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We meet each Tuesday at 11:45 am (except 10/1/19)

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

$13.00 per person 

Tel: 330.644.4512

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Oct 29, 2019
Chili Open - Kick Off!
Nov 05, 2019
Meet the CEO Series
Nov 12, 2019
District Governor Club Visit
Nov 19, 2019
Rotary International Day
Nov 26, 2019
Rountable Day for Networking with Fellow Akron Rotarians
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Upcoming Events
2019 Greeter and Invocator Sign Up
Portage Country Club
Jan 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
2019 Akron Rotary Camp Halloween Party
Akron Rotary Camp
Oct 31, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Read To Me Day
Hatton Clc
Nov 07, 2019
8:35 AM – 9:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Nov 12, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Akron Club Annual Meeting
Portage Country Club
Dec 03, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Dec 10, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Club News

Annual Meeting and Election Ballot

The Annual Meeting is coming up on December 3. At that meeting, Club Officers and Directors will be elected, as well as Foundation Directors.
Please click to download the Official Ballot for that election.
The ballot contains the voting instructions. Vote for only 1 candidate for each position.
Return the ballot no later than November 26, or your vote will not count.  Listed on the ballot are 3 ways to return the ballot. Ballots will also be available at our meetings on October 29 and November  5, 12, 19 and 26.
Provision is made for write-in votes if you wish. Because of our Bylaws succession plan, no write-ins for Club President and President-Elect can be accepted. Once again, the ballot return deadline is November 26. No ballots received after that date will be counted.
Any questions should be directed to George Rooney [; (216) 402-9309].

Rotary Cares

The purpose of Rotary Cares is to show our support for Akron Rotary members and their families when dealing with the loss of a loved one, the hardship of illness and also to celebrate the joy of a new baby, job, marriage or other events in their lives. Please be sure to email me (click here) with any news you would like placed here.
Prayers for Sandy Naragon

Sandy will be undergoing surgery October 30th for three herniated discs in her neck. She currently has very limited mobility.  She looks forward to returning to the Club as soon as she is able. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.




Congratulations 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.

New Members Inducted

Welcome our newest members who were inducted October 29, 2019:  Blake Gerny, Morgan Goldthwaite and Julie-Ann Sweetbuntin
Watch for our New Member eNews that will share more about all new members who join us in October!
Photo L-R: 
Sponsor John Margida, Blake Gerny;  Morgan Goldthwaite, Sponsor Andrea Moore; Julie Ann Sweet-Buntin, Sponsor Katy Miller; Club President Pat O'Neill.

On the Road to a Polio Free World

On Tuesday, October 22nd, Past District 6630 Governor, Steve Zabor shared his experience participating in a Polio National Immunization Day (NID) in India and why our continued efforts to eradicate this disease are so important. 
Thank you for your ongoing support to help us End Polio Now.

A Message From Ginny Wojno

When Ginny's daughter told us they were celebrating Ginny's 90th birthday, the Club members gathered to sign and send a card her way. 
Ginny sent the following to us:
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Club Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jon Hauerwas
October 5
Thomas Fox
October 5
Jerome Wagner
October 6
Brian Sutphin
October 8
Bill Manby
October 9
Wanda Whipkey
October 15
Brian Steere
October 18
Dan Reynolds
October 20
Dave Miller
October 21
George Rooney
October 23
Bill Lowery
October 24
Brad Jeffries
October 25
Brooks Ames
October 25
Jan Ryan
October 29
Jill Flagg Lanzinger
October 29
John Margida
October 30
Bob Ryan
October 31
Mark Krohn
November 5
Dan O'Connell
November 6
David Smith
November 9
Jeff Kline
November 22
Vivian Harig
November 22
Katy Miller
November 25
Ravi Krovi
November 26
Sandy Collins
November 27
Join Date
Colin Hammer
October 13, 2015
4 years
Paul Catania
October 14, 2014
5 years
Jeff Sitz
October 16, 2012
7 years
Jeff Kline
October 17, 2017
2 years
Earl Hamlin
October 18, 1985
34 years
Jim Mullen
October 24, 2017
2 years
Ham Amer
October 31, 2000
19 years
Roger Read
October 31, 1972
47 years
David Hall
November 1, 2011
8 years
James Castrigano
November 1, 2011
8 years
Mark Auburn
November 1, 1991
28 years
Rowena Wilkins
November 1, 2011
8 years
Sam Lupica
November 1, 2011
8 years
Shon Christy
November 1, 2011
8 years
Fred Swartz
November 5, 1991
28 years
Douglas Hausknecht
November 7, 1995
24 years
Lynda Farkas
November 10, 2015
4 years
Virginia Wojno
November 10, 1992
27 years
Russ Kirby
November 13, 2018
1 year
Dan Reynolds
November 15, 2005
14 years
Dave Miller
November 17, 2015
4 years
Steve Buie
November 18, 2014
5 years
Jacinto Nunez
November 22, 2016
3 years
June Ring
November 22, 2016
3 years
M A Weaver
November 25, 2008
11 years
Doug Kohl
November 26, 1985
34 years
Christina Horak
November 27, 2018
1 year
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