Canton Rotary Club


Antonio’s Cucina Italiana Restaurant
2220 North Canton Center Road

Near Meijers

Canton, MI 48187
(734) 981-9800

Meets Monday

12 Noon






President Gerald Folk

Canton Rotary Club
DG Wayne Titus Official Visit with his Rotary Club
Club President Kevin Davis, DG Wayne and Lisa Titus, AG Traci Sincock, Echange Student Jose (Ze), Visiting Texas Rotarian and Canton Rotarians

President Kevin presents a Club Donation to a Future Clean Water Project to DG Wayne


John Kowalski showing how the ace of hearts was missed at the 50-50 drawing.  Over $600 is in the pot.

Rotary Club of Canton
Detroit Rotarian Fred Pearson dicusses  the very complicated conflicts
in Eastern Europe and Middle East.


Rotary Club of Canton
Last Monday - some of the 400 boxes of stuffing that the Club is donating to the Salvation Army to be included in Thanksgiving Baskets.

Rotary Club of Canton
Installation Luncheon

2013-14 President Abe Vintski


2014-15 President Jerry Folk

Jerry Pinning Past President Pin on Abe

DG Liz Smith Installing
President Jerry Folk


Rotary Clubs of Canton, Livonia and Livonia A.M. - Candy and Kiddie Rock
Show for local Head Start Children and families. Steve Songs performed for these families. Rotarians asked Santa to stop by, provided books to take home. Some gifts and snacks were included.

Rotary Club of Canton
Detroit Area Diaper Bank
I'm so grateful for the generous support of our community Diaper Bank! Here is the link to our website for more information about DADB: and more specifically, our About Us page: Marybeth Levine

Rotary club of Canton
DG Donna's Official Visit

DG Donna, President Abe Vinitski, AG Roger Moore

Rotary Club of Canton
Induction of Stacy Payne and Destiny Emerson
They go all out to have an significant ceremony for inducting new members! Includes inviting guests, printed program, fantastic Rotarian to install the new members, and guest to sing the national anthems.

PDG Jim Karolyi installed , Stacy Payne and Destiny, Rotarians Bill Tesen and Lisa Kennedy helping out.

Rotary Club of Canton, Canton Walmart,
Salvation Army - School Back-Pack Project
This timely commuity project involved Canton Rotarians that paid and collected school supplies, Canton Walmart donated many school supplies, Salvation Army collates and gives out the much needed school backpacks.


Rotary Club of Canton
installation Luncheon
IPDG Mary Kehoe inducted President Abe Vinitski
and the Board

John Kowalski is Happy that He didn't pick the correct card!
Only 8 carfds left to choose from!

Mary Installing Abe

Past President and District Governor Nominee Wayne Titus pinning the President's Pin on Ave

Mary Installing the borrd

President Abe

2012-13 - Canton Rotary supported local and international projects focused on our Vision. 
Here is a short list of what we accomplished.

·        We supported Starfish Family Services,, by hosting Candy Canes and Kiddie Rock at Cherry Hill Village Theater, bringing in Mr. Steve of SteveSongs, a national PBS kids act.  The event was a literacy and health initiatives event where children were able to visit with Santa and receive age appropriate books in promotion of literacy, they were able to play games and also, got to participate in an energy-filled show with Mr. Steve

·         We provided a grant in support of Francis Mustapha, a National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee ( in his efforts to build and staff schools in Madina Village in Sierra Leone.  He has a blog documenting his progress at

·        We granted Canton Library funds to support literacy and ELL services. 

·        We granted Detroit Area Diaper Bank funding in support of their mission to provide diapers to Metro Detroit neighbors (children and adults)

·        We reserved funds and are organizing, supporting and coordinating grant efforts to The Rotary Foundation for a $700,000 water and sanitation project that will provide two poor villages in El Salvador potable water piped to their homes.  The project will be the largest of it’s kind and will be solar powered with ultra-violet filtration.

·        We supported the End Polio Now campaign.  We are this close…see  When Rotary joined this campaign in earnest in 1988, there were 125 polio-endemic countries and only 71 polio-free countries.  At the end of 2012, there are 3 polio-endemic countries and 193 polio-free countries. We expect that it will be only 2 polio-endemic at the end of 2013.  Still much work to do, but we are very close.

·        We participated in working at Open Door Food Pantry, several evenings throughout the year,

·        We supported the Salvation Army back to Plymouth/Canton schools backpack program by shopping together for school supplies and backpacks.

·        We prepared, assembled and delivered Holiday baskets to Canton Seniors.

·        And we hosted a number of speakers covering various topics of local, state and international interest.


Rotarian Martha Snow sworn in as Wayne County Circuit Court Judge.
Honorable Brian Zahra, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court Administered the Oath Of Office.

Canton and Livonia Rotary Clubs
Combined Meeting.
Click on below photo of Presidents Wayne Titus, Colleen Dolan-Greene and Pat Moore to see more photos.

Rotary Club of Canton - Official Visit

Rotary Club of Canton
"Basic English as a 2nd Language Program "as we had Joice Silagy and Rev. Rocky Barra from the Connection Church of CantonPresident-elect Wayne Titus, Joice and Rocky

Rotary Club of Canton - Program
Honorable Judge Ron Lowe of the 35th District Court


Canton Rotary Club
At our December 12th meeting .Canton Rotary put together 70 baskets that were distributed to disadvantaged senior citizens in Canton Township.

Pizza with Santa
This year we held the Pizza with Santa for Head Start children and their families. We received a District 6400 grant to help fund the event. A total of 73 children and 61 adults all from Head Start attended the event.

Santa Arrives


Balloons for all Children\

Face Painting was popular

Story Teller

Family Face Painting

Each child received a gift of a book - and parents received a medical reference book

More Balloons

DG Michael Duben's Official Visit

2011 Installation Event

President Ansel Dooley

DG Michael pinning President's Pin on Joan Noricks\

DG Michael Duben and President Joan

DG Michael installing the Board

YE Student Daniel - Farewell Meeting

He has returned to his home.

President Joan receiving a special cake from John Kowalski

DG Michael and Daniel

Rotary Club of CantonToday they gathered at the Walmart off August and Canton Center to support the Backpack program. We had good attendance of 15 members along with Dan Hull (and two more interns) from the Salvation Army. Also, potential member Penny Klein joins us again today (5th consecutive).

Two Projects at the Summit Park
Dry Run for the Liberty Festival
Applying Wood Chips at Playground

Canton Rotary Club
Fourth Annual Sharing in the Community Award Marybeth Levine
President-Elect Joan Noricks, Maybeth Levine, President Ansel Tooley

Rotarian Wayne Titus - 5th Sapphire PHF Pin
PHF Jim Karolyi presents PHF Pin to Wayne Titus

Canton Rotary Club
Pizza with Santa Event

Courtesy of Jeff and Kim Mitchell
Deepblue Photo

President Ansel Dooley starting the meeting!

DG Kim & President Ansel having a good laugh
DG Kim & YE Inbound Student Daniel from