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BRETT HAVERLICK, PROJECT MANAGER AT COON RESTORATION, WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE ONESTO HOTEL AND THE BLISS TOWER PROJECTS
Brett Haverlick is the Project Manager at Coon Restoration, and is supervising Coon's downtown Canton projects. Brett is the "right-hand man" of Steve Coon, owner of Coon Restoration.
 
Brett will give us a report on the Onesto Hotel and the Bliss Tower projects, including how they began and progress to date. He will also provide us with information on the status of the development project at the Hercules Motors property.
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LUNCHEON MENU & ASSIGNMENT FOR NOV 17TH
THANKSGIVING MEAL
OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH STUFFING
MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY
BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER
SALAD BAR
DINNER ROLL WITH BUTTER
 
SPEAKER CHAIR - TIM FRANTA
INVOCATOR - JACK BARKAN
SONG LEADER - TBD
GREETER LEADER - BRUCE SCHORSTEN
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PASSING OF LONGTIME CANTON ROTARIAN JOHN C. DEWEES
Longtime Canton Rotarian John DeWees passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, after his courageous battle with cancer. John had been a member of the Rotary Club of Canton for the past 22 years. He was a Paul Harris Fellow, served as the Club Photographer for the past years, was active as a volunteer on many committees, and was a frequent invocator.
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ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTION
The following has made a contribution to the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund in memory of John C. DeWees:
 
  -  Rebecca Marchino
  -  Virginia Neutzling
  -  Michelle and Mike Mullaly
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VOTING RESULTS FOR THE 2018-2019 ROTARY YEAR
During the weekly meeting on Friday, November 10, 2017, the Club voted for the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees and Officers. A motion was made by Past President Dan Matthews and seconded by Past President Scott Sandrock to accept the results for the following positions:
 
President - Michelle Mullaly
President Elect - Mark Rojek
Vice President - Drew Pelger
Secretary - Suzette Matthews
Treasurer - Tom Clevenger
Sergeant-at-Arms - Robert Matthews
 
New Trustees:
Ashleigh Abrigg
Kimberly Kroh
James Molnar
Stephanie Snow Werren
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CHARITABLE FUND DRIVE UNDERWAY!
Happy November Rotarians!
 
It’s that time of year when we begin our Annual Charitable Fund Drive! Beginning this Friday, I will be making a weekly plea from the podium for your participation.
 
The Charitable Fund is vital to our Club’s philanthropic endeavors. With this fund, we support projects such as Polio Plus, the Philomatheon Society, RYLA, Rotary Scouts, Interact and Scholarships. This year we also started the Backpack Project under the charitable fund. It is important that we continue to support projects in the community where we work, live and play.
 
I am not going to be focusing on the goal amount – instead I’m hoping for 100% participation. It’s not important how much you give, just that you give something. Please consider your gift with a generous spirit.
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SONG LEADERS ARE NEEDED
We are once again seeking individuals who would be willing to volunteer to fill the months of November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June as Song Leader for our weekly meetings. If you would be interested in helping out for one of these months, please contact the Rotary Office at (330) 452-2882. Thank you.
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THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH WILL BE THE HEALTH SCREEN & WELLNESS FAIR
The Rotary Club of Canton will once again hold its Semi-Annual Health Screen & Wellness Fair on THIS Saturday, November 18, 2017. This event will be held at Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton, 44708.
 
A 12-hour fast is recommended for more accurate results. In addition to the blood screenings, Mercy Medical Center service lines will be offering additional free health screenings and educational materials.
 
Pre-Registration for this event will close on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 3:30pm. You may may walk-in and register on Saturday between the hours of 7 am - 11 am.  To view the flyer, please follow this LINK.
NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH
 
story provided by District Governor Mike Raulin
and Peter L. Apicella, M.D., DRFC 6650
 
 
 
Arch Klumph said that the purpose of the RI Foundation was to “do good in the world.” By any reasonable standards, the Foundation has lived up to that promise, and the best is yet to come. Our Foundation is one of the best run in the world, earning perfect scores from Charity Navigator. But perfect scores are not good enough for Rotarians; we want to do even better. We now focus on six areas of needs, and every project is designed to be sustainable long after we complete a project. The areas of focus are:
  • Promoting Peace
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Supporting Education and Literacy
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Fighting Disease (Polio and so much more)
In the past, the district has had one or more district-wide programs to celebrate Foundation month. We will not be doing that this year. Instead, I would like every club to devote at least one November meeting to the Foundation. Perhaps your club’s Foundation Chair or someone else in the club who is knowledgeable about the Foundation could speak about the many programs supported by the Foundation. There are some wonderful film clips on YouTube and on the Rotary International website that can be played for your club. Learn about the Foundation and you will want to be a part of it.
 
