CNOtes 10/5/21: Robert O’Toole EMT/Firefighter of the Year Award Presentation

Prayer for Gary Aiken

At the start of the meeting, David Ladd led us in a prayer for Gary Aiken, who passed away on October 3, 2021. Gary was a great man and a huge inspiration to his fellow members of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Gary joined CNO on 6/1/1982. He will be missed but remembered.

Gary Hansen is the 54th CNO President

Gary Hansen was officially sworn in as CNO president by Pat Behn during today’s meeting. We look forward to a great year under your leadership Gary.

Announcements

  • Debe Dockins announced that the next CNO 2.0 meeting will be 10/21/2021 at 5:30 PM at Bock Family Brewing. The speaker will be Eric Horstman, founder, and president of Flyin’ to the Hoop.
  • Christy Gariety, Adopt-a-Family co-chair, announced that she and Sue Jessee are accepting $50 gift cards with activation code receipts from Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s to be given to families this holiday season. The cards need to be received by 11/29/2021.

Dayton Children’s Hospital Donation

Mike Bevis, the chair of the Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic, introduced Adam Blanchard, who came today to accept the $11,000 donation for Dayton Children’s Hospital hematology and oncology department.

Adam said this year’s donation will be used to pay expenses incurred by kids that need highly specialized care at other hospitals. Adam said that CNO’s total donations to Dayton Children’s is now over $200,000.

Committee Meetings

10/18/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Social Events

10/23/2021 6 PM to 10 PM, Wine and Beer tasting party at the home of Patrick and Diane Arehart. The cost is $20 which includes all the wine and beer you taste. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. The price is $5 if you will not be having any of the supplied wine and beer and you are BYOB. To register, contact Debe Dockins or Sue Jessee.

Robert J. O’Toole EMT/Firefighter of the Year Award, Mariana Jones

The EMT/Firefighter award honors the memory of Ruth and John’s son Robert J. O’Toole. Robert lost his life on January 12, 1998 while responding to an accident.

This year’s recipient is firefighter and paramedic Mariana Jones. CNO presented Mariana a plaque and her name will be added to a larger plaque at the Washington Township Fire Department headquarters building.

Joining us at lunch today was Ruth O’Toole (Robert J. O’Toole’s mother) and her daughter Ruth DeVan. Also, at today’s meeting were Fire Chief Scott Kujawa, Deputy Fire Chief Nick Bergman and Mariana’s husband Adrian Jones.

Tri-Fold Brochure of the 2021 Robert O’Toole EMT/Firefighter of the Year Award

Bob Burkman introduced Fire Chief Scott Kujawa who presented the award to Mariana Jones.

From Chief Scott Kujawa’s Notes about Mariana Jones

Good afternoon. My name is Scott Kujawa, and I am the Fire Chief for the Washington Township Fire Department. It is my honor to be able to stand before you today to present this award.

On January 12,1998, Firefighter Robert O’Toole and Officer John Kalaman paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our community. These two men will never be forgotten by the Washington Township Fire Department, Centerville Police Department, or our community. I want to thank the Noon Optimist Club of Centerville and the entire O’Toole family for their continued support and remembrance of Firefighter O’Toole through the Robert J. O’Toole EMT/Firefighter of the Year Award.

Now, to recognize this year’s recipient:

Firefighter/Paramedic Mariana Jones has been a career member of the Washington Township Fire Department since July 2018. She joined our department with several years of experience from the Harrison Twp and Sugarcreek Twp fire departments. In 2014, she received a rookie of the year award and in 2016 a firefighter of the year award, both from the Sugarcreek Twp Fire Department.

Mariana was an outstanding addition to our department. She is an exceptionally competent firefighter and paramedic while continually striving for improvement. She is professional and respectful to the citizens and visitors of our community, as well as every one of her coworkers. Mariana brings a positive attitude which is contagious and reflective of who she truly is as a person. She exemplifies this attitude and encourages others to maintain the same positive outlook.

