CNOtes – October 22, 2019 – John Carroll – Centerville High School Principal

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father the desirability rating for tangible stuff is never ending, it is always more. Yet, if we are honest with ourselves, an accounting of what we have, tells us we have enough stuff. What we need is more dedication, gratification, kindness, dependability, compassion, energy and of course to be more humble and give more. So Lord help us with all of these and make us as good as our dogs think we are! Amen!

Today’s Guests – WELCOME!

Guest Guest Of
Arnie Biondo Greg Griffin
Kevin Dresel Jane Fiehrer
Beverly Dunnington Bob Lawson
Dick Holback Greg Griffin
Jen Osborn Art Hung
Lacy Owens Stan Fronzaglia
Beth Seall Wendy Hatton
Harvey Smith Grer Griffin
Beth Wunsch Martin Hufstutler

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Community Event

11/14/2019, Build-A-Bear for Oncology patients will be at Children’s Hospital. More volunteers are always welcome. Contact Nancy Lehren, the chair of Child Health and Wellness.

Volunteers and Vehicles for Veterans Day Flag Deliveries

11/11/2019 – Avenue of Flags deliveries for Veteran’s day will be on 11/7/2019, 4 PM, 11/8/2019, 10 AM to 1 PM, 11/9/2019, 10 AM. Flag retrieval will be 11/12/2019 10:30 AM to 6 PM. They are very short of volunteers that have a flag compatible truck or van. If you have one of those and can help, that would be fantastic. Contact Tom Novak if you can help as more volunteers are needed.

Social Events

  • 11/8/2019 – 6 PM, Friday, Euchre party at the community building of Wentworth Village in Bellbrook off 725. Food and drinks will be provided. Cost is $10.
  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace.

Haunted Trail Recap

Gail Aiken, the chair of the Haunted Trail event, thanked everyone who helped. She also thanked Arnie Biondo, the Director of the Centerville-Washington Park District, who was a guest for today’s meeting. The park district created new gravel paths that were wonderful. On the second night, 20 members from the CHS Octagon club volunteered. The Octagon club is the High School Optimist club that CNO sponsors. Gail was happy that they were able to help as she was short on volunteers.

  • 1450 canned goods were collected for the First Dawn Food Pantry.
  • This year, 1275 people went through the trail over two nights.
  • The first Haunted Trail was in 1985 and had 208 people go through.
  • 1300 Donut holes donated by Bill Donuts were consumed.
  • We served 30 gallons of cider. Dorothy Lane donated 10 of the gallons.
  • There were 15 fright stations.
  • 450 Students, mostly from area middle schools and some from high school, manned the stations. There were parent chaperones at each station.

Announcements

Donn Huss announced there will be a “NOW” Event on February 20, 2020. NOW is an acronym for “New Optimists Welcome”. Read more about it here. It is a program designed to capture the interests of prospective new Optimist Club members.

John Carroll, Coordinating Principal CHS

Gary Aiken introduced Centerville High School Coordinating Principal John Carroll. John has been a member of CNO since 1/3/2012. He has worked in the Centerville School District for 26 years. He has been CHS coordinating principal for the last 4. John originally taught math. He feels blessed and is excited to go to work each day.

John said that the 2018-2019 District’s Quality Profile was just posted. He said if you read it, you will be proud of your schools.

John wants to be accessible to students. Much of the day he tries to stand out at the front desk so that he is accessible to students and staff.

John showed us a slideshow titled, Centerville Creates Change.

John is often asked about what the High School does. He explained that they provide academics, social -emotional learning and career advising.

CHS has a total 720 staff members of which 185 are licensed. There is 490,0000 sq ft of building space. It occupies 60 acres of property.

Centerville High School strives to always grow and improve. The U.S. News and World Report Scorecard ranks CHS nationally #1650 up from #1878. For Ohio Schools, CHS is ranked #57 up from #78. In the Dayton, OH Metra Area, CHS is ranked #4. John says that they have increased their rank, but the U.S. News method of using AP scores is not the only way to judge a school.

John agrees that every student going to college should take at least one AP class and test. He says the impoverished are not fully represented and he wants to raise this. They tend to not take AP classes as they don’t expect to go to college.

CHS uses different ways to help students of all types. There are “Learning in Action” programs. These programs help keep kids engaged and prepare for paid internships and for careers. The “Certified Production Technologists” program was able to get 18 students to graduate that were not on track. Of these graduates, 3 went to Sinclair and 5 obtained internships with a starting pay of $30,000. These partnerships with Sinclair College are at little or no cost to CHS.

