CNOtes 8/10/21: Bryon Black, Foster Parenting

Announcements

  • Debe Dockins announced that TOP Soccer is looking for volunteers on Sunday, August 22nd from 3 to 4 PM at Oak Grove Park to help with the 2021 Season Registration Check-In Duties. If you can help, please contact Dana Dring.
  • Bob Glavin announced the 21st season of TOP soccer for special needs kids will start on 8/22/2021. The program needs volunteers, including assistant coaches and on-field buddies assigned to a participant. The kids look forward to the event each year. Volunteers do not need to know anything about soccer to help.
  • Bob Lawson announced the Fishing Derby will be on August 28, 2021. Please contact Bob or Andy Dickerson if you can volunteer at the event.
  • Greg Fay announced that the next Optimist 2.0 meeting will be 8/19/2021 at Nelly’s with Zach Hollingsworth of Freedom Whiskey speaking.
  • Debe Dockins announced the CNO officer installation dinner will be on September 28, 2021 at Yankee Trace. There will not be a lunch meeting that day.
  • Debe Dockins announced a service project being worked on by the Great Ohio District of OI. For the August 2021 convention attendees will be stuffing backpacks with school supplies. The stuffed backpacks will be donated to JW Reasons Elementary school in Hilliard, OH. There are two ways to contribute: purchase items from the list and bring them to our meeting or to give money for the purchase of items. Evelyn will be collecting money and supplies every Tuesday until 8/17/2021. Contact Evelyn if you have questions. Read the flyer here.
  • Patrick Arehart announced that CNO is holding a Membership Drive where participating members will share in $400 based on the number of points received.  Receive 1 point for bringing a guest to any meeting, 3 points for a returning guest and 10 points for a guest application.  The contest runs through 9/21/2021.

Community Events

  • 8/28/2021, the annual Fishing Derby will be held at RecPlex

Happy Birthday Art Hung

Charlie Tapp led us in singing happy birthday to Art Hung. Art has been the chair of the sunshine committee for several years. Art spreads sunshine by sending flowers and cards to those that have gotten sick or injured and for relatives that have passed. Charlie said we should sing in the opposite style of how well Art treats members when they need cheering up. It was a success; the singing was very bad and I do mean especially bad.

Note, President Debe Dockins was so happy when she saw that Art Hung was in attendance today. She just loves for us to sing for member birthdays.

Bryon Black, Foster Parenting

Carol Smerz introduced Bryon Black. Bryon is originally from California and moved to Vandalia Ohio at 4 years of age. He and his wife are high school sweethearts and they will be celebrating their 12th anniversary soon. We saw a picture of Bryon wearing a kilt to his wedding. He has his own photography and videography business. Their hearts are with their love of children. His wife Ashley Black has been a third-grade teacher at a charter school. She witnessed firsthand the effects of children growing up in broken families. Nearly every day she would come home from work and cry.

Bryon came today to educate us about foster parenting and to tell us about the foster parent journey he and Ashley have gone through for the past 23 months. They have 2 foster children.

Fertility Issues

In 2018 after 9 years of marriage, Byron and Ashley had not had any children. For a while they were not actively trying to get pregnant. Then after actively trying they were told that they had issues, but no one knew exactly what they were.  More and more of their friends were getting married and having kids. There were a lot of challenging nights. They had discussed adoption and they really wanted to adopt, but it is very expensive and more than they wanted to spend. It can cost as much as $30,000 to adopt each child.

Fostering Children in Order to Adopt a Child

Bryon and Ashley learned more about foster parenting from their church. They learned about the sacrifices that families make to foster kids. Foster parenting can be a path to adoption. Once a child has been removed from their biological parents, foster parents on a temporary basis will take care of a child. At any point, the courts could return children to their biological parents. The process has a lot of bureaucracy, and it is very difficult.

Within the first year 50% of foster parents drop out of the program. It is an emotionally difficult job. Foster parents become very attached to the children they are helping. You must remember that the government’s goal is to return the kids to their biological parents or relatives whenever possible.

You could be fostering a child for years and suddenly have them removed from your home. This can happen even after the parents have been permanently removed from the possibility of recovering their child. Relatives like grandparents, aunts and uncles that have not helped at all might suddenly show up. Relatives get priority over foster parents. The good news though is if these biological connections do not show up wanting the children then the foster parents are first in line to adopt.

Bryon and Ashley are Currently Fostering Siblings

Bryon and Ashley spent 6 months being trained and certified to be foster parents. Not long after being certified they received a phone call that two siblings (a boy and a girl) needed a place to stay. They agreed to foster the kids and they were brought to them that night.

The first night the kids slept for 12 hours. They thought they really hit the jackpot for easy to take care of children. However, the kids never slept that long again. The first week was very challenging for everyone. They survived the first week and learned just how little sleep an adult can survive on. The pandemic has not made it any easier, but they are all still very happy.

Bryon learned the biggest thing the kids needed was just to be loved.

In October, 2021 they will learn if the kids will be permanently placed with them.

Key Things to Remember About Foster Parenting

Society will never have enough foster families.

You can help without becoming a foster parent. Find a foster family to support and offer to babysit or offer financial support. There are many ways to help and to get involved in the fostering process.

Another way to help is to look for ways to get involved with families that are struggling before their kids get removed. Many parents need help overcoming generational cycles of poverty, joblessness, poor parenting, poor diet and more.

Thank You

Thank you, Bryon Black, for joining us to talk about you and your wife’s foster parenting journey and what you have learned.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Sam HolmesMike BevisInduction
Mitchell BodenmillerTom Novak1st Reading
Jessica WagnerMike Bevis1st Reading
Sally MartinoMike Bevis2nd Reading
Jane HenryCarol Smerz2nd Reading
Deanna NesbitMike Bevis3rd Reading
Brian NicholasLarry Lynde3rd Reading

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Bryon BlackSpeaker
Dale BlackSpeaker’s Guest
Mitch BodenmillerTom Novak
Cindy GabouryJulie Noeth
Sue LabatzkyDebe Dockins
Terry SchanatDebe Dockins

Happy Bucks

No time for Happy Bucks this week.

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants at Arms this week.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Kristen PassidomoAugust168/16/20174
Maha KashaniAugust158/15/200615

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Art HungAugust 10
Judy DeMarcoAugust 10
Paul StullAugust 11
Larry LyndeAugust 12
Fred PolizziAugust 13
Julie ShislerAugust 13
Vince ReidyAugust 14
Greg WasmundAugust 15

CNO Donations – 2013 through July 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click here to see the Thank You Notes received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOtes 8/3/21: John P. Kalaman Respect for Law Awards 2021

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Lord our God,

When we see a “Thin Blue Line” flag flying in support of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, we do not necessarily know what the lines symbolize.  The blue stripe stands for law enforcement.  The black stripe above symbolizes society, order, and peace.  The black stripe below symbolizes crime, anarchy, and chaos.  Those in law enforcement stand between the two.

It takes a special kind of person to put on a uniform day in and day out to protect and defend us all; those who support them and those who question their every move and decision.  Lord, please give our sisters and brothers in blue wisdom in every situation they face, peace of mind that they did their very best in every situation and surround them in Your everlasting love and protection.

Amen.

Announcements

  • Debe Dockins announced the 21st season of TOP soccer for special needs kids will start on 8/22/2021. The program needs volunteers, including assistant coaches and on-field buddies assigned to a participant. The kids look forward to the event each year. Volunteers do not need to know anything about soccer to help.
  • Bob Lawson announced that the Fishing Derby will be on August 28, 2021.
  • The President’s Club will honor all member clubs’ Volunteers of the Year. They will honor CNO Optimist of the Year for 2020 Mike Brubaker and for 2019 Beth Duncan. The breakfast will be on August 12, 7:00 AM. There is room for a few more people so let Debe know if you would like to attend.
  • Debe Dockins announced CNO will participate in Party in the Park on Friday, August 13, 2021. Volunteers are needed to work the CNO tent.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the next Optimist 2.0 meeting will be 8/19/2021 at Nelly’s with Zach Hollingsworth of Freedom Whiskey speaking.
  • Debe Dockins announced that a service project of the OI Great Ohio District. For the August 2021 convention attendees will be stuffing backpacks with school supplies. The stuffed backpacks will be donated to JW Reasons Elementary school in Hilliard, OH. There are two ways to contribute: purchase items from the list and bring them to our meeting or to give money for the purchase of items. Evelyn will be collecting money and supplies every Tuesday until 8/17/2021. Contact Evelyn if you have questions. Read the flyer here.
  • Patrick Arehart announced that CNO is holding a Membership Drive where participating members will share in $400 based on the number of points received.  Receive 1 point for bringing a guest to any meeting, 3 points for a returning guest and 10 points for a guest application.   Contest runs through 9/21/2021.

Committee Meetings

  • 8/17/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Community Events                                

  • 8/28/2021, Fishing Derby

John P. Kalaman Respect for Law Awards 2021

The emcee for today’s awards was Bob Burkman. John and Paula Kalaman were present today for the awards. Paula spoke at the end of the ceremony and reminded us how wonderful she and John think CNO and the community is to them and the memory of their son. She said that the award winners today should be especially proud since they were chosen by their peers.

Each year one award is selected for the City of Centerville Police Department and one award is selected for the Washington Township Substation of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Nominations are accepted from the peers of those eligible. All employees of the department are eligible, not just police officers.

Those nominated are typically employees who have exhibited excellence through special accomplishment or a daily commitment to the mission and values of the department. This commitment is typically exhibited through the employee’s outstanding work product, attention to detail, exemplary treatment of the public and cheerful and cooperative attitude with co-workers.

