Noon Meeting News – January 24, 2017 – Niraj Antani – State Representative

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father you have given each of us a talent to complete your handiwork. In our endeavors, when we feel we have completed a task, sometimes we will say” that’s good enough.” That’s when we need a kick in the back side to make us realize that is a clue to, “I’m not finished yet.” If a job is worth doing let us do it to the best of our ability, for the benefit of others and to your glory. This is especially true when we are a friend of youth. Help us Lord to always give the best of our efforts to the depth of our talents for the kids. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Scott Anderson Scott Langer
Niraj Antani Dave Kay
Devin Foster Mike Bevis
Chase Harlan Dave Kay
Chris Ziehler Bob Collins

Today’s Speaker

Our January 24th speaker was our local Ohio Representative, Niraj Antani, and his temporary counter-part, Miami Valley School high school student, Chase, whom was shadowing him for a school project. Niraj projected the 2017 state budget would look to be around $70-75 billion and they will be working on that for the next month.

He reminded us the last time he visited he spoke about marijuana, but wouldn’t this time because Ohio is one of the top states suffering from heroin usage. While he thinks treatment has been taken care of, enforcement has been difficult. He would like to give the police departments more tools in order to capture drug dealers.

In Ohio, 55% of high school graduates (or those with a GED) do not attend or finish college. He would like to find a way to steer them towards, at least the very minimum, tech school or community college.

Birthdays This Week 

Member Birthday
Todd Kelchner January 24
Martha Jackson January 25
Daniel Passidomo January 26
Gary Hansen January 28
Scott Langer January 29

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Greg  Wasmund January 25 2007 9
 Chris  McAlpine January 27 2009 7
 Todd  Kelchner January 30 1992 24

New Member Readings and Inductions

No readings or inductions today.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Many of the Optimists that attended lunch were fined Not working with children under the age of 12 within the last 4 days
Bob Duffy We honestly cannot recall what Bob was fined for, but we are sure he deserved it – whatever it was

Happy Bucks!

No happy bucks this week.

 

Noon Meeting News – January 17, 2017 – Bringing Soap Box Derby Back to Dayton

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, each day we are given a blank canvas. A new day to paint with a brush filled with the paint we call emotions. When we put our brush to the canvas we leave a permanent picture. The control we have over the emotion that is on our brush, will it reflect your love or the anger of the devil. In retrospect we look back with pride or in shame to our painting.
The paint brush of our mouth is the one that causes us the greatest emotional happiness and distress. We pray Lord for your continued guidance and love for us. So keep your arm around our shoulder and when appropriate your hand over our mouth. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Donna Carter Barbara Santo
Kendal Dynes Barbara Santo
Sally Fell John Horner
Ted Santo Barbara Santo

Today’s Speaker

Today’s speaker was Sally Fell from the Soap Box Derby Rally. She is trying to reinstate a location in Dayton to have races again, especially due to the history Dayton has with the Soap Box Derby. In 1933 a Dayton newsman, Myron Scott, came across a group of kids racing their homemade cars and was inspired to create an event where young boys could get together to do this and race against one another.

Soap Box Derby was born in Dayton, though later moved to Akron where there was a permanent track built and that is where the championships have taken place each year since.

In one of the very first races, even though a girl won 2nd place, girls were not permitted to race in the event until the 70’s. Today there is a 50/50 participation from both girls and boys. The Soap Box Derby is a great tool that children and teens can use to learn many traits and build lasting friendships. They are currently teaming up with engineers from UD and are looking for mentors and sponsorship from the Dayton area.

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Birthdays This Week 

Member

Birthday

Barbara Santo January 17
Myron Rheaume January 20
Gary Smiga January 21
Todd Kelchner January 24
Martha Jackson January 25
Daniel Passidomo January 26

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Susan  Thomsen January 14 1997 19
 Mike  Cornelius January 19 2016 1
 Gary  DeMarco January 19 2016 1
 Stephen  Gallagher January 19 2016 1
 Mike  Yoder January 22 2014 3
 Jeff  Kujawa January 22 2015 2

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil 3rd Reading
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member(s) Infraction
75% of the Members in Attendance Anybody who does not have a birthday in January, February or March

Happy Bucks!

