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Oratorical Contest 2022

Since it was established in 1928, the Oratorical Contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by Optimists International. It is named in honor of former Optimist member Margaret Barclay.

CNO Member Charlie Goodwin’s Safari Adventures

Charlie is a retired pediatric surgeon that worked at Dayton Children’s Medical Center for 38 years. He was Scoutmaster for Troop 236 for 35 years and during his tenure more than 317 young men earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Africa is his favorite continent to visit. View his slide deck for over 100 photos of his trip!

Judge Gerald Parker, Building Bridges

Elected to the Common Pleas Court Bench, General Division, in November of 2018, he took office in early January. He is the first African American judge in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division. View his “Passion to Serve” slide deck here!

Learn how you can help the Americana Festival

The festival will be July 3-4, 2022. You can apply to volunteer at americanafestival.org. Spread the word with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers about how they can volunteer! The goal is to break even with vendor fees and sponsorships.

Jesse Lightle, State of Washington Township Report

Jesse has been a member of the Centerville Noon Optimists since 2006 and served on the Board from 2013-2016. Jesse is a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award from the Dayton Business Journal and was recognized as Administrator of the Year in 2020 from the Montgomery County Township Association.

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