Mella Castner

Outstanding Professional Fundraiser, Mella Castner was honored at the AFPNO awards November 1st. Many Rotarians were present to show their support.
Nominated by AFPNEO member Vondea Sheaffer, The Village of St. Edward.
Mella A. Castner

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women's Board
(Rotarian Rima Muakkassa, President)

Recipient of a Special Recognition Award from AFPNEO for their outstanding contributions and dedication to our community.


Pam Kiltau

Special evening for the 2019 Athena Leadership Awards Dinner and celebrating all the inspirational finalists and award winners representing women leaders in our community!
Congratulations to all the award winners and finalists and a special special shout out to our fellow Rotarian and Rotary Camp board President Pamela Kiltau for being a Leadership Award Finalist.
The event recognizes exemplary women leaders for their professional achievement, community involvement, and for actively assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential.This year’s Leadership Award recipients will join more than 60 local women leaders who have been honored as recipients or finalists of this important award.
Photo L-R:  Mella Castner. Pam Kiltau, Dr. Rob McGregor

Julie Brandle - Metis Construction

Contributed photo
Metis Construction Services has swelled to 57 employees since its founding in 2009. The company's fortunes really took off when it worked on the Acorn Alley II development, seen here, in Kent.
As featured in Crains Cleveland:   Born from recession, Metis Construction Services keeps on steady growth track. Read the story here

Roger Read

Fellow Rotarian philanthropist and community leader Roger Read will be the 16th recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award.

The Greater Akron Chamber announced Read will be honored on March 18 at the chamber’s 113th annual meeting at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

The chamber award was created in memory of the late H. Peter Burg, former chairman and chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp. The award recognizes a leader who embraces economic and community development in the Akron area.

Information on the Greater Akron Chamber’s upcoming annual meeting can be found at or by calling 330-376-5550.