Noon Meeting News – January 9, 2018 – Lisa Hanson – Culture Works

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father if we were to break down are lives into 18 segments that would make , on average, a little over 4 years per segment . Kinda like playing golf. For many like me, that means we’ve been playing the 19th hole for the last 20 years! Have we been doing everything right or have You giving us the extra time to get it right? Where ever we stand in this game called life let us play the game as if it was the 18th hole. Don’t let us quit just before the finish line. May our efforts fulfill Your purpose in us for
Your glory and honor. Amen!

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
June Bosworth Julie Noeth
Andrew Cain Stan Fronzaglia
Lisa Hanson Speaker
Tina Nelson Renee Glen
Brent Ogburn Art Hung

Today’s Speaker

Additional 2017 Christian D. Larson Award for Pat Behn

Bob Burkman and Nancy Lehren announced that Pat Behn is awarded the 2017 Christian D. Larson Award. Pat Behn joins fellow 2017 recipients Myron Rheaume and Mary Madden. The Christian D. Larson award is a lifetime achievement recognition given to a person who has exemplified outstanding service in his/her Optimist club. Pat Behn has easily earned this award from all her generous service for our club. She would have received the award in December with Myron and Mary, but Pat was not able to make it to the 2017 holiday party.

Today’s Speaker

Shane Wilken introduced today’s speaker Lisa Hanson from Culture Works. Culture works was formed by combining 3 organizations in 1994, the oldest of which started over 40 years ago. “Art belongs to the community”, she explained. The arts, are not just for enjoyment, but has a huge economic impact on the Dayton area. In our area the yearly economic activity generated is over 214 million and affects the income of over 8000 people in the arts. Art opportunities in the Dayton region are large.  The organization represents an 8 county area. They offer numerous college scholarships. There were 127 applications in 2017 up from 42, but she says she needs our help to get the word out. They have a current focus on helping young individual artists to achieve their dreams while still being located in the Dayton area instead of moving to culture “hotspots” such as Nashville. They give away several grants to numerous arts related organizations such as Dayton Arts Institute and WDPR radio. They give the money as unattached funds that can be used for general operating expenses which is very helpful so organizations can use the money as they need. Businesses can help support the arts by setting up workplace giving programs easily through payroll deductions. If you would like to give and save at the same time you can purchase an annual “Passport to the Arts” for $85 which gives you several options to “BOGO”, buy one ticket get one ticket free and discounts at several restaurants.

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For one week starting Jan 16, 2018 there are lots of ways to “Eat.Drink.Arts!”,


Member Birthday
Don Massie January 10
Bill Williams January 11
Jesse Gaither January 11
Ron Weir January 11
Joe Soucy January 12
Robert Jones January 13
Bill Powell January 15
Bob Duffy January 15

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Susan Thomsen January 14 01/14/1997 21
Michael Bevis January 15 01/15/2002 16

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
John Thompson John Speers 3rd Reading
Ryan Fay Greg Fay Induction

Sergeants at Arms

No time for sergeants this week.

Happy Bucks!

Member Name Reason
Dan and Kathy Beck Thrilled that Kelsey Sizemore, a Will Cale recipient, that they mentor, has just graduated from the Sinclair Dental Assistant Program