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                 THE ROTARY CLUB OF CANTON, OHIO                                
                           VOLUME 36                                March 13, 2020
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KELLI VISCOUNTE, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF "LOVE OUR COMMUNITY", WILL BE FEATURED SPEAKER ON MARCH 13TH
In the spring of 2016, a dream began.  A dream of businesses, churches, schools, and individuals coming together to provide an event for the Lake Township community - a simple egg hunt.  This event was a collaboration that surprised many but gave birth to the belief that TOGETHER we could make an impact to last.
 
From this effort, Love Our Community was born. As more and more community needs were identified, this same collaboration, now formally organized as Love Our Community, a 501c(3), continues to address community needs in Lake Township. 
 
Kelli Viscounte founded Love Our Community on a dream to mobilize communities to come together to meet needs that are often unseen.  Her favorite movie is Remember the Titans with Rocky as a close second.  She is often heard saying it takes us all!  Kelli and her husband Ron have six kids and one beautiful granddaughter.
 
 
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LUNCHEON MENU & ASSIGNMENT FOR MARCH 13TH
FISH FRY
(baked, beer batter, Greek plaki)
BROASTED POTATOES
RICE PILAF
GREEK STYLE GREEN BEANS
 
SPEAKER CHAIR - MARK CLENDENIN
INVOCATOR - PAULA MASTROIANNI
GREETER LEADER - PP JACK BARKAN
 
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DISTRICT 6650 CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 16, 2020
 Save the date…..
 
 
 
 
May 16, 2020, will be the District 6650 Conference held at the Kent Conference Center in Jackson Township! This assembly of clubs will be an event you will not want to miss. District 6650 Governor Dan Morgan is asking all club members, their spouses/partners, family, friends and neighbors to attend the District Conference this year. This action-packed day will start at 9:30 AM and end at 8:30 PM.
 
Registration is now open. Registering prior to March 15th will give you the Early-Bird price!  Please follow this LINK to view some of the details for this year's District Conference. To register click on the "Register Now" at the bottom left hand side of the page to access registration.         
 
 
 
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PHILOMATHEON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND TO HAVE FUNDRAISER AT TAGGART'S ICE CREAM PARLOR!
During the meeting on February 14, 2020, Rotarian Steve Fettman informed the members of the upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Philomatheon Society of the Blind. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 11 am - 10 pm at Taggarts Ice Cream located at 1401 Fulton Rd. N.W., Canton. 
 
A percentage of each sale will be donated to the Philomatheon Society of the Blind. Don't miss your chance to help this worthwhile cause while enjoying great food and possibly a Bittner (yum!) or other Taggart's home-made ice cream for dessert!
 
 
 
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**CANCELLED**  THE UPCOMING SEMI-ANNUAL HEALTH SCREEN & WELLNESS FAIR HAS BEEN CANCELLED
**CANCELLED**
 
The upcoming Rotary Club of Canton's Semi-Annual Health Screen & Wellness Fair scheduled for May 2, 2020 has been CANCELLED! The event will be rescheduled sometime in OCTOBER, 2020 and will be held at the Mercy Hall Auditorium located at 1320 Mercy Drive, Canton.
 
 
 
 
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WEEKLY MEETING NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
At our meeting on March 6, 2020, President Mark Rojek welcomed the 43 members and 6 guests. President Mark asked anyone celebrating a March birthday to please stand and be recognized. A 'thank you' goes to the Krassas Event Center for providing the delicious dessert for our members!
 
Rotarian Paula Mastroianni provided the Invocation.
 
Congratulations to PP Dan Matthews for having the winning 50/50 ticket worth $43.00.
 
Club Secretary Julia Dick then welcomed the following guests to the meeting:  Jeff Graham (speaker); Sarah Fiddler (Stark State organizational rep); Kelly Klein (guest of Darin Nissley); Brynn Pelger (daughter of President Elect Drew Pelger); Sue Marzano (guest of Tim Furbay and  an incoming member sponsored by Tim); Derek Gordon (guest of Paula Mastroianni).
 
Rotarian Nick Perini took to the podium to tell the members about a new scholarship provided by Nick's firm, Beese, Fulmer, and the Canton Chamber of Commerce. To view a flyer with details of the requirements for this scholarship, please follow this LINK
 
 
President Elect Drew Pelger, along with his daughter Brynn, took the opportunity to fill everyone in on the "Polar Bear Plunge" in which they participated on Saturday, February 29th. Their 'plunge' was part of PE Drew's commitment to his Charitable Fund Drive.
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Secretary Paula Mastroianni was asked to fill in for a traveling Vice President Mark Clendenin. Paula welcomed and introduced the speaker for the meeting, Jeff Graham, Superintendent of Canton City Schools. Jeff spoke on the "State of the Schools, Vision, Mission".
 
 
 
 
President Mark concluded the meeting with the following announcement:
  • next week's speaker will be Kelli Viscounte, Founder and President of "Love Our Community"
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  • as a reminder, the meeting scheduled for March 20th will be the Paul Harris Fellow presentation. Please plan to attend, if possible, to recognize and appreciate those who have contributed, outright or cumulatively, or in whose name has been contributed, a gift of $1000 or more to the Rotary International Foundation, via the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, PolioPlus Partners or the Humanitarian Grants program. A Paul Harris Fellowship is the highest honor a Rotarian can receive. 
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The following Rotarian turned in makeup's during Friday's meeting: Suzette Matthews (2 - Perry).
 
 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
**DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
   -  Health Screen & Wellness - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - *CANCELLED
   -  District Conference - Kent State Stark - May 16, 2020 - *CANCELLED
   -  Golf Outing - June 26, 2020 -The Sanctuary Golf Course
   -  Oktoberfest - September 24, 2020
 
 
 
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