Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 05, 2019
Don Kaser won the toss to conduct the club meeting. The club was the speaker today. Guests were welcomed and included: Kallie , the leader of our cub scout pack and her son, Christopher Weigand, Brett Fogle and Kate DeAngelis. We have received applications for membership to Rotary from Brett and Kate. 
 
Don shared the news that our District Grant has been approved. Jennifer Sutton explained how the grant monies are going to be used.  Our club would be purchasing items for a sensory area at the Barberton Pre School. Club members will have the opportunity to assemble the items and help set up the area.
 
No one won the big pot in the 50/50 . Don reminded the club of upcoming events: this coming Friday is the bell ringing at the Barberton Giant Eagle. Also, Wednesday, December 18 we will join the two Kiwanis clubs to see the Magic Singers Holiday Show. It is at 7:30 AM in the Theatre of BHS. 
 
Don asked the club some questions to consider and share with the group:
  • What is your favorite vacation , past or future;
  • Since you have been involved in Rotary or other civic groups, what has been your favorite service project? What would you like to see as our next one?
  • How can Rotary "Connect the World"
Club meeting of December 5 Ruth Kaser 2019-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 21, 2019
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Ruth won the coin toss and ran the club meeting. Don provided a to date tally of how many club members have correctly guessed the result of the meeting coin toss: Jim Sawin is in the lead followed shortly by Vic. Guests were recognized and included Carolyn Rees, Emily Sabol, John Sabol, Karen Kindel, Kate DeAngelis and Brett from the Barberton Community Foundation, Kalie and her son from the Cub Scout Pack we sponsor. 
Jim thanked the club members who participated Monday's Birdie Bag stuffing. The next event will be December 2 at the Lake Anna Y Gym.
 
Our speaker was Judge Todd McKenney who spoke about OC Barber. Judge McKenney wondered if this complex man was thankful for his many blessings.
Club meeting of November21 Ruth Kaser 2019-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 14, 2019
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Ruth won the coin toss to run the meeting. No one won the big 50/50 pot. Our guests included our speakers Karen and John Godt with Hopeforhonduranchildren. Prior member Jon Hallston has completed and submitted his application to rejoin the club. We also welcomed Steve Kindel as a new member to our club board. 
Vic shared the updated progress of the TowPath Trail signage- there will be 3 signs placed in the Barberton section hopefully in the spring. Todd Sabol has started our club Instagram page and will be our club social media person sharing about our club. Kalie with our cub scout pack left us a message that she will be bringing the popcorn our club members ordered to our next meeting on November 21. Speaking of our next meeting- that is our Thanksgiving meeting and it will be a buffet- what a great meeting to bring a prospective Rotarian!
Our speaker was Karen Godt. Karen shared she is the spokes person for their foundation-Hopeforhonduranchildren. Her husband John handles the financial end of the foundation. Honduras is the 2 poorest country in the western hemisphere, 80% of its population lives in poverty, and they also have 80% of the population unemployed. Their foundation focuses on children who migrate to cities from the villages. The children risk violence, drugs, crime, and gangs as the cities also have high unemployment. They have impacted 5546 children since the inception of their foundation. They have training centers as well as schools. They have worked with Rotary Clubs in the US as well as the Honduras to try to improve the facilities for the children. The cost to sponsor a child is $50.
Club meeting of November 14 Ruth Kaser 2019-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 08, 2019
Don won the coin toss to run the meeting. Guests were recognized and included Jon Hallston, and our speaker Elaine Marsh. No one won the 50/50 pot it stands at over $410. Don shared news of a District wide member contest that came out of the recent conference. Clubs earn points for new members and growth ideas. The winning clubs will receive Paul Harris points. Don reminded the club of the upcoming Board meeting on Nov 12 at the Lake Anna Y at 7:30 AM. Todd Sabol has agreed to be on the board. The Salvation Army Volunteer for Bell Ringing sheet was passed around - we will ring on Dec 6. There is still one slot open.
 
Also, there will be a Birdie Bag stuffing at the Lake Anna Y on Mon Nov 18 at 10 am. If you helped in October you will receive an invitation to join the fun in November. If you have not previously helped the link to the sign up is below:
 
Here is the link for folks for sign up for the November 18th pack  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4EA9A92AA0F85-barberton
 
Our speaker was Elaine Marsh from Summit Metro Parks. Elaine spoke about the Gorge Dam project. She shared some history and background regarding the dam. It was built in 1911, and hydro operation was started in 1917. It never worked well due to the unpredictability of the flow of the Cuyahoga River. There has been alot of planning with regards to the dam removal, including sediment removal. The dam is scheduled to be removed in 2024.
Club meeting of Nov 7 Ruth Kaser 2019-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 31, 2019
Don Kaser won the coin toss and ran the morning meeting. Our guests included our speaker, Clarance Bechter, Carolyn Rees, and Tim Weyer from the Rotary Club of Green. Tim shared an upcoming fund raising event for his club- a chili cook off to be held on November 9. Tim wondered if any of our club members had award winning chili and provided entry information. The Salvation Army Belling volunteer sign up sheet was passed around. We will be ringing the bell on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Barberton Giant Eagle. There are 2 open volunteer spots remaining, one at 2-3, and one at 3-4pm that day. 
 
No one won the big 50/50 pot- now over $400.
 
Don, Bob Rees and Tim Weyer from the Green club attended the Rotary Membership workshop held this past Saturday, in Kent. One item from the workshop was several clubs are wondering about increasing membership and several things are being tried to reach out to new perspective members. Post meeting Tim, Ruth and Todd discussed planning a joint club social outing for membership at a mid point venue. 
 
Our speaker Clarance Bechter shared the story and pictures of his bicycle trip across country. His trip was over 52 nights and it was through a company called Bubba's Pampered Peddlers. Clarance shared the Ohio contingent was the largest of the group.
 
 
Club meeting of October 31 Ruth Kaser 2019-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 24, 2019
Ruth Kaser won the coin toss to run today's meeting. Today is World Polio Day. The club is making a donation of $25 to the RI Polio Fund. The meeting was called to order and Critch's answer to the World Polio Day question was the closest to the correct answer. The question: It what year was the US considered to be polio free? Answer 1979.
 
Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Judge David Fish and from the Boy Scouts Christopher Weinland and Cub Scout Pack 3113 leader Kali. Cub Scout Pack 3113 meets at the Lake Anna Y on Sundays and is pack our club sponsors.
 
The 50/50 pot is up over $400 and the queen was not selected so, it will be higher next week. Critch passed around the Salvation Army Bell Ringing sign up sheet. We will be ringing the bell at the Barberton Giant Eagle located on 5th St on Friday, December 6. Opportunities to ring the bell remain: one slot from 2-3pm, and 2 slots are open from 3-4 pm. 
 
Judge Todd McKenney introduced our speaker, Judge David Fish. Both shared a day in the life of a judge, their trials and tribulations from ordering restitution for victims to safe and effective places for someone who needs to be away from the general public.
 
 
Club meeting of October 24 Ruth Kaser 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 17, 2019
Don Kaser won the coin toss to run today's meeting. Guests were recognized and included our speaker- Jen Monroe, and our upcoming speaker, Clarence Bechter.
Club meeting of October 17 Ruth Kaser 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 26, 2019
They would love to try to get 50 volunteers - the more the merrier.  The sign up link below includes a quick description of some of the tasks they need help with - they don’t have to be able to do them all.  There are some people that can’t lift heavy boxes but can help open bags and pack them as an example.    
 
 
 
 
Do you want to help pack Birdie Bags? Ruth Kaser 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 26, 2019
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Ruth won the coin toss and ran the meeting today. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Dorothy Suchka-Somerville the Executive Director of BACM. Our meeting will be held at Barberton High School on October 3. We will gather in BHS media center at 7:30 am and please park on the Barber Road side of the building.  Following breakfast our speakers will be Sup. Jeff, along with Barberton City Schools Treasurer Shawnna Jones who will speak about the Barberton Schools renewal levy.  Also speaking will be Kyle McBride - New Boys basketball Coach/Do Your Job & Internship instructor. 
 
This weekend is TOT at MumFest. The sign up sheet has been added as a document in the photo albums on the home page of this website. The sign up sheet was also passed around, beverages, supplies and the tip jar discussed. We will again sell pop and water at the event as well as Barbertonopoly. Tim Brenner will drop off a case of the games and a tote for their storage. The tote will be placed by the beverages and it will be customer obtain game and beverage after paying. 
 
We have received the new member materials for Todd Sobel and Steve Kindel. Their membership induction will be at an upcoming meeting.
Club Meeting of September 26 Ruth Kaser 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
The coin was changed to an old silver dollar and Ruth won the toss to run the meeting. Guests included Mike Johnson, the Chief of Conservation for Summit Metro Parks. Jim Sawin shared there were still about 100 tickets outstanding and to please bring tickets and money to our next meeting. Denny Liddle received a request for assistance from Barberton Parks and Rec to help with unloading of mums for the presale on Weds Sept 25, Thurs Sept 26 and Friday Sept 27. Exact times were not included- Denny will get back to the club. 
 
Our speaker was Mike Johnson, his topic was the conservation programs at the Summit Metro Parks. Mike talked about fire-one method of control, bullets-controlling deer. Last year over 100 lbs of meat were donated to the food bank. Mike will return to speak at our club meeting on November 7.
Club meeting of Sept 19 Ruth Kaser 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 12, 2019
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Don won the coin toss and ran the meeting welcoming our newest member Todd Sabol. Our guests included our speaker Dr. Mike Hughes from Summa and Doug from the Akron club.  Vic attended a TowPath signage meeting yesterday with Rick Fisher and Amber from BCF. By May 2020 is the goal to have 3-4 interpretative signs erected on the Towpath Trail in the Barberton section. Don gave an update on the Limitless Playground to be erected at McCafferty Park. Ground breaking will be in the spring. 
October 3 we will be at Barberton High School to meet the new Boys Basketball Coach -time 730 am with breakfast.
 
Our speaker was Dr. Mike Hughes from Summa Barberton Hospital. Dr. Hughes shared news of some of the new units at Summa- the HICU -High Intensity Cardiac Unit. He also spoke of the good fit with their new partner Beaumont Hospital.
Club meeting of September 12 Ruth Kaser 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 05, 2019
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It was a beautiful morning for our first clean up day. The picture was taken at the start of the clean up, we filled several bags with trash.
 
Lisa McClean said after receiving our note of our clean up visit, "
Many thanks to you and the Rotary volunteers for helping with the Adopt-A-Park program.  This program has made a big difference in our parks this summer.  I appreciate the time and effort you put in to cleaning at McCafferty!
McCafferty Park clean up Ruth Kaser 2019-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 29, 2019
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The picture is from left to right: Bid, Candace & Ben Curtis, Ruth, Jeff. Candace & Ben Curtis spoke of the Birdie Bag program. It is a program for kids they started in Kent so that kids would have access to food over long weekends and holidays. More information regarding the program can be found at http://www.bencurtisfoundation.org/
 
  Our guests today included DG John Reyes, Todd Sabol, and our speakers Candace & Ben Curtis
Club meeting of August 29 Ruth Kaser 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 22, 2019
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Don Kaser won the coin toss and conducted the meeting. Our 2020 Golf Outing will be held Friday, June 12. This is the 2nd Friday of June. Volunteer opportunities remain for TOT: One to 2 people for shifts on Saturday the 28th 10-1, 1-4, and on Sunday 29th from 4-6pm
 
Our speakers were Captn. Ashley Ferrell and Paula Kallio. Captain Ashley Ferrell spoke of the history and founding of the Salvation Army as well as how they are serving the people in Barberton. Paula Kallio spoke of the Labor Day Festival that will be held at Lake Anna Park on Saturday, August 31. Our club presented Captain Ferrell with a $250 donation to the Labor Day Festival.
Club meeting of August 22 Ruth Kaser 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 15, 2019
Don won the coin toss to conduct the meeting today. Guests were recognized- Lance from Remarkable Diner, and Bob's wife Carolyn. We also welcomed new member Steve Kindel. News from the Tuesday board meeting was shared:
  • We will not meet at Thano's on Thursday, Sept 5. This will be our Service Thursday and we will meet at 7:30 am at McCafferty Park for light breakfast and clean up.
  • The board recommended a donation by our foundation of $250 to the Labor Day Festival, also $250 to BACM. Bruce May called a vote of the foundation members present at the meeting and the donations were approved by the members in attendance.
  • TOT sign up. Some open slots remain for volunteering, the event is September 28& 29th
  • Reverse Raffle. Jim shared he will be calling and or visiting members who have not yet received their tickets. He asked each member to sell a total of 5 tickets (one to yourself and 4 more) and to contribute 2 baskets (either from yourself or someone else) to the Silent Auction.
Club meeting of August 15 Ruth Kaser 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Ann Hutchinson is our greeter for August, and she was thanked. Our guests included Steve Kindel from US Bank and Justin Chesnic and his assoc from ODOT. Our next board meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug 13 at the Lake Anna YMCA at 7:30. We will meet in the YMCA conference room. There will be a Reverse Raffle planning meeting immediately after the board meeting.
 
Jim passed out Reverse Raffle Tickets to members in attendance. We will be selling only 125 tickets and are asking each member to sell 5 tickets. Tickets are again $110 a couple and include 2 drink tickets. The event is again at Guys Party Center and will be held October 10th.
 
Our speaker was Justin Chesnic with ODOT. Justin reviewed the status of current road projects in our area and gave us a packet and a heads up regarding future projects.
Club meeting of Aug 8 Ruth Kaser 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 25, 2019
Ruth Kaser won the coin toss to conduct the club meeting. Guests were welcomed and included our speaker Sarah Hays, and Carolyn Rees. Jim Sawin was thanked for being the greeter for the month of July. The greeter for the month of August will be Ann Hutchison.  The club was reminded we will not meet at Thano's next Thursday as we will participate the Lake Anna YMCA Walk the Block Community Event. Club members are encouraged to wear their Barberton Rotary shirts, and take pictures of each other. We will meet at the Y at 9 am for coffee and doughnuts and will set out to do the block pick up at 9:15 am. 
Denny advised he will contact Chippewa Golf Club to reserve the first Friday of June for our 2020 golf outing. Jim Sawin shared the tickets for the Reverse Raffle are at the printer, and our first meeting will be after the next Rotary Board meeting. All are welcome to attend the meeting. Sign up sheets were passed for TOT, Bruce confirmed we will have use of Kevin Gifts' fry truck for the MumFest.
Our speaker was the Local History Librarian at the Barberton Library , Sarah Hays.
Club meeting of July 25 Ruth Kaser 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Copy of Barberton Rotary Member Survey Ruth Kaser 2019-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 18, 2019
The coin toss determined Pres.  Don Kaser would run the meeting. Reverse Raffle Chair Jim Sawin announced the tickets for our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction will be printed. We will print 125 tickets. The event date is October 10th at Guy's Party Center. Don Kaser shared the club has adopted McCafferty Park. Our club responsibility will be trash pick up and additional sets of eyes on the park. Next weeks meeting we will discuss our first pick up date as well as pass around a sign up sheet to participate. Our District grant for sensory materials for Barberton Preschool has been deemed fundable. 
Jim Sawin talked about the Inaugural 2nd Street Walk the Block to be held Thursday, August 1, sponsored by the Lake Anna YMCA. This will be our Service Thursday, and we will meet at the Lake Anna Y at 9am.
 
Our speaker was the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Akron, Nancy Ellis McClenaghan. 
Club meeting of July 18 Ruth Kaser 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 11, 2019
The Rotary coin toss determined that President Don Kaser would run the meeting this week. Happy Birthday to Rick Fisher on July 14. Critch presented the most raffle tickets sold for the golf outing prize to Dave Stephens-for his selling of 100 tickets! 
Volunteer opportunities for our club projects were passed around, and will continue to be passed around weekly. 
Club service project possibilities were discussed. Club members expressed interest in a service Thursday - a service project in lieu of a weekly meeting. Suggestions included: Adopting a Barberton Park, helping build a Habitat for Humanity House in Barberton, volunteer opportunities at BACM, 
Social activity suggestions included: Porthouse THeatre, Brew at the Zool,
Club meeting of July 11 Ruth Kaser 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 19, 2019
Bruce received the following information in an email from Joe Hunt, PDG, Rotary Club of Ohio Pathways (D-6600):
 

My name is Jim Hunt, and I am a past District Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Ohio Pathways (D-6600). Joe Berninger, founder of the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP), and I are organizing Rotary service trips to Guatemala and we are looking for interested Rotarians.                                                 

The GLP is the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district effort in the Rotary world not directed by RI itself—the “gold standard” of Rotary projects, according to former RI President Ian Riseley. Over 600 Rotary clubs from 8 countries have participated in the GLP since its inception in 1996. GLP Textbook, Computer, Teacher Training, and Youth Development programs currently serve more than 50,000 impoverished children.

We need Rotarians to join the following service trips to Guatemala:

  • July 21-27, 2019 
  • July 30-Aug 4, 2019
  • Nov 14-17, 2019
  • Feb 1-9, 2020
  • Feb 18-23, 2020
  • July 12-18, 2020
  • July 21-26, 2020

These trips offer a variety of experiences: Some are longer or shorter; some more “hands on”—and all of them give you the opportunity to be a meaningful part of Rotary’s work fighting poverty in Guatemala. Please visit the project’s website for more details.

Could you share this opportunity with members of your club?

If you have any questions, you can email me at info@guatemalaliteracy.org.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Jim Hunt, PDG 

Many hands are needed in Guatemala to fight against poverty Ruth Kaser 2019-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 30, 2019
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The stadium became a multi purpose venue with the installation of the new turf. We gathered on the B at the end of the morning meeting. Weather permitting, we will be back to "Read Under the Lights" this evening. Weather not permitting, we will be in the High School. Our thanks to our hosts Coach Gotto, and  fellow Rotarian Jeff Ramnytz. Thank you also to the bringer of bagels and coffee-Dr. Shelly Habegger.
Celebrating the new turf Ruth Kaser 2019-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth kaser on May 25, 2019
In reviewing the club website and our club history this little gem was found: The first formal meeting of the group was held in the Peoples Bank Club rooms on Wednesday, February 13th, 1924. U.L. Light, who had been designated as chairman of the organization committee by the Akron Club, presided at the meeting. He outlined the purpose of the meeting and at the conclusion of his talk a formal resolution to apply for charter in the Rotary International was adopted. A nominating committee was appointed resulting in the nomination and election of the following officers: President : U.L. Light V President: H.A. Rudd Sergeant-at Arms: E.S. Longenecker Secretary-Treasurer: W.A. Mills Directors at Large: R.E. Haley, A.O. Austin, H.L. Smallman.
 
The Rotary Club of Barberton is not the only service club having a 95th anniversary. The Noon Kiwanis is also 95 this year having been chartered in October 1924. Of interest is this excerpt from the club history:” Rotary thru its philosophy of “Service” has taught a greater community responsibility. The first demonstration of the effectiveness of this new interpretation of “Service” was shown during the Community Fund campaign, when thru the efforts of the Rotarians and their co-workers, the Kiwanians, $40,000 was raised for the social and welfare agencies of the city. The campaign was a success because of the workers. The workers were the men who had learned that “He Profits Most Who Serves Best-Service Above Self”.
Celebrating 95 years of service in 2019! Ruth kaser 2019-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 23, 2019
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Oral Health Educator, Kelly Hershberger from Enbracing Futures demonstrates proper brushing techniques via Jim Sawin and chocolate pudding. Executive Director Mark Fairhurst shared the primary purpose of the charity-the orthodontic care program. 
 
Club meeting of May 23 Ruth Kaser 2019-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 10, 2019
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our students and their guests. Present were Beth White from Manchester HS and Evan Lease from Norton HS.
 
The golf outing was discussed- we are still accepting 4 somes, sponsors, and door prizes. Door prizes can be brought to Jim Sawin at the Lake Anna YMCA. The new officer induction dinner will be held on Thursday, June 27 at the Diamond Match Company.  The fun begins at 5:30 pm
Academic Scholarships Ruth Kaser 2019-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 08, 2019
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From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics its The 4 -Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24- word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production , advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.  
 
In  the 4 -Way Test Speech Contest students are challenged to identify a topic they feel passionate about and to adopt a point of view from which they will seek to persuade others. Each part of the Four-Way Test is to be addressed during the speech.
 
Mrs. Tricia Pletcher, the adviser/coach for the Norton HS team brought Sylvia Downie (1st place winner), and Kristina Nemes (2nd place winner) to compete in our club contest. Sylvia will represent our club at the District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held April 6 at Aurora HS.
Club 4 Way Test Speech Contest Ruth Kaser 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 28, 2019
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This morning community service project leads Mattie Tewell and Thomas Brunty presented to Rotary Club of Barberton about this year's DECA community service project where they partnered with Akron Snow Angels. Their goals were to educate the community about their project, collect and donate 500 articles of clothing and raise $700 for Akron Snow Angels. The Barberton DECA chapter raised over 1000 articles of clothing and were able to present founder Erin Victor with a $723 check this morning at our club meeting!
Club meeting of Feb 28 Ruth Kaser 2019-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 28, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Barberton received a Senatorial Citation on behalf of State Senator Vernon Sykes. The Rotary Club of Barberton was recognized for their donation of $5000 to Barberton Parks and Recreation's Limitless Playground project at McCafferty Park.
 
The Senatorial Citation states "community playgrounds like the McCafferty Park project will serve as an inclusive and special place for thousands of children in our community. It is so important that we continue to empower and uplift children through the power of recreational activity and physical fitness."
Senatorial Citation Ruth Kaser 2019-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 07, 2019
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included Carolyn Rees, the wife of club member John Rees, and John Reyes the DG Elect. Chris reminded board members there will be a meeting next Tuesday at the Lake Anna YMCA at 7:30 am. The $260 in the 50/50 pot will survive another week as the queen of spades was not pulled.  Barb K suggested club members bring a box of cereal to next weeks meeting as Judge McKenney and his wife, Counselwoman Bethany McKenney will be our speakers. Barb reminded club members of the cereal war between the Barberton and Stow courts.
 
Our speaker was Dan Rice, the President and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Mr. Rice received our club donation of $5000 for interpretive signage on the Barberton section of the TowPath trail. Dan spoke of the progress of the trail and the goal of its completion by the year 2020.
Club meeting of Feb 7 Ruth Kaser 2019-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 04, 2019
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The meeting was called to order by past president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Samantha Edgar from Barberton Parks and Recreation. Our other guest was Evan Delahanty. Evan is moving his business, Peaceful Fruits to Barberton. His business will be in the former Burger King.
 
No one won the 50/50 pot- it is $245 plus. 
 
Club members are urged to check the speaker list on this website. We will be at Thano's on the 10th, but we are taking a road trip on January 17.
 
Vic and Jim presented our speaker, Samantha Edgar with our club donation of $5000 towards the Limitless Playground to be built at McCafferty Park. Did you know that about 1 in 6 children ages 3-17 have been diagnosed with at least one developmental disability. Samantha explained the extensive research done for both the contents and location of the playground. It has been in the works for 3 years. Construction is scheduled for summer 2019.  More information regarding the playground can be found at the link below.
 
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Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 08, 2018
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There will be a board meeting next Tuesday- November 13 at 7:30 am at the Lake Anna YMCA. Reverse Raffle Co. members are encouraged to attend as there will be an event wrap up as part of the meeting.
 
We will again be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army date and location to be determined. Critch will head up the event.
 
The club purchased a 4 Way Test Banner for the new Rotary Club in Green. Don and Ruth Kaser will travel to make the delivery at their Dec 18th meeting.
 
We inducted our new club member- Bob Rees at today's meeting.
Club meeting of November 8 Ruth Kaser 2018-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 04, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Dr. Ken Polke. Birthdays were celebrated: Vic and Laura. 
Treasurer Vic gave the Tons of Taters report- net $5870.24. A brief discussion of the .24-we had a tip jar on the counter of the truck. Jim and his dad Butch were congratulated for placing 2nd in the annual canoe race.
 
Jim reported on the Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction. Jim advised that all 135 tickets have been disbursed to club members. Now we need to get the money and stubs returned on a timely manner as we need to get the meal count to Guy's by October 18.  Our next focus is on Silent Auction Baskets. Our event is in 3 weeks. The next Reverse Raffle meeting is next Weds, Oct 10 at the Lake Anna Y at 7:30. The event volunteer list was passed around. 
 
Happy Dollars were gathered and the 50/50 played. The $200 pot lived another day as Ruth did not draw the Queen. The invoices for our 4th Quarter dues will be going out within the next few days.
 
Our speaker was Dr. Ken Polke. Ken shared how he conquered adversities growing up in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Club meeting of October 4 Ruth Kaser 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 20, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included past Barberton Rotary Club member Brenda Farrell. Chris reminded members of Mum Fest next weekend- September 29-30 and that there will be no club meeting on Thursday, September 28. The Tons of Taters volunteer list was passed around. There were several Happy Dollars for Brenda visiting the club. The $195 in the 50/50 pot was unclaimed as Dave Stephens did not pull the Queen of Spades. 
 
Jim Sawin discussed the Reverse Raffle. He passed out event flyers as well as donation information. All information passed out in today's meeting was also sent out in a separate email by Jim. 
Club meeting of September 20 Ruth Kaser 2018-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 14, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our speakers, Judges Todd McKenney and David Fish. Jim reminded club members the Reverse Raffle Co. meeting has been moved to our regular meeting day of Thursday, the 20th. We hope to have input from all club members at this meeting so we can have a great event again this year. 
Judge McKenney was congratulated as being the next club member to donate a basket to the Silent Auction. 
The 50/50 pot is now up to $190, and Critch did not pull the winning card.
Judge McKenney spoke about State Issue 1. This writer was not present for Judge Fish's presentation.
Club Meeting of Sept 13 Ruth Kaser 2018-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 06, 2018
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included city officials Mayor Bill Judge and Joe Stefan. Jim Sawin announced the RR ticket champion to date= Rev. Vic Myers with 5 tickets followed by Dave Stephens.  The 50/50 was played with the pot of $185 not won. Also the Joker was the card drawn so a new deck will be broken out at next weeks meeting. Bid announced that a speaker is still needed for our Sept 20 meeting. Jim reminded board members of our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, the 11th.
 
Mayor Judge talked about the Barberton Mobile Community Access & Response Center. The used RV was purchased with HUD funds with a final cost of around 40K. Its purpose is to remove barriers to provide services to the residents of Barberton. It has been used for mobile health fairs, for screenings, a mobile office for distribution of health and healthy living items. Mayor Judge talked about using it as a mobile dental center, information distribution, FEMA temporary office following a natural disaster. The RV is outfitted with WI Fi making it useful as a mobile office. It has walls that can be utilized for privacy for health screenings. It also has a working kitchen for healthy eating demo's.  Joe Stefan did the RV tour. The photo is of the interior.
Club meeting of September 6 Ruth Kaser 2018-09-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 30, 2018
The meeting was called to order by Club President, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Chuck Hurst with Akron SCORE. 50/50 was done- the pot is up to $180. Bid won the day but not the pot. Reports were given-we reviewed the Corn Roast on Saturday, Sept 1. Also, the sign up list was passed around for TOT during MumFest weekend. There are still some volunteer opportunities for this event. Jim gave an update on the Reverse Raffle: Bid got kudos for offering up the first basket for the Silent Auction. Judge McKenney got kudos for taking the most tickets (10) in the first distribution round. As a reminder, each club member is asked to be responsible for the sale of 4 tickets and bringing 2 baskets for the Silent Auction.
 
