Welcome to Centerville Noon Optimist! “It’s not what we do…it’s why we do it.”

Watch our three-minute video presentation that explains how bringing out best in ourselves brings out the best in others.

 

The Noon Optimist Club of Centerville is a fellowship of people who get things done. We set examples and embrace an optimistic mindset for the community to see. We display leadership skills and working relationships locally, regionally and nationally. Whether you are searching for an outlet to give back and help your community or are looking for personal development, you will find what you are looking for in our club.

 

Centerville Noon Optimist Club Completes Major Donation to Dayton Children’s “Reaching New Heights” Campaign to Transform Care for Kids

On July 16, 2017, Dayton Children’s Hospital successfully moved patients into the new eight story tower!

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club played a major role in supporting the Reaching New Heights campaign to transform care at Dayton Children’s Hospital! We helped to create a world-class healing environment that is just right for the tiniest to the tallest patients. 

On Sunday, 45 patients were moved into floors four, five and six, otherwise known as the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Wallace Critical Care Center and Mills Family Cancer & Blood Disorder Center. The move went off without a hitch and the new patients were welcomed. Floors seven and eight, our Specialty Care Units, will move later this fall in October. 

The Centerville Noon Optimist room is in the Oncology-Hematology wing. It will serve as an “Assessment Room” for helping admit children who have been stricken with cancer.

This is just another example of how Optimists are making a difference in the lives of children in Dayton and surrounding vicinities. Funds for this investment came from the Annual Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic, Annual Christmas Tree Sales and the Avenue of Flags program.

 

Noon Meeting News – July 18, 2017 – Larry Dillin – Austin Landing South Development Plans

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, we are often challenged by the question. “Why does God allow so much evil in the world?” For many of us we don’t have an answer. It’s like Einstein trying to explain his theory of relativity to a new born baby. Even that probably pales in our understanding of Your greatness. It then requires faith to bridge the gap, by believing in Your written word. We were born with an innate understanding of what is right. Best illustrated by a child’s statement “that isn’t right.” How did we acquire that if not from You? We are blessed to have an all powerful & loving God. We pray that we will grow deeper in our faith and live our lives according to Your original plan being Your heart, eyes and hands in all our contacts with our fellow travelers. Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Sue Armstrong Kettering Noon Club
Jim August Mike Bevis
Kim Bacovin Fred Polizzi
Larry Dillin Speaker
Laura Franklin Ron Tinnerman
Karen Johnson Kettering Noon Club
Judy Martinson Kettering Noon Club
Janet McDonald Kettering Noon Club
Alex Simon Bob Duffy
Mary Ann Zimmer Kettering Noon Club

Today’s Speaker

Scott Langer introduced our speaker, Larry Dillin who is President of VisCap the development company for next stage of Austin Landing. Larry told us that his company’s goal is to create communities. This is seen through good architecture, fountains, open spaces, events and activities. Austin Landing presently has 270 apartments, a Staybridge Inn now open, 400,000 sq ft of office space and is expecting very soon a 12-screen movie theater, 3 more restaurants, 10,000 sq ft of retail space. Although he declined to make a formal announcement, he eagerly discussed plans for the south side of Austin Landing. Density of space, walkability, stimulation of the senses, and public art are important considerations of his company for this and other development.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Mark Petre July 18
Bob Burkman July 19
Mike Yoder July 24
Denise Green July 15
Sue Brubaker July 16

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Paul Webendorfer July 19 07/19/2016 1
Steve Mock July 19 07/19/1996 21
Aaron Campbell July 21 07/21/2009 8

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Laura Franklin Ron Tinnerman 1st Reading
Tom Lakes David Ladd 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Jack Anderson Expected to play  golf [in yesterday’s Club Golf Outing] in a suit?
John Horner Wearing a dark colored shirt to the golf outing
Gail Aiken Wearing golf sandals to play in at the golf outing
Mike Brubaker Accused of cross-dressing in the pretzel pick up mishap for the golf outing (Mike stated “the blonde wig is in the car”)
Tom Novak Traffic  cones in his driveway, wife fender bender?
Bill Stone Driving ball over others heads at golf outing without shouting  “fore”

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Joan Cordonnier Gave $5 for the success of the Americana race and her Mom surviving a heart attack and doing well
Charlie Tapp For replacing Steve Kohls with a Mandy Ransdell, an upgrade.
Dave Kay His son getting married
Kettering Noon Optimist Club Ladies Delighted to be here to congratulate us on being International Optimist Club of the year

