RSVP for our Centennial Celebration
October 23, 2016
 
 
Enjoy a private afternoon (3 PM) Concert at Severance Hall featuring the Cleveland Orchestra.  
 
Attend the reception & dinner  at 5 PM  recognizing those who have made new donations and commitments to The Rotary Foundation in honor of the Foundation’s 100th Anniversary.  Featured speakers will include Rotary International President-Elect John Germ and The Rotary Foundation Chair-Elect Kalyan Banerjee.  You will have the opportunity to create your own legacy with a 100th Anniversary contribution to the Rotary Foundation and become a Foundation Centennial Celebration donor or a member of the Foundation Centennial Celebration class of the Arch Klumph Society. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss.
 
Speakers
Oct 04, 2016
Mark Cohen, Publisher
Akron Beacon Journal and the Importance of Local Newspapers
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Albert Macso, Akron Coffee Roasters
Akron Coffee Roasters
Oct 25, 2016
Pat Gibson
North High School's Restaurant Management Program
 
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The Akron Rotary Club will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Friday, December 9th from 9:00 am-9:00 pm at ACME #1 (1835 W. Market Street). We will need two volunteers to cover each hour that day. This is a great opportunity for your children or grandchildren to experience the joy of individuals in the community giving to help our community. It is also a chance to showcase your ability to play a musical instrument, demonstrate your singing talents, or just hang out with other Rotarians and friends for a good cause. There will be an opportunity to sign-up in the near future. In the meantime, if you would like to volunteer, or have questions, please contact Mark Seward at markdseward@gmail.com or 330-414-2075. Thank you.  
 

 
 
Rotary Camp For Children with Special Needs
Click on the video and see how the Akron Rotary Camp creates a world for special needs children and adults where there are only abilities.
The Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs, in cooperation with the Akron Area YMCA, offers children and adults with disabilities, the opportunity to experience all the friendship, fun and excitement of camp.
 

 

From the August 2016 issue of The Rotarian

 

1. BECAUSE WE ARE ABOUT TO ERADICATE A DISEASE, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

We are 99.9 percent of the way toward ending polio. As of early June, there were only 16 cases of wild poliovirus in the world, and many think this could be the year we see the last naturally occurring case of polio.

As Rotary and our partners work to eradicate the poliovirus in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the remaining endemic countries, we also continue immunization campaigns in other high-risk countries to ensure that the disease remains gone for good. You can participate on the ground. Email polioplus@rotary.org to connect with Rotarians leading upcoming trips. 

Also consider using your network to spread the word and make sure polio stays on the global agenda. Provide a link to endpolio.org in your email signature. Follow End Polio Now on Facebook and Twitter and share the story of polio eradication with your social networks. When your legislators speak at club meetings, make sure you bring up polio funding. “The fact we are grassroots enables us to have a tremendous amount of influence,” says International PolioPlus Chair Michael McGovern. Host a community event to celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October; register your event and download resources at endpolio.org.

Donate now and your contribution will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Go towww.endpolio.org.

 
 
 
This year's Board of Director's gathered for the first time on Tuesday, July 12th.   Our New President addressed the team and announced that our club has experienced significant growth in the last five years.  Now we need to help engage and mentor each member but this is not just a job for a mentor but truly each and every members responsibility.  
 

 
 
Promote your product or service to Akron Rotarians!  Each week, IT sponsorships are available for $50.   Sponsors get their name and logo (or name if no logo submitted) on screen as part of the loop of announcements. Sponsorship dollars are offsetting the cost of projector and screen used by speakers and to promote upcoming Rotary activities and programs.
 
For more information or to reserve your sponsorship (and have the first choice of dates), email me at SNaragon@akronclevelandrealtors.com
 
Are you willing to help get the weekly sponsor PowerPoint going on the projector?  Knowledge of PowerPoint is helpful in case last minute updates are necessary.  Email me if you’re interested.
 

 
 
 
The purpose of Rotary Cares is to show our support for Akron Rotary members and their families when dealing with the loss of a loved one, the hardship of illness and also to celebrate the joy of a new baby, job, marriage or other events in their lives.
 
 

Please keep Mella Castner and her entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Mella's grandaughter Eva has recently been diagnosed with leukemia.  Mella reported at the Club meeting that the hopeful news is that she has the type with the best chance for full recovery.  

 

 
 

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Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But onlyRotary and Rotaract club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Rotaractors must be in our records to redeem or add offers on Rotary Global Rewards. If after signing in to your My Rotary account, you are unable to use Rotary Global Rewards, send your Rotaract club name and membership start date to using your My Rotary sign-in email so we can update your membership in our database. Please allow 3-5 business days for the change to take effect.

If you need help creating a My Rotary account, review the .

 

 

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