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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

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Jul 23, 2019 11:45 AM
Jul 30, 2019
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Upcoming Events
2019 Greeter and Invocator Sign Up
Portage Country Club
Jan 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
Dragon Boat Race 2019
Portage Lakes State Park
Jul 20, 2019
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Ronald McDonald House July 20, 2019
Ronald McDonald House
Jul 20, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Camp Dinner Service for Campers 7/21/2019
Rotary Camp
Jul 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
10th Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament
Rotary Camp
Jul 27, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Rotary Camp Dinner Service for Campers 8/1/2019
Rotary Camp
Aug 01, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.

Club News

Welcome Our New President and Board of Directors

Congratulations our new President Pat O'Neill for being inducted as our 2019-2020 Club President. He is shown with L-R: his father Patrick O'Neill, great aunt Patricia Graves, and his wife Sarah O'Neill.  
Also we proudly recognized returning and new board members who were sworn in by President Pat.   We were honored to be joined by our current District Governor and several past District Governors and past Club presidents.
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President & Nominating Committee Chair
Director 7/2017-6/2020
Director 7/2017-6/2020
Director 7/2017-6/2020
Director 7/2017-6/2020
Director 7/2018-6/2021
Director 7/2018-6/2021
Director 7/2019-6/2021
Director 7/2018-6/2021
Director 7/2019-6/2022
Director 7/2019-6/2022
Director 7/2019-6/2022
Director 7/2019-6/2022

President Pat relaxes a bit before his induction.

Board members L-R: Terry Dalton, Dr. Rob McGregor, Steve Buie, Nicole Major, Michael Gladysz, Wanda Whipkey, Tom Knauer, June Ring, Dave miller, Karen Hrdlicka, Blake Babcock, Brian Chima and Connor Jarvis.


L-R:  President Pat, 2019-2020 District Governor John Reyes, Past District Governors Jack Harig, Cheryl Warren (all from the Akron Club and Jack Young (Conneaut Club).

Akron Past President's L-R:  DG John Reyes, Lance Chima, PDG Cheryl Warren, Pam Kiltau (President, Rotary Camp Board), John Margida, Sandy Naragon, Julie Brandle, Shon Christy, Doug Hausknecht, President Pat O'Neill and PDG Jack Harig.


Congratulations to our 2019-20 Committee Chairs

 Attendance Chair
 Akron Rotary Cares Chair
 Akron Rotary Cares Vice Chair
 Community Service Projects Chair
 Youth Exchange Student Chair
 Rotary International Foundation Chair
 Rotary International Foundation Vice Chair
 Historian Co-Chair
 Historian Co-Chair
 Interact Chair
 Grants Chair
 Grants Vice Chair
 Program Chair
 Public Relations Chair
 Rotaract Co-Chair
 Rotaract Co-Chair
 Scholarship Chair
 Social Chair
 Membership Chair
 New Member Mentorship Chair
 Website Chair

New Honorary Members

It was our distinct pleasure to name long time club members, Mary Anthony Weaver and John Mogen as Honorary Rotarians  - they both lifetimes of service to our club and community!

Special thanks to President O'Neill, Past President Steve Shechter, Past Foundation Board President Marilyn Buckey, Past District Governor Jack Harig, and Past President Tom Fox for all your kind words you offered about our honorees, and also to Mrs. Mogen for joining us. 

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Paul Harris Fellow Award Recipient!

The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Recognition is The Rotary Foundations’ way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.  It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago Lawyer who began Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

Rotary Foundation Club Chair, Bill Manby, Sr. presented Nathanael Billow with his first Paul Harris Fellowship - he received his certificate and pin.
We all appreciate the dedication and commitment Nathanael has had to Rotary. Thank you for all you do!!

Photo L-R: Nathanael Billow, Bill Manby Sr, Club President Pat O'Neill.

Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

The Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament, presented by Buckeye Corrugated, Inc. will be held on July 27th. This year marks the 10th anniversary for the Tourney and what better way to celebrate it than to hold it on the grounds of Akron Rotary Camp with the Menches Bros. Food Truck and beverages from our friends at the House of LaRose to help you cool off.  Please invite your neighbors and family too for some friendly rivalry, and help us make this the most successful tournament yet!
Please click on the following link:
Some more exciting news is our raffle for this year, open to anyone, and you don’t have to be present to win. Click this link to purchase your tickets for your chance at winning a one-day rental of a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Dream Car Adventures.
Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. You can designate whether you want your raffle ticket to go to the Lamborghini or the Ferrari (you can mix & match when you buy the 3 for $25 packages).
See you on the 27th!
Scott Kolligian
Co-Founder, Charity Cornhole Tournament

Help Serve Meals to Campers - Service Project

Have a Thursday or Sunday you and your family or friends can help at the Camp?

Check out the dates below with links to sign up!

Hanging with the kids at Rotary Camp on a beautiful sunny ☀️ evening! We are truly blessed 😎👍🌞

Thank you to our Interact Students and our Interact Chair, Steve Buie, for their help and support serving meals!


Summer Camp Dinners are a great opportunity for Rotarians to see Rotary Camp in action, meet the campers and counselors, and serve alongside other Rotarians.

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for dinner, serve, and help clean up afterwards.  The Staff at Rotary will be extremely grateful if you can help with any of the following dates. 
Each date has an separate sign up sheet - please click on respective date for which you want to volunteer - friends and family are welcome to join you!

Sotaros Final Club Visit

Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Sotaro, leaves with many souvenirs and good memories of his exchange year with the Rotary Club of Akron.  Photo: Sotaro with Susan Colville-Hall, Youth Exchange Committee Member.    

Save the Date for September 28th!

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Club Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jacinto Nunez
July 1
Jim Durr
July 11
David Koly
July 15
Nichole Major
July 15
Caroline Altizer
July 25
Stephen Warren
July 29
Thomas Gedelian
July 30
Tamara Mora
July 31
Mella Castner
August 3
Ed Wagner
August 4
George Romanoski
August 4
Laura Smiley
August 5
Katerina Papas
August 8
Nicholas George
August 8
Douglas Hausknecht
August 10
Bob Titus
August 11
Doug Kohl
August 11
Roger Read
August 11
Molly Gordon
August 12
Kathryn Michael
August 13
Brian Kosarko
August 16
Marcia Holcomb
August 21
Jason Edwards
August 22
Rick Rogers
August 22
Robert McGregor
August 22
Fred Swartz
August 23
Lance Chima
August 25
Join Date
Brad Jeffries
July 3, 2007
12 years
Lynne Hastings
July 8, 2009
10 years
George Romanoski
July 12, 2011
8 years
Colleen Iacianci
July 18, 2017
2 years
Elizabeth Campbell
July 21, 2015
4 years
Johnna Economou
July 21, 2015
4 years
Karen Lefton
July 21, 2015
4 years
Bill Manby Jr.
July 25, 1995
24 years
Mark Krohn
July 25, 2000
19 years
Cheryl Warren
August 1, 1995
24 years
Nathanael Billow
August 1, 2017
2 years
Nick Browning
August 1, 1992
27 years
Rick Rogers
August 1, 2005
14 years
Bob Ryan
August 2, 2016
3 years
Laura Horovitz
August 2, 2016
3 years
Daniel Riemenschneider
August 8, 2000
19 years
Tamara Mora
August 8, 2017
2 years
Kevin Smith
August 15, 2017
2 years
Robert McGregor
August 19, 2014
5 years
Vivian Harig
August 22, 2017
2 years
Brian Kosarko
August 26, 2014
5 years
Jan Ryan
August 26, 2014
5 years
John Margida
August 26, 2014
5 years
Mella Castner
August 26, 2014
5 years
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