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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 31

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Karen Wikoff

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Service Projects: IPM needs help for pantry on 9/26. See Gail or Click volunteer on our website to sign up.
  • District Trilogy is 9/7 at 6 pm in Centerville, see Eric for details or carpool info.
  • Recruiting Greeters to welcome members and guests to Rotary. If we have lots of volunteers, there will be very little commitment! See Heather Frye.
  • The Rotary Sign is now placed on SR 32 in Newtown!
  • Thank you letters and cards being received from Scholarship recipients.
  • Golf Outing set for October 3 – seeking raffle prizes, golfers and sponsors. Everyone is encouraged to attend at least the dinner!
  • Gala is set for October 15 at Belterra Park. More info coming soon!
  • RI President John Germ shares “An Invitation to Rotary is a gift!”

6) Happy Bucks – Rotary International Clean Water Project 

Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure. Please give generously and click here to learn more.

7) Program– Jerry Weisenhahn, Poison Control Center

8) Four Way Test – Don Bock

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 21

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Michelle Hamilton

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Service Projects: IPM needs help for pantry 8/11 and 9/26. See Gail or Click volunteer on our website to sign up.
  • District Trilogy is 9/7 at 6 pm.
  • Anniversaries: Greg Sojka 8/7; Bob Pautke 8/7
  • Famous Rotarian: Guglielmo Marconi, Inventor of Radio
  • Tour of My Rotary on Rotary International Website

6) Happy Bucks – Rotary International Clean Water Project 

Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure. Please give generously and click here to learn more.

7) Program Warren Walker, Duke Energy

8) Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome– Phil Boyer

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Don Bock

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Anniversary: Karen Wikoff
  • Famous Rotarian: Bill Gates

6) Happy Bucks – Rotary International Clean Water Project 

Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure. Please give generously and click here to learn more.

7) Program Jon DeCurtins, ERA Realty

8) Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 30

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Steve Hood

3) Prayer– Bob Pautke

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Scholarship presentation: Four of our 10 scholarship recipients were in attendance today to receive their awards. These students will receive $1000 each to pursue their college degree.
  • Service Projects: UC Clermont Community Garden (August 8-12). Sign up for service projects on our website under the volunteer tab.
  • Save the Dates! Our annual gala will be October 15 at Belterra Park. Proceeds will be split between the top four charities by vote (Inter Parish Ministry, Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts, Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County, and CASA for Clermont Kids. Our annual Fall Classic will be held on October 3 at the Oasis. We are seeking sponsors and golfers.
  • Famous Rotarian: Leopoldo Pirelli

6) Happy Bucks – CASA for Clermont Kids 

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to avocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community-involved citizen to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who serve as the child’s advocate and court representative. Learn more at http://casaforclermontkids.org/. Several guests from CASA were in attendance today!

7) Program Ken Burger, Burger Farm and Garden in Newtown

  •  Next Week: Jon Decurtins, ERA Realty

8) Four Way Test: Alison Taylor

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Sam Sumra

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Scholarship presentation: Two of our 10 scholarship recipients were in attendance today to receive their awards: Adam McCoy from Miami Valley Christian Academy and Bradley Herndon from Turpin High School. These students will receive $1000 each to pursue their college degree.
  • Service Projects: IPM Mobile Pantry (July 22) and UC Clermont Community Garden (August 8-12). Sign up for service projects on our website under the volunteer tab.
  • Save the Dates! Our annual gala will be October 15 at Belterra Park. Proceeds will be split between the top four charities by vote (Inter Parish Ministry, Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts, Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County, and CASA for Clermont Kids. Our annual Fall Classic will be held on October 3 at the Oasis. We are seeking sponsors and golfers.
  • Famous Rotarian: Raymond C. Firestone
    • Son of Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire & Rubber
    • Became company president and ran the company for 20 years’
    • Avid philanthropist

6) Happy Bucks – CASA for Clermont Kids 

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to avocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community-involved citizen to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who serve as the child’s advocate and court representative. Learn more at http://casaforclermontkids.org/.

7) Program EJ Rumpke, Kinglet

  •  Next Week:
    • Club Assembly

8) Four Way Test: Don Bock

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 30

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Sandy Shevers

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Thank you to Alison Taylor for planning a wonderful Pass the Gavel Celebration. Thank you also to our outgoing and incoming officers for your service.
  • Service Projects: Check out the volunteer tab on our website to sign up for projects!
  • Club Assembly will be July 20.
  • New club year, new theme: “Rotary Serving Humanity”
  • Famous Rotarian: J. William Fullbright (most known for Fullbright Scholar program)

6) Happy Bucks – CASA for Clermont Kids 

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to avocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community-involved citizen to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who serve as the child’s advocate and court representative. Learn more at http://casaforclermontkids.org/.

7) Program David Fulcher, Former Bengals player and new head coach at Cincinnati Christian University shared his story of giving back to the community, particularly in support of families dealing with MS and prison mentorship programs.

  •  Next Week: EJ Rumpke

8) Four Way Test: Natalie Fiscus

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Pass the Gavel Celebration

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Welcome-Michelle Edwards

Dinner

Remarks and Acknowledgements: Michelle Edwards, President

Induction of Officers and Directors: Michael Chapman, Assistant Governor, District 6670

Remarks: Eric Radtke, President-Elect

Four Way Test: 

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome-Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Andrea Connor, Goshen High School shared opportunities for Internship Placement
  • July 8-9: Zone Leadership & Membership Growth Conference
  • Famous Rotarian: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Service Projects: IPM Mobile Pantry, July 22 – Visit our website and click on Volunteer tab.

6) Happy Bucks – Valley View Foundation

7) Program Tom Cottrill – The 1861 Inn, Batavia

  •  Next Week: David and Judy Fulcher

8) Four Way Test: Mary Eisnaugle

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Michelle Edwards shared photos of her trip to Spain
  • Famous Rotarian: Roald Amundsen
    • Most famous for leading expedition to South Pole, later led expedition to North Pole
    • First to go to both

6) Happy Bucks – Valley View Nature Preserve

Happy Bucks: Valley View Nature Preserve–  Presentation by Vanessa Hamea

  • Valley View started in 2002
    • 5 miles of trails
    • Arrowhead farm
    • Old Gateh Family Farm
    • Milford Pottery
    • Community Garden

7) Program Tracy Hawkins- SBDC

  •  Next Week:
    • Alex Zorniger- Scene 75

8) Four Way Test: Bob Pautke

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Andrea Patacca

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Shoes for Orphan Souls
    • 161 pairs donated
  • Famous Rotarian
    • Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Terri Lessnan0 Update on Boys & Girls Club

6) Happy Bucks – Batavia Backpack Program

Happy Bucks: Batavia Backpack Program – Children in need often rely on free school breakfast and lunch programs to get them through the week, but what happens to those kids on the weekend? No child should have to go hungry. That’s how the organizers of the Batavia Backpack Program felt when this initiative was launched. They collect food to send home with students who need it every weekend. Please consider how you might give to support their awesome work!

7) Program Peter Mack

  • Zenith Restoration

8) Four Way Test: Hal Shevers

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 21

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian
    • Prince Rainier III of Monaco
  • Service Projects Updates
    • You can now find links to projects on our website
  • Scholarship Update
    • 5 applicants were selected for $1000 Scholarships
    • They will attend an upcoming meeting
  • Pass the Gavel will be June 28th
    • 6:00pm @ Ivy Hills- No Meeting on 6/28/2016

6) Happy Bucks – Batavia Backpack Program

Happy Bucks: Batavia Backpack Program – Children in need often rely on free school breakfast and lunch programs to get them through the week, but what happens to those kids on the weekend? No child should have to go hungry. That’s how the organizers of the Batavia Backpack Program felt when this initiative was launched. They collect food to send home with students who need it every weekend. Please consider how you might give to support their awesome work!

7) Program Mike Teeter

  • Owner of Fat Dog Video

8) Four Way Test: Sam Sumra

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 24

1) Welcome– Phil Boyer

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Alison Taylor

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Pass the Gavel meeting June 28th.  There will be no lunch meeting that week. District 6670 training May 11th.
  • Linda Cunningham spoke in regards to the Batavia Backpack Program

6) Happy Bucks – Batavia Backpack Program

Happy Bucks: Batavia Backpack Program – Children in need often rely on free school breakfast and lunch programs to get them through the week, but what happens to those kids on the weekend? No child should have to go hungry. That’s how the organizers of the Batavia Backpack Program felt when this initiative was launched. They collect food to send home with students who need it every weekend. Please consider how you might give to support their awesome work!

7) ProgramTom Candelaresi

  • Plan the Way Foundation- Financial Literacy Program in High Schools.
    • Needs volunteers for Reality City Program also needs Mentors and Donations.

 

8) Four Way Test: Matt Van Sant

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 26

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Mary Eisnaugle

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian- Bill Hartzell, Hartzell Propeller, Partnered with the Wright Bros.
  • Rotary International News – Beginning July 1, there will be more club autonomy to make decisions about meeting frequency, attendance, etc. There will be an increase in RI dues over the next three years.]
  • Anniversaries & Birthdays – Andrea Patacca (Anniversary), Sam Sumra (Birthday)
  • Annual Pass the Gavel – Tuesday, June 28, 6 pm at Ivy Hills. No lunch meeting on 6/29.
  • District 6670 Training Assembly – Wednesday, May 11

6) Happy Bucks – Batavia Backpack Program

Happy Bucks: Batavia Backpack Program – Children in need often rely on free school breakfast and lunch programs to get them through the week, but what happens to those kids on the weekend? No child should have to go hungry. That’s how the organizers of the Batavia Backpack Program felt when this initiative was launched. They collect food to send home with students who need it every weekend. Please consider how you might give to support their awesome work!

7) Program–  Zach Kauffman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

8) Four Way Test: Don Bock

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 26

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Mary Eisnaugle

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • District Conference
  • Shoes for Orphan Souls
    • $582 raised so far!
  • Famous Rotarian-
    • Woodrow Wilson
  • RYLA
    • two students attended leadership camp on scholarship provided by our club
      • Sydney & Lauren from GE and AM

6) Happy Bucks – Stopping the Abuse Before it Starts

Happy Bucks: Data suggests each year in the U.S. alone, children’s services agencies receive reports of abuse and neglect of more than three million children. Approximately 1,600 children will die each year from their injuries – more than 75% of those victims under the age of four. Equally troubling is that the majority of abusers are parents.  The “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts” initiative seeks to educate high school-age students about the realities of abuse and the responsibilities of parenting to put an end to these needless acts. It is led by two of our own Rotarians, Mary Eisnaugle and Gail Koford.

7) Program– Bill Hoppel

  • Cincinnati Nature Center
    • Programs for Children, Adults and Families
    • $2 million renovations to the Grossbeck Lodge to house the center for conservancy & Stewardship
    • Largest membership of a private nature center in the country
    • Discussion

8) Four Way Test: Michelle Edwards

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 26

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Ed Parobek

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • District Conference
    • Email will be sent out
  • Shoes for Orphan Souls
    • $382 raised so far!
  • Annoucement of new Paul Harris
    • Fellow- Alison Taylor
      • She joins our club’s current Paul Harris fellows:
        • Phil Boyer
        • Jeff Lykins
        • Hal Shevers
        • Sandy Shevers
    • Thank you Mac Hickman for attending to present the award!
  • Famous Rotarian- Richard E. Byrd
    • An American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States
    • At the age of 41 he was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by a special act of Congress on December 21, 1929
    • On November 28, 1929,Byrd launched the first flight to the South Pole.
  • RYLA
    • two students attended using our sponsorship & will present at our upcoming meeting

6) Happy Bucks – Stopping the Abuse Before it Starts

Happy Bucks: Data suggests each year in the U.S. alone, children’s services agencies receive reports of abuse and neglect of more than three million children. Approximately 1,600 children will die each year from their injuries – more than 75% of those victims under the age of four. Equally troubling is that the majority of abusers are parents.  The “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts” initiative seeks to educate high school-age students about the realities of abuse and the responsibilities of parenting to put an end to these needless acts. It is led by two of our own Rotarians, Mary Eisnaugle and Gail Koford.

