Noon Meeting News – April 18, 2017 – Centerville High School Theatre Group

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father we pray that the Lenten days have brought us closer to You. Thank You for the many blessings we have received, especially those that our egos have claimed. May we have greater appreciation of Your love and grace by Your Son’s death on the cross. May we have the courage to
pass on Your love to others and be truly Your disciples. For those who don’t know, if they don’t like Jesus, be rest assured the devil will always take them back. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Carol Erisman Mike Bevis
C J Guarasci Mike Bevis
Dan Neer Jerry Stahley
Pat Neer Jerry Stahley
Tim Rieger Mike Bevis

Congratulations to our Sinclair Club

Our Sinclair College Optimist Club received this Thank You letter for their recent project of providing Easter Baskets for the CHOICES Child Foster Care Organization – congratulations for being such terrific Friends of Youth!

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2017-2018 Club Officer Nominations

President Elect Donna Huss
Vice President Greg Griffin
Vice President David Ladd
Two-Year Board Member Liz Fulz
Two-Year Board Member Gary Hansen
Two-Year Board Member Bob Lawson
Two-Year Board Member Don Massie
Two-Year Board Member Roland Rapp
One-Year Board Member Jack Anderson
One-Year Board Member Bob Foster – Nominated by Judy DeMarco – seconded by Sue Brubaker – Nomination accepted by Bob Foster

Today’s Speaker

Several wonderful senior students from Centerville High School put on a wonderful presentation reflecting what their spring musical, Anything Goes, is about. They sang us a couple of the songs such as “I Get A Kick Out of You” and “It’s De-Lovely”. The show looks like it could be a fun way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening, so if you’re interested in going to see it there will be four performances:

April 21 & 22 @ 7:30 pm April 28 & 29 @ 7:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased during the high school’s lunch hours, on the CHS website with PayPal, or there are cash sales at the door the night of the performance.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Denise O’Neil April 18
Wayne Botkin April 21
Dave Klein April 22
Keith Meyer April 23

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Stan  Fronzaglia April 19 1999 18
 Vida  McDowell April 19 1999 18
 Mark  Petre April 22 1996 21
 Donna  Huss April 24 2012 5
 Patrick  Swan April 24 2012 5

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week

Sergeants at Arms 

Member Infraction
Bob Foster Fined for wearing flip flops to lunch
Bill Stone Delivered his bride to the front door and then just drove off
Dr. Dan Passidomo Too bad, he left early – so he wasn’t fined. (we’ll catch up with him next week)
Jane Fiehrer Grabbing a piece of candy at the door was ok, but then you went back for more and claimed it was for the people at your table. Table probably never saw that candy
Bob Burkman There was Avenue of Flags mail returned to the club’s PO box. Tisk tisk.
Jerry Stahley Jerry’s phone must have auto dial problems because some members received calls from him and no one was there; he claimed he has a bad phone
Paul Stull It must be an age thing, because usually you sit near the entrance and today he is on the opposite side of the room
Chris McAlpine Must know his guest pretty well if he has to ask her how to pronounce her name
Judy DeMarco Is Bob Foster here or not?  (She nominated him for the Board and he was nowhere to be found to accept said nomination)

 Happy Bucks!

No Happy Bucks this week so the CHS Theatre Group had time to entertain us – and did they ever!

 

Noon Meeting News – April 11, 2017 – Scott Halasz – Sportswriter

Phather Phil’s Prayer – through Mary’s Eyes

Won’t You Let Me Pass – I’m Looking For My Child:
My eyes behold a dream. It cannot be as I perceive.
Yet many times he’s hinted thusly, hinted our hearts soon would grieve. There is a chance they won’t condemn him. Condemn him? Why? What has he done? Surely ’twas a parable he told us. Oh, my handsome son. What has happened? I hear voices screaming. Shouting. “Crucify” Oh Father, No! Not that. I beg you! Did I raise him just to die? Wait. he’s gone! Oh no, where is he? Have you seen my precious son? Closed my eyes a second: now I don’t know what they have done. “Won’t you let me thru? I’m looking for my child. Please let me pass.” Up ahead, oh no, there’s soldiers marching in a muddled mass. Whose that man I see? It can’t be. No, it cannot be my child! Bent and burdened – now he’s fallen. bloody, dirty, cursed, defiled! Almost there – I cannot look. My God! My God! It is my Boy!
My little one, what have they done? How could they? Oh! My life my joy! Your little tousled locks, now scarlet. Your knees are torn. Your back is bleeding.
“Don’t hold me back! Let me go to him. It’s his mother now he’s needing.” “Yes, you’re right. I’ll dry my tears.” His pain could not endure my sadness. Yet, how much can I control before I pass to utter sadness. He’s almost here. I must stay back; I cannot help him now, I know Oh, broken mothers heart, be silent! I must be strong. It must not show. His eyes are searching- now he has found me. What’s that I See? A little smile? He thinks of me thru all His torment. Only God could bear this trial. Yet, I must bear it too, my Jesus, for I know twas meant to be.
Only, You, my dearest Son could pay the price to set men free. Amen!

