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FELLOWSHIP MEETING THIS FRIDAY WILL BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GREEK ORTHODOX FESTIVAL
THIS FRIDAY'S MEETING WILL BE A FELLOWSHIP MEETING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ST. HARALAMBOS GREEK ORTHODOX FESTIVAL. THE MEETING SITE REMAINS THE SAME AND THERE WILL BE RESERVED TABLES FOR ROTARIANS.
 
                                   *CLICK MAP FOR PARKING DETAILS!
*PARKING WILL BE AT MALONE UNIVERSITY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHURCH ON HARVARD!
 
                               
                            **CLICK MAP FOR HANDICAP PARKING DETAILS!!
**THERE WILL BE A GOLF CART AVAILABLE TO TRANSPORT YOU FROM HANDICAP PARKING TO BUILDING AND THEN VISA VERSA.
 
 
UPON ARRIVING, PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE ATTENDANCE TABLE.  IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A LUNCH OR HAVE PRE-PAID IN ADVANCE, YOU WILL BE GIVEN A $15.00 GIFT CARD WHICH YOU CAN THEN USE TO PURCHASE FOOD. ANY FOOD PURCHASE BALANCE OVER $15.00 WILL BE THE ROTARIAN'S RESPONSIBILITY.
 
PLEASE REVIEW THIS MENU IN ADVANCE. THANK YOU!
 
 
ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTION
The following has made a contribution to the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund in memory of Rotarian Thomas J. Franta:
 
  -  Virginia Neutzling
 
The following Foundation has made a $1,000 general donation to the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund:
 
  -  The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation
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 NEW MEMBER PAUL HERVEY INTRODUCED TO THE CLUB
At our weekly meeting on June 1, 2018, Canton Rotarian and Past President Dan Matthews (sponsor) introduced new member, Paul Hervey, to the Rotary Club of Canton.
 
Paul Hervey, a Canton native, moved to Detroit early in life. Paul graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He returned to Canton to work for the Stark County Public Defender's Office. Paul's wife, Janice, works at Aultman in the Heart Lab & Pain Management Department. Together they have four children, Abby, Jacob, Madeline and Cameron. Janice affectionately refers to Paul as her "fifth child".
 
Following his trial experience as a public defender and five years as a solo practitioner in charge of litigation in New Philadelphia, Paul joined Day Ketterer as partner-in charge of its Family Law Practice Group.
 
Paul enjoys volunteering and has founded two organizations benefiting Perry Township Youth: a youth basketball program now serving 1000 youngsters and a chess club that over 100 participated in during its first year. Paul has served as Treasurer of Temple Israel and the Canton Jewish Federation and is a past president of the Temple Israel Brotherhood.
 
Paul currently serves on the Ohio State Bar Association's Board of Governors and on the bar admission and finance committees of the Stark County Bar Association.
 
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PASSING OF LONGTIME ROTARIAN THOMAS J. FRANTA
Longtime Canton Rotarian Thomas J. Franta passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Tom had been a member of the Rotary Club of Canton for the past 53 years. He was a PHF as well as the artist who created the beautiful Rotary Holiday cards depicting many iconic Canton landmarks.
 
Please find below the obituary for Tom's services published in the Canton Repository:
 
Thomas Joseph Franta born June 30, 1922, of North Canton, went to be with his Lord on May 29, 2018, just 30 days shy of his 96th birthday. He was a long time resident of North Canton, spending the past five years at Windsor Medical Center and most recently at the Canton Christian Home. Tom Franta was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of so many and will remain in our hearts always as we celebrate his life and his legacy. He lived his 95+ years with integrity, honor and dignity. Tom was a man of faith who devoted himself to his Lord. Tom was one of five siblings. Tom's brother, Edward, and three sisters, Rose, Mary Ellen and Irene were the five children of Teresa and John Franta. John was the founder of the Canton Sign Company, the family business which is still a vibrant contributor to Canton's economy and beyond. In his younger years Tom and brother, Edward, worked with their father at the shop and took over operation of the business after the war. Tom's passion for art called him to follow his muse and he painted, exhibited and sold his work for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and all four of his siblings. Tom Franta was an honored member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, painting hundreds of pieces which were collected far and wide. He was a Master Watercolorist, capturing light and depicting the essence of his subjects. He was an active Canton Rotarian for 54 years and painted 20 historic scenes in and around Canton to support the work of the Canton Rotary through Christmas cards of his paintings. Tom was an avid bridge player, enjoying the game well into his 90's. Tom loved to snow ski and was the co-founder of the Canton Ski Club in Robertsville, Ohio. He was an avid outdoorsman who treasured time with nature. He was a Fisherman and a Grouse hunter. His long-time friendships and family were especially cherished.

Tom survived the tragic deaths of his two beloved children, Maurice and Valerie, and his love and partner in life, Ginger. He is survived by his grandson, Rob Clow, (wife Dora) and two great-grandchildren, Mary & Jude. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Margie Franta (Edward); nephews, Philip ( Myriam), Timothy, Dennis, Mark (Barb) and niece, Diane Franta; nephews, Mitch, Scott, David, Tom, Kevin, Brian and niece, Cindy Cochran (Pat); nephews, Michael, Jeff and niece, Jill Bowermaster. Many great and great-great-nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends also survive. He was always ready to share a story of the goodness of people and his survival on the battle fields of WWII in France as First Scout with the 405th Infantry. He earned a purple heart and saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. He was awarded a Bronze Star for heroism in the Battle of the Bulge.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 11:00 A.M., June 6, 2018, with Fr. Scott Kopp as officiant. Friends may call one hour prior to the mass in church on Wednesday. The celebration of Tom's life will continue at St. Michael's - Fannon Center with a small luncheon reception following the burial in North Lawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the loving care givers at the Windsor and the Canton Christian Home. Also a special recognition to Cindy DeMarco for keeping Tom supplied with watercolor paints and brushes; and for bringing Marge to visit him on a weekly basis. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Catholic Charities or Rotary Foundation. You may sign our guest book at shriverfuneralhomes.com

Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 330-455-0349 Shriverfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Repository on June 3, 2018
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE UPCOMING ANNUAL "CANTON ROTARY FOUR PERSON SCRAMBLE" 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 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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UPDATE ON ROTARIAN DOUG BISHOP
The Rotary office received an email from Rotarian Judy Lorigan on June 3, 2018 regarding fellow Rotarian Doug Bishop. Judy writes:
 
"Thought I should let you know that Doug is now living in a memory care facility here in Pittsburgh very close to where I live.  His address is Country Meadows, 3560 Washington Pike, Room 15, Bridgevillle, Pa. 15017.  Please pass this info onto the Rotarians.  Please encourage them to send him a card.  He is physically very fit, but has very little short term memory.  Thanks,  Judy"
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WEEKLY MEETING NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
At the June 1, 2018 Rotary meeting, President Amanda Tietze welcomed the 60 members and 8 guests to the meeting. President Amanda asked everyone to keep Rotarian Tom Franta and his family in their thoughts and prayers. Tom passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. President Amanda then thanked Speaker Chair Don Peterson for his outstanding speakers for the month of May.
 
Rotarian David Roberts gave the Invocation. Rotarian Becky Clark gave the Rotofact.
 
Secretary Suzette Matthews welcomed the following guests to the meeting: Rabbi John Spitzer (guest of Frank Fleischer); Robert Mylo (guest of Becky Clark); Maureen Ater (guest of speaker Anne Richards); Carol Risaliti and John Orr (guests of David Roberts); Lauri Molnar (guest/wife of Jim Molnar); Lisa Osterhage (guest of PP Craig Young); Brad Carpenter (guest of Julia Dick).
 
The "Happy News" was provided by the following:
  • Frank Fleischer - to introduce Rabbi John Spitzer who proudly announced that he and his wife will be celebrating 50 years of marriage;
  •   -  the Rabbi also asked everyone to see him after the meeting to learn about a petition for a ballot initiative he is supporting.
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  • Paul Hervey - to celebrate surviving his daughter's graduation party and to celebrate the Perry High School Girls Softball team's success this year;
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  • Paul Feaser - to celebrate his grandson's recent 1st place win at a golf competition at Avalon Lake
  •   -  also to celebrate his granddaughter's graduation from Hudson High School and the success of her rugby team;
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  • Becky Clark - to celebrate her grandson arriving home safely after his time as an Exchange Student in Germany;
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  • Shawn Dougherty - to celebrate his daughter graduating law school and now studying for the Bar;
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  • Dave Schrade - to celebrate the Cavs' success (even though they lost in OT) and to wish them luck in the upcoming games;
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  • President Elect Michelle Mullaly - to celebrate her middle son's graduation from high school and his plans to attend Baldwin Wallace this fall.
PP Dan Matthews took to the podium to welcome and introduce the newest member to the Rotary Club of Canton, Paul Hervey. (*See story above)
 
PP Craig Young made an announcement regarding the upcoming Canton Rotary Oktoberfest, which will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018. PP Craig relayed there were sponsorship forms on the tables.
 
President Amanda concluded the meeting with the following announcements:
  • if you have not already done so, please sign the sympathy card for the family of Tom Franta;
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  • next week's meeting will be the fellowship meeting in conjunction with the Greek Orthodox Festival; 
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  • details regarding next week's meeting...i.e. food purchase, location of fellowship gathering, etc. will be provided to each member by email and Rotogram next week;
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  • there will be a brief Oktoberfest meeting as well as Golf meeting for committee members as well as anyone who would like to volunteer for these annual events.
The following Rotarians will receive a makeup for attending the Oktoberfest committee meeting on June 1, 2018: PP Craig Young, President Amanda Berkeley, Frank Fleischer, Jeff Scott, Becky Clark, Bruce Hale, Don Peterson and PP Paul White.
 
The following Rotarians will receive a makeup for attending the Golf committee meeting on June 1, 2018:  Bill Liber, Dave Schrade, PP Dan Matthews, Secretary Suzette Matthews, Shawn Dougherty, Nick Perini, Julia Dick, PP Jack Barkan, James Boggs, Bruce Schorsten, PP Paul White and President Amanda Tietze.
 
The following Rotarians turned in a makeup during Friday's meeting:  Lynn Hamilton (North Canton); Phil Lattavo (Tuscon and Tuscon Catalina); PP Dan Fuline (District Military Family Center); James Boggs (Florence, Italy).
 
 
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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
     -Health Screen & Wellness Fair - November 17, 2018
    
 
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL....WHAT'S NEW

President-elect Barry Rassin has selected Be the Inspiration as his theme for 2018-19. Find theme logo and materials

Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness are Rotary‚Äôs new service partners. Learn how they can help strengthen your projects

Meet the six Champions of Peace who were honored this November during Rotary Day at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more

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Speakers
Jun 15, 2018
Stark County Library; Invocator - PP Rick Huetter
Jun 22, 2018
Communication Visit Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Invocator - PP Dan Matthews
Jun 29, 2018
Invocator - Jim Thomas
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