GONDBA Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2011
 
Networking began at 11:30 with lunch from Dominos provided by GONDBA.

Barry Hall, President called the meeting to order.

Barry introduced Kevin Tibbs from Ronald McDonald House Charities. Kevin gave us information on the radiothon and open house scheduled for 9/29/11 and encouraged everyone to come down between 6am and 7pm to tour the house. The radiothon is sponsored by MIXX107.7 and McAfee Heating and Air is matching donations up to $10,000 during the radiothon. It was decided that GONDBA would make a $500 donation. Kevin also let us know that various local businesses were donating services for the radiothon and thanked everyone for their support.

Teresa Wendell presented information on Trunk or Treat happening at Kiser School and encouraged individuals and local businesses to get involved. They can contact Sarah Kunkle at the school for more information. There will also be a Haunted House put on at the school.

Barry announced that Kathy Rudolf has volunteered to be the new secretary for GONDBA and we are still looking for a vice president.

Barry said that Jerry Bowling could not attend todayís meeting, but wanted to report that Matt Joseph from the city of Dayton spoke at the last McCook Field NA.

Barry reported that Chris Mills was sent to the Secure Transitional Offender Program on 9/12/2011. The program requires the offenders to perform community service work and participate in drug intervention services.  The program is 30 to 90 days residential - not permitted to leave unless with security guard performing free labor at non-profit organizations.  The average length of stay in the program is 45 days, and then most offenders are placed on intensive supervision and aftercare.

It is the only program in Montgomery County that makes clients work to participate in the program.  The clients are responsible for all cleaning and maintenance inside and outside the building, plus they have to give back to the community.  If they don't want to work - they are removed from the program.  It is a small 42 bed -male facility.

Sgt. McCune reported that crime is down 16% city wide, but only down 6% in our district.  The number for the district office is 333-1290. He also introduced a new officer, Monica Evans.
 
B2B- Barry discussed the possibility of a vendor fair at previous meetings but hasnít gotten a large number of responses, only 6. Heath Gilbert suggested updating our directory database and perhaps offering discounts to local businesses. He suggested spending 5-10 minutes at the end of our monthly GONDBA meeting for a selected business to explain exactly what their businesses offer. Other suggestions included adding information to the GONDBA website directory with a line or two describing each business.
 
Jerry Arndts said that website traffic is up and there is increased traffic on the crime reports/community awareness. He has added information and posting information related to the 2011 Employee Rights Act which business must post by November 14, 2011. He mentioned that there is space for one more sponsor on the website. He also asked for recommendations on changes for the website. Heath Gilbert suggested having a business sponsor for the crime report, as this is the most viewed section on the site.
  
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