Last year, our district gave over a quarter of a million dollars to the Foundation (more than $125/per member). That was up $50,000 from the previous year. Part of this legacy stems from a relatively small number of incredibly generous members, and I want to thank every one of those members. But most of that generosity was the result of the majority of members from our district contributing what they can to the Foundation. The decision to contribute should be yours, but if you would like information about how to contribute, feel free to contact me.
 
November Paul Harris Fellow Challenge – Two chances to win a PHF Award for you or a friend - Your Club President should have received a packet with a video featuring Tim and Anna discussing Rotary’s “Leaving a Legacy” program along with envelopes for donations toward the Annual Fund and Polio Plus. For each $20 donated, you will have a chance to win a PHF for you, your spouse, or a friend. Thanks to the generosity of Mike Raulin, District Governor, and Dr. Peter Apicella, Foundation Chair, two such awards will be given this year. In addition, for each $100 donated, you will have a chance for an overnight stay at the Avalon Inn & Golf Resort, thanks to Sieglinde Warren, Past District Governor. You can preview the video here: www.Rotary6650.org.
 
Local Grants UPDATE – Please keep me informed of progress and send pictures of the final project for the website www.Rotary6650.org.
 
Global Grants UPDATE Please consider supporting one or several of these projects ‘Doing Good in the World’. Individual donors and clubs will receive tax-deductible receipts. Donations count toward Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
 
To view the Global Grant Projects click on this LINK.
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WEEKLY MEETING NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
During the weekly meeting on Friday, November 10, 2017, President Amanda Tietze welcomed the 58 members and 3 guests to the meeting. With sadness, President Amanda informed the members about the passing of longtime Rotarian John DeWees. John passed away after his short battle with cancer. She asked everyone to take a minute and sign the sympathy card for John's wife, Lori. Amanda stated that an email would be sent to members with funeral arrangements, once details are released by John's family.
 
Past President Dan Matthews gave the Invocation.
 
Secretary Suzette Matthews then welcomed the following guests to the meeting: Joe Albert (speaker); Jason Hostetler (guest of Ernie Schott); Bill Marsden (potential new member).
 
The "Happy News" was then provided by the following:
  • PP Denny Fulmer - in recognition of Adrian Allison's participation in the Canton Palace Theatre's 'Dancing with the Stark Stars' fundraiser on November 11, 2017;
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  • PP Virginia Neutzling - in thanks and recognition of all our United States military veterans and their service for our country;
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  • PP Craig Young - in celebration and recognition of the successful completion of the Canton Rotary's and Habitat for Humanity's Pocket Park Project;
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  • Bruce Schorsten - in encouragement of Rotarians to participate in our Salvation Army Bell Ringing project and for Rotarians to join together to sing on December 1, 2017 from 10 am - 12 pm during the bell ringing at Buehlers in Jackson Township;
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  • PP Paul White - in thanks for Issue 2 being voted down;
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  • Suzette Matthews - in recognition of her spouse, Dan Matthews, presenting a special invocation that he wrote himself;
  •   -  Suzette also honored the memory of fellow Rotarian, John DeWees, who truly exemplified "Service Above Self"
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  • Robert Matthews - in encouragement for all Rotarians to promote and attend the Health & Wellness Event on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Mercy Hall Auditorium from 7 am - 11 am.
President Elect Michelle Mullaly then informed the members that the Canton Rotary Charitable Fund Drive is underway. The funds raised from the Charitable Fund Drive will help the club pay for local and international projects for the upcoming Rotary year. Michelle indicated that she is not placing a total dollar amount for the club to reach, but instead is just asking that each and every Rotarian donate something. Any monetary amount, whether large or small, will be appreciated. (*See story above).
 
PDG/PP Dave Ewing then provided a very meaningful presentation recognizing the Rotarians who have served in the United States Military. A few Veterans were asked to provide insight into their service experience.
 
President Amanda then presented the members with the newly elected Board of Trustee members and Officers for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. President Amanda asked for a motion to approve the candidates, which was provided by PP Dan Matthews and seconded by PP Scott Sandrock (*See story above to review the incoming Board).
 
November Speaker Chair Tim Franta introduced the speaker for the meeting, Joe Albert, owner of Joe Albert Studios.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
 
     -  Health Screen & Wellness Fair - Saturday, November 18, 2017
     -  NO MEETING - Friday, November 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Holiday
     -  Rotary Office Closed - November 23 & 24th (Thursday, Friday)
 
 
Speakers
Nov 24, 2017
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Russell Hampton
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