March 9, 2015 OOCA MEETING Change…

Good evening friends and neighbors!

I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and warm!

I know this is later than I wanted to send it in terms of being so close to our March 9th OOCA meeting…I have communicated with the OOCA Board and the majority has agreed that in place of our March 9, 2015 meeting, various members of the Board would attend a community meeting being sponsored by the Columus Police Department on that evening.  This would mean that we would NOT be having our regularly scheduled March meeting.  The CPD meeting is being held at 6:00 p.m. which is why we would have a conflict between this meeting and our regularly scheduled OOCA meeting.  In addition, we felt it would be good to attend so that we may collect information to share at our April 13, 2015 meeting, in addition to showing our support of the Columbus Police Department as we continue to request increased presence and action in our neighborhood.  Though it may sound cliche, together, we can make a difference.  Please feel free to email me directly at if you have any specific questions about this meeting and I can forward you additional information.

Love and support one another!



Old Oaks House & Garden Tour

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost $10.00 (OOCA Members $8.00)

Old Oaks, Columbus’s First Street Car District, will be featuring some of its amazing homes and gardens for a wonderful afternoon/evening walking tour.  MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!!


Meeting Reminder…

We will have our February meeting this evening at HRSJ at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there!


OOCA Membership

Good afternoon!
This is just a friendly reminder about our OOCA meeting this evening.
We are meeting at the HRSJ at 7:00 p.m. and will be out no later than 8:00 p.m.
I have included membership dues information if you would like to take this evening’s meeting as an opportunity to pay for your 2015 membership.

Section II: Membership dues.

1.     The categories of membership are as follows:

a.     Family Membership: $15.00 per year

b.     Individual Membership: $12.00 per year

c.     Senior Membership: $10.00 per year

d.     Associate Membership: $15.00 per year (no voting rights)

e.     Business Membership: $15.00 per year (no voting rights)


2.     Payment of Dues:

a.     Dues are to be paid by January 31st of each year.

b.     Any member in good standing from the previous year retains voting rights and status during the month of January.

c.     Dues become delinquent on February 1st of each year, thereby forfeiting all voting privileges until dues are paid in full.


3.     New members can join the OOCA at any time throughout the year. Full voting privileges will be awarded to new members once their dues are paid in full.



OOCA Meeting Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Good afternoon friends and neighbors!

This is just a friendly reminder that we will be holding our January OOCA meeting this upcoming Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

You can bet your BUCKEYES that this meeting will end in plenty of time for you to get to your favorite location and cheer on our BUCKS as they claim THE ULTIMATE victory!  (If you are a fan of course!)

The meeting will be held at our usual location:


640 S. Ohio Ave.

Columbus, OH, 43205

Stay up to date with current information by visiting:


our OldOaksCivicAssociation Facebook page!

We hope to see you there!

Email me directly if you have any questions!





The goal for 2015 in Old Oaks is to continue to build on previous momentum of initiatives and to build and expand what we do and how we do it.  The previous Board and newly elected Board met last night, (Monday, December 29), to work on transitioning.  There was a great deal of information shared, and many questions asked…some were answered, and some still require answers.  The one thing that can be said is that there is a great deal of excitement and energy heading into 2015!  Stay tuned regularly to hear or read about what is going on within our wonderful community, and by all means be a part of this amazing place that we call home!

As we head into 2015, be reminded that we will be having our annual membership drive as well as many social activities, fundraising activities, inter-community competitions, and most importantly,  fun, Fun, FUn, FUN!

It takes a village.

Our first meeting of the new year will be on Monday, January 12, 2015, at the HRSJ (normal location), at 640 S. Ohio Ave., at 7:00 p.m.  PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN US!  We would love to see you!

Until then, and as always, stay warm, stay safe, and love thy neighbor!!


Commitment To Our Community

Wishes for a Happy Holiday season!

It is with great pride, humility, and excitement that I am sending this communication. As the new incoming President of the Old Oaks Civic Association, I just want to say thank you to all who participated in our voting process! This is a position that I will take seriously and I am sincerely excited to work with our other Board members and all of you as our residents in Old Oaks to accomplish important work for our community. Please know that I am a collaborator and feel it “takes a village” to accomplish goals and to “get the job done.” Over the next month, we are hoping to arrange some transition time so that we can all gain a better understanding of our new roles and responsibilities, as well as discuss how we can begin to put together a plan for our work, in cooperation with other Old Oaks residents. I look forward to continuing to serve our community!

Warmest regards,

Geno Smith


Election Results | Next Meeting

Hi Neighbors,
Old Oaks officer elections were held this past Monday.  David Gray, Mike Herman and Latricia Sparks ran the elections and counted the ballots after the meeting.  Please see below for outcomes of the election.

Please thank our out going officers and welcome the new officers at the OOCA Holiday Potluck Meeting on Monday, December 8th.   As a reminder, every December we hold a holiday potluck at a neighbor’s house in place of our usual monthly meeting.  We each bring a dish to share and a $15 gift if you would like to play the white elephant game.  The game is not required – just a fun way to spend an evening with neighbors.  This year the evening will be held at David Fawcett and Wayne Lafaber’s house.   It will be on Monday, December 8th.  I will send another reminder email with their address as the date gets closer.

Old Oaks Election Results:
President:  Geno Smith
Vice President:  Molly Hogue
Recording Secretary:  Jim Cotman
Corresponding Secretary:  Courtney Rowland
Treasurer:  Belinda Morgan
Fundraising Chair:  David Gray
Sargeant At Arms:  Michael Herman
Chaplin:  Keith Early

Thanks to everyone for all that you do to make Old Oaks a better place for each of us to live!
Have a great ending to the week!


Pumpkins are a comin’

Yes friends, it is that time AGAIN!

Come and get your pumpkins, whether for chunkin’ or for your munchkins! Create that beautiful fall display that makes us think of hot apple cider and the colors of our beautiful streets as our majestic trees show off their autumnal glory!

Mark your calendars now!

Date:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location:  On the boulevard at the intersection of Newton Avenue and Wilson Avenue.

See you there!



This is just a friendly reminder that we will be having our monthly meeting tonight, Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the HRSJ Building on Ohio Avenue!…We hope to see you there!!