The Bureau of Motor Vehicles agency in Bowling Green was recently presented with the Front Line Award from Donate Life Ohio, a statewide consortium representing organ and tissue recovery agencies, according to a news release from Life Connection of Ohio.
The Front Line Award was created eight years ago by Donate Life Ohio to recognize the people working the “front line” at the BMV agencies throughout the state. Each year, four agencies are recognized for their efforts to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors in Ohio.
This marks the seventh year in a row that the Bowling Green BMV is being recognized. With a consent rate of 66.3 percent (6,422 out of 9,680), the Bowling Green BMV had the highest percentage of people become registered donors when renewing or receiving their driver’s licenses or State I.D.’s in 2009 in District Four (comprised of 29 counties in northwest Ohio). Also located in Wood County, the Perrysburg BMV agency had the second highest percentage in the district with 62.7 percent saying “yes” to donation. In 2009, 54 percent of Ohioans registered their decision to be a donor.
Currently, there are more than 107,000 people on the National Transplant Waiting List. Of the more than 3,100 Ohioans waiting for a life-saving transplant, 209 people await a kidney at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
To register as an organ and tissue donor, visit DonateLifeOhio.org.
The right thing
Walgreens Distribution Center seeks riders, both two-wheel and four-wheel, for its charity ride and poker run Saturday, July 17 to raise funds to benefit the Anne Grady Foundation. The foundation provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Walgreens chooses a different non-profit group each year to support. Last year the company and its employees raised more than $36,700 for The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio.
To register call Sheryl Grauman at 419-662-4007. Deadline: June 18.
At the clubs
The East Toledo Club will host a luncheon for the Waite Honor Society Thursday, Noon at El Camino Skye on Woodville Road. To attend or sponsor a student call Andrea at 419-691-7651
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, May 21, 7:15 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.
The bottom line
The Andersons announced record first quarter net income of $12.3 million, or 66 cents per diluted share on revenues of $722 million. Net income for the same period last year was $5 million, or 27 cents per share, on $697 million in revenues.
The Grain & Ethanol Group reported a record operating income of $20.7 million, compared to $5.7 million in the first quarter of 2009. On the other hand, the retail group had an operating loss of $2.8 million on revenues of $30 million, which compares to a $2.7 million loss on revenues of $31 million for the first quarter of 2009.
The Andersons operates a general store at the Woodville Mall in Northwood.
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The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chamber Golf Classic, Thursday, June 3 at Chippewa Golf Club. For details, call Sarah at 419-693-5580.
The Oregon Northwood Rotary Golf Invitational will be held June 25 at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon. Contact Matt Mackowiak at www.clubrunner.ca/oregon-northwood.com
The Second Annual Oregon Firefighters Association Golf Outing will be held Saturday, July 31 at Eagle’s Landing. Call Mike Jimenez at 419-698-9504.
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