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Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Club News
Since March, Kent Rotarian Will Underwood has been delivering food 2 or 3 days/week to clients for the Center of Hope. COH Director LaJoyce Harris took this picture of Will and his van as he readies to deliver food throughout needy homes in Portage County. He indicated that, while his Rotary pin is not visible, “I did wear it most days!” While the Center of Hope is phasing out home delivery, here is an example of a Rotarian voluntarily filling a community need during this crisis!
 
I am sure there are many more stories out there about Rotarians going above and beyond during the COVID-19 crisis, whether donating time, money, or resources helping others in need. Actually, I have first-hand knowledge and know many who would prefer not to be publicly acknowledged.  I want to congratulate Will Underwood and thank him for allowing me to use his story as an example of my strongly held belief that what binds individual Kent Rotarians is a mindset of “Service above Self,” and is manifest in our individual actions.
 
Roger Sidoti

Registration for the Rotary Club of Kent: Christmas in July on 7.25.20 is now available at Tiny.cc/Rotary.

 

Please see the flyer.

 
The event will be a variety show hosted by Todd Kamenash and Alyssa Mazey. There will be a combination of live and pre-recorded elements including musical entertainment. There will be a live auction and a chance to give to a specific local organization. The concept is to have a fun experience, be entertained, and raise money for our foundation to give directly back to our community.
Most of us remember Fred Dubois as a longstanding Kent Rotarian and businessman. His dedication to Rotary ideals was reflected when he bequeathed $50,000 to the Kent Rotary Foundation at his passing. Now his family continues fostering those ideals through The DuBois Family Foundation. During our COVID-19 crisis, the foundation is partnering with Family and Community Services in leading The Great Ohio Health Hunt. Its focus is personal protective equipment to support frontline COVID-19 caretakers! I would encourage you to go to the Project URL for more details:
 

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