Mariana has a true passion for the EMS side of our profession. She is part of the team that developed and implemented a new continuous quality improvement program for the review of EMS reports. Not only did she help develop this quality improvement program, but she is also one of the report reviewers. Her passion for the job spills over into her review of the reports. She wants to assure that our paramedics are always providing the best care possible.

Her work on the EMS Committee has created more effective ways of providing service to our community. While EMS reports alone keep her busy, she doesn’t stop there and gives an all-out effort every day she comes to work. Mariana’s work ethic and job performance are second to none and she is truly deserving of the Robert J. O’Toole EMT/Firefighter of the Year Award.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Dennis DockinsDebe Dockins2nd reading
Jessica WagnerMike BevisInduction
Anne KohlsMike BevisInduction
Jackie PowellTom NovakInduction

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Adam BlanchardMike Bevis
Adrian JonesProgram
David HaaseMike Bevis
Dennis DockinsDebe Dockins
Dennis SmithBob Collins
Eric ParsleyMike Bevis
Jackie PowellTom Novak
Mariana JonesProgram
Ruth DevanProgram
Ruth O’TooleProgram
Tom SimmsBob Collins
Tom YoungDebe Dockins

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Ron TinnermanGary Aiken was always excited to see his grandchildren playing basketball.
Gary Smiga$13, Gary Aiken could be superstitious. While playing golf with Gary Aiken in Florida, Gary noticed that his golf cart was number 13. Gary left the cart on the third hole and went and got another cart.
Harry BoseyHarry remembers that Gary Aiken was extremely welcoming to him in 1994 when Harry joined CNO.
Jesse LightleGary Aiken was a true champion of Washington Township. They will also miss him at the RecPlex.
Jesse LightleMarina Jones was the recipeient of the Firefigter/EMT award  today.
Stan FronzagliaVida McDowell;s tennis team won the regional tennis tournament that included Ohio and several surrounding states.
Greg Griffin$4, Remebers meeting Gary Aiken for the first time while working the Christmas Tree lot. Greg plans on making this the best Tree Lot season ever in honor of Gary Aiken who was in charge for several years.
Gary HansenHe remembers that it was after Gary Aiken told him how important member participation is to the community that he started coming to lunch almost every week instead of once or twice a month and participating more in the club.
Gary HansenThank you to CNO member for being so supportive about the loss of his nephew.
Dave KayHe remembers how Gary Aiken got him to join CNO.
Don KelleyHe remembers playing golf with Gary Aiken, when a “friend” put an extra club in Gary’s golf bag. Originally Gary had 12 clubs. When Gary figured out he had 13 clubs he couldn’t throw the unwelcomed club far enough.
Debe DockinsShe remembers that every time she saw Gary Aiken he always asked about her kids.
Debe DockinsHer sons’ birthdays are this weekend.
Beth DuncanBeth appreciated Gary Aiken’s smile.
Beth DuncanDebe Dockins, thank you for your great year as CNO President.
Charlie GoodwinGary Aiken will be missed. Gary and Gail have been Charlie’s neighbor for over 30 years.
Charlie GoodwinCenterville-Washington Foundations celebration of Paul Stull was at their annual Founder’s Event on 10/7/2021.
Bob BurkmanBob remembers Gary Aiken trimming the last tree at the tree lot one year that looked like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. He got it looking good enough that a family came in at the last minute to buy it.

