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Thursday, December 1, 2016


"The Changing Middle East:

Impact on the USA and the West"

Recent years have shown the old Middle Eastern order has all but collapsed in the face of political revolutions, disintegration of traditional governments, violent civil wars, the emergence of the Islamic State and the Iranian nuclear threat. Traditional ideological, religious, geographic and political lines have been blurred, with some states descending into chaos and others emerging into previously unthinkable alliances based on mutual interests and common foes. These new rivalries and rapprochements provide ample challenges for the Unites States and other Western countries which will need to re-evaluate their foreign policy in the region. Professor Gilboa will explore these challenges in their historic context, and what role the United States and allies may play in the new Middle East.

he Cincinnati Enquirer recently interviewed Professor Gilboa. Click HERE to read the article.


LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
Arugula salad with pickled grapes, goat cheese & balsamic vinaigrette; pesto roasted salmon with fingerling potatoes, asparagus & beurre blac; and chocolate fudge cake.
ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted vegetable raviolis in garlic parmesan sauce OR December Salad - Southwest shrimp salad with iceberg lettuce, black beans, roasted corn & peppers with jalepeno-lime vinaigrette.

Meetings This Week:
11:00 a.m. Presidential Citation Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level
11:00 a.m. New Member Orientation, Salon M, 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. Classification Committee, Julep Room, 3rd Floor
1:30 p.m. 4-Way Test Speech Contest Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:
December 1 - Mike Roth
December 2 - Michael Schmidt
December 2 - Tania Zumbiel
December 2 - Tom Zumbiel
December 3 - Cromer Mashburn
December 3 - Jim Scott (Honorary) 

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Sam Schutte - 5 Years!

Tom Lippert - 25 Years!
Glenn McEachern - 25 Years!
Bunny Meisel - 35 Years!

Condon School Holiday Party
The Condon School Holiday Party will be next Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:30-3:00 p.m. Thank you to all Rotarians who either made a donation or purchased a gift! We have 118 children to celebrate with this year! If you have any questions regarding the party, please contact committee co-chairs Vince Hartmann ( or Sherrie Mathis ( A HUGE Thank You goes out to Mike Brendamour and Brendamour Moving & Storage Inc. for offering to deliver the 118 children's gifts to the Roselawn Condon School for us!

January-June 2017 Dues Invoices - DUE DECEMBER 15, 2016
We recently emailed invoices for your Rotary Club of Cincinnati dues (and prepaid lunches where applicable) for the period of January-June 2017. We sincerely appreciate your continued membership in the Club and look forward to seeing you at the exciting events we have planned for 2017! Please note the due date of December 15, 2016, on your invoice. While we have been able to be somewhat flexible in accepting late payments in the past, unfortunately because of changes in Rotary International's billing process, this must be a FIRM deadline. Rotary International now automatically charges our Club for members on our roster at year-end with no exceptions, so we must now complete our billing much earlier than in the past. If you are unable to pay your invoice by December 15, 2016, please contact the Rotary Office or you will automatically be assessed the $35 late fee. Why not pay your dues online today? Just click this secure online payment link to conveniently pay your invoice: PAY MY DUES.

Members in the News - Tammy Young

One of our members, Tammy Young, has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer and will have double-mastectomy surgery on December 12th. We would like to coordinate meal delivery to her home every other day, starting December 15th.  If you would like to deliver a meal to Tammy during her recovery period, please contact the Rotary office at 513-421-1080 or

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 ( 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, November 17, 2016: Click here for What Happened Last Thursday. Click HERE to view the photos.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Jim Scott, Former 700 WLW Radio Personality

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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