed to host this fun, annual event. Contact the chair Chris McAlpine.

Special Announcement

There is no meeting at Yankee Trace on Tuesday September 24, 2019. The Presidential Installation dinner will be that evening instead.  Look for information about signing up to attend this event.

Upcoming Social Events

  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center – There will NOT be a lunch at Yankee Trace that day
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace

Committee Announcements

Myron Reported on the Great Ohio District convention this past weekend. It went great and he appreciates all the support he has received from our club and others as his Governor year begins on October 1, 2019.

Judy DeMarco announced it is time to accept nominations for the Optimist Community Champion award.  Contact Judy for information regarding this award.

Don Wildenhaus announced that TOP Soccer registration went well. You can still volunteer Players and coaches can sign up here.

Tom Novak announced that after the Labor Day flag delivery, the Avenue of Flags storage facility is moving to Sinclair’s facility on Clyo road. Flags will be picked up at Turf Nerd and when you return the flags, return them to Sinclair.

Greg Griffin announced that the Christmas Tree Lot opens in 101 days. Thanksgiving comes as late as it can this year on November 28, 2019. We have ordered 975 trees and are expecting to sell them in 2 weeks since it is so close to Christmas.

Bob Lawson updated us on the new general storage area for CNO items other than flags. The new location is at the park district headquarters behind Marion’s Pizza on SR 48. There are only going to be 2 sets of keys. We are not allowed to make additional copies. The key holders are Bob Lawson and Jerry Stahley.

Memorial Day Tornado Report

Bill Williams introduced today’s speaker, McCall Vrydaghs, the Chief Meteorologist at Storm Center 7.

McCall showed us a slide show and discussed the storms and the situations leading up to the historic storm system that occurred on May 27, 2019.  The Memorial Tornado “breakout” brought 15 tornadoes to the area. There were 21 tornados covered by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio which set a record.

The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

  • ..Weak……65 to 85 mph
  • ..Weak……86 to 110 mph
  • ..Strong….111 to 135 mph
  • ..Strong….136 to 165 mph
  • ..Violent…166 to 200 mph
  • ..Violent…>200 mph

On May 27, 2019 in the Miami Valley there were 15 touchdowns broken down by EF scale:

  • 5 were EF0
  • 4 were EF1
  • 2 were EF2
  • 3 were EF3
  • 1 was EF4

As many as 4 tornados touched down at the same time during the outbreak. Tornados can come down, go back up and come down again. One of the tornados was headed straight for Dayton Children’s Hospital. Luckily it raised back in the sky before reaching the hospital.

Earlier in the day, McCall was on social media reporting that there would be thunderstorms and hail coming. By 4:30 PM, she reported that tornados are very possible. By 8:08 PM, she knew devastation was imminent.

At 10:50 PM, a Tornado Emergency was issued. This is the highest level and it is described as “an extremely dangerous tornado with life threatening impacts”. These are the types of warnings that typically only happen in Kansas and Oklahoma.

With the day being a holiday celebrated outside, she said we were lucky that the storms didn’t happen until the time they did, as there could have been a much higher level of human devastation.

Links McCall Vrydagh had in her presentation

CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019

Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.

Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Susan Thomsen August 20
Marilyn Becht August 21
Stephen Walker August 21
Rick Altvater August 25
Sharon Silverberg August 25

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Don Massie August 20 8/20/1991 28
Julie Walling Noeth August 20 8/20/2008 11
Fred Pfeiffer August 21 8/21/2013 6
Matt Somerlot August 21 8/21/2013 6
Shawna Hatton August 23 8/23/2016 3
Mary Madden August 26 8/26/1998 21

New Member Readings and Inductions

No readings nor inductions this week.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Mike Brubaker Hanging a stick without the banner in a failed attempt to help out the sergeants today
Jack Anderson Being too tall while sitting next to Bob Clements
Bob Clements Being too short while sitting next to Jack Anderson
Patrick Arehart Teaching Dickerson children magic tricks at Ohio Convention
Diane Arehart Teaching Dickerson children party tricks at Ohio Convention
Myron Rheaume Teaching Dickerson children how to hang spoons from their nose at Ohio Convention dinner (and coercing teh incoming Optimist International President, Adrian Elcock, into doing so too
Donna Huss Asking Evelyn Griffin to hurry up to the podium while Evelyn is wearing a boot for a broken ankle (which Donna did not realize until Evelyn limped up to the podium)
Vida McDowell Late to meeting
Scott Langer Late to meeting

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Myron Rheaume For the Great Ohio District convention last weekend, $4 of thanks to our club members for supporting him as governor and $1 for Optimist International President Designate for hanging a spoon on his nose at  the dinner on Saturday
Erin Dickerson Happy how well their kids were treated at the Great Ohio District convention, and for the magic and party tricks they were taught
Bill Stone Completed training and testing and is now lIcensed to fly his jet
Cherie Gentry Obligations as former Great Ohio District Governor are complete – She is now done with Saturday leadership development meetings
Vida McDowell Sitting at the birthday table and its not even her birthday
Bob Burkman Thanks for the cards and words of kindness about Carol’s back surgery to install a TENS device to ease her chronic back pain

