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LAST WEEK
Last week Pat Foley led an interesting discussion of hate crimes and free speech, part of our regular monthly “Roundtable.” The local focus, of course, was on the May 25 Ku Klux Klan appearance in Courthouse Square. Pat outlined for us both the federal and Ohio definitions of “hate crimes” both of which get into rather fuzzy territory when you try to determine what constitutes an act of hate as against simple hateful speech.
The club’s clear preference for the May 25 Klan visit would be for the community to completely ignore the event, let it happen and then escort the hooded hombres out of the city and back to Indiana. There will be some counter-demonstrations, however, and the hope is that
it all ends peacefully.
Khadijah, celebrating a 70th birthday, left early and (of course) her buck won the draw. So she will try for the $195 jackpot this week.
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This week (Thursday, May 16) at the Masonic Center restaurant...S & C Cafe.
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION led by Pat Foley. He will likely be covering a variety of subjects from sundry current events (Dayton’s “corruption,” for example) to media problems to religion to climate change.
There will be time for some club business items by President Ted.
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No meeting this coming Thursday as members will attend Presidents Club's Volunteer Appreciation breakfast.

Coming meetings
May 16: Roundtable discussion at MASONIC CENTER (note the change)
May 23: ABLE/LAWO (basic legal equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio); Lanese Layne speaker.
May 30: A business meeting at the Masonic Center.
June 6: Greg Darling of the Brighter Future Foundation.
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We got a nice talk by Dr. Peggy Chabrain (center) about her development of the thriving Women in Aviation International. She is smiling despite joining the Lucky Buck draw and finding a $5 joker. Jim Suddath (right) introduced her with historic details from Exchange’s aviation past. President Greenwood (left) awarded the cup. ...

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We have an outstanding speaker this week. Can we gather a crowd to hear Dr. Peggy Chabrian in our Masonic Center restaurant? Here’s her web page bio. Dr. Peggy Chabrian is president and founder of Women in Aviation International (WAI). The organization was incorporated in 1994 as a result of the success of the annual International Women in Aviation Conference begun in 1990.
The conference began with 150 participants in 1990 and had grown to more than 4,800 attendees. WAI represents nearly 12,000 women and men from all segments of the aviation industry including general, corporate, commercial, and military. A longtime aviation enthusiast and professional aviation educator, Peggy is a 2,200 hour commercial/instrument multiengine pilot and flight instructor who has been flying for over 30 years. Most recently she added a helicopter and seaplane ratings to her flight qualifications. The recipient of numerous aviation and education awards, Peggy has received the FAA Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Aviation Education and the Civic Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She has been inducted into the Crown Circle of the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education. In October 2015, she received the Estridge Award from the University Aviation Association in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service to aviation education.
Peggy is active in numerous aviation organizations and serves as a member of several boards including the Aviation Accreditation Board International. She is past president and board member of the University Aviation Association and served on the board of the Experimental Aircraft Association for 16 years.
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We have an outstanding speaker this week. Can we gather a crowd to hear Dr. Peggy Chabrian in our Masonic Center restaurant? Here’s her web page bio. Dr. Peggy Chabrian is president and founder of Women in Aviation International (WAI). The organization was incorporated in 1994 as a result of the success of the annual International Women in Aviation Conference begun in 1990.
The conference began with 150 participants in 1990 and had grown to more than 4,800 attendees. WAI represents nearly 12,000 women and men from all segments of the aviation industry including general, corporate, commercial, and military. A longtime aviation enthusiast and professional aviation educator, Peggy is a 2,200 hour commercial/instrument multiengine pilot and flight instructor who has been flying for over 30 years. Most recently she added a helicopter and seaplane ratings to her flight qualifications. The recipient of numerous aviation and education awards, Peggy has received the FAA Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Aviation Education and the Civic Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She has been inducted into the Crown Circle of the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education. In October 2015, she received the Estridge Award from the University Aviation Association in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service to aviation education.
Peggy is active in numerous aviation organizations and serves as a member of several boards including the Aviation Accreditation Board International. She is past president and board member of the University Aviation Association and served on the board of the Experimental Aircraft Association for 16 years.
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Great meeting on care of folks with developmental disability AND we elected officers for the 2019-2020 club year.
There were multiple rounds of applause for Judy Leasure (receiving her Exchange cup from Ted Greenwood) who told us how Partners for Community Living cares for men and women who have special needs challenges. The term mental retardation is no longer acceptable. Caregivers are chronically underpaid, but their dedication is eloquently represented by Ms. Leasure, the development director.
NOW THE ELECTION: President, Khadfijah Ali; president-elect, Ted Greenwood; secretary, Jim Suddath.
The vote was unanimous with a special provision for the
secretary who will be primarily responsible for keeping the club in touch with National Headquarters.
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THIS WEEK: Election of . . . ?
We’re due at the Masonic Center eatery to pick officers for the 2019-2020 club year. As of this printing we’re missing a president-elect and a secretary.
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Attacking the drug crisis: Mahajan Therapeutics....
Last week’s program was, as promised, educational with Dr. Varun Mahajan showing us slides of what his company does in the field of addiction and mental health. There is a headquarters here and offices in southern Ohio: Portsmouth, Wheelersburg and Ironton. That area has been identified as particularly hard hit by the opioid and heroin crisis. In the photo you can see Dr. Mahajan receiving his Exchange cup from President Greenwood. And you can’t miss Khadijah Ali, now a passionate member of the firm.
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ACE Award Winners ...

