Noon Meeting News – January 31, 2017 – Greg Fay – 2017 Membership Initiatives

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, as we grow older we reflect on how good the times were when we were younger. Gone are the days when women cooked like their Mothers, now they drink like their fathers! You know the ones. They cook with wine and sometimes even put it in the food! Yet, these will be the days they will look back on and say those were the days. We don’t adapt to change very well. We like to continue to do the same thing and expect
different results. We all need to upgrade not just change. It is a comfort to know You, Lord, are the same yesterday ,today and always. Led us in an upgrade to come grow closer to You and become the person you created us to be. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Stacey Fay Greg Fay
Greg Hause Mike Bevis
Becky Lewis Jesse Lightle
Hank McElderry Shawna Hatton

Today’s Speaker

There was no speaker scheduled, but not due to Dave’s lack of effort, because he has produced some really, really great guest speakers.

Fortunately, Greg Fay accepted yesterday to present today on membership. Thankfully he remembered his glasses to read his notes, so he didn’t have to wear his wife’s pink specs. He referred to a term Ron has spoken of: “engine” and that it is what drives the club – it’s everything about the engine that keeps us going. The club’s success is dependent on its members so it is important to speak to friends and co-workers about why Optimist is so great. It’s not a hard sale, because Greg believes Optimist promotes itself.

He reminded us how wonderful the Tree Lot, Avenue of Flags, and the Golf Outing is because it produces so much income so we can continue to give back to the community by doing the haunted trail, the oratorical contest, scholarships, bike rodeo, TriStar basketball, TriStar soccer and many other events.

To those who havent been to a meeting in a while, please know we miss you and we would like to see you at a lunch very soon!

Birthdays This Week 

Member Birthday
Karen Sirmans January 31
Donna Huss February 01
David Ladd February 01
Gary Miller February 02
Greg Crabtree February 05
Michael Cornelius February 06


Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Mike  Bevis January 31 2002 15
 Rachel  Goetz January 31 2013 4
 Renee  Glenn February 5 2014 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
David was feeling friendly today, so no Sergeants.

Happy Bucks!

Joan Cordonnier Happy to have such great entertainment from our own Centerville High School: *Students are presenting the play Mouse Trap this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. *Forte is presenting on February 11th  for their CD release
Bob Burkman aka Mr. Mike Bevis Hoping Laurie Poeppelman is feeling better after having pneumonia for 5 weeks.
John Kalaman Happy to be back after his knee replacement and happy Paula let him out of the house to come to the meeting.
Shawna Hatton Excited to have her guest and friend of 30 years come with her today.

So happy and proud of her dad, Myron. When she told him she loved him so much the room simultaneously said “aww”.

Paul Stull Happy there were no fines and just happy bucks today, unfortunately his phone rang during happy bucks so he may have been fined $1.
Julie Walling Noeth Thankful Greg Griffin takes all the photos so she can sit back and relax.
Art Hung Surprised nobody beat him to the punch – Happy Chinese New Years!
Phather Phil Phather Phil – So happy Greg Griffin put together a prayer book and he is very excited to see the final product!