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Thursday, October 27, 2016




Mike Kelly is a member of the Rotary Club of Mason Deerfield and has been since 1998. He’s a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, who is passionate about the importance of education and personal leadership in alleviating poverty.

In addition to his service to Rotary, Mike serves on the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Campaign Steering Committee for his alma mater, Mars Hill University (NC). He also serves as a board member for the Music Festival Association of Cincinnati, which sponsors May Festival.

Mike owns and operates Right Path Enterprises, LLC.  The firm has a mission of helping clients improve personal and organizational effectiveness by providing training and consulting services with excellence and integrity. Prior to starting his business, he held senior leadership roles with organizations such as Michelin and Macy’s. Mike also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Parent Benefits, Inc. located in San Francisco, California.

Mike obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mars Hill University (NC), and he holds a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University (MO).

Mike and his wife, Melinda, have been married for 29 years. They have resided in Mason, Ohio since 1997 and are originally from South Carolina.


Join us for an update on World Community Service projects, our foundation grants, Legacy Circle, RI Foundation and much more. Learn more about the amazing things our foundation is doing in the Tristate and around the globe!


Per the Club 17’s Bylaws, the fourth Thursday of October shall be the annual meeting of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati members. At this meeting the members shall ratify the slate of officer and board member candidates as approved at the October 13, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Mixed greens with radishes, carrots, crispy wontons, & wonton dressing; seared salmon, roasted fingerlings, haricot vert & soy butter sauce; and chocolate chip cookie.
ALTERNATE MENU: Crispy tofu, roasted fingerlings, haricot vert & soy butter sauce OR October Salad - fall greens, grilled chicken, squash, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, & honey vinaigrette.

Meetings This Week:
11:00 a.m. New Member Orientation - Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. Membership Engagement Committee - Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. Allocations Committee - Salon F, 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. Condon School Party Committee - Salon G, 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. World Community Service Committee - Boardroom 4, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:
October 26 - Nnodum Iheme
October 26 - David Linn
October 28 - Gretchen Finniff
October 29 - Bob Buechner
October 30 - John Morabito
November 1 - George Peterson
November 1 - Michael Schatzman

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Winston Folkers - 30 Years!

Steve Drefahl - 5 Years!
Ed Haberer - 15 Years!

Hands-On Service at Ronald McDonald House - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Through the combined efforts of our Club's volunteers and our Foundation, Cincinnati Rotary sponsors three dinners each year at Cincinnati's Ronald McDonald House. Our next dinner service at RMH is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., for food prep, serving the guest families, and clean-up afterwards. Come early (4:00-6:00 p.m.) or come later (6:00-8:00 p.m.) or work the whole time. It's a great opportunity for those of you who have not yet experienced how wonderfully unique our Ronald McDonald House is. To volunteer, please contact Project Captain, Jim Brooks at 513-252-6776 or

Dr. Ira Abrahamson Street Naming

The city of Cincinnati will be naming a street after Honorary Member Dr. Ira Abrahamson, near Shillitos! The ceremony will be next Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the City Hall Mayor’s Office. He welcomes friends to attend.

"The Event To Connect" - Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
The Event To Connect is coming THIS FRIDAY! There is still time to purchase your tickets today! Join the fun --delicious food, open bar and fabulous priceless auction items such as an in-home dining experience by an award winning chef, the chance for two children to be ball boys/girls at a U.C. basketball game- with courtside seats for the kids and second row tickets for two adults. There will also be exclusive trips in the USA, St Thomas Virgin Islands, and Tuscany, Italy! 
Anyone can purchase tickets now through the time of the event.  You can also purchase tickets at the door. You can purchase your tickets or if you can't attend, you can buy a chance to win any of these fabulous prizes or make a donation at: 65 chances will be sold so buy yours today! Thank you for your help in making a difference for Cincinnati families affected by autism.

Be a Thursday Meeting Sponsor!
A Thursday Meeting Sponsor would be a business owner, a professional person or an association leader. The sponsorship promotes vocational fellowship and networking for our club members. The benefits are many: The company logo displayed on the pre-meeting slideshow, a business card size advertisement in the Club membership directory, a print advertisement description in the weekly eRays Newsletter, and podium time for a 60-second commercial! For further information and to select a Thursday date, please contact Jack Berger at 513-271-1566. 

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 this link to view Thursday, October 20, 2016:
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Eric H. Kearney, Presiden/CEO, Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African-American Chamber of Commerce

LOCATION: Continental Room
Mixed greens with carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and buttermilk ranch dressing; grilled chicken breast, whipped redskin potatoes, spinach; and butter pecan cookie.

ALTERNATE MENU: Panko crusted eggplant, whipped redskin potatoes and spinach OR Grilled chicken Caesar 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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