The Seasons Retirement Community in Kenwood


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About RESC

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions

This Months Program

Technical   Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Program will be:

Global Poverty Breakthrough

presented by

Gene Gardner
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This one hour presentation will address how "microfinance" empowers the poorest people to become self sustaining.

About Gene Gardner

Gene Gardner grew up on a turkey farm in Pennsylvania, then graduated from Penn State with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had two interesting years as the Electronics Officer on a US Navy Destroyer. His career with Procter and Gamble included work in paper making & converting, as well as several years in the development of liquid packing equipment. He helped P&G lead the industry with in-mold labeling, in-case filling, and criteria so package designers could create bottles that would run well in manufacturing. Just before his retirement in 1993, the CEO recognized Gene for innovations that collectively saved the company over $250 million.

Gene has been active in the Big Brothers organization, human development programs at his church, a school program called Winners Walk Tall, and National Marriage Encounter. He was the founder of a non-profit called Every Parent's Library that empowers parents with good parenting skills. He has volunteered with the Whitewater Valley Railroad and became federally certified as a steam and diesel locomotive engineer. He is currently active in the Society of Saint Vincent dePaul, a volunteer income tax counselor with AARP, and a pubic speaker on five worthwhile topics.

Gene takes his grandchildren on SOFOGAATs. This acronym means a Surprise Outing for ONE Grandchild At A Time. About every other week he takes one of them out for a 'field trip'. Sometimes they take a hike, or attend a children's theater, or make a pair of stilts, or play with miniature trains or any of over 50 topics in their scrapbook.

Our speaker has taken an engineer's approach to charitable giving by using ratings to help pick the charities that he and his wife support. While doing this, he learned about the excellent results from microfinance, and he wants to share what he has found. Gene is not an employee of a charity, and this is not a fundraising event - instead this is a good news story of new ways to deal with extreme chronic global poverty.


All future plans are subject to revision
This is the final program for this season. New presentations will begin in October 2017 * Qualifies for CPD Credit

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register with: Howard Heineke, (513) 733-4282, by 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the presentation or email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tours

Make a tour Reservation:

The next tour of our this RESC season is planned for a Thursday March 23rd tour of the Workhorse Electric Truck facility in Loveland.This tour is indefinately delayed due to parking problems at the tour site.

More details will follow here as March approaches.

The Upcoming Planned Tours for the 16-17 activities year are

Workhorse Electric Trucks (delayed to next year)

Metalex (not yet scheduled)

These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.