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NO MEETING FRIDAY!!!.....FOURTH OF JULY  HOLIDAY
DUE TO THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, WE WILL NOT HAVE A MEETING THIS FRIDAY, JULY 6TH!!!!!
 
 
 
FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY HOURS
The Rotary office will be closed from July 3 - July 6th for the Fourth of July Holiday. The office will reopen on July 9th with normal business hours.
 
There will also be NO MEETING on Friday, July 6th.
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STEVE FETTMAN NAMED 2018-2019 ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR
During the June 29, 2018, Rotary meeting, Vice President Mark Rojek and Rotarian David Roberts introduced the 2018-2019 Rotarian of the Year, Steve Fettman. David had these words to say about Steve:
 
"We can all think of words that describe this honoree: gratitude, love, admiration, dedication, integrity, kindness, compassion, generosity and many laughs.
 
He has been on our board twice, helped with the pocket park, sponsored Pancake Day, Oktoberfest, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has continued the legacy of his father helping with the Philamatheon home when they need something and arranging their annual picnic.
 
He is a 1986 graduate of University of Cincinnati Pharmacy School, he began his work career when he was five, his dad would give him a broom and have him sweep the sidewalk then his dad would pay him and he would run next door to Johnnies Bakery. His father Dave gave him some sage advice after he graduated, go out and get some experience somewhere else and get some fresh ideas.  But deep down, Steve knew that wherever he initially worked his career path would eventually wend its way through Canton. Sure enough Steve returned 5 years later after reviewing a classified ad in the   Ohio Pharmacist Association magazine that offered a job in a Canton drugstore promising long hours and low wages that was Dad calling him home.
 
How does Davies Drugs stand out from the competition - excellent customer service which is something of a tradition. There is not a day in the week that Steve or a pharmacist en route home does not drop off a prescription to someone.
 
Dave told Steve time and time again, if we do not take care of our customers someone else will.
 
Steve bought the business from his Dad in 2000 with Dave passing in 2002.
 
Having shared this heartwarming introduction our boy does have some vices he has a proclivity for those piranhas in pinstripes alias the Bronx Bombers, the Boss, Howard Stern, OzzyMan, Vic Dibitetto and pastries from Johnnies.
 
His wife Jodi recently arranged their  25th wedding anniversary celebration that lasted 10 days,  starting out in Kansas City moving on to Arlington Texas and then to the New York to  follow his bromance with #99 Aaron Judge and finally to see Bruce on  Broadway.
 
For some of the new members who do not recognize Steve from his directory picture. We have a little gift for Steve from Marcs Drug store to help him match his photo.
 
I could share hilarious pranks and mischief that this man has gotten him into but, we are here to honor him today. To sum it all up no one is more deserving of this award and I am proud to call him my friend and a Mensch."
 
Congratulations Steve!!
 
            
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"THANK YOU" LETTER RECEIVED FROM THE PHILOMATHEON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND, INC.
The Rotary office received a "Thank You" letter from David Miller, President of the Philomatheon Society of the Blind. David writes:
 
"Dear Committee Members, I, along with the Board of Directors and the membership of the Philomatheon Society of the Blind, would like to thank this committee, as well as the entire Canton Rotary Club, for the excellent picnic that was put on for the Society on Saturday last. This picnic is such a joy for the members that I cannot truly express my feelings.
 
I would like to especially thank Steve and Payton, Jack, Frank and Virginia for all of the work and time that they put into the picnic. The food and treats were, as always, done to perfection and a great job was done cleaning.
 
This event is looked forward to with great enthusiasm and I hope that it can continue for a long period to come. If the Philomatheon Society can ever be of service to the Canton Rotary Club, please do not hesitate to let us know. Again, thank for the wonderful picnic."
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THE ANNUAL "CANTON ROTARY FOUR PERSON SCRAMBLE"  WILL TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 17TH
The Rotary Club of Canton will host it's annual golf outing at the Sanctuary Golf Club located at 2017 Applegrove Street N.W., North Canton, on Friday, August 17, 2018. 
 
Chairman Bill Liber has made several changes to this year's outing that the golf committee members are very excited about. The new format will be a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.  Registration will start at 7:00 a.m. with a light breakfast available. The Four Person Scramble will be followed by a steak dinner in the pavilion. 
 
Following the dinner, prizes will be presented including this year's featured prize: a two-year lease of a 2018 Lincoln MKZ Sedan, courtesy of Liberty Ford Lincoln in Canton. (This prize is for a hole in one on #6).
 
There is a new Sponsorship opportunity available this year: the $500.00 GOLD Sponsor will receive their company's name posted at a hole as well as in the pavilion. It will also include golf, light breakfast and dinner for their four-person team.
 
