Phather Phil’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, it’s great to be called an Optimist, but it is not enough to just go to meetings or in knowing the Optimist Creed. To begin each day the best thing we can wear is a smile. When we are alone, to be careful of our thoughts, when with others to be careful of our mouths. Everyone is
watching. Optimism is a great rewarding activity for ourselves and others. We all need to promise ourselves every day to reinforce the value of being
an Optimist. We’ll then enjoy each day’s chance to better ourselves and others and especially the kids. Help us Lord to value the opportunities each day gives us to extol the benefits of Optimism. Amen!
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|Holly Beard||Don Massie|
|Becky Bruce||Ron Tinnerman|
|Shannon Coatney||Cherie Genttry|
|Greg Gramke||Contestant’s Parent|
|Kim Gramke||Contestant’s Parent|
|Sheri Howard||Mike Bevis|
|Kris McKee||Greg Griffin|
|Cheryl Probst||Christine Balsan|
We had the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Optimist essay contest winners read their essays to us on Tuesday.
3rd place winner Alyssa Schafer, a senior at CHS hoping to attend OSU in the fall for marketing, read her story about when she cared for her mother while she had breast cancer. She shared with us the power of optimism through such a trying time in her childhood and how she needed to be strong for her mother.
2nd place winner Amy Anand, a junior at CHS hoping to become pre-med, spoke about some great leaders with unshakeable optimism. She referenced how different Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, and Mahatma Gandhi were but how with great optimism, comes great success.
1st place winner Evan Gramke, a senior at CHS who will attend UC in the fall and play soccer, spoke about the outcome of being placed on the junior varsity team sophomore year. He shared with us how pessimistic he was, but decided to turn things around – he ended up making captain and it became a great season for him.
Centerville Noon Optimist Club Awards for 2015-2016
Presented at Noon Meeting on March 28, 2017
**Joe Madden (Past District Governor–2012-2013)
Present 1 – 5:
- Partners in Education Award
- Community Service Involvement Award
- Friend of Youth Award
- OI Foundation – 365 banner patch, $40 per member patch and year patch
- First Place in the Achievements and Awards Program – banner patch
**Governor Cherie Gentry (2016-2017)
Present 6 – 8:
- Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Award – Pat Behn
- Honor Lieutenant Governor Award – Joe Madden-Zone12
- Builder of Excellence Award (patch, pin, pin backer and medal) – Myron Rheaume and Joe Madden
**Pat Behn (Lt.Governor Zone 14, 2015-2016;2016-2017)
Present 9 – 11:
- Honor Club President, Distinguished Club President – Citations, Banner Patch, Pin and a Watch
- Honor Club Treasurer, Distinguished Club Treas. Citations and a Watch
- Honor Club Secretary, Distinguished Club Secy. Citations and a Watch
**Jerry Stahley (Past District Governor – 2011-2012)
Present: Immediate Past Governor gifts to Governor Bryans 2015-2016 CNO “staff” members
* David Ladd – District Chaplin
* Myron Rheaume–District Chair, Personal Growth & Involvement
* Heather Craaybeek Kuth –District Chair, Communication Contest for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
* Mike Bevis –District Club Services
* Cherie Gentry – Great Ohio District Governor-Elect
* Joe Madden – District Lt. Governor–Zone 12
* Jerry Stahley – Dist. Long Range Planning & Supply Chair
* Pat Behn – District Lt. Governor/Membership Chair Asst.
|Maha Kashani||March 31|
|Dennis Fisher||April 02|
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Kris McKee||Greg Griffin||2nd Reading|
|Sheri Howard||Mike Bevis||1st Reading|
Sergeants at Arms
David and Rachel decided to fine any member who had not been fined in the last month. David also decided it was a great idea to fine all members who had been fined in the last month, as well.
|Beth Lybrook||Happy to join Donna Huss on the social committee. She also noted her company was having its 4-year anniversary.|
|Phather Phil||Phil’s granddaughter just received her PhD and will be taking a job in Philadelphia on the cancer research team.|
|Myron Rheaume||1) I’m back!
2) Thank you to all for cards, e-mails, and all the visits he received after his back surgery.
3) Congrats to his daughter, Shawna Hatton, on her new position at Dayton Art Institute.
|Don Kelly||David and Rachel – be ready to feel the wrath from the upcoming sergeants: Ron Tinnerman and Scott Langer!|
|Charlie Tapp||His granddaughter was diagnosed with leukemia 4 years ago, but was just recently moved from “in remission” to “survivor”. YAY!|
|Joe Madden||It’s his 24th anniversary and he’s happy to still be alive (we’re not so sure Mary is happy)|
|Sherry Gentry||Happy to have Shannon at the meeting with her|