Committees

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati relies on each and every member to participate in club activities and committees. Your help is needed again this year. Please sign-up to help with at least one committee (remember, committee assignments do not carry over from year to year. To have your name listed on a particular committee, please sign-up again this year). We have an easy way to sign-up online for all committees you are interested in. Here are the simple steps to sign-up:

  1. Click HERE.
  2. Click the boxes next to the committee(s) or fellowship opportunity(s) with which you have an interest.
  3. Click the SUBMIT AND SIGN-UP button at the bottom of the page.
  4. If you already have a Sign-Up Genius account, please log in; if not, simply fill in your name and email address and click SIGN UP NOW! (You DO NOT need to register in order to sign-up for committees and you will not receive unsolicited emails from Sign-Up Genius).

The chair of each committee will be given a list of those that sign-up and will contact you regarding committee meetings. If you have any questions or issues signing up, please contact Kristy Suszek in the Rotary Office at ksuszek@cincinnatirotary.org.

Current committees and fellowship opportunities available for sign-up:

4-Way Test Speech Contest

Runs a speech contest for Cincinnati area high school students. Speeches must include the 4-Way Test in the subject. The winner will compete in the District contest in March.

Believe 2 Achieve

Believe 2 Achieve is the signature fundraiser for the club and our foundation, The Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati.  This committee is in charge of the planning of the event, including selling sponsorships, tickets, and organizing the live and silent auctions. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Camp Allyn/Stepping Stones, Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.

Bowling League (Fellowship Opportunity)

Members of the club bowl each week from September through April, providing fun and fellowship.  Members may join a team or sub when available.  Each April, bowlers from the Cincinnati Club challenge bowlers from the Dayton Club for a traveling trophy.  Active September through April, bowling takes place at the Strikes and Spares Bowling Alley.

Camp Allyn Balloon Rides & Activities

Hosts hot air tethered balloon rides to summer campers at Camp Allyn.  Also organizes other social opportunities for campers when balloon rides may not be appropriate.  Meets in spring, active during summer.

Chorus / Music

Provides musical entertainment at Thursday meetings and coordinates the leaders and accompanists for the National Anthem at weekly meetings.  Meets to rehearse when needed.

Condon School Holiday Party

Oversees the annual holiday party held for children with disabilities at Roselawn Condon School.  Meets several times during the fall with the party held in December.

Day at the Races (Fellowship Opportunity)

We join the Rotary Club of Louisville on the Tuesday before the Kentucky Derby for an afternoon at Churchill Downs.

District & Rotary International Events

Maintains contact with the District and RI and communicates information and activities to the club.  Meets as needed.

Euchre (Fellowship Opportunity)

The group meets to play euchre at a different member’s home once per month. All skill levels, spouses and guests welcome!

Festival of Dinners Fundraiser

Coordinates the Festival of Dinners hosted by fellow Rotarians. This is the only fundraiser benefitting the club & occurs in February each year.

Fire, Police, Sherriff, and CPS Teacher Recognition

Honors members of these City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County agencies at meetings during the year.  Meets as needed to plan the programs.

Greeters

Greets members, visiting Rotarians, Prospective members and guests at the weekly meetings. Meets as needed.

Hands On Service Projects

Plans and coordinates hands-on service projects for the club.  Meets as needed.

Interact

Interact is a program of Rotary International for High School students.  Our club sponsors the clubs at high schools in the Cincinnati area and meets with the clubs as needed.

Invocation

Arranges for members to provide an invocation at our weekly meetings.  Meets as needed.

Legacy Circle

Recognizes those who make a financial commitment of $5,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati.  Meets as needed.

Membership Development

Identifies and recruits qualified members for the club. Organizes recruitment events & end-of-year recognition program for new member sponsors.This committee also oversees the corporate membership program. Meets monthly.

Membership Retention

Reviews the attendance of each member, contacting those who have not been attending as well as those celebrating a birthday. Manages the end-of-year Anniversary Celebration in June & the Past-President Recognition in May.

Membership Roadmap to Success

Oversees/participates in the Roadmap to Success program, which is designed to retain new members. Two positions, Team Leader & New Member Advisor, are open for members to volunteer to assist with this program.

Picnic

Organizes the Rotary Picnic held at Camp Allyn each year.  Committee meets in the spring as needed to plan for and organize the event.

Professional Development Series

Series of classes developed to offer leadership and educational courses as an additional benefit to the club’s membership. Meets as needed.

Red Lite Table (Fellowship Opportunity)

Every Club member is invited to join this “Club within our Club.”  For the best explanation of its history, see Golden Days, 1947, on Page 94.  The Red Light Table sponsors a Holiday Party and Golf Outing each year.

ROTARACT – Community Based

Works with members of the community-based Cincinnati Rotaract Club, the young professionals organization we sponsor.  Meets according to their schedules.

ROTARACT – University of Cincinnati Based

Works with members of the University of Cincinnati-based Cincinnati Rotaract Club, the college student organization we sponsor.  Meets according to their schedules.

Rotary After Hours (Fellowship Opportunity)

Organizes social opportunities for members of the club, their families and friends.

RYLA — Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Works with District 6670 to send qualified students to the RYLA program in the spring.

Sergeant at Arms

Registers and introduces visiting Rotarians and prospective members at our weekly meetings. Meets as needed to schedule the list of those serving each week.

Split the Pot

Sells Split the Pot tickets at our weekly meetings. Meets as needed to schedule the list of those serving each week.

Vocational Fellowship

Organizes one meeting a year to take place at the businesses of our club members.  The event takes place at the end of May.  Meets as needed in March – May.

Women In Rotary

Group that meets to foster fellowship with the women members of the club. Organizes club-wide as well as women-only activities in the club. Meets as needed.

World Community Service

Plans and implements international service opportunities for the club.  Meets monthly.

Youth Exchange

Works with the district on the Rotary Youth Exchange program recruiting outbound students and selecting host families for inbound students. Meets as needed.