Volume 5                                  August 14, 2020
This week’s ZOOM program speaker is 6650 District Governor Linda Henderson. DG Linda is a retired educator from East Liverpool, Ohio, City Schools with 39 years as a teacher, principal and State and Federal Programs Coordinator.
Linda is a member of the East Liverpool Rotary Club where she has served as Foundation Chair, Youth Exchange Chair and President. At the District level she has been a member of the District Training Committee as well as an Assistant Governor.
Linda will be updating our club on the district’s goals and plans for this Rotary year as well as engaging our club membership in an interactive exchange of ideas on how Rotary can best achieve its mission of “Service Above Self” during these unprecedented times.
At our Zoom meeting on August 7, 2020, President Drew Pelger opened the meeting by welcoming  21 Canton Rotarians, Perry Township Rotary President Tom Nelligan, and our speaker, Bob Quinn, PhD, Big Sandy, MT Farmer.
Club Secretary Paula Mastroianni reported on some interesting historical facts for the day and asked if anyone knew what Rotary's first public service project was.  PDG Bob Pattison had the correct answer: toilets! (In 1907, the Rotary Club of Chicago, the nation's first rotary Club, after concluding that they should extend their mission beyond just meeting for fellowship, initiated the first Rotary public service project: the construction of public toilets in Chicago).  Paula also received "Happy Bucks" from Bob Pattison, Dan Matthews, Mark Rojek, Rick Taylor, Drew Pelger and  herself.
Paula wished a happy birthday to all Rotarians who have a birthday in August. (which included herself)
  • President Drew announced that our annual Oktoberfest has been cancelled.  President Drew is working with President-Elect Mark Clendenin and Oktoberfest Chair, Raquel Raderchak, on a new project, a discount card to local breweries! More details on this project will be forthcoming.
Past President Dan Matthews welcomed our speaker, Bob Quinn, PhD, Big Sandy, MT, Farmer, who spoke about "Creating a Better Food System, Organically!"
Next Week's Speaker will be the District 6650 Governor, Linda Henderson, who will be giving the annual governor's address to our club.
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:
To view these Rotary meetings:
  • Go to our website at:, (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
Since Rotary was founded on the concept of fellowship, all Rotarians are encouraged to attend our meetings and get involved in our committees and projects as much as they are able. With that in mind, we like to recognize those Rotarians who achieve perfect attendance by attending meetings and being active in our club.
The following Rotarians have achieved perfect attendance for the 2019-20 Rotary calendar year. The number in parentheses is consecutive years of perfect attendance. They are as follows:
Barkan, Jack (19), Charles, Michelle (5), Clendenin, Mark (5), Clevenger, Tom (14), Dick, Julia (1), Ewing, Dave (35), Fettman, Steve (19), Fleischer, Frank (3), Fuline, Dan (35), Hale, Bruce (5), Hamilton, Lynn (8), Hervey, Paul (1), Lattavo, Phil (31), Maddox, Bill (19), Mastroianni, Paula (1), Matthews, Dan (18), Matthews, Robert (12), Matthews, Suzette (7),  Molnar, Jim (1), Neutzling, Virginia (25), Ortman, Jerry (29), Pattison, Bob (34), Pelger, Drew (5), Pitts, Larry (35), Rojek, Mark (7), Schott, Ernie (20), Taylor, Rick (8), Tietze, Amanda (10), White, Paul (10).
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
These programs will appeal to all interested Rotarians.   
To register for the September 15th training session:
Click here    or copy and paste the link below
To register for the September 23rd training session:
 After registering, you will then receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

It is very important that you watch for the confirmation, and save it, as it will contain a personal link you will use to join the session the day of the event.
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.
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  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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