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.

 

Noon Meeting News – September 19, 2017 – President’s Awards and Check Presentation to Dayton Children’s Hospital

Phather Phil’s Prayer

This week – instead of leading our prayer – Phather Phil is in need of our prayers…  

Phather Phil had a biopsy on his bladder Monday and is home resting.  We hope to see him soon with prayers for better days. Bob Burkman read the prayer from the Phather Phil Prayer Book it was one of Phil’s, with an addition of a prayer for Phil himself.

Photos from the meeting

Special thanks to Bob Collins who served as Photographer this week!

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Bill Berry Judy DeMarco
Adam Blanchard Dayton Children’s Hospital
Stephanie Catanzaro Chris McAlpine
Jim Elam Judy DeMarco
Mike Houser Judy DeMarco
Craig Kigar Pat Behn
Franki Meier Dayton Children’s Hospital
Megan Titus Barbara Santo
Lisa Elam Tucker Judy DeMarco
William Ward Judy DeMarco

Today’s Speaker

Mike Bevis introduced Donna Huss and Bob Foster, praising them for the success of our annual golf outing, we raised over $33,000.00. Mike presented check for $11,000 from our golf outing proceeds to Adam Blanchard of Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Our club also presented Dayton Children’s with an additional check for $5,000 toward our commitment to the new tower at Dayton Children’s.  Mr. Blanchard thanked us sincerely and stated that prior to today’s donations,  Dayton Children’s had received over $133,000 from the Centerville Noon Optimist Club – WOW! Mary and Joe Madden presented Perfect Attendance pins and Awards. President Larry Lynde recognized Committee Chairs and presented several other awards to noteworthy members of the club for their efforts in 2016-2017.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Bill DeFries September 19
Reba Hurst September 20
Willard Cale September 20
Harry Bossey September 22
Gregory Smith September 25
Don Wildenhaus September 25
Diane Arehart September 26
Evelyn Griffin September 26
Ken Kujawa September 27
Heather Kuth September 27
Roy Barclay October 01

Perfect Attendance Awards 2016-17

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Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Bill Gaul September 20 09/20/2016 1
Bill Williams September 20 09/20/1993 24
Cliff Brahm September 20 09/20/2016 1
Dennis Glidden September 20 09/20/2005 12
Jeff Gray September 20 09/20/2016 1
Karen Kyler September 20 09/20/2016 1
Mike Houser September 20 09/20/2016 1
Neil Shafer September 20 09/20/2016 1
Rick Schmidt September 20 09/20/2016 1
Tad Parks September 20 09/20/2016 1
Bob Collins September 21 09/21/2014 3
Steve Campbell September 22 09/22/2009 8
Bob Vogt September 24 09/24/2005 12
Ken Irwin September 25 09/25/2012 5
Mike Wall September 26 09/26/1995 22
Ron Weir September 26 09/26/1995 22
Steve Walker September 28 09/28/1998 19
Anita Foster-Polizzi September 29 09/29/2015 2
John Powell September 29 09/29/1999 18
Steven Burkman September 29 09/29/2015 2
Brooks Compton September 30 09/30/1994 23
Charlie Goodwin September 30 09/30/2008 9
Denise O’Neil September 30 09/30/1994 23
Don Wildenhaus September 30 09/30/1997 20
Karl Frydryk October 1 10/01/1988 29
Mike Fanelli October 2 10/02/2003 14

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Stephanie Catanzaro Chris McAlpine 1st reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Fred Polizzi Loosing a golf club sock, accused of wearing it (it smelled)
Chris Mc Alpine Chris wearing a suit-acceptable, Larry Lynde dressed casual- unacceptable
Barbara Santos Doing an excellent job with the birthday table
Blanca Ortiz Photo of her in Cox Media ad, no pin
All incoming board members Not wearing pins

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Nancy Lehren Grateful to Judy DeMarco and Sue Brubaker for taking her to the hospital last week after a fall.
Joe Madden Club check probably bounce
Kelly Stone Awesome president Larry Lynde
Myron Rheaume New banner for CNO as best Optimist club in world
Blanca Ortiz September 16th, Mexico Independence Day
Larry Lynde For Chris McAlpine as incoming president
Paul Stull Has meds fit for man or beast???