Kelly Stone So happy for her daughter who is now expecting her 3rd baby (Grandchild #6  for Kelly and Bill)
Joan Cordonnier Happy to be back at a Tuesday Optimist Club Meeting

Noon Meeting News – January 10, 2017 – Neil Sullivan – UD Athletic Director

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, help us greet the new year with a happy spirit. Their are few things that will raise the spirit of Optimism like a good belly laugh. I think we all have experienced the time when we laughed so hard a tear ran down our leg. Yet, we still throw ourselves a pity party from time to time. At these times Lord help us to return to the music of the soul and learn to laugh at ourselves. There is nothing that will chase the blues away like a
good belly laugh even when a tear runs down our leg. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis
Neil Sullivan Dan Beck
Heather Wang Gary Smiga
Bill Westbeld Jean Pummill

Today’s Speaker

Todays special guest speaker was the University of Daytons athletic director, Neil Sullivan, who lives in Waynesville with his wife and 3 children.  He began by thanking Bill and Kelly Stone for being such amazing supporters, but feeling sorry for them since they happen to be in Florida in January. He discussed the “pay to play” for the athletes at UD and some of the legal issues that arise with that subject. It becomes complicated when they need to determine what they should reimburse the students and/or parents back for and what not to. He spoke about what UD faces with a small budget, comparatively speaking, to other top 30 Division 1 teams that play for a shot at the final four tournament. He spoke of the macro economic conditions they deal with, such as bettering the 1969 arena for the nation, which lacks A/C and is outdated, but still keeping it a classic area for the city of Dayton.

Update on Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Heather Wang

Heather Wang, a recipient of our club’s Memorial Scholarship, joined us for lunch today – and as Gary Smiga told us: Heather was eligible for and received educational assistance renewal due to her 3.67 GPA freshman year at Yale University, while working on her Bachelor of Arts degree. She mentored younger students, volunteered at the local soup kitchen, joined the administrative board of Volunteers Around the World, volunteered at YHack, and the Science Olympiad. She participated and supported musical groups on campus and is a violinist. Heather has received a check from us for $1,500 that will help towards her tuition, fees, or book expenses for the 2016-2017 year.  Congratulations Heather – who hails from our own Centerville High School – we are so very proud of you!

 Birthdays This Week 

Don Massie

January

10

Ron Weir January 11
Bill Williams January 11
Joe Soucy January 12
Bob Jones January 13
Bob Duffy January 15
Bill Powell January 15
Barbara Santo January 17

Membership Anniversaries

None this week.

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil 2nd Reading
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis 2nd Reading
Dick Lee Mike Brubaker Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member(s) Infraction
Right around half the room, if not more… Anybody not wearing an Optimist pin

Happy Bucks!

Mike Bevis Thank you to Ellie Parker for donating the mattress and box spring to a local family from Chevy Chase apartments that lost their home in a fire. Thank you to Bob Bargmeyer for helping move those items into the apartment.
Bob Bargmeyer Thank you to Ellie and Mike for helping, the family was living in an apartment that was 42 degrees due to the furnace being broken.
Cherie Gentrie Got through Christmas time, did Toys for Tots and survived! Feeling older in January due to having two of her kid’s birthdays occurring: turning 29 and 23, and has a 6 year old grandchild

Noon Meeting News – December 20, 2016 – Ray Marcano

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, this is the time of year when I am filled with sadness and joy at the same time.  Sadness for the loved ones that have gone and joy that I have fond memories of them still with me.  For all my friends, I pray they will use this time of year to cement their love and joy for one another and secure fond memories to bolster them in the years to come.  If I had but one wish, I would wish you mountain moving faith in our Lord and Savior and know we are blessed to be living under the council of an ever-loving God. – AMEN.

