Noon Meeting News – February 13, 2018 – Girls Oratorical Contest

Phather Phil’s Prayer

GOD AND DOG
I look up and I see God
I look down and see dog
Simple spelling G-O-D
Same word backwards D-O-G
They would stay with me all day
I’m the one who walks away
But both of them just wait for me
And dance with joy at my return with glee
Both love me no matter what
Divine God and canine mutt
I take it hard when I fail
But God forgives, dog wags his tail
God thought up and made the dog
Dog reflects a part of God
I’ve seen love from both sides now
It’s everywhere…AMEN… Bow-Wow
I look up and I see God
I look down and I see my dog
In my human fragility
I can’t match their love for me.

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Janet Barrows Art Hung
Jennifer Cass Speaker’s Family
Roger Cass Speaker’s Family
Sarah Claiborne Speaker
Tracy Claiborne Speaker’s Mom
Erika Dunn Speaker’s Mom
Faith-Rosalie Dunn Speaker
Robert Harvey Kelly George
Rory Johnson Speaker
Drew Mosher Kelly George
Brian Nolan Beth Duncan
Greg Pfander Mike Bevis
Lynn Webb Speaker’s Mom
Mike Webb Speaker’s Dad
Reagan Webb Speaker
Adam Woeste Gary Miller

Today’s Speaker

Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical Contest

Today we had 4 oratorical contestants give their speeches.

The contest was started in 1928, which means this year, 2018, is the 90th anniversary.

We have named our contest the “Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical Contest”. Margaret Barclay was the committee chair of the contest for many years and a past president of our club. Margaret was a longtime teacher and the principal of Magsig Middle School.

Her husband, Roy Barclay, still generously sponsors the financial awards for our contestants. He spoke to us for a few minutes and it was great to hear about his wife and her service to kids, Centerville and the CNO.  Margaret was an integral part of creating new Alpha and Junior Optimist Clubs in our schools and an active member in both the CNO and Springboro Optimist Club. Margaret valued this community as well, serving as an Elder at Southminster Presbyterian Church and a Charter member of the Centerville Education Foundation.

Liz Fultz, the chair of the Margaret Barclay Oratorical Contest, was the master of ceremony for the four female contestants today. This year’s topic is, “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?”

Speaker A, roots of optimism are: Attitude, Associations and Action. She referred to them as her triple A’s. Remember, be positive, those you associate with are important and actions are more important than ideas.

Speaker B, roots of optimism are: confidence, positivity and hope. She reminds us to give others you might typically disregard a chance.

Speaker C, roots of optimism come down to choices; you can choose to be positive, happy, and friendly. You can also choose to forgive, exercise and reduce stress.

Speaker D, roots of optimism are being goal oriented, having faith (she tries to pray every day), and to keep a good attitude.

All four ladies did an amazing job in both content and presentation. Only one moves forward and that is speaker C. You are welcome to go and see the next round at the Centerville library soon.

https://centervillenoonoptimist.com/oratorical-contest/

 Birthdays

Monty Zinck February 13
Ken Peacock February 16
Patricia Kuhlman February 19

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Jack Anderson February 16 02/16/2016 2
Harry Bossey February 17 02/17/1994 24
John Horner February 17 02/17/2010 8
Louis Brinkman February 17 02/17/1995 23
Mark Casey February 17 02/17/2010 8
Bob Lawson February 17 02/17/2016 2
Sandy Stevens February 17 02/17/2010 8
Sarah Umbreit February 17 02/17/2016 2
Laura Caschera February 18 02/18/1997 21

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Laurie Westheimer Jesse Gaither Induction
June Bosworth Julie Noeth Induction
Michael Mershad Greg Fay 3rd Reading
Ryan Coble Greg Fay 3rd Reading
Brian Nolan Beth Duncan 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants this week.

Happy Bucks!

No time for Happy Bucks this week.

 

Noon Meeting News – February 6, 2018 – Boys Oratorical Contest

Phather Phil’s Prayer

“Humble Pie”

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can eat the same food every day and be thankful for it,
If you can understand why your loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you, because through no fault of yours something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, or politics,

then my friend…
You are almost as good as your dog!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Janet Barrows Art Hung
Corey Flanders Speaker
Roseanne Flanders Speaker’s Family
Tom Flanders Speaker’s Family
Ed Goschinski Art Hung
Brydgett Lair Speaker’s Family
Joe Lair Speaker
Nick Lair Speaker’s Family
Karen McLain Speaker’s Family
Sam McLain Speaker
Michael Mershad Greg Fay
Brian Nolan Beth Duncan

Today’s Speaker

Optimist Oratorical Contest

Today we had 3 speakers instead of the usual 1.

