Debra Pinger, Festival Director, takes her post after serving more than four years as the Development Director, then Managing Director of the Nashville Film Festival, (NAFF) one of the nations’ largest and oldest film festivals. In that role, she managed festival sponsors, media, and government relations, as well as festival marketing. NAFF is an Academy Award Qualifying Event in three short-film categories, a rare feat among film festivals with three competitions: film, screenwriting and music. Previously, in Cincinnati, Pinger was executive director of the VIA Institute on Character, a nonprofit organization from the Mayerson Foundation in the science of positive psychology.
The ReelAbilities Film Festival
In 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio was the first city to follow in New York’s footsteps by hosting a ReelAbilities Film Festival. Since then, the festival has spread to over a dozen cities in North America, and they have received more than 500 films for consideration submitted from across the globe. In 2014, the festival’s national headquarters moved to Cincinnati where it is being managed by a nonprofit, Living Arrangements for Developmentally Disabled (LADD), Inc.
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.
2017 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments): FEBRUARY Jane Birckhead - 15 Years! Bill Shula - 15 Years!
Tom Noonan - 25 Years!
Jim Klaserner - 30 Years!
Bob Croskery - 40 Years!
John Frank - 60 Years!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMING THIS WEEK - Festival of Dinners 2017! The Club's largest fundraiser of the year - The Festival of Dinners - starts this week! Dinners to be auctioned off, some for groups and some with individual tickets include:
BURGERS, BEERS AND CIGARS - Hosted by Jim Brooks, Gino Colangelo, Bob McElroy, Steve Rosenzweig and Michele Cockins
ROCKIN' ON THE RIVER/BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL - Hosted by Peter & Carol Baden, Sam Schutte, Matt Sathe, Scott Hoberg, Mary Beth Poulimenos & our Rotaract Club
THE ANNUAL CHIANTI FARM-TO-TABLE CLASSIC - Hosted by Jane Birckhead and Rod McEachen
BOWLING PARTY AT SPLITSVILLE/HOWL AT THE MOON - Hosted by Jerry Ernst
GREEN ACRES IS THE PLACE TO BE! - Hosted by Don & Julie Keller
GRILLERS AND CHILLERS - Hosted by Carl & Marne Kappes
RUN FOR THE ROSES/DERBY DAY PARTY - Hosted by Linda Muth, Ken Saunders, & Debbie Bowman
FUTBOL TIME! FC CINCINNATI STYLE - Hosted by Deb Caley, Sam Scoggins and Jan & Owen Wrassman
RAGIN' CAJUN ROTARY-RAMA (THE SEQUEL) - Hosted by Jack Scott, Peter Armstrong and Deb Caley
LOBSTA BAKE! - Hosted by Susan Wilkinson, Fred Fischer and Deb Caley
KENTUCKY DERBY HAT PARTY AND HIGH TEA - Hosted by Sherrie Mathis, Janet Metzelaar & Joyce McElroy
NINE AND DINE AT CINCINNATI COUNTRY CLUB - Hosted by Jane Birckhead and Sam Scoggins
Click HERE for complete descriptions of all available dinners. Attend this week's meeting to see all the dinners and start the bidding! 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!
Donate a $10 Skyline Chili Gift Card for Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction One of the items at this year's Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction will be a Year of Skyline Chili! This item will include fifty-two, $10.00 Skyline Chili gift cards, donated by the members of Club 17! Over the next few weeks, please bring a $10.00 Skyline Chili gift card to our Rotary meeting. Thanks in advance for helping create this interesting and unique item for the Silent Auction!
Forms for all 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 email@example.com. The Silent Auction Committee thanks you in advance!