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Tammy Vllaboy, founder of TAT2 Marketing, is an experienced marketer with an extensive background in sales, management and entrepreneurship. Not only does she assist businesses in selling its products and services, but puts these concepts to use as a business owner herself.

Over the past 22 years, Villaboy has worked as a successful Sales Executive/Trainer within the cosmetic industry and has innovatively navigated the broadcast, print and digital space as a media professional. Her success is fueled by strong relationships and she is known for “her ability to take a vision, maximize it and execute it.”

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Terry Dean

Terry “Dean of Sales Marketing” has had a 40+ year career in broadcast marketing from sales to management in Americas top radio markets. As a marketer of broadcast advertising, Terry Dean has maximized creative problem solving for developing new business and training the sales departments that he has led. Today, Dean of Sales Marketing is a resource for audio, digital and animated sales solutions in addition to being a published author and speaker on the topic of acquiring and keeping customers.

Drawing on a 45 year career in broadcast sales and management, Terry provided Cincinnati Eastside Rotary Club with strategies for building business in addition to sharing anecdotes from a career in radio. Goal setting , time management , identifying needs and the P.L.E.A.S.E. system for acquiring and keeping accounts were among his guidance.


Doug Hall

Doug Hall was at P&G when he achieved a record number of innovations shipped in a short period of time with a tiny staff and budget (9 products in 12 months with a  team of 3).  He did this by using a systems approach because of his knowledge of the work of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the inspiration for Lean, Total Quality and Six Sigma.

Doug left P&G and founded Eureka! Ranch and started helping large companies like Nike, American Express, and Disney create big, disruptive ideas, which it continues to do today through Innovation Engineering.

Innovation Engineering® includes 48 skills or competencies for creating, communicating, and commercializing meaningfully unique ideas and system driven leadership skills that help innovation leaders implement the system company-wide.  It teaches people to create disruptive ideas like we do (not guru, it’s a system), but also teaches them what to do next – all the way to market/implementation.

Today the Ranch helps organizations in 3 ways: 1) building their innovation pipeline, 2) improving their innovation process, and 3) training their people to think more innovatively. FMI:

Hall utilized his system and love of whiskey when he co-founded Brain Brew in January of 2016. After only 18 months, Brain Brew received two of eight Double Gold Medals at the North American Bourbon & Whiskey competition. Built on the grounds of the Eureka! Ranch just east of Cincinnati (Newtown, OH), Brain Brew produces over 1 million cases a year and offers a variety of bourbons and unique on-site experiences.


Allie Kamphaus, foster parent recruiter, with Necco, recently visited a luncheon meeting of Cincinnati Eastside Rotary to discuss the need and benefits of providing foster care and also to dispell some myths about the foster care system.

Founded in 1996 as a provider of in-home therapeutic foster care, Necco has grown into a multi-state child welfare organization offering a broad array of services, including adoption, foster care, mental health counseling, independent living and residential living. Each of these service lines employs the most innovative programs and treatment approaches designed to equip children with the tools they need to live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives.

There is an immediate need for foster care in southwest Ohio. To learn more about how you may help, please visit

Little Fork Family Advocacy Center receives nearly $100,000 of support

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary held its annual gala at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio on Friday, August 13 with food, drinks, and fun and mesmerizing illusions. Cincinnati news anchor, Sheree Paolello, served as master of ceremonies while mind reader and best-selling author, Daniel Schaffer, headlined an interactive show to highlight the evening of fellowship.

The gala raised nearly $100,000 to support the Little Fork Family Advocacy Center. A special thanks to platinum sponsors Lykins Energy Solutions, Miller Valentine Group, Sporty’s and Park National Bank.

The Little Fork Family Advocacy Center is envisioned to be a safe shelter in the community where a variety of specialists and support resources come together to address problems such as domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, suicide and drug addiction. The collaborative initiative includes Child Focus, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals and Child Protective Services all in one location.

Nearly 300 guests attended Cincinnati Eastside Rotary’s annual gala benefiting the Little Fork Family Advocacy Dinner.

Rachel McCarthy, Senior Development Director, American Heart Association presented at a recent luncheon meeting of the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary. For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive.

Before the American Heart Association existed, people with heart disease were thought to be doomed to complete bed rest — or destined to imminent death.

But a handful of pioneering physicians and social workers believed it didn’t have to be that way. They conducted studies to learn more about heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. Then, on June 10, 1924, they met in Chicago to form the American Heart Association — believing that scientific research could lead the way to better treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure. The early American Heart Association enlisted help from hundreds, then thousands, of physicians and scientists.