CNOtes – August 13, 2019 – TEDxDayton

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father prayer is a simple way to unlock the door to visit You.
We have so many questions we will never know the answer. Why are
we Optimists? Why us and not our neighbors? Was it in our genes or
did You do Your magic just for us? We could go on and on and be no
closer to an answer so let us just be thankful. This is an exercise we
should do every morning, but be careful. It is said that exercise
makes us look better naked, but so does wine. You better help us
with our choices Lord! Amen!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Diane Farrell Speaker
Ron Rollins Speaker
Alex Simon Bob Duffy
Ralph Young Charlie Tapp

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Upcoming Social Events

  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace

Committee Announcements

Gary Smiga announced there will be two openings for the finance committee. Contact the new chair, Roland Rapp, if interested.

Don Wildenhaus announced that TOP Soccer registration will be August 18, 2019 at 3:00. They need volunteers to help with registration and handing out t-shirts. Centerville Noon Optimist club has been a sponsor for this program for several years. Players and coaches can sign up here.

Chris McAlpine announced that Tri-Star Soccer will be held early evening on Friday September 6, 2019. Volunteers are needed to host this fun, annual event.

Beth Duncan recapped the Monte Carlo Night held on August 10, 2019. The big winner of the night was Dick Stevens. The winner of the raffle was Don Kelley. Everyone had a great time.

Donna Huss recapped the St. Leonard  Boomer Fest booth that CNO hosted on August 10th, 2019. We received contact information from 9 individuals who are interested in joining CNO as part of the Optimist Club at St. Leonard. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to work the booth.

Beth Duncan announced that the Keeneland Horse racing event is coming up. There are still several spots open and it is a blast, so sign up.

Donna Huss announced that Beth is going to remain as social committee chair for the next year.

TEDxDayton Presentation

Don Wildenhaus introduced today’s speakers. They are both founding members of TEDxDayton, formed 7 years ago. TED created TEDx as a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience.

Diane Farrell is the Director of External Relations and Development for the Dayton Metro Library. Previously she was the Vice President of External Relations at the Dayton Society of Natural History.

Ron Rollins is the Content Director of Community Engagement and Associate Editor at the Cox Media Group of Ohio. He oversees the Ideas and Voices pages for The Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News-Sun, the Middletown Journal and the Hamilton Journal-News.

They took turns discussing the slide show they presented.

What are TED talks?

  • TED is a nonprofit group devoted to spreading ideas worth spreading.
  • They are short, powerful talks that are 18 minutes or less. Fellowships are sometimes created if “Big Ted” thinks your idea deserves more than 18 minutes.
  • It is a memorized and rehearsed live talk.
  • TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged.
  • Today TED covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues.
  • 3100 “talks” exist in more than 100 languages.
  • Most talks from the Dayton group are 10 to 12 minutes long.
  • There are usually 2 global conferences per year; One in the U.S. and another elsewhere in the world.
  • TED groups bring very talented and diverse people together.
  • The subject matter is never religion or politics.
  • TED speakers are not compensated and need to rehearse a lot.

TED Talk playlists are customizable. For example, Diane said she only subscribes to talks under 6 minutes. A lot of people challenge themselves to watch one TED talk per day.

TEDxDayton takes a lot of effort. You must have a license to host TEDx events. The license are good for one year. Only after reviewing your uploaded edited videos of your event may you get renewed for another year. If you stray outside of the rules, they will advise you to follow the rules. You might get renewed if you broke some rules, but they will let you know where you strayed.

A new TEDx event is limited to 100 attendees until a board member attends a global TED conference. TEDxDayton didn’t have this initial limitation because they were able to have attendees at the global conference before their first local conference.

The idea of starting TEDxDayton was created by Marylyn and Larry Klaben, the owners of Morris Home Furnishings, in January 2013.

Each year there are three TEDxDayton groups

  • TEDxDayton Signature
  • TEDxYouth@Dayton
  • TEDXDaytonSalon

When a local TEDX commits to the Salon format, you must commit to having 3 events. Each Salon event focuses on a singular topic. The first year for the Salon event was 2019. Salons are limited to 200 attendees. Unlike typical events, salons allow for follow up questions and answers.

There is an application process for the Signature Event. TEDxDayton gets about 200 applications per year.  They give first preference to speakers with ties to Dayton (i.e. people who work, are educated, or have lived in Dayton). Of the 200 applicants, 50 are invited to the live auditions. Those selected get a Coach/Mentor. It takes a lot of work over several months. Typically, the minimum about of effort is 100 hours.

What makes a good TED Talk?

