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Thursday, August 18, 2016


Executive Chef

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Todd Kelly, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, is responsible for creating the distinct menu for Orchids at Palm Court, The Grille at Palm Court and The Bar at Palm Court. He oversees all culinary operations for the restaurants & bar, in-room dining, and banquet and wedding menus as well as managing a staff of 170. He is also responsible for maintaining the standard of quality and service that has made the historic hotel famous for 80 years. Kelly has spent more than 20 years in the culinary industry including time at Ember Grille in Charlotte, N.C., Peter James Townhouse in Charlotte, and Rubicon in San Francisco.


AAA Five-Diamond – 2015 & 2016
Forbes Four Stars – 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Hilton Hotels & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in USA – six of the last seven years
OpenTable – One of Top 100 Restaurants in USA for Best Service – six consecutive years
Historic Hotels of America – Best Restaurant in a Historic Hotel
American Culinary Federation Award of Excellence – two-time winner
Cincinnati Enquirer – Five Stars – Extraordinary

*On Thursday, August 18, 2016, we will have another one of our special Prospective Member days at Rotary. Our speaker will be Todd Kelly, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The special lunch rate for all preregistered Prospective Members will only be $10.00. Please contact the Rotary Office at or 513-421-1080, to register your Prospective Member today!

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Bibb lettuce, house cured ham, cornbread croutons, pickled red onions, & peppercorn ranch; sauteed shrimp with cheddar grits, braised greens & shaved fennel; and lemon tart with blueberries & white chocolate.
ALTERNATE MENU: Crispy Old Bay tofu with cheddar grits, braised greens & shaved fennel OR August Salad - Sesame marinated chicken, greens, shredded red cabbage, crispy wontons, radishes, & soy dressing.

Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Membership Development Committee, Salons B/C, 4th Floor

This Week's Birthdays:
August 16 - Robert Ramsay
August 17 - Tom Noonan
August 18 - Don Olinger
August 19 - Ron Ott
August 19 - Tom Powell
August 21 - Kay Atkins
August 21 - Bob Betagole
August 21 - Terry Segerberg

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Heather Hawkins - 5 Years!
Matt Pearce - 5 Years!
Steve King - 10 Years!
Laurie Leonard - 10 Years!
Joe Richmond - 10 Years!
Thomas G. Ruthman - 10 Years!
Bob Ford - 15 Years!
Richard La Jeunesses - 20 Years!
Nancy Riesz - 20 Years!
Mike Brendamour - 35 Years!
Cromer Mashburn - 55 Years!

Wage Cincy Peace Summit - September 9-10, 2016
The Rotary Club of Cincinnati will be hosting the Wage Cincy Peace Summit, taking place on September 9-10, 2016. It will include dinner, social event and speaker on Friday night aboard the Celebrations Riverboat, followed by a service project and lunch on Saturday at Taft High School in OTR, where we will be redesigning and building a courtyard for the school, and packing clothing for poor families. Our headline speaker for this even it Paul K. Chappell ( Paul graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. he is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. Tickets to our WageCincyPeace Summit kickoff event are only $25 for current Rotarians, if you sign up by Friday, August 19, 2016. We also reduced the price for guests (non-rotarians) to $25 if they are 41 and over, and it remains $10 if they are 40 and under. Click HERE to visit the Rotary Club of Cincinnati Wage Cincy Peace Summit webpage to learn more about this exciting weekend of events.

Rotary Family Picnic - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Please plan to attend this year's Annual Rotary Family Picnic on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Main Lodge at Camp Allyn! Bring the whole family - all ages are welcome and children under 12 are free! There will be swimming, archery, fishing, Camp Allyn tours, a magic show and much more! Come check out Cincinnati area craft beers and hear live music. As always you can join the Corn Hole Tournament and view the car show! If you have any questions, contact Fred Fischer ( or 513-235-4366) or Chris Adams ( or 513-479-4362). Click this link to make your reservation: Picnic Reservation. Click this link to sign-up for the Cornhole Tournament: Cornhole Registration.

Rotary Roadshow, September 15, 2016 ~ The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati 
Come join us at the all new location of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, located at 4015 Red Bank Road (45227). The Children's Theatre contributes to the vibrancy and cultural vitality of our region by providing children and their families with arts-exposure opportunities through performances, workshops and art-making experiences. Their new facility (and it's 150-seat house) will allow them to offer more classes at optimal times, as well as a small theatre to expand the reach to include preschool and high school audiences through productions created specifically for these age groups. These productions will run longer than their MainStage productions at The Taft Theatre and Rotary Club of Cincinnati members will be some of the first in the city to see this new space and to enjoy a short performance of Anne Frank by the talented Children's Theatre company. We'll also enjoy a buffet by Hilver's Catering, including: assorted chicken salad, roast beef, ham, turkey & vegetable croissant sandwiches and wraps, bow-tie pasta salad, garden salad, potato chips and assorted desserts. Registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2016. To RSVP, click here: The Children's Theatre Roadshow Registration.

2016-2017 Committee Sign-Ups
The Rotary Club of Cincinnati relies on each and every member to participate in club activities and committees. Your help is needed again this year. Please sign-up to help with at least one committee. (Remember, committee assignments do not carry over from year to year.) We have an easy way to sign-up online for all committees you are interested in. Here are the simple steps to sign-up:

1. Click this link -
2. Click the boxes next to the committee(s) or fellowship opportunity(s) with which you have an interest.
3. Click the SUBMIT AND SIGN-UP button at the bottom of the page.
4. If you already have an account, please log in: if not, simply fill in your name and email address and click SIGN UP NOW! (You DO NOT need to register in order to sign-up for committees and you will not receive unsolicited emails from Sign-Up Genius.)

The Chair of each committee will be given a list of those that sign up and will contact you regarding committee meetings. IF you have any questions or issues signing up, please contact Kristy in the Rotary office at or 513-421-1080.

Get Your Official Rotary Club of Cincinnati Garb This Week!

Add pizzazz to your wardrobe with a new Rotary Club of Cincinnati logo polo shirt ($25), Dry-Fit golf shirt ($55), fleece pullover ($30) or hat ($10)! This week we'll be selling these items during our Rotary meeting. Come check them out!

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

KELLY, Melinda S.
Line of Business: Consulting, General
Managing Member
Right Path Enterprises, LLC
Sponsor(s): Jack Scott/Ute Papke

SCHMIDT, Michael R.
Line of Business: Law Practice
Cohen, Todd, Kite and Standford
Sponsor(s): Dan Long

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 next week!
Allen Woods, MOTAR
LOCATION: Pavilion
MENU: Greek salad with crisp lettuce, feta, kalamata olives, tomatoes, & greek dressing; blackened chicken with whipped redskin potatoes, asparagus, & bearnaise aioli; and white chocolate macadamia nut cookie.
ALTERNATE MENU: Crispy zucchini with whipped redskin potatoes, asparagus & bearnaise aioli OR August Salad - Sesame marinated chicken, greens, shredded red cabbage, crispy wontons, radishes, & soy 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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