News and Events
Greeting Our New Exchange Student
This year’s Canton Rotary Club “Fun Weekend” event, for exchange students from throughout our district, was a big success. Here are a few photos:
October 28, 2013
Here are some photos from the District Conference that took place in East Peoria this past weekend:
Corporate Members Inducted
October 2, 2013
New corporate members were recently inducted into Canton Rotary Club. Here are Joe Nusz with Sherwin Williams, and Chad Mayall and Don Reid from Bank of Farmington – Canton branch, shown with club President, John Stanko.
Recent Meeting Highlights Oldest and Newest
At our meeting on July 17, 2013, Ralph Froehling was presented with a certificate for his 30 years of membership and service to the Canton Rotary Club. Congratulations, Ralph!
At the same meeting, one of our newest members, Larry Eskridge, was our speaker for the day. He talked about the 50th anniversary of the Fulton County Playhouse Barn Theater.
New Members Inducted
New members, Larry Eskridge and Rusty Melhouse were inducted into the club at our meeting on July 3. Pictured from left to right are: Pete Taraboletti (sponsored Larry Eskridge), Larry Eskridge, President John Stanko, Rusty Melhouse, Assistant Governor Phil Fleming, and President Elect Tom Eiselt.
Goodbye to Paula
A photo of our exchange student, Paula, and her host family as she heads back home. Thanks for a great year, Paula! And best wishes.
Passing the Torch
Outgoing president, Matt Murphy congratulates incoming president, John Stanko.
2013 Firefighter of the Year Award
Rotary Club of Canton hosted the annual Firefighter of the Year awards on March 27. This year’s award was presented to recently retired firefighter, Richard “Dick” Groves, shown here with Rotary member, Chief Keith Frank.
See also, the Canton Daily Ledger article on the event.
2012 Police Awards
Rotary Club of Canton hosted the annual Police Awards on May 16, 2012. Two Canton police officers, a telecommunicator, and an auxiliary officer were honored, and the Chief’s Award was also awarded to our own Rotary member, Canton School District Superintendent Roy Webb.
For more detailed information on the awards and the winners read the Daily Ledger article.
High School Essay Contest Winners
Canton Rotary Club hosted an essay contest with Canton High School for the second year in a row, this year on the theme of “Distracted Driving”. Here’s a link to an article on the contest and winners in the Daily Ledger.
Our Outbound Exchange Student
Read this great article in the Canton Daily Ledger all about our outbound exchange student!
Goodbye and Best Wishes to Eleanor Bourke
Long time Canton Rotary member Eleanor Bourke recently moved to Florida. She will be greatly missed, and we wish her all the best in her new home.
District Governor Visits, Presents Fellowship
At the Canton Rotary meeting on Wednesday, July 20, the new District Governor for Rotary District 6460, Gordon Jumper, spoke to the club on opportunities for Rotarians for the upcoming year. While present he also presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to Canton Rotarian, (and Assistant District Governor) Phil Fleming.
Our new officers for the upcoming year were officially installed at our meeting on Wednesday, July 13.
New officers include:
|President – Jim Stratton
President Elect – Matt Murphy
Secretary – Nancy Whites
Treasurer – Ron Cloninger
Past President – Diana Tucker
Annual Police and Firefighters Awards
Canton Rotary Club recently hosted the 2011 annual awards for local police and firefighters on May 18 and 25, respectively.
Pictured below are: Police Officer of the Year–Brett Butler; Auxiliary Office of the Year–Brian Williams; Telecommunicator of the Year–Jenise Jones; and Chiefs Award winner–Animal Control Officer, Drake Wilson.
Shawn Lawrence of Cook Medical
March 1, 2011
Phil Fleming selected as Assistant District Governor for Area Four
Read the ARTICLE in the Canton Daily Ledger.