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.


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 – April 18, 2017 – Centerville High School Theatre Group

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father we pray that the Lenten days have brought us closer to You. Thank You for the many blessings we have received, especially those that our egos have claimed. May we have greater appreciation of Your love and grace by Your Son’s death on the cross. May we have the courage to
pass on Your love to others and be truly Your disciples. For those who don’t know, if they don’t like Jesus, be rest assured the devil will always take them back. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Carol Erisman Mike Bevis
C J Guarasci Mike Bevis
Dan Neer Jerry Stahley
Pat Neer Jerry Stahley
Tim Rieger Mike Bevis

Congratulations to our Sinclair Club

Our Sinclair College Optimist Club received this Thank You letter for their recent project of providing Easter Baskets for the CHOICES Child Foster Care Organization – congratulations for being such terrific Friends of Youth!

Download (PDF, 305KB)

2017-2018 Club Officer Nominations

President Elect Donna Huss
Vice President Greg Griffin
Vice President David Ladd
Two-Year Board Member Liz Fulz
Two-Year Board Member Gary Hansen
Two-Year Board Member Bob Lawson
Two-Year Board Member Don Massie
Two-Year Board Member Roland Rapp
One-Year Board Member Jack Anderson
One-Year Board Member Bob Foster – Nominated by Judy DeMarco – seconded by Sue Brubaker – Nomination accepted by Bob Foster

Today’s Speaker

Several wonderful senior students from Centerville High School put on a wonderful presentation reflecting what their spring musical, Anything Goes, is about. They sang us a couple of the songs such as “I Get A Kick Out of You” and “It’s De-Lovely”. The show looks like it could be a fun way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening, so if you’re interested in going to see it there will be four performances:

April 21 & 22 @ 7:30 pm April 28 & 29 @ 7:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased during the high school’s lunch hours, on the CHS website with PayPal, or there are cash sales at the door the night of the performance.


Member Birthday
Denise O’Neil April 18
Wayne Botkin April 21
Dave Klein April 22
Keith Meyer April 23

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Stan  Fronzaglia April 19 1999 18
 Vida  McDowell April 19 1999 18
 Mark  Petre April 22 1996 21
 Donna  Huss April 24 2012 5
 Patrick  Swan April 24 2012 5

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week

Sergeants at Arms 

Member Infraction
Bob Foster Fined for wearing flip flops to lunch
Bill Stone Delivered his bride to the front door and then just drove off
Dr. Dan Passidomo Too bad, he left early – so he wasn’t fined. (we’ll catch up with him next week)
Jane Fiehrer Grabbing a piece of candy at the door was ok, but then you went back for more and claimed it was for the people at your table. Table probably never saw that candy
Bob Burkman There was Avenue of Flags mail returned to the club’s PO box. Tisk tisk.
Jerry Stahley Jerry’s phone must have auto dial problems because some members received calls from him and no one was there; he claimed he has a bad phone
Paul Stull It must be an age thing, because usually you sit near the entrance and today he is on the opposite side of the room
Chris McAlpine Must know his guest pretty well if he has to ask her how to pronounce her name
Judy DeMarco Is Bob Foster here or not?  (She nominated him for the Board and he was nowhere to be found to accept said nomination)

 Happy Bucks!

No Happy Bucks this week so the CHS Theatre Group had time to entertain us – and did they ever!