Janet Burns joins Cincy Rotary Board


Janet Burns of Eastgate was installed in July as one of three new members of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati’s board of directors.

Burns is a former vice president of development for The Children’s Home of Cincinnati and currently a fundraising consultant for The Yunker Group. She has been a member of the Rotary for 14 years.


“I’m proud to be a member of this prestigious international club of 1.2 million members,” she said. “The work being done around the world for underprivileged people is amazing.  The friendships I made in our club keep me coming back.”

Her volunteer work ranges from chairing committees and working on fund raisers to painting walls at Stepping Stones/Camp Allyn in Batavia and joining the annual holiday party for students at the Roselawn Condon School, both serving children with disabilities.

Other new board members are Brian Vielhauer of Deer Park and Drew Emmert of Hyde Park. Vielhauer is the owner of Decal Impressions graphic arts company. He is an 8-year Rotarian and has been active in the club’s hands-on volunteer projects.

Emmert is an attorney with Katz, Greenberger & Norton and has been a Rotarian for four years.

New Rotary president is Al Koncius of Indian Hill, a 21-year Rotarian and recipient of Rotary’s Walter Emmerling Award in 2012 honoring an exemplary member who demonstrates service above self. He is the president of Koncius Enterprises development company.

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati was formed in 1910 and has close to 350 members representing businesses from throughout the tristate.

The Rotary promotes philanthropic as well as hands-on service, with a mission to provide selfless service in the community and the world, with a focus on serving individuals with disabilities.

For information on the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, see web site www.Cincinnatirotary.org.