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Thursday, September 1, 2016


Head Men's Basketball Coach

Xavier University

Xavier seventh-year head coach Chris Mack  was selected as the 2015-16 USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year.  CBS Sports and Basketball Times magazine also bestowed their National Coach of the Year honors on Mack. Mack was named as the BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year by CBS Sports and Bleacher Report.

Mack, who has led Xavier to its highest national poll rankings in school history and best-ever highest NCAA Tournament seed, has recorded a 162-77 (.678) mark over seven years and stands second on Xavier’s all-time wins list.

Mack, 46, has led Xavier to the NCAA Tournament in six of his seven seasons at the helm, including the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2010, 2012 and 2015. He is the only Xavier head coach that has led XU to three Sweet 16s and he has more NCAA Tournament wins (7) than any XU head coach. Mack is very familiar with postseason tournament play. In fact, 2016 marked the 17th NCAA Tournament for Mack, including three as a player and 14 on the coaching staffs at Xavier and Wake Forest.

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Mixed greens with carrots, tomatoes, croutons, & ranch dressing; roasted chicken with whipped potatoes, green beans, & peppercorn sauce; and chocolate fudge cake with caramel & toffee.
ALTERNATE MENU: Roasted mushrooms with whipped potatoes, green beans & peppercorn sauce OR September Salad - grilled shrimp with mixed greens, grapes, toasted almonds, pickled red onion, & lemon herb dressing.

Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Classification Committee, Salon B/C, 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. New Member Project, Boardroom 4, Mezzanine
1:30 p.m. Bowling League, Back of Hall of Mirrors

This Week's Birthdays:
August 31 - Doug Bolton
September 1 - Elizabeth Post-Zalkind
September 2 - Tom Norton
September 3 - Carl Kappes
September 5 - Brett Lebhar

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

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

Wage Cincy Peace Summit - September 9-10, 2016
The Rotary Club of Cincinnati will be hosting the Wage Cincy Peace Summit, taking place on September 9-10, 2016. It will include dinner, social event and speaker on Friday night aboard the Celebrations Riverboat, followed by a service project and lunch on Saturday at Taft High School in OTR, where we will be redesigning and building a courtyard for the school, and packing clothing for poor families. Our headline speaker for this event is Paul K. Chappell ( Paul graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. Tickets to our WageCincyPeace Summit kickoff event are only $25 for current Rotarians. We also reduced the price for guests (non-rotarians) to $25 if they are 41 and over, and it remains $10 if they are 40 and under. Click HERE to visit the Rotary Club of Cincinnati Wage Cincy Peace Summit webpage to learn more about this exciting weekend of events and register! Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline to register is THIS Friday, September 2, 2016!

Rotary Roadshow, September 15, 2016 ~ The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati 
Come join us at the all new location of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, located at 4015 Red Bank Road (45227). The Children's Theatre contributes to the vibrancy and cultural vitality of our region by providing children and their families with arts-exposure opportunities through performances, workshops and art-making experiences. Their new facility (and it's 150-seat house) will allow them to offer more classes at optimal times, as well as a small theatre to expand the reach to include preschool and high school audiences through productions created specifically for these age groups. These productions will run longer than their MainStage productions at The Taft Theatre and Rotary Club of Cincinnati members will be some of the first in the city to see this new space and to enjoy a short performance of Anne Frank by the talented Children's Theatre company. We'll also enjoy a buffet by Hilver's Catering, including: assorted chicken salad, roast beef, ham, turkey & vegetable croissant sandwiches and wraps, bow-tie pasta salad, garden salad, potato chips and assorted desserts. Registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2016. To RSVP, click here: The Children's Theatre Roadshow Registration.

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 along with required documents electronically. The next deadline to submit applications is Thursday, October 6, 2016. For questions, please contact Janet Burns 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.

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 and have not seen any pictures with them lately!

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 ( with your updates, as soon as possible. If you do not have a current roster (2015-2016) and would like to know what contact information we currently have listed for you, please also contact Kristy.

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 here to view Thursday, August 18, 2016 (Todd Kelly). Click this link to view last week, August 25, 2016 (Allen Woods):
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up next week!
Paul Chappell, Author, Road To Peace  Book Series.
LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors.
MENU: Caesar salad; rigatoni pasta with Italian sausage, peppers, parmesan, & spicy tomato sauce; and vanilla cheesecake with berries.
ALTERNATE MENU: Vegetarian ravioli, spicy tomato sauce & parmesan OR September Salad - grilled shrimp with mixed greens, grapes, toasted almonds, pickled red onion, & lemon herb dressing.

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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