Noon Meeting News – July 11, 2017 – Chris McAlpine and Jean Pummill – About the Recent Optimist International Convention

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father you know we feel great being called an Optimist, but to be pointed out that we are the best , is a dream come true. We give thanks for all the talent You have gathered under the Centerville Noon Optimist name. To the participation of the members in all of our endeavors and the extra effort of the leadership. We are truly blessed. For a moment let us be proud and be a beacon to those who follow. Lord, may we always
remember that we are number one because we love what we do and may we continue continue to be Your hands and heart in all our endeavors.  AMEN! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Bob Brewer Tom Novak
Jim Hopson Tom Novak
Tom Lakes David Ladd
Jesse Lisec Fred Polizzi
Shannon Sellers Mike Bevis

Today’s Speaker

Jean Pummill, Club Secretary-elect, spoke to us about the Optimist International Convention recently held in Albuquerque. She learned that Optimist International partners with Johns Hopkins and that together they are making some amazing advances in the treatment of childhood cancer.  Jean also stated that taking over the Secretary position from Joe Madden will be big shoes to fill. Chris McAlpine, Club President-elect spoke also about the Optimist Convention, he learned that CNO is an amazing club with all that we do, and about  some grants that are available from the Optimist Foundation.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Ed Case July 12
Greg McAfee July 12
Chris Dwenger July 12
Steve Burkman July 15
Denise Green July 15
Sue Brubaker July 16

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Tom Beery July 17 07/17/2014 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
None this week

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Scott Langer His lateness, not there yet
Jean Pummill Raincoat left behind, cost $1 to get back
Beth Lybrook Claiming golf shirt is slimming
Mike Bevis Unrolled too many flags
Larry Lynde Carrying umbrella in the parade
Matt Somerlot The Scott Langer (late-to-lunch) award
Ron Weir Grand Marshal in parade but photo shows no Optimist pin or mention of the club in article
Stan Fronzaglia Ran out of helium for balloons
Ted Humphrey Chatting
Jerry Stahley Arriving at packet pick up too late
Ken Peacock Stepping in mud before coming into Yankee Trace Clubhouse
Gary Smiga Juggling names

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Mike Bevis Tom Novak had Mike’s truck repainted when an AOF paint can sprung a leak in it
Donna Huss Going to Albuquerque
Erin Belangia-Sanchez 1-year celebration of restaurant
Julie Walling Noeth (SAD Buck) Has another job to photograph on golf outing day – will miss her first photography session with our golf outing
Dan Beck A lovely 40th anniversary celebration with wife Kathy
Ron Weir For being Grand Marshal in the Americana parade
Bob Collins For 14 new flags on his route – total AOF count is now over 1,750 flags!!!
Bob Duffy For a New Jersey shore coast vacation

Noon Meeting News – June 27, 2017 – Dennis Fisher – Rada and Joe Carfora – All About Drones

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father in a couple of days we will celebrate the birth of this great nation. Some will look upon it only as a day off from work. A person must be cold indeed who can look upon our flag fluttering in the breeze and not
feel the love of country. You have blessed us abundantly by giving us this great country, by blessing the work we do as Optimists and sustaining us in time of trial. In turn may we all give thanks for Your blessings, for our
nation and for being Optimist. Let us continue to thrive under Your blessings and may diligence, productivity and excellence be the work of our hands and heart for Your glory. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Joe Carfora Speaker
Rada Carfora Speaker
Tom Lakes David Ladd
Jack Langer Scott Langer
Jared Posey Ron Tinnerman
Cheryl Zinck Monty Zink

Today’s Speaker

Dennis Fisher spoke to us about flying drones, or FAA Approved Unmanned Planes. The drones typically fly within 400 feet of the ground, a visual line of sight. According to Fisher, drones will have an 82-billion-dollar impact on the economy by 2025. UAV applications include assisting in FAA/NTSB accident investigations, aerial photos and videos, covering festivals, events, making commercials and sporting events. The pilot must understand the complex uses of airspace.  Fisher acknowledged the misuse of drones especially in the Mideast. He flew a drone around the room and took a group photo. We were all impressed.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Val Huff June 28
Frank DePalma June 29
John Speers July 4
John Carroll July 5
Bob Lawson July 6
Joseph Kronenberger July 9
Bob Glavin July 9

