Phather Phil’s Prayer
Heavenly Father there are times when I’m reminded of the early
morning prayer that thanks You for being close to me this day. With
Your help I haven’t lost my temper, been grouchy, impatient, judge
mental or envious of anyone. But, I’ll be getting out of bed in a minute and I think I’ll really need You help then. I think we all have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed at one time or another. Which is only one of the ways, the devil has to sneak into our life. Lord we know our life is going to have some mean bumps along the way. Help us stay close to You, so together, we can iron out some of the meanest ones. We’ve been out of bed now for a while this morning and the day look great. Thank You Lord! Amen!
|Marilyn Abbott||Carrie Million|
|Kate Bostdorff||Mike Bevis|
|Bill Brandewie||Carolyn Taylor|
|Joe Cantrell||Wayne Christie|
|Joe Fanelli||Mike Fanelli|
|Laura Filaseta||Mike Bevis|
|Jerry Gebhards||Marge Back|
|Nikki Hammes||Donna Huss|
|Martin Huffstutler||Jesse Gaither|
|Dylan Melling||Paul Stull|
|Christine Sheriff’s Dept||Speaker Guest|
|Sheriff Rob Streck||Speaker|
|Angie Tapogna||Renee Glenn|
|Frank Weikel||Jayne Weikel|
|Sarah Williams||Donna Huss|
Donation to Hannah’s Treasure Chest
President Donna Huss presented a check for $5100.00 to Hannah’s Treasure Chest. Accepting the check were Sarah Williams, the Executive Director, and Nikki Hammes, the development director.
Upcoming Social Events
- 7/19/2019 – 6:30 PM, Friday, Euchre party at St Leonard Center’s Station House Restaurant
- 8/10/2019 – 5:30 PM, Saturday, Cookout, Outdoor games, Monte Carlo Night at Lion’s Club, Bellbrook
- 9/24/2019 – 6 PM?, Tuesday, Presidential Installation Dinner at the Presidential Banquet Center
- 10/xx/2019, ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus. Date to be determined.
- 11/8/2019 – 6:30 PM?, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
- 12/10/2019 – 6 PM?, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace
Happy Birthday to Joe Kronenberger
Today was Joe Kronenberger’s birthday! Charlie Tapp led us in singing Happy Birthday to Joe. The love was genuine, but the singing was genuinely terrible.
Joan Cordonnier announced there were 1120 participants in the 5k race on July 4 this year. Thank you to all the volunteers for another successful year.
Mike Bevis, chair of the golf committee, said the Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament is sold out. It will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019. They are still accepting volunteers and donations.
Jesse Gaither announced that the next Optimist 2.0 meeting will be July 18, 2019 at Chappy’s and the guest speaker will be Jenell Ross, the president of Bob Ross Auto Group.
Bob Lawson announced he needs help on August 3, 2019 with our booth at the Kid’s Optimist Day in the Park in Kettering.
Identity Theft and Scams Presentation by Rob Streck
Donna Huss introduced Montgomery County Sheriff, Rob Streck. Rob’s presentation covered various financial scams and identity theft.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office regional dispatch center took over 2400 calls last year involving financial scams. Over half of scam victims are over 70 years old. Financial scams are also called “Senior Scams”.
There is a difference between Immoral and Illegal scams. About 2/3 of elder fraud cases fall outside of being considered criminal activity. Annually there are over $39 billion in losses.
Example Financial Scams
Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams: You would think no one would fall victim to them. Many people fall for this because they are in a desperate financial position. An example of this scam is when a victim receives a letter saying you have won $5 million, but first they need you to send $10 thousand to cover fees or taxes. It states after they receive the $10 thousand your winnings will be released. Rob reminded us to never wire money to a stranger. No fee would ever be charged for winning a sweepstake or lottery, and taxes would not be charged before you received your winnings.
Grandparent/Guardianship Scam: Scam artists contact an unsuspecting grandparent by phone. They pretend to be a grandchild and they need help getting out of jail or some other emergency. Be wary of unsolicited contacts that request a wire transfer of money. Contact the family member directly.
Government Agency Scam: Letters or emails are sent misrepresenting government agencies such as Social Security, Medicare, FBI, Local Law Enforcement. They pretend to be law enforcement and might ask for payment in the form of a gift card. Don’t believe the call is legitimate because they spoof the caller ID and it looks like it is coming from the FBI. If you think it could be real, look up the number yourself and call them back.
Internet Fraud: Some of the newer con artists are using the internet. Don’t click links on pages that pop up on your computer warning you that you have been infected. Don’t do your banking in public places.
Real Checks Scam: Don’t cash checks you receive in the mail that don’t make sense. If you don’t know where a check came from, don’t cash it. There is a way that once the check is bounced that you are on the hook for some amount that could be much larger.
Identity theft is a federal crim. It occurs when someone uses your personal information without your knowledge or permission for financial or other gain.
There are people who do nothing but try and steal identities. Various scams are used to gain access to a person’s personal information. The dark web exists, and they are selling personal information.
A very effective way to protect your identity is to lock your credit. Additionally, check your credit report at least once a year. Shred your mail and personal papers. Contact law enforcement if you are the victim of identity theft.
Telemarketing fraud is big. There are cold call computers looking for live bodies for professional scam artists to call back. Don’t call back an unfamiliar company.
Reporting Scams or Identity Theft
Please report if you have been victimized or know someone who has. Call 937-225-4357.
Thank you, Rob Streck, for taking the time to help educate us on Scams and Identity Theft.
|Paulette Novak||June 25|
|Charlie Goodwin||June 26|
|Wayne Christie||June 26|
|Robby Johnson||June 27|
|Valorie Huff||June 28|
|Frank DePalma||June 29|
|Karin Gilstrap||July 1|
|John Speers||July 04|
|John Carroll||July 05|
|Bob Lawson||July 06|
|Mark Scarpino||July 6|
|Bob Glavin||July 09|
|Joe Kronenberger||July 09|
|Ed Case||July 12|
|Greg McAfee||July 12|
|Denise Green||July 15|
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Karin Gilstrap||Cindy Harris||Induction|
|Michelle Tagliamonte||Mike Bevis||3rd Reading|
|Bill Duffy||Carolyn Taylor||2nd Reading|
|Yvette Donahue-Duffy||Carolyn Taylor||2nd Reading|
|Kathy Linder||Sue Brubaker||2nd Reading|
|Martin Huffstutler||Jesse Gaither||1st Reading|
|Tom Brozich||Mike Bevis||1st Reading|
|Chris Smith||Greg Griffin||1st Reading|
|Marilyn Abbott||Greg Griffin||1st Reading|
|Dylan Melling||Paul Stull||1st Reading|
Sergeants at Arms
|Gary Anderson||Riding a bike and was passed by a runner at the 5k|
|Christy Gariety||Had to buy back her lost jacket|
|Jim Marker||Not wearing his name badge (it was lost and has since been replaced for him)|
|Donna Huss||Not greeting guests on their arrival|
|Bob Duffy||Didn’t realize he needed to perform his Sergeant duties starting today|
|Tom Novak and Blanca Ortiz||Trying to retrieve flags after Bob put them out for grandson returning home from the Marines|
|Joan Cordonnier||She thanked the over 50 volunteers for help with our Americana 5K race|
|Tom Novak||He thanked everyone that helped with Avenue of Flags and who volunteered at the Americana Booth|
|Bob Burkman||Grandson came home from the Marines|