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
Renato Camacho, President-Akron-Canton Airport
Jul 24, 2020
State of the Akron-Canton Airport
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
Greetings, Rotarians.
I am writing to all of you from the lovely beach in Hilton Head, SC.  After only a week as President, I feel that a vacation is well deserved.
While we are still waiting for our next physical meeting, patiently or impatiently, we still have had a couple of opportunities to meet as Rotarians.  On June 26th, we had our slightly reduced golf outing at The Sanctuary Golf Club.  We had a fantastic day and a lot of credit goes to Bill Liber and the entire golf outing committee. 
July 1st was our Club Installation at Kozmo’s Grille in Massillon.  We had a fantastic evening as we thanked Mark Rojek for his time as President, as well as our outgoing board members: Bill Liber, Jeff Scott, and Dan Fuline.  We also had the opportunity to welcome our new board members: Jon Adland, Wilbur Allen, Paul Hervey, and Dave Roberts.
A big thanks goes out to all of the Rotarians who are keeping our mission alive during this challenging time when we are unable to have meetings. 
Have a great week.
Drew Pelger
Hello fellow Rotarians.  I hope you are enjoying this wonderful summer weather while we work through these unfamiliar times.  I do miss the weekly in-person lunch meetings and the banter that goes along with seeing everyone.  I'd be remiss if I didn't at least acknowledge that I miss the lunch as well.  As Rotarian Hamilton puts it, we are Zooming again this Friday and I will be sitting in for President Pelger, as he is spending some quality time with his family.
Please join me this Friday in what will be a regular club meeting with some early socializing, followed at noon by a bit of a working meeting. I wanted to take the time to open up discussion limited to two topics:
  • Drew and I have talked about having some open-air off-site meetings while we are awaiting the opening of the Krassas Center.  I'll give you a couple of my thoughts and I look forward to hearing from you. 
  •  Let's share some thoughts about who we are as a club, as well as our thoughts on how we can grow and thrive going forward. What are some of our favorite projects and what are some new ideas for projects?                          
I look forward to seeing you Friday.
Mark Clendenin
The Rotary Office received the following "Thank You Notes" from our 2019-20 Character Count Recipients.  
Ethan Barress writes: 
Dear Canton Rotary Club,
 Thank you so much for awarding me with the YMCA Character Champs Scholarship.  This money will help me to become more successful in college and relieve some of the stress.
Thank you very much,I really appreciate it.
Ethan Barress
Mickey Russ writes:
Thank you so much for the award.  I really appreciate being given the opportunity to receive this award.  This has impacted my life in such a positive way!
Thank you all, so much!
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!
Travel is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but it’s not too early to start thinking about the Rotary International Convention in Taipei! If you have never been to an international convention, you should consider going!
The website is now live - - with information about this exciting event.
Early Bird Registration for the convention will open on June 20th at 2:00pm EST, and the promotional rate will be offered worldwide through 11:59pm on June 26th, concurrent with the Virtual Convention dates.  The early bird rate is $315 for Rotary club members and guests 31 and over; $100 for club members and guests 18-30, $10 for guests 5-18. Hotels are already accepting reservations!
Michelle Charles, DGN 2022-23
RI Convention Promotion Team
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.  
-  July 10, 2020 - Zoom Rotary Meeting - Brianna Hill and Julie Elkins - Domestic Violence Project, Inc.
-  July 17, 2020 - Zoom Social Meeting
-  July 24, 2020 - Renato "Ren" Camacho, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport
-  July 31, 2020 - Zoom Social Meeting

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