CNOTES: June 15, 2021 – Debbie Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Dear God,

Help us to be more like children.  Help us to see the holy in the mundane.  To hold the secular and the sacred in the same breath.  To let nothing stand between us and You.  To know that You are in the helplessness and the hopelessness the same as You are in the faith and the healing.  Children understand that prayer and conversation with You need no frills, nothing fancy, but to simply be an expression of our hearts.



Mike Bevis, Golf Outing Chair, said that 144 golfers have signed up so participation is SOLD OUT. They need “day of event” volunteers for lots of tasks on Monday, July 12, 2021. There are jobs for all times of the day including early morning, mid-day and at the end of the day. They are also looking for donors and silent auction items like bottles of wine and gift cards.

Debe Dockins, Americana Float, said the team is looking for volunteers to help build the float.

Gail Aiken, Americana 5K run on 7/5/2021, announced that they need help passing out packets days before the event and lots of help for the day of the event.

Debe Dockins announced that the CNO tent at last Friday’s Party in the Park was a huge success. She said thanks to Jerry Stahley for bringing the tent over and setting it up, to Jean Pummill for handing out lollipops, Club information, and smiles, and a HUGE thank you to Jerry Gerhards who crafted at least 100 balloon animals well into the night. Jean said we were one of the most popular booths there. The next Party in the Park will be Friday, July 16, 2021. These events feature food trucks, live music, a DJ and booths from various businesses. It is run by The Heart of Centerville and Washington Township.

Beth Duncan brought in Optigear samples to today’s meeting. To purchase Optigear items go to

Committee Meetings

  • 6/24/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, in person at Buckeye Home Health Care on Paragon Road. Meetings in 2021 will be on 1/13, 2/17, 3/24, 4/14, 5/12, 6/24, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.
  • 7/20/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting.

Debbie Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital

Debe Dockins introduced Adam Blanchard, the Director of Donor Engagement at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). Adam introduced today’s speaker, Debbie Feldman,, the President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital since 2012. Her presentation was titled, “Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health.”

From the DCH website about Debbie Feldman

Deborah Feldman is the fourth president and chief executive officer of Dayton Children’s Hospital. The only pediatric hospital in the region, Dayton Children’s is comprised of over 3,000 employees, a professional staff of over 400 physicians and residents, and 900 volunteers who provide compassionate, expert care for more than 300,000 children every year across 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana in a network of care facilities.

Upon joining the organization in 2012, she led the creation of a new strategic roadmap to guide the hospital into the rapidly changing future of health care.  This plan, called Destination 2020, outlines a framework for ensuring that Dayton Children’s continues to grow and thrive while remaining true to the original mission of its founders – to provide the highest quality pediatric care to all children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  It involves a campus-wide revitalization, services expansion in key areas, recruitment of highly specialized pediatric experts, and the integration of advanced technology; all in a uniquely family-centered setting.


Debbie Feldman thanked the Centerville Noon Optimist club for their generous donation to the Tower at Dayton Children’s.

Patients are now consumers. Influences on the current generation of parents from online retailing such as and other instant online experiences have changed how patients want to receive health care. More and more care will occur in home and be delivered online.

Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health Mission and Vision

Dayton Children’s Hospital Mission is, “The relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child within our reach.”

Dayton Children’s Hospital is, “Reinventing the path to children’s health for families throughout our region and beyond.”

Destination 2020’s Goal

Dayton Children’s Hospital goal is to remain an independent and freestanding children’s hospital, local-governed to advance the health of our region’s children. They want to significantly improve patient and family experiences across all areas. They have reduced wait times, improved communication and doctors’ rounds are now family-centered. They have built a new patient tower with single rooms and engaging technologies and have expanded the south campus providing the right care, close to home for more families.

