Phather Phil’s Prayer Thought
Excellence is caring more than others think is wise. Risking more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.
NOTE: The actual meeting starts at 24:00 – if you enjoy watching the socializing and member banter, I left it in – some of it is pretty fumy!
In keeping with social distancing requirements – our CNO Meetings have transitioned temporarily to a online format using ZOOM.
Club Member Joe Madden was inspire to rewrite The Optimist Creed – so we give you now – The Corona Creed -with apologies to Christian D. Larson, Author of The Optimist Creed.
The last CNO lunch meeting was on 3/10/2020. Today, 4/14/2020, was the first online Zoom-based meeting. Greg Griffin announced we will have online meetings each Tuesday at noon. Next week there will also be a guest speaker at the Zoom meeting. The first Zoom speaker will be the executive director, Heather Dorsten, from the Learning Tree Farm.
President Greg Griffin went through a backlog of birthdays and membership anniversaries.
Greg mentioned that CNO gave a major donation to the local Food to Go program. We gave $5200 as our annual major donation and $4800 from CNO’s rainy day fund.
Greg said we are turning “obstacles into opportunities”. Greg has been working updating the club directory. If your information has changed, please send your updates to Greg Griffin.
Carolyn Taylor is believed to be the first CNO member to bring a dog to a CNO lunch meeting. At the very least she is one of the few to bring a dog to the meeting. I was not at all 51 previous years of meetings, so who knows if my claim is correct. She definitely was the first to bring a dog to a CNO Zoom meeting! Very cool, Carolyn, and keep bringing your buddy to the Zoom meetings.
Mike Brubaker, Avenue of Flags, said thanks to all 70 of our members who made contact with our subscribers. This year we achieved a record percentage of renewing subscribers for this time of year in our program’s history. We have over 2200 renewals so far and we ended 2019 with 2400 subscriptions. Greg Griffin announced that the Flags this year will be displayed for a 6 week extended period from prior to Memorial Day thru Flag Day until after Independence Day; we feel our subscribers and our community will see this as a symbol of unity.
Paul Boeckman, Safety on Wheels, announced that the bike rodeo has been cancelled for 2020. It has been scheduled next year for 5/3/2021 from noon to 3 PM.
Andy Dickerson, Fishing Derby, announced that the Fishing Derby is still scheduled for 6/6/2020. If that date is cancelled, they are working on a backup date during August, 2020 with the Washington Township Rec Center.
Kelly George, Essay Contest, announced that the essay contest continued as scheduled and the Ohio winner has been chosen. The winner is not from CNO.
Greg Griffin said there will be two Regional Oratorical online competitions happening on 4/18/2020.
Beth Duncan, Social “Distancing” Committee, announced that on 4/10/2020 approximately 40 members participated in an online Zoom scavenger hunt. Thanks to Beth Duncan and Brian Nolan for putting this event on. Participants in their homes on the Zoom meeting were shown an item to go and find, like a thimble, a dictionary, or an Easter egg coloring kit. The hunt was won by Debe Dockins. Brandon Barrett was second and the team of Greg and Evelyn Griffin won third. Everyone who participates was sent a participation puzzle book award from Beth. Beth is planning another online social distancing event soon. She also said there will be a big, in-person party once the lock down ends.
Thank You Notes
No thank you notes received this week.
CNO Donations 2013 through September 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.
|Steve Blake||March 25|
|John Kalaman||March 25|
|Kate Trangenstein||March 26|
|Jane Fiehrer||March 27|
|Bob Crawford||March 28|
|Andy Higgins||March 30|
|Maha Kashani||March 31|
|Jim Rumford||April 5|
|Roland Rapp||April 5|
|Ira Thomsen||April 5|
|Jeff Rolf||April 6|
|Andy Harmon||April 6|
|Bob Clements||April 7|
|Kelly Davis||April 9|
|Erin Belangia-Sanchez||April 9|
|Cheryl Probst||April 9|
|Pam Truitt||April 11|
|Steve Kohls||April 12|
|Rick Talda||April 13|
|Emily Duke||April 14|
|Anne Kessler||April 15|
|Carol Burkman||April 16|
|Ellie Parker||April 16|
|Denise O’Neil||April 18|
|“Phater” Phil Robinson||April||1||4/1/1982||38|
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Anne Miller||Evelyn Griffin||3rd Reading|
Sergeants at Arms
No Sergeants this week.
|Myron Rheaume||Grandson, a Sophomore at Springboro High School, received the Ohio Scholar Athlete for Hockey|
|Mike and Sue Brubaker||Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on 4/17/2020|
|Debe Dockins||Beth Duncan holding the scavenger hunt|
|Debe Dockins||Jerry Stahley and Greg Griffin for helping with the Kettering Oratorical contest via Zoom|
|Carolyn Taylor||She knows now with the lockdown and her husband home everyday that she she will be OK when he retires|
|Vida McDowell||Being a member of the Great Centerville Noon Optimist Club|
|Charla Rheaume||Myron Rheaume back surgery went well|
|Jesse Lightle||CNO for the donation to Food2Go program|
|Tom Novak||Special thanks to Mike Brubaker, Bob & Carol Burkman, Ken Irwin, Karen Sirmans, Evelyn Griffin, Diane Arehart, and Dick Lee, who have been very generous with their time since February following up on renewals for 2020 Avenue of Flags subscriptions|
|Beth Duncan||Happy that she and Brian Nolan are getting along during the lockdown|
|Greg Griffin||Joe Madden, for writing the “Corona Creed”|
|Joan Cordonnier||President Greg Griffin doing such a great job being creative in continuing club business and meetings|