Noon Meeting News – July 18, 2017 – Larry Dillin – Austin Landing South Development Plans

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, we are often challenged by the question. “Why does God allow so much evil in the world?” For many of us we don’t have an answer. It’s like Einstein trying to explain his theory of relativity to a new born baby. Even that probably pales in our understanding of Your greatness. It then requires faith to bridge the gap, by believing in Your written word. We were born with an innate understanding of what is right. Best illustrated by a child’s statement “that isn’t right.” How did we acquire that if not from You? We are blessed to have an all powerful & loving God. We pray that we will grow deeper in our faith and live our lives according to Your original plan being Your heart, eyes and hands in all our contacts with our fellow travelers. Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Sue Armstrong Kettering Noon Club
Jim August Mike Bevis
Kim Bacovin Fred Polizzi
Larry Dillin Speaker
Laura Franklin Ron Tinnerman
Karen Johnson Kettering Noon Club
Judy Martinson Kettering Noon Club
Janet McDonald Kettering Noon Club
Alex Simon Bob Duffy
Mary Ann Zimmer Kettering Noon Club

Today’s Speaker

Scott Langer introduced our speaker, Larry Dillin who is President of VisCap the development company for next stage of Austin Landing. Larry told us that his company’s goal is to create communities. This is seen through good architecture, fountains, open spaces, events and activities. Austin Landing presently has 270 apartments, a Staybridge Inn now open, 400,000 sq ft of office space and is expecting very soon a 12-screen movie theater, 3 more restaurants, 10,000 sq ft of retail space. Although he declined to make a formal announcement, he eagerly discussed plans for the south side of Austin Landing. Density of space, walkability, stimulation of the senses, and public art are important considerations of his company for this and other development.


Member Birthday
Mark Petre July 18
Bob Burkman July 19
Mike Yoder July 24
Denise Green July 15
Sue Brubaker July 16

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Paul Webendorfer July 19 07/19/2016 1
Steve Mock July 19 07/19/1996 21
Aaron Campbell July 21 07/21/2009 8

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Laura Franklin Ron Tinnerman 1st Reading
Tom Lakes David Ladd 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Jack Anderson Expected to play  golf [in yesterday’s Club Golf Outing] in a suit?
John Horner Wearing a dark colored shirt to the golf outing
Gail Aiken Wearing golf sandals to play in at the golf outing
Mike Brubaker Accused of cross-dressing in the pretzel pick up mishap for the golf outing (Mike stated “the blonde wig is in the car”)
Tom Novak Traffic  cones in his driveway, wife fender bender?
Bill Stone Driving ball over others heads at golf outing without shouting  “fore”

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Joan Cordonnier Gave $5 for the success of the Americana race and her Mom surviving a heart attack and doing well
Charlie Tapp For replacing Steve Kohls with a Mandy Ransdell, an upgrade.
Dave Kay His son getting married
Kettering Noon Optimist Club Ladies Delighted to be here to congratulate us on being International Optimist Club of the year