Santa J. Ono is in his fourth year as the president of the University of Cincinnati, which stands among the nation’s top 30 public research universities. Dr. Ono is − all in the same person − a scientist, cellist, thought leader, former research fellow and faculty member of Harvard and Johns Hopkins, an accomplished researcher in eye disease and a member of National Academy of Inventors as well as a CEO known for his social media presence. He created the hashtag “HottestCollegeinAmerica,” which has brought to UC greater community and greater recognition. Dr. Ono is a leader who is accessible and responsive to the university’s wide range of constituents, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and business, civic groups, the arts and government. Under his leadership, UC has achieved its largest enrollment in history at over 44,200, with three consecutive years of record enrollment. Looking to the future, he has launched Creating Our Third Century, a plan that is investing in the university’s greatest asset as it approaches its bicentennial – namely, faculty, students, staff and alumni.
*This meeting will be a special Prospective Member Day! All prospective members’ lunches will only be $10. Please register your prospect by contacting the office at 513-421-1080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCATION: Westin Cincinnati – 21 E. 5th St – Presidential Ballroom 1 MENU: California salad with sunflower seeds, grape tomatoes, feta cheese & gourmet dressing; braised short rib with horseradish sauce, garlic whipped potatoes & baby carrots; and white chocolate mousse garnished with chocolate cigarette. ALTERNATE MENU: Vegetarian Portabello Napoleon with Arrabiate sauce OR grilled salmon Caesar served with a crostini.
Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Membership Development Committee, Presidential Ballroom 1 (back of room)
1:30 p.m. Jefferson Award Committee, Harding Room, 3rd Floor
1:30 p.m. Allocations Committee, Rotary Office Boardroom
2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments): January: Don Keller - 10 years!
Jim Wilson - 10 years!
Doug Bolton - 15 years!
John Fahrmeier - 15 years!
Al Koncius - 20 years!
Michael Schatzman - 20 years!
Al Campbell - 25 years!
Ken Keller - 30 years!
Dan Long - 35 years!
Dick Hannan - 50 years!
Prospective Member Happy Hour TONIGHT January 19th! As a kick-off for the Flyover State Challenge, the Membership Development Committee is sponsoring a happy hour on January 19, 2016, at one of the newest redevelopments of a historic building in downtown Cincinnati. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the all new Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites Hotel in the former Enquirer Building on Vine Street. Developers spent over $40 million in renovations on the project and you'll be one of the first to see the results! As an added bonus, all prospects who attend this Tuesday night event are able to attend our prospective member luncheon, featuring U.C. President, Santa Ono, on Thursday, January 21st for free. There is also no charge for you to attend the happy hour if you bring a prospect, but reservations are required. Flyers are available by clicking here: Prospective Member Happy Houror register your prospective member by clicking this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cincinnati-rotary-prospective-member-happy-hour-tickets-20015895081. Contact Matt Gerding, Membership Development Chair, with any questions at email@example.com. We are counting on you to make us winners in this membership contest between Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, and Columbus.
Cards for Kids Returns! As we prepare for our 5th annual Believe 2 Achieve fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, the Silent Auction Committee is again collecting gift cards to enhance our items and help raise additional funds to support the good work done by Stepping Stones/Camp Allyn, the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. We are looking for all kinds of gift cards! Did you get a few as Christmas gifts that you would like to donate? We also welcome newly purchased cards. Each Thursday during the month of January, we will be collecting these cards at the meeting check-in desk. Please contact Susan Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions about the silent auction or Cards for Kids. Click here for the 2016 Believe 2 Achieve Silent Auction form.The Silent Auction Committee thanks you in advance for your generosity!
Rotary After Hours - Friday, January 29, 2016 Welcome to our January "After Hours", to be held on January 29th, from 5:00 -10:00 p.m., at the home of Janet Metzelaar (1525 Woodstrail Lane, Loveland, OH 45140). 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. Directions: Take I-71 North to I-275 West. Take the Wards Corner exit (Left toward Loveland). Go 2.5 miles to Miamilake Drive and turn Left. Make the first Right at Miamiwoods Drive. Turn Left onto Woodstrail Lane. Go to the end onto the private drive. Park in the driveway or in the cul-de-sac. 1525 is the last house on the right.
Women 2 Women ~ Evening at The Candle Lab & Sundry and Vice We’re gathering the women of Rotary together for another night of fun and fellowship on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. We’ll begin our evening at The Candle Lab (1325 Vine Street – 45202). There you’ll have the opportunity to pour your own candle, mixing any of the 120+ fragrance oils together to create your own custom candle. Their candles combine all natural soy-based wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils to make a long-lasting and pure-burning candle. They also offer custom mixed bath salts, room sprays, reed diffusers, fragrance oil, and wax tarts. Once our candles are complete, we’ll head over one block to Sundry and Vice (18 W. 13th Street – 45202), a turn-of-the-century apothecary-themed cocktail bar and gathering place, where we’ll enjoy dinner by the bite and partake of their excellent cocktails (cash bar). Both the Candle Lab and Sundry and Vice are located near Washington Park Garage (1230 Elm Street – 45202) so safe parking is conveniently located for both venues. We hope you can join us – and be sure to bring a friend, neighbor, or prospective member! Please click here for the sign-up form:Women 2 Women Event – Candle Lab
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 email@example.com
Proposals For Membership The following prospects have been proposed for membership. Please contact the Rotary office with any questions you might have.
KILIAN, Michael W.
Line of Business: Media
Sponsor(s): Matt Gerding
SCHUERMANN, John J. "Jay"
Line of Business: Retail, Hard Goods
Sponsor(s): Bob McElroy/Larry Cunningham
SHAH, Amy P.
Line of Business: Health
Sponsor(s): Larry Cunningham/Matt Gerding
STROPES, Brad T.
Line of Business: Technology, Information
Sponsor(s): Matt Gerding