Welcome to Our Club


Join Us at a Meeting

We meet each Tuesday

EXCEPT as noted here:
 September 4, 2018 - NO MEETING

October 3rd - MEETING MOVED to October 4th

We 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
John Margida

 

Get Involved



Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project or attending a community event.
Email our Service Committee Chair.

We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more.
Email our Service Committee Chair.

Discover and celebrate diverse perspectives with a global organization.  
Email our International Exchange Chair.
 
 
 
 
Hello Akron Rotary Club,
 
August is Rotary International Membership and New Club Development Month. 
 
Please remember that you can always bring prospective members to a meeting or event so they can experience our Club.  Their first visit to our weekly meeting is on us! 
 
It is also critical that we all  strive to stay engaged within the Club.  If you, or someone else in the club you know, does not feel engaged, please reach out to me...I want to help connect you with a committee that is of interest to you. 
 
The impact Rotary makes starts with our members — people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Special thanks to our speaker from this past Tuesday, Bill Myers, founder of New Territory Virtual and Augmented Realty,  Bill provided us with insights into his world of virtual reality technology and advances in the industry.
 
We look forward to hearing next week’s speaker Mike Firtha, President at Inclusioneers. Solving engineering challenges for individuals with disabilities.
 
Our next Club after hours will be held Tuesday, August 21st at Hi Ho Brewery from 5-7 pm.  No need to RSVP - just show up and enjoy!! 
 
Yours in Rotary Service —
 
John Margida, Club President

On Saturday, July 28th, the Akron Rotary dragonboat team "Wavemakers" surprised the competition by cutting 5 seconds off of last year's performance and made it to the finals despite having a collision in race one which broke our dragon's head and threw our drummer Jen into the lake.  At the end of the final regular race, we were 4th overall out of 38 teams.  We actually made the finals for the first time in four our four year history and finished third in the Community division!
 
Please find attached a photo of the broken dragon along with Capt'n Rob and our drummer Jan (a friend of Akron Rotarian Chris Whitehead.)  Wanda has other photos should you want.
 
Best,
Rob
 
The 9th Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament benefitting Akron Rotary Camp was held this past Saturday in the Huntington Club Level of Akron U’s InfoCision Stadium.  Six teams in the Ringers Division and thirty teams in the Recreational Division all competed for bragging rights, while having fun! Congratulations to all the teams that placed and to ‘Hole in my Corn-ea’ (Jaime and Scott Kolligian) and ‘TNC 2’ (Jeff Beattie and Drew Thomas) that won 1st place in their divisions.
 
Rotarian Marcia Holcomb with her two granddaughters also competed. Although they didn’t place, they won the most creative team name as ‘The Jelly Bean Baggers.’  More than $11,600 were raised for Akron Rotary Camp and we are grateful to all the sponsors, volunteers and organizers for their continued support.   
 
Special shout-out to Scott Kolligian and Dr. Doug Hausknecht for making sure the event was running smoothly and securing all the volunteers. 
 
We are looking forward to continue this event in years to come!
It was a fun time at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, July 21st. The students from North High School had a blast. It is so much easier to prepare dinner now and this new facility is beautiful. Way to go Akron!
 
What a wonderful venue through which we can serve and spread our love to the community.
 
 

Upcoming Speakers

Mike Firtha, President at Inclusioneers
Aug 21, 2018
Solving engineering challenges for individuals with disabilities
Larry Lohman, President of Kent Rotary Club
Aug 28, 2018
Program to bring clean water to a small village in El Salvador
 
Club Events
 
 
 
 
Our Sponsors
 
 
 
 

Celebrating Over a Century of Service in the Akron Community!

 
The History of The Rotary Club of Akron
 
Honoring the Past.  Driving the Future.
 
April 5, 2014 Centennial Celebration