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THIS FRIDAY'S MEETING WILL BE OFFSITE!
THIS WEEK'S MEETING IS OFFSITE!!
 
DUE TO THE EVENT CENTER BEING PREVIOUSLY BOOKED FOR MAY 18TH, THE CANTON ROTARY MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART LOCATED AT 1001 MARKET AVE. NORTH, CANTON, 44702.
 
**Please use museum entrance on Market Avenue and the meeting will be held in the Courtyard. Street parking and parking at the museum is available. The parking deck will be CLOSED!!
 
 
 
 
ROTARIAN MAX BARTON WILL SPEAK ON “THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ARTS: A NATIONAL AND STATE VIEW”
 
Max R. Barton II
Executive Director  |  Canton Museum of Art 
 
Our speaker this Friday will be Max Barton, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art. Max was appointed director in 2014, and has since engendered a rebirth and generated new energy at this cultural gem in our city, which showcases exciting exhibitions of American art from around the country and our Northeast Ohio region. The Museum also provides art education programs in our schools, offers numerous art classes for all ages, and presents a wide range of special events and programs that connect art to life in our community.
 
Max served as CMA’s associate director from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, Max was director of corporate communications and investor relations for Myers Industries in Akron, advancing through several leadership positions over 18 years with the company.
 
From 1991 to 1993, Max was marketing coordinator for the College of Fine & Applied Arts at The University Akron. He began his career in the arts in 1988 as marketing specialist for outreach programs at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, coordinating statewide and national programs for performing arts and visual arts education.
 
Max earned a Masters degree in Arts Administration with a concentration in finance and marketing from The University of Akron, and he holds a BA in Political Science, Theology, and Art History from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Max and his wife, Nancy, currently reside in Uniontown. In their “spare time,” they are active owners in the thoroughbred racing and aftercare industry in Kentucky.
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LUNCHEON MENU & ASSIGNMENT FOR MAY 18TH
BOXED LUNCH FROM DELI OHIO
 
SPEAKER CHAIR - DON PETERSON
INVOCATOR - LYNN HAMILTON
GREETER LEADER - TONY PIERCE
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YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT, SARA BALDONI, ATTENDS JACKSON H.S. PROM
The Rotary Club of Canton's Youth Exchange Student from Spain, Sara Baldoni, enjoyed her weekend at the Jackson High School Prom held at La Pizzeria. Sara looked beautiful in her red formal gown!
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"THANK YOU" CARD RECEIVED FROM MRS. ANN JONES
The Rotary office received a "Thank You" card from Mrs. Ann Jones, wife of deceased Rotarian Phil Jones, regarding her invitation to the Special Spouse recognition luncheon on April 27, 2018. Ann writes:
 
"Dear Rotarians, Thank you for the pleasure of your company at the Annual Luncheon. My guest and I enjoyed the program and luncheon, and I appreciate the lovely English Tea Rose. Sincerely, Ann Jones".
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"UNEVENT" RAFFLE CONCLUDED WITH GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! 
The FINAL Drawing took place on Friday, May 18th for the "Unevent" Raffle Grand Prizes! Below are the winners from each weekly drawing.
 
Thank you to the Rotarians who stepped up and donated prizes to help make our event more successful!
 
Week 1 Prizes were awarded to the following: 
     Gift Certificate to Scott Talbot Salonspa ($50 value) - winner Bill Liber
     Young Truck Sales Cooler filled with 18 craft beers (max value $50)- winner Kevin Heraghty
     Giant Eagle Gift Card ($50 value) - winner Joe Niamtu
     Longhorn/Olive Garden Gift Card ($50 value) winner Rick Taylor
     Dioguardi’s Gift Card ($50 value) winner Ernie Schott
     91.3 FM Swag Bag ($50 value) winner Bill Liber
 
 
Week 2 Prizes were awarded to the following:
    Canton Brewing Company Gift Card ($50 value) winner Gary Mull
    Kozmo’s Gift Card ($50 value) winner Bill Maddox
    Handmade Jewelry by Paula Mastroianni ($65 value) winner Nick Perini
    Wine basket, 3 bottles of wine plus accessories ($70 value) winner Bill Maddox
     
