Noon Meeting News – March 7, 2017 – Tom Nichols – Dayton Dragons

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Phather Phil and David Ladd were both unable to join us this week for lunch – so Bob Burkman volunteered and gave the following prayer from the just-released Phather Phil Prayer Book:

Heavenly Father, thanks to Your spirit within us, we are able to survive many of the rigors of life. Yet, at times we are guilty of beating up ourselves. We berate ourselves for perceived stupidity, poor planning and the slightest imperfections of our efforts. Help us to be kind to ourselves and rise above petty imperfections and eliminate any guilt from 20/20 hindsight. Then we can concentrate on being Optimistic and realize that mistakes are the road to perfection. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Danielle Lang Bill Powell
Kris McKee Fred Polizzi
Tom Nichols Speaker
Raul Parra Ron Tinnerman

Today’s Speaker

Tom Nichols, from the Dayton Dragons, got the group excited by starting off giving away prizes for answering some Dragons trivia. Tom talked a little bit about how the games can be really fun whether you’re a baseball fan or not; they offer many food and beverage options and do 90 second skits while there is a TV commercial break – such as the very exciting toddler racing.  

The Dayton Dragons players put in a lot of hard work for their 152 day season, spending 140 of those days getting to the stadium and practicing roughly 5 hours before the game even starts. Some evenings they travel by bus for hours after a long game to their next destination. Even though many are recruited by the Cincinnati Reds, they must start out in the minor leagues and roughly 10% make it all the way through the lengthy process of becoming pro.

Member Birthdays

Member Birthday
Mark Casey March 10
Tony Lombardo March 12


Membership Anniversaries

 Diane  Mescher March 9 1999 18
 Barbara  Santo March 9 1999 18
 Bob  Glavin March 12 1993 24


New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Sergeants at Arms

This week our sergeant Rachel Goetz  asked anyone who has not brought a guest to lunch yet this year to please stand and please pay $1.00.

 Happy Bucks!

Dan Beck Will Cale Scholarship: happily expecting to maintain all 5 students for this year.
Laurie Poeppelman Happy to say Greg Griffin is our IT guy!
Barbara Santo Excited to announce her daughter has a job.