Noon Meeting News – September 12, 2017 – Cynthia Fraley – Washington Township Rec Center

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father most of us try to avoid failure like the plague. Yet, where does our experience come from if not from failure? Failure then becomes the small price we pay for experience. We are all like tea bags. We have to be put in hot water to see how strong we are. Although some of us have to steep longer than we care to admit. It’s Your way of testing our will and preparing us for greater achievements of the future. Thank you for being there when we are in need, for guiding us in our purpose. May we never let yesterday’s problems destroy the joy of today. Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Today’s Speaker

Our speaker was Cynthia Fraley, senior recreation supervisor of the enrichment center at Washington Township Recreation Center. She explained that Rec West which serves seniors and anyone over 55 is part of Washington Township Rec Center. Rec West celebrated its 2nd year of operation since being moved from Hithergreen. Rec West now has 1,950 members and is proud of its diversity of programs. Fitness, art and craft, games, discussion clubs, history and continuing education are just some of the classes offered. Senior assistance and meals are also offered. Local business  participate as service providers. Woodland Lights, an annual Christmas Holiday event covering 8 acres also depends on sponsorships. Slides accompanied her talk.

Birthdays

No birthdays this week

 

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Shawna Hatton September 13 09/13/2016 1
Sue Brubaker September 13 09/13/2008 9
Dean Heyne September 14 09/14/2016 1
William DeShurko September 14 09/14/2016 1
Lindsey Cline September 16 09/16/2016 1
Frederick Pfeiffer September 17 09/17/2013 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

No Readings or Inductions this week

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Sandy Stevens Keeping husband, Dick Stevens, away from CNO too long
Cherie Gentry Lame duck as term as District Governor nearly over
Larry Lynde Lame duck as CNO president
Evelyn Griffin Ohio Pin missing from Bob Burkman’s badge
Gary Aiken Not paying attention
Gail Aiken Golf sign missing

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Debe Dockins Oct 7th Ghost Walk, nearly full
Bob Bargmeyer Thankful to CNO  for his wife Anna’s flowers
Chris Mc Alpine His wifes successful surgery and the flowers from CNO
Gail Aiken Successful Kalaman golf outing
Don Kelley 34th anniversary with wife, Sandra
Pat Behn Sister and brother in law survived hurricane in Florida
Myron Rheaume Pat Behn lame duck as Lt. Governor
Monty Zinck Family in Florida survived
Cynthia Fraley ( our speaker) For a great CNO club

Noon Meeting News – September 5, 2017 – Chuck Thokey – The Importance of Mentoring

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, the joy of living in harmony with you is our greatest pleasure. Seeking pleasure is an all consuming activity in our daily run through life. When bad things happen or our pleasure is removed too many resort to substitute pleasures; Food, drink & pills. These are only temporary and further use leads to addiction. Have us realize when trouble comes our way that prayer is our best solution. You have a junk yard large enough to
hold all our troubles. By placing them with you it gives our mind time to rest so we have the time to listen to our heart. In other words Lord don’t let us squat on our spurs. Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Cheryl Dowd Joan Cordonnier
Liz Haley Bob Lawson
David Herman Jesse Gaither
Mary Jo Lawson Bob Lawson
Bryan Link Jean Pummill
Chuck Thokey Speaker

