The Cincinnatus Association

Committed to Citizenship and Cincinnati​

Spencer Awards Dinner Postponed to 2021

In light of the recent surges in COVID, and for the safety and health of all our wonderful supporters, we have decided to cancel any attempt to hold the Cincinnatus Spencer Awards Dinner in 2020 and wait until 2021. Our committee and the Hilton have worked together on a date and we are reserving MAY 12, 2021 for the Spencer Dinner in the Hall of Mirrors. 

While we are all hoping that by then there will be a vaccine or viable treatment to curb the virus, we are planning to hold the event in person, hybrid or virtual in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Spencer Awards Dinner

Our awardees of 2020 have been notified and will be honored in 2021 – with no restrictions on numbers we hope! We lost the opportunity to celebrate Marian Spencer and Cincinnatus on their 100th birthdays – so we will celebrate 101 next year!

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to a wonderful event on MAY 12, 2021. Put it on your calendar please!

Schedule Updates

  • The dedication of the Spencer Statute at Smale Park has been postponed. We will keep you posted when a new date has been set.
  • Our panels (Education, Government and Inclusion) will not be meeting in person until further notice. They likely will meet electronically (conference call, Zoom or other methods). Panel chairs will be in touch with their members.
  • We cancelled the ASPA Awards Luncheon when we usually present the Cincinnatus Award celebrating examples of local government cooperation. We will honor the winners of the 2020 award, the partnership of UC Health and the Cincinnati Health Department, at a membership meeting later this year.

Take care and be well,

— Mark Neikirk, president
The Cincinnatus Association

Marian A. Spencer is the perfect person to break the barrier to become Cincinnati’s first named woman statue

Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati has commissioned the first statue of a named woman in Cincinnati for civil rights icon Marian A. Spencer. Marian was an extraordinary woman of grace and dignity who spent her life working for equality, justice and her belief that each of us has the ability to make the world a better place. We are asking for your support in this effort. Marian A. Spencer is the perfect person to break the barrier to become Cincinnati’s first woman statue! 

Marian Spencer stood up fearlessly for what she believed was right and set the example to be smart, be polite, vote and keep on fighting.

Tom Tsuchiya and Gina Erardi are the sculptors. Tsuchiya is well known for his local sculptures, including the bronze statues of Cincinnati Reds players at Great American Ball Park. 

Donate to the Marian A Spencer statue fund.

Committee Members: Dot Christenson, Jan M. Kearney, Arzell Nelson, Susan Noonan, Brewster Rhoads, Alice Schneider, Aurelia Simmons and Mary Wells.

Education Panel Seeks Volunteers

The Cincinnatus Education Panel is looking for volunteers to help with its Leader-to-Leader program.

For the past 12 years, Cincinnatus has collaborated with Cincinnati Public Schools to recruit business leaders who mentor principals on leadership and management. The principals in turn help the business leaders understand urban public education.

The Education Panel is looking for 12 new volunteers for the coming year. Volunteers need not be Cincinnatus members.

Interested? Contact Kent Friel at kpfriel@cinci.rr.com

Spencer Awards Dinner

May 12, 2021

The Spencer Awards Dinner
Reception 6 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM

In person, hybrid or virtual
 in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors
35 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Upcoming Events

November 10, 2020

Member Meeting 

6 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Zoom

Registration Link Coming Soon

December 8, 2020

Member Meeting 

6 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Zoom

Registration Link Coming Soon

 May 12, 2021

The  Spencer Awards Dinner

Reception 6 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM

In person, hybrid or virtual
in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors
35 W 5th Street

Cincinnati, OH 452022