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Our Speaker January 18, 2022

Our Youth Protection Policy

Chair, Rotary Club of Akron Youth Protection Committee
Member, District 6630 Youth Protection Committee

Chaz is the Chair of the Rotary Club of Akron Youth Protection Committee and a member of the District 6630 Youth Protection Committee. 

Many members are aware that youth protection and safety is a high priority of Rotary International, District 6630, and all of our clubs and members. You may be less aware that Rotary International mandates youth safety protections be implemented for all Rotary related youth activities, events, and contacts.

After considerable effort, the District 6630 Youth Protection Committee, chaired by PDG John Reyes, rolled out a comprehensive Youth Protection Policy. 

Chaz will be explaining this Policy and how it affects all Clubs, every member and also all non-members who participate in youth activities, events and contact.

There are few activities in the District and its Clubs that are more valuable or more important than working with youth. It is imperative that all of us do our best as Rotary International mandates to make all youth activities as safe as possible for all involved.

About Chaz:

He is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the labor and employment group.  He has significant experience advising in-house legal counsel and HR leaders on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);  collective bargaining, labor relations issues and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); drafting and implementing employee handbooks; providing management and employee trainings; and assisting with HR related issues associated with both mergers and acquisitions.

Career Highlights:

  • Working as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 500 company and advising business and HR leadership regarding all aspects of labor and employment law impacting over 25,000 employees
  • Serving as the vice president of HR at a large financial services company
  • Representing domestic and international clients in the education, transportation, healthcare, power distribution, engineering, manufacturing, banking, retail, staffing, and construction industries on labor and employment matters
  • Leading investigations of, and responses to, NLRB unfair labor practice charges and NLRB hearings, including coordination of investigations, interviews, affidavits, and preparation of hearing briefs
  • Managing employment litigation for a Fortune 500 company throughout the U.S. and overseeing the work of outside counsel

Prior to joining Vorys, Chaz worked as an assistant general counsel at Parker-Hannifin Corporation.  He also served as the VP of HR at a large financial services company. This experience in-house has made Chaz more pragmatic, budget sensitive and creative when addressing labor and employment related matters for clients.

Chaz is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and the OSBA’s Labor and Employment Section.  

Chaz received his J.D. summa cum laude from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and served as a senior editor for the Cleveland State Law Review. He also served as a research editor for the Cleveland State Journal of Law and Health. He received his B.S. and A.A.S cum laude from the University of Akron.

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We are excited to share that we will be back on the grounds of Hale Farm & Village  at 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, Ohio. 

February 5
9am - 3 pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to golf, participate in putt-putt and hole-in-one challenges, enjoy some Whitey's Premium Chili, arctic beverages and much more!



Our Auction, will continue to be online this year. It will open for a week beginning on January 28, 2022 6pm and will conclude on February 5th at 1:30pm. 
Text chiliopen22 to 76278 to register for the auction.

 Please be sure to check back for updated information closer to the event.


What is the Akron Rotary Chili Open Golf Classic?

<Watch the video on the left to experience the Chili Open.

Your participation in Akron Rotary’s Chili Open Golf Classic presented by Wayne Homes will help serve more than 1,800 children and adults along with their families with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities and mental health disorders through our day, overnight and year round respite camp programs. 

At Rotary Camp, campers are provided the opportunity to experience traditional camping activities, develop relationships, learn life skills and create memories that last a lifetime. When campers leave Rotary camp at the end of each session, they not only leave with l
ifelong memories and friends, but they often show more independence as well as a greater understanding of themselves and their abilities. 


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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