Today’s Speaker

Bob Burkman introduced our speaker, Chuck Thokey. His inspiring story begins with his diagnosis of Educable Mentally Retarded in junior high.  Now days it is referred to as ADD (attention deficit disorder). Chuck shared that most successful sales people and business owners are ADD. Some of Chucks successes include working in experimental aircraft for Lear Jet and in sales for Bath-fitter.  Chuck emphasized the importance of mentoring in this success. He sees the “disability” of ADD as a gift. He shared that he has trouble sleeping, writes everything in notebooks, and has difficulty staying focused. He has been a successful professional speaker for 6 years.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Roberta Taylor September 07
Karl Frydryk September 08
Joshua Schierloh September 11
Sam Pfabe September 11

 

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Gail Aiken September 8 24
Jeff Papanek September 9 3
Robert Bargmeyer September 9 3

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Bryan Link Jean Pummill 3rd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Don Kelley Left his shoes at Stones summer party
David Ladd Wearing same shirt as Bob Burkman, therefore impersonating a sergeant
Bill Stone Doing AOF flag retrieval at 11PM, in lightening and dredging Ohio River without Coast Guard permission
Greg Griffin Wearing a counterfeit shirt
Tom Novak Over 1800 AOF flags, no fine
Chuck Dickerson Missed 2 flags on his AOF route
Denise Green Absent too long

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Myron Rheaume 21 years cancer free
Gail Aiken For Bill’s donuts hurricane relief efforts
Donna Huss Lost footing and fell, Mike Bevis came to rescue but didn’t put car in gear
Tom Novak 120 AOF helpers
Dan Beck 3rd grandchild due in January
Chuck Dickerson 47th anniversary with wife Jane

 

Noon Meeting News – August 29, 2017 – Rob Streck – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office – the Opioid Epedemic

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father faithfully let us run the race that is set before us and the impressions we leave give light and purpose to those who follow. We never know what effect we are going to have on another person. If our cause is just and we have followed Your precepts, we have no reason to brag. For it is You Lord who has given us the talent and the mind set to do what we do. So Lord help us to remember that our mind is a garden our thoughts are the seeds. We can plant flowers or we can plant weeds.
Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Vickie Bondi Ron Tinnerman
Jon Eisele Art Hung
Drake Hafer Jack Anderson
David Herman Jesse Gaither
Bryan Link Jean Pummill
Rob Streck Speaker
Teg Tegelaar Bill Stone

Today’s Speaker

Scott Langer introduced Rob Streck from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s  Department. Streck spoke to us in rapid style about Opioid usage and its dangers and consequences.  Mostly sold through cartels and in motels, the drugs come from Mexico and China. Dayton is unfortunately a “source city”. Heroin has been so diluted that addicts are going to deadlier drugs such as fentanyl and carfentanyl (an elephant sedative), there are 32 types of fentanyl and it is much stronger than heroin. These drugs kill users and damage brain receptors. In 2015, 259 people died of overdose in Montgomery  County; year to date 457 have died. He briefly explained the range force and helping those who want help to be drug free.  Many questions and comments followed.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
James Mogan August 31
Julie Cochran August 31
Chris McAlpine August 31
Jesse Lightle August 31
CeAnn Chalker September 03
Robert Collins September 04

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Jeff Busch August 31 16
Andrew Mckenzie September 1 30
Don Skelton September 1 30
Frank DePalma September 1 38
Gary Anderson September 1 38
Jerry Stahley September 1 31
Larry Lynde September 1 29
Tom Henderson September 1 8

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Bryan Link Jean Pummill 2nd Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Greg Fay Rented cottage with a boat and used the wrong boat
David Ladd As district chaplain, announced as deceased 2 people still with us.
Stan Fronzaglia Wearing peach color shirt
Carol Burkman Wearing peach color shirt
Tom Novak Wearing peach color shirt
Liz Fultz Photo in paper but not wearing Optimist pin
Molly Petsch Cruising the Great Lakes and absent from CNO
Ron Tinnerman Sitting at front table while Phather Phil at back table
Joan Cordonnier Coming late and squeezing in to table already full
Larry Lynde Yankee Trace too cold, going to car for jacket
Gary DeMarco Long absence
Bob Bargmeyer Coming home from KY, disoriented about east and west
Mike Huber Enjoying the birthday table

