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Canton

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
Phone:
(330) 452-2882
Fax:
(330) 452-8614
Home Page Stories
 
Bradley H. Belden has been the President of The Belden Brick Company since 2019. His career with Belden Brick began in 2004 in the EH&S Department, but responsibilities eventually grew to other departments such as Quality, Purchasing and Customer Service.
 
Prior to his work at Belden Brick, Mr. Belden graduated from Boston College with a major in Finance and worked on the Chicago Board Options Exchange and in New York City for JPMorganChase. He currently serves on committees of the Brick Industry Association, as Board President of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association, and the Board of the Ohio Manufacturing Association (OMA) where he also Chairs the OMA Energy Group.
 
Mr. Belden also serves on local non-profit Boards such the Early Childhood Resource Center and the Canton Chamber of Commerce. He is also a proud member of the 19th Class of Leadership Stark County.
 
The Belden Brick Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of face brick and pavers founded by Henry S. Belden in Canton, Ohio in 1885.
 
Last Friday, starting around 8:30 AM, a group of Canton Rotarians, their guests and other volunteers, showed up at a triangle of land at Allen Avenue SE and Johns Court SE, to assist with the build out of the Canton Rotary Habitat Pocket Park on that site. This pocket park, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Canton along with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, is part of Habitat's Renewal Project: SE Canton, a "holistic" effort to revitalize the Lathrop, Hartford and Belden neighborhoods. Go to this link for more info: https://www.habitateco.org/the-renewal-project-se-canton/
 
Our intrepid volunteers laid paving bricks for the walk way and central area, planted shrubs and plants, spread dirt and stones for the beds, and generally tried to look busy! . Rotarians were: Jennie George, Dave Grabowsky, Paul Hervey (who brought a guest, neighbor Mike Stevens), Bob Matthews, PDG Bob Pattison, Chuck Smith, Rick Taylor, Jim Thomas, and Craig Young. There were also three volunteers from the Stark County Prosecutors Office, arranged by Paul Hervey. Also helping was Campbell Landscaping and, of course, the folks from Habitat, including Aaron Brown.
 
 
During our abbreviated weekly Rotary meeting following our work session, PP Craig Young detailed our club's history with Habitat, and Aaron followed him with an update on Habitat's current activities, especially the Renewal Projects in both the NE and SE areas of Canton. Those Rotarians on-site enjoyed a box lunch provided by Mr. Mike's Catering. We were also joined by a few Rotarians on Zoom.
 
We hope you'll be able to join us for our next 'hands-on" Rotary project! 
 
 
 
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 (paul@hervey.co, 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@hervey.co
District Governor (and Canton Rotarian) Michelle Charles has set a goal for District 6650 to raise $100,000 for the Rotary International Disaster Relief Fund, specifically to benefit the Ukraine relief efforts. 
 
Therefore, we are all invited to "A Night for Ukraine", a special fundraising event on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2022!  (Please note Browns fans, if there are any of us left: it is a bye week for CLE). 
 
From Project Chair PDG Scott Schulick:
 
"Late last week, we were informed that the venue where we were to have the Ukraine Relief Event at St. Nikolas Hall in North Canton suffered extensive damage from a fire and will not be able to host our event on Saturday evening, November 5.
 
After several attempts to find another venue, we have been forced to move the event to Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 3-7pm at the St. George Serbian Center, 4667 Applegrove St. NW, North Canton, OH  44720.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  The good news is that most of our entertainment, our caterer, and our special guest, Past RI President Barry Rassin, are still able to attend!
 
"We have been in contact with PDG Mykola Stebljanko in Odessa, Ukraine, and we are very pleased to learn how our efforts and proceeds will benefit aid on the ground and administered by local Rotarians."
 
Cost is $60 per person and includes an authentic Ukrainian ethnic menu, performances from local Ukrainian musicians and dancers, and a special appearance by Past RI President Barry Rassin.
 
Your Canton Rotary Board of Trustees has agreed to budget a $2500 donation to the District's Ukraine fundraising efforts from our Charitable Fund.
 
However, if you, your business or someone you know would like to also contribute to this cause, you may do so by buying tickets, purchasing a sponsorship, or donating an auction item worth $500 or more for the auction for the Night for Ukraine Dinner! 
 
Information is provided at this link: http://rotarydistrict6650.org/. All tickets purchased for this dinner will go toward the cost of the function itself, leaving all sponsorships and auction proceeds to go directly to the Ukraine relief effort!
 