You can view the Tri-Fold Brochure for the 2021 John P. Kalaman Respect for Law Awards here.

Detective Sergeant Jeffrey K. Kaercher, City of Centerville Police Department

Chief Matt Brown presented the award to Sergeant Jeffrey K. Kaercher.

Kaercher was unanimously nominated for the John F. Kalaman Respect for Law Award by his peers based on his devotion to duty, knowledge and tireless dedication to his profession. He began his career with the Centerville Police Department as a patrol officer on July 28, 2008. Some of Det. Sgt. Kaercher’s many roles have included patrol officer, detective, physical fitness coordinator and sergeant. After months of research and testing, he implemented a new software program that has streamlined the department’s scheduling and payroll process. Det. Sgt. Kaercher is generous in mentoring fellow officers (notably younger ones) in patrol tactics and assisting with investigations. He has received numerous awards and letters of recognition and has brought credit and pride to this department.

Coworker Excerpts of Recommendations for Kaercher

Throughout my time working with Sgt. Kaercher, 1 have known him to be one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated officers we have in our ranks. Sgt. Kaercher is routinely willing to aid fellow officers (notably younger officers) with investigations and patrol tactics/advice. I can personally attest that he has been of great help regarding OVI enforcement.

Sgt. Kaercher was contacted by the Versailles KY Police Department to assist with a homicide investigation in their jurisdiction. He took the lead and obtained search warrants for property within the city limits and evidence collection leading to indictments in Kentucky, based upon information from that investigation, he is investigating similar acts involving the suspect which may lead to additional charges. 

Sgt. Kaercher also played a major role in solving many vandalism complaints throughout the city where businesses and a religious building were damaged. Sgt. Kaercher was able to research the vehicle owned by the suspect, obtain photos, and a confession leading to an arrest and the clearance of many cases. It should be noted Kaercher performed this investigation while assigned as the staff sergeant and not the primary investigator, this showed his initiative in working a case.

Deputy Jonathan Petry, Washington Township Substation of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Rob Streck, the Montgomery County Sheriff, could not come to today’s ceremony. In his place Chief Deputy Daryl Wilson presented the award to Deputy Jonathan Petry.

Petry began his law enforcement career in 2013 with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and was promoted to deputy sheriff in 2015, serving in Jefferson Township, Harrison Township and Washington Township. Since November 2020, Jon has been WTs Community Oriented Policing deputy.

During the pandemic Jon took the initiative to build relationships with hotels and motels in the Township. From this relationship MCSO deputies were able to quickly and strategically address trespassing issues and loitering concerns that had the potential to become detrimental to the business community.

Working with all the neighborhood watch groups in the Township, Jon has not only grown the size of these neighborhood watch groups, but the number of them as well. He has started additional social media talk groups, participated in platforms such as Ring, Next Door and Facebook, assisted residents with locating missing pets, addressed speeding concerns and provided assistance in solving thefts and burglaries. Using the Community Resource Trailer, Jon has assisted with feeding hundreds of Centerville School students during the COVID-19 pandemic and dropped off supplies to residents in need. Jon is the epitome of the team player who is always willing to help where needed. His selfless leadership to the community along with his dedication and passion to the residents of the Township are exemplary.

About the CNO Awards from Bob Burkman

In July 1965, a discussion between Past Optimist International President Carl Bowen and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover resulted in the birth of the Respect for Law program. This is the fourth most popular international program with more than 1,500 Clubs participating last year.

After the tragic events of January 12, 1998, Centerville Noon Optimist member and then township trustee, the late Terry Blair became the driving force to name our club’s Respect for Law Award in honor of John Kalaman. 

The John P. Kalaman Respect for Law Award and the Robert J. O’Toole EMT/Firefighter of the Year Award, given in October, are the results of Terry Blair’s efforts.

The Kalaman family pushed for the passage of Ohio’s Move Over/ Slow Down Law, adopted in 1999, requiring motorists to change lanes or slow when approaching stopped emergency vehicles. 

There are many reminders of John Kalaman within our community.  There is a John P Kalaman Memorial Golf Tournament held here at Yankee Trace Golf Course, which funds a scholarship in John’s name, and a yearly blood drive is held in his name.  The City of Centerville named a street for him.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Deanna NesbitMike Bevis2nd Reading
Brian NicholasLarry Lynde2nd Reading

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Amanda HollandHonoree’s Guest
Ashton MillerHonoree’s Guest
Cathy HerbenickDonna Huss
Darlene BraunschweigerDebe Dockins
Jane HenryDonna Huss
Jeff PetryHonoree’s Guest
Jeffrey KaercherHonoree
Jonathan PetryHonoree
Marge PetryHonoree’s Guest
Mitch BodenmillerBob Montavan
Ruth O’TooleHonoree
Sally MartinoDonna Huss

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Joan Cordonnoer$5 for being able to attend today’s meeting after a long while.
Charlie GoodwinVacation soon to see classmates from the class of 1960 and visiting family including his brother’s lakehouse.
Joan CordonnoerNeed to really find a storage space soon for the Americana Float.
Debe DockinsSally Martino attended today’s meeting and is going to join Centerville Noon Optimist Club.
David LaddHe and Sherry are celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Paula Kalaman$5 for all the love CNO members have shown her in the last year during her cancer treatments.
Jane FiehrerReceived a warning intead of a ticket when recently pulled over by a Centerville police officer.

Sergeants at Arms

Our Sergeants at Arms decided this week to suspend fines out of reverence for John. Kalaman and Robert O’Toole.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Kathy KleinAugust58/5/20165
Fred PolizziAugust98/9/200516

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Andrew CainAugust 4

CNO Donations – 2013 through July 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

No Thank You Notes received this week.

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOtes 7/27/21: Rob Dement, Athletic Director at CHS

Announcements

  • Bob Glavin announced the 21st season of TOP soccer for special needs kids will start on 8/22/2021. The program needs volunteers, including assistant coaches and on-field buddies assigned to a participant. The kids look forward to the event each year. Volunteers do not need to know anything about soccer to help.
  • Bob Lawson announced that the Fishing Derby will be on 8/28/2021.
  • Bob Lawson announced that they need volunteers to work at the Kid’s Day in the Park on 8/7/2021 from 9 AM to 1 PM. If you can help during all or a portion of that time let Bob Lawson know. See details below.
  • Debe Dockins announced CNO will participate in Party in the Park on Friday, August 13. Volunteers are needed to work the CNO tent.
  • Ron Tinnerman announced that the next Optimist 2.0 meeting will be 8/19/2021 at Nelly’s with Zach Hollingsworth of Freedom Whiskey speaking.
  • Evelyn Griffin announced a service project of the OI Great Ohio District. For the August 2021 convention, attendees will be stuffing backpacks with school supplies. The stuffed backpacks will be donated to JW Reasons Elementary school in Hilliard, Ohio. There are two ways to contribute: purchase items from the list and bring them to our meeting or give money for the purchase of items. Evelyn will be collecting supplies and money every Tuesday at CNO lunch until 8/17/2021. Contact Evelyn if you have questions. Read the flyer here.

Committee Meetings

  • 8/17/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Community Events                                

  • 8/7/2021, 9 AM to 1 PM, Kid’s Day in the Park event. It will be held at 1700 Delco Park Dr, Kettering OH 45420. Activities are designed for kids aged 5 to 12. Free lunch begins at 11:30.
  • 8/28/2021, Fishing Derby

Social Events

Sue Jessee announced that a Euchre Party will be held on 8/6/2021 at 6 PM. Contact Sue Jesse to sign up and for details. Pizza will be provided. The cost to attend is $10.

Happy Birthday to Katie Calloway, David Duncombe, and Phil Robinson

Today was the birthday of several members in attendance at today’s lunch. Which meant we got to sing. Debe Dockins gets very excited when this happens!

Bob Duffy led us in singing an especially awful version of Happy Birthday for Katie Calloway, David Duncombe (90+), and Phil Robinson (96). This might be a record number of people to sing to at our lunch meetings. I hope everyone has a great year!

Rob Dement, Centerville High School Athletic Director

Carol Smerz introduced Rob Dement, the Athletic Director of Centerville High School. Rob’s experience as a teacher and coach prepared him to lead CHS athletics to tremendous success. He brings so much energy and enthusiasm to CHS. Originally a math teacher, this is his 30th year as an educator and his 10th year at Centerville.

He and his wife have been married 33 years. He first taught school in southern Ohio. When they started having kids, they knew they wanted to return to the Dayton area, so they moved to Kettering. He taught and coached at Kettering and West Carrolton. In 2011, he was offered the athletic director job at CHS. He knew that Centerville is a community that embraces excellence. The athletes work hard. He was excited to join the excellent program at CHS. He knew CHS was good because his kids who grew up in Kettering lost often to teams from Centerville.

The Last 15 Months

All sports for the spring of 2020 were cancelled and the seniors lost their last season. For the 2020 seniors that only played spring sports, it was especially heartbreaking. Getting through the end of that school year was challenging.

CHS decided in the summer of 2020 to resume athletics. They received criticism for this decision, but he felt strongly it was necessary to resume sports for the young athletes. Dement said if he had not had sports available as a kid he would not be where he is today.

For the fall of 2020 sports, they decided to only play with other Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) teams. It was tough for the athletes because they did not get to play against the bigger, tougher teams that they used to get experience with outside the GWOC.

Dement is very proud of how the coaches and athletes have handled changes caused by COVID.

