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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.)
Home Page Stories
President-elect Lynn Hamilton, subbing for President Mark, welcomed 34 Rotarians and 1 guest to our meeting last Friday. 
Secretary Paula provided the following:
On This Date in History:
    1789 – Congress set January 7 as the date by which states are required to choose electors for the country's first-ever presidential election. A month later, on February 4, George Washington was elected president and sworn into office on April 30.
    1927 – The first commercial transatlantic telephone service took place between New York and London.
    1963 – The rift between Cleveland Browns owner, Art Modell, and head coach, Paul Brown, reaches a boiling point and Brown is fired.
    1980 – President Jimmy Carter authorizes the $1.5 billion bailout of the Chrysler Corporation.
    1999 – President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trail began today after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
    2021 – Elon Musk was named the world’s richest man, worth $186 billion, overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
Weird Fact: 
January 7th is “I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day” and “National Pass Gas Day”. Paula leaves it to you to make any connection between those to facts.........
Happy Bucks:
Paul Hervey
Becky Clark
Shawn Dougherty
Paula Mastroianni 
Lynn Hamilton
Guest speaker, Rachel Hagemeier, stepping in for our own Michelle Charles, gave us an interesting update on what's been happening at the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Thank you Rachel! 

I hope your all having the start to 2022 that you envisioned.  There is something about the start of a new year that seems to generate some internal clock that creates a renewed commitment to service to others and care for self.

When I think of this start of the new year, which is the also the start of the second half of the Rotary Year, I can’t help but to get the feeling that the first half of the year was simply the opening act, and now we’re going to pull the curtain back for the main event.  We have several projects coming up that will make this Rotary year another for the record books.

Together, let’s make this a year to remember


President Mark 

it is with great sadness that we report the passing of William Luntz, long-time Canton Rotarian and community activist, on New Year's Day.
We will not list all of Bill's accomplishments or all of the community organizations he successfully supported and nurtured, and, in some cases founded, but suffice it to say, he embodied the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self"! Rest in peace, Bill. 
Please go to this link to read Bill's full obituary:
As you celebrate this Holiday Season, you may want to think about one more gift: the gift of Rotary. One of the great advantages to being a Rotarian is to be able to help people not just in our community, but throughout the world! 
With that in mind, here is a link to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International:
If you go to this web page, you will see that there are several options for you to indicate what you want to support or how you want your money to be used. 
For what its' worth, the Rotary Foundation has received the Charity Navigator's highest ranking for 12 years in a row! This means your money will be used wisely, with the vast majority going to the causes, not administrative fees! 
And, of course, we have our own Canton Rotary Charitable Fund and the Canton Rotary Foundation. You can give to either of these funds on our 'Donation' page. Or go to this link:
Have a FANTASTIC Christmas! 
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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Rotary Club of Canton • 116 Cleveland Ave NW •Suite 525 •Canton, Ohio  44702
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