Volume 12                           October 2, 2020
Due to the cancellation of the McKinley / Massillon joint meeting, our regularly scheduled meeting for Friday October 2nd has been cancelled.  We had originally planned on hosting an offsite social gathering, but due to weather concerns, that plan has unfortunately been scrapped.  There will be no Zoom meeting either on Friday.  We will continue our normally scheduled meetings next Friday October 9th.
As the 2nd quarter of our Rotary year nears, I want to challenge every Rotarian to find a way to be more active within the club.  While we have been presented with many new challenges this year, we are fortunate to have an extremely hardworking team putting together weekly programs that more than meet the standard of our pre-pandemic meetings.  If you have been hesitant to come to the meetings or logon to Zoom, I certainly hope that you will reconsider.  While it’s a different experience, the Zoom option does provide a new level of convenience to you as a member of our organization.  If you have been attending the meetings one way or another I appreciate it greatly.
Make sure to root for McKinley so that I don’t have to eat the spicy wings in a Massillon jersey.  Have a wonderful week, everyone.
It is with much regret that the Club's Executive Committee has made the decision to cancel the Canton Rotary's participation in the annual McKinley-Massillon joint meeting that was scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 2 to celebrate the long standing football rivalry. It is our hope that we can continue this tradition when McKinley hosts Massillon next year.  If you are one of the members that have registered for the meeting already, we will be issuing refunds from the office.
At our Zoom meeting on September 25, 2020, President-Elect Mark Clendenin opened the meeting by welcoming 29 Canton Rotarians, and our speaker, Wendy Tracy, Executive Director - Pathway Caring for Children.
Suzette Matthews, announced that Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee,  was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People.  Click this LINK to view the full article on this announcement which is posted on The Rotary International website.
Suzette also received "Happy Bucks" from Theresa Blocher, Bruce Schorsten, Paul Hervey, Jim Blake and Dave Ewing.
  • President-Elect Mark Clendenin announced that the McKinley-Massillon joint Rotary meeting has been cancelled due to lack of participation.  President-Elect Mark Clendenin also thanked Theresa Blocher for her help with the set-up of this week's meeting.
Past President Michelle Charles welcomed our speaker, Wendy Tracy, Executive Director - Pathway Caring for Children.
Next Week's Program will be a Rotary social meeting since our club has cancelled participation in the McKinley-Massillon Rotary meeting which was scheduled for October 2nd.

Dan and Linda Fuline's 50th Wedding Anniversary

Gervasi Vineyards was a beautiful setting for the 50th renewal of vows for Dan and Linda (Edell) Fuline. The couple were married at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville, Ohio on August 8, 1970. Dan and Linda recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with family at Gervasi Vineyards.  The event was hosted by sons and daughters-in-law, Drs. Dan J. and Sandra Fuline, Jr., and Michael J. and Amy Fuline.
Dan retired as CEO of Community Services of Stark County. He continues to be active in local organizations and serves on several boards. Linda retired as Superintendent of the Summit County ESC, and currently works as a supervisor for the University of Mount Union.
Together they enjoy traveling, supporting the Mount Union Raiders, Buckeyes, Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians. But, most importantly, they enjoy supporting their nine grandchildren in all they do.
Dan grew up in Lowellville and is a graduate of Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University.  Linda is a native of Hermitage, Pa., and graduated from the University of Akron and Kent State University.  They are members of Saint Louis Parish in Louisville.
The couple are planning a future trip to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
*posted in The Canton Repository, Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Todd Morris - October 9th
Scott Oeslager - October 15th
Karen Brenneman - October 19th
Gerald Ortman - October 26th
Bruce Schorsten - October 28th
Register Now to attend the District 6650 Virtual Club Fall Assembly!  
This year's District Club Fall Assembly is scheduled for October 14, 2020, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This assembly is open to all Rotarians!  It's free and easy to attend, no traveling, no cost, no wasted time.
You will have the option to choose from one of the following topics:
  • Keeping Rotarians Involved and Excited about Rotary
  • New Meeting Structures
  • Fundraising During a Pandemic 
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