by Mrs. James Ross – Kettering, Ohio

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Scott Halasz Speaker
Ron Duncan Beth Lybrook
Cheryl Probst Christine Balsan

2017-2018 Club Officer Nominations

President Elect Donna Huss
Vice President Greg Griffin
Vice President David Ladd
Two-Year Board Member Liz Fulz
Two-Year Board Member Gary Hansen
Two-Year Board Member Bob Lawson
Two-Year Board Member Don Massie
Two-Year Board Member Roland Rapp
One-Year Board Member Jack Anderson

Today’s Speaker

Scott Halasz joined us on Tuesday’s meeting to brush us all up on our knowledge of Dayton’s sports teams. He works a lot with the Greene County newspapers dealing with both sports and other local stories. He believes Dayton is one of the best areas for sports and says they wouldn’t thrive as well if we had a pro sports team in the area.

A few neat facts that Scott presented:

  • UD arena has hosted 117 NCA sports games
  • Dayton has the top 30 in attendance in the country
  • Wright State University has 4-5,000 that attend every game

A couple other quick tidbits Scott shared were:

  • CHS and other area high schools have great fan support
  • Luke Kennard is ready for the NBA and he will probably be a late round pick
  • He assumes if the Cincinnati Reds rebuild and change personnel they have the possibility to be a great team in a few years

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Stephen Kohls April 12
Casey Howard April 15
Anne Kessler April 15
Elie Parker April 16
Carol Burkman April 16

Membership Anniversaries

 Ron  Tinnerman April 11 2005 12
 Sue  Kuo April 16 2014 3
 Blanca  Ortiz April 16 2014 3
 Joe  Soucy April 16 2014 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Kris McKee Greg Griffin Induction
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms 

Member Infraction
Charlie Tapp Fined for inconvenient scheduling
Larry Lynde Giving a future member a hard time
Kris McKee and Kelly George Fined for being late
Pat Behn “Pat you can’t count on weather report 4 days out? That isn’t very Optimistic”
Dan Beck Disrupting a sergeant’s vacation last week
Joe Madden Fined for wearing short and subjecting us to “those” legs
Barbara Santos Her “lost” badge that was replaced with club funds, was found just as the new badge arrived
David Ladd Fined for the wearing a Hawaiian shirt
Bob Duffy Fined for eating dessert and it wasn’t his birthday

 Happy Bucks!

Tom Novak DayAir holds 30 people for AOF
Pam Miller Dad is out of the hospital
Dan Beck Finally moving to Columbus to be closer to family, but will be commuting to Optimist and work for a while
Joe Madden Happy he doesn’t shop for shirts where “they” do. (Two members had the same shirt on)
Mike Bevis Knows Dan Beck’s neighbor and said he’s happy he’s moving!
Tom Beery Celebrating his recovery from esophageal cancer – this resulted in a huge ovation from fellow Optimists

Noon Meeting News – April 4, 2017 – Doug Barry – Miami Township Trustee

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, we have gathered together as Optimist for 49 years and thru the years I have enjoyed many circles of friends. We have an abundance of talent that is used to further our mission – ” Friend of Youth.” So encourage all of the new members to jump in one of our many circles.
Only with new labor, new enthusiasm and new ideas can we explore new ground for our youth to feast upon. May we never let the obligations of Optimism dim the joy of being one. Help us to get involved, stay involved and enjoy the doing beyond expectations and enjoy the satisfaction of a meaningful life. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Doug Barry Scott Langer
Jill Delaney-Shai Mike Bevis
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis
Nicole Jeyaratnam Jane Fiehrer

Today’s Speaker

Doug Berry from Miami Township came out to talk to us Tuesday about the township. He spoke about the main difference between cities and townships: townships are covered by the Ohio Revised Code which determines what they can and can’t do. Sometimes, cities will annex townships to take advantage of the tax advantages, such as property tax.