  • Must be an original idea or concept
  • Must be an idea worth spreading
  • Cannot be commercial or self-promoting
  • Must be humble
  • Must commit at least 100 hours to the process of memorizing, editing, and practicing

Getting involved with TEDxDayton

  • Consider becoming a monetary partner
  • Join an event committee
  • Volunteers for events
  • Become a board member

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Fred Polizzi August 13
Martin Hufstutler August 14
Vince Reidy August 14
Greg Wasmund August 15
Rhonda Meeker August 15
Gail Aiken August 17

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Maha Kashani August 15 8/15/2006 13
Kristen Passidomo August 16 8/16/2017 2

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Chris Smith Greg Griffin Induction
Joe Cantrell Wayne Christie 3rd Reading
Jack Quinlan Gary DeMarco 2nd Reading
Ruthy Quinlan Judy DeMarco 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Charlie Tapp Left part of a bottle of wine at the Monte Carlo night.
Julie Noeth Parallel parking failure at lunch.
Don Kelley For leaving Monte Carlo night early and still winning the raffle.
Chris Smith Late to meeting on his induction day no less!
Brian Nolan Left CNO booth early at the Centerville second Friday Event to do something fun.
Kelly Davis Bringing gambling equipment to today’s meeting.
Beth Duncan Accepting gambling equipment at today’s meeting.

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Myron Rheaume Granddaughter Kira placed 2nd out of 19 teams for creating a complete short film in 72 hours. Also, she is captain of UC Film team and at a recent intercollegiate contest her team placed 4th out of 47 teams.
Don Wildenhaus Celebrating 36th wedding anniversary.
Dick Stevens Great time playing blackjack at the Monte Carlo Night.
Myron Rheaume Four happy bucks for 54th wedding anniversary.
Sue Brubaker Ben Arehart for being a funny and great Black Jack dealer at the Monte Carlo night. His parents are Diane and Patrick.
Laura Caschera For Wendy Hattan for selling her house in one day.

CNOtes – August 6, 2019 – Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Phather Phil did not submit a written copy of his prayer this week for publication – I think he said the “dog ate it” – God Bless the Dog!

Today’s Guests

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Upcoming Social Events

  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace

Committee Announcements

Don Wildenhaus announced that TOP Soccer registration will be August 18, 2019 at 3:00. They need volunteers to help with registration and handing out t-shirts. Centerville Noon Optimist club has been a sponsor for this program for several years. Players and coaches can sign up here.

Jesse Gaither announced that the next CNO 2.0 meeting is on August 15, 2019 and it will be at Heavier than Air Brewing Company and the speaker will be the owner and CNO member Nick Tarkany.

Bob Lawson, chair of the Optimist Kid’s Day in the Park, said it was really busy!. Over 400 kids visited the CNO booth and they gave away over 800 prizes. He thanked everyone who volunteered. Instead of the helium balloons we have given away in the past we offered balloon animals. Several members have now been trained by CNO member Jerry Gerhards on how to make balloon animals.

Beth Duncan announced that signups are now available for the Keeneland Horse Racing event. There is a maximum of 56 people for this event. We last had this event two years ago. Ask others that attended, it was a lot of fun.

Cherie Gentry announced that the Great Ohio Optimist District Convention will be August 15-17, 2019 in Fairborn. Attending is an opportunity to meet, be inspired by and trained by incoming Optimist International President Adrian Elcock. He has a new plan for running Optimist International when he becomes president on October 1, 2019. It is not too late to sign up and the club pays for your attendance fees.

Mike Bevis, golf chair, announced that at lunch on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 we will celebrate the success of this year’s golf outing. Speaking will be Robert Lober,a Pediatric Surgeon from Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Sue Brubaker reported on the Build-A-Bear for children with Sickle cell anemia at the Kroc Center on August 3, 2019, We gave away 80 bears. The kids loved it, it went well and thank you to all the volunteers for your help. We made another 20 bears for nurses at Children’s Hospital to give away to patients having a bad day.

Bob Burkman thanked Erin and Andy Dickerson for representing the Centerville Noon Optimists at the Washington Township Park District’s “Big Back Yard Party” on August 3, 2019. The two of them set up a fishing poll casting booth. CNO normally has a bigger presence at this event, but the Park District moved the date up a month this year and it conflicted with the Optimist Kid’s Day in the Park that was the same day.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Bill Williams introduced today’s speaker Dawn Kirchner, the Vice President of Education at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. The Boonshoft Museum is a children’s museum, science and technology center and zoo in Dayton, Ohio. It focuses on science and natural history. SunWatch Indian Village and Fort Ancient are the sister sites to the museum.

The slide show she presented is available here

The following is a summary of the presentation written by the presenter, Dawn Kirchner.

Dawn Kirchner, Vice President of Education, holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Science, as well as a Master’s of Science in Biology with a core emphasis in Environmental Science, both from Wright State University. Dawn has been a part of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for over eight years, with positions in the Discovery Zoo as well as several positions in the Education Department before taking on her current role in 2015.  Prior to working for the Boonshoft Museum, she worked for the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. Dawn has more than 15 years of experience in the design, management and implementation of a variety of programs, exhibits, and activities for children and adults of all ages in museum settings.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has a variety of programs available for children of all ages, as well as for general visitors to the museum. Starting in 1893 as an annex in the Dayton Metro Library, expanding to the first standalone building in 1953 as the Dayton Museum of Natural History, and then continuing to grow onto DeWeese Parkway and becoming the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in the 1990’s, the Museum’s collections have soared to approximately 1.8 million items, and continue to grow.

