Gary Hansen, Jean Pummill, and Roland Rapp received the Christian D. Larson Award, the most prestigious award you can receive from Optimist International. It was a great evening of fellowship and fun.
The coordinating principal of Centerville High School, John Carroll, and the CHS guidance counselors presented the annual Youth Appreciation Awards.
Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, academics, and for contributions to community. Today, we honored three outstanding students from Centerville High School who have been nominated for this year’s Youth Appreciation Award.
On Our Sleeves is a program designed to help break stigmas about mental health and start conversations with kids which builds their mental health. Emily Weitz, the Outreach Coordinator from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was the presenter.
The Integrated Transition Options (ITOP) Program is a blend of Special Education and Career Education Services designed to meet the needs of students who are transitioning from high school to adult life. The ITOP curriculum is based on each student’s personal transition and future planning goals relative to work, community participation and skills for independent living.
Learn about the new Childhood Mental Health Initiative Committee. One of the goals is to identify ways to help support students in the ways they need it most. Additionally, learn about working shifts at the tree lot fundraiser.
To explain how volunteering for the Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser works, a skit called Treebate was performed. It was both informative and funny! You will learn something if you read on!
Since they welcomed their first infant in December 2017, Bridgid’s Path has cared for 240 babies and families in the crisis of addiction. They are the first facility in Ohio to offer in-patient, home-like treatment. Brigid’s Path offers support for families facing addiction with compassion, care and guidance.
The mission of A Special Wish Foundation is to grant the wish of a child or adolescent who has been diagnosed by a physician with a life-threatening disorder.
Discussed today was the three-year property value update required by the state of Ohio. Karl also explained how the numbers work in determining the annual tax for a property. We also heard from Jon Wesney and Laura Sauber about the Centerville City Schools levy on the November 2023 ballot.
Debe Dockins told ghost stories, many attendees wore a costume, a new member was inducted and Greg Griffin informed us about the Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser. There was also a surprise visit by Ohio District Governor Tom Kennedy. A great time was had by all attending this evening.