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Molly Petsch Happy to be back, Great Lakes trip a long one
Ron Weir Tickets for a OSU game
Joe Madden Glad Happy Bucks are over for today

Noon Meeting News – August 22, 2017 – Rob Dement – Centerville High School Athletic Director

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father as adults we can look back on our lives and try to figure out why and how we became the person we are now. Many will discover that one or two people shaped our personality or steered us to become interested in the vocation or avocation we now enjoy. To our benefit we were drawn to those who enjoyed life to the point of admiration. We thank you Lord for those people and for putting them in our path. Now it is our time to pass on that same enthusiasm and optimism, to steer kids to the joys of leading a fulfilling life. There are any young people out there that are in need. Help us Lord to be that one person who can make a difference.
Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Anna Bargmeyer Bob Bargmeyer
Kevin Bargmeyer Bob Bargmeyer
Rob Dement Speaker
Julie Ilg Mike Bevis
Bryan Link Jean Pummill
Laura Roesch Mike Bevis

Today’s Speaker

John Carroll introduced our speaker, Bob Dement, athletic director at Centerville High School.  Bob thanked CNO for our contribution for the new football helmets. These helmets, he explained, have sensors that monitor each “head hit” of each player, making the sport safer. He praised the district for its support of the 32 varsity level programs, told us that Lacrosse is increasing in participation, while football and wrestling are decreasing. CHS will have a new scoreboard thanks to the Athletic Boosters. Bob also shared that both boys and girls golf teams have a good chance to win at the state level. Many members asked interesting questions.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Scott Rheaume August 28
Rick Kempfer August 28

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day # Years
Greg Smith August 22 10
Gary Miller August 23 12
Monty Zinck August 25 8
Julie Walling Noeth August 26 9
Mary Madden August 26 19
Andy Devito August 27 4

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Bryan Link Jean Pummill 1st Reading

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Beth Lybrook Sneaking in late, Scott Langer award
Vince Reidy Gainfully employed but no Optimist pin in photo
Debe Dockins Not in photo honoring Veteran
Jim Long Issued jury summons to CNO member without a personal note
Greg Griffin Shameless display of Optimist of the Year plaque
Gary Aiken Not knowing the date of Thanksgiving
Gary Miller Absent too long
Tom Lakes Scott Langer award
Tom Henderson Shameless self promotion

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Debe Dockins Glad the eclipse is over
John Kalaman Paula recovering well
Donna Huss Grandson, Ian got a good job with good pay and commissions
Cherie Gentry Glad Ohio district convention over and grateful for all CNO help
Myron Rheaume Good job done by Cherie Gentry
Don Wildenhaus Tri Star soccer sign ups
Stan Fronzaglia Wife Joyce cancer free for 5 years
Bob Bargmeyer Wife, Anna and son Kevin guests and son drove them to KY to see eclipse
Joe Madden The beautiful eclipse??? But now he cannot see a thing – LOL

 

Family Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day

Come join us on Saturday September 9, 2017 for our  Family Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Oak Grove Park – 1790 E. Social Row Road – Centerville, Ohio.

10:00AM  – 2:00PM

This is a FREE EVENT for the whole family . Share the fun of outdoor sports while learning about the important role hunting and fishing play in Ohio’s wildlife conservation. Festivities include: 

  • Fishing at Two-Acre Stocked Pond
  • Casting Competition
  • 3D Archery Skills Competition at the Archery Range
  • Beginner Acrhery Clinincs for All Ages and Abilities
  • Food Vendors
  • Kid Zone

 

 