Sergeants at Arms

Pre the Sergeants – no fines this week in Honor of Gary Aiken

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Carolyn TaylorSeptember269/26/20183
Dana DringSeptember269/26/20183
Mike CordonnierSeptember269/26/20183
Steve LinderSeptember269/26/20183
Steve RudisillSeptember269/26/20183
Ken IrwinOctober210/2/20129
Larry LarrimerOctober210/2/20129
Rick KempferOctober210/2/20129
Christy GarietyOctober310/3/201110
Sue BrubakerSeptember239/23/200813
Pat BehnSeptember299/29/200318
John PowellSeptember299/29/199922
Stephen WalkerSeptember289/28/199823
Mike WallSeptember269/26/199526
Brooks ComptonSeptember309/30/199427
Denise O’NeilSeptember309/30/199427
Karl FrydrykOctober110/1/198833

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Carol SmerzSeptember 22
Harry BosseySeptember 22
Jon WertsSeptember 22
Mark KarnsSeptember 23
Greg SmithSeptember 25
Evelyn GriffinSeptember 26
Diane ArehartSeptember 26
Jeff KujawaSeptember 27
Mike FanelliOctober 1
Roy BarclayOctober 1
Anne KohlsOctober 4

CNO Donations – 2013 through August 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

CLICK HERE to see the Thank You Notes the Club Received this Week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOtes 9/28/21: CNO Officer Installation Ceremony and Banquet

Officer Installation and Awards Program for 2021-2022

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, there was no lunch meeting. Instead, we had a wonderful evening of feast and fellowship at Yankee Trace. This was a great night to celebrate the past year and to look forward to the next year. This is the end of the Centerville Noon Optimist Presidential year for Debe Dockins. New board members and vice-presidents were installed for 2021-2022. Gary Hansen, CNO president for 2021-2022, was out of town at a funeral and he was installed as president on 10/5/2021 at the lunch meeting. Gary Hansen is the 54th CNO President.

The social committee, co-chaired by Sue Jessee and Sarah Umbreit, put on a great party. The centerpieces looked fantastic. Six lucky attendees found a winning ticket under the seat at the end of the evening and were able to take a centerpiece home.

We started with drinks and appetizers, followed by a buffet. The food was great.

Just like a lunch meeting, we started with a prayer by Phather Phil and proudly recited The Pledge of Allegiance.

Thanks to Gary Smiga, the master of ceremonies for the evening. He did a fantastic job and kept us entertained.

For being president, Debe Dockins received from CNO her Past President pin, a Lifetime OI Membership and pin, and a gavel plaque recognizing her year as CNO president.

Optimist Vs Pessimist, Poem by Unknown read by Gary Smiga

How foolish is the pessimist?
Despondent and forlorn,
Who always when he gets a rose?
Goes hunting for a thorn.

The Optimist has better sense:
The charm of life he knows.
He doesn’t mind a scratch or two
If he can get the rose.

So don’t be a pessimist
Bogged down with discontent:
The Optimist has heaps of fun
That doesn’t cost a cent.

-Unknown

Gary noted that he thought it was appropriate to have a poem written by an unknown artist since President Debe Dockins is a librarian.

Officers of CNO 2021-2022

  • President, Gary Hansen
  • Vice President, Greg Wasmund
  • Vice President, Sarah Umbreit
  • Secretary, Jean Pummill
  • Treasurer, Roland Rapp
  • President-Elect, Beth Duncan
  • Immediate Past President, Debe Dockins
  • Past President’s Representative, Chris McAlpine

Newly Elected to the Board of Directors with a Two-Year Term, 2021-2023

  • Diane Arehart
  • Brandon Barrett
  • Katie Calloway
  • Bob Glavin
  • Evelyn Griffin

Continuing Board of Directors with One Year Left, 2021-2022

  • Patrick Arehart
  • Christine Balsan
  • Pat Behn
  • Jim Long
  • Brian Nolan

Officer Installation and Oath

Greg Griffin and Pat Behn swore in the new Club Officers and Board of Directors.

I hereby solemnly promise on my honor as an Optimist that I will carry out the duties of the office to which I have been elected to the best of my ability, in loyalty to my Club, and in harmony with the Bylaws of my Club and Optimist International. So help me God.

