2014 Annual Meeting and Glorifying the Lions

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio will hold it’s 65th Annual Meeting  from 11:30-1:30, Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 151 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Networking and Registration will be held starting at 11:30 a.m.  The program will start PROMPTLY at 12 p.m.

The Annual Meeting also features the “Glorifying the Lions” ceremony which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  The Lion awards are presented to those community leaders who are at least 65 years in age and have achieved notable distinction in their private and/or professional lives. This wonderful concept was based on the African proverb that says: “until the Lions have their own historian, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter”.”

This years Lions include: Leslie Edwards, Noreen Hayes, Carolyn Mazloomi and Melvin Williams.

Other highlights of the Annual Meeting include:

  • The Medallion Circle Corporate Honorees–2014 Winners Include KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group and The Model Group.
  • The Awarding of the  Joan R. Herschede Scholarship.
  • Keynote Address by Joe Scantlebury, Senior Policy Officer in the United States Program Advocacy Division, The Gates Foundation.

This year’s Glorifying the Lions program is underwritten by a generous grant from Fifth Third Bank. The Bank also provides support for the Joan R. Herschede Scholarship which is awarded annually to a University of Cincinnati student. Fifth Third Bank is a major annual supporter of the  Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio’s Corporate Heritage Program.  The Urban League is honored to have Mr. Steven Alonso, President, Consumer Bank at Fifth Third Bank serving as a member of the Board  of Trustees.

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