Noon Meeting News – August 15, 2017 Will Cale Scholarship Winners

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, when we lose someone we know whether it is a friend or family member our heart aches at the loss. With regret we hurt because we didn’t get to tell them how much we love them or how much they have meant to us for just being them. Lord give us the wisdom to always thank another for all they have meant to us, for we never know when the last chance will be to reap the joy of giving. Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Jim August Mike Bevis
Cameron Barber Student Honoree
Michelle Barber Tom Novak
Kathy Beck Dan Beck
Dominick Benincasa Student Honoree
Jen Benincasa Student Honoree
Hunter Busch Jeff Busch’s Son
Eli Damron Student Honoree
Garret Eichlin Will’s Grandson
Cindy Harris Ron Tinnerman
Ashley Long Student Honoree
Brent Morgan Student’s Father
Kelsey Sizemore Student’s Family
David Student Honoree

Today’s Speaker

1st Joe Madden recognized Pat Behn as our distinguished past Lt. Governor for zone 14.

Dan Beck talked about the Will Cale scholarships and how the recipients are chosen. He acknowledged the committee and Will Cale’s 50 years in education and his contribution.

Tom Novak and Gail Aiken mentor Cameron Barber who was introduced with his family.

Will Cale and his wife, Sylvia mentor Eli Damron who was introduced with his parents.

Gary Hansen and Joan Cordonnier mentor Dominick Benincasa who was unable to join us today.

Dan and Kathy Beck mentor Ashley Long who was introduced with a guest.

Kathy Beck introduced Kelsey Sizemore, a past Will Cale recipient and success story.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Greg Wasmund August 15
Gail Aiken August 17
Susan Thomsen August 20
Stephen Walker August 21

Membership Anniversaries

Member Joined # Years
Maha Kashani 08/15/2006 11
David Brookman 08/16/2011 6
Cristlyn Johnston 08/17/2010 7
Don Massie 08/20/1991 26

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Hunter Busch Looking too much like his Dad
Charlie Tapp Returning from Italy knowing only “Prego” in Italian
Bill and Kelly Stone Running out on fines last week
Jesse Gaither Printing a copy of the Visitors Welcome Guide  upside down
Rachel Shelby 2nd fine, no reason

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Gary Smiga Won  golf game as team against other CNO team
Phather Phil Birth of 1st great granddaughter, also has 5 great grandsons
Myron Rheaume 52nd Anniversary with Charla
John Kalaman Paula doing well after surgery
Joan Cordonnier Mom in nice memory care unit

Noon Meeting News – August 8, 2017 WHIO-TV News Anchor James Brown

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father there are times when we discover we can’t do something without Your help. Then we come to You in earnest prayer. Being an impatient lot, after a while we may feel our prayers were not answered. That’s when we need to realize You did answer by not giving us what we wanted. Sometimes not getting what we want is a stroke of luck. Help us Lord to first count our blessings to make us realize we have all we need. Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Johnny Acampora Fred Polizzi
James Brown Speaker
Dave Fairs Dick Lee
Angie Larrick Marge Back
Dave Reichard Jesse Gaither

 

 

 

Today’s Speaker

Dave Kay gave us a humorous introduction to our speaker, James Brown of WHIO-TV  Channel 7 News.  We were given a demonstration of Sky 7 a drone technology device used for news gathering, photos and videos. Operators of the drone must be licensed pilots.  Brown then discussed politics and people’s reluctance to talk about the subject; however, he observed that cable news is driven by politics. Local news is highly trusted whereas national news is in doubt about its partisanship. Channel 7 receives 81% of local viewers, Brown advised us to check web news sources and to be critical. Lively questions and thunderous applause followed.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Andy Devito August 09
Judy DeMarco August 10
Art Hung August 10
Paul Stull August 11
Larry Lynde August 12
Fred Polizzi August 13
Vincent Reidy August 14

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Fred Polizzi August 9 08/09/2005 12
Maha Kashani August 15 08/15/2006 11

New Member Readings and Inductions

Name Sponsor 1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction
Laura Franklin Ron Tinnerman Induction