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
John Sherman June 29 8
Cherie Gentry June 30 2
Gary Hansen June 30 18
John Voss June 30 6
Lisa Tucker June 30 6
Amy Barker July 1 9
Art Hung July 1 16
Roy Barclay July 1 31
Sara Hemmeter July 1 3
Denise Green July 2 4
Robin Golden July 4 5
James Long July 7 2
CeAnn Chalker July 10 17

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
None this week

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Jerry Stahley Critical of Gail Aiken’s dress, and confusing info about a golf outing
Gail Aiken For a colorful dress
Bob Lawson For unoptimistic attitude about winning the 50/50
Gary Aiken For repeatedly sucking up to the sergeants
Monty Zinck For having his wife as a guest
Tom Novak and Stan Fronzaglia For having on matching shirts
Dennis Fisher The milk carton award
Larry Lynde For saying Route 66 was ended
Chris Mc Alpine For impersonating Abe Lincoln

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Fred Polizzi For the birth of Anna Lee, his 1st granddaughter
Tom Novak For his and Paulette’s 49th anniversary
Joan Cordonnier For all the help and volunteers for Americana
Cherie Gentry For her granddaughter’s 1st birthday
Monty Zinck For his and Cheryl’s 42nd anniversary
Julie Walling Noeth For blue sky and puffy clouds
Myron Rheaume For CNO being an Optimist Club of the Year finalist

 

Noon Meeting News – June 20, 2017 – Brian Fenstemaker – Navy Pilot Annapolis and CHS Graduate

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, there are times when we clown around, sometimes at very inappropriate times. We are thankful that is not your ways, Lord. Yet!  You must have been in a playful mood when you created the platypus. I’m sure You can remember and are still smiling. Now that I have everyone’s attention wondering what is coming next. I just wanted to celebrate “Fathers Day” by honoring You for all the things You do for us. We pray You will continue to show us all the things You want us to do, letting us be Your hands and heart in our quest to make a better life for our kids. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Brian Fenstemaker Speaker
Karen Fenstemaker Steve Fenstemaker
Adam George Kelly George
Jack Langer Scott Langer
Missy Mae Mary Madden
Jared Posey Ron Tinnerman

Today’s Speaker

Judy DeMarco introduced our speaker, Brian Fenstemaker, son of member Steve Fenstemaker. Brian is a 2007 CHS grad and a 2011 Naval Academy grad. He is deployed in the Middle East. He spoke briefly about his awards and recognitions. He told us of aircraft he has been trained on and types of weaponry used. He showed photos of in air refueling, talked about flying of an aircraft carrier, an explained the nitty gritty of life on an aircraft carrier. He showed photos of a 7-man stateroom, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, the Suez Canal, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Rome, and skiing in the French Alps. Brian was warmly applauded and thanked for his service to our Country.

Member Birthday
Deb Ulrich June 22
Dick Lee June 23
Carrie Million June 23
Gary DeMarco June 23
Cherie Gentry June 24
Paulette Novak June 25
Charlie Goodwin June 26
Wayne Christie June 26

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Diane Arehart June 21 1
Wes Cleaves June 22 24
Ken Peacock June 26 16

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Shawn Thacker Chuck Dickerson Induction

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Larry Lynde For mis-announcing today’s speaker
Beth Lybrook For not being optimistic about winning the 50/50
Carol Burkman For a lost ticket
Joe Madden For putting $20.00 in the pot too early
Kelly George For shamelessly kissing up to coach Somerlot
Matt Somerlot For continuing coaching after his son was finished
Steve Fenstemaker For having a dusty badge
Jesse Lightle For working for Washington Township but we still have parking issues at Yankee Trace

 

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Larry England His daughter managed an important National Geographic banquet all weekend then had baby on Monday
Jane Fiehrer Inviting CNOs to an Open House at Sign Connection
Mike Bevis For Avenue of Flags, putting out 114 flags in 90 minutes
Gary Aiken For his and Gail’s 49th anniversary
Christine Balsan For new nephew, she showed life size photo
Joan Cordonnier For Donna Huss having arranged the evening at La Comedia
Missy Mae Walters (soon to be member) Announced she has scholarship money for kids 17 to 21 and asks for CNO assistance in distributing it
Beth Lybrook Announced she is 1st time grandma to Dixie 4th (baby name) and showed life size photo

