Posted by Lesley Butler on Mar 16, 2018

Canfield Rotary Program - March 16, 2018
Greeter - Jack Saunders
Meeting Chair - Margot Baird
Pledge of Allegiance & God Bless America - Skip Mirto
Invocation - Larry Bowald
Song Leader - 
Fellowship - Sam Boak
  • Margot announced that Canfield City Manager Wade Calhoun was recommended for membership at today's Board Meeting.  Welcome, Wade!
  • The Pancake Breakfast typically held on Palm Sunday has been rescheduled for later this year.  New date TBA.
  • There will be a concert performed by the Canfield Community Band at the high school auditorium on Sunday, March 25, at 3:00 P.M.  Monetary donations and canned goods will be collected to benefit Operation Blessing.
  • There will be a Fireworks meeting at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, March 19, at Belleria Pizza.
Today's Speaker
Canfield Rotary was pleased to welcome today's special speaker, Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University.  Mr. Tressel spoke to the club about this generation of young people and how interested they are in helping others and serving their community.  He stressed that Rotary, along with Interact at the high school level and Rotaract at the college level, gives young people the opportunity to learn about serving people and gets teens and young adults into the habit of getting involved.  Mr. Tressel believes the key to success is to recognize opportunities, and he stressed that there are extraordinary opportunities right here in our valley.  He shared with the club his "check list" for success, which he suggests might help one determine the right direction in pursuit of health and happiness, both in a career and lifestyle: first, you must feel a "connectedness" to the people with whom you work; you must also have a sense of value and autonomy, and encourage the same in others.  You must "feel good about how you feel," and intentionally work on a healthy lifestyle.  Finally, you must try to keep things in perspective, as it can be very easy to lose sight of what's really important. Mr. Tressel's inspirational (and very entertaining!) message can certainly be applied to opportunities at all stages of lives and careers.
Mr. Tressel visiting with Rotary exchange students Aurelie Piret and Thomas McNally
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Harold Reed, longtime member of the Canfield Rotary Club, passed away in December of 2016. In his honor, his friends and family have started a memorial scholarship in Harold's name. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, you can send your check to the Canfield Rotary Club (P. O. Box 11, Canfield, OH 44406). Make the check out to Canfield Rotary Foundation, with a notations saying Harold Reed Memorial.
If you would like to know more about this scholarship, contact Mike Raulin at 330-518-5233 or
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Posted by Michael Raulin on Oct 17, 2013

The Rotary Club of Canfield each year recognizes the individual who best exemplifies the spirit of Rotary in their first full year as a Rotarian. The official title of this award is the Outstanding First-Year Rotarian, but everyone knows it as the Rookie of the Year award. This year, two Rotarians were recognized: Chris Bland and Twila D’Amico. As part of their award, Chris and Twila were awarded Paul Harris Fellowships, which involved a donation of $1000 in each of their names to the Rotary International Foundation.

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Posted by Michael Raulin on Aug 15, 2013
More than a dozen past, present, and future district governors attended the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Canfield as part of the announcement that Canfield Rotarian Sieglinde Warren had been selected to be the district governor for 2016-2017 for District 6650. The district stretches from Wooster to the Pennsylvania and West Virgina State lines and from Kinsman to Steubenville. It includes 48 clubs and covers roughly 20% of the state of Ohio. Sieglinde is only the second district governor from Canfield in its 58 year history. She is a past president of the club, a past assistant district governor for the six clubs in Mahoning county, and the past advisor for the Canfield High School Interact Club. She also helped to start the Rotaract club at YSU, has been actively involved in the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program, and has been a leader in the club, the district, and the national level in Rotary Youth Exchange. This will be a first for the district in that there she will be half of the first husband and wife district governor duo; her husband Larry was District Governor in 2003-2004.
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Posted by Michael Raulin on Mar 22, 2013
For the second year in a row, Nathan Pecchia not only won the Canfield Rotary Club's 4-Way Test Speech Contest, but went on to win the District Competition. Nathan, a senior at Canfield High School and a four-year member of the Speech and Debate Team, is continuing his remarkable career in speech by finishing with a first at State and competing later this spring at nationals. He is also a gifted actor and has had the lead in school plays. He is going to pursue a career in Drama. We are proud of how well Nathan portrayed the concept of the 4-Way Test, which embodies the principles of Rotary, and we wish him the very best in his career.
Nathan Pecchia took District Honors in 4-Way Test Speech Contest Michael Raulin 2013-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Raulin on Mar 21, 2013
The very first Spirit of Rotary Award was presented to Dick Barrett at his home by President Brianna Pridon and Vocational Chair Marty Raupple earlier today. Dick has spent his entire adult life embodying the principles and spirit that is Rotary. For well over four decades, he maintained perfect attendance, and during that entire time, he gave generously of his time and resources to Rotary causes. He and his wife Nancy have taken in more than a dozen Rotary exchange students, they have generously supported the Rotary Foundation, and have provided support and leadership to the Canfield Rotary Club in so many ways. For years, new members learned about Rotary through fireside chats held at the Barrett residence, and no one was more supportive of new members than Dick. The award is named the Spirit of Rotary, but it could just as well be called the Spirit of Canfield Rotary, since Dick has always been part of the energy that drives our club.
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Posted by Michael Raulin on Mar 14, 2013
The cornerstone of Rotary is the commitment of its members to ethical behavior in both their personal and professional lives. This commitment is encapsulated in the Four-Way test, which is recited at the close of every meeting.
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Each year, Rotary Clubs around the world sponsor a speech contest, in which local high school students compete with a brief speech that investigates an aspect of the world from the standpoint of the Four-Way Test. The Canfield Rotary Club is proud to host the students from the Canfield High School Speech Team, which this year is the #1 speech team in the State of Ohio. Representing the speech team this year are Nathan Pecchia, Rosie Jo Neddy, Andnik Massaro, and Brandon Brooks, who are all seniors. In an incredibly close contest, top prize went to Nathan Pecchia, who also won the top prize at the club level last year and then went on to win the Rotary District 6650 contest (representing 47 clubs in Eastern Ohio). Second place went to Brandon Brooks, with Ms. Neddy and Mr. Massaro tying for third place. Mr. Pecchia will again be representing Canfield in the District Contest later this month. Jeremy Hamilton is the coach of the speech team.
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Posted by Michael Raulin on Nov 24, 2011
 Once again, the Rotary Club of Canfield will help to usher in the holidays with the Lighting of the Green, to be held on the Green at the Gazebo starting at 7PM on Friday, December 2nd. There will be Christmas carols, a live nativity scene, carriage rides, snacks, a scavenger hunt, and of course, Santa. The Green will come alive with Christmas lights at 7:45. It is a night that you and your children will remember forever. Please join us to welcome the holidays.
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Posted by Michael Raulin on Nov 04, 2011
In 1984, Rotary International pledged to wipe out Polio from the face of the earth. Since that time, Rotarians have innoculated over 2 billion children worldwide, often negotiating cease fires from long-standing wars to permit volunteers to go in and risk their lives to innoculate children at risk. Rotary has partnered with numerous agencies, governments, and foundations in this effort, most recently with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. When we started, there were 1000 new cases a day worldwide. To date, there are just over 500 new cases in all of 2011. As our public service announcement says, we are this close.

