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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 11:30 AM
Christ Presbyterian Church
530 Tuscarawas Street West
Canton, OH 44702
United States of America
(330) 452-2882
(330) 452-8614
*In order to respect the choices of our individual members, we have adopted a hybrid model of our meetings. In-person at: Christ Presbyterian Church OR Remote via Zoom (The link is sent prior to the meeting.)
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Donna Collins serves as the executive director of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Collins brings more than 30 years of experience in leading a state agency and statewide non-profit organizations, demonstrating consistent success and solid results that impact policy, education, economic development, and arts and culture.
In 2015 John R. Kasich, Governor of the State of Ohio, inducted Collins into the Association of Ohio Commodores, whose mission is to assist the State of Ohio in its advancement in all areas contributing to the economic growth and development of the State, and the greater prosperity of its citizens.
At the national level Collins is an elected Board member of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and a member of the ArtPlace America Central Appalachian Network Assembly.
Stuffed Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli/Cauliflower Medley
Roll and Butter
Side Salad

Hello fellow Canton Rotarians and welcome to December.  This is certainly one of my favorite times of the year.  It has less to do with the temperature outside, although I do enjoy a good dusting of snow, but rather more to do with the temperature of people’s hearts.

During the month of December, we try a little harder to stop, pause, and to reflect on all that we have, and actively look for opportunities to share our abundances with others that are a bit less fortunate.  I feel there is a difference between the charity of giving, which is more obligatory, and the kindness of giving that generates from the heart.  It more reflects an activity that we want to do.  I feel it is the essence of Canton Rotarians.

There are some great opportunities this month for us to show our kindness.  The Sweet Treat Raffle will be back at our 12/17/21 meeting, Pack the Bus is occurring through the month of December, and who knows, we might have the opportunity to ring some Salvation Army Bells.  I look forward to working along side you and enjoying the holiday with you.

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Happy Holidays Rotarians!

We hope that you are planning to attend our last meeting of 2021 on Friday, December 17th

Doors open at 11:30am and it will be a time filled with great food, great fun, and great entertainment!

This year sees the return of our  "Sweet Treat Raffle” where you will have the opportunity to win a variety of donated dessert items: for example, cookies, breads, pies, and cakes, which will make for a "sweet" fundraiser with proceeds benefiting our Charitable Fund!

Each Rotarian is asked to bring their favorite culinary/holiday sweet treat that day to be raffled off at the meeting. It can be store bought or homemade so don’t let a lack of talent in the kitchen stop you from participating!

When you arrive, you will be able to purchase raffle tickets (2 for $1.00 or 12 for $5.00) and during lunch you will be able to put your tickets in the boxes for the items you would like to win. The more you buy the better your odds are to take home a delicious treat for your holiday gathering!

If you are planning to donate a treat to be raffled off, if would be helpful to contact Becky Clark beforehand so she knows how many items we will have and can plan accordingly.  She can be reached at 330.715.8199/

Following our delicious holiday meal you will enjoy the incredible talents of organist Heather Cooper for a delightful holiday music concert played on the Gibbs-Pryor organ in the Christ Church Sanctuary.  During that time, our trusty elves will pull our treat winners and following the concert, you can stop in and pick up your delicious winnings!

This will be a great day to catch up with your Rotary friends or to bring a guest! Please be sure to RSVP to the online invitation when it is sent you to your email and add this special meeting to your calendar to attend! 

May the coming weeks be filled with peace, joy, family and friends, and as we look ahead to a new year remember that there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind!  Happy Holidays!

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.

“The Path Forward”
My friends. I want to welcome all of you to a new year of Rotary service for 2021-2022.  Most importantly, we owe a great amount of appreciation for the leadership exemplified by past District Governor Linda Henderson. Linda’s dedication and devotion kept District 6650 progressing, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on all our Rotary Club activities.  I consider our district very fortunate to have had Linda’s selfless service to hold us together through such trying times. Thank you, Linda.
I think we all can agree that we have undergone a multitude of experiences, emotions, life challenges, and sacrifices in responding to the effects of COVID-19. Our journey together has been long and exhausting. We truly are living through a historic time for the world, country, state, city, and our families. The vaccines have arrived and are being allocated as supplies are delivered to our health departments, hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. This is great news, as they are all considered effective in combating the coronavirus. 
As we look forward to 2021, our thinking does not have to be limited to the end of this year. I am also thinking about what we will be doing in 2022 ,2023, 2024, and beyond. We cannot see the future, but we can steer ourselves where we want to go. I think it is important that our clubs have plans to rebuild, reflect, revitalize, and reinforce for the present and the future. There is a popular adage often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the father of time management: "failing to plan is planning to fail." Planning is essential to achieving success in all areas of life, including our government, businesses, educational communities, for our residents, and especially for Rotary as our clubs strive to become better.
Let us work together and chart a path forward with a vision of optimism—a path that leads to healing and hopefulness, to reconnecting with each other, and to the anticipation of brighter days ahead. Please join your District Administration for a Welcome Back 6650 event on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM at the MAPS Air Museum, located at 2260 International Pkwy, North Canton, OH 44720. This event includes free admission and a complimentary meal, which will be served from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. Register your club and the number of people attending with the District office by Friday, August 13, 2021. I hope to see you there.
Steve Wilder
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