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.
|Janet Barrows||Art Hung|
|Jennifer Cass||Speaker’s Family|
|Roger Cass||Speaker’s Family|
|Tracy Claiborne||Speaker’s Mom|
|Erika Dunn||Speaker’s Mom|
|Robert Harvey||Kelly George|
|Drew Mosher||Kelly George|
|Brian Nolan||Beth Duncan|
|Greg Pfander||Mike Bevis|
|Lynn Webb||Speaker’s Mom|
|Mike Webb||Speaker’s Dad|
|Adam Woeste||Gary Miller|
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.
|Monty Zinck||February 13|
|Ken Peacock||February 16|
|Patricia Kuhlman||February 19|
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.
No time for Happy Bucks this week.