  • A diverse range of exhibits appeals to visitors of all ages. From the Hall of the Universe, to animals from around the world featured in the Discovery Zoo, to areas for pretend play like the Pizza Kitchen for the youngest of visitors.
  • A variety of programs are available each day and are included with general admission, ranging from hands-on science activities, to live animal encounters and planetarium shows. Four times each year, the Museum has Super Science Saturdays, which allow anyone in the community to visit FREE of charge all day. The remaining dates in 2019 are August 17 and November 16.
  • The Museum also holds an annual Science Festival in November and invites families to explore hands-on STEM activities and interact with partners and Museum professionals. In addition to the complete Museum experience, guests can also explore the STEM Expo in the Main Exhibit Hall with representatives from 20+ community partners. This day also has FREE admission.
  • Schools from all over the region participate in field trips to supplement science, math, and social science standards. The newly renovated Do Lab and Science Theater will enhance these experiences with expanded opportunities in chemistry, physics, and life science-based programs.
  • For groups unable to travel to the museum, the Exhibits-to-Go program brings unique science experiences directly into the classroom, community center, or library. Or, these same groups can connect with one of our educators live through the Distance Learning program utilizing a computer.
  • Summer Camp experiences run a minimum of 6 weeks each year, with a variety of STEM topics to choose from for children age 4 to 11. New experiences are being planned for children up to age 14.
  • Anyone interested in volunteering their time has a variety of opportunities every day of the week. There are a variety of opportunities such as exhibit interpreters, program facilitators, or tidal pool guides to name a few. Visit http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/support/volunteer/ for details on how to get involved.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Art Hung August 10
Judy DeMarco August 10
Paul Stull August 11
Larry Lynde August 12

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Fred Polizzi August 9 8/9/2005 14

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Joe Cantrell Wayne Christie 2nd Reading
Jack Quinlan Gary DeMarco 1st Reading
Ruthy Quinlan Judy DeMarco 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Chris McAlpine Instantly took first come first serve offer for Dayton Dragon tickets from Bill Williams during Bill’s introduction of today’s speaker.
Judge James Long For being part of the judicial branch.
Paula Kalaman Told Sgt Clemmer, “I don’t need to buy 7, 50/50 tickets for $5 when I can lose just fine with one.”
Kelly Davis Telling Sgt, “I wish I was somewhere fun.”
Fred Polizzi Attending the Lebanon Blues Fest and helping to drink all of the beer.
Ron Kuker Said someone, “Was old”, but then said, “I wasn’t talking about your age.”

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Carolyn Taylor Will be traveling to Tennessee to celebrate her mother’s 100th birthday!
Bob Lawson Grandson just completed his Eagle Project building a new booster booth at Centerville High School.

CNOtes – July 30, 2019 – Library Grants and Scholarships Awarded

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Phather Phil did not submit a written copy of his prayer this week for publication – I think he said the “dog ate it” – God Bless the Dog!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Alan Bair Recipient’s Family
Allison Ormsby Scholarship Recipient
Ana Bair Scholarship Recipient
Chris Wysong Debe Dockins
Christie Sanderman Recipient’s Family
Chuck Ormsby Recipient’s Family
Colleen Corrigan Suzanne Werts
Danielle Meyer Scholarship Recipient
David Cantrell Gary Aiken
Elizabeth Cleary Mike Bevis
Gabriel Couch Scholarship Recipient
Isabella Fields Scholarship Recipient
JC Jones Mike Bevis
Joann Garrison Recipient’s Family
Kaylob Fields Scholarship Recipient
Ken Kundsen Donna Huss
Leslie Bair Recipient’s Family
Linda Cantrell Gail Aiken
Logan Fay Recipient’s Friend
Lori Ormsby Recipient’s Family
Michelle Garrison Scholarship Recipient
Nicole Couch Recipient’s Family
Robin Brun Suzanne Werts
Susan Strong Mike Bevis
Tom Meyer Recipient’s Family
Zack Beck Gary Hansen

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Special Announcements

Gary Smiga presented $400 checks to help fund local school libraries. Representatives were on hand from Miami Valley School, Spring Valley Academy and Centerville Schools to accept these CNO donations.  Incarnation School will also receive a check for $400.

Thank you to CNO member Wasfi Samaan, owner of JD Legends, who presented a check in the amount of $525 to the Centerville Noon Optimist club from the proceeds JD Legends received from CNO members attending a concert on July 20, 2019.

Myron Rheaume presented the “Promise Yourself” award from Optimist International President Rebecca Butler Mona to Donna Huss.

Upcoming Social Events

  • 8/10/2019 – 5:30 PM, Saturday, Cookout, Outdoor games, Monte Carlo Night at Lion’s Club, Bellbrook
  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus.
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace

Happy Birthday Phather Phil!

