View this email in your Browser

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mary Gaertner                          Sandy Berlin-Walker
Girls On The Run                                    YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Mary Gaertner – Executive Director, Girls on the Run
Mary has a background in education and found the organization to be a perfect marriage of her passions for youth development and enhancing self-esteem through physical fitness. She serves as a non-profit consultant for the Cincinnati Sweet Cheeks diaper bank and is a graduate of the Cincinnati Chamber’s C-Change class 9. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family – her husband, Brad and her 8-month old daughter, Nora.  Learn more about the Girls on the Run organization here:
  Girls on the Run.

Sandra Berlin-Walker  – President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati delivers programs to over 130,000 individuals via 2,000 employees, 3,400 volunteers, 13 membership facilities and 80 program sites throughout the tri-state region.

Throughout her 35 year career with YMCAs, Sandy has been committee to strengthening the foundations of community through partnerships and collaborations. Under Sandy’s leadership, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has strengthened healthy living strategies including delivering one of the nation’s first YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs endorsed by the National Institutes for Health. Sandy has served on Y USA National Board of Directors and YMCA Retirement Fund.

Locally, Sandy serves on the STRIVE Partnership Executive Committee, Cincinnati Preschool Promise Steering Committee, goVibrant, Human Services Chamber, Leadership Cincinnati Alumni Association Board and the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services Planning Commission.

Sandy and her husband, Mark, reside along the Ohio River in the City of Cincinnati, and enjoy the city’s vibrancy and beautiful parks.

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Mixed greens with apples & golden raisins; roasted pork loin with whipped new potatoes, broccolini & mustard jus; and chocolate chip cookie.
ALTERNATE MENU: Whipped new potatoes, broccolini, crispy zucchini, & mustard jus OR MARCH SALAD - mixed greens with grilled chicken, cranberries, almonds & white balsamic vinaigrette.

*IMPORTANT* - All guest reservations and special meal requests must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Membership Development Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:
March 15 - John Fahrmeier
March 16 - Bob Croskery
March 18 - Rob Jutze
March 19 - Julie Calloway
March 19 - Ute Papke
March 19 - Jack Scott
March 19 - Michael Vilardo
March 20 - Steve Rosenzweig

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

R. Michael Prescott (Corporate) - 5 years!
Bonnie Rettig - 10 years!
Doug Thomson - 20 years!
Ed Slowik - 55 years!    

March Madness Raffle - Teams have been drawn!
Only 68 tickets were sold (one for each team in the tournament) and NCAA Basketball Tournament teams have been drawn! The first four teams to go head to head tonight at 6:40 p.m., in Dayton, will be Vanderbilt (Jack Scott) vs. Wichita State (Vince Hartmann) and Florida Gulf Coast (Dan Ricciardi) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Chris Allen). The first team out gets their $20 ticket cost back. Click here for a list of assigned teams: 2016 March Madness Team List1 and 2016 March Madness Team2. Good luck to all contestants!

Rotary After Hours - Friday, March 18, 2016
The next Rotary After Hours will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016, starting at 5:00 p.m., at the home of Bob & Joyce McElroy (7280 Smokeywoods Ln - 45230). Please bring a beverage and appetizer or dessert to share. This is a great opportunity to meet Rotarians and prospective members in the relaxed atmosphere of someone's home. Please feel free to bring your spouse or a guest. Xavier and University of Cincinnati basketball teams both play in March Madness on Friday and will be on multiple TVs! For questions, please contact Bob McElroy at

Rotary Roadshow - Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre
The next Rotary Roadshow will be Thursday, April 7, 2016, (12:00 p.m. Luncheon, 1:00 p.m. Tour). The roadshow begins with a sumptuous luncheon at Primavista (Queens Tower, 810 Matson Place), and concludes with a guided tour of the new Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, just across the street. This invitation is open to all Rotarians and their guests. So, make your reservation today to enjoy a wonderful meal, the fellowship of friends, and a behind-the-scenes look at the city's newest venue for live-performance theater. Two FREE tickets, to a future Warsaw Federal Incline Theater show, will be gifted to all Rotary Club attendees at this event. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 1, 2016, and can be made by clicking here: Incline Theater Roadshow RSVP.

Festival of Dinners 2016 - Last week to sign up!

