Phather Phil’s Prayer
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can eat the same food every day and be thankful for it,
If you can understand why your loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you, because through no fault of yours something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, or politics,
then my friend…
You are almost as good as your dog!
|Janet Barrows||Art Hung|
|Roseanne Flanders||Speaker’s Family|
|Tom Flanders||Speaker’s Family|
|Ed Goschinski||Art Hung|
|Brydgett Lair||Speaker’s Family|
|Nick Lair||Speaker’s Family|
|Karen McLain||Speaker’s Family|
|Michael Mershad||Greg Fay|
|Brian Nolan||Beth Duncan|
Optimist Oratorical Contest
Today we had 3 speakers instead of the usual 1.
The contest was started in 1928, which means this year, 2018, is the 90th anniversary.
We have named our contest the Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical Contest. Margaret Barclay was the committee chair of the contest for many years and a past president of our club. Margaret was a longtime teacher and the principal of Magsig Middle School.
Her husband Roy Barclay still generously sponsors the financial awards for our contestants.
Liz Fultz, the chair of the Margaret Barclay Oratorical Contest, was the master of ceremony for the three male contestants today. This year’s topic is, “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?”
Speaker A, roots of optimism are academics, participation in high school theater, life’s challenges.
Speaker B, roots of optimism are family (mom, dad and Izzy the dog), faith in God, school.
Speaker C, roots of optimism are perseverance, sports, father’s perseverance to overcome a negative job situation and start a brand-new career.
All three gentlemen did a fantastic job in both content and presentation. Only one moves forward and that is speaker C. You are welcome to go and see the next round at the library in a week.
Next week at our club will be the female contestants.
|Shelby DiPasquale||February 06|
|Donald Kelley||February 08|
|Ron Tinnerman||February 11|
|Daniel Samiec||February 12|
|John Horner||February 12|
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Mike Schwartz||Jesse Gaither||3rd Reading|
|Clint Freese||Ron Tinnerman||3rd Reading|
|Laurie Westheimer||Jesse Gaither||3rd Reading|
|Suzanne Werts||Jayne Weikel||3rd Reading|
|Jonathan Werts||Jayne Weikel||3rd Reading|
|Brent Richburg||Fred Polizzi||3rd Reading|
|June Bosworth||Julie Noeth||3rd Reading|
|Michael Mershad||Greg Fay||2nd Reading|
|Ryan Coble||Greg Fay||2nd Reading|
|Brian Nolan||Beth Duncan||2nd Reading|
Sergeants at Arms
|Charlie Tapp||Leaving bag behind the previous week.|
|Dan Beck||First granddaughter arrived last week.|
|Dan Beck||Phather Phil starting to take piano lessons.|
|Larry Lynde||New granddaughter arrived and for his daughter doing well after the emergency C-Section.|
|John Kalaman||His wife Paula just finished her last radiation treatment.|
|Debe Dockins||Loves that we do the oratorical contest each year.|
|Bill Stone||Happy about Kelly’s ear surgery even though she can’t hear.|
|Wayne Christie||Happy about visit with Gary and Gail Aiken in Hawaii and happy the recent missile alert in Hawaii was really just a test.|