February 16, 2021 – Oratorical Contest – Week #2

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Sometimes we need to change our perspective.  When we look outside today at a fresh blanket of snow, help us to refrain from dreading the shoveling and plowing, the bitter cold, and higher heating bills.  Instead, help us to admire and appreciate its beauty and the uniqueness of each snowflake, much like we need to admire and appreciate the beauty and uniqueness in each of us. 

Amen.

Announcements

Kristen Marks, chair of the Essay Contest, needs more judges to help with the essay contest. There is a judging rubric to follow to help you score the essays.

Greg announced that there will be a member appreciation boxed lunch available on 3/12/2021. Refer to the PDF you have been emailed and send Debe Dockins your choice for lunch if you would like to come and pick up your free lunch.

Greg announced that the Second Quarter Ohio District Conference will be February 26-27, 2021 via Zoom.

Happy Birthday Louise Haun and Ken Peacock

Today was Louise Haun’s and Ken Peacock’s birthday. Louise was on today’s call. Tim Clemmer led those in attendance on the Zoom meeting. First, we warned the Oratorical participants not to be scared and please stay on the call. Second, we warmed up our voices which didn’t help. Then, we sang loudly, proudly, and badly. Have a great birthday and year Louise and Ken!

Committee Meetings

  • 3/17/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, Zoom hosted by Mike Bevis. Meetings in 2021 will be on Wednesdays on 1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 4/14, 5/12, 6/16, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.
  • 3/16/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting, Zoom hosted by President Debe Dockins.

Community Events

Greg Griffin and Pat Behn announced that the Easter Egg Drive through will be held on April 3rd, 2021, at Oak Grove Park. They need volunteers to hand out cinch sacks filled with plastic Easter Eggs to children as their parents drive through.

Visual Arts Contest chairs Deb Saunders and Jane Fiehrer have sent out the invitation to art teachers at local schools so they can invite their students to participate.

Beth Duncan, chair of Centerville’s Got Talent, said she needs more volunteers to help with this committee. The contest will be for kids ages 4-19 that live or go to school in Centerville or Washington Township and will be participating in the event via videos they create of their talent.

Margaret Barclay Memorial 2021 Optimist Oratorical Contest – Day 2

Liz Fultz, the chair of the Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical contest, introduced the participating students and described this annual event. Public speaking is important. Seventy percent of people say it is an essential skill for success. This is the 5th year for Liz to chair this event. Liz thanked today’s judges who are Beth Duncan, Kristen Marks and Joellen Ulliman. Tom Novak served as timekeeper.

Liz thanked her co-chair Ron Thompson. Additional thanks to Debe Dockins and Greg Griffin for helping to prepare for this meeting.

Liz thanked educators and administrators who support the contest including the Principals at the Centerville middle schools and Thomas Razaukas and Erin Bade, teachers at Incarnation without whom this contest would not be possible.

The speakers today are sharing their perspectives on “Healing the World with Optimism.” 

View the video of today’s participants here.

The winner from each of the 2 days will represent Centerville Noon at the Zone 14 contest, which will be held on Zoon on Wednesday, March 9th, 2021.

About the Oratorical Contest

Since it was established in 1928, the Oratorical Contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by Optimists International. 

Our contest is named in honor of former Optimist member Margaret Barclay.   Margaret chaired this committee for many years.  She cared deeply about bringing out the best in kids and in living the Optimist Creed.  She was a most beloved member of our club, a past president and lived a life dedicated to helping others. Margaret’s accomplishments were vast, including 40 years in public education, the last 27 in the Centerville Schools. She retired in 2000 as Principal at Magsig Middle School. While Margaret passed away in 2010, it is a pleasure to see her memory being recognized in this way.

Mr. Roy Barclay, husband of Margaret, supports the Oratorical contest by making an annual donation.  Thank you, Roy, for your ongoing contributions and support of this contest.

Details about the contest for participants. You can view the flyer here.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Julie RadoBeth Duncan3rd Reading

Welcome Guests!

Welcome to each of our seven student speakers and their guests this week!

Happy Bucks

No time for Happy Bucks this week.