Tuesday August 15th, we will gather at the Margaret Barclay shelter in the Yankee St. park. Our program that day will recognize Will Cale scholarship recipients.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Dick Lee On Dick Stevens “drill team” for AOF new flags assembly
Larry Lynde For messing up the wording of the induction (Larry did it by memory since he last the paper with the induction statements on it
Pat Behn OCD ( obsessive compulsive disorder )
Kelly Stone Away too long
Bill Stone Away too long
Bob Bargmeyer Away too long
Gary Smiga Being last in Euchre

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Bob Bargmeyer Returned  from trip to Madison Connecticut .and birth of their 6th grandchild, a girl
Greg Griffin 30th anniversary  with wife, Evelyn is TODAY!
Beth Lybrook Joe Madden’s help with Euchre

Noon Meeting News – August 1, 2017 Martin Noe – Internet Security and Fraud Prevention

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, I know I have tooted our horn before. The honor of being the best of over 2,400 of the International Optimist clubs is just to good not to bust another button over. The Centerville Noon Optimist Club is best described by this: Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise. Risking more than others think is safe. Dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is  possible. That’s us, yet we are fully aware that it was You who put us together to achieve this honor. Have us remember that talent is God given – be thankful, honor is man given – be humble and conceit is self given – be 
careful. So while we are tooting our horn, we are really tooting a horn for You and all the blessings You provide.
Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Gracie Bair Scholarship Recipient
Cindy Harris Ron Tinnerman
Martin Noe Speaker
Brad Weltge Recipient’s Father
Payton Weltge Scholarship Recipient

2017 Educational Assistance Renewals

We are pleased to be able to reintroduce you to last year’s 4 Educational Assistance Award recipients.

To be eligible for a second award the students submitted a completed FAFSA to substantiate a continued financial need; an official transcript from their college or university that shows an end of freshman year GPA of 3.0 or higher; and a short outline of their continued participation and involvement in school, community or faith based activities.

Gracie Bair completed her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati with a GPA of 3.697 as a Interior Design Major.  Gracie has volunteered at the Campus Greenhouse and she has served as a DAAP Ambassador, where she gets to share her experiences with prospective students.  She also attends bible studies and church.

Catelyn Blake completed her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati with a GPA of 3.970 while pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering.  Catelyn has been actively involved with Enable UC where they make 3D printed prosthetic hands for kids and she tutors K-12 students at a church.  In addition she worked on Clean Up Cincy and a Neighborhood Enhancement Program installing smoke detectors on behalf of the American Red Cross.

Payton Weltge completed her freshman year at Denison University with a GPA of 3.83 as a Biochemistry major.  Payton is involved in student government and she will serves as the Rules Committee Chair during her sophomore year.  She also plays club soccer and is on the philanthropy committee for her sorority.

Hyemin Kim completed his freshman year at Rice with a GPA of 3.71 as a Natural Science major.  Hyemin is active at his church serving as a percussionist for a praise band and a praise leader.  He is also a member of the Rice Pre-Medical Society.

Club President Larry Lynde to presented each of the students with a $1500 check made out to their universities for them to submit toward tuition, fees or book expenses that they will have this coming academic year.

Please join us in a warm round of applause for the outstanding students.

Today’s Speaker

Gary Smiga introduced our renewing scholarship recipients: Gracie Bair who attends UC, 3.697 GPA, and Payton Weltge who attends Denison, 3.83 GPA. Congratulations!

