Recent Activities

THIS WEEK AT THE MASONIC CENTER!
It is Constitution Month and Pat Foley will be leading a
discussion about, yes, the U.S. Constitution, namely . . .
Questions about our Constitution
Usual 11:45 a.m., but not the usual 3rd Thursday at One Lincoln Park
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Scenes of the 100th Anniversary Celebration ...

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It was a joy to celebrate the Exchange Club of Dayton’s 100th anniversary last
Night! The show of support from so many was impressive: judges, governors office, mayors office, law enforcement, and more. Rockstar President Khadijah Ali and team have successfully cultivated community partners. Congratulations to the members, thanks for continuing Exchange’s legacy and for serving with excellence as a great example of unity for service. 🤗🥂💯
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Exchange Club of Dayton

It was a joy to celebrate the Exchange Club of Dayton’s 100th anniversary last
Night! The show of support from so many was impressive: judges, governors office, mayors office, law enforcement, and more. Rockstar President Khadijah Ali and team have successfully cultivated community partners. Congratulations to the members, thanks for continuing Exchange’s legacy and for serving with excellence as a great example of unity for service. 🤗🥂💯
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1 week ago

Exchange Club of Dayton

It was a joy to celebrate the Exchange Club of Dayton’s 100th anniversary last
Night! The show of support from so many was impressive: judges, governors office, mayors office, law enforcement, and more. Rockstar President Khadijah Ali and team have successfully cultivated community partners. Congratulations to the members, thanks for continuing Exchange’s legacy and for serving with excellence as a great example of unity for service. 🤗🥂💯
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Exchange Club of Dayton

100th Anniversary Celebration. Awesome event! ...

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This week: Luncheon meeting for final birthday plans AT THE MASONIC CENTER, THE USUAL 11:45 A.M. TIME . . . AND THEN . . .
The century of service Birthday Bash at 5:30 pm and it will be in the BALLROOM with a host of activities, sights and sounds. 5:30: Don’t miss it!
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LAST WEEK
We gave our newest member, Steve Solomon, a formal swearing-in and welcome by President Khadijah Ali. (We can identify left to right if you wish. That’s the American flag on the left.)
Anyway, one and all welcome Steve who has been put to work as our secretary already. He has written some news releases which we hope the DDN might consider using.
The meeting also completed some plans for the birthday bash.
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This week at the Masonic Center we work and maybe encounter a surprise or two . . .
The agenda will include plans for the Birthday, reports on letters such as Erin’s Law, and our push for better civics education.
(And maybe Ted Greenwood has a surprise up his sleeve.....)
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LAST WEEK
President Ali and Carol Suddath are looking understandably pleased after a productive meeting on plans for the club’s birthday, how we can urge action on Erin’s Law, and legislative action in support of students’ religious expression. We also have a letter, thanks to Pat Foley, in support of state action on mass shootings. Eric Price explained the religious expression endeavor to clarify the legality of faith-based clubs using public school property.
Carol said Erin’s Law – education on child abuse is much needed. In Montgomery County alone there are 13 child abuse reports EVERY DAY.
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THIS COMING WEEK - TOP AGENDA ITEM: ERIN’S LAW
This could be a major step in Exchange’s Child Abuse Prevention program. It is Dayton’s chance to help get this for Ohio.
Erin’s Law would require education for teachers, parents and students in recognizing and reporting possible child abuse, a vital step with so many sickening news reports emerging now.
Who in our club can motivate our legislators?
We will also hear a report on our civics education project.
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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2019-20 Officers.
District Director Steve Klipfel, left, is in the process of installing our officers for the next century of service
(well, a year to start the second century of Dayton Exchange). From left we have Ted Greenwood, past
president and president-elect; Khadijah Ali, president; Steven Solomon, secretary (see page 2); Jeff Ashcom,
treasurer; and Joe Wade, our Foundation Manager.
More on last week’s meeting
Our faithful readers can see that we have a full slate of officers, properly installed. Special congratulations, however, have to go to new member Steven Solomon who allowed himself to be drafted as secretary. As you may remember, he is public information officer for the Red Cross here and a capable handler of the ways we communicate these days. He will be expecting some guidance from Carol (and perhaps Jim) Suddath, as well as from the aging Bill Wild. Please make sure you all congratulate Steven for stepping up in a time of need.
Carol Suddath brought us up to date on plans for the 100th year birthday celebration on Sept. 12. A piece of special news is that the Masonic Center is giving the club the use of the ballroom (if needed-free!) in honor of a 100 years of service to Dayton. So far Carol has counted 37 folks signed up for the event. And there are more likely to come. (AN UPDATED PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.)
Some news from our Salem Avenue Business and Peace Corridor friends Colonel White site Salem Avenue Peace Corridor LLC is seeking a developer to bring the former home of Colonel White High School back to life. We recently acquired the 5.5 acre site and are working on finding the best use for the site.
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This week’s program at the Masonic Center....Swearing in officers
And then we continue with support of mass shooting legislation and look ahead to plans for the year’s programs.
We try to gather at 11:45 a.m. for food and fellowship. Easy parking, easy access.
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This week at One Lincoln Park ROUNDTABLE
Pat Foley will lead us: THE SHOOTINGS
Are there solutions? Are ‘red flags’ OK?
What should you do in such a situation?
Is it gun control or people control?
Thursday, 11:45 a.m., free valet parking, good food
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Last week Randy Overbeck (in the flesh) gave us a ghostly lecture
That’s Dr. Randy Overbeck, educator and now author, with Ted Greenwood after a fascinating talk (with slides and video) about ghosts and how he uses such in his mystery novels. His latest is Blood on the Chesapeake which follows his first success Leave No Child Behind. He has traced ghostly beliefs through the ages and in various cultures and
religions. You’ll have to read his books to know how he weaves the poltergeists into the text. Another book is on the way, by the way.
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This week at the Masonic Center: Author! Author!
RANDY OVERBECK, a longtime friend of Exchange and the author of exciting mystery stories, will be with us to tell us about himself and his work. And he will be promoting BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE as he explains herewith:
A great many readers have shared how much they enjoy my new novel, BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE. I'm truly grateful for the kudos--they really mean a lot--but I'd like to ask a favor. If you've read BLOOD, would you be willing to leave a review on one of the book sites, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads? Other readers count on reviews and ratings
to help them find new books and authors. Simply click on book sites and share your comments about BLOOD ON THE
CHESAPEAKE with other readers. Oh, and thanks.
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Last week we heard a good report on the Food Bank’s wonderful services. That’s Lora Davenport, advocacy and programs manager for The Foodbank, getting her well-deserved cup of Exchange applause after telling us how the food bank works in Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties. It reaches out with a mobile pantry, into schools with food packs for kids in need and into the network of pantries operated by churches and other non-profits. In all, it handles 16 millions pounds of food stuffs that provide 36,000 meals a year. Great work ...