Passing of the Gavel

After the new board members were sworn in there was the traditional passing of the gavel. Gary Smiga brought up all the previous presidents to form a line at the front of the room in the order they served as CNO president.

The presidents who were here tonight were:

  • Will Cale
  • Joe Madden
  • Don Kelley
  • Gary Smiga
  • Gary Aiken (represented by Gail Aiken)
  • Brian Nicholas
  • Margaret Barclay (represented by Roy Barclay)
  • Jerry Stahley
  • Stan Fronzaglia
  • Mike Wall
  • Tom Novak
  • Nancy Lehren
  • Mike Bevis
  • Kelly Stone
  • Pat Behn
  • Bob Burkman
  • Myron Rheaume
  • Donna Huss
  • Greg Griffin
  • Debe Dockins
  • Gary Hansen (represented by Katie Calloway)

For a complete list of past presidents refer to your Club Handbook.

CNO Rookie of the Year

The 2020-2021 Rookie of the Year was awarded to Julie Rado. Julie hit the ground running when she became a member in March, 2021. She was integral in making the 1st Annual Centerville/Washington Township Got Talent contest a success.

Debe Dockins, President’s Thank You Gifts

President Debe Dockins handed out gifts to several members with the assistance of Pat Behn. The gifts were given in random order. As Debe handed the gifts she announced some reasons why the gifts were being given to the member. Not all the reasons were captured, and I apologize for leaving anything off.

  • Bob Collins, Club Photographer
  • Roberta Taylor, Memorial scholarship and volunteers for all kinds of things
  • Will Cale, being an inspiration, having a scholarship named after him
  • Myron Rheaume, club builder of excellence
  • Vince Reidy, Board Member, very integral to the golf outing
  • Don Kelley, sergeant at arms
  • Val Huff, Golf Outing among other things
  • Tom Novak, Avenue of Flags
  • Mike Cordonnier, Built the Americana Float which won the President’s Award for Americana 2021; he and his students are building props for fright stations for the Haunted Trail
  • Bob Burkman, Avenue of Flags, Respect for Law
  • Phather Phil, Club Chaplain
  • Sue Brubaker, Birthday Table, Silent Auction for the Golf Outing, Build-a-Bear, Social Committee
  • Gary Aiken, Skilled Trades, Tree Lot
  • Mike Brubaker, Avenue of Flags, Technology Committee
  • Judy DeMarco, Community Champion Award, Silent Auction, Golf Outing
  • Kelly Stone, JOI club advisor, brought UD Optimist Club back to life
  • Christine Balsan, Board Member
  • Joan Cordonnier, Americana 5K
  • Bob Lawson, Fishing Derby, Kids Day in the Park
  • Diane Arehart, Membership Chair, Social Media Co-chair, Build-a-Bear
  • David Ladd, Club Chaplain
  • Carolyn Taylor, Board Member and Speakers Committee
  • Sarah Umbreit, Golf Co-Chair, Social Committee, Build-a-Bear
  • Jerry Stahley, Junior Golf Tournament Chair, District Regional Chair of Oratorial contest, Built the platform for Debe to stand on while behind the lectern
  • Donna Huss, St Leonard, Speakers Committee, Past President
  • Barbara Santo, Birthday Table, Silent Auction for the Golf Outing
  • Sue Jessee, Social Committee, Adopt a Family
  • Gail Aiken, Haunted Trail Chair
  • Julie Rado, CNO Rookie of the Year, Centerville/Washington Township Got Talent
  • Nancy Lehren, Long range planning chair, Childhood Health and Wellness chair (Build-a-Bear), Debe’s Past President’s Representative
  • Roland Rapp, Club Treasurer
  • Beth Duncan, Vice-President, President-Elect
  • Jean Pummill, Club Secretary
  • Mike Bevis, Chair of the Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic, Publicity, Sponsored 75 members
  • Gary Smiga, Chair of Memorial Scholarship, Master of Ceremony
  • Evelyn Griffin, Skilled Trad Scholarships, District Activities,
  • Greg Griffin, inspires Debe with his enthusiasm, Easter Egg Hunt, Technology, Runs tech for meetings
  • Patrick Arehart, CNOtes, Technology Committee, Added Donate Now Button to CNO and District Websites, Helped get the club to use Constant Contact
  • Pat Behn, District VP, Board Member
  • Katie Calloway, Social Media Co-chair
  • Brian Nolan, Board Member, CNO 2.0, Kids Day in the Park

