Noon Meeting News – June 27, 2017 – Dennis Fisher – Rada and Joe Carfora – All About Drones

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father in a couple of days we will celebrate the birth of this great nation. Some will look upon it only as a day off from work. A person must be cold indeed who can look upon our flag fluttering in the breeze and not
feel the love of country. You have blessed us abundantly by giving us this great country, by blessing the work we do as Optimists and sustaining us in time of trial. In turn may we all give thanks for Your blessings, for our
nation and for being Optimist. Let us continue to thrive under Your blessings and may diligence, productivity and excellence be the work of our hands and heart for Your glory. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Joe Carfora Speaker
Rada Carfora Speaker
Tom Lakes David Ladd
Jack Langer Scott Langer
Jared Posey Ron Tinnerman
Cheryl Zinck Monty Zink

Today’s Speaker

Dennis Fisher spoke to us about flying drones, or FAA Approved Unmanned Planes. The drones typically fly within 400 feet of the ground, a visual line of sight. According to Fisher, drones will have an 82-billion-dollar impact on the economy by 2025. UAV applications include assisting in FAA/NTSB accident investigations, aerial photos and videos, covering festivals, events, making commercials and sporting events. The pilot must understand the complex uses of airspace.  Fisher acknowledged the misuse of drones especially in the Mideast. He flew a drone around the room and took a group photo. We were all impressed.


Member Birthday
Val Huff June 28
Frank DePalma June 29
John Speers July 4
John Carroll July 5
Bob Lawson July 6
Joseph Kronenberger July 9
Bob Glavin July 9

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
John Sherman June 29 8
Cherie Gentry June 30 2
Gary Hansen June 30 18
John Voss June 30 6
Lisa Tucker June 30 6
Amy Barker July 1 9
Art Hung July 1 16
Roy Barclay July 1 31
Sara Hemmeter July 1 3
Denise Green July 2 4
Robin Golden July 4 5
James Long July 7 2
CeAnn Chalker July 10 17

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
None this week

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Jerry Stahley Critical of Gail Aiken’s dress, and confusing info about a golf outing
Gail Aiken For a colorful dress
Bob Lawson For unoptimistic attitude about winning the 50/50
Gary Aiken For repeatedly sucking up to the sergeants
Monty Zinck For having his wife as a guest
Tom Novak and Stan Fronzaglia For having on matching shirts
Dennis Fisher The milk carton award
Larry Lynde For saying Route 66 was ended
Chris Mc Alpine For impersonating Abe Lincoln

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Fred Polizzi For the birth of Anna Lee, his 1st granddaughter
Tom Novak For his and Paulette’s 49th anniversary
Joan Cordonnier For all the help and volunteers for Americana
Cherie Gentry For her granddaughter’s 1st birthday
Monty Zinck For his and Cheryl’s 42nd anniversary
Julie Walling Noeth For blue sky and puffy clouds
Myron Rheaume For CNO being an Optimist Club of the Year finalist