This week's meeting sponsor is Comey & Shepherd Realtors.
Judy Pogue recently joined Comey & Shepherd Realtors as Vice President, Corporate and Lifestyle Transition Services. She will continue to build relationships throughout the corporate community addressing their employees' relocation and local real estate needs. She is also focused on addressing lifestyle transitions whether it's the need for a larger home as your family expands or walking you through the transition as you downsize into a smaller home or retirement community.
Comey & Shepherd Realtors has provided full service real estate services throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area for over 60 years. We have excelled at helping sellers maximize the sale price of their homes, which will be one of your most important financial transactions. We will complete a detailed competitive market analysis to aid in helping you make an informed decision regarding your home's list price. Our goal is to help you achieve the highest price for your home in the shortest amount of time.
When purchasing a home we listen carefully to determine your needs and wants regarding a new home so we don't waste your time by showing you inappropriate properties. And, we will position  your financial strength to hel pyou be the strongest buyer you can be. We will analyze existing data to help you determine a competitive offer.
Our goal at Comey & Shepherd is to service your needs and exceed your best expectations to become your real estate consultant for life.


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Thursday, December 10, 2015


President & CEO

Cincinnati Bell, Inc.


Ted Torbeck is President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He joined Cincinnati Bell in 2010 as President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell Communications. In that role, he was responsible for all Cincinnati-based communications businesses, which include Cincinnati Bell Telephone and other wireline companies, Cincinnati Bell Wireless and CBTS.

Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Torbeck was Chief Executive Officer of the Freedom Group, a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm. In this role, Mr. Torbeck acquired nine companies and integrated them into one entity. Mr. Torbeck worked more than 25 years for the General Electric Co. He served as the Vice President of Operations for GE Industrial Business, President and CEO of GE's Rail Services business as well as Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Aviation.

A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Torbeck earned his B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his MBA at Xavier University. He is on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the USA Regional Chamber Board. In addition, he serves on the Minority Business Accelerator Leadership Council for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and is a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee with a focus on education. He is also the capital campaign co-chair for St. Aloysius. 

*This Thursday's meeting will be a special Prospective Member Day! All prospective member's lunches will only be $10. Please contact the Rotary Office to make a luncheon reservation for your prospective member by 4:00 p.m. today.
LOCATION:  Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Simple tossed salad; meat lasagna with parmesan breadstick; and chocolate mint cheesecake with vanilla cream.
ALTERNATE MENU:  Veggie lasagna with parmesan breadstick OR December Salad - Rock shrimp wonton salad.
*If you would like an alternate meal, please contact the Rotary Office by 4:00 p.m. today.

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

This Week's Birthdays:
December 8 - Bill Shula
December 9 - Larry Richardson
December 9 - Joe Richmond
December 11 - Josh Ruth
December 12 - Barry Evans
December 12 - Melody Weil
December 13 - Daniel Ricciardi
December 14 - Madeleine La Jeunesse

2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Chad Nieter - 5 years!

January - June 2016 Dues Invoices - DUE December 15, 2015
On November 16, 2015, you were emailed an invoice for your Rotary Club of Cincinnati dues for the period of January-June 2016.  We sincerely appreciate your continued membership in the club and look forward to seeing you at the exciting events we have planned for the first half of 2016, including UC President, Santa Ono, speaking in January; two new Rotary Roadshows; a Salon Series with John A. Ruthven; and our signature fundraiser at Montgomery Inn Boat House, Believe 2 Achieve, on June 18, 2016.  For a complete listing of all the activities we’re planning, check out the calendar on our new website at

Please note the due date of December 15, 2015, on your invoice.  While we have been able to be somewhat flexible in accepting late payments in the past, unfortunately because of changes in Rotary International’s billing process, this must be a FIRM deadline.  Rotary International now automatically charges our club for members on our roster at year-end with no exceptions so we must now complete our billing much earlier than in the past.  If you are unable to pay your invoice by December 15, 2015, please contact the Rotary office or you will automatically be assessed the $35 late fee.  Why not pay your dues online today?  Just click this secure online payment link to conveniently pay your invoice: PAY MY DUES.

Condon School Holiday Party & Angel Gift Tree
The Condon School Holiday Party is TODAY, December 8, 2015, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m!
If you have any questions regarding the party, please contact committee chair Vince Hartmann at A big thank you goes out to Mike Brendamour and Brendamour Moving & Storage, Inc. for offering to deliver the children's gifts to the Roselawn Condon School!

Red Light Table - Welcome New Year Party! 
No Beach....No Problem! Join us Friday, January 8, 2016, on....ROTARY ISLAND! The annual Red Light Table party is headed South! Break out your flip flops and tropical garb for a night of fun and "sun" completed with a Corona tiki bar, a performance by Cincinnati Public School Gamble Montessori Steel Drum Band, a catered appetizer buffet, and photo ops with a real wood wagon! Rotary Island will be located at 2300 Drex Ave, Norwood (45212). The party will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Tiki cash bar opens 5:30 p.m., Steel drum band 5:30-6:30 p.m., Appetizer buffet 6:15-8:15 p.m.) Reservations are required by January 1, 2016 and can be made by clicking here: Red Light New Year Party Reservation. If you have any questions, please contact Jack Berger (513-271-1566) or the Rotary Office (513-421-1080). 

2015-2016 Rotary Rosters are here!
Be sure to pick up your new 2015-2016 Rotary roster at this week's meeting. We will have them at the check-in desk outside of the Hall of Mirrors. A big THANK YOU goes out to member, Dave Carlin, for getting them printed so quickly for us!

New Meeting Sponsorship Program
To expand the vocational fellowship and networking opportunities for our club members, the Rotary Club of Cincinnati is offering a new Meeting Sponsorship Program for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. This new program will allow the sponsoring member to network prior to the meeting, have their company logo displayed on the Rotary Club of Cincinnati website for the fiscal year, have their company logo displayed on the pre-meeting slide show, have a business-card size advertisement in the club roster, print advertisement (including a 1-2 paragraph description of the company) in the weekly ERays newsletter, and deliver a 60-second commercial at the sponsored meeting (video, slide show, or live presentation). To read more click here:
New Meeting Sponsorship Program or contact Bryan Vielhauer at

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

HUNTER, Victoria "Vicki"
Line of Business: Technology, Information
Program Manager
Sponsor(s): Dave Carlin/Sam Schutte

Line of Business: Retail, Hard Goods
EOE Furniture
Sponsor(s): Bob McElroy/Larry Cunningham

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 (November 19, 2015)
Each week Shirley Love prepares a summary of the program from the previous week
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM:  Cincinnati Rotary Club Holiday Program with the Sands Montessori Elementary School Choir, The Soaring Rockets (choir) of North Avondale Montessori Elementary School and The North Avondale Express (drum group)
MENU: Baby spinach with dried cranberries, candied pecans & raspberry vinaigrette; grilled sirloin with asparagus, madeira sauce & red onion marmalade; and chocolate mousse with white chocolate shavings.
ALTERNATE MENU:  Panko crusted tofu with san marzano tomatoes, polenta & herb oil OR December Salad - Rock shrimp wonton salad.


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.


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