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Come and join us this Thursday 10/19/17 11:45 at the Masonic Temple.... to discuss what we have Accomplished and what is next .....Planning on how to best serve our Community... ...

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Come and join us this week as we review (accomplishments) and continue to plan our projects and community programs ...

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Back at the Masonic Center this week to hear a Cox retiree [not Bill Wild] Karla Garrett Harshaw, Regional Director of Development, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, from March 2010 to present; and former editor of the Cox Springfield News-Sun. Responsible for fundraising initiatives to support the nonprofit law firms of ABLE and LAWO and partner the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. They provide free legal assistance in civil cases for low income individuals and families. Organize annual Campaign for Equal Justice, develop grant opportunities, pursue major donors and coordinate the annual Access to Justice Awards Gala, Justice on Tap! and Donor Recognition Reception. ...

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Next Week - President's Club Legion of Honor luncheon at the convention center. ...

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Civics success! (well, it’s a heartening start, at least)
The official count was 30 Dayton Public School Social Studies teachers at Tuesday’s in-service “Keeping Civics Alive” meeting, but there were several walk-ins as well. Presentations by Federal Judges Walter Rice and Michael Newman (L) and the Ohio Center for Law- Related Education (R) were just two of the outstanding series showing teachers that they have a wealth of of community resources available to bring civics education into the real world. Lots of Kudos to go around on this aspect of the civics project, especially Carol Suddath and President Khadijah Ali who not only worked overtime to make it happen, but managed the meeting efficiently and received heartening feedback from the teachers. Representatives from the federal and state level offered their help together with the Dayton police, Sheriff’s office, League of Women Voters and the Wright State archives, plus others who should not be insulted by not being named here. Carol sent out thanks to all as follows: I know I speak for all of us with gratitude for an outstanding show of support for Keeping Civics Alive in the Classroom. It was impressive that all (including politicians) were able to convey such tantalizing information and such sincere invitations to the teachers in those short 3 minute presentations.
The handouts were perfect. I know we all enjoyed the Ohio Center for Law-related Education speed-presentation, just the kind of thing that begs for more. Seeing the signup for lawyer partnering was just one indication of how much the teachers appreciated the offers that came from Judge Newman and Judge Rice.
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