Phather Phil’s Prayer
Heavenly Father bless us sinners as we eat our dinners. Amen!
Today’s Guests – WELCOME!
|Vickie Catron||June Bosworth|
|Faye Duncan||Brian Nolan|
|Ron Duncan||Brian Nolan|
|Jeff Garnica||Golf Sponsor|
|Andy Higgins||Mike Brubaker|
|Tom Kennedy||Myron Rheaume|
|Dawayne Kirkman||Debe Dockins|
|Dr. Rob Lober||Speaker|
|Mark Morris||Golf Sponsor|
All Photos from the Meeting are Here
Thank You 2018-2019 President Donna Huss
Today’s lunch was the last lunch of Donna Huss’s year as president of the awesome Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Thank you, Donna, for a great year. CNO is now the largest Optimist club in the world and arguably the best. Please accept our gratitude and enjoy your semi-retirement.
Optimist of the Year Presentation
During lunch today, the Optimist of the Year was presented. Last year’s recipients, Diane Arehart and Greg Fay, presented the award.
The 2018-2019 Optimist of the Year recipient is Beth Duncan. Congratulations Beth, you are more than deserving of this award.
The Optimist of the Year Award is chosen at a special meeting arranged and hosted by the previous year’s recipients. The voting group is composed of previous recipients of the award.
Beth joined CNO in 2016. Since then, some of the activities she has volunteered for are Avenue of Flags, Build a Bear, Easter Egg Hunt and the Fishing Derby.
She is the Chair of the Social Committee and she is a Christmas Tree Lot Captain.
Beth has served on our Board of Directors and has been involved with the Golf Committee, the Junior Golf Committee and the 2.0 Committee.
Beth and her company Lizard Apparel and Promotions have been generous in donating apparel for different club functions including our golf outings.
Upcoming Community Events
10/15/2019 and 10/16/2019 – Haunted Trail at Forest Field Park.
Upcoming Social Events
- 10/10/2019 – ALL DAY, Keeneland Horse Racing, there will be a chartered bus
- 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at TBD
- 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace
Dayton Children’s Hospital Presentation
Mike Bevis introduced pediatric neurosurgeon Rob Lober, MD, PhD and Rachel Selby, Philanthropy Officer from Dayton Children’s Hospital. Rachel is also a member of CNO. Dr. Lober and Rachel were here today to accept two checks from CNO, one check for $14,500 from the proceeds of the golf outing and another check for $5000 which was the fifth check we pledged to give over five years in 2015.
Dr. Lober served his residency at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics in Stanford, California. He earned his medical degree and a PhD in Biomedical science at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Lober is a member of the Scientific Committee for The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium.
Read Dr. Lober’s complete bio on Dayton Children’s Hospital website.
Dayton Children’s Hospital is on the front lines of Brain Tumor research. Some of the major research for pediatric brain tumors is happening right here in Dayton and contributing internationally.
You can view the slide presentation here
Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH) is unique in the world. When Dr. Lober was hired about 30 other experts in their fields were also hired. DCH is a model for hospitals that can help kids locally.
The occurrence of pediatric cancer is rarer than adult cancers, but the successful cure rate for many types of pediatric cancer is now much higher. Because of research, pediatric treatments of pediatric leukemias are very successful. The rarer brain tumors now kill more children than leukemia. Research has helped, but we need more research into pediatric brain tumors. Unfortunately, there has not been significant breakthroughs in decades. He wants to change this.
Dr. Lober’s plan starts with wasting nothing. Instead of disposing of removed tumors, they keep every bit of tissues and fluid’s and make them available to any research facilities for free. The policy is free and open access to the saved materials. Several other organizations have joined this effort. This project is called the Living Biobank at Dayton Children’s.
Every patient and their families so far have agreed to the removed materials. Most of the time there is no direct benefit to the donating patient. One child called his tumor a “Growbot” and he knew he was going to die from his tumor. But he knew his “Growbot” would one day help many other children. Donating a “Growbot” will not help him, but it may help another child and family one day. Dr. Lober’s group has become experienced at culturing and growing the tumors after removal for sharing with other researchers. They are 100% supported by philanthropy. This is all great because in the past there was a financial opportunity that was holding back research.
Dr. Lober has a 20-year plan of establishing a pipeline for the tissue specimen transfers. Other hospitals have started sending their removed tissues. He wants to improve the science of tissue culture and banking. He wants to expand the application of culture tissues. They are in preliminary talks with the Broad Institute that can culture samples in up to 60 different environments. He wants to find numerous chemotherapies to cure children with these tumors.
Dr. Lober explained some things that makes DCH great. DCH has 2 full pediatric surgeons. DCH provides the greatest care a child can get. They have the latest in advanced robotics. Soon they are getting the latest tissue diagnostic equipment. This will enable results in 3 minutes instead of 5 days. This increases the safety and the accuracy of tumor removal.
The government is not running this research. It is because of donations form groups like CNO that allows Dayton Children’s to make the progress it has. He said he truly thanks us.
Article about 12-year-old boy helping Dayton Children’s effort to cure brain cancer
4.5-minute Video about Dayton Children’s tumor tissue bank
Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2019 Report
Donna introduced Mike Bevis, the chair of the golf committee. Mike mentioned that 2019 marks the 28th year this CNO fundraiser has been held. Mike has been the chair for 16 years.
Mike started by thanking all members of the Centerville Noon Optimist club. It is not just a committee project. The whole club is asked and steps up by donating gift cards, wines, and time. He also thanked his committee members.
Additionally, Mike thanked members who purchased foursomes. CNO Member Don Kelley has participated in the event all 28 years.