Please Keep Tom Beery in your prayers…

(This email is shared to the club with Tom Beery’s permission)

Tom, I heard you had stopped by the tree lot on Friday night, good to hear you are able to be out and about.  If you think you can make it to a meeting let me know.  I will arrange for something you can eat if you can let me know in advance.

All the best, Larry

Hi, Larry,

Thanks for the invite.  My game plan is to make it to a lunch some Tuesday.  I going to require a very unique diet…something light…like chicken noodle or vegetable soup.  It won’t be the 20th, as I’m going in for my second esophagus stretching.  Sorta’ like a heart cath.  They stick a balloon down your throat and blow it up.  This is the norm and will be my second one.  Radiation and chemo cause it…so no surprises here.  Have 19 more radiation treatments to go…but no ill effects at this point.  I’m told it usually hits about halfway thru…so come around the 26th, some pretty serious fatigue will be sitting in.  Trust me, I didn’t sign up for all this other s**t that comes with cancer!  Keep the soup warm.  I’ll be in touch.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017. -tdb

IMPORTANT Upcoming Meeting Reminder

Please mark your calendars as there will be no Noon Meeting on December 27th and January 3rd for our Holiday Break.  The next meeting after that will be January 10th and our speaker will be UD Athletic Director, Neil Sullivan.

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Ava Barlow Jerry Stahley
Stephen MacKenzie Ron Weir
Ray Marcano Dave Kay
Raul Parra Bob Collins
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil
Kristi Smith Wayne Botkin
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis

Today’s Speaker

Ray Marcano, journalist discussed what is happening for the better and the worse in journalism. He feels that DDN will probably be published only one day a week within the next 3 years – Sunday only, where 80% of their revenue lies. He talked about using metrics to discern what is important to readership; how 24 hour news is partisan noise; how news is being recycled and the use of snoops service. He took lively questions and was an informative and interesting speaker.

Birthdays This Week and Next Week 

Paul Boeckman December 22
Debe Dockins December 22
Steve Mock December 25
Jeff Papanek December 26
Dave Gaines December 27
Kathleen Jablinski December 27
Dave Kay December 27
Christine Balsan December 28
Molly Petsch December 28
Tom Riley December 28
Cindi Patterson December 29
Kelly Stone December 29
Tim Gibson January 2
Joe Madden January 3
Ted Humphrey January 7
Rafael Santllan January 7
Laura Caschera January 8

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Scott  Langer December 30 1997 19
 Paul  Stull January 1 1970 46
 Will  Cale January 1 1976 40
 Bob  Duffy January 1 1988 28
 James  Rumford January 1 1990 26
 John  Carroll January 3 2012 4
 Greg  Mcafee January 7 2008 8
 John  Speers January 7 2008 8
 Susan  Thomsen January 14 1997 19

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Lynne Reilly Phather Phil 1st Reading
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis 1st Reading
Shawn Thacker Chuck Dickerson 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Charlie Tapp For sampling the roast beef from today’s lunch buffet before it opened

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Don Kelley Thanking previous Sergeants Bill Stone and Jerry Stahley
Bob Burkman Grateful for the Christian D. Larson award and 54th anniversary with Carol
Pam Miller Family in town for the Holidays
Myron Rheaume For the pleasure of knowing Nancy and Bob, congratulations.
Wayne Christie A $2.00 bill, glad to be here and for his guests Christy Smith’s help.
Nancy Lehren A big thank you for the Christian D. Larson award
Pat Behn Acknowledging Bob and Nancy
Gail Aiken For Santa Claus
Patricia Kuhlman 1st daughter is engaged: 2nd daughter moved to New York
Bob Duffy A funny story about the late Wes Hamden

Noon Meeting News – December 13, 2016 – Television Personality Jim Bucher

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father soon we will share the joy of food, fellowship and faith in celebrating Christmas. You have blessed us with the happy spirit of Optimism. Help us pass on that spirit by letting younger generation know, OH so many things, like love, respect, honesty and generosity. Help us educate them to be happy so when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price. Most of all, impart to them that the nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts, the safest place to be is in someone’s prayers and the very best place to be is in the hands of God. Amen!

