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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 11:45 AM
1st & 3rd Fridays @ Christ Presbyterian Church - 11:45 AM; 2nd & 4th Wed. @ Conestoga Grill - 5 PM
Christ Presbyterian Church = 530 W. Tuscarawas, Canton, OH 44702
Conestoga Grill = 217-2nd St NW
Canton, OH 44702
United States of America
(330) 452-2882
1st & 3rd Fri. - Noon @ Christ Presbyterian Church - lunch avail. to buy - 'formal' programs/ speakers // 2nd & 3rd Wed. - 5 PM @ Conestoga Grill - more casual, family friendly - food/bev on your own
Home Page Stories

Joe Race has been the Executive Director of the Building Industry Association of Stark County for 27 years.

The BIA is a non-profit trade association serving the interests of builders, remodelers, tradesmen and construction material suppliers by providing safe, affordable homes and quality jobs in East Central Ohio through promotion, advocacy, networking, and education.

Joe started in the construction industry at Pella Window & Door Company in Bedford Hts., Ohio and eventually became a Pella Store Manager in Canton in 1987. His builder customers asked him to consider becoming Executive Director of the BIA in 1996 and it has turned out to be a wonderful endeavor.

Joe is married to his wife Laurie and they have two daughters…. Ellen is a graduate of THE Ohio State University and works for the Columbus Crew Soccer Team and The Ohio State University Athletic Dept.  Their daughter Amy will graduate from the University of Cincinnati in April with an education degree and hopes to be a teacher.

(Coach Mike left, Coach Dan right)
Some of you may know that Past President Dan Fuline's son, Mike, is the now long-tenured Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Mount Union. Mike's now in his 12th season at Mount, having previously taken the Jackson High boy's basketball team to the State Championship in 2010.
Mike's Purple Raiders are now going to the NCAA Division III Final Four. They play the Wisconsin-Whitewater team Thursday at 8 PM.
What you might not know is that Dan Fuline is one of his son's assistant coaches! 
When you see COACH Dan again, be sure to give him a high five! 
Following a plea by our very own District Governor Michelle Charles for aid for those displaced by the derailment in East Palestine, a van load of food, diapers, hygiene supplies, stuffed animals and other goodies was driven from Wooster by Wooster Rotarian Joe Szeker (also Director of Operations at People to People Ministries in Wayne County) to the parking lot at the Eric Snow YMCA in downtown Canton (thanks Canton Rotarian Rich Micelli and staff). There a certain Canton Rotarian met Joe and transferred all of the stuff to his Honda CR-V (thing holds quite a lot, really!)
From there, the goods went on a road trip to St. Jude Catholic Church Activity Center, where it was once again transferred to another vehicle, driven over by a couple from East Palestine, to be given to some of the agencies that were providing aid to those displaced by the train derailment last week.
Canton Rotary is proud to support this effort to help our fellow Ohioans in a time of crisis. 
(Editor's note: that certain Canton Rotarian SUCKS at taking selfies!) 
Weight-Loss Challenge
September to February -
Which Paul Will You See In February?????
Help motivate President-Elect Paul Hervey to lose weight while helping to raise money for the Charitable Fund (note: this is our Annual Charitable Fund Drive!) Your donation depends upon how much weight Hervey loses. (Hint: he could stand to lose a lot!) 
Bonus: If we raise $20,000, Past Presidents Mark Clendenin and Drew Pelger have volunteered to take the Polar Bear Plunge in February!
Let’s work together to make it happen! You can fill out and return this form or send in your pledge to Paul (, 330-704-2935).
Thank you in advance for your wonderful support. 
Member: _________________ 
Total pledge for weight lost: 
_______ 10 pounds 
_______ 20 pounds 
_______ 30 pounds 
_______ 40 pounds 
_______ 50 pounds 
You only pay the amount for the highest weight lost.
Paul "Thin Mint" Hervey
C 330-704-2935
As the PROUD home club of our outstanding District Governor, Michelle Charles, we will be hosting this year's District 6650 Annual Conference.
Dates are Friday June 16th & Saturday June 17th. 
Plans are being made now, so not all deets are known yet, but a STELLAR committee is starting to burn their creative brain cells to make this a GREAT conference, with an emphasis on fellowship, fun, and honoring the accomplishments of the clubs and Rotarians in our district!
Tentative plan is to have a social & fun event on Friday evening, we hope downtown, maybe at Centennial Plaza.
(It'll look warmer in June!)
Saturday's conference will be at the Embassy Suites, 7883 Freedom Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720 (no downtown Canton venues were available).
So please make plans to join us for this conference and help honor District Governor Michelle! 
(PS - We will need volunteers to help with running the conference - set-up, registration, check-in, hospitality, cat-herding, tear-down, etc. Please consider helping!) 
Paul P. Harris formed the first Service organization (Rotary) in Chicago on February 23, 1905.  As the idea of “Service Above Self” spread around the world, communities not served by Rotary were identified and new clubs were formed by existing clubs.  This involved identifying leaders in those growing communities and helping those leaders start a new Rotary Club to serve that community, to exchange ideas and take action.  These Rotary Clubs have since flourished and are an integral part of those communities.

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President Elect
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Immediate Past President
Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio • PO Box 8300 • Canton, Ohio  44711
(330) 452-2882 •