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Monday Member Spotlight: Chris Connell

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Chris Connell is a dedicated individual who currently serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Hamilton City Schools. With a passion for connecting with the community, Chris strives to make a positive impact on the lives of students. In addition to his professional endeavors, Chris has an intriguing background that includes competing in weightlifting and arm wrestling tournaments. He even worked as a bouncer in the bar at the Anthony Wayne Hotel during his college years, and is excited about this piece of history being restored in Hamilton. A self-proclaimed Jimmy Buffett fan, Chris's love for the musician's music is evident in his free time. And there was a song that played every time he walked into a room, it would undoubtedly be the theme from "Cheers," as Chris thoroughly enjoys the company of friends and the warm atmosphere of camaraderie.


  1. Huge Jimmy Buffett Fan

  2. I used to compete in weightlifting and arm wrestling tournaments

  3. I was a bouncer in a bar at the Anthony Wayne Hotel in College


Choose one song to play every time you walk into a room. What song and why The theme from "Cheers", I enjoy being around friends

You wrote a book about your career so far. What would the title be and why? "I couldn't make this stuff up", why = because I have worked 32 years in customer service

If you weren’t in your current line of work, what career would you pursue Carpentry

What’s your #1 bucket list item? To meet Jimmy Buffett



FOOD: Steak

SNACK/CANDY: Chocolate


MOVIE: Animal House

TV SHOW: The Office

MUSIC/BAND: Jimmy Buffett

SONG: A Pirate Looks at 40

HOBBY: Sports

SPORT/TEAM: Reds and Bengals

BOOK: Life Lessons of a legend - Captain Tony


STORE: Lowes

SEASON: Summer



Why did you join Rotary? To become more active in the community and network --> making new friends

What is your favorite part of being a Rotarian?

All the power and high prestige that comes with it, lol :)

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