May 1, 2019

Beavercreek as A City of Peace 
  by Julie Vann and Anjali Brannon

The City, Heartfulness Institute, and Beavercreek Schools are working together to make our community a City of Peace. A committee is being formed. Together we will plan an annual event that coincides with the United Nations International Day of Peace. For the inaugural event in 2018, a parade of flags marched from Beavercreek High School to the Heartfulness Institute behind St. Luke’s at 10:00 a.m., followed by a lunch, keynote speaker, and children’s activities. The schools are beefing up character-development programming and will launch a World Peace Game extracurricular 5th grader weekend event in January 2020, which will promote sound, decision-making to solve the 2020 workshop problem. Implicit bias questionnaires will be available to BWL members during this meeting. The City is taking a look at their policies for urban design, community policing, and offering a citizen-involved culture for the residents and businesses so that we continue to be a City of Peace.

The Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at Peace Lutheran Church with a different program each month.  The mission of the group is to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide socialization.  Women of all ages and interests are welcome.  Questions can be e-mailed to beavercreekwomensleague@gmail.com  or you may leave a message at 937-985-4BWL (4295).

If Beavercreek City Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting is also canceled; however, school delays do not alter the planned meeting.