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

Optimist 2.0 Meeting News – January 18, 2018 – Brent Ullery – CHS Football Coach

Meeting Location

Ollie’s Place in Centerville Hosted our first Optimist 2.0 meeting of the New Year – providing excellent appetizers, beverages and service. There were a total of 58 members and guests in attendance  – a record number.  A special welcome to our Ohio District Optimist Governor – Tom Kendo and to Sue Armstrong, Governor-elect – for joining us at this evening’s meeting. Six of our guests submitted applications to join us in helping local kids – amazing! Thank you to Brent Richburg, Clint Freese, Mike Schwartz, Suzanne Werts, Jonathan Werts, and Laurie Westheimer! We look forward to inducting each of you into the Centerville Noon Optimist Club at our next monthly meeting. Our next Optimist 2.0 Meeting will be Thursday, February 15th at 5:30PM at Ollie’s Place. Do you know someone who needs a lift or enjoys being part of an award-winning world class local service club? – Invite them to come and see what Centerville Noon Optimist 2.0 is all about.

Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guests
Deborah Arehart
Brandon Barrometti
Jennifer Elleman
Stacey Fay
Clint Freese
Kara Goodwin
Brent Moore
Brent Richburg
Jessica Richburg
Scott Rothenbush
Craig Scanlon
Donna Schwartz
Mike Schwartz
Amy Thompson
Jonathan Werts
Suzanne Werts
Laurie Westheimer
Pam Wherle

Today’s Speakers

Gary Smiga, Centerville Noon Optimist Club Treasurer, spoke about the donations the club makes to benefit our local kids – giving details on donations for scholarships,  free youth events and donations to local schools and libraries.  Gary also reviewed with everyone the three major fundraisers the Optimist Club conducts ewach year to raise the funds for donations – The Christmas Tree Sale, Avenue of Flags, and the Tom Frazier Tee-Off for Youth annual Golf Outing. Next, Centerville High School Coach Brent Ullery spoke to everyone about his life and the incredible opportunity he received (earlier than he expected) to coach the CHS Elks.  Coah Ullery thanks the Optimist Club for their support of CHS and specifically that recent large donation the club made to fund the purchase of football helmets for the CHS football players that have impact sensors.  The state-of-the-art helmets help protect the health of our kids by alerting coaches when a hit occurs that may require that concussion protocol be followed to protect the student. 

Optimist 2.0 and Club Calendar

Download (PDF, 1.11MB)

New Member Inductions

Three new Optimist Club Members were inducted by Club President Chris McAlpine: Ben Barlow, Sonny Singvhi, and Jayne Weikel were welcomed into the club as “Friends of Youth” to help us help local kids.

Door Prize Drawing

The $100 Gift Card to Ollie’s Place – the Meeting Door Prize – was won by Gary Smiga.

50/50 Raffle Winner

Pam Wherle won the 50/50 Raffle Drawing.

 

 

Noon Meeting News – January 16, 2018 – Eric Farrell – Dayton Hoopla (NCAA First Four)

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Prior to Phather Phil giving today’s prayer, Club President Chris McAlpine presented Phather Phil – with his new CNO Club Name Badge that says – quite appropriately – “Phather Phil”…

Heavenly Father we all have accepted that change will always be with us. Yet when ever it is mentioned we resist. “What’s wrong with what we are doing now.”, “we tried that years ago and it didn’t work then.” And on and on! Help us to accept change as an opportunity, not a hindrance and ignore the pounding in our hearts that says “Turn back ,turn back.”. Helen Keller said ” No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed
to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” Be with us Lord when we are confronted by change in our future days. Bolster our Optimism so we may have no regrets when we look back on our lives.
May we remember as we go forward , The saddest words of tongue and pen – “It might have been.” Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Bill Delbridge Mike Bevis
Eric Farrell Speaker
Matt McAlpine Chris McAlpine

