Rotary Club of Plain Township

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Service Project: Backpack for Kids
On the second Wednesday of every month through May, Plain Rotarians will pack backpacks for children in need at the Stark County Hunger Task Force headquarters in downtown Canton.
Designed specifically to target childhood hunger, every month the Backpack for Kids Program supplies crucial weekend meals to over 2,200 school-aged children at five local elementary schools in three Stark County school districts. Students at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food from which they can easily assemble four healthy, non-perishable, and kid-friendly meals to sustain them over the weekend. Students are identified by their participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), through which they receive free and reduced lunches during the school week (Monday through Friday).

What to expect

Volunteers arrive between 4:00pm and 4:15pm.  Meals are served at 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Volunteers are typically finished by 6:15pm.   Families welcome/encouraged.

Refuge of Hope Ministries

405 3rd Street Northeast

Canton, OH 44702


The Rotary Club of Plain Township joins Rotary International to

Celebrate The Rotary Foundation Centennial - 100 years of “Doing Good in the World

That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

Upcoming Speakers

1/3 - Kathy Myers, Coleman Profesional Services
1/10 - Stark County Sheriffs Department - Narcotics Unit
1/17 - Junior Achievement, Rick Taylor
1/24 - Business Professionals of America GOHS
1/31 - Club Meeting

Have speaker ideas? Contact Eric Smer or

Karen Vrabec at

Table Assignments
January Table Assignments?
Upcoming Events
January 9  - Board Meeting 7:30 a.m. Plain Twp Admin 
January 9  - Auction Meeting at Jami Ellsworth's 5:30pm
January 10 - Backpack at SCHTF
January 26 - Refuge of Hope 
January 30 - Auction Meeting at Marty Ortman's 5:30pm


Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - Annual Dinner, Raffle & Auction



Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Plain Township Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Skyland Pines Lodge
3550 Columbus Rd NE
Canton, OH  44705
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Vocational Chair
Club Avenue
Community Avenue Chair
International Co-Chair
International Co-Chair
Foundation Chair
Immediate Past President
Board of Trustees


Barry Kindy             

Edward Waldo          

Bob Schaffner


Drew Devore

Dan Lundy

Marilyn Barr


Herman Hill

Jami Ellsworth

Dennis Weisend

Date signifies end of term

Members Join Anniversary
Join Date:
  • Marty Ortman
    January 1, 2011
    7 years
  • Meena Patel
    January 7, 2000
    18 years
  • Linda Cavela
    January 21, 2015
    3 years
  • Ryan Wilson
    January 21, 2014
    4 years