With Deep Sorrow

Our sincere condolences to the Hamdan Family at the loss of Wes Hamdan, a long time club member , who passed away suddenly on December 8th in Florida.  His memorial service will be held on Monday December 19th at Routsong Funeral Home at 81 North Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459 from 4-8PM.

IMPORTANT Upcoming Meeting Reminder

Please mark your calendars as there will be no Noon Meeting on December 27th and January 3rd for our Holiday Break.  There will be a meeting next week (December 20th) and the next meeting after that will be January 10th.

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Jim Bucher (Speaker) Scott Langer
Tom Stauffer Ellie Parker

Today’s Speaker

Scott Langer introduced Jim Bucher, a most entertaining speaker.  He spent 30 years with Channel 2, leaving there nearly 5 years ago. He humorously described the depression that followed. Soon he became spokesperson for Irwin Chrysler, and a new career in social media was launched.  He makes videos for businesses, helping get the word out also through infomercials. His web site is BucherTVguy.com.  He said his main message is to follow your passion. He was roundly applauded.

Birthdays This Week

Pete Rife December 13
Bill Stone December 16
Liz Fultz December 18
Stephen Gallagher December 18
Jeff Brown December 19

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Tom  Novak December 13 1990 26

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Dick Lee Mike Brubaker 3rd Reading
Shawn Thacker Chuck Dickerson 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Mary Madden She left her bell on front table
Everyone Who did not work the tree lot
Everyone Who was scheduled to work this coming week (almost the whole room)

Happy Bucks!

 Member Reason
Bob Collins A great trip to Antarctica
Blanca Ortiz Abbey Credit Union winning $5000.00 for Childrens Medical Center
Greg Fay Adopt a family project raised $3000.00
Phather Phil Jerry Stahley found the information and Phather Phil celebrates 26 years of prayers

Noon Meeting News – December 6, 2016 – Community Champion Awards Presented

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father multitasking is our way of coping with time. As youngins we were told that time was precious or as it was put “time is money.”  Help us to not waste the time saved or the money made in search for just the material things of life. As Optimists, we know the time and money we have saved by multitasking is wisely spent on the kids. We ask for your blessings on our dedication to the kids and keep us multitasking for there are a lot more kids to reach out there. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Hugh Chatman Judy DeMarco
Karen Chatman Judy DeMarco
Betty Colclasure Mike Bevis
Kim Colclasure Mike Bevis
Marc Colclasure Mike Bevis
Greg Frye Bill Powell
Dick Lee Mike Brubaker
Kimberly Lovings Judy DeMarco
Kerry McIntosh Judy DeMarco
Pam Miller Mike Bevis
John Norkus Bill Powell
Megan Ventura Mike Bevis
Bill Williams Mike Bevis

Today’s Speaker

Mike Bevis explained the CNO Community Hero recognition award. It is given to teachers, doctors, coaches and people who provide hope and a positive influence to our community. Mike then presented the first award to Dr. Mark Colclasure who is a champion for kids – especially with special needs. He is a physical therapist and runs the Synergy Family Clinic for all ages.

Judy DeMarco introduced us to the second recipient, Special Ed teacher, Karen Chatman. Karen was nominated by Kimberly Loving. Karen retired to care for her Mother.

