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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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Feb 19, 2020
Meet the CEO Series
Feb 26, 2020
Executive Director of Community Legal Aid - Assisting people who cannot afford Legal help
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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.
Michael Gladysz was recently promoted to Dedicated Business Relationship Manager Team Leader at Huntington National Bank.  Way to go Michael!!

Katy and Tim Miller became proud grandparents on February 13, 2020 to grandson Robert Kristopher Lewandowski. Robert weighed in at 7.4 oz with a height of 20 inches.  Mom and dad and baby are all doing fine!!
Our Deepest Sympathies are extended to the following
Wanda and Gary Whipkey - Gary's sister Brenda L. Willis passed away February 5, 2020.  She attended Barberton High School.  She was married to Dennis Willis on July 21, 1979; they were married for 40 years.  Brenda spent her life caring for people.  Her favorite times were simple activities that included her family; making a meal was always high on the list. Preceded in death by her parents, Gary and Janet Whipkey. Brenda is survived by her husband, Dennis; 2 sons, Christopher Willis (Denise), Dwain Willis (Tina); and daughter, Melissa Willis.  Brother, Gary Whipkey, Jr. (Wanda). Many grandchildren, Caitlin, Connor, Christian, Noah, Madasin Lee, Serena, Caitlin & Matt Celek, Brian, Madison Rose, Jimmy, James, Jake; and beloved nieces and nephews, Gary, Charlene, Payton, Gary IV, Jordyn, Dalton and Nina; and numerous relatives and friends.  Funeral services have taken place.

The Martin Family - Former Rotarian Stan Martin passed away February 11, 2020.  He joined the club in May,1994 and due to health problems left in August, 2019.  Stan worked as an architect at MARTINse Architecture and was preceded in death last year by his wife Phyllis.  He is survived by a daughter and son.   There is a memorial service on Monday, February 17, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect Street, Akron, Ohio 44304.  Lunch to follow in fellowship hall.

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.  

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
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Akrotarian Supporters
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Club Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nanci Dodgson
February 1
Ham Amer
February 3
Jeff Sitz
February 4
Laura Horovitz
February 5
Frank Field
February 11
Susan Colville-Hall
February 14
Dan Sveda
February 15
James Redmond
February 15
Patty Graves
February 16
GK Maddox
February 19
Ben Heckerman
February 22
Stuver Parry
February 24
Bill Manby Jr.
February 28
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
Join Date
Jerome Wagner
February 1, 1970
50 years
Timothy DelMedico
February 1, 1989
31 years
Mike Wojno
February 3, 2004
16 years
Tom Knauer
February 3, 2015
5 years
Jeff Fusco
February 10, 2009
11 years
Mike Shearer
February 19, 2002
18 years
Cathryn O'Malley
February 23, 2016
4 years
Chris Richardson
February 26, 2019
1 year
Jon Hauerwas
February 26, 2019
1 year
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
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