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                        Volume 7                                  August 28, 2020
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SCOTT HIGGINS, PRESIDENT & CEO - AMERICAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION, MIDWEST, ON OHIO DAIRY FARMING TODAY
Scott Higgins, American Dairy Association, Midwest, President & CEO
 
Have you ever wondered where all your favorite dairy products come from, like yogurt, milk, butter, and cheeses of all varieties, and how they get to your table? Do you know about all the health benefits today’s dairy products offer?  Do you really know how much dairy you consume in a year in all its different forms?
 
The American Dairy Association is comprised of dietitians, school wellness specialists, and communications experts dedicated to educating the public about how today’s dairy foods are produced and the important role they play in a healthy lifestyle. 
 
Most likely, your own dairy foods begin right nearby on a dairy farm here in Ohio, in Stark or nearby Wayne, Holmes, Columbiana or Tuscarawas County.
 
Scott will explain the unprecedented challenges today’s family-owned and operated dairy farms face and how they may affect you and your family. From environmental and regulatory challenges to supply chain disruptions and milk processing plant closures, from herd health and bovine nutrition issues to changing consumer tastes and mis-information, plus unpredictable international demand and tariff issues…you’ll gain a better understanding of each from today’s speaker, Scott Higgins.
 
Scott has led the Midwest Division of American Dairy Association for 36 years and he received a BS in Agricultural Economics from The Ohio State University in 1984. He lives in Johnstown, Ohio.
 
Join us this Friday at 11:30 for some fun facts about dairy and listen to Scott Higgins at 12:00. Be sure to bring your own dairy lunch like a grilled cheese sandwich, or maybe a cheeseburger, some strawberry yogurt, a glass of cold milk, a dish of cottage cheese, and some fresh peaches and cream for dessert!
 
To view Scott Higgins full biography, click on this LINK!
 
 
AUGUST 21ST ZOOM MEETING NEWS AND ACCOUNCEMENTS
 
 
 
At our Zoom meeting on August 21, 2020, President-Elect Mark Clendenin opened the meeting by welcoming 21 Canton Rotarians, plus guests: Tom Nelligan, the Perry Township Rotary President; Perry Township Rotarian, Luis Lacourt; Massillon Rotarian, Keith Nutter; Susie Berstler with the RJ Matthews Company; and our speaker, Dale Klick.
 
President-Elect asked for a moment of silence for the families of Frank Fleischer (passing of his son, Randall Fleischer) and Bill Liber (passing of his sister, Judith Liber).
 
Club Secretary Paula Mastroianni presented some interesting historical facts for the day and announced the following Rotary History:  The 1989 Council on Legislation voted to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide.  To view more information on "Women in Rotary", click on this LINK.
 
 
Announcements:
  • President-Elect Mark Clendenin encouraged everyone to attend the Tri-District Membership Virtual Workshops which will be held on September 15th & 23rd.
 
Past President Dan Matthews welcomed our speaker, Dale Klick, Stark County Fair Board President, who spoke on the 2020 Stark County Fair Plans.
 
The speaker provided the following link for anyone interested in the Junior Fair livestock auctions: juniorfairauctions.com. 
 
Next Week's Speaker will be Scott Higgins, President & CEO, American Dairy Association, Midwest, speaking on "Ohio Dairy Farming Today"
 
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ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following has made a contribution to the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund in memory Randall Fleischer:
  • Lynn Hamilton
 
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ZOOM ROTARY MEETINGS RECORDED
Did you miss our Zoom Rotary meetings?  Don't fret! 
 
You can now view our Rotary meetings and our great speakers via our website.
 
As of July 24th, our weekly Zoom Rotary meetings have been recorded and posted on our website: www.cantonrotary.org
 
 
To view these Rotary meetings:
  • Go to our website at:  www.cantonrotary.org, (no need to log into our site)
  • Scroll down the home page till you see the section posted ”Canton Rotary Recorded Zoom Meetings” on the right side of our Home page
  • Click on the Rotary meeting you would like to view
 
SUPPORT THE CANTON GREEK FEST AT ST. HARALAMBOS!
          
 
AUGUST 27, 28 & 29 -  drive-thru Greek Fest 
 
 
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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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2020 TRI-DISTRICT VIRTUAL MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOPS
In September, for the third year in a row, Districts 6600, 6630 and 6650 have come together to offer an exciting membership program, to help us engage and energize our members.
 
This year there will be 2- two hour meetings (on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 23) in the early evening (6 to 8 PM). You can attend either or both meetings via Zoom at no cost. Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin (2018-2019), will be the speaker for the September 15th training session and District 6690 Membership Chair Jenny Stotts from RC of Athens Sunrise, Ohio, will be the September 23rd speaker.
 
You will have a choice of four breakout sessions on each night. You can attend one breakout session in each of the two meetings. The sessions are:
  1. Keeping Clubs Vital
  2. Making Rotary Work
  3. Sharing the Joy of Rotary
  4. Building on your Momentum
 
To view more information on these workshops and to register, click on this LINK!
 
 
 
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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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!
 
 
 
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Sep 25, 2020
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