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Bob LawsonFebruary172/17/20165
Harry BosseyFebruary172/17/199427
John HornerFebruary172/17/201011
Lou BrinkmanFebruary172/17/199526
Sandy StevensFebruary172/17/201011
Sarah UmbreitFebruary172/17/20165
Jack AndersonFebruary182/18/20165
Laura CascheraFebruary182/18/199724
Russell HulbertFebruary202/20/20138
Bob CollinsFebruary212/21/20147

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Ken PeacockFebruary 16
Louise HaunFebruary 16
Julie Walling NoethFebruary 20
Stan FronzagliaFebruary 20
Mike BevisFebruary 21

CNO Donations – 2013 through December 2020

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.

Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week.

Zoom Meeting This Week

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

Who can Attend Zoom Meetings?

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

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

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

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

Links to Recorded Meeting and PowerPoint

This week’s Zoom Meeting recording is here

This week’s Zoom meeting podcast is here

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

February 9, 2021 – Oratorical Contest – Week #1

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Dear God in Heaven,

Over this past year, we have felt like a shell in the ocean being tossed around, beaten, battered, broken, and crashed down on by waves of emotions.  Even though we may feel broken and abused, like the shell in the picture, You are molding and shaping us into something new.  Help us to never lose sight of Your love and the knowledge that You are in control and are doing greater things than we could ever imagine.

Amen.

Picture of a hand holding a heart shaped shell.

Announcements

Kristen Marks, chair of the Essay Contest, needs more judges to help with the essay contest. There is a judging rubric to follow to help you score the essays.

Mike Brubaker, Avenue of Flags, stated renewal messages have been sent via 1900 emails and 200 mailings. Renewals started coming in right away.

Committee Meetings

  • 2/17/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, Zoom hosted by Mike Bevis. Meetings in 2021 will be on Wednesdays on 1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 4/14, 5/12, 6/16, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.
  • 2/16/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting, Zoom hosted by President Debe Dockins

Community Events

Greg Griffin announced that the Easter Egg Drive through will be held on April 3rd, 2021.

Visual Arts Contest chairs Deb Saunders and Jane Fiehrer have sent out the invitation to art teachers at local schools so they can invite their students to participate.

Beth Duncan, chair of Centerville’s Got Talent, said she needs more volunteers to help with this committee. The contest will be for kids ages 4-19 that live or go to school in Centerville or Washington Township and will be participating in the event via videos they create of their talent.

Social Events

2/19/2021 at 6:30 PM, Sue Jessee and Sara Umbreit said the “Name that Baby” social event contest will be held that evening. Send in your baby pictures and three self-facts to Sue Jessee no later than February 12, 2021.

Margaret Barclay Memorial 2021 Optimist Oratorical Contest – Day 1

Liz Fultz, the chair of the Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical contest, introduced the participating students and described this annual event. Public speaking is important. Seventy percent of people say it is an essential skill for success. This is the 5th year for Liz to chair this event. Liz thanked today’s judges who are Beth Duncan, Kristen Marks, and Joellen Ulliman. Tom Novak served as timekeeper.

Liz thanked her co-chair Ron Thompson. Additional thanks to Debe Dockins and Greg Griffin for helping to prepare for this meeting.

Liz thanked educators and administrators who support the contest including the Principals at the Centerville middle schools and Thomas Razaukas and Erin Bade, teachers at Incarnation without whom this contest would not be possible.

The speakers today are sharing their perspectives on “Healing the World with Optimism.” 

View the video of today’s participants here.

The winner from each of the 2 days will represent Centerville Noon at the Zone 14 , which will be held on Zoon on Wednesday, March 9th, 2021.

About the Oratorical Contest

Since it was established in 1928, the Oratorical Contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by Optimists International. 

Our contest is named in honor of former Optimist member Margaret Barclay.   Margaret chaired this committee for many years.  She cared deeply about bringing out the best in kids and in living the Optimist Creed.  She was a most beloved member of our club, a past president and lived a life dedicated to helping others. Margaret’s accomplishments were vast, including 40 years in public education, the last 27 in the Centerville Schools. She retired in 2000 as Principal at Magsig Middle School. While Margaret passed away in 2010, it is a pleasure to see her memory being recognized in this way.

Mr. Roy Barclay, husband of Margaret, supports the Oratorical contest by making an annual donation.  Thank you, Roy, for your ongoing contributions and support of this contest.

Details about the contest for participants. You can view the flyer here.

New Member Readings and Inductions

No New Member Readings this week.

Welcome Guests!

Welcome to each of our seven student speakers and their guests this week!

