This week's meeting sponsor is............
Covenant-First Presbyterian Church

Here at Covenant-First Presbyterian, we’re working to do our part to bless the community and contribute to the ongoing renewal of Cincinnati.   Our beautiful facility is the spiritual home base for a citywide community of energetic and engaged people.  Covenant-First is where the East Side shakes hands with the West Side, where Cincinnati Bearcats worship side by side with Kentucky Wildcats, where the suburbs meet with the urban core.   We welcome visitors from around the world and neighbors from around the block.  We’re not a huge congregation, but you’ll meet interesting people here.   You are welcome to visit us for any of our events.     
Of course, Sunday Worship is what bonds our congregation together.   Our worship service follows a vintage order that features prayer and contemplation, old school hymns, choral music, and a message centered on the wisdom of the scriptures.   We’re forthright about our deep commitment to serving and following Jesus, but we do our best to welcome people, wherever they are in their spiritual life.  
We are on the corner of 8th and Elm Streets, just three blocks west of the Public Library streetcar stop.  By the way, the walk between us and the library is through beautiful, tree-lined Piatt Park, the city’s oldest park.
Visit our Facebook page or our webpage and learn more about us and our activities.  Or contact Russell Smith, Pastor by email and let him know how we can be a blessing to you.  Or drop by and visit us for worship at 10:30 on Sunday morning (be sure to hang around afterward for our post-worship reception).
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Thursday, October 13, 2016




Rotary International Director

 Zones 25 & 26

Brad Howard, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Oakland-Sunrise and Past District Governor of District 5170 (California’s Silicon Valley), is the Rotary International Director for Zones 25 & 26 for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Rotary years.  He is also serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 Rotary year.

Brad has served Rotary in a number of capacities, including as a member of the Membership Development Committee, Operations Review Committee, Council on Legislation Advisory committee, and for 10 years as the Zone 26 End Polio Now Coordinator.  With a passion for the eradication of polio, for almost two decades, Brad has led 25 groups of Rotarians, comprised of over 1,000 people, to participate in polio national immunization days in West Africa and India.

He has extensive experience in Rotary leadership training, including being a long time Presidents-Elect Training Seminar and Governors-Elect Training Seminar (GETS) instructor, and as a lead trainer at the International Assembly, where the world wide class of governors are trained.

Brad, is President and CEO of Howard Tours, an international tour operator, and is Managing Director of Howard Properties, which owns, manages and develops commercial real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In addition to Rotary, Brad has been actively involved in the support of the University of California, his Alma mater, including being past president of the Haas School of Business Alumni Association, past board member and committee chair of the Cal Alumni Association, and trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation.

He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award, Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and International Service Award for a Polio Free World.

LOCATION: Continental Room
Mixed greens with cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes & ranch dressing; blackened chicken with whipped potatoes, asparagus & bernaise aioli; chocolate fudge brownie with candied peanuts.
ALTERNATE MENU: Crispy vegetables with whipped potatoes, asparagus & bernaise aioli OR October Salad - fall greens, grilled chicken, squash, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, & honey vinaigrette.

Meetings This Week:
11:00 a.m. Rotary Leadership Excellence Seminar Series - Mayflower 1 & 2, Lower Level
1:30 p.m. Membership Engagement Committee - Boardroom 4, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:
October 12 - Patty Horwitz
October 12 - Bren Ryan
October 13 - Mike LeVally
October 16 - Gino Colangelo
October 16 - Mary Dornette
October 16 - Jim Eichmann
October 16 - Bob McElroy
October 17 - Dan Long
October 17 - Kelly Shough

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

Winston Folkers - 30 Years!

Prospective Member Happy Hour at We Olive Cincinnati Wine Bar
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, starting at 5:30 p.m., we are hosting a Prospective Member Happy Hour at We Olive Cincinnati Wine Bar (33 E. 6th. St- 45202) and we need everyone's support to invite prospective new members! Current Rotary Club of Cincinnati members are welcome to attend at no cost, if bringing a prospective member. For more information and to sign-up your prospective new member, please click here: We Olive Happy Hour.

Rotary After Hours, October 21, 2016 - Home of Charlie Raterman
The next Rotary After Hours will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016, from 5:00-9:30 p.m. Rotarian Charlie Raterman is hosting at The Kenwood by Senior Star located at 5435 Kenwood Rd (4527) in the 16th Floor Moonlight Serenade Room. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and dessert compliments of The Kenwood. You may bring additional snacks to share if you would like, but no additional alcohol, please. Parking is free. Charlie would like to have RSVPs for this event come to him at 513-931-0310 or by email at You may also contact the Rotary office at and we can forward your reservation. 

Walking to End Breast Cancer!
Join Us October 22nd
Rotary Walk Team will participate in the October 22, 2016, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, organized by the American Cancer Society. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated thus far to help us reach our goal! There is still time to donate or register to walk with our team. See below for the details and links to donate or sign up to walk.

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:

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, October 6, 2016:
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Elmer Hensler, President & Founder, Queen City Sausage Company

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
Fall kale salad with apples, goat cheese, & maple vinaigrette; roasted pork with warm mustard potatoes, braised greens & pork jus; and cinnamon roasted apples & oatmeal struesel.
ALTERNATE MENU: Fried feta with warm mustard potatoes & braised greens OR October Salad - fall greens, grilled chicken, squash, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, & honey vinaigrette.

*On Thursday, October 20, 2016, we will have another one of our special Prospective Member days at Rotary. The special lunch rate for all preregistered Prospective Members will only be $10.00. Please contact the Rotary Office at or 513-421-1080, to register your Prospective Member today!

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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