7) Program– Jim Maddy & Tom Jacobs

  • City Barbeque
    • Catering & Fundraising opportunities are available
    • City Barbeque is seeking ways to give back to the community
    • Consider them for your next fundraiser event!

8) Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– David Fricke

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian

6) Happy Bucks – Stopping the Abuse Before it Starts

Happy Bucks: Data suggests each year in the U.S. alone, children’s services agencies receive reports of abuse and neglect of more than three million children. Approximately 1,600 children will die each year from their injuries – more than 75% of those victims under the age of four. Equally troubling is that the majority of abusers are parents.  The “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts” initiative seeks to educate high school-age students about the realities of abuse and the responsibilities of parenting to put an end to these needless acts. It is led by two of our own Rotarians, Mary Eisnaugle and Gail Koford.

7) Program–Cliff Bailer

  • Executive of the US Grant District of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America
    • Dan Beard Council
      • 12 Counties
      • 36,443 Members in 2015
    • US Grant District
      • Clermont and Brown Counties

8) Four Way Test – Heather Frye

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 26

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance– Greg Sojka

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Golf Outing

6) Happy Bucks – Stopping the Abuse Before it Starts

Happy Bucks: Data suggests each year in the U.S. alone, children’s services agencies receive reports of abuse and neglect of more than three million children. Approximately 1,600 children will die each year from their injuries – more than 75% of those victims under the age of four. Equally troubling is that the majority of abusers are parents.  The “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts” initiative seeks to educate high school-age students about the realities of abuse and the responsibilities of parenting to put an end to these needless acts. It is led by two of our own Rotarians, Mary Eisnaugle and Gail Koford.

7) Program– Jay Page & Marketing Students from UC Clermont

  • Presented the trip to Portland, Oregon

8) Four Way Test – Michelle Hamilton

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 21

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Bob Pautke

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Ed Parobek’s son passed away.
    • We will send a flower arrangement.
  • Celebration of Hope May 1st for IPM.
  • Thank you to all the volunteers that worked at the Ronald McDonald House Friday 03-25-16.
    • It was a very rewarding experience. Heather Frye connected with one of the families and a huge thank you goes out to Jeff Lykins for purchasing the Teddy Ruxpin Bear for the same family.

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH)

Happy Bucks for the month of March is going to be Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

7) Program– Chris Lee

  • Bookkeeping Express

8) Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 24

1) Welcome– Phil Boyer

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Service project 3/25
  • Scholarships Available
    • Deadline April 15th, 2016

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH)

Happy Bucks for the month of March is going to be Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

7) Program– Curt Tiettmeyer

  • American History as seen through paper money

8) Four Way Test – Alison Taylor

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Phil Boyer

2) Pledge of Allegiance -Don Bock

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian
    • The Honorable Mark O. Hatfield
      • 30 years Senator, 2 term Governor from Oregon
  • 2016-2017 Board of Officers and Directors
    • President- Eric Radke
    • President-Elect Gail Koford
    • Vice-President Alison Taylor
    • Treasurer-Donnie Donohoo
    • Secretary-Michelle Hamilton
    • Past-President Michelle Edwards
    • Sargent at Arms-Jackie McNary
    • Member at Large-Phil Boyer
    • Member at Large- Penny Magee
    • Member at Large-Bob Pautke
    • Member at Large-Dave Fricke
  • President- Elect Training
    • Eric Radke shared an update
  • Shoe Drive
        • 3 more weeks to bring in new shoes or money for new shoes
          • See Pastor Penny or Don Bock

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH)

Happy Bucks for the month of March is going to be Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

7) Program

  •  Speaker
        • “Dreamweavers” Story-Telling
          • From the Clermont County Public Library

8) Four Way Test – Alison Taylor

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian
    • Dr. Albert Sabin
      • A Polish American medical researcher, best known for developing the oral polio vaccine which has played a key role in nearly eradicating the disease
      • In 1993, he moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
      • Between 1955 and 1961, the oral vaccine was tested on at least 100 million people in the USSR, parts of Europe, Singapore, Mexico, and the Netherlands. The first industrial production and mass use of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) from Sabin strains was organized by Soviet scientist
      • This provided the critical impetus for allowing large-scale trials of OPV in the United States. In April 1960 on 180,000 Cincinnati school children. The mass immunization techniques that Sabin pioneered with his associates effectively eradicated polio in Cincinnati
  • 2016-2017 Board of Officers and Directors
  • RYLA
    • Two students chosen for sponsorship
  • Shoe Drive
      • Continues…
        • See Pastor Penny or Don Bock

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH)

Happy Bucks for the month of March is going to be Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

7) Program

  •  Speaker
      • Congressman Brad Wenstrup
        • was elected in 2012 to represent the people of Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.  He brings experience as a doctor, Army Reserve officer, Iraq War veteran, and small business owner to help Congress tackle the economic and security challenges facing the nation.  In the 114th Congress, Brad serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Armed Services Committee, and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. As a member on each of these Committees, Brad is working to strengthen our military and national defense, help our returning service members’ transition to civilian life, and support southern Ohio’s veteran community. A Cincinnati native, Brad graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1980.  He earned a medical degree as a podiatric surgeon and later established a private practice in Cincinnati, treating patients for the last 26 years.  Brad has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 2005-06, he served a tour in Iraq as a combat surgeon, and was awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge for his service.  During his time in Congress, Brad is fulfilling his Reserve duties by treating patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Brad and his wife, Monica, reside in Cincinnati with their son, Brad Jr.

8) Four Way Test – Jackie McNary

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Dan Ottke

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian
    • Colonel Sanders: After being recommissioned as a Kentucky colonel in 1950, Sanders began to dress the part, growing a goatee and wearing a black frock coat (later switching to a white suit), a string tie, and referring to himself as colonel.
  • Getting to know you
    • Tamara Ackerman
  • Social Hour @ Latitudes in Anderson Towne Center
    • Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend
  • Guatemala Education Service Project
    • Our students who were selected:  Celia & Elsa
  • Shoe Drive
    • Shoes will go all over the world or around the U.S.
      • See Pastor Penny or Don Bock

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH)

Happy Bucks for the month of March is going to be Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

7) Program

  •  Speaker
    • Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum: Holistic Clinical Pharmacist, Founder/CEO Rx Integrative Solutions
      • Spoke about: “Debunking Myths about Dietary Supplements”

8) Four Way Test – David Magee

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Eric Radtke

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian
    • Dr. Mayo, Mayo Clinic
  • Board Nominations being accepted for 2016/2017
    • Nominations due to Daren or Michelle by March 1st
  • Donate shoes or money for Shoe Drive
  • Ronald McDonald House service project March 25th
    • Meet @ Ivy Hills @ 10am
    • Email Mary Eisnaugle

6) Happy Bucks – Ronald McDonald House

Happy Bucks for the month of February will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Families from throughout Ohio, across the United States, and from around the world come to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cnter seeking life-saving treatment for their critically ill children. Often times, they come to Cincinnati exhausted, scared and financially drained as they struggle to pay overwhelming medical bills. The Ronald McDonald House cares for guest families every night, providing them with a “home away from home” while their children receive medical treatment. This organization became even closer to our hearts when a group of our own Rotarians volunteered to serve lunch at the house last year. Please give generously to support this worthy cause.

7) Program

  •  UC Health- Care Flight
    • MICU- Mobile Intensive Care Unit
    • 3 Transports
      • Air Care 1- UC Med
      • Air Care 2- Butler
      • Air Care 3- Mt. Orab
    • Average experience of crew= 15 years!

8) Four Way Test – Eric Radtkeed

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Ed Parobek

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian
    • Gerald Ford
  • Accepting Nominations for Member at Large 2016-2017
  • Happy Hour
    • March 3rd 5-7 at Latitudes Anderson
  • Guatemalan Scholarship Project
    • Thank you for your support!
  • Nominee for RYLA
    • Will be reviewed
  • Reminder: Shoe Drive

6) Happy Bucks – Ronald McDonald House

Happy Bucks for the month of February will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Families from throughout Ohio, across the United States, and from around the world come to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cnter seeking life-saving treatment for their critically ill children. Often times, they come to Cincinnati exhausted, scared and financially drained as they struggle to pay overwhelming medical bills. The Ronald McDonald House cares for guest families every night, providing them with a “home away from home” while their children receive medical treatment. This organization became even closer to our hearts when a group of our own Rotarians volunteered to serve lunch at the house last year. Please give generously to support this worthy cause.

7) Program

  •  Speaker: Thom Brennaman
    • Thom took questions from the audience on everything from the inspiration for his career to the future of the reds

8) Four Way Test – Darren Donohoo

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, February 10, 20156

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Sandy Shevers

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian- Warren G. Harding- President
  • Getting to know you- Dan Kuderer
  • March 3rd- Happy Hour at Latitudes in Anderson
  • RYLA- Accepting nominations for RYLA Students
  • Shoe Collection- Don’t forget to bring in your new shoes
  • Clermont DD- Levy is on the ballot
  • March 25th- Service Project at Ronald McDonald House
    • Email Mary Eisnaugle if you want to go

6) Happy Bucks – Ronald McDonald House

Happy Bucks for the month of February will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Families from throughout Ohio, across the United States, and from around the world come to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cnter seeking life-saving treatment for their critically ill children. Often times, they come to Cincinnati exhausted, scared and financially drained as they struggle to pay overwhelming medical bills. The Ronald McDonald House cares for guest families every night, providing them with a “home away from home” while their children receive medical treatment. This organization became even closer to our hearts when a group of our own Rotarians volunteered to serve lunch at the house last year. Please give generously to support this worthy cause.

7) Program

  •  Payal Patel & Holli Seesholtz from Clermont County Cancer Center located in Batavia on 32
    • Can provide diagnosis and treatment of cancer
    • Offer radiation and chemotherapy treatments
    • Provide the latest technology to increase accuracy in treatment resulting in fewer side effects

8) Four Way Test – Heather Frye

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Karen Wikoff

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarian: James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co., USA
  • VP Announcements:
    • Gail Koford this year
    • Alison Taylor next year
  • Give any board nominations to Darren Donohoo by 3/1
  • Youth Committee has been established
    • Chair: Dana Parker
    • Members: Darren Donohoo, David Fricke, Karen Wikoff, Alison Taylor, Andrea Patacca
  • Guatemala Educational Service Project
    • $105/month
    • 1 1/2 student scholarships
  • Romania Washing Machine Project
    • $500 being donated

6) Happy Bucks – Ronald McDonald House

Happy Bucks for the month of February will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Families from throughout Ohio, across the United States, and from around the world come to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cnter seeking life-saving treatment for their critically ill children. Often times, they come to Cincinnati exhausted, scared and financially drained as they struggle to pay overwhelming medical bills. The Ronald McDonald House cares for guest families every night, providing them with a “home away from home” while their children receive medical treatment. This organization became even closer to our hearts when a group of our own Rotarians volunteered to serve lunch at the house last year. Please give generously to support this worthy cause.

7) Program

  •  District Governor Shula
    • March 17-March 19:  Rotary Leadership Institute
  • Speaker: Hank Pryor
    • Owner, founder, and president of Kingdom Productions

8) Four Way Test – Darren Donohoo

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

6) Happy Bucks – Felicity after school programs

Happy Bucks for the month of January will go to support after school programs at the Felicity Middle School. The drama club is planning a trip to see a play and needs funds to help cover ticket and transportation costs. Please consider what you might give to help this worthy cause.

7) Program

8) Four Way Test –

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

6) Happy Bucks – Felicity after school programs

Happy Bucks for the month of January will go to support after school programs at the Felicity Middle School. The drama club is planning a trip to see a play and needs funds to help cover ticket and transportation costs. Please consider what you might give to help this worthy cause.