Our speaker Chuck Hurst is a member of Akron SCORE. He indicated the Akron chapter was established in 1965 and consistently ranks in the top ten in the nation. They are currently #3 in the country. SCORE can provide a variety of services from getting a business established to helping a business in trouble. The Akron chapter is located in the former Polsky building in downtown Akron.
Club meeting of August 30 Ruth Kaser 2018-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included Rich from the Port-Summit Club, PDG John Reyes, Tom Craig, and our current District 6630 Governor Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski and her husband David. Chris reminded club members the Corn Roast at the Labor Day Festival was next Saturday, Sept 1. The TOT sign up was passed around. Reverse Raffle Chair Jim Sawin has a stack of Reverse Raffle Tickets that will be distributed to the club members. We are asking each member to be responsible for 4 tickets and 2 baskets for the silent auction.
 
No one won the 50/50 pot which is now over $175. 
 
Our speaker was our District 6630 Governor, Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski. Beverly thanked Barb K. for her submission of the Barberton Rotary Club history and involvement in the community. Beverly said before coming to our meeting she also read our club website, the District Grant application for the micro finance bank. She talked about Rotary clubs reaching out to the young people who's lives we have touched in the speech contests, scholarships 
Club meeting of August 23 Ruth Kaser 2018-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 16, 2018
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included Bob Rees, and past Barberton Rotary presidents Margie Roop and Tom DeBord. 
VP of Community, Bid shared that we currently have speakers for our club meetings through the end of September. Reverse Raffle Chair Jim Sawin passed out the ticket list and Reverse Raffle event tickets. Members are asked to each sell 4 tickets and to provide 2 baskets for the event. Jim shared a letter requesting donations for the Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction has been created along with a basket analysis of our 2015 Silent Auction. Both documents will be emailed to club members. 
Margie Roop drew the 50/50 ticket. Margie shared that we are coming up on the 10 year anniversary of her trip to West Africa to establish micro trust banks. Our original project has changed many lives.  The club members requested she return to a meeting to talk about the original project and the impact it has made. Margie was the club president in 2008-2009.
Tom DeBord is also a past president of the club from 2004-2005. He was with Summa Barberton Hospital, he relocated to Washington. The club presented him with a Barbetonopoly game to remember Barberton.
Club meeting of August 16 Ruth Kaser 2018-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 09, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our speakers Carl Wargo and Dan Reynolds, and Bob Reese. Chris recognized Denny Liddle and the background work done on the Corn Roast booth the club will have for the Labor Day Festival. Chris also advised help is still needed for the Tons of Taters booth on Saturday. 
Jim reported on the Reverse Raffle. The date is October 25. Tickets have been printed and flier created. The first meeting of the committee will be next Wednesday, August 15. The Rotary Bd meeting will be Tuesday, August 14.
 
Dave Stephens shared that Tom DeBord will be in town next week and plans on attending our meeting. Tom is a former member of the club -but still active supporter of the club. Members are encouraged to come to the meeting next week to say hello.
 
Our speakers were Carl Wargo and Dan Reynolds of Akron Rotary Camp and Camp Y Noah.  Dan shared what goes on at Camp Y Noah
 
 
Club Meeting of Aug 9 Ruth Kaser 2018-08-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 27, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Susan Baker with REM. Nicki was welcomed. Barb plugged the newest Rotarian magazine article concerning building club membership. She recommended club members crack open the magazine and bring their membership recommendations to membership chairperson Critch. 
 
Denny shared the club Labor Day Corn Roast event is on Saturday, Sept 1. A sign up sheet is going around. The roaster is being donated by Kevin Gift for the event and the club still needs to secure the supplies: corn, butter, seasonings, etc. 
 
Reverse Raffle chair Jim indicated the planning will begin for the October 25 event. Volunteers will be needed for the committee and the event. 
 
Our speaker Susan Baker is a Mentor Recruiter for REM, Ohio. Ohio Shared Living (OSL) also known as Adult Foster Care, encompasses personal care and supportive services provided to an adult with developmental disabilities by a live-in mentor. The mentors are carefully screened and selected as they coordinate or facilitate all of the individual needs. That can include things like cooking meals, providing transportation, coordinating appointment planning or providing activities and enduring community involvement. Susan also wanted to share that persons providing care to an adult family member in their home may be eligible for supplemental family income. REM Ohio program staff are also available to provide support, training and emergency assistance. 
Club meeting of July 26 Ruth Kaser 2018-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 12, 2018
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Meeting was called to order by our 2018/2019 president- Chris Stoll. The new Rotary year banner is on display- the theme for this year " Be the Inspiration" .  The 50/50 pot will grow- no one one the $145. Barb reminded everyone to head on over to Barberton Library to see the Rotary display- it is located behind the Reference desk on the main floor. 
 
Denny  shared regarding the Labor Day festival that is being put on by the Salvation Army. Rotary will have a booth-Corn roasting. We will charge $3.00 an ear and the machine is donated. Now we need a source for corn. 
 
Sign up sheets were passed around for:
  • Greeters-you sign up for a month. You are responsible to set up for the meeting and do the 50/50 and Happy Bucks,
  • The Labor Day Festival- One-2 people are needed for a 3 hour shift. The event will run from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • The Tons of Taters- 4-5 people are needed for shifts of 3 hours. You would sign up to do either: cut, fry potatoes, do change. Sept 29-30
  • The Reverse Raffle-You can sign up to help on the planning committee, a separate list will go around for help on event night. The date is October 25
  • The 2019 Golf Outing- Will be held June 7.
Speakers are needed for this Rotary year as well as additional members.
Club meeting of July 12 Ruth Kaser 2018-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth L Kaser on Jun 21, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president Jim Sawin. Jim acknowledged this meeting was his last as club president for 2017/2018 Rotary year. He thanked the club for their support. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, John Palmer with the Akron Rotary Club, and the daughter and grandson of Rick Fisher. 
 
Jim shared handouts and recognized the sponsors of our golf outing. Critch thanked club members for selling raffle tickets, and shared that 90% of our club members sold 15 or more tickets. 
 
Bruce shared that the Tons of Taters booth has been booked and the postcards for the annual MumFest are out. 
 
50/50 was taken- there is $135 in the pot.-no one one.
 
Our speaker Terry Lawrence is the Director of Inter Ministerial Relations with Christian Healthcare Ministries. Terry shared Christian Healthcare Ministries is defined by ACA as a Health Care Alternative. It was founded in 1981. They occupy 2 properties in Barberton, on on Hazelwood and the other on Wooster Road. He shared they are the original health cost sharing ministry and are based on verses in the Bible in Acts and Galations. They operate in all 50 states. 
 
Jim reminded the club we will not be meeting at Thano's for 2 weeks. Next week is an evening meeting and the following week is July 5.
Club meeting of June 21 Ruth L Kaser 2018-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 14, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests and birthdays were recognized. Treasurer Vic advised the golf outing realized a profit of $9200 and commended the hard work of the club, and the volunteers. Special thanks to Rick Fisher, Critch and top raffle ticket seller, Dave Stephens. Dave sold 104 tickets. Vic shared that as next weeks meeting was the last one of this Rotary year there will be a celebration buffet. It is suggested our members bring a prospective Rotarian as a guest to join us.
 
The list was passed around of attendees for our recognition dinner on June 28 at Diamond Match. So far, we have 25 people attending, the cost is $20 per person for the meal. It is BYOB if you desire something to drink other than punch or tap water.
 
Our speaker was Jeff Stewart of Stewart Pest Control. Jeff was introduced by Dave Stephens. Jeff shared some of their top insect complaints: bed bugs, bees, stink bugs, and ants. The list changes around from year to year. Jeff shared some interesting facts about bed bugs: Cleveland, Ohio is #1 in the country for bed bugs, and bed bugs can live for a year and a half with out any food.
Club meeting of June 14 Ruth Kaser 2018-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
2018 Royal H Wood Golf Outing Ruth Kaser 2018-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 31, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Jim thanked Rick Fisher and Critch for their hard work on the golf outing. The volunteer sheet, the sponsor sheet and the team sheets were passed around. Jim reminded club members we will not have a meeting next Thursday, as the golf outing is on Friday. 
Club meeting of May 31 Ruth Kaser 2018-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 24, 2018
The meeting was called to order by PE Chris Stoll. Reports were given. Rick Fisher passed around the volunteer list for helping at the golf outing on Friday, June 8 at BBCC. He suggested the AM volunteers can arrive any time between 7-730 am. Help will be needed as well as Door Prizes  all day. Critch thanked club members for raffle ticket sales and encouraged all to keep selling. Shelly read a thank you letter from the NHS recipient of our Academic Scholarship. Chis shared that there are open board positions for his Rotary presidency 2018/2019 and asked interested parties to talk with him.
Bruce May advised the club Foundation Board will meet briefly after the regular club meeting next week. In addition, we have 1 meeting after the meeting this morning before the golf outing. As a reminder, we will not meet on Thursday, June 7.
Our speakers were Kelsey and Maria, with the Rape Crisis Center of Medina & Summit Counties. The RCC has several offices and is always looking for volunteers to train. Their services are client centered and free. Their website is www.rccmsc.org
Club meeting of May 24 Ruth Kaser 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 17, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Committee reports were given. Rick Fisher advised there will be a meeting of the Golf Committee next Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 am at the Lake Anna YMCA. The clock is ticking on confirming the foursomes so we can give a count to Joe at BBCC. Critch reported on the current raffle ticket selling leaders- about half of our club falls in the Hero category.
 
T Wallace handed out to the club members in attendance their giving report to the Rotary International Fdn Annual Fund. As a club we need to average $35 per member annually in order to qualify to apply for a District Grant. At present our club average is $15.44. Our quarterly dues are set up so that by the end of each Rotary year each member has made the $35 donation. However, we have some members not current with their dues. Donations may also be made on the Rotary International Web site. (You can find the link to the RI Foundation on our club home page). Then log in to the RI site and head to member section and make a donation.
Club meeting of May 17 Ruth Kaser 2018-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 10, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president Jim Sawin. Rick reported on the golf outing. It looks like we will have 25 foursomes for the outing, however we can accept up to 32. We are still accepting event sponsors. Critch thanked this weeks top sellers of the raffle tickets. The golf outing volunteer sign up sheet was passed around. Volunteers please arrive at 7am as check in begins at 8am. We will also need volunteers for after tee off. The golf outing is Friday, June 8 at Barberton Brookside
 
Jim announced the end of the year dinner and officer awards will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 6pm at Diamond Match Party Center. The cost will be $20 per person. There will be an event sign up sent around at next weeks meeting to get a head count. Members are encouraged to invite significant others, children, and prospective Rotarians.  
 
Our speaker was club member and attorney, Bruce May. Bruce spoke about Long Term Care Planning to Prevent Financial Catastrophe
Club meeting of May 10 Ruth Kaser 2018-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 03, 2018
The students were the speakers. Today was the Academic Scholarship Awards Breakfast. Jim opened the meeting and thanked Shelly for her service. He also thanked Tim and Chris for taking the donations for the Sub Zero Mission project to the District 6630 gathering. Jim shared he attended his first Rotary cluster meeting - a meeting of the club presidents of our cluster. We will be hosting 2 of the meetings this next Rotary year.
Rick reported on the golf outing: though there are promises of 4 somes we only have 1 registered to date. Critch recognized the outstanding raffle ticket sellers- Selena is the group star.
 
Our students brought their parents and sibs to the breakfast:
Cici was from Manchester. She will be attending Ohio Northern University
Alexis is from Barberton , she plans on going to Stark State.
Hannah is from Norton.
 
Club meeting of May 3 Ruth Kaser 2018-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
The speaker for the meeting was the Four Cities Compact Scholarship Banquet at Summa Barberton Hospital.
The winner of the Gavin Westover Memorial Vocational Scholarship was Tyler Mitchell
Club meeting of April 27 Ruth Kaser 2018-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 19, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Brent Kovacs a Public Information Officer with ODOT District 4. Critch passed out a reminder to sell raffle tickets for the golf outing. Selena announced she is resigning from the club at the end of this Rotary year as she is accepting a job in the Akron School system. Vic reminded club members to review the proposed 2018/2019 club budget.
Brent discussed ODOT plans and upcoming projects for our area roads. Handouts were passed out as well. He reminded club members of places online the most up to date information can be found: www.dothedetour.org
or oh.go.com
Club Meeting of April 19 Ruth Kaser 2018-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included Dave from the North Hampton Rotary Club, Jan from Diamond Match Party Center and our speaker Mayor Bill Judge. Rick and Bob reported on the golf outing. Vic passed out the 2018-2019 Rotary Club and Fdn budget. He also reminded club members we will not have a meeting on the 26th but our meeting will be at Summa Barberton Hosp. on Apr 27. The following week will be the Academic Schol. breakfast at Thano's and it will be a buffet breakfast. 
 
The Mayor spoke of jobs coming to the city as well as development opportunities, he also spoke of the challenges facing city government. He talked about the new Justice Center plans.
Club meeting of April 12 Ruth Kaser 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 05, 2018
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Committee reports were given. Critch passed around the "how many tickets have you sold" list for our updates. Rick passed around the list of confirmed 4somes.
Our speaker for today was Sarah Palace - United Way, her topic i.C.A.R.E Mentoring Program. iC.A.R.E. is a mentoring program in BHS with the intention to expand it throughout the BCS. Sarah has an office in BHS. The vision of the program is to provide everyone who needs and wants a mentor with one. 
There will be a mentoring sign up on May 2. Poster is on this website. Sign up can also be done on the United Way website at : http://www.uwsummit.org/mentor
 
 
Club meeting of April 5 Ruth Kaser 2018-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 29, 2018
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We talked golf. The registration/event sponsor forms were passed out by Rick. This is one of 2 major fund raising events the club does each year. This is a great networking event and an opportunity to meet other area business persons. Rick passed out the list of last years foursomes, Critch asked for our raffle ticket sale progress. 
 
Jim passed out the District 6630 list of area clubs-their meeting dates, times and locations. The link to this list is on the club home page. Pick a club and visit- it is not only a great networking opportunity, you will have a new outlet to sell your raffle tickets.
Golf Outing Meeting Ruth Kaser 2018-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 22, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Gail Foster, the President of the Chippewa Lake Historical Society. Jim reminded club members of the District 6630 Sub Zero Project and asked donations be brought to the club meetings before the District Conf. April 27-29th. Bob C. updated the club on raffle tickets for the golf outing in June. Shelly is our top seller to date- 20 tickets sold. The next meeting regarding the golf outing will be at our regular meeting on Mar 29- all members are urged to attend to find out what we do, and why all hands are asked to be on deck for this event to be a success.
 
Gail Foster shared memories and pictures of Chippewa Lake Park. She shared that the Chippewa Lake Historical is relatively new- 3 years old. The park was in operation from 1878-1978. The ballroom was the scene where now famous entertainers could be found at the early stage of their career: Lawrence Welk Band, Neil Diamond. Chippewa Lake was known as Ohio's largest natural lake. It is a glacial lake and was about 50' deep. Now it is mostly filed with silt and is in danger of becoming a marsh in a few years. 
Club meeting of March 22 Ruth Kaser 2018-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 15, 2018
Meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Critch distributed the golf outing raffle tickets to club members in attendance, Bob advised he will mailing out tickets too.The District Sub Zero project was discussed. Below is a relisting of the email discussing the project: Good chilly morning my fellow Rotarians! Our District Governor Amy Kapostasy has asked that we kick off our District Conference this year with a District Service Project to support our community. She has chosen a great nonprofit group to support. The name of the Charity is Sub Zero Mission. Sub Zero Mission helps homeless stay warm during the winter months by providing hats, coats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags, new socks, tents and other warming items. They do this because nobody should freeze to death in America. A group of volunteers from sub Zero Mission helps find those exposed to the elements in northeast Ohio and other cities in the region then offers them warming items. The 501C3 BBB 5-Star Accredited Organization owns several vehicles to scout and make deliveries in these areas. The group also concentrates on finding veterans who make up a high percentage of homeless. They carry special laminated cards with contact information in order to get them the special help that is available to veterans We are asking all of our Rotary and Interact clubs to collect men's boots, size 9-13, Adult Sleeping Bags, Gloves, Coats and Hats and bring them to the District Conference in April. We will have a collection point at the check in area. These items will be used next winter in our area. Please only bring the items listed. Let's make a difference and keep people from freezing. Thank you in advance for helping! Bob Oborn RC of Stow-MunroeFalls
Our speaker was not able to join us this morning so it was a short meeting.
Club meeting of March 15 Ruth Kaser 2018-03-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 08, 2018
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The meeting was called to order by president elect, Chris Stoll. Guests were recognized and included our 4 Way Test Speech Contest contestants, Rose Morrison and Sydney Shufford from Norton HS along with their coach Tricia Pletcher. Chris reminded club members of the upcoming board meeting on Tuesday, Mar 13 with the golf committee meeting too. Shelly shared the scholastic committee met after last weeks meeting and chose the recipient of the Academic Scholarship for BHS as well as the Gavin Westover Scholarship. The selection date needed to be moved up due to BHS schedule.
She also shared that the winner of the contest will be invited to attend the District 6630 Contest.April 7, 2018 Aurora High School in Aurora, OH 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM 7 Prizes at the District level will be*: 1st place: $1200.00 2nd place: $900.00 3rd place: $700.00 Honorable Mentions: $200.00.
 
Rose spoke about sign language. She used the 4 Way Test to show how the lack of familiarity, despite the portion of the population affect by hearing loss, is not only unfair but costing innocent lives.
Sydney spoke about learning from the past and used the 4 Way Test to show how our failure to learn from the mistakes of the past is not only unfair but is costing innocent lives.
 
Both were excellent speeches. The first place and runner up received prizes and Tricia also received a prize for NHS for participating. Sydney was our winner and Rose was runner up.
Club meeting of March 8 Ruth Kaser 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 01, 2018
The pre meeting featured the cast of the upcoming musical at BHS: The Addams Family. The cast of the play entertained the club during breakfast with a medley of songs from the play. Jim then conducted the business meeting. Rick Fisher announced there will be a meeting of the Golf Co. at the upcoming Rotary Bd meeting to be held on Mar 13. The Kasers then gave a presentation, it was their 2012 trip to Mexico that was the clubs international project. 
Club meeting of March 1 Ruth Kaser 2018-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 22, 2018
The meeting was called together by club president, Jim Sawin. Birthdays were recognized- we sang to Tim. Rick Fisher reported on our upcoming Golf Outing at Barberton Brookside on June 8. They set a goal for 4 somes and are requesting door prizes. The next meeting of the committee will be after the March Rotary Bd meeting on March 13. Rick also gave an update on the shoes the club members donated to the District to be sent to Senegal. Our club donated 230 prs of shoes and District 6630 sent 4000 prs.
Selena shared that our March 1 meeting will not only have a Rotary Club presentation by Don and Ruth Kaser but during breakfast there will be a short skit by the cast members of The Adams Family to give us a preview of the play that will be at the high school March 22-25. You can purchase tickets online. 
Shelly requested some club members to remain after next weeks meeting so scholarship applications can be reviewed for BHS. Their deadline will be Fri, March 2. Also the 4 Way Test Speech Contest for our club will be the follow club meeting- March 8. The club will need to send a representative to Aurora HS for the District 6630 level contest to be held on April 7.
Vic noted that both Mar 1 and Mar 8 meetings will be a buffet so come early to get your seat and have your breakfast. 
Our speaker was Paula Schleis, a reporter with the Akron Beacon Journal. Paula is an award winning reporter with the Beacon Journal. Her beat covers Barberton, Stow and Cuy. Falls. She talked about the changes in the newspaper industry how the Beacon is proud they are still a daily paper- printing 7 days a week as other local papers are now longer a full week in print. Their reporting staff is smaller these days, due to several reasons. One is technology now lets a single reporter what also took a support staff to help.  She shared that Barberton was one of their biggest subscriber bases.
Club meeting of February 22 Ruth Kaser 2018-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 15, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included Ms. Coldwell, DECA advisor and students Payton and Taylor from BHS. Jim urged club members to reach out to new businesses in the community with information regarding Rotary and invite them to an up coming meeting.
Rick shared that there will be a golf co. meeting on Weds Feb 21 at 7:30 am at the Lake Anna Y.
 
Taylor and Payton, students at BHS are in the DECA program. They shared information regarding their project: Cool 2 be Kind. They advised at the start of the project they placed a survey on the BHS web site asking for parent and student input regarding bullying. They shred the survey results with the club. They talked about how they have started a Kindness Club at the High School, and how they are working with the elementary and middle school students.  Barberton High School DECA has been working to battle bullying in our schools and community through the Kindness Is Magic campaign. One part of their project is to have every child in Barberton City Schools decorate a cut out heart showing what kindness means to them. These hearts will be on display at Kave Coffee Bar on Fourth Friday; Friday, February 23 from 5-8 pm. At the meetings end the club presented Taylor and Payton with a donation of $200 for their project. 
 
 
Club Meeting of February 15 Ruth Kaser 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 08, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included Rotary District 6630 Governor Amy Kapostasy and her husband, Bob. Vic shared the sad news that former Barberton Rotary club member Karen Burnette passed away. Vic said her funeral service was yesterday, with club member, Todd McKenney officiating.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. www.scleroderma.org  . Her obit can be found at Ohio.com
Vic indicated he will be recommending a memorial be made in the name of our club to the Scleroderma Fdn at our upcoming board meeting on February 13, any club members wishing to add on to that memorial please see him.
 
Chris shared that there is a District Grants Committee meeting Saturday Feb 24 to cover District Grants for the 2018/2019 Rotary year. Our club must have 2 members attend each year in order to qualify to apply for any District grants. The meeting will be held :   Feb 24, 2018 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mayfield Library 500 Som Center Road Mayfield Village, OH 44143 United States
Please contact Chris if you can attend with him.
 
Vic shared that Barbertonopoly would make a great Valentines Day gift.- we still have a few games.
Rick suggested donating/regifting to the club the gift cards you may have received for Christmas for our Golf Outing on June 8
 
Our speaker Amy talked about how she got involved in Rotary, she shared what she thinks may be Rotary I's next project once polio is eradicated. Amy also presented Barb with her Paul Harris plus 3 pin. Amy's bio can be found on the 6630 website
 
Club meeting of February 8, 2018 Ruth Kaser 2018-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Daisha Dancy, the Outreach Specialist with the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs. Shelly shared news of Barberton City Schools. From Ohio.Com" Barberton City Schools has completed its 1:1 initiative this year, which means the nearly 4,300 students in the district have access to their own personal Google Chromebooks. But the integration is just the beginning for the district as it works to incorporate technology into everyday learning with the help of Google programs. It’s a push that has earned the district a national designation as a Google for Education Reference District this school year. " More can be found at https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/local/barberton-schools-go-gaga-for-google-using-it-in-everyday-teaching-districtwide  
 
Our speaker Daisha Dancy gave club members some hand outs with the topics of how to deal with identity theft, identifying scams, and some of the most popular scams. She shared that the top consumer complaint received relates to buying a new or used car. She also shared that 74% of scams are targeted towards seniors. She said to beware of the fake scanners installed at gas pumps and ATM machines. She also recommended not to leave apps open on your phone as they could be subject to scanners.
Club Meeting of Feb 1 Ruth Kaser 2018-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 25, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speakers and Jack Harig from the Akron Rotary Club. Jim shared news of a fund raising event to be held by the Cuyahoga Falls Rotary Club: 
March 10th at Tangier's. Reverse Raffle tickets  are $140 for a couple (buffet, open bar, entry) or $45 per ticket that does not include entry into the raffle but does include food and drink. Diane Sheridan from the CF club also has 50/50 tickets if anyone would be interested (I think they are $5 each but I forgot to ask today). Diane is always in Barberton so she could drop tickets off if there's any interest.
 
Also if there's anything fun you ( or your Rotary members) would like to donate for a raffle basket, you can contact Diane at sheridan@cityofcf.com.
 
Jack Harig shared news of their club event and to provide opportunity for club members to purchase raffle tickets, first prize a car:

www.chiliopen.net 
330-644-4512

The 2018 Akron Rotary Chili Open Golf Classic,Saturday, February 3 – 9:00am to 1:30pm, at Hale Farm and Village, Bath, Ohio
 
Jim also discussed an email we received from Julianne at BPL. The library will be offering use of their display cases to the service clubs for this year. Jim asked if club members had Rotary items, club history, flags, pictures. The club indicated we had sufficient items of interest and we would like the use of a display case. Jim will contact Julianne and suggested club members bring items to upcoming meetings.
Selena passed around the speakers list, we have openings remaining for speakers.
Our speaker at today's meeting was Jan Apisa, the Director of Community Engagement for the Victim Assistance Program. Jan shared some facts regarding how crime affects Summit County Residents, the services they offer, who they serve. Every 1.5 days someone is a victim of rape. Victim Assistance Program supports approximately 7000 Summit County residents and or employees victimized by crime or trauma every year. They offer 24 hour crisis intervention, advocacy, professional ed and community outreach. 
Rotary dues were emailed out today.
Club Meeting of January 25 Ruth Kaser 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 18, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Arthur Brite. Bid shared that Vic's video is up -it is a YouTube video and can also be viewed on Summa's website. The YouTube link is :  https://youtu.be/GRkRNeVAinQ
 
Jim plugged the YMCA Reverse Raffle to be held Thursday, Feb 8, he has a few tickets if anyone is interested.
 
Our speaker Arthur Brite shared how to Quarterback the $ale, how Respect +Trust= Relationships. When you have Commitment and you Communicate you make Connections and can Create. Also there are more than 2 people to involve to make a successful contract: the Gate Keeper, King, Godfather, $ person, the soldiers and your team. 
 
The board met following the meeting to discuss the request made by last week by the Fairlawn Club-that Barberton present their clubs grant request to the District 6630 for the new Observatory at Bath Nature Preserve. The Fairlawn Club is short of the necessary funds to complete the project but are unable to apply to the district themselves having just successfully applied for a grant. Our board requested clarification as to which Rotary year the grant would be applied- this year, Jim's year or the next. If it was the next year we would have concerns that we would not be able to apply ourselves. Jim advised he would contact Fairlawn and clarify the grant year. The District Grant Committee will meet on Monday, Feb 5. 
Club meeting of January 18 Ruth Kaser 2018-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 15, 2018
Last weeks meeting featured Arne and John from the Fairlawn Rotary Club providing a follow up report on one of their international projects: fiber optic endoscopes. Our club supported this project with a $2000 donation. They also requested our club support to obtain a District 6630 Grant. Board members Jim had sent an email  requesting a brief board meeting regarding the grant support:
"We were asked this morning to partner with the Rotary Club of Fairlawn to help complete their observatory project. In short, they are building an observatory building for kids in Bath so they are able to see space through high-end telescopes. They cannot apply for two district grants so asked if our Rotary club would do one. This would give $3,500 from district to help complete this project. Fairlawn will cover the other $3,500 plus an additional $1,000 to meet their final $8,000 need. The total project is about $100,000 which they have raised all but this last $8,000 over this 2 year period. Could you all stick around after next Thursday, Jan. 18 meeting as a board to see if we would like to pursue this opportunity? It’s very time sensitive so the quicker we come to a decision the better"
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Arthur Bright, his topic, " Quarterback the $ale"
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2018-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 11, 2018
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included Arne van der Heyde and John Schulan from the Fairlawn Rotary Club. Jim shared that Rick Fisher agreed to be the head of the Golf Outing Committee. Our golf outing is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at Brookside. Vic Meyers shared he was interviewed by Summa and will be on their website and Facebook page regarding his positive experience with their cancer center. Denny Liddle said he received the information that the new CFO of the Barberton Community Foundation, Jane Litz will be applying for membership in our club.
We welcomed and inducted as a new member Kamelia Fisher. Kamelia is the Executive Director of Summit Artspace, her sponsor is Selena Myers.
Our speaker was Arne van der Heyde with the Fairlawn Rotary Club. Arne presented a follow up report on their clubs recent international project -2 fiber optic endoscopes, used in Chile as a diagnostic aide following cleft palate repair. Our club contributed $2000 to this project along with the Fairlawn Club and a Rotary club in Chile. The fiber optic endoscopes are used as an aide to diagnose speech problems after cleft palate repair. Recipients post cleft palate surgery have improved facial features but are often left with the inability to speak clearly. The endoscope helps to not only see the cause of the speech problems but the resulting diagnostic photos can be stored in a file for reference.
Arne along with fellow club member, John Shulan spoke of another District 6630 project their club is working on and they are requesting our assistance. They are the sponsor of a new astronomy observatory at the Bath Nature Preserve. This observatory will be ADA accessible and on clear sky nights will be open to all. Their club is $8000 short of their goal and would like to apply for a District grant, however they have recently applied for one, so are not eligible. They are asking us to make the application, ( as suggested by the District 6630 Grants committee). Jim suggested the grant info and project info be emailed to him so our board can discuss and advise their club. Arne indicated this was time sensitive as the next District Grants meeting is at the beginning of February.
Club meeting of January 11 Ruth Kaser 2018-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 08, 2018
The long range weather forecast is showing a balmy 45 degrees and cloudy at meeting time, so hopefully it will be a standing room only meeting when Arne van der Heyde gives an update on the Chile Medical Equipment Project we supported through the Fairlawn Rotary Club.
 
