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
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
Featured with his wife Gay on the cover of Rotarian Magazine in July 2019 when Mark assumed his new position as President of Rotary International, he could not have imagined what the next year would bring to our world – Covid 19!
Prior to becoming President, Mark served as District Governor, RI Director, presidential aide, Rotary Foundation trustee and chair of the Council on Legislation and the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee.
Mark grew up on a small beef and grain farm in Ridgeway, IL. A born orator, Mark won a blue ribbon for his speech, “A Dream Becomes a Goal” at the Illinois State Fair in 1966 and later became the president of the Gallatin County 4-H Federation. A natural entertainer, Mark and his sister won the Hawaiian -themed costume contest at Ridgeway’s annual Popcorn Day, an event he still attends regularly. As a high school senior, Mark was recognized as Outstanding Catholic Youth of the Year and delivered the valedictory address. His volunteer activities were too numerous to list. No surprise he was voted most likely to succeed.
I will leave it to you to learn more about Mark’s extraordinary and exemplary life as a farm boy, scholar, volunteer, orator, attorney, Rotarian, husband, father, church land community leader, and more, by accessing your July 2019 Rotarian, pages 24-35. His is an amazing story of life, love, service, and fulfillment. As he says, “Rotary Connects the World”. Nicknamed the ‘cheerful traveler’, Mark will share with us more about his year as RI President as well as how he sees Rotary evolving to better serve the needs of mankind! Watch for your ZOOM invitation and join other Canton Rotarians for this great program! 
The annual joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Canton and Massillon will be held in Massillon on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Massillon Eagles #190. The traditional rally celebrates the ancient football rivalry between the McKinley Bulldogs and the Massillon Tigers. Join your fellow Rotarians at the socially distanced in-person meeting, 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Cost is $18 and this year you must pay in advance for your RSVP and ticket to the event. There will be no walk-ins or payment taken at the door. You can pay online or send a check to the Rotary Office.
The deadline to receive payment is Friday, Sept. 25. You will receive your confirmation ticket by email to bring to the meeting. Masks are required as you enter and leave the facility. As a reminder, there will be no meeting on Friday, Oct. 2.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Banquet Hall is located at 303 Weirich Blvd. NW, Massillon, OH 44647.
Questions? Call Rotary Club Vice President Julia Dick at 330-284-9307 or Rotary Club President-Elect Mark Clendenin at 330-267-8869.
Let's show our support for the McKinley Bulldogs at the Massillon-Canton Rotary meeting. Go Bulldogs!
Due to COVID-19 we advise you to observe all necessary precautions for your health and the health of others.
In September, for the third year in a row, Districts 6600, 6630 and 6650 have come together to offer an exciting membership program, to help us engage and energize our members.
This year there will be 2- two hour meetings (on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 23) in the early evening (6 to 8 PM). You can attend either or both meetings via Zoom at no cost. Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin (2018-2019), will be the speaker for the September 15th training session and District 6690 Membership Chair Jenny Stotts from RC of Athens Sunrise, Ohio, will be the September 23rd speaker.
You will have a choice of four breakout sessions on each night. You can attend one breakout session in each of the two meetings. The sessions are:
  1. Keeping Clubs Vital
  2. Making Rotary Work
  3. Sharing the Joy of Rotary
  4. Building on your Momentum
To view more information on these workshops and to register, click on this LINK!
TOM SCHERVISH - September 5th
CHARLES SMITH - September 8th
MIKE ABBBOTT- September 13th
PHIL LATTAVO - September 14th
CRAIG YOUNG - September 16th
KIRK SCHURING - September 17th
MAX BARTON - September 24th
JIM THOMAS - September 24th
TOM SWALLEN - September 25th
MICHELLE CHARLES - September 27th
DAVE EWING - September 27th
MARK CLENDENIN - September 30th
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!
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.  

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