CHS Fine and Performing Arts was recognized for “2019 Best Communities for Music Education”.

CHS believes in Service and Leadership. They constantly are putting kids into situations where they can be of service to their community and lead others. With the help of CNO, the 2019 Spirit Chain raised a record $72,500 this year for various charities.

CHS has high expectations for their students and provides high levels of support. They use internal systems that drive improvement and focus on feedback and purpose. They seek to serve all students and graduation requirements are always changing, so they align goals and direct resources. Of those enrolled, 12% have special needs. At least 12% are living with poverty and it is probably higher because this is often not reported.

CHS offers career advising which includes shadowing, pre-internship and pre-apprentice programs.

There are about 60 clubs at CHS. Clubs are added quite often, and John approves most ideas. A kid will come up to John with an idea and it often surprises them when he says yes.

Programs that support the needs of all their students academically and social-emotionally:

  • CORE and Accountability Teams
  • Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) Partnership
  • HOPE Squad
  • Advisory
  • Elk Connectors
  • Character Club (PBIS)
  • Partnerships with Sinclair
  • Partnerships with local employers

John said no person can reach every kid. He asks his team to use a +1 mentality, which accepts that you cannot reach them all in every situation, but could you reach just one more kid? He uses a quote by Josh Shipp, “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.”

CHS greatly appreciates the support of CNO and he tells kids about the creed daily. He is grateful for the opportunity to lead in our community. His closing slide said EPND which stands for “Elk Pride Never Dies”.

John was asked about CHS safety. He said they have only 2 points of entry and they are monitored by cameras. They have several security guards. Staff is constantly being trained to prepare for emergencies.

Dawn Arrowood, CNO member and Director of Wellness at St. Leonard, thanked him and the students who participate in the Elk’s for Seniors program at St Leonard.

Thank you, John, for presenting about CHS today.

Addendum to Sergeants at Arms Disclaimer

Brandon Barrett announced, “As with any court, not showing up to lunch does NOT release you of any previous fine.  There is no time frame on being GUILTY!”

CNO Donations 2013 through June 2019

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

Over 50 years, we have donated close to $2,000,000 to our youth community. In the past 6 years, we have donated nearly $700,000.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Fred Pfeiffer October 26
Brent Richburg October 28
Shawn Thacker October 28

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Bob Foster October 22 10/22/2003 16
Laurie Poeppelman October 22 10/22/2003 16
Mike Fanelli October 22 10/22/2003 16
Charlie Goodwin October 28 10/28/2008 11
Jessica King October 28 10/28/2008 11
Karen Sirmans October 28 10/28/2008 11
Mike Brubaker October 28 10/28/2008 11

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Dawayne Kirkman Debe Dockins 3rd Reading
Abby Davis Vince Reidy 1st Reading
Lacy Owens Stan Fronzaglia 1st Reading
Beverly Dunnington Bob Lawson 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Diane Arehart Saying she liked to scare little kids at the Haunted Trail.
Beth Duncan Saying she liked to scare little kids at the Haunted Trail.
Don Kelley Plays too much golf, he obviously must have more time to help kids. If he pays $2 he will receive the game “Toilet Golf” so that he can play even more golf.
Tom Novak Participating in CNO 2.0 demonstration that prevented Brian Nolan from getting a beer.
Gary Smiga Participating in CNO 2.0 demonstration that prevented Brian Nolan from getting a beer.

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Sue Jessee More than 700 lbs of food were donated to the First Dawn Food Pantry from the Haunted Trail event.
Joan Cordonnier That Erich Eggers donates the money to buy tickets to the Rotarian Breakfast Fundraiser each year for the theater technical crew.
Joan Cordonnier The musical “First Date” at CHS will be performed on November 7, 8, 15, 16 at 7:30.
Carolyn Taylor Since our own Myron Rheaume is governor, happy that the new banner that hangs during our meeting says, “Home of the Ohio District Governor”.