An individual HOLE sponsorship will once again be available for $100.00. Your company's name will be posted at a hole on the course.
 
This event is a great opportunity to invite prospective members and recruit foursomes from other area Rotary Clubs. Registration is up and running, so if you would like to sign your foursome up or as just an individual golfer, please follow this LINK.
 
Here is the LINK to download this year's Annual Four-Person Scramble Golf Outing flyer.
 
 
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE UPCOMING ANNUAL 2018 OKTOBERFEST  EVENT
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Annual Canton Rotary Oktoberfest -  the one and only classic Oktoberfest in the City of Canton! This unique event will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in the heart of downtown Canton.
 
Not only is the Canton Rotary Oktoberfest a fantastically FUN event, but all net proceeds go to support the amazing things that Canton Rotary does for our community and throughout the world.
 
Sponsorship's are available at various levels, including a new $500 "Canton Rotarian One-Time Ask" sponsorship, for which you will receive: 2 complimentary event tickets; a listing on all event signage as a sponsor; a listing on the Canton Rotary website and social media sites. You will also get credit for a $100 commitment for 2018 - 19 President - Elect's Canton Rotary Charitable Fund campaign, a $100 credit to the Rotary Foundation/Paul Harris fellowship, and $300 toward the 2018 annual golf outing (which includes one foursome).
 
Please consider making the Oktoberfest one of your Rotary commitments! Follow this LINK to view all sponsorship opportunities.
 
 
 
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WEEKLY MEETING NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
At the weekly meeting on June 29, 2018, President Amanda Tietze welcomed the 52 members and 5 guests to the meeting. President Amanda announced due to the generosity of Rotarian Frank Fleischer we would be enjoying ice cream from Taggart Ice Cream in honor of this year's Rotarian of the Year recipient...Steve Fettman.
 
Rotarian Jim Thomas gave the Invocation.
 
Secretary Suzette Matthews welcomed the following guests to the meeting: John Street (speaker); Jodi Fettman, Peyton Fettman and Gloria Fettman (guests of Steve Fettman); Joe McNamee (R-Cuyahoga Falls).
 
The "Happy News" was provided by the following:
  • Secretary Suzette Matthews - to honor and thank Amanda Tietze for being our fearless Canton Rotary Leader and President this past year;
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  • Becky Clark - to celebrate Steve Fettman being honored as Rotarian of the Year;
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  • Bob Myers - to celebrate his stepson and family moving to Plain Township;
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  • PP Virginia Neutzling - to honor Steve Fettman in being recognized as Rotarian of the Year;
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  • PP Craig Young - to recognize Rotarian of the Year, Steve Fettman
  •    - also to invite all to the Jackson Community Festival this weekend in Jackson;
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  • PP Rick Taylor - to honor Steve Fettman as Rotarian of the Year, gentleman and University of Cincinnati Alumni
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  • PP Dan Matthews - to thank Amanda for a great Rotary year;
  •    - to honor Steve Fettman as Rotarian of the Year
  •    - and to celebrate the birth of his nephew and wife, Bob and Amy Matthews on the birth of triplets!
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  • Bill Liber - to honor Steve Fettman, Rotarian of the Year and the fact that Steve's mom, Gloria, is an Alumni of Purdue University.
President Amanda then took the opportunity to auction a hand-drawn picture of Joe DiMaggio compliments of past speaker, Joe Gazzo, from the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland. Rotarian Steve Fettman (huge New York Yankee fan) was the high bidder! Congratulations Steve!!
 
Vice President Mark Rojek took to the podium to honor a Canton Rotarian with the distinguished "Rotarian of the Year" Award. This year's recipient is Rotarian Steve Fettman. (*See story above);
 
Rotarian Bill Maddox introduced the speaker for the meeting, John Street, who gave a Rotaplast presentation.
 
President Amanda concluded the meeting with the following announcements:
  • NO MEETING next Friday due to the Fourth of July weekend;
  • she thanked June speaker chair Julia Dick for her outstanding speakers for the month
  • there will be a New Member Committee meeting immediately following.
The following Rotarian turned in a makeup during Friday's meeting: Ernie Schott (East Canton).
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
     
     - Annual Golf Outing - August 17, 2018 at The Sanctuary Golf Course
     -Annual Oktoberfest - September 20, 2018
     -Semi-Annual Health Screen & Wellness Fair - November 17, 2018
    
 
 
 
Speakers
Jul 13, 2018
Invocator: Jon Adland
Jul 20, 2018
Invocator: Frank Fleischer
Jul 27, 2018
Invocator: Paula Mastroianni
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