5 Strategic Focus Areas

  • Consumer Access, Patients are consumers that are looking for convenience and low wait times. They want virtual access. They want the right access for their families at the right time.
  • Total Experience, Taylor the experience to the needs and type of care needed. Provide an exceptional experience for families.
  • Care Innovation, Technology is continuously updated to improve the care and delivery at the hospital and home. Technology will improve the outcome of care.
  • Behavioral Health, There is a behavioral health crisis and a tremendous demand for behavioral health services. At any given time, there is a list of 5-10 children waiting to get a bed. The second leading cause of death of children is now suicide.
  • Health Equity, Different children need help in different ways because of current home situations, transportation and other factors.

DCH Propellers for their Goals

The propellers propel the reinvention of the path to children’s health. They help DCH to take flight to go above and beyond.

  • Inclusive Mindset, They will be more inclusive and equitable. Everyone will feel valued, understood and welcomed.
  • Talent Magnet, They will attract the best talent and teams.
  • Quality Improvement, They will employ techniques for Quality Improvement and to share exceptional experience.
  • Financial Prowess, They have a commitment to strong financial discipline stewardship and philanthropy that will enable them to fulfill their mission.
  • Digital Manifests, They know most of their customers now expect access digitally. The parents of the current children generation do not like to talk on the phone. They want to go online or text to make appointments.
  • Strong Alliances, They will obtain and retain strong partners.
  • Distinguished Brand, They promise above and beyond care and services.

Quick Facts about DCH

  • 181 Beds
  • 24 Behavioral Health beds
  • 6083 Admissions
  • 382,391 Total Visits
  • 3800 Employees
  • 412 Physicians
  • 43 Specialties

Thank You

Thank you, Debbie Feldman, for joining us to present “Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health” at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Welcome Guests!

Guest NameGuest of
Debbie FeldmanToday’s Speaker, Dayton Children’s Hospital President and CEO
Adam BlanchardDayton Children’s Hospital Director of Donor Engagment
Elizabeth JulianDayton Children’s Hospital Donor Engagement Associate
Dan SlouffmanJohn Speers
Barbara LayneMyron Rheaume
Troy YoungBeth Duncan
Fred SwaisgoodBob Collins
Brenda MooreMike Bevis
Essex PhillipsMike Bevis
Joseph and Brenda PolleyMike Bevis
Kevin McDonaldMike Bevis
Adina AngelMike Bevis
Wendy RoopMike Bevis

Happy Bucks

No time for Happy Bucks this week

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants this week

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Cherie GentryJune176/17/20156
Sam PfabeJune176/17/20156
Denise GreenJune196/19/20138


Charla RheaumeJune 16
Ron KukerJune 19
Kathy McAlpineJune 20

CNO Donations – 2013 through May 2021

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

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

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

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

June 16, 2020 – Dr. Jonathan Thackeray – Dayton Children’s

A Replay of the ZOOM Meeting is Here

NOTE: Technical Difficulties this week so now Zoom Meeting Replay is available.


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.

Welcome Guests!

No Guests this week.

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Laura Thimons Debe Dockins Induction

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.


Greg Griffin, president of CNO, reminds members if you want to be more involved with various committees contact the committee chairs which you can find in the CNO handbook. Contact Greg if you need a PDF copy of the handbook.

Mike Brubaker, Avenue of Flags, announced that the AOF subscribers have paid for 2745 to be displayed at their homes or businesses. There were 415 new subscriptions since Memorial Day this year. Several routes have been added. The AOF can use several more volunteers for flag delivery and pickup. Contact Tom Novak if you can help. If you have a flag friendly vehicle such as Van, SUV or Truck that would be great. Do not worry if you do not have a flag friendly vehicle. they still want you; you will be paired with someone who does.

Mike Bevis, golf committee, announced the golf outing fundraiser is still scheduled for 9/28/2020.  The golf committee is discussing how the golf outing will look this year recognizing it will not be as large as in past years.

Happy Birthday Charla Rheaume

Today was Charla Rheaume’s birthday. Tradition had us singing to her through our Zoom meeting. I am surprised that Zoom’s servers didn’t explode under the stress of processing the audio!

