Otto M. Budig, Jr. to be featured speaker at Covington Rotary Club

By Mark Shuller - Email

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) On Tuesday March 29, 2011, at their weekly luncheon meeting in the Radisson Hotel, the Covington Rotary Club will host as featured speaker businessman and philanthropist Otto M. Budig, Jr. The luncheon begins promptly at 12:15 p.m. followed by Mr. Budig's presentation on Involvement in the Arts.

The general public is invited to attend.  Reservations are required and the cost for the general public luncheon is $12.00. To make reservations to attend, please contact Covington Rotary Club Executive Assistant Ms. Jackie Sedor at 859-485-1640. The Radisson Hotel is located at 668 West 5th Street, Covington, KY.

Otto M. Budig, Jr. is president and owner of Budco Group, Inc. an organization with multiple interests in the transportation industry and with more than 30 locations in the United States and Canada.  He is Chairman of the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission and very active on the governance boards of many local cultural institutions.

Mr. Budig is founder, president and trustee of the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation named for his father.  The foundation supports an array of philanthropies in Greater Cincinnati, primarily the Arts, and since its founding has provided more than $20 million in grants.

In Covington, Mr. Budig and the foundation played principal roles in the renovation and transformation of the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Today the Family of Rotary International includes more than 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide with more than 1,200,000 Rotary members, all volunteering in service.  The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self".

For more information about Rotary, please contact Covington Rotary Club President Mr. Bill Woods at 859-835-9679 or