Noon Meeting

Hoofprints-Equine Assisted Learning, Kathy Corbett

People are facing unprecedented mental health challenges. Hoofprints offers a unique solution: Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), a scientifically proven therapy using horse interactions. Equine Assisted Activities can help clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, conduct disorders, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, spectrum and health difficulties, dissociative disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other mental health difficulties.

4 Paws for Ability, KaLynn Clark

4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of people with disabilities by placing life changing service dogs. They breed, raise, and train service dogs in preparation to assist their partner with specific tasks and skills that mitigate the impacts of their partner’s disabilities.

Dayton Art Institute, Michael R. Roediger

The vision of the museum is, “Through art, we create transformative and diverse experiences, strengthen community connections and inspire imagination.” Today’s CNOtes also includes a recap of the Great Ohio District’s 75th annual convention.

Artemis Domestic Violence Center, Jane Keiffer

Since 1985, Artemis Center has made great strides in the community, helping more than 100,000 victims and their children through crisis intervention, safety planning, education, and support. The name, “Artemis Center,” comes from Artemis, the Greek goddess. She is known as the goddess of light and protector of the vulnerable.

We Love Birthday Parties, Shelly Calvert

Shelly Calvert is the founder and director of We Love Birthday Parties, a local nonprofit that sprinkles love through the simple joy of birthday parties for kids who otherwise may not be celebrated. She has a deep passion for helping kids from hard places!

Memorial Educational Assistance Awards 2023

Gary Smiga presented the 2023 awards and the renewals from last year. This year there were five first-year winners and five renewals.
Annually, the Noon Optimist Club of Centerville recognizes outstanding youth with Memorial Education Assistance Awards given in memory of the club members who have passed away while active members. Recipients must be a graduating high school senior attending a college or university, be a resident of Centerville or Washington Township, have a strong record of participation in community service activities and possess a financial need. Applicants also write an essay which is used to select the winners.

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