Birthdays This Week

Aaron Campbell December 6
Bill DeShurko December 6
Rose Shulz December 6
Matt Somerlot December 7
Sarah Umbreit December 7

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Roberta  Taylor December 6 1995 21
 Paul  Boeckman December 9 1994 22
 Roland  Rapp December 10 2002 14

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Dick Lee Mike Brubaker 2nd Reading
Shawn Thacker Chuck Dickerson 1st Reading
Pam Miller Mike Bevis Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Pam Miller For playing with her phone in a meeting
Debe Dockins For bragging that she never gets fined
Beth Lybrook For saying she has no money on her today

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Myron Rheaume $2.00 for Sinclair Optimist Club which had a bake sale and recruited 28 members; and for a contest the club is having to raise funds for the hearing impaired
Dan Beck For the board providing Will Cale scholarships to 5 additional deserving students
Charlie Goodwin For the OSU Michigan challenge
John Speers For a sad but funny (and lengthy) tree lot saga
Roberta Taylor For being a member of the greatest Optimist club, CNO, for 21 years
Mary Madden For Chuck Dickerson fixing her toilet which was broken for 3 weeks
Paula Kalaman For John’s knee replacement surgery, which went well and for getting out of the house today
Beth Lybrook (who managed to find money) For fun at tree lot and a patron referring to us as the “OPTOMOTRISTS”

Noon Meeting News – November 29, 2016 – Matthew David Stanley – Comedy and Magic

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, we sure like to be in control. We like to be in the front of the line, the middle of the road and our hands on the remote. We feel like Adam, if we give up control we end up in trouble. Have us know that our way is not the highway You want us on.  Turning to You every day is our surest way to a full and happy life. Your promises are golden even though our ride thru life is bumpy, You promise us a smooth landing. Grant us the strength to ask You to be the remote that controls our lives. We ask this with optimism and In Your Sons name.  Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Patrick Arehart Diane Arehart
Heather Cooper Heather Craaybeek
Steven Dougherty Mike Bevis
Lauren Gibbs Heather Craaybeek
Lisa Glandon Mike Bevis
Sam Jones Mike Bevis
Amber Lawrence Denise O’Neil
DE Lawrence Denise O’Neil
Rhonda Metcalf Christy Gariety
Ismail Mohammed Bob Bargmeyer
Raul Parra Ellie Parker
Rick Patterson Mike Bevis
Matthew Stanley Dave Kay
Tom Stauffer Ellie Parker
Shawn Thacker Chuck Dickerson
Deb Ulrich Mike Bevis
Joseph Womeldorff Kristina Rainer

Today’s Speaker

Dave Kay introduced Matthew David Stanley, a magician and comedian who proved to be a most entertaining fellow. First he delighted us with rope tricks, Vida Mc Dowell was a good sport here, then the Grey Pompon mustard and catsup trick.  Everyone roared when Beth Lybrook stood, swiveled her hips and said in jive talk “I got the lemon”. Then, Phather Phil brought down the house when, in his deep resonant voice  with a slightly menacing touch, said:  “I got the knife”.  Matthew David Stanley received a well-deserved standing ovation.

Birthdays This Week

Denny Cottle November 29
Paul Bowell December 3
Chris Elrod December 5
Nancy Lehren December 5

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Ted  Humphrey November 29 2001 15
 Dan  Beck December 1 1981 35
 Gary  Smiga December 1 1985 31

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Dick Lee Mike Brubaker 1st Reading
Marilyn Becht Judy DeMarco Induction
Rachel Selby Mike Bevis Inductoin

Sergeants at Arms

No fines levied this week by the sergeants this week (Maybe they owe a fine themselves next week for not having any fines this week?)

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Bob Duffy For the Jim Harbaugh cry baby fund
Greg Fay Paying up on the OSU – Michigan game wagers and has 25 families in need of holiday assistance
Bob Bargmeyer Grateful for Ellie Parker’s assistance with a family in need
Evelyn Griffin For new grandson born in Las Vegas
Pat Behn $10.00 for the OSU Michigan challenge
Pete Rife For running the Turkey Trot Race for the 30th year in a row

Noon Meeting News – November 22, 2016 – Dr. Tom Henderson – Youth Appreciation

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Phather Phil took the day off and got an early start on the Thanksgiving Holiday so David Ladd – our District Chaplain – offered the prayer today in his own inimitable ad-lib from-the-heart style.

