Noon Meeting News – April 17, 2018 – Essay Contest

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father we are over joyed to welcome You in our midst.  You are our spiritual leader, our teacher and our motivator.  We pray that we are the extension of Your love here on earth by being Optimist and caring for You kids.  Be with us in our journey to bring out the best in kids and make this a better world  than when we entered it. Make us proud for using our talents for the betterment of others.  We’re drinking from our saucer cause our cup has overflowed.  Amen!
All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Speakers

Kelly George, head of the essay contest for the CNO, introduced the top three students for this year’s essay contest with CNO. This year’s topic is “Can Society Function Without Respect”. Seventy clubs participate in this in Ohio. One winner from each club will compete at the state level and receive a $2500 scholarship. If the winner is from our club, we add an additional $1000.

All three students presenting are seniors at CHS. Along with medals we gave them each a portable USB battery charger.

Winning a bronze medal for third place was Grace Hemmeter. She will attend Miami University this fall and is a business major. She was inspired to participate because she liked the question and really wanted to do her best to answer it. The fact that there was a possible scholarship also helped. Her take was societies are groups of people and documents like the US Constitution inherently are based on respect. If you don’t like someone else’s view you can and should still respect them or society cannot exist.

Winning a silver medal for second place was Luke Suazo. He will attend Harvard this fall and is an engineering major. From concepts he learned in his CHS philosophy class he was inspired to answer the prompt for this essay. His essay, said it is natural for respect to exist and is seen in apes and monkeys as well as in their evolution into man that the activities such as play and grooming could not happen without respect. Every major religion in the world has many references to respect and are all variations to what we know as the “Golden Rule”.

Winning a gold medal for first place and representing CNO for the state level was Melissa Elias. She will attend Miami University this fall.  She was inspired to write her essay because of how important respect is in all relationships. Respect has helped us overcome racial inequality. Her essay said that because of the works of Martin Luther King in helping reduce racism, respect has taken a bigger hold on society. She believes that entrepreneurs and doctors are learning to respect their customers more now since society is better for it.

Thank you to our three contestants and their families for sharing their essays with our club.

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Carlos Elias Speaker’s Family
Melissa Elias Speaker
Grace Hemmeter Speaker
Krista Suazo Speaker’s Family
Luke Suazo Speaker

 Birthdays

Member Birthday
Denise O’Neil April 18
Michael Mershad April 21
E David Klein April 22
Keith Meyer April 23

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Stanley Fronzaglia April 19 04/19/1999 19
Vida McDowell April 19 04/19/1999 19
Mark Petre April 22 04/22/1996 22

New Member Readings and Inductions

No readings or inductions – plan to induct two more members at Optimist 2.0 Thursday April 19th.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Anyone wearing short sleeve  shirts. Should have realized it was still cold outside and worn long sleeves.
Underdressed CNO Past Presidents Showing up at a CNO lunch and not wearing your pin.

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Sue Brubaker Monte Carlo night went so well, thank you to Beth Duncan and her team.
Myron Rheaume Hearing today’s essays and that the winner of the next level in the speech contest came from Zone 14 which is our zone.
Tom Novak Monte Carlo night went well, thank you to Beth Duncan and her team. Police officer daughter at Sinclair donated 5 tickets she received to anyone who wants it for 4/17/2018 Dayton Dragons game.
Jay McAlpine Niece Alexandra completed Boston Marathon in 3.25 hours.
Rachel Goetz Daughter is in the CHS production of Legally Blonde this weekend. All are welcome to go see it.
Vida McDowell First place overall at the Monte Carlo night and had a lot of fun.
Bob Duffy For April birthdays not sitting at the birthday table – he is eating their dessert.
Stan Franzaglia Found out from second opinion that he does not have a hernia.
Paul Stull $5 worth of happy bucks for Charles Goodwin being inducted into the Explorers Club in New York City.
Joe Madden That his table of all men can barely function with the total absence of respect.

 

 

 

Noon Meeting News – April 10, 2018 – Warren Davidson – Ohio Congressional Representative

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father we are over joyed to welcome You in our midst. You are our spiritual leader, our teacher and our motivator. We pray that we are the extension of Your love here on earth, by being Optimists and caring for Your kids. Be with us in our journey to bring out the best in kids and make this a better world than when we entered it. Help us make You proud For using our talents for the betterment of others. We’re drinking from our
saucer cause our cup of blessings runneth over. Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

CNO Election Season Week 3

Jean Pummill spoke to us about how the process works. This is the last of the 3 weeks. Two of the nominees got up and spoke for a short time. Summaries follow:

  • Jack Anderson, nominated for Vice-President, was humbled Larry asked. He is so glad that when he moved back to the Dayton area that he was urged to join CNO. Happy CNO 2.0 has gotten the traction with the help from the main club. Looks forward to being even more involved when vice-president.
  • Jess Gaither, nominated for a 2-year term for the board, thrilled that as part of his purchase of Minuteman Press from member Fred Polizzi, that he had to join CNO, obviously would have done it anyway after learning about our club. Enjoys being involved in all the club activities.