After we finished Charla exclaimed, “You all have NOT improved over the years!”

Adam Blanchard, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Greg Griffin introduced Adam Blanchard, the director of Donor Engagement at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH).

He thanked CNO for its continued support and for having donated $173,000 to Dayton Children’s over the years.

5 ways Dayton Children’s is keeping your family safe:

  • Screenings, masks, and hand sanitizer
  • Clean, clean, and clean again
  • The right tools for the right care in the right spaces
  • Social distancing made easy
  • Limiting people on site

DCH needs community support. The COVID-19 crisis is affecting revenue at DCH. The weekly average of kids needing care is down this year. The cause is social distancing. Kids are not around each other and are not participating in sports. Less disease is being spread and fewer injuries are occurring. This causes stress on the finances of the hospital. They are not hoping for more injuries or infections, but it is an indicator of the financial health of the region. They do not expect “normal” to come back until January 2021 at the earliest. Adam said DCH losses so far are $25 million.

Jonathan Thackeray, MD, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Adam Blanchard introduced Jonathan Thackeray, MD, FAAP, the chief medical community health officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH).

He thanked CNO for what it does for DCH and for the community at large. He truly appreciates it.

View his slide deck here.

His presentation was titled “Improving the Health of Our Community.”

The DCH Mission is, “The relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child within our reach.”

The DCH Vision is, “Reinventing the path to children’s health for families throughout our region and beyond.”

Over time Ohio is now spending more money on healthcare and getting less quality of care.

Health Value in Ohio as of 2019

Compared to other states Ohio is number:

  • 43 in population health
  • 28 in healthcare spending
  • 46 in health value

Montgomery County is one of the worst counties in the state

  • 81st out of 88 Counties in health outcomes
  • 26 percent of children live in poverty
  • 50 percent of kids 0-11 are overweight or obese
  • Infant mortality rate is 6.8 per 10000, 43rd in the nation
  • Only 34 % of students are ready to start kindergarten
  • 25,000 children, or 1 in 5 have food insecurity

Mental Health in Montgomery County

  • 1 in 5 families need help for a mental and behavioral problem with a child
  • 6 % of high schoolers have made a suicide plan
  • 4% of high school students have attempted suicide

Disparities in Montgomery County

  • Of children aged 0-5 living in poverty
    • 3% are White
    • 9% are black
  • The infant mortality rate is
    • 5 per 1000 white children
    • 5 per 1000 black children

Improving Health Beyond Medical Treatments

The Child Health Pavilion of Dayton Children’s located at 1010 Valley St, Dayton OH, opened a year ago to provide health care differently for the community. They have done very well medically, but they want to help with health care outside of the hospital. They have launched a team of community workers.

Services of the Pavilion

  • Dayton Children’s Pediatrics, which has expanded clinical space
  • A comprehensive medical home for children in foster care or kinship care, with specially trained staff
  • Food “pharm” and teaching kitchen
  • Services for children with complex medical conditions
  • Dayton Children’s community engagement programs, including the Dayton Asthma Alliance, injury prevention, and healthy lifestyles programs
  • Families of patients can also be screened and referred to outside community resources through the Family Resource Connection on site

When a family visits the Pavilion, care workers ask, “Do you have enough food?” If the answer is no, they can send them down the hall where they will be given enough food for 72 hours. That gives enough time to connect the family to other food resources. So far, 587 families have been helped with 1000 boxes of food.

The Pavilion opened April 30, 2019. Just one week later, the Dayton tornado disaster occurred. The building was spared and only had minor roof damage. They were ready and available to help with issues caused by the disaster. The word got out that they were there to help, and they received huge amounts of donations.  They received many items, especially items like water, diapers, and shoes were brought to the facility and they had the space to store the items.

The extra space was also useful for the federal disaster relief workers that were sent to the area to help with the tornado disaster. They set up their command center at the Pavilion.

