“Ohio has more things by
accident than all other
states have on purpose.”

Governor James A. Rhodes

“Poverty breeds crime,
 disease, immorality, &

Governor James A. Rhodes

“We must prepare each
 youth to graduate with
 a diploma in one hand
 and a job in the other”

Governor James A. Rhodes

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Fellow Commodores,

Our winter meeting held on November 10th, 2017 at the Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio was a huge success! All Commodores and guests who were able to participate in a museum tour were overwhelmed. Celebrating on the Veterans Day weekend was special and memorable. For those of you who could not attend, we honored our own Commodore rank and file who served our country in the military. It was a special ceremony! Pomp and Patriotism prevailed!!

Looking forward, a regional meeting will be held this summer at the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden. Additional information will be forthcoming and we hope many of you will be able to attend. Over the last several administrations, it has been the pleasure of the Association of Ohio Commodores to partner with the State of Ohio in support of improvements at the Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden. This includes the purchase of commercial-grade kitchen appliances, helping fund the creation of a historically-inspired wrought iron chandelier for the living room, and other enhancements to the “People’s House.” This meeting would be a great opportunity for members to see firsthand those funds at work.

Our Summer meeting is being planned by Fleet Commodore, Sam Covelli. Sam hopes it will be in early July and will be at The Ohio State University.

Tours of the Woody Hayes Complex is expected and he plans to have both Athletic Director, Gene Smith and Head Football Coach Urban Myer as guest speakers. Do NOT miss that one!!

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.

In closing, I want to thank you for your continued support. We as Commodores are blessed to be part of a GREAT Association in the Great State of Ohio!! Count your Blessings!!!

All the Best!!!

Alan Stockmeister
Grand Commodore

Alan Stockmeister

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.
Rhodes Award


The Elite Corps are individuals who have brought honor and dignity to themselves and their home state of Ohio.

Start Talking!

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.

Visit the Start Talking website!