Deputy Judge Advocate General for Reserve Affairs and Operations
Deputy Commander, Navy Legal Service Command
Rear Admiral Donovan is a native of Lakewood, Ohio. she is a 1983 graduate of The Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. During her initial period of active service, Donovan served as Counsel to the Regional Physical Evaluation Board, and Senior Trial Counsel at Naval Legal Service Office, Great Lakes, IL; Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Legal Officer on board USS ACADIA (AD-42); and Staff Judge Advocate to Commander, Amphibious Group 3.
Donovan transitioned to the Reserve Component in 1991. Since then, she has commanded Navy Reserve Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic 206 and Navy Reserve Appellate Review/NAVJAG 113. she also served in a wide variety of commands including United States Forces Korea; Naval Legal Service Office, Washington D.C.; The U.S. Naval Academy, and the Office of the Judge Advocate, General Litigation Division.
Donovan's personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (2 gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 gold stars).
LOCATION: Continental Room MENU: Caesar salad; gnocchi bolognese & ricotta salata; and chocolate cheesecake with blackberry jam. ALTERNATE MENU: Gnocchi with roasted tomato ragu & ricotta salata OR August Salad - Sesame marinated chicken, greens, shredded red cabbage, crispy wontons, radishes, & soy dressing.
2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments): AUGUST: Heather Hawkins - 5 Years!
Matt Pearce - 5 Years!
Steve King - 10 Years!
Laurie Leonard - 10 Years!
Joe Richmond - 10 Years!
Thomas G. Ruthman - 10 Years!
Bob Ford - 15 Years!
Richard La Jeunesses - 20 Years!
Nancy Riesz - 20 Years!
Mike Brendamour - 35 Years!
Cromer Mashburn - 55 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 even it Paul K. Chappell (http://paulchappell.com). 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. Click HERE to visit the Rotary Club of Cincinnati Wage Cincy Peace Summit webpage to learn more about this exciting weekend of events.
Rotary Family Picnic - Saturday, August 27, 2016 Please plan to attend this year's Annual Rotary Family Picnic on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Main Lodge at Camp Allyn! Bring the whole family - all ages are welcome and children under 12 are free! There will be swimming, archery, fishing, Camp Allyn tours, a magic show and much more! Come check out Cincinnati area craft beers and hear live music. As always you can join the Corn Hole Tournament and view the car show! If you have any questions, contact Fred Fischer (email@example.com 513-235-4366) or Chris Adams(firstname.lastname@example.org 513-479-4362). Click this link to make your reservation:Picnic Reservation. Click this link to sign-up for the Cornhole Tournament: Cornhole Registration.
2016-2017 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.) 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/8050844a8ac28a13-201617. 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 email@example.com 513-421-1080.
Get Your Official Rotary Club of Cincinnati Garb This Week!
Add pizzazz to your wardrobe with a new Rotary Club of Cincinnati logo polo shirt ($25), Dry-Fit golf shirt ($55), fleece pullover ($30) or hat ($10)! This week we'll be selling these items during our Rotary meeting. Come check them out!
Festival of Dinners 2016 - Only a few spots left! Call the Rotary Office at 513.421.1080 to sign up via phone or check out the sign-ups at this week's meeting!
Green Diamond Private Event - Monday, August 22, 2016, 6-9p.m - only 21 seats left! Vodka and Views (DATE CHANGED!)- Saturday, September 24, 2016 - only 5 seats left!
Thanks to Jerry & Nancy J Riesz, Carol & Peter Baden, Sam Schutte, Matt Sathe, Bryan Vielhauer, Don & Julie Keller, Bud & Mary Dornette, Ariel & Hux Miller, Marc & Patty Horwitz, Deb Caley & Sam Scoggins, Jane Birckhead, Julie Poyer, Carl & Marne Kappes, Kenneth Saunders, Camille & Glenn Scherzinger, Gino Colangelo, and Jan & Owen Wrassman for hosting this year. The Festival of Dinners is the club's largest fundraiser of the year so gather your group (friends, relatives, and prospective members) and get signed-up for one of these AWESOME events before it's too late! For specific information on each dinner, please click HERE.
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: