09-07-2017

Attendees: Tom Bargsley, Victor Brady, Clancy Cross, Brad Drager, Dan Drago, Daniela Fisher, Amber
Fouts, Carl Francis, Don Henry, Erin Henry, Sandra Hessel, Craig Kigar, Amy Knowlton, David Ladd, Pete
Landrum, Joe Madden, Mary Madden, Pam McGill, Deron Schwieterman, Katrina Seiter, Cameron
Tobey, Chris Tobey, Missy Mae Walters, Kay Webster, Deb Weisman, Kara Wolff
Our guest speaker was Kay Webster of the Greene County Public Library Foundation. She manages the
Greene County service area of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. When enrolled, any child from birth to
their 5 th birthday living in Greene County receives monthly an age-appropriate high-quality book in the
mail. The first book they receive is “The Little Engine that Could”; on their 5 th birthday they receive a
book about transitioning to pre-school/kindergarten. The program is free for the parents and children –
the foundation covers the $25 fee through its sponsors. The only request of the parent is that they read
the book to their child. Sometimes this works in reverse – the child helps the parent read the book
(they’re starting to develop bilingual books). To date 5,000 kids in Greene County have received 167,000
books – world-wide the Imagination Library has distributed over 100,000,000 books. Anyone can start
up a service area – Kay’s Foundation covers all of Greene County. New service areas could be defined by
zip code or city borders, etc.
Craig reported that 8 of our flags posted at a school were stolen – the flag pole was bent over and the
flag removed. Our next flag posting is Veteran’s Day in early November.
The Oratorical Contest, Essay Contest, and the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(CCDHH) events are starting to get organized. Deron Schwieterman will act as our focal point for these
activities.
Victor Brady is organizing our dinner preparation event at the Ronald McDonald house on Monday
afternoon, September 18 th . He passed around a sign-up sheet at the meeting – please e-mail him if
you’re interested in participating but didn’t get a chance to sign up.
We also passed around a sign-up sheet for our annual officer’s induction dinner, scheduled for
Wednesday evening, October 4 th (see details below). Dinner and drinks are Dutch Treat (not to be
confused with Dutch Crunch…). Everyone is welcome, as well as significant others or friends. If you
didn’t get a chance to sign-up, please e-mail Dan by Wednesday, September 27 th , so we can set a place
for you.
Mike Bevis wasn’t available to update the membership contest status (those in the know suspect Mike is
still in the lead…). Our primary goal is to gain 15 new members (net) by September 2018.

Upcoming events include:
 Prepare dinner for Ronald McDonalds House, adjacent to Children’s Medical Center, Monday,
September 18 th , 4 to 6pm
 Club Social, Caddy’s Tap House, Thursday, September 28 th 5:30pm to 7pm
 Books & Beer fundraiser for Greene County Public Library Foundation, Yellow Springs Brewery,
Tuesday, October 3 rd , 5:30 to 8:30pm, www.booksandbeer.org
 Club Officer Installation Dinner, Wandering Griffin 3725 Presidential Drive, Wednesday, October
4 th , 5:30 to 7:30pm
 Live to Lead: Dayton – Carl Francis strongly endorsed this half-day event at Far Hills Community
Church, Friday, October 6 th , 8am to 12:30pm
We closed with fines, happy bucks, and the Optimist’s Creed.
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS: Erin Harris (nee Morley) September 15 th , Missy Mae Walters
September 20 th , Deron Schwieterman September 24 th , Chad Watchorn October 1 st , Pete
Landrum October 13 th , Erin Henry October 20 th , and Victor Brady October 26 th .
Our next Board of Directors meeting (open to everyone) is scheduled for 7:30 to 8:30am on
Tuesday, September 19 th , in the Greene Community Room. The next General Meeting is
scheduled for 7:30 to 8:30am on Thursday, October 5 th , also in the Greene Community Room.

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