Welcome to The Rotary Club of Akron, Ohio


ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS SUSPENDED
DUE TO COVID-19

Our Club is currently hosting
online 
meetings using ZOOM.
Please see the list of meetings below you may wish to join.
 
Click on respective meeting and you will see instructions to join us.
You have the option to join via your computer or just by phone if you prefer. 

Meet Our 2019-2020
Club President

Patrick T. O'Neill

 

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Our Speaker May 26, 2020
 
Michael Shearer, Executive Editor
Akron Beacon Journal/BeaconJournal.com
With more than 25 years of editing experience across Ohio, Michael Shearer currently serves as editor of the Akron Beacon Journal and regional editor for Gannett’s USA TODAY Network in northern Ohio. He’s responsible for coordinating newsrooms in 10 markets beyond Akron, including Canton, Wooster, Kent, Mansfield and more.
 
Shearer moved to northeast Ohio in 2017 to serve as regional editor for GateHouse Media, which acquired the Beacon Journal in 2018 and merged with Gannett in December 2019.
 
Shearer previously served as Executive Editor of the Media Network of Central Ohio, a group of 10 daily Gannett Co. media sites, from 2009 to 2016 while also serving as the top editor of The Advocate in Newark, Ohio, from 2000 to 2016.
 
A graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Shearer has won numerous awards for editorial writing, including first place in 2018 from the Ohio APME and Best of GateHouse (Division B) for 2017.  Shearer won a Gannett President’s Ring in 2009 for a news restructuring project.
 
He is married to Greta with two sons, Ryan, a recent college graduate working in Pittsburgh, and Kyle, a student at Penn State University. They reside in Kent.
 
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Meeting ID: 989 441 809

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Change Your Community


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

Partner With Us


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.
 
 

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