Forte A Capella Group Performance

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer


Your scriptures tell us many times and in many ways to “be not afraid.”  We carry long lists of worries and concerns with us: personal, professional, family, friends, mental, physical, economic, educational…we could go on and on. As some of us await the beginning of Hanukkah and some are in the Advent week of peace, help us to remember with perfect confidence that you are with us through all or our worries and concern and help us to live in peace with that knowledge.


Tree Lot is Sold Out

Greg Griffin reported the following Tree Lot numbers for 2022:

  • 825 – the number of Trees we sold this year
  • 140 – the number of Wreaths we sold or donated this year
  • Billions and Billions – the number of Door Sprays we sold this year
  • 10 – the number of days it took to sell out the tree lot
  • 72 – the number of tree deliveries we made this year
  • 750 – the number of candy canes we gave out and or consumed this year
  • 300 – the number of candy canes eaten by Harry Bossey!
  • 325 – the number of shifts worked by volunteers on the tree lot
  • 1,300 – the number of volunteer selling hours worked
  • 7 – we sold 1 tree on average every 7 minutes per Andy Higgins’ analysis of the sales data
  • 101% of our total sales plan achieved by everyone on the Tree Lot this year – THANK YOU!!!
  • 24 – the day in November 2023 when our 2023 Christmas Tree Lot opens!!!!

Special Announcement

There is no CNO lunch at Yankee Trace on 12/13/2022! That evening we will have our Holiday Party. See details below.


  • Beth Duncan announced that on January 3, 2023, at 6:30 PM the annual State of the Township meeting will be held at the newly renovated Town Hall Theatre. During the meeting CNO Members are invited to sit in the first two rows of seats, which were a $20,000 donation suggested by CNO’s long range planning committee. CNO will be recognized that evening and the seats will have permanent signage thanking CNO for its donation.
  • Christy Gariety said thank you for everyone that bought gifts for the thirty kids CNO was assigned for Adopt-a-Family (and thank you for selecting each one of them on the day she brought the lists in to lunch). In addition to your gifts the children also received as a donation approved by the CNO board, twenty-one coats and three pairs of snow boats.

Forte A Cappella

At today’s lunch we were treated to a concert by Forte A Capella, the contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. Students must audition to be in Forte and it is a for credit class at CHS.

Beth Duncan introduced Kelly Korpusik, the head choral director at Centerville High School. Kelly introduced Forte and they performed five songs for us.

This link will take you to their channel on YouTube. Forte A Capella can also be found on Spotify.

Forte’s website has a lot of interesting information, pictures, videos, their schedule and accolades. There is a donation option on the website as well. They are going on some trips in the coming season and could use some financial help.

Songs Performed

  • “Time After Time,” made famous and co-written by Cyndi Lauper
  • “What About Us,” famously performed by Pink
  • “Shallow,” famously performed by Lada Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “This Christmas,” famously recorded and written by Donny Hathaway in 1971
  • A customized version of “The Twelve days of Christmas.” It was a medley of several other songs and was more of a skit than just a singing performance. They pretended to get the days out of order. It was both beautiful and hilarious.

Thank You Forte

Thank you to all the members of Forte A Capella for entertaining us today. What a wonderful way to start the Christmas season!

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Bill TaylorCarolyn Taylor
Kathy RearickJoanne Rau
Melissa MoormanMike Bevis
Stephanie LlacunaMike Bevis
Kathy MuhaErin Laurito

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Kathy RearickJoAnne Rau1st Reading
Ronald RearickJoAnne Rau1st Reading

Happy Bucks

Bill WilliamsGrandchild was just born.
Myron RheaumeGot his car back after repairs from being hit by a school bus.
David DuncombeRemember the tragedy of the attack on Pearl Harbor 81 years ago on 12/7/1941. David served in WWII.
Evelyn GriffinEveryone that bought a poinsettia from the TOP optimist club.
Gail AikenAll the time that Greg and Evelyn Griffin have put in at the Christmas tree lot

Sergeants at Arms

All members that have never eaten at White Castle’sNever enjoying White Castle sliders. There were several of you! You need to head to Middletown and get a 4 pack of sliders!
Dan PassidomoKissing up to the sergeants.
Doug RenoDelivered a tree to the same house twice, even though they only ordered one tree. Sergeant Paul Boeckman noted that he will never be a UPS driver.

Membership Anniversaries

Roland RappDecember 10, 200220
Roberta TaylorDecember 6, 199527
Paul BoeckmanDecember 9, 199428
Tom NovakDecember 13, 199032


Bill DeShurkoDecember 6
Kent LooseDecember 6
Matt SomerlotDecember 7
Sarah UmbreitDecember 7
Jeff UmbreitDecember 8
Patrick ArehartDecember 10
Megan DaltonDecember 10
Penny CulhaneDecember 11
Troy YoungDecember 11
Erin DickersonDecember 12
Dave MitchellDecember 15
Bill StoneDecember 16
Erin LauritoDecember 17
Judy TellisDecember 17
Liz FultzDecember 18
Cindy GabouryDecember 19

CNO Donations – 2013 through September 2022

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

CLICK HERE to see this week’s Thank You Notes

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

All Photos taken at this Week’s Meeting are here

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