Doug mentioned a few quick updates that the Dayton Mall area is being renamed “Miami Crossing” and that the Miami Township police department will be certified by fall.

He answered many questions from the group:
-The movie theatre at Austin Landing should open in the fall and will contain reclining chairs and offer dinner
-The Dayton Mall is doing well despite Sears leaving, the capacity is currently around 90%
-We won
t be fixing any roads soon due to 2 levies failing for road repairs; it costs $800k to fix 1 mile of road but the budget only allows for $360k/year
-Be sure to attend zoning meetings, because the trustees take note of resident
s opinions before going into their board meetings

Birthdays

Member

Birthday

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

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Ira  Thomsen April 5 1991 26
 Molly  Petsch April 6 2004 13
 Dan  Samiec April 6 2010 7
 Ron  Tinnerman April 11 2005 12

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Kris McKee Greg Griffin 3rd Reading
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms 

Member Infraction
Scott Langer asked everyone with a vowel in their name to stand – then he said, “sit down, there’s no more of that!”
Ron Tinnerman decided he would do fines remotely from the Caribbean
Sandy and Dick Stevens were fined for matching animal outfits
Matt Somerlot was fined because he is finally attending a meeting.

 Happy Bucks!

Bob Burkman We helped Springboro Avenue of Flags change out 450 flag clips – special kudos to Bob Lawson who stayed the entire day to help – 8 hrs!
Myron Rheaume Says he has 3 vowels in a row in his name – so he narrowly escaped a $3 fine today
Sue Brubaker $1 for Mike Bevis because he can pick up ladies at Panera

 

Noon Meeting News – March 28, 2017 – Essay Contest – 2015-16 Club Awards

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, it’s great to be called an Optimist, but it is not enough to just go to meetings or in knowing the Optimist Creed. To begin each day the best thing we can wear is a smile. When we are alone, to be careful of our thoughts, when with others to be careful of our mouths. Everyone is
watching. Optimism is a great rewarding activity for ourselves and others. We all need to promise ourselves every day to reinforce the value of being
an Optimist. We’ll then enjoy each day’s chance to better ourselves and others and especially the kids. Help us Lord to value the opportunities each day gives us to extol the benefits of Optimism. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Amy Anand Contestant
Holly Beard Don Massie
Becky Bruce Ron Tinnerman
Shannon Coatney Cherie Genttry
Evan Gramke Contestant
Greg Gramke Contestant’s Parent
Kim Gramke Contestant’s Parent
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis
Kris McKee Greg Griffin
Cheryl Probst Christine Balsan
Alyssa Schafer Contestant

Today’s Speaker

We had the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Optimist essay contest winners read their essays to us on Tuesday.

3rd place winner Alyssa Schafer, a senior at CHS hoping to attend OSU in the fall for marketing, read her story about when she cared for her mother while she had breast cancer. She shared with us the power of optimism through such a trying time in her childhood and how she needed to be strong for her mother.

2nd place winner Amy Anand, a junior at CHS hoping to become pre-med, spoke about some great leaders with unshakeable optimism. She referenced how different Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, and Mahatma Gandhi were but how with great optimism, comes great success.

1st place winner Evan Gramke, a senior at CHS who will attend UC in the fall and play soccer, spoke about the outcome of being placed on the junior varsity team sophomore year. He shared with us how pessimistic he was, but decided to turn things around – he ended up making captain and it became a great season for him.

Centerville Noon Optimist Club Awards for 2015-2016

Presented at Noon Meeting on March 28, 2017

**Joe Madden (Past District Governor–2012-2013) 

Present 1 – 5:

  1. Partners in Education Award
  2. Community Service Involvement Award
  3. Friend of Youth Award
  4. OI Foundation – 365 banner patch, $40 per member    patch and year patch
  5. First Place in the Achievements and Awards  Program  – banner patch

**Governor Cherie Gentry (2016-2017)

Present 6 – 8:

  1. Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Award – Pat Behn
  2. Honor Lieutenant Governor Award – Joe Madden-Zone12
  3. Builder of Excellence Award (patch, pin, pin backer  and medal) – Myron Rheaume and Joe Madden

**Pat Behn (Lt.Governor Zone 14, 2015-2016;2016-2017)

Present 9 – 11:

  1. Honor Club President, Distinguished Club President – Citations, Banner Patch, Pin and a Watch
  2. Honor Club Treasurer, Distinguished Club Treas. Citations and a Watch
  3. Honor Club Secretary, Distinguished Club Secy. Citations and a Watch

**Jerry Stahley (Past District Governor – 2011-2012)

Present: Immediate Past Governor gifts to Governor Bryans 2015-2016 CNO “staff” members

* David Ladd – District Chaplin

* Myron Rheaume–District Chair, Personal Growth & Involvement

* Heather Craaybeek Kuth –District Chair, Communication Contest for the    Deaf & Hard of Hearing

* Mike Bevis –District Club Services

* Cherie Gentry – Great Ohio District Governor-Elect

* Joe Madden – District Lt. Governor–Zone 12

* Jerry Stahley – Dist. Long Range Planning & Supply Chair

* Pat Behn – District Lt. Governor/Membership Chair Asst.

