Welcome to The Rotary Club of Akron, Ohio

We meet on
Tuesday at NOON*

Doors open at 11:45am
*There will not be a meeting December 27, 2022.

Weekly Club Meeting Location:

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
129 South Union Street
Akron, OH 44304

$20.00 per person
includes buffet lunch by Tangier Catering

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Lynda Farkas


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Our Speaker  December 13, 2022


Executive Director
South Street Ministries

Joe Tucker has served as Executive Director of South Street Ministries since 2012 and has worked within the Summit Lake community for over a decade, developing the South Street Bike Shop program, overseeing youth programming, and working with collaborative projects such as the Summit Lake Farmers’ Market and other large-group projects. Joe Tucker is a strategic collaborator who works with varied and diverse groups to enact community investment, service, and renewal. Joe Tucker is a Christian Community Development practitioner who

believes that community investment and just development is a theological value and practice. Having overseen the development of the Front Porch site and Cafe, Joe Tucker has served as the leader for physical restoration projects of vacant properties.

Within South Street Ministries and the Front Porch, Joe Tucker oversaw the operation of the Front Porch Cafe as a social enterprise, coordinated with over 15 recovery groups to maintain a place of sobriety and meeting, and worked with Summit County office and other reentry partners to facilitate and expand reentry services at the Front Porch and beyond. Presently, South Street Ministries has partnered with the Summit County Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board to expand recovery and reentry support through the State opioid Response program and the Community Transition Program.

With a Masters of Applied Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Akron, Joe Tucker utilizes strategic thinking, logic, and process management to oversee community transformation. Joe Tucker is also an alumnus of Garfield High School, where he now lives across the street from with his wife and 2 sons.

Honors & Awards:

Eagle Scout Award 2003
Neighborhood Leadership Institute -- Class 3 (2012) Leadership Akron -- Class 36 (19/20)

Board Service:

Summit Lake Community Development Corporation --- Board Member & Treasurer Summit Lake Community Council -- Convener
Summit County Reentry Coalition -- Board Member & Secretary
Students With A Goal -- Board Member & Programming Committee Chair


Mission Year Participant (2008-2009)
CCDA Cohort 5, C-Cinco, (2015-2017)

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Official District Governor's Visit to Akron Club - Tuesday January 3, 2023


District 6630 District Governor 2022-2023 

Once a year, the District Governor makes an official visit to each club in the district.
The District 6630 Governor, David Jones, will make his official visit to the RC of Akron on Tuesday, January 3, 2022.
The purpose of the visit: To allow the District Governor to communicate directly with all Rotarians in our District. To listen to the Club Leadership and its members and gain a better understanding of their club.  To share information from RI and the District as it pertains to the Clubs.
The Governor's visit is a very special occasion and an opportunity for members, family of Rotarians and potential members to learn more about Rotary.  
About our District Governor
David Jones was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a military BRAT, David had the opportunity to live in 5 States and 4 countries: Spain, Japan, Germany and England. He graduated from Upper Heyford American High School in England. David moved back to Ohio from Washington State, and he completed his undergraduate work in mathematics education from Capital University. David attended Ashland University and received a Master’s in Educational Administration, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and his school Superintendent’s License.
David was an Adjunct Professor for Ashland University and taught high school math at Madison Local Schools and Ontario Local Schools in Richland County Ohio. David worked as the Director of Building Operations and Technology for the Summit Educational Service Center in Summit County Ohio before retiring after 32 years in education.
David is married to Georgeann, a native of Akron, who is Executive Director of the Oak Foundation and owner of Christian James Salon in Cuyahoga Falls. They reside in Stow and have four adult children. David is a member of the Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Rotary Club and served as Club President; he is a member of the Club’s Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee, Foundation Chair and Grant Committee.
At the district level, David is an alumnus of LEADERSHIP 6630 Class of 2016 and served as the District 6630 Foundation Stewardship Chair. David served as the “On to Hamburg”, “On to Honolulu” and “On to Taipei” chair for the RI International Convention and continues to serve on the Planning Committee for the District Conference of Clubs. David is proud and honored to serve as the District 6630 Governor for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.
He is excited to work with all of the Clubs and Rotarians of the District on club membership, Community Service, Foundation Support and strengthening the connections between Rotary, Interact and Rotaract clubs. David stated, “I am excited to be a part of an extremely talented leadership team and will continue the proud tradition of those who put “Service Above Self.”
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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