Friday, December 10, 2010

MACF: A Cornerstone for a Strong Monroe Future

Monroe Area Community Foundation
The Cornerstone for a Strong Future
Local Contacts: John Singleton and Gloria Miltenberger
Phone Numbers:
 513/478-8112 (John's cell) or 513/633-7672 (Gloria's cell)
John's E-mail:
Meeting Location: 60B American Way, Monroe, OH 45050

MACF contributes $500 to Monroe
Photo: Monroe City Manager Bill Brock and John Singleton, MACF Executive Director

Individual memberships are all available at $25 per person, per year. The memberships provide operating funds to administer community grant requests and scholarship awards and to grow the many funds within the Foundation. In addition, members are asked to vote for the selection of Trustees and to help serve on Foundation issues and community committees.
As always, your memberships are used to promote and improve the quality of life of Monroe citizens by providing monetary support for grants for Monroe students and community groups. The Foundation also has several funds to which you can contribute, including but not limited to, our scholarship and endowment funds. For more information, go to

Mailing Address: PO Box 56, Monroe, OH 45050
Quarterly Meetings for Board of Trustees and Development Committee

Calendar of Events: 
   Annual Meeting in April
   Board of Trustees and Development Committee meet in January, April, July, and October
   Scholarship Awards at Monroe Senior Awards Assembly
   Applications for grants received quarterly
   Cornerstone Award presented at Annual Meeting in April


The Monroe Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 charitable organization to seek and receive donations; invest for growth; to make charitable and civic contributions to enhance the welfare of individuals or groups in the Monroe area.


Deadline for filing scholarship applications is 3:00 p.m. on March 31 of each year. The scholarships available through the MACF are the James M. Anderson, M.D. and Bertha Anderson Family Scholarship, G.I.G.G.L.E.S. (Nancy Cahill Scholarship Fund), James A. Macready, M.D. Memorial Scholarship, Richard L. Miltenberger Memorial Scholarship, Monte R. Miltenberger Memorial Scholarship, three for the Lee Ann Miltenberger Memorial Scholarship and Janine Westercamp Memorial Scholarship

Contact Monroe Jr/Sr High School Counseling Office for applications and criteria for these scholarships at (513)539-8473.


Each year the Monroe Area Community Foundation presents several scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors at Monroe Local Schools. The MACF does so by utilizing trusts, memorial gifts and designated contributions to build individual funds to make the monies available.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Joe Morgan Honda Opens in Monroe

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The Joe Morgan Honda dealership ground-breaking last November 17th was one of the top 15 Monroe News Stories of 2009

Today, marks day one of the Hall of Famer's dealership.

David Martin

David Martin, a 20 year veteran of the new car sales industry was kind enough to show me around the place. Mr. Martin explains that this dealership is much different than any other he has worked in over the past two decades.

"What's so different?" I asked.
"The attention to the customer is much greater. Everything is about the customer and how we can provide the best customer service possible. It's drilled into us during training." said David Martin.

Joe Morgan Honda Service Department

As David showed me around, I could tell that everything is indeed centered around the customer. For example, when you bring your car in for service, you park your car in the service advisors area. You park right next to their desks.

Joe Morgan Honda Waiting Area

There is a very nice waiting room where you might find Joe Morgan talking to customers.

Joe Morgan Honda Showroom Floor

Best of all Joe Morgan Honda is close to home if you live anywhere near I-75 in SW Ohio. Great cars, great customer service AND maybe you get to see Joe Morgan too.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Top Hornet Sports Photographer in Monroe, Ohio - Bryan Garde

Photo by Bryan Garde

There are many people who photograph Monroe sports. Many contribute to this site. Main Street Monroe is news, photos and videos of, by and from the people of Monroe. Residents, community leaders and businesses in Monroe have contributed photos of events in Monroe. Main Street Monroe featuring the Voice of Monroe, is the place for the latest news and information about Monroe.

As far as sports photography, three Monroe photographers stand out as the best of the best. Bryan Garde is one of the top 3. Here is why:

Photo by Bryan Garde

First of all Bryan Garde. Bryan has been contributing sports photographs since just about the inception of Main Street Monroe over a decade ago.

Photo by Bryan Garde

He has photographed Hornet Track meets, Hornet Soccer, Girls Hornet Softball, Hornet Football and Hornet Tennis.

Photos by Bryan Garde - April 9, 2008 - Notice the old Lemon-Monroe High School in the Background.

Bryan Garde owns a business called, he takes wedding photos, graduation photos and other event photos. Recently, Bryan joined up with Bob Carroll, another great Monroe photographer to start Blue River Images.

I recommend Bryan Garde for any event where professional photography is needed.

Next post: Top 3 Sports Photographers in Monroe, Ohio  -Part 2
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Monroe Neighborhood E-Watch

Monroe Neighborhood E-WatchJust like any other community, the citizens of Monroe worry about crime and violence in their neighborhoods. Thanks to the city and the Monroe Police Department, there will soon be a new way for concerned citizens to be proactive.

Neighborhood E-Watch is a way for current and future neighborhood watch programs to communicate with citizens and police officers about what's going on in their neighborhoods. It's designed to provide citizens with monthly neighborhood crime reports, crime alerts, resident surveys, crime prevention messages, and community service messages.

The program is great for anyone in the community who would like get involved and know more about what's going on in their neighborhoods but may not have the time to attend neighborhood watch meetings. If you're interested in having your neighborhood watch program added to the system, or you'd like to know more about how you can help with any type of neighborhood watch program, contact Community Resource Officer Mike Worley at or 513-360-2206.

While it's not yet clear how citizens can sign up for notifications, Officer Worley says the program is currently a "work in progress." You can read more about what Worley has to say about the program in a letter posted on The Voice of Monroe at

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

4th Annual Hornet Day

4th Annual Hornet Day It's time for the 4th Annual Hornet Day!

Sunday, August 22, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Monroe High School athletes, band members, and coaching staff will be on-hand at the Monroe High School Sports Complex. At 5:00 PM, the athletes, band members and coaching staff will be introduced to fans.

Following the introductions, at 5:30 PM, they will be holding mini-camps for band, cheerleading, golf, softball, football, soccer, volleyball, and cross country. The mini-camps are free for any youth interested in sports or band.

After the mini-camps, you can get autographs or take pictures with your favorite coaches and players, decorate lockers (bring your decorations already completed to the event), and dunk the coaches and players in a dunking machine. You can also purchase Hornet spirt wear. In addition, the 1st Business Expo will be part of the event this year.

Hornet Day is free and open to the public! A great evening for family fun in Monroe. If you have any questions, contact Ann Hinkle at 513-539-9923.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Monroe Primary's First Annual Fall Festival

Monroe Primary's First Annual Fall Festival

Monroe Primary School is looking ahead to the fall!

The school will be hosting its first annual Fall Festival on October 5th, 2010, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The festival will include games, activities, picnic food, and of course, lots of fun!

If you're interested in volunteering to help with the event, the school needs you! For more information on how you can help with game booths, food, set-up, break-down or any other duties, please visit

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Movie in the Park

Monroe Movie in the ParkIf you're looking for a fun way to spend a few warm summer evenings, the City of Monroe is having its third annual "Movie in the Park." The City, along with its sponsors, want to provide families with a way to get out and spend an evening together. This is a great way for the community to get out and spend an evening together as well!

If you missed the June 18th showing of "Where the Wild Things Are," don't worry, there are more shows to catch this summer:

July 23rd: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
August 21st: "Up"

Each movie will begin at dusk at Monroe Community Park.

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