At our weekly meeting on November 11, 2016, President Craig Young welcomed our members and guests.  
Rotarian Bruce Schorsten gave the invocation.
Secretary Suzette Matthews welcomed the following guests to the meeting: Lisa Jackson Wood (guest of Max Barton); Chris Dewar (guest of Chad Minor); Gail Wetherall-Sack (guest of Max Barton); Rachel Schneider (guest of Michelle Mullaly).
The "Happy Bucks" news was then provided by the following Rotarians: 
  • Robert Matthews - In recognition of the Canton Rotary Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Mercy Hall Auditorium;
  • Past President Virginia Neutzling - in honor of our Rotarian Veterans and thank you for their service;
  • Paul Feaser - to recognize the 195th Annual meeting of Canton Masons and Frank Fleischer for being a Mason for 65 years;
  • Past President Paul White - to celebrate the fact that GetGo provides free coffee and other beverages for Veterans.  He also promoted the fact that Veterans get free flags at the Medicine Shoppe in Louisville;
  • Michelle Mullaly - to celebrate the Canton Symphony's Pop Series that opened Thursday, November 10, 2016 with the Prince & David Bowie concert, which ended up 'in the black';
  • Bruce Schorsten - to recognize the great job that the Canton Orchestra does under Michelle Mullaly's leadership. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful symphony in Canton.
Rotarian Dave Schrade took to the podium to introduce the newest member to the Rotary Club of Canton, Theresa Blocher from the KIKO Company. (*Please see story above for more information on Theresa).
PDG/PP Dave Ewing then recognized the members of  Rotary Club of Canton who are Veterans.  PDG/PP Dave thanked those members for their service and presented the Veterans in attendance with a gift card from Mission BBQ.  Veterans in Canton Rotary are: Steve Belden, Mayor Tom Bernabei, Jim Blake, Chris Burt, Bob Carr, Don Coen, Bill Cumler, Dave Ewing, Paul Feaser, Dale Holwick, Dave Hursh, Mel Lazarus, Bill Liber, Jim Lockshin, Bill Luntz, Jason McCoy, Joe Niamtu, Jerry Ortman, Bob Pattison, Ralph Regula, Ernie Schott, Tom Sinclair, Pete Taflan, Reich Watterson, John Werren, Paul White, Bob Winther and Harold Ziegler.
President Elect Amanda Tiezte brought the members up to date on the Charitable Fund Drive.  To date, a total of $2,920.00 has been raised.
Sergeant-at-Arms Bob Matthews reminded the members about the upcoming Health Screen and Wellness Fair.  He stated the online registration was closed but you could still walk-in to register.  The hours were from 7 am - 11 am.
President Craig then turned the attention of the meeting to the 2017-2018 Board of Trustees voting process.  He indicated there were nomination forms on the table, but he did not need anyone to fill them in unless you had a "write-in" nominee.  Member Bill Maddox moved that nominations be closed, seconded by Rick Taylor. The following Board of Trustees were approved for the upcoming Rotary year: President- Amanda Tietze; President Elect- Michelle Mullaly; Vice President- Mark Rojek; Secretary- Suzette Matthews; Treasurer- Tom Clevenger; Sergeant-at-Arms- Bob Matthews; Trustees- Mark Clendenin, Frank Fleischer, Bill Liber, Jeff Scott and Dave Truax.
Speaker Chair Max Barton then introduced the speaker, Stephanie Kutcher from Stark Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.
Following Ms. Kutcher's presentation, President Craig concluded the meeting with a reminder of the President's Advisory Committee meeting immediately following the conclusion of the Rotary meeting.  Next week's speaker will be Canton Rotarian Mark Clendenin speaking on Worker's Compensation.
The following Rotarians turned in a makeup during Friday's meeting: Tim Shetzer (Alliance); Tom Sinclair (North Canton); Bill Maddox (Perry).