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ACE AWARD WINNERS AND GUEST! ...

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THIS WEEK
Our own Eric Price will report on his civics researches into the ideas and philosophies that motivated the Founding Fathers to devise what (we hope) is still the hope and dream of our republic.
He will also report on the information our civics project has gathered to present to Legislative leaders and the State School Board on improving Ohio’s civics education.
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Ohio Consumers Counsel talk was a highlight last week.
Maybe you can tell from President Ted Greenwood’s smile that Amy Carles did a great job of introducing us all to the work of the Consumers Counsel. She is the senior outreach and education specialist.
She explained how the agency has overseen the operations of public utilities in the state for some 40 years. She warned against a variety of scams on gas, electric and telephone service. And she gave us a ton of educational materials. Great job!
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We hear from the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel this week.
The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC), the residential utility consumer advocate, represents the interests of 4.5 million households in proceedings before state and federal regulators and in the courts. The state agency also educates consumers about electric, natural
gas, telephone and water issues.
11:45 a.m. at the Masonic Center. Come early and enjoy!
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Last week we celebrated generosity, youth and education with Belmont’s NJROTC ...and there is President Ted Greenwood presenting the $5,000 gift from Chuck Horn (center) to the cadets who were our honored guests: Danielle Hammond, Matthew Moats, Caitlin Ankeney and Tessa Hammond. Alsofrom Belmont was M/Sgt. Thomas Oliver who gave us an eloquent description of how the Navy Junior ROTC operates at Belmont and fosters educational excellence, discipline, self-assurance and commitment to teamwork. The Horn gift will finance leadership training in summer camps for a bunch of the young folks. Special mention was made of Paul Lamprinos’ leadership role at Belmont High in this program. Paul is a former member of the club who might be lured back ...

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At One Lincoln Park this week we will welcome the commander and a delegation of the Belmont High School Junior Navy ROTC. We will present a $5,000 check representing Charles F. Horn’s gift to further training and education of the cadets.
PLEASE GATHER BY 11:45 A.M. THURSDAY FOR A PROMPT START
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LAST WEEK WE CONCENTRATED ON CLUB PLANS . . . and that meant Eric Price’s dissertation on Founding Principles had to be postponed. Take a look.
· Plans for the May 31-June 1 District Convention at the Hope Hotel include securing the Belmont JNROTC color guard for the opening ceremony Saturday June 1. It was decided that club members could handle registration duties both days and would not require help from the Belmont kids. President Greenwood is in charge of convention gift bags and said he will welcome help in preparation. He added that he wants a brief presentation of a report on the club’s diaper project and a somewhat longer talk on the club’s 100-year history. A report should also be made on our civics project. He is working on an official welcome from the mayor of Fairborn or the WPAFB commander. He hopes a speaker can be obtained on the Aviation Trail.
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THIS WEEK AT THE MASONIC CENTER Eric Price will offer us a civics lesson on the founding principles of the United States of America, probably noting some of the founding principals (at left). AND we have some club business to attend to, President Greenwood says Thursday, 11:45 a.m,.—put some life in our century-old club! ...

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You thought you knew all about the opioid crisis? Last week ...... we learned a lot more from Project C.U.R.E.’s Executive Director Denise Walder whose current 424 consumers (otherwise known as patients) are trying to beat the opioid trap. C.U.R.E., now located in Moraine, uses “withdrawal drugs” such as methadone, counseling and other forms of aid to bring drug victims back into society. Fascinating! Khadijah Ali is at right with Denise Walder and President Greenwood. ...