7) Program

8) Four Way Test –

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 24

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Hal Shevers

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Rotary Foundation Video
  • Famous Rotarian- Duke Kahanamoku. Olympic champion 20 years, who is widely credited with popularizing the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing.

6) Happy Bucks – Felicity after school programs

Happy Bucks for the month of January will go to support after school programs at the Felicity Middle School. The drama club is planning a trip to see a play and needs funds to help cover ticket and transportation costs. Please consider what you might give to help this worthy cause.

7) Program– Group Discussions

  • Members discussed:
  • Ways we each serve the community
  • What “Rotary moments” we are most proud of
  • Goals for the Rotary Club in 2016

8) Four Way Test – Darren Donohoo

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 17

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Karen Wikoff

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Terri Lessnau from Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County thanks the Rotary for our recent gift.
  • Famous Rotarian- Pope Francis

6) Happy Bucks – Rotary International

7) Program– Michael Stenger, Goldman Sachs

  • Shared financial highlights and trends to watch for in 2016

8) Four Way Test – Mary Eisnaugle

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 25

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Tammy Ackerman

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Successful golf outing
  • Famous Rotarian- Sam Walton
  • Adopt-A-Family service project

6) Happy Bucks – Rotary International

7) Program– Speaker Mark Frommeyer

  • Operates Blue Oven Bakery
  • Farm to table concept
  • Partners with Jungle Jims and other local markets

8) Four Way Test – David Magee

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 25

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Eric Radtke

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Holiday Party will be December 3 at Ivy Hills Country Club at 6:30 pm. Rotary member plus one guest are welcome free of charge. Additional guests welcome, but see Alison Taylor about covering their expense. Please let Alison know today if you are attending and haven’t RSVP’d.
  • Holiday Giving Tree – We adopted a family with seven children through Child Focus. Please help us provide this family with new unwrapped gifts, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. List of needed items will be available at the meeting or by contacting Heather Frye or Tamara Ackerman.
  • Famous Rotarian – Walt Disney; rotarians in attendance shared Disney memories.
  • Birthdays – Ed Parobek, Don Bock, Eric Radtke

6) Happy Bucks – Rotary International

Happy Bucks for the month of December will go to Rotary International. Rotary members across the globe are working to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Rotary International focuses on six key areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop. RI is especially dedicated to ending polio in our lifetimes. Rotary members have persevered in this fight since 1979, and have now helped eradicate polio in all but three countries worldwide.

7) Program– Tracy Foley and Sue McKinley, Felicity After School Care Program

  • Felicity students did not have after-school programs after departure of Boys & Girls Club.
  • Tracy worked to provide clubs based on student interests that were free of charge.
  • More than 50 kids participate in five clubs currently. More are planned for next year.
  • Seeking help to provide a field trip for the Drama Club. Several Rotarians stepped up to offer financial support already… Thank you!

8) Four Way Test – Phil Boyer

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 25

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Michael Chapman

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Holiday Party will be December 3 at Ivy Hills Country Club at 6:30 pm. Rotary member plus one guest are welcome free of charge. Additional guests welcome, but see Alison Taylor about covering their expense. Giving tree tags will be available at the party for you to pick up.
  • Thanksgiving service project will take place at Vineyard East Church on November 19 to help serve dinner to approximately 120-150 individuals in need.  Please be there by 5 pm and bring 1 dozen rolls. See Gail Koford for more details or to sign up.
  • Anniversary – John Trautmann

6) Happy Bucks – Grace and Mercy

Happy Bucks for the month of November will go to support the Grace and Mercy Outreach Center. Located in Amelia, Grace and Mercy operates a kitchen, food pantry, and thrift store where nearby residents can find anything from clothing to household items. The outreach has been helping those in need for approximately 14 years. Please consider giving generously to this ministry.

7) Program– Susan Vilardo, Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties

  • Susan’s family history has helped her identify with clients.
  • Many adult non-readers are embarrassed and nervous about reaching out for help.
  • Reminders of their failure are everywhere – think of how many things we read each day to function!
  • Tutoring opportunities and financial support are ways we can help.

8) Four Way Test – Hal Shevers

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 21

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Matt VanSant

3) Prayer– Bob Pautke

4) Introduction of Guests – 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarians – Douglas MacArthur, John F. Kennedy
  • Recognition of Veterans
  • Thanksgiving service project will take place at Vineyard East Church on November 19 to help serve dinner to approximately 120-150 individuals in need.  The commitment will be approximately 6-8pm. Sign up with Gail Koford to volunteer or to bring 1 doz. dinner rolls or both!
  • Birthdays: Bob Pautke; Anniversary: Mary Eisnaugle

6) Happy Bucks – Grace and Mercy

Happy Bucks for the month of November will go to support the Grace and Mercy Outreach Center. Located in Amelia, Grace and Mercy operates a kitchen, food pantry, and thrift store where nearby residents can find anything from clothing to household items. The outreach has been helping those in need for approximately 14 years. Please consider giving generously to this ministry.

7) Program– David Horning, Motivational Speaker & Comedian

  • Build a foundation of self-awareness, positive perspective, and self-belief.
  • Thoughts -> Beliefs -> Perspective -> Feelings -> Behavior -> Actions -> Results
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King

8) Four Way Test – Michelle Hamilton

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 28

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Hal Shevers

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests – 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Famous Rotarians
  • Thanksgiving service project will take place at Vineyard East Church on November 19 to help serve dinner to approximately 120-150 individuals in need.  The commitment will be approximately 6-8pm. Sign up with Gail Koford to volunteer or to bring 1 doz. dinner rolls or both!
  • Video: Polio Eradication in Pakistan
  • Birthdays: Mary Eisnaugle (November 5)
  • Congratulations to Mary Eisnaugle, MMTCC Humanitarian of the Year

6) Happy Bucks – Grace and Mercy

Happy Bucks for the month of November will go to support the Grace and Mercy Outreach Center. Located in Amelia, Grace and Mercy operates a kitchen, food pantry, and thrift store where nearby residents can find anything from clothing to household items. The outreach has been helping those in need for approximately 14 years. Please consider giving generously to this ministry.

7) Program– Lee Cole, Ancestry Studies

  • DNA Testing can be used to prove or disprove your genealogical/family tree.
  • Before starting DNA testing, create a paper trail or “tree” of your genealogical line.
  • Web services like FamilyTreeDNA.com and Ancestry.com can be helpful, but have some limitations.

8) Four Way Test – John Trautmann

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 22

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Daren Donohoo

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests – 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Batavia Rotary Spaghetti Dinner is November 7 at Batavia High School; tickets are $7/adults, $5/student or child
  • Social gathering to celebrate Rotary International World Polio Day on Friday, October 23 at 6:30 (seeking host/venue)
  • Thanksgiving service project will take place at Vineyard East Church on November 19 to help serve dinner to approximately 120-150 individuals in need.  The commitment will be approximately 6-8pm.

6) Happy Bucks – LOOK to Clermont

Happy Bucks for the month of October will go to support the LOOK to Clermont Program. The LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Program consists of two leadership courses (managed by OSU Clermont Extension and UC Clermont College) for Clermont County high school juniors and seniors. The program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County such as community development. Participants complete a group project that benefits the community. For more information, visit the OSU Extension site.

7) Program– Sarah Elliston – Dare2StandUp

samEvery group has a person who seems to chafe and irritate others. We feel powerless and wish that person would change, but the behaviors continue and often we continue to do nothing. In families, at work, or in social or volunteer groups, such issues can become major sources of tension and even experienced leaders don’t always know how to address them.

Dare 2 Stand Up identifies a technology of examining behavior, motivation, perception and communication that leads to conclusive action. Sam integrates her extensive variety of professional certifications into plain-English practices, and she shows you steps to peaceful and compassionate confrontation backed by her lifetime of experience as a teacher, volunteer administrator, coach, and consultant.

FMI: http://dare2standup.com/

8) Four Way Test – Gail Koford

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 19

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Phil Bower

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests – Steve Robinson, visitor from Florida Rotary; Sheila Hinton, YMCA & Batavia Rotary; Karen Shera, CC Mental Health & Recovery Board

5) News & Announcements 

  • Batavia Rotary Spaghetti Dinner is November 7 at Batavia High School; tickets are $7/adults, $5/student or child
  • Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board – Levy on the ballot, Issue 11
  • Donate to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund now and receive a match of up to $500. Become a Paul Harris Fellow with a $500 donation and $500 match. Deadline has been extended.

6) Happy Bucks – LOOK to Clermont

Happy Bucks for the month of October will go to support the LOOK to Clermont Program. The LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Program consists of two leadership courses (managed by OSU Clermont Extension and UC Clermont College) for Clermont County high school juniors and seniors. The program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County such as community development. Participants complete a group project that benefits the community. For more information, visit the OSU Extension site.

7) Program– Betsey Newman, Greater Cincinnati SCORE

  • SCORE is a national organization with support from the Small Business Administration. Cincinnati has a very successful, nationally recognized chapter.
  • SCORE offers mentoring for business start-ups and those that want to grow and succeed.
  • SCORE’s services include one-on-one mentoring, team mentoring, a database of downloadable information, and 50+seminars. Seminars cost $40; all other services are FREE! SCORE’s funding comes from the SBA, seminar income, and private fundraising.
  • Apply to get mentoring help or become a mentor at their website.

8) Four Way Test – Jeff Lykins

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 20

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Sam Sumra

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Rotary Global Rewards offers travel savings and discounts, and it’s mobile-friendly… check it out!
  • Rotary in the News – We recently had news/photos published in the Clermont Sun, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Cincinnati Business Courier.
  • Birthdays – Matt VanSant; Anniversaries – Sam Sumra, Curt Tiettmeyer

6) Happy Bucks – LOOK to Clermont – Thank you to Kelly Royalty and Margaret Jenkins for helping us learn more about this program today!

Happy Bucks for the month of October will go to support the LOOK to Clermont Program. The LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Program consists of two leadership courses (managed by OSU Clermont Extension and UC Clermont College) for Clermont County high school juniors and seniors. The program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County such as community development. Participants complete a group project that benefits the community. For more information, visit the OSU Extension site.

7) Program– Cory Wright, Assistant Township Administrator & Director of Planning and Zoning, Union Township

  • Many positive developments going on in Union Township area.
    • Population is growing.
    • New housing developments are under construction (single family, multifamily, and senior housing)
    • Many successes in business development
  • Traffic projects are wrapping up and will allow for better access to businesses and services.

8) Four Way Test – Michelle Hamilton

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Curt Tiettmeyer

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Nigeria is Polio-Free
  • Famous Rotarian – Neil Armstrong, Wapokoneta, OH
  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; sell raffle tickets!; money will go toward scholarships for local students

6) Happy Bucks – Inter Parish Ministry

Happy Bucks for the month of September will go to support the work of Inter Parish Ministry based in Newtown. Inter Parish Ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been serving low-income, needy families in Eastern Hamilton County and all of Clermont County for 50 years. Its mission is to provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives. For more information and to learn how you can help, visit Inter Parish Ministry or talk to our fellow-Rotarian and Development Director for IPM, Gail Koford.

7) Program– Derek Curlee, Business Development Director, Airrosti

  • Musculo-skeletal issues are the top cost for employers by major diagnostic category in health care.
  • Airrosti offers outcome-based care rather than transaction-based care.
  • Prevention can help employers save cost in the long run.

8) Four Way Test – Donnie Donohoo

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance – Michael Lakoff

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

Keith Maloff, Dean Bauer, Mike Dorkamper

5) News & Announcements 

  • Polio eradicated in Africa (video)
  • Famous Rotarian – Orville Wright, Rotary of Dayton
  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Still space for additional sponsors and foursomes; raffle tickets available to all Rotarians to purchase or sell; checks can be made payable to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary or Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce; money will go toward scholarships for local students
  • Birthdays – Alison Taylor, Heather Frye, Michelle Edwards

6) Happy Bucks – Inter Parish Ministry

Happy Bucks for the month of September will go to support the work of Inter Parish Ministry based in Newtown. Inter Parish Ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been serving low-income, needy families in Eastern Hamilton County and all of Clermont County for 50 years. Its mission is to provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives. For more information and to learn how you can help, visit Inter Parish Ministry or talk to our fellow-Rotarian and Development Director for IPM, Gail Koford.

