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Thursday, June 18, 2015


Join us this Thursday, as we recognize members of the Cincinnati Public School system for their service to our community. Mary Ronan, Rotarian and Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, will present the following awards:

Administrator of the Year - Jeff Brokamp
Innovator of the Year - Julie Faller
Humanitarian of the Year - Sandi Horine
Teacher Leader of the Year - Tracy Jennings
Community Service of the Year - Wanda Neville


Location: Continental Room
 Simple tossed salad; blackened salmon with Cajun rice & wilted greens; and coconut cake with mango coulis.
Alternate Menu: Potato crusted tofu with fresh vegetables & smoked tomato broth or JUNE SALAD - shrimp salad with arugula, pine nuts, grapes, tarragon & ricotta salata.

Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Membership Development Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:

June 16 - Eric Pettway
June 17 - Brad Wenstrup
June 22 - Tammy Young

2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):
Sherrie Mathis - 5 Years!
John Morabito - 5 Years!
Eric Pettway - 5 Years!
Mark Reckman - 5 Years!
Kay Atkins - 15 Years!
Lou Lessure - 30 Years! 

Believe 2 Achieve 2015 RAFFLE
Believe 2 Achieve is THIS SATURDAY and one of the important fundraising aspects of the event is the raffle because all proceeds benefit club activities. This year, there will be two items up for raffle. The first is the ever popular "Cart of Booze". The winner of this raffle will win enough beer, wine, and liquor to last a very long time or throw one VERY large party! The "cart" is a deluxe garden cart that will help around the yard - once the booze is gone! The second item is a returning item that was very popular last year - Five High-End Dinner Gift Cards, including Orchids, BOCA, Jack Binion's Steakhouse, PrimaVista and The Montgomery Inn! Tickets this year are $10.00 each, 3 for $25.00 or 7 for $50.00. Thursday will be the last time to buy tickets before the event and remember, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN, so bring your money and support Club 17!!

Believe 2 Achieve LIVE AUCTION
Our annual Believe 2 Achieve event will be held THIS Saturday, June 20, 2015. Each year during the event we hold a live auction. This year we are doing a brand new Live Auction Raffle. We are pre-selling only 100 tickets at $50.00 each. The winner will get to choose one of the live auction items as their prize and it will be taken out of the live auction! There are only a few tickets left, so purchase yours at the next Rotary meeting! Here are the 12 items in this year's auction:

1. Two 2 – 2 ½” Caliper – 12’-15’ Foot High Pioneer Elm Trees - The Pioneer Elms have glossy dark green leaves with a dense canopy and the foliage turns yellow in autumn. Package includes two Pioneer Elm trees - 2-2 ½” caliper (12-15 ft. tall) and installation in your yard. Pioneer Elm trees are resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Courtesy of Jan and Owen Wrassman.  Value: $2,150. Starting Bid: $1,000.

2. Dave Lapham - Bengals/Golf Package - “Golf and the 19th Hole” – Two guests will join Dave Lapham and Sam Scoggins on the beautiful golf course of Cincinnati Country Club for golf with carts and concluding at the 19th Hole. Available any Tuesday through Friday. Must be used by October 31, 2015. Courtesy of Dave Lapham and Sam Scoggins. Value: Priceless.  Starting Bid: $500.

3. Ultimate Reds Fan Package with On-Field Batting Practice and a Visit to the Broadcast Booth - You and three friends attend and view batting practice for both teams prior to a game from the actual field behind the batting cage at GABP with four (4) Reds field box tickets for a game to be determined. You’ll then travel back to your field box seats in section 135 on the first base side of the field to enjoy the rest of the game. Booking as soon as possible after the event will ensure the best choice of dates in 2015 season and only available Monday through Thursday.  Courtesy of Jan and Owen Wrassman and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.  Value: Priceless.  Starting Bid: $1000.

4. Spend a Day with the Cincinnati Fire Chief – Richard A. Braun  - You and a guest will begin the day with the fire chief for the morning briefing and an insider’s look of the Cincinnati Fire Department.  Then meet with the bomb unit as they demo their equipment and techniques.  Learn to drive the remote robot.  By now it is time to hook up with a district chief to have lunch at a fire house, and of course respond with lights and siren to any incident in the district.  Weather permitting, you will then board the CFD Fireboat for a cruise and demo on the Ohio River.  With your district chief escort, it will be time for dinner at yet another fire house before the day comes to an end.  But wait, there’s more!  Included is a one- year family membership to the Fire Museum and the opportunity to host a party at the Fire Museum for 40 adults and/or children.  The winner of this auction item must be willing to sign a liability waiver in order to participate.  Courtesy of the Cincinnati Fire Department, Chief Braun, and the Cincinnati Fire Museum.  Value: Priceless. Starting Bid: $1000.