Today’s Speaker

Matt McAlpine, better known as Chris McAlpine’s brother, introduced today’s speaker Eric Farrell, the Executive Director of Dayton’s “The Big Hoopla”. The Big Hoopla is an Ohio non-profit corporation for the NCAA First Four Local Organizing Committee in the Dayton Region. It started out as a simple single game in 2001 and now has become a 4 game, large community event. Dayton will host the first 4 for the NCAA for the 18th straight year in 2018. Farrell explained it is a year-round effort to put the event on and to keep it as likely as possible that the event stays here at the UD Arena. There are several reasons the NCAA keeps choosing Dayton. The biggest factor is making sure the optics on TV look great. Farrell’s team is able to consistently sell out the stadium and have the ticket holders actually show up and fill the seats which is what the TV folks want. Each year 7200 tickets are given away to local airmen and regional students. Unlike most tickets that are free for sporting events, the fan base here actually shows up. Since 2001, the event has had over 80 million dollars in economic impact to the Dayton Region. Events around the First Four include the Hoopla Stem Challenge for STEM students and the Hoopla four miler, which now has over 500 participants. There is an ongoing effort in the last few years to spread the effects of the additional events out to the suburbs. Centerville residents now represent 8%. A lot of the benefits of this event directly helps kids. Farrell stated we can help by sharing with others what you know about the event to increase awareness about the opportunities for STEM students. Additionally, you can help by getting involved by going to the games, participating in the four miler, and through business sponsorships and donations. Dayton is locked in to host the event through 2022.

Additional information available at DAYTONHOOPLA.COM.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Barbara Santo January 17
Myron Rheaume January 20
Gary Smiga January 21

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Deb Ulrich January 18 01/18/2017 1
Lynne Reilly January 18 01/18/2017 1
Pam Miller January 18 01/18/2017 1
Dick Lee January 18 01/18/2017 1
Shawn Thacker January 18 01/18/2017 1
Gary DeMarco January 20 01/20/2016 2
Jeff Kujawa January 22 01/22/2015 3
Mike Yoder January 22 01/22/2014 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

No readings or inductions today.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Chris McAlpine Starting the meeting at 12:01
Ken Peacock Sitting at birthday table without having a January birthday
Jane Fiehrer Sitting at birthday table without having a January birthday
Myron Rheaume Not sitting at the birthday table
Stan Fronzaglia Lost phone and had others helping him look when phone was in his pocket
Harry Bossey Having a dollar out expecting a fine
Gary Anderson To avoid possible embarrassment, Gary just paid a fine
Paul Stull Showing up after long absence
Steelers Fans For being a Steeler fan
Mike Bevis Did not arrive in time to greet his guest
Bob Burkman Getting a ticket saying he paid for it but did not pick it up
Donna Huss Saying she was going on vacation for her birthday because she may not have another one – not optimistic
Bob Duffy Forgetting to pick up his badge

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Heather Kuth Loves new puppy
Evelyn Griffin Expecting first granddaughter
Bob Collins Wife is feeling much better after 8 days in a hospital in Mexico
Jerry Stahley Happy to win 6 bottles of wine at CNO Wine Tasting
Harry Bossey Happy recently he was warm in Nigeria. Unhappy to be in the cold here. His Mom says hello.

 

 

Noon Meeting News – January 9, 2018 – Lisa Hanson – Culture Works

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father if we were to break down are lives into 18 segments that would make , on average, a little over 4 years per segment . Kinda like playing golf. For many like me, that means we’ve been playing the 19th hole for the last 20 years! Have we been doing everything right or have You giving us the extra time to get it right? Where ever we stand in this game called life let us play the game as if it was the 18th hole. Don’t let us quit just before the finish line. May our efforts fulfill Your purpose in us for
Your glory and honor. Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
June Bosworth Julie Noeth
Andrew Cain Stan Fronzaglia
Lisa Hanson Speaker
Tina Nelson Renee Glen
Brent Ogburn Art Hung