The contest was started in 1928, which means this year, 2018, is the 90th anniversary.

We have named our contest the Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical Contest. Margaret Barclay was the committee chair of the contest for many years and a past president of our club. Margaret was a longtime teacher and the principal of Magsig Middle School.

Her husband Roy Barclay still generously sponsors the financial awards for our contestants.

Liz Fultz, the chair of the Margaret Barclay Oratorical Contest, was the master of ceremony for the three male contestants today. This year’s topic is, “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?”

Speaker A, roots of optimism are academics, participation in high school theater, life’s challenges.

Speaker B, roots of optimism are family (mom, dad and Izzy the dog), faith in God, school.

Speaker C, roots of optimism are perseverance, sports, father’s perseverance to overcome a negative job situation and start a brand-new career.

All three gentlemen did a fantastic job in both content and presentation. Only one moves forward and that is speaker C. You are welcome to go and see the next round at the library in a week.

Next week at our club will be the female contestants.

https://centervillenoonoptimist.com/oratorical-contest/

 Birthdays

Member Birthday
Shelby DiPasquale February 06
Donald Kelley February 08
Ron Tinnerman February 11
Daniel Samiec February 12
John Horner February 12

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Eleanor Parker February 8 02/08/2011 7
Patricia Kuhlman February 8 02/08/2011 7
Wayne Botkin February 10 02/10/2009 9

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Mike Schwartz Jesse Gaither 3rd Reading
Clint Freese Ron Tinnerman 3rd Reading
Laurie Westheimer Jesse Gaither 3rd Reading
Suzanne Werts Jayne Weikel 3rd Reading
Jonathan Werts Jayne Weikel 3rd Reading
Brent Richburg Fred Polizzi 3rd Reading
June Bosworth Julie Noeth 3rd Reading
Michael Mershad Greg Fay 2nd Reading
Ryan Coble Greg Fay 2nd Reading
Brian Nolan Beth Duncan 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Charlie Tapp Leaving bag behind the previous week.

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Dan Beck First granddaughter arrived last week.
Dan Beck Phather Phil starting to take piano lessons.
Larry Lynde New granddaughter arrived and for his daughter doing well after the emergency C-Section.
John Kalaman His wife Paula just finished her last radiation treatment.
Debe Dockins Loves that we do the oratorical contest each year.
Bill Stone Happy about Kelly’s ear surgery even though she can’t hear.
Wayne Christie Happy about visit with Gary and Gail Aiken in Hawaii and happy the recent missile alert in Hawaii was really just a test.

 

Noon Meeting News – January 30, 2018 – Jeff Sorrell – Dayton Life Enrichment Center

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father recycling is not just for tin cans and paper. To live the good life we need to throw out our bad thoughts and inclinations. You have a junk yard big enough to take all of them. If our attitude needs to be
recycled, we can either put up with the knowledge that rose bushes have thorns or be thankful that thorn bushes have roses. We were made to live in harmony with You and your word. You know if we are on the right tract.
If we know we are not, maybe it’s our time to recycle. Help us to be environmental strong and see life thru gospel glasses.  Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
June Bosworth
Wayne Botkin Myron Rheaume
Scott Jenkins Bill Powell
Anika Jividen Greg Fay
Brian Nolan Beth Duncan
Mike Schwartz Jean Pummill
Randy Snyder David Ladd
Jeff Sorrell Speaker
John Temple Kelly Stone

Today’s Speaker

Trick or Treat

Today we mixed it up! As we walked in to today’s meeting we grabbed a piece of candy and it directed us to a table of other people with matching candy. What a great way to meet someone new and increase fellowship.

ATTENTION NEW (and old) MEMBERS: Remember you can sit at any table each week. You will be greeted warmly and find yourself getting to know a new friend. Change tables once in a while, you just might like it!

Today’s Speaker

Debe Dockins introduced Jeff Sorrel, the Executive Director for 16 years of Dayton’s “Life Enrichment Center”, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Jeff has been involved in outreach to the underserved for approximately 26 years. Each week 600-800 clients come through the facility. They are located at 425 N. Findlay St. and can be reached at 937-252-5700.

The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) serves lots of people – from the homeless to those with fixed incomes and everything in between. There are 5 paid staff members and a group of 60 volunteers that keep it running. Their goal for incoming clients is to help them navigate through LEC and until eventually they no longer need the facility. The homeless can receive showers, mailboxes, clothing and access to a salon.