Phil Robinson (aka the Chaplain of CNO, “Phather Phil”) turned 94 on July 26, 2019. He joined CNO on April 1, 1982. He was presented with many birthday cards. Even though it was not actually his birthday today, we still “sang” happy birthday to him. Not sure you can call it singing. Actually, you should not call it singing, not even close! The ceremony was led by Charlie Tapp and since it was a grand occasion, he was assisted by Bob Duffy. I guess this way neither man takes the full blame for the loss of hearing endured by us from our performance.

Committee Announcements

Donna Huss announced that we will have a booth setup at Boomerfest at St Leonard Center on Saturday, August 10th. We still need volunteers to work 2-hour shifts from noon to 6:00. Please contact Mike Bevis or Donna Huss to volunteer.

Greg Fay, Chair of CNO 2.0, said he would love to have additional members join his committee and bring with them fresh ideas. The next CNO 2.0 event will be at Heavier than Air on August 15, 2019. The meeting after that will be September 19, 2019 at JD Legends in Franklin OH. The speaker will be University of Dayton Men’s Basketball coach, Anthony Grant.

Donna Huss announced that the Ohio District Convention will be held in Fairborn from August 15-17, 2019. Our JOI club is requesting donations of school supplies to be given to Choices, Inc., which is a foster care program, serving 16 Ohio counties. Please bring your donations to lunch and Evelyn Griffin will collect the items.

Skilled Trades Scholarships

Evelyn Griffin, chair of the Skilled Trades committee that started this year, presented the first two students to receive the Skilled Trades Scholarships from the Centerville Noon Optimist club.

Recipient Kaylob Fields will study Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Recipient Gabriel Couch will study Construction Management.

Centerville High School partnered with our club to find students who have a desire and a financial need to pursue a degree in the skilled trades. Skilled trades are in high demand and this is a wonderful opportunity for a good job, to earn good money and have a great future.

Each student will be provided up to $750 per semester for up to 6 semesters at Sinclair. In addition to financial assistance, each student will have two mentors, which they just met today! The mentors are Fred Polizzi, Christine Balsan, Gary Hansen and Evelyn Griffin.

Will Cale Scholarships

Gary Hansen, the Will Cale Scholarship chair, introduced the recipients of this year’s Will Cale Scholarships. The recipients are Keegan Gallant, Max Lightcap and Austin Newell.

The first year of this scholarship was 2010. This scholarship requires a Counselor’s recommendation and the emphasis for selection is on financial need and potential rather than academics or class standing. The scholarship provides up to $750 per semester for up to six semesters ($4,500 total) at Sinclair College. This is sufficient funding for an Associate’s Degree. The goal is for the recipient to graduate from Sinclair with an Associate Degree. The hope is that some of them will continue their schooling and earn 4-year degrees.

In addition to the funding, each winner receives 2 mentors from our membership.

Not every student accepts the award. They may not want to go to Sinclair or they choose a different path. Keegan Gallant is currently considering joining the army.

Nine students are currently active in the Will Cale Scholarship program.

2019 Educational Assistance Renewals

Gary Smiga was pleased to reintroduce last year’s 4 Memorial Educational Assistance Award recipients. Each of the 4 students was presented a $1500 check made out to their universities for them to submit toward tuition, fees or book expenses that they will have this coming academic year.

The following are notes from Gary Smiga:

To be eligible for a second award the students submitted a completed FAFSA to substantiate a continued financial need; an official transcript from their college or university that shows an end of freshman year GPA of 3.0 or higher; and a short outline of their continued participation and involvement in school, community or faith based activities.

Michelle Garrison completed her freshman year at Emory University with a GPA of 3.924.  Michelle has volunteered at Project Shine (Students Helping in Naturalization in English) where she helped refugee students with English acquisition and schoolwork and she was a member of PAWstive Outreach which is an organization that organizes weekly trips to a local animal shelter.  In addition, she attended EMT training sessions, earning her EMT Basic certification.  This summer she is working as a student intern at WPAFB, where she works in a lab analyzing sweat as a biochemical marker of human performance.

Allison Ormsby completed her freshman year at Wittenberg University with a GPA of 3.947. Allison played on Wittenberg’s field hockey and lacrosse teams.  At the end of her first semester she was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad.  She was also inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an academic honor society for first year success. Allison volunteered tutoring bilingual students in math, science, and language arts at Catholic Central Elementary and as a teacher in a 3-year-old classroom at the Springfield YMCA Child Center.

Anastasia Bair completed her freshman year at Walsh University with a GPA of 3.76.  Anastasia played on Walsh’s soccer team where she learned how to juggle 8 hours of practice time, 2 games per week, an average of 6 hours of travel, and tournament play that would run from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday evening, along with a demanding academic schedule.  She was very involved in her church, where she joined a community group consisting of other college students and young adults.  Their group volunteered to tear down after each church service since they were meeting in a middle school auditorium.  She also joined Students Helping Honduras, an organization fundraising for a trip to Honduras to build a school for children.  She is also a member of the Walsh University Nursing Club.

