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Michael Krumholtz named as 2008 OSBA Fellow
Oakwood attorney Michael W. Krumholtz has joined the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 2008 Fellows Class. Mr. Krumholtz practices in the law firm of Bieser Greer & Landis, LLP. He is also currently the president of the Dayton Bar Association.
The professional honorary of Ohio lawyers, these volunteers will work together over the next year to produce a community service project to advance the Foundation’s mission. Comprised of judges, law professors, magistrates, government attorneys and law firm practitioners, 41 members were invited to join the 2008 Fellows Class.
More information about the Foundation is available at www.osbf.net.
Curry joins OSBA Fellows Class
Oakwood attorney Robert M. Curry has joined the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 2008 Fellows Class. Mr. Curry practices in the law firm of Thompson Hine, LLP. The professional honorary of Ohio lawyers, these volunteers will work together over the next year to produce a community service project to advance the Foundation’s mission. Comprised of judges, law professors, magistrates, government attorneys and law firm practitioners, 41 members were invited to join the 2008 Fellows Class.
As a public charity, the Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and bar associations for projects that advance its mission since 1992.
Boston Marathon personal best
On April 21, Oakwood mom Susan Purks ran the Boston Marathon for the second year in a row. She had her own personal record of 3: 29:18, beating her last year’s time by 11 minutes. She qualified again for next year, and is hoping her Oakwood running buddies will be joining her! Here she is pictured after the marathon with her daughter Sidney.
Oakwood icon Walter Schaller ran his twelfth Boston Marathon in a row in 4:4:30, his best time in five years. A stalwart supporter of the American Red Cross, he raised $38,000 this year and has raised over $460,000 over the past 12 years.
Koepke selected 2008 John Glenn Fellow
This fellowship is granted to individuals committed to public service and thoughtful public policy analysis. The fellowship entails being placed as an intern in an organization that corresponds with the student’s major and desire to work in the non-profit, public policy arena. Koepke has been placed as an advocate for cultural affairs in the Brazilian Embassy.
Koepke is currently a junior at Ohio State University majoring in Security and Intelligence with a minor in Portuguese. She plans on graduating in 2009.
Jack Matthews Jr. returns with new tome
Oakwood idea man, entrepreneur and Oakwood icon John K. (Jack) Matthews, Jr. has been pretty prolific these past three years. First was the seminal tome Giving Something Back or, Have You Ever Seen a Girl Jump Out of a Cake? (2006). Then came Son of Giving Something Back (2006). His autobiographical/philosophical treatise Growing up in Dayton, Ohio (2007) was next off the press and fourth, and forthrightly, his newest offering, Moments to Remember and Loads of Odes (2008) has just been published for those who have a keen appreciation of and for the mind of Mr. Matthews.
Jack Matthews Jr. with pet cat Quincy.
Matthews has been a lifelong resident of Oakwood, having moved here with his paterfamilias in 1943. Matthews is credited with producing the spectacle of a girl jumping out of a cake for E.F. McDonald founder Elton McDonald on his birthday, to hilarious effect.
A true “idea man,” Matthews created, improvised,and used his leadership skills to ascend the corporate ziggurat at E.F. McDonald and eventually become its president.
His current book is a compendium of reminiscences, memories of voyages and travels around the world, i.e. “moments to remember” and “loads of odes.”
The book (and the other three volumes) are all available at the Oakwood Register office, 435 Patterson Rd., Dayton, for a $5 donation to ones’ favorite charity..
Gold medal winners from the EcOlympic ’08 Challenge... Pictured, left to right: Nicole, Arta, Cory and Lindsay.
On April 22, millions of people across the world were involved with Earth Day celebrations including Oakwood’s Smith Elementary School where the Ohio EPA met with the 6th grade to hold an EcOlympic ’08 Challenge.
Classes were divided into teams who competed for points and EcOlympic medals by answering environmental trivia questions that dealt with recycling, global warming, geology, decomposition, energy and resource conservation. Did you know that Americans consume 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour? Or that 20 million Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day in foil that is recyclable? Believe it or not, Rumpke Landfill in Cincinnati is the highest point in Ohio.
By the end of the challenge, the students were more aware of their influences on the local environment and had a more thorough perspective regarding the enormity of environmental problems our we will continue to face for generations to come. Thanks to events like Earth Day, all of us are more aware of both local and worldwide environmental problems.
Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions and to act to protect our neighborhoods and planet. Earth Day, as well as every day, is a special day to look at our planet and think about our actions and identify what changes are necessary to make and responsibly act upon them.
At the Wright Library_______________________
Wright Library needs Book Sale volunteers
Wright Memorial Public Library is again extending its annual book sale to six days this year and needs volunteers to help before, during and after the sale.
Volunteers are needed these days:
Monday, May 19 – Set up tables and move cartons of books (muscles useful!)
Tuesday, May 20 – Unpack boxes
Wednesday through Sunday, May 21-25 (during the sale) – Straighten and restock tables as they empty and help customers carry books to their cars
Tuesday, May 27 – Pack any unsold books, put tables away, and clean up
Anyone who can help is invited to stop by and complete a Book Sale Volunteer Form, or download the form from the Calendar section of the library’s web site at www.WrightLibrary.org.