Starting with the winter of 2020, the schedule went back to normal. Unfortunately, fan attendance was still restricted. In the spring of 2021 attendance restrictions were lifted. They hope that for the fall of 2021 that the schedule and attendance will be normal.

Digital Ticketing

For the 2020-2021 school year they decided they would not go to digital ticketing like most schools did. They knew the first versions of digital systems would have issues. Additionally, they knew ticket prices would go up at least a dollar to handle the fees charged by providers.

For the 2021-2022 school year and beyond they will use an electronic ticket provider called TicketSpicket.com. They have secured sponsors to absorb the fees, so fans will not have to pay more for tickets. There will be ads on the tickets. The school is also saving money and hassle because it now takes fewer workers to handle tickets and no worker deals directly with money.

To use TicketSpicket.com, go to the site and search for Centerville, Ohio. If you or someone you know struggles using the site, Dement and others at the high school will help people use the site.

Free Tickets for residents 62 years and older

Golden Elk passes are available for any Centerville/Washington Township resident 62 years of age or older. The pass is good for FREE admission to all regular season, home sporting events and to all theatre productions. There is no cost for the pass and they do not expire.

The pass admits the pass holder and a guest. There is no need to use the new online ticket site. There is a special entrance to use to scan the Golden Elk pass for entry into games.

Sports Related Upgrades at Centerville High School

  • A new track is being installed around the football field
  • The soccer field is getting new energy efficient lights
  • There is a new video recording system that will save a lot of hours for scouting relating activities

Lasting Effects of the COVID Shutdown on High School Students

The NCAA has changed rules for college seniors. College senior athletes are coming back for another year. This means that those graduating with the high school class 2022 will struggle for scholarships because the 5th year college seniors will still be using their scholarships and there will be less money available for incoming freshmen.

Thank You

Thank you, Rob Dement, for joining us to talk about your career and the CHS athletic department.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Deanna NesbitMike Bevis1st Reading
Brian NicholasLarry Lynde1st Reading

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Alex SimonBob Duffy
Brian NicholasLarry  Lynde
Carolyn DeGrootLouise Haun
Deanna NesbitMike Bevis
Deb PolingStan Franzolia
Lisa HansfordDebe Dockins
Mark PolingStan Franzolia
Rob DementSpeaker 

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Gary AndersonCelebrating his 50th wedding anniversary to his wife Geri. They had a great time with the family for a week celebrating the milestone.
Roland RappSecond grandson was just born and they visited him in Texas.
Ron TinnermanToday’s speaker, Ron Dement, helped his son receive a college scholarship.
Kristen MarksFor $25,000 donation from CNO to the Yankee Park project

Sergeants at Arms

MemberInfraction
Bob DuffyCalling sergeants gentlemen, which is clearly bad judgement.
Bob GlavinCalled sergeant Brian, “Mr. Nolan”, which confused Brian as he thought Bob was calling for his dad.
Scott LangerNot only was he on time, he showed up early to today’s meeting. I’m not sure why this is a fine. I am just reporting what the fine was!
Brian NicholasMoving Brian Nolan’s name in the name badge box since he will now come after him.
Charlie TappFailed to find a replacement sergeant for Brian Nolan when Brian thought he was done.
Everyone not wearing their Optimist pin at today’s lunch.Failure to wear your Optimist pin.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Kathy McAlpineJuly317/31/20183
Jim LongJuly277/27/20156
David BrookmanJuly277/27/201110
Donna RobinsonJuly287/28/199724
Myron RheaumeAugust18/1/198734

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Jerry StahleyJuly 27
David DuncombeJuly 27
Katie CallowayJuly 27
Sandy StevensJuly 28
Dan BeckJuly 29
Steve LinderJuly 30
John PowellJuly 30

CNO Donations – 2013 through July 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

No Thank You Notes received this week.

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOtes 7/20/21: Educational Assistance Awards presented by Gary Smiga

Bob Burkman’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We are thankful for this day that you have given us, for its blessings, its opportunities, and its challenges.

As Optimists, we are thankful for today’s opportunity to demonstrate our purpose as a “Friend of Youth”. We pray that all young people will receive your strength and guidance to face each day’s tasks and solve each day’s problems. We pray that you empower all young people with the ability to always give their best effort and face the future with confidence and optimism. We ask this in your name.

Amen

Announcements

  • The 21st season of TOP soccer for special needs kids will start on 8/22/2021. The program needs volunteers, including assistant coaches and on-field buddies assigned to a participant. The kids look forward to the event each year. Volunteers do not need to know anything about soccer to help.
  • Bob Lawson announced that they need volunteers to work at the Kid’s Day in the Park on 8/7/2021 from 9 AM to 1 PM. If you can help during all or a portion of that time let Bob Lawson know. See details below.
  • The President’s Club will honor all member clubs’ Volunteers of the Year. They will honor CNO Optimist of the Year for 2020 Mike Brubaker and for 2019 Beth Duncan. The breakfast will be on August 12, 7:00 AM. There is room for a few more people, let Debe know if you would like to attend.
  • Debe Dockins announced CNO will participate in Party in the Park on Friday, August 13. Volunteers are needed to work the CNO tent.
  • Debe Dockins announced that Optimist 2.0 met last Thursday at Heavier Than Air Brewing Company. Thanks to the committee for setting that up. You can read about the meeting and Uptown Centerville plans here. The next meeting will be 8/19/2021 at Nelly’s with Zach Hollingsworth of Freedom Whiskey speaking.

Committee Meetings

  • 8/17/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Community Events                                

  • 8/7/2021, 9 AM to 1 PM, Kid’s Day in the Park event. It will be held at 1700 Delco Park Dr, Kettering OH 45420. Activities are designed for kids aged 5 to 12. Free lunch begins at 11:30.

Social Events

Sue Jessee announced that a Euchre Party will be held on 8/6/2021 at the club house in Beth Duncan’s neighborhood.

About the CNO Educational Assistance Awards

The following are notes from Gary Smiga.

It is my pleasure to be able to introduce this year’s Centerville Noon Optimist Club’s Memorial Educational Assistance Award winners.  The award is given in the memory of the individuals that have passed away while active members of our club.  The following individuals exemplified what it meant to give back to your community with their service and character.

  • Tom Frazier- 1994
  • Tom Craig- 1994
  • Denise Goeckel- 1998
  • Dick Lewin- 2002
  • Corwin Robinson- 2005
  • Steve Fisher- 2007
  • Dave Petree- 2007
  • Jim Hawley- 2010
  • Margaret Barclay- 2010
  • Tom Gravlin- 2013
  • Terry Blair-2014
  • Dave Milam- 2014
  • Ken Bluhm- 2015
  • John Hughes- 2015
  • Mike Hayes- 2015
  • Wes Hamdan- 2016
  • Tim Gibson- 2017
  • Linda Fisher- 2017
  • Brent Moore- 2018
  • Chuck Dickerson- 2018
  • Ed Case- 2019
  • Jeff Brown- 2020
  • Jim Schumacher- 2020
  • Don Wildenhaus- 2020
  • Tom Brozich- 2021

After Gary read the names, we had a moment of silence to honor and remember these fine individuals.

2021 Educational Assistance Awards

The following are notes from Gary Smiga.

The qualifications for our Educational Assistance award are as follows:

  1. Be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college/university offering a two or four-year degree upon the completion of an accredited program.
  2. Be a resident of Centerville or Washington Township.
  3. Have a strong record of participation in community service activities.
  4. Possess a financial need as affirmed by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Before I introduce this year’s winners, I would like to recognize the committee who read the applications and made this year’s selections; Gail Aiken, Will Cale, Bob Duffy, and Roberta Taylor.

I would also like to thank the Board of Directors for budgeting funds to support this scholarship program, as well as the entire Centerville Noon Optimist Club membership for having worked in the various fund-raising activities to allow for this program and many of the others that we do to be a reality.

This year we have 5 first-year award winners.  They are Grace Barnett, Trent Bollinger, Jayson Hayes, Megan Patel, and Ellie Spiewak.

Each of our first-year recipients will be receiving a $2000 check that they can use towards the cost of attendance at the university they have chosen.

At this time, I would like to tell you some things about each one of them.  Each of them will also share their essay on “Why is it important that community members provide service to youth, and what is the high school student’s role in providing such service?”

Grace Barnett

Grace graduated from Centerville High School.

Grace’s Extracurricular and Community Service Activities include:

  • Working on the Eclipse Literary Magazine
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Serving food at St. Vincent’s
  • Babysitting

Grace has also worked at Olive Garden as a host and at Kroger’s where her jobs include assisting elderly and disabled shoppers, bagger and cart wrangler.

Grace will be attending Marshall University majoring in Education with a career goal of becoming a middle school English teacher.

Trent Bollinger

Trent graduated from Centerville High School.

Trent’s Extracurricular and Community Service Activities include:

  • Volleyball, where he served as team captain
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
  • Boy Scouts
  • Member of the Exercise Science Block Program

Trent works at Bollinger Lawn Care, where he is the CEO/CFO.

Trent will be attending the University of Cincinnati.  After college he would like to continue his studies to become a physician’s assistant.

Jayson Hayes

Jayson graduated from Centerville High School.

Jayson’s Extracurricular and Community Service Activities include:

  • Football, where he earned special mention in the GWOC and won the Elk Iron Award for no missed practices
  • Basketball, where he was a member of the State Championship team
  • Track and Field
  • 1st Vice President of the Littlejohn Junior NAACP Youth Council, where he handed out school supplies and participated in other outreach activities for youth

Jayson worked at Flag Football Fanatics, where he served as a referee for youth flag football games.

