Volume 38                     April 27, 2022
Elected to the Board of Stark County Commissioners for a fourth time in 2016, Richard Regula has a notable history of service work and involvement in local government. 
He was inspired by his father, Ralph Regula, who was the United States Representative for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District from 1973 - 2009, serving 18 consecutive terms.  Also, by his mother Mary, who was the founder of the National First Ladies’ Library located in downtown Canton, Ohio.
Richard is a Stark County native and graduate of Fairless High School.  After graduation, he attended Ohio University where he received his Bachelor's degree in General Studies.  Richard began his career at Regula Brothers Transport, a trucking company that hauls dairy products.  The company became R. Straus LLC in 2009, when he became its owner.
Richard is a current member of the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District Board and a governing board member of the newly established Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark Regional Transportation Improvement Project (RTIP).  Richard currently serves on the board of the Western Stark YMCA; is a board member of the Massillon Chamber of Commerce; and is a member of the Stark County Township Association.
In the past, Richard served as President of the Massillon Rotary Club, and as a member of the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor Committee. He has served on the board of directors for the Stark County Farm Bureau; on the Navarre Village Council; and spent three terms as Bethlehem Township trustee.  He also served on the Clean Ohio Council, where he was appointed by the Governor.
Richard is a devoted member of St. Michael's Parish. He resides in Bethlehem Township with his wife of thirty-two years, Sherry. Together they have two sons, Thomas and Garrett.
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Stuffed Peppers

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Malibu Vegetables


Bread and Butter



Thanks to Jennie George, we now have a new recurring Zoom link for those of you who prefer to attend on-line. 
You can join us remotely each week on Zoom at the following Link: 
As per the Canton Rotary Bylaws, the names of all nominees for the Board of Directors and for officers shall be published in the two (2) issues of the Rotogram next preceding the date of the annual election.  These names are submitted as provided by the nominating committee, approved by the BOD, and presented to the Secretary.
Term StartTerm EndPositionName
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023  Imm-Past       President Mark Clendenin
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 PresidentRick Taylor
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 President-ElectPaul Hervey
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 Vice PresidentJennie George
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 TreasurerTom Clevenger
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 SecretaryPaula Mastroiani
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 Sergeant at ArmsBob Matthews
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 ParlimentarianDave Ewing
7/1/2022 -6/30/2023 ParlimentarianBob Pattison
7/1/2020 -6/30/2023 Board MemberSteve Fettman
7/1/2020 -6/30/2023 Board MemberWilbur Allen
7/1/2020 -6/30/2023 Board MemberDave Roberts
7/1/2021 -6/30/2024 Board MemberJim Thomas
7/1/2021 -6/30/2024 Board MemberDrew Pelger
7/1/2022 -6/30/2025 Board MemberKaren Brenneman
7/1/2022 -6/30/2025 Board MemberRich Dever
If you want to get to know your nominees better prior to the vote, we suggest you talk to them at one of our weekly meetings. 

We are finally getting through the month of April, which means we get a moment to take a breath and plan the remainder of the year.  The last couple of months have been incredibly busy with two fundraisers for Ukraine, 200 blankets made for foster children, and a Backpack the Bus event at Centennial Plaza.  It felt like we did a year in two months.

Thank you to Jennie George and Paula Mastroianni for taking the lead on the Backpack the Bus event this past weekend.  While I was unable to attend, the pictures and postings look like great fun.  A big thank you to everyone that participated in this event.

We have a few more projects on deck as we move to the end of the Rotary year.  Steve Fettman has agreed to help take the lead on a drug neutralization bag project, Kurt Werren and his Charitable Committee will be looking to identify opportunities for funding, and Drew Pelger is cranking up the efforts for a great June 10th Golf Outing. 

I continue to look over my shoulder.  I’m happy to see what we have done together and anticipate eagerly all we have yet to do.  You are amazing!

I hope to see you Friday, 

President Mark 


At our weekly meeting on Friday April 22, 2022, President Mark welcomed 32 Canton Rotarians to our meeting, live and on Zoom. Members got an in depth background on Community Hospice & Palliative Care from Suzanne Bates. 
Secretary Paula presented the following info:
This Day in History:

1876 – The First National League baseball game was played. The Boston Red Caps beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5.

1945 - Adolf Hitler admits defeat. Upon learning from one of his generals no German defense was offered to the Russian assault at Eberswalde, he admits to all in his underground bunker that the war is lost and that suicide is his only recourse.

1970 – The first Earth Day was celebrated to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems.

1978 - The Blues Brothers made their world premiere on Saturday Night Live.

2004 - Pat Tillman, who gave up his pro football career to enlist in the U.S. Army after the terrorist attacks of September 11, is killed by friendly fire while serving in Afghanistan.

Rotary Fun Fact:

During the 1920s and 1930s, Paul Harris traveled extensively, ceremoniously planting trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship.

Happy Bucks:

Becky Clark
Mark Clendenin
Rick Taylor


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