7) Program– Mark Faust, Echelon Management, Author Growth or Bust!

  • Leaders facilitate innovation, take time to allow for vision (strategy) separate from planning (implementation).
  • Conflict often comes as a result of lack of clear communication; clarify expectations
  • Use right approach to decision-making to increase chances of success
  • Quiet hours can help you accomplish highly important but non-urgent tasks

8) Four Way Test – Michelle Hamilton

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 28

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

Mark Faust, Echelon Management

5) News & Announcements 

  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Still space for additional sponsors and foursomes; raffle tickets available to all Rotarians to purchase or sell; checks can be made payable to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary or Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce; money will go toward scholarships for local students
  • Service Projects Update – Hog has been delivered to organizations, need a Christmas donations chair
  • RYLA Leadership Development program – sponsorship of students to Camp Kern

6) Happy Bucks – Inter Parish Ministry

Happy Bucks for the month of September will go to support the work of Inter Parish Ministry based in Newtown. Inter Parish Ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been serving low-income, needy families in Eastern Hamilton County and all of Clermont County for 50 years. Its mission is to provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives. For more information and to learn how you can help, visit Inter Parish Ministry or talk to our fellow-Rotarian and Development Director for IPM, Gail Koford.

7) Program– Getting to Know You

  • Members had conversations at each table and answered questions about themselves, how they came to be involved in Rotary, and exciting things that are happening in their life

8) Four Way Test – Don Bock

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 23

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Jeff Lykins

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

Karen Lakish, Susan Davis

5) News & Announcements 

  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Still space for additional sponsors and foursomes; raffle tickets available to all Rotarians to purchase or sell; checks can be made payable to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary or Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce; money will go toward scholarships for local students
  • Happy Birthday to Daren Donohoo, 9/11

6) Happy Bucks – Inter Parish Ministry

Happy Bucks for the month of September will go to support the work of Inter Parish Ministry based in Newtown. Inter Parish Ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been serving low-income, needy families in Eastern Hamilton County and all of Clermont County for 50 years. Its mission is to provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives. For more information and to learn how you can help, visit Inter Parish Ministry or talk to our fellow-Rotarian and Development Director for IPM, Gail Koford.

7) Program– Sara Jackson, Cerkl

  • Cerkl is a new smart-newsletter that lets you engage with your audience like never before.
  • Personalization of each individual’s newsletter has resulted in open rates that are triple the average and click-thru rates that are more than triple.
  • Clermont Agenda for the future has chosen Cerkl as a communication tool to connect Clermont County residents with news, events and information via the organizations, schools, churches.
  • Through business sponsorship, Cerkl offers local businesses a way to get their message to an engaged local audience and simultaneously support the organizations/schools/churches with dollars.
  • For more info, visit Cerkl’s website or talk to Michelle Hamilton at Rotary.

8) Four Way Test – Sam Sumra

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 23

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-David Fricke

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

 

Amanda List

5) News & Announcements 

  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Still space for additional sponsors and foursomes; raffle tickets available to all Rotarians to purchase or sell; checks can be made payable to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary or Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce; money will go toward scholarships for local students
  • Happy Anniversary to Rita Ferguson on 9/6

6) Happy Bucks – Inter Parish Ministry

Happy Bucks for the month of September will go to support the work of Inter Parish Ministry based in Newtown. Inter Parish Ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been serving low-income, needy families in Eastern Hamilton County and all of Clermont County for 50 years. Its mission is to provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives. For more information and to learn how you can help, visit Inter Parish Ministry or talk to our fellow-Rotarian and Development Director for IPM, Gail Koford.

7) Program– Alan Druso, First Financial Bank

  • Regulatory changes go into effect October 1. Businesses that accept credit cards need to be aware of the changes.
  • Fraud is prevalent and costs banks millions per year. Monitor your accounts frequently and beware of skimming and other sources of fraud.
  • EMV chip technology in updated will help alleviate fraud, but will not eliminate it altogether.

8) Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 29

1) Welcome– Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Phil Boyer

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

Rotary District 6670 Assistant District Governor Michael Chapman

Rotary District 6670 District Governor Bill Shula

District Governor Bill Shula reminded Rotarians of the 2015 theme: Be a Gift to the World. He shared his personal story of surviving an abdominal aneurism and described how many came to his rescue using their gifts in service. The challenge: How can you be a gift to the world?

5) News & Announcements 

  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Still space for additional sponsors and foursomes; raffle tickets available to all Rotarians to purchase or sell; checks can be made payable to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary or Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce; beneficiary will be scholarships for local students
  • Happy Birthday to Rita Ferguson (8/31)

6) Happy Bucks – Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America,began in 1860 with several women inHartford,Conn. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.

FMI: http://bgcclermont.org/

7) Program– Dr. Keith Kline, Superintendent, West Clermont Schools

  • West Clermont High School construction has begun, plans were shared which include a Mercy HealthPlex, community spaces, state of the art technology, and facilities to serve up to 2500 students.
  • 33 Middle School classrooms are being renovated.
  • The projects are being funded through TIF revenue from the sale of Glen Este High School property and no additional tax dollars will be used.
  • Naming rights for Mercy HealthPlex and memberships will help pay for the facility on an ongoing basis.
  • This revolutionary concept for funding is being sought after by many around the state and country.

8) Four Way Test – Bill Shula

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 30

 

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

 

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Curt Tiettmeyer

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) Introduction of Guests

Representing Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts: Peggy Kirk, Jeff Bachman, Shawna Dunn, Connie Taggart, Jeannie Helsel (Mary Eisnaugle)

 

5) News & Announcements 

  • August 13 – Happy Hour at the Hangar; Bring friends, family and guests
  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Presenting sponsors secured, still seeking others; capacity of 30 foursomes with 23 commitments now
  • Causes being considered by the Service Committee for future happy bucks
  • Boys & Girls Club painting continues this week if you’re able to lend a hand
  • Happy Anniversary to Chris Wilks (8/13)

 

6) Happy Bucks – Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America,began in 1860 with several women inHartford,Conn.Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.

FMI: http://bgcclermont.org/

 

7) Special Presentation – Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts representatives on-hand to receive proceeds check from the “Best of Cincinnati Eastside Gala”.  Michelle Edwards made the presentation.

 

8) Program– Meghan Dick – Hospice of Cincinnati

The hospice philosophy is one of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care for their conditions. It is a program for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live for six months or less if the disease follows its natural course… although many patients outlive this time frame.

The hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care, not curative care. The goal of this care is for the patient to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible while receiving emotional, psychological and spiritual support if the patient and/or family members choose to avail themselves of these types of services.

FMI: http://www.hospiceofcincinnati.org/

 

9) Four Way Test – Dan Otke

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 26

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Eric Radtke

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • All week – Painting continues at Boys & Girls Club
  • August 13 – Happy Hour at the Hangar; Bring friends, family and guests
  • October 5 – Annual Golf Outing at the Oasis; Presenting sponsors secured, still seeking others; capacity of 30 foursomes with 23 commitments now.

6) Happy Bucks – Boys & Girls Club

 

7) Program– Jim Comodeca, Chairman of the Board for Clermont Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

  • CVB is funded by Hotel Taxes; mission is to bring events to the community, support economic development, and bring in guests to stay and spend dollars with Clermont County businesses
  • Recent successes include the US Junior Rowing Nationals held at East Fork State Park, development of the Clermont Sports Development Corporation, Significant upgrades at Harsha Lake, planned Soccer facility with Kings Hammer in Amelia

8) Four Way Test – Mary Eisnaugle

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 29

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Curt Tiettmeyer

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

Introduction of Dana Parker as new member

5) News & Announcements 

  • Service Projects Committee Update: Habitat for Humanity Build on October 1, Clermont Chamber Work Readiness Initiative needs volunteers, IPM Stomp out Hunger 5K Aug 1.
  • Annual Golf Outing will be October 5 at the Oasis; Presenting sponsors secured, still seeking others; capacity of 30 foursomes with 23 commitments now.

6) Happy Bucks – Clermont County Fair Livestock Project

 

7) Program– Lori Weber and Tracy David, New Swim Training and Therapy facility opening in Milford

  • Swimming Trivia: Did you know that 65% of adults in US can not swim?!
  • New facility will open late August/early September
  • Pool will be unique because of salt-water filtration system (versus chlorine), and higher air/water temps
  • Water therapy will be available for older adults/people with arthritis, including low impact aerobics
  • Serve clients from 2 weeks to 82 years (and older!)

8) Four Way Test – Phil Boyer

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 26

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Steve Hood

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

Britton Martin, new Executive Director of the Clermont County Boys & Girls Clubs provided an update on the future of BGCCC. Boys and Girls Club is currently operating 3 clubs in Clermont County: New Richmond center, Glen Este Middle School, and Amelia Middle School. All programs are closed for a couple weeks as they transition into the Greater Cincinnati Club, renovate facilities, and train staff. On August 31, the New Richmond Center will open and welcome kids to a new format that has been nationally recognized for success. The mission of the BGCCC is Fit for life; Ready to Serve; Graduate! Painting in the New Richmond Facility will take place August 3-7 from 10-3:30 and all are welcome to come lend a hand!

5) News & Announcements 

  • Annual Golf Outing will be October 5 at the Oasis; Presenting sponsors secured, still seeking others; capacity of 30 foursomes with 23 commitments now.

6) Happy Bucks – Clermont County Fair Livestock Project

Felicity Franklin FFA’s Collin Dunaway and Emily Woodall spoke about thier chapter of 4H and the success it has had in Clermont County. They have 160 members and have been rated a top 10 chapter in the nation. Fair week will be a busy one for youth involved in these programs.

Our happy bucks in July will support a variety of excellent causes that support youth and fight hunger in our community. Money collected will go to purchase an animal at the Clermont County Fair from a needy family. The meat will then be donated to some outstanding organizations in our community who could use the support in their initiatives that fight hunger and provide for those in need or in dire circumstances. These include Inter Parish Ministry, the James Sauls Homeless Shelter, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, and the YWCA House of Peace Battered Women’s Shelter.

7) Club Assembly– Michelle Edwards

  • Committees: Membership (J. McNary), Program (B. Berberich), Public Relations (H. Frye), Rotary Foundation (S. Sumra), Youth Exchange (B. Velilla), Community Service (M. Eisnaugle)
  • Goal: 12 n3w members by June 2016; recognition of sponsors of new members in meetings; focus on diversity of membership (diverse professions, demographics – YPs, all geographic areas); ideas for membership growth: divide and conquer geo zones; create/update prospect list; direct mail postcard; event
  • Engagement of members – need a VP, another greeter, additional members for committees
  • How will you be a gift to the world? What do you want to get involved with?
  • Please share thoughts and ideas with your officers.
  • Annual Gala Report: 131 attended, Just under $10,000 donated to Stop the Abuse
  • Treasurer’s Report: Total charitable donations for year: $21,930.64.

8) Four Way Test – Jackie McNary

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 27

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Keith Kline

3) Prayer– Penny Magee

4) Introduction of Guests

5) Committee Updates

  • Service Projects – Mary Eisnaugle
    • Habitat for Humanity build in Mt. Carmel, August 1, 8:30 – 4 (2 shifts)
    • Work Readiness mentoring – see Mary for more info
  • Membership – Jackie McNary
  • Public Relations – Eric Radtke
    • Board Member announcement press release

6) News & Announcements 

  • YMCA Family Event is July 19, 5-7:30, Clermont Family YMCA, 8 tickets/Rotarian, $10/ticket, if you can’t come please sponsor
  • Annual Golf Outing will be October 5 at the Oasis; Daren Donohoo is chairing the committee (see Daren if you would like to join)

7) Happy Bucks – Clermont County Fair Livestock Project

Our happy bucks in July will support a variety of excellent causes that support youth and fight hunger in our community. Money collected will go to purchase an animal at the Clermont County Fair from a needy family. The meat will then be donated to some outstanding organizations in our community who could use the support in their initiatives that fight hunger and provide for those in need or in dire circumstances. These include Inter Parish Ministry, the James Sauls Homeless Shelter, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, and the YWCA House of Peace Battered Women’s Shelter.

