During the January 10, 2020 meeting, President Mark Rojek welcomed the 56 members and 8 guests to the meeting. President Mark asked anyone with a January birthday to please stand and be recognized.  He then informed the members that everyone would be receiving ice cream compliments of Rotarian Bill Liber, who is celebrating his birthday on January 31st.  President Mark told the members about an email the Rotary office received from PP Dan Fuline. PP Dan informed us he was still undergoing additional testing at the Cleveland Clinic.  There is a "Get Well" card available to sign for PP Dan. President Mark then thanked Rotarian Becky Clark for the outstanding work she did to make the first "Sweet" Treat raffle auction such a huge success.  Thank you Becky and thank you to everyone who participated!
The invocation was given by Rotarian Bruce Hale.
Congratulations to guest John Bartlebaugh for having the winning 50/50 ticket worth $55.00.  *He graciously donated his winnings back to the Club.
Club Secretary Julia Dick welcomed the following guests to the meeting:  Dr. Joel Elvery (speaker); John Bartlebaugh and Tim Bartlebaugh (guests of Bruce Hale); Richard Regula (Massillon); Darcy Downey (guest of President Mark Rojek); Homer Richards (guest of PP Craig Young); Ashleigh Abrigg (guest of Jennie George); Jeff Sirak (guest of Gary Sirak).
President Mark Rojek and PP Curt Werren, Chairman of the Canton Rotary Endowment Fund, welcomed Darcy Downey, Regional Executive Director from "Prevent Blindness Ohio" and presented her a check in the amount of $5,000. Prevent Blindness is dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight through the wise investment of community support. Prevent Blindness has served more than 800,000 Ohioans this year through outreach and education designed to connect those in need to critical sight-saving resources.
Vice President Mark Clendenin then introduced the speaker for the meeting, Dr. Joel Elvery, an Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, who gave his take on the National/Regional economic update and outlook.
President Mark concluded the meeting with the following announcements:
  • next week's speaker will Tim Collins, President of Walsh University;
  • thank you again to Rotarian Bill Liber for providing the ice cream;
  • as a reminder, if you did not get the opportunity to sign the "Get Well" card for PP Dan Fuline, please take the opportunity to do so on your way out.
The following will receive a makeup for volunteering during the Rotary Scouts holiday parties on December 17, 18, 19 & 20:  PP Denny Fulmer, PP Rick Taylor, PP Amanda Tietze and President Mark Rojek.
The following will receive makeup(s) for volunteering on Dec. 19th and/or Dec. 20th for Pack The Bus:  Raquel Raderchak, Jennie George (2), Jim Thomas, Suzette Matthews, Jon Adland (2), PP Amanda Tietze, PP Rick Taylor (2), VP Mark Clendenin (3), PDG/PP Bob Pattison, Bruce Schorsten, Jim Blake, Ernie Schott and PP Michelle Mullaly (2).
The following will receive a makeup for taking part of marketing promotion and conduct of event at the Health Screen & Wellness Fair on Nov. 2, 2019:  PP Paul White, Don Peterson, Paula Mastroianni, Shawn Dougherty, Justin Candea, Tony Pierce, PP Jack Barkan, Raquel Raderchak, PP Amanda Tietze, PDG/PP Dave Ewing, Tim Furbay, Rich Dever, Wilbur Allen, President Mark Rojek and Bob Matthews.