Member Birthdays

Member Birthday
Maha Kashani March 31
Dennis Fisher April 02

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Dav  Bremer March 31 2001 16
 Robert  Jones March 31 2001 16
 Phil  Robinson April 1 1982 35
 Don  Kelley April 1 1983 34
 Edward  Case April 1 2009 8
 Bill  Stone April 1 2013 4
 Greg  Fay April 3 2014 3
 Greg  Griffin April 3 2014 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Kris McKee Greg Griffin 2nd Reading
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms 

David and Rachel decided to fine any member who had not been fined in the last month. David also decided it was a great idea to fine all members who had been fined in the last month, as well.

 Happy Bucks!

Beth Lybrook Happy to join Donna Huss on the social committee. She also noted her company was having its 4-year anniversary.
Phather Phil Phil’s granddaughter just received her PhD and will be taking a job in Philadelphia on the cancer research team.
Myron Rheaume 1)    I’m back!

2)    Thank you to all for cards, e-mails, and all the visits he received after his back surgery.

3)     Congrats to his daughter, Shawna Hatton, on her new position at Dayton Art Institute.

Don Kelly David and Rachel – be ready to feel the wrath from the upcoming sergeants: Ron Tinnerman and Scott Langer!
Charlie Tapp His granddaughter was diagnosed with leukemia 4 years ago, but was just recently moved from “in remission” to “survivor”. YAY!
Joe Madden It’s his 24th anniversary and he’s happy to still be alive (we’re not so sure Mary is happy)
Sherry Gentry Happy to have Shannon at the meeting with her

Noon Meeting News – March 21, 2017 – Brooks Compton – Centerville Mayor

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, I think most of us have heard this when we were kids, “Go to your room and I think about what you did today.” As adults it still would be a good practice every night. Having a conversation with You Lord is always good, be it one as a critic of our deeds , a confessor for our deeds or a need to feel better about what we did or didn’t do. When we
critique ourselves and leave our troubles with You, we will sleep better, get up the next morning with new enthusiasm to stay on the path you have laid out for us. May we grow closer to You and be the piece of your puzzle that will complete Your picture of how’s things should be. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Kevin Bargmeyer Bob Bargmeyer
Kris McKee Greg Griffin
Allen Nelson Mike Cornelius
Jeff Spring Vince Reidy

Today’s Speaker

Martin Noe, our planned speaker from Lexis exis was feeling under the weather, so he couldn’t make it to the meeting today. Fortunately, our fellow Optimist and Centerville City Mayor, Brooks Compton, kindly agreed to be our speaker.  He hit on a few topics such as getting a budget increase for the city, road reconstruction, and new building additions.

Two locations that are looking exceptionally good right now is the Cross Pointe Shopping Center on Alex Bell Rd, they just added a new restaurant: The Old Bag of Nails. The other hot spot right now is Cornerstone off of Wilmington Pike, which houses Costco, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Cabela’s, Chick-fil-A, and soon a Kroger Marketplace.

Two new developments that will occur soon is the construction of Randall Residence – a senior living community – which will be located on Social Row near Sheehan. The other is a 444 unit apartment complex off of Alex Bell, named the Centerville Lofts.

Member Birthdays

Member Birthday
Sara Hemmeter Mar 21
Tom Novak March 23
John Kalaman March 25
Stephen Blake March 25
Jane Fiehrer March 27

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Joan  Cordonnier March 22 2008 9
 Jeffrey  Brown March 25 2015 2

 

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Kris McKee Greg Griffin 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms  – (Charlie Tapp and Don Kelley)

Member Infraction
Barbara Santo Barbara’s name badge was never scanned last week thereby proving she lost it or she was a victim of Russian Hackers
Bill Stone Fined for taking the 50/50 raffle ticket that his wife, Kelly wanted
Jane Fiehrer Had company logo on her jacket
Mary Madden Fined for her selection of husband (Joe Madden)
Larry Lynde Picking Dave as the speaker coordinator

 Happy Bucks!