Optimists of the Year 2020-2021

It is the job of the previous year’s winner (Mike Brubaker) to announce the current year recipients of the Centerville Noon Optimist Thomas P. Frazier Optimist of the Year Awards.

Mike’s presentation was very interesting. He slowly revealed what the winners had done for the club and the community, so the names remained a mystery until they were announced.

The 2020-2021 winners are Evelyn Griffin and Bob Lawson. They each received a plaque commemorating their award.

Evelyn Griffin

Evelyn Griffin joined CNO on 10/21/2015 and has participated in multiple events, fundraisers and other volunteer activities:

  • Avenue of Flags, paperwork
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Essay Contest
  • Skilled Trades Scholarship Program
  • Photographer
  • Annual Club Handbook
  • Christmas Tree Lot

Bob Lawson

Bob Lawson joined CNO on 2/17/2016 and has participated in multiple events, fundraisers and other volunteer activities:

  • Fishing Derby
  • Kids Day in the Park
  • Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament
  • Avenue of Flags, deliveries and sleeve installations
  • Numerous Announcements at lunches and passing of clipboards
  • Christmas Tree Lot

Closing Video

A great video Greg Griffin put together of the past year can be viewed here.

After the video was complete, we cheerfully recited the Optimist Creed.

Closing Remarks from Gary Smiga

We have had a great night hearing about all the great things we have accomplished.  I leave you with a final thought that it wouldn’t have been possible without each one of you.  Thank you again for your time and commitment that collectively have allowed us to be known as the top performing Optimist Club in all of Optimist International.

The End of One Year and the Beginning of Another

Thanks to President Debe Dockins for all she has done as president in the last year and we look forward to another great year under the leadership of President Gary Hansen, his team and our members!

Link to Pictures Taken This evening

The photos taken by Julie Walling Noeth are here.

CNOtes 9/21/21: Haunted Trail, Gail Aiken

THANK YOU FOR THE LAST YEAR PRESIDENT DEBE DOCKINS!!!

Today was the last lunch meeting presided by Debe Dockins. Debe has done a fantastic job as president of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. She brings a super happy vibe as soon as she literally steps up to start each meeting. Thanks for all your time, efforts, enthusiasm, smiles and gentle nudges each week to settle down, be quiet and listen as the meeting is about to start.

Announcements

  • Greg Griffin said Debe Dockins has done a great job as CNO president. A large club like CNO needs a great leader. She was a great leader to take us out of COVID.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the next CNO 2.0 meeting will be on 10/21/2021 at 5:30 PM at Bock Family Brewing. The speaker will be Eric Horstman, founder and president of Flying to the Hoop. Last week’s meeting at Tuscany’s Italian Restaurant with DJ Dors E was a great event.
  • Chris McAlpine, chair of Tri-Star Soccer, announced that several volunteers are needed for the October 8 at 6 PM event. Please contact Chris if you can help. It is a fun event for the participants and the volunteers.
  • Jean Pummill announced that if you want to participate in PGI and PDP or want to know your status please contact her.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the Presidents Club of Dayton will recognize Lt. General (retired) Dick Reynolds as its Citizen Legion of Honor Recipient for 2021 at its annual luncheon event at the Dayton Convention Center on Thursday, October 7, 10:30 AM – 1:15 PM. If you would like to sit at the CNO table, please let Debe know.