Board members we will meet on Tuesday, January 9th at the Lake Anna YMCA at 7:30 AM
This week at Barberton Rotary don't forget the Tuesday Bd Meeting Ruth Kaser 2018-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 14, 2017
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. It is our last meeting of the 2017 calendar year. Happy Birthday wishes were given to Barb and Critch. Jim presented Dennis O'Connell with a check for $5000. The $5000 is the fourth and final payment of our $20,000 pledge for the Magical Theatre renovation project. Our club has not only made a monetary donation towards the renovation we assisted as volunteer members helping to clear out sections of the theater prior to the renovation.
 
Our speaker was Father Bill Browne with Saint Augustine Church. Father Browne shared his faith background and tied it in with his message of the importance of works-serving God.
December 14 Club Meeting Ruth Kaser 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 17, 2017
Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction tickets and money should have been turned in and or reported at our meeting last week, however Vic will happily accept money and tickets this week. Also, if you are interested in reserving a table at the event please email Ruth Kaser at ruth@rdbike.com and let her know how many in your party and the name on the reserve card.
 
Jim Sawin just advised that Step 2 will be donating to our Silent Auction! Let us keep asking for donations so we can have a successful Silent Auction. 
 
Our speakers at this weeks meeting will be Kamelia Fisher & Toby Weber and they will be giving Summit Artspace Updates .
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Two weeks until the Reverse Raffle. President Jim Sawin shared our club will be sending a Shelter Box to Puerto Rico. The Rotary Fdn will match member donations up to $500 so we can make the $1000 fee for the Shelter Box. 
 
The 50/50 raffle pot lives on -$265 now no one won.
 
Our speaker was Joe Stefan, the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Barberton. Joe shared some of the new and exciting things happening in Barberton. Some of the things being discussed are- proposed legislation for medical marijuana, new businesses interested in coming to downtown and near downtown.
Club meeting of October 12 Ruth Kaser 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
We recognized several guests at this meeting. Our guests included Tina Linton and Theresa Lyons with Christian Health Ministries, Kelly Smith with Mancan Temporary Staffing Employment Agency, Jason Ondrus, Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations and Personnel. Student Services, and our speaker, Ilene Shapiro,Summit County's first female County Executive.
 
Jason and Jeff Ramnytz shared the importance of issue 28- a renewal and not a new tax. Support was requested for this issue and information was distributed. 
 
Ilene talked about some of the challenges and directions Summit County is taking with regarding to the aging population, and drug overdoses. 
Club meeting of October 5 Ruth Kaser 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 25, 2017
Our speaker this week is Diane O'Neill with the Community Pregnancy Center. MumFest is over and our next event will be the fall fund raiser for our Foundation- the Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. Please sell tickets to the event and request items for the Silent Auction. The 50/50 big pot is now over $250.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Sep 18, 2017
Our speaker this week is Diane O'Neill with the Community Pregnancy Center. MumFest is over and our next event will be the fall fund raiser for our Foundation- the Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. Please sell tickets to the event and request items for the Silent Auction. The 50/50 big pot is now over $250.
This week at Barberton Rotary ruth kaser 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 18, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Our speaker was Dr. Michael Hughes, the Sr. VP of Summa Health System, Barberton Campus. Dr. Hughes has a background in cardiac intervention. He provided updates on the hospital and shared news of an NIH program- the educational bus -"All Us" that will be at Tuscora Park on Friday, Sept 8. It was there to enroll people in a public health study from 11:30-3:30.
 
No one won the 50/50 pot.
Club meeting of Sept 7 Ruth Kaser 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 18, 2017
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A check presentation for $750 was made to Executive Director Mark Fairhurst of Embracing Futures. The Embracing Futures Oral Health Education Program provides one personal toothbrush, one tube of tooth paste, one dispenser of dental floss, two disclosing tablets, fun work sheets, and  one tooth brushing calendar to third grade elementary students. This past school year Embracing Futures  4 counties (Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina), 263 classrooms, in 76 schools (public, parochial, private), and taught 6,180 students how to brush their teeth.  And specifically, they taught 309 third graders at St. Augustine, and Barberton Elementary’ s East and West schools.  
Club meeting of Sept 14 Ruth Kaser 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 05, 2017
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Dr. Michael Hughes Summa Barberton . Dr. Hughes will give a hospital update .
 
No one won the big pot in the 50/50 so you still have your chance....
 
As a heads up  the Wadsworth Y is holding their event the same night as our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction- so we will want to sell, sell, sell our tickets to get the commitment.
 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 05, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Justin Chesnic, Jack Harig and his son Rick. Jim shared news of the Magic City Kiwanis Golf outing on September 8. Our club swaps hole sponsor support with this Kiwanis club. Some of our members will golf in the outing, also. The Mumfest Tons of Taters Sign up was passed around. We still need volunteers in the 4-6 pm slot on Saturday, September 23. Ruth shared she sent out the Reverse Raffle attendee lists for 2016 & 2015 to the club for sales reference.
Happy Dollars were collected and no one won the big pot in the 50/50. 
Our speaker was Justin Chesnic. Justin is the Public Information Officer for District 4 ODOT. He resides in Hartville and came to share construction updates- the status of ongoing projects as well as projects down the pike. His presentation is available as a PDF file on the club website : check the Download files list on the lower right section of the Home page.
Club meeting of August 31 Ruth Kaser 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 28, 2017
PE Chris ran the meeting. Our speaker Holly Miller distributed useful handouts describing low cost and/or free services for seniors and persons of limited income. Holly is with the - Summit Co. Exec Dept of Development Programming for Residents. 
Club meeting of Aug 24 Ruth Kaser 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 28, 2017
No one won the 50/50 pot last week so it is now $240 plus. Justin Chesnic returns to give us an update on what is new and exciting at ODOT. Have you picked up your Reverse Raffle Tickets? Have you sold through your tickets? Come to this weeks meeting for your tickets and a chance at the 50/50 pot.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 22, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included Jack Harig. Our speaker for the meeting was Judge Todd McKenney. Judge McKenney was inducted as a new club member at the conclusion of the meeting.
Treasurer Vic Myers announced there were 11 weeks remaining until our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction and urged club members to go out and Sell Sell Sell tickets so we can then concentrate on donations for the Silent Auction.
Selena passed out the sign up sheets for our upcoming events. The sign up sheet was also passed around for volunteering at Tons of Taters at Mum Fest. Volunteer opportunities still remain for Saturday, from 4-6 pm.
Our speaker, Judge Todd McKenney is a Judge of the Barberton Municipal Court District. While Summit County Probate Judge, he initiated the Summit County Good Deeds Project which identified and educated thousands of Summit County residents about making survivorship deed updates to avoid probate when property is transferred upon death. For his efforts Judge McKenney received Akron Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award in 2013. Todd spoke to the club about a project in which he is involved: restoration of a drivers's license. He shared that 15-20% of people driving are doing so with out a valid license and the difficulties encountered in license restoration. He also distributed information regarding Barberton Drug Court.  
Club meeting of August 17 Ruth Kaser 2017-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 10, 2017
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The meeting was called to order by Club President, Jim Sawin. Guests were recognized and included: Ava Myers, our speakers and Judge Todd McKenney.  Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction Tickets and event flyers were passed out at the meeting  by Todd Wallace and Vic Myers. Club members are encourage to each sell 3 tickets. The proceeds to benefit our area projects for this budget year: the Magical Theatre, interpretative signage on the TowPath Trail and the Emerging Futures program. Sign-up for helping at Tons of Taters was passed around, most shifts are now only the slot of 4-6pm on Saturday Sept 23 remains. The sign up sheets for the Nooks and Crannies Tour and Brew at the Zoo were also passed around. Selena thanked club members for getting speakers, only 4 slots remain for this Rotary year.
 
Our speakers were 2 intern that have been working in city government with Joe Stefan : They are Justine Liddle and Marisa Russo. Justine is the daughter of club member Denny Liddle. Justine and Marisa shared news of  the programs they are working on. Their internship is a Mayor Judge initiative that Joe think has been successful. Both Justine and Marisa were in DECA at BHS Justine is in her 2nd year at Heidelberg and Marisa graduated this year and will be attending the University of Akron.  Some of their projects included the Neighborhood First Project, the list of city lots, helping at Switching Gears and Barberton Better Block. Joe spoke briefly about how busy it is at the Planning Dept these days as there are every day businesses reaching out to them interested in moving to Barberton.
Club meeting of August 10 Ruth Kaser 2017-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 10, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Upcoming fundraising events were discussed: the Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction to be held at Guy's Party Center on Thursday, Oct 26. The ticket amount will remain at $110 per couple with 2 drink tickets included. The proceeds of the event to be going towards our area projects: Emerging Futures(the elementary school dental project), interpretative signage on the Towpath Trail, and the Magical Theatre.  Jim also reminded club members the Mum Festival is just around the corner and our club fundraiser is the Tons of Taters as well as a booth to sell Barbertonopoly. The dates on this years Mum Festival are September 23 and 24th. 
 
Our speaker was Frank Sands with First Tee of Greater Akron. The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference. 
Club meeting of August 3 Ruth Kaser 2017-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 27, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Jim Sawin. Jim shared that there will be tip jars at the beer garden for each service club. Patrons of the beer garden will buy tickets to get their beer. He also invited Reverse Raffle /Silent Auction Committee members to attend the planning meeting on Weds Aug 2 at 5 pm at El Jalapenos. 
Vic shared that a good event was needed due to our pledges: the final payment to Magical Theatre for their remodel project, the donation for Towpath signage, and the dental program at elementary schools.
 
Our speaker was Tom Craig. Tom told of a shared history between Scouting, Rotary and the YMCA. He shared that it was Rotary clubs that helped to spread the word about Scouting around the US, and the first headquarters for Scouting was in a YMCA. Tom said that Barberton has 10 packs and troops with 195 youth participants. Barberton is also home to the oldest troop in the council- 102 yrs old. 
Our Rotary Club sponsors pack 3113. The pack started as a Lion pack as it was K-now the kids are on to 1st and 2nd grade so they are Tigers and Wolves. The pack meets at the Lake Anna YMCA
Club meeting of July 27 Ruth Kaser 2017-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 27, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president Jim Sawin. Sign ups were passed around for volunteering at the Beer Garden/selling Barbertonopoly at Barberton Better Block on July 28/July 29. Also the meeting Greeter list was passed around. Jim announced the morning Happy Dollars will be donated to the Lake Anna YMCA. The planning meeting for the Annual Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction was announced- it will be on Wednesday, Aug 2 at 5 at El Jalapenos. 
 
Past President, Denny Liddle was recognized for his service and new club member Jeff Ramnetz was inducted. 
 
The speakers list was also passed around, club members are requested to obtain 2 speakers each Rotary year.
Club meeting of July 13 Ruth Kaser 2017-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 11, 2017
Jeff Ramnetz, new Barberton City Schools Superintendent was our speaker for this last morning meeting of the 2016/2017 Rotary year. Denny Liddle  reminded club members of the upcoming year end dinner at the Galaxy. Barberton City Schools Treasurer, Shawna Jones was also in attendance. 
Jeff has applied for membership to the club, and spoke of his career in the school system and his plans as the school superintendent.
Club meeting of June 22 Ruth Kaser 2017-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 19, 2017
Our speaker was Phil Pape, his topic was Home Performance - Be Safe. Save Energy. Save Money. Phil Pape works for Clearesult Consulting in Brecksville. He is a Residential Energy Consultant He spoke about  Dominion East Ohio's Home Performance with Energy Program. This program includes a $25 home energy assessment. The energy advisor conducts an assessment of the home's energy efficiency. Following the assessment you will receive a customized report with recommendations on how to lower your energy bills and improve your home's comfort. The phone number to set up an assessment is 877-287-3416.
 
Denny reminded club members we will meet next week, however our Annual Banquet is the following week. He also said he is buying the first round of beverages. Vic reminded members to please pay this quarters dues promptly as our Rotary year is ending so the District as well as RI dues are due by the club. 
 
Upcoming club events also include Barberton Rotary at the Rubber Ducks- we will be going to the July 7th game and the $25 is for buffet and ticket. 
 
Bruce May requested a nomination for our club Foundation board to replace Dave Taylor- PE Jim Sawin accepted and was voted to replace Dave Tayor on the Foundation Board.

 

Club meeting of June 15 Ruth Kaser 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Jun 17, 2017
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. The report on the golf outing was given by treasurer Vic Myers: we had 19 foursomes at our event, with a net of $6575. for the Foundation. Vic shared there was some confusion about the location of the outing as some of the golfers did not pick up on the change in venue. Perhaps next years Save the Date cards as well as our advertising can promote the new location. He has set the date for the 2018 outing as June 1.
 
It was announced that former club member Ed Devane passed away, his calling hours will be at Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8pm. We recognized Shelly and Jim's birthdays, (although Jim was not present). 
 
Upcoming club events include the annual dinner on June 29 for $30 a person and Barberton Rotary at the Rubber Ducks $25 gets you a ticket and buffet dinner on July 7.
 
Our speaker was Amber Genet regarding the upcoming Barberton Better Block event to be held at the end of July= July 28-29. Amber discussed some of the things that will be happening that weekend, the need for volunteers and possible club recognition. Information regarding the event can be found at the event website: barbertonbetterblock.com. The volunteer sign up is accessed from the website. There is also a Facebook page for the event: Barbertonbetterblock.
 
Club meeting of June 8 ruth kaser 2017-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
The club meeting on May 25-the last one before our golf outing. Vic asked club members to please pay in advance for our Annual Dinner and Installation to be held at the Galaxy Restaurant on June 29. The cost is $30 per person for the buffet meal and dessert. There will be a cash bar.  Carl requested door prizes, many more door prizes for the golf outing.  Denny suggested the club transition back to our previous gathering time and meeting start. We will gather at 7:15 and start the meeting at 7:45 running till 8:30am
 
Our speaker Danielle Caron is an LPN and is the VP of Aspire Employment. Danielle shared some of the services offered by Aspire Employment for persons seeking to be hired as well as potential employers. 
 
 
Club meeting of May 25 Ruth Kaser 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser
A message from Natalie Cullins, the Volunteer Coordinator at the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank:
 
On Saturday, May 20th, volunteers repackaged 26,240 lbs of meat, which equals 21,867 meals!
 
 
Our Saturday at the Food Bank Ruth Kaser 2017-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 11, 2017
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The Academic Scholarship award breakfast was the feature of this mornings meeting. Attending the breakfast was Taylor Odom and her mom (NHS), Jenna White and her parents (MHS). Also Michael Holtzapple and his dad joined us. Michael has been awarded the Gavin Westover Technical Scholarship. Not present this morning was Dorothy Askew (BHS).
 
Denny passed around the club year end banquet that will introduce Jim Sawin as our club president for 2017/2018 and Chris Stoll as our P.E. Vic shared he will accept the $30 per person cost of the banquet as of this meeting. 
 
Carl gave updates on the Golf Outing- there are still openings available for 4 somes. We have moved our golf outing to Barberton Brookside Country Club this year and it will be on Friday, June 2. Raffle tickets are still available and door prizes for the golfers will be needed.
Club meeting of May 11 Ruth Kaser 2017-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 01, 2017
The meeting was called to order by past president, Tom Craig. Carl Bako shared the next meeting date of the golf committee will be May 8. Rick Fisher shared the news that the shoe collection project of our district exceeded their goal- about 4000 pairs of shoes were donated.
Our speakers were Drew Williams and John Trunk with Summit DD. 
Club meeting of April 27 Ruth Kaser 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 24, 2017
The meeting was called to order by past president, Tom Craig. Happy Dollars were collected. Raffle tickets for our upcoming Golf Outing were passed out among the members in attendance. Tom reminded club members of the end of the year Banquet to be held on Thursday, June 29. Also the club was reminded we will not be meeting on May 4 as the club voted to support the Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast. Ruth and Don Kaser announced they had tickets to the breakfast. One ticket was sold-the tickets are $10.
Todd Wallace discussed the Rotary Foundation and passed out our individual giving sheets and went over the information they include.
Club meeting of April 20 Ruth Kaser 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 17, 2017
Our guests were Mayor Bill Judge and Jack Harig.
Jack shared news of a proposed combined event for Akron , Canton and Barberton Rotary at the Rotary Camp for fellowship. He is asking for people from our club to be on the planning committee if our club is interested. 
 
Shelly shared our previous scholarship winner Zoey Koehler passed away. The scholarship committee met and determined winners for the 2017 Academic Scholarships and the Gavin Westover Scholarship. The club awards breakfast for the Academic Scholarships will be at our May 11th meeting at Thano's. The Vocational Awards Breakfast at Summa Barberton will be held on MONDAY May  15 (Note the day of the week-the Monday award date is why there is no Thursday club meeting). 
 
Shoe update:club notice that we are now at 190 pairs of shoes. A final push is needed to put us over the 200 pair goal. Anyone who would like to donate cash and I can turn that cash into shoes. Like magic, Shelly' $40.00 donation became five pair of really nice children's Skechers shoes.
 
Selena advised we have an open speaking date on June 15. Vic shared the club 2017/2018 Budget will be voted on at our next meeting.
 
Our speaker was  Mayor Bill Judge.  Mayor Judge asked club members to come to the State of the City address at the Active Adult Center on Thursday, April 20 at 6pm. He talked about the job growth that is happening in the City, the planned new Justice Center, expanding sewer services to Norton & New Franklin., downtown development, and the need to build up the city's reserve fund. 
Club meeting of April 13 Ruth Kaser 2017-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 10, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny reminded club members of some upcoming club events: Mock interviews May 4, End of the Rotary yr banquet June 29, Magical Theatre Trivia April 18. Also our club will not meet on May 4 as that is the day of the Norton Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast. We will have a buffet at next weeks meeting- Mayor Judge is the speaker. Selena shared we may need to move the date of the Nooks and Crannies Tour at Stan Hywett as some people that were participating had to cancel. 
Golf Outing -Selena has sent out an email to the club with a request for door prizes -3 from each member with a minimum value of $15 each. The flyer, labels list, and donation letter were also included. These items have been added to the Golf Outing event tab on Club Runner. 
Rick Fisher shared we are almost to our club goal of 200 pairs of shoes for Soles for Senegal. Please bring shoes to next weeks meeting.
Our speaker was Justin Chesnic with ODOT District 4. Justin gave an updated presentation regarding area road projects and passed out information regarding OHGO with is either an app (OHGO.com/app) or at the website OHGO.com.
Club meeting of April 6 Ruth Kaser 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 01, 2017
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny reminded club members that we will be moving up the actual start time of the meeting to 7:15 AM with our speaker starting at 7:30 am. Our business meeting will be after the speaker. As a reminder, Mayor Judge will be our speaker on April 13. An separate email will be sent to remind members-weekly until the meeting.
Our speaker was Dan Rice, the President and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, headquartered in Akron Ohio. Dan spoke of the development and use of the canals in Ohio and the nation. He shared the opening of the canals were what helped settle Ohio and make it an industrial powerhouse. During their height, Ohio led the nation in the number of canalways. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition was established in 1989, and is a private, non-profit organization working to develop the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and National Heritage Area in Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. The OECC provides educational programs, events, and publications about the Canalway, while developing strong working relationships with partners to preserve and interpret the natural, historical and recreational resources throughout the area.
Rick Fisher shared he has collected to date about 150 pairs of shoes for the Shoes for the Sole project. A donation $250 by the club for the Tween Summer Program was presented to Barberton Public Library Childrens Services Manager Lisa Gilgenbach and Director Julianne Bedel. 
Club meeting of March 30 Ruth Kaser 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 27, 2017
Our last meeting in March 2017 will have Dan Rice, the President and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition speaking to us about the new BikeShare program coming to Barberton. Rick Fisher shared at last weeks meeting he will be wrapping up- literally and figuratively the clubs collection for the Shoes for the Sole program as he wants to get them to the District. Please bring your gently used or new shoes to the meeting, also donations are appreciated to be used for shipping the container to its destination. At our last meeting Rick shared he is closing in on his goal of 200 pairs of shoes from our club.
This Week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 23, 2017
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Announcements were made regarding upcoming club events. Guests were recognized and included the students in the speech contest, parents, and administrators Mrs. Tricia Pletcher from Norton HS, Ms. Marchia White from Manchester HS , Mr. Jay Austin from Barberton HS, and Mrs. Patti Cleary, Barberton Schools Superintendent.  
 
The club holds the 4 Way Test Speech Contest annually. The winner of the Rotary Club of Barberton contest qualifies for the Rotary District 6630 contest to be held April 8th at Aurora High School and a prize of $100. Second place received $75 and is also the runner up for the District 6630 contest if the winner is unable to attend. The 3rd place was awarded $50. Each school receives $75 for participating in the contest.
 
Each student gave a speech 5-7 minutes in length. The purpose of the speech was to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary Four Way Test.
The Rotary 4 Way Test is: "Of the things we think, say or do: 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?" 
 
The winners were: 1st place Hannah Hitchings from Norton H.S. her topic was Anti- intellectualism in America, 2nd place Jonathan Walton from Norton H.S. with a topic of the the Mortgage Crisis and the Recession, 3rd Place Stephanie Smith from Manchester H.S. with a topic of Self Harm Awareness. 
 
Club meeting of March 23 Ruth Kaser 2017-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 20, 2017
Our club 4 Way Test Speech Contest is the speaker at this weeks meeting. A total of 6 students will be trying to win 1st , 2nd or 3rd prize. Only 1st prize will go on to the District 6630 contest on April 8. The District winner could win a $1200 first prize. Participating students and their advisers will be from Barberton, Norton and Manchester High Schools. 
 
You will want to get there early for a seat, breakfast will be the buffet. 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 20, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included out speaker Ken Babby with the Akron Rubber Ducks. Denny announced Barberton HS will again have mock interviews on May 4. There will be a sign-up for volunteers wishing to participate with available time from 7:45 am to 12:45 am. 
Next week will be our clubs 4 Way Test Speech Contest. There are 6 students participating from BHS, NHS and MHS. Our club will award prices for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 
In the interest of having the least amount of distractions for our speakers our club will be altering the meeting time as well as speaker time. Effective with the April 6, 2017, meeting the meeting start time will be 7:15 am, and the speaker will go on at 7:30 am.
 
Our speaker was Ken Babby. Mr. Babby became the Owner and CEO of the Akron Rubber Ducks, Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Incians in October 2012 when he purchased the then-named Akron Aeros. He is the 
He shared the changes he made following his ownership and how the changes helped the team win not only an Eastern League championship but also the prestigious Larry MaCPhail Award as the top promotional team.
Club meeting of March 16 Ruth Kaser 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 13, 2017
The snow should be plowed and the roads accessible by our meeting on Thursday, March 16. Due to the projected heavy snow overnight on Monday the monthly board meeting has been moved to immediately after our weekly meeting. Board members please stick around. 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting will be Ken Babby, the owner of the Akron Rubber Ducks. Mr. Babby will be sharing some fund raising opportunities available for service clubs.
 
Have you completed the Better Block Barberton Community Survey? There is a story about Better Block in this Ebulletin as well as on the Home Page of the website. Survey
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 10, 2017
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What is Better Block? Jason Roberts, one of the creators, described it as urban prototyping or retro fitting of the built environment. Question: how do you take something with a solid foundation and turn it into something thousands of people can use and enjoy? Easy. You just do it. Opposite to the “top down” concept of urban design is Better Block. It was founded in Dallas’ Oak Cliff by Jason Roberts and Andrew Howard. The Better Block is a demonstration tool that temporarily re-visions an area to show the potential to create a walk-able, vibrant, neighborhood center. The idea and the charrettes to realize it have quickly spread to other cities like Memphis, St. Louis, New York and Boston.
 
Barberton will get its Better Block on 2nd Street NW between Lake and Paige on July 28 and 29. A Pinterist Board has been set up with some ideas for our event.
The link to the board is below:
 
The Better Block Ccommittee would like your opinion to help find the best ways to improve Barberton during our Better Block and we ask you complete the online survey, the link follows. http://tinyurl.com/zbv5ryz
You can be involved as a volunteer during the event and/or a Neighborhood Champion of the event. Email Ruth Kaser at rdbike@rdbike.com
 
 
Better Block is coming to 2nd St NW in July Ruth Kaser 2017-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 09, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Roger Wright and visiting Rotarian Chad Hartman from the Massillon Rotary Club. Announcements were made. Carl Bako shared the information from the recent Golf Outing Co. meeting: the Save the Date cards have been sent out and additional cards will be printed. The flyer is being updated for the new location. We are aiming for 32 foursomes. The outing will be held on Friday, June 2 at Barberton Brookside Country Club. VP of Club Service Selena Myers shared upcoming club events: a performance of Newsy at Porthouse in August, a Nooks and Crannies tour at Stan Hywett, packing at the Food Bank on May 20. She also asked members to read the informational email sent out to them regarding the Barberton Better Block event to be held July 28 and 29th on 2nd St NW. VP of Vocational Service Shelly Habegger shared that Play Attention has been uploaded to the other elementary school so there is one at each building. 
 
Our speaker was Roger Wright. Roger is the Director of the 4 Cities Educational Compact. 4 area high schools comprise the compact: Barberton, Norton, Copley and Wadsworth. Barbeton has the most programs. Every school in Ohio must offer career/tech Ed. There are 25 comprehensive HS in the state with 49 joint vocational schools districts. There are 17 compacts in the state. Copley HS has a chef & hospitality program and they serve lunch on Thursdays and Fridays. He discussed some of the programs offered at each school and the program partners. The 4 cities compact has a Facebook page.
Club meeting of March 9 Ruth Kaser 2017-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 06, 2017
Rick Fisher is still collecting shoes for the Shoes for the Sole project. You can bring shoes and/or your donation to the club meetings until the District Conference in April. Meetings for the planning of our June 2 golf outing are underway. As a reminder we have moved our event this year to BBCC. Contact Carl Bako or Dave Stephens if you are interested in helping to plan this event.
 