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A LARGE CONTINGENT OF CANTON ROTARIANS AT THIS DINNER TO SUPPORT BOTH UKRIANE AND OUR OWN DISTRICT GOVERNOR MICHELLE! Why not make it a Canton Rotary SOCIAL EVENT? 
Due to scheduling conflicts, our Pints & Pours for Polio Plus, the celebrity bartender fundraiser originally scheduled for Monday October 17th, has now been postponed until further notice. DG Michelle Charles is looking at perhaps a January date for this event. We will certainly keep you informed. Thanks! 
Last Wednesday, we received an email, forwarded from District Governor Michelle Charles, from the RI Directory for Zones 30 & 31, which includes Eastern Kentucky, asking for any cash donations that could be sent to help victims of the recent flooding in that area. The text of that email is shown below.
 
Your Board of Trustees voted at the end of last week to send a $1,000 donation from our Charitable Fund to the Rotary Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund, which is being administered by District Governor of District 6740, Seema Sachdeva, through the Rotary Club of Pikeville, Kentucky, and the Pikeville Community Foundation.
 
Doing the math, this represents a roughly $10 per person donation from our Club. If you happen to be inspired to donate more to this cause, the information on where to send donations is in the email text below. 
 

Dear Rotary Members in Zones 30 and 31,

Once again, #RotaryResponds where human needs are great. 

Last Thursday, flooding devastated three counties in eastern Kentucky in economically challenged communities. Twenty-six people have lost their lives and fatalities may rise as rescue efforts continue. People who had very little before the flooding are now left with nothing.  Flooding in small communities in hollows in our own District 6740 has destroyed homes and livelihoods. Many people are without power or running water. This article from the New York Times only begins to describe the devastation and loss of life. Additional rains today, July 31, are adding to the suffering and complicating rescues efforts.

Rotary District Governor in 6740, Seema Sachdeva, the district leadership and Rotary clubs in the devastated communities are organized to accept donations to help these communities survive, recover and rebuild. At this time, cash donations are needed and are the preferred way for each of us to make a difference.

Please help the people of eastern Kentucky. The Pikeville, KY Rotary club will serve as the district’s point of contact for cash contributions to a 501(c) (3) fund, through an account with the Pikeville Community Foundation.

Cash contributions can be sent to the following address:

Pikeville Rotary Club Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief FundPO Box 988Pikeville, KY 41502

Funds will  be used for immediate disaster relief for the affected families. More information about relief efforts and needs will be communicated as it becomes available.

Please help out our communities and families that are in such desperate need in eastern Kentucky. Thank you for being a Rotarian, and thank you for your compassion.Sincerely,Elizabeth UsoviczRotary International Director, Rotary Zones 30 and 31

Hi folks, hope you're having a great week!
 
As I mentioned last week, I am asking all Canton Rotarians to volunteer a little of your time (or maybe a lot, if you're up for it!) to help our Club be successful this year and to continue into the future. Below is a short list of committees that I would ask you to take a look at, and to pick at least one committee on which you'd like to help. With no administrative assistant or office any longer, there's a fair amount of work that needs to be done to allow our club to operate smoothly. Plus, we are still trying to build back up from the pandemic's negative influences, including stabilizing our membership rolls, raising funds to run our club, as well as to continue our support of both our local and international communities, plus making sure we are able to help the youth in our Canton community.
 
Please take a look here and let me know what you might like to help with. It doesn't have to be a lot of time, maybe an hour or two per week, unless there's something that really grabs you and you feel compelled to grab the bull by the horns! My email is rickt@kozmosgrille.com and cell is 330-575-2870. 
 
_____  Communications - to handle Rotogram, Facebook and other social media, website, emails and PR out to the community; notify press of speaker schedule?
_____  Community Involvement - help oversee our local projects, facilitate contact with local government and organizations
_____  Club Operations - assist with set up for meetings, caterer, organize greeters, attendance table (great for newer members to meet people and learn names/faces), handle lunch payments, make sure everything is organized for speakers, etc. 
______  Fellowship/Social - plan/organize activities for members to get together socially
______  Fundraising  - someone to coordinate our various fundraising efforts and assist project chairs, coordinate with Treasurer Tom 
______  Endowment – assist with management of endowment fund and disbusrement of funds to appropriate charities, etc.
______  Membership & Engagement – A BIG ONE!
  • Identify and solicit sources for new members (downtown and Canton-centric businesses and organizations, minority businesses, schools, Malone, churches, NGO's, etc.);
  • Reach out to "missing members" (not currently engaged/active)
  • regularly communicate with existing institutional members and ID potential new ones
  • Make sure new members are engaged and getting out of the club what they want
_____  Youth - coordinate and enhance youth programs: Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange, JA
_____  Environment – new area for Rotary International, open for suggestions
_____  International –coordinate international involvement, current & future
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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