Today’s Speaker

Additional 2017 Christian D. Larson Award for Pat Behn

Bob Burkman and Nancy Lehren announced that Pat Behn is awarded the 2017 Christian D. Larson Award. Pat Behn joins fellow 2017 recipients Myron Rheaume and Mary Madden. The Christian D. Larson award is a lifetime achievement recognition given to a person who has exemplified outstanding service in his/her Optimist club. Pat Behn has easily earned this award from all her generous service for our club. She would have received the award in December with Myron and Mary, but Pat was not able to make it to the 2017 holiday party.

Today’s Speaker

Shane Wilken introduced today’s speaker Lisa Hanson from Culture Works. Culture works was formed by combining 3 organizations in 1994, the oldest of which started over 40 years ago. “Art belongs to the community”, she explained. The arts, are not just for enjoyment, but has a huge economic impact on the Dayton area. In our area the yearly economic activity generated is over 214 million and affects the income of over 8000 people in the arts. Art opportunities in the Dayton region are large.  The organization represents an 8 county area. They offer numerous college scholarships. There were 127 applications in 2017 up from 42, but she says she needs our help to get the word out. They have a current focus on helping young individual artists to achieve their dreams while still being located in the Dayton area instead of moving to culture “hotspots” such as Nashville. They give away several grants to numerous arts related organizations such as Dayton Arts Institute and WDPR radio. They give the money as unattached funds that can be used for general operating expenses which is very helpful so organizations can use the money as they need. Businesses can help support the arts by setting up workplace giving programs easily through payroll deductions. If you would like to give and save at the same time you can purchase an annual “Passport to the Arts” for $85 which gives you several options to “BOGO”, buy one ticket get one ticket free and discounts at several restaurants.

Additional detailed information available at http://cultureworks.org/.

For one week starting Jan 16, 2018 there are lots of ways to “Eat.Drink.Arts!”, http://cultureworks.org/eatdrinkarts/

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Don Massie January 10
Bill Williams January 11
Jesse Gaither January 11
Ron Weir January 11
Joe Soucy January 12
Robert Jones January 13
Bill Powell January 15
Bob Duffy January 15

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Susan Thomsen January 14 01/14/1997 21
Michael Bevis January 15 01/15/2002 16

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
John Thompson John Speers 3rd Reading
Ryan Fay Greg Fay Induction

Sergeants at Arms

No time for sergeants this week.

Happy Bucks!

Member Name Reason
Dan and Kathy Beck Thrilled that Kelsey Sizemore, a Will Cale recipient, that they mentor, has just graduated from the Sinclair Dental Assistant Program

 

 

Noon Meeting News – January 2, 2018 – Judge Erik Blaine

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father it’s a brand new year. Help us make it another year to remember. As Optimist we are blessed with the perfect game plan. We recite it every week – The Optimist Creed. The thoughts behind the words are beautiful, but if not taken to heart, remain just words. Grant us the commitment to live our lives according to the precepts of our Creed and realize that out there we could be the only bible someone reads. Remove our unfounded prejudices and let us walk thru the coming year to the beat of a better drummer. With Your help Lord we can get er done. Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Judge Erik Blaine Speaker
Kate Bowling Jim Long
Jill Cordonnier Joan Cordonnier
Becca Dryden Kelly Stone
Gresham Dryden Kelly Stone
Kenny Henning Speaker Guest
Beth McAlpine Chris McAlpine
Chase McAlpine Jay McAlpine
Katie McAlpine Jay McAlpine
Lily McAlpine Jay McAlpine