Our speaker at this weeks meeting will be Roger Wright, the Director of the 4 Cities Educational Compact. We hope to see you at Thano's for the meeting!
This week at the Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 06, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny shared news of some upcoming community events-the Magical Theatre Trivia Night, and the BCF 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament. Tom Craig brought up the possibility of a memorial/recognition  by our club for Christine Sandmann. Christine in addition to being an active support of the Scouts helped to organize the pack we sponsor. Rick Fisher suggested the possibility of the Service Above Self Award to a community member. This could be discussed at the next meeting of the Rotary Bd. 
Julianne Bedel shared a need of the library-the Tween Book Club to consider a donation of $500 by our club towards the program for 10-13 year old to go towards extras for the program.
Carl Bako announced there will be a meeting of the Golf Committee on Monday, Mar. 6 at 8 am at the Y.
Selena shared some of the events she is working on for the club for the rest of the year. One of them is Newsy at Porthouse Theatre. 
 
Our speaker was Dave Johnson, the Director of Public Relations & Communication for the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland & the Global Center for Health Innovation. Dave shared some of the recent exciting events in Cleveland such as the RNC and the re do of Public Square. A place to go to see what is happening in Cleveland is Destination Cleveland
Club meeting of March 2 Ruth Kaser 2017-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 27, 2017
Please be sure to read the separate article about Shoes for the Sole. Rick Fisher will be collecting shoes and donations towards this District 6630 project.
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting will be Dave Johnson - Cleveland Convention Center. Dave will speak to us about the great things happening in downtown Cleveland, it's rebirth as a convention destination, the success of the RNC in 2016, and many of the big events coming to our region in the coming years, including the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaswer on Feb 27, 2017
Shoes for the Sole is a project of the District 6630 Conference Interact Service Project. The project is collecting new or gently used tennis shoes and/or cleats for both children and adults. Sport  or casual shoes are the most needed types of shoes requested by Shoes the Africa, the group the Interact Club is collecting for. The District Interact and Rotary Clubs are asked to donate $1 per pair of shoes if possible to help with shipping costs from Atlanta to Senegal. Shipping to Atlanta has already been donated. 
 
This project was discussed at the February Board Meeting, and we voted to support the project. Rick Fisher has agreed to coordinate this project for the club. He is collecting the new or gently used shoes at club meetings -the deadline is the District Conference in April. He also shared he would purchase new shoes if any members wish to donate funds towards shoe purchase. Donations are also appreciated towards the shipping costs of $1 per pair. To date he has collected 40 pairs of new/gently used shoes.
Barberton Rotary Club supports Shoes for the Sole Ruth Kaswer 2017-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 10, 2017
The meeting was called to order by past president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized. Tom reminded board members of our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Feb 14th at 7:30 AM at Thano's. Selena Meyers shared she is working on a volunteer at the Food Bank date. It may be a Saturday in May.
Tom introduced our speaker, Jack Hopkins. Jack is a member of the Rotary Club of Ashtabula. He is a recipient of the Rotary Service Above Self Award. He recently returned from a trip to Zimbabwe where he worked local residents to make bore hole wells and shared heirloom seeds for their cultivation and planting. 
Club meeting of February 9 Ruth Kaser 2017-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 10, 2017
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Blake Babcock, the CEO of Mobile Meals. 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2017-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 04, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Ron Whitmer and Tom Craig- the father of our club member Tom Craig. Bruce May shared that he and Don attended the District Grants Seminar so our club will be eligible to apply for District Grants. Denny shared he will be out of town next week and Tom Craig will be running our weekly meeting. PE Jim Sawin shared there are still some tickets remaining for the YMCA Reverse Raffle. He will not be attending our meeting next week as he will be setting up for the YMCA RR.
 
Our speaker was Ron Whitmer. Ron is a member of the Port Summit Rotary Club. He is the Operations Director at Jobs for Ohio Grads. His presentation was "The Power of Hi" . The power of a simple greeting. A "Hi" will: 
  • Establish familiarity,
  • Create trust,
  • Build relationships,
  • Develops friendships.
Club meeting of February 2 Ruth Kaser 2017-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speakers Denice and Hannah from Junior Achievement. VP of Vocational Service, Shelly Habegger, shared news of the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. Prizes at the District level will be*: 1st place: $1200.00 2nd place: $850.00 3rd place: $750.00 Honorable Mention: $500.00 Honorable Mention: $500.00 *Students may be required to claim these awards on their taxes.  Clubs can sponsor ‘1’ student per school + ‘1’ home schooled student per club. Sponsorship Fee = $100/- per student (Fee covers cost of refreshments & lunch for 1 student, 2 parents and 1 Rotarian Representative) The District 6630 contest will be at Aurora HS on April 8. Regardless of the number of students a club sponsors, only 1 Rotarian will represent the club and he/she will serve as a contest judge or timer. Deadline to Register and Pay: Monday, April 3, 2017 .
 
Denice is Senior District Director with JA for Summit/Portage County. Hannah is the District Mgr of JA in Summit County. Denice shared some facts and volunteer information about JA. They now have programs for kids from K through 12th grade. JA has 3 pillars : personal finance, work readiness and entrepreneurship. The elementary school level has five 30-40 minute programs. Middle school has 6-8 lessons. High school has a focus on economics- financial literacy. JA of North Central Ohio had 24,600 students participating in 12 counties, 176 schools, with 848 volunteers and 1175 programs.
 
Club meeting of January 26 Ruth Kaser 2017-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Club meeting of January 19 Ruth Kaser 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 15, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club President, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speakers Debbie Rowland from the BCF, Taylor and Rachel in the DECA Program at BHS and Joe and Dave from the Akron Rotary Club. Joe and Dave shared news of the 2017 Chili Open to be held on February 4. Proceeds will benefit the Akron Rotary Camp. Raffle tickets for the event and sponsorships are available. Birthdays were recognized-T. Wallace and Nick had recent birthdays. Denny reminded club members we would not be at Thano's for our January 19 meeting. Our meeting next week will be at Barberton Public Library, and the tour will include breakfast.
 
Our speakers were DECA project leaders Taylor and Rachel. The students discussed their project "Take 5 Inside" They shared their 2017 project will be a week of giving for 5 Barberton nonprofits with the goal of raising $500 and having 500 people participate to work together to better the community. Proceeds will be split between the organizations served and the Youth Philanthropy Fund at the Barberton Community Foundation. The 5 nonprofits are: Barberton 1st Church of Christ, 1st Presbyterian Church of Barberton, Lake Anna YMCA, Child Guidance & Family Solutions, and BACM. The project has a Go Fund Me Site that includes links to sign up to volunteer.
Club meeting of January 12 Ruth Kaser 2017-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Club meeting of January 11 2017-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 05, 2017
The first meeting of 2017 was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny reported brisk sales of Barbertonopoly over the holidays-$1500 in games were sold. Our speakers list has openings available as of February, members are urged to talk to friends, think of speakers to invite.
 
Our speaker was Zachary Hoffman a Public Information Officer with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Zachary discussed the importance of price comparison for gas and electric providers. He discussed the services offered by the PUCO and handed out information fliers for the PUCO Call Center, Apples to Apples (Energy Choice), and Energy and Water Conservation Tips.
Club meeting of January 5 Ruth Kaser 2017-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 15, 2016
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny shared that the club will have a special holiday offering of Barbertonopoly of $20 a game. We will have a color ad in the Barberton Herald for the next 2 weeks advertising the games and places to purchase.  Tom Craig will be our greeter for the month of January, our next meeting will be held January 5, 2017.
 
VP of Club Service, Selena Myers shared that Deck the Hall at Stan Hywett was well attended by club members and their families. A group picture was posted on the Rotary Club of Barberton Facebook page.  Selena also advised our club website is current with regards to the speaker calendar. Club members are encouraged to visit the club website and speaker calendar.  
 
VP of Vocational Service, Shelly Habegger shared news of a Keynote and Book Signing to be held February 3, 2017, from 8 am to 11 am in Barberton HS Theatre. The speaker will be teacher, author and founder of the Freedom Writers Fdn, Erin Gruwell. Erin's topic will be "Becoming a Catalyst for Change". 
 
Our speaker was Deacon Robin Adair. Rev. Adair was ordained in 1994. He shared some of his thoughts regarding finding God in the ordinary, or finding meaning in the ordinary.
 
 
Club meeting of 12/15/2016 Ruth Kaser 2016-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 08, 2016
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny thanked the club members participating in the recent Mock Interview Program at BHS. The program was a success, and will be repeated in spring of 2017. He announced the club has reserved Barberton Brookside Country Club for our 14th Annual Royal H Wood Memorial Golf Outing-Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Next weeks meeting will feature a Christmas Message given by Deacon Robin Adair. Club members are encouraged to bring family and friends.
 
He updated the club on our $1000 donation to the Salvation Army towards their gym improvements. A total of $5000 was collected towards this project allowing the Salvation Army to purchase 2 indoor basketball hoops.
 
Our speaker was Michael Videmsek. Mr Videmsek is the Managing Director of Arconic in Barberton. He shared the background and history of Alcoa, and the transition to the new company Arconic. He shared the company was split into Alcoa and Arconic in 2016. Alcoa is the commodities side of the company with the forging and mining of aluminum. Arconic is aerospace, commercial transportation, the automotive industry, building and construction. The Barberton location of Arconic is involved in machining the heavy duty and medium duty truck wheels used in original equipment as well as after market truck fleets. The wheels are forged in Cleveland.  The Barberton location recently added a cast house. It allows them to take aluminum scrap and melt it down at more than 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. The molten metal is then formed into 1,600-pound cylindrical billets and shipped out for eventual re-use. Arconic continues to invest in the Barberton location and its employees and management are active in the community.
Club meeting of 12/8/2016 Ruth Kaser 2016-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2016
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The club traveled to Barberton High School and enjoyed the holiday concert by the Magic Singers. The singers were led by Nicole Petrarca and accompanied by Amy Howell. The concert included song and dance, the final tune included kazoos.
 
 
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Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 28, 2016
A reminder- if you come to Thano's this Thursday, December 1 you can have breakfast but the club will be meeting at Barberton High School.I wanted to send along details for this Thursday for the performance by the Magic Singers. Please enter through the front door of the high school and turn left. Once in the building, make another left into the theater. We will have food set up there for Rotarians and singers.  
 
A separate email was sent for volunteer sign up for Kettle Bell Ringing at the Barberton Giant Eagle. As of press time the following slots were still open: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, and 3-4pm. 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 28, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Rabbi John Spitzer and Kristi Rice from the Cuyahoga Falls Rotary Club. Sign up lists for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo on December 3 and Deck the Halls at Stan Hywett were passed around. Details of the Children's Hospital Tree Festival and pre- event dinner at Crave were shared. The club members were reminded our next meeting will be at Barberton High School on December 1 for the Magic Singers Holiday Show.
 
Denny also shared Mayor Bill Judge has called a meeting of the organizations on November 28 to create a community calendar. 
 
Our speaker was Rabbi John Spitzer. Rabbi Spitzer spoke of the mass execution of the Jews in Hungary, Hungary had had a community of almost 800,000. He spoke of the effects of hate speech then and today.
Club meeting of November 17 Ruth Kaser 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 14, 2016
We meet this week and will have the pleasure of a Thanksgiving message by Rabbi John Spitzer. We will not meet on Thanksgiving Day. Our next meeting will be on December 1 and it will NOT be at Thano's. Our meeting on December 1 will be at Barberton High School Auditorium- the reason? Our "speakers" will be the Magic Singers Holiday Show.
 
Let's mark our calendars and be sure to note these next three Thursdays. This Thursday as well as Thursday, December 1 would be great meetings to invite a prospective Rotarian. 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 09, 2016
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Sign up sheets were passed around for upcoming club events. In addition Denny passed around Golf Outing, Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction, and Barbertonopoly committee sign up sheets. We have some fun volunteer opportunities in our events and ask each club member to sign up for one of the committees. The committees will be responsible for the main planning of the events and their continued success.
 
Fellow Rotarian Jack Young lead the recognition of our active, and former club veterans. Jack is the past Rotary District 6630 Governor and is an active Rotarian. Our recognized veterans were:Robert “Bob” Critchfield – US Army in Korea,Ed DeVane–US Army during WW II,Chris Stoll, Iraq,Richard “Dick” Brindley – US Army Eastern front and Pacific(accepted by spouse and veteran June Brindley) and Richard “Dick” Kaser – US Army North Africa and Europe, (accepted by his Rotarian nephew Don Kaser. 
 
Our speaker was Ann Otto. Ann is the author of " Yours in a Hurry", a historical novel. Ann has the following information regarding her novel:Life changes for the Hartle siblings when their prosperous parents die suddenly in 1901. Now it's 1908 and the three oldest—Anna, Addison and Purl—have come of age and use their generous inheritance to leave their small Ohio village. Experience historical events and with characters from Hollywood to Europe and the Pacific Rim, including famous film stars, aviators, and American heroes. The siblings sometimes visit Ohio, but not for long. As Addison often expresses at the end of his letters, they are "Yours in a hurry." 
 
Club meeting of November 10 Ruth Kaser 2016-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 06, 2016
The week starts with our monthly board meeting on Tuesday-Election Day-at 7:30. We will be recognizing our veterans this week. Our speaker at this weeks meeting is Ann Otto, author of "Yours in a Hurry", an historical novel. Come early!
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 02, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included Aaron McMullen, and our speakers Shon Christy & Dan Reynolds. In honor of Veterans Day, next week our club will recognize our current and past Barberton Rotary Club member veterans. Our club will be visited by Jack Young. Jack is the PDG 2005-06 Ohio Rotary District 6630. Our speaker at next weeks meeting will be Ann Otto, author of Yours in a Hurry (a historical novel).
 
Denny read a thank you from Barberton Beautification for our donation of $500 to Mum Fest. Selena Myers shared some of the upcoming club events: 11/19 the Akron Children's Hospital Tree Festival, 12/3 is Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo. Further details regarding these events can be found on the events section of the club website.
 
Jim Sawin introduced our speakers. Shon Christy is the president of Focial Point Social Media and a board member of Akron Rotary Camp. Dan Reynolds is the director of Camping Services at Akron YMCA. Shon spoke of the Akron Rotary Club involvement in Akron Rotary Camp. Dan spoke about the Akron Rotary Camp, its history, programs, and involvement with the YMCA. The camp was founded in 1924 by Akron Rotary Club members and was staffed by club members.In 1995, the collaboration with the Akron Area YMCA began and continues today. Rotary Camp further expanded its collaboration with the Akron Area YMCA in the spring of 2013. The YMCA’s Phoenix Alternative School developed an school program for children with emotional disabilities at Rotary Camp. Hilton and Lehner Cabin have been turned into classrooms for the school year. The school opened on April 8th with three students. Primary funding for the Camp’s budget comes from the Rotary Club of Akron. The Club raises funds through private donations, grants and fundraisers.  
Club Meeting of November 3 Ruth Kaser 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 31, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Conrad Storad. Denny discussed additional venues for selling Barbertonopoly, including the Barberton Christmas Walk. We would possibly set up a table at the Lake Anna YMCA. Volunteers would be needed for the selling table. Also, a volunteer opportunity exists to be the marketing point person to coordinate the game sales. Treasurer Vic Myers shared our annual Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction net was $9270.73.
 
 
 
Club Meeting of October 27 Ruth Kaser 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 31, 2016
November is also a short month meeting wise as we do not meet on Thanksgiving day. The month is filled with great speakers so be sure to join us -a reminder we meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM at Thano's.
 
Our speaker this Thursday will be fellow Rotarian, Shon Christy. Shon will be sharing Focal Point and the Akron Rotary Camp
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 23, 2016
The club returns to Thano's for the weekly meeting. The annual Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction was a success. In addition to games, the Silent Auction and Reverse Raffle, attendees had an opportunity to purchase Barbertonopoly games. The event net was $9270.73.
 
Our speaker at this weeks meeting will be Conrad Storad, you will have a chance to "Meet the Story Monster!"
 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 17, 2016
The club prepares for the annual fall fundraising event: Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. This is one of two fundraising events held by the Barberton Rotary Club. There will be no morning meeting of the club. The event is held at Guy's Party Center
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 14, 2016
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The meeting was started with a presentation by Jim Stonkus, the President and CEO of the Barberton Community Foundation. Jim presented Denny Liddle with the Game Changer Award. The club also enjoyed cake.
 
Denny recognized our guests, including Keith Doyle from the Akron Rotary Club and Boy Scouts, and our speaker Jill Kolesar. Committee reports were given. Laura Thomas updated the club regarding Barbertonopoly sales. She indicated the game will be available at venues around Barberton. Tom Craig shared the club is live streaming our speaker presentations on the club Facebook Page. Club members are encouraged to like and share our page. 
 
Our speaker was Jill Kolesar, the CEO of the Akron Area YMCA. Jill was introduced by club member and Akron Area YMCA Senior VPresident of Development, Brian Bidlingmyer. Brian shared that Jill is also a Rotarian and a past president of the Cuyahoga Falls Rotary Club. She began as a volunteer and became the first female CEO in the history of the Akron YMCA.
She discussed the focus areas of the YMCA:
  • Youth Development
  • Healthy Living
  • Social Responsibility-every child by 4 grade to have swimming lessons.
 
Club meeting of October 13 Ruth Kaser 2016-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 09, 2016
Board members- there is a meeting on Tuesday at Thano's at 7:30 AM
 
Regarding our weekly meeting our meeting this week will be the LAST one before our Reverse Raffle. Please bring in ticket money, hopefully there are no unsold tickets. We will have a Reverse Raffle meeting after the regular meeting so please let Ruth Kaser or Jim Sawin know if you have a donation for the Silent Auction you will be bringing to the Lake Anna YMCA.  The attendance count will be updated with Guy's for our buffet on Thursday.
 
There will be a basket assembly party at the Lake Anna YMCA on Monday, October 17, time TBA. 
 
Speaking of the YMCA our speaker at this weeks meeting will be Jill Kolesar,the CEO Akron Area YMCA 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 06, 2016
The meeting was called to order by past president, Tom Craig. There were several guests in attendance, including our speaker, the Honorable Judge Joy Malek Oldfield. Fellow Rotarian and guest Jack Harig reminded club members of the upcoming Centennial Arch Klumph Celebration. He shared the celebration will include the induction of four new members to the Arch Klumph Society. The Arch Klumph Society recognizes persons donating $250,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Tom shared the speaker portion of our meeting will be broadcast over Facebook Live on the Rotary Club of Barberton Facebook page. Ruth Kaser shared that we would be calling Guy's Party Center to advise the food count for the buffet dinner at our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. Todd Wallace shared there were still tickets available and urged members to get out and sell their tickets. Ruth also shared we are still in need of items for the Silent Auction. Silent Auction items can be dropped off to Jim Sawin at the Lake Anna YMCA or brought  to the South Ballroom at Guy's Party Center on October 20-the day of the event.
 
Our speaker was the Honorable Judge Joy Malek Oldfield. Judge Oldfield shared information regarding the Akron Municipal Drug Court and safe prescription disposal. The Drug Court Goals are : to reduce recidivism, enhance public safety, increase successful drug court completions, and increase participants who complete treatment. The community partners to the court include members of law enforcement, Summit County ADM Treatment Providers, and Judge Oldfield. Information regarding the safe disposal of prescription drugs was also distributed. The Barberton Police Department has a safe disposal box
Club Meeting of October 7 Ruth Kaser 2016-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 02, 2016
Barbertonopoly is heading out to a venue near you -it is available at R-D Bike Shop, and it will also be available at other locations around town.  Denny Liddle also has the games at his office, please contact him for your games. 
 
Todd Wallace shared he still has about 30 tickets to distribute for our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction, so once you sell through yours.. you know where to get more. Speaking of the Reverse Raffle, we must call Guy's after our meeting on Thursday to give them a head count. Please bring your sold tickets and stubs to this weeks meeting as well as your committed ticket numbers. We will have a Reverse Raffle meeting following this weeks meeting regarding ticket sales. 3= the number of baskets so far for our Silent Auction. Please continue to collect donations to the Silent Auction. Also, an email has been sent out to club members requesting volunteers, it will be resent this week as a reminder as we will need all hands on deck.
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Judge Joy Oldfield.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 29, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club President, Denny Liddle. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Mark Fairhurst. Treasurer Vic Meyers read a thank you note from the Jaycees acknowledging the receipt of our $300 donation to the 2016 Christmas Walk.  Denny Liddle announced the October Sgt at Arms will be Don Kaser. Selena Meyers said she has posted pictures of our club outing at the Akron Canton Food Bank and we will have another opportunity to volunteer after the first of the year.
 
MumFest reports:
  • Laura Thomas reported the initial offering of the Barbertonopoly games went well we will be setting up vendor sites around Barberton
  • Vic Meyers reported the net from the Tons of Taters sales was $4135. Proceeds for both will support the club
Ruth Kaser reported it is less than 30 days until our Reverse Raffle on October 20. We will need to give a head count to Guy's Party Center on October 6 for the food amounts. We will have a short meeting regarding ticket sales after our regular meeting. We need to be requesting items for our Silent Auction. The volunteer list has been drawn up and is online.
 
Our speaker was Mark Fairhurst. Mark is the Executive Director for Embracing Futures, Inc., a children's chariey whose core program provides orthodontic treatment for children from severe orthodontic and jaw miss-alignment problems.Mark shared the average age of the children treated is 13-1/2 -14 years old. He talked about the 3rd grade oral health program they do in classrooms that teaches correct tooth care and use of dental floss.
Club meeting of Sept 29 Ruth Kaser 2016-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 25, 2016
Action packed meeting -a don't miss day. We are back at Thano's on Thursday. Our meeting agenda includes:
  • The results of the debut of Barbertonopoly and area sales plans,
  • The results of T.O.T,
  • Our speaker Mark Fairhurst -his subject: Embracing Futures - A Charity for Children's Orthodontic Care,
  • and, following our club meeting a short meeting to continue planning the Reverse Raffle.
We would like to have all Reverse Raffle tickets sold by the end of September so we can concentrate on donations for the Silent Auction. If you have not had a chance to come to a meeting to get your tickets please contact Todd Wallace or Ruth Kaser for tickets. Our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction, (10/20/2016 at Guy's ) is one of two fundraising events that support our area projects, such as our pledge to the capital campaign of the Magical Theatre, ongoing support of the the Lake Anna YMCA, and future projects of our presidents. 
 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
A reminder- we will NOT be meeting on Thursday as it is MumFest weekend. If you have not yet signed up we URGENTLY need volunteers for Saturday and Sunday, from 4-6. Please contact Bid or Denny Liddle if you can help. 
 
We will have a short meeting after the regular club meeting of September 29 regarding the Reverse Raffle. Please look at last years attendee list for ideas but feel free to venture from the list for someone new to which we can share Rotary.  We will start circulating this years event volunteer list at the meeting.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 18, 2016
We had several visitors at our meeting. Our speaker Jim McKee arrived with our banner for this Rotary year 2016-2017 "R0tary Serving Humanity" as well as our member pins. He also brought a possible Rotarian as a guest. He was joined by Jack Harig who encouraged members to attend the Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration in Cleveland in October. Candace Croner, the Rotary District 5510 Regional Coordinator was in town visiting her parents from Arizona.
 
Denny Liddle shared the Barbertonopoly games would be arriving the week of MumFest-and will be shipped from Michigan. The bulk of the games will be stored in Tim Brenner's warehouse. Denny will have about 60 at his office to be signed out for sales at various points around Barberton. Laura Thomas is heading up our MumFest table of the games. 
 
Denny also shared the hours of 4-6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday are severely understaffed. There is one person signed up for Saturday at 4-6 and 1.5 persons signed up for Sunday. The Sunday 4-6 volunteers are Don and Ruth Kaser. Due to Don's recent accident he has use of only one arm. 
 
Recent Board meeting items:
  • Vic Myers advised the club will again be supporting the Christmas Walk, with a $300 donation. 
  • Denny  talked about a local project involving the Salvation Army -to purchase 2 collapsible basketball hoops for their gym. The board pledged up to $1000 from the club towards this project. 
Our speaker was Jim Mckee- our District 6630 Governor. Jim talked about the Rotary Foundation, how it came into being as well as the power of Rotary towards good works in the world. 
Club meeting of 9/15 Ruth Kaser 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Sep 11, 2016
How are those Reverse Raffle ticket sales going? Please look at last years attendee list and then check your friends list. We would like to have all of the tickets sold by the end of this month so we can spend October getting the rest of the Silent Auction baskets. 
 
Don't forget the Akron Canton Food Bank Event this coming Saturday, Sept 17. Check with Selena if you would like more information regarding this fun service opportunity.
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting will be: Jim McKee. His topic will be the Rotary Foundation Update. 
This week at Barberton Rotary ruth kaser 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 11, 2016
The meeting was called to order by President Elect (PE) Jim Sawin. Our guests included our speaker, Jo Dangel with the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Vic Myers reminded the club only 50 days remain until the clubs Reverse Raffle- our fall event. Selena Myers shared that payment is due for the Brew at the Zoo event we will have October 1. If we have 30 or more attending the cost goes down to $15 per person. She also passed around the volunteer list for our Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank event on Sept. 17th.  
Our club has a Facebook page. Club members are encouraged to like and share the page with friends, you can find it under  "Rotary Club of Barberton"
 
Jo Dangel spoke about the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. She shared her background with the food back, how food banks came into being in the US. The first food bank was started in 1962 and there are now 200 in the US. Our country wastes a lot of usable food- there is enough food produced in our country to feed everyone, there should not be hunger in the US. Ohio has 12 food banks. 
Club meeting of 9/1/16 Ruth Kaser 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 28, 2016
Our first meeting of September, being held on the first day of September! There are several volunteer opportunities to serve the club in the month of September:
  • Sept 17 is a tour and food packing at the Akron Regional Food Bank. We will be teaming up with the Kiwanis club members at this fun event. If you missed the email or club sign up-we have to date 3 people officially signed up. Below are the instructions: Our group is scheduled to tour and volunteer at the Foodbank on: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 8:00-11:30am. Please sign-up to participate: Log in to the Volunteer Information Center and navigate to our group’s scheduled day on the calendar. You will sign up for Volunteer Group: Barberton Rotary *If you have not volunteered here before, you will first need to complete a Volunteer Application.  The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is located at the corner of Dart Ave and Opportunity Pkwy off of OH-59 near Downtown Akron. Their address is 350 Opportunity Pkwy, Akron, OH 44307. When you arrive, please park in the gated, Shipping & Receiving lot and use the RED Volunteer Entrance to enter the building.
  • MumFest Sept 24,25. You can help at the Tons of Taters booth or help at the Barbertonopoly booth. Help is needed for the weekend at the 4-6 pm time slots.
Also, you can get Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction Tickets at the weekly meeting, however if you are unable to attend please contact Ruth Kaser for tickets. This years event tickets are $110 a couple and the price includes 2 drink tickets. The event will again be held at Guy's and the date is October 20.
 
Our speaker for our meeting this week is Jo Dangel, with the Akron Regional Food Bank.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 21, 2016
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Leigh Herington. Leigh is with Hospice of the Western Reserve and the topic will be "The Art of Living Well"! 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 17, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Upcoming Rotary events were reviewed, and sign up sheets passed around:
  • Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Tour & Packing on Sep 17, 2016.
  • Tons of Taters, Saturday and Sunday, September 24,25 one of our club fundraising events.
  • Brew at the Akron Zoo,Oct 01, 2016
Additional details regarding the events can be found in the Upcoming Events section on the club website. Ruth Kaser shared she will be again sending our the attendee list of the 2015 Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction to club members as a contact tool for this years event. 
 