Danielle Meyer completed her freshman year at Wright State University with a GPA of 4.0.  Danielle participated in Theater and was cast as the lead actress in Woyzeck and appeared in multiple short films and feature films.  She was awarded Best Supporting Actress for the short film “Our Last Day”. For her high level of academic achievement, she was awarded a place on the Raj Soin College of Business Dean’s List.  She currently works as the manager at Scoops Ice Cream and as a Library Aide at the Washington-Centerville Public Library.

Each student introduced their guests and thanked CNO for our continued support.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
James Schumacher July 30
John Powell July 30
Steve Linder July 30
Melissa Deeter August 03
Andrew Cain August 4

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Kathy McAlpine July 31 7/31/2018 1
Myron Rheaume August 1 8/1/1987 32
Kathy Klein August 5 8/5/2016 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Joe Cantrell Wayne Christie 2nd Reading
Jack Quinlan Gary DeMarco 1st Reading
Ruthy Quinlan Judy DeMarco 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Members at Birthday table that do not have a birthday in July Sitting at the birthday table wihtout having a July birthday.
Members not at Birthday table that have a birthday in July Not sitting at the birthday table.
Martin Huffstutler Fined himself because he couldn’t find his car after the meeting last week. [Martin will seriously be considered as a Sergeant at Arms next year]

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Scott Langer Son just got married.
David Ladd 50 year wedding anniversary. He said his wife says 12 really good years out of 50 isn’t bad.
Bob Collins Pray buck for CNO member Ed Case. He is at St Leonards. He encourages members to send him a card or email wishing him well.
Myron Rheaume For those attending the Great Ohio District Convention this month.
Myron Rheaume Granddaughter, Kira, finished Freshman year at UC with 4.0 and was named Freshman of the year.
Gary Anderson Grandson, Jake, is the pitcher for a Mason OH 14 and under team; team just won the state of Ohio Little League Championship and will be playing in the regional tournament in Ft Wayne.
Evelyn Griffin Having so many guests today getting scholarships or accepting donations to their school libraries.

CNOtes – Optimist 2.0 July 18, 2019 – Jenell Ross – President, Bob Ross Auto Group

Guests and Members in Attendance

Renee Arana
Denise Christie
Beth Fowler
Kayleigh Jackson
Gary McDowell
Jack Quinlin
Ruthy Quinlin
Sham Reddy
Jenell Ross
Angie Tilinghast
Nancy Anderson
Diane Arehart
Pat Arehart
Marge Back
Wayne Christie
Brendan Cunningham
Gary DeMarco
Judy DeMarco
Emily Duke
Stan Fronzaglia
Jesse Gaither
Christy Gariety
Jerry Gebhards
Renee Glenn
Evelyn Griffin
Greg Griffin
Gary Hansen
Donna Huss
Martha Jackson
Nancy Lehren
Brian Nolan
Tom Novak
Laurie Poeppelman
Jean Pummill
Vince Reidy
Brent Richburg
Deb Saunders
Ashley Simeone
Bill Stone
Kelly Stone
Ron Tinnerman
Frank Weikel
Jayne Weikel
Jon Werts
Suzanne Werts

All Photos from the Meeting are here

CNO 2.0 Venue and Details

The venue for tonight’s CNO 2.0 meeting was Chappy’s Social House at 880 Washington Village Drive. Thank you to the team at Chappy’s for hosting us.

There was a 50/50 drawing won by Kayleigh Jackson.

There were 45 people at the meeting (35 members and 10 guests).

Jesse Gaither, member of CNO 2.0 committee, thanked everyone for attending tonight. Jesse also mentioned our 3 fundraisers. We just finished our golf outing this week. We raise money from the Avenue of Flags program. We also sell Christmas Trees each year behind the Centerville Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Jenell Ross from Bob Ross Auto Group

Jesse Gaither introduced Jenell Ross, the president of Bob Ross Auto Group. Jenell is a graduate of Emory University and a trustee at U.D. She is a chairperson for the Federal Reserve in Cincinnati. After her mother’s death from breast cancer, she and her daughters started the Norma J. Ross Memorial Foundation funding programs that raise breast cancer awareness, provide patient aid and research, and support local youth education.  The slogan “Pink Ribbon Driven” is also the name of their website. https://pinkribbondriven.org/

Jenell’s father, Bob Ross, purchased his first dealership in Richmond, Indiana 45 years ago. In 1979, he purchased the Mercedes and Buick dealership on Loop Road in Centerville, Ohio. Bob Ross was the first African American to own a Mercedes dealership.

Jenell attended Centerville schools and graduated from the Miami Valley School.

She has always loved automobiles. She would hang around the dealership and would work in various areas. After graduating from Emory University, she became an official employee and was able to work with her father for 5 years before his early passing at the age of 62 in 1997.

Jenell explained that when the owner of a dealership passes it is typically a nervous time at a dealership. There is normally a mass exodus of good employees when the owner passes. This was not the case at Bob Ross. The employees were always treated well and there was a smooth transition. Her mother, Norma J. Ross, became president, and Jenell became the chief operating officer of the company. They have fun sometimes. They dress up for Halloween, Celebrate Christmas and do other fun group outings with employees and their families.

