CNOtes – November 12, 2019 – Lance Detrick – President, Goodwill Easterseals

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Phather Phil was under the weather this week , so David Ladd, our Chaplain, filled in with one of his patented extemporaneous prayers – as only he can deliver them. We also prayed for Phather Phil’s speedy recovery.

Today’s Guests – WELCOME!

Guest Guest Of
Kristin de Fasselle ???
Joanne Detrick Speaker’s Guest
Lance Detrick Speaker
Kristen Marks Liz Fultz
JoAnne Rau Tom Novak
Steve Rau Tom Novak

All Photos from the Meeting are Here

Community Event

The Christmas tree lot tree delivery day is Saturday 11/23/2019, 8 AM. Donuts and coffee will be available. After we are done there will be many soups and chili to enjoy. No need to sign up. Just show up. We need everyone who can to show up please. There are jobs that do not require lifting.

Social Events

  • 12/10/2019 – 6 PM, Tuesday, Holiday Party at Yankee Trace


Bob Glavin announced that the Partners Optimist Club (adults with special needs) is selling Poinsettia’ as a fundraiser. Thank you to Beth Duncan for donating shirts to all 26 members of the Partners Optimist Club.

Greg Griffin announced that the Christmas Tree Lot opens on 11/29/2019. Closing time this year will be 8 PM instead of 9 PM.

Christy Gariety announced that you can be a part of Adopt a Child for Christmas. The budget for the gifts is $75, contact her to participate.

Terri Leputa announced that on December 20th, 2019 the United Way is raffling off a 2019 Chevy Blazer or you can choose $20,000 cash. Details are here.

Happy Birthday Kelly George

Kelly George attended today’s meeting and it was her birthday! Our chorus was led by Bob Duffy. It was excruciating. Every time we do this, I hear this screech from someone with powerful pipes and I have been trying to find out who this is for years. Be careful what you wish for! This week I sat very close to this birthday basher. It was none other than 18-year member Tim Clemmer. I’m glad he is enthusiastic, but it is dangerous to sit near him when we sing! Ha! 😊

Lance Detrich – Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley

Greg Griffin introduced Lance Detrich, the president of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley.

This is a copy of the flyer on the tables at lunch about Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley.

There is a lot of useful information on their website. You can reach a service navigator by calling 937-461-4800. People in need do not need an appointment to go to the community service center at 660 S Main St, Dayton OH 45402.

Lance’s presentation includes this slide deck. It has more information than is covered here.


Both Goodwill and Easterseals are national organizations. They each target different and shared groups. Easterseals focuses only on those with disabilities and helps them be independent in all areas of their lives. Goodwill helps those with additional challenges that might not just be physical or mental. Goodwill, for example, helps those with economic disadvantages. Goodwill’s mission is to find or provide employment for its clients and their families.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley has been empowering people with disabilities and other needs for more than 80 years. Last year they served 17,164 people in 23 counties, with a team of 1,200 dedicated employees and nearly 900 volunteers.

Their vision statement is, “Our Vision is to make it possible for all people to live, learn, work, and play with full inclusion in their communities.”

Their mission statement is, “Our Mission is to empower people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life.”

Statistics of those in need in the Miami Valley

  • 1 in 6 in Ohio live in poverty
  • 1 in 5 self-identify as having a disability
  • In the 23-county area 14% of working age (9381) have a disability
  • 1 in 3 are unemployed
  • 1 in 5 have only worked full time for a full year
  • 1 in 4 have an income below poverty rate – he noted that the poverty income is really low
  • 1 in 15 or about 1500 in Centerville live at or below the poverty level
  • In Montgomery County 1 in 6 or 94,000 live at or below the poverty level
  • Half of children in the city of Dayton live in poverty

Impact of living in poverty

  • Adverse health outcomes
  • Increase in crime rates
  • Reduced participation in the labor market

Some ways they help

  • Develop relationships and partnerships with others (Businesses, Foundations, Government)
  • Recycle 700,000 pounds of computer equipment – it reduces landfills and provides jobs for people they serve
  • Radio Reading service, which is audio recording of the newspaper for those with vision issues
  • Adult Day Programs
  • Providing employment (48% of Goodwill store employees are disabled)
  • They often hire graduates of their training programs

Goodwill Easterseals receive funding from private and government entities. They also have business services. They provide janitorial and other services to businesses and at the Airforce base. These businesses have strong systems that can support these ventures. This includes safety programs and OSHA certifications.