April 23, 2019 – CHS Theatre – “Fiddler on the Roof”

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father the desirability rating for tangible stuff is never ending, it is always more. Yet, if we are honest with ourselves, an accounting of what we have, tells us we have enough stuff. What we need is more dedication, gratification, kindness, dependability, compassion, energy and of course to be more humble and more love. So Lord help us with all of these and make us as good as our dogs think we are! Amen

Today’s Guests

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Upcoming Social Events

  • 5/4/2019, Kentucky Derby Party at Remodeling Designs in Miamisburg. Bring a dish to share. Cost is $10. Bring quarters for a horse race game and other cash for betting.
  • 5/11/2019, Dayton Dragons game with a luxury box, food, drinks and hat. Contact the Dragons at (937) 228-2287 ext 134 for tickets or email dla@arehart.com with questions.
  • 5/29/2019, 6:30 at Heather’s Café in Springboro, “Dining in the Dark”. There will be a nice meal, but you will be blindfolded during it. The event includes meal, music and silent auction. The cost is $65 per person. The event is a fundraiser and raises awareness about the issues facing the blind community. This is being arranged by Bob Collins daughter.

Committee Announcements

Tom Novak announced he needs volunteers to do the annual flag sleeve checkup. You do not need a flag compatible car and the schedule is flexible. You can sign up to meet at 9 AM or 10 AM on 5/4/2019 at Turf Nerd, 75 Westpark Rd, Centerville OH 45459. At that time, you will be part of a 2-member team to check flag sites on one of the flag routes. If you want to help but can’t make it on 5/4/2019, contact Tom Novak and he will arrange for you to receive a set of tools. Tom’s goal is that you complete your sleeve checkup within a week of 5/4/2019.

Laurie Poeppelman and Evelyn Griffin announced they are taking orders for embroidered Opti-Gear spring items for the next few weeks at lunch. Last lunch to order is May 7, 2019.

Myron Rheaume, chair of PGP and PDP, announced that at the district conference this weekend the CNO club will receive 71 awards. He also announced the international president is planning to attend our Ohio State District Convention in August 2019.

Pat Behn announced the that the Easter egg hunt was a success. It took about 5 minutes for the children to collect the 6000 eggs. Thank you to the volunteers.

Mary Madden announced she is ready to retire from her Easter Bunny duties. Donna Huss will be the new Easter Bunny.

Cindy Harris announced that the next Build-A-Bear event will be on Friday, May 10th, at Children’s Medical Center. Remember that CNO 2.0 members participate in all the same volunteer opportunities and fundraising events as CNO members. Each child attending will receive a stuffed animal and an outfit of their choice along with other festivities. CNO members are invited to sponsor a child at the Build-a-Bear for $25.  Each sponsor will receive a picture of the child sponsored holding their new stuffed animal.  To sponsor a bear, mail your check payable to Centerville Noon Optimist, c/o Nancy Lehren, 6857 Cedar Cove Dr., Centerville, OH 45459.

Mike Bevis, chair of the golf committee, said we are less than 90 days until the Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament. It will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019. Meetings will be held at Buckeye Home Health Care on Paragon Rd at 6 PM: 4/17/2019, 5/15/2019, 6/12/2019, 7/102019.

Centerville High School Theatre – Fiddler on the Roof.

Jason Hamen the Theatre Instructor and Director of Theatre Programming at CHS brought several student performers with him today.

We were treated to 4 songs from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”.

  • “If I Were a Rich Man”
  • “Matchmaker”
  • “Miracle of Miracles”
  • “Sunrise, Sunset”

The students did a great job! Thanks to all of them for sharing their talents with us!

Link to details about the performance at CHS

The performances are at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday on these dates 4/26/2019, 4/27/2019, 5/3/2019 and 5/4/2019.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Keith Meyer April 23
Jeff Busch April 29

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Donna Huss April 24 4/24/2012 7
Dan Passidomo April 25 4/25/2007 12
Mike Witt April 26 4/26/1994 25

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Jack Grady Mike Bevis 3rd Reading
Kelly Davis Beth Duncan 3rd Reading
Mark Karns Jean Pummill 2nd Reading
Laura Mercer Debe Dockins 1st Reading
Wasfi Samaan Patrick Arehart 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Bob Burkman Parked over a drainage ditch.
Jerry Stahley Only thorn among all the roses.
Gary Anderson First one to show up in shorts this year.
Suzanne Werts Did not meet guest at the door.
Beth Duncan Appearing in a recent TV Commercial, but she did have her Optimist PIN on.
Donna Huss Mary Madden left her Easter basket at the hunt, but she has retired, and now Donna Huss is the bunny – so Donna got fined.

