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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Chief Executive Officer, 84.51°
Mr. Aitken leads the 84.51° team of 500+ associates as they work together to put the consumer at the center of every business decision. With an extensive background in technology, marketing and managing large organizations, he’s a firm believer in using data science to make people’s lives easier. Stuart previously served as CEO of dunnhumbyUSA for six years. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for arts-and-crafts retailer Michael’s Stores. For nearly a decade, he led marketing strategies, loyalty marketing, data analytics, innovation, and category management Safeway.
Stuart is originally from Scotland and lived in South Africa for 10 years before coming to the United States. He played rugby both those places and the US, and learned the value of teamwork and the power of courage. Stuart is an active participant for non-profits and businesses throughout the Tri-State community. He serves on the board of directors for the CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber and on the board of trustees for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, CBACM for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Andy and Jordon Dalton Foundation, and on the Board of the CRBC.
Stuart holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Information Management and also worked as a software industry consultant and as a technology professor.
*This Thursday's meeting will be a special Prospective Member Day! All prospective members’ lunches will only be $10. As a special bonus, any prospective members who are in attendance on August 20th, will be given a FREE ticket to our All New Rotary Picnic on Saturday, August 29, 2015! If you have a prospective member who is unable to attend the meeting on the 20th, but would like to come to the Rotary Picnic, we will offer them a special buy-one, get one FREE ticket so they can bring their spouse or guest for FREE! The picnic at our Camp Allyn is a perfect opportunity to showcase how our club helps the disabled children in the Tri-State area. This offer is open to bonafide prospects only and does not apply for guests. Please contact the Rotary office to make a luncheon reservation for your prospective member no later than Tuesday, August 18, 2015!
Location: Pavilion MENU: Mixed green salad with tomatoes, carrots & croutons; roasted tilapia with sweet corn risotto & wilted greens; and milk chocolate mousse with cinnamon shortbread. ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted tomato with sweet corn risotto & wilted greens OR BLT salad with roasted shrimp.
Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Membership Development Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
1:30 p.m. Picnic Committee, Salon M, 4th Floor
2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments): AUGUST: Chris Pfetzer - 5 Years!
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 (email@example.com) or George Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Individual tickets are $35.00 or purchase a 4-pack of tickets for $125.00 by THIS FRIDAY, August 21, 2015! 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.
Car Show - 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.
Cookie Bake-Off - Bake three (3) dozen of your favorite cookies. Package two (2) dozen in an attractive container to be used as a raffle prize for the picnic. The third dozen will be used in the contest. The current Rotary Club of Cincinnati Board of Directors will serve as judges. Cookies will be judged on Presentation (5 points), Originality (5 points), and Taste (10 points). There will be a GRAND PRIZE for the winning cookies! To sign-up, fill out this form: Annual Cookie Bake-Off Registration Form.
Cornhole Showdown - The tournament begin at 4:00 p.m. All skill levels are welcome! Players sign up as individuals and play with a new partner each round. There will be first, second and third place awards! To sign-up, fill out this form: Annual Cornhole Registration Form.
Women 2 Women - Let's Go Doodlin'! We're gathering the women of Rotary together for a night of fun and fellowship on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. We're meeting for a private party at Let's Go Doodlin' (7705 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati - 45230) for wine and light appetizers. We'll have full use of their studio for you to create a functional or decorative pottery piece (prices range from a few dollars to $50 for their extra large items). Once your item is complete, Let's Go Doodlin' will fire your piece in their kilns and you can pick up your finished piece of pottery in one week (or we can bring it to Rotary for you). After our painting session, we'll travel a block or two and have dinner at Clough Crossings, a local restaurant housed in the former Clough Pike School, which was established in 1874. The restaurant features locally sourced meats, seafood, and produce and they are known for their wonderful cosmos! We hope you can join us - and be sure to bring a friend, neighbor or prospective member! Reservations are required by Wednesday, September 2, 2015, and can be made by filling out this form: Let's Go Doodlin' Reservation Form.
2015-2016 Bowling Season Bowling season will commence on September 16th for pre-bowling and the regular season starts September 23rd. We bowl two 12 week sessions with the end of the season the end of March, 2016 or early April. We will be bowling again at a REMODELED Strikes And Spares in lovely downtown Deer Park at the usual time of 7 pm each evening. The cost has gone up to $360.00 per bowler for the full year. I don't want to alarm anyone but the past couple of years, we were very lucky at what we were paying. The bowling alley is under new ownership and based on when I checked around last week, this will still be the least expensive in the area. If for some reason the lanes are not ready, I do have a back-up location that should be able to accommodate us. We will have 6 teams of four full time bowlers, one of which will still be comprised of the Blue Ash/Montgomery Club. This leaves our Club with 20 available full time slots. PLEASE DON'T DELAY as the teams will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Dave Luecke and I will be working on the teams in the next week or so. If we get a lot of committed bowlers, we can add two additional teams for a total of 8. We will not have any more than 4 per team, as we want to complete each night by 9:30 or so. Please contact Steve Rosenzweig via email (email@example.com) or call (513-484-8816) if you have any questions.
Salon Series, September 24, 2015 - John Pepper
John Pepper, A Rotary Club of Cincinnati Honorary Member, is retired Chairman and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company and spent a 40 year career in various positions at Procter & Gamble. Pepper has devoted important effort over the past 25 years to Early Childhood and Youth Development. He was a founding supporter of Every Child Succeeds (which provides home visitation to at-risk 0-3 year olds), and was a co-founder and current member of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, one of the nation's most successful mentoring and tutoring organizations. Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion with John Pepper on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Hyde Park Health Center (3983 Roselyn Rd, Oakley - 45209). For more information and to sign up please click this link: Salon Series - John Pepper.
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.
New Membership Directory Request We are in the process of creating the 2015-2016 membership directory. If you have any updates to your business or personal contact information, please reply to Kristy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your updates as soon as possible. If you do not have a current roster and would like to know what contact information we currently have listed for you, please also contact Kristy.
Rotary Euchre - Save the Date! The next Euchre night is Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Steve and Cindy Drefahl's house (862 Castlebay Dr, Cincinnati - 45245). Arrive at 6:30 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m. For further information, please contact committee chair, Bob McElroy at email@example.com.
Proposals for Membership The following prospect has been proposed for membership. Please contact the Rotary office with any questions you might have.
Line of Business: Hospitality General Manager Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Sponsor (s): Michel Sheer/Bud Dornette
Program: David Fogarty, President/CEO, WCET-TV
Location: Hall of Mirrors MENU: Cucumber & tomato salad with arugula & white balsamic; roasted pork with red cabbage, whole grain mustard spaetzel & mustard jus; and toasted coconut cake with fresh berries. ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted vegetable napolean OR BLT salad with roasted shrimp.
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.