Former parks chief Olinsky to be honored by Presidents Club

DAYTON — The Presidents Club of Dayton, a non-profit organization founded in 1932, has named local business and community leader Marvin Olinsky as the 62nd recipient of its annual Citizen Legion of Honor Award, initiated in 1951 to recognize volunteer service in our region.

Olinsky, who retired as the chief executive officer of Five Rivers MetroParks in 2001, “not only was a visionary leader for our park district, but was actively involved in many community organizations, service clubs, and non-profit groups. Marvin is also known for his volunteer leadership in reaching out to the people of West Africa through the Society for the Advancement of Culture and Welfare in Sierra Leone and his decades of service to the 4-H Youth Development Program,” the organization said Monday.

This year’s award presentation will be a luncheon held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Dayton Convention Center from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Previous winners include former University of Dayton President Brother Ray Fritz and philanthropists Virginia Kettering and Oscar Boonshoft.

Tickets will be available by calling Millie Sadauskas of the Presidents Club at (937) 226-1444 or by contacting local area service clubs. For additional information about the President’s Club visit

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