Then, just a few months later, the Dayton Oregon district shootings occurred. They prepared editorials and blog statements about firearms safety. They have partnered with AAP to distribute lockboxes for firearms. They have also integrated a firearms safety question into the questions they ask caregivers of children using their services.

Jonathan said he will personally give any of us a tour of the Pavilion facility.

Responding to COVID-19

The Pavilion has been:

  • Addressing increased food insecurity needs of the neighborhood by delivering food
  • Providing health visits over video and phone
  • Informing local state and government officials on how COVID-19 effects children’s health, welfare, and the community as a whole
  • Finding ways to connect with our community

Looking Ahead

In the past year, their first year, they have mainly been reacting to the Dayton 2019 disasters and COVID-19. They have plans for the next year to continue to improve their strategy:

  • Integrated behavioral health services at the Pavilion
  • Taking health care out of the building and into homes and schools
  • Developing a research/data infrastructure to “tell our story”
  • Utilizing primary care / community collaboratives to identify outcomes-based strategies related to:
    • Preventative care
    • Behavioral health
    • Violence reduction
    • Healthier lifestyles
    • Educational success

Thank you Adam Blanchard and Jonathan Thackeray for speaking to our members today.

Thank You Notes sent to CNO

No Thank You Notes this week.

CNO Donations 2013 through May 2020

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 $753,000.


Member Birthday
Charla Rheaume June 16
Ron Kuker June 19
Kathy McAlpine June 20
Deb Ulrich June 22

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Cherie Gentry June 17 6/17/2015 5
Sam Pfabe June 17 6/17/2015 5
Denise Green June 19 6/19/2013 7
Wes Cleaves June 22 6/22/1993 27

 Sergeants at Arms

No Sergeants this week. 

Happy Bucks

No Happy Bucks this week.

CNOtes – September 11, 2018 – Presentation of Checks to Dayton Children’s from Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Outing

Phather Phill’s Prayer

Heavenly Father: we all need to have a quiet time every day to be with You. A time to enjoy communicating with You and emptying ourselves of all our concerns. We realize we are blessed. Not as rich as we would like
to be, but not as poor as many. There are more with problems than we think we have and even more that have no solution. Thank You again for us being Optimist; helping youth with consistent love and fellowship. Help
us help everyone by following our Creed, especially to be too strong for lies, too noble for gossip, too strong for the devil and too confused to recognize trouble. Amen!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Dr. Mukund Dole Dayton Children’s
Dana Dring Craig Dring
Faye Elam Judy DeMarco
Jim Elam Judy DeMarco
Jeff Garnica Bob Foster
Becky Keegan Carolyn Taylor
Mark Morris Bob Foster
Dave Tellmann James Free Jewelers
Curt Thomas Vince Reidy
Lisa Tucker Judy DeMarco
Sherri Valentine James Free Jewelers
William Ward Judy DeMarco

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Remembering Tuesday 9/11/2001

Bob Duffy, who was CNO president during the 9/11/2001 attacks in New York, told us a memory from that day. September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday and the attacks happened right before the CNO lunch. It was an odd feeling not knowing exactly what has happened and what to think or say about it.

Special Reminder

There will be no lunch on September 25, 2018. Instead we will be having our installation dinner that evening at Canopy Creek Farm.

Committee Announcements

Jesse Gaither, CNO 2.0 committee, announced that the next CNO 2.0 meeting will be on September 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Heavier than Air Brewing Company. Speaking will be Sarah Williams from Hannah’s Treasure Chest.

Diane Arehart, social committee, announced that the next social event will be on October 4th, 2018 at Breakout Games in Centerville with pizza after at Donato’s Pizza. Sign up at a meeting or email Diane Arehart at

Gail Aiken announced the Haunted Trail at Forest Field Park will be held on October 16, 2018 and October 17, 2018. It is about a 1-mile walk and we need more volunteers for trail guides.

