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Join Us at a Meeting

We meet each Tuesday at 11:45 am

Portage Country Club 240 North Portage Path | Akron, OH  44303

$13.00 per person 

Tel: 330.644.4512

 

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MEETING DATE CHANGES: 

No meeting September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

The October 1st meeting has been moved to October 3rd 
 as the Club will be hosting On The Table Greater Akron.

 

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Speakers
Aug 20, 2019
Audrey Carroll - Sharing her Youth Exchange Experiences about being a student for a year in Germany.
Aug 27, 2019
CEO of Hazel Tree Interiors
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
Experiences and success stories of the Akron Court of Appeals and Court System
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Upcoming Events
2019 Greeter and Invocator Sign Up
Portage Country Club
Jan 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
 
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Sep 10, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Oct 08, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.

Club News

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.
 

 

With Deepest Sympathy:

Mella Castner's brother in law, William Castner, passed away unexpectedly.  He was a veteran who served in Vietnam.  Services will be private.

 

Congratulations to the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awardees including two of our members:

OutsMella A. Castnertanding Professional Fundraiser 
Mella A. Castner
Nominated by AFPNEO member Vondea Sheaffer, The Village of St. Edward

 

 

 

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women's BoardSpecial Recognition Award 
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women's Board (Rotarian Rima Muakkassa is a member of this Board)

Nominated by AFPNEO member Laura Biddle Clarke, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Akron Welcomes New Member
Welcome to Michael Shearer who is the newest member of the Rotary Club of Akron.  Michael transferred to us from the Kent Club and has been a Rotarian since 2002.  
 
Photo L-R:  Club President Patrick O'Neill, Michael Shearer and Membership Chair Tom Knauer
 
Watch for our New Member eNews that will share more about all new members who join us in July and August!
Foundation Recipients
Presentations of Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) is The Rotary Foundations’ way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.  It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago Lawyer who began Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
 
Our club is very honored to recognize our members for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Most recently, on August 13th, our District 6630 Foundation Chair, Jim Lechko, was on hand to present the Paul Harris certificates and pins to the following members.  Jim expressed appreciation to all who have donated to The Rotary Foundation throughout the years. 
 

Left to Right:

  • Jim Lechko
  • Nathanael Billow: PHF 
  • Dr. Rob McGregor: PHF +1
  • John Margida: PHF +3
  • Claudine Schooley: PHF
  • Lynda Farkas: PHF +6

NO MEETING SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

Portage Country Club will be closed September 3rd.  There will not be a Rotary meeting that day.  We wish you all a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.

Save the Date for September 28th!

October 3rd - Join us for On The Table Greater Akron

Or Club will be hosting On The Table Greater Akron on October 3rd at 11:45 am.  Note: our normally scheduled meeting for October 1 will not be held.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us for the conversation. The cost is $13.00 per person and includes lunch. Location: Portage Country Club.
 

On the Table Greater Akron is a one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work. This project is part of On the Table, a national civic engagement initiative supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and initially developed by The Chicago Community Trust.

Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Summit or Medina counties is invited to host or participate in a mealtime conversation with their family, friends, neighbors or colleagues. Conversations are held in person at locations such as a library, church, neighborhood restaurant, office break room or around your own kitchen table.

We know that big ideas can spring from small conversations and that people invest in what they help create. When we come together face-to-face to find common ground on community issues and challenges that matter to people, powerful things can happen.

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Club Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mella Castner
August 3
 
Ed Wagner
August 4
 
George Romanoski
August 4
 
Laura Smiley
August 5
 
Katerina Papas
August 8
 
Nicholas George
August 8
 
Douglas Hausknecht
August 10
 
Bob Titus
August 11
 
Doug Kohl
August 11
 
Roger Read
August 11
 
Molly Gordon
August 12
 
Kathryn Michael
August 13
 
Brian Kosarko
August 16
 
Mike Shearer
August 20
 
Marcia Holcomb
August 21
 
Jason Edwards
August 22
 
Rick Rogers
August 22
 
Robert McGregor
August 22
 
Fred Swartz
August 23
 
Lance Chima
August 25
 
Karen Meek
September 4
 
Andrew Grover
September 6
 
Terrence Dalton
September 7
 
Karen Hrdlicka
September 10
 
Chris Richardson
September 11
 
Nick Browning
September 11
 
Sara Eddy
September 15
 
Jim Mullen
September 20
 
Jay Rutter
September 25
 
Brian Chima
September 27
 
Colin Hammer
September 29
 
Paul Jarrett
September 29
 
Virginia Wojno
September 30
 
Join Date
Cheryl Warren
August 1, 1995
24 years
 
Nathanael Billow
August 1, 2017
2 years
 
Nick Browning
August 1, 1992
27 years
 
Rick Rogers
August 1, 2005
14 years
 
Bob Ryan
August 2, 2016
3 years
 
Laura Horovitz
August 2, 2016
3 years
 
Daniel Riemenschneider
August 8, 2000
19 years
 
Tamara Mora
August 8, 2017
2 years
 
Kevin Smith
August 15, 2017
2 years
 
Robert McGregor
August 19, 2014
5 years
 
Vivian Harig
August 22, 2017
2 years
 
Brian Kosarko
August 26, 2014
5 years
 
Jan Ryan
August 26, 2014
5 years
 
John Margida
August 26, 2014
5 years
 
Mella Castner
August 26, 2014
5 years
 
Marilyn Buckey
September 1, 1988
31 years
 
Pamela Kiltau
September 1, 1987
32 years
 
Marcia Holcomb
September 9, 2003
16 years
 
Cyndi Kane
September 11, 2018
1 year
 
Jason Edwards
September 11, 2018
1 year
 
Sara Eddy
September 18, 2018
1 year
 
Ravi Krovi
September 20, 2016
3 years
 
Patty Graves
September 29, 2015
4 years
 
Brian Steere
September 30, 2014
5 years
 
Stephen Warren
September 30, 2014
5 years
 
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