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Thursday, September 29, 2016


Cincinnati Public Schools Preschool Promise


The Cincinnati Preschool Promise is working on expanding access to two years of quality preschool for children who live in Cincinnati by providing tuition credits to offset the cost of quality preschool for families and investing in helping preschool providers achieve and maintain high quality.

Early childhood, community, and business leaders have been working on a plan to expand access to quality preschool for more than three years and have generated a groundswell of support from thousands of people in every neighborhood of Cincinnati. The emerging plan is community driven and has improved significantly over the years.

The reality is: more than 40% of Cincinnati’s children enter kindergarten unprepared. The gap is even greater for low-income children. Research shows quality preschool makes a big difference, and the benefits stay with children throughout their lives. The benefits extend to parents, neighborhoods, employers, and entire communities. Quality preschool is also a sound economic investment, with returns estimated at $2-$4 for every $1 invested.

Speaking about this initiative at the Rotary Club of Cincinnati luncheon will be John Pepper and Mary Ronan.

*This will be a special Prospective Member Luncheon, where all pre-registered prospective members can attend for only $10.00! Please contact the office at 513-421-1080 or to register your prospective member no later than Tuesday, September 27, 2016!

LOCATION: Queen City Club, 331 E. 4th St. (45202)
Pot roast; salted caramel bread pudding.
ALTERNATE MENU: Crispy Eggplant OR Salmon Nicoise Salad

Meetings This Week:
11:00 a.m. Rotary Leadership Excellence Seminar Series - Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Room (3 E. Fourth St - 45202)

This Week's Birthdays:
September 28 - Joe Heiman
September 29 - Matthew Coffey
September 30 - Michele Cockins
October 2 - Mark Reckman

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Ken Saunders - 5 Years!
Carl Coburn - 10 Years!
Ivan Steinberg - 25 Years!
Mark Anderson - 35 Years!

Where in the World are all the Rotary Traveling Wheels??
If you signed out a Rotary traveling wheel (hard or foldable), and you are not currently traveling, please kindly bring it to the next Rotary meeting, so that others can use it. We have several missing!

New Membership Directory Request
We are in the process of creating the 2016-2017 membership directory. If you have any updates to your business or personal contact information, please reply to Kristy at with your updates, as soon as possible. If you do not have a current directory (2015-2016) and would like to know what contact information we currently have listed for you, please also contact Kristy.

Grant Applications
The Rotary Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations for use in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our funding priorities are for programs, projects, equipment or materials that directly benefit children, particularly those with physical, mental, emotional or social challenges. We may, on occasion, fund other requests that support our mission. Organizations interested in applying for a grant need to fill out our application, which can be found on our website (, and submit to us electronically along with required documents. The next deadline to submit applications is Thursday, October 6, 2016. For questions, please contact Janet Burns at

Walking to End Breast Cancer!
Join Us October 22nd
At last Thursday's meeting, we had an awesome kick-off for our Rotary Walk Team that will participate in the October 22 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, organized by the American Cancer Society. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Walk at the meeting! We added $109.24 to our fundraising goal!

Our Rotary Walk Team is open to everyone - men, women, children, friends and colleagues of all ages. You can sign up on our Rotary Team page here: The course is an easy 3 miles and steps off at 9:00 a.m. from Yeatmans Cove. There is no registration cost or participation fee to walk.

In addition to walking, we are raising money to help fund the American Cancer Society's breast cancer research, direct patient services, and early screening an detection for women and men. Our team goal is $2,500. Donations of any size to support our Rotary Walk Team are greatly appreciated!! Give here:

Rotary Walk Team t-shirts can be purchased by filling out this form & returning it to the Rotary office by Thursday, September 29, 2016. Questions about the Walk can be directed to Michelle Devine at

Be a Thursday Meeting Sponsor!
A Thursday Meeting Sponsor would be a business owner, a professional person or an association leader. The sponsorship promotes vocational fellowship and networking for our club members. The benefits are many: The company logo displayed on the pre-meeting slideshow, a business card size advertisement in the Club membership directory, a print advertisement description in the weekly eRays Newsletter, and podium time for a 60-second commercial! For further information and to select a Thursday date, please contact Jack Berger at 513-271-1566. 

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 this link to view Thursday, September 15, 2016:
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Elisabeth Bonis, Health & Medical Reporter, WKRC-TV/Local 12

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
Caesar salad; penne pasta with grilled shrimp, red pepper pesto, artichokes, olives & mozzarella; pumpkin cheesecake with caramel.
ALTERNATE MENU: Penne pasta with red pepper pesto, artichokes, olives & mozzarella OR October Salad - falls greens, grilled chicken, squash, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, & honey 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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