 

While president, Norma added the Hummer Franchise. Then the recession hit and made it very difficult to keep the dealerships running well in Dayton. The loss of NCR and DHL reduced the pool of customers. They spent a lot of energy trying to keep people motivated during this time. Some of their decisions were not perfect. They added dealerships for Alpha Romeo and Fiat, but they didn’t work out and they dropped the brands after about 1.5 years.

They survived the recession and currently have close to 100 employees. Even with the loss of GM manufacturing jobs in Dayton, they continue to be staunch supporters of GMC and Buick.

Dealer ownership statistics

  • There are 18,000 new car dealers in the US
  • 1000 are owned by females
  • 60 are owned by minority females
  • 4 are owned by African American females

Jenell took over day to day operations at the age of 27. She also became the representative of the company at various conventions and meetings held throughout the year. Her first few meetings were a bit interesting. She is not the typical face of the owner of a dealership. Still, 22 years later some attendees make some bad assumptions about who she is. She has a little fun with assumptions and tries to use it for education.

She is proud of the Norma J. Ross Foundation. It has become her side job. Part of the foundation’s purpose is to help pay for mammograms that many women cannot afford. They have trademarked the slogan “Pink Ribbon Drive”.

Jenell shared her view of Keys to Success in any Business

  • Have good people helping you; you need to rely on the fact that someone else can help when you need it
  • No one person can do everything, it is a Team effort
  • Have respect for your fellow workers
  • She doesn’t ask someone to do something she wouldn’t be willing to do herself
  • Just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean you are always right; everyone makes mistakes, so learn from them and try not to repeat them
  • Have self-confidence because not everyone you meet will want you to succeed
  • Be willing to learn more about you’re your area of expertise
  • Always be prepared (something her mother Norma always said)

In her closing she gave some thoughts about her success and her company’s success. No manufacturer is making a bad vehicle anymore. Success is about helping people get a vehicle that they want. There are a lot of choices in the automotive world. Business owners should be ethical and moral in everything they do.  The Centerville community has been great for them and she appreciates her customers and gives back to the community.

She didn’t start her company, however, for many years, she went to many seminars and was constantly learning about the industry and was therefore well prepared to take over at the age of 27.

To be an entrepreneur you need to be a risk taker. Only 13% of the workforce are entrepreneurs. That means 13% of the workforce is doing something the other 87% don’t want to do.

No matter what your career path, continue to challenge yourself to reach new levels of success. The most important thing is to have fun at whatever you choose to do. Remember that only you can make yourself happy.

Thank you, Jenell, for taking the time to come and speak to us today! After her presentation, Tom Novak thanked Jenell for generously donating loaner vehicles to help with Avenue of Flags and the Christmas Tree Lot.

 

 

CNOtes – July 23, 2019 – Club Day

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father when we first started saying our prayers we viewed it
as a duty. I’m sure I’m not alone in this practice. We remember
starting every prayer – “Now I lay me down to sleep.” Growing older
we started with asking for some help. Gradually we realized that
beginning with thanks gave us the most pleasure. Now it’s a
conversation with You, going over the days joys and the problems we
encountered and asking for Your guidance. Thank You Lord for Your
patience with us and helping us grow closer to You. I’m sure that
growing closer to You has given us our Optimism and the desire to
give back. Thanks again Lord. Amen!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Greg Blatt Ron Tinnerman
Tyler Blatt Ron Tinnerman
Joe Cantrell Wayne Christie
Faye Elam Donna Huss
Lisa Tucker Donna Huss

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Donations for Trotwood School Uniforms

Lisa Tucker, co-owner of Bill’s Donuts, accepted numerous individual donations today from our members on behalf of school uniforms for Trotwood. The district was hit hard by the Memorial Day tornados. CNO made a monetary contribution as well. Bill’s Donuts is very supportive of causes in our area and of CNO.

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Ohio Convention

Cherie Gentry announced that the Great Ohio Optimist District Convention will be August 15-17, 2019 in Fairborn (just a short drive from Centerville!). She encourages all of us to sign up. Our club covers your fees to attend. If you can only come one day, the best day is Saturday, August 17. Please support the incoming governor (Myron Rheaume) by attending.

The top ten reasons to attend are:

  1. Opportunity to meet, be inspired by and trained by incoming Optimist International President Adrian Elcock.
  2. Incredible training for President-Elects, Secretary/Treasurer-Elects, Lt. Governor-Elects as well non-officer Optimists.
  3. Obtain new fundraising & project ideas for your club. Share your club activities with fellow Optimists.
  4. Win one of the $25 gift cards being given away as attendance prizes.
  5. Renew old friendships as well as make new optimist friends from all over The Great Ohio District.
  6. See the fantastic Great Ohio Optimist District JOI students in action.
  7. Be inspired to add new members to your club in order to serve more youth in your community.
  8. Celebrate The Great Ohio Optimist District’s success in the “Imagine the Power of You” year.
  9. Get motivated to help Governor-Elect Myron Rheaume lead us to greater achievements in 2019-20.
  10. Enjoy the fun & fellowship of the 72th Annual Convention of the Great Ohio District.

