Rotary Club of Canton
116 Cleveland Ave NW
Suite 525
Canton, Ohio  44702
(330) 452-2882
fax (330) 452-8614 
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
Scott Slesnick, Slesnick Recycling
May 07, 2021
Scott's passion and hobby, juggling
Matthew Kreitzer, Chief Magistrate
May 21, 2021
The Court's programs and involvement with traumatized children, both neglected and delinquent
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 11:45 AM
2749 Cleveland Ave. NW
CANTON, OH 44709
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: John's Grille OR Remote via Zoom (The link is sent prior to the meeting.)
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Our speaker this Friday will be Scott Slesnick.  Scott was born and raised in Canton.  He is a graduate of Glen Oak High School and The Ohio State University.  He is the fourth-generation of his family to be involved in the local recycling business.
S. Slesnick Co. started in 1924 and split into two separate businesses in the 1950s, commonly known as Slesnick Steel and Slesnick Recycling.  Slesnick Recycling employs 60 people and recycles over 15,000 tons of paper materials every month at its Stark County locations.  Scott will talk briefly about how the recycling business fits into the local and global economy.
But more importantly, Scott is also an avid juggler. He started juggling in high school, and has been the president of the Rubber City Jugglers for over 20 years. He has also held several positions in the International Jugglers' Association. Scott is mostly a hobbyist juggler, but has performed at dozens of local events for a wide variety of organizations.
During the April 30, 2021, Secretary Paula Mastroianni introduced our newest member, Marianna DiGiacomo, to the Rotary Club of Canton.  Secretary Paula had the following to say about Marianna:
"Marianna DiGiacomo has dedicated her career to strengthening our public library’s focus on literacy and community collaborations.  Marianna joined Stark Library in 2007 and served as youth services librarian and literacy and events coordinator prior to her role as community services director. She directs Stark Library’s literacy initiatives, events, school and community partnerships, outreach and mobile services, and technology training.  She is a graduate of the University of Akron and Kent State University and completed Leadership Stark County’s Government Academy, as well as the American Library Association’s Leadership Institute. She also serves on many local committees dedicated to ensuring children are ready for school success."
Canton Rotarians, partners and friends! You are invited to join us for our 1st Fellowship Make-up Meeting on Wednesday May 12 from 4pm to 6pm+ at the new Jerzee’s Café and Sports Grille at Centennial Plaza, 330 Court Ave NW in Downtown Canton. Drinks and sandwiches are at your own expense. 
Jerzee's has a great selection of food and drinks, including the famous Dick's Arcade Coney’s, over 27 craft beers, and Starbucks Coffee. You can relax at the bar with 8 video screens to view all kinds of sports or tables are available inside and outside with great servers.
Take time to stroll around the Plaza and enjoy this new focal point for Downtown Canton. 
It’s been over a year since we were able to get together and enjoy each other’s company.  Now it's time to come on down and relax with your fellow Rotarians! Call Lauri at the Rotary Office 330-452-2882 or email her by Tuesday May 11th if you plan to attend. 
Hope you see you there. 
ROTARIANS! We are in the midst of our SPRING RAFFLE! 
By purchasing tickets, not only will you have the chance to WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES, but you will also be SUPPORTING OUR CLUB FUND! 
Tickets are just: 6 for $25, 13 for $50, 27 for $100!
When you purchase your tickets, you can then choose to put them in one of 8 'baskets', attempting to win one of these great prizes:
         * Blanton's 93 Proof & Blanton's Gold 
         * EH Taylor Small Batch & EH Taylor Single Barrel 
         * Weller Antique & Weller 12 Yr 
         * Widow Jane 10 Yr & Widow Jane Decadence 
All proceeds go to support our Canton Rotary Club fund, which we use to help fund our community activities, as well as regional and international projects. 
Our goal is to sell 500 of the $25 packages, and we have a LONG way to go! 
So please consider buying some raffle tickets and contacting your family and friends to participate. You can click on the button below to buy.  
If you need help navigating the process, reach out to Mark Clendenin, Rick Taylor, Jeff Scott, Jim Molnar, or Becky Clark, or contact Lauri at the Rotary office 330-452-2882 and she will put us in touch with you. 
Thanks for being a generous Rotarian! 
I cannot believe it is already May!
The 2021 Virtual Convention will open innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, all around the world from the comfort of your own home.
Registration is now open! Before May 7, the cost to register is only $49. After that, it goes up to $65.
It is SUPER easy to register – just click here: About - 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities (
The Convention is scheduled for June 12 – 16, 2021. You will be able to connect virtually with other Rotarians from around the world. The Convention will feature live discussions with Rotary leaders and other notable speakers. Join us virtually to explore how our digital network makes our global relationships more powerful.
Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
I hope to “see” you at the Convention!
Yours in Rotary,
Michelle Charles, DGN
6650 Rotary Convention Chair
Congratulations to McKinley High School Student, Anastasia Allison, who finished in third place at the April 10, 2021 District 6650 Four-Way Test Competition.  
Manuel Halkias, Canton McKinley High School Speech and Debate Coach, stated that "there were over twelve amazing speakers ...and she did the Canton Rotary very proud!"
Anastasia has been asked to present her Four-Way Test speech at this year's District Conference which will be held on June 26th at The Holiday Inn in Boardman.  

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Mehta, a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors on 1 February during the Rotary International Assembly. The assembly, a yearly training event for district governors-elect, was originally set to take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, but was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.





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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.