Jayson will be attending Georgetown College.  After reaching his goal of playing in the NFL, he would like to become a real estate agent and own property.

Megan Patel

Megan graduated from Centerville High School.

Megan’s Extracurricular and Community Service Activities include:

  • BAPS Youth Regional Core Team as a summer camp event lead, responsible for planning, organizing and executing events
  • National and Spanish Honor Societies
  • Engineering, Environmental, Reading and Interact Club
  • Bowling

Megan worked at Walmart serving as a front-end cashier, greeting and assisting customers, as well as restocking.

Megan will be attending the University of Cincinnati studying Aerospace Engineering with the hopes of someday finding more sustainable methods of airborne travel.

Ellie Spiewak

Ellie graduated from Centerville High School.

Ellie’s Extracurricular and Community Service Activities include:

  • Track and Field, where she served as a captain and was All State
  • Cheerleading, where she served as a captain
  • National and Spanish Honor Societies
  • CHS Character Club
  • Chemistry, Study and Lunch Buddies
  • Blood Drive organizer

Ellie worked at Lock 27, Dorothy Lane Market and Compunet Clinical Laboratories.

Ellie will be attending The Ohio State University where she plans to major in Biomedical Engineering and work in a clinical setting to develop new medical technologies.

Educational Assistance Awards Renewals

These first-year awards are renewable for a second year with a continued financial need, continued involvement in school, community or faith-based activities and a freshman grade point average of at least a 3.0.

Now we will welcome our two scholarship award recipients from last year who have achieved all 3 of these renewal requirements.

Madison Earnest

While she cannot join us due to a full-time work commitment as a Camp Counselor at the Centerville-Washington Park District Nature Day Camp, Madison successfully completed her freshman year at The Ohio State University with a 3.929 GPA while completing 53 credit hours, 21 of them through advanced placement credits.

Madison served as an Undergraduate Student Government Committee Representative where she participated in the “Breaking Down the Ballot” project, creating a student guide for Columbus ballot issues and candidates.

She was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity where she participated in service, fellowship and leadership events.

 She also worked as a Student Office Assistant for the Office of Student Life.

Kristen Bell

Kristen successfully completed her freshman year at The Ohio State University with a 4.0 GPA while completing 59 credit hours, 32 of them through advanced placement credits.

Kristen is involved in the Health Sciences Scholars Program where she will serve as lead peer mentor next year.

As a Psychology Department Student Ambassador, she served as course assistant for the freshman survey class, helping to create and run department events and talk to prospective students and their parents.  She also participated in Swim Club, Psychology Club and on Buckeyethon to actively fundraise for pediatric cancer relief efforts.

Closing

We often hear a lot of negative stories about today’s youth that you might begin to wonder if there is any hope for their future and our future.  Today, these young individuals have hopefully dispelled those concerns, as they exemplify the qualities that will allow them to move forward and be the leaders of our tomorrow.

Grace, Trent, Jayson, Megan, Ellie, Madison and Kristen we are all immensely proud of you and we wish you the best at the schools you have chosen to attend.

Fellow Optimists, please join me in a round of applause for these fine individuals.

Thank you.

New Member Readings and Inductions

No readings or inductions this week.

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Allison BarnettFamily
Grace BarnettScholarship Winner
Greg BellFamily
Kristen BellScholarship Winner
Rosemary BellFamily
Bronson BollingerFamily
Kayla BollingerFamily
Trent BollingerScholarship Winner
Andrew BolliongerFamily
Colleen BradyMike Bevis
Madison EarnestScholarship Winner
Glenn HayesFamily
Jaylen HayesFamily
Jayson HayesScholarship Winner
Valerie HayesFamily
Tom IoanesFamily
Tammie JohnsonFamily
Megan PatelScholarship Winner
Ellie SpiewakScholarship Winner
Laurie SpiewakFamily
Melanie TaylorFamily
Ricky WestFamily

Happy Bucks

No time for Happy Bucks this week.

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants this week.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Marge BackJuly207/20/20165
John ShermanJuly247/24/200912

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Steve RauJuly 23
Mike YoderJuly 24
Phil RobinsonJuly 26
Kathy KleinJuly 26

CNO Donations – 2013 through June 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNO 2.0 Notes 7/15/21: Michael Norton-Smith – UPTOWN Centerville

CNO 2.0 Venue and Details

The venue for tonight’s CNO 2.0 meeting was Heavier than Air Brewing Company. Thank you to the owner and CNO Member Nick Tarkany and his team for allowing us to take over their bar tonight.

There were 25 people at the meeting (20 members and 5 guests). 

Dennis Dockins – Guest
Brian Nicholas – Guest
Michael Norton-Smith – Guest
Andre Tagliamonte – Guest
Vicki Thompson – Guest
Diane Arehart – Member
Patrick Arehart – Member
Abby Branham – Member
Casey Dixon – Member
Debe Dockins – Member
Cheryl Dowd – Member
Emily Duke – Member
Evelyn Griffin – Member
Greg Griffin – Member
Mark Karns – Member
Brian Nolan – Member
Jean Pummill – Member
Ashley Simeone – Member
Michelle Tagliamonte – Member
Nick Tarkany – Member
Ron Thompson – Member
Ron Tinnerman – Member
Jayne Weikel – Member
Jon Werts – Member
Suzanne Werts – Member

Announcement

Ron Tinnerman announced that the annual Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic was a huge success. The 7/12/2021 event raised $40,000 that our Optimist Club can use for the youth in our community.

Community Event

  • 8/7/2021, 9 AM to 1 PM, Debe Dockins announced that we need volunteers to work at the Kid’s Day in the Park event. It will be held at 1700 Delco Park Dr, Kettering OH 45420. Activities at the event are designed for kids aged 5 to 12. Free lunch begins at 11:30.

Speaker: Michael Norton-Smith, Uptown Centerville Plans

Ron Tinnerman introduced Michael Norton-Smith, the Development Director for the City of Centerville. He came tonight to talk about the Uptown Action Plan started 2 years ago for Uptown Centerville.

Webpage for Uptown Centerville: Unique – Vibrant – Historic

PDF of the Action plan

About Michael Norton-Smith

Michael Norton-Smith grew up in North Canton and he graduated high school in 2004. The town had about 13,000 residents at that time. The largest employer until 2007 in North Canton was the Hoover Vacuum cleaner company. Hoover’s original factory was in North Canton and at its peak employed 1000 people. In 2007, Maytag bought Hoover and moved all the jobs to Mexico.

Michael saw the affects of this loss of jobs on his small town. He decided he wanted to learn how to help with this type of situation. He set out to get a degree or degrees that would show him how to make a difference in towns facing the same issue. He finally found some education that would help him help others.

His wife is a doctor and she was matched to a hospital near Centerville. This is how he came to be in our town. He is using his training and experience to help change Uptown Centerville into a vibrant section of the community.

Previous Presentation to CNO

Michael presented at a weekly lunch on 5/18/2021. You can read the article here. Many of the details from that presentation are not included in this article. This article focused on progress and changes since 5/18/2021.

Uptown Centerville Survey

In 2019, Centerville conducted a door to door survey of businesses asking questions about retail businesses in Uptown Centerville. The consensus is traffic is a problem and parking is a nightmare. This makes greatly reduced pedestrian traffic. Several retail establishments have tried to make it in the area, but they have not been able to last very long.

Uptown Vision Statement

“Uptown Centerville is a vibrant district at the heart of our community. Uptown is a welcoming, walkable destination that is home to our history and a friendly gathering place where local businesses thrive.”

Overall, the City of Centerville wants to make the area a safer, easier place to park, stay and play in Uptown Centerville.

The hope is that there will be 3 construction phases, 1 each year, starting in 2022.

Progress for the Uptown Centerville Changes

Results of the project survey were released in June 2019. Everything was going great and they were ready to start in March 2021. Then the pandemic occurred and deadlines were extended. In September 2021, they decided they had to get something going or they would lose another year, so they let the business community know that plan.

The city is excited by the great responses from businesses. There are current restaurant owners in the Dayton area that have already purchased buildings in the Uptown area even though no construction has begun. The owners feel strongly that this will be a success and are ready to commit.

Just three days ago, on 7/12/2021, the Centerville City Council approved an entertainment district in Uptown Centerville. This is an important step. This will make 15 new liquor licenses available to vendors. All other area liquor licenses are either in use or the price for them is out of reach. The new licenses are $2500 vs $30,000 and to purchase one you must be operating an establishment; you can’t just hoard the licenses to raise the price.

Michael said the project is evolving. They have been asking the public again what they think about the project as it stands now. Some plans have changed as engineers have evaluated the plans and corrected issues with rain runoff and safety issues.

Overall, the majority of feedback is positive, and they believe the project will proceed quicker than expected with the enthusiasm of the retail business community and residents.

Thank You

Thank you, Michael Norton-Smith, for joining us to educate CNO 2.0 about the City of Centerville’s plans for Uptown Centerville.

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOtes: July 13, 2021 – Jim Charters – Carillon Park

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

When we tee-off in this game called life, we expect to sail smoothly down the fairway onto the green.  We even hope for that magical hole-in-one.  But life is not always smooth sailing.  A gust of wind may blow us off track and we may find ourselves in a rough patch, surrounded by sand, or sinking in water.  Lord, please give us the balls (and the occasional club) we need to move forward, for we have more rounds ahead of us. 

Amen.

