Annual Avenue of Flags Kickoff and Club Day

The AOF is our club’s biggest fundraiser. Avenue of Flags is a win/win program. The community loves it and it helps enable CNO to do what it does. The fundraiser netted $103,000.00 in 2021. Additionally today, we heard about TOP Soccer, Optimist International Foundation and the recent Ohio District Conference.

Hannah’s Treasure Chest, Kelly Kempton

Their mission is to enrich the lives of children in need by providing care packages of clothing, shoes, books, toys, safety equipment and hygiene items. Case workers submit a request, then volunteers complete personalized care packages and then caseworkers pick up and deliver items to children.

Crayons to Classrooms, Amy Kopp

Non-profit organization providing free school supplies and materials to teachers at underfunded schools in the local area. The reality is that thousands of students don’t have even pencils. Teachers are paying up to $1,000/yr of their own money to provide basic school supplies for their students. Crayons to Classrooms goal is to alleviate this stress on teachers.

Robi Simms, VP of Charles Simms Development

The demand for an empty nester lifestyle is high everywhere but especially in South Dayton. Other cities reach out to Charles Simms Development for them to develop areas in their cities. They are currently building in Springfield, Beavercreek, Centerville, Lebanon and Mason.

CHS Cast of Cinderella Performed, Election Process Concluded

The CHS Director of Theatre Programming, Jason Hamen, introduced the cast of the CHS production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The cast performed several songs from their production which is based on the 2013 Broadway Show.

Joey O’Brien, Stubbs Park Plans, Photo Contest Results

The Assistant City Planner of the City of Centerville, spoke about the Stubbs Park Improvements project. Phase 1 construction will begin in the summer of 2022 and end in June 2023 with a budget of $3.9 million. Its focus will be Amphitheater and Plaza Improvements, which include adding a sounds system and public restrooms.

Kelly Blankenship DO, Mental Health Crisis for Kids

The division chief of psychiatry at Dayton Children’s spoke about the importance of mental and behavioral health in children. Enabling all children to thrive will require all of us to come together to meet the need.

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