GONDBA Meeting Minutes

September 23, 2009


Networking began at 11:30 AM with lunch provided.

Barry Hall, President, called the meeting to order and introductions were made by the members present.

Here are some updates:

Community Awareness Program- Thanks to Sherriff Phil Plummer and his staff for providing mugshot photos to identify the right person charged with the crime. 

Crime Notification System- Everyone that has signed up received a test call last week from the Dayton Police Dept.  For those who did not receive a call and want to sign up, please notify Barry Hall. 

Business After Hours- Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Kitty Hawk Golf Course.  Please contact Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce at 937-226-8253. 

Raginí Cajun Celebration for Salvation Army Family Night on Oct. 8 at 6:00 PM
Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival on Oct. 29th from 5:00-6:30
See Amber Rose for details.

Jerry Bowling gave us an update on the USEPA Preparation.  Free testing for TCE offered to residents in 2009, 2010, and 2011 to those who qualify.  See Jerry for more details.

Our guest speakers were Diane Graham and Frieda Brigner from Habitat for Humanity.  Diane began by giving some background on HH.  This organization has built 160 homes in the last 26 years.  Currently, HH is rehabbing two properties on Alaska Street, stating Old North Dayton is an ideal location to build. 

Both Frieda and Diane spoke about the various volunteering opportunities within Habitat for Humanity.  They are looking to partner with people with different skill sets.  Volunteers can find an area that they are interested in such as being a mentor, serving on a committee, working at a site, or even help fundraising events.  HH also holds strong relationships with other agencies in the community to help families in need.

They also talked about the Dayton Habitat ReStore which is a retail outlet where materials are donated by building supply stores, contractors, or any individuals supporting HH.  People then can purchase building materials for a fraction of the cost.  These proceeds help fund the constructions of the Habitat homes.  HH is also working on a pilot program to recycle anything that is salvageable during deconstruction of buildings.
Next Meeting is on October 28, 2009.  Topic: Five Rivers Metro Park

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