Announcements

  • Bob Glavin announced that the 21st season of TOP soccer for special needs kids will start on 8/22/2021. The program needs volunteers, including assistant coaches and on-field buddies assigned to a participant. The kids look forward to the event each year. Volunteers do not need to know anything about soccer to help.
  • Mike Bevis, Chair of the Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic, thanked everyone who helped make it a great success on 7/12/2021. Thanks to the 36 committee members and the 50 day of event volunteers. The 128 participants were shown a great time. An additional $13,000 was raised on the day of the event. The total raised is approximately $40,000. The next outing will be held on July 18, 2022.
  • Nancy Lehren announced a club service project for Crayons to Classrooms. CNO has agreed to help Crayons to Classrooms assemble journals consisting of 10 pieces of paper plus a front and back cover. The assembly will occur after the noon meeting on 7/20/2021. If you are available, please stay after lunch and bring a stapler.
  • Donna Huss, club advisor for the CNO St Leonard Club, announced that the St. Leonard club is starting up again. They are looking to grow the members. Contact Donna if you know anyone at St Leonard that might be interested in being a member. They already have plans for community projects and activities for the next year.

Community Events

  • 7/31/2021, 11 AM – 2 PM, Andy Dickerson announced that they need volunteers to work at the Big Backyard Party at Oak Grove Park.
  • 8/7/2021, 9 AM to 1 PM Andy Dickerson announced that they need volunteers to work at the Kid’s Day in the Park event. It will be held at 1700 Delco Park Dr, Kettering OH 45420. Activities are designed for kids aged 5 to 12. Free lunch begins at 11:30.

PGI and PDP Awards

Jean Pummill announced the advancement of members through OI member programs for Personal Growth and Involvement (PGI) and Professional Development Program (PDP) Advancements. There are 10 levels in PGI and 13 levels in PDP

For PDP

Katie Calloway has achieved level 1 of the PDP program.

For PGI there were numerous advancements

  • Level 1 – 27 Members
  • Level 2 – 30 Members  
  • Level 3 – 8 Members
  • Level 4 – 1 Members
  • Level 5 – 2 Members
  • Level 6 – 2 Members
  • Level 7 – 1 Members

The Optimist International PGI and PDP personal achievement programs will be transferring to an online Learning Management System also known as LMS. More information will be available in weeks ahead.

Committee Meetings

  • 7/20/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Jim Charters, Carillon Park

Carol Smerz introduced Jim Charters, a spokesperson for Dayton History who came today to present about Carillon Park. Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre open-air history museum that serves as the main campus for Dayton History.

Introduction From Carol Smerz:

Jim Charters is a spokesperson for Dayton History and has made presentations to numerous organizations about significant historical events and individuals from the Dayton area.  He volunteers as an interpretive guide at Carillon Park and Hawthorn Hill.  In 2013 he received Carillon Park’s “Volunteer of the Year” award.

Jim was born in Dayton and graduated from Chaminade High School and Ashford University.  After a career with Illinois Tool Works, he returned to the Dayton area (Washington Township) to enjoy retirement, in particular golf and volunteering.

He volunteers as a tutor at Centerville High School and Magsig Middle School.  He also moderates a class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton and moderates a class at Sinclair Community College.  In addition, he has performed on stage as an actor with the Tipp City Players and Dayton History.

About Carillon Historical Park

From their website: Carillon Historical Park owes its existence to the generosity of Colonel Edward Andrew Deeds (1874–1960) and Edith Walton Deeds (1869–1947). In the 1930s, while traveling in Bruges, Belgium, Edith, an accomplished musician, found inspiration in magnificent carillon music, and she dreamed of sharing this music with the people of Dayton. Edith’s dream became reality through the construction of Deeds Carillon—her most visible legacy to the community she loved.

A renowned engineer, inventor, and industrialist, Colonel Deeds was a close friend and colleague of fellow Dayton luminaries Charles Kettering, John H. Patterson, and Orville Wright. Colonel Deeds co-founded Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO), the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, and the Engineers Club of Dayton, and served as the third CEO of National Cash Register (NCR).

Jim Charters Presentation

Jim Charters presentation was titled, “Carillon Historical Park: Today and Tomorrow”, a “Dayton History Experience.”

Colonel Edward A. Deeds and Edith Walton Deeds created the park in 1942. Edith was the first person to play the Carillon bells

View the slides from his presentation here.

Notable Exhibits at Carillon Park

  • There is a temporary exhibit through the end of 2021, “Bootleggers, Bandits, and Badges: From Dry Times to Hard Times in Dayton Ohio,” including John Dillinger’s pistol and the handcuff’s used on him in Dayton
  • On display is the 1,000,000th Huffy bike that was built in Dayton
  • There are 91 NCR cash registers on display
  • DELCO, Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company is represented

Carillon Park Areas

  • Deeds Carillon
  • Kettering Family Education Center; this is the main entrance and handles admissions, information, check-in, museum store and exhibits
  • Winsupply Center of Leadership
  • Culp’s Café: The Café is ready to re-open as soon as they can find enough employees
  • Eichelberger Pavilion
  • Schear Family Gallery
  • Roger Glass Gallery
  • Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship
  • We Progress Through Change Theater
  • Carousel of Innovation
  • Carillon Brewing Co: It is the only brewery making beer the way it was made in 1850
  • The 1901 Horse Barn from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
  • Old River Park Swimming Pool Tower
  • Callahan Building Clock: It used to be a landmark seen from I-75 and it has been moved to Carillon Park and can still be seen from I-75; great views are available from the top of the tower it is now mounted on

Future Additions at Carillon Historical Park

  • Carillon Park Railway: The train will hold 100 people and have one mile of track and will be stored in the 1901 Horse Barn from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds that is now located at the park
  • Bowling Green Depot
  • Dayton Triangles Locker Room: The first national football team
  • The Old Culp’s Café
  • Culp’s Corner and Dayton Sports and Recreation Heritage Pavilion
  • The Print Shop: The print shop and trade experience area has been greatly expanded and re-opens in Fall of 2021
  • Miami and Erie Canal Lock Experience Center: The canal will have a new experience center below the model ship
  • Nation Road Interpretive Center
  • Funicular: It will be built to transport visitors to the top of the hill with great views of the Miami Valley

Volunteers Are Needed

Do you love history? Then become a Dayton History Volunteer. Contact Kay Locher for more information.

They need help with:

  • Park Interpreters
  • Archives and Collections
  • Special Events
  • Mailings
  • More

Thank You

Thank you, Jim Charters, for joining us to educate CNO on Carillon Park.

Other Parts of the Dayton History Organization

In 2005, Carillon Historical Park merged with the Montgomery County Historical Society to create a new umbrella organization known as Dayton History. The private, non-profit (501c3) organization was established to preserve, share and celebrate our region’s history. Carillon Historical Park is home to over 30 historic structures and cares for over three million artifacts.

Dayton History is funded by gifts and money generated from the properties they own.

In addition to the Carillon Historical Park, the following sites rest under Dayton History’s care:

  • Carillon Brewing Company
  • Hawthorn Hill
  • The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site
  • Patterson Homestead
  • The Old Court House
  • Memorial Hall
  • The Archive Center
  • The Mound Cold War Discovery Center

This page on the Dayton History website contains descriptions of the above locations and has links to specific pages for the sites.

Link to related article on this website

See previous article from 9/1/2020 for other details about Dayton History.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Sam HolmesMike Bevis3rd Reading

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Ann CrichtonMike Bevis
Chuck DavisTom Novak
David HaaseMike bevis
Eric ParsleyMike Bevis
Jim ChartersSpeaker
Martha SanchezDebe Dockins

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Eveyln GriffinFor Mike Yoder helping Carrie Million after her recent fall.
Judy DeMarcoGolf outing went great.
Beth Duncan$20, She won Grand Raffle 50/50 at the golf outing yesterday.
Charlie Tapp$2, Thanks to the great efforts of Mike Bevis for the golf outing.
Charlie TappWas bummed when found out that that picture of Debe Dockins was a fake at the golf outing.
Debe DockinsAmy Barker has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sinclair College.

Sergeants at Arms

MemberInfraction
Bob LawsonLeft early from last week’s meeting when it was his birthday and therefore we didn’t get to sing to him.
Mike BevisAuthorizing the 2D sign of Debe Dockins for the golf outing. Her face was photshopped to a picture of Britanny Spears with the caption, “Hit me with your best shot.” The golfer who got the closest to the life size picture won a prize.
Mike BevisBorrowed the CNO lunch podium sign for the golf outing and did not return it.
Chris McAlpineBid for and won, but did not pay for, his silent auction gift basket at the golf outing.
Roland RappSaid to Carrie Million, “Behave and stay out of trouble,” just before she fell and injured herself in the parking lot.
Greg GriffinThere are 330 pictures in the CNO member directory and only 1 person has their head turned sideways and it is sergeant Brian Nolan, which is why he fined Greg.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Bob BargmeyerJuly177/17/20147
Jeff PapanekJuly177/17/20147
Tom BeeryJuly177/17/20147
Mike BremJuly187/18/20183
Sue JesseeJuly187/18/20183
Steve MockJuly197/19/199625
Tom LakesJuly197/19/20174

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Denise GreenJuly 15
Sue BrubakerJuly 16
Mark PetreJuly 18
Bob BurkmanJuly 19

CNO Donations – 2013 through June 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOtes: July 6, 2021 – Kathy Corbett – Therapeutic Riding Institute

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Dear God,

We spent the past weekend celebrating our independence.  While independence and self-reliance are things to be celebrated, You created us to be in communion with one another.  Help us to remember we were each created with strengths and weaknesses, we were made to support and help one another, and there is strength in not only offering assistance, but also in asking for and accepting it.

Amen.

