Hello Fellow Commodores,
Our winter meeting will be on Friday, November 10Th at the Wright Patterson Airforce base in Dayton, Ohio. Janine is in the process of developing the program that will include a museum tour. Our date was chosen to celebrate Veterans Day at one of Ohio’s military gems!! Pomp and Patriotism will prevail!!
As Commodores many of us participated in the Governor’s “Start Talking” webinar regarding the Opiate epidemic in Ohio and the USA. Many of our Commodores have been introducing the points made to our hometown clubs, schools and organizations. Please let us know what you are doing to help in this effort. We will try to arrange an update on this program. Sara Smith, director of “Start Talking” was on hand at our regional meeting held in Cincinnati and provided good insight to those in attendance.
As time progresses, we are making our way around the State promoting the Association of Ohio Commodores. Please let us know if we can help you, your City or your County in promoting its economic development.
Lastly, please check out our newly designed website. Janine has worked very hard with its development and implementation. Janine would love to hear your feedback on the new site. If you have suggestions on how to make it better, please contact Janine or myself. The web site is www.ohiocommodores.org
Our mission is to assist the State of Ohio in its advancement in all areas contributing to the economic growth and development of the State, and the greater prosperity of its citizens.
The Commodores Captains Award is presented to those who have contributed to the organization above and beyond the expected participation.
The James A. Rhodes Service award is given to individuals whose services to Ohio have “followed in the footsteps of Governor Rhodes”. James Rhodes was an American Republican politician from Ohio that served four full terms in office.
The Elite Corps are individuals who have brought honor and dignity to themselves and their home state of Ohio.
Sarah Smith, former policy and special projects manager at the Ohio Department of Aging, has assumed the leadership of the Start Talking! program at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Start Talking! is a prevention initiative instigated by Governor Kasich to encourage parents and other adults to have conversations with and send strong prevention messages to youth about alcohol and other drugs.