Volume 37                     April 20, 2022
Suzanne Bates LPN has been with Community Hospice and Palliative Care  for 19 years. Currently her position as Community Liaison has allowed her to educate and inform the public of the services,that are available to those in need. Suzanne is involved with community groups including Board of Trustee for Area Agency on Aging  Region 9, Tuscarawas and Stark County Senior Service Networks and local Rotary and Chamber of Commerce organizations. A graduate of Canton City Schools Practical Nurse program and a resident of Magnolia.
MENU APRIL 22, 2022

Boneless Breaded Chicken Breast

Au gratin Potatoes

Green Bean Almondine


Bread and Butter



Thanks to Jennie George, we now have a new recurring Zoom link for those of you who prefer to attend on-line. 
You can join us remotely each week on Zoom at the following Link: 
This Saturday April 23rd, we will be joining the City of Canton’s Earth Day activities with our 2022 Backpack the Bus event to benefit Stark County Hunger Task Force (SCHTF). Our donations will be used to provide food for SCHTF’s backpack program that will feed children in the Canton City school system over the summer when it is so needed.
Plans are coming along well and it promises to be great weather, so we need your help to make it a rousing success!
Here’s how you can help:
1. Work the event - we need four volunteers for each of five shifts over the day starting at 7:30a to 4p. The first and last shifts are only one hour where we are in need of able-bodied volunteers to lift things like water, tables, chairs, etc. for set up and tear down. The three, two-hour shifts in between consist of helping run the event doing things like manning the corn hole, helping with donations, etc. 
Here’s the link to sign up to volunteer (and have FUN!). If you have difficulty reserving your time, I’d be happy to register you. Call me at 330.754.9699 or email me at and we’ll get you taken care of. Please consider helping us that day!
2. Bring food donations this Friday - We’ll be collecting items at the meeting this Friday. Remember, we are asking for non-perishable items like fruit snacks; individual serve mac and cheese and Chef Boyardee, chips and pretzels, crackers, oatmeal packets and juice boxes. If you want to buy in bulk, all the better, and we’ll happily accept cash to do the shopping ourselves.
3. You can Venmo a donation - We can accept financial support through our Venmo page at @CantonRotaryCharitableFund. You’ll be able to take it as a tax deduction as it’s going through our charitable fund. 
4. Please promote our event -  The posters from our club and from the City of Canton are in this article. Please re-post on your Facebook page, share with friends, and/or do all you can to get folks to come out. It’ll be a great day of family fun!
5. Additional fun - We have face painting from noon to 4p and corn hole at our location too. 
SCHTF will be there with one of their trucks to accept non-perishable food donations. In addition, we have gotten a $2000 grant from RI to spend on food so we will be pre-loading the truck to kick off the effort. 
The last attachment below is a map and listing of the other organizations that will be participating. We’re in good company.
And finally I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize our partners. In addition to SCHTF, we’d like to thank the City of Canton for allowing us to crash their event, and Employer’s Health which is working with President Mark to provide donations and possibly a few volunteers too. We’re grateful for the assistance! 
If you have questions or need to speak with someone, you have my contact information above, or you can also contact Jennie George. We hope you can help for a great cause this weekend! 
Yours in Rotary,
Paula (Mastroianni)

Fellow Rotarians,

Well, I THINK it’s spring? I looked out the window several times today and literally saw all four seasons. It was sunny, cloudy, snowing, and raining. You have just got to love Ohio in the spring. Having missed a meeting and then being off on Good Friday, I feel like I haven’t seen all of you in quite a while.

We have some good meetings scheduled through the end of the year and you are not going to want to miss them. This week we will be getting some education on Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

We have the Canton Rotary “Pack the Backpack” event scheduled for this Saturday, April 26th from 10am until 4pm at Centennial Plaza. I would really encourage all of us to participate. I hope you choose to sign-up as a volunteer at the event, and just as important, I really hope that each one of us will contribute the needed food items. The Canton City child poverty rate comes in at a bit under 57% scoring as the second highest poverty rate in the country. 

The Stark County Hunger Task Force Backpack Program provides more than 900 weekend meals for children of 10 local schools - all year round! Child hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation!

See you all Friday (bring some of our needed food items if you can, please!) 

President Mark


As per the Canton Rotary Bylaws, the names of all nominees for the Board of Directors and for officers shall be published in the two (2) issues of the Rotogram next preceding the date of the annual election.  These names are submitted as provided by the nominating committee, approved by the BOD, and presented to the Secretary.
Term StartTerm EndPositionName
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023  Imm-Past       President Mark Clendenin
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 PresidentRick Taylor
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 President-ElectPaul Hervey
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 Vice PresidentJennie George
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 TreasurerTom Clevenger
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 SecretaryPaula Mastroiani
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 Sergeant at ArmsBob Matthews
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 ParlimentarianDave Ewing
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 ParlimentarianBob Pattison
7/1/2020 -6/30/2023 Board MemberSteve Fettman
7/1/2020 -6/30/2023 Board MemberWilbur Allen
7/1/2020 -6/30/2023 Board MemberDave Roberts
7/1/2021 -6/30/2024 Board MemberJim Thomas
7/1/2021 -6/30/2024 Board MemberDrew Pelger
7/1/2022 -6/30/2025 Board MemberKaren Brenneman
7/1/2022 -6/30/2025 Board MemberRich Dever
If you want to get to know your nominees better prior to the vote, we suggest you talk to them at one of our weekly meetings. 
It is with deep regret that we inform you that 40 year Canton Rotarian, Bill Maddox, passed away on April 6, 2022 at the age of 85. Bill had a very remarkable career with the Timken Company, was very active in our community, and regularly attended our weekly meetings.
To read his full obituary, please go to this link:
Please keep Bill's family in your thoughts and prayers. 
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