CNO is the Optimist International Club of the Year for 2019-2020

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club is honored to be chosen as the Optimist Club of the Year for 2019-2020 by Optimist International.  This is the highest achievement an Optimist Club can reach in the Optimist International organization. 

Our club was selected out of over 2200 clubs internationally for our community outreach and impact on children throughout the year.

We are the only club in Optimist International’s 100÷ year history to have received this award twice.

Star of the Month Award

Incarnation Junior Optimist Club was awarded the OI “Star of the Month” award.

Kelly Stone, the club advisor for the Alpha Club (elementary), JOI Club (middle school) and Octagon Club (high school) presented the award to Mary Pierce and Carolyn Shocky from Incarnation, who were guests today at lunch.

Kelly Stones’ Presentation

This past year was particularly difficult due to the pandemic and obviously changed the way most clubs have operated. Our Alpha clubs were forced to take a hiatus due to the students being required to learn from home. The only clubs that were able to participate this past school year were Incarnation, Alter and Centerville High school.

I was made aware of an award that OI was giving out called OI Star of the Month – I knew immediately who we needed to nominate!

Kelly then read the full nomination letter that you can read here.

Kelly Continued

As you can see, this club deserves to be recognized for their hard work, creative thinking outside the box and reaching beyond the stars! It is my pleasure to present the Incarnation Cub with the International Star of the Month award!

Announcements

  • Debe Dockins for Joan Cordonnier announced that the 2021 Americana 5K Race was a great success. Thanks to chair Joan Cordonnier and her team. Joan was very happy with 800 participants. Joan said thanks to all that helped her.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the CNO float in the 2021 Americana Parade received the “Presidents Award”. Special thanks to Mike Cordonnier and his team of CHS Theater students for designing and building the float. Thanks to everyone that helped with the float! Thank you to Centerville Landscape & Irrigation for the loan of the trailer, Common Sense Lawn Care with Casey and Matt Dixon for driving the trailer, the TOP Optimist special needs club for riding on the float and Jane Fiehrer with Sign Connection for all of the signs on the float.
  • Debe Dockins announced that the CNO tent at the 2021 Americana Festival distributed 1200 customized water bottles at the event.

Community Events

  • 8/7/2021 Andy Dickerson announced that they need volunteers to work at the Kid’s Day in the Park event
  • 7/31/2021, 11 AM – 2 PM, Andy Dickerson announced that they need volunteers to work at the Big Backyard Party at Oak Grove Park

Committee Meetings

  • 7/20/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Kathy Corbett, Therapeutic Riding Institute

Carol Smerz introduced Kathy Corbett (Program Director & Instructor) and Jen Dean (Development Director) with the Therapeutic Riding Institute (TRI). They provide equine assisted learning services and wereestablished in 1973. They moved to a farm in Spring Valley, Ohio in 2019. Kids who typically attend programs at TRI are those with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. Higher functioning siblings are encouraged to join in the activities provided at TRI.

Kathy Corbett was the speaker. She thanked CNO for the recent $5000 donation to TRI. Support from organizations like CNO are very important to TRI. Their services require payment and they have numerous payment assistance programs.

She showed us “Chases’s Story,” one of the videos on the home page of their website. Chase’s mother describes that the activities her son participates in at TRI are the only activities that her kids can both do together. The first time her son said “please” was when he was on a horse. Sometimes TRI put kids on a horse backwards and the kids really love it and start laughing.

Kathy said there are all kinds of reasons this type of therapy works. The experience of engaging the whole body enables higher brain functions to kick in.

Services Provided (see website for more details)

The range of ages of those served is from 4 to 89.

  • Horseback Riding Programs – Adaptive Riding and Therapeutic Riding
  • Equine Learning Programs – Wranglers, Barn Buddies and Deputies
  • Summer Camp – Weeklong camps
  • Horses Assisting Heroes-Veterans Programs
  • Equine-Facilitated Mental Health – Offered by Professional Mental Health Providers that utilize their horses
  • Caregiver programs – Offered to those who take care of those with special needs

TRI Website

Their website is a wealth of information. From their site:

Equine Assisted Learning Programs

TRI’s Equine Assisted learning is conducted by PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors who are also Certified Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning. These programs are both unmounted (on the ground) or mounted (on the horse).

Studies show that Equine Assisted Learning has been helpful for people in the following areas: anxiety, assertiveness, confidence, emotional awareness, empathy, stress tolerance, flexibility, impulse control, problem-solving skills, self-actualization, independence, self-regard, social responsibility, interpersonal relationships, and emotional satisfaction.

Volunteer Opportunities

Donation Opportunities

Thank You

Thank you, Kathy Corbett and Jen Dean, for joining us to educate CNO on the Therapeutic Riding Institute.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Sam HolmesMike Bevis2nd Reading

Welcome Guests!

GuestGuest Of
Carolyn ShockeyIncarination
Darrick WeeksMike Bevis
David GeersTom Novak
Deanna NesbitMike Bevis
Jen DeanSpeaker
Joe Crachiolo
Kathy CorbettSpeaker
Kendal CookeBarbara Santo
Lauren AikenIncarnation
Mary PierceIncarnation
Patti BooneKristy
Peter AdamsDebe Dockins
Samantha TouheyIncarnation
Stephanie McKenzieChristy Gariety
Tyler BenedictMike Bevis
Wendy Roop

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Dick StevensKids and grandchildren just visited.
Dick Stevens$5, Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary with Sandy Stevens.
Debe DockinsCNO is OI Optimist Club of the Year for 2019-2020.
Myron RheaumeThanks to every CNO member for helping CNO achieve OI Optimist Club of the Year for 2019-2020.
Bill StoneIncarnation received Star Club of the month.
Gary AikenCelebrated 53rd wedding anniversary to Gail Aiken.
Gary SmigaNext week will be visiting family in Philly and then a week long reunion in Cape May, NJ with sister and brothers.
Gary SmigaMemorial Scholarships will be presented on July 20, 2021. Recipients are 7 students from CHS (5 first year awards and 2 renewals). Each student will receive $2000 to be used toward tuition, fees, room, board and related expenses.
Mike YoderHis wife just got her law degree and has passed the bar.

Sergeants at Arms

MemberInfraction
Val HuffSelling tickets for baskets.
Sue BrubakerSelling tickets for baskets.
Debe DockinsBrian Nolan almost didn’t get his lunch today.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
CeAnn ChalkerJuly107/10/200021

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Mark ScarpinoJuly 6
Bob LawsonJuly 6
Bob GlavinJuly 9
Joe KronenbergerJuly 9
Greg McAfeeJuly 12

CNO Donations – 2013 through June 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOTES: June 22, 2021 – : Bethany Deines, Shriners Children’s Ohio, Specialized Pediatric Care

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

From P. S. God, Can You Fly? by R. Wayne Willis:

“Reality Check”

Thank you Lord, for not letting it be any worse.  I love you.

There are few things like a visit to the hospital for a reality check, for putting life in perspective.

One day I entered the burn unit of our children’s hospital and my eyes immediately fixed on a new patient.  He was seated in his room’s doorway in a wheelchair, bound in gauze from his waist up, with holes in the facial wrap for eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.  I couldn’t tell whether the child was a boy or girl until he told me his name.  His name was Paul.  He was five years old. Paul told me he had been badly burned in a fire at his house the day before.  I noticed on his nightstand a beautiful medal and asked him what it was.  He told me how a uniformed policeman had entered the unit earlier that day to visit someone else.  When his eyes and Paul’s met, Paul attempted a wave with his rigid arm.  The wave attempt stopped the policeman in his tracks.  He turned and left the unit.  He returned a short time later with a Medal of Honor in his hand, a medal he had been awarded two weeks earlier.  He walked into Paul’s room, draped the medal around Paul’s neck, and told him, “You deserve this more than I do.  You’re a hero.  This is for you.”  Then he turned and walked away. 

What happened inside the policeman happens inside many of us who work with sick people.  We find it hard, seeing the world from inside a hospital, to get overwrought at a fender bender, a correction in the stock market, or a rained-out golf game.  Glimpses of a sixteen-year-old girl bald from chemotherapy or a ten-year-old boy with severe cerebral palsy or a five-year-old burned child help us, as it did the policeman, keep a sense of proportion and balance in life.  Exposure to suffering helps us check our urge to complain about what we lack and feel more gratitude for what we have.  It compels us to “cleave ever,” as Tennyson said, “To the sunnier side of doubt.”

Today’s Prayer:

Dear God,

We are in need of a reality check.  Instead of complaining, help us to express gratitude.  Instead of being irritated, help us to have patience.  Instead of jumping to conclusions about others, help us to truly see them.  And God, thank you for not letting it be any worse.

Amen.

Announcements

  • Lynne Reilly won today’s 50/50 drawing she donated her winnings back to the club!
  • Mike Bevis, Golf Outing Chair, said that 136 golfers have signed up so participation is SOLD OUT. They need “day of event” volunteers for lots of tasks on Monday, July 12, 2021. There are jobs for all times of the day including early morning, mid-day and at the end of the day. They are hoping someone has some Dayton Dragons tickets to donate for the silent auction. Additionally, they are asking for bottles of wine and gift cards for the silent auction and raffles.
  • Beth Duncan announced that the Americana booth chair Brent Richburg is looking for several volunteers to work the CNO Americana booth on 7/5/2021.
  • Jane Fiehrer announced that the American float has some very heavy pieces to lift onto the trailer. They need some very strong people to lift these pieces between 9AM and Noon on 7/3/2021.
  • Ron Tinnerman reported that CNO 2.0 last week at Poelking Lanes South went great. The speaker, Allan Crasto, Ph.D, was very interesting discussing UDRI.

