Avenue of Flags

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.

Avenue of Flags 2021 Season Kickoff Presentation

AOF is a community-based fundraiser. Flags are delivered on the 5 American Flag Holidays. The program delivers to residences and businesses in our community. Flags are displayed for 4-6 around these holidays. Thank you to all AOF Helpers. It really is true that many hands working together accomplishes amazing results. New routes are added every year and they always need more volunteers.

Avenue of Flags 2019 Season Kickoff Presentation

In 2003 to test the fundraiser, they put out 30 flags for free in Quail Run. If Chuck Dickerson had not put up the initial $3000 in funding, the program probably would never have started. In 2005, the first year AOF was a fundraiser, they did skits at CNO lunch to education members about the concept. That year, the program earned about $1500. As of the end of 2018, net income was $77,750 with 2141 being placed on Veteran’s Day 2018. The 2019 AOF fundraiser is being dedicated to its founder Chuck Dickerson, who left his earthly life in 2018.

Noon Meeting News – May 16, 2017 – Respect for Law Award & Avenue of Flags Kickoff

Phather Phil’s Prayer With Spring in full swing and the memory of the cold winter gradually fading, I’ve often thought it would have been great if you made us to go to sleep at the start of winter and wake up in the Spring, just like You do for Mother Nature. Was that in Your plan …

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CNO’s Avenue of Flags Fundraiser Receives International Optimist Organization Recognition

Our own Centerville Noon Optimist Club Avenue of Flags program – one of our three major fundraisers for our local youth – has received international recognition as a “Benchmark Club Project” by Optimist International.  OI featured our program – which has grown from 30 flags (in 2005) to over 1,500 flags this year – as …

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