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Thursday, September 8, 2016



Road To Peace

Paul K. Chappell 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. The first five published books in this series are Will War Ever End?The End of WarPeaceful RevolutionThe Art of Waging Peace, and The Cosmic Ocean.

Chappell serves as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Lecturing across the country and internationally, he also teaches courses and workshops on Peace Leadership.

He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. Growing up in a violent household, Chappell has sought answers to the issues of war and peace, rage and trauma, and vision, purpose, and hope. His website is

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. 

Meetings This Week:
1:30 p.m. Board of Directors, Salon B/C, 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. 4-Way Test Speech Contest Committee, Boardroom 3, Mezzanine Level

This Week's Birthdays:
September 9 - Tom Young
September 10 - Dick Benner
September 11 - Jack Ramsay

2016 Member Anniversaries (with 5 year increments):

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

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 THIS 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

The RI President, John Germ, will be at the Zone 30-31 Institute in Cincinnati this fall and will be speaking at a luncheon on Friday, October 14, 2016.  President John is a member of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Rotary Club, and it would be great to have a large number of Cincinnati Rotarians in the audience for this event.  The Luncheon will be at the Hyatt Hotel downtown and all Rotarians are invited to attend! The cost of the luncheon is only $20.00 thanks to the generosity of several sponsors and Rotarians.  For more information contact Past District Governor, Bill Shula ( (or pick up a flyer at the check-in desk at a meeting).  Deadline for registering for the luncheon is September 23, 2016, and checks or cash ONLY are accepted for reservations for the luncheon.

Walking to End Breast Cancer!
The Women2Women Committee is organizing a Rotary Walk Team to participate in the 20th Annual Cincinnati Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 22, 2016. 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. You can sign up on our Rotary Team page here: Family, friends, and colleagues of all ages are welcome to join our Rotary Walk Team. 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: Information on Rotary Walk t-shirts is coming soon. 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.

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 August 25, 2016 (Allen Woods):
Click here for What Happened Last Thursday.

Coming up next week!
PROGRAM: Rotary Roadshow ~ Children's Theatre of Cincinnati


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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