8) Speaker – Erin Rosiello, Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation

  • BWC Claims can last a lifetime
  • BWC is switching from retrospective billing to prospective billing to be consistent with industry standards and allow for flexible payment options. Future estimates are based on past reporting and then are reconciled based on usage.
  • If you or your company need help, please contact Erin!

9) Four Way Test – Greg Sojka

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 24

1) Welcome– Michelle Edwards

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Matt VanSant

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

5) Committee Updates

  • Service Projects – Mary Eisnaugle
    • upcoming possible projects include painting at Boys & Girls Club and a workday at a local Habitat for Humanity House
    • please share suggestions with Mary
  • Membership – Jackie McNary
    • 48 members
  • Public Relations – Heather Frye
    • Student of the month was featured in Business Courier
    • Continuing to post on Facebook

6) News & Announcements 

  • YMCA Family Event is July 19, 5-7:30, Clermont Family YMCA, 8 tickets/Rotarian, $10/ticket, if you can’t come please sponsor
  • Annual Golf Outing will be October 5 at the Oasis; Daren Donohoo is chairing the committee (see Daren if you would like to join)

7) Happy Bucks – Clermont County Fair Livestock Project

Our happy bucks in July will support a variety of excellent causes that support youth and fight hunger in our community. Money collected will go to purchase an animal at the Clermont County Fair from a needy family. The meat will then be donated to some outstanding organizations in our community who could use the support in their initiatives that fight hunger and provide for those in need or in dire circumstances. These include Inter Parish Ministry, the James Sauls Homeless Shelter, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, and the YWCA House of Peace Battered Women’s Shelter.

8) Speaker – Chris Wick, Executive Director of Clermont County Public Library

  • History – began in 1948 with a book mobile and 3 employees; now 10 branches and 100 employees
  • Library cards or e-cards are available to State of Ohio residents with no fee, regardless of your county of residence
  • Library is a 24/7 resource now: digital resources can be downloaded and accessed anytime, anywhere
  • Library has other resources like notary, scanning, copying, faxing, software access, meeting rooms and more
  • Programming emphasizes lifelong learning – birth through seniors

9) Four Way Test – Bob Berberich

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome– Phil Boyer

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Darren Donohoo

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

  • Exchange Student Leyre Puchades from Spain

5) News & Announcements 

  • YMCA Family Event is July 19, Clermont Family YMCA, 8 tickets/Rotarian, $10/ticket, if you can’t come please sponsor
  • Membership will be receiving invoices for dues as well as any arrears; club year runs July 1 – June 30
  •  Birthdays
    • Penny Magee

6) Happy Bucks – Clermont County Fair Livestock Project

Our happy bucks in July will support a variety of excellent causes that support youth and fight hunger in our community. Money collected will go to purchase an animal at the Clermont County Fair from a needy family. The meat will then be donated to some outstanding organizations in our community who could use the support in their initiatives that fight hunger and provide for those in need or in dire circumstances. These include Inter Parish Ministry, the James Sauls Homeless Shelter, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, and the YWCA House of Peace Battered Women’s Shelter.

7) Getting to Know You  – Michelle Hamilton

8) Speaker – Connor Thomas, MyClermontMilitaryHeroes.com

  • Created a website that focuses on all five branches of the military
  • Goal is to honor heroes in Clermont County
  • Actively supports and raises funds for DAV, VA, Joseph House, and Purple Heart Parking Program
  • Goshen High School student currently; plans to attend West Point and serve our country in the future

9) Four Way Test – Darren Donohoo

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 

1) Welcome– provided by Eric Radtke

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Chris Wilks

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

  • Exchange Students, Krista Aleman & Virginia Masters shared facts about Finland
  • Presentation of Rotary flags

5) News & Announcements 

  • Pass the Gavel Recap
  • YMCA Family Event is July 19, Clermont Family YMCA, 8 tickets/Rotarian, $10/ticket, if you can’t come please sponsor
  • Birthdays
    • Hal Shevers, Donnie Donohoo, Dan Ottke
  • Anniversaries
    • Hal and Sandy Shevers (50th!)
    • Bob Berberich

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

FMI: http://www.ctrh-online.org/home/home.html

7) Speaker – Tom Rocklin, Sr. Technical Project Manager, Siemens PLM Software

  • History of what is now Siemens PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) starting as SDRC in 1967
  • Started as a group of mechanical engineers identifying problems and creating solutions
  • Now a global company with 350,000 employees worldwide, third in the world based on number of countries with a company presence behind the Catholic Church and FIFA. Wow!

8) Four Way Test – Dan Ottke

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 18

 

1) Welcome– provided by Michelle Edwards

 

2) Pledge of Allegiance-Mary Eisnaugle

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) Introduction of Guests

 

5) News & Announcements 

  • Report on the Gala  – Michelle Edwards
  • Reminders:
    • YMCA Family Event coming in July
    • RSVP needed for Pass the Gavel event Tuesday
  • Birthdays
    • Jeff Lykins, Berta Velilla, Jackie McNary

 

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.  CTRH provides a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Cincinnati area.

FMI: http://www.ctrh-online.org/home/home.html

 

7) Speaker – Patricia Lynn Regenhald, Ronald McDonald House

  • downloadRonald McDonald House in Cincinnati is the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world; served 45 states and 35 countries in 2014.
  • The house is run by volunteers (450/month!) and 18 staff. Our rotary team served lunch to the residents earlier this year.
  • The house provides a home away from home for children and their families who are undergoing treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
  • Donations, sponsorships and “pop-tab” collections help keep the house running.

FMI: http://www.rmhcincinnati.org/

 

8) Next Week – Pass the Gavel Tuesday evening at 6pm in lieu of the weekly luncheon meeting.

 

9) Four Way Test – Sam Sumra

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

 

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge of Allegiance

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests

5) News & Announcements 

  • Report on the Gala and Gala Thank Yous – Michelle Edwards and Daren Donohoo
  • Financial report of Gala – Donnie Donohoo
  • Daren announced this is his last meeting
  • Pass the Gavel Dinner to be held June 16 / 6pm / Ivy Hills

 

6) Happy Bucks – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship – Executive Director Linda Ray Rubel in attendance and video shown

 

7) Speaker – Tracie Metzger, Pink Ribbon Girls

  • tracieStory of her diagnosis with cancer
  • Founded Pink Ribbon Girls in October 2001
  • Pink Ribbon Girls provide meals, transportation, and housekeeping services to women in various stages of breast cancer
  • Opportunities for involvement: wrapped corporate vehicles, volunteers

FMI: http://www.pinkribbongirls.org/

 

8) Next Week – Patricia Lynn Regenhold, Ronald McDonald House

 

9) Four Way Test – Greg Sojka

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

Meeting was called to order by President Daren Donohoo

 

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

 

2) Pledge

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) News & Announcements

 

Michelle Edwards

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  About 80 tickets purchased to date.  Tickets are $99 which includes, buffet and three wine, bourbon or beer tastings.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets and we need ticket sales.  Please purchase your tickets online ASAP and provide details of who will be attending to Michelle Edwards.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

5) Birthdays and Anniversaries

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.

The mission of Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts is to reach every student in Clermont County, Ohio before they have kids of their own and teach the necessary life skills for all student to be good parents and never hurt, abuse or neglect a child. There is a drug abuse/awareness component of the program as well.

The organization started in 2013 with the participation of four Clermont County schools.  In 2015 the child abuse prevention team will engage every Clermont County public school and more than 2500 students with a staff composed of all volunteers.

FMI: StoppingTheAbuse.org.


7) Guest speaker – Dr. Darlene Chambers, President & CEO, Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Darlene_ChambersThe Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent membership organization dedicated to the enhancement and sustainability of quality charter schools through standards, values, best practices, business and financing resources and technical assistance programs. Charter schools are a major element of public education reform in the United States, and Ohio has the fifth-largest charter school enrollment in the nation. OAPCS emphasizes the need for excellence among Ohio’s public charter schools, with a credo of quality that includes standards and principles for its members, ultimately leading to the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ certification of qualified schools. To help member schools raise their level of performance both academically and in other areas of operation, OAPCS serves as a center for:

  • School improvement planning
  • Student achievement planning
  • Financial and human resource management
  • Training and professional development
  • Achieving regulatory compliance and accountability
  • Sharing and developing innovative ideas and best practices

FMI: http://www.oapcs.org/

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 23

 

Meeting was called to order by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

 

2) Pledge– led by Heather Frye

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) News & Announcements

Michelle Edwards

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99 which includes, buffet and three wine, bourbon or beer tastings.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets and we need ticket sales.  Please purchase your tickets online ASAP and provide details of who will be attending to Michelle Edwards.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

 

5) Birthdays and Anniversaries

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.

The mission of Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts is to reach every student in Clermont County, Ohio before they have kids of their own and teach the necessary life skills for all student to be good parents and never hurt, abuse or neglect a child. There is a drug abuse/awareness component of the program as well.

The organization started in 2013 with the participation of four Clermont County schools.  In 2015 the child abuse prevention team will engage every Clermont County public school and more than 2500 students with a staff composed of all volunteers.

FMI: StoppingTheAbuse.org.


7) Guest speaker – Madaline Kohnen, Harbor House

cropped-simple-sailboat-220x300Coming soon to Clermont County – Harbor House is a safe place for people to explore the idea of sobriety and to be in community with other people who are on the road to recovery. Harbor House will provide a place for people to learn the skills they need to close the gap between using and being sober. Most importantly, Harbor House is a safe place for people to find shelter in the midst of their personal storms. 

Harbor House consists of a small, volunteer staff in search of a permanent location to serve the Clermont County Community.  Funding is provided through grants and private donations.

FMI: http://www.theharborofohio.org/

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

Meeting was called to order at 12:14 by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

New member Randy Nice introduced

New member Erin Swift introduced

2) Pledge– led by Ed Parobec

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

Natalie Fiscus, Fiscus Trucking & Excavating (Natalie Fiscus)

Tammy Ackerman, First Financial (Michelle Edwards)

Dr. Carl Sedacca

5) News & Announcements

Jackie McNary

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99 which includes, buffet and three wine, bourbon or beer tastings.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets.  Michelle Edwards is seeking input and ideas for silent auction items including a marquis travel package.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

Allison Taylor

CASA has been selected as a top 200 Cause in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant Program.  The top 25 Causes in voting via facebook will receive a $25,000 grant.  Members are encouraged to vote.  Email reminders will be sent.

6) Birthdays and Anniversaries

7) Happy Bucks

Supporting CASA for Clermont Kids (Court-appointed Special Advocates).

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative.

FMI: http://casaforclermontkids.org/

logo-514x708) Guest speaker – Natalie Fiscus, Fiscus Trucking & Excavating

Natalie Fiscus shared the story of her son David Clayton Fiscus born premature and with bacterial meningitis.  The Fiscus family has sought treatment all over the country for their son’s physical challenges including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins.

They found success and progress in intensive physical therapy for their son.  Natalie’s story is one of hope, determination and unwavering love and support.

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 25

Meeting was called to order at 12:10 by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

New member Karen Wikoff introduced

2) Pledge– led by Donnie Donohoo

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

 

Lori Asmus, Development Director, Miami Valley Christian Academy (Carol Glenzer)

5) News & Announcements

Michelle Edwards

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99 which includes, buffet and three wine, bourbon or beer tastings.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets.  Michelle Edwards is seeking input and ideas for silent auction items including a marquis travel package.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

6) Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy Anniversaries to Andrea Patacca and Chris Finney – Happy Birthday to Sam Sumra

7) Happy Bucks

Supporting CASA for Clermont Kids (Court-appointed Special Advocates).