5. Blue Ridge Mountains Fall Foliage Get-Away - A one-week rental for a two-bedroom condo that sleeps 6 people in the beautiful Blue Ridge Village ( located in Banner Elk, North Carolina.  The condo is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and you’ll be visiting during the splendor of the fall foliage season. The Biltmore Estate is located less than two hours from the village. Rental is from October 18th through October 25, 2015. You’ll also have the use of a luxurious new Cadillac for the week. Courtesy of Sue and Jack Scott and Thomson MacConnell Cadillac. Value: $2000. Starting Bid: $1,000.

6. Billboard - A Norton Outdoor Advertising fully-digital display advertising board located in a prime-time location on I-71 (reads to south-bound traffic). The display is a long read to inbound traffic enroute to downtown Cincinnati from the affluent neighborhoods of Montgomery, Kenwood, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Hyde Park, and the University of Cincinnati. There are no production charges and virtually limitless design scheduling options. Lat/Long: 39.13507-84.4936, Panel numbers: 1468-1473, and TAB OOH Rating 951,068. Courtesy of Tom Norton. Good for the month of July 2015.  Value: $5500 Starting Bid: $2500.

7. Ultimate Bengals Fan Package - You and your guest will join Dave Lapham for lunch at The Montgomery Inn Boathouse. You’ll then head over to join the Cincinnati Bengals at their training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. This package includes an up close and personal tour on the field and in the facility with Dave Lapham as your host. It is complete with autograph opportunities with your favorite players and coaches. Package is for two (2) people and must be used in 2015. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals, Dave Lapham, and Montgomery Inn/Dean Gregory. Value: Priceless. Starting Bid: $500.

8. Valhalla Golf Package - Remarkable in its history, Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, is where the greats of the game have played. Valhalla has been home to the Ryder Cup, the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship. With over 500 acres stretching across rolling hills and breathtaking golf theater, Valhalla Golf Club features impeccable course conditions and an exceptional experience for golfers. Ranked No. 1 in Kentucky and among "America's 100 Greatest Courses" by Golf Digest, Valhalla is the only private golf club owned and operated by the PGA of America.  You and two friends will be the guests of past pro, Mickey Fritz, and the package will include a round of golf and lunch and drinks at this exclusive Louisville course. Courtesy of Robert W. Baird/Mickey Fritz and Don and Julie Keller.  Value: Priceless.  Starting Bid: $500.

9. Keenland Fall Racing Meet Package - Surrounded by acres of Kentucky Bluegrass, Keeneland mixes a pastoral setting with a cosmopolitan clientele.  You’ll be joining international horsemen and race fans for the Fall Racing Meeting where purse money is among the richest in North America and the quality of racing is world class.  Package includes four (4) clubhouse seats with a table for lunch and use of a private box for a Wednesday or Thursday session during the Fall Racing Meeting (October 2 – October 24).  Courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Taylor Asbury.  Value: Priceless.  Starting Bid: $500.

10. Andy Warhol Poster Featuring a Portrait of Pete Rose Signed by Pete Rose - In 2008, the Cincinnati Art Museum released a limited edition poster featuring a portrait of Pete Rose by American pop artist Andy Warhol. This poster is one of the limited edition of 1000 released by the Museum but signed by Pete Rose, making this work of art priceless. Courtesy of Jan and Owen Wrassman. Value: Priceless.  Starting Bid:  $500.

11. Jean-Robert Dinner - Jean-Robert de Cavel and his team will take over your kitchen for the evening and prepare a meal to delight you and your guests (package is for a total of eight (8) guests).  Dinner includes all wine and beverage pairings and food for the evening. Courtesy of Jean-Robert’s Table and Jack and Sue Scott. Value: Priceless. Starting Bid: $1,000.

