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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Heartland Point Community Room
200 North Main Street
Orrville, OH  44667
United States of America
Home Page Stories
A vintage and current pictorial and oral history of Orrville's 101 year old Will-Burt Company was presented by Rotarian Michael Oliver, graphics and website Senior Marketing Associate for Will-Burt's world-wide Orrville headquarters.
The reunions languished, forlorn and forgotten, for thirty years until Orrville Rotary Club resurrected the yearly tradition of the Tri-Club Outing, bringing together members of the city's three active service clubs
August 27 meeting
According the the meeting's presenters, bringing an estimated six million dollars into the Orrville area economy was no small feat by the Orrville Firefighters Association and its Fire in the Sky extravaganza. The second of three generations in the long  list of each of their families' rich dedication to public service, program presenters Orrville Fire Department Chief Chris Bishop and Assistant Fire Chief Ron Ballentine shared a wealth of behind the scenes information about Orrville's extended Fourth of July weekend festivities. 
During the meeting held on August 20, 2019, Mark Auble introduced John Moritz and Cheryl Steiner to the club.  They presented a program about the Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults.  John is the president and Cheryl is the treasurer of the board which has approximately thirty members.  The board makes decisions to offer grants that help individuals with health problems that include medical equipment, mobility concerns, prescriptions, alert systems, language assistance technology and playground equipment.
The committee was established 100 years ago with the assistance of the Rotary club of Elyria.  Locally, the chapter was started in 1949 when the polio epidemic was underway.  The committee was started to address orthopedic concerns and mobility assistance but has developed over the years to include other health concerns.  
The committee is able to grant financial assistance that totals $50,000 - $75,000 annually.  They are proud that the administrative costs are low and of every $1 donated, $0.89 is able to go to individuals that need assistance.  There is an annual letter campaign that is the fundraiser for the year.  The committee also receives financial donations from Orrville Rotary and Wayne and Holmes County United Way.  You can learn more about this organization by visiting their website at  
Pete Kandis would like to join Rotary through our corporate membership.  He works at Aultman Orrville Hospital as the executive director of operations.  Pete lives in Magnolia and is married to Ashley Kandis.  Wilma Raynor is Pete's sponsor and the board approved his membership.  We will post information about Pete for two weeks and induct him afterwards unless any member disagrees.   Please join me in welcoming Pete to our club!
We have had some great presentations recently!  Daphne presented Lori Reinbolt from the Orrville Chamber who gave updates on Chamber happenings during the August 13th meeting.  On August 6th, we met with our committees and avenues and made plans for the year.  We have many projects that need continued planning to improve them year after year!  One July 30th, Jere Dutt presented Chuck from True Human Rights to present a program for our club.  
With a 104 year history, Orrville Chamber of Commerce continues to lead as an essential resource for its members and community. Sharing an in-depth look into the local Chamber organization, its President and CEO Lori Reinbolt noted with pride that the Orrville Chamber engages 313 members in twenty-four communities in eastern Wayne County. 

Caring and Compassion While Seeking Comprehension 

Imagine, leaving your home country and arriving, alone, in rural Costa Rica where no one speaks your language. You meet the family you are to be staying with for two weeks. They have been told that you desire to understand their language and culture. They seem friendly enough, but they don’t understand you, and you barely understand them. 

Flag Volunteers!
Putting out flags is a lot of work, but can also be fun when you gather Rotarians for the job!
Jon Tucker, Steve Snyder & Amelia Laing are doing their part to help out the project.

Wilma Raynor (pictured on far left) co-ordinated the effort to collect 92 cereal boxes to commemorate Orrville Rotary’s 92nd anniversary, (over 100 total were collected) Also pictured are club president Mistie Ankenman (second from left) and Sarah Ecker (right) who is the Orrville Salvation Army director, where the boxes will be distributed.

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Terry Kline presents:
Oct 22, 2019
Jon Tucker presents:
Oct 29, 2019
Club Assembly
Nov 05, 2019
Club Assembly
Community Avenue presents: Veteran's Appreciation
Nov 12, 2019
Veteran's Appreciation
Max Ramsay presents:
Nov 19, 2019
Lynn Horner presents:
Nov 26, 2019
Club Assembly
Dec 03, 2019
Club Assembly
Club Avenue presents: White Elephant Gift Exchange
Dec 17, 2019
Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange
No Meeting
Dec 24, 2019
Celebrate Christmas!
No Meeting
Dec 31, 2019
Celebrate New Year's!
Club Assembly
Jan 07, 2020
Club Assembly
Jason Groh presents:
Jan 14, 2020
Club Assembly
Feb 04, 2020
Club Assembly
Jack Runion presents:
Feb 11, 2020
Becky Jewell presents:
Feb 18, 2020
Club Assembly
Mar 03, 2020
Club Assembly
Sally Criss presents:
Mar 10, 2020
Sally Perry presents:
Mar 24, 2020
Club Assembly
Apr 07, 2020
Club Assembly
Vocational Avenue presents: RYLA Student Update
Apr 14, 2020
RYLA Student Experience Update
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