The 4 most pressing problems in the Dayton area are: Housing, Hunger, Addiction, Workplace Stabilization. The LEC helps a lot in these areas.

There is a syringe exchange program. Of those asking for new syringes, 25% get referred for treatment. A major effort is put forth to help with opioid and other drug addictions. They make clients better and then help with moving forward.

The bicycle program helps with transportation and is also used to incentivize students to do well at school. The police and others bring in used bikes. The Huffy corporation provides many new bikes. They currently have about 1500 bikes.

The have an Oasis house that helps with issues such as human trafficking and prostitution.

Many other organizations help utilize the 57,000 square feet space inside the LEC. There is an area called the “Recovery Cafe”. They are always looking for other groups to join them in their quest to help their clients.

You can support them by eating at the Findlay Street Café. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11 am to 2 PM. They serve sandwiches, soups and salads. Carry out is available by calling 937-222-7211.

The LEC gets a lot of volunteer help from nursing students from surrounding colleges. The main source of funding is private donations.

LEC is always looking for volunteers for general help and to teach classes. Come to them with an idea.

Services provided by this wonderful organization are:

  • Meals and Supplemental Groceries
  • Building Community (Bible Class, Craft Class, Relationship Topics)
  • Education Offerings (GED, Computer Learning Lab, Jobs Seminar, English as a Second Language)
  •  Health and Wellness (Fitness Center, Health Programs, Culinary and Nutrition Classes, Health Screenings, Mobile Mammogram, Cholesterol Screenings)
  • Resources and Referrals (Contact is made with clients to assess needs)
  • Financial services (Prepare Tax Returns)
  • The Bike Shoppe and Safety Village.

The culinary curriculum was designed by a professor at Sinclair.

More information is available at http://www.daytonlec.org/ .

 “Above and Beyond” Awards

Kelly Stone presented three “Above and Beyond” awards today. First, she presented the award to Sue Brubaker because for years she has been willing to contribute countless hours to the club and she is always willing to help when asked. Second, she presented the award to husband and wife Diane and Patrick Arehart for contributing time in numerous CNO related activities early in their CNO memberships. Remember, if you want to volunteer your time to various areas and fundraisers and don’t know how to get started, just reach out to any veteran member and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.

 Birthdays

Member Birthday
Karen Sirmans January 31
David Ladd February 01
Donna Huss February 01
Gary Miller February 02
Greg Crabtree February 05

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Todd Kelchner January 30 01/30/1992 26
Erin Belangia-Sanchez January 31 01/31/2006 12
Rachel Goetz January 31 01/31/2013 5
Renee Glenn February 5 02/05/2014 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Mike Schwartz Jesse Gaither 2nd Reading
Clint Freese Ron Tinnerman 2nd Reading
Laurie Westheimer Jesse Gaither 2nd Reading
Suzanne Werts Jayne Weikel 2nd Reading
Jonathan Werts Jayne Weikel 2nd Reading
Brent Richburg Fred Polizzi 2nd Reading
June Bosworth Julie Noeth 2nd Reading
Michael Mershad Greg Fay 1st Reading
Ryan Coble Greg Fay 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Greg Fay Didn’t return 50/50 tickets from CNO 2.0 meeting last week.
Beth Duncan Eating the extra candy when she claimed there was no extra candy.
All Previous CNO Presidents For being a past CNO president.
Kelly Stone Breaking a jar (she said this didn’t happen).
David Ladd Bringing his own private pastor.
Wayne Botkin For being a guest when he used to be a CNO member, yet he is a Springboro Optimist member.
Jean Pummill Claiming that “I don’t know” is a name.
John Thompson Took a phone call while at the sergeant’s table.

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Bob Bargmeyer Happy to be home after 2 ER visits. Doubly happy that wife was able to drive after 6 months of no driving because of a concussion.
Joan Cordonnier Come see the wonderful play “The Curious Savage” at Centerville H.S. 2/1/18-2/3/18.
Debe Dockins Thank you to CNO for donating $25,000 to the Washington-Centerville Public Library.
Bill Powell First grandchild is expected in August 2018.
Beth Duncan Thank you to Dr. Dan Passidomo for reminding her to turn off her phone.

