Dr. J. Winston Porter is an energy and environmental consultant, whose experience includes traditional and renewable energy analyses, as well as dealing with many environmental matters.
Dr. J. Winston Porter will summarize the current U. S. energy situation, including oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy, as well as renewables such as wind and solar. He will also discuss energy issues such as the proposed EPA Clean Power Plan, and then addresses the role this will play in local, regional and national energy mixes. Finally, he’ll outline “America’s Energy Future,” with emphasis on future actions to move forward.
Earlier, Dr. Porter was the Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this position, he was the national program manager for the Superfund and other waste management programs.
Prior to his EPA appointment, Dr. Porter was with the Bechtel engineering and construction organization, where he managed the environmental department, and later directed the master plan for the $30 billion Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Porter received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. in the same field from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Texas, and Virginia. He currently resides in Savannah, Georgia.
Location: Hall of Mirrors Menu: Caesar salad; Italian sausage ravioli with Bolognese sauce & shaved parmesan; and chocolate fudge cake with white chocolate shavings. Alternate Menu:Vegetable ravioli with spinach alfredo sauce or SUMMER HARVEST SALAD – with grilled squash & zucchini, radishes, tomatoes, goat cheese and grilled chicken.
2015 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments): JULY: Brad Green - 10 Years!
Marc Horwitz - 10 Years!
Believe 2 Achieve Sets Another Record! The fourth annual Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati’s Believe 2 Achieve auction and dinner set another record this year, grossing more than $154,000 for charities that serve children with disabilities. The June 20 event drew more than 360 guests to the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, where former Bengal Dave Lapham and WLW-T news anchor Brad Johansen welcomed the crowd.Continue reading...
Youth Exchange Program Needs Your Help IMMEDIATELY!
It has been an amazing experience for our youth exchange students of this year, Tristan Provost from France, Vitoria Lini Cheretti from Brazil, and Nathan Schute from Germany. But, unless members of District 6670 step up to rescue the program, it will be discontinued next year so we will no longer be able to enjoy this exchange of ideas and friendships with students around the world. The youth exchange program has been on life support in the recent years through the herculean efforts of Club 17 member, Janet Metzelaar. Planning for inbound and outbound students is done a year in advance so if volunteers are not found immediately for these open positions, the program will be dissolved and no students will be able to travel abroad nor will our club be hosting students next year. The roles which need to be filled are: trainer, communications, inbound chair, outbound chair, family training chair. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Janet Metzelaar at email@example.com or 513.677.5447. HELP SAVE OUR YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER TODAY!
2015-2016 Committee Sign-Ups
The Rotary Club of Cincinnati relies on each and every member to participate in club activities and committees. Your help is needed again this year. Please sign-up to help with at least one committee. (Remember, committee assignments do not carry over from year to year. To have your name listed on a particular committee, please sign-up again this year.) We have an easy way to sign-up online for all committees you are interested in. Here are the simple steps to sign-up:
1. Click this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844a8ac28a13-20132014 2. Click the boxes next to the committee(s) or fellowship opportunity(s) with which you have an interest.
3. Click the SUBMIT AND SIGN-UP button at the bottom of the page.
4. If you already have an account, please log in; if not simply fill in your name and email address and click SIGN UP NOW! (You DO NOT need to register in order to sign-up for committees and you will not receive unsolicited emails from Sign-Up Genius.)
The chair of each committee will be given a list of those that sign up and will contact you regarding committee meetings. If you have any questions or issues signing up, please contact Kristy in the Rotary office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-421-1080.
Hands on Service Project - Vision Screening HopeFest will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Washington Park and our club will once again be partnering with the Ira Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute of Children's Hospital to provide free eye screenings to children. We will need four volunteers each hour for a total of 16 shifts. Stay for an hour or two or for the entire event; whatever fits your schedule. Contact Shirley Love at email@example.com or 513-257-7588 for more details.
Camp Allyn Balloon Rides It's that time of year again...time for the Camp Allyn Balloon Rides! If you would like to help out, please contact Committee Chair, Mark Soupene (firstname.lastname@example.org) or simply show up at Camp Allyn at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 8 (rain date July 9)
Wednesday, July 15 (rain date July 16)
Wednesday, July 22 (rain date July 23)
Wednesday, July 29 (rain date July 30)
Wednesday, August 5 (rain date August 6)
SAVE THE DATE - 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).
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.
Annual Golf Outing Mark your calendars ladies and gents - a day of fun! Our annual golf outing will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club. Time is a 1:00 p.m. shot gun start. The format is a scramble-pick your own team or we will make pairings. The cost is $95.00 which includes golf, cart, dinner, drink ticket and prizes. A great deal! Don't delay, click here to register: Golf Outing Registration Form. DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015.
Membership Billing The Rotary office recently mailed the July- December 2015 invoices to every member. Please take notice that your dues and prepaid lunches (if applicable) were due by June 22, 2015. If you have not paid your invoice, you may pay your invoice by cash, check or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, you may either contact Kristy in the Rotary office or pay through our new website at https://www.cincinnatirotary.org/current-members/pay-member-dues/(there is no need to log in). If you have any questions regarding your invoice, please contact Kristy in the Rotary Office at email@example.com 513-421-1080.
What Happened Last Thursday
Each week Shirley Love prepares a summary of the program from the previous week. This week read what happened at the Changing of the Guard meeting on June 25, 2015, and President Bud Dornette's first meeting as our new President on July 2, 2015. Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.
Coming up on July 9, 2015
Program: Jim Russell - Economic Update Location: Hall of Mirrors Menu: Mixed Asian salad, Sichuan braised chicken thighs with fried rice and baby bok choy and chocolate chip cookie. ALTERNATE MENU: Sichuan eggplant with fried rice and baby bok choy OR SUMMER HARVEST SALAD – with grilled squash & zucchini, radish, tomatoes, goat cheese and grilled chicken.
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.