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. 

Thank you, sponsors!
King: RJ Wilson, CPA
Keith Stults, Edward Jones
Ellsworth Autobody
Mike Dougan, State Farm
Mobility Works
Table Sponsors:
USA Quick Print
Doug Crawford
Canton Aluminum
Wackerly Funeral Home
Dr. Richard and Marcia Tirpak 
Kell Painting and Decorating
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

1/ 2 - John Street - Rotaplast
1 / 9 -  Club Meeting
1/16 - Patrick Hartory - "What Customers Love"
1/ 23 - Honorable Frank G. Forchione - Stark Common Pleas Court
1/30 - GlenOak American Sign Language Class 

Have speaker ideas? Contact

Joe Hassen 


Eric Smer

Click HERE for available speaker dates

Table Assignments
Tom Porter
Joey Hohler
Gerry Hohler
Upcoming Events
January 8 - Board Meeting - 7:30 a.m.
January 10 - Casino Fundraiser meeting 6 pm - Doug Crawford's house
January 25 - Refuge of Hope 
2018-19 Fundraisers
  • Casino Night  - Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • 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:
  • Marty Ortman
    January 1, 2011
    8 years
  • Meena Patel
    January 7, 2000
    19 years
  • Ryan Wilson
    January 21, 2014
    5 years