CNO Board’s Nominations All Stand

There were no additional nominations from the floor to run against the board’s recommendations. Therefore, we proceeded to confirm the board by acclamation. The voice vote confirmed the following people are elected to the CNO 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors:

  • Greg Griffin, President-Elect
  • Jack Anderson, Vice-President
  • Debe Dockins, Vice-President
  • Diane Arehart, Two-Year Member of Board of Directors
  • Beth Duncan, Two-Year Member of Board of Directors
  • Jane Fiehrer, Two-Year Member of Board of Directors
  • Jesse Gaither, Two-Year Member of Board of Directors
  • Sarah Umbreit, Two-Year Member of Board of Directors

Congratulations to all of you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acclamation

Special Avenue of Flags Tribute

Tom Novak shared with us what our Avenue of Flags did for the community this week.  Marine Gunnery Sgt. Derik Holley is one of the Marines that died in a helicopter crash in California.  Avenue of flags paid tribute to a fallen serviceman. At every home on Ridings Blvd in Centerville, flags were placed to honor the fallen hero. Pictures of the display are here.

Today’s Speaker

Scott Langer introduced today’s speaker, Warren Davidson, a U.S. Congressman representing the 8th district of Ohio. Born and raised in Ohio, he proudly served in the Army for 12 years.

He explained what the reality is when the news describes congress as being on vacation. This really means you are back in you home district and working there instead of Washington D.C.

He recently voted no to the 2232 page omnibus spending bill. It had several wins for our area especially WPAFB, but there too many things he couldn’t agree with, the biggest being the huge yearly budget deficit that keeps growing out of control. Additionally, the bill continued property seizure actions that he believes to be unconstitutional. The bill passed on 3/23/2018, and the year it applies to ends on 9/30/2018 and the process starts all over again.

He fielded many questions from club members. The rest of this article is based on some of the questions and answers.

In discussing the budget deficit, he mentioned that the theory many have is the U.S. is too big to fail. This may be true, but he pointed out that U.S.S.R essentially did go bankrupt. Now the biggest chunk left of the U.S.S.R, Russia, acts like they are still a big player on the world stage, but economically they are no where near their former place in the world. Unfortunately, they still have a lot of arms. We borrow over a trillion per year. That is more than the 700 Billion the military uses each year. It bothers him that we borrow more than we spend to protect ourselves – if we lost this ability to borrow from essentially enemies how will we defend ourselves?

He hopes someday as a country we find a unified policy on Iran or we’ll be in for another 4 to 5 trillion dollar war.

The Parkland shooting was mentioned. He said that we should govern by law not by emotion. His take on gun control and the second amendment is this: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights do not grant us rights. We inherently have rights. These documents are there to protect our rights. He thinks laws passed to help with school security should be created at a very local level, not even counties should dictate to their entire population, let alone the state. The federal government is providing grants to schools to assist with security. Six states have enacted red flag laws and that seems to help some in being proactive.

https://davidson.house.gov/

The entirety of the spending bill can be read here.

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Judge Erik Blaine Judge Jim Long
Warren Davidson Speaker
Adam Hewitt Speaker’s Guest
Jeffrey Schiavone Charley Goodwin
Kal Tinka Bob Collins

 Birthdays

Member Birthday
Steve Kohls April 12
Rick Talda April 13
Anne Kessler April 15
Carol Burkman April 16
Ellie Parker April 16

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Ron Tinnerman April 11 04/11/2005 13
Blanca Ortiz April 16 04/16/2014 4
Joe Soucy April 16 04/16/2014 4
Tzuling Kuo April 16 04/16/2014 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Cheryl Probst Christine Balsan 3rd Reading
Andrew Cain Stan Fronzaglia 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Stan Fronzaglia Told Mom at Easter Egg Hunt that 21 month old was too young.
Greg Griffin Easter Egg Hunt minimum age requirement needs adjustment.
Pat Behn Easter Egg Hunt minimum age requirement needs adjustment.
David Ladd Washed car – now it looks like it will rain.

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Mike Brubaker Celebrating 40th Anniversary with his wonderful wife Sue Brubaker.
Greg Fay Daughter receiving her Masters Degree
Julie Noeth Happy that her friend Judge Erik Blaine came as a guest
Dan Beck Kids moving back home
John Madden 25th Wedding anniversary to Mary Madden, he only paid 50 cents [of the Happy Buck] – Mary has to pay the other 50 cents since they share everything!
Beth Duncan Happy she is still a member after her quarterly payment didn’t go through because she didn’t update her credit card information with the club.
Jean Pummill Niece is part of Notre Dame Basketball Team that won the NCAA championship and their coach was named coach of the year.
Paul Stull Amazed that Larry Lynde actually wanted to sit with him at lunch today.
Stan Franzaglia 21 month old child was not turned away from the Easter Egg Hunt.

