Posted on Aug 16, 2018
Hello Akron Rotary Club,
What a great week we had!  On August 28 we proudly presented Perfect Attendance Awards. 
At the top of the leader board with Perfect Attendance is John Daily with 52 amazing years (shown in photo) followed by Stew Buchanan with 29 years and Ginny Wojno with 27 years.   What a great example each of you are who achieved this award - thank you for being engaged!  Want to know how you too can achieve this?  Contact our Attendance Chair, Brian Kosarko (click here to email him).
John Daily - 52 years
Stew Buchanan - 29 years
Virginia Wojno -27 years
Ed Wagner - 12 years
Cheryl Warren - 5 years
Julie Brandle - 3 years
Mella Castner - 3 years
Brian Kosarko - 3 years
David Miller - 2 years
Terry Dalton - 1 year
John Margida - 1 year
Steve Buie - 1 year
Wanda Whipkey - 1 year
We enjoyed hearing from Larry Lohman, the President of the RC of Kent and his fellow club member, Will Underwood. They spoke about the international water project endeavor they are working on to bring clean water to a small village in El Salvador.    Larry and Will talked about the many miles that people must walk to and from their homes in order to obtain water. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.  Rotary International, our District and the Kent Club have provided some matching funds for the project, but Larry and Will must raise the final dollars needed to launch the project - approximately $1,500.00.    Rotarians like Larry, Will, their volunteer team of Rotarians and the families in the village of El Salvador, will all contribute their time and talents to bring sustainable clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to the village.  
As a reminder, there will not be a meeting on September 4th.   We hope you and your families have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday.  Our next  regular weekly meeting will be September 11, 2018 when we will be hosting a Club Assembly.  A Club Assembly is where our members come together to get updated on Club matters and exchange ideas.  We also will be welcoming new members into the Club that day.  Looking forward to seeing you all on September 11th!
Yours in Rotary Service —
John Margida, Club President