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                        Volume 2                                   July 10, 2020
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BRIANNA HILL AND JULIE ELKINS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT TO SPEAK THIS FRIDAY
Brianna Hill, Acting Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer – Domestic Violence Project, Inc.
 
Brianna graduated from The Ohio State University in May 2008, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. She continued her education at The University of Akron in a dual degree program obtaining both her Juris Doctorate and master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management in May 2014. She was sworn in as a member of the Ohio State bar in November 2014.
 
Brianna has spent almost 12 years working in support of survivors of domestic violence. She first joined Domestic Violence Project, Inc. in 2008 as an Accounting Assistant. In 2014, she moved to Cleveland and joined the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center working in both finance and human resources. During her time with DVCAC she also worked as a Guardian ad Litem in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division, advocating for child victims of abuse and neglect. She moved into her current role as Chief Financial Officer with Domestic Violence Project, Inc. in April 2019. She currently represents DVPI as a member of the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County.
 
Brianna lives in Cleveland with her boyfriend, Mark, and son, Brodie. She is a member of the St. Thomas More Athletic Board, entering her 7th year on the board. She has also spent three seasons coaching youth basketball, having coached boys in 3rd through 5th grades.  
 
 
Julie Elkins, Board President - Domestic Violence Project, Inc.
 
Julie Elkins graduated from Marietta College in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. While at Marietta, she also participated in The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business program, where she received a minor in Leadership Studies. In 2018, Julie received a masters from Kent State University in Business Administration. Currently, Julie holds two dynamic roles. First, she is the community relations coordinator for Aultman Health Foundation, where she oversees the Generations program, a free program that encourages community members 50 years and older to stay active. Secondly, Julie is the executive assistant and grants coordinator for North Canton Medical Foundation, a stand-alone, medical-conversion, grant-giving foundation.
 
Julie joined the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. Board of Directors five years ago because she believes strongly in the DVPI mission. Currently, she serves as Board President. Volunteering on the Board is her way of giving back to an organization that was there for her when she needed them the most.   No matter the amount of education or how intelligent a person is, traumatic experiences are hard to navigate. That is what makes DVPI’s specialized services so important. In those tough times, everyone needs someone who not only understands “the system,” but also understands what is emotionally happening.
 
Julie is engaged in many community outreach programs including the Leadership Stark County, North Canton YMCA, RAHAB Ministries, Pathway Caring for Children as well as serving on the Board for the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. This year, Julie received the 2020 ystark! Twenty under 40! award from the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Outside of work, she stays busy with her nine-year-old daughter, church activities and running and bicycling to stay fit.
 
 
 
"THANK YOU NOTES" RECEIVED FROM OUR CHARACTER COUNT RECIPIENTS
 
 
The Rotary Office received the following "Thank You Notes" from our 2019-20 Character Count Recipients.  
 
 
 
Ethan Barress writes: 
 
Dear Canton Rotary Club,
 
 Thank you so much for awarding me with the YMCA Character Champs Scholarship.  This money will help me to become more successful in college and relieve some of the stress.
 
Thank you very much,I really appreciate it.
 
Sincerely, 
Ethan Barress
 
 
Mickey Russ writes:
 
Hello!
 
Thank you so much for the award.  I really appreciate being given the opportunity to receive this award.  This has impacted my life in such a positive way!
 
Thank you all, so much!
Mickey
 
 
2020 GOLF OUTING RESULTS AND PHOTOS
 
 
 
 
       Another fun golf outing took place on Friday, June 26th at the Sanctuary Golf Course!
 
 
A BIG Thank you to all of our "SPONSORS":
  • BEESE, FULMER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC.
  • CANTON SIGN, LLC
  • CHAD COYLE DDS LLC
  • BECKY CLARK
  • JOE FRENCH
  • JAY-MAC BODY & FRAME, INC.
  • BILL LIBER
  • DAN & SUZETTE MATTHEWS
  • MIRACLE PLUMBING - HEATING - COOLING
  • JIM MOLNAR
  • PAUL WHITE
  • YOUNG TRUCK SALES
 
The Winning Teams:
 
The first place team for the day, each receiving a complimentary round of golf from The Sanctuary Golf Club, was Drew Pelger, Dan Pelger, Derek Gordon and Nate Mullen.  Second place team, each receiving a $20 gift card from Kozmo's, was Nick Perini, Denny Fulmer, Greg Luntz and Alan Rodriguez.  Finally, the last place team, each receiving a $10 gift certificate from Taggart's Ice Cream and Kennedy's BBQ, was Kurt Goodenberger, James Boggs, Rick Taylor and Fritz Spring.
 
The winner of the 50/50 drawing was Rich Mohr winning $100.00.
 
To view photos from this year's golf outing, click on this LINK!
 
 
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JUST A REMINDER!
 
 
If you have not yet paid your dues - please send them into the Rotary office ASAP.  
 
The Rotary office address is: 116 Cleveland Avenue N.W., , Suite 307, Canton 44702.
 
 
 
 
 
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INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS PHOTOS
The following photos were taken at the July 1, 2020 Installation of Officers event.
 
  
   
   
    
 
 
HELPING THE CLUB
In order to make contributing to the club easy during this time of social separation, we have recently added a “Make a Donation” link to our club website at www.cantonrotary.org.  By clicking this link, you will be able to quickly and easily make a contribution to the club, via credit or debit card. 
 
                                                                               
 
Integrated with our Clubrunner system, this is a safe and secure link.  Please consider a donation today!
 
 
 
SUPPORT THE CANTON GREEK FEST AT ST. HARALAMBOS!
 
For more information on the Canton Greek Fest, click on this LINK
 
 
Rotarians, we encourage you to support our host of our weekly meetings (when we're able to meet face-to-face, or mask-to-mask, again), St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, and their Krassas Event Center.
 
Most of us have had the pleasure of sampling their wonderfully authentic Greek food at our meetings or at their previous 'normal' festival. This year, it will be a DRIVE-THRU Festival, only! 
 
You gotta eat, so why not dive-thru and pick up some delicious Greek food to support our friends at St. Haralambos! 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
**DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
-  July 10, 2020 - Zoom Rotary Meeting - Brianna Hill and Julie Elkins - Domestic Violence Project, Inc.
-  July 17, 2020 - Zoom Social Meeting
-  July 24, 2020 - Renato "Ren" Camacho, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport
-  July 31, 2020 - Zoom Social Meeting
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Aug 07, 2020
"Creating a Better Food System, Organically!"
Aug 14, 2020
"Annual Governor's Address to Canton Rotary"
Aug 21, 2020
"The 2020 Stark County Fair Plan"
Aug 28, 2020
"Ohio Dairy Farming Today"
Sep 04, 2020
Sep 11, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
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