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Greg Griffin$7 Happy Bucks for the 7 participants in today’s Oratorical Contet
Bob Bargmeyer$2 Happy Bucks because he and his wife Anna have both recived both of their COVID vaccine doses

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Brent RichburgFebruary132/13/20183
Brian NolanFebruary132/13/20183
Clint FreeseFebruary132/13/20183
Jon WertsFebruary132/13/20183
June BosworthFebruary132/13/20183
Laurie WestheimerFebruary132/13/20183
Suzanne WertsFebruary132/13/20183

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Michelle TagliamonteFebruary 9
Mary Ann MacKenzieFebruary 11
Ron TinnermanFebruary 11
John HornerFebruary 12
Dan SamiecFebruary 12
Monty ZinckFebruary 13
Ron ThompsonFebruary 14

CNO Donations – 2013 through December 2020

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.

Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week.

Zoom Meeting This Week

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

Who can Attend Zoom Meetings?

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

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

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

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

Links to Recorded Meeting and PowerPoint

This week’s Zoom Meeting recording is here

This week’s Zoom meeting podcast is here

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

February 2, 2021 – Ricki Pepin – Your American Heritage – A Patriot’s Primer

Phather Phil’s Prayer from 2/2/2016, Read by Bob Burkman

Heavenly Father,

When we promise ourselves, make it come true. Help us in our contacts with others to always be Optimistic – positive and uplifting be they friend or stranger. Let us be the one that reignites their pilot light when their fire has gone out. In doing so we are living one of the purposes of our lives and honoring You. Optimism is your special gift to us – one that is blessed – only when we give it away. Amen!

Amen.

Announcements

Liz Fultz, chair of the Oratorical Contest, announced that the annual contest will be held during CNO Zoom meetings on February 9, 2021 and February 16, 2021. The committee needs judges. Please contact Liz Fultz or Ron Thompson if you would like to help.

Kristen Marks, chair of the Essay Contest, needs more judges to help with the essay contest. There is a judging rubric to follow to help you score the essays.

Committee Meetings

  • 2/16/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting, Zoom hosted by President Debe Dockins
  • 2/17/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, Zoom hosted by Mike Bevis. Meetings in 2021 will be on Wednesdays on 1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 4/14, 5/12, 6/16, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.

Community Events

Greg Griffin announced that the Easter Egg Drive through will be held on April 3rd, 2021. If you would like to help stuff cinch sacks with candy let Greg know. Evelyn Griffin will deliver and pick up the bags and candy.

Beth Duncan, chair of Centerville’s Got Talent, said she needs more volunteers to help with this committee. The contest will be for kids ages 4-19 that live or go to school in Centerville or Washington Township.

Social Events

2/19/2021 at 6:30 PM, Sue Jesse and Sara Umbreit said the “Name that Baby” social event contest will be held that evening. Send in your baby pictures and three self-facts to Sue Jessee no later than February 12, 2021.

Ricki Pepin, U.S. Constitution Teacher

Carolyn Taylor introduced Ricki Pepin, a U.S. Constitution teacher. Ricki Pepin is a former employee of the FBI, published author, columnist and international lecturer who has been teaching Constitution classes for over 20 years. 

You can view the slide deck here.

Your American Heritage – A Patriot’s Primer

Her presentation focused on using primary source documents – the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution – to help listeners discover for themselves the heritage our founders gave us when they wrote and established American law and government.  Amazing, eye-opening quotations and definitions from America’s first dictionary, written by Founding Father Noah Webster and published in 1828, will provide new insights and understanding of our American heritage of hope and freedom.

Knowing Your history and heritage is important. History education gives youth their identity. James Madison (founding father and author of the constitution) said, “Conscience is our most sacred property.” Sacred meaning holy or pertaining to God.

Pepin said our American heritage is that our government is based on Christian values. She said the American View of the American Government’s Foundation and Purpose is that there is a God, our rights come from Him, and the purpose of government is to secure these rights.

Pepin said that American Exceptionalism comes from the fact that, “America is the only nation in the world whose government was established for the purpose of advancing the Christian faith. This means the principles for American government were born and built upon the principles within the Bible – inextricably linking God and government.”

The Mayflower Compact written by the Pilgrims was America’s first self-government document. It contained, “In the name of god, Amen…Having undertaken this voyage to America for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith…”

The Declaration of Independence contains, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal [and] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness [and that] to secure these rights Governments are instituted among men…”. It also contains, “When it becomes necessary to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…”

Please view the slide deck or watch the video for many more details.

