Posted by Rick Taylor on Apr 05, 2019
During the April 5, 2019 meeting, Rotarian Dave Schrade (sponsor) introduced the newest member to the Rotary Club of Canton, Barry Adelman. Dave had this to say about Barry:
 
"Barry Adelman was born June 20, 1952 to Evelyn and Sidney Adelman in Akron Oh.  Barry graduated from Oakwood High School in 1970 and earned an accounting degree from The Ohio State University in 1974.  After a year and a half stint working for the Public Utilities Commission, he took 3 years to travel the world while working as an accountant and as a scuba diving instructor. Upon his return to Canton in 1980, he joined the family business, Adco Distributors Inc, and is currently president of the company.

In 1990, at age 37, he married the lovely former Michelle Schillig. Barry and Michelle have 4 wonderful children, Zachary, 27, Sarah, 25, Nathan, 23, and Michael, 20.

Barry has been a board member with The Players Guild, United Way, Temple Israel, and GlenOak soccer and wrestling. He has also coached youth baseball and soccer and is currently on the ArtsInStark board. Barry was recently inducted into the Canton Rugby Hall of Fame.
 
His favorite activities include traveling, reading, biking and swimming and he is a big fan of the Cleveland sports, Ohio State athletics and rugby."