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Thursday, April 30, 2015


Fifth Third Bancorp

Kevin Kabat has served as CEO since April, 2007, after having been named president in mid-2006. He previously served in several different roles, including running retail banking and the Fifth Third affiliate banks. He originally joined Fifth Third in 2001 when Fifth Third Bancorp acquired Old Kent Bank. Kevin had joined Old Kent in 1982.

Today, Fifth Third has $139 billion in assets, ranking it #12 by size among the nation’s 7,000+ banks, and it operates 15 affiliates in 12 states with about 18,500 employees.

Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue.

He is a board member of Unum, the Financial Services Roundtable, and the Cincinnati Art Museum, and he is currently chairing both the United Way Campaign Cabinet, in this, their 100th anniversary year, and the unprecedented major capital campaign for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Location: Pavilion (4th Floor) Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Menu: Mixed greens with cucumber, cherry tomato & ranch dressing; roasted tilapia with wilted spring greens & spring onion risotto; and cinnamon shortbread with dulce de leche.
Alternate Menu: Roasted mushroom with wilted spring greens & spring onion risotto or APRIL SALAD - Spring mix, radish, asparagus, squash, croutons, grilled chicken with balsamic dressing.

*IMPORTANT* All guest reservations and special meal requests must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
**The April 30th meeting will be a special PROSPECTIVE MEMBER DAY! Prospective members may attend the meeting for a special $10.00 rate. Please make a reservation by emailing Kristy
( with the prospective member's name, company, email and/or telephone number.

Meetings this Thursday:
11:15 a.m. - New Member Orientation, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. - Allocations Committee, Salon D, 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. - Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. - Membership Development Committee, Salon E, 4th Floor

This Week's Birthdays:

April 28 - Roni Luckenbill
April 28 - Tony Maier
April 29 - Scott Slovin

May 3 - Regina Curl
May 4 - Sara Peller

2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Debora Caley - 10 Years!
Bren Ryan - 10 Years!
John Pepper - 15 Years!
Beverly Good - 20 Years!
Cathy Matchinga - 25 Years!
Brian Miller - 25 years!
Deborah Schultz - 25 Years! 

Joint New Member & Hands-On-Service Project ~ Camp Allyn Beautification Day
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the new members will be hosting a beautification day at Camp Allyn, to plant trees in the day camp area, along with completing bird blinds. This project will include all new members, along with any other members who can volunteer. The project begins at 10:00 a.m., and will convene once the trees are planted. All volunteers please bring a spade style shovel and work gloves. In choosing the trees, we have partnered with Taking Root and with their expert analysis, the best trees were chosen for disease and pest resistance and soil type. To volunteer, please contact Ken Saunders at or 513-259-1126. We need 20-25 volunteers.

Believe 2 Achieve 2015
Our signature fundraiser, Believe 2 Achieve, in support of our own Camp Allyn/Stepping Stones, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, and Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati is coming up fast on June 20, 2015. It once again promises to be an exciting and fun-filled evening hosted again this year by Dean Gregory and his outstanding team at The Montgomery Inn Boathouse from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Dave Lapham and Brad Johansen will team up again as our emcees and they will be joined by our special guest Teddy Kramer of Cincinnati Reds batboy fame! You don't want to miss this special evening and the opportunity to support the children and families we serve in Rotary. Please seriously consider supporting this event by purchasing tickets at $125.00 each or taking a table and inviting your friends and relatives to join you at a table of ten for $1,000.00. All tickets include a full dinner and open bar. Last year this event sold out and Rotary members had to be wait-listed for tickets so DO NOT DELAY, call today!

It's easy to sign-up, just contact Kristy in the Rotary Office at or send in the completed registration form Believe 2 Achieve Registration Form. We promise you a fun-filled evening you will not forget, all for a wonderful cause!
Thanks in advance for your support,
Rich Dineen and Mike LeVally
Co-Chairs, B2A 2015

Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction Items - DUE MAY 15, 2015
If you are planning to donate an item for the Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction, please do so by May 15, 2015. Although the event isn't until June 20th, we need time to create baskets and signage, mix and match items, and finalize our table arrangements so that everything looks perfect for the big event! We also are planning to advertise all our items to attendees in advance of the event, so folks can plan what they want to bid on. We have some fantastic items for this year's silent auction, but are still looking for additional items. Please complete one Silent Auction Donation Form for each item you are providing. Forms are also available at the check-in desk during our Thursday meetings. Don't forget to include the fair market value so we know how to begin the bidding. All proceeds from the silent auction benefit Camp Allyn/Stepping Stones, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati. Please help us to make this silent auction our most successful! Thanks to all who have donated items and those who will be doing so before May 15th!

Meeting Sponsorships
We currently have 7 meetings open for meeting sponsorships. Your business can sponsor a meeting for just $100, which includes an advertisement in our weekly newsletter during the week of your sponsorship, your logo on the website and in the newsletter for one year, and an announcement from the podium during your sponsored meeting. You may also purchase a meeting sponsorship in honor of a non-profit organization that you are passionate about. If you would like more information or to secure a date, please contact Kristy in the Rotary Office at or 513-421-1080.

New Spouse Membership
The Club Board recently approved the new membership category of Spouse/Partner. A spouse or partner (living in the same household) can become an eligible member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, Ohio by having a spouse or partner who is already a Club active member or a senior active member. There will be no initiation fee, semiannual club dues will be $99.00 and each spouse/partner member will pay at the door only when attending a luncheon or other meetings where a meal is served. For more information on this new membership click here: Spouse/Partner Membership Information

Festival of Dinners 2015
There are several seats still available for purchase at two of the scheduled dinners and sign up sheets will be available at the meeting. Remember, if you can't attend the meeting this week, you can call the Rotary office or email Kristy ( to purchase a seat for one of the events. Click here to see this year's dinners: 2015 Festival of Dinners.

An Evening Of Music And Fine Dining (Saturday, June 13, 2015) - 19 Seats Left
Green Diamond Private Event (Thursday, August 6, 2015) - 24 Seats Left

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 May 7, 2015 
Program: Dr. Tim Kremchek, Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Location: Continental Room
Menu: Cucumber Asian salad; Sichuan braised pork with basmati rice, & baby bok choy; and chocolate frosted banana cupcakes.
Alternate Menu: Sichuan eggplant with basmati rice & baby bok choy or MAY SALAD - chicken wonton salad with water chestnuts, peppers, carrots & crispy wontons.

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.


May 7, 2015
Dr. Tim Kremchek
Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

May 14, 2015
Ali Hussain, "Umrah - A Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia"

May 21, 2015
Vocational Fellowship Day
*No meeting at the hotel*

May 28, 2015
Wally Emmerling Award Day

June 4, 2015
Mike Keating, President & CEO
The Christ Hospital Health Network

June 11, 2015
John Prout, CEO
TriHealth, Inc.

June 18, 2015
Cincinnati Public Schools Teacher Recognition Day

June 25, 2015
Changing of the Guard



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