Rotary Club of Plain Township

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Meetings are Wednesdays* at 11:45am 
New Meeting Location 
Chateau Michele
2231 44th Street NW - Canton OH 44709
Guests welcome! RSVP to Kathy Schaffner
  • Cost for lunch is $13 and $5 if you are not having lunch.
  • *No meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month - our Hour of Service.
How do you describe the organization called "Rotary?" There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of a million Rotarians. There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship, classifications of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understanding, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people, and many more descriptive qualities.

In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. They turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Relation Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary be prepared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.” Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"
2021-2022 Officers
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Officers!
President- Herman Hill
President-Elect - Trey Wackerly
Vice President – Jami Ellsworth
Treasurer – Ryan Wilson
Secretary – Kathy Schaffner
Sergeant at Arms – John McMasters
Pictured L-R: District Gov Dan Morgan, Trey Wackerly, Jami Ellsworth, Kathy Schaffner, Ryan Wilson, John McMasters and Herman Hill.
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
Club Paul Harris Fellows
Individuals who have contributed more than $1,000 to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund, or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Additionally, individual Rotary clubs may also honor individuals as Paul Harris Fellows. These honorees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris. Paul Harris recognition is not limited to Rotarians. Members of the Plain Township Rotary Club are proud of their commitment to the Rotary Foundation.
Upcoming Speakers
April Speakers
The Foundation is doing great things for our school district and our community.
Presenter:  Suzi Lantz, President Plain Local Schools Foundation         
Service Day
To be announced
Assessing Risk in the Juvenile Justice System.
Presenter: Matt Kreitzer, Chief Magistrate Stark County Family Courts                                                           
Have speaker ideas?
Trey Wackerly

Herman Hill

Click HERE for available speaker dates

Table Assignments
January 2022
Karen Vrabec
Barrie Thorp
Carrie Robson
Sign up here for 2022
Upcoming Events
Monthly Meetings/Sevice
Board Meeting Schedule
All meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday at noon at the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
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
GiGi's Playhouse Volunteers
Gigi’s could use three to four volunteers to perform the following tasks:
  1. Cleaning and Sanitizing;
  2. Administrative Tasks such as laminating, copying, etc.
  3. Interacting with participants
Click this link to see our SignUp on
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Plain Township Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Chateau Michele
2231 44th Street NW
Canton, OH 44709
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Board of Trustees
At Large Board Members
Term Expires 2022
Leisyl Boone
Marty Ortman
Joan Ortman
Term Expires 2024
Denise Evans
Ashlie Kell
Members Join Anniversary
Join Date:
  • Keith Stults
    May 5, 2000
    22 years
  • Jayson Gajewski
    May 21, 2021
    1 year
  • Patrick McBrearty
    May 30, 2007
    15 years
  • Robert M. Schaffner
    May 31, 1998
    24 years