Posted by Rick Taylor on Feb 07, 2020
During the February 7, 2020 meeting, President Mark Rojek welcomed the 46 members and 8 guests to the meeting. President Mark asked anyone celebrating a February birthday to please stand and be recognized.
The Invocation was given by Rotarian Sam Shaheen.
Thank you to the Greeters/Attendance for their service during the meeting: Greeters- Kurt Goodenberger, Bill Liber, and Sam Shaheen; Attendance - Vice President Mark Clendenin.
Congratulations to Rotarian Jon Adland for having the winning 50/50 ticket worth $40.00.
Club Secretary Julia Dick welcomed the following guests:  Sarah Biltz (speaker); Matt Specht (North Canton Rotarian/guest of Speaker); Chuck Hoover (guest of Lynn Hamilton); Steven McGarrity and Maria Duvuvuei (guests of Club/Endowment Fund recipient representatives); Courtland Faulkner and Tim Haverstock (guests of Steve Fettman); Mitch Baxter (guest of President Mark Rojek).
The Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund committee has selected five non-profit organizations to be recipients of the Endowment Fund's annual disbursement for the 2019-2020 year. President Mark and PP Curt Werren, Chair of Endowment Fund, introduced the third of the five disbursement recipients: Steven McGarrity and Maria Duvuvuei, representing the non-profit organization "Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.". They were presented with a check in the amount of $5,000.00. Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. believes that all individuals, including those who are impoverished, should have the opportunity to control, improve, and enrich their lives and community. Through legal advocacy, they transform the lives of those in poverty to increase opportunities, fairness, and stability, for a stronger community and justice for all.
Past President Amanda Tietze took to the podium to share with the members her experiences with the Rotary Scouts during several holiday programs at various Canton City Schools.
Vice President Mark Clendenin welcomed the speaker for the meeting, Sarah Biltz, from The Buckeye Council.
President Mark concluded the meeting with the following announcement: next week's speaker will be Mark Butterworth, COO of CommQuest.
The following Rotarians turned in makeups:  Mark Clendenin (Youngstown); PP Dan Matthews (9 --Massillon, Canal Fulton, Malvern, Jackson, Sugarcreek, Perry, Dalton, East Canton, Canton South); Suzette Matthews (5--Massillon, Canton South, Perry, East Canton, Dalton).