Our speaker/discussion facilitator was Laura Thomas, regarding the marketing of the Barbertonopoly games. The 1000 games are being printed and will be delivered shortly after Labor Day. Our club will be selling the games during MumFest and will be set up in a tent at the corner of Park and 3rd. The club members agreed the Rotary flags should be displayed along with game board pictures on the tent exterior and interior and Rotary information will be available at the selling table to share our projects and activities. The club members discussed other outlets in which the games will be offered such as select area businesses, and our members businesses.
Club meeting of 8/18/2016 Ruth Kaser 2016-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 14, 2016
The Barbertonopoly games are being printed, our next step is to plan our marketing strategy for their sale. We will have a table at the Mumfest, however we have ordered 1000 games. Bring your marketing ideas to the meeting this week. Club member Laura Thomas is our speaker and spear driver for a successful session.
 
This past week Rotary dues were sent out and Reverse Raffle tickets distributed. There are volunteering opportunities available at Mumfest and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Board members- remember our meeting at Thano's - 7:30 am tomorrow. Did everyone go back and log into Club Runner following our meeting last week?
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Arthur Brite , the topic "Find Your Extraordinary!"
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 03, 2016
Denny called the meeting to order. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Cheryl Warren.
Laura Thomas advised an update regarding Barbertonopoly: we are set up to receive and process payments with the square at mumfest. The games are being printed.
Todd Wallace passed out the Reverse Raffle tickets, event posters and last years attendee lists were also available.
Cheryl Warren presented the member basics on Club Runner for our club members including how to log on, what the data fields are used for at the club and the national organization level and tips for our club to better utilize the club runner platform
Club Meeting of Aug 4 Ruth Kaser 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 31, 2016
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5159                   
Above is the URL of our club website. Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Cheryl Warren. Cheryl and the Club Runner trouble shooting team are the biggest help negotiating the ins and outs of what can be done, what can be found and how much more we can do. Join us at the meeting and bring your ClubRunner questions!
 
Speaking of questions and ideas a separate email was sent out to the club at the request of your Barbertonopoly chairs Denny Liddle and Laura Thomas asking for marketing ideas to sell the games. You can email your ideas to them by selecting their names. 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 24, 2016
There are several opportunities coming up for fun at the Barberton Rotary Club. The volunteer sign up form to help at the Tons Of Taters (AKA TOT wagon) on Saturday, September 24 and/or Sunday, September 25th is going around. Volunteers would be joining a team of 3-4 in a three hour shift to take money, cook the taters',  or cut/make the taters'. There is a separate sign up form to help sell the Barbertonopoly games the same Saturday and/or Sunday. In addition, the tickets have been printed for our fall Reverse Raffle to be held Thursday, October 20th at Guy's Party Center. Our club ticket guru T Wallace will be checking off your name and handing you your tickets- we are asking each club member to sell at least 3 tickets. It's not too soon to be asking for donations for baskets and/or items for the Silent Auction. 
 
Our speaker for this Thursday’s program will be Matt Morris, Admissions/Marketing Director for Pleasant View and Pleasant Pointe. The planned program topic will be Music and Memory. See additional information at http://musicandmemory.org
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 20, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny passed around the flier for the End Polio Now -Rotary night at the Cleveland Indians event , District 6630. The event will be next Friday, July 29. Interested persons can sign up at the District 6630 website. 
Denny also passed around a greeter sign up. Club members are asked to sign up to be a greeter for incoming persons attending our meetings as well as doing the 50-50 and Happy Dollars for a month.
Carl Bako passed around the sign up for Tons of Taters-2016 Mumfest will be held Saturday September 24 through Sunday, September 25. This year a shift sign up for the TOT truck will be for 3 hours 10-1, 1-4, and 4-6 each day. There is a separate sign up for the Barbertonopoly table selling the games.See Carl to sign up.
Laura Thomas advised the proof for the Barbertonoply board is in, we still do not have someone on the money.
Ruth Kaser was the speaker. Ruth began with an update on the Reverse Raffle. It will be held on Thursday, October 20 at Guy's Party Center. The cost of the ticket is $110 for a couple and it includes 2 drink tickets. $40 of each ticket is tax deductible.
Ruth's program was a year in review- the 2015-2016 Barberton Rotary Club year with Tom Craig as president. The photo album is on the home page of our club website. 
Club Meeting of July 21 Ruth Kaser 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 13, 2016
The meeting was called to order by President Elect, Jim Sawin. Committee reports were given-Laura Thomas gave an update regarding Barbertonopoly. She indicated the money for the boards has been sent, there are still a couple of available spots: the money, 1 railroad, Fates on the board. Selena offered to contact PPG, Ruth indicated she will contact Wright Tool. Ruth Kaser shared that the tickets are in for our Reverse Raffle and one of our topics for our meeting next week will be the Reverse Raffle.
Our speakers were from Axxess Pointe Community Health Center. Lori Csipke and Lori Jensen shared information regarding what services are offered and how access to healthcare has changed in the nation with the National Healthcare Act and expanded access to Medicaid.From AxessPointe Community Health Center website: AxessPointe Community Health Centers are federally qualified health centers (commonly called community health centers) located in Northeast Ohio. Originally named Akron Community Health Resources, Inc., the first center was located in Akron, OH and received funding in 1994 from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to establish the first federally qualified health center in Summit County.
Club Meeting of July 14 Ruth Kaser 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 10, 2016
Rotary Club Board members take note- we will NOT meet tomorrow morning, the July board meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Rotary Club Board will be on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 at Thano's.
 
Our speakers for this weeks meeting will be Lori Crispie and Lori Jensen from Axess Pointe Community Health Center. You will be able to relive your favorite moments of the last Rotary year on July 21 when Ruth Kaser presents the Tom Craig year photo album, there will also be planning for the Reverse Raffle at this meeting.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 04, 2016
We are back at Thano's this Thursday, at our regular gathering time of 7:15 am. There is a new list of officers and board members for 2016/2017 as well as a new Rotary theme. Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Justin Chesnic - ODOT, Public Info Officer Update on ODOT projects 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 30, 2016
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The Club met at the Galaxy Restaurant on Thursday evening to induct officers for the 2016/2017 Rotary year and new member, Chris Stoll. The club present for 2016/2017 is Denny Liddle, and the president elect is Jim Sawin.
New member/officer induction at the Galaxy Ruth Kaser 2016-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 27, 2016
Time for the changing of the guard-the club president and new Rotary year. The new theme for 2016/2017 is now available on the Rotary International website and it is coming next to our club web page. We will not have a meeting Thursday morning. Our meeting will be at the Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth at 6pm. If you have not yet paid for the dinner you can pay at the event. The Galaxy is located at 201 Park Center Dr, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
 
Speaking of payment and money, Barbertonopoly Sales team Laura Thomas is happy to receive your money and forms at our event on Thursday.
 
The first meeting of our Reverse Raffle was held last week. Our theme will be- Party!  We will be celebrating Barberton's 125th Anniversary. The cost of the event will be $110 per couple and the ticket includes 2 drink tickets. The drink tickets will be for beer, wine or soft drinks. The team of Carl Bako and Jasen Sokol will again MC our event. The ticket design has been sent to the printer and the fliers are next. Our next strategy meeting will be held once tickets and fliers are in hand. 
 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 22, 2016
The meeting was called to order by Club President, Tom Craig. VP of Club Service, Selena Myers passed around the 2016/2017 speakers list, members were reminded we need 2 speakers from each club member. Barbertonopoly was discussed, co chair Laura Thomas updated the club on the spots sold. Payment for the spots was discussed as requests for payment by credit card were made. Treasurer Vic Myers shared we are in place for credit card processing, we need to move the bank account from Key to Chase. Ruth Kaser announced the planning meeting of the Reverse Raffle immediately following the club regular meeting.
 
Our speaker was Barb Kirbawy. Barb traveled to St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer MA with her sister over Christmas. Barb shared information regarding abbey life and the retreats offered by the abbey.
Club Meeting of June 23 Ruth Kaser 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 19, 2016
This will be the last regular meeting for club prez Tom Craig. This meeting will include the presentation of our check to Barberton City Schools for Play Attention, and club member Barb Kirbawy as our speaker. Barb will be speaking about "In Monastery Silence" .
 
There will be short meeting immediately following the club meeting to set up the structure, price and theme of our 2016 Reverse Raffle. All are welcome to join in the planning.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 15, 2016
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Tom reminded club members of the upcoming new member/new officer induction dinner to be held at the Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth on Thursday the 30th. VP of Club Service, Selena Myers passed around the speaker list for the new Rotary year, 2016/2017 and reminded club members the club counts on each member to have 2 speakers for meetings during the Rotary year. Tom reminded club members of the meeting of the Barbertonopoly sales team immediately following today's meeting and that there will be a meeting for our Reverse Raffle immediately following the meeting next week.
 
Next week we will make the presentation of the check for Play Attention to Barberton Schools. 
 
Our speaker was Evan Delahanty, the founder and CEO of Peaceful Fruits Co. Evan told of his background in the Peace Corp serving in Suriname and how the Peace Corp and Rotary was instrumental in helping the village in which he worked realize some of their needs. He worked as a Community Economic Development Specialist and supported a variety of projects in the interior of the Suriname.  While in Suriname, Evan learned of the acai berry. He shared “I started Peaceful Fruits to help the people of the Amazon Rainforest improve their standard of living without sacrificing their way of life. We want to help everyone understand and benefit from the renewable bounty of the rainforest, so the whole planet can live happier, healthier lives. Our products are sustainable super snacks made from wild superfood acai, but our mission is much more.”  Peaceful Fruits is made in Akron by Hattie Larham and is available in Acme stores, Mustard Seed. Peaceful Fruits is an 100% organic fruit snack that is non also non-gmo and is sold in compostable packaging.
Club Meeting of June 16 Ruth Kaser 2016-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 12, 2016
Board members-there is a meeting tomorrow- Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 am at Thano's. 
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting will be Evan Delahanty. Evan will be speaking about his experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and one of his most successful projects, accomplished with the help of a grant from Rotary International. He set up an incredible infrastructure project that has snowballed into a great relationship between Rotary and a small village in the Amazon. This project is also part of what inspired him to launch his business, Peaceful Fruits, when he returned from Peace Corps.
 
There will be a meeting of the Barbertonopoly sales team immediately following our meeting this week. We will be discussing the available board spots as the art is due at the end of this month.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jun 08, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included our snowbird Brenda Farrell and our speaker Theresa Osborne. Vic reported on the net for our golf outing. He advised we made close to our budgeted amount for the event. Our net for this year was $8000. Bid thanked everyone who volunteered and participated in the event.
 
Tom reminded members of the upcoming officer induction/new member induction ceremony to be held on June 30 at the Galaxy in Wadsworth. Cost per person for the event is $35 and checks should be made payable to the Barberton Rotary Club.
 
Denny Liddle gave updates on Barbertonopoly. There will be a meeting of the sales team immediately following our meeting next week, June 16. We need to wrap up the unsold squares as the art is due June 30. 
 
Ruth Kaser advised there will be a short meeting to plan the 2016 Reverse Raffle immediately following the June 23rd meeting. Agenda items are the event theme, basic event structure and cost. 
 
Selena Myers invited club members to Stark States open house to be held next Thursday, June 16 from 6-7:30 pm. Welding demos and refreshments are some of the things that will be happening during the open house.
 
Our speaker was Theresa Osborne. Theresa is the Relay for Life Barberton Event Lead. She shared some data regarding cancer research and the structure of the Relay for Life. Her available literature included the schedule for the Barberton Relay for Life and Am Cancer Society help cards. She shared that proceeds from the Relay for Life help fund the Hope Lodges used by cancer patients and their families.
 
Club Meeting of June 9 Ruth Kaser 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Our club event Friday, June 3 Ruth Kaser 2016-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 25, 2016
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Mayor William B. Judge, Chief of Police Vincent Morber, Officer Marty Eberhart, other members of the police department and S.W.A.T team. Our guests also included John & Karen Godt representing the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation. 
 
Rick Fisher spoke of the Rotary Service Provider Appreciation Award. It is an award recognizing a member of the police or fire department for exemplary service. Police Chief Morber nominated Officer Marty Eberhart in a letter of recognition to Rotary. Chief Morber shared that Officer Eberhart has been the Barberton FOP President for 9 years. Parades, festivals, deliver blue lights of support, assisting injured and distressed members, and taking care of kids with Touch a Truck events and Shop With A Cop- all these and more, Officer Eberhart is leading the way and showing others how much police officers really do care. He exemplifies everything that is good about the police profession and community policing. It is with that recommendation the Barberton Rotary Club presented Officer Marty Eberhart the 2016 Rotary Service Provider Appreciation Award.  
 
Tim Brenner introduced John & Karen Godt who spoke about the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation. Karen and John shared pictures and described the impoverished state of the nation of Honduras and why they assist the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation. The Hope for Honduran Children Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization, was established to help provide a nurturing environment for children ravaged by conditions of extreme poverty in Central America. In addition to supporting them with food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education, our ultimate goal is to instill the desire and provide the necessary tools for these children to become self-sufficient, caring, and responsible adults. 
 
President Tom Craig then discussed our upcoming golf outing to be held next Friday, June 3. There will be a planning meeting for the outing at Thano's on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 am for any club members wishing to help in the organization of the event.  We are still accepting 4 somes, and will need door prizes for the golfers and assistance at the outing all day.
Club Meeting of May 26 Ruth Kaser 2016-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 22, 2016
This will be our last meeting before our golf outing. So please bring to this meeting your sold raffle ticket stubs, money, your sign up forms, your prizes. Help will be needed at the outing to help set up the golf carts, set up the prizes for the golfers, set up the signs, work the sign in table, etc. The shot gun start is at 9am but set up generally begins around 7:30-8 am. The event is held at Chippewa Golf Club located at 12147 Shank Rd in Doylestown and it is always a lot of fun whether you are volunteering or golfing. 
 
The program this week is a special one: the Service Provider Recognition Event. You will want to arrive early for a good seat.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 18, 2016
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Fairlawn Rotary Club member Arne van der Heyde; Manchester H.S. graduate Zoey Kohler, her mother and aunt; and Barberton H.S. graduate, Nikolina Kravljaca and her mother. 
 
Tom reminded club members of our upcoming golf outing on June 3 at Chippewa Golf Club. Raffle tickets are still available to be sold and open spots remain for sponsors and 4-somes. Next weeks meeting topic will be our Service Provider Appreciation. 
 
Tom and VP of International Service, Don Kaser presented a check for $2000 to the Fairlawn Rotary Club. Arne received the contribution from our club. The money will go towards a medical equipment.
 
VP of Vocational Service, Dr. Shelly Habegger introduced our academic scholarship recipients: Nikolina Kravljaca from Barberton High School, Zoey Kohler from Manchester High School, and Brandon Lewis, from Norton High School. Shelly shared some of the recommendations the students received as well as their future plans.
Club Meeting of May 19 Ruth Kaser 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 15, 2016
Additional content has been added to the Ebulletin. Added on the left side of the page is a "links' section. Its links include connect you to information from the Rotary District 6630 website. One of the District links is to "Speaker Ideas". You will note that in addition to searching for possible speakers for our club you may also suggest a speaker. The instructions to suggest a speaker are at the bottom of that page. The "Rotary" links section will take you to places on the Rotary International (RI) website. 
 
 You will want to come early this week in order to get the best possible seat as we will be recognizing our Academic Scholarship winners at the club meeting. The Barberton, Norton and Manchester High School winners will be attending with their parents. Also on the agenda is the presentation of our club donation to the Fairlawn Rotary Club for their Chile Global Project.
 
Vic and Bid are hoping to receive money for Golf Outing Raffle Tickets as well as receiving prizes for the golfers, sponsors and donations for the outing and 4 somes.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 12, 2016
The Barberton Rotary Club traveled to Summa Barberton Hospital for their weekly meeting. The agenda was the Annual Recognition Program honoring students from Barberton and Norton Schools in the Four Cities Compact Program. The program started with a short Rotary meeting lead by Club President, Tom Craig. Tom introduced those in attendance to the Rotary tradition of "Happy Dollars" -a dollar will buy one an opportunity to share with others in attendance why they are happy today. Many dollars were collected to recognize the achievements of the students, their parents, teachers and guidance counselors. 
 
Director of the Four Cities Compact, Steven Farnsworth recognized the school superintendents, principals, and guidance counselors in attendance. He went on to recognize students in the following programs: Machine Technology, Athletic Health Care, Business Management, Marketing Education, Career Based Intervention, Criminal Science Technology, Masonry Building Trades, Cisco/A+, F.I.R.S.T. Program, Family & Consumer Sciences, Advancement to Nursing, Cosmetology, S.E.T. Program. 
 
Rev Vic Myers presented the Gavin Westover Memorial Scholarship. The Gavin Westover Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship presented to an outstanding Barberton or Norton Career & Technical Education student.  The club will return to their regular meeting day and location next week- Thursday, May 19th at Thano's at 7:15. The program will be the Academic Scholarship recognition.
Club Meeting of May 13 Ruth Kaser 2016-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 09, 2016
Note- if you come to Thano's on Thursday you can have a nice breakfast however the club meeting will be in the Summa Barberton Hospital Conference Rooms on Friday, May 13 at 7:15 Please join us to recognize the outstanding achievements of those in the Four Cities Compact programs and the recognition of the winner of the Gavin Westover Memorial Vocational Scholarship. 
 
Until Friday, we can use help for our June 3rd golf outing. We are at under 30 days and need 4somes as well as prizes for the golfers. 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 09, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Announcements were made:
  • Rotary Foundation VP Todd Wallace reminded us of our club per member commitment of $35 per in order to be eligible to receive Rotary District Grants. To date we are at $25.86 per member;
  • VP of Club Service, Selena Myers advised the Academic Scholarships recipients will be recognized at our May 19th meeting. The Service Provider Appreciation Event will be at our May 26th meeting;
  • Tom shared we have received membership applications from Katie and Chris, to be approved at our next board meeting;
  • Laura Thomas shared Barbertonopoly news;
Our speaker was Lisa Gilenbach, the Children's Services Manager at Barberton Public Library. Lisa shared the goal of the library to be a destination spot for children and families and how they are changing their format and services to achieve that goal. 
Club Meeting of May 5 Ruth Kaser 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 01, 2016
We will meet this week on our regular day and location,. However next week we will travel to Summa Hospital- please mark your calendars for Friday, May 13 at Summa Barberton Hospital. The reason-the 4 Cities Compact Awards Breakfast and Gavin Westover Scholarship recognition.
 
There are more Raffle Tickets available for the Golf Outing- see Bid if you have sold through your tickets.
 
Our speaker for this week is Lisa Gilenbach. Lisa's topic will be Children's Services Offered at Barberton Public Library. Lisa is the Children's Services Mgr. at Barberton Public Library. 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on May 01, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Upcoming club events include:
  • The new officer induction dinner at the Galaxy Restaurant on June 30;
  • 4 Cities Compact Recognition and the Gavin Westover Memorial Scholarship recognition-May 13 at Summa Hospital;
  • The Safety Provider Appreciation and Academic Scholarship recognition;
The list of last years 4 somes for our golf outing was sent out, as well as the sign up form. Both have been added to our club website. Door prizes of at least $25 will be needed for the golfers. Laura Thomas announced she has received checks for 2 spots so far for Barbertonopoly.
 
Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Mayor Bill Judge. Mayor Judge talked about economic development in Barberton, and some upcoming projects. He also asked Barberton residents and business owners complete the economic development survey.
Club Meeting of April 28 ruth kaser 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is Mayor Bill Judge-it would be a great meeting to bring a prospective Rotarian.
 
It is golf outing planning time! We are in need of assistance for this year's golf outing!
 
Please see the list below from the Golf Outing Committee and contribute where you can:
  • PRIZES – We would like all members to secure or donate a prize to be raffled off or for hole contests with a minimal dollar amount of $25.
  • BALLS – In years past Richard and Dave Barrett have donated the sleeve of balls to be given to each player. Rick is going to visit with Dave. Richard are you willing to do this again?
  • VOLUNTEERS – We need two or three non-golfers willing to help with check in and to stay all day in the pavilion.
Last years list of foursomes as well as the sign up sheet are available for download under Home Page Download files
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Attend a District Function, sell Raffle Tickets for the Golf Outing.
 
Also, Barberton 4th Friday is Friday the 22nd-join us downtown on 2nd St and W. Tusc for fun times between 5 and 8 pm.
This week-NO Meeting this Thursday ruth kaser 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Jessica Evans, the CATCH Coordinator at the Akron Area YMCA. Upcoming events and happenings were shared:
  • Don & Ruth will join Vic and Shelly next Wednesday as they review the scholarship applications;
  • There will be no club meeting on Thursday, May 12 as the 4 Cities Compact Vocational Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13 at Summa Barberton Hospital. The room is reserved for the awards ceremony;
  • The academic scholarships will be presented at an upcoming meeting;
  • There will also be no club meeting next week- we are to go out and sell Golf Outing Raffle Tickets. See Bid for additional raffle tickets. 
  • The golf outing sign up forms were mailed out after last weeks meeting. The form had been added to the club website and will also be emailed out to club members.
  • June 25 will be Barberton Day at the Rubber Ducks- club members are encouraged to attend. Barberton 125th Anniversary T-Shirts will be available, too;
Denny Liddle talked about upcoming District Grant opportunities for our club:
1. Parks & Rec. They are dedicating money to the rehab and upgrade of the McCafferty park. There are many children in that area and there is no playground equipment near there. They are looking at handicap accessible equipment to fill that vacant need also.
2. YMCA. They recently purchased the corner lot on Hopocan Ave. and 3rd. The plan is to work with Summit County DD and put playground equipment that can be utilized by YMCA and DD.
 
Our speaker, Jessica Evans talked about the Summit County CATCH Collaborative. CATCH is The Coordinated Approach to Child Heralth. It has the largest evidence base of any obesity prevention program. CATCH focuses on helping kids and communities make healthy choices in food and lifestyle.
 
Club Meeting of April 14 Ruth Kaser 2016-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, John Shulan from the Fairlawn Rotary Club. Tom shared club and district news:
  • There will be a meeting of the Barbertonopoly Sales team immediately following our meeting next week- April 14
  • The board meeting on Tuesday, April 12th, 7:30 am at Thano's
  • Golf Outing sign up forms now in, we will have a fold and send party after the meeting
Don Kaser shared the District Grant for the Fairlawn Club was approved, so they will be looking to us for our pledge. Tim Brenner talked about the District 4 Way Test Speech Contest he and our student attended. She did well, however she did not win. 
 
Our speaker was John Shulan. John has been a Rotarian for 40 years. He is a past president of the Fairlawn Rotary Club. He is the president of Shulan's Fairlawn Jewelers and a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society. He is the president and founder of the Summit County Astronomy Club which is dedicated to creating curiosity. John shared the Astronomy Club was started with a District Grant through the Fairlawn Club. 
Club Meeting of April 7 Ruth Kaser 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 10, 2016
In addition to the Golf Outing Sign Up forms the Raffle Tickets are in- our event is Friday, June 3rd. Volunteers will be needed for the event. Barbertonopoly Sales team-will be meeting after this weeks meeting.
 
Our speaker this week is Jessica Evans, YMCA Catch Coordinator. Board members- don't forget we meet at 7:30 am today- at Thano's
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Julie West shared some interesting information regarding Arch Klumph at our meeting last week. In addition to his business success he was a flute player. He played in the Cleveland Symphony, a precursor to the present Cleveland Orchestra. He proposed the creation of the Rotary Foundation in 1917, hence the celebration this fall due to Rotary's year. 
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting will be John Shulan. John is the president and founder of the Summit County Astronomy Club, and if it is sunny, we’ll go outside and look at the sun thru a solar telescope.
 
The golf outing raffle tickets will be available at this weeks meeting. If you can, please stay after the meeting this Thursday, the 7th to stuff the Golf Outing sign up forms into envelopes. We will have the forms, envelopes and address labels.
 
Denny Liddle advised we are ready to begin soliciting advertisers for Barbertonopoly. Barbertonopoly sales team: if you can, could you please plan to stay after the meeting on the Thursday the 14th for a “brief” meeting. We have all the documentation you will need and wanted to discuss some potential targets to get us moving.
 
 
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Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 03, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, past District 6630 Governor and current V. Governor Julie West. Tom shared that the District 6630 Grant for the Play Attention systems has been received. Our club will be donating 2 devices and computers to Barberton Elementary East. 
Denny Liddle announced there will be a meeting of the Barbertonopoly sales team after next weeks meeting. The sales packets will be handed out to team members. He also shared the golf outing sign-up sheets will be mailed out shortly for our June 3rd event. 
Our speaker Julie West talked about Arch Klumph and the 100 th Anniversary Celebration of the Rotary Foundation to be held Sunday, October 23rd in Cleveland. Events will include a dinner and a concert by the Cleveland Orchestra. Julie shared information about Arch Klumph, his role in establishing the Rotary Foundation and with the Cleveland Orchestra. She also reminded the club members of the upcoming District Conference April 22-24 in Mayfield Ohio.
Info regarding the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation can be found at TRF100.org
Club Meeting of March 31 Ruth Kaser 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized. Tom shared upcoming Rotary events: the District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held on Saturday, April 2nd at Aurora HS. Tom said that due to prior commitments neither he or Shelly (our VP of Vocational Service), can accompany our club winner. We are in need of a club member to attend the District Contest. Interested members should contact Tom or Shelly for details.
Also, the Rotary Disctrict 6630 Conference will be held the weekend of April 22-24. We wil not have a club meeting on April 21st, our club meeting will be the District Conference. More information regarding the conference can be found at :http://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=a30d4597-03a4-445d-977d-eba1e869e568
Rick Fisher shared news of the Service Above Self Awards we will be resuming for a Barberton Police and Fire person. The awards will be given at our May 19th meeting. Laura Thomas said the sales packs for Barbertonopoly are being prepared.
 
Our speaKer was Sarah Hays, the Local History Librarian at Barberton Public Library. Sarah talked about A.O. Austin- the electrical wizard. Mr. Austin, inventor, and engineering graduate was multi talented. He was an inventor, an electrical engineer, and had multiple patients. His first patent was in 1910. His company, AO Austin Inc was created in 1933. He was also a charter member of the Barberton Rotary Club. 
Club Meeting of March 24 Ruth Kaser 2016-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 27, 2016
Last week was Barberton history week! Hopefully you had a chance to attend or read about the inductees recognized at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this past Wednesday, the 23rd. That day was followed by a visit by Sarah Hayes, the Local History Librarian at Barberton Public Library to our club meeting on the 24th with a presentation about the talented A.O. Austin. As we head into April -the month of the Rotary District 6630 Conference it is fitting our speaker for our meeting this Thursday is past District Governor Julie West. Julie will be talking about Arch Klumph recognition. 
 
