Tonight, we heard community updates from three community leaders who are also members of CNO. Mark Metzger, Recreation Director, spoke about the RecPlex. Kristen Marks, Park Director, spoke about the Centerville-Washington Park District. Liz Fultz, Washington-Centerville Library Director, spoke about the library and “The Wall that Heals.”
Sons of the American Revolution (Richard Montgomery Chapter of Dayton, Ohio) came to today’s lunch to honor our Avenue of Flags program. They presented CNO with a Certificate of Commendation for the Avenue of Flags program. Afterwards President Beth Duncan had a clever idea to help us get to know each other better while having some fun.
Today was a “Club Day,” so there was no guest speaker. President Beth Duncan had bingo cards on all the tables today with CNO events and committees on the squares. As she revealed the squares, she explained more about the events, fundraisers and committees. We played a game while learning! What a clever idea, President Beth!
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.
Our members presented information about various fundraisers and programs from your club. These include: Avenue of Flags, Junior Golf Tournament, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Tom Frasier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic.
President Debe Dockins and immediate Past President Greg Griffin discussed and shared videos about the 2019-2020 year. Highlights of the recap were: Passing of the Gavel Video that ends with an SNL parody of Debe receiving the gavel; awards presentation for 2019-2020 year; highlights of the previous year video.
The golf committee is comprised of about 25 members and they help produce the best golf outing in the Dayton area. Starting in January, the committee meets once a month. Any member can join the committee. The meetings are fun as well as functional. Net proceeds from the 2019 fundraiser was $50,000. A third of the money each year is donated to Dayton Children’s Hospital. They use the funds to help disadvantaged families afford the travel expenses to get their children to and from the hospital for their childhood cancer treatments.