Rotary Club of Plain Township

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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

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


 Member News


July 10 -  Jami Ellsworth
July 18 - Karen Vrabec
July 20 -  Chuck Shalenberger
July 24 -  Michael Dougan
Wedding Anniversaries
July 2 - Ed & Linda Waldo
July 17 - Kevin & Michi Thomas
July 20 - Brent & Becky May
July 28 - Herman & Tajuana Hill
The Rotary Club of Plain Township joins Rotary International to

Celebrate The Rotary Foundation Centennial - 100 years of “Doing Good in the World

That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

Upcoming Speakers

7/4 - No Meeting - Independence Day

7/11 - Installation of New Officers at Bistro at Oakwood Square

7/18 - Ryan Heckert, TWi Executive Director

7/25 -  Heather Craig, Love The Children Ministries


Have speaker ideas? Contact Joe Hassen or

Eric Smer or

Click HERE for available speaker dates

Table Assignments


Joy Dougan

Joey Hohler

11- Brook Harless

18 & 25 Karen Vrabec


Upcoming Events


July 18 - Military Family Open House

July 26 - Putt-Putt Party - Mini Golf Social - 6-9pm at Rolling Greens Miniature Golf

July 27 - Refuge of Hope Volunteer


2018-19 Fundraisers

  • Pancake Day -  Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • Taste of Plain - Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Casino Night  - Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • William Heichel All-Star Basketball -  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (tentative)

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
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


Barry Kindy             

Edward Waldo          

Bob Schaffner


Drew Devore

Dan Lundy

Marilyn Barr


Herman Hill

Jami Ellsworth

Dennis Weisend

Date signifies end of term

Members Join Anniversary
Join Date:
  • Anthony Rich
    July 1, 2015
    3 years
  • Richard Tirpak
    July 1, 1986
    32 years
  • Eric Smer
    July 13, 2011
    7 years