12. Hilton Head Condo During the Heritage Golf Tournament Week - Enjoy a week-long stay at a three bedroom condominium on the 2nd fairway of the Habour Town Golf Course in the Sea Pines Plantation Resort during the Heritage Classic Golf Tournament April 11-18, 2016. Sea Pines has been Awarded a "Gold Medal" in GOLF Magazine's 2014-2015 edition of "Premier Resorts", is Ranked No. 9 on Golf Digest’s list of “Best Buddies-Trip Destinations”, included among CNT’s Gold List of "The World's Best Places to Stay", and ranked No.10 by Travel & Leisure Family among the “Top 50 Resorts for Parents and Kids”. The condo sleeps eight and a visual tour can be taken here: Tickets for the tournament are not part of the package, but are readily available from the Heritage Classic Tournament office.  You’ll also have the use of a luxurious new Cadillac for the week. Courtesy of Don Hoffman. Value: $4500. Starting Bid: $2000.

Camp Allyn Balloon Rides
It's that time of year again...time for the Camp Allyn Balloon Rides! If you would like to help out, please contact Committee Chair, Mark Soupene ( or simply show up at Camp Allyn at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

TONIGHT! Tuesday, June 16 (rain date June 17)
Wednesday, June 24 (rain date June 25)
Wednesday, July 1 (rain date July 2)
Wednesday, July 8 (rain date Julyu 9)
Wednesday, July 15 (rain date July 16)
Wednesday, July 22 (rain date July 23)
Wednesday, July 29 (rain date July 30)
Wednesday, August 5 (rain date August 6)

SAVE THE DATE - All New Rotary Picnic!
The all new Rotary Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Main Lodge at Camp Allyn. Bring the whole family, friends and prospective members - all ages are welcome. We will have swimming, archery, fishing, Camp Allyn tours, a corn hole tournament, "Cruise-In" car show, cookie baking contest and a bier garden with entertainment! For questions please contact Eric Pettway ( or George Kaufman ( 
If you have a unique or cool vehicle or know someone with an interesting vehicle, drive it to the Rotary picnic! Rotary members want to see your vehicle on Saturday, August 29, at the Rotary Picnic, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. To register your vehicle, fill out this form: Car Show Registration Form.

Annual Golf Outing
Mark your calendars ladies and gents - a day of fun! Our annual golf outing will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club. Time is a 1:00 p.m. shot gun start. The format is a scramble-pick your own team or we will make pairings. The cost is $95.00 which includes golf, cart, dinner, drink ticket and prizes. A great deal! Don't delay, click here to register!: Golf Outing Registration Form.

Membership Billing
The Rotary office recently mailed the July- December 2015 invoices to every member. Please take notice that your dues and prepaid lunches (if applicable) are to be paid by June 22, 2015. You may pay your invoice by cash, check or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, you may either contact Kristy in the Rotary office or pay through our new website at (there is no need to log in). If you have any questions regarding your invoice, please contact Kristy in the Rotary Office at or 513-421-1080.

Proposals For Membership
The following prospects have been proposed for membership. Please contact the Rotary office with any questions you might have.

BROWN, Susan D.
Line of Business: Banking
Branch Manager/Vice President Retail Operation
Warsaw Federal
Sponsro: Rick Flynn

COCKINS, Michele S.
Line of Business: Distribution, Hard Goods
Director, Subsidiary Sales
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Sponsor: Steve Rosenzweig

Line of Business: Services, Residental
Interior Designer
PBH Design
Sponsor: Marc Horwitz

Line of Business: Services, Commercial
Franchise Owner
Sponsor: Richard La Jeunesse

MILLER, Ariel W.
Line of Business: Media
Freelance Writer
Sponsor: Hux Miller

MILLS, Robert C. "Corey"
Line of Business: Clubs
Club Manager
Sam's Club #6544
Sponsor: Dave Carlin

Line of Business: Transportation/Warehousing
Tri-State Transportation and Logistics Council
Sponsor: Rick Flynn

Line of Business: Retail, Soft Goods
We Be Well
Sponsor: Jim Yunker

Family of Rotary News
Click on this link to read more about your fellow Rotarians. If you have great events in your life to be included in Family of Rotary news, please send them to Bill Henrich (
Click here for Family of Rotary News.

What Happened Last Thursday
Each week Shirley Love prepares a summary of the program from the previous week
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up on June 25, 2015 
Program: Changing of the Guard
Location: Hall of Mirrors
Menu: Caesar salad; roasted pork with warm mustard potato, & braised greens; and caramel apple crumble bars.
Alternate Menu: Fried feta, warm mustard potato & braised greens or JUNE SALAD - shrimp salad with arugula, pine nuts, grapes, tarragon & ricotta salata.


Vision: A second century of engaged leaders making an impact on our club, community and the world.

Mission: Providing selfless service in the community and the world through involved and engaged members.


June 25, 2015
Changing of the Guard



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