Celebrating Self

Celebrating Self

The Celebrating Self series has become one of Butler County’s most interesting and dynamic luncheon events. Presented in the elegant Carruthers Signature Ballroom, Celebrating Self will play host to a diverse array of engaging speakers who will enlighten, educate and enthrall audiences on topics at a national level and also close to home. Accompanied by a delicious lunch and live music, be sure to mark your calendar and bring a friend!

Price: $16 member | $21 non-member
Carruthers Signature Ballroom

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Series Sponsor: Journal-News


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Hillandale Family of Communities


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Evans Mirageas | Cincinnati Opera

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 11:30am

Widely considered one of the most talented and respected artistic leaders in the classical music industry today, Evans Mirageas serves as the Cincinnati Opera’s Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director. He carries a broad range of experience in both opera and symphonic music, as well as a long history of successful partnerships with many of the world’s leading singers and conductors.


Jamie Ramsey | Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 11:30am

Jamie Ramsey has been part of the team behind the team at the Great American Ballpark since 1997. Working his way from the grounds crew to front office to his current role as Assistant Director of Media Relations and Digital Content. The Hamilton native and ’94 Hamilton High School graduate’s Better Off Red podcasts and blog can be found on Major League Baseball’s website, MLB.com.


Johnnie Jackson | #blackboyabroad

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 11:30am

Miami University educator and PhD student Johnnie Jackson explores the narratives of African-American men who study abroad during college in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. After earning his Bachelor’s in the US, the Ohio native lived in South Korea for two years, teaching English and coordinating a teacher exchange program. Research for his doctoral dissertation project on this topic is deeply rooted in issues of equality, social justice, and abolition.

Catering Sponsor: Fairfield Foodies Catering Co.


Mike Dingeldein | CORE Fund & City of Sculpture

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 11:30am

Community Revitalization: Hamilton’s recent revitalization momentum can be linked to strategic focus on the quality of life in our community. Hamilton is seeing an entire community rally around the idea of Live – Work – Learn – Play – Create in ways that make us believe in ourselves again. Mike will present a case for quality of life and how it is moving us forward and creating a buzz in the entire Midwest region.

Catering Sponsor: Fairfield Foodies Catering Co.


Tony Orr | Hamilton City Schools

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 11:30am

Superintendent Tony Orr came to Hamilton in 2015, following a combined 15 years overseeing two other Ohio school districts and several years as a middle and high school teacher. Recognitions of Mr. Orr’s work include an Outstanding Achievement Team Award in Education for work with students with disabilities and a Citizen Education Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Catering Sponsor: Fairfield Foodies Catering Co.


Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi | Artist and Advocate

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 11:30am

2016 inductee to the Quilters Hall of Fame Museum, Dr. Mazloomi is a leader in educating the public about the diversity of interpretation, styles and techniques among African-American quilters. Dr. Mazloomi’s own quilts have been exhibited extensively at the Smithsonian and beyond. Her organization, Women of Color Quilters Network, has been recognized by the International Labor Department in Geneva and the United Nations.

Event Sponsor: Kathleen Klink

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