Rotary Club of Plain Township

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The Rotary Club of Plain Township will not be meeting in person through February 2021. Watch for upcoming zoom meeting information!
Meetings are Wednesdays* at 11:45am at Skyland Pines Lodge. 
Buffet lunch $13 - Meeting only $5
Guests welcome! RSVP to Brook Harless
*No meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month - our Day of Service.
We are offering our sincere apology to those families who have not yet received their letters from Santa.
It seems the letters have fallen victim to post office delays. Our members organized the project as a way for local residents to send letters to their loved ones while also raising money for the Stark County Humane Society. We checked with the post office before launching the initiative and followed their recommendation to set a deadline of December 15 to ensure delivery by Christmas.
Fifty letters that were dropped off at the Cleveland Ave post office before December 15 were not delivered. Letters that were taken to the Spangler Ave post office arrived at their destination. Several members have tried to locate the letters in the hopes they could hand-deliver them with no success.
We are heartbroken for the families who have been anxiously awaiting the delivery of their letters. We took all the steps to ensure the program's success, not realizing the extent of our postal system's issues.

The Club will refund all those who request the return of their donation and donate the $650 raised for the Humane Society.
The Rotary Club of Plain Township has organized a “restaurant relief” campaign to give back to local Canton restaurants that have supported our organization through fundraisers and events. 
The Club has pledged up to $5,000 towards the effort, with most establishments slated to receive donations of $500. Club members will begin the restaurant relief tour starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, November 17, by presenting checks and purchasing appetizers at Basil Asian Bistro, then Desert Inn followed by The Bistro of Oakwood.
On December 1, we will make donations and have appetizers at 5pm at Walther’s Twin Tavern, dinner at Loby's Grille and dessert at Taggart's.   We will also be supporting John’s Bar, Peace Love and Little Donuts, and Almost Heaven Ice Cream.
The community is welcome to join the Rotary Club of Plain Township during the campaign. The Club is committed to supporting the remaining restaurant donors for catering holiday events and club gatherings, including Kraus Pizza (Middlebranch location), Old Carolina BBQ, Smoke the Burger Joint, Pizza Bogo, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Aladdin’s Eatery, Jimmy Johns, Fat Heads Brewery and Sol Pie Pizza.
Those interested can contact Karen Vrabec at
SCHTF Backpack Program
On the second Wednesday of every month, from Noon - 1 pm, Plain Rotarians pack backpacks for children in need at the Stark County Hunger Task Force headquarters in downtown Canton. Sign up here
2020-2021 Officers
Vice President Trey Wackerly, President Brook Harless, Secretary Ashlie Kell, and President-Elect Herman Hill.
Not pictured: Treasurer Ryan Wilson
Congratulations to Joan Ortman and Joy Dougan our 2019-2020 Rotarians of the year! Joan and Joy started the “Purple Bag Project” for Canton's Domestic Violence Project, Inc. Through their efforts, over 350 bags of donated items valued at nearly $20,000 were donated to those in need! #ServiceAboveSelf
Upcoming Speakers
No in person meetings  through February 2021
Have speaker ideas?

Herman Hill

Brook Harless

Click HERE for available speaker dates

Table Assignments
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting, 2nd Wednesday (Currently via Zoom)
12pm (Noon)
Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority
400 East Tuscarawas Street 
SCHTF Backpack Program
On the second Wednesday of every month, from Noon - 1pm, Plain Rotarians pack backpacks for children in need at the Stark County Hunger Task Force headquarters in downtown Canton. Sign up here
Refuge of Hope
Our club volunteers on the last Friday of each month from 4p.m. to 6ish. Sign up here.
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
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Term  Expires 2021
Tom Porter
Bob Schaffner
Term  Expires 2022
Leisyl Boone
Marty Ortman
Joan Ortman
Members Join Anniversary
Join Date:
  • Marty Ortman
    January 1, 2011
    10 years
  • Ashlie Kell
    January 8, 2020
    1 year
  • Ryan Wilson
    January 21, 2014
    7 years