|Charlie Doll||Chris McAlpine|
|Adam George||Kelly George|
|Carol Marinangeli||Stan Fronzaglia|
|Janet Peasant||Donna Huss|
|Jerry Raugh||Cheri Gentry|
|Morgan Schiffhauer||Diane Arehart|
Happy New Year!
The lunch today at Yankee Trace was great! It has been a few weeks since the Centerville Noon Optimists have gotten together. Have a Happy and Optimistic Year!
The Dickerson family has started The Chuck Dickerson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is a child or grandchild of a current or former member of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. The scholarship application is available now for the 2019-2020 school year and is available online at Scholarship Connect on https://www.daytonfoundation.org/. All sections need to be completed on the application for consideration.
Donna Huss announced there will be a “NOW” Event on January 17, 2019 from 5-8 PM at Yankee Trace. This is a great time to invite guests (potential new members) to actually have a visual of what we do in giving back to the community. NOW is an acronym for “New Optimists Welcome”. Read more about it here. It is a program designed to capture the interests of prospective new Optimist Club members.
Greg Griffin gave the summary of the tree lot sales. There was just short of $90,000 in sales with a profit of $48,000.
Nancy Lehren announced there will be Childhood Cancer/Build-a-Bear meeting at Panera Bread on January 10, 2019 at 6:30; all are welcome.
Chris McAlpine introduced Josh Staley, the director of premium ticket sales for FC Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati is an MLS soccer club based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club was started 3 years ago. They will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2019. Josh is a graduate of Centerville High School and Chris McAlpine coached him in soccer when he was age 10 through age 16.
Josh highlighted the accomplishments and growth of FC Cincinnati and showed a video about the club.
Soccer is very popular in the U.S. By popularity, the top five ranked sports in the U.S. are the NFL, MLB, NCAA Football, MLS, and the NBA. Soccer is the 3rd most viewed U.S. Sport.
FC Cincinnati has been labeled “The Hottest club in North America.”
FC is a winning brand that is family friendly, with visibility in the community for the Dayton and Cincinnati area. They have worked to keep the tickets at a family friendly price close to the cost of having a family outing to see a movie. Josh stated a significant difference is at a sporting event, you can still talk with your family unlike at a movie.
FC Cincinnati supports the local community. They support many local youth soccer clubs. Mercy’s Health Training Center in Milford is being built to be open at the end of 2019. The players will train there and youth soccer clubs will also have access to the facility.
- First match was April 19, 2016 with 15,000 in attendance.
- Average attendance is now 24,000.
- Carl H. Linder III is the majority owner of the club.
- Home matches are played at Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati.
- They are building a new stadium in Cincinnati called West End Stadium. The stadium will be located in the West End neighborhood at the current site of Stargel Stadium, on Central Parkway at Wade Street. It is expected to open in 2021.
|Rafael Santillan||January 01|
|Sonny Singhvi||January 01|
|Joe Madden||January 03|
|Ted Humphrey||January 07|
|Laura Caschera||January 08|
|Don Massie||January 10|
|Bill Williams||January 11|
|Jesse Gaither||January 11|
|Ron Weir||January 11|
|Joe Soucy||January 12|
|Rob Jones||January 13|
|Bill Powell||January 15|
|Bob Duffy||January 15|
|Barbara Santo||January 17|
|Myron Rheaume||January 20|
|Gary Smiga||January 21|
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Emily Duke||Gary DeMarco||2nd Reading|
Sergeants at Arms
|John Kalaman||Raising the bar too high for other men by dropping wife at the door for today’s meeting|
|Bill Stone||Raising the bar too high for other men by dropping wife at the door for today’s meeting|
|Liz Fultz||Library fined Chris McAlpine (a sergeant this quarter) 25 cents for a late book|
|Debe Dockins||Library fined Chris McAlpine (a sergeant this quarter) 25 cents for a late book|
|Jerry Stahley||Critiqued the hanging of the banners today|
|Beth Duncan||Spaghetti Warehouse, Joan Cordonnier, Kelly wearing her inmate uniform|
|Mike Bevis||Dan Koontz was promoted and will leave CNO|
|Joan Cordonnier||Daughter Jill has started a job in Cincinnati after moving back from Utah|
|Joan Cordonnier||Daughter Jill is moving out of Joan’s house and into her own home|
|Myron Rheaume||Grandson Liam made the starting lineup for varsity hockey at Springboro High School as a Freshman|
|Jeff Rolf||Son just graduated OSU and already has a job|
|Mary Madden||Successfully surprised Joe Madden with a surprise 75th birthday party (Born 1/3/1944)|
|Jane Fiehrer||Thanks to Josh Staley (today’s speaker) from FC Cincinnati, her son loves soccer and so does she and her husband|