Resources to learn more about American Heritage

Thank you, Ricki Pepin, for your presentation today.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Julie RadoBeth Duncan2nd Reading

Welcome Guests!

Guest NameGuest of
Joanne FuchsCarolyn Taylor
Gene HartmanCarolyn Taylor
Julie RadoBeth Duncan

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Bob GlavinNew granddaughter was born
Tom NovakCNO member Kristen Marks is the new Executive Director of the Centerville-Washington Park District
Tom NovakNew members in readings
Tom NovakMike Brubaker sent emails for flag renewals and received 200 responses in 6 hours
Greg Griffin$16 happy bucks for the 16 volunteers that have already signed up to prepare cinch candy sacks for the Easter Egg Hunt Drive through
Steve and Joan RauNew granddaughter was born
Carolyn Taylor$2 for her two guests today

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Renee GlennFebruary52/5/20147
Ellie ParkerFebruary82/8/201110

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Wasfi SamaanFebruary 4
Greg CrabtreeFebruary 5
Shelby DiPasqualeFebruary 6
Don KelleyFebruary 8
Mariah VogelgesangFebruary 8

CNO Donations – 2013 through December 2020

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 we received this week

Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week.

Zoom Meeting This Week

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

Who can Attend Zoom Meetings?

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

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

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

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

Links to Recorded Meeting and PowerPoint

This week’s Zoom Meeting recording is here

This week’s Zoom meeting podcast is here

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

January 26, 2021 – Chuck Gabringer – Dayton Hockey History

Phather Phil’s Prayer, Read by Bob Burkman

Heavenly Father,

Heavenly Father, sometimes we know what we want to say to you, but have trouble putting all the thoughts in a way that makes sense. We need not worry, You don’t just hear our words. You listen to our hearts. We need to realize that when we try to extol the virtues of Optimism to others, others are not as impressed with our words as they are by what we do and why we do it. We pray that You keep us strong in Your spirit and in Optimism for our sake and our kids.

It’s also good to know we can always add a P.S. Thank you Lord.

Amen!

Announcements

Liz Fultz, chair of the Oratorical Contest, announced that the annual contest will be held during CNO Zoom meetings on February 9, 2021 and February 16, 2021. The committee needs judges. Please contact Liz Fultz or Ron Thompson if you would like to help.

Kristen Marks, chair of the Essay Contest, needs more judges to help with the essay contest. There is a judging rubric to follow to help you score the essays.

Committee Meetings

2/17/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, Zoom hosted by Mike Bevis. Meetings in 2021 will be on Wednesdays on 1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 4/14, 5/12, 6/16, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.

Community Events

Beth Duncan announced a new community event will be held soon. It is the Washington Township Centerville’s Got Talent. Kids ages 4-19 that live or go to school in Centerville or Washington Township will be participating in the event via videos they create of their talent. Beth is looking for people to join the new committee to help organize this event.

Social Events

2/19/2021 at 7 PM, Sue Jesse and Sara Umbreit said to save the date for a fun virtual event that evening.

Chuck Gabringer, History of Hockey in Dayton

Mike Bevis introduced Chuck Gabringer, the author of the 2015 book Hockey in Dayton. Gabringer earned a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media-Journalism-Communications from Wright State University. He is currently the Retail Lending Project Manager at PNC Bank.

His book, Hockey in Dayton is a pictorial history of professional hockey in Dayton beginning with the 1950’s Troy Bruins, continuing through the Dayton Gems of the 1960’s and 1970’s and the Dayton Bombers of the 1990s and 2000’s. Also included are histories of other hockey teams that have called Dayton home.

Gabringer stepped us through dozens of pictures associated with hockey played in Dayton.

The first picture was a recent photo of the abandoned Hara Arena that was destroyed by the Dayton Area Memorial Day 2019 tornado disaster. He said he wanted to start at the end.

Hara Arena was a basic building built in 1953 by the Wampler brothers. It started hosting the original Dayton Gems in 1964. Gabringer’s brother won the contest to name the team. To break the tie of the 39 people who submitted “Dayton Gems”, there was a drawing. Gabringer’s brother’s name was drawn. This happened before Gabringer was born. His family loved hockey and Gabringer also grew up loving the sport.

