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This week's meeting sponsor is Decal Impressions.
Decal Impressions has been helping businesses make good impressions for over 40 years.  Our team of professionals has over 60 years of combined experience in the sign and graphics industry, and they take great pride in providing superior customer service along with high quality products.  We produce and install a vast array of graphics products from just about every category including banners, yard signs, magnets, trade show displays, and vehicle graphics ranging from door lettering to full wraps.  Additionally, we recently invested in two new state- of- the- art Hewlett Packard latex printers that allow us to print extremely high quality graphics including single piece banners up to ten feet wide at a reasonable price point while being energy efficient.  Whatever your graphics needs, we would love to show you what we can do to help you make good impressions!
Thursday, October 15, 2015

– as seen through the eyes of WWII Navy Veteran and wildlife artist
John A. Ruthven 

John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art is often called the "20th Century Audubon." Ruthven uses the same techniques as his famous predecessor. After studying and researching his subject thoroughly, he sketches to rigid specifications then renders the original painting with great detail.

His fascination with nature began as a young boy in Cincinnati. After serving in World War II, he entered the Cincinnati Art Academy. He opened a commercial art studio in 1946 with the goal of building a career in wildlife art. In 1960 he entered the Federal Duck Stamp competition and won with his Redhead Ducks. In 1971 Ruthven founded Wildlife Internationale', Inc. to publish and distribute his limited edition prints. Ruthven was recognized as Duck's Unlimited First Artist of the Year, First Ohio Duck Stamp Artists, and First Ohio Animal Stamp/Print Artist.

He was recently commissioned to create a painting for the U.S.O. The painting depicts an American Bald Eagle and our American Flag. The original painting is 4'x4'. Limited edition giclee' prints will be available for purchase by November.

Location: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette, marinated asparagus, radishes, & hard cooked eggs; meatloaf with mushroom gravy, country potatoes, & beans; and chocolate chip cookie.
ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted mushrooms with country potatoes & beans or OCTOBER SALAD - Kale salad with turkey, dried cherries, apples and lemon vinaigrette.

Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. 4-Way Test Speech Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. World Community Service Committee, Boardroom 4, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:
October 13 - Mike LeVally
October 15 - Jamie Smith
October 16 - Gino Colangelo
October 16 - Mary Dornette
October 16 - Jim Eichmann
October 16 - Bob McElroy
October 17 - Dan Long
October 18 - Craig Roberts

2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Sean Dennedy - 5 Years!
Julie Calloway - 10 Years!
Tim Williams - 10 Years!
Ken Blackwell (Honorary) - 15 Years!
Robert Taft (Honorary) - 15 Years!
Jonathan Weber - 30 Years!

Join Rotary's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Team
The Rotary Club of Cincinnati’s Women 2 Women Committee has organized a team to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 8:30 am. and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Click this link to join our team or make a donation: Click Here to Make a Donation or Join Our Team. Together we can truly make a difference in the fight against breast cancer! Please contact our Team Captain, Tammy Young, at 513.382.7130 or with any questions about the event.

Hands-On-Service! Volunteers needed to help with Fall Festival in OTR - Saturday, October 24, 2015, 3:30-7:00p.m.
The Fall Festival is hosted by Over The Rhine Community Housing. We need 15 volunteers to help with the carnival events which benefit kids of the community. There will be two shifts available to volunteer and members are encouraged to incorporate family & friends. The event will be held in the parking lot at 1223 Vine Street. Please contact Mary Beth Poulimenos to volunteer ( or 419-494-9335).

Got Prospects?  Join us for Happy Hour at one of the Hottest New Breweries/Venues in OTR!
Our club relies on you, our members, to keep our membership vibrant and growing.  With this in mind we have planned a VERY fun prospective member event at Taft’s Ale House in Over the Rhine on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m.  Bring a prospect (or two!) and you both can attend for FREE!  We’ll be providing appetizers, featuring Taft’s famous tri-tip steak, and your first beer or glass of wine will be on us! 

Taft’s, named after President and Cincinnati’s prodigal son, William Howard Taft,  is located at 1429 Race Street in the old St. Paul’s German Evangelical Protestant Church that has undergone a $9 million renovation including clearing out the tree growing through the center of the roof!  It features 46-foot ceilings and a large chandelier, lots of dark wood and Rookwood tiles (more than 25,000 of them are used throughout the building).  Convenient parking at the nearby Washington Park garage ($2) and on street parking is available.


Click here for the flyer & registration form!  Got questions?  Contact Matt Gerding, Membership Development Chair, at or Jared Williams, Event Chair, at

Rotary Roadshow ~ Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event
Stop Hunger Now gets food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, they have provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries. Join us on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Stepping Stones UCP Campus in Norwood (2300 Drex Ave, Norwood, Ohio 45212) as we package 20,000 meals during our regular luncheon meeting time of 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m.  Friends, family and prospective members are all welcome to attend! Box lunches are available at the event. All lunches are $15.00 and include a bottle of water. There is no charge for members on the pre-paid lunch plan to attend; just indicate choice of box lunch. Registration is due by Friday, October 30, 2015 and can be done by filling out this registration form and returning it to the rotary office.

Congratulations to the nominated candidates for Officers and new Directors for the 2016-17 Rotary Year!
The named below were voted and approved by the Club's Directors at the recent October 8, 2015 Rotary Club of Cincinnati Board of Director's meeting.

President-NomineeAl Koncius (to become Club President beginning July 1, 2017, after current President-Elect Jack Scott)
Secretary/Treasurer-ElectDave Carlin (to serve as Secretary/Treasurer beginning July 1, 2016)
New Directors (with terms also beginning July 1, 2016) are:
Deborah Schultz, Chris Pfetzer, and Rick Flynn (for 3-year terms)
Marc Horwitz and Jocile Ehrlich (for 2-year terms.)

Under our revised by-laws, the candidates voted by the current Directors for the above new Officers/Directors will be presented to the general membership of the Club for ratification within one month following their election by the Board.

The ratification is scheduled for our luncheon meeting on October 22, 2015, which the Board has also determined will serve as the annual meeting of the Club's members.

Please thank these Rotarians for their willingness to serve. Also plan to attend our October 22 luncheon meeting to support our candidates and ratify their approval by the Board. Upon ratification, the candidates shall  be declared elected to their respective positions.
~President Bud

New Meeting Sponsorship Program
To expand the vocational fellowship and networking opportunities for our club members, the Rotary Club of Cincinnati is offering a new Meeting Sponsorship Program for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. This new program will allow the sponsoring member to network prior to the meeting, have their company logo displayed on the Rotary Club of Cincinnati website for the fiscal year, have their company logo displayed on the pre-meeting slide show, have a business-card size advertisement in the club roster, print advertisement (including a 1-2 paragraph description of the company) in the weekly ERays newsletter, and deliver a 60-second commercial at the sponsored meeting (video, slide show, or live presentation). To read more click here:
New Meeting Sponsorship Program or contact Bryan Vielhauer at

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 October 22, 2015 
Program: Firefighter Appreciation
Location: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Mixed greens with cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, & herb buttermilk dressing; grilled pork chop, roasted apple sauerkraut, & fingerling potatoes; and chocolate decadence with candied walnuts.
ALTERNATE MENU: Fried feta, roasted apple sauerkraut, & fingerling potatoes or OCTOBER SALAD - Kale salad with turkey, dried cherries, apples and lemon vinaigrette.

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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