Hall of Fame Football Store Gift Certificate ($75 value) winner Bill Sparks
     
1 quart of ice cream per month for a year ($78 value) winner Nick Perini
 
 
Week 3 Prizes were awarded to the following: 
     1 pound of meat per month for a year ($84 value) winner Amanda Tietze
     Davies Drugs gift basket and gift card ($100 value) winner Dan Matthews
     
Amazon Gift Card ($100 value) winner Becky Clark
     
Gift Bag from Canton City School Bulldogs ($100 value) winner Dean Wallace
     Lowe’s Gift Card ($100 value) winner Curt Werren
     2 tickets to Dave Matthews at Blossom ($120 value) winner Lisa Osterhage
 
 
Week 4 Grand Prizes were awarded to the following: 
 
     Gigantic Ohio State Chair ($100 value) - winner Craig Young
     Air Conditioner and Furnace Check ($250 value) winner Dave Ewing
     Skating Party for 10 ($200 value) winner Anthony Burtin          
     
Men’s Titanium Diver’s Watch ($375 value) winner Drew Pelger
     6 month family YMCA Regional Membership ($423 value) winner Kurt Goodenberger 
     $500 in cash - winner Dave Ewing
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WEEKLY MEETING NEWS & ANNOUNCMENTS
At the weekly meeting on May 11, 2018, Vice President Mark Rojek filled in for President Amanda Tietze who was attending the District Conference in Warren. VP Mark welcomed the 55 members and 4 guests to the meeting.
 
Rotarian Lynn Hamilton gave the Invocation. Rotarian Amanda Berkeley gave the Rotofact.
 
Secretary Suzette Matthews welcomed the following guests to the meeting: Anne Graffice (speaker); Edward Murray (guest of Tim Furbay); Paul Hervey (guest of PP Dan Matthews); Alison Matas (Repository Staff Writer).
 
The "Happy News" was provided by the following:
  • Mark Clendenin - to celebrate his son graduating from The Ohio State University;
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  • Bob Myers - to thank his fellow Rotarians for the "Get Well" card. It was very much appreciated!
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  • Frank Fleischer - to celebrate his son receiving a Phd recently;
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  • Bruce Schorsten - to recognize PP Denny Fulmer who ran the HOF 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Great job!
Raffle Committee Chair Drew Pelger pulled the third week of raffle prize tickets (*See story above for winners);
 
May Speaker Chair Don Peterson introduced Anne Graffice, Vice President of Development and Strategic Adventures for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Anne spoke on "Development at the Hall of Fame";
 
Vice President Mark concluded the meeting with the following announcements:
  • next week's meeting will be OFFSITE and held at the Canton Museum of Art. The speaker will be Rotarian Max Barton who will speak on “The Economic Impact of the Arts: A National and State View”.
  • Parking for next week's meeting will be street level. The parking deck will be closed. You will enter the museum entrance on Market Avenue and the meeting is in the Courtyard;
  • the final drawing for the raffle will take place next Friday! Last day to purchase your raffle tickets will be prior to the start of Friday's meeting; 
The following Rotarians turned in a makeup during Friday's meeting: Jerry Ortman (Plain); Dennis Dent; PP Dan Matthews (Massillon).
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REMINDER: NO MEETING ON FRIDAY, MAY 25TH DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
Just as a reminder there will be no meeting on Friday, May 25, 2018, due to the Memorial Day holiday.
 
The Rotary office will be closed Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28th. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
     -NO MEETING - Memorial Day Weekend - May 25, 2018 
     -Rotary office - CLOSED - May 25-28, 2018 - Memorial Day Holiday
     -Annual Golf Outing - August 17, 2018 at The Sanctuary Golf Course
Speakers
May 25, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc.; Invocator - David Roberts
Jun 08, 2018
Invocator - Paula Mastroianni
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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