Welcome to Our Club

Join Us at a Meeting

We meet each Tuesday
and begin promptly at Noon

(we suggest arriving at 11:45 am to allow
time for check-in and to get your lunch).

Portage Country Club

240 North Portage Path | Akron, OH  44303

Tel: 330.644.4512

$13.00 per person for lunch

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Meet Our Club President

Julie Brandle


We Did It ...

Thank you to everyone who helped us not only meet our goal of $250,000, but EXCEED it!
The Akron Chili Open was a huge success because of our supporters!
The Akron Club sponsored a North High Interact event which took place on Monday the 29th.
We provided gloves and disinfecting wipes so that all of the desks in the classrooms could be disinfected during this terrible flu season. The staff and teachers loved it. What made it somewhat amazing was that we had over 20 kids show up when we had only planned for a turn-out of 10-12. Tristan Griffin joined me as chaperones in the cleaning project. It was a lot of fun and the kids had a great attitude.
Take care,
Steve Buie
On January 20th, Steve & Sharon Buie and their son Andrew, joined Connor and Courtney Jarvis to prepare a sumptuous meal for families of patients at the Ronald
McDonald House of Akron.
We had a lot of fun and laughs as we collaborated on preparing a delicious meal of meatloaf, red skin potatoes with dill and butter, and green beans. Dessert consisted of cookies and various flavors of ice cream. The time flew by and we had a blast.
Our next date to prepare a Rotary meal for the Ronald McDonald House of Akron is Saturday April 21st. Come on out, you will have fun serving. 
To get involved and help with the next meal, contact Steve Buie at a weekly meeting or via EMAIL (click to email).
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!
The Buie & Jarvis Families
Connor & Courtney Jarvis
Sharon & Courtney put the finishing touches on the meal.

Akron Rotary’s 28th Annual Chili Open Honors Akron Rotarian, Sandy Naragon with Ambassador of Service Award

Congratulations to our own, Sandy Naragon that will be honored on February 3, 2018 at Akron Rotary’s 28th Annual Chili Open Golf Classic as the 2018 Chili Open’s Ambassador of Service. The Chili Open Ambassador of Service award was established in 1991 in recognition of a community leader who has gone above and beyond in support of the Rotary Club of Akron, Akron Rotary Camp and the Akron Community. In addition, they have made significant efforts to improve and established relationships between community leaders and the Akron Rotary Camp. 

Sandy’s civic involvement centers around building neighborhoods, serving the elderly and disabled, fighting homelessness and encouraging diversity!
She has been a Rotarian since 1999 and served as the Rotary Club of Akron’s President in 2015-16. She is a member of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Society. Sandy is honored to be a member of Akron Rotary’s Centennial Society. Over her 18 years as a Rotarian, she has been active in Rotary’s many community and international service projects. She currently serves as the Chair of the Grants and Four Way Speech Test Committees. She coordinates Rotary Cares outreach. 
Beginning in 2000, she served 14 years as a Director for the Rotary Camp for Special Needs Children including serving as President in 2004. Sandy served during the critical planning phase of the capital campaign. She remains committed to camp, most recently by participating in its strategic planning sessions. In 2018, she will return to the Board of Directors.
In addition to Rotary, Sandy’s volunteerism includes Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio. She is a Past President of the organization and currently serves as a member of its Cuyahoga County Advisory Council. Rebuilding Together provides repairs to keep the elderly and disabled in homes that are warm, safe and dry.
Sandy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business & Organizational Communication at the University of Akron. Her other professional development accomplishments include being a graduate of Leadership Akron’s Class 20 and earning the prestigious REALTORS Certified Executive designation. This past December, she completed Rotary’s Leadership 6630 program.
As the CEO of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS, Sandy leads a staff of 10 to serve over 5,500 REALTORS in Summit and Cuyahoga County. She serves on the Executive Committee for Ohio REALTORS and on the Research Committee of the National Association of REALTORS.
Sandy and her husband Jeff will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in February 2018. She loves spending time with stepdaughter Stacie and son-in-law Matt, along with grandchildren Matthew, Jordan, Courtney and Cindy. Four years ago, she fell in love with German Shepherds Zeus and Zena.
Thank you Sandy, for all you do for Akron Rotary Camp, Akron Rotary Club and the Akron community!

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View our 2017-18 Project List and also a Community-Wide Calendar of Events!

We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more.
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Now in our Second Century of Service in the Akron Community!

Our Celebration on April 5, 2014
Honoring the Past.  Driving the Future.
The History of The Rotary Club of Akron
Pictured below are some of the Rotarians who attended our
Centennial Celebration April 5, 2014