Their core belief is that people want to support themselves. Even if they need help with some things, they want to do as much as they can for themselves. People want to have choices and make their own decisions. Goodwill Easterseals help people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities.

Helping children with disabilities

  • Screening for developmental delays
  • Car safety seats for families who can’t afford them

Helping veterans

  • Over 2200 veterans live in Centerville
  • They help connect veterans with employers

Lance told us the story of Vic Ketring. He was in a very bad accident and he suffers permanent issues with short term memory loss. Goodwill was able to teach him how to use things like post-it notes and other tools to overcome his issues. He is a true success story as he is now able to live independently.

How the community can help

  • Volunteers
  • Monetary donations
  • Used goods donations
  • Shopping at their stores
  • Employers hiring graduates of their training programs

Thank you, Lance Detrich, for taking the time today to give us a better understanding of what Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley does and how we can help.

Thank You Notes Sent to CNO This Week

No Thank You Notes received this week.

CNO Donations 2013 through June 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.


Member Birthday
Kelly George November 12
Becky Keegan November 12

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Art Hung November 16 11/16/2001 18
Tim Clemmer November 16 11/16/2001 18
Larry England November 17 11/17/1994 25
Nancy Lehren November 17 11/17/1994 25

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Lacy Owens Stan Fronzaglia Induction
Beverly Dunnington Bob Lawson Induction
James Reinhard Andy Dickerson 3rd Reading
Jay Schindler Mike Bevis 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Carrie Million Finding Mike Bevis’ name badge after losing it.
Ellie Parker Wearing her cat outfit at lunch right before Halloween.
Charlie Tapp Leading people to sing when you can’t lead, but they can’t sing either!
Bob Duffy Leading people to sing when you can’t lead, but they can’t sing either!
Mary Madden Didn’t tell anyone she was not coming to lunch last week. We missed you.
Joe Madden Didn’t tell anyone he was not coming to lunch last week. No one missed you.
Joe Kronenberger Not sharing a choclate dessert with a sergeant at lunch.
Laurie Poeppelman Wearing jeans instead of fancy work attire when selling Optigear.
Beth Duncan Forgot details about social events when announcing them.
Brian Nolan Impersonating Beth Duncan.
Gary Anderson Hogging the microphone last week and taking up so much time that Gary Smiga didn’t get to speak.
Paul Stull Whining that he never wins the 50/50 drawing anymore.
Greg Griffin Giving Bell and Gavel to Jean Pummill for safe keeping.
Jean Pummill Accepted the bell and gavel for safe keeping when she knew she would get fined since she was sitting next to a sergeant.
Patrick Arehart Late to last week’s meeting. He asked for a ride from Diane Arehart when his battery died so that he could attend the lunch.
Anyone who as been a member for less than 6 months Fined for being a new member in case you have not been fined yet.

 Happy Bucks! 

Member Reason
Bob Collins Winning the Wright Patterson Air Force Base half maraton for the the 75-79 age group.
Don Kelley Gary Smiga winning the election for Fiscal Officer for Washington Township.
Beth Duncan Thanks to Bob Glavin and Greg Wasmund for inviting her to the Partners Optimist Club meeting.
Terry Leputa 5th grandchild was born last Saturday.
Jane Fiehrer TJ’s Place of Hope is holding a silent auction and 50/50 raffle on November 21-24, 2019. Details are a
Christine Balsan Thanked Tom Novak for adding metal detectors as a tool for finding sleeves for the Avenue of Flags.