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
Gina Bennevich
Apr 23, 2021
Golden Key School for Exceptional Children
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.)
Home Page Stories
Anthony Garofalo is currently General Manager of Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio. He has held this position since August 2020. He is responsible for the operation of the entire boutique resort property, it’s hotel rooms, food and beverage operations and special events. Anthony comes to The Castle from a long career in hospitality. Holding a degree from Boston University in Hospitality Administration, Anthony’s career has literally taken him around the world. Having worked with several major cruise lines, Anthony has traveled to over 180 different ports of call in 65 countries on six continents. While at sea Anthony worked both in Human Resources and Entertainment. Most recently he was Assistant Cruise Director with Princess Cruises. On land, Anthony has worked with Hyatt Hotels, Marriott International, Omni Hotels and Resorts, The Walt Disney Company and Expedia. He owned an Expedia Cruises Franchise. Having both owned his own business and worked for some of the largest hospitality companies in the world, Anthony has a unique perspective on the industry and operations.

Currently, he lives in Apple Valley, Ohio with his wife, Rebecca. He is hopeful to resume traveling the world once he is able to do so. He is passionate about travel, good food, and aviation and has an extensive bow tie collection. He is also an active Freemason and Shriner.
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.  
Happy April fellow 6650 Rotarians!
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.
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.
Pre-Registration will begin in mid-April with a promotional fee of only $49. After that, it will be $65.
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

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.





Canton Rotary Brew Cards will only be available for the next month or so! 
The Brew Card provides discounts on food and/or merchandise at nine (9) local and regional breweries and brewpubs.
As you probably remember, sales of these cards support our Canton Rotary Charitable Fund, essentially taking the place of our COVID-canceled Oktoberfest.
These cards are valid through June 30, 2021.
So buy a card or two, and go hang on the patio at your favorite brewpub! 
And they make great Mother's Day gifts for the IPA or sour beer fan in your family! 
Brew Cards are on sale now for only $20 via the event page on our Facebook page or through Eventbrite (see link below). 

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.