Hara Arena’s name is a combination of the two brothers who built the facility. It is the combination of the first 2 letters of each of their names of Harold and Ralph Wampler.

Gabringer said that opposing teams hated going to Hara Arena because the boards were made from concrete instead of wooden boards that would give a little. A body check was particularly brutal at Hara.

Hobart Arena was built in Troy, Ohio in 1950 when Troy only had 10,000 residents. It was designed for ice skating and conventions.  A Michigan hockey promoter heard about the building and was able to get an independent hockey team started in Troy. Eventually, the team joined the International Hockey League (IHL). The IHL existed 55 years. The team was named the Miami Valley Bruins from 1951-1959 and then they became the Troy Bruins.

The Wampler brothers were asked if they would be willing to install cooling pipes into Hara Arena. The IHL announced that a franchise would be added to Dayton, Ohio. After raising $40,000 to start the franchise, their first season was 1964-1965. Pat Ruff played for the team from 1964-1968 and he was a member of the US Olympic Hockey team in 1964 and 1968. During this time, Grismer Tire was a sponsor for Dayton Hockey. Grismer awarded players with a set of 4 tires if they earned a “Hat Trick”, for scoring 3 goals in a game.

The 1976 Dayton Gems team was very successful and won the IHL. Ten players from that team went on to the NHL.

The EHCL Dayton Bombers Hockey team played at Hara Arena from 1991 to 1996. During 1996 the team moved to the Ervin J. Nutter Center and played there until 2009.

Thank you, Chuck Gabringer, for joining us today and sharing Dayton’s very interesting history with various hockey teams.

New Member Readings and Inductions

NameSponsor1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Julie RadoBeth Duncan1st Reading
Doug FlandersJoe MaddenInduction

Welcome Guests!

No Guests this week – WHO can YOU Invite for a lift every Tuesday?

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Debe Dockins$5 for “Phather” Phil Robinson and Lynn Reilly attending the meeting today
Myron Rheaume$5 for being home after recovering from COVID-19

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Chris McAlpineJanuary271/27/20095
Todd KelchnerJanuary301/30/19926
Mike BevisJanuary311/31/20027
Rachel GoetzJanuary311/31/20137

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Dr. Dan PassidomoJanuary 26
Gary HansenJanuary 28
Scott LangerJanuary 29
Clint FreeseJanuary 29
Karen SirmansJanuary 31
David LaddFebruary 1
Donna HussFebruary 1

CNO Donations – 2013 through December 2020

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.

Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week.

Zoom Meeting This Week

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

Who can Attend Zoom Meetings?

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

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

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

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

Links to Recorded Meeting and PowerPoint

This week’s Zoom meeting video is here

This week’s Zoom meeting podcast is here

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

January 19, 2021 – Charlotte McGuire – Ohio Board of Education

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”.   Lord help us to educate ourselves and to use that knowledge to make the world a better place.  Not according to our wants and needs, but according to your will. 

Amen.

Announcements

Debe Dockins announced CHS Spirit Chain has started. It is an annual fundraiser and friendly fundraiser competition between Centerville and Fairmont High Schools. This year, CHS students have chosen three charities to benefit: Miami and Open Arms provide dental and health care to the uninsured and Food2Go provides meals for students in the district throughout the week. The student committee spent a lot of time researching organizations that are often overlooked in our community. You can donate by clicking here and be sure to add a note that your donation is for Spirit Chain.

Debe Dockins announced the Chuck Dickerson Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 year. Long time CNO member Chuck Dickerson lived his life by the Optimist Creed and left us too soon. The scholarship is intended for high school seniors who have been accepted to a two or four-year college or university, have demonstrated a commitment of community service and be the child or grandchild of a past or current member of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Interested students can sign up on the Dayton Foundation Scholarship Connect Website.

Deb Saunders and Jane Fiehrer are chairing the new Visual Arts Contest committee in collaboration with Optimist International. They are in the process of contacting the schools about this contest which encourages kids age 11 and under who live or attend school in Centerville or Washington Township to enter either the painting or drawing category. There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both categories.

Winner of the Dress your Pet Contest

January 14, 2021 is national dress up your pet day. Several CNO members sent in pictures of themselves and their dressed up pets. The winner was Sarah Umbreit and her dog Mushu. She wins a $50 gift card for Optigear from Lizard Apparel and Promotions.