Following are notes Mike Bevis used when presenting his 2019 report
Good afternoon and thank you Donna for the time today to thank everyone for their efforts on the 28th annual 2019 Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic. This is a fun day to celebrate and recognize those who work so hard especially during this record year.
It has been two months since that hot day in July. We’ve had some time to reflect on our success. Every year we spend more than six months planning this event and of course, we spend the same amount of time asking you to volunteer, golf, sponsor and donate. So, as you can see, this is a total club project. Thank you to everyone for working so hard to help with this effort. With more than 1,000 golf outings each year it seems to get tougher each year. But with your help and Sycamore Creek CC, we had another excellent year.
We brought in 148 golfers and delivered almost $45,000 (Last year was $36,000) in revenue for our club.
Co-Chairs – Sarah Umbreit, Vince Reidy, Steve Kohls, Deb Ulrich
Team leaders – Pat Behn, Val Huff, Ellie Parker, Bob Burkman, Gary DeMarco
Denise O’Neill and Fred of Dorothy Lane Market, Woeber’s , Mike-Sells Potato Chips, Montgomery Inn and Pepsi
Judy DeMarco, Barbara Santo, Sue Brubaker and Vida McDowell
Chris Ziehler, June Bosworth, Charlie Tapp, Beth Duncan, Bob Foster, Wendy Hatton, Jean Pummill, and Deb Saunders and more than 50 other volunteers who gave their talent and time to help on July 15.
While our committee steers the success of this event, our sponsors are the people who provide the dollars to help drive our programs and our support for Dayton Children’s annually.
Five Star and Master’s sponsors
- 1-800-GOT-Junk and You Move Me
- McAfee Heating and Air
- Bill’s Donuts
- Remodeling Designs
- Secure Future Advisors – Mark Morris
- Dorothy Lane Market
- First Financial Bank
- Montgomery Inn
- Monica Stomps CPA
Hole in One Sponsors
- James Free Jewelers
- Matt Castrucci Auto Mall
- Performance Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram
- Mike Houser of Houser Asphalt and Concrete
- Infiniti of Dayton
- State Farm Jim Slatt
- Parallel Advisors
- Tinnerman Insurance
Goody bag sponsors
- Dayton Children’s Hospital
- Woeber’s Mustard
- Mike-Sells Potato Chips
- Montgomery Inn BBQ
Masters and Double Eagle Sponsors
- Voss Auto Network
- Abbey Credit Union
- Woeber’s Mustard – Wally Miller
- Star Cartage – Joe Collins
Eagle and Other Sponsors
- Allstate Insurance – Andy Harmon
- Bar Codes Unlimited – Craig
- Brixey and Meyer
- Buckeye Eco Care
- Buckeye Home Health Care – Denise
- Buckeye Senior Care
- Buckeye Pools – Gary
- Barker, Beck, Collins and Kronauge Insurance – Dan
- Brendan Cunningham – Morgan Stanley
- The Carpet Store
- Mike’s Car Wash
- Centerville Insurance
- Coldwell Banker – Heritage Realtors- Vince and Wendy and Tim
- Copp Integrated Systems
- Dan Passidomo
- DayAir Credit Union
- Dayton Children’s Hospital – Rachel
- Ethan Allen
- Elliott Tool
- Essential Irrigation and Landscaping
- Famous Restaurant
- Graceworks – Bethany Village
- Home City Ice
- Incarnation Catholic School
- Robert Jensen DDS
- Landmark Title
- Liberty Self Storage
- LCNB Bank – J.C. Jones
- Mercedes Benz of Centerville
- Turf Nerd
- Jack Anderson– Merrill Lynch
- Miami Valley School
- Mike’s Car Wash
- Mike Sells Potato Chips
- Minute Man Press
- William Ward – Morgan Stanley – Centerville
- Brian Lampton Agency
- Lizard Apparel
- Morgan Stanley Keith Meyer
- Ohio Eagle Distributing (beer)
- Parallel Advisors
- Parts Express
- PE Systems – Jack
- Molly Petsch
- P & R Specialty
- Prime Controls
- Rooted Grounds Coffee
- Routsong Funeral Home
- Rumpke Waste and Recycling
- Saint Leonard
- Secure Futures
- Sign Connection
- Southtown Heating & Air
- Sunbelt Advisors
- Triple M Consulting
- Turf Nerd
- Sarah and Jeff Umbreit
Thank you to all our valued sponsors for making the 28th Annual Tee Off for Youth such a tremendous success. Fundraisers like this make it possible for us to bring out the best in kids. From Children’s Hospital Donations to Build-a-Bears to scholarships, it is why we do what we do.
Save the Date
The 29th Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Outing will be held on July 13, 2020.
CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019
Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.
Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.
|Bill DeFries||September 19|
|Terri Leputa||September 19|
|Will Cale||September 20|
|Carol Smerz||September 22|
|Harry Bossey||September 22|
|Jon Werts||September 22|
|Mark Karns||September 23|
|Don Wildenhaus||September 25|
|Greg Smith||September 25|
|Diane Arehart||September 26|
|Evelyn Griffin||September 26|
|Jeff Kujawa||September 27|
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Carol Smerz||Wendy Hattan||3rd Reading|
|Bill Fritz||Tom Novak||Induction|
|Bev Fritz||Tom Novak||Induction|
|Dawn Arrowood||Mike Bevis||Induction|
|Penny Culhane||Greg Griffin||Induction|
|Jane Orr||Greg Griffin||Induction|
|Chris Abratowski||Donna Huss||Induction|
|Betty Olfky||Jean Pummill||Induction|
Sergeants at Arms
No time for Sergeants this week.
No time for Happy Bucks this week.