October 13, 2020 – Club Day

2020 Awards Presentations Recap

President Debe Dockins and immediate Past President Greg Griffin discussed and shared videos about the 2019-2020 year.

Today’s meeting was a review of the activities from the Installation and Awards Presentation that was held 9/29/2020 in the evening.

Highlights of the recap were

  • Passing of the Gavel Video that ends with a SNL parody of Debe receiving the gavel
  • Awards Presentation for 2019-2020 year
  • Highlights of the previous year video

Greg Griffin’s President Awards

Greg recognized several CNO members with awards:

  • Rookie of the year award, Joanne Rau; has volunteered at many events and arranged a TV interview of Greg Griffin
  • Rooke of the year award, Steve Rau; among many other things he helped at Stingley school where CNO volunteered at Winterfest
  • Rookie of the year award, Carol Smerz; did a wonderful job this year and participated in many events
  • Key Person Award, Diane Arehart; for her work with Social Media
  • Key Person Award, Katie Calloway; for her work with Social Media
  • Key Person Award, Roland Rapp; for doing a great job in his first year as Club Treasurer
  • Key Person Award, Jean Pummill; for doing a great job as Club Secretary
  • Humble Scribe Award, Patrick Arehart; for his work on writing the CNOtes each week
  • Imagine 2020 Award, Beth Duncan; for re-inventing social events as social distancing committee; her idea has been borrowed by Optimist International and spread to other clubs

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Dan Thalheimer Joan Cordonnier 2nd Reading
Colleen Albertson Becky Keegan 3rd Reading
Katy Parker Carol Smerz 3rd Reading

Happy Bucks

Beth DuncanThanks for everyone praying for her father after his accident last falling off a curb.
Myron RheaumeThankful he had a successful surgery. Thanks to everyone for all the cards, letters and emails.
Christy GarietyThankful for a successful foot surgery.
Carolyn TaylorHappy to be at the meeting and in one piece after she fell recently.
Vida McDowellSon just got engaged.
Debe Dockins$10 for immediate past president Greg Griffin and his board of directors.
Debe DockinsBirthday of son Stephen
Debe DockinsBirthday of son Michael

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Keith Meyer October 16 10/16/2013 7
Greg Smith October 17 10/17/2007 13
Jean Pummill October 17 10/17/2012 8


Member Birthday
Sue Jessee October 14
Donna Robinson October 14
Wes Cleaves October 15
Craig Dring October 16
Renee Glenn October 17
Steve Rudisill October 17
Bill Shisler October 18
James Reinhard October 19
Greg Griffin October 19

CNO Donations 2013 through September 2020

Click this link to see a summary of the donations our club has made.

Over 50 years, we have donated over $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $796,000.

Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week.

Welcome Guests!

No Guests this week.

Zoom Meeting This Week

We had another meeting using Zoom. We will continue our weekly meetings via computer, cell phone or tablet for at least the next several weeks. Please join us and keep inviting guests.

Who can Attend Zoom Meetings?

Any member of any type of Centerville Noon Optimist can attend Zoom meetings. CNO 2.0, St Leonard’s and CNO full members or CNO monthly members can ALL attend.

Guests are also welcome. Please invite guests and introduce them if you like. Just share the Zoom link with them for that week.


In keeping with social distancing requirements – our CNO Meetings have transitioned temporarily to a online format using ZOOM.

Club Member Joe Madden was inspired to rewrite The Optimist Creed – so we give you now – The Corona Creed -with apologies to Christian D. Larson, Author of The Optimist Creed.