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Masonic Center this week: Prof. Roy L. Vice, PhD.
Wright State University’s associate professor of history will be with us at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, February 28 to tell us, in his words: “I'll try to cover the start of the Reformation and the Geneva Republic and John Calvin. I hope this will be the sort of talk that you are looking for.”
President Ted Greenwood arranged this in relation to our civics project and our country’s founding principles. SEND PREPARED QUESTIONS TO TED.
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LAST WEEK as you can see was not a roundtable, but it was
a very nice discussion of significant people and events in our lives. Churchill came to 4 minds. At the One Lincoln Park table were Neil Smalley, Prez Ted, Eric Price, Dick Graf, Discussion Leader Pat Foley, former member Paul Lamprinos, Joe Wade, Jim Suddath and (behind the lens) Bill Wild.
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This week at the Masonic Center Kids in New Directions updates us Aaron Cargill will be the speaker – and here’s what the website says today about KIND: While schools and communities are making progress, there are still very few opportunities for children in the inner city of Dayton. Since its inception in 1987, KIND has provided programming for low-income families. Often these families struggle to find programs for their children because of the barriers created by expense, transportation or exclusion of children with behavioral problems. KIND eliminates these barriers, accommodating children ages K-6th. For many of our families, KIND is the first opportunity for their children to participate in the same program.
Meeting time 11:45 a.m. and we continue to use the side entrance.
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Dr. David Westbrock told us why he wrote A New Dawn on the Horizon of Health Care, and more.
What the dawn will show, he hopes, is the beginning of relief from burgeoning health care costs, government and insurance industry bureaucracy, and re-establishment of a healthy doctor-patient relationship. This would be possible with groups of employers basically self-insuring with employees able to manage their own health savings accounts (HSAs). There would be a need for only the highest level of catastrophic coverage – a major savings from today. And doctors would be free for much out-patient service with transparent fees and costs
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You don’t want to miss this meeting on Thursday – Dr. David Westbrock will be with us to talk about his health care ideas.
He has written a book: A New Dawn on the Horizon of Health Care. It describes the current over-bloated bureaucratic system and then concentrates on ways to restore the vital doctor-patient relationship – and save
money for employers and employees.
At the Masonic Center, 10:45 a.m. Thursday, February 7. Good food. Good fellowship
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There will be a little holdover business from last week’s meeting That’s because a letter has been prepared for the Springboro school superintendent asking for a decision on using or returning the Freedom Shrine the club donated to Springboro High School five years ago. At Eric Price’s urging, the letter was delayed in order to include detailed information about Freedom Shrines in the hope that the superintendent will consider having it erected at the
school. The club is also offering Springboro financial help for the cost of emplacement if that is a problem for the school. Otherwise we want the plaques back.
In other action Carol Suddath reported that the Erin’s Law legislation has died in the Ohio. Legislature and will have to be reintroduced. The essence of the bill is this:
A BI L L To amend sections 3313.60 and 3319.073 and to enact sections 3314.0310 and 3326.091 of the Revised Code with respect to age-appropriate student instruction in child sexual abuse and sexual violence prevention and in-service staff training in child sexual abuse prevention.
We will be working to find a new sponsor.
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Let’s review last week’s meeting in order to understand what’s coming up this Thursday, Jan. 31
· Last week’s speaker, Dr. Peggy Chabrian, fell ill and could not join us. Her talk on Women in Aviation International will be rescheduled by President Greenwood.
· Our discussion last week, therefore, centered on pending club projects, especially civics education. Eric Price gave a nice summary of pending efforts (and legislation) to get a real understanding of our founding documents into classwork.
· That led to consideration of the Freedom Shrine given to Springboro High School five years ago – but never put up. The discussion then was on whether or not they want the Shrine. It belongs to the Springboro school district, so . . .
· DECISION: Club Secretary Jim Suddath will draft a letter to the Springboro superintendent suggesting that if the schools there do not want to erect the Shrine, would they release it back to the club to be offered to another school. AND Civics Project Director Eric Price will draft a companion communication explaining the need for getting understanding of the founding documents into today’s civics education classes. BOTH DOCUMENTS will be
reviewed at this week’s meeting at the Masonic Center and
appropriate action taken.
The entrance off the parking lot and new elevator will be available this week.
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This week at One Lincoln Park
Our Pat Foley will lead a discussion about ‘the newspaper’ meaning the one you read, like, get mad at and maybe journalism in general.
Thursday, 11:45 a.m. private dining, enjoy the menu!
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