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Come to the Masonic Center this week and FEAST ON FOOD BANK INFO
Laura Davenport from Dayton Food Bank will be with us with tornado help tales, etc.
11:45 a.m. Let’s try to be on time!
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Brigid’s Path going Strong!
At last week’s meeting we got an excellent update from Jane Snyder on how Brigid’s Path is doing after more than a year of caring for babies born with addictions. Some special news is that BP is adding a family center with cooking and laundry facilities. It has been a bit crowded for families so far. She told us about moms learning how to be moms and often
learning how to be sober. They have “graduated” 52 babies so far. She said cash would be most useful now more than diapers.

We had a good report about the National Convention and Carol encourages others to enjoy this "gift" from Norfolk:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZO7ADSwXAc
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2 months ago

Exchange Club of Dayton

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This week at the Masonic Center (Postponed from a previous meeting). The illustrations may give you a clue to what Lanese Layne will be telling us. These are services for the disadvantaged who need representation in legal matters and sometimes just help in solving complex personal matters. ...

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3 months ago

Exchange Club of Dayton

No meeting this coming week as we all plan to celebrate the 4th! ...

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LAST WEEK
Alexander Mingus (left in the photo in case you are wondering) gave us a wonderful briefing in all the good works that St. Vincent de Paul is doing here in the area for the homeless and down-and-outs – and now much for tornado relief. You can see that President Ted Greenwood was happy he arranged such an informative program. Alex has been with St. Vincent for a little over a year after his graduation from UD. He wanted to help the world – and he is!
The jackpot is $228 after Ted removed the last card but the two jokers and the Ace of Hearts. Dollar Draw winners now have a 33% chance of winning the
jackpot ($228) and 66% chance of paying another $5.
The meeting concluded with some coming year plans.
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#EXCHANGECLUBSTRONG
ANOTHER EVENT THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF DAYTON
CO SPONSORED...DIVERSITY OF CULTURES AT ITS BEST!
POSITIVE EVENT OF REENTRY/EX ADDICTS GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY AT THE
ANNUAL DOC HERMAN MEMORIAL DINNER .THE LATE DR HERMAN WAS AN EXCHANGITE ...HE MENTORED. OUR PRESIDENT ELECT ...KHADIJAH ALI...WHO CARRYS ON HIS VISION AND GOOD WORKS IN DAYTON OHIO.. COMMUNITY...
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This week at the Masonic Center
Alexander Mingus Manager of Ministry Formation at St. Vincent de Paul Dayton.
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Last week at One Lincoln Park Pat Foley led a nice turnout (10) in a discussion of modern shopping habits and experiences, pro and con. And then . . .
WOW! The dollar draw took place. Paul Lamprinos was the lucky one, but he drew the jack of diamonds, not the Ace of Hearts. That leaves just the two jokers, the Ace of Hearts and the 4 of clubs in the deck to draw from. And the jackpot has ballooned to $224.50. One Lincoln Park provided
fine food (especially the eggs benedict).
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