Chris McAlpine announced the next board meeting will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Audio Etc, and it will focus on budgeting. Note that the meeting is on a Monday this month, not a Tuesday. This meeting will include all current and soon-to-be board members.

Chris McAlpine announced that Tri-Star Soccer still needs volunteers. The event will be on September 21, 2018, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. Be sure to invite children aged 4-13 to come and participate in this free event.

Today’s Speaker

Mike Bevis introduced Adam Blanchard, the Director of Donor Engagement at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). He thanked CNO for our ongoing donations to DCH.

Mr. Blanchard introduced Dr. Mukund Dole, MD, who has been at DCH for 21 years. He started off thanking us for the quarterly breakfasts we sponsor for he and the team; please keep them coming everyone truly enjoys them.

He stated, “Pediatric cancer is very difficult for the families. Thank you for helping to fund the gigantic floor that lets families stay near their children.”

Donations from CNO have helped fund the patient tower at DCH that opened on June 5, 2017. It has State of the Art technologies and conveniences. In the Dayton area there are 50 new patients each year with childhood cancer. Pediatric cancer is truly bad luck. It is not because of lifestyle, exercise levels or diet which are the causes of a lot of cancers in adults. Pediatric cancers can be cured about 85% of the time. About 42% of adults with cancer are cured. Treatment for pediatric cancer is the same across the U.S. through a nationwide network of doctors and protocols.

Because of DCH, right here in Dayton patients can receive phase 1 and phase 2 procedures without traveling. He thanked us for our support which makes the services possible in our region.

Dr. Dole introduced Kate Barrett. She thanked us for making Children’s the beneficiary of the Golf Outing’s proceeds. The money we raise helps families by making it so they do not have to worry about where to eat or stay while their children get treatment. The money is also used to help educate newly diagnosed patients and to help cover high deductible insurance and co-pays for the drugs patients receive.

She specifically mentioned how much the kids and the families love the Build-a-Bear events.

Additionally, she told us the new patient tower is wonderful! There were 13 new technologies just added recently. Next year stem cell bone marrow transplants will be possible at DCH. This will help even more families stay close to home while their children receive treatment.

Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2018 Report

Mike Bevis thanked volunteers and sponsors for the 2018 Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Outing at Sycamore Creek Country Club that was held 7/16/2018. Thank you, Mike, for today’s report and for chairing the wonder golf fundraiser!

Chris McAlpine presented a check for $12,000 from the event to the representatives from Children’s Hospital. Another check for the patient tower was presented for $5000.00, which is the 4th installment of our $25,000 commitment to the tower.

Next year the 28th annual golf outing will be held on July 15, 2019.

The following are the notes Mike used for his speech:

Good afternoon and thanks Chris for the time today to thank everyone for their efforts on the 2018 Tom Frazier Classic Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic. It is always a fun day to celebrate and recognize those who work so diligently especially during this record year.

It has been two months since that hot steamy day in July. We’ve had some time to reflect on our success. Every year we spend more than six months planning this event and, of course, we spend the same amount of time asking you to volunteer, golf, sponsor and donate. So as you can see, this is a total club project. Thank you to everyone for working so hard to help with this effort. With more than 1,000 golf outings each year it seems to get tougher each year.  But with your help and Sycamore Creek CC, we had another excellent year.

We brought in 140 golfers (a record and 20 more than last year) and delivered $36,000 in revenue for our club. I would like to recognize our committee, starting with co-Chairs, Bob Foster and Donna Huss. Additionally, thank you to committee members Sarah Umbreit, Vince Reidy, Steve Kohls, Pat Behn, Val Huff, Vida McDowell, Sue Brubaker, Charlie Tapp, Ellie Parker, Roberta Taylor, Denise O’Neill, Jean Pummill, Judy DeMarco and Barbara Santo, Deb Ulrich, Kristin Passidomo, Mandy Ransdell, Paul Webendorfer, Deb Saunders, Beth Duncan, June Bosworth, Bob Burkman, John Spears, John Thompson, Chris Ziehler, Julie Walling and Greg Griffin!

