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