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative.

FMI: http://casaforclermontkids.org/

8) Guest speaker – Holly Young, New Life Furniture

New Life Furniture is a faith-based non-profit org located in Blue Ash, Ohio which serves the Greater Cincinnati area. We are a furniture bank; we collect gently used furniture, inspect and clean it, and deliver the items directly to the homes of families in need. Many of our clients have recently overcome homelessness, have fled from an abusive situation, or have recently overcome a difficult circumstance in life. We serve many veterans as well.

Many well below the poverty level, making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to purchase basic items for their homes. It is our hope that we can in some small way ease their burden by providing most of their furniture needs that make a basic living space a home. A major focus of our ministry is our team uplifts these individuals and families during the delivery visit by treating them with love, kindness, gentleness and respect. It is our goal that during our short time with them they will feel cared for by someone they don’t even know. Each family also receives what we call a “Welcome Home” basket, which contains personal care items, cleaning products, books, magazines, and a Bible.

FMI: http://www.nlfurniture.org/

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 30

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:15 by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

 

2) Pledge– led by Don Bock

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) Introduction of Guests:

Judge Kathleen Rodenberg, Chair, CASA for Clermont Kids (Mary Eisnaugle)

Mike Chapman (District Governor)

 

5) News & Announcements

Michelle Edwards

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99 which includes, buffet and three wine, bourbon or beer tastings.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets.  Michelle Edwards is seeking input and ideas for silent auction items including a marquis travel package.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

 

6) Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary to Carol Glenzer (4/9)

 

7) Happy Bucks

Supporting CASA for Clermont Kids (Court-appointed Special Advocates).

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative.

FMI: http://casaforclermontkids.org/

 

8) Guest speaker – Bryan Radtke, Vice President, Rockfish Interactive / Co-Founder, Brandery

Radtke (1)The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing and design. We believe that building your brand— and not just a product— is a way startups can be more resource efficient and increase their probability of success. In addition to an elite mentor list, startups will be paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble, dunnhumby, and Kroger. The Brandery runs one, four-month accelerator program a year for 10-12 companies. We receive a 6% equity stake in each startup in exchange for $50k, a year of free office space, and over $200k in additional benefits.

FMI: http://brandery.org/

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

 

1) Welcome

2) Pledge

3) Prayer

4) Happy Bucks

Supporting CASA for Clermont Kids (Court-appointed Special Advocates).

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative.

FMI: http://casaforclermontkids.org/

 

8) Guest speaker – Peter S. Ford, Founder & CEO, Control Bionics

729665-peter-fordA native of Australia, Peter began his career as a radio presenter and television news anchor. In 1981, he joined CNN Atlanta and was a founding anchor at Headline News. While at CNN, he became a computer programmer/analyst on the first team to develop microcomputers for rehabilitation and communication for people with disabilities. Working with Principal Investigator Gary Wynn Kelly, he wrote JoyWriter2, an Apple-based program that enabled people with neuromuscular disease and spinal injuries to replace a keyboard with a joystick controller.

For the next three decades – in addition to journalism – Peter continued to develop communications and control systems for people with profound disabilities. He is the inventor of NeuroSwitch, an EMG (elecytromyograph) based system that enables a person with quadriplegia and/or loss of speech to connect, communicate and control their environmental systems.

FMI: http://www.controlbionics.com/

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

    • IS IT THE TRUTH?
    • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
    • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

 

1) Welcome

2) Pledge

3) Prayer

4) Happy Bucks

Supporting CASA for Clermont Kids (Court-appointed Special Advocates).

The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative.

FMI: http://casaforclermontkids.org/

 

8) Guest speaker – Dr. Keith Kline, Superintendent, West Clermont Schools
_full_dr keith kline 0308 retDr. Kline spoke about Glen Este and Amelia high schools merging into one school being built in Union Township at Bach Buxton Road and Clough Pike.

PHASE I PROGRAMMING:

Return of busing for ALL PreK-8 students
Pay-to-Ride Shuttle System for 9-12
Creation of S.T.E.M. Center
Gifted Services
Additional Art, Music, and Physical Education
Add Technology to Elementary Specials
Tuition-based Summer School

PHASE I – FACILITIES PLAN

New West Clermont High School
Corner of Clough Pike and Bach-Buxton
Road
TIF agreement with Union Township
Minimum of $60-65 million
Permanent Improvement funds
NO ADDITIONAL TAXPAYER DOLLARS

FMI: http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/Content2/610

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:13pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

 

2) Pledge– led by Dan Otke

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) Introduction of Guests:

David Fricke, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions (Jackie McNary)

Ben Trautmann, J.A. Trautmann Realtors (John Trautmann)

 

5) March Student of the Month Presentation

Dr. Keith Kline introduced Glen Este High School Principal Bob Walker.  Mr. Walker introduced Glen Este High School Students Megan Bastin and Zachary Jeschke as the Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary Students of the Month for March.

From left: Bob Walker, Glen Este High School principal, Daren Donohoo, Rotary president, Zachary Jeschke, student of the month, Megan Bastin, student of the month, Gail Koford, rotarian

From left: Bob Walker, Glen Este High School principal, Daren Donohoo, Rotary president, Zachary Jeschke, student of the month, Megan Bastin, student of the month, Gail Koford, rotarian

6) News & Announcements

Hal Shevers

Hal Shevers presented a check to Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary for unrestricted use and explained that an equal donation will be made to Batavia Rotary.  Shevers hopes the donation will be used to support the many worthy causes he learns about routinely, but simply doesn’t have the resources to support individually.  He encouraged the Club to seek contributions to equal is gift.

Michelle Edwards

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99 which includes, buffet and three wine, bourbon or beer tastings.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets.  Michelle Edwards is seeking input and ideas for silent auction items including a marquis travel package.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

Heather Frye

In lieu of the March 25 meeting, Rotary is seeking volunteers to serve lunch at Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.  A maximum of 20 volunteers can participate.  See Heather Frye to volunteer.  The approximate time commitment is 10am – 2pm.  The group will be meeting at Ivy Hills as parking is limited at Ronal McDonald House.

 

7) Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary to Dan Otke celebrating Sunday, March 22

 

8) Happy Bucks

Supporting Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County.  Michelle Edwards offered that Boys & Girls Club of Clermont will be merging with Cincinnati.  This will provide some administrative efficiencies and cost savings for Clermont.

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, began in 1860 with several women in Hartford, CT believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County serves some 2,000 of youth in three locations. During the school year, doors are open Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the summer months, we provide summer camp activities from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FMI: http://bgcclermont.org/

 

8) Guest speaker George Martin – executive director, Teen Challenge Cincinnati

GMTeen Challenge Cincinnati Men’s Ranch and Women’s Maternity Home are Honor Accredited residential facilities within the Teen Challenge USA network.  A 7 to 12 month program, Teen Challenge Cincinnati is a faith based, highly disciplined educational program focusing on men and women (pregnant and not pregnant) 18 to 35 years of age.

Operating at a capacity of 36 men and 9 women. Teen Challenge Cincinnati is structured to meet the spiritual, mental and physical needs in the student’s lives.  Our focus is less on treating symptoms and more on addressing the constraints in an individual’s life.  Student’s go through intensive studies, receive their GED if necessary, participate in occupational therapy and receive life equipping skills along with job placement opportunities.

Teen Challenge Cincinnati, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, is privately funded and derives its source of funding from the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses and program fees.  All students are subsidized by the ministry and individual program fees are only approximately 42% of its actual cost (not including any capital expenses).  Notwithstanding, Teen Challenge fully subsidizes up to 25% of bed space for truly destitute individuals.

Teen Challenge Cincinnati will be hosting an awareness breakfast on May 15 at Kenwood Country Club.

For more information, http://www.teenchallengecincinnati.org/

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: (10 guests)

 

1) Welcome– provided by Michelle Edwards

 

2) Pledge

 

3) Prayer

 

4) Introduction of Guests:

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary welcomed new members Michelle Hamilton and Barbara Caramanian.

 

5) News & Announcements

The Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced that Kings Hammer will be building 13 full-size, competition soccer fields at the Red Barn facility in Batavia. The CVB helped facility an agreement between Kings Hammer and the Reubel family, owners of Red Barn.

Kings Hammer will secure 16 weekends of soccer competitions every year. On the other weekends, CVB will work with the Reubel family to book events.

The Kings Hammer events alone will bring in an estimated minimum of 10,000 room nights over the 16 weekends. Over five years, a $28 million economic impact is expected. Events will begin in April 2016 with the Blue Chip Showcase Tournament.

 

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County.

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, began in 1860 with several women in Hartford, CT believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County serves some 2,000 of youth in three locations. During the school year, doors are open Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the summer months, we provide summer camp activities from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FMI: http://bgcclermont.org/

 

8) Guest speaker Dave Gooch – president, Park National Bank.

DThe southwest Ohio & northern Kentucky division of the Park National Corporation was originally chartered in 1886 as The Clermont Building, Loan and Savings Company. In January of 2005 as First Clermont Bank, it began its relationship with Park National Bank and became a “Division of Park National Bank.” In 2006, operations were combined with the Park National Bank metro offices in Cincinnati, West Chester, Dayton; it was at this time the organization formally became Park National Bank, Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky.

Shortly after in 2007, Anderson Bank merged into a Park National affiliate at which point the Cincinnati office was consolidated with the Anderson office.  Park National continues to grow and proudly serve Clermont, Hamilton, and Butler counties.

Mr. Gooch joined Park National in 2011.

For more information, www.BankWithPark.com

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 24 (21 members, 3 guests)

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:03pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– led by John Truatmann

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

Angela & Justin Gammon, sponsored exchange student (Berta Velilla)

Justin was sponsored by Cincinnati Eastside Rotary to spend time in Spain during the summer of 2014.  Justin provided a re-cap of his travels and shared pictures and video from his trip.

 

5) News & Announcements

Heather Frye

Heather Frye announced the Clermont Chamber Salute to Leaders dinner event on Tuesday, March 10 at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland.  Cincinnati Eastside Rotary is receiving a Civic Award.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 5.  Those interested in attending, please contact Heather.

John Burke

President-Elect John Burke announced he is stepping down from his officer position with Cincinnati Eastside Rotary as he has accepted a position with a new company that will require a great deal of travel.

Daren Donohoo offered that Michelle Edwards will serve as incoming president and Eric Radtke will assume the president-elect position.

Michelle Edwards

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets.  Michelle Edwards is seeking input and ideas for silent auction items including a marquis travel package.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

In lieu of the March 25 meeting, Rotary is seeking volunteers to serve lunch at Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.  A maximum of 20 volunteers can participate.  See Heather Frye to volunteer.  The approximate time commitment is 10am – 2pm.  The group will be meeting at Ivy Hills as parking is limited at Ronal McDonald House.

 

7) Happy Bucks

Supporting Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County.  Michelle Edwards offered that Boys & Girls Club of Clermont will be merging with Cincinnati.  This will provide some administrative efficiencies and cost savings for Clermont.

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, began in 1860 with several women in Hartford, CT believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.

Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County serves some 2,000 of youth in three locations. During the school year, doors are open Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the summer months, we provide summer camp activities from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FMI: http://bgcclermont.org/

 

8) Guest speaker Craig Dunaway – president, Penn Station East Coast Subs.

PennStation_Dunaway_5092e-304Penn Station’s origins can be traced back to Jeff Osterfeld’s first venture in 1983 as owner/operator of “Jeffrey’s Delicatessen” in the Dayton Mall in Dayton, Ohio. It was here that the roots of the “ownership mentality” began to form for the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Penn Station, Inc. Jeff saw first-hand the impact his presence in the store had on product quality, customer service and sales. On a trip to Philadelphia and other parts of the East Coast of the United States to research the East Coast version of the submarine sandwich, Jeff was particularly attracted by the popularity of the cheesesteak sandwich. This trip prompted an addition to the deli’s menu of a variation of the Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich he had sampled on the south side of Philly. This sandwich became an instant hit with customers.

