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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
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Please plan to attend the Canton Rotary 4 – Way Test Competition!

This Friday February 3rd, our annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest will take place between two McKinley Students, with the winner earning the right to represent Canton Rotary at District 6650 competition on April 1st at the Fairways Golf Club in N. Canton.

These students are extremely well-trained by long-time coach, Manuel Halkias, and their McKinley Speech and Debate Teams consistently place at or near the top in state, local, and regional competitions. 

You do NOT want to miss this chance to see these top-quality teen speakers at this meeting! 

BTW…. I will need 3 judges to score their presentations. Please let me know if you are interested in helping! Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott moved to Canton from Indianapolis in 1978 to apprentice for Gary Gerber and work in his Gary's Place salons. Jeff's professional background began as a stylist and soon developed into a hair color and cutting educator for Framesi USA and Clairol Logics as well as performing classes on Educational Cruise Seminars for five years. Jeff became manager of the salon chain in 1989 heading up education, hiring and training new staff members as well as customer service-related duties. In 1999, Jeff and business partner Shelly Talbot purchased the salon chain from former Canton Rotarian Gary Gerber and have developed the company into the largest salon and day spas in the area.  
Jeff has been a Rotarian for 24 years; Jeff's Rotary involvement consists of serving on the Canton Rotary Board, GOTS, Co-Chair of the Student Exchange, Appreciation Day Chair, 4 Way Test Chair, Pancake Day Committee, as well as the Oktoberfest Committee.  Jeff is also involved on the Redken Academy Advisory Board Cleveland and Board member for Camp Quality Ohio from 2010-2016. Jeff is married to Susan and they have two adult children, Kaitlyn and Kara.
Swiss Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Riviera Veggies
Rolls & Butter
As you may recall, we are changing up our meeting schedule: 
(Planned schedule for Wednesday meetings: fellowship till 5:30 or so, then a short, casual meeting to discuss what's going on with our club. Family & friends, and potential new members are welcome!)
Please note: for any members who may hesitate to drive to these Wed. evening meetings, please contact Rick Taylor 330-575-2870 & we will see what we can work out! 
So here's the NEW February schedule:
Friday Feb 3, 2023 - Christ Presbyterian Church, 11:45 am - 4-Way Test Speech Contest w/McKinley students
Wed. Feb 8, 2023 - Conestoga Grill, 5 PM
Friday Feb 17, 2023 - C.P.C., 11:45 am - Sue Grabowski, Entrepreneur & CEO of Desidara
Wed. Feb 22 - Conestoga Grill, 5 PM
When you attend any of our next three Canton Rotary meetings,
you'll be able to enter your name in  raffle to win
TWO TICKETS (value $100)
for the
on Saturday February 18th at Arrowhead Golf Course from 9 AM to 3 PM! 
You may enter each time you attend a meeting (max of three entries)!
Meetings are: 
Friday 2/3/23 - Noon, Christ Presbyterian Church
Wednesday 2/8/23 - 5 PM, Conestoga Grill, 217 - 2nd St NW, Onesto Hotel Bldg.
Friday 2/17/23 - Noon, CPC 
For info on the Chili Open, go to
To purchase tickets, see Canton Rotarian Steve Fettman. 
In an effort to increase our exposure in the Canton Community, our Rotary Club of Canton has decided to support some of the local Canton events with other organizations.
With that in mind, we will be helping to sponsor the Canton Symphony Orchestra's "Bourbon & Blues" fundraiser on February 27th at the Barrel Room in North Canton starting at 6:30.
There will be live music, raffles, a bourbon 'pull', and lots of fun! 
Go to this link for more info:
(Note from President Rick: Please see this note re: the RYLA Conference this year. Representatives from our two Interact Clubs will be participating and, as a club, we'd like to support this event. Please consider contributing any promotional material from you business if appropriate that you think a teenager might like. If you can do so, please let me or Jennie George know what you will be donating, so we can decide if we want to enhance the "goodies" out of our club budget. Thanks!) 
As we reboot the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Conference for 2023, we invite all Rotarians in District 6650 to contribute to the "Goody Bags" the students attending the conference will receive.  Our Goody Bags are not unlike the "swag bags" you may have received when attending a conference or event. 
Our Goody Bags, though, are made up of items from Rotarians and their businesses.
What are we looking for?  Promotional items from your business for each participant! 
These bags are for 16-17 year olds.  They like pens and mechanical pencils, highlighters, post-it notes, key chains, small toys,  playing cards, Frisbees, fast food coupons, gum, candy bars, etc.
 - Please NO political giveaways.  We will not use them.
- Please NO CAFFEINE snacks or drinks.  We cannot distribute them for safety reasons.
- You will need 100 of any one item so every bag gets the same items.
- Since we assemble the bags before the students arrive, items must arrive before Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
Items should be delivered or mailed to:
ATTENTION:  Lori Jewell
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
210 East State StreetSalem  OH  44460
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
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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Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio • PO Box 8300 • Canton, Ohio  44711
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