Upcoming Social Events

  • 8/10/2019 – 5:30 PM, Saturday, Cookout, Outdoor games, Monte Carlo Night at Lion’s Club, Bellbrook
  • 9/24/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center
  • 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus.
  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace

Committee Announcements

Donna Huss announced that the Ohio District Convention will be held in Fairborn from August 15-17, 2019. Our JOI club is requesting donations of school supplies to be given to Choices, Inc., which is a foster care program, serving 16 Ohio counties. Please bring your donations to lunch and Evelyn Griffin will collect the items.

Bob Lawson announced that Kids Day in the Park will be Saturday August 3rd, 2019. Please volunteer if you can. Instead of handing out the helium balloons we normally do new member Jerry Gerards will be making balloon animals. If you volunteer that day, you can get some training to make them.

Barbara Santo announced that the next Build-a-Bear will be Saturday August 3rd, 2019. More volunteers are needed for this very popular event. We did not get to pick the date of this event and it is unfortunate it is the same day as Kids Day in the Park. It is in conjunction with the Sickle Cell Annual Education Day. We need volunteers to show up at 1:30 PM at The Kroc Center, 1000 N Keowee St, Dayton OH. Volunteers are needed for several options: help children dress their bear, help with games, hand out bags or Nancy will find you a job!

Beth Duncan announced that Vida won the Euchre tournament last Friday.

Meet New Club Members

Instead of the usual guest speaker today, we used the time to get to know two of our newest members. We had two recently inducted members come up to the podium and share a little about themselves.

Michelle Tagliamonte

Michelle was inducted into CNO on July 16, 2019.

Before moving to Centerville, she and her family lived In Illinois. In Illinois she was a member of the board for CASA for Children. CASA is a national organization of advocates that have been standing up for children since 1977. When she heard about Centerville Noon Optimist and what we do she instantly wanted to join.

Her family was happy to leave Illinois and return to Centerville.

Professionally she enjoys helping people take control of their health through diet.

Dylan Mellling

Dylan Melling was inducted into CNO on July 23, 2019.

Dylan is the District Direct at Miami Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America.

He has been involved in scouts since grade school when he heard about all the cool things scouts get to use like bows and arrows, BB guns and fire. Dylan’s father has early onset dementia at the age of 56, and Dylan is grateful for the great memories of his father being his scout leader.

Dylan graduated with a class of 81 students from Frankton, Indiana.

He met his wife in Layfayette, Indiana. Their daughter, Sophia, was born 6 weeks early in mid-July, 2019 and she is doing well in the NICU in a hospital in Indianapolis.

Dylan said he will cherish the feeling of holding his little girl for the first for the rest of his life. He looks forward to when his daughter can join scouts.

Getting the word out about scouts to grade schoolers was traditionally through promotional flyers sent home from schools. Centerville has stopped sending flyers home. He has started using social media and geo fencing tools to advertise to potential new scouts.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Mike Yoder July 24
Kathy Klein July 26
Phil Robinson July 26
David Duncombe July 27
Jerry Stahley July 27
Katie Calloway July 27
Sandy Stevens July 28
Dan Beck July 29

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
John Sherman July 24 7/24/2009 10
David Brookman July 27 7/27/2011 8
Jim Long July 27 7/27/2015 4
Donna Robinson July 28 7/28/1997 22

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Yvette Donahue-Duffy Carolyn Taylor Induction
Bill Duffy Carolyn Taylor Induction
Kathy Linder Sue Brubaker Induction
Martin Huffstutler Jesse Gaither Induction
Tom Brozich Mike Bevis Induction
Marilyn Abbott Greg Griffin Induction
Dylan Melling Paul Stull Induction
Joe Cantrell Wayne Christie 1st Reading
Chris Smith Greg Griffin 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Patrick Arehart For not purchasing 50/50 ticket
Beth Duncan Phone ringing during the Pledge of Alligiance
Yvette Donahue-Duffy Bob Duffy fined her for having the same last name as him
Bill Duffy Bob Duffy fined him for having the same last name as him

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Judy McFadden Had a great time at Euchre last Friday and thanked everyone for being patient with her; She had never played cards before let alone Euchre
Lisa Tucker Thank you for all the donations to assist students of Trotwood get much needed school uniforms after the Tornado disaster
Vida McDowell Winning Euchre Tournament
Jerry Gehards Happy he will be making balloons at Kid’s Day at the park on August 3, 2019
Dylan Melling Newborn daughter just took a bottle for the first time; She was born 6 weeks early and is still in the NICU and is doing fine
Beth Duncan Everyong on the social committee for being so helpful with events and for all the help with last week’s Euchre party
Brian Nolan Dick Stevens joining the golf foursome of Nolan, Kalaman and Tapp for Phather Phil’s birthday golf outing next week
Martin Huffstutler Happy to be part of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club
Bob Burkman Grandson Marine Corporal Steven Spencer Burkman is home on leave
Bob Burkman Granddaughter Briana Burkman is engaged after three years of dating
Bob Burkman Briana Burkman has completed her masters degree and is now employeed at the Coffman YMCA