Holocaust survivor to speak Thursday
Mitch Garwolinski, local author of Silent Screams of a Survivor, a book about surviving the holocaust as a Polish-American boy growing up in Poland, will speak to the East Toledo Club Thursday, Noon at Cousino’s Woodville Rd.
Between the ages of 7 to 13, Garwolinski was shot, beaten, tortured, imprisoned in concentration camps and strapped to a gurney where he was subjected to gruesome medical experiments. His family was torn apart. He was sent to one concentration camp, his father to another and his mother and brother to still another. The fact that he survived is a testament to his faith in God and his will to live. But, the price Garwolinski paid for his survival and the violence he inflicted on others still lives with him today.
The public is welcome. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
At the clubs
Warren Henry from the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments will speak to the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thursday, February 26, Noon at the clubhouse at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon. RSVP at 419-693-5580.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, 7:15 am at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will host An Evening With the City of Oregon Thursday, February 26, 4:00-7:00 pm at Oak Shade Grove. Members are invited to spend an evening with Mayor Marge Brown and leaders of each city department. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.
The right thing
A Rossford business is participating in the Dress for Success’s Send One Suit weekend to collect gently-used suits and professional apparel to be donated to underprivileged women seeking career development support.
Suzanne Volle, district sales manager for dressbarn, located at Crossroads Center, is urging women to donate one suit suitable for a job interview to help another woman enter the workforce. Clothes will be collected Thursday through Sunday. Go to www.dressbarn.com or call 419-874-9164.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University chose Stanley Joehlin as a recipient of its 2009 Meritorious Service Award. The award will be presented March 7.
Joehlin is being recognized for his role as an advisor since 1982 and his financial contributions. He was instrumental in establishing a number of scholarships.
Professionally, Joehlin in 1964 started as a Research & Development Project Engineer at Permaglass Inc, a company known for their technical innovation. Within four years he was promoted to a manager’s position of a new research and development facility. When Permaglass merged with Guardian Industries, Joehlin joined the resulting company, Glasstech Inc. and eventually rose to vice president. When he left the company in 1989, he had been involved in the design, construction, or start up of about the first 250 Glasstech tempering lines.
A member of the advisory board for the local home of The Little Sisters of the Poor for about ten years, Stanley was active as an assistant to the architect during the building of a new $16.8 million home.
Joehlin and his wife, Dolores, live in Curtice. He is an Ohio State graduate.
The bottom line
The Andersons has announced 2008 net income of $32.9 million, or $1.79 per diluted share, on $3.5 billion of revenues. President and CEO Mike Anderson stated in a news release the year was the third best for Maumee-based agribusiness. In 2007, the company had net income of $68.8 million, or $3.75 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.4 billion.
The rail group and turf and specialty group incomes were up, while the plant nutrient group and grain and ethanol group were down. The retail group sales were down four percent from $180 million in 2007 to $173 million in 2008. The Andersons operates a general store in the Woodville Mall in Northwood.
On the boards
The Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio have elected the following officers: Bud Willson, Willson Builders, chairman; Stan Delventhal, A.A. Boos, vice-chairman; Matt Townsend, OCP Contractors, secretary/treasurer; Royce Kohman, Mosser Construction, director and Joe Kovaleski, The Lathrop Company, director.
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