 
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Mark your calendar for fun in Downtown Barberton- Wednesday, March 23 at 3pm. The Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony is this week. It is supposed to be 60 degrees on Wednesday.
  •  2:00—6:00 p.m. LAKE 8 THEATER SHOWING Enjoy a free 50 minute video screening of the history of Barberton inside theater one.
  • 4:00—6:00 p.m. MAGICAL THEATER CO. Take a free tour of the newly renovated interior of the Magical Theater.
  • 4:00—6:00 p.m. TROLLEY TOUR Enjoy a free ride around town as you view some of the City of Barberton’s key buildings. The tour lasts 20 minutes. The ride begins and ends in front of the Magical Theater Co. on Tuscarawas Ave.
Our speaker this week will be Sarah Hayes from the Barberton Public Library
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The meeting was called to order by past president, Todd Wallace. Guests were recognized and included Kait from the Barberton Herald. Also recognized were students Jake and Jenna from Norton High School and their advisor Tricia Fletcher. Bernie was also back and has applied for membership.
 
The Save the Date cards have been sent out for our golf outing on June 3rd. 
 
Selena talked about the upcoming Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, March 23. In addition to the ceremony there will be events downtown, including a movie about Barberton at the Lake Cinema, a new art exhibit at Nine Muses, and tours of the Magical Theatre from 4-6 PM. The ceremony is at 3pm outside of Lake Cinema.
 
Shelly Habbeger shared our contestants for the Club 4 Way Test Speech Contest will include the two students from Norton HS as Manchester HS withdrew from this years contest. The winner of our contest will go on to compete at the Rotary District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held at Aurora HS. Jake was the runner up at our contest, Jenna will represent our club at the District contest.
Club Meeting of March 17 Ruth Kaser 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Mar 13, 2016
You will want to arrive early for the meeting this week. We will be having a breakfast buffet. The club will be sponsoring the buffet, but donations of $5.00 per person will be accepted to defer its cost-payable to Barberton Rotary Club if you are writing a cheque.
 
This weeks speaker is the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. Speakers from Manchester and Norton High Schools will be participating on the contest by presenting a speech to our club.The purpose of the speech is to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Four Way Test. The ethical problem to be solved should be something from the speaker's personal experience or general knowledge. There are no restrictions regarding the choice of topic as long as it is not blatantly offensive. Each one of the four parts of the Four Way Test should be addressed during the speech. The winner of the contest will get to represent our club at the District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held April 2nd at Aurora High School. 
 
The Barbertonopoly sales team met following last weeks meeting and discussed our sales efforts of the various spots on the board and board pieces. Also discussed was targeted sales ideas. 
This week at Barberton Rotary ruth kaser 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized. Announcements were made: The club 4 Way Test Speech Contest will be next week. Don Kaser shared that the club has received the grant approval for Play Attention. The grant will be sufficient for the club to purchase 2 units and their software and hardware. Don and Shelly traveled to the Twinsburg Library for the District Grants meeting.
Our speaker was Dr. Michael Daley of Daley Chiropractic Healthcare. Dr. Daley shared tips for better chiropractic health. Get up and move, stay hydrated (water) being two of the tips.
Club Meeting of March 10 ruth kaser 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Michael Daley, a new Chiropractor in Barberton, joins us as this weeks speaker. There will be a meeting of the Barbertonopoly sales team immediately following our regular meeting.
 
We always miss you when you are not able to join us at the meeting, and you will want to mark your calendar for next week-the 17th -same time but 6 student speakers will make for a full meeting. We will have a buffet that day, expect a per member cost if you choose to dine of $5.00.
 
 
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Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 07, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Jim Stonkus from the Barberton Community Foundation, Patti Cleary & Jason Ondrus with Barberton City Schools, and Katy the with HCR ManorCare Barberton.
Announcements were made: 
  • The club 4 Way Test Speech Contest will be held at our March 17 meeting. Our speakers will be from Manchester and Norton High Schools. 
  • Their will be a meeting of the sales team for Barbertonopoly following next weeks meeting.
  • The planning for the Golf Outing is coming along, the Save the Date Cards will be sent out soon.
  • Barberton 125 Anniversary Celebration-Founders Day is March 23
Our speakers were Jason Ondrus and Patti Cleary from the Barberton City Schools. They shared news from the past year regarding the school budget, expenses, facilities, college & career readiness, the state report card, extra curr
Club Meeting of March 3 Ruth Kaser 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 28, 2016
The meeting on Thursday will be our first meeting in March! A review of the speakers schedule shows it too will be a month of interesting speakers-thanks to Selena and the club members who have contributed to the programs. 
 
Our speaker this week will be Barberton Schools Superintendent, Patti Cleary. Mrs. Cleary will be sharing news of the state of the Barberton Schools. 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 28, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Announcements were given & Happy Bucks collected. Club Service VP Selena Myers reminded club members of events occurring on Friday, the 26 in Downtown Barberton as well as our club social activity at Wolf Creek Winery.
 
Our speaker was Nick Wladyczak. Nick talked about the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He shared the history of the Shriners, and their purpose. He also talked about their major fundraising event of the year- the Shrine Circus. The circus is held in March at the Canton Civic Center. He indicated that volunteers are needed for the event as well as clowns.
Club Meeting of February 25 Ruth Kaser 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 22, 2016
This Friday is our Cooking with Wine event at Wolf Creek Winery. Hopefully, if you are interested you have already reserved your spot. This Friday is also the inaugural Forth Friday event on West Tuscarawas Ave. in Downtown Barberton. Denny Liddles' daughter Justine is part of the BHS student group that helped launch this event. The 3 seniors were recently featured in an ABJ article: http://www.ohio.com/news/local/designed-by-high-school-students-new-barberton-fourth-friday-event-spotlights-arts-and-entertainment-district-1.663732
The Fourth Friday event begins at 5, so you can enjoy the launch before heading out to Wolf Creek.
 
Our speaker this week is Nick Wladyczak, who will be talking about the Shriners Hospital for Children. 
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 22, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included our speaker- John Hallsten  a product innovator. Tom shared that the planning for our golf outing to be held June 3 at Chippewa Golf Club is moving forward. We will be presenting Safety Awards to a member of the police & fire departments in April. 
 
Our speaker was John Hallsten. John shared his journey as an engineer to product designer/developer and innovator. He and his partner,Jeff Russell, an IT expert from Copley Township, have created a magnetic audio jack called MAGZET. John shared the process of product developed How to help bring the invention to market, they launched a fundraising campaign at Kickstarter.com. A link also can be found at www.magzet.com, with additional product details. They set a goal of $294,000 by May 1; they have collected more than $122,000 in pledges to date. Although they did not reach their Kickstarter campaign goal they are using the knowledge obtained from the process to move forward with future products.
Club Meeting of February 18 Ruth Kaser 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 14, 2016
Time is running out to save a place at the Cooking with Wine Class to be held on Friday, February 26. A few open spots remain, so contact Selena Myers if you plan on attending and bring funds-$25 per person to the Thursday meeting.
 
Our speaker this week is John Halsted. 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 14, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. The inclement weather kept our speaker from this weeks meeting. Our speaker was to be Jason Day,Hope for Honduran Children, and Jason will be rescheduled for a meeting later in the Rotary year. Nick Wladyczek shared news of the Shrine Circus that will be March 18-20, a fun time for the whole family. Upcoming club events include the cooking with wine event on Friday, February 26 at Wolf Creek Winery. A few spots remain for the class. In March there will be a Mystery Dinner-Friday, March 11 at the Masonic Lodge.
Save the Date cards have been ordered for our upcoming golf outing on Friday, June 3. 
The remainder of the meeting was an Assembly Meeting, club members in attendance discussed Barbertonopoly. Laura Thomas had a display of the board and the club members shared suggestions of who to offer advertising, and sales opportunities. Shared was a pre sign up at Founders Day. The next committee meeting for Barbertonopoly will be with in the next 3 weeks. We plan on ordering 1000 games to be sold at $25 each. The theme will be Barberton history in honor of the cities 125 anniversary. The box cover will feature historic Barberton pictures.
Club Meeting of February 11 Ruth Kaser 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 08, 2016
Selena sent out some email reminders regarding available speaking spots for this Rotary year. We have had some interesting speakers, so let's keep it up. Be sure to invite friends, neighbors and prospective Rotarians to our social event at Wolf Creek. Let's fill the remaining open spots for this outing.
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is: Jason Day, and the topic is Hope for Honduran Children. Vic says don't forget your dues and Todd reminds us we need to hit our club Rotary Foundation per member average if we want to qualify for our District grant. We have until June for our Rotary Foundation donations to count towards this Rotary year.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 08, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club President Tom Craig. Tom reminded the club members of the upcoming board meeting on February 4 at Kave at 7:30 am.  Meeting topics will include the location of future board meetings, our club project with Play Attention, and Barbertonopoly. Selena reminded club members of our upcoming social event on February 26 at Wolf Creek Winery, open spots still remain. Also, open spots remain in the spring for speakers at a club meeting.
 
Our speaker was club member, Dave Stephens. Dave spoke about Heart Healthy Living. He recommended the use of the many educational materials available at the American Heart Assn. website. He shared that Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world and the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 375,000 Americans a year.  
 
The main risk factors to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system:
  • Manage Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
  • Control Cholesterol High cholesterol contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and lead to heart disease and stroke.
  • Reduce Blood Sugar.
  • Get Active
  • Eat Better
  • Lose Weight
  • Stop Smoking Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best
 
Club Meeting of February 4 Ruth Kaser 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 31, 2016
The date for the District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest was shared in an email from District 6630 Governor Cheryl Warren. The event will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 at the Aurora High School in Aurora, OH. Doors Open at 8am, and anyone can attend. The cost is $20 per person and includes breakfast. Our club 4 Way Test Speech Contest is scheduled for the March 17 meeting.
 
Our speaker for this weeks meeting is club member Dave Stephens, the topic will be "Heart Healthy Living" 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 31, 2016
The meeting was called together by past president- Todd Wallace. Club members were reminded of the upcoming Cooking With Wine social event on February 26-spots remain. Interested parties should contact Selena Myers. Denny Liddle advised he will be scheduling a meeting of Barbertonopoly sales after one of our upcoming club meetings.
 
Todd thanked club members Don Kaser and Denny Liddle for attending the recent District Grants Seminar. If our club makes the designated amount of Rotary Foundation donations we will be able to apply for District Grants.
 
Our speaker was Rotary Foundation Chair, Todd Wallace. Todd handed out each Rotarians' Foundation donation report. Todd indicated the report is available on both the individual and club level at the Rotary.org website. Our member packets also included forms we could complete to contribute to the Foundation. Club members have until the end of June to contribute to the RI Fdn for the contribution to count towards giving in this Rotary year-2015/2016.
Club Meeting of January 28 Ruth Kaser 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 25, 2016
T Wallace is our speaker at this weeks meeting. Todd will be sharing the ins and outs of the Rotary Foundation. Selena recently sent out an email indicating a few spots still remain to participate in the cooking with wine event at Wolf Creek Winery on February 26. Don Kaser and PE Denny Liddle attended the Grant Management Seminar on Monday, January 25. 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2016-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 25, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Tom reminded club members of the upcoming grant making seminars sponsored by our district, 6630. Tom said we need to have 2 club members attend in order for our club to be able to apply for grants in the 2016/2017 Rotary year. Speaking of District Grants, Tom indicated the club needs to investigate the status of the grant for Play Attention. Former club member Kim Buehler had indicated the grant had been awarded to the club. 
Vic Myers shared that the winner of the Barberton 125th Anniversary Logo contest would be awarded on the 22nd, and there would be a presentation by the Mayor. The winners would then be on display at Nine Muses Gallery. 
Our speaker was Patti Weber, the Executive Director of Love an Angel Foundation. Patti shared the special needs of individuals born with this genetic disorder. It is a rare disorder that affects 1 of 12-20k live births.
Club Meeting of January 21 Ruth Kaser 2016-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 14, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Joe and George from the Akron Rotary Club and our speaker, Mark Bowles. Joe and George invited our club to participate in the upcoming Chili Open, to be held Saturday, February 6 at Hale Farm 7 Village. It is the 26th year of the event that benefits Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. 
Club member Denny Liddle shared news of the recent committee meeting for the Barbertonopoly board game. He discussed the profit points depending on the number of games sold. Our next step is forming a sales committee to sell ads. The club will place the order for the games by July so we can begin selling them in September. 
 
Our speaker was Mark Bowles. Mark co-authored Just Keep Rowing with Katie Spotz. Just Keep Rowing shares the lessons Katie learned on her journey as the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.   She traveled more than 3000 miles on her 70 day journey. Katie Spotz is from Mentor Ohio and is an endurance athlete and safe water activist. A portion of the proceeds from Just Keep Rowing will support the mission of partner, h2o for life (www.h2oforlifeschools.org)-to engage youth in service learning that support clean water projects for schools around the world. Co-author Mark Bowles is also an Ohioian. He is a Professor of History at American Public University System. He is the author of 14 books, including three college textbooks.
 
Mark shared that nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water.
Club Meeting of January 14 Ruth Kaser 2016-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 11, 2016
Tom's Rotary year is in its second half and Denny is attending pre PETS and planning on his trip to Columbus for PETS(President Elect Training Sessions.
 
You will want to come early to get the best seat for viewing. Our speaker for our meeting this week will be co-author Mark Bowles. He will be discussing the book he wrote with Katie Spotz. Katie is the youngest person to row across the Atlantic Ocean and she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Entrepreneurship at the University of London. Copies of their book will be available for purchase after our meeting.
 
And do not forget- we now meet at Thano's
 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 11, 2016
The first meeting of 2016 at our new meeting location-Thano's. It was a productive meeting and the events section of Club Runner will be listing the upcoming happenings of the club and district. Our next event is at Wolf Creek Winery- a cooking class. You will want to join us as we learn about cooking with wine with chef Jim Reynolds. Event will be in the Wolf Creed Winery Great Room. Cost is $25 per person - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5159/Event/wolf-creek-winery-cooking-with-wine-class#sthash.1XZE6u91.dpuf
 
Our club's 4 Way Test Speech Contest will be held at the March 17th meeting. The location and the date for the District 6630 contest is still to be determined, but the District 6630 calendar shows the event to be in April of this year.
 
 
Club meeting of January 7 Ruth Kaser 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth Kaser on Jan 04, 2016
A new year and a new meeting location. Rotarians, remember our meetings will be at Thano's effective this week. Thano's is located at 71 5th St SE,Barberton,OH,44203.  There is a venue map on our club website home page on Club Runner.
The club will be the speaker this week as we plan the second half of the Rotary year. See you at 7:15 am at Thano's on Thursday.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club ruth Kaser 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 04, 2016
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Our speaker was fellow Rotarian, Rev. Ralph Young. Announcements were made: Rev Vic Myers shared that the award for Barberton's 125th Anniversary logo contest will be awarded at the half time of the January 22, 2016 Magics Basketball Game. The club members will have a chance to share their ideas for the clubs direction at the planning meeting for the second half of the Rotary Year. Our next club meeting, on January 7. 
Rev Young shared he has been a Rotarian for 53 years, having joined in 1962 when he was a pastor in W. Va. Rev Young encouraged club members to make a difference in the world- feed the poor, heal the sick and welcome the stranger in your midst. He also shared some of his favorite Yogiisms:the future ain't the same as it used to be.
 
Club Meeting of Dec 17 Ruth Kaser 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 13, 2015
Celebrate the season and bring a friend to our meeting this week. Our speaker, club member Rev. Ralph Young, will be delivering his holiday message.
 
This is our last club meeting of the year, and also our last meeting at the Green Diamond. Effective January 7, 2016, the club will be meeting at Thanos Restaurant located at 71 5th St Se, Barberton, OH 44203.
 
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 09, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Margaret Palisin and Elissa Young. Tom shared some of the topics discussed at the monthly board meeting. Effective January 7 the club will be meeting at Thanos Restaurant on 5th St SE. Rotary was founded as a networking group that moved from business to business for meetings and our club will continue that tradition. Tom also shared that the board voted to make a donation of $600 to Barberton Area Community Ministries (BACM) for the purpose of holiday help for two families. The club also plans on adopting a family for the holidays. The club will make a monetary donation towards gift cards for the parents and provide gifts for the children based on a submitted wish list. Club members can bring the gifts to our next meeting.
 
Treasurer Vic Myers shared that he and fellow club members Selena Myers and Julianne Bedel are on the committee planning the celebration of the City of Barberton's 125 th anniversary. Included is a competition for Barberton HS students to design the 125 Anniversary Celebration logo and slogan. The Barberton Rotary Club is the competition sponsor with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to be awarded to the winners. 
 
Our social event on Saturday, Dec. 5 to Magical Theatre's Cinderella with a reception at Casa Del Ranchero was well attended and enjoyed by all.
 
Our speakers were the team of Shelly Habegger and Elissa Young challenging our club to Christmas trivia and sharing some fun uses of QR codes. 
Club Meeting of December 10 Ruth Kaser 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included the Magical Singers from Barberton High School and their director,Nicole Petrarca. VP of Club Service, Selena Myers reminded the club of our upcoming social event-attending Cinderella at the Magical Theatre with a reception at Casa Del Ranchero. Selena advised there were still a couple of tickets left if any members and guests were interested in attending.
 
The Magical Singers entertained the club with a medley of songs for the holiday season. The singers include male and female students from grades 9-12. 
Club Meeting of December 3 Ruth Kaser 2015-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 15, 2015
4 meetings remain for the 2015 calendar year. Thank you to VP of Club Service Selena Myers for the great programs and events we have had and are planned for this Rotary year. Our speaker for this Thursday, Rabbi Jon Adland, will be giving our Thanksgiving message.
 
We will not have a meeting the following week- Thanksgiving Day. Mark your 2016 calendar for our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction to be held in Guy's South Ballroom-10/20/2016.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Our speaker for the meeting was Ken Ramsey from the MAP in Green Ohio. Ken shared with the club the MAPS museum and what it has to offer!
Club Meeting of November 12 Ruth Kaser 2015-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 09, 2015
The calendar year is winding down and fun events have been planned. VP of Club Service, Selena Myers sent an email regarding two of our upcoming events:
* We will be visiting the Akron Children's Hospital Tree Festival on Saturday, November 21st and will plan to gather for dinner (on your own) at Crave in downtown Akron at 5:30pm. Please visit the following link to sign up to attend the social event and indicate in the comment section if you will be attending dinner. I have made a reservation for 12. o Click here to sign up - Holiday Tree Festival Social                
 
* Our second event is An Evening at the Magical Theatre on Saturday, December 5th. We will plan to gather at 6pm at Casa del Ranchero for a social event and appetizers before the show (show begins at 7:30pm). Tickets are $20 and include both the performance and your pre-show meal. Drinks will be available at a separate cost. There are still a few seats left if you would like to attend. Please click here- email Selena  
 
We have saved our date with Guy's for our 2016 Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction, mark your calendar for Thursday, October 20, 2016.
 
Our speaker to this weeks meeting is from the MAPS Museum-we miss you when you do not join us, so come find out what the MAPS museum has to offer!
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2015
The meeting was called to order by Club President, Tom Craig. Tom reminded board members of the upcoming meeting on November 10 and its location of the Barberton Schools Adm Building. Treasurer Vic Myers shared the results of our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction: the event net, $11,457.50. Also, the Silent Auction net $2870, games net $985, side boards $1300. VP of Club Service, Selena Myers passed around the event sign up sheet for the December 5th performance of Cinderella at Magical Theatre. 
 
Other upcoming events discussed: The Rotary District 6630 Arts Auction will be held on Sunday, November 15th at the Hilton. The next club planning meeting will be Monday, November 16 at Stark State at noon. We have open club speaking dates starting in January.
 
Our speaker was Todd Wallace. Todd challenged the club to Trivia that included: Barberton History, our club history, things we should know and if we were smarter than a 5th Grader.
Club Meeting of November 5 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 01, 2015
Treasurer Vic says this years Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction was our most successful one to date! The early figures include: 
  • The Silent Auction $2870;
  • Total receipts $18,170;
  • Less payment to Guy's $4337
  • Less payment of raffle prizes $2455
Net is $11,377.50
 
Several club members have sent their feedback indicating how they would improve the event and/or what they enjoyed. There is still time to share, the results will be summarized and brought to the next Board meeting and event wrap up meeting.
 
We have a fun program this week-the Todd and Nick Trivia. Last years contest was a blast- no pressure guys to top yourselves this year.  
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 01, 2015
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The club meeting on October 29th was the Barberton Rotary Foundation Annual Reverse Raffle. The 2015 theme was Fall Fantasy and the event was held at Guy's Party Center. Guests were encouraged to wear the jerseys or sports wear of their favorite team. As the event was near Halloween guests enjoyed treats in addition to Guy's hors d'oevres. The Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction is one of two major fund raising events of the Barberton Rotary Foundation. The other event is the Royal H Wood Memorial Golf Outing held in May. 
 
The Barberton Rotary Club and its Foundation have supported Barberton City Schools with their donation to the construction of the playground for children with special needs and with learning tools such as Play Attention. The Barberton Rotary Club and its Foundation make ongoing donations to the Magical Theatre as well as have made a $20,000 pledge its Restore the Magic Capital Campaign. Co-Producing Directors Holly Barkdoll and Dennis O'Connell were among the event attendees and received the $4000 donation that is part of the $20,0000 pledge.
 
The events attendees enjoyed dinner and games in addition to the Silent Auction and Reverse Raffle Drawing. The early results indicate the event net is $11,377.
Club Meeting of October 29 Ruth Kaser 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 21, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Jasen Sokol, Chris Stoll and our speaker Tom Harnden. Happy Dollars were collected. Ruth Kaser shared she was happy as the Lil' Eddy and the Boilermakers band,(in which Rotarian Don Kaser plays trombone), will be playing at Domenic's Pub in Cuyahoga Falls on Halloween. 
Ruth and president Tom Craig reminded club members our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction will be held next Thursday, October, 29th at Guy's Party Center. Club members were urged to sell their remaining event tickets and to take their baskets for the Silent Auction to the Lake Anna YMCA. The club will be presenting Dennis O'COnnell and Holly Barkdoll with a cheque for $4000 at our event. The $4000 is part of our $20,000 pledge to the Magical Theatre Restore the Magic Capital Campaign.
Treasurer Vic Myers shared our club completed our pledge of $1000 to the Lake Anna YMCA Scholarship Program with our payment of $250.00. Lake Anna YMCA Executive Director, Jim Sawin thanked the club for the donation as the Scholarship Fund enables individuals and families to enjoy the benefits of the Y who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
VP of Community, Selena Myers reminded the club of our upcoming social event on December 5th at the Magical Theatre.
Our speaker was Tom Harnden. Tom is on the Leadership Team of the Magical Theatre renovation project. Tom shared the progress of the project- some of the before and after photos. The club then had the opportunity to take a tour of the theatre.
Club Meeting of October 22 Ruth Kaser 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 18, 2015
Our speaker at this weeks meeting will be Tom Harnden. Tom's presentation will include an update on the Magical Theatre renovation project as well as a tour of the theatre! Hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can all stroll down the street from the Green Diamond.
 
The Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction, is closing in, a separate email will be sent regarding what is still needed to make this fun, exciting event a success again this year!
This week at the Barberton Rotary-includes a road trip! Ruth Kaser 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 18, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Ryan Cornell and Josh Watson from B&W. Tom reminded club members our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction is closing in-we will need to know committed tickets for a head count for the event. The silent auction basket assembly party will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 at the Lake Anna Y in Jim Sawin's office.
 
Our speakers were Ryan Cornell, Public Relations and Media at B&W and Josh Watson, Boiler Process Engineer. Ryan and Josh shared some of the history of B& W in Barberton as well as what new and exciting projects in which the company is involved. They spoke of the Waste Energy Facility that opened in June of this year in Palm Beach Florida. The facility is built, designed and operated by B&W. It generates electricity for 40k holmes, and has reduced the land fill volume by 90%. The plant is one of 89 operating in the US. A considerable amount of the design & engineering work was done in Barberton. 
Club meeting of October 15 Ruth Kaser 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 11, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Our guests included Steve Farnsworth, Interim Director for the Four Cities Compact, and Jasen Sakol, with WAKR.
Ruth Kaser reminded club members of the upcoming Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction at Guy's on October 29th. She shared there would be a raffle committee meeting after our morning meeting. Tom introduced Jasen Sokol who will be share the MC duties during the Reverse Raffle with Carl Bako. Ruth asked club members to sell tickets, bring in auction baskets and sign- up to volunteer for the event. 
 
Our speaker was Steve Farnsworth.  Steve Farnsworth, Interim Director for the Four Cities Compact will talked about the programs offered at the 4 participating schools : Barberton, Norton, Wadsworth and Copley High Schools. Steve shared that in Career Tech students have opportunities to earn work place credentials and college credits. He also talked about the new opportunities available thanks to the SME Prime Foundation. A focus on manufacturing at Barberton H.S. with Machine Tech, Wadsworth HS with Web Programming, and Engineering Design.
 
Club Meeting of October 8 Ruth Kaser 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 11, 2015
The events list has been updated to include a PARTY! A basket making party to assemble items donated for our Silent Auction into baskets. The party is at 7 pm at Jim's place-the Lake Anna YMCA.
 
Also Raffle related-check your email in box for a volunteer request-the October 8th email includes a link that says "click here" do it and you will go right to the list to sign up to help without even having to log into Club Runner.
 
Our speaker this week is Ryan Cornell - B & W, talking about new changes with B & W.
 
 
Board members we are heading to Kave for our meeting Tuesday morning at 7:30am.
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 04, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included our speaker Jason Neihaus with Summa, who will be sharing what is new with Summa Barberton Hospital. Also joining us was our snow bird Brenda Farrell. 
 
Treasurer Vic Myers reported on the Tons of Taters fund raising event during MumFest. Vic shared our net for the event was $4107. Club members and all volunteers were thanked for their help in making the event a success. Vic also requested all ticket monies for the Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction be turned in by the October 15th meeting.
 
 
Club Meeting of October 1 Ruth Kaser 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Oct 04, 2015
Countdown to the Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction on October 29th at Guy's Party Center. Jim Sawin shared that as of this past weekend he had a total of 2 baskets for the Silent Auction. Now is the time to drop off your basket or basket contents. There will be a basket making party -date to be announced. The purpose of the party will be to gather the various individual donations to make a basket of at least $50 value, and to assemble into a basket items that were donated by person or persons who do not feel they are basket skilled. So whether you have one gift certificate , a box full of items, or you have a basket prepared for the auction, please drop it off to Jim at the Lake Anna YMCA.
 
Tickets, most if not all of the tickets have been distributed. A separate email will be sent with an alphabetical listing of last years attendees. The volunteer sign up will be passed around at the meeting.
 
We will be having a meeting to plan the Reverse Raffle after our regular meeting to confirm the menu, advise seating, volunteers and ticket sales.
 
Our speaker will be Steve Farnsworth, Interim Director for the Four Cities Compact will join us to talk about the programs they are offering and what they have planned for the future. 
 
 
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 28, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Justin Chesnic. Mr. Chesnic is the Public Information Office with District 4 of ODOT. 
 
Tom shared that our club will have a 4 Way Test banner thanks to the sponsorship of Bob Critchfield.
 
Tom also reminded club members there will be no meeting on September 17th as we will be sharing Rotary at one of two area events: the Magical Theatre Fund Raising event and the Community Pregnancy Center Open House.
 
Club members were encouraged to volunteer for Mum Fest.
 
Our speaker Justin Chesnic shared news of upcoming ODOT road projects including  31st St, Wooster Road, and Route 18. Justin said that the long range forecast is calling for a milder winter and recommended monitoring the ODOT website for construction warnings.
 
 
Club Meeting of September 10 Ruth Kaser 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
This weeks speaker is Justin Chesnic - ODOT, Public Info Officer. We will be having a brief Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction Planning meeting following our regular meeting to check the progress of ticket sales, and baskets. 
 