Community Events                                

  • 10/12/2021 and 10/13/2021, the Haunted Trail event will be held at Countryside Park behind the RecPlex.
  • 10/8/2021, 6 PM, Tri-Star Soccer will be held at the High School Soccer field which is between Magsig and Cline.

Social Event

  • 10/10/2021 at 2 PM there will be a group Corn Maze outing. Valuable prizes will be awarded for the team that finishes the maze puzzle first. Afterwards anyone who wants to can go to dinner at Bennet’s Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg. You can attend just one of the activities or both.

Committee Meetings

  • 10/18/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Gail Aiken, Haunted Trail

Debe Dockins introduced the chair of the Haunted Trail event, Gail Aiken. Gail discussed our annual event that will be held on two evenings between 7:30 PM and 9 PM on Tuesday October 12, 2021 and Wednesday October 13, 2021. Several more volunteers are needed both for the evenings of the event and for the day before and the day after for setup and take down. Volunteers are requested to show up at 6:30 PM on the day of the events. Setup and take down times are during the day.

The Haunted Trail is led by Gail Aiken, Denise O’Neil, Larry England and Larry Lynde. A special thanks to Mike Cordonnier and his CHS students who have been building new sets for the fright stations. The fright stations are fun and a little scary that is not meant to be as horrifying as a typical haunted house.

The Haunted Trail community event will be held at Countryside Park behind the RecPlex. It is a 1.2-mile walk. Two volunteer trail guides will accompany each group, one in front and one in back. Trail guides keep groups moving and together as they view the fright stations.

There will be three bonfires to hang out at the end of the trail. Participants can enjoy donut holes and apple ciders.

Middle school and high school students work at the fright stations. The student’s advisors said that the kids are so happy that the event is being held again after being cancelled last year. The event is a rite of passage for these kids. The students also help setup for the event. The dates chosen each year coordinate with Columbus Day, so the kids are not in school the day of setup.

Haunted Trail by the Numbers

  • 1983: 208 people walked the trail in its first year
  • 2013: 442 people walked the trail, 100 food items were donated (first year of request for food donations)
  • 2018: 1510 people walked the trail, 1000 food items donated
  • 2019: 1275 people walked the trail, 1453 food items were donated

Thank you to Business Donors

  • Bills Donuts is donating dozens of donut holes
  • Dorothy Lane Market is donating apple cider
  • Sam’s Club is donating cups for the apple cider
  • Coldwell Banker is donating pumpkins

Volunteers Opportunities

  • Trail Guides
  • People to wear various costumes such as witches, warlocks, the grim reaper, the Gilley suit
  • Chaperones at the fright stations, which does not require much walking; note that there will be 2 sheriffs at the event so if someone gets out of line the Chaperones do not have to handle it themselves
  • People to help the day before and the day after the event for setup, tear down and clean up

Volunteers on event days are asked to be there between 6:30 PM and 9 PM. The event starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 9 PM. Please contact Gail Aiken or Denise O’Neil if you would like to volunteer. They need lots of volunteers for this fun event.

Fright Stations

  1. Zombies
  2. Mad Scientists
  3. Goblin Graveyard
  4. Nursery Nightmare
  5. Witches and Black Cats
  6. Scary School
  7. Spider Tunnel
  8. Werewolves
  9. Death Hospital
  10. Circus of Horror
  11. Radioactive Waste Spill
  12. Execution Inmates
  13. Pirates
  14. Vicious Vampires
  15. Campout Fright

Thank You

Thank you, Gail Aiken, for informing us about the great Haunted Trial event. We really appreciate all the years of hard work you have put in for this great annual community event.