Committee Meetings

  • 2/17/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, Zoom hosted by Mike Bevis. Meetings in 2021 will be on Wednesdays on 1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 4/14, 5/12, 6/16, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.

Social Events

2/19/2021 at 7 PM, Sue Jesse and Sara Umbreit said to save the date for a fun virtual event that evening.

Charlotte McGuire, Ohio Board of Education

Carolyn Taylor introduced Charlotte McGuire, the representative of Ohio District 3 of the State Board of Education representing the counties of Butler, Darke, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties. McGuire brings more than 40 years of government and nonprofit leadership experience to the State Board of Education. You can read more of McGuire’s bio here.

McGuire said, “I am honored and humbled to be here today. Centerville City Schools are one of the best.”

Her campaign has always been about every child has the inherent ability to succeed regardless of zip code or circumstances.

Your V.O.I.C.E. for Our Children’s Success

  • V = Values Children First
  • O = Options unique to every child
  • I = Involves parents and supportive leaders
  • C = Community Vision and Partners
  • E = Excelling Teachers in schools

Ohio Strategic Plan for Education: 2019-2024

She came today to discuss the Ohio Strategic Plan for Education for 2019-2024.

This is a link to the slide she presented.

You can read the complete document here.

This is page that has more information about their plan.

Vision

In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path, and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society.

Their social media hash tag is #EachChildOurFuture.

One Goal

Ohio will increase annually the percentage of its high school graduates who, one year after graduation, are:

  • Enrolled and succeeding in a post-high school learning experience, including an adult career-technical education program, an apprenticeship and/or a two year or four-year college program
  • Serving in a military branch
  • Earning a living wage or
  • Engaged in a meaningful, self-sustaining vocation

Three Core Principles

  • Equity
  • Partnerships
  • Quality Schools

Four Learning Domains

  • Foundational Knowledge and Skills: literacy, numeracy, and technology
  • Well-Rounded Content: social studies, sciences, languages, health arts, physical education etc.
  • Leadership and Reasoning: problem solving, design thinking, creativity, information analytics
  • Social-Emotional Learning: self-awareness and management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making

10 Priority Strategies

  1. Highly effective teachers and leaders
  2. Principal support
  3. Teacher and instructional support
  4. Standards reflect all learning domains
  5. Assessments gauge all learning domains
  6. Accountability system honors all learning domains
  7. Meet needs of whole child
  8. Expand Quality early learning
  9. Develop literacy skills
  10. Transform high school/provide more paths to graduation

Unity

She said we need unity of purpose. Ohio is a local control state. That is why it is important to be engaged with your local school board. This is the level where you can best see what is happening in your district. She believes that the communication between educators and parents need to be improved.

Students are Different and Need a Portfolio

College is not for everyone. There are high-schools students starting new businesses right after high school.

She is big on mentoring. An extra caring adult in a child’s life makes a world of difference in achievement and lifetime goals for a student.

She suggests that students develop a portfolio of what they have done. The whole student is what is now important. College entrance exams (ACT and SAT) keep having lowered importance and have even been eliminated in some schools, including some Ivy League schools.

Thank You

Thank you, Charlotte McGuire, for joining us to educate CNO about your work on the Ohio Board of Education

New Member Readings and Inductions

No readings or inductions this week.

Welcome Guests!

Welcome Doug Flanders – now in new member readings – sponsored by Joe Madden.

Happy Bucks

MemberReason
Carolyn Taylor$10 for today’s speaker, Charlotte McGuire
Jean Pummill$10 because her eBay store has reached number one on Google

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Gary DeMarcoJanuary201/20/20165
Jeff KujawaJanuary221/22/20156
Mike YoderJanuary221/22/20147
Mike YoderJanuary221/22/20147
John ThompsonJanuary231/23/20183
Greg WasmundJanuary251/25/200714

Birthdays

MemberBirthday
Myron RheaumeJanuary 20
Gary SmigaJanuary 21
Todd KelchnerJanuary 24
Ruthy QuinlanJanuary 24
Martha JacksonJanuary 25

CNO Donations – 2013 through December 2020

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

Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week.

Zoom Meeting This Week

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

Who can Attend Zoom Meetings?

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

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

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

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

Links to Recorded Meeting and PowerPoint

This week’s Zoom meeting video is here

This week’s Zoom meeting podcast is here

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