This week's meeting sponsor is................

The Central Parkway YMCA sits at the gateway between Downtown and OTR. Since 1917, the Central Parkway YMCA has served the community. In December 2014, the Central Parkway YMCA closed for a 19-month renovation plan. With over $17 million invested the YMCA reopened in July 2016. The YMCA operates a state of the art fitness facility; 2 levels of strength and cardio, 3 group exercise rooms, cycling studio with 27 bikes, meeting space, locker rooms, steam rooms and saunas. 

For more information on the Central Parkway YMCA, please  contact Rotarians Bill Powell
( or Ted Saulnier (
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Thursday, January 26, 2017


Barrett Cancer Center

"Cancer: Where are we with the disease and where are we going?"

Dr. William L. Barrett is Director of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of the UC Barrett Cancer Center. Dr. Barrett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Barrett's training included an internship in General Surgery at the University of Cincinnati followed by residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship in brachytherapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has been on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati  since 1992 and has experience in treating patients with most type of cancers. Dr. Barrett's areas of particular interest include cancer of the prostate, cancer of the head and neck and the use of radiation seeds as well as external radiation therapy for a number of cancers. Dr. Barrett has focused on cancer education for the general public as well as physicians, students, and trainees. He has contributed to scientific advances in cancer research.

Since being named Director of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute in 2014, his overwhelming priority has been to reduce the suffering and mortality associated with cancer in the Greater Cincinnati region while encouraging the community to embrace the challenge of making Cincinnati a destination for cancer care.

LOCATION: Continental Room 
MENU: Butter lettuce with shaved radish, tangy pears, bleu cheese & red wine vinaigrette; roasted chicken with lemon butter sauce, asparagus & roasted fingerling potatoes; and milk chocolate chunk blondies.
ALTERNATE MENU: Fried feta, lemon butter sauce, asparagus & roasted fingerling potatoes OR January Salad -  
grilled chicken on winter greens with tart apples, pomegranates, walnuts, with honey dijon dressing.

Meetings This Week:
11:00 a.m. Flynn Leadership Series - Rue Reolon
11:15 a.m. New Member Orientation - Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction Committee - Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. March Madness Committee - Salon A, 4th Floor

This Week's Birthdays:
January 25 - Brad Glazer
January 27 - Tim Marcagi
January 28 - Paul Kirila
January 29 - Rick Merk
January 30 - Stephanie Tunison

2017 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Charles Fellows - 5 Years!

Bob Walter - 15 Years!
Steve Rosenzweig - 20 Years!
Dick Benner - 30 Years!

Rotary After Hours - Friday, January 27th
The next Rotary After Hours will be held THIS Friday, January 27, 2017, at the home of Hans & Ute Papke, starting at 5:00 p.m. Hans and Ute reside at 721 Lullaby Court (45238). Please bring the beverage of your choice and an appetizer or dessert to share. No RSVPs are required. For questions, Ute can be reached at 513-582-7525 or

Annual Jefferson Award Nominations Now Open
The Jefferson Award, recognized as the Nobel Prize for public service, was created in 1972 by Cincinnati's own U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Sam Beard, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and is presented annually to recipients in more than 90 cities in the United States.

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati partners with The Cincinnati Enquirer, Local 12, and AIPS (American Institute of Public Service) to recognize those special people in our community who have created a program that serves an unmet need, or a special volunteer who has provided extraordinary service to an organization.

On March 2, 2017, our club will host the annual Jefferson Award presentation luncheon during our weekly meeting and will announce this year's winner. The winner will then go to Washington D.C. in June to represent our region for the National Award. Bob Herzog of Channel 12 will once again emcee the program.

But, we need your help! We need you to assist in nominating candidates for this prestigious award. The Cincinnati Enquirer has created an online nomination form, which you can reach by clicking HERE. You can also read the Enquirer's article about the Jefferson Award which appeared on Sunday, January 15, 2017, by clicking HERE. The head line for nominations is February 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Have questions about the nomination process or the award ceremony? Contact the Jefferson Award Committee Chair, Bill Shula, at 513-739-8672 or

You may also visit our website which contains all the above information and the links to the article and nomination form: Feel free to share this link with friends, family and colleagues who may wish to nominate someone.