There were also more than 50 other volunteers who gave their talent and time to help on July 16.

How about a big applause for your tee off for youth golf committee….25 plus members.

Thank you……

While our committee steers the success of this event, our sponsors are the people who provide the dollars to help drive our programs and our support for Dayton Children’s annually.

Our Five Star and master’s sponsors

1-800-GOT-Junk and You Move Me

McAfee Heating and Air

Bill’s Donuts

Remodeling Designs


Secure Future Advisors – Mark Morris

Hole In One Sponsors

James Free Jewelers

Voss Auto Network

Mercedes Benz of Centerville

Castrucci Auto Group

Cart Sponsor – Mike Houser of House Asphalt and Concrete, St. Leonard’s, Parts Express, Infiniti of Dayton, State Farm Jim Slatt and Parallel Advisors

Goody Bag Stuff – Dayton Children’s Hospital, Woeber’s Mustard, Mike-Sells Potato Chips, Montgomery Inn BBQ and Jaffe Jewelers

Masters and Double Eagle Sponsors

Monica Stomps CPA

Woeber’s Mustard – Wally Miller

Star Cartage – Joe Collins

Shane Wilken – First Financial Bank

Allstate Insurance – Andy Harmon

Morgan Stanley – Keith Meyers

Eagle and other Sponsors

Bar Codes Unlimited

Brixey and Meyer

Buckeye Eco Care

Buckeye Home Health Care

Buckeye Senior Care

Buckeye Pools

Barker, Beck, Collins and Kronauge Insurance

The Carpet Store

Mike’s Car Wash

Centerville Insurance

Centerville Pizza

Copp Integrated Systems

Dr. Dan Passidomo

DayAir Credit Union

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Judy and Gary DeMarco

Ethan Allen

Elliott Tool

Essential Irrigation and Landscaping

Famous Restaurant

Franklin Iron & Metal

Graceworks – Bethany Village

Hammerman, Graf and Hughes

Home City Ice

Incarnation Catholic School

Hamilton Self Storage

Liberty Self Storage


Turf Nerd

Jack Anderson– Merrill Lynch

Miami Valley School

Minute Man Press

William Ward – Morgan Stanley – Centerville

Lizard Apparel

Morgan Stanley Keith Meyer

Ohio Eagle Distributing (beer)

Parallel Advisors


Molly Petsch

P & R Specialty

Prime Controls

Rooted Grounds Coffee

Routsong Funeral Home

Rumpke Waste and Recycling

Saint Leonard

Secure Futures

Sign Connection

Southtown Heating & Air


Tinnerman Insurance


Bill Uhl Insurance

Walling Photography

Woeber’s Mustard

Wow…what a lineup. Thank you to all our valued sponsors for making the 27th Annual Tee Off for Youth such a tremendous success.

And now for the fun stuff……many, many of you volunteer and spend time at Dayton Children’s Hospital. If you have ever visited Dayton Children’s, you know why we all do what we do….we try to bring out the best in kids.

The Centerville Noon Optimist fund works miracles and helps families. And that is the reason that everyone we have just mentioned works so hard to pull off such an extraordinary event.


Member Birthday
Sam Pfabe September 11

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Dean Heyne September 14 9/14/2016 2
William DeShurko September 14 09/14/2016 2

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Bryan Miller Joan Cordonnier 3rd Reading
Daniel Koons Mike Bevis 3rd Reading
Dana Dring Craig Dring 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants this week.

Happy Bucks!

No time for Happy Bucks this week.

Noon Meeting News – September 19, 2017 – President’s Awards and Check Presentation to Dayton Children’s Hospital

Phather Phil’s Prayer

This week – instead of leading our prayer – Phather Phil is in need of our prayers…  

Phather Phil had a biopsy on his bladder Monday and is home resting.  We hope to see him soon with prayers for better days. Bob Burkman read the prayer from the Phather Phil Prayer Book it was one of Phil’s, with an addition of a prayer for Phil himself.