The Rotary Club of Canfield will be holding a special raffle to support the Polio Plus program of the Rotary International Foundation, which is supporting this Polio erradication effort. It is called Something for Him; Something for Her, and tickets will be available for sale in the next few days (until Christmas). He gets four tickets for the New Year's Day game between Pittsburgh and Cleveland (courtesy of Sam and Donna Boak). She gets an incredible day of pampering for herself and a friend. Watch for details on the entire package here.

We will wipe out Polio, because we will not stop until we do. Let's finish the job!
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Posted by Michael Raulin on Sep 11, 2011
The Canfield Rotary will be holding its Poorest of the Poor Clothing drive on Saturday, October 22nd, in the parking lot of the Canfield Middle School from 9 AM until Noon. Bags and boxes of clothing can be dropped off at the parking lot during those hours or you can call 330-533-3303 to arrange a pickup at your home by a Canfield Rotarian.
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Each club member needs to sign onto the website to change his or her password and update his or her profile.
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The annual Canfield Rotary Fireworks Fest will be held on Saturday, June 29th, with gates opening at 5 PM and fireworks around 10 PM. There will be a Monster Truck Show in the grandstand featuring some of the finest monster trucks and drivers in the world (separate admission in the grandstand). The pit opens at 5:00 to see the trucks and talk to the drivers, and the show starts at 7 PM. There will continuous entertainment on our stage featuring J. D. Eicher and the Goodnights, Magma Project, and the Dickey White Band. There will be bounce-arounds and face painting for the kids, and more than two dozen food vendors. The fireworks will be the largest Zambelli fireworks show between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and it will feature a coordinated music program. Come early, enjoy the food and entertainment, and get a good spot to see the fireworks. Fairground parking is $5/car. See for more information.
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And the winner is .... Marjorie Grace (CHECK SPELLING) from Lake Milton.

The Canfield Rotary Club partnered with Hospice of the Valley to raffle of a brand new Chevy Cruze at the Canfield Fair. The winning ticket was pulled by Doug and Mary Ann of K-105 FM on Labor Day at the Fair just before the Blake Shelton show in the grandstand. Our winner purchased her winning ticket through the Hospice of the Valley mailing this summer. She and her husband picked up their $27,000+ car at Greenwood Chevrolet on Thursday afternoon. Although they drove off with the car, everyone who contributed to this event was a winner.

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The Mahoning-Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals gave the 2008 Outstanding Civic Organization Award to the Canfield Rotary Club at a luncheon  held on November 11th to celebrate the 18th Annual National Philanthropy Day. Bill Hendricks, accepting the award on behalf of the club, gave a moving tribute to the spirit of Rotary and the energy and leadership of Canfield Rotarians.
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We are compiling a list of past Canfield Rotary Club projects. Please take a look at the current draft of projects and send a description of any missing projects to Mike Raulin so that we can create a list of our achievements that is as complete as possible.
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This site will be regularly updated to show the current and future activities of the Canfield High School Interact Club. Click on More... to view the current calendar and club announcements.
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