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction  
Dennis Dockins Debe Dockins 1st Reading  
McKenzie Morin Bill Stone 3rd Reading  
Anne Kohls Mike Bevis 3rd Reading  
Jackie Powell Tom Novak 3rd Reading  

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Anne KohlsMIke Bevis
Candi SchlamersdorfJulie Noeth
Jackie PowellTom Novak
Tom SimmsBob Collins

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Debe Dockins$10, Thanks for the great year of being CNO president.
Gail AikenCarol Smerz dressed up as the Grim Reaper greeting members as they arrived today. The sergeants then tried to fine her for arriving late because she had to change.
Julie NoethUniversity of Dayton basketball season is starting.
Don KelleyThe John P. Kalaman Memorial Tournament held last week was a great success. All proceeds go to the John P. Kalaman Scholarship Fund.
Bill Stone$5, Kelly Stone is doing great with the Octagon Optimist Club and UD Club Optimist Club. Officers for both will be installed soon.
Beth DuncanThank you for all the love and condolences for the passing of her father.
Beth DuncanFully recoverd from COVID.
Gary Smiga, Julie NoethDebe Dockins did a great job as presdient of CNO.
Gary SmigaCelebrating 41st wedding anniversary with Pam.
Ron TinnermanBarbara Santo helping the sergeants today.

Sergeants at Arms

MemberInfraction
Mike Brubaker and Bob BurkmanAn Avenue of Flags metal detecor used by the wrestling team was returned by Chick-file-A in one of their food warming bags.
Judy DeMarco and Sue BrubakerStole a dessert from the birthday table when not their birthday and they should have at least sat at the birthday table.
Steve KohlsDidn’t tell Anne Kohls who just became a member that she was supposed to get her name badge today from the badge boxes.
Gary HansenEarly bird fine for becoming CNO president on 10/1/2021.
Chris McAlpineDidn’t have a clipboard ready today so volunteers could sign up for  Tri-Star soccer.
Gail AikenDidn’t retrieve the scary helping hand.
Gail AikenDidn’t spell check her document for her presentation today on the Haunted Trail.
Gary SmigaWearing a shirt with Washington Township logo.
Jesse GaitherSaid to sergeants, “You guys are lucky I’m here today.”

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Carolyn TaylorSeptember269/26/20183
Dana DringSeptember269/26/20183
Mike CordonnierSeptember269/26/20183
Steve LinderSeptember269/26/20183
Steve RudisillSeptember269/26/20183
Ken IrwinOctober210/2/20129
Larry LarrimerOctober210/2/20129
Rick KempferOctober210/2/20129
Christy GarietyOctober310/3/201110
Sue BrubakerSeptember239/23/200813
Pat BehnSeptember299/29/200318
John PowellSeptember299/29/199922
Stephen WalkerSeptember289/28/199823
Mike WallSeptember269/26/199526
Brooks ComptonSeptember309/30/199427
Denise O’NeilSeptember309/30/199427
Karl FrydrykOctober110/1/198833

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Carol SmerzSeptember 22
Harry BosseySeptember 22
Jon WertsSeptember 22
Mark KarnsSeptember 23
Greg SmithSeptember 25
Evelyn GriffinSeptember 26
Diane ArehartSeptember 26
Jeff KujawaSeptember 27
Mike FanelliOctober 1
Roy BarclayOctober 1
Anne KohlsOctober 4

CNO Donations – 2013 through August 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

No Thank You notes received this week.

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNO 2.0 Meeting Recap 9/16/21: The story of professional DJ, DJ Dors E

CNO 2.0 Venue and Details

The venue for tonight’s CNO 2.0 meeting was Tuscany’s Italian Restaurant located at 881 E. Franklin St, Centerville, OH. Thank you to the owners and their fine team for the great food and the space to have our meeting.

Announcements

  • Denise O’Neil announced that the Haunted Trail Committee needs several volunteers to work as guides for the Haunted Trail community event. She also needs old white sheets and old dolls.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the tree lot will be open on November 26, 2021. Greg Griffin is looking for 3 volunteers to replace 3 tree lot captains stepping down this year.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the next CNO 2.0 meeting will be 10/21/2021 at 5:30 PM at Bock Family Brewing. The speaker will be Eric Horstman, founder and president of Flying to the Hoop.