Open volunteer spots remain for Saturday. We currently have 2 Rotarians per shift and need at least one more person: 10-12 ,12-2 ,2-4, 4-6
 
There will be no morning meeting Sept. 17, you have your choice of local events to support. Bruce has a stack of our new Rotary fliers, there may be a sharing opportunity. In addition, you will want to keep this Ebulletin up for next week as your reminder as there will be no Ebulletin issued while the author is out of town.
 
 
This Week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 30, 2015
Happy September to all, and it brings opportunities for fellowship and volunteering. Selena and the planning committee have been hard at work offering evening activities as well as day time events. You will want to check out this bulletin or the club website for a full list of the events and speakers.
Volunteer opportunities remain for the Tons of Taters wagon, open times are on Saturday: noon-2, two -four PM, and 4-6 PM. Please see Bid to sign up to volunteer.
As of last weeks meeting 98 tickets remain available for our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction, you can get your tickets at the weekly meeting or by contacting Todd Wallace or Ruth Kaser. The volunteer list for this event will start circulating at the club meetings after MumFest.
This week at Barberton Rotary Ruth Kaser 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 26, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Tom Craig. Guests were recognized and included Cheryl Warren, the Rotary District 6630 Governor for 2015/2016, and the City of Barberton Beautification Dept. Coordinator, Lisa McLean.
Happy Dollars were collected. Club Treasurer Vic Myers announced the days remaining until our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction: 63. He also shared the number of event tickets remaining for sale: 98. 
Our club presented Lisa McLean with a check for $500, representing our repeat sponsorship of the MumFest to be held, September 26 and 27th. Lisa thanked the club for the donation and shared that this year marks the 25th year for Mum Fest.
Our speaker was Cheryl Warren, the 2015/2016 Rotary District 6630 Governor. Cheryl has been member of the Akron Rotary Club since 1995. She talked of her goals for our Rotary Club and she shared some updates regarding Rotary's goal of polio eradication. Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after smallpox, with a 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children against polio in 122 countries. Currently, Rotary is working to raise $35 million per year through 2018 for polio eradication, which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
 
Club Meeting of August 27 Ruth Kaser 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called together by club president Tom Craig. Happy Dollars were collected. Tom reminded club members of the upcoming visit of District 6630 Governor, Cheryl Warren to our meeting next Thursday. Club Treasurer Vic Myers had several reminders: 56 days left to sell tickets to our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. We would like to have all money and stubs turned in for the event by October 15. Our event is October 29th.  37= the number of days to sign up for the Tons of Taters at MumFest on September 25-26/ 
 
Our club meeting was brainstorming for potential new members and their contacts. Tom indicated he would send out an email to the club with the new member ideas as well as their contacts.
Club Meeting of August 20 2015-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 02, 2015
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The club will meet at the Green Diamond at 7:15 am this Thursday. It will be an assembly meeting- meaning we talk club. ALSO it includes getting to know our new members/member. 
 
Tons of Taters- the sign up sheet is filling up fast but there are still volunteer opportunities available, especially Saturday from noon  to 2, 2-4 pm and 4-6 pm. The sign up sheet is on this website, or see Bid if you can volunteer. Also, when you volunteer as a Rotarian you want to be seen-hence you need a t-shirt. See Ruth Kaser to order your shirt. The cost is $6.50 for small through xl, and $8.50 for xxl.
 
Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction news. The tickets are in, and we can begin to accept your Silent Auction baskets if you have started collecting. Need some ideas: hotel get-aways, theatre passes or tickets. 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 25, 2015
The countdown of under 2 weeks till our golf outing. Calling all Rotarians- you club needs your help: sell, sell, sell raffle tickets. Also needed are door prizes, golf outing sponsors and 4 somes, and volunteers. In other words-everything.
Tim Brenner is getting this weeks speaker, so you know it will be interesting. As of this writing, we still have some open speaking dates in June: the 18th and 25th, do you have a hobby you would like to share with the club?
The following is a message from the Rotary Foundation Chair John Kenny,"As we enter into May, we have two months left to ensure that you have made your contribution to Rotary's charity, our Rotary Foundation. There is still time to ensure that it is greater than it was last year – our goal for the Annual Fund is US$123 million, the highest it's ever been. There's still time to ensure that we achieve our goal. And there's still time to ensure that your contribution enables our Foundation to continue to do good in the world – and that you can have the personal satisfaction of contributing to this in a meaningful way.
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
We return to the Green Diamond for our weekly 7:15 AM meeting. Our speaker will be Diane O'Neil with the Community Pregnancy Center.
So, how many Barberton Rotary Raffle tickets have you sold to date? There will be a prize for the Rotarian who has sold the most tickets. There are also volunteer opportunities throughout the day at the June 5th golf outing, gathering door prizes, obtaining foursomes, and golf outing sponsorships. You can sign up to assist at the outing online at the event, or see Denny Liddle. The link below is to the event flyer (4some sign up and sponsorship sign up)
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club ruth kaser 2015-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on May 10, 2015
Below is an update regarding the tremendous response from District 6630 for Nepal:
  • 1. 500 Shelter Boxes in partnership with NGO ACTED is in transit. Date of Arrival TBD
  • 2. 500 Shelter Boxes in partnership with IOM is in transit. Date of Arrival TBD.
  • 3. 53 Shelter Boxes for Shelter Box teams in Nepal. They have arrived.
  • 4. 500 Shelter Boxes in partnership with Handicap International are in transit. Date of Arrival TBD
  • 5. 500 (United Nations specification tents) For SB Teams have arrived and are being processed through customs.
  • 6. 500 Shelter Box Kits for Shelter Box teams have arrived in Nepal and are waiting to clear customs.
  • 7. 500 Shelter Box Kits for SB teams from Dubai are due to be sent on second chartered flight with date of arrival TBD
  • 8. 1,736 Shelter Box its in partnership with IOM from Dubai are due to be sent on third charted flight. Date of arrival TBD.
Please be reminded that the destruction is totally overwhelming and it is always a complex process getting items through customs. The SB office staff told me that they have been flooded with request for assisting those in Nepal and that they are doing everything possible to respond to Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, friends of Rotary, Corporations and others as soon as possible. In addition, our manufactures have been put on notice asking them to help respond and ramp up their activities in getting SB contents to us. Unfortunately, it is estimated that there will be a six to eight window to provide some assistance in some of the more remote regions due to the imminent threat of monsoon season, which will mean that certain targeted communities will become the priority for Shelter Box assistance. Further it is reported that 8.1 million people are reported to be in need of humanitarian assistance. with hundreds of thousands of people sleeping outdoors in makeshift shelters. Thunderstorms are in the forecast, mountain snows are melting and the monsoon season is fast approaching which lead to the growing risk of landslides and flash flooding will add to the challenges for rescue and relief teams. Currently, there are 12 Shelter Box Response Team members working in Nepal. Special thank you to Rotary District 6630 Rotarians and all Rotarians through out the world for help those in time of need. Thank you for all that you do in helping others. For further information, please feel free to contact PDG Jack A. Young, Shelter Box USA Board of Director Emeritus at 440-759-4000 or Jack1villa@aol.com as to how you can help.
Nepal Shelter Box Update ruth kaser 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 10, 2015
We meet on Friday, May 15 at 7:30 at Summa Barberton Hospital Cafeteria . We do NOT have a Thursday meeting this week. We will be presenting the Galvin Westover Memorial Vocational Scholarship and the 4 Cities Compact Awards. Remember to wear your Rotary pins, and any other Rotary bling.
Raffle Tickets- are available at Denny Liddle's office, at tomorrows board meeting and our Thursday meeting at Summa Barberton Hospital- come early so you can get your fistful of raffle tickets. There may still be volunteer spots available for the Golf Outing, please see Denny Liddle if you can help out at this fun event. Set up begins early so there are opportunities to help before you start your work or golfing day. Also, door prizes are needed for the afore mentioned golf outing.
 
Board members -a reminder of the board meeting Tuesday morning at 7:30 am at Kave Coffee Bar.
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 06, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Nick reminded the club members of the monthly board meeting to be held, on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 am at Kave Coffee Bar. The fliers and entry forms for our upcoming 12th Annual Royal H. Wood Memorial Golf Outing on June 5th are available at the sign in area and also on the club website. The club members are urged to seek out golfers, sponsors and prizes for our event. This event is one of two that our Rotary Foundation depends on for our scholarships and our pledge to the Magical Theatres Capital Campaign. The raffle tickets for the golf outing will be available next week.
Club V.President of Vocational Service and Principal of Barberton Elementary School East, Kim Buehler introduced our academic scholarship recipients: Emily Dunkler from Barberton High School and Morgan Schaber from Manchester High School. Our scholarship recipient from Norton High School, is  Alison Rohner .
Our speaker was John Thielenhaus. John Thielenhaus is an author of a daily devotional book, Moments with the Master.
 
Club Meeting of May 7 Ruth Kaser 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on May 03, 2015
We have an action packed program for our meeting this week. The meeting includes the recognition of the academic scholarship winners, and our speaker John  Thielenhaus, the author of Moments with the Master. Please come early to get a good seat for the meeting.
Remember to vote on Tuesday, May 5th.
 
Finally, the link below is to the Golf Outing sign up form. Print it off, copy the link and share it with all of your golfing friends, acquaintances and potential Rotarians.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Apr 26, 2015
This week- we will be sharing food and friendship with prospective Rotarians at Dusty's Landing this Friday, May 1 from 5:30-8. Please RSVP to Nick Wladyczak the number in your party and your food you will be bringing to the potluck.
To will also want to join us at our meeting on Thursday, April 30- our speaker will be Jim Stonkus with the Barberton Community Foundation.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club ruth kaser 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 19, 2015
You will want to check the events section of this newsletter as it has been updated to reflect some fun Rotary events. The upcoming event is the District 6630 Conference this coming weekend, it is not too late to sign up and you can do so on the District 6630 website. The new Rotarian magazines just arrived-including an article with Jeff Bridges regarding ending hunger in America.
 
Janice Stephenson obtained our speaker for this weeks meeting: it will be someone sharing information regarding Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 15, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Club announcements were made. Treasurer Vic Meyers advised the next quarter dues will be sent out via email shortly. Vic also asked club members review the proposed budget for the club and the clubs foundation for Rotary year 2015/2016. He asked club members to fully support the Barberton Rotary Foundations two major funrdraising events: the upcoming Golf Classic on Friday, June 5 and the Reverse Raffle on Thursday, October 29. The upcoming year expenditures for Barberton Rotary Foundation include $4000 to the Magical Theatre, $4000 in scholarships, and over $3000 in annual community donations.
VP of Vocational Service, Kim Buehler shared the results of the Rotary District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest. Kim said our club winner, Stephanie Smith did well, however she did not win the district contest. The results of the contest will be available on the District 6630 site.
Secretary Bruce May passed out the updated Barberton Rotary Club information flyers. They include the information that our clubs mission has been the assistance of children with special needs since 1924 when it was founded by M.S. Yoder and U.L.Light.
Nick shared news from the recent club board meeting. The board approved the member ship application of Jim Sawin, the Executive Director of the Lake Anna YMCA. He will be inducted as a new club member at an upcoming meeting. The board also set a date for our next social activity at Dusty's Landing -Friday, May 1. The club will provide the main dish and members are encouraged to invite potential new club members and to bring a side dish.
Our speaker was the induction ceremony for our new club member Laura Thomas. Laura is the new owner of Spencer Tax Service.
Club Meeting of April 16 Ruth Kaser 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Board members -don't forget our meeting tomorrow morning- Kave at 7:30 AM.
 
Also, Magical Theatre is still in need of help packing up their building. They would appreciate any assistance we could give tomorrow evening between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.  
 
We will be inducting new member Laura Thomas at our meeting this week. Please join us at this membership induction.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 08, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Guests were recognized and included Rotary District 6630 Governor Elect, Cheryl Warren. Our club and Foundation proposed budgets for the 2015/2016 Rotary year were distributed for review to the club members. Our club board will meet next Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30 at Kave. Nick also reminded club members of Magical Theatres need for assistance this weekend Saturday and Sunday to help remove the building contents. Rick Fisher announced that we have received a donation of a 4 some at Fairlawn Country Club as a prize for our Golf Outing Raffle. The raffle tickets will be printed and distributed, club members are encouraged to sell many tickets.  
 
Cheryl Warren shared news from the District. Our District Conference,the District 6630 Conference of Clubs, will be held April 24-26th at the Double Tree Inn, in Independence Ohio. Registration, and a schedule of the weekend can be found at the District 6630 website. Cheryl also urged members to examine their donation amounts to Every Rotarian Every Year as for our club to continue to qualify for District grants and RI matching grants the club needs to average at least $35 per member in donations to the RI general Fund, with the desired donation being $100 per member.
 
 
We will be inducting new member Laura Thomas at our meeting next week
Club Meeting of April 9 Ruth Kaser 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
The club is the speaker this week as we will be having an Assembly Meeting. We use Club Assembly meetings to share Rotary with our new members, discuss projects and plan fund raising activities. We hope you will be able to join us to share your input at this meeting.
The review of the calendar of events shows the District 6630 Four Way Test Speech Contest will be held this Saturday, April 11th at the Aurora High School in Aurora, OH. The event will open it's doors to allow students, friends and Rotarians to enter the building at 8 a.m. Registration will not officially begin until 8:10 a.m. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Kim Buehler, VP of Vocational Service, or Nick.
 
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Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 02, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, guests were welcomed. Guests included Larry Okolish, our speakers Margaret Palisin from BACM and Jason Neihaus from Summa.
Nick announced our grant was approved, we need to now apply by May 15 and Kim Buehler will be completing the application. Nick also shared that a sign up list is being passed around for assisting the Magical Theatre in their moving of equipment. Help days are April 11 and 12th from 9-5, help is appreciated even if it is only an hour.
The Save the Date cards for our golf outing on June 5 have been prepared, Vic Myers requested club members to assist the club in updating our mailing list. Also, we are still in need of an main prize for the raffle- Rick Fisher was requested to be the person to contact Dan Pohl for the donation of the 4 some at Fairlawn County Club. Vic also reminded the club members of the upcoming library levy fund raising event to be held at Block 7. The levy is issue 9 on the ballot in May.
Happy Dollars were collected. Ruth Kaser shared news of an upcoming Eco Fair to be held on Saturday, April 18th at Grace UCC from 10-2.
Nick said the next board meeting of the club will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at Kave at 7:30.
Jason Neihaus shared some of the new things coming and happening at Summa. He will be a club speaker in July. He restated Summa's commitment to the community and although some of the contracted specialty care will be leaving their facility they are not closing their IP services. He also shared they will be looking at their facility plan and are committed to making investments in renovations and construction. They would like to expand but are land locked.
Our other speaker was Margaret Palisin the new Executive Director of BACM. She shared that last year BACM served 16% of the combined population of Barberton and Norton, BACM is a member of the Akron Food Bank. Margaret also shared some of the impossible choices faced by the food insecure in their daily lives, and how BACM helps.
 
Club Meeting of April 2 Ruth Kaser 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 29, 2015
We begin April by meeting the new Executive Director of B.A.C.M.: Margaret Palisin this Thursday, April 2. Did you know that April is Rotary Magazine month? As part of your membership,the Club arranges for you to receive the monthly magazine,The Rotarian. Your can also receive a digital edition of this magazine. The District has a link to subscribe to the magazine digital edition:https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/node/18361
 
Speaking of club speakers-a gander at the speakers schedule will indicate the following dates are open: April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30. The list will be passed around at the next meeting. Club members we ask you each sign up for at least 2 meetings per Rotary year-you can be our speaker or you can arrange for a speaker.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Mar 25, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by Club President, Nick Wladyczak. Treasurer Vic Meyers presented the first installment of the $1000 we pledged to the Lake Anna YMCA. Vic presented Brian Bidlingmyer, VP of Development for the Akron YMCA with a check for $250.
Nick asked the club members to consider potential golfers to receive information regarding our golf outing on June 5.He also indicated that Denny Liddle had sent him information regarding the dates and times available to volunteer at the Magical Theatres cleaning/packing and carrying out days.
Kim Buehler, VP of Vocational Service, introduced the students and their advisor, Marcia White from Manchester High School. The participants were: Stephanie Smith, Mark Sobnosky, and Breanna McCartney. The winners are in order of the list.The winner, Stephanie Smith will compete at the District 6630 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held Saturday, April 11 at Aurora HS.
Club Meeting of March 26 ruth kaser 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Our guests included our speakers, Patti Cleary and Shawna Jones from Barberton City Schools as well as Dennis O'Connell, Jim Sawin and Brenda's grandson.
Announcements included:
Denny Liddle: Our club will be selling Barbertonopoloy. The planned release is November with an historic theme. The Save the Date cards have been printed for the Golf Outing. Denny will send the labels list to Ruth to be forwarded to our club members for review of names to be removed or edited. The outing date is June 5th.
Kim Buehler announced there will be 4 students from Manchester HS participating in our 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held at next weeks meeting. Kim also shared that there have been changes made to the contest format.
Nick shared that he and Don Kaser will be attending the District 6630 Grants Training Seminar that will be held March 24.
Dennis O'Connell shared news of a fund raising event for the Magical Theatre : a Trivia Night Fundraiser. More information can be found on the theatres website under upcoming events. Also,hands will be needed to help empty the building that houses the theatre so renovation can begin. The work dates include: March 31, April 1,2,11,12. A sign up sheet will be prepared.
Our speakers Patti Cleary and Shawna Jones presented the State of the Schools. Shawna Jones, the new treasurer shared the financials that included the schools have refunded a portion of the 2008 bond series saving the taxpayers money. Also, they were under budget in construction leaving permanent improvement dollars for facility improvements.
Patty Cleary shared that the Board of Ed has put together a strategic plan for the system. The process was started in 2014, and includes a mission statement, beliefs and 5 goal areas.
 
Club Meeting of March 19 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 22, 2015
You will want to come early to be sure to get a good seat for this weeks meeting as 4 students from Manchester HS will be participating in our clubs 4 Way Test Speech Contest. They as well as their advisor, Marcia White will be joining us at our meeting.
You should have received a separate email asking for your help in reviewing our mailing labels list for our Golf Outing on June 5. Please do so ASAP so the Save the Date cards can be sent to the correct contact person and address.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Greetings Rotarians. Our speakers this week will present the "State of our schools": Mrs. Patti Cleary, Superintendent and Mrs. Shawna Jones, the Treasurer of the Barberton City Schools.
 
A chance for fun, and Rotary fellowship awaits you.....if you attend the District 6630 4 Way Test Speech competition with the winning Manchester High Schools Student. Our club contest will be held at our March 26th meeting. The winner will compete at the district level. Should you desire to attend you would be going  to Aurora High School. The doors will open at 8 a.m. for registration.  Registration will end promptly at 8:45 a.m.  Please plan to arrive early since late arrivals will not be allowed entrance.There will be a total of 15 judges, all Rotarians!  Five rooms will be used with 3 judges in each room for the first round of speeches.  Contestants will be asked to proceed to their assigned rooms after a continental breakfast and announcements at 9 a.m.  Speakers will be asked to remain in the rooms after their speeches until dismissed.  This will ensure that all contestants are presenting to a full room. After a brief 15 minute break, everyone will proceed to the large auditorium for the final presentations.  The finalists will be called up to the stage to deliver their presentations at random.  After all speeches have been delivered, the judges will be dismissed to get their lunches and convene in a private room for voting.  Everyone else will enjoy lunch in the main cafeteria while they await the results. Award presentations should occur between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. More information can be found at : http://rotarydistrict6630.org/SitePage/4-way-test-speech-contest
Please see VP of Vocational Service, Kim or Club President Nick if you are interested in this fun event.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Guests were recognized. Our guests included our speakers as well as Rich Mueller from the Barberton Herald and Jim Sawin from the Lake Anna YMCA. Nick reminded club members of the upcoming District 6630 -4 Way Test Speech Contest and our local test to be held on March 26. We will have contestants from Manchester High School. The other upcoming event will be the Scholarship Awards and 4 Cities Compact Recognition Breakfast to be held on Friday, May 15 at 7:30am at the Summa Barberton Hospital Cafeteria.
 
Treasurer Vic Meyers asked club members to support the Library Levy- #9 on the May ballot by going to the website, getting a yard sign.
 
Happy Dollars and 50/50 were collected.
 
Our speakers were Nancy and Julianne from Steele Academy. I had asked Brenda for background on how she found out about this need. The following is her reply: They called our administrative assistant in the Community Impact department of United Way of Summit County and asked if there were any organizations that would be willing to help Lily get a bike for Christmas.  When she asked me, I thought that was right up our ( Rotary Club of Barberton) alley, since our framework is children with special needs.  So I brought it to the club/board and asked if we would help out.
 
Club Meeting of March 12 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 08, 2015
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Our speakers this week are from Steele Academy. I asked Brenda for a reminder of the background on Lily's bike and our clubs involvement. Below is her reply:they called our administrative assistant in the Community Impact department of United Way of Summit County and asked if there were any organizations that would be willing to help Lily get a bike for Christmas.  When she asked me, I thought that was right up our ( Rotary Club of Barberton) alley, since our framework is children with special needs.  So I brought it to the club/board and asked if we would help out. The photo is Lily.
Board members, the monthly meeting is 7:30 at Kave Coffe Bar.
 
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 05, 2015
The meeting was called to order by past president Todd Wallace. Guests were recognized. Guests included Barberton High School students Katelyn Craft, Cole Nichols, Timothy Long and advisor Samantha Coldwell. Board members were reminded of the upcoming meeting on March 10 at Kave Coffee Bar at 7:30 am.
The DECA students shared the background of their award winning community service project #ZStepSZDisaster
Club Meeting of March 5 Ruth Kaser 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 01, 2015
The March Issue of the Rotarian Magazine includes a timely article, "In Praise of Libraries" . The link is to the article on the Rotary.org website. There is also a lively discussion below the article regarding libraries their relevancy in todays world and the threats to their continued existence.
Our speakers at this weeks meeting also have a timely topic. Theyare from DECA and the topic is drug abuse leading to heroin use.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 26, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Nick shared the District Grants Training Seminar that was scheduled for last week was canceled due to adverse weather conditions, however it will be rescheduled. We need to have at least 2 club members attend the training to qualify to apply for a grant for the coming Rotary year.
Birthdays and guests were recognized. Our guests included Rotarians from the Fairlawn and Akron Rotary Clubs. The major fundraising event of the Fairlawn Rotary Club will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Fairlawn Country Club.The Fairlawn Club will use the event proceeds to support their clubs projects.
Happy Dollars were collected. Treasurer Vic Meyers reminded the club that the Happy Dollars collected this Rotary year will be applied to our $1000 pledge to annual campaign of the Lake Anna YMCA.
Our speaker was Jim Sawin, the new director of the Barberton YMCA. Jim talked about the 3 focus areas of the YMCA: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. He discussed the Day Camps offered to the youth, the classes, exercise programs and wellness coaching, the community garden, and all of the people able to participate at the YMCA because of the Annual Giving Campaign.
Club Meeting of February 26 Ruth Kaser 2015-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 22, 2015
We did not have a morning meeting last Thursday, February 19. Instead, we had an evening membership event on Friday, February 20th. Thank you to Denny Liddle for organizing the event. It was well attended, with plenty of great food and fun company. I had a great time when are we going to do this again-was a frequently heard comment from the attendees.
 
We will resume our regular meeting time and location this week- 7:15 AM at the Green Diamond. Our speaker at this weeks meeting is Jim Sawin, the new Executive Director Lake Anna YMCA.
 
To what successful Rotary Program do the following statements apply:
  • 125 countries declared polio free;
  • More than 2.5 billion children immunized;
  • This year marks its 30th anniversary;
  • Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the global incidence of polio cases has decreased by 99 percent. In March 2014 India, once deemed the most difficult place to end polio, was declared polio-free, making the entire Southeast Region polio-free. As of February 11, Africa had no new cases of wild poliovirus in six months, though the continent must mark three full years without a new case to be officially declared polio-free by WHO. Until polio is stopped in the remaining endemic areas, all countries must maintain high levels of surveillance and immunization rates to rapidly detect any importation of the poliovirus and minimize its impact. Now that 99 percent of the world’s population lives in regions certified polio-free, the goal of eradication is closer than ever.
If you answered Polio Plus-you are a winner, and the program will win if every Rotarian makes a donation: http://www.endpolio.org/donate
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Feb 12, 2015
Richard Morris shared news of this fun video.The YouTube video features the residents and was put together about a month ago with help from Barberton High students and the Pleasant Pointe
staff.
Search  - Pleasant Pointe Shake It Off
 
Live from Pleasant Pointe ruth kaser 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 12, 2015
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Happy Dollars were collected. Nick announced that the donations from our club members for Happy Dollars will be given to the Annual Campaign of the Lake Anna YMCA. He also reminded the club of our membership event to be held next Friday, February 20th at 6pm at Dusty's Landing. Members are encouraged to invite a prospective Rotarian and join the fun and potluck. We will not have our regular meeting next Thursday.
Our speaker was Barberton Public Library Director, Julianne Bedel. Julianne shared information regarding the library levy that will be on the ballot in May. The levy is both a renewal as well as an increase. The library needs the renewal as well as the increase due to a variety of factors. The State of Ohio's Public Library Fund, which provides a significant portion of the library total revenue has decreased. The operating levy accounts for 36% of the total revenue. The library annual visits are up, borrowing is up, but the financial support is down. The money from the levy along with state funding is used to support the overall operations of the library.
The club presented Julianne and Rev. Vic Myers, the Co-Chair person of the Levy Committee, with a donation of $100 for the library levy.
Club Meeting of February 12 Ruth Kaser 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
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The meeting was called to order by club president Nick Wladyczak. Guests were recognized and included our speaker, Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Chief Magistrate George Wertz, and Larry Okolish. Secretary Bruce May shared that Laura Thomas, owner of Spencer Tax Service has submitted an application for club membership. Nick reminded the club members of our upcoming social event on February 20 at Dusty's Landing. The club will be providing a main dish and members are asked to sign up to bring side dishes, appetizers or dessert. Ruth Kaser shared  news of an opportunity for music and dancing: The Akron Big Band, in which Don Kaser plays trombone, will be performing at the Bedford VFW Post 1082 on Saturday, February 21st from 7:30-9:30pm.
Don Kaser and Vic Myers spoke regarding the Barberton Library Levy. The levy committee is having a fund raising event at the Green Diamond Grille & Pub on Tuesday, February 24. Rotarian Juliane Bedel will be the speaker at next weeks meeting regarding the upcoming levy.
Carl Bako introduced our speaker, Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer and told of serving on the Citizens Advisory Council in 2013 with Larry Okolish. Judge Stormer discussed some of the programs offered by the Probate Court. She shared that there are over 200 programs that include the Help Desk, the Senior Visitor Program, Volunteer Guardian Program and Advanced Directives. Training is required and provided for the Senior Visitor Program, and the Volunteer Guardian Program and new volunteers are welcomed.In addition to a packet with some of the court programs the club members were given a worksheet for Personal Records and Important Documents. Judge Stormer discussed the importance of advanced directives, to not only complete the worksheet but share with family its existence and location.
 
