ROTARY CLUB

OF CANTON, OHIO

SERVICE

ABOVE SELF

ROTARY CLUB

OF CANTON, OHIO

SERVICE

ABOVE SELF

WE ARE

ROTARY

Rotary brings together people like you - from all walks of life - who want to use their expertise for the good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. At Rotary, we connect for good - and from lifelong friendships in the process. 

MAKE A

DIFFERENCE

Belonging to a Rotary Club provides members with an opportunity to give back to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends. People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world. 

OUR

HISTORY

The Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio officially was founded in 1915, 10 years after attorney Paul Harris and three friends launched Rotary International in Chicago. Our club's first preliminary organizational meeting was held at Bender's Restaurant on Nov. 11, 1914, with seven men in attendance. 

Three more preliminary meetings were held at Bender's on Nov. 19, Nov. 27, and Dec. 10 of 1914, and the first regular meeting occurred Jan. 8, 1915. There were 36 charter members. The club's R.I. Charter number was 146. 

Today the club is the second largest among 47 clubs in District 6650. Our membership is in the 170-180 range! 

THE ROTARY

FOUR-WAY TEST

SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT

THE ROTARY CLUB OF CANTON

SUPPORTS ARE:

Rotary Scouts

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Philomatheon Society Annual Picnic 

Crime Prevention Program

Shelter Box

World Affairs

Community Hospice of Stark County

Operation Warm

RYLA

Dominican Republic Sister Club 

Youth Exchange Program

GET TO

KNOW US

WEEKLY MEETINGS ARE HELD ON FRIDAYS

Alex D. Krassas Event Center

251 25th Street NW

Canton, Ohio  44709