Noon Meeting News – June 13, 2017 – Ben Blaumeiser Oratorical Winner and Jon Husted – Ohio Secretary of State

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, when talking to You we need to follow the advise given in the “kiss technique.” As we age we are plagued with momentary lapses in memory. What now are referred to as brain farts. Our brains are going 90
miles an hour but there is no noise connected with it. We thank You for being able to read our thoughts and know what we are trying to say. Younger people need this ability if only to nod their head and smile as if they knew what we were trying to say. So lord help the young  people to have patience and courtesy when confronted with those with brain farts to wait for recovery or at least smile and nod their heads. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Arleen Akerman Kettering Noon
Jack Akerman Dor-Wood Club
Benjamin Blaumeiser Oratorical Winner
Samantha Blaumeiser Debe Dockins
Val Blaumeiser Debe Dockins
Chelsea Faulkner State of Ohio
Doug Fritz Dor-Wood Club
Beth Hamad Stae of Ohio
Jon Husted Speaker
Tom Lakes David Ladd
Georgia Mergler Debe Dockins
Nancy Ott Debe Dockins
Jared Posey Ron Tinnerman
Janet Simon Mike Bevis
Ryan Tinnerman Ron Tinnerman
Beth Wells Debe Dockins

Today’s Speaker

First, Debe Dockins introduced Oratorical contest winner Benjamin Blaumeiser, who will compete in the regional and hopefully national Oratorical competitions. Ben gave us his winning speech on optimism and strength and he was warmly applauded. Debe also introduced Ben’s family, teachers and coaches. 

Next, Gary Aiken introduced Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted. who spoke to us about the economy, education, and Ohio’s future. Jon worked to lower Ohio’s taxes to attract new industry. He suggested strongly that the education systems in Ohio need to prepare high school graduates to be job or college ready. Jon spoke also about drug addiction problems in our state and how that negatively influences our children and how to alleviate this issue. He also shared his personal story of his having been adopted in infancy by a loving family and his gratitude to his birth mother. Jon was roundly received and applauded.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Charla Rheaume June 16

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Heather Craaybeek June 15 06/15/2010 7

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week. (Ashley Morgan will be inducted next week)

Sergeants at Arms 

None this week.

Happy Bucks!

None this week.

 

Noon Meeting News – June 6, 2017 – Bill Lane – The Rose Music Center at the Heights

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, how many times have You heard us say, “Why me Lord?”, when bad things happen. Should we not ask, “Why me Lord?” when good things happen? Most of our problems are of our own making. The severity of the problem is in direct proportion to the stupidity of our act. Then we compound it by asking why me Lord. We mistakenly believe we are the makers of all the good things and feel You have allowed misfortune to cast its shadow on us when bad things happen. Have us know that when we want a good day, all we need to do is to give and not remember or receive and not forget. Amen! 

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Bennett Dwenger Chris Dwenger
Bill Lane Speaker

Today’s Speaker

Bill Lane from The Rose Music Center in Dayton was with us on Tuesday’s meeting giving us more insight to the venue.  I know for myself I had never heard of it before, so it was fun to hear about all the different musicians that come through there each year.

Listed is some information regarding The Rose:
– Indoor
– 4,200 seats
– VIP area
– Memberships available

Popular performers coming up:

John Legend – June 12
Gary Allan – June 23
For King & Country – June 24
Trace Adkins – July 7
Willie Nelson & Family – July 11
Rob Zombie – July 12
Huey Lewis and The News – July 21
The Beach Boys – July 29
Goo Goo Dolls – August 2

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Jean Pummill June 06
Bob Vogt June 07
Brooks Compton June 09
Michael Wall June 12

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Pete Rife June 11 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Ashley Morgan Joe Madden 3rd reading

Sergeants at Arms 

Member Infraction
Dick Stephens Dick was featured with Centerville dispatch on front of the paper but Dick was wearing a Centerville pin, but no Optimist logo or pin was shown
Deb Saunders Great being early but she gave a $20 bill for the 50/50 contest and made Ron have to count on all fingers and toes
Jack Anderson Ron has been waiting a while to fine this guy. He made Jack stand up and he said “Jack, you’re good looking, tall and well dressed; everything I’m not. I’m fining you for making a sergeant jealous.”
Jerry Stahley Took the flowers from Greg Griffin’s Prize from the Junior Golf Outing and gave them away – Greg said he was giving the prize to Evelyn his wife for an early 30th anniversary gift
Chris McAlpine Will Cale saw – in Florida –  that a Chris McAlpine is a assistant produce manager. So apparently Chris is leading a double life Financial Planning and Produce Manager – both occupations focused on lots of “green” (see pic below)
Bob Bargmeyer Did you sleep in that shirt?

