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Weekly Club Meetings are currently being held virtually via ZOOM.
We meet at Noon each Tuesday. 

Our Speaker April 27, 2021

This is Part III and the final recognition of
our 2020-2021 Rotary Year Scholarship Recipients.

Club Secretary and Scholarship Chair, Terry Dalton, will be recognizing students in the areas of
Business and Hospitality/Tourism. 


Join us as we meet the scholarship recipients and
learn about their accomplishments and future endeavors.


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Join Us: 2021 Virtual District 6630 Conference of Clubs
You are cordially invited to attend our virtual Annual Meeting and Multi-District Conference.   
Our theme is “Rotary – A World of Opportunities.”
If you already registered for our District Conference, thank you.
If not, please register soon! 
Registration Link:   

Pre-registration is required to attend.
Thursday 4/22/2021 District 6630 Only (This is our District): 
6 pm  
  • Annual Meeting (Electors - please enter the meeting at 5:45 pm)
  • The required Elector Credential Certificate form that was sent to each Club Secretary/President MUST be returned to Mike Davanzo ( by April 12, 2021.  
  • This is required to be able to vote at the Annual Meeting.
7 pm - 8:30 pm 
  • Conference Kick-off: Recognition of the two Clubs that reached 75 years and two Clubs that reached 100 years.
  • Members achieving 50 years in Rotary in 2019-2021 and
  • Celebration of Life with families of those who have passed away 2019-2021.
Friday 4/23/2021 Multi-District (All Districts): 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Keynote Speaker:  Rob Raylman: The Gift of Life International.
  • Enjoy a fun radio show with music, trivia, and prizes. BYOB. 
 Saturday 4/24/2021 Multi-District and District 6630 will have a special breakout session as well:

 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Multi District: Interesting speakers from around the country and world plus comments from the four District Governors. 
  • Keynote Speaker:  RID Brad Howard: “Pivot Point or End Point”
  • District 6630 Governor Pat Myers will share how all our clubs led through challenging times.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • District 6630: An exclusive breakout with our 4-Way Test Speech Contest winners
  • Chartering of the Lake County Sunrise Satellite Club
  • Recognition of E-ClubNEO Satellite Club
  • Interact-Rotaract Club Highlights!
Register and you will receive a free T-shirt delivered to your home or office. 
Registration Link:   Pre-registration is required to attend.

Cost to Attend: None!

After you register – there are a couple of important things to remember:

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  • Only registered attendees can enter the meeting.
  • Be sure you login the day(s) of the event using the email you registered with.
3.  Our District # is 6630 NE Ohio.
4. If you are using the Zoom desktop app – please be sure your application is updated to the most current version (this is not applicable to those who login using the web application).

Rotary Cares

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 be sure to email me(click here) with any news you would like placed here. Note that information is posted only with permission of the individual(s).


Connor Jarvis
Connor has officially met the CFP Board’s educational, experience, examination, and ethical requirements, and has committed to providing financial planning services that adhere to the CFP Board’s standards of excellence. As such he has earned the right to use the CFP® marks, and joins fellow Partners – Darrell Wright and Dan LaHaie – as part of a select group who have earned the right to refer to themselves as CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, one of the highest standards among financial advisors.
Julie Brandle
Our fellow Akrotarian and DGND, Julie Brandle, is a finalist for a national award - The Women Transforming Business Award. There is a virtual event April 27th at 1 pm ET (Noon CT) to celebrate the 10 finalists and announce the winner. The event is virtual and free. It is after our weekly meeting so lets rally and show our support for our DGND! You can register at this link:
North High School Interact Service Project

Our North HS Interactors out serving their community!!

Student Scholarship Program - Part II

On April 20, 2021, our Club honored students in the fields of Allied Health, Automotive, Bio-Science, Criminal Justice and Education.

Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship from the Akron Rotary Foundation.
Terry Dalton serves as a member of the Akron Rotary Club Board of Directors and as the Club Secretary and has chaired the Rotary Scholarship Committee for about 10 years.  Any members interested in helping are encouraged to reach out to Terry at 330-815-1525 or via email to
Thanks to the committee members who participated in the interview and selection process: Ryan McCauley, Zach Prosser and Jay Rutter. 
About the Scholarship Recipients:
The Students of the Year recognized April 20th were Rishma Tamang, Allison Lee, Kyrice Brunson, Star Griffin, Arissa Holcomb, and Ma Cho.
We were pleased that two of the students were available to join our meeting [click to view recording]. 

These students are extremely accomplished students and active community volunteers.

Click here to view bios of all the April 20th recipients.

Star Griffin
Arissa Holcomb
Rishma Tamang
Akron Public Schools Virtual Library: Calling all Storytellers
Thank you Akron Rotarian Lorrayne Gervase (photo below) for volunteering to read a story for the APS Virtual Storytelling initiative.
If you are interested, contact Julie Brandle at for more information and guidelines.
Julie Brandle, DGND, Assistant Governor - S Summit and Medina Cluster
Past President, Rotary Club of Akron, Ohio 
Cell 330.858.6672 |

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Plan to participate in Happy Dollars during the Tuesday meetings? 
We want to bring even more joy to our meetings and include a photo associated with what you are happy about!! 
Simply email it to Cheryl Warren (click here to email her) and put HAPPY DOLLAR PHOTO in the subject line.  Photos must be received by 5pm on the Monday prior to the meeting. Those sending photos will be called on first during the meeting to share your happiness as we show the photo! 
Even if you don't have a photo, plan to share your joy during our meetings - you will all have a chance to do so as usual after the photos run!!
If you also wish for the information/photo to be included in our newsletter that will go out after our meeting, please indicate this in your email and provide me with a brief description of the reason you are submitting it (such as "So happy that my son Joe has received his Master's Degree from The University of Akron in the field of ABC!).  This text will only be used for the newsletter - you will share it at the meeting!! 
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