The American Heart Association Impact includes:


The Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary Club introduced its leadership team for the 2021-22 Club year during its annual “Pass the Gavel” ceremony at Ivy Hills Country Club on Wednesday, July 7.  Incoming Cincinnati Eastside President Michelle Hamilton (Park National Bank) received the honorary passing of the gavel from outgoing President Dan Otke (Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities) who will continue to serve in the official capacity of Immediate Past President.

Supporting Hamilton on the leadership team are Nan Stricker, president-elect; Tricia Mullins, vice president; Michelle Edwards, past president; Curt Tiettmeyer, treasurer; Jeannie Helsel, sergeant at arms, Andrea Patacca, secretary; and Phil Boyer and Chelsie Hornsby serving as directors at large.

From left: Director, Phil Boyer; Sargeant-At-Arms, Jeanie Helsel; Secretary, Andrea Patacca; President-Elect, Nan Stricker; President, Michelle Hamilton; Director, Chelsie Hornsby; Treasurer, Curt Tiettmeyer; Past President, Dan Otke

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta recently revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors during the Rotary International Assembly urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary is pleased to announce the return to in-person luncheon meetings on Wednesday, July 7, noon-1pm, at Ivy Hills Country Club in Newtown, Ohio. The July 7 meeting is the annual Pass the Gavel event to thank outgoing leadership and welcome newly-elected Club leadership for the 2021-22 Rotary year.

The 2021-22 Rotary International theme, Serve to Change Lives, was selected by Rotary International President-elect, Shekhar Mehta, who is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving other is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary welcomes the following elected officers and directors who will be sworn in on July 7:

  • President: Michelle Hamilton
  • Immediate Past President: Dan Ottke
  • President Elect: Nan Stricker
  • Vice President: Nan Stricker
  • Treasurer: Curt Tiettmeyer
  • Secretary: Andrea Patacca
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Jeannie Helsel
  • Directors at Large: Phil Boyer and Chelsie Hornsby

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary meets weekly for luncheon meetings at Ivy Hills Country Club for fellowship, service and education. Interested in joining Rotary? Guests are welcome!

Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary welcomed Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague, to a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 23. Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State. As Treasurer, he oversees the state’s investment and debt portfolios, domestic & international custody portfolios, and annual cash movements and deposits.

As Ohio Treasurer, Sprague successfully launched the ResultsOHIO initiative, which established an infrastructure within the Treasurer’s office to evaluate and support pay-for-success programs aimed at combatting the social and public health challenges facing Ohio.

Treasurer Sprague reaffirmed his office’s commitment to empowering individuals living with disabilities through the use of specialized savings and investment accounts. The STABLE Account program is seeing unprecedented growth under Sprague’s leadership, with participation more than doubling from January 2019 through December 2020. The Treasurer’s office is also partnering with multiple public and private sector employers to provide eligible employees with direct deposit options for contributing to a STABLE account. Through expanded outreach and engagement efforts, STABLE Account has maintained its status as the nation’s premiere ABLE program.

In 2020, Sprague ushered in the next generation of the Ohio Checkbook. In partnership with the DeWine-Husted Administration, was launched, creating a one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government. The website merged the functions and data previously hosted through and the Ohio Interactive Budget website. This effort resulted in a more effective and streamlined platform that eliminates duplication and bolsters transparency.


Jeff Blom, president of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), recently visited a virtual meeting of the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary. Blom joined the CVB with more than 25 years of hospitality and tourism leadership. Most recently, Blom was the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Partnership Programs at AAA Club Alliance.

Whether planning a trip, navigating the city or attending a sporting event in the Clermont County Community, the CVB is the most reliable source for current travel information. Clermont County is a vibrant and fun region known for its exceptional outdoor recreational activities and home to many major corporations. Whether a resident or visitor, the CVB encourages all to get out and explore Clermont County Ohio!

Blom discussed a variety of events scheduled for Clermont County during the 2021 summer including:

  • CJRC Midwest Championship Regatta
  • Cincinnati Alliance Soccer Tournaments
  • Vintage Baseball Tournament
  • USAFL Tournament (Australian Rules Football)

For your free copy of the Clermont County Visitor Guide, visit

Upcoming Events

January 2022

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  • Amanda Earhart - Maternal Mental Health
  • Ellie Preston, Chief Learning Officer, West Clermont Local School District
  • John Melvin - KlicWow
  • David Cave & Marcus Margerum - Contemorary Arts Center
About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati-Eastside was chartered on April 5, 2013 and its nearly 50 members enjoy fellowship, service and education each Wednesday for an online meeting. Prospective members are always welcome.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary members represent a wide range of business, non-profit and government leaders.

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