Committee Meetings

  • 7/20/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Bethany Deines, Shriners of Ohio

Mike Bevis introduced Bethany Deines, Director of Development of Shriners Children’s Ohio (SCO). SCO just moved to Dayton from Cincinnati. Their new location is the second floor of Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH) and their address is One Children’s Plaza – 2 West, Dayton, OH 45404. SCO is a hospital within a hospital. The new space was designed with kids in mind. Administration offices are located at 241 Taylor Street.

Also attending today’s meeting were CEO of Dayton SCO, Randy White, and Associate Director of Development of Dayton SCO, Kari Tucker.

You can view the slide deck titled, “Our New Home – Shriners Children’s Ohio, Hospital Update April 2021”, here.  

Philosophy and Purpose

Built on the philosophy that people can make a positive difference in the lives of others, Shriners Children’s Ohio is committed to the community and welcomes involvement from interested individuals.

With their new home, they have the same purpose, “Be the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family-centered environment.”

About SCO and the New Space

  • All exam rooms have a magnetic chalkboard. Kids love to draw with chalk and play with the magnets.
  • They see about 3000 patients per year. The vast majority will stay much less than a week. In the past it was often several weeks. Patients have better outcomes by being home sooner.
  • By moving into a smaller space, they are saving a lot of money.
  • They wanted to stay in the Ohio area. The Dayton area with its highways and airports is easy to get into. Bethany Deines said, “There is no more friendly area than Dayton, Ohio.”
  • SCO is the first hospital to be inside another hospital. They share services with DCH, but they have their own board of directors.

Relocating the Hospital to be inside Dayton Children’s Hospital

  • Overall, they don’t need nearly the same number of inpatient hospital beds as before. Relocating to a much smaller space has greatly reduced overhead expense.
  • They have right sized the hospital from 30 inpatient beds to 7.
  • At homes, there are better safety standards for children which results in far fewer burns than in the past.
  • Changing healthcare trends and improved technology means shorter hospital stays which requires fewer beds. For example, there are bandages that can stay on longer requiring less professional nursing care.
  • Children have better outcomes when they can go home sooner. There is an increased focus on outpatient care.
  • They can share services with DCH, including labs, radiology, pharmacy, dietary, EVS and security.
  • SCO has access to world-class physicians at DCH. This allows collaboration on complex medical conditions, providing new care services for children.
  • More opportunities for telemedicine and outreach clinics.
  • Dayton is a great location. They can maintain a burn center presence in Midwest/Mid-Atlantic/Southeast. The access to both I-70 and I-75 Interstates is great. The Dayton airport is very close, but so are several other airports within a 2 hours drive.
  • Dayton is a family-friendly community.

Areas in the Hospital

  • Pharmacy on site which is a great luxury
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy Clinic
  • Donor Recognition Wall
  • Outpatient Corridor
  • Outpatient Clinics with well-designed Nurses Stations
  • Outpatient Clinic Exam Room
  • Inpatient Rooms
  • PICU
  • Nurses Stations
  • Med Stations
  • Charting Stations
  • Nutrition Stations
  • Surgical Suite
  • PACU
  • Playroom, a place for kids to do their number one job which is to play
  • Play Space behind a nurse’s station, where kids are given “important jobs” by the nurses

Family Housing

  • Ronald McDonald House – across the street
  • Ronald McDonald House Hospitality Room on the 4th floor of DCH
  • Hotels in area
  • Fisher Houses for Military families

How You can Help

  • Patient Referrals – help us grow!
  • Road Runners/Transportation
  • Share mission and patient stories
  • Give generously at shrinersohio.org
  • Attend events
  • Fundraising
  • Naming opportunities
  • Volunteer time and talent

Care Given and Conditions Treated

  • Orthopaedics
  • Burn Care
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Craniofacial (in a new partnership with World Craniofacial Foundation)
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Sports Injury and Factures
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Serious skin conditions
  • Wounds and trauma

Where Patients Come From

  • The entire U.S. – most are from the eastern 26 states of the US.
  • Over 35 Countries around the globe – if a child needs their services, they will find a way to get the child to one of their hospitals
  • Referrals from Doctors
  • Referrals from anyone – Social Media is starting to make a difference

Contacting Shriners

Ways to Give to Shriner Children’s Ohio

  • https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/ohio/ways-to-give
  • A one-time or monthly cash donation
  • A gift to honor or remember a loved one
  • A charitable bequest in your will
  • Gifts of appreciated assets or real estate
  • Other planned giving opportunities such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts

Thank You

Thank you, Bethany Deines, for joining us to educate CNO about Shriners Hospital for Children in Dayton, Ohio.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Sam HolmesMike Bevis1st Reading

Welcome Guests!

Guest NameGuest of
Bethany DeinesToday’s Speaker, the Director of Development of Shriners Children’s Ohio
Kari TuckerAssociate Director of Development from Shriners Children’s Ohio
Randy WhiteCEO of Shriners Children’s Ohio
Steve MathisRon Tinnerman

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Bob CollinsDean and Mindy Heyne have fostered 42 children after raising two children and then adopting 6 of them, all with major life challenges.  Their 2 oldest that are twins who are on the Autism spectrum asked to help with picking up flags last week. They were excited and happy to help.  Bob plans to work to have them help his team retrieve the flags in the future. 
Myron RheaumeHe really apppreciated Erin Dickerson’s story and prayer today.
Jerry StahleyThank you to all that helped with the junior golf tournament. There are 17 kids going to Florida to play at the next level.
Debe DockinsThanks to Jerry Stahley for building the step stool behind the podium for her and others who need it.
Tom NovakThe next flag delivery is next week. There will be a flag assembly party this Friday.  Also thankss to Debe for reminding him about his wife’s birthday.

Sergeants at Arms

MemberInfraction
Mike BevisNot wearing a name badge when Introducing a new member
Erin DickersonMaking fun of the step stool behind the podium to a Sergeant who is vertically challenged
Louise HahnShe had never been fined before and now she has
Wayne Christie, Roland RappSitting with just 2 people at a table so they can eat extra hamburgers
Gary SmigaEmpyting his cup of water outside before the meeting
Dick StevensComplaining that it was time for Sergeants fines to a Sergeant

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Wes CleavesJune226/22/199328
Gary HansenJune306/30/199922
Joe KronenbergerJuly17/1/20147
Roy BarclayJuly17/1/198635
Sara HemmeterJuly17/1/20147
Andy HarmonJuly27/2/20183
David DuncombeJuly27/2/20183
Greg CrabtreeJuly27/2/200813
Jeff UmbreitJuly27/2/20183
Mark ScarpinoJuly27/2/20183
Robin GoldenJuly47/4/20129
Diane ArehartJuly57/5/20165

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Deb UlrichJune 22
Carrie MillionJune 23
Gary DeMarcoJune 23
Dick LeeJune 23
Cherie GentryJune 24
Jay McAlpineJune 24
Paulette NovakJune 25
Charlie GoodwinJune 26
Wayne ChristieJune 26
Robby JohnsonJune 27
Valorie HuffJune 28
Frank DePalmaJune 29
Karin GilstrapJuly 1
John SpeersJuly 4
John CarrollJuly 5

CNO Donations – 2013 through May 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNO 2.0 Notes 6/18/21: Allan Crasto, PhD, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)

CNO 2.0 Venue and Details

The venue for tonight’s CNO 2.0 meeting was at Poelking Lanes South in Miami Township, Ohio. Thank you to Joe Poelking, the owner of the venue, for donating the VIP Bowling Lounge for our meeting with complimentary bowling.

The next CNO 2.0 meeting will be on July 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM at Heavier than Air Brewery. It is always on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM. All members of any CNO club are invited to these monthly meetings.

There were 22 people at the meeting (16 members and 6 guests).

Announcements

Gail Aiken, Americana 5K run on 7/5/2021, announced that they need help passing out packets days before the event and lots of help for the day of the event.

Gail Aiken also announced that the Haunted Trail community event will return this year and be held on October 12th and 13th and it has been moved to the Washington Township RecPlex (formerly named Rec Center). They need volunteers for trail guides. Each group of 30 participants needs 2 trail guides, one in the front and one in the back.

Tom Novak, Avenue of Flags, announced that we now deliver over 3000 flags on each flag holiday and we can always use more volunteers to help deliver/retrieve flags.

Debe Dockins announced that 144 golfers have signed up for the sold-out Tom Fraizer Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic. They need “day of event” volunteers for lots of tasks on Monday, July 12, 2021. There are jobs for all times of the day including early morning, mid-day and at the end of the day. They are also looking for donations and silent auction items like bottles of wine and gift cards.

Allan Crasto, Ph.D, UDRI

Ron Tinnerman introduced tonight’s speaker, Allan Crasto, Ph.D, the recently retired Executive Director of  University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and former engineer. He joined UDRI in 1988 and worked there for 32 years.

What is UDRI?

The website for UDRI says, “Research for the Common Good”. They deliver innovative practical science and engineering solutions on budget and on time. They serve government, industry and nonprofit customers.

UDRI was created 65 years ago at UD in partnership with Wright-Patterson  Air Force Base (called Wright Field at the time). UDRI is unique in that it has remained an integral part of the University. All other similar research institutes that were part of universities across the nation have been spun off and are no longer part of their original universities.

UDRI is self-supporting and no tuition money from students are used by UDRI. Engineers are hired for their expertise. Engineers are moved around UDRI to help with projects as their expertise is needed. Engineering talents are internally networked at UDRI. When projects end, they find another project for engineers to use their skills.

