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 (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!

Family of Rotary

Serves as the “caring committee” of the club by reaching out to members and their families under special circumstances.

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.

Hands On Service

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.

Jefferson Award

Works with the American Institute of Public Service to select and present a Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service each year. Typically three meetings, one each in January, February, and the awards luncheon in March.

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.  This committee also oversees the corporate membership program.  Meets monthly.

Membership Recognition & Engagement

Reviews the attendance of each member, contacting those who have not been attending.  They also established an advisor program for new members and other ways to engage and recognize members.  Meets monthly.

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.

Red Lite Table

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 / Greeters / Split the Pot

Greets members and guests at weekly meetings.  Registers and introduces visiting Rotarians and prospective members at our weekly meetings.  Sells Split the Pot tickets.  Meets as needed to review the list of those serving in these roles each week.

Tutoring

Organizes members and friends of the club to tutor at St. Francis DeSales School.  The committee meets as needed.  Tutors may select their own schedules.

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.

Wally Emmerling Award Day

Organizes a program each spring to honor a great living Rotarian selected by the board of directors.  Meets as needed in March – May.

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.