Welcome to the Rotary Club of Port-Summit

 
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Club Information
Serving Ellet, Lakemore, Mogadore, Springfield, and Suffield
Port-Summit

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Event Center
2208 E Market St
Akron, OH 44312
United States of America
Things to Know
Thank you to all of the Duck adopters and tireless volunteers who made this year's Dizzy Duck Derby a success.  Your efforts and contributions will allow the Port-Summit Rotary Club to continue serving our communities.  
 
This was another fun race with a final "upset" of lazy ducks taking a nap near the finish line.  Silly Dizzy Ducks!
 
(more pics to come soon)
 
(Pic: Fred Carter, president, and Ron Whitmer, immediate past president)
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarians from Port-Summit and the District 6630 E-Club assembled to cleanup the gardens located in Mogadore's Rotary Park. 
 
New mulch, donated by Mock Pond Shop, was spread after a season's growth of weeds were cleared and tree overgrowth was removed.
 
Member Randy Rininger used his company trailer to bring in the mulch.  His fancy dump trailer made the shoveling a lot easier!
 
We had some great dinner afterward at Uncle Tito's.
 
Thank you everyone!
 
July 28th, 2022 Meeting
 
Port-Summit Rotary created blankets to deliver to Children's Services today for foster children.  These fleece blankets will go to a wide range of ages of children.  Each blanket needed cut, tied, and given some personal message for the child who receives it.  This was a fun and different way to spend our meeting while directly serving children in foster care.
 
Outstallation 2022
 
There are many things that can be said, and should be said, at our annual Outstallation gatherings. Obviously, the biggest one is the huge thank you to Ron Whitmer for his service as President for the Rotary 2021-2022 year. We are so grateful for Ron stepping up on short notice and seeing us through another productive year of serving our communities.
 
(Make sure you read this whole thing to the bottom where the pictures are!)

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 

 

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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