 

Noon Meeting News – January 23, 2018 – Dr. Greg Ramey – Dayton Children’s and Major Gifts Presented to The Library and Park District

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father when we ask our hearts,”how little can I do and remain in Your grace,” we become guilty of lazy sin. This is not different from ” how little can I produce and keep my job.” We should not want to be the big fish
in the little pond all the time. We need to tempt a venture out to deeper waters to build on the purpose we were meant to do with the gift of life you gave us. Grant us the courage to volunteer to do something we have been
hesitant to do because we are afraid of failing. Let us remember that the caterpillar was about to give up when it turned into a butterfly. Life without play is dull, without service it is meaningless. Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Arnie Biondo Donation Recipient
Adam Blanchard Speaker
June Bosworth Julie Noeth
Ken Carter Donation Recipient
Barbara Denison Donation Recipient
Dana Jackson Robby Johnson
Stephanie Llacuna Speaker’s Guest
Dave Markham Bill DeFries
Nick Meyer Donation Recipient
Jeff Perretta Bill DeFries
Dr. Greg Ramey Speaker
Marianne Requarth Donation Recipient
Kim Senft-Paras Donation Recipient
Jonathan Werts Greg Griffin
Suzanne Werts Greg Griffin

Today’s Speaker

Thank you to all who came to lunch today.

Despite the massive U.S. government shutdown, optimism triumphed and we still had a successful Centerville Noon Optimist meeting. We were even able to overcome not having official 50/50 raffle tickets. A fine for the missing tickets is pretty much guaranteed.

Today’s Speakers

We had multiple speakers and topics today.

Our own Don Kelley discussed the long-range planning committee’s plans for celebrating our club’s 50th anniversary.  The celebration includes the following.

  • Building a float for the Americana Festival parade 7/4/2018
  • An extra special social event to be held in May or June 2018
  • $25,000 donation to the park district
  • $25,000 donation to the library

Library director, Kim Senft-Paras, accepted the check for the Washington-Centerville public library. She explained this donation allowed the library to add back their plans at the new Woodbourne library for an outdoor children’s garden with shade structures. The children’s garden was originally cut due to budget constraints.

Executive director, Arnie Biondo, accepted the check for the Centerville-Washington Park District. He explained this donation will be used to build a new playground area at Forest Field park and include a nature area. It will use the latest materials and designs to make it safer and very accessible for kids with special needs.

Our next speaker was, Dr. Ramey PhD, a pediatric psychologist and the executive director for the Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources at Dayton Children’s. He has been at Children’s for 38 years.

One in 3 kids has a major mental health problem at some point in their childhood. We need to do more earlier for mental health to help raise kids into adults that are caring and moral. Over the past 25 years there has been a 33% increase in issues caused by the need for perfection as a child. This shows up as anxiety, depression, or suicide attempts. There has been an additional noticeable rise in issues related to Social Media. Social Media should not be demonized, we have to find a way to help children and adults to manage social media experiences because they are not going away. In our area 8.6 percent of kids have attempted or seriously contemplated suicide. We need mental help to be easily accessible. Ramey says Children’s is working on it. Children’s hospital now will have 3 psychologists and 13 psychiatrists to help kids. In a year Children’s will open up a new 24 bed crisis center.  This should eliminate the need for Children’s on a regular basis to find an appropriate facility somewhere in the state to accept children in need.

https://www.childrensdayton.org/doctors/gregory-ramey

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Todd Kelchner January 24
Martha Jackson January 25
Dr. Dan Passidomo January 26
Gary Hansen January 28
Scott Langer January 29

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Greg Wasmund January 25 01/25/2007 11
Chris McAlpine January 27 01/27/2009 9
Todd Kelchner January 30 01/30/1992 26

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
June Bosworth Julie Noeth 1st Reading
ke Schwartz Jesse Gaither 1st Reading
Clint Freese Ron Tinnerman 1st Reading
Laurie Westheimer Jesse Gaither 1st Reading
Suzanne Werts Jayne Weikel 1st Reading
Jonathan Werts Jayne Weikel 1st Reading
Brent Richburg Fred Polizzi 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Cherie Gentry Snitching to the Sergeants about Tim Clemmer being absent too often when he was a Sergeant.
Carrie Million Telling her sister Marge Back that she could not find her badge even though it was in the right place.
Greg Griffin Overheard saying, “I am very comfortable with my masculinity.”
Bill DeFries Just now bringing a good friend as a guest that he has known for 20 years.

 

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Bill Stone Kelly Stone’s minor ear surgery went well.
Julie Noeth Will have 1st grandchild beginning of July 2018.
Myron Rheaume Thanks everyone in the club for what we do.
Tom Novak Thanks to Mike Brubaker for handling 1800 flag renewals
Jane Fiehrer Son, Evan Fiehrer,  is playing “An Evening of Music for Voice and Guitar” at Trinity Church of Miamisburg at 7:30 PM on 1/26/2018. Details at tinyurl.com/y729wxx5