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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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Dear Rotarian,
Our annual Massillon-McKinley football luncheon is less than two weeks from today.  We have the band, the food, the speakers, and the decorations all lined up. 
For the sake of everyone, please help us avoid a registration log-jam on the big day!
1. Register and pay online at (see info below).
2. Sign up and pay this week at the October 15 luncheon.
3. RSVP and pay for your guests early (See info below). 
I look forward to seeing you there.
Paul Hervey
Annual Canton-Massillon Joint Rotary Luncheon
In celebration of the 132nd annual Massillon-McKinley football rivalry, on Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:30 am to 1 pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, 530 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Canton Rotary will host the Massillon Rotary for our annual Rivalry Meeting.
This year’s guest speakers include Terrell Clifford (McKinley ’82) and Devin Jordan (Massillon ’03). They will be joined by the McKinley band, plus the mayors, coaches, and players from both schools. Please come to cheer on the 'Dogs, and bring your guests and prospective members, too!
Doors open at 11:30 am and the program starts at noon. Lunch catered by Mr. Mike’s is $16 with advance reservation or $20 at the door.
For reservations or questions, go to or call 330-452-2882 or email
Online reservations/payments can be made on our website’s front page. Click on the "Make a Payment" button on the right side, make a payment of $16 per person under “Other” and put the names of your group in the “comments” section.
Notes: Parking to the west of the church (main entrance) is reserved for seniors and those with limited mobility. All others should park in the municipal lot to the south of the church, across 2nd Street. Second Street and McKinley are one-way streets. Go east on Tuscarawas, right on McKinley, then right on Second Street SW to park.

Maureen ‘Mo’ Ater serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Development for Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, one of the largest non-profits in Northeast Ohio.  In her role, she is responsible for the advertising, public relations and fundraising of 22 different retail locations and mission programs which served more than 11,000 people last year alone. She also is the director for The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill, a collaborative site home to 20 other non-profit organizations.

Mo came ‘home’ to Goodwill after serving as a Board member for more than eight years for the organization. She had previously worked as the General Manager of GateHouse Ohio Media, a regional media group that included The Canton Repository, The Independent, The Times-Reporter, The Suburbanite and About Magazine. Her other roles with GateHouse included General Manager of The Independent and Director of Marketing. Previously in her career, Mo held marketing and leadership positions at Stark County Board of DD and United Way of Greater Stark County.

She is a Board member with the YMCA of Central Stark County, Stark Education Partnership and Stark County District Library Foundation. Mo is the recipient of the Canton Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, 20 Under 40 award for outstanding young professionals and was inducted into the YWCA Stark County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

She is a graduate of Ashland University and West Virginia University, with degrees in Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications.

She and her husband Patrick are both lifetime residents of Stark County and currently live in the Canton area with their three daughters; Audrey (12), Grace (10) and Evelyn (6).

Soup DeJour
Chicken Wrap
Pasta Salad
Full Salad Bar
(Editor's note: Restaurant joke: Customer asks their server, "What is the Soup Du Jour". Server replies, "I don't know, but we have it EVERY DAY!") 
At our weekly meeting last Friday 10/8/21, President-Elect Lynn Hamilton, standing in for a vacationing Mark Clendenin, welcomed 31 members and two guests, Bill Hannon and Brent Watts. 
This Day in History - 
* 1929 -  A man in Ohio is charged and found guilty of speaking offensively in front of a woman.
* 2004 -  Martha Stewart is sentenced to 5 months and a $30,000 fine.  She served her prison term at a minimum security facility known as Camp Cupcake!
* 2008 - The national debt clock was created in 1989,  showing our country’s debt at 3 trillion dollars.  On Oct 8, 2008, the debt went to 10 trillion dollars.  However, the clock didn’t have enough digits to show 10 trillion, so they added 2 digits to the clock. (Editor's note: And, right now, if you listen carefully, you can hear that debt clock spinning uncontrollably!) 
Rotary Fun Fact - 
Rotary Ann
In 1914 San Francisco, Rotarians boarded a special train to attend the yearly convention in Houston.  Only one woman was aboard, Ann Brunnier, wife of a Rotarian.  When they arrived at the convention, only one other woman was in attendance, Ann Gundaker, also the wife of a Rotarian.  As they were introduced, the men began chanting Rotary Ann!  They then proceeded to hoist the two petite Anns on men’s shoulders and paraded them around the convention hall.
After that all wives were known as Rotary Ann, until 1987 when women were permitted to join our clubs.
Happy Bucks:
- Paul Hervey: daughter was Perry High Player of the Month for October
- Brent Watts: attended a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, completing a 'bucket list' item
- PDG Bob Pattison: watched his grandson in the BDBITL (Best Darn Band in the Land) at an OSU football game
I was away on vacation this past week, but was happy to be able to jump in on Zoom to watch the meeting.  Our own Jenni George was fantastic.  Like some I had some problem with the connection, but was able to finish it watching the recorded version.  It occurs to me that many of us would also like to be able to do this as well.  I'll be making it a priority this month to create the best way for members to easily do this.  Some times you just have to jump in the boat to row in order to figure out what needs done. 
Thanks to President Elect Lynn Hamilton for filling in for me while I was gone, as well as all of the Friday Rotarians that volunteer to help make this all work.  None of this works as well with out your contributions.
Don't forget that our McKinley-Massillon luncheon is next week 10/22/21.  Please go to the Rotary website and prepay before next Monday so that we can provide our caterer with an accurate head count.  Vice President Hervey and his committee has done a great job putting this together so let's all make this an opportunity to rally the Canton Rotary troops and show the Massillon Rotary how strong we are.  It's a great chance to bring a friend!
Have a great week.
President Mark 
REMINDER! We have a NEW permanent location for our Friday luncheon meetings! 
We're be back in Beautiful Downtown Canton, at the historic Christ Presbyterian Church at 530 Tuscarawas Street West. Parking lot and entrance are on the west side of the building. Meeting room at the top of the stairs and an elevator is available Meals are provided by our old friend Terry from Mr. Mike's Catering.
WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THE MEETING!  (No payment is necessary when reserving). Payment options will be available at the meeting. If you need help using the Eventbrite site, please contact Rotarian Sue Marzano.  
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
(330) 452-2882 fax •(330) 452-8614•