Our speaker, Martin Noe ,a fraud investigator with Lexus Nexus, spoke about three areas of security. First ransomware, which restricts access to your data and demands ransom. Noe suggests back up data off-network. Second, phishing which extracts information, set up alerts are Noe’s plan. Third is identity theft, this can be countered by using complex 8-digit alpha numeric passwords and changing them frequently. Noe also referred to DDN columnist Clark Howard who rails against the use of debit cards. Interesting questions followed.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Melissa Lucas August 03
Andy Devito August 09

Membership Anniversaries

Member Join Date # Yrs
Myron Rheaume August 1 08/01/1987 30
Marjorie Back August 2 08/02/2016 1
Kathy Klein August 5 08/05/2016 1
Pat Behn August 5 08/05/2003 14
Anne Kessler August 6 08/06/2002 15

New Member Readings and Inductions

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

Tuesday August 15th, we will gather at the Margaret Barclay shelter in the Yankee St. park. Our program that day will recognize Will Cale scholarship recipients.

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Jeff Brown Diagnosed with cancer, is impressed with his treatment at the James
Myron Rheaume 30th anniversary as a CNO member and using a false name at the convention
David Ladd Large bill in the 50/50 basket
Cherie Gentry Large bill in the 50/50 basket
Vida Mc Dowell Owes Stan money for the 50/50
Chuck Dickerson St. Martin shirt
Pam Miller 6 weeks absent
Tom Lakes New member 1st fine
Scott Langer Use of cell phone at meeting

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
David Ladd Married 48 years
Paula Kalaman $5 for victory over newly diagnosed cancer
Debe Dockins For Tom Novak and AOF honoring a returning vet
Bob Collins For his wife’s (Karen) successful cancer surgery
Vida Mc Dowell Her tennis team is going to compete at the state level

Noon Meeting News – July 25, 2017 – Tanya Snarr – Junior Achievement

Phather Phil’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, life doesn’t get any easier just cause we are getting older.  With added Experience we think bad times would be avoided and have nothing but smooth sailing.  As any old timer will tell you, getting older is not for a sissy.  We have an array of excuses to explain our bad times.  What we need to do is grow closer to you, be thankful for what we have, and not complain when we get what we deserve.  We pray You will continue to watch over us and bless us and what we do.  Although it would be nice to have more days when we are the dog and not the hydrant.  Amen!

Photos from the meeting

Today’s Guests

Guest Guest Of
Alexia Chandler Nancy Lehren
Tom DiGiovanna Ted Humphrey
Rich Foley Tom Novak
Tim Pfister Ted Humphrrey
Tanya Snarr Today’s Speaker

Today’s Speaker

Our speaker, Tanya Snarr from Junior Achievement, told us JA is nearly 100 years old. The 3 pillars JA stresses are work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Starting with 5 year-olds learning about “ourselves” such as spending money on a gift, at the middle school level they explore the global marketplace. High school students get educated about careers, thru job shadowing, resume writing and personal finances. JA pairs mentors with classroom teachers to achieve its goals. Lively questions followed the presentation.

Birthdays

Member Birthday
Kathy Klein July 26
Phather Phil (92!!!) July 26
Jerry Stahley July 27
Sandy Stevens July 28
Dan Beck July 29
John Powell July 30
Jim Schumacher July 30

Membership Anniversaries

Member Month Day Joined # Years
Donna Robinson July 28 07/28/1997 20
Renee Glenn July 28 07/28/2010 7

New Member Readings and Inductions

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

Sergeants at Arms

Member Infraction
Larry Lynde Jumping around time for Phather Phil’s golf outing
Don Kelley Sending long range planning committee email attachment upside down
Sandy Stevens Taking Jerry Stahley’s parking place
Denise O’Neil Silent auction items not picked up
Sarah Umbreit Scott Langer award for lateness
Art Hung Gentlemanly behavior
Blanca Ortiz Welcome back
Patricia Kuhlman Skunk in her condo area when AOF delivered flag
Val Huff Putting a $20 bill in 50/50 basket
Rachel Selby Fined for not having been fined before
Paula Kalaman Flashing beads??
Ellie Parker Front door of Yankee Trace “magically” opening for her

Happy Bucks!

Member Reason
Vida Mc Dowell AOF flag needing attention
Debe Dockins Art Hung’s gentlemanly behavior
Blanca Ortiz Family coming to visit soon