Optimist 2.0 Meeting News – February 15, 2018 – Jason Johnson – BOGG Minsitries

Meeting Location

Ollie’s Place in Centerville Hosted our second monthly Optimist 2.0 meeting of 2018 – providing excellent appetizers, beverages and service. There were a total of 39 members and guests in attendance.  We inducted five new club members and listened to an inspiring speaker – details on both are below.

Our next Optimist 2.0 Meeting will be Thursday, March 15th at 5:30PM at Heavier Than Air Brewing Company. Our guest speaker will be non other than Steve “did someone say something about buying a car?” Van Gorder – founder of SVG Motors. Do you know someone who needs a lift or enjoys being part of an award-winning world class local service club? – Invite them to come and see what Centerville Noon Optimist 2.0 is all about.

Photos from the Meeting are Here

Today’s Guests

Andrew Cain
Kevin Cross
Brendan Cunningham
Janice Fidishun
Jill Parrett

Today’s Speakers

Greg Fay welcomed everyone and gave a brief overview of what the Centerville Noon Optimist Club is as a service organization and invited folks interested in helping kids to come and join us as a Friend of Youth.  Greg Griffin then gave a short description of our upcoming Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Saturday March 31, 2018 at Forest Field Park.  Nancy Lehren, Chairperson of the Childhood Cancer Committee, gave a brief overview of one of the club’s most meaningful events – the Free Build-a-Bear Event hosted three times a year at Dayton Children’s Hospital for Kids battling cancer.

Jason Johnson our guest speaker then gave a very inspiring talk on BOGG Ministries and how they are helping feed families – many with kids in the local area. The work they do is life-changing for the families they serve.  More information on BOGG (Because Of God’s Grace) Ministries and the wonderful work they do can be found here: http://www.thebogg.org/

50/50 Drawing Winner

Ryan Coble – a brand new club member – won the 50/50 drawing.

Optimist 2.0 and Club Calendar

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New Member Inductions

Three new Optimist Club Members were inducted by Club President Chris McAlpine: Suzanne Werts, Jonathan Werts, Clint Freese, Brent Richburg, and Ryan Coble were welcomed into the club as “Friends of Youth” to help us help local kids.