Julie Walling Noeth Happy to have Dr. Phil’s – oops Phather Phil’s prayer book
Vida McDowell 1)    Persian New Year/First Day of Spring yesterday

2)    Her and her husband’s 42nd wedding anniversary, going to spend it on a cruise

Mary Madden Thanks to Scott Langer for dinner at The Paragon after Tri Star basketball – Scott Langer informed club Treasurer Gary Smiga that he was submitting an expense report for it
Joan Cordonnier Up & Running is looking for some new long term team members
Jane Fiehrer Very happy that her son passed his exam
Bob Collins Thankful for all the cards he received and to have the support of the club while he was in the hospital for his heart ablation.

 

Noon Meeting News – March 14, 2017 – Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father I’m sure I’m not alone when I thought how nice it would be if we could write like the people at Hallmark. Not all the time but especially when talking to you in prayer. We get some solace in knowing You can read our hearts and pretty words arranged just so are not necessary. We’re also a little scared too, as our hearts may not be where you want them to be. So help us Lord to center down in faith before we divulge our thoughts to You in praise and requests for guidance. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Jean Adkinson Judge
Carol Bentley Will Cale
Guy Bentley Will Cale
Amber Brown Contestant’s Family
Heather Cooper Guest Educator
Eli Damron Will Cale
Christie Dodane Contestant’s Family
Christie Dodane Contestant’s Family
Mikalya Dodane Student
Rhett Fogt Student
Lauren Gibbs Guest Educator
Emma Guiberson Don Kelley
Pat Hammond Judge
Casey Jenkins Interpreter
Jan Maharam Judge
Corrie Mick Interpreter
Connie Stollar Mike Bevis
Esperance Waikongo Student
Kayleigh Williamson Student

Today’s Speaker

We had four students join us for the CCDHH (Communication Contest For The Deaf and Hard of Hearing) to give us a great presentation on What the World Gains from Optimism. Student A spoke about Thomas Edison and his mother, who pushed him to be the successful person he came to be, despite his hearing disabilities. Student B talked about an optimist ripple effect, where one happy person rubs off on another person, thereby changing that person’s day for the better. Speaker C said she thought of Oprah Winfrey when it comes to optimism because of how much good Oprah does. Speaker “C” also believes people can be happier when they try to be more optimistic about events in their life. Speaker D thanks her mother for her love, hope, and encouragement during their move from Africa to America, at age 8, to help with her deafness.

Speaker “A” was chosen as the winner by the judges and his name is Rhett Fogt.  Congratulations!  Our other three speakers each also did an amazing job and their names are: Esperance Waikongo, Kayleigh Williamson and Makalya Dodane – thank you all!!!

Member Birthdays

Member

Birthday

Vida McDowell March 15
Robert Foster March 16
David Brookman March 18
Joseph Willhoite March 19
Larry England March 20
Shane Wilken March 20

Membership Anniversaries

Name

Month

Day

Year

# Years

 Steve  Kohls March 14 2003 14
 Shane  Wilken March 14 2003 14
 Brent  Moore March 15 2016 1
 Vince  Reidy March 15 2016 1
 Rafael  Santillan March 15 2016 1

 

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Sergeants at Arms

This week sergeant David Ladd asked anyone who had not purchased a 50/50 raffle ticket to please stand.  Those standing individuals were summarily fined $1 each and still not given a raffle ticket!

 Happy Bucks!

Donna Huss Thankful for all the new golf committee members bringing new ideas.
Kelly Stone UD plays Wichita Friday
Kelly Stone Jr Optimist – 55 kids raised $1500
Phather Phil Had a great time in Myrtle Beach with 65-75 degree weather, but his golf game was so off when he looked back at all 18 flags they were at half mast

 

Optimist Kids Day in the Park

In collaboration with several other local Optimist Clubs – we host an annual “Optimist Kids Day in the Park” – this year’s event is on Saturday August 4th, 2018 from 9AM until 1PM at Delco Park in Kettering.

The event is a completely free, fun-filled event for the entire family  – lunch served at noon.  Bring the kids out and create a great family memory!

Download the Printable Flyer below for all the details!