Today’s Speaker

The speaker today was the honorable Judge Erik Blaine. He is a part of a group of volunteer lawyers that provides “Wills for Heroes” and “Wills for Veterans”. Members of both of these groups often do not have the means to provide proper estate planning for their families. Since his involvement which began in 2008, over 1250 first responders (including police, firefighters, EMTs) and veterans have been helped. Additionally, he puts on programs at schools for 5th-12th graders to help them to understand the issues surrounding cyber-bullying and sexting. He uses and asks others involved in the law to use optimism in their approach to how the law is interpreted and applied. An example would be a first time offender of cyber bullying not always getting criminally convicted, but instead getting help. Judge Blaine also discussed the opioid crisis. He wants us all to make sure we openly discuss the issue to remove stigma and to guide those who need help towards that help. All of the programs he helps with need our help in spreading the word that they exist. He also reminds us that jury duty is one of the most important civic duties in which we can participate.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Rafael Santillan January 01
Sonny Singhvi January 01
Joseph Madden January 03
Ted Humphrey January 07
Laura Caschera January 08

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
James Rumford January 1 01/01/1990 28
Paul Stull January 1 01/01/1970 48 (Wow!)
Bob Duffy January 1 01/01/1988 30
Will Cale January 1 01/01/1976 42
John Carroll January 3 01/03/2012 6
Greg McAfee January 7 01/07/2008 10
John Speers January 7 01/07/2008 10

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Cindy Gaboury Jean Pummill Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Chris McAlpine Forgetting name badge, starting meeting late, not teaching daughter good financial practices (would not sell bell and gavel)
Bob Burkman Littering at the Holiday Party when giving speech for Christian Lawson Award
Bill Stone Stealing Santa’s bell at the Holiday Party
Cindy Gaboury Missing Forte singing Happy Birthday to her at the Holiday Party
Beth Duncan Destroying Optimist property (old name tag with previous name)
Scott Langer Late
Stan Fronzaglia Cell phone going off during speaker
Charlie Tapp Lost his cell phone
Christine Balsan Buying a Christmas Tree at a lot other than Optimist lot
Each table Fined for people who did not come due to cold weather

Happy Bucks!

Member Name Reason
Bob Burkman 55th Wedding Anniversary
Chris McAlpine 10th Wedding Anniversary
Gary Smiga Praised Lily McAlpine for not selling the bell and gavel to the bad guys.
Kelly Stone Grandbaby number 7 is on the way.
Jean Pummill Excited that Cindy Gaboury has been inducted into CNO again.

 

 

Noon Meeting News – December 12, 2017 – Ken Botts – The Wright Brothers Branding Program

Phather Phil’s Prayer

To celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah, Dave Kay opened our meeting with a prayer:

 Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu l’had’lik neir shel Chanukah.  Amein

 Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the lights of Chanukkah.  Amen

Photos from the Meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Ken Botts Speaker
Ken Carter Don Kelley
Austin Fogle Mike Bevis
Sue Jessee Ellie Parker
Mary Ann Riskus Mary Madden
John Thompson Joihn Speers

 

Today’s Speaker

Mike Bevis introduced our speaker,  Ken Botts who manages the Wright Brothers trademark and legacy. He worked with the Wright Brothers family foundation in acquiring global licensing and the Wright Brothers brand has been developed. Limited edition watches, bicycles, and wearables are a few of the items offered. All products are made in the USA and are high quality. The Wright Brothers store is @ WrightBrothers.com Lively questions followed.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Harry Rife December 13
William Stone December 16
Liz Fultz December 18
Cindy Gaboury December 19
Jeffrey Brown December 19
Debe Dockins December 22
Paul Boeckman December 22
Stephen Mock December 25
Jeff Papanek December 26
David Gaines December 27
David Kay December 27
Christine Balsan December 28
Molly Petsch December 28
Kelly Stone December 29
Mandy Ransdell December 31
Rafael Santillan January 01
Sonny Singhvi January 01

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Roland Rapp December 10 12/10/2002 15
Tom Novak December 13 12/13/1990 27
Scott Langer December 30 12/30/1997 20
James Rumford January 1 01/01/1990 27
Paul Stull January 1 01/01/1970 47
Robert Duffy January 1 01/01/1988 29
Willard Cale January 1 01/01/1976 41