Owen Wrassman and Becky Sittason did a great job of lining up amazing dinners and events for this year's Festival of Dinners! Don't delay, because many of the activities have limited seats available and sell out quickly. Call the Rotary Office at 513.421.1080 to sign up via phone or check out the sign-ups at this week's meeting! Thanks to Jerry & Nancy J Riesz, Carol & Peter Baden, Sam Schutte, Matt Sathe, Bryan Vielhauer, Don & Julie Keller, Bud & Mary Dornette, Ariel & Hux Miller, Marc & Patty Horwitz, Deb Caley & Sam Scoggins, Jane Birckhead, Julie Poyer, Carl & Marne Kappes, Kenneth Saunders, Camille & Glenn Scherzinger, Gino Colangelo, and Jan & Owen Wrassman for hosting this year. The Festival of Dinners is the club's largest fundraiser of the year so gather your group (friends, relatives, and prospective members) and get sign-up for one of these AWESOME events before it's too late! For specific information on each dinner, please click HERE.

Annual District 6670 Conference
Our annual District Conference will be April 29 and 30, 2016, at the Mason-Deerfield Marriott. All Rotarians and interested non-Rotarians are invited to attend this conference. The total cost of the two-day conference is $129.00, which includes all meals. There is a reduced hotel room cost of $115.00 for those who wish to stay overnight. In addition to our outstanding Rotary International Presenters: Deepa Willingham, Ann Lee Hussey, John T. Capps, and John Osterlund, we will be honoring our Rotarians and clubs for outstanding service. We are asking clubs to participate in two service projects by donating Shoes for Orphan Souls and donating/bringing toiletries for an on-site hands on service project for needy families in our District. We need our clubs who have Interact and Rotaract Clubs to encourage representative members of those clubs to attend a special Next Generation mini-conference on Saturday, April 30, 2016. This program will be facilitated by John T. Capps, Deepa Willingham, Terri Schneider, and Susan Bantz. The cost is free for the students and their school advisors. Click HERE for more information and to register for the conference.

Flying Pig Marathon
The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon will be held on the first weekend of May. Our Cincinnati Rotary Club will once again be working the finish line, handing out medals to the finishers. We did it last year and had a great time! In addition to having fun and getting to greet and hand out their medals at the finish line, the Marathon pays our club $400 if we get 30-44 volunteers and $700 if we get 45+ volunteers. We are promoting this event early this year in hopes to gain more volunteers. We ask you to sign up  early and keep Sunday, May 1st open for this fun Cincinnati event. To sign up, please do the following:
1. Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: OR you may visit our website to access the registration site:
2. Find and select Cincinnati Rotary Club from the group list.
3. Complete Required Volunteer Information.
4. Use "rotary" as the group password, when asked near the end of the form.
5. Click "Get Me Registered" to submit your information.

You will receive and email confirmation upon successfully registering. We hope you can join us and be part of the Rotary team of Flying Pig Grunts!

Day at the Races
The annual Day at the Races with the Rotary Club of Louisville will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016. This year someone from Rotary International will attend this special event. Churchill Downs has confirmed that we will have better placed tables closer to the windows and closer to the finish line. Tickets are $115 each and only 40 tickets are available on a first come basis. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 1, 2016. Any remaining tickets will be offered to other local Rotary Clubs. Refunds will not be available, unless we are able to resell the tickets. Celebrate the beginning of Derby Week with seating in Millionaire's Row! Click here to purchase your tickets: Take me to the races!

Proposals for Membership
The following applicants have been proposed for membership. Please contact the Rotary Office with any questions you might have.
CLEVES Jr., Joseph A. "Joe"
Line of Business: Law Practice
Sponsor(s): Chris Pfetzer

Line of Business: Distribution, Business to Business
Metroparts Mass Transit
Sponsor(s): Nadim Moussa

PIRI, Celine T.
Line of Business: Services, Commercial
Afinity Healthcare Solutions
Sponsor(s): Ute Papke/Anthony Ricciardi

SUTTON, Renee E.
Line of Business: Services, Personal
CruiseOne Travel Agency
Sponsor(s): Deb Caley/Sam Scoggins

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 next week!
PROGRAM: Robin Wood Florist/Former Radio & TV Personality

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
Caesar salad; grilled tilapia with polenta, asparagus & smoked tomato broth; and triple berry crumble.
ALTERNATE MENU: Grilled tofu with polenta, asparagus & smoked tomato broth OR MARCH SALAD - mixed greens with grilled chicken, cranberries, almonds & white balsamic 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.


Copyright © 2016 The Rotary Club of Cincinnati, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp