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                        Volume 8                              August 26, 2022
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DONN ANGUS, PLANNING DIRECTOR, CITY OF CANTON. INVITE ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN DOWNTOWN CANTON! 
 
Donn Angus is an award winning designer and Planner. Educated in landscape architect, urban design, and city/regional planning, with over 25 years of professional experience, Donn is specifically focused on providing design and planning services to both the private and public sectors.
 
Donn has had a unique and rewarding career with prominent design firms, federal agencies, and local governments in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, and London, as well as the Walt Disney Company in Orlando. This experience has afforded him the opportunity to develop a diverse portfolio, with accomplishments in building & planning both large and small scale projects, located in 17 states, the District of Columbia, the Territory of Guam and 11 foreign nations.
 
Now with the City of Canton since June of 2017, serving as the Director of Planning, Donn brings a new perspective with a special emphasis placed upon the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the advancement of the ‘Live, Work, Play’ premise while embracing the posture as the Hall of Fame City.
 
We know Donn will give us an in depth update on what's going on in Downtown Canton! 
MENU AUGUST 26, 2022
Meat Loaf
 
Mashed Potatoes
 
Whole Green Beans
 
Mini Salad Bar
 
Rolls & Butter
 
Beverages
 
Dessert
 
NEW ZOOM LINK FOR MEETINGS
**NEW**Updated Zoom Link for Friday Meetings
 
For those of us who are joining our Friday meetings via Zoom, a new link has been created to use starting with this Friday's meeting.  The old link will no longer be active so please save this new link for future reference. Thank you and we'll "see" you Friday!
 
 
ARE YOU GOING? SEPTEMBER 2ND! ROTARY SOCIAL AT CANTON ART MUSUEM
 
Social committee chairs, Sue Marzano and Becky Clark, have announced a new Canton Rotary social event, a soiree at the Canton Museum of Art for First Friday September 2, 2022!
 
PLEASE RSVP TO SUE SO SHE CAN MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS AT DESERT INN! ammarzano@aep.com or cell at 330-312-0486. 
 
 
The plan is to meet in the Great Court at 5:30 for socialization and camaraderie (cash bar available, but no drinks in the galleries), then those that wish, can visit the exhibits in the museum galleries. Dinner to follow at Desert Inn for those interested. 
 
- Unseen, The Process and Art of Printmaking
- Continued Continuing, Paintings by Amy Casey
- Lessons and Landscapes, Legacy of Gerry Bernhardt
- Illusions: Seeing is Deceiving, art from the CMA Private Collection
- Shadows, the Art of Marcus Schafer
 
(Here's a link to the Canton Museum of Art's website, if you'd like more info on the exhibits: http://www.cantonart.org/
 
 
 
 
CAN YOU HELP WITH YOUR HANDS, NOT YOUR WALLET? CANTON ROTARY 'POCKET PARK' FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY!
Location of new Habitat Pocket Park
 
Past President Craig Young has been working with Habitat for Humanity on two community "Pocket Parks", as part of their Neighborhood Renewal Projects, one in the Northeast section of Canton and one in the Southeast section of Canton. The Rotary Club of Canton has sponsored both of these parks. 
 
The Northeast section park was completed in November of 2017, with about 10 Canton Rotarians and spouses showing up to assemble benches, move stuff, and shovel mulch and ground cover. That park is at 19th and Edwards in the Harrisburg-Royal Neighborhood, where Habitat had a Renewal Project taking place. (click here to see a photo gallery of Rotarians in action at that site: 
 
CAN YOU JOIN US TO HELP WORK ON THE NEW POCKET PARK (INSTALLING PAVERS AND SPREADING GRAVEL) ON FRIDAY SEPTMEBER 23?
WORK STARTS AT 8:30, SHOULD BE DONE BY NOON.
 
We will also be holding our regular meeting at the park that day, with box lunches provided by Mr. Mike's. Plenty of parking on the street around the park! 
 
If you are willing and able to help that day, you can sign up at this link: 
 
As I've said before, many hands make for light work! We can use up to 10 Rotarians to volunteer! 
 
Thanks!
DO YOU KNOW ANY TEACHERS AT MCKINLEY HIGH? 
 
Vice President Jennie George, who also chairs our Interact Club Committee, reports that Ms. Harding, who was the advisor for our McKinley Interact Club last year, has taken a job in a different district. Therefore, we need a new advisor to step in at McKinley this year.
 
If you should happen to know anyone who you think might be a good advisor for Interact and whom you think might be willing, please let Jennie know. Her cell is 330-268-2196, email is jgeorge@cantoncpc.org
UPCOMING EVENTS!
September 2nd - Canton Rotary Social Hour +, Great Court/Canton Museum of Art, 5:30 to ?; cash bar at Great Court, gallery visits encouraged; dinner at Desert Inn after (optional). (see separate article)
 
September 9th - Stark Flavor Downtown Canton Cigar & Whiskey Festival, 5 to 9 PM. Sponsored by Canton Rotary. Limited to 100 tickets. Go here for tickets and info https://www.facebook.com/starkflavor
 
September 23rd - Habitat for Humanity Pocket Park work day. 8:30 AM to noon. Allen Ave SE and John Ct. SE. Need 10 volunteers. Go to this link to sign up:   https://www.giveffect.com/campaigns/23079-se-canton-project-with-canton-rotary Weekly meeting to start at noon at the park. 
 
October 17th - Rotary Pints a & Pours for Polio Plus, 5 to 7 pm Kozmo's Grille. Celebrity "bartenders" will accept additional tips which will go to the District 6650 Polio Plus Fund. This will be a competition between the Canton and Massillon Clubs to kick of McKinley/Massillon Week! Most tips wins! All Rotarians in District invited to attend. 
 
November 5th - A Night for Ukraine, St. Nicolas Orthodox Church, North Canton, 6 to 10 pm. Ukrainian food, music, and dancing, plus a live auction. special guest is Past RI President Barry Rassin. (see separate article for more info)
 
 
LUNTZ FAMILY ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BILL LUNTZ
 
Rotarian Greg Luntz has invited all Canton Rotarians to his family's Celebration of Life for his father, long-time Rotarian Bill Luntz. 
 
Event:  A Celebration of Life gathering in memory of Bill Luntz
When:  Sunday, September 11, 2022  at 2:00 PM
Where:  The Canton Palace Theatre
Format:  Informal, casual dress
Activities:  Public short ceremony followed by an open reception
No RSVP necessary
WHAT'D I MISS LAST WEEK? 
At our regular meeting on Friday August 19, 2022, President Rick welcomed 35 Canton Rotarians and two guests, our speaker MJ 'Al' Albacete and his wife, Pat.
 
Secretary Paula introduced our newest Canton Rotarian, Emily Callan, from the Stark District Library. Welcome Emily! 
 
Al provided a very interesting, but somewhat abbreviated, program on architectural domes, how they work and their significance in the history of architecture (because of our 'Done-by-One' tradition, Al offered to come back to finish his discussion another time!)
 
Secretary Paula provided an update on upcoming events in our community, and also accepted Happy Bucks from the following people:
 
PDG Bob Pattison
PP Denny Fulmer
PE Paul Hervey
Bruce Schorsten
President Rick Taylor
 
PINTS & POURS FOR POLIO PLUS! CELEB BARTENDERS AT KOZMO'S 10/17!
Did you hear that there has been a new case of polio reported recently in New York State for the first time in almost a decade. And, polio is trying to spread once again in some countries overseas. It is extremely critical NOW that we continue our efforts to wipe out polio!
 
Our own District Governor, Michelle Charles, is asking each club in our district to contribute $1,000 or more to Polio Plus this year.
 
One of the ways the Canton Rotary Club will address this...........PINTS & POURS FOR POLIO! Michelle and her husband, JC, will be serving as CELEBRITY BARTENDERS at Kozmo's Grille on Monday October 17th from 6 to 9 PM. Any tips they receive for their, ahem, service, will go toward Polio Plus. It's very likely that there will be other 'celebrities' as well, including our current club president, yours truly. 
 
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! That day is the kickoff for Rivalry Week between the Canton McKinley Bulldogs and Massillon Washington Tigers, so we've decided to make this a COMPETITION! Which club will raise the most money that night, Canton or Massillon? 
 
So mark your calendars! Come and join your fellow Canton Rotarians to not only support your club, but to help Rotary wipe out polio! 
A NIGHT FOR UKRAINE! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH!
 
District Governor Michelle Charles has set a goal for District 6650 to raise $100,000 for the Rotary International Disaster Relief Fund, specifically to benefit the Ukraine.
 
Therefore, we are all invited to "A Night for Ukraine", a special event on Saturday November 5th at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 5305 Massillon Rd, North Canton starting at 6 PM. Cost is $60 per person and includes an authentic Ukrainian ethnic menu, performances from local Ukrainian musicians and dancers, and a special appearance from Past RI President Barry Rassin. 
 
More info and tickets at: http://rotarydistrict6650.org/
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