 

 

 

Noon Meeting News – April 3, 2018 – Larry Hansgen – WHIO Radio Personality

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father darkness can not defeat darkness, only light can do that. Likewise hate will never defeat hate. Only Your love can do that. Lincoln made the point when he said,” if I make a friend of my enemy have I not defeated him?” Shed Your spirit on us to shed Your light on our dark problems. Have us love one another to show others how to live. When we meet a person for the first time, help us to not make a quick judgement, but
remember that there is nothing in a caterpillar that would make us think of a butterfly Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

CNO Election Season Week 2

Jean Pummill spoke to us about how the process works. Next week is the last of the 3 weeks. Three of the nominees got up and spoke for a short time. Summaries follow:

  • Sarah Umbreit, nominated for a 2-year term for the board, truly enjoys CNO. Proud that we are very focused and here for the children. Involved in Childhood cancer committee, golf and others.
  • Jane Fiehrer, nominated for a 2-year term for the board, likes our club because it makes volunteering fun and has for 20 years. Involved in everything from Tristar sports to being a past board member.
  • Beth Duncan, nominated for a 2-year term for the board, CNO Social Committee chairman likes our club as it has become her social life.

Election Process Speech Notes from Jean Pummill

Record Long Thank You from Pat Behn

In case you missed it, please read the PDF below for the full content of the thank you Pat Behn presented for everyone involved in the 2018 Easter Egg Hunt on 3/31/2018. It was a great event and Pat wanted to make sure people were recognized for their extra efforts.

Pat Behn Thank You to 2018 Easter Volunteers

Jeff Papanek Retirement

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jeff Papanek after 31 years of service is retiring from his position at the Sheriff’s office. He has been a CNO member since 7/17/2014. He plans on finding a new position with the township soon. He thanked Jess Lightle for being the best boss ever. President McAlpine thanked Jeff for all the wonderful “interactions” he has had with the Sheriff’s Office over the last couple of decades while he has been driving around town. Captain Jeff Papanek received a standing ovation from the 80 members and guests as a way of thanking him for his service to our community.

Today’s Speaker

Scott Langer introduced today’s speaker, Larry Hansgen, long time WHIO Radio Personality, the voice of the UD Flyers and a stand-up comic. Scott first made sure we knew that our original speaker cancelled at the last minute and after just 25 phone calls to others to fill in he came to Hansgen who graciously agreed to speak.

Larry, who has spoken to us in the past, went through the events that led him to become involved in the radio business. He was very funny and there were several entertaining stories.

It was an intricate story how he got into radio and ended up in Dayton. He began with his NSA interviews during his Senior year at Bowling Green University. It involved California and the Farsi language. Fortunately, he was not offered this job.

His radio career started after graduation in 1979 in Bryan, Ohio as a high school sports announcer.

He has been with WHIO radio for 37 years and has been involved in all kinds of jobs. He credits his longevity to being flexible and taking on all kinds of different positions and responsibilities.

To become the voice of the UD Flyer’s, Larry had to jump through several hoops. He and Bucky Bockhorn had to record several auditions on cassette tapes covering the play by play of inner squad scrimmage games.

Larry has seen a lot of places in the world. What he values even more is all of the interesting people he was able to meet along the way.

Thank you Larry for informing and entertaining us today!

https://twitter.com/larryhansgen

https://www.facebook.com/larryhansgenwhio/

http://www.whio.com/entertainment/personalities/larry-hansgen/4i106SZyGzpfSgpQgr3OfL/

https://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/dayton-flyers-top-best-players-larry-hansgen-has-seen/jfyynKmHxs6r35ss8XFOxN/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucky_Bockhorn

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Larry Hansgen Speaker
Kal Tinka Bob Collins
Jeff Zaret Amy Barker

 Birthdays

Member Birthday
Ira Thomsen April 05
James Rumford April 05
Roland Rapp April 05
Jeff Rolf April 06
Mercdes Franklin April 06
Robert Clements April 07
Erin Belangia-Sanchez April 09

 

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Greg Fay April 3 04/03/2014 4
Greg Griffin April 3 04/03/2014 4
Ira Thomsen April 5 04/05/1991 27
Vincent Reidy April 5 04/05/2016 2
Daniel Samiec April 6 04/06/2010 8
Molly Petsch April 6 04/06/2004 14

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Cindy Harris Ron Tinnerman 3rd Reading
Nick Tarkany Chris McAlpine 3rd Reading
Jeff Zaret Amy Barker 3rd Reading
Cheryl Probst Christine Balsan 2nd Reading
Andrew Cain Stan Fronzaglia 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Chris McAlpine Started meeting at 12:01
Christine Balsan Not wearing Optimist pin in photo for Dayton Business Journal
Gary Smiga Not mentioning CNO until the very end of article in Centerville Dispatch
Charlie Tapp Impersonating Colonel Sanders
Miami University Alumni Miami University last place on college Wheel of Fortune
June Bosworth, Scott Langer, and Tim Clemmer For not doing enough to bring on spring even though they dressed in spring colors

Happy Bucks!

No time for Happy Bucks this week.