Noon Meeting News – December 20, 2016 – Ray Marcano

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, this is the time of year when I am filled with sadness and joy at the same time.  Sadness for the loved ones that have gone and joy that I have fond memories of them still with me.  For all my friends, I pray they will use this time of year to cement their love and joy for one another and secure fond memories to bolster them in the years to come.  If I had but one wish, I would wish you mountain moving faith in our Lord and Savior and know we are blessed to be living under the council of an ever-loving God. – AMEN.

Please Keep Tom Beery in your prayers…

(This email is shared to the club with Tom Beery’s permission)

Tom, I heard you had stopped by the tree lot on Friday night, good to hear you are able to be out and about.  If you think you can make it to a meeting let me know.  I will arrange for something you can eat if you can let me know in advance.

All the best, Larry

Hi, Larry,

Thanks for the invite.  My game plan is to make it to a lunch some Tuesday.  I going to require a very unique diet…something light…like chicken noodle or vegetable soup.  It won’t be the 20th, as I’m going in for my second esophagus stretching.  Sorta’ like a heart cath.  They stick a balloon down your throat and blow it up.  This is the norm and will be my second one.  Radiation and chemo cause it…so no surprises here.  Have 19 more radiation treatments to go…but no ill effects at this point.  I’m told it usually hits about halfway thru…so come around the 26th, some pretty serious fatigue will be sitting in.  Trust me, I didn’t sign up for all this other s**t that comes with cancer!  Keep the soup warm.  I’ll be in touch.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017. -tdb

IMPORTANT Upcoming Meeting Reminder

Please mark your calendars as there will be no Noon Meeting on December 27th and January 3rd for our Holiday Break.  The next meeting after that will be January 10th and our speaker will be UD Athletic Director, Neil Sullivan.

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Ava Barlow Jerry Stahley
Stephen MacKenzie Ron Weir
Ray Marcano Dave Kay
Raul Parra Bob Collins
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil
Kristi Smith Wayne Botkin
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis

Today’s Speaker

Ray Marcano, journalist discussed what is happening for the better and the worse in journalism. He feels that DDN will probably be published only one day a week within the next 3 years – Sunday only, where 80% of their revenue lies. He talked about using metrics to discern what is important to readership; how 24 hour news is partisan noise; how news is being recycled and the use of snoops service. He took lively questions and was an informative and interesting speaker.

Birthdays This Week and Next Week 

Paul Boeckman December 22
Debe Dockins December 22
Steve Mock December 25
Jeff Papanek December 26
Dave Gaines December 27
Kathleen Jablinski December 27
Dave Kay December 27
Christine Balsan December 28
Molly Petsch December 28
Tom Riley December 28
Cindi Patterson December 29
Kelly Stone December 29
Tim Gibson January 2
Joe Madden January 3
Ted Humphrey January 7
Rafael Santllan January 7
Laura Caschera January 8

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Scott  Langer December 30 1997 19
 Paul  Stull January 1 1970 46
 Will  Cale January 1 1976 40
 Bob  Duffy January 1 1988 28
 James  Rumford January 1 1990 26
 John  Carroll January 3 2012 4
 Greg  Mcafee January 7 2008 8
 John  Speers January 7 2008 8
 Susan  Thomsen January 14 1997 19

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil 1st Reading
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis 1st Reading
Shawn Thacker Chuck Dickerson 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Charlie Tapp For sampling the roast beef from today’s lunch buffet before it opened

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Don Kelley Thanking previous Sergeants Bill Stone and Jerry Stahley
Bob Burkman Grateful for the Christian D. Larson award and 54th anniversary with Carol
Pam Miller Family in town for the Holidays
Myron Rheaume For the pleasure of knowing Nancy and Bob, congratulations.
Wayne Christie A $2.00 bill, glad to be here and for his guests Christy Smith’s help.
Nancy Lehren A big thank you for the Christian D. Larson award
Pat Behn Acknowledging Bob and Nancy
Gail Aiken For Santa Claus
Patricia Kuhlman 1st daughter is engaged: 2nd daughter moved to New York
Bob Duffy A funny story about the late Wes Hamden