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Thursday, July 16, 2015


Jim Russell
Bahl & Gaynor Investment Council

As a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Jim Russell is active in managing high net worth and institutional relationships and expansion of the national platform business. Jim also participates in the Investment Committee and is active in managing specific investment models and equity sector research.

At US Bank Wealth Management, Jim was a Regional Investment Director and senior member of the national investment team. He oversaw and guided the investment, compliance and new business activities of the portfolio managers across a large portion of the United States. In this capacity, he served on both the Investment Management Executive Committee and Asset Management Committee. In addition, he worked closely with current and prospective clients in the design of portfolios tailored to meet their individual needs.

A frequent public speaker, Jim regularly serves as a senior investment spokesperson at client functions, media events and during national calls. He is often quoted in interviews with the national media, including Bloomberg, Reuters, CNNMoney, CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.

With more than 26 years of investment experience, Jim joined Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel in October of 2014 with prior experience at US Bank, Fifth Third Bank and SunTrust Bank. Jim holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Emory University and a B.S. from Centre College of Kentucky. he also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Location: Hall of Mirrors
Mixed Asian salad; Sichuan braised chicken thighs with fried rice and baby bok choy; and chocolate chip cookie.
Alternate Menu: Sichuan eggplant with fried rice and baby bok choy or SUMMER HARVEST SALAD – with grilled squash & zucchini, radishes, tomatoes, goat cheese and grilled chicken.

Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Membership Development Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine

This Week's Birthdays:
July 15 - Peter Baden 
July 15 - Mike Brendamour
July 16 - Kari Shankar
July 17 - Robert Ford
July 17 - Heather Hawkins
July 18 - Michel Abella
July 18 - Peter Nord

July 19 - Ira Abrahamson
July 20 - Hux Miller 

2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):
Brad Green - 10 Years!
Marc Horwitz - 10 Years! 

Youth Exchange Program Needs Your Help IMMEDIATELY!
It has been an amazing experience for our youth exchange students of this year, Tristan Provost from France, Vitoria Lini Cheretti from Brazil, and Nathan Schute from Germany.  But, unless members of District 6670 step up to rescue the program, it will be discontinued next year so we will no longer be able to enjoy this exchange of ideas and friendships with students around the world.  The youth exchange program has been on life support in the recent years through the herculean efforts of Club 17 member, Janet Metzelaar. Planning for inbound and outbound students is done a year in advance so if volunteers are not found immediately for these open positions, the program will be dissolved and no students will be able to travel abroad nor will our club be hosting students next year.  The roles which need to be filled
are: trainer, communications, inbound chair, outbound chair, family training chair.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Janet Metzelaar at or 513.677.5447. HELP SAVE OUR YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER TODAY!
2015-2016 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. To have your name listed on a particular committee, please sign-up again this 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. 

Hands on Service Project - Vision Screening
HopeFest will be held THIS Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Washington Park and our club will once again be partnering with the Ira Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute of Children's Hospital to provide free eye screenings to children.  We will need four volunteers each hour for a total of 16 shifts.  Stay for an hour or two or for the entire event; whatever fits your schedule.  Contact Shirley Love at or 513-257-7588 for more details.

Camp Allyn Balloon Rides
It's that time of year again...time for the Camp Allyn Balloon Rides! If you would like to help out, please contact Committee Chair, Mark Soupene ( or simply show up at Camp Allyn at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 15 (rain date July 16)
Wednesday, July 22 (rain date July 23)
Wednesday, July 29 (rain date July 30)
Wednesday, August 5 (rain date August 6)

All New Rotary Picnic!
The all new Rotary Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Main Lodge at Camp Allyn. Bring the whole family, friends and prospective members - all ages are welcome. We will have swimming, archery, fishing, Camp Allyn tours, a corn hole tournament, "Cruise-In" car show, cookie baking contest and a bier garden with entertainment! For questions please contact Eric Pettway ( or George Kaufman ( Individual tickets are $35.00 or purchase a 4-pack of tickets for $125.00. Children 12 and under are free. To sign up please fill out this form and fax/email/mail it to Kristy in the Rotary office: Picnic Registration Form.

If you have a unique or cool vehicle or know someone with an interesting vehicle, drive it to the Rotary picnic! Rotary members want to see your vehicle on Saturday, August 29, at the Rotary Picnic, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. To register your vehicle, fill out this form: Car Show Registration Form.

Membership Billing
The Rotary office recently mailed the July- December 2015 invoices to every member. Please take notice that your dues and prepaid lunches (if applicable) were due by June 22, 2015. If you have not paid your invoice, you may pay your invoice by cash, check or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, you may either contact Kristy in the Rotary office or pay through our new website at (there is no need to log in). If you have any questions regarding your invoice, please contact Kristy in the Rotary Office at or 513-421-1080.

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 July 23, 2015 
Program: Dr. Bill Hinckley, Air Care & Mobile Care - UC Health, University Hospital and District 6670 Governor Dr. Bill Shula's official visit
Location: Continental Room
Menu: Summer vegetable salad; roasted salmon, herb risotto, wilted spinach with red wine butter; and strawberry shortcake with vanilla cream.

ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted portabella, herb risotto, wilted spinach with red wine butter OR SUMMER HARVEST SALAD – with grilled squash & zucchini, radish, tomatoes, goat cheese and grilled chicken. 

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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