Photos from the meeting

Special thanks to Bob Collins who served as Photographer this week!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Bill Berry Judy DeMarco
Adam Blanchard Dayton Children’s Hospital
Stephanie Catanzaro Chris McAlpine
Jim Elam Judy DeMarco
Mike Houser Judy DeMarco
Craig Kigar Pat Behn
Franki Meier Dayton Children’s Hospital
Megan Titus Barbara Santo
Lisa Elam Tucker Judy DeMarco
William Ward Judy DeMarco

Today’s Speaker

Mike Bevis introduced Donna Huss and Bob Foster, praising them for the success of our annual golf outing, we raised over $33,000.00. Mike presented check for $11,000 from our golf outing proceeds to Adam Blanchard of Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Our club also presented Dayton Children’s with an additional check for $5,000 toward our commitment to the new tower at Dayton Children’s.  Mr. Blanchard thanked us sincerely and stated that prior to today’s donations,  Dayton Children’s had received over $133,000 from the Centerville Noon Optimist Club – WOW! Mary and Joe Madden presented Perfect Attendance pins and Awards. President Larry Lynde recognized Committee Chairs and presented several other awards to noteworthy members of the club for their efforts in 2016-2017.


Member Birthday
Bill DeFries September 19
Reba Hurst September 20
Willard Cale September 20
Harry Bossey September 22
Gregory Smith September 25
Don Wildenhaus September 25
Diane Arehart September 26
Evelyn Griffin September 26
Ken Kujawa September 27
Heather Kuth September 27
Roy Barclay October 01

Perfect Attendance Awards 2016-17

Download (PDF, 34KB)

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Bill Gaul September 20 09/20/2016 1
Bill Williams September 20 09/20/1993 24
Cliff Brahm September 20 09/20/2016 1
Dennis Glidden September 20 09/20/2005 12
Jeff Gray September 20 09/20/2016 1
Karen Kyler September 20 09/20/2016 1
Mike Houser September 20 09/20/2016 1
Neil Shafer September 20 09/20/2016 1
Rick Schmidt September 20 09/20/2016 1
Tad Parks September 20 09/20/2016 1
Bob Collins September 21 09/21/2014 3
Steve Campbell September 22 09/22/2009 8
Bob Vogt September 24 09/24/2005 12
Ken Irwin September 25 09/25/2012 5
Mike Wall September 26 09/26/1995 22
Ron Weir September 26 09/26/1995 22
Steve Walker September 28 09/28/1998 19
Anita Foster-Polizzi September 29 09/29/2015 2
John Powell September 29 09/29/1999 18
Steven Burkman September 29 09/29/2015 2
Brooks Compton September 30 09/30/1994 23
Charlie Goodwin September 30 09/30/2008 9
Denise O’Neil September 30 09/30/1994 23
Don Wildenhaus September 30 09/30/1997 20
Karl Frydryk October 1 10/01/1988 29
Mike Fanelli October 2 10/02/2003 14

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Stephanie Catanzaro Chris McAlpine 1st reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Fred Polizzi Loosing a golf club sock, accused of wearing it (it smelled)
Chris Mc Alpine Chris wearing a suit-acceptable, Larry Lynde dressed casual- unacceptable
Barbara Santos Doing an excellent job with the birthday table
Blanca Ortiz Photo of her in Cox Media ad, no pin
All incoming board members Not wearing pins

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Nancy Lehren Grateful to Judy DeMarco and Sue Brubaker for taking her to the hospital last week after a fall.
Joe Madden Club check probably bounce
Kelly Stone Awesome president Larry Lynde
Myron Rheaume New banner for CNO as best Optimist club in world
Blanca Ortiz September 16th, Mexico Independence Day
Larry Lynde For Chris McAlpine as incoming president
Paul Stull Has meds fit for man or beast???