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Brian Nolan For the CHS performance today.
Jesse Gaither Daughter pitches for Lebanon High School and her team has 57 runs vs 12 runs in total vs Centerville and Springboro.
Joan Cordonnier She also wanted to thank CHS, but since Brian Nolan already did, she had a happy buck for how nice of a happy buck he gave.
Joe Madden For the CHS performance today. He and Mary often go and see the plays at CHS and really enjoy them.
David Duncombe His son who is 68 caught his shingles early and was able to take a new drug that got rid of it in a week. You have to start taking it within 72 hours of the first symptoms.
Paul Stull Happy for 7 years of Mary Madden being our Easter Bunny.
Maha Kashani Happy about being back at lunch
Fred Polizzi Happy about being back at lunch. Thanks everyone for your support.
Melissa DeShurko Daughter is turning 30 years old.
Myron Rheaume Keara Hatton, a Freshman at UC and his  granddaughter is captain of the UC intercollegiate film competition. They were 12th of 47 films from 27 colleges. The faculty chose her to direct and produce their entry.
Gary Smiga Son is engaged to be married.

Noon Meeting News – March 6, 2018 – Centerville High School B.O.L.D (Bulding Our Lives Drug Free)Program

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, our Optimist membership is a 24/7 affair. Make our every action, every attitude a statement to the world that there is a better way to live thru Optimism. Am I bragging – probably. Am I being prideful – not for me but of all the members. This is not an activity we do at our leisure. Optimism is truly an activity of giving of time ,talent and treasure. Not for ribbons or bows nor accolades but for the joy we feel in fulfilling our reason for being. We pray our joy reflects on You and the blessings You have given us for being Optimists. Amen

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Kate Bowling Dr. Tom Henderson
Danielle Meyer Speaker
Beth Mires Dr. Tom Henderson
Dave Phillips Greg Fay
Jake Rankey Speaker
David Roer Dr. Tom Henderson
Kadijah Taylor Roberta Taylor
Amy Wang Patrick Arehart
Andrea White Jim Long

Plaque for our president, Chris McAlpine

Beth Duncan took the February 8, 2018 Q&A article in Dayton Biz Journal of the interview they did with Chris McAlpine about Centerville Noon Optimists and made a beautiful plaque he can proudly display.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/02/08/q-a-chris-mcalpine-president-of-the-centerville.html

Today’s Speakers

Thomas Henderson, PhD., introduced his guest Centerville school board President, David Roer, MD. He is the co-chair of South Suburban Coalition United for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth. Their goal is to reduce drinking and drug use by finding healthy alternatives. In attendance today was Beth Mires, the CHS Advisor to BOLD Student Group and intervention counselor at CHS. Also, in attendance today was Andrea White, the co-chair of South Suburban Coalition. Henderson informed, “Andrea interfaces with all of the student leaders form the South Suburban School Districts on a regular basis. She has a passion for working with our youth promoting good decision-making and health lifestyles.”

David Roer, MD, introduced today’s speakers, members of the Centerville High School (CHS) senior class of 2018 and student members of the South Suburban Coalition, Danielle Meyer and Jake Rankey They are influential seniors and came to us to talk about the BOLD (Building Our Lives Drug-Free) organization at CHS.

What is BOLD? “A student led organization whose members have committed to being 100% drug and alcohol free and whose purpose is to promote positive messages on the importance of committing to a drug-free lifestyle”- Beth Mires-CHS Advisor to BOLD Student Group.

BOLD currently has about 30 members. They put on middle school programs to explain early to kids before they hit high school that not only is drug and alcohol use unhealthy, but you can still be one of the “cool” kids by just saying no.

One of the ways they have gotten the word out when they first started the group was to have trifold boards set up at parent-teacher conferences and explain to parents the problems that exist and tactics to combat these issues. Now they also have put up banners around Centerville sports fields asking everyone to be bold and to join BOLD.

Their mission statement for this year is, “To be known so that we can educate students, parents, community members in order to break down stereotypes about teen drinking and drug use.” Their core values are, “Integrity, grit, commitment, and willpower.”

A question was asked of them by our group if they think the legalization of marijuana has made their job more difficult. They said, maybe but then pointed out that just because it is legal in no way makes it safe. Jake also communicated his recent culture shock experience in Denver. There were numerous marijuana stores with customers who obviously have drug and money problems. Additionally, he saw large amounts of homelessness in the area.