Jeff took his innovative ideas on quick service dining to downtown Cincinnati where he opened his first Penn Station® Restaurant in 1985. The original menu had four sandwiches and featured the grilled cheesesteak, fresh-cut french fries and hand-squeezed lemonade, with the order prepared directly in front of the customers using the freshest ingredients available. In 1988, Jeff’s vision for an upscale, quick -service dining experience revolving around “fresh ingredients and display cooking” was formulated into a franchising concept. This began the evolution into what is now an extraordinarily successful concept that has grown to over 275 restaurants.

Mr. Dunaway has joined Penn Station in 1997 as a franchisee and assumed the position of president in 1999.

For more information, http://www.penn-station.com/

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

 

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 33 (26 members, 7 guests)

 

Meeting was called to order at noon by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

 

2) Pledge– led by Jeff Lykins

 

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

 

4) Introduction of Guests:

Michelle Hamilton, Park National Bank (Gal Koford), Gabriel Barber, State Farm Insurance (Allison Taylor), Stephanie Walker, Amelia High School Principal (Keith Kline)

 

5) Student of the Month Presentations

Daren Donohoo welcomed guests from Amelia High School and Miami Valley Christian Academy who are inaugural recipients of Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary’s Student of the Month Award.  Each recipient will receive a certificate and gift cards.

Keith Kline introduced Amelia High School Principal Stephanie Walker who announced Amelia Student of the Month recipients Marissa Stone and Mike Diana.  Marissa and Mike each described their plans for college.

Keith Kline, Mike Diana, Marissa Stone, Stephanie Walker, Daren Donohoo

Keith Kline, Mike Diana, Marissa Stone, Stephanie Walker, Daren Donohoo

Carol Glenzer announced Miami Valley Christian Academy Student of the Month recipient Katie Park.  Katie described her college plans.

Daren Donohoo, Carol Glenzer, Katie Park

Daren Donohoo, Carol Glenzer, Katie Park

5) News & Announcements

John Burke —

The annual Gala will take place on May 30.  Tickets are $99.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell four (4) tickets.  John Burke and Michelle Edwards are seeking input and ideas for silent auction items including a marquis travel package.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

In lieu of the March 25 meeting, Rotary is seeking volunteers to serve lunch at Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.  A maximum of 20 volunteers can participate.  See Heather Frye to volunteer.

 

7) Happy Bucks

Supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati provides a supportive home away from home for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or other area hospitals. Ronald McDonald House Charities also awards grants to local not-for-profit organizations serving children through a portion of donations from McDonald’s customers and Global Ronald McDonald House Charities’ matching funds.

www.rmhcincinnati.org.

 

8) Guest speaker Gary Knepp – Attorney, author and historian – Clermont County

GaryLKnepp@nullgmail.com

gary kneppGary L. Knepp is a lifelong resident of Clermont County, Ohio. His undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science frrom Georgetown College and a teaching certificate in History and Government from the University of Cincinnati. He received his Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Mr. Knepp is an attorney in Clermont County and an adjunct professor of American history and political science at the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College. He was the director of the Clermont County Underground Railroad Research Project and has presented papers to academic conferences about the Underground Railroad. He is also a frequent speaker on the topic to local historical societies. In 2005, he appeared as a guest historian on the PBS television show, History Detectives.

His publications include Forgotten Warriors, Musings From The Clear Mountain, Beyond The Names, Freedom’s Struggle, The Memoirs of Henry Clark Corbin, Nine Who Made a Difference, and To Crown Myself with Honor. He is also the author of numerous newspaper and journal articles.

Mr. Knepp discussed the many contributions of John Houseman to the Clermont County community – one of many intriguing stories included in his book Musings from the Land of the Clear Mountain.

For more information, www.GaryKnepp.com

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Led by Michelle Edwards

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 21 (20 members, 1 guest)

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:15pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– led by Donnie Donohoo

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Announcements

The Clermont Chamber Salute to Leaders event is next month, Tuesday, March 10 at the Oasis in Loveland.  Cincinnati Eastside Rotary will be receiving a Civic Award.  If interested in sitting at a Rotary table, contact Daren.

Dan Kuderer was welcomed as the newest Cincinnati Eastside Rotary member.

 

5) Happy Bucks

Supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati provides a supportive home away from home for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or other area hospitals. Ronald McDonald House Charities also awards grants to local not-for-profit organizations serving children through a portion of donations from McDonald’s customers and Global Ronald McDonald House Charities’ matching funds.

www.rmhcincinnati.org.

 

6) Guest speakerEric Radtke, President & COO, Sporty’s Academy, Inc. & Director of Aviation, University of Cincinnati Clermont College – eradtke@nullsportys.com

Picture1Eric defined and explained general aviation in the U.S.  He also discussed the infrastructure of general aviation, its contributions to the economy, and various avenues for participation.  General aviation consists of everything in aviation except for commercial airlines and the military.  The general aviation fleet of aircraft is more than 200,000 in the U.S.  The industry contributes more than $150 billion in economic activity and employs more than 1.2 million.  A subset of general aviation is business aviation (more than 11,000 companies utilize business aviation) which accesses more than 5,000 public airports across the country as opposed to the mere 500 served by the airlines.  General aviation is a vital component to the country’s infrastructure.  It delivers time savings, productivity, safety and access to business and countless quantitative and qualitative benefits to our communities.

FMI, www.SportysAcademy.com.

 

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Led by Carol Glenzer

 

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, February 6, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 21 (18 members, 3 guests)

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:03pm by President-Elect John Burke

1) Welcome– provided by John Burke

2) Pledge– led by Don Bock

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

Peggy Kirk, Hydro Systems (Mary Eisnaugle), Bill Shula, Rotary District 6670 Governor

5) Birthdays & Anniversaries

Berta Velilla (2/5)

6) News & Announcements

Rotary District 6670 Governor, Bill Shula

The Rotary District Conference will be held April 17-18 in Fairborn, Ohio and will include a visit to the nearby National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  The theme of this year’s conference is “peace education.”  The Conference will be supporting Shoes for Orphan Souls.

The District Assembly will take place the following week to discuss various issues affecting all Clubs including technology.

June 1 is the deadline for all district grants and that deadline may be moved up.  $42,000 is available in the District.

Nominations are open for the Jefferson Award for volunteerism, deadline February 27.  John Burke announced to the Club that Mary Eisnaugle would be nominated from the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary, an effort being led by Bob Pautke.

President-Elect, John Burke

The annual Gala will be priced at $99/ticket.  Each Rotarian is encouraged to sell 4 tickets.  John Burke and Michelle Edwards are seeking input and ideas for themes and fundraising.  The Gala will support “Stopping the Abuse Before it Ever Starts.”

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary Flags are now available for anyone visiting other clubs to present as a gift.

Phil Boyer and Heather Frye have been managing Club public relations, but ideas are nominations are being solicited for someone to assume all public relations for the Club.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary and Rotary-represented organizations Lykins Energy Solutions and Inter Parish Ministry will be recognized at the Clermont Chamber Salute to Leaders event next month.

7) Happy Bucks

Supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati provides a supportive home away from home for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or other area hospitals. Ronald McDonald House Charities also awards grants to local not-for-profit organizations serving children through a portion of donations from McDonald’s customers and Global Ronald McDonald House Charities’ matching funds.

www.rmhcincinnati.org.

8) Guest speaker John Melvin – Small Business Development Director – Clermont County Chamber

Working in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), the

Ohio SDBC at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce provides the following services:

  • Financial analysis
  • Business planning process
  • Strategic planning
  • Technical assistance
  • Information about Federal, state and local programs
  • Loan packaging assistance
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Business start-up seminars
  • Marketing, social media and other workshops

The majority of our SBDC services are offered at no charge to those who own, operate or wish to start a for-profit small business.  The Center is not limited by geographic territory or chamber membership and all consultations are CONFIDENTIAL.

SBDC Network Specialists are available to assist small businesses in manufacturing, exporting, government contracting, and minority and women business ownership.

An entrepreneur or owner must have a strong personal commitment to finding and implementing solutions to issues facing that company. The Ohio SBDC at the Clermont Chamber consulting approach is one of guidance and education, not completing the work for the client.

For more information on the Small Business Development Center, www.ClermontChamber.com

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Led by Donnie Donohoo

 

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

 


 

Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 23 (20 members, 3 guests)

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:08pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– led by Bob Pautke

3) Prayer– Bob Pautke

4) Introduction of Guests:

Larry McGovern, Money Mailer of SE Cincinnati (Sam Sumra), Mark Wiesenhahn, Sporty’s (Eric Radtke), Joe (Heather Frye), Mike Chapman, Asst. District Governor (Darren Donohoo)

5) Birthdays

Andrea Patacca – 1/25

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting the James Sauls Homeless Shelter.

The shelter is available to any homeless persons with priority given to Clermont County citizens and is open 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Three meals are provided daily along with laundry services free of charge. Once a person enters the shelter they must adhere to standards including a curfew, no drugs or alcohol, and must obtain employment within one week. Case Management services are provided to assist clients with goals and obtaining housing. Financial Assistance is available for rent and security deposits for persons exiting the shelter.

The shelter is located at 2403 Old St. Rt. 32 behind the Central Joint Fire Station. The number for the shelter is 513-732-6464. It is through the numerous donors that give every year that helps make the program a success.

http://www.cccsi.org/shelter.html

7) Other business

Michael Chapman, Assistant Rotary District Governor, reported that the District Conference will be held April 17-18 in Dayton, Ohio.  Mr. Chapman also reported to the Cincinnati Eastside Club that he will be working to get the Club involved in the Rotary 4-way Speech Competition at area high schools.

8) Guest speaker Casey Hillman – Founder & Co-Owner – PowerRyde Cincinnati

Introduction by Heather Frye.

Power Ryde takes indoor cycling to the next level with the RealRyder Indoor Cycle; a bike that leans from side-to-side allowing for a more efficient workout. No longer is indoor cycling limited to the lower body. The RealRyder technology enables a 5-in-1 workout targeting one’s core, upper body, lower body, cardio, and balance.

In addition to a description of PowerRyde, Casey shared the harrowing account of being brutally attacked by a knife-wielding man while jogging near her home in 2003 at the age of 13.  Casey is, by all accounts, lucky to have survived her attack and shared her compelling story of survival and future business success. FMI

For more information on PowerRyde, www.PowerRyde.com

9) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Led by Dan Otke

 


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: 24 (20 members, 4 guests)

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:12pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– led by Bob Pautke

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

Doug Donohoo (Daren Donohoo), Dan Kuderer (Don Bock), Michael Lakoff (Daren Donohoo)

5) Reports

John Burke announced the 2015 Cincinnati Eastside Rotary Gala will be held on Saturday, May 30 on BB Riverboats.  The event will benefit the “Stopping Abuse Before it Ever Starts” initiative.  An organizational meeting will take place Friday.  The planning committee makes an early appeal for silent auction items.

Member Mary Eisnaugle thanked the Club for its support of the iniative and informed the Club of the presentations being made in area high schools to stop child abuse.  The organization is in the process of receiving 501(c)(3) status from the IRS with the help of member Donnie Donohoo and his firm Donohoo Cupp & Associates.

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting the James Sauls Homeless Shelter.

Clermont County Community Services operates the only homeless shelter in Clermont County besides the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter. The shelter is available to any homeless persons with priority given to Clermont County citizens and is open 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Clients are able to stay up to 60 days. Three meals are provided daily along with laundry services free of charge. Once a person enters the shelter they must adhere to standards including a curfew, no drugs or alcohol, and must obtain employment within one week. If a person is eligible and waiting on social security, workers comp, etc. they are exempt from finding employment within one week. Case Management services are provided to assist clients with goals and obtaining housing. Financial Assistance is available for rent and security deposits for persons exiting the shelter.