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Beth Buck Tom Henderson
Chuck Cowgill Tom Henderson
Jack Durnbaugh Tom Henderson
Kensie Everhart Tom Henderson
Teresa Lonsbury Tom Henderson
Pam Miller Tom Henderson
Gabrielle Passidomo Dan Passidomo
Donna Pierron Tom Henderson
Caroline Pierron Tom Henderson
Greg Pierron Tom Henderson
Alyssa Schafer Tom Henderson
Kim Scoville Vince Reidy
Arnab Shaw Tom Henderson
Shreya Shaw Tom Henderson
Shruti Shaw Tom Henderson
Wanda Tapp Gail Aiken
Jeff Wolff Tom Henderson

Today’s Speaker

Dr. Tom Henderson introduced the Centerville High School Principal and unit principals (someone quipped “Who’s minding the store”.) After brief remarks about today’s recognition awards, he introduced Teresa Lonsberry, guidance counselor who told us why Alyssa Schafer deserved recognition; next guidance counselor, Beth Buck explained why student, Caroline Pierron earned recognition; then guidance counselor, Kensey Everhardt introduced us to Shreya Shaw, our $1000.00 scholarship awardee and outstanding student. Actually, all three young ladies had impressive credentials and deserved the awards they received as well as the standing ovation.

Larry ended meeting 5 minutes early per Bob Burkman, this permits a future 5-minute overrun???

Birthdays This Week

Matt Towne November 23
Suzanne Albert November 24

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Bill  Defries November 23 2004 12
 Jesse  Lightle November 28 2006 10

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Pam Miller Mike Bevis Third Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Jerry Stahley said no one had been bad so there would be no fines, hard to believe

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Jerry Stahley Granddaughter, Ava elected president of Cline Elementary Optimist club, 5th grade
Greg Fay Assert adopt a family has 25 families in need of assistance, most are single parents; and stakes on the OSU Michigan game $5.00
Bob Burkman Daughter’s 52nd birthday, she is brain cancer survivor
Charles Goodwin $5000.00 bounty for 1st grandchild and for having been on a safari to Zimbabwe
Melissa Lucas LCNB photos with Santa and Mrs. Santa and help with that project.
Beth Lybrook Cheering on the Buckeyes
Bob Lawson Rooting for OSU
Vince Reidy Having his daughter as guest
Julie Walling Noeth Went on delayed honeymoon to Germany and for her daughter’s marriage last year.
Pat Behn $ 2.00 for OSU and raised stakes with Greg Fay
Ron Weir Offering WSU basketball tickets

Noon Meeting News – November 15, 2016 – Greg Griffin – 2016 Christmas Tree Lot Overview

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father the battle of the sexes has been going on since the beginning of time.  Steinem would say women are not equal to men; they are superior and always have been.  Then there is the glass ceiling syndrome and equal pay for equal work.  And the battle goes on and on.  Human prejudice seems to always get in the way of any kind of agreement.  The solution seems to lie in this simple little litany.  Said the button hole to the button, “without me you can’t do nothin”.  We pray that we elected those that have the common sense to be like the button hole and the button. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Pam Miller Mike Bevis
Michele Seaman Barbara Santo
Pat Seaman Barbara Santo
Mariena Passidomo Dr. Dan Passidomo
Dan Neer Jerry Stahley
Pat Neer Jerry Stahley
John Kreusch Jerry Stahley

Today’s Speaker

Greg Griffin, our 2016 Tree lot trainer told us that: Tree lot is our major fundraiser; that tree lot is a showcase for the club; it is our 49th consecutive year for tree lot; we start unloading trees at 8AM on Saturday, November 19; EVERYBODY’s help is needed; we will take attendance; we have 23 selling days; you are assigned to a team, PLEASE WORK YOUR SHIFTS, thank you.  A copy of Greg’s presentation (with a tip of the hat to Tim Clemmer it’s original creator) is below.

