At the September 22nd Luncheon, Members of the Lebanon Optimist Club learned the details of the Warren County Career Center’s Operating Levy request on the November ballot. The 3.5 mill is a replacement of the original 1979 continuing operating levy.
The facility is in need of major infrastructure improvements including fire suppression systems, electrical HVAC and plumbing upgrades. A recent facility study by the Ohio School Facilities Commission found that over 50 percent of the building is undersized based on student enrollment. Safety and security throughout the building and campus needs enhancement including secure access at all entrance points, improved lighting and security cameras and building wide communications/intercom system for emergencies.
For more information about the WCCC go to www.mywccc.org or call 513.932.5677.
Pictured from left to right are: Marcia Collopy, President Lebanon Optimist Club, Christye Leasure – Chair WCCC Levy Committee, Maggie Hess – Superintendent WCCC, Karen Royer – Treasurer WCCC
Shelley Brown, Prevention Specialist and Kim Sellers, Coordinated Care Services Supervisor both with the Warren County Educational Service Center addressed members of the Lebanon Optimist Club during the August 13th Luncheon. . Ms. Brown offered information regarding substance abuse prevention & education. She distributed information useful to parents and presented information regarding various prevention programs available throughout the county.
For more information about substance abuse prevention & education contact
Shelly Brown, call 513.695.2900 ext 2993 or email her at
The Lebanon Optimist Club begins the 2014 by welcoming and inducting 2 new members . Darlene Rice and Dr. Ann DeClue were sworn it at the January 13th luncheon meeting held a the Golden Lamb. The Lebanon club supports many youth activities throughout Lebanon.
Pictured from left to right are sponsor Barbara Smith, LOC member, Darlene Rice, Dr. Ann DeClue and club president Marcia Collopy.
The Lebanon Optimist Club learned about the Lebanon Early Learners PEERnet program from Cindy Chambers and Krista Huffman during the January 13th Luncheon. The program is a partnership will all independent preschools in the Lebanon City School District and Lebanon City Schools. There are 8 Literacy Coaches who give hands on support to preschool staff. The program is designed to support preschool-aged children so they may enter kindergarten ready to meet the expectations of current Lebanon curriculum and are well on their way to achieve the third-grade reading standards. The program is seeking funds to purchase 7 iPads. For more information about the program contact Lebanon City Schools.
Pictured from Left to Right Marcia Collopy, LOC President, Krista Huffman and Cindy Chambers with PEERnet.
The Lebanon Optimist Club has an opportunity for a very easy “service project” connected with the Child Advocacy Center that we have supported for several years.
Each child that comes through the doors there for therapy, and family assistance is able to adopt a new stuffed animal from a selection at the center. The stuffed animals are dwindling and the Center could use additional donations of new stuffed animals. We have an opportunity to help by collecting new stuffed toys to give to the Center. Many have donated financially and we will purchase items with that, but animal donations are more than welcome too.
Look for sale prices, Kohls and Dollar Tree have stuffed animals available. If you would like to donate, please bring it to the next Optimist lunch (Sept. 9) or drop it by my house (711 Holbrook Ave, Lebanon…behind the Columbus Ave. LCNB branch). Would love to have 75 to take to the Center!
Thanks so much