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The Akrotarian


Join Us at a Meeting


Now through April 1, 2020

We will meet each Wednesday at 11:45 am

On April 7, 2020 we return to Tuesday meetings. 


The April 21st meeting is moved to April 24th
and will be held at our
District Conference at Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

(watch the newsletter for time and registration details)

Portage Country Club
240 North Portage Path | Akron, OH  44303
Tel: 330.644.4512

$13.00 per person for lunch
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Mar 11, 2020
Meet the President
Mar 18, 2020
Rotary Scholarships - Akron Public Schools
Mar 25, 2020
OPEN M Service Project
Apr 01, 2020
Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
Apr 07, 2020
Meet the CEO Series
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Upcoming Events
2020 Greeter & Invocation Speaker Sign Up
Portage Country Club
Jan 08, 2020 – Dec 29, 2020
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Mar 11, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
My Future, My Way
North High School
Mar 19, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Club Board Meeting
Portage Country Club
Apr 14, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Club News

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.
Congratulations Rotarian Roger Read
Join us on March 18th in recognizing true leaders in our community. In addition to this year's H. Peter Burg Award Honoree, Roger Read, we will be highlighting our emerging leaders who were the 2019 30 For the Future Award recipients, outstanding women as recipients of the 2019 Women of Achievement awards, and those amazing businesses which won the GAC 2019 Business Awards.

The Annual Meeting includes a silent auction where guests can bid on terrific items and unique experiences, including a North Course Foursome at Firestone Country Club, a Cleveland Browns Suite Experience, a Five-Course Chefs Wine Dinner with Wine Pairing, and a Tiffany Lamp. Stay tuned, the auction site will launch soon! Register here:

Polar Bear Jump

Thank you Wayne Homes, for your amazing support for Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs!


Wayne Homes is at it again supporting the rotary camp! This year’s Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club Jump benefitted the Akron Rotary Camp and Ronald McDonald House of Akron. This year we had 8 jumpers and one chicken and we raised $785 as a team!! 

Rotary After Hours  - Great Way to Get Know One Another


Harvest for Hunger

Akron Rotarians supporting Harvest for Hunger! — attending Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast with Mella Hawk Castner, Julie Brandle, Nichole Major, Lynda C. Farkas and Christina Horak at John S Knight Center.

SAVE THE DATE - Our Rotary Luncheon will be Moved to April 24th (from the 21st)


At our 2020 District Conference there will be a luncheon on Friday, April 24th.

This will take the place of regular Club weekly meeting that week. 

Location: Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

We will let you know when registration opens as RSVPs will be required.

More details will follow



APRIL 24-25, 2020 

Rotary District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs and  

District Leadership Assembly 

District Governor John Reyes 


Please join Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors from across the district as we gather at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls April 24-25, 2020 for our annual Conference of Clubs and District Leadership Assembly. The theme of this year’s conference focuses upon assisting at risk youth and the keynote speaker will be the nationally award winning Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio. Watch for registration details in February 2020.  

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Club Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gina Campbell
March 4
Ann Marie O'Brien
March 5
Mario Micale
March 5
James Castrigano
March 12
Steve Buie
March 17
Timmy Able
March 20
Lynda Farkas
March 21
Johnna Economou
March 25
Pat Weimer
March 30
Sandy Naragon
April 3
Rima Muakkassa
April 5
Colleen Iacianci
April 7
Jeff Fusco
April 7
Jack Harig
April 8
Jon Morschl
April 12
Amy Dawson
April 13
Jeffrey Kempf
April 19
Cyndi Kane
April 22
Amador Gonzalez
April 24
Sam Lupica
April 25
Joe Swiatkowski
April 27
Blake Gerney
April 29
Jeff Sheeks
April 29
John Mogen
April 30
Join Date
Michael Gladysz
March 1, 2012
8 years
David Koly
March 6, 1984
36 years
Nanci Dodgson
March 7, 2017
3 years
Bill Lowery
March 8, 2016
4 years
Jim Durr
March 8, 2016
4 years
David Showers
March 13, 2001
19 years
Dan Sveda
March 15, 1988
32 years
Malcolm Costa
March 18, 1997
23 years
Katerina Papas
March 22, 2005
15 years
Scott Manby
March 26, 2013
7 years
Bill Manby
March 27, 1973
47 years
Jon Morschl
March 27, 2018
2 years
Connor Jarvis
March 28, 2017
3 years
Katy Miller
March 31, 2015
5 years
Scott Kolligian
March 31, 2015
5 years
Charles Billow
April 1, 1952
68 years
Stew Buchanan
April 1, 1983
37 years
Amador Gonzalez
April 11, 2006
14 years
Ben Heckerman
April 22, 2014
6 years
Brian Chima
April 22, 2014
6 years
Chaz Billington
April 22, 2014
6 years
Paul Jarrett
April 24, 2018
2 years
Lyn Goodwin-Shawver
April 25, 2017
3 years
John Reyes
April 26, 1994
26 years
Ken Babby
April 26, 2016
4 years
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