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Christmas Tree Lot 2015 Highlights

Click Here to See Highlights from Last Year’s Christmas Tree Lot

Birthdays This Week

Name Month Day
Diane Mescher November 16
Russell Hulbert November 19
Teresa West November 20

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Tim  Clemmer November 16 2001 15
 Art  Hung November 16 2001 15
 Larry  England November 17 1994 22
 Nancy  Lehren November 17 1994 22
 Melissa  Lucas November 17 2015 1
 Rose  Schulz November 17 2015 1
 Julie  Cochran November 19 2009 7
 Chris  Dwenger November 19 2009 7
 Jon  Fox November 20 2000 16
 Kristina  Rainer November 21 2012 4
 Christine  Balsan November 21 2013 3
 Martha  Jackson November 21 2013 3
 Dave  Klein November 21 2013 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Pam Miller Mike Bevis Second Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Charlie Tapp Jerry cited Charlie for sloppy parking and stated it was at least the 5th time

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Judy DeMarco For being in CNO family and for the well wishes and support for grandson, Joseph’s brain surgery
Laurie Poeppelman For3rd hand surgery in 3 months
Bob Burkman For grandson, Pvt. Spencer Burkman, a new Marine
Blanca Ortiz For Wednesday evening banquet honoring kids and for help in making Abbey Credit Union video.
Brooks Compton For support of Issue #3
Joe Madden He has become a truant officer and wants to meet with Dr. Dan Passidomo and his 8th Grade daughter who skipped school today to join us for lunch.

Noon Meeting News – November 8, 2016 – Sandy Gudorf – Downtown Dayton Partnership

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father here we are on the horns of a dilemma.  It looks like who ever becomes our President, the prayers for help are going to increase.  Our only other hope is that they are not as bad as the media makes them out to be.  Because we live in such a great country, we were told that anyone could be President.  Seems now that was a fore warning instead of an aspiration.   So here we are with a choice of deciding to vote for the lesser evil.  We pray our vote will do that and  You will install your spirit in the new President’s eyes and mind so we will continue to be proud to be an American.  Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest of
Sandy Gudorf Speaker

Today’s Speaker

Dave Kay introduced Sandy Gudorf, president of Downtown Dayton Development Corp. , after explaining that Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton declined to speak at our meeting today.  Ms. Gudorf told us the Corp is non profit and represents the public and private sectors. Projects she related included housing expansion, the Levitt pavilion, the Arcade, the new library and Chaminade’s stadium. Lively questions followed.

Build-a-Bear Event Video

Click here to see the Build-a-Bear Video – we think you will find it touching

Birthdays This Week

Name Month Day
Ken Irwin November 9
Gary Aiken November 11

Membership Anniversaries

Name Month Day Year # Years
 Bob  Vogt November 8 2005 11
 Katie  Hurst November 14 2013 3
 Reba  Hurst November 14 2013 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
John Kalaman Gail Aiken Induction
Paula Kalaman Gail Aiken Induction
Pam Miller Mike Bevis First Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Pat Behn Had ticket #554 and got to be Jerry Stahley’s assistant
Phather Phil Not wearing a badge but he got a pass for being over 90.
Nancy Lehren Sat at table with incorrect candy
Bob Vogt Throwing Larry Lynde under the bus
Christine Balsan Late
Nancy Lehren Late
Brooks Compton Late

Happy Bucks!

Name Reason
Myron Rheaume $2.00 For Sinclair club members participating in Build a Bear and for being cancer free 20 years
Ken Irwin $ 20.00 Money found on a hike
Barbara Santo for Judy DeMarco Thanking the club for prayers and well wishes for grandson’s surgery, he is doing well.
Joe Madden He found 25 cents
Heather Craaybeek For being an American
John Kalaman For being a CNO member
Don Wildenhaus For17th season of TOP soccer
Paula Kalaman For Gail Aiken’s sponsorship
Fred Polizzi For a happy life