Speaker Date Topic
Amy Haverstick, Owner, Jay's Seafood Restaurant Sep 18, 2019
"The Challenges and Rewards of Operating Dayton's Premier Seafood Restaurant"
"The Challenges and Rewards of Operating Dayton's Premier Seafood Restaurant"
"The Challenges and Rewards of Operating Dayton's Premier Seafood Restaurant"
 
Jay's Seafood Restaurant has been a staple of the Dayton dining scene for over 40 years, has been consistently rated as one of the city's best restaurants, and is arguably the premier independently operated seafood restaurant in Ohio .  Amy Haverstick has been the owner and operator of the restaurant since her father's death in 2009.  Amy will discuss her background in the restaurant industry, and her experiences, challenges, and joys of operating Jay's for the last 10 years.  And Amy will bring a sample of Jay's signature dessert for us to enjoy.
 
Bio:
 
Amy Haverstick grew up in the restaurant industry, working in a succession of increasingly more challenging jobs.  Her background includes, opening both of Cameron Mitchell's Fish Markets in Columbus as the front-of-house manager, working in Chicago as a hostess for both Shaw's Crabhouse and the Capital Grill, and working with her father at Jay's for seven years before his death.  Amy was president of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, and on the Oregon District Board, the Dayton Visitor and Convention Board, and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board.
 
Amy is a graduate of Centerville High School and The Ohio State University.  She has two daughters, ages three and six.
 
Paul Hoover VP Strategic Development KHN Sep 25, 2019
Health Care Today and Tomorrow???
Health Care Today and Tomorrow???

Paul Hoover is the Network Vice President of Strategic Development for Kettering Health Network, a Truven 15 Top Health System comprised of nine hospitals, 12 emergency centers, and more than 120 outpatient locations serving southwest Ohio.  In this role, Mr. Hoover drives growth, development, and alignment of the network’s strategy deployment, while building strong relationships with physicians and developing new services and lines of business by implementing creative improvements to processes.

Leveraging what he learned early in his career from an intensive, three-year leadership development program in healthcare operations as a management resident, Mr. Hoover gained valuable experience as a campus administrator before concentrating his expertise on strategic development.

As Associate Vice President for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Mr. Hoover led the design and construction of a 33,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer center and spearheaded 20% growth in oncology services over the previous year.

When Mr. Hoover served as Vice President of Business Development at Florida Hospital North Pinellas, he led initiatives that reversed declining volumes and revenues to create unprecedented growth, successfully turning a struggling hospital from $40M annual deficit to 14% margin. Mr. Hoover was also key in revitalizing critical physician engagement, moving the needle from a staggeringly low 6th percentile to the 84th percentile.

An experienced, focused healthcare operations leader, Mr. Hoover is a natural collaborator, with a keen sense of how healthcare networks work and how important strategic development is to the success of these types of organizations.

Scott Royal Oct 02, 2019
BEAUTIFUL JIM KEY: THE WORLD’S SMARTEST HORSE

Hear the remarkable story of a horse who could debate politics, count, spell and act the part of a prankster.

 

Scott S. Royal has been an employee of the Washington-Centerville Public Library since 2000, where he divides his time between the Public and Adult Services desks. In addition to his desk duties, he is also a member of the Reader’s Advisory and Outreach Services teams, which allows him to create tailor-made reading suggestions and engaging book presentations for the public. Scott is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of Wright State University with a B.A. in English. A lifelong lover of reading and writing, Scott is currently hard at work on a middle-grade fantasy novel tentatively titled The Thief of Stars, which he hopes to complete this year.  

 

Jack Blosser Oct 09, 2019
Archaeological history of Fort Ancient Earthworks and the World Heritage nomination
Archaeological history of Fort Ancient Earthworks and the World Heritage nomination

Bio for Jack Blosser: Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve Program

Jack Blosser has been the site manager at fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature preserve for 31 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in History/Museology from the Defiance College in 1981, and his Master’s degree in anthropology with a specialty in Ohio Hopewell archaeology from the University of Cincinnati in 1990. He is employed by the Dayton Society of Natural History.

As site manager, Jack is responsible for the day to day operations of a 125 acres prehistoric enclosure surrounded by an additional 660 acres of Nature Preserve. He also manages a 12,000 square foot museum and precontact garden.