COMING SOON - Festival of Dinners 2017!
The Club's largest fundraiser of the year - The Festival of Dinners - is coming soon! Among the dinners to be auctioned off, some for groups and some with individual tickets, here are just a few examples:
  • BURGERS, BEERS AND CIGARS - Join Jim Brooks, Gino Colangelo, Bob McElroy and Steve Rosenzweig for a backyard BBQ enjoying burgers, great sides, craft beers and cigars!
  • THE ANNUAL CHIANTI FARM-TO-TABLE CLASSIC - Jane Birckhead and Rod McEachen host a dinner for 12 at Mac Head Farm in Morrow, Ohio, where you'll enjoy the flavors of Italy, including Chianti, Antipasti, Scallopini, Linguine, Pomodori, Piccata, Marsala, Carbonara, and more!
  • RAGIN' CAJUN ROTARY-RAMA (THE SEQUEL) - On April 2, 2017, Jack Scott, Peter Armstrong and Deb Caley will host this sequel to a Rotary Club Classic at Camp Allyn - with alligator, jambalaya, muffaletta, po'boys, gumbo and bullfrog caviar! Only 40 seats available.
  • LOBSTA BAKE! - Susan Wilkinson, Fred Fischer and Deb Caley host this delicious lobsta bake on September 16, 2017, featuring lobster, mussels in garlic wine sauce, bruschetta, corn on the cob, red potatoes, cole slaw, beer and wine! Only 26 seats available.
Watch the eRays newsletter for more details on dates and bidding for these and other fabulous Festival of Dinners offerings. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, so please bid early and often to participate in the Festival. Once the tickets are gone, they're gone!

Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction and Request for Donations
As we prepare for our 6th Annual Believe 2 Achieve fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, the Silent Auction Committee is asking you to donate items to help raise funds to support the good work done by Stepping Stones/Camp Allyn, the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. What types of things are we looking for? Here are a few thoughts:
  • Tickets to sporting events like the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, the Cyclones, ATP, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati or Ohio State University, to name a few! Parking passes as an addition are also most welcome!
  • Tickets to cultural events in our great city! This includes the Broadway Series, Playhouse in the Park, the CSO and Pops, or the Cincinnati Ballet or Opera.
  • Bottles of top-shelf liquor or wine.
  • $100 gift cards/certificates to our city's many fine restaurants.
  • Other merchant gift cards.
  • Framed art.
  • Themed gift baskets.
  • Travel packages, spa services, and hotel stays.
Be creative with your items as we welcome all donations! Forms for your donations are available at the meeting check-in desk or by clicking HERE. Please complete a form for each item donated. We need all items by May 19, 2017, to assure everything is ready for June 24.

This year, we are also planning to have a subset of extraordinary items that will be promoted as Super Silent Auction. More details about these exciting items will be forthcoming! We will once again use Click-Bid and our smart-phones for the bidding process. Our financial goal for the Silent Auction for this year's event is $44,000. With your help, we can easily achieve our goal. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wilkinson at The Silent Auction Committee thanks you in advance!

Rotary District 6670 2017 Golf Outing
The 2017 Rotary District 6670 Golf Outing will be Friday, April 28, 2017, with a 9:00 a.m. start. Breakfast, hole assignments, course and tourney instructions begin at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per player, which includes continental breakfast, range balls, golf, cart and lunch. Cash drinks are available. The format will be a four-person scramble. To compete for the coveted District 6670 Governor's Cup, two members of the foursome must be from the same Rotary Club. Individual entries are welcome and you will be assigned to a foursome. There will be prizes for both men and women players. Please note: soft spikes only, collared shirts and no denim. Contact Jim Perry (203-414-9400) or Orville Bantz (937-545-9782) with any questions. Click HERE to register.

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 ( 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 this link to view Thursday, January 19, 2017: Click here for What Happened Last Thursday. Click HERE to view the photos.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Debra Pinger, Festival Director, Reel Abilities
LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors 
MENU: Classic caesar salad; pesto crusted salmon, herb roasted fingerling potatoes, & asparagus in white wine sauce; and chocolate mousse.
ALTERNATE MENU: Tempura vegetables, herb roasted fingerling potatoes, & asparagus in white wine sauce OR February Salad -  
Grilled chicken with baby kale, celery, pickled grapes, candied pecans and white balsamic dressing.


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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