The shelter is located at 2403 Old St. Rt. 32 behind the Central Joint Fire Station. The number for the shelter is 513-732-6464. It is through the numerous donors that give every year that helps make the program a success.

Hal & Sandy Shevers and John Traumtmann have made direct contributions to the James Sauls shelter.

7) Other business

John Burke announced that next month Rotary will be supporting Ronald McDonald House.  In lieu of a regular meeting, the Club will be seeking volunteers to assist with serving lunch at Ronald McDonald House.  A tentative date of February 25 has been set.

8) Guest speaker Michael Stenger – Regional Director – Investment Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs

Introduction by Daren Donohoo.

Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Stenger’s areas of expertise include the management of portfolio risk through asset allocation utilizing both mutual fund and managed account strategies – and strategic retirement planning for individuals and corporations.

Mr. Stenger provided a global financial outlook from Goldman Sachs.

For more information, GoldmanSachs.com

11) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Led by Jackie McNary

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance:

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:04pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– led by Hal Shevers

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

Representatives from James Sauls Homeless Shelter (LeAnn & Billie) (Daren Donohoo), John Young (Blue Ash Rotary), Dan Kuderer (Jackie McNary)

5) Review of Officer Nominations

Daren Donohoo reviewed officer elections for the year

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting the James Sauls Homeless Shelter.  After an overview of the shelter by the James Sauls Homeless Shelter representatives, Hal Shevers offered additional background information on the legacy of James Sauls and pledged additional individual support.

Clermont County Community Services operates the only homeless shelter in Clermont County besides the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter. The shelter is available to any homeless persons with priority given to Clermont County citizens and is open 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Clients are able to stay up to 60 days. Three meals are provided daily along with laundry services free of charge. Once a person enters the shelter they must adhere to standards including a curfew, no drugs or alcohol, and must obtain employment within one week. If a person is eligible and waiting on social security, workers comp, etc. they are exempt from finding employment within one week. Case Management services are provided to assist clients with goals and obtaining housing. Financial Assistance is available for rent and security deposits for persons exiting the shelter.

The shelter is located at 2403 Old St. Rt. 32 behind the Central Joint Fire Station. The number for the shelter is 513-732-6464. It is through the numerous donors that give every year that helps make the program a success.

For more information http://www.cccsi.org/shelter.html 

 7) Birthdays and Anniversaries

Michelle Edwards (1/13)

8) Guest speaker Chris Hamm – Global Scrap Management – Altimet

(513) 576-6600

Introduction by Daren Donohoo.

Global Scrap Management – Altimet started in 2003 as an aluminum brokerage company, focusing on servicing industrial accounts, with particular interest in aluminum chips. In 2008, GSM opened a processing facility in Milford, Ohio to shred, separate, dry, and remove Fe from the chips, creating a melt-ready product. We also added transportation as one of our services to our customers.

In 2011, GSM opened Altimet as a true secondary aluminum smelter with a focus on achieving higher yields and better quality.

For more information, http://www.globalscrap.net/index.html

9) Other Business

none

11) Rotary’s Four Way Test

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014

Ivy Hills Country Club, Newtown, Ohio

Attendance: Members 17, Guests 2

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:10pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– led by John Trautmann

3) Prayer– Gail Koford

4) Introduction of Guests:

Linda White, Director, Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County (Michelle Edwards)

5) Officer Nominations

Daren Donohoo reported that officer nominations have been approved by the Board.  An email will be sent to full membership for a vote.  Secretary position remains open.

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting Christmas dinners for five Clermont County families identified by Boys & Girls Club and Child Focus.  Michelle Edwards provided an update on progress of giving tree.  Shopping was completed over the weekend by Michelle Edwards and John Burke to fulfill the remaining giving tree gift tags.  Gifts purchased included iPods and tablets.  Staff at First Financial Bank will be assembling gifts the next several days and distributing to the five families supported.  Michelle offered her thanks to the widespread Club support.

Darren Donohoo joined membership in thanking Michelle for leading the giving tree initiative.

 7) Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays: Sandy Shevers (12/18

Anniversaries: Phil Boyer (12/25) and Gail Koford (12/28)

8) Guest speaker Susan McHugh – Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Foundation Project Manager

susanmchughmail@nullgmail.com, (513) 260-1085

Introduction by Daren Donohoo.

Susan McHugh provided an overview of the Work Readiness Initiative of the Clermont County Chamber of commerce Foundation – a collaborative effort of business and non-profit leaders who partner with educator to prepare students to be “work ready” through training and mentoring; resource and expertise sharing; and filling the needs of educators and students as they arise.

The Work Readiness Initiative is a 14 month old program that came about after local businesses felt compelled to come forward to assist local schools in preparing students for the workforce.  The Initiative is very much a cooperative effort of business and educators that exposes high school-age students to the business community and helps to develop life-long “soft” skills.

The structure of the Initiative is a leadership team assigned to each participating school to steer the educational efforts.  Participating schools include Batavia, Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity Franklin, Goshen, Live Oaks, Loveland, Milford, New Richmond, West Clermont, Williamsburg and U.S. Grant.

Signature educational programs include Life Skills for Work Readiness, Financial Literacy, Now That You’re 18, Safe Driving / Safe Communities and Substance Abuse.  Student engagement programs include internships, mentoring, job shadowing, career days, business field trips, in-school presentations and mock interviews.

The Program continues to seek Mentors.

For more information, http://www.clermontchamberfoundation.com/

9) Other Business

Daren Donohoo invited member Scott Gaviglia, Interim Chief of Police, Union Township, to discuss a recent high profile drug raid at the Piccadilly Square apartment complex off of Beechmont Ave. in Union Township.

Chief Gaviglia provided a brief history of the apartment complex which has been the source of known drug activity, complaints and other crime since mid 2000s.  A previous investigation was conducted with involvement by the FBI approximately one year ago that fell short of producing indictments.  A recent four month investigation by the Union Township Police Department and other agencies concluded with 39 secret indictments and 141 charges.

A raid was conducted on a Tuesday morning to serve indictments which resulted in 23 arrests.  Additionally, drugs and weapons were recovered.  Chief Gaviglia believes there was a significant disruption in drug activity at the complex given the number of arrests an recent rash of drug overdoes calls which often come as a result of drugs being purchased from unknowns sources.

Chief Gaviglia offered a thanks to Clermont County Sherriff Tim Rodenberg for his agency’s assistance as well as to Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Ferris.

11) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Led by Jim Redrow

  • IS IT THE TRUTH?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

 


 

 

WEDNESDAY, December 10, 2014

Attendance: Members 19, Guests 3

Meeting was called to order at 12:07pm by President Daren Donohoo

1) Welcome– provided by Daren Donohoo

2) Pledge– let by Jim Redrow

3) Prayer– Allison Taylor

4) Introduction of Guests:

Natalie Fiscus, President at Fiscus, Inc. (Bob Pautke)

Mac Hickman, District 6670 Governor (Daren Donohoo)

Dr. Sadaka, ret. (Daren Donohoo)

5) Officer Nominations

Daren Donohoo provided update on status of officer nomination. Garil Koford, member-at-large, Eric Radtke, Vice President. Nominations are still being accepted for all positions.

6) Happy Bucks

Supporting the “giving tree” and Christmas dinners for those in need. Michelle Edwards provided update on progress of giving tree and encouraged members to take gift tags from the tree. Gifts are due at next meeting or can be dropped off at First Financial on Beechmont Ave. by December 19. Michelle Edwards and Berta Velilla shared a personal story regarding families being supported. Benefactors were identified by Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County and Child Focus.

7) Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays: Ed Parobec (11/29), Don Bock (12/1), Eric Radtke (12/1), Gail Koford (12/5) and Phil Boyer (12/13)

Anniversaries: Don Bock (12/6) and Carol Glenzer (12/6)

 8) Guest speaker Nicole Ball – REDI Cincinnati, Manager, Public Relations

nball@nullredicincinnati.com, (513) 579-3160

Bio available here.

Introduction by Matt Van Sant.

Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point of contact for businesses interested in growing in or relocating to Greater Cincinnati, a three-state, 15-county region with 2.1+M residents and 120,000 businesses, including nine Fortune® 500 companies.

REDI Cincinnati, the region’s lead economic development group, works together with 125 local public and private economic development professionals, providing a unified response to the business growth needs of companies within key industry clusters and serves as a connector to financial and regulatory resources for new and emerging businesses.

Ms. Ball provided an overview of REDI’s areas of emphasis which include attracting and retaining businesses to the Cincinnati region. She identified education and workforce as key components to that mission and six key industries the organization is focused in attracting.

Ms. Ball also described a recent visit of site selectors from several cities across the US who work with companies to indentify locations to locate business. She emphasized the collaborative efforts of business and organizations across the region to make the visit a success and described various locations across Cincinnati visited.

For more information, http://redicincinnati.com/

9) Charitable Giving Discussion

Mac Hickman, Rotary District 6670 Governor, led a discussion on charitable giving options at the international Rotary Foundation level and locally via the Donor Advised Fund.

A “Guide to Giving” is available at http://www.cincinnatieastsiderotary.org/donating-to-rotary/

10) Other Business

Bob Pautke read a thank you note provided by Cincinnati Christian University, recipient of a Rotary Foundation grant.

11) Rotary’s Four Way Test

Let by Matt Van Sant


 

Greg Kling with Assisting Hands Home Care spoke about the services his business offers and general non-medical health care in the US.

Assisting Hands is a national franchise, which stared 20 years ago and currently has 60 offices in 6 states.  Greg discovered the need for in-home personal care after dealing with the experience of his mother-in-law’s terminal illness and the struggle it placed on his family.  Founded in 2013, he serves all of Cincinnati with a leadership team of 5 and 90 caregivers.  The mission of Assisting Hands is to “relieve the stress of Care so that you can be the son or daughter that you want to be…”  They offer numerous services based on the patients’ needs.  They will help set up a person’s home so the family member can continue to live there, aid in physical and occupational therapy, coordinate outings, help in emergency or urgent needs,  and offer friendship and companionship.  Their commitment is a 2 hour phone response time and an 8 hour response time to get a care giver in place.  The need for non-medical in-home care is growing.  Projections show the number of 65 year olds will double by 2030 to more than 70 million, while state spending decreases.

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Welcome- John B

Pledge- Jeff

Prayer- Gail

Guests: Alison’s parents Mike & Kathy Hade, Andrea Lykins with Lykins Energy Solutions, Nate Bailey & Roger Cupp with Donohoo & Cupp CPA, and Greg Kling with Assisting Hands Home Care

10/6- Golf Outing, sold out, dinner is $20/person and catered by Texas Roadhouse, have raffle tickets to be purchased or sold to others

10/25- Gala, need items for silent auction, goal is to sell 4 tickets per member, also selling tables of 8.  PayPal has been set up on club’s website for ticket purchase, dues payments, etc.  All raised funds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County.

Happy Bucks- Bag Tag project to Inter Parish Ministry

September is Hunger Action Month

Birthday- Alison

Anniversary-Stacey

Membership- Jackie: N/A

Secretary-Stacey: need volunteers to take minutes in absence

Treasurer- Nate: balance sheet will be out next week

Service: mobile food pantry 9:30-12:00 in Amelia, UC Garden-still working on greenhouse purchase, will contact Cincinnati Therapeutic for date

RI: N/A

Foundation-Sam: RI is aiding in Ebola outbreak, most helpful thing to do is donate money

Logo-Eric: logo has been set, options are polo, hat, fleece jacket.  Orders can be made through Sportys

Attendance: Members 21, guests 6


 

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About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati-Eastside was formed April 5, 2013 and it's 40 members enjoy fellowship, service and education each Wednesday at a luncheon meeting at Ivy Hills Country Club.  Prospective members are always welcome and each week more people are joining the "ground floor" of this new and vibrant Club.

The members represent a wide range of business, non-profit and government leaders.

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