Noon Meeting News – May 16, 2017 – Respect for Law Award & Avenue of Flags Kickoff

Phather Phil’s Prayer

With Spring in full swing and the memory of the cold winter gradually fading, I’ve often thought it would have been great if you made us to go to sleep at the start of winter and wake up in the Spring, just like You do for Mother Nature. Was that in Your plan and Adam and Eve changed that too. Too bad You don’t grant Mulligans or what some call “do overs”. I’m sure that by not getting what we want is a stroke of luck. For we have learned that the upside of painful knowledge is far better than blissful ignorance. Your promises are golden for how dismal November would be if we had no knowledge of Spring. Just rambling Lord, we pray that when this life is over, we all want reservations in the non-smoking section. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Lisa Allan Mike Bevis
Marissa Buckles Mike Bevis
Eliza Mallue Sheri Howard
Gary Ridgeway Honoree
Joel Timmons Beth Lybrook

Today’s Speaker

Tom Novak spoke to the club about our Avenue of Flags program. We are rapidly expanding with 1,493 subscriptions before the season officially begins. AOF is one of the top three fund raisers for CNO, in each of the last three years, we have earned over $50,000 for the club. We get volunteers from our membership as well as VFW and Blue Star Mothers for flag distribution and pick up. Memorial Day will kick off the 2017 AOF season.

The second part of today’s program included the Kalaman Respect for Law award. Bob Burkman spoke about the CNO creation of this award nearly 20 years ago. Next, Gary Anderson introduced Captain Jeff Papanek who praised our 2017 recipient, Gary Ridgeway, and explained his career and responsibilities. Detective Ridgeway then spoke, after accepting the award from President Larry, about what a great honor it is and amused us with an interesting anecdote about shoe polish in the brim of a cowboy hat. Paula and John Kalaman spoke briefly about keeping their son John’s memory alive. We are all proud to have the Kalamans and Captain Papanek be a part of the CNO family and congratulations again to our award recipient Detective Gary Ridgeway!

Birthdays

Kristina Rainer May 16
James Long May 17
Amy Barker May 19
Mike Brubaker May 19

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Natalie King Dunlevey May 16 05/16/2012 5
Cheryl Reichel May 20 05/20/2008 9
Jeff Rolf May 20 05/20/2015 2
Kelly George May 20 05/20/2015 2
Carol Burkman May 21 05/21/2003 14
Robert Burkman May 21 05/21/2003 14
Dennis Fisher May 22 05/22/2006 11
James Schumacher May 22 05/22/1991 26

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Sheri Howard Mike Bevis Induction

Sergeants at Arms 

No time for Sergeants this week (Hey – isn’t that the title of a movie?)

 Happy Bucks!

No time for Happy Bucks this week.

 

Noon Meeting News – May 9, 2017 – Respect for Law Award

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father I wonder how many of us ever think if You get any pleasure out of the way we are living our lives. We all make mistakes, it’s the way we learn. We have learned that mistakes can be very costly, especially if we don’t learn from them. So help us Lord to always conduct ourselves with the sole purpose to make You smile. Then we will know how great it is to look at the sunny side of everything and make our Optimism come true. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Jan Eisenhauer Honoree’s Family
Rachel Elkins Will Cale
Linda Glass Shawna Hatton
Tom Stauffer Ellie Parker
Jim Stephenson Honoree
Katie Stephenson Honoree’s Family

Today’s Speaker

Member Gary Anderson introduced officer Mike Yoder who introduced and presented for the John R. Kalaman Award, Officer Jim Stephenson. Officer Stephenson’s duties include serving as our school resource officer from the Centerville Police Department. Officer Stephenson sees himself as a peace officer rather than as a police officer.  Officer Stephenson received several standing ovations throughout the presentation.

Birthdays

Beth Lybrook May 09
Brent Moore May 09
Jon Fox May 10
Jessica King May 11
Marge Back May 11
Sheri Howard May 11

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Joe Soucy May 13 05/13/2014 3
Joseph Kronenberger May 13 05/13/2014 3
Thomas Riley May 13 05/13/2014 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week

Sergeants at Arms 

No time for Sergeants this week (Hey – isn’t that the title of a movie?)

 Happy Bucks!

Tom Novak Help with Avenue of Flags
Scott Langer 27th  anniversary with wife Julie
Donna Huss Success of the Derby Party
Pat Behn Granddaughter’s 12th birthday
Julie Noeth Winnings at the Derby Party
Debe Dockins Acknowledging guests Jim Stephenson and Jan Eisenhauer
Myron Rheaume District meeting involvement especially Heather Kuth and Debe Dockins
Shawna Hatton, Myron and Charla’s daughter Being with parents and her daughter’s 15th birthday
Bob Bargmeyer Disastrous flying episodes and glad to be home
Greg Fay Support and clapping for Optimist 2.0
Cheri Gentry District support
Nancy Lehren Her guest and mentored student Rachel and her graduation
Phather Phil Good time at Derby Party