Rotary Club of Canton
116 Cleveland Ave NW
Suite 307
Canton, Ohio  44702
(330) 452-2882
fax (330) 452-8614 
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
Lance Fry & Rob Petit - First Energy
Nov 06, 2020
Overview of FirestEnergy's Power Systems Institute - Opportunities for Local Employment
Salvation Army
Nov 13, 2020
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 11:45 AM
Alex D. Krassas Event Center
251 - 25th Street N.W.
CANTON, OH 44709
United States of America
(330) 452-2882
(330) 452-8614
Home Page Stories
The last speaker that was originally scheduled this spring for our in-person meetings at the Krassas Center (which were postponed due to COVID) is back! Kelli Viscounte from 'Love Our Community' will join us this Friday, October 30 for an update on this Lake Township organization.
In the spring of 2016, the dream began.  A dream of businesses, churches, schools, and individuals coming together to provide an event for the Lake Township community - a simple egg hunt.  This event was a collaboration that surprised many but gave birth to the belief that TOGETHER we could make an impact to last.
From this effort, Love Our Community was born. As more and more community needs were identified, this same collaboration, now formally organized as Love Our Community, a 501c(3), continues to address community needs in Lake Township.
In 2019, Love Our Community purchased the former Lake Center Christian School building, located at 1116 Woodland Street SW in Hartville. The plan is to transform the building into a community resource that offers stable housing for individuals and families facing homelessness. By meeting basic needs, like food and shelter, the LOC building will help residents focus on building a better life. Current plans include an “anchor family” residence and four additional apartment units.
Kelli founded Love Our Community on a dream to mobilize communities to come together to meet needs that are often unseen. 
Her favorite movie is 'Remember the Titans', with 'Rocky' as a close second. She is often heard saying, “it takes us all!” 
Kelli and her husband Ron have six kids and one beautiful granddaughter.
The Brew Card is on sale now and can be purchased via the event page on Facebook or through Eventbrite.
Check it out and make your donations and support the charitable fund and the breweries.
(Editor's note: as you probably realize, our Canton Rotary Charitable Fund is challenged this year, since we have not been able to hold our normal slate of fundraisers due to COVID. Thanks to Oktoberfest Chairperson, Raquel Raderchak, this BREW CARD creatively takes the place of our live Oktoberfest, and gives us all an opportunity to 1) support Canton Rotary and our Charitable Fund and 2) support local breweries/restaurants that have been hit by COVID challenges, too. And it can be a great gift, especially for your relatives, friends, and associates who are younger-than-Boomer-age and LOVE craft beers! Please consider buying the new Canton Rotary BREW CARD.) 
Tony Pierce - October 4th
Todd Morris - October 9th
Scott Oeslager - October 15th
Karen Brenneman - October 19th
Gerald Ortman - October 26th
Bruce Schorsten - October 28th
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  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!
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: or by phone at 330-452-2882.  

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.