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

 

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