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

The Cincinnati USA CVB, the region's primary destination marketing and management organization, is an aggressive sales, marketing, service and visitor organization with the primary responsibility to positively impact the region's area economy through convention, trade show, and visitor expenditures, and provide quality service to our clients. 

In the past few years the CVB has been responsible for bringing groups like the World Choir Games, NAACP, American Legion and the National Baptist Convention to Cincinnati. Generating thousands of hotel room nights and tens of millions in economic impact. In 2015, 70% of all downtown hotel room nights were generated as a result of the CVB; we are the hospitality engine for the entire region.

For more information please contact Rotarian David Ziegler at
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Thursday, January 12, 2017



Jason Vaughn was named the Cincinnati-based company’s CEO, effective April 14, 2016. He was selected after a seven-month national search.

Vaughn has worked in the restaurant industry for 25 years. He most recently served as president and COO of Memphis-based Lenny’s Subs. Prior to that, he was vice president for Wendy’s International and served on the board for the Political Action Committee to address business and franchise concerns. He started his career at Yum! Brands and spent 19 years there.

“We have big plans for the future of Frisch’s Big Boy and I know our loyal customers, and those new to the restaurant, will welcome what we have in store,” Vaughn said in a statement. “It’s great to come to a company that is truly set up for success. We have employees who are proud of what they do, a growing customer base and a leadership team that is ready to take Frisch’s Big Boy to the next level.”

Frisch’s was acquired by Atlanta-based private equity firm, NRD Capital, in August 2015. It operates 95 Big Boy restaurants and franchises 25 others to independent operators.

*This will be a special Prospective Member Luncheon, where all pre-registered prospective members can attend for only $10.00! Please contact the office at 513-421-1080 or to register your prospective member today!

LOCATION: Continental Room
MENU: Baby kale with pickled squash, pecans, popped sorghum & pomegranate vinaigrette; pan seared salmon, roasted mushroom & chive risotto, spinach & red wine sauce; and lemon shortcake with white chocolate.
ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted vegetable ravioli, spinach & chive cream OR January Salad -  
grilled chicken on winter greens with tart apples, pomegranates, walnuts, with honey dijon dressing.

Meetings This Week:
10:45 a.m. District Membership Committee - Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
11:00 a.m. Flynn Leadership Series - Rue Reolon
1:30 p.m. 4-Way Test Speech Committee - Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting - Julep Room, 3rd Floor

This Week's Birthdays:
January 13 - Drew Emmert
January 14 - Arnold Rabkin
January 15 - Tania Moussa
January 16 - Winston Folkers

2017 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Charles Fellows - 5 Years!

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

Rotary Euchre 
Still thinking about making a New Year's resolution? Well, it is not too late. You can make a resolution to have more fun with your fellow Rotarians, eat good food and maybe win some cash. How? Simply join the Rotary Euchre Group. Now that's an easy resolution to keep! We meet once a month. Our Euchre nights are held at a Rotarian's home and start at approximately 6:30 p.m. with snacks and fellowship. Play starts around 7:00 p.m. and wraps up a couple of hours later. So join us on Tuesday, January 17th; our hosts are Bob and Joyce McElroy. Friends, prospective Rotarians and spouses are always welcome. Just email your contact information (name, email, address and phone number) to Steve Drefahl,, so he can add you to the roster. You will receive more information from our hosts a week or so before we play. I hope you can join us! 

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, December 8, 2016: Click here for What Happened Last Thursday. Click HERE to view the photos.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Steve Specht, St. Xavier High School Football Coach
LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Baby spinach with crimini mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs & balsamic vinaigrette; General Tso chicken with fried rice & broccolini; and chocolate coconut cake with caramel sauce.
ALTERNATE MENU: Grilled tofu with fried rice & broccolini OR January Salad -  
grilled chicken on winter greens with tart apples, pomegranates, walnuts, with honey dijon 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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