Erik Oberg – USO – Wright Patterson AFB

Oberg began his employment with the USO in September, 2019. As Programs Manager, he oversees the operation of the facility and the delivery of programs which seek to boost the morale of service members and their families stationed at WPAFB and around the Miami Valley. He engages dozens of USO volunteers and helps raise funds to support USO activities.

Youth Appreciation Awards Presentations

The superintendent of Centerville City Schools came to lunch to honor three CHS seniors with the Youth Appreciation Awards: Jade Eilers, Abigail Lachman, and Emma Schutter. These students were honored for their leadership, service, and involvement in high school and community activities. All three recipients will receive a “Star” plaque.

Dennis Grant – United Rehabilitation Services

Under Grant’s leadership, URS has dramatically expanded the scope of services offered and tripled the number of clients and families serviced. Because of COVID-19, they created a Virtual Tour of URS. No guests are being allowed inside the building. Studies have shown that people with disabilities have twice the chance of getting COVID-19 and as much as 10 times higher chance of it resulting in death. When Ohio fully reopens you are encouraged to come for an in-person tour.

Nick Scrimenti – Muralist

As a classically trained painter, visual artist, and experienced muralist Nick has significant experience translating drawn or painted imagery into large-scale public art, as well as teaching. Scrimenti has worked on the Kroger Corporate Headquarters Mural, the Samuel Adams Brewery Mural and many more.

Cynthia Moon – About Sickle Cell Disease

In Ohio, about 100 kids a year are born with Sickle Cell Disease. SCD is the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S. It is a term used to describe a group of disorders that affect the hemoglobin in red blood cells. It is a life-long condition, characterized by pain and the disease does not have a universal cure.

Janet Piechocki – Hobart Welding

Welding is a great career path. There is currently a huge shortage of welders and it is getting worse. It is estimated that 200,000 to 400,000 jobs in welding are currently unfilled. HIWT helps graduates find jobs. They hold 3 job fairs each year. The ROI for attending HIWT is higher than even the most prestigious of colleges. A recent study lists HIWT as 19th in ROI out of 4,500 post high school learning institutions.

Club Day

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.

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