Rotary Club of Plain Township

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We are so excited about this year's fundraiser for GiGi's Playhouse Canton. The Casino committee is currently seeking sponsors for this sure to be fun event! Help us bring much-needed services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Tapped out this year? We are happy to invoice your company in 2019. 

Sponsorship opportunities available at 
Service Project: Backpack for Kids
On the second Wednesday of every month, 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


Congratulations New Officers!
President-Elect Joe Hassen,  President Eric Smer, PDG Dave Ewing (installation officer), Past President Karen Vrabec and Vice President Brook Harless. Not pictured: Treasurer Ryan Wilson and Secretary Sue Mansfield.
Rotarians of the Year: Gerry and Joey Hohler (Gerry not pictured)
Outstanding New Member Award: Brook Harless


Congratulations Rotary Club of Plain Township Scholarship Winners! (Pictured L-R) Steven Shalenberger, Nathan Wellman, Brian Evans, Brandon Patterson, Jenna Ritchey, Kirsten Shoup, Isabelle Bruder and Megan Cordell.

Ransom Barr - $1000 each
Megan Cordell
Jenna Ritchey

Service Above Self - $1,000 each
Isabelle Bruder
Brian Evans
Steven Shalenberger
Nathan Wellman

William Heichel Basketball - $500 each
April Chimera
Richard Mitchell
Brandon Patterson
Kirsten Shoup

Upcoming Speakers

12/ 5 - Symphonic Strings Performance
12/12 - GlenOak Choir - Holiday luncheon
12/19 - Evening event - no lunch meeting
12/26- No Meeting 

Have speaker ideas? Contact

Joe Hassen 


Eric Smer

Click HERE for available speaker dates

Table Assignments
Theresa Thomas
Barry Thorp
Upcoming Events
December 3 - Auction Meeting -  6:00 p.m. Sue Mansfield House
December 12 - Backpack at Stark County Hunger Task Force - Noon
December 19 - Evening Social - Hercules Apartments
December 28 - Refuge of Hope
2018-19 Fundraisers
  • Casino Night  - Saturday, February 9, 2019

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 of America
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


Dan Lundy

Marilyn Barr


Herman Hill

Jami Ellsworth

Date signifies end of term

Members Join Anniversary
Join Date:
  • Douglas B. Crawford
    December 5, 2005
    13 years
  • Susan Mansfield
    December 7, 2011
    7 years
  • Gerry Hohler
    December 8, 2001
    17 years
  • Trey (Eugene) Wackerly
    December 12, 2012
    6 years
  • Susan Olivera
    December 14, 2005
    13 years