As we all get busy with family reunions, travel, spending time by the lake and yardwork, time for volunteering can be even more limited than usual in the summer. Our club's schedule has been lighter in order to make Rotary accessible even during this active time of year. Events are also more family-friendly, summer-themed and less formal. July was really fun with two happy hours, a live music outing, a brainstorming session, a baseball game and just two regular meetings. Be sure to check out the August schedule on the new Meetings tab for more of the same!
Even with all that fun, we managed to work in some service too. Last month we joined the Elden Elementary PTA on their playground build to lend a hand raking all that mulch. This month we will host a summer picnic for about 100 local senior citizens at Canton Woods Senior Center. The picnic includes a meal, entertainment, door prizes and a great opportunity for seniors to socialize. This has been a club tradition in some form or another for many, many years!
The fun and service is going to continue beyond the summer too. Coming up after Labor Day, we'll have:
  • More happy hours
  • A cider pressing night
  • A fun membership contest
  • the Pride of Workmanship Dinner
  • Pints for Polio
  • A ghost walk outing
Plus some great speakers and programs at our regular meetings!
Now is a great time to visit our club, meet our 60+ members and consider getting involved in giving back to your community. All of these social events, hands-on service projects and fundraisers are opportunities for us to get to know each other while having fun together. That's really what Rotary is all about!
Click here to read our newsletter for some snapshots from July outings and a fun video of the opera singer we had at a recent meeting.