He is on the board of trustees for the YMCA Camp Kern and chairs their annual campaign, and a board member for the Warren County Project Excellence. Jack is also a trustee at large for the Ohio Local history Alliance where he serves on the Governance and Advocacy committees. And he serves on the Steering Committee for the Ohio World Heritage Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, preparing to nominate 8 Hopewell archaeological sites for inscription by 2021/2022.

Highlights of his career include the development of the BSA Revitalization Program that allows scouts to camp for the weekend in exchange for community service. In 29 years, 24,700 scouts have donated over 74,000 hours of community service, with an additional 183 completed Eagle Projects and 22,000 hours of service.

Jack also coordinated the annual Celebration event, working with federally recognized American Indians and people of Native descent for 25 years. Most recently, fort Ancient hosted the World Prayer and Peace week in June. People from around the world gathered to discuss their culture and the challenges they face holding on to it.

Jack says that his biggest achievement is being married to the same lady for 39 years and raising three beautiful daughters.

 

jblosser@fortancient.org

TBA (Kerrie Smith) Oct 16, 2019
TBA (Bill Lindahl) Oct 23, 2019
Debe Dockins Oct 30, 2019
Haunted Ohio

Take a creepy jaunt with us to some of Ohio’s haunted locales. 

 

The speaker Debe Dockins has been with the Library since 2006 and holds a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Murray State University in Kentucky. She is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Library and is responsible for running the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Writing Contest, the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, the Speakers Bureau, coordinating four book discussion groups, and creating special programs such Tea at Two, the Memory Café series, and the Ghost Walk on Main.

Taryn Filer Nov 06, 2019
HEROES AND CHARACTERS OF THE MIAMI VALLEY

Heroes and characters are all around us! Join us to learn about some of the people who have enriched our lives here in the Miami Valley.

 

The speaker Taryn Filer has been an employee of the Washington-Centerville Public Library since 2017. She holds a B.A in Psychology from Wright State University, and an MLIS from Kent State University. She is an Adult Services Specialist and enjoys working with the public. In addition to assisting with Speakers Bureau programs, she coordinates the Uncorked book discussion at Rumbleseat Wine, assists with Genealogy Interest Group classes, and helps in various tech classes for adults. When her head is not in a book, she can be found wherever her new dog, Lewis, is.

TBA (Don Walls) Nov 13, 2019
Taryn Filer Nov 20, 2019
Dayton First Family of Pizza

DAYTON’S FIRST FAMILIES OF PIZZA Learn the ‘secrets’ behind thin crust, edge-to-edge toppings, bite-sized squares, and the Daytonians who made our favorite pizzas

The speaker Taryn Filer has been an employee of the Washington-Centerville Public Library since 2017. She holds a B.A in Psychology from Wright State University, and an MLIS from Kent State University. She is an Adult Services Specialist and enjoys working with the public. In addition to assisting with Speakers Bureau programs, she coordinates the Uncorked book discussion at Rumbleseat Wine, assists with Genealogy Interest Group classes, and helps in various tech classes for adults. When her head is not in a book, she can be found wherever her new dog, Lewis, is.

STRIVE - Randy Patterson, Tech2Bit Dec 04, 2019
Cyber smart and cyber bullying for today's young adults.

Randy will talk about Cyber Bullying, the impact of social media in young adult life, and the way to protect yourself now and in the future through technology.

 

Randy Patterson is a former Marine (8 years), cancer survior and proud husband and father of three. He is a senior systems analysit and educator for Tech2Bit. He last presented to our club in August on the Dark Web and Cyber Security and was a wealth of knowledge. 

Sigrid Solomon, District Governor Dec 11, 2019
District 6670 Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 08, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 15, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 22, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 29, 2020
City Update
Scott Inskeep Kettering City School Feb 05, 2020
State of the Schools
Debe Dockins Feb 12, 2020
The Ester Price Story

* THE ESTHER PRICE STORY Discover the sweet backstory of one of Dayton’s own hometown favorites!

 

The speaker Debe Dockins has been with the Library since 2006 and holds a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Murray State University in Kentucky. She is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Library and is responsible for running the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Writing Contest, the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, the Speakers Bureau, coordinating four book discussion groups, and creating special programs such Tea at Two, the Memory Café series, and the Ghost Walk on Main.

 

Ken Miller Feb 19, 2020
Kettering Schools