Welcome to The Rotary Club of Akron, Ohio


We meet on
Tuesday at NOON
(also see special notices below)

Doors open at 11:45am
Regular lunch meetings are held at
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
129 South Union Street
Akron, OH 44304
$20.00 per person
includes buffet lunch by Tangier Catering
March 19, 2024 we will meet off site at
Summit Artspace

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April 23, 2024 we will host a Scholarship Dinner 
this will replace our luncheon meeting.
Registration will open soon
September 17  and September 24, 2024
Meeting location change both days
We will meet at Portage Country Club
(due to the Akron Greek Festival)

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Weekly Speakers
& Our Events

The Club Board of Directors meet the
2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:45 a.m.
Board meetings are open to Club members. 

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Upcoming Speakers

Stephanie York, Executive Director
Feb 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Shaw JCC of Akron
Shaw JCC of Akron

Stephanie York serves as executive director of the Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron.  The Shaw JCC is recognized for its quality programming and services in fitness, recreation, sports, and education, for all stages of life.  The JCC’s approximately 60-acre campus houses an early childhood education department, a k-8 private school, a synagogue, JewishAkron, Jewish Family Services, a full kosher kitchen with catering, two pools, tennis and pickleball courts, a racquetball court, a gymnasium, workout facilities, group exercise rooms, an auditorium, and well-equipped locker rooms with spa features, and more.  The JCC membership is predominantly from outside the Jewish community – with 1,400 membership units (individuals or families) and 1,000 active Silver Sneaker participants.

Prior to the JCC, Stephanie was vice president and in-house counsel at Hennes Communications, one the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis communications and crisis management. With over 25 years’ experience in law and communications, Stephanie specialized in crisis and issues communications, outrage management, litigation communications, media relations and social media. 

Prior to joining Hennes Communications, Stephanie served as both assistant director of law and director of communications for the City of Akron.  In these positions, she skillfully controlled communications for civil and criminal legal matters, state and federal investigations, a vast city taxpayer website breach and attempted breaches, city council disputes, community perceptions, mayoral reputation challenges and sudden changes in leadership and administrations.  While working for the government, Stephanie honed her skills in customer service as she managed constituents’ concerns, questions, issues and problems.

Stephanie has served on several prominent local non-profit boards, is an Akron Planning Commissioner and a host of Forum 360, a local PBS show.  You can reach Stephanie at syork@shawjcc.org.

Bill Sanderson
Mar 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Akron Fossils and Science Center
Larry Lohman, PDG 2021-22
Mar 12, 2024 12:00 PM
District 6630 Rotary International Foundation Chair - Doing Good in the World
Heather Meeker, Executive Director
Mar 19, 2024 12:00 PM
OFFSITE MEETING at Summit Artspace
Barbara Field, Director of Development
Mar 26, 2024 12:00 PM
Apollo's Fire, Summit County

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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