Posted by Rick Taylor on Sep 10, 2018
At the weekly meeting on September 7, 2018, President Michelle Mullaly welcomed the 54 members and 5 guests to the meeting. President Michelle relayed her sympathy to Rotarian David Roberts on the recent loss of his mother. She then asked anyone celebrating a September birthday to please stand and be recognized. The Church and caterer were then thanked for providing dessert for the meeting. Everyone received their choice of either a pineapple, pina colada or coconut flavor sorbet. Delicious!!
Rotarian Paul Hervey gave the Invocation.
Congratulation to Past President Paul White for purchasing the winning 50/50 ticket. Paul won $35.00 in the drawing!
Secretary Suzette Matthews welcomed the following guests to the meeting: Larry Hackenberg and Jennifer Tessanne (speakers); Phil Johnson (guest of Drew Pelger); Joanna James (guest of Michelle Mullaly); Mark Miller (guest of the speakers).
The "Happy Bucks" news was then provided by the following:
  • Paul Feaser - to celebrate his grandson being named "Top Athlete" of Hudson High School. He was recognized for being top golfer and student with a 4.0 GPA;
  • Chuck Smith - to celebrate going to China and being very excited about the upcoming trip!
  • President Elect Mark Rojek - to celebrate good news...his sister has been declared cancer free!!
President Michelle presented a $5,000.00 check from the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund to Joanna James, Executive Director for Project Rebuild.
Oktoberfest Committee member Raquel Raderchak reminded everyone about the upcoming "Oktoberfest" event on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Tickets are available for purchase and we are still in need of many volunteers to make this a successful event. IF you have not already done so, you can purchase tickets and/or sign up to volunteer on your way out!
Rotarian Mark Milano introduced speaker, Larry Hackenberg, from Sports Time Machine. Larry was accompanied by Jennifer Tessanne who presented additional information and helped Larry answer questions from the membership. 
President Michelle concluded the meeting with the following announcements:
  • Thank you to PP Rick Taylor for providing us with outstanding speakers in the month of August;
  • Next week's speaker will be Dan Soehnlen from Superior Dairy Inc.;
  • Don't forget we need volunteers for the Oktoberfest! Please find time in your schedules to sign up for a shift on September 20th!!!
The following will receive a makeup for attending the Oktoberfest meeting on Wednesday, September 5th: Chair Kim Kroh, Raquel Raderchak, Bruce Hale, President Michelle Mullaly and Dennis Dent.
The following Rotarians turned in a makeup during Friday's meeting: Bob Pattison (North Canton); Ernie Schott (North Canton); Jim Molnar (Plain); Phil Lattavo (Massillon); Paula Mastroianni (Jackson); Mark Clendenin (2 -Stuebenville and Akron). Rotarian Anne Richards will receive makeups for being a speaker at the following Rotary meetings: Jackson, Plain Twp, Lakewood/Rocky River, Willoughby, Massillon, Chagrin Highlands and West Shore Rotary.
The following Rotarians will receive a makeup for attending the District Assembly on Saturday, September 8, 2018: President Michelle Mullaly, President Elect Mark Rojek, Frank Fleischer, Mark Clendenin and Jim Molnar.