THE 2021 - CITIZEN LEGION OF HONOR RECIPIENT IS...

The Presidents Club of Dayton has announced that Lieutenant General (retired) Richard V. "Dick" Reynolds will be the 70th recipient of the region’s 2021 Citizen Legion of Honor award. The award, given every year since 1951 (2020 COVID exception), is the oldest, most continuous and prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton region.
 
General Reynolds served our military in the United States Air Force for thirty-four years of active duty, retiring as Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He had an illustrious career beginning as a 1971 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and along with his family, served with distinction in assignments and on Air Force installations across the United States.
 
Upon retirement, General Reynolds, his wife Joani, and daughters Brittany and Tori, settled in the Dayton area and have led active lives in our community. Dick took his love of education, flight, military service, and history and continued leadership as a volunteer in many community programs and projects. 
 
He served as a principal fundraiser for WPAFB Fisher House II and the Dayton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fisher House. He is also Past President and Board Chair of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a responsibility that included raising over $39 million for construction of the National Museum of the United States Air Force 4th major building at WPAFB near the community of Riverside. 
 
He is a Co-founder, Secretary, and Vice Chairman of our region’s Air Camp, Inc., which hosts students and teachers from across the United States, and teaches the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, and paves the way for productive careers in the STEM disciplines. Dick is also a Trustee of our region’s United States Air and Trade Show and has served on advisory groups for the Dayton Development Coalition and Beavercreek Schools Strategic Planning. 
 
Mike Parks, President of the Dayton Foundation said, “Dick is a tremendous example of what it means to make a true and lasting impact on one’s community. He is an amazing role model of volunteer dedication, strategic thinking, and enthusiastic leadership. We are so fortunate and pleased to have Dick here in our community.” The Presidents Club of Dayton agrees with Mr. Parks and believes General Reynolds is a role model for not only the many retired military men and women in our area, but for all volunteer servant leaders in our region. 
 
The Presidents Club of Dayton is honored to recognize Lt General (retired) Dick Reynolds at its annual luncheon event on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Dayton Convention Center from 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sponsorships and tables are available to honor General Reynolds by contacting Phil Parker at 937-478-3000 or emailing pparker@dacc.org. 
 
The proceeds from this event go toward sustaining the Presidents Club scholarships at Sinclair Community College for active student volunteer leaders in our community.
 
Read the Official Press Release HERE
 
 

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER HISTORY BOOK & KIOSKS

In 2015, The Presidents Club of Dayton received a grant from The Schiewetz Foundation to research, write and publish a book highlighting our community’s volunteer history and legacy through the past recipients of the Citizen Legion of Honor award dating back to 1951.
 
Dayton History, the area’s recognized historical organization, was chosen for the project which included interactive kiosks at both the Dayton Convention Center and Carillon Park.  The book, “Dayton’s Spirit of Community Service and Leadership”, was completed and distribution started in the fall of 2016; including being represented in all of the surrounding libraries in our 9-county region and Library of Congress.
 
Additional books can be purchased for $30.00 each which includes shipping and handling.  An order form can be accessed by clicking here (order form) for your convenience.
 
 
We wish to thank Dayton History for its outstanding work on this project and would especially like to recognize Rick Schwartz of The Schiewetz Foundation for being the visionary behind these historical reference materials.

An organization comprising the presidents, vice-presidents, immediate past-presidents and club representatives of the service and civic clubs of metropolitan Dayton.

"Strength through Unity"

Broad in its concept and unique in its composition, The President Club of Dayton, Ohio, was founded in 1932 by a group of local businessmen who had a genuine interest in the growth of their respective service organizations.  They knew how vital securing and sustaining membership was (and it still is) to the health and well-being of any organization, the encouragement of volunteer community leadership, as well as, the importance of being well informed and making a contribution to your community.  Based on these key elements, The Presidents Club of Dayton came to fruition.

In the Greater Dayton area, The President Club of Dayton is made up of service clubs who have joined either by invitation or by application.

 

 
MISSION STATEMENT
 
The mission of The Presidents Club of Dayton is to encourage the spirit of servant leadership through active volunteer community service in our region.  The organization celebrates this ideal by conducting celebrations of community volunteerism and sponsoring student scholarships for future community leaders.