 

Happy Bucks!

Judy DeMarco She is having a surprise 70th anniversary party for her parents, they are flying her mom’s maid of honor out from Lake Placid. Going to be a fun time!
Jean Pummill Closing on her Centerville condo next week
Joan Cordonnier Saw three Optimists on the bike path this past weekend. She said that’s a whole lot of lycra!

 

Noon Meeting News – May 30, 2017 – Memorial Scholarship and Educator of the Year Awards

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, like the Grinch, I thought of something I never thought of before. Least we continue our complacent ways. Help us to remember that somewhere out there a man died for us today. As long as there is war,
we must ask and answer, “Are we worth dying for?” What did we do to receive this gift of freedom? The soldier didn’t know us nor we him or her How did the word “freedom” become so powerful? Only by losing it could we find out. A lesson we don’t want to learn. Too many of us vote and then sit on our hands and close our mouths. Being a patriot is more than raising the flag or singing the National Anthem. It’s coming together to do what is best for all and preserve the precepts of our founding Fathers. When we value privilege above principal we will lose both! Our elected officials need our input. We can not just think Optimistically. We need to act Optimistically. Lord, help us do our part for that soldier out there that did his part. Amen!

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Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Jessica Barton Award Recipient
Jim Barton Awardee’s Guest
Melissa Barton Awardee’s Guest
Alexandria Bollinger Award Recipient
Bronson Bollinger Awardee’s Guest
Kayla Bollinger Awardee’s Guest
Trent Bollinger Awardee’s Guest
Adrienne Freccero Award Recipient
Brian Freccero Awardee’s Guest
Jessica Freccero Awardee’s Guest
Clint Freese Ron Tinnerman
Clay Schiebrel Awardee’s Guest
Kevin Schiebrel Awardee’s Guest
Melanie Schiebrel Awardee’s Guest
Dan Slouffman John Speers
Tom Stauffer Ellie Parker
Jan Awardee’s Guest
Laurel Awardee’s Guest

Today’s Speaker

First, Gary Anderson explained eligibility for and past recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award. Glen Freese told the club about Sherry Kim, beloved English teacher at Tower Heights middle school. She spoke briefly thanking CNO for the award.

Second, Gary Smiga  introduced 3 students from CHS as recipients of CNO’s Memorial Scholarships which are awarded to students in honor of deceased club members.

Alexandria Bollinger with a 3.89 GPA, planning to attend Brigham Young University.

Jessica Barton with a 4.496 GPA, planning to attend Cedarville University.

Adrianne Freccero with a 3.91 GPA, planning to attend University of Dayton.

President Larry Lynde presented each student with a $ 1500.00 check, CNO gave a standing ovation to the students.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Tzuling Kuo May 31
Mike Witt June 01
Shawna Hatton June 01
Mark Kingseed June 03
Larry Larrimer June 04
Dick Stevens June 05

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Steve Fenstemaker May 31 16
Gary Aiken June 1 35
Greg Crabtree June 1 9
Wayne Christie June 1 29
Blanca Ortiz June 3 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Ashley Morgan Joe Madden 2nd reading
Chris Ziehler Bob Collins Induction

Sergeants at Arms 

No time for sergeants this week.

 Happy Bucks!

Tom Novak For 116 helpers for AOF
Beth Lybrook For her great Social Committee
Don Kelley For icy slush on his car at graduation in Colorado
 

Dave Kay

For an offspring graduating from Cornell and having a job so they are off the “Kay Payroll “ as of Monday
Vince Reidy For a 7 month old granddaughter coming to visit
John Speers For a 5th grade graduation
Bob Duffy For graduations in Colorado
Myron Rheaume For veterans in CNO and all Veterans
Stan Fronzaglia For driving to DC where his grandson placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Ron Tinnerman For being introduced to a neighbor and potential new member

 

Our Optimist Club Featured on “Centerville Reports Today” Television Show!

Our club was recently featured on the television show Centerville Reports Today.  Mike Bevis and Judy DeMarco served as club ambassadors to discuss our Community Champion Award as well as the many free youth activities and fund raisers that our club holds throughout the year as “Friends of Youth”.