Rotary Club of Canton
116 Cleveland Ave NW
Suite 307
Canton, Ohio  44702
(330) 452-2882
fax (330) 452-8614
info@cantonrotary.org 
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Welcome to our Club!

Canton

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 11:45 AM
Alex D. Krassas Event Center
251 - 25th Street N.W.
CANTON, OH 44709
United States of America

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(330) 452-2882
Fax:
(330) 452-8614
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In order to make contributing to the club easy during this time of social separation, we have recently added a “Make a Donation” link to our club website at www.cantonrotary.org.  By clicking this link, you will be able to quickly and easily make a contribution to the club, via credit or debit card. 
 
                                                                               
 
Integrated with our Clubrunner system, this is a safe and secure link.  Please consider a donation today!
 
 
 
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
 
Greetings to my fellow Rotarians.  I’m sure you all know the Rotary International mission, “Service above Self”, that drives the work we do in our community and the world.  The pandemic we are battling has made it more difficult to serve, as physical limitations put big constraints on us.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t help in other ways.  Let me tell you how we have rallied to help our community in this pandemic.
 
The Rotary Endowment Committee Kicks into High Gear.   I’ve mentioned in previous Rotograms that our membership wanted to help out local organizations address the tough issues facing our community.  In response, our Endowment Committee kicked into high gear.  Working with the Stark Community Foundation, which had received numerous requests from local agencies, the committee found a way to muster financial support for the following organizations:
  • Domestic Violence Project - $7,500
  • Stark County Hunger Task Force - $5,000
  • Pathway Caring for Children - $4,000
  • Stark County Diaper Bank - $1,500
 
The total of over $18,000 from the Rotary Endowment Fund will be given as direct grants to these organizations, who are battling the ill-effects of the Covid-19 virus.
 
In the case of the Stark County Hunger Task Force, the results are even better than that.
 
Thanks to the efforts of several people on the Endowment Committee, the $5,000 contribution became six times larger!  When Rotary committed the $5,000, another caring citizen agreed to match the $5,000 and two other individuals matched the combined $10,000 amount.  I know… the math is complicated… but the funds raised for this worthy organization totaled $30,000!
 
 
Helping our Club Stay Strong during Rough Times.  All of you should have received a letter from me asking for your support to help us cover the deficit caused by COVID-19.  If all of our members respond… and many already have…  we can enter our next fiscal year on much firmer financial footing and set the stage for a great 2020-2021. 
To help make this easy, we have now established a link on our website called “Make a Donation”.   
Please visit our website at www.cantonrotary.org and take the initiative to help out in this challenging time. 
 
Near-term Plans for the Club.  We are planning two formal virtual meetings next month, on June 5th and June 19th, using the Zoom videoconferencing technology.  We are also planning a day of Golf Fun and Fellowship on June 26th.  (See Bill Liber’s message below).  In between, we will continue our Friday “Meet-ups” to provide a chance for members to reconnect.   Please keep up your efforts to support the club and stay connected.    I look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Mark 
 
 
Thanks to the members of the Rotary Endowment Committee: Curt Werren, Chairman; Bill Liber; Tom Clevenger; Mark Clendenin; Kurt Goodenberger; Lynn Hamilton; Drew Pelger; David Roberts; Don Sultzbach; and Amanda Tietze.
 
 
Dear members of the Canton Rotary Club,
 
         By now I am sure you have all heard that The Canton Rotary Club Golf Scramble has been cancelled for this year. After much discussion and thought and feedback from the Manager of The Sanctuary Golf Course, the officers of our club elected to cancel the golf scramble as we know it. Logistically handling a large crowd with a shotgun start, which is currently not permitted, would be very difficult to manage.

         After further discussion, the golf committee has decided to have a day of fellowship for Rotarians and friends on our date of June 26th. This will be a scaled down event of 9 or 10 foursomes with scheduled tee times and a light lunch. We would be following all of the current restrictions that the golf courses are following. Over the last two months we have had so little opportunity to gather together as Rotarians and reconnect and celebrate our friendships and what we do as Rotarians. We also want to send a letter of thanks and appreciation to all the sponsors and supporters of our current and past golf outings. This is a perfect time to give thanks to all those who have supported our work for our community and the City of Canton.

         So start putting your foursome together for June 26th, a day of fun and fellowship. We will be putting out more information on how to sign up and all of the other details for that day. Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th of June.
 
 
Bill Liber, and the Golf Committee
 
 
 
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and district on the go!
 
Completely free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet!
 
Click on this LINK to view information on this app.
 
 
 
 
 
In accordance with the order from the Ohio Department of Health, the Rotary Office will be closed to the public.
 
Don't worry though!  All correspondences are checked daily and we will try our best to respond back to all inquiries as soon as possible.
 
Please feel free to contact our club officers or Lauri by email at: info@cantonrotary.org or by phone at 330-452-2882.  
 
 
**DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
   -  May 29, 2020 - Rotary Meet-Up via Zoom
   -  June 5, 2020 - Next Planned Full Rotary Meeting
   -  June 19, 2020 - Full Rotary Meeting
   -  June 26, 2020 - Golf Committee is planning a golf event for our members. 
             More details to come soon.
   -  September 24, 2020 - Oktoberfest -
 
 
 
 
 
                       
 
 
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