GONDBA Meeting Minutes
Today’s meeting was held at the Northeast Priority Board and was well attended…and no one went away hungry! Lunch choices from Franks Tavern included burgers, fish sandwiches and pork sandwiches with a generous helping of sides. Barry started the meeting by thanking those who responded with nominations for Mitch Olmstead; he’s a hard working officer and deserves recognition. Other items addressed included:
- Dues—if you have not paid please send your check in.
- CCW class—this will be an all day class of 17-20 people. It will be held on June 6th. Please let Barry know if you are interested
- Randy mentioned that the church will hold its first service on May 20th at 6:30 at Kiser in the auditeria
- Jerry Bowling III mentioned that the McCook Field Neighborhood Association meetings have changed to the 2nd Monday of the month for the meetings in May and June. The meetings start at 6:30 P.M. and will still be held in the Kroc Center. He also reported that the school demolition is moving along as well as the houses at 654-6 Milburn and the fencing along Milburn has been removed.
- Teresa Wendell from Kiser School gave information about an upcoming activity at the school called Real Money, Real World, scheduled for May 10th from 9-12. The program simulates real-life experiences to help make youth aware of the money management skills they need. She is looking for volunteers to manage booths.
- Officer Zimmerman reported that residential burglaries are up, with an increase in stolen motor vehicle parts. Total crime is up 7%. Jason Horn is back out on the streets after been caught for stealing car batteries. As always, lock your car and your garages.
- Connie Nisonger from the Northeast Priority Board asked for volunteers to join the Dayton Dragons for a Community Clean from 9:00 am until 11:00 am up on Saturday May 5th in Old North Dayton. All participants will be entered into a drawing for the use of a suite at 5/3 Field for a Dayton Dragon’s Baseball Game. They are also looking for donations of donuts and coffee. For questions and more information, call 937-225-4999. She also mentioned the availability of mini grants for beautification projects with a 50% match up to $1500.
The guest speaker at today’s meeting was Chris Pawelski from the Dayton Police Dept, speaking about the upcoming conference for the Miami Valley Community Problem Oriented Policing (MVCPOP) on May 19th from 8:00 to 3:00 at the Ponitz Career Center 741 Washington St. There will be 12 courses this year, covering topics from crime prevention to rental property concerns, gang awareness, women’s self defense and information on human trafficking presented by an FBI agent. There will also be a youth track where kids are divided up by grades and have a police chaperone, with the goal of demystifying the police force and having fun in the process. Only officers and other approved adults who have had required background checks will be with the children for the youth track. There will be a K-9 and taser demonstration as well as a cruiser display. The conference is free to citizens, including lunch. More information and online registration is available at http://mvcpop.com/ GONDBA is a proud sponsor of the event and will have a booth to promote our organization. Anyone who would like to help man the booth should contact Barry.
Barry closed the meeting by reminding businesses that want to be part of the welcome wagon packet to get items to him.
Remember to support your local businesses! See you next month.
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