Contact: Frances Sack
Date: November 18, 2009
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO-----Ruth Cassidy, president of Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs announced that Dave and Carole Schul would be this year’s 89th Charity Ball’s Honorary Chair. She also shared that under her leadership the Executive Board and past presidents of the MAFWC would serve as co-chairs for this year’s event. Theme for this year is “A Moment in Time.
David and Carole Schul met at Miami University on a blind date on November 4, 1962 and were married in 1964. Carole began her teaching career in Hamilton while Dave entered graduate school at Miami after graduating he was hired by the City of Middletown as a Planner. After about a year with the City, Dave joined the Air Force, received his commission and became an Intelligence Officer. His assignments took them first to Denver, Colorado, then to Omaha, Nebraska and finally to Guam. Carole continued her teaching in all these locations. It was while stationed on Guam that their son, Christopher was born in 1971.
After serving five year’s, he returned to the City of Middletown, first as a Redevelopment Officer and spent most of his time with the City as its Assistant City Manager. Carole resumed her teaching in the Middletown School System as a kindergarten teacher. Dave retired from the City in 1994 and Carole from the School System in 1995. Following his retirement, Dave served in positions with the YMCA, Miami University, High Schools That Work, and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Middletown Office. Carole was hired as the Director/Teacher of the First Presbyterian Nursery School. Carole will retire again after this year with 45 years of teaching.
They both have been active in numerous community organizations and have held volunteer positions within theses groups. Current activities for David include: the Middletown Area United Way Board, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Impact Council, the Ohio United Way Board of Directors, the Middletown Rotary Club, and the local Chamber of Commerce. Carole is active in Soroptimist, PEO, Middletown Community Foundation – Principals Club, Middletown Women Teachers’ Club, Accents, Middletown Symphony, President of Middletown Symphony Women’s’ Association, and newly elected President of Atrium Auxiliary Middletown. Carole became active in working with Charity Ball in the early 80”s and they served as chairmen in 1986. Dave sings in the choir at Holy Family Catholic Church and Carole teaches Sunday school at Holy Family Parish. David is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree.
They both have had many wonderful times in Middletown. Staying busy is part of our lives, along with sharing quality time with our son Chris, our daughter-in-law Elizabeth, and our precious granddaughter, Lily.
Ms. Cassidy informed attendees that Federation and community members who will assist in the planning and execution of this year’s dance include: invitations, Tammi Thompson business patronage, Ruth Cassidy club patronage, Miriam Johnson dance patronage, Tammi Thompson hospital delegate, Marilyn Goughneour table reservations, Midge Bailey Bryant and Shirley Tillman night of the ball/greeters, Mary Mauer decorations, Virginia Jenkins, Carolyn Parmer, Shirley Tillman and Mary Ellen Thomas decoration sales, Delores Revelos invitations/program, design, Janis Nein publicity, Frances Sack treasurer, Barbara Brown master of ceremonies, Dan Sack entertainment, Rich Monroe and Sounds Unlimited photography, Nick Powell and advisors, past Charity Ball Chairs.
The 89th annual Charity Ball will be held on Friday, December 4 in the Great Miami Room at The Manchester Inn & Conference Center. This will be a dinner-dance starting at 6 pm with cocktails and holiday music provided by Marilyn Ifcic in the main lobby of the hotel, and a sit down dinner at 7 pm with dancing until midnight. Entertainment will be provided by the Rich Monroe and Sounds Unlimited Orchestra. Cost is $50 per person or $100 per couple contributing as a Grand Patron $150, includes dinner and a listing in the program –both include two admissions to the Ball. College age students may attend evening festivities at the Junior Patron admission of $25. Checks should be sent to: Ms. Tammi Thompson, 110 Old Street, Monroe, OH 45050. Your check will serve as your reservations.
Funds raised from the 89th Charity Ball will benefit the children at the Maternal Child Health Center. This program helps children and families need medical support. This service is offered at the Atrium Medical Center, Premier Health Campus-Middletown. The Middletown Area Federation of Women’s clubs has donated more than $985,000 to various projects since the first dance at the Elks Temple, formerly on Main Street in 1920.