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
John Thompson John Speers 1st reading
Jayne Weikel Ron Tinnerman 3rd reading
Michael Laughter Vince Reidy Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Tim Clemmer Unexcused absences as Sergeant (note Tim was ABSENT when the fine was levied)
Back table Started eating lunch before prayer
Chuck Dickerson Scott Langer [late arrival] award
Jean Pummill Beth Duncan had to wear old “Lybrook” name badge
Sue Brubaker Inedible decoration on birthday table cupcakes

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Bob Collins Grandson in CHS Forte choir, to entertain next week at CNO Christmas party, look for tall         redhead
John Speers His wife is happy, she took – John to get a hearing aid
Gail Aiken For Marge Back who assisted Mike Fanelli in making all the greenery sprays at Tree lot
Stan Fronzaglia Tree lot sold out just before his shift was scheduled to report Sunday
Larry Lynde Great leadership (Gary Aiken – Greg Griffin Karl Frydryck and all Team Captains) at Tree lot this year
Cherie Gentry For Mother Nature dropping a tree near her home and sparing the house from damage
Ted Humphrey His daughter in law completed a 100-mile endurance race

 

 

Noon Meeting News – December 5, 2017 – Ray Szymanski – Hangar 18

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, I’m sure you remember when we talked to you as a kid and we would pray ” Now I lay me down to sleep -” Now grown with no one prompting us to pray or not knowing what to say we go to sleep without a
word. Falling back on a simple memorized prayer can jump start our conversations with You. Many children have learned this prayer and continue it today.
In peace O Lord I close my eyes.
In peace again I hope to rise.
Be with those I love the best.
As I take my nightly rest.
Led me in Your holy way.
Make me better everyday. Amen!
It’s always good to have a nightly conversation with You Lord, even if it’s with a memorized prayer. Amen!

Photos from the Meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Wendy Hattan Robin Golden
Sue Jessee Ellie Parker
Lisa Liu Denise Green
Ray Szymanski Speaker
John Thompson John Speers

Today’s Speaker

Debe Dockins introduced our, Ray Szymanski author of Fifty Shades of Greys: A Quest for the Truth About Alien Visitation. Szymanski worked at WPAFB for four4 decades, he discussed the debris found in Roswell, New Mexico, the Legend of Hangar 18, the Incident at Exeter, and the Travis Walton story. We were all fascinated.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Chris Elrod December 05
Nancy Lehren December 05
William DeShurko December 06
Matt Somerlot December 07
Sarah Umbreit December 07
Patrick Arehart December 10

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Roberta Taylor December 6 12/06/1995 22
Paul Boeckman December 9 12/09/1994 23
Roland Rapp December 10 12/10/2002 15

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Rick Talda Beth Duncan Induction
Rhonda Meeker Mike Bevis Induction
Ben Barlow Jerry Stahley 3rd reading
Cindy Gaboury Jean Pummill 3rd reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Denise Green Not here to greet her invited guest
Bob Glavin Paid for return of  Avery Dennison Yeti cup left on Tree Lot
Bob Duffy At birthday table last week
Mike Bevis No guest today
Rick Talda Using “lawyer brief” joke
Scott Langer Scott Langer award (Scott claimed he was late today because he was “abducted by aliens”)

 

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Debe Dockins Laura Caschera great Christmas Tree lot partner and Team Captain
Beth Lybrook Will legally change name to Beth Duncan
Don Kelley For Tim Clemmer at Tree lot in shorts and a wild print shirt
Joe Madden To get his photo in newsletter (Joe’s picture is in today photos link above)
John Kalaman Paula finished four rounds of chemotherapy
Donna Huss Go Steelers
Pat Behn For OSU
Sandy Stevens For Carol Burkman’s good cookies at Christmas Tree lot