Rotary Club of Plain Township

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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


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.
2018 Rotarians of the Year: Gerry and Joey Hohler (Gerry not pictured)
2018 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

Rotary Youth Exchange & 
Amanda Anschutz with Compassion Delivered
3/13 4 Way Test presentations
3/20 GlenOak ASL Class
3/27 “The YMCA – a rich history and bright future”

Have speaker ideas? Contact

Joe Hassen 


Eric Smer

Click HERE for available speaker dates

Table Assignments
Dr. Perry Lieberman
Marty Ortman
Joe Hassen
Kevin Thomas
Upcoming Events
March 12 - Board Meeting - 7:30 a.m.
March 13 - Backpack at SCHTF during lunch
March 22 - Refuge of Hope - 4:00 p.m.
Coming Events!
    Apr 06, 2019 = 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
•  District Conference - April 12-13 - Columbus, Ohio

•  Golf Outing - Friday, August 16, 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:
  • Barrie W. Thorp
    March 1, 1985
    34 years
  • Amy Weisbrod
    March 2, 2016
    3 years
  • John Benedict
    March 2, 2016
    3 years
  • Marilyn Barr
    March 13, 2013
    6 years
  • Theresa Thomas
    March 16, 2016
    3 years
  • Dana Cramer-Toth
    March 18, 2015
    4 years