The entire community is invited to the Mayerson JCC Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. This meeting includes news and information about the JCC, award presentations, the election of the 2012/13 JCC Board and officers, and a dessert reception. All adults are welcome to attend.
The annual meeting includes the election of leaders for the coming year. The nominees for the 2012/13 JCC Board are Marty Hiudt, Sherri Symson and Todd Schild. Continuing board members nominated for another 3-year term are Bob Brant, Tamar Smith and Buddy Goldstein. Retiring members of the JCC Board are Howard Schwartz and Scott Mattis.
New this year, the JCC will present a Volunteer of the Year award. This award will be presented yearly at the JCC Annual Meeting to a person who has given many hours of hands-on volunteer service to the Mayerson JCC.
Also presented are the Staff Service Awards for employees with over 10 years of service to the J, the Kovod Award and the JCC Community Partnership Award. The Kovod Award recognizes members of the JCC who have distinguished themselves through unselfish, committed service to the JCC over a period of years, and who are leaders in the Jewish community. The JCC Community Partnership Award is presented annually to an organization or business that has rendered exceptional assistance to the JCC in delivering their mission of providing programs and services to the Jewish community and the general community of Greater Cincinnati.
One of the highlights of every JCC Annual Meeting is the announcement of the Sigmund M. Cohen Memorial Award recipient. This award was established in 1992 by Ruth Cohen and her children. The Cohen Award is given annually to a JCC member who has rendered distinguished volunteer service to the JCC, and who also volunteers in other Jewish community organizations in a selfless and quiet manner. Bob Brant will be recognized as the 2012 recipient of the Sigmund M. Cohen Memorial Award at the JCC Annual Meeting. He is a lifelong member and active participant at the JCC. “Bob was instrumental in putting together the bond funding for the new JCC and structuring the new JCC Board of Directors, and has served the community in a broad variety of roles,” said Howard M. Schwartz, 2011 Cohen Award recipient and JCC past president.
Brant has worked with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, The Jewish Foundation and the JCC. He has been chairman of the JCC investment committee since its inception, an active participant on the finance committee, a JCC board member and has chaired the sponsorship committee of the JCC Adams Golf Classic. Upon finding out he was the 2012 Cohen Award recipient, Bob said, “I love volunteering at the J. They are great people to work with and it is really gratifying to volunteer at a place as vital and used by the community as the JCC. I am honored to receive this award.”