Dr. Crasto said UDRI is a great place to work. It is not uncommon to hear about employees that retire after 40 or even 45 years.

Major Research Areas

  • Energy and the environment
  • Aero propulsion
  • Structures
  • Mechanical systems
  • Sensors
  • Human factors
  • Lasers and robotics

Software Research Areas

  • Image recognition
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka UAV or Drones) guidance
  • Machine learning

Example Projects and Services

  • They keep old Air Force planes flying. This is very profitable while at the same time saving the U.S. Government money.  Techniques used to extend the life of the aircrafts flying include 3D printing or additive manufacturing of parts, corrosion mitigation and testing of existing materials and their interaction with aged metal.
  • A lot of progress is being made in lithium battery technology.
  • Simulation of the effects of weather from various regions of the world are studied. There is a full sized 2 story home fully contained inside a controlled climate building. They study effects on the home’s systems like HVAC under different conditions.
  • Various experiments are run on a complete supermarket setup they have.
  • All Air Force aircraft must be periodically repainted. UDRI has developed a robotic laser process to remove the old paint while vaporizing it. This is a lot safer than the previous process since a lot of dangerous chemicals go airborne during paint removal. Vaporization greatly reduces what needs to be disposed of as well.
  • The insulated Domino’s Pizza containers used for delivery are made with material developed by UDRI.
  • UDRI has a sustainability training program for Air Force personnel.

UDRI is financially good for the Dayton Region

  • UDRI helped get GE to do research for their jet engines here in Ohio. UDRI worked with the State of Ohio to make this happen.
  • $1.1 Billion in projects are waiting to be completed.
  • 80% of revenue comes from the Air Force.
  • UDRI total revenue so far is over $3 billion.

Patents

Patents often earn UD money. If UDRI receives a patent, then UD owns it and the Air Force gets to use it for free. UD has the right to sell the patent for use in industries outside of the Air Force.

US Government Security Clearances

UDRI employees need security clearances that can take months to obtain to work on many projects. UD students planning on working for UDRI after graduation start the clearance application process before graduation. This makes them immediately productive right after graduation on secure projects much earlier than possible in the past.

Buildings in the Miami Valley Used by UDRI

  • UDRI occupies the previous NCR headquarters. It took 10 years to complete the renovation and move into the building. They converted it from office space to labs. There is 380,000 square feet of useable area in the building. UDRI occupies 300,000 square feet of this space. The total square footage of the building is 550,000 square feet, but areas such as hallways and mechanical rooms are not considered usable space.
  • UDRI has 30,000 square feet of space at the Greene. The rapid sustainment office, a state-of-the-art facility, is located at the Greene.
  • The DESI building on Wilmington Pike has been converted for use by UDRI.

Quick Facts about UDRI

  • They have 740 full time research staff.
  • There were $170 million in sponsored projects in 2020.
  • Project revenues range from $500 to $350,000,000.

Thank You

Thank you, Allan Crasto, Ph.D, for sharing information about UDRI with us this evening.

More Information about UDRI

On 8/25/2020, Pamela Gregg, the Communication Administrator at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), spoke to CNO at a weekly lunch meeting. Click to view the article.

Link to Pictures from the Meeting

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

CNOTES: June 15, 2021 – Debbie Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Dear God,

Help us to be more like children.  Help us to see the holy in the mundane.  To hold the secular and the sacred in the same breath.  To let nothing stand between us and You.  To know that You are in the helplessness and the hopelessness the same as You are in the faith and the healing.  Children understand that prayer and conversation with You need no frills, nothing fancy, but to simply be an expression of our hearts.

Amen.

Announcements

Mike Bevis, Golf Outing Chair, said that 144 golfers have signed up so participation is SOLD OUT. They need “day of event” volunteers for lots of tasks on Monday, July 12, 2021. There are jobs for all times of the day including early morning, mid-day and at the end of the day. They are also looking for donors and silent auction items like bottles of wine and gift cards.

Debe Dockins, Americana Float, said the team is looking for volunteers to help build the float.

Gail Aiken, Americana 5K run on 7/5/2021, announced that they need help passing out packets days before the event and lots of help for the day of the event.

Debe Dockins announced that the CNO tent at last Friday’s Party in the Park was a huge success. She said thanks to Jerry Stahley for bringing the tent over and setting it up, to Jean Pummill for handing out lollipops, Club information, and smiles, and a HUGE thank you to Jerry Gerhards who crafted at least 100 balloon animals well into the night. Jean said we were one of the most popular booths there. The next Party in the Park will be Friday, July 16, 2021. These events feature food trucks, live music, a DJ and booths from various businesses. It is run by The Heart of Centerville and Washington Township.

Beth Duncan brought in Optigear samples to today’s meeting. To purchase Optigear items go to https://optimistclubstore.com/

Committee Meetings

  • 6/24/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, in person at Buckeye Home Health Care on Paragon Road. Meetings in 2021 will be on 1/13, 2/17, 3/24, 4/14, 5/12, 6/24, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.
  • 7/20/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting.

Debbie Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital

Debe Dockins introduced Adam Blanchard, the Director of Donor Engagement at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). Adam introduced today’s speaker, Debbie Feldman,, the President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital since 2012. Her presentation was titled, “Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health.”

From the DCH website about Debbie Feldman

Deborah Feldman is the fourth president and chief executive officer of Dayton Children’s Hospital. The only pediatric hospital in the region, Dayton Children’s is comprised of over 3,000 employees, a professional staff of over 400 physicians and residents, and 900 volunteers who provide compassionate, expert care for more than 300,000 children every year across 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana in a network of care facilities.

Upon joining the organization in 2012, she led the creation of a new strategic roadmap to guide the hospital into the rapidly changing future of health care.  This plan, called Destination 2020, outlines a framework for ensuring that Dayton Children’s continues to grow and thrive while remaining true to the original mission of its founders – to provide the highest quality pediatric care to all children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  It involves a campus-wide revitalization, services expansion in key areas, recruitment of highly specialized pediatric experts, and the integration of advanced technology; all in a uniquely family-centered setting.

Presentation

Debbie Feldman thanked the Centerville Noon Optimist club for their generous donation to the Tower at Dayton Children’s.

Patients are now consumers. Influences on the current generation of parents from online retailing such as Amazon.com and other instant online experiences have changed how patients want to receive health care. More and more care will occur in home and be delivered online.

Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health Mission and Vision

Dayton Children’s Hospital Mission is, “The relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child within our reach.”

Dayton Children’s Hospital is, “Reinventing the path to children’s health for families throughout our region and beyond.”

Destination 2020’s Goal

Dayton Children’s Hospital goal is to remain an independent and freestanding children’s hospital, local-governed to advance the health of our region’s children. They want to significantly improve patient and family experiences across all areas. They have reduced wait times, improved communication and doctors’ rounds are now family-centered. They have built a new patient tower with single rooms and engaging technologies and have expanded the south campus providing the right care, close to home for more families.

5 Strategic Focus Areas

  • Consumer Access, Patients are consumers that are looking for convenience and low wait times. They want virtual access. They want the right access for their families at the right time.
  • Total Experience, Taylor the experience to the needs and type of care needed. Provide an exceptional experience for families.
  • Care Innovation, Technology is continuously updated to improve the care and delivery at the hospital and home. Technology will improve the outcome of care.
  • Behavioral Health, There is a behavioral health crisis and a tremendous demand for behavioral health services. At any given time, there is a list of 5-10 children waiting to get a bed. The second leading cause of death of children is now suicide.
  • Health Equity, Different children need help in different ways because of current home situations, transportation and other factors.

DCH Propellers for their Goals

The propellers propel the reinvention of the path to children’s health. They help DCH to take flight to go above and beyond.

  • Inclusive Mindset, They will be more inclusive and equitable. Everyone will feel valued, understood and welcomed.
  • Talent Magnet, They will attract the best talent and teams.
  • Quality Improvement, They will employ techniques for Quality Improvement and to share exceptional experience.
  • Financial Prowess, They have a commitment to strong financial discipline stewardship and philanthropy that will enable them to fulfill their mission.
  • Digital Manifests, They know most of their customers now expect access digitally. The parents of the current children generation do not like to talk on the phone. They want to go online or text to make appointments.
  • Strong Alliances, They will obtain and retain strong partners.
  • Distinguished Brand, They promise above and beyond care and services.

Quick Facts about DCH

  • 181 Beds
  • 24 Behavioral Health beds
  • 6083 Admissions
  • 382,391 Total Visits
  • 3800 Employees
  • 412 Physicians
  • 43 Specialties

Thank You

Thank you, Debbie Feldman, for joining us to present “Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health” at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Welcome Guests!

Guest NameGuest of
Debbie FeldmanToday’s Speaker, Dayton Children’s Hospital President and CEO
Adam BlanchardDayton Children’s Hospital Director of Donor Engagment
Elizabeth JulianDayton Children’s Hospital Donor Engagement Associate
Dan SlouffmanJohn Speers
Barbara LayneMyron Rheaume
Troy YoungBeth Duncan
Fred SwaisgoodBob Collins
Brenda MooreMike Bevis
Essex PhillipsMike Bevis
Joseph and Brenda PolleyMike Bevis
Kevin McDonaldMike Bevis
Adina AngelMike Bevis
Wendy RoopMike Bevis

Happy Bucks

No time for Happy Bucks this week

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants this week

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Cherie GentryJune176/17/20156
Sam PfabeJune176/17/20156
Denise GreenJune196/19/20138

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Charla RheaumeJune 16
Ron KukerJune 19
Kathy McAlpineJune 20

CNO Donations – 2013 through May 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.