Meeting on December 17, 2019
Minutes from meeting.
Rotareminder for the Rotary Club of Kent
Meeting on December 17, 2019
President Roger Sidoti welcomed the group.
Patriotic song God Bless America was led by David Dix.
Bill Nome led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Invocation was offered by Lori Wemhoff.
President Roger and David Dix led us in the singing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Todd Kamenesh will be handling photos this afternoon with Brian Bialik handling Rotareminder
Visiting Rotarians
               Steve Dennis – Matt from Kent State University
               Roger              – Steve Smith
Student of the Month
               TRHS Principal Dennis Love presented Katie Kulis as Rotary Student of the Month.
  • There will be NO MEETINGS the 24th and the 31st .
  • The mother of Rotarian Tom Hall, Donna Hall, passed away.She has had affiliation with our club for over six decades.
  • Rotary Board meeting scheduled for January 16th.
  • Steve Dennis announced that giving participation from our club to RI is up to 80% with ~$9k received to date.
  • The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a send-off party for outgoing chamber Chamber director, Lori Wemhoff on Tuesday, January 7th at the KSU Hotel & Conference Center from 5-7:00pm.
  • Bill Childers extended thanks to the numerous rotarians who helped with bell ringing for the Salvation Army.
  • Rachel Kerns announced that today was the last day of their toy drive.Items may still be dropped off at the Kent Restore location.
  • MaryBeth Harper shared with members that the shoeboxes prepared for the Children of the Dump were delivered on December 1st.All told, the district contributed 890 boxes with 50 coming from the Kent club.
  • The Portage County Association of Insurance Agents sent a thank you card to the Club for its sundry contributions of clothing items for needy families in and around our community.
Kathy Myers introduced Faye Nicholson, a Partnership Specialist with Census 2020.  As a census coordinator responsible for Summit and Portage counties, Faye is charged with the task of assembling and training individuals to count everyone once and successfully, as mandated by the US Constitution Article 1.  These individuals comprise count committees representative of their communities, which is key to developing effective outreach strategies.   Committee members are committed to being transparent and fair.  They cannot ask to enter one’s home, nor would they ever ask for personal identifiable information such as one’s ss#. 
Planning for census counts starts early.  The Federal government provides multiple language video guides for individuals from many backgrounds.  In addition, people are now able to respond to census questions in-person, over the phone, via their website, or by paper. 
The importance of conducting a fair and accurate census has significant implications for communities all across the United States.  The economic impact is broad reaching affecting areas related to public schools, infrastructure projects, Health and Human services, etc.  Today, this translates into Federal dollars in excess of $675mm. 
To receive accurate answers to any census-related questions, or to report unsubstantiated rumors regarding the census, the government provides a website,, for any and all citizens to use.
David Sommers provided the response.
Respectfully submitted,
Brian K Bialik
Rotarian of the Year - Todd Kamenash
Congratulations to Rotarian Todd Kamenash. Todd was given the Rotarian of the Year award!!!! Todd works hard on Rotary’s behalf every day. Todd is actively recruiting new members, assisting with fundraising campaigns, assisting with social media marketing and a member of the Rotary board of directors. He is a great example of someone who serves others with a giving heart. He is pictured with President Roger Sidoti.
Kent Roosevelt Leadership Planning Retreat

Thank you to the Roosevelt High School Leadership Retreat planning team for presenting to the Rotary Club of Kent this week. Students shared their experience with the 34th annual event. This year’s theme was “The Anatomy of a Leader: Nurturing Mind, Body, and Soul.” 109 delegates attended.

Pictured are students on the planning committee (P), Interact members (I), and the Student Activities Coordinator / Co-Adviser Heidi Jurging (*).

Front Row (left-to-right): Lizzie Lohman (I), Jess Giaimo (P), Aly Guinto (P), Jenna Senderling (P)

Back Row (left-to-right): Anaya Corwston (P), Tanner McKown (I), Katie Kulis (P), Kyle Doershuk (P), Jordan Carlton (P), Chloe Alexander (P), Heidi Jurging (*)

Members of the planning committee unable to attend include Kent Gordon, Courtney Kenworthy, and Jenny Coffee.

Rotary Foundation gives back to districts
Thank you to Kent Rotarian Steve Dennis who shared what our Rotary Foundation has gives back to districts in the form of grants. Steve is pictured.
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Operations during the pandemic and putting together WKSU’s Morning Edition
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Club Assembly-Installation of Randy Smith and Board of Directors.
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The challenging environment with lost revenue and reductions facing KSU Athletics.
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Environment coaches must now deal with Covid19 / Plan to continue excellent program.
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KSU womens golf program.
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