Phone numbers listed in the BOLD pamphlet were: Suicide hotline 800-273-8265, National Helpline 800-662-4357, Student Safety Hotline 866-547-8362.

Additionally, BOLD uses social media to get the word out. Follow them on Twitter @CentervilleBOLD, https://twitter.com/CentervilleBOLD

 Birthdays

Member Birthday
Mark Casey March 10
Tony Lombardo March 12

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Barbara Santo March 9 03/09/1999 19
Diane Mescher March 9 03/09/1999 19
Bob Glavin March 12 03/12/1993 25

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Amy Wang Patrick Arehart 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Every male with a beard Having a beard
Everyone wearing red. Wearing red
Greg Fay Not going to be able to share the stage with Steve VanGorder next week at CNO 2.0 and no microphones will be needed.
Beth Duncan Mistaking April for March when announcing the Euchre party
Chris McAlpine Getting the plaque from Beth Duncan
Barbara Santo Losing her name badge – Again
Greg Griffin Throwing away Barbara Santo’s spare name badge right before she needed it

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Tom Novak Glad flag season is here. Flag Assembly this Saturday 3/10/18.
Jay McAlpine Finally can prove he has good parenting skills since his son received a plaque honoring his good deeds.
Donna Huss Optimistic her husband will pull through soon his recent bout of bad luck: gash on head, root canal, skin cancer removal, and now pneumonia.
Bill Stone Great weekend in Colorado
Bill Stone Kelly’s step dad doing well after pacemaker implant
Bill Stone Nice to have his plane back in Dayton after its yearly service in Muncie
Joe Madden Since Chris McAlpine got a plaque, he thought Dr. Dan should also get an award for dental plaque.

 

 

Noon Meeting News – August 22, 2017 – Rob Dement – Centerville High School Athletic Director

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father as adults we can look back on our lives and try to figure out why and how we became the person we are now. Many will discover that one or two people shaped our personality or steered us to become interested in the vocation or avocation we now enjoy. To our benefit we were drawn to those who enjoyed life to the point of admiration. We thank you Lord for those people and for putting them in our path. Now it is our time to pass on that same enthusiasm and optimism, to steer kids to the joys of leading a fulfilling life. There are any young people out there that are in need. Help us Lord to be that one person who can make a difference.
Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Anna Bargmeyer Bob Bargmeyer
Kevin Bargmeyer Bob Bargmeyer
Rob Dement Speaker
Julie Ilg Mike Bevis
Bryan Link Jean Pummill
Laura Roesch Mike Bevis

Today’s Speaker

John Carroll introduced our speaker, Bob Dement, athletic director at Centerville High School.  Bob thanked CNO for our contribution for the new football helmets. These helmets, he explained, have sensors that monitor each “head hit” of each player, making the sport safer. He praised the district for its support of the 32 varsity level programs, told us that Lacrosse is increasing in participation, while football and wrestling are decreasing. CHS will have a new scoreboard thanks to the Athletic Boosters. Bob also shared that both boys and girls golf teams have a good chance to win at the state level. Many members asked interesting questions.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Scott Rheaume August 28
Rick Kempfer August 28

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Greg Smith August 22 10
Gary Miller August 23 12
Monty Zinck August 25 8
Julie Walling Noeth August 26 9
Mary Madden August 26 19
Andy Devito August 27 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Bryan Link Jean Pummill 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Beth Lybrook Sneaking in late, Scott Langer award
Vince Reidy Gainfully employed but no Optimist pin in photo
Debe Dockins Not in photo honoring Veteran
Jim Long Issued jury summons to CNO member without a personal note
Greg Griffin Shameless display of Optimist of the Year plaque
Gary Aiken Not knowing the date of Thanksgiving
Gary Miller Absent too long
Tom Lakes Scott Langer award
Tom Henderson Shameless self promotion

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Debe Dockins Glad the eclipse is over
John Kalaman Paula recovering well
Donna Huss Grandson, Ian got a good job with good pay and commissions
Cherie Gentry Glad Ohio district convention over and grateful for all CNO help
Myron Rheaume Good job done by Cherie Gentry
Don Wildenhaus Tri Star soccer sign ups
Stan Fronzaglia Wife Joyce cancer free for 5 years
Bob Bargmeyer Wife, Anna and son Kevin guests and son drove them to KY to see eclipse
Joe Madden The beautiful eclipse??? But now he cannot see a thing – LOL