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The Akrotarian




The October 1st meeting has been moved to October 3rd 
 as the Club will be hosting On The Table Greater Akron.



Join Us at a Meeting

We meet each Tuesday at 11:45 am

Portage Country Club 240 North Portage Path | Akron, OH  44303

$13.00 per person 

Tel: 330.644.4512


Venue Map

Oct 03, 2019
***Please note that this a Thursday Meeting****
Oct 08, 2019
The Well CDC
Oct 15, 2019
Meet the CEO Series
Oct 22, 2019
World Polio Day Speaker
Oct 29, 2019
Chili Open - Kick Off!
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Club News

Akron Rotary Camp Regatta...Join Us September 28th!

Please join us for an evening at Rotary Camp and
help us to continue our mission of
"Creating a world where there are only abilities!"
An Evening To Remember
Enjoy cocktails as you walk along the shore of the picturesque Rex Lake.
Sample some gourmet creations prepared by the one and only Chef Beau Schmidt of Beau's Grille and Beau's on the River.
Stretch your sea legs and enjoy the soft waves of music filling the air. Enjoy the camp and experience all the wonderful facilities our campers enjoy throughout the year.
Take in the view from the water with a cruise on one of our seafaring vessels.
Join us in the Grand Tent, where SARA SHOOKMAN, WKYC TV3 News Anchor, will emcee the evening's program featuring Rotary Camp's superstars JACK AND VIVIAN HARIG. Followed by an entertaining live auction featuring unique items and exciting getaways.
The evening will conclude with a fireworks spectacular over Rex Lake.
Don’t miss this great event.  Register at

New Club Ambassador Program

We’re excited to announce that we’re going to be rolling out a new Ambassador program in the upcoming weeks. A Rotary Ambassador is someone who can make guests and newer members feel welcome, answer questions and get people connected quickly. This is a very informal position that you can decided to do on a week by week basis when you arrive to the meeting. There is no need to sign up each week and if all the tables have an ambassador that week then there is no need to do anything. Should there be a table or two that doesn't have an ambassador that's okay too. You will wear a red lanyard they will signify "you're a person who can answer my question".  Again, our goal with this position is to quickly engage our guests/newer members and let them know of areas they can be involved that align with their passions and connect them with the people who can answer their questions.
Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.
Jeff Sitz

October 3rd - Join us for On The Table Greater Akron

Or Club will be hosting On The Table Greater Akron on October 3rd at 11:45 am.  Note: our normally scheduled meeting for October 1 will not be held.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the conversation. The cost is $13.00 per person and includes lunch. Location: Portage Country Club.

On the Table Greater Akron is a one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work. This project is part of On the Table, a national civic engagement initiative supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and initially developed by The Chicago Community Trust.

Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Summit or Medina counties is invited to host or participate in a mealtime conversation with their family, friends, neighbors or colleagues. Conversations are held in person at locations such as a library, church, neighborhood restaurant, office break room or around your own kitchen table.

We know that big ideas can spring from small conversations and that people invest in what they help create. When we come together face-to-face to find common ground on community issues and challenges that matter to people, powerful things can happen.

"Women Leaders" by Grace Wakulchik

We were honored to have Grace Wakulchik, President and CEO of Akron Children's Hospital present at our September 17th meeting.  Grace was generous to share her PowerPoint presentation "Women Leaders" with us. It can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Rotary Youth Exchange Fun

In addition to participating in Rotary’s activities at the club level, our exchange students Zoé Mayeur (Belgium) and Elin Na (S. Korea) enjoyed canoeing on the Upper Cuyahoga sponsored by Mantua Rotary and Camp Hi, September 15. Audrey Carroll (Akron to Germany 2018-2019) demonstrated her canoeing prowess as well.

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.

Upcoming Events
2019 Greeter and Invocator Sign Up
Portage Country Club
Jan 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Oct 08, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ronald McDonald House October 19, 2019
Ronald McDonald House
Oct 19, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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October 15
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