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Noon Meeting News – March 7, 2017 – Tom Nichols – Dayton Dragons

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Phather Phil and David Ladd were both unable to join us this week for lunch – so Bob Burkman volunteered and gave the following prayer from the just-released Phather Phil Prayer Book:

Heavenly Father, thanks to Your spirit within us, we are able to survive many of the rigors of life. Yet, at times we are guilty of beating up ourselves. We berate ourselves for perceived stupidity, poor planning and the slightest imperfections of our efforts. Help us to be kind to ourselves and rise above petty imperfections and eliminate any guilt from 20/20 hindsight. Then we can concentrate on being Optimistic and realize that mistakes are the road to perfection. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Danielle Lang Bill Powell
Kris McKee Fred Polizzi
Tom Nichols Speaker
Raul Parra Ron Tinnerman

Today’s Speaker

Tom Nichols, from the Dayton Dragons, got the group excited by starting off giving away prizes for answering some Dragons trivia. Tom talked a little bit about how the games can be really fun whether you’re a baseball fan or not; they offer many food and beverage options and do 90 second skits while there is a TV commercial break – such as the very exciting toddler racing.  

The Dayton Dragons players put in a lot of hard work for their 152 day season, spending 140 of those days getting to the stadium and practicing roughly 5 hours before the game even starts. Some evenings they travel by bus for hours after a long game to their next destination. Even though many are recruited by the Cincinnati Reds, they must start out in the minor leagues and roughly 10% make it all the way through the lengthy process of becoming pro.

Member Birthdays

Member Birthday
Mark Casey March 10
Tony Lombardo March 12

 

Membership Anniversaries

 Diane  Mescher March 9 1999 18
 Barbara  Santo March 9 1999 18
 Bob  Glavin March 12 1993 24

 

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Sergeants at Arms

This week our sergeant Rachel Goetz  asked anyone who has not brought a guest to lunch yet this year to please stand and please pay $1.00.

 Happy Bucks!

Dan Beck Will Cale Scholarship: happily expecting to maintain all 5 students for this year.
Laurie Poeppelman Happy to say Greg Griffin is our IT guy!
Barbara Santo Excited to announce her daughter has a job.

Noon Meeting News – February 28, 2017 – Lee Roy Young – Author – “Who is the Greatest Football Program in History?”

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father tomorrow is the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. A time to refocus our thoughts away from the tangible. Make today (Fat Tuesday) the last day for awhile we think of self.
Lent is a time to take the time
To let the power of our faith story take hold of us
A time to let the events
Get up and walk around in us.
A time to intensify
Our living unto Christ
A time to hover over
The thoughts of our hearts.
A time to place our feet in the streets of Jerusalem
Or walk along the sea and listen to his word
A time to touch His robe
And feel the healing surge through us
A time to ponder and a time to wonder.
Lent is a time to allow a fresh new taste of God. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Zach Davidson Art Hung
Doug Fisher Donna Huss
Lisa Gressel Mike Bevis
Laurie Paisley Kelly Stone
John Temple Kelly Stone
Pete Tinsley Kelly Stone
Lee Roy Young Speaker

Today’s Speaker

Lee Roy Young came to speak with us today about his first and newly released book “Who’s The Greatest College Football Program of All Time.” A couple years ago, while talking to his wife about football, she jokingly told him he should just write a book since he knew so much about college ball and so – he did! He spent much of the last two years researching 147 years of football using 32 different systems that would help him determine which program was the very best.

A couple of fun facts we learned today:

  • The first football program started in 1869 with Harvard and Yale – Yale won the game 4-0.
  • In 1904 college football was almost shut down due to so many horrible injuries, so they were forced to change.

Member Birthdays

Member Birthday
Aaron Campbell February 28
Joan Cordonnier February 28
Tim Stull March 2
Tim Clemmer March 2
Rachel Goetz March 2
Greg Fay March 3

 Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Dick  Stevens February 28 2001 16
 Kelly  Stone February 28 2001 16
 Joseph  Willhoite March 1 1989 28

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Chris Ziehler Bob Collins 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

This week the sergeants asked anyone who was wearing a shirt with any insignia except an Optimist one to pay $1.00.

 Happy Bucks!

Heather Craybeek (Kuth) Happy to see everyone!
Pat Behn Thank you to everyone who sent cards and left Facebook messages wishing her a happy birthday!
Tom Novak Thank you to everybody on the Avenue of Flags renewal team for all of their help and hard work – Bob & Carol Burkman, Gary Hansen, Karen Sirmans, Evelyn Griffin, and Ken Irwin.
Ron Tinnerman Thankful he doesn’t have to do the TriStar basketball
Pam Miller Thankful she got a job and happy birthday to her dad who is 98!
Phather Phil Happy to see his granddaughter who just had a baby, making him a great grandpa for the 6th time!