Social Event

  • 10/10/2021 at 2 PM there will be a group Corn Maze outing. Valuable prizes will be awarded for the team that finishes the maze puzzle first. Afterwards the group will go to dinner together at Bennet’s Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg.

Community Events                                

  • 10/12/2021 and 10/13/2021, the Haunted Trail event will be held at Countryside Park behind the RecPlex.
  • 10/8/2021, 6 PM, Tri-Star Soccer will be held at the High School Soccer field which is between Magsig and Cline.

DJ Terrance Dorsey

Greg Fay introduced Terrance Dorsey, a professional DJ who is known as DJ Dors E and is the self-proclaimed #PartyInstigator. He has been a DJ/Entertainer since November 2009. Additionally, Terrance is an entrepreneur in real estate investing. During the day Terrance is a senior analyst at PNC Bank. Terrance is also the CEO of Great Harvest Publishing LLC which offers Project management for clean/Christian entertainment and DJ services for clean entertainment. He and his wife have two children who attend Centerville Schools.

DJ Dors E’s name is an acronym for Doing our Redeemer Service Excellent.

Terrance worked at a prison ministry and it was there that someone told him if you put out the chairs they will come. He said for his DJ business (especially the first 5 years) he put out a lot of chairs and now the customers have come. He is still putting out the chairs.

You can find him on Facebook.

You can sample DJ Dors E work on Mixcloud.com.

Real Estate Investing

Terrance is a real estate investor. He has owned several investment properties and he is building up his wealth using his gains. In 2015 Terrance and his family moved from Trotwood to Centerville. Real estate during COVID has been very good for his investments including the house he purchased in 2015 that he has since sold. Recently, his family moved into a new house that they built in Centerville.

Terrance is continually learning and improving his investing and entertainment skills.

Terrance tried going to school at Sinclair, but it did not work out and he is very happy to not be strapped with student debt. He said that his generation has been told to go to school, get a great job and retire, but that is not how it works anymore. Terrance is building something that will last for generations, which is something he was never taught.

How he became a DJ

Terrance said he became a DJ by accident. In 2009 at the age of 28, Terrance had his first gig. Initially he did weddings and after 5 years of smaller gigs, he had an opportunity to work at a party for a large church and the person in charge did not accept his first invoice and told him he needed to charge a lot more. This party exposed his services to a lot more people and eventually it led to opportunities with corporate clients. His customers are willing to pay his rates because he works hard at giving his clients’ guests a great time. He does not overcharge. He has learned what a reasonable charge is for the service he is providing.

DJ Dors E clients have included PNC Bank, Wright Patt Credit Union, Real Estate Firms, Care Source and various large churches. He creates play lists monthly for several gyms, who use them for hour long workouts at the gym.

Terrance is close to making enough off being a DJ to not have a day job. He likes his job at PNC and when COVID hit, his entertainment opportunities were lower for a while.

Terrance has been a musical group manager and he liked it except for the travel required that took him away from his family.

A DJs Job

Great DJs do not allow their audience to change what is played with random requests. When you hire a DJ it is their job to get a party going within a few minutes. Playlists must be crafted in a way to keep the flow going. Some songs just cannot be played back-to-back or the whole vibe will come down. DJ Dors E gets his audiences to get up and dance!

Remember that DJ Dors E is the #PartyInstigator!

Thank You Terrance Dorsey

Thank you, DJ Dors E, for speaking at tonight’s CNO 2.0 meeting and telling the story of your entertainment career, your real estate career and your day job!

About CNO 2.0

Greg Fay, the chair of CNO 2.0, said he was so thankful for all the guests and members that came to tonight’s meeting.

Greg Fay said that CNO 2.0 is a club within a club of the Centerville Noon Optimist club. CNO (and CNO 2.0) is 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.

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