Club Meeting of February 5 Ruth Kaser 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Jan 28, 2015
The meeting was called to order by past president, Todd Wallace. . Laura Thomas with Spencer Tax Service was welcomed as our guest, she was invited by Bruce and Jeremy. Happy Dollars were collected and birthdays recognized: Denny Liddle.
The club discussed the Scholarship Awards ceremony and if we would be able to have the ceremony at Summa Barberton Hospital again this year. Denny Liddle offered to speak with the hospital board members to see if it could be arranged.
Don Kaser shared the result of the meeting he attended with Tom Craig and the Fairlawn Rotary Club regarding possible future international projects involving both clubs.
Denny Liddle passed around a sign up sheet for the upcoming club membership and social event on February 20.
Todd read the list of speakers coming up and Carl shared that the meeting next week should be well attended by club members and was a good meeting to invite a prospective Rotarian.
Club Meeting of January 29 ruth kaser 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jan 22, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Happy Dollars were collected. The club had voted at last weeks meeting to send a memorial totaling $100 for Art Bradnick. Club Treasurer Vic Myers suggested we send $50 to the Esther Ryan Shoe Fund and $50 to the Magical Theatre based on the family wishes in his obituary. The club agreed and the memorials will be sent as voted. 
The upcoming Grant Management Training sessions were discussed. Our club will need to have at least two members attend one of the training sessions to qualify to apply for a District Grant in May. We have utilized the Rotary District 6630 Matching Grants for several of the clubs local and international projects. Club President Nick Wladyczak and International VP Don Kaser plan on attending the February training session.
Nick invited club members to attend the South Summit Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours that was to be held Thursday evening at the Coventry location of Snap Fitness. The After Hours event will be co sponsored by Barberton Rotary Club member Attorney Bruce May and Snap Fitness.
Nick also asked club members to mark their calendars and spread the word regarding our upcoming social event at Dusty's Landing on Friday, February 20th. Fliers for the event will be available soon.
Club Meeting of January 22 Ruth Kaser 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Jan 15, 2015
The meeting was called to order by club president Nick Wladyczak. Guests were recognized. VP of Club Service, Denny Liddle invited club members to bring a prospective Rotarian to our social event to be held on Friday, February 20th at Dusty's Landing. Club members are also asked to bring a covered dish as we will be having a pot luck meal. He also advised there will be a planning meeting for the Rotary Club of Barberton Fdn, 12th Annual Royal H Wood Memorial Golf Outing, to be held June 5, 2015. The planning meeting will be held after the monthly club board meeting in February.
 
VP of Community Service, Brian Bidlingmyer advised he had raffle tickets for the Akron Rotary Clubs, Chili Open. This will be the 25th year for their event to be held on February 7th, proceeds to benefit the Rotary Camp for Special Needs Children at Rex Lake. Nick shared that volunteer opportunities may also be available for our club members.
 
Nick read a thank you note from the Lily Bike Project. Our club donated $815 towards a specially modified bicycle.
 
Reverse Raffle Chair, Ruth Kaser advised the date and location have been reserved for the club event. It will be held at Guy's Party Center on October 29, 2015.
 
 

 
Club Meeting of January 15 ruth kaser 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 10, 2014
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The meeting was called to order by club president Nick Wladyczak. Nick welcomed our guests: Rotary District 6630 Governor Mike Davanzo and his wife Judy; the BHS Magic Singers lead by Mrs. Melanie Plantizer.
Happy Dollars were collected and several December birthdays were celebrated. Ruth Kaser announced the date for the 2015 Rotary Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction will be October 29, 2015. Bob Critchfield reminded club members of our bell ringing for the Salvation Army to be held Friday, December 12 from 9am to 5 pm at the Barberton Giant Eagle.
Selena Meyers reminded the club of our road trip the the Barberton Satellite Center of Stark State. We can look forward to a tour of the facility and a welding demonstration.
The club members then enjoyed the program, Mrs. Plantizer lead the BHS Magic Singers in a medley of holiday songs.
Club Meeting of December 11 Ruth Kaser 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Nick shared that the date of our bell ringing event at the Barberton Giant Eagle was being changed to Friday December 12. Bob Critchfield will be passing around the sign up sheet for the event. We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army from 9am-5pm.
Nick advised that our monthly board meetings will move to Kave Coffe Bar on West Tuscarawas starting December. 
We will be adopting 2 families for Christmas. Nick will be sharing the gift details with the club. Members are asked to bring items for the 2 families to the December 18th meeting. The club has also donated towards an adaptive bike for a little girl.
We celebrated 2 birthdays and Happy Dollars were collected. New member Patricia Zarle was inducted in the club. Past President Todd Wallace shared some Rotary information for our new club members and a refresher for our existing members. 
Rotary is the oldest and the largest of the service clubs. It was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris in Chicago. They called it Rotary as the weekly meeting location place was rotated between the members offices. Rotary's Polio Plus program started in 1988 has seen and celebrated the cases of polio in the world plummet from 350,000 to less than 250. Polio remains active in 3 countries in the world. Rotary causes: promoting peace, fighting diseases, clean water, saving moms & kids, supporting education, and growing local economics.
 
Club Meeting of December 4 Ruth Kaser 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 19, 2014
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Guests were recognized, and Happy Dollars were collected. Nick reminded the club members we will not be meeting next week as it is Thanksgiving. Our next meeting will be on December 4 and we will be inducting new members and having a new member orientation to Rotary.
Bob Critchfield passed around the sign up for bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Our club will be ringing the bell this year at the Barberton Giant Eagle on Saturday, December 6 from 9am-5pm.
Our club received recognition for having 100% of our members donate to the Rotary Foundation this past Rotary year. Rotary Foundation Chairperson Brenda Farrell was congratulated for her efforts. Club president Nick, Rev Ralph Young and Brenda Farrell share in our clubs celebration with our congratulation banner in our photo.
Our speaker was Rev. Ralph Young. Rev. Young shared he has been a Rotarian for 51 years. His topic was "Random but not totally disconnected ideas" He talked about this past week-his thought process preparing to speak at our club. He also spoke of giving thanks, and where he did and did not see God.
 
Club meeting of November 20 Ruth Kaser 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 12, 2014
The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak.  Nick shared some of the items discussed at the recent Club Board meeting. The board voted to adopt a family for the holidays. We plan on again supporting the Salvation Army by ringing the bell. The 2015 date is set for our Golf Outing at Chippewa Golf Club-Friday, June 5th, .
 
Club treasurer Vic Myers discussed recent club donations. The club again is a sponsor at the Greynolds Classic. This year's donation of $250 brings our total donations to date of $2500 to the Greynolds Classic.
 
The club also discussed upcoming scheduled programs. The club will be meeting at Stark State, Barberton Satellite on December 18. Satellite Coordinator and club member Selena Myers is organizing our upcoming tour.  The Barberton High School Magic Singers will be the December 11th program at the Green Diamond.
Club meeting of November 13 Ruth Kaser 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Nov 05, 2014
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Guests were recognized. Club Treasurer Vic Myers announced the net amount realized from the recent Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction was $8051.25. Vic also shared recent donations made by the club: $825 to United Way of Summit County. Club member Brenda Farrell represented accepted our donation on behalf of United Way. The club also made a $250 donation to the Greynolds Classic, $500 to the MumFest, and $100 to Stewarts Caring Place in memory of Fred Fries. Fred Fries was a prior club member and past Barberton Rotary Club President.
 
Ruth Kaser thanked the club members for their assistance and participation in our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. 
 
Our speaker was Sarah Hays with the Barberton Public Library. Sarah is the Local History Librarian at the library. Sarah's topic was Chief Hopocan and the Ohio Tribes. Chief Hopocan was a Delaware Indian and was known as Captain Pipe. The Delaware Indians were an old tribe that were forced west into Ohio as the country became populated and the Indian tribes were removed from their lands. Ohio joined the union in 1803 and by 1829 the Delaware were forced to release the rest of their land in Ohio. The chief did not live to see this having died in 1794.
Club meeting of November 6 Ruth Kaser 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by ruth kaser on Oct 18, 2014
This October marks the 100th anniversary of Dr. Salk's birth. I (Ruth) use to work for a heath insurance company. We still had polio lines of coverage showing on the hard copies some of our long standing group medical plans we handled when I joined the company in the late 70's.
When the vaccine was introduced in the US in the 1950's polls indicated that polio was one of the nation's two greatest fears, second only to the fear of atomic war. In the 1952 polio epidemic, 58,000 cases were reported, with 3,145 deaths and 21,269 instances of permanent, disabling paralysis. Globally, polio paralyzed or killed up to half a million people every year.
When the 166 member states of the World health Assembly unanimously set the goal of global polio eradication in in 1988 many in the world called the goal impossible.
Today, we are "this close" to the goal with only a few hundred cases of polio reported each year, and just three remaining endemic countries. We are on track to achieve full eradication by 2018 if we keep up the momentum that has brought us this far.
When you make a donation to polio eradication on the endpolionow.org there will be a two to one match on your contribution from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
From the October Rotary Magazine-World Polio Day is October 24 ruth kaser 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 22, 2014
Its crunch time Rotarians-there are a couple of opportunities yet available to help at the Tons of Taters event on Saturday, September 27. We urgently need volunteers from 4-6 pm on Saturday as well as the opening shift from 10am to 12noon. Please email Denny Liddle at dennis.liddle@raymondjames.com if you can help at this event.
Note- we will indeed have our regular meeting next Thursday, September 25.
Kim Buehler provided the following information regarding an upcoming Strategic Plan Focus Group meeting: 
Barberton City Schools will be holding a strategic planning focus group that evening for parents and community members --Thursday, September 25th at the Active Adult Center in Barberton from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  If you know any parents or community members who you think would like to attend, please let them know.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 18, 2014
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Nick Wladyczak. Treasurer Vic Myers announced there were only 42 days until our Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction. Our Barberton Rotary Foundation has committed $20,000 towards the Magical Theatres capital campaign. This pledge coupled with other committed projects to East and West Elementary Schools of Play Attention add to the importance of a successful event. 
The sign up for the Tons of Taters Fundraiser during Mumfest was passed around. We still have a few volunteer slots open for someone to join in on the fun the weekend of September 27-28th.
Nick reminded the club we will have a meeting on September 25.
Our speaker was Donae Ceja the VP of Community Impact for United Way. Donae shared the focus of United Way. Untied Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health.
Club meeting of September 18 Ruth Kaser 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 08, 2014
The Club Board of Directors met this morning. One of the items discussed were the Tons of Taters event needs. Event Chair Denny Liddle advised that Saturday from 4-6 has no volunteers. Other slots have 3 Rotarians and could use a 4th. Please contact Denny if you are able to help at this fun event.
Also discussed was the Reverse Raffle. Please continue to bring in your sold ticket stubs and money, and see Ruth Kaser if you should need additional tickets. Also, we will be in need of baskets, donations of gift certificates, and items of $50 or more in value for our Silent Auction to be held at the Raffle. Speaking of sign ups-the Raffle could use some additional volunteers at the event. Please see Ruth Kaser to volunteer at this fun event.
Clean Water-unless a pipe breaks and a street floods do you think about the age and condition of our water supply system. Our speaker this week will be either Terry Palmer the Manager of the Barberton Water Plant or Jim Stender the Utilities Director. 
 
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 08, 2014
Nick called the meeting to order, announcements were made and guests were recognized. Upcoming club events include the Tons of Taters fund raising event at the MumFestival on September 27,28 and the Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction to be held Wednesday, October 29 at Prime 93.
Our speaker was Brenda Farrell. Brenda shared some brain teasers and quizzed us on our Ohio facts.
Club Meeting of September 4 Ruth Kaser 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 01, 2014
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Club president, Nick called the meeting to order. Our guests included Rotary District 6630 Governor Mike Davanzo and his wife Judy. The upcoming Mum Festival was discussed, some volunteer opportunities still remain for Saturday and Sunday. Rotarians Tom Craig and Dave Taylor will represent Rotary in the canoe race.
Reverse Raffle Chair passed out event tickets and flyers to the club members. The event sign up sheet was also circulated.
Our speaker was Rotary District 6630 Governor Mike Davanzo. Mike discussed some upcoming events in the district: RI End Polio Now Day at Bob Evans. Mike shared that Bob Evans will be making donation of 15% of sales to RI on October 23. There is a special event flyer to present at time of check out. 
Mike also shared some of the goals of Rotary's 2014-2015 president Gary Huang: grow membership, increase giving in EREY, promote Rotary!
Club Meeting of August 27 with District Governor Mike Davanzo Ruth Kaser 2014-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 18, 2014
We plan on passing out tickets and posters for our Reverse Raffle at this weeks meeting. The date of our event will be Wednesday, October 29. The proceeds for this event will be used by our Foundation for special projects for children with special needs as designated by our club. The event may be at the end of October but now is the time to sell the tickets, the sooner the event is a sell out we can concentrate on getting donations for the Raffle.
 
Club President Nick has signed up to have a speaker for this weeks meeting. Club members have signed up to get speakers for our meetings through October.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 11, 2014
Our speaker list has filed through October! There will be additional opportunities after the Reverse Raffle, so if you are working on an idea for a speaker you will have your chance.
 
Bruce May will be our speaker this Thursday, and we may also be passing out the Reverse Raffle tickets and event flyers.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 04, 2014
The meeting was called to order by past president, Todd Wallace. Todd reminded the club members in attendance of upcoming events of note: Thursday, August 7 is Rotary at the Rubber Ducks. Interested parties should see Critch. August 15-17 there are opportunities to meeting and greet the International Students coming to Akron University. If you are interested in joining the greeters see Tom Craig or Don Kaser.
Treasurer Vic Myers reminded club members that Rotary dues should be paid by August 11.
The Reverse Raffle-to be held on Thursday, October 30 at Prime was discussed. Club members decided the menu, and ticket information.
Past President Todd Wallace was our program. Todd shared a Rotary quiz and some famous Rotarians. Todd shared that astronaut Frank Borman, carried the banner of the Rotary Club of Space Center with him to the moon on an Apollo 8 Lunar Mission in 1968
 
Club Meeting of July 31 Ruth Kaser 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Aug 04, 2014
Rotary at the Rubber Ducks is this Thursday. We WILL have a morning meeting that day-we hope to pass out the Reverse Raffle tickets. Unknown at the writing of this bulletin is the name of our speaker. No one signed up at the meeting last week. Speaking opportunities remain for the next 2 Thursdays in August and September is wide open. Last year brought some interesting speakers and topics, let's try to equal or exceed last year Rotarians!
 
Please bring your $9 for the baseball ticket to our meeting on Thursday and give the money to Critch. If you are writing a check make it payable to the Barberton Rotary Club.
 
The countdown begins- only 86 days until the Reverse Raffle. The Reverse Raffle is a major source of our funds for donation to projects we designate, such as Play Attention. Our success depends on you.
This week at the Barberton Rotary Club Ruth Kaser 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Jul 10, 2014
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The 2014/2015 officers were inducted after a sumptuous dinner at the Galaxy restaurant. Past President Todd Wallace called the meeting to order to go over the years stats: we ended up with plus one membership in the club. We had one club member with 100% attendance of meetings in the year- Ruth Kaser. Happy Dollars were collected. Todd reminded club members the date and the theme have been sent for our Reverse Raffle to be held in the fall. Club Treasurer, Vic Myers reminded club members of our commitments this Rotary year and the need to have a successful fall fund raising event.
 
The picture album of the event can be found one the albums page of this site.
Club Meeting of July 10-Officer Inductions Ruth Kaser 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 17, 2014
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Todd Wallace. Happy Dollars were collected and guests were recognized.  Todd reminded club members of our upcoming Golf Outing on June 6 and the opportunities for sponsorships. He also shared we want to limit the event to 32 foursomes. Foundation Chair, Brenda Farrell reminded club members she is still accepting donations to the Rotary Foundation for Every Rotarian Every Year.
Our speaker was Jim Shimko, the program director for the Boy Scouts of America. Jim spoke of opportunities for the Barberton Rotary Club with Manatoc Scout Reservation. He shared that Camp Manatoc had 61,000 camper nights last year with 3000 kids attending summer camp. Camp Manatoc has 102 buildings on the 400 acres of property, most of them being built in the 1930's. The camps annual maintenance budget of $77,000 is primarily used for maintenance of the cabins. Service organizations such as Rotary have an opportunity to assist by adopting a building on the property, such as the Trading Post. Adoption includes landscaping, interior and exterior painting, and or staining.
Club meeting of April 17, our speaker Jim Shimko Ruth Kaser 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 10, 2014
The meeting was called to order by club president Todd Wallace. Happy Dollars were collected and birthdays recognized. Rotary Foundation Chair, Brenda Farrell reminded club members of our Every Rotarian Every Year donation due to the Rotary Foundation. Our club plans on having a local project this next Rotary year and the club members need to donate sufficient monies for our club to qualify to request a grant.
Our speaker was Chris McNight. Chris shared he is the Resource Development Director for United Way of Summit County. He helps businesses find ways to work with United Way. He indicated that in 2012 there were over 33.000 instances of services to Barberton people by United Way. Chris said that although the area has great need it is also very generous with donations. The Barberton Public Schools, for example raised more money per capita than any school system in Summit County.
Club meeting of April 10-our speaker Chris McKnight Ruth Kaser 2014-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Apr 02, 2014
The meeting was called to order by club president Todd Wallace. Happy Dollars were collected. Todd reminded club members door prizes will be needed for our June 6th golf outing. Hole sponsorships will again be offered for $50. Forms for the outing will be available at next weeks meeting. 
Our speaker was Stew Buchanan. Stew is a past Rotary District 6630 Governor and Akron Rotary Club member. Stew came today to share about the Rotary Foundation and polio eradication. He advised India is now declared Polio free having been without a case for 3 years. However the disease is still active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. 
The Rotary Foundation has helped Rotary Clubs launch sustainable projects around the world. Our own club has used the power of matching funds the foundation brings to purchase pediatric wheelchairs to be delivered in Mexico, to start a Microfinance bank in Togo, Aftrica. A clubs $12000 can be matched at the district level and by the Foundation to result in $42000 for a project. However clubs and club members need to donate every year to replenish the fund. Donations can be made online at the Rotary International website, or at the club level. Our club needs to average $25 or more per member per year to remain eligible to qualify for a project grant.
Club meeting of April 3, the Rotary Foundation Ruth Kaser 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 26, 2014
The club meeting of March 27, was called to order by President, Todd Wallace. Todd shared news of the golf committee meeting. Our annual golf outing- the Royal H. Wood Memorial Golf Outing benefiting area projects for children with special needs will be held Thursday, June 6 at Chippewa Golf Club in Doylestown. We will have raffle tickets at next weeks meeting, with this years raffle prizes including a foursome at Firestone Country Club, and an IPad Mini. 
Tom Craig announced a membership event has been planned for May 29, it will be a potluck. Sign up for the event and dish selection will be forthcoming once the event location has been finalized. 
President Elect, Nick Wladyczak announced the clubs fall fundraising event- the Reverse Raffle will be held Thursday, October 30 at Prime and it will be a costume affair. 
Our scholarship awards ceremonies for Vocational Awards and Academic Scholarships will be held in May. Dates and locations are being finalized.
Brenda Farrell reminded club members to make their annual donations to Every Rotarian Every Year so our club remains grant eligible.
Our speaker was Nick Wladyczak and his topic the Shriner's. Nick shared the Tadmor Shrine Circus was held this past Friday, and early results show it was a success. The circus is the major fundraising event for the Tadmor Shrine. The Tadmor Shrine is part of Shriner's International. Their Transportation Units drove 47,000 miles last year transporting children under 18 and their families to Shrine hospitals. The transportation as well as the medical care, the family stay at the family apartments, and the follow-up is free. If a child under 18 needs medical care for a cleft lip & palate, burn care, orthopaedic, or a spinal cord injury the Shriner's can help.
Further information regarding the Shriner's can be found:
 
Here is the link for the video I wanted to send you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djHMu4WysRc

Here is the link for Shriners Hospitals: http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/
Club meeting of March 27, the Shriner's Ruth Kaser 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting March 13, our speaker Honorable Linda Teodosio Ruth Kaser 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Mar 06, 2014
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The picture is of from left to right: Akron Rotary Club member Stu Buchanen, Barberton Rotary Club members David Stephens and Shelly Habegger, and Akron Rotary Club member Jack Harig.

The meeting was called to order by past Barberton Rotary Club president, David Stephens. Guests were recognized: Stu Buchanen and Jack Harig were visiting from the Akron Rotary Club. Their club will be celebrating 100 years this year and is the parent club of the Barberton Rotary Club. The Barberton Rotary Club will be celebrating 80 years this year. 
 
March 6 meeting-our speaker Shelly Habegger Ruth Kaser 2014-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas Wladyczak
The following is a reprint of a recent email from President Elect (PE) Nick Wladyczak:

As part of my duties as president-elect.  Our club has been asked to raise money for the local Food Bank.  I'm asking for monetary donations for this project.  If everyone could donate a monetary amount please let me know and it would be greatly appreciated.  Also if anyone can think of a food bank or homeless shelter besides the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to donate to, I would accept those suggestions.  I'm required to report by March 7th to our District Governor Elect.

Kind regards and thank you, 

 

Food Bank Donations for a Local Charity through Rotary Nicholas Wladyczak 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 26, 2014
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Our speakers were Patti Cleary and Ryan Pendleton sharing news from Barberton City Schools
Club meeting of Feb 27 Ruth Kaser 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
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The meeting was called to order by club president Todd Wallace. Happy Dollars were gathered. Todd reminded the club of the upcoming Family Fun Event on the 22nd and that volunteers, desserts and door prizes were needed. He also shared that Denny Liddle will be the chair of this years golf outing. A chair person for this years reverse raffle is still needed. Tom Craig shared that there were still open dates for speakers in March, April and May. Members and speakers can sign-up by contacting him either via Sign Up Genius or by email.
 
The next order of business was the induction of five new members : Janice Stephenson, Selena Myers, Julianne Bedel, Shelly Habbeger, and Jennifer Sutton. Jennifer was not present at the meeting. As membership chairperson, Ruth Kaser had the honor of passing out the new member packets to each incoming club member.
Club Meeting of Feb 20-new member induction ceremony Ruth Kaser 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Play at the February 13th club meeting Ruth Kaser 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 10, 2014
This fun event will be held next Saturday at The Fast Lane. Details regarding the event as well as a poster for your business, club, church or passing to your friends can be found as a link on the event. The event is listed on the events section of this newsletter and the club website.
 
There are still available tickets for the event. We are asking club members to bring in addition to themselves the following: a dessert-like cookies or brownies and a door prize to be auctioned with a value of $10-15.
The Family Fun Night needs YOU Ruth Kaser 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Feb 03, 2014
This may be a repeat notice for some of you but due to its importance it is again being shared to the club members.
It is required that ANNUALLY two (2) members of each club MUST ATTEND a Grant Management seminar to be eligible to apply for District and Global Matching Grants..
 
Registration is NOW open for the fllowing seminar dates and you MUST register online at www.RotaryDistrict6630.org:
Feb 8, 2014 - SOLON LIBRARY  9am - Noon
Feb 20, 2014 - BRUNSWICK LIBRARY  6 pm - 9 pm
If our club is planning to request any District or Global matching grants for the 2014-15 Rotary year TWO of our members must attend a seminar.There is NO CHARGE for this event but it is required if we plan to request any grant support for our projects for the 2014-15 Rotary year. 
DISTRICT GRANT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR REGISTRATION Ruth Kaser 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Dec 18, 2013
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Todd Wallace. VP of Community, Tom Craig announced a Save the Date email has been sent out via Punch Bowl for our next club membership event to be held Thursday, January 23 at Red Horse Winery. The event will be a pot luck with members urged to invite prospective members and to bring a favorite dish. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Club Foundation Chair person, Brenda Farrell advised that today was the last meeting of 2013 that club members would be able to make a donation by check to the RI Foundation to have it count for 2013. Members not in attendance can make donation via the RI website.
Todd reminded club members our next meeting would be held January 9th. Our speaker was BRC Scholarship winner, Sofia Senderak. Sofia graduated this past year and is a 2013 scholarship recipient. Sofia shared her experiences as a freshman at Case Western Reserve University where she is majoring in Cognitive Science and Music.
Club meeting of Dec 19 our speaker Sofia Senderak Ruth Kaser 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Club meeting of Dec 12, our speaker Pastor Olin-Hitt Ruth Kaser 2013-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation month was November however, Foundation Chair Brenda Farrell reminded board members at todays meeting of our need to average $25 per member in our RI Foundation giving as one of the requirements of contintued participation in the grant process. Please bring your donations to the December 19 meeting. Make your check out to.RI Fdn
No you did not miss your chance! ruth kaser 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Our speaker this week is Pastor Jennifer Olin-Hitt on maintaining focus on whats important during the Holiday Season . Bring a friend to the meeting- perhaps the guest that was unable to attend the recent Community Gathering. Also Tuesday, December 10th is Human Rights Day, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that respect for human rights "is the fountation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
Human Rights Day and this weeks speaker Ruth Kaser 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Kudo's to the Rotarians and guests who braved the bracing winds and cold last Friday. Our club members rang the bell for the Salvation Army at the KMart at Magic City Plaza till 6pm that day and helped to make a difference in the lives of the needy.
Bell Ringing Friday Dec 6 Ruth Kaser 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
December 5 our speakers were Darlene Mims & Frances Ladd Ruth Kaser 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
The Community Gathering was an enjoyable event. Ruth Kaser 2013-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker Beth Cardina-club meeting of November 14 Ruth Kaser 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2013
Here are the links Jamie showed at the end of his talk, if anyone is interested:
 
www.uusatrg.utah.edu
www.seis.utah.edu
www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/
Jamie Farrell Yellowstone Links Brenda Farrell 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting of October 31, 2013 Ruth Kaser 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fall Hay Ride and Bonfire was a blast on Oct 27 Ruth Kaser 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
October 24 our speaker was Lisa Mitchell Ruth Kaser 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Thursday October 24 is World Polio Day Ruth Kaser 2013-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
October 17 meeting-our speaker was Elwood Palmer Ruth Kaser 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Club visit by District 6630 Governor Bob Johnson Ruth Kaser 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Tons of Taters 2013/The Great Lake Anna Canoe Race 2013 Ruth Kaser 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Barberton Rotary Club meeting on September 26 Ruth Kaser 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser on Sep 11, 2013
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The meeting was called to order by club president, Todd Wallace. Guests included Steve Smetana from the Fairlawn Rotary Club. Member birthdays and anniversaries were recognized. The club presented United Way of Summit County with a donation of $750.00. Chris McKnight with United Way received the donation.
 
Chris was also our speaker at today's meeting. The name of his presentation was Stack the deck.
 
September 12, 2013 club meeting Ruth Kaser 2013-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
New members sworn in at today's meeting Ruth Kaser 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Meet District 6630 Governor Bob Johnson Ruth Kaser 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Follow Barberton Rotary on Facebook Ruth Kaser 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
MumFest-open slots on Saturday 2-4,4-6 Ruth Kaser 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Program Ruth Kaser 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Invoices for the quarterly dues have been sent out by email Ruth Kaser 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training Ruth Kaser 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser

The following is the report from District 6630 Annual Giving Chair,  Michael P. Davanzo.

The foundation report for the month of January is in.  Our district is making progress in reaching our goal of $160,00.  As of this report we have contributed $89,653.  On behalf of the district and all the people in our district and world community who will benefit from these donations, I do want to thank you for your generosity and continuing generosity.

Doing Good in the World Ruth Kaser 0
The Barberton Rotary Club is also on Facebook! Ruth Kaser 0
Posted by Ruth Kaser
Do you want to find out about upcoming events,scheduled meetings, club events? It's easy- just select the link to Calendar located in the yellow banner at the top of the website home page.
Did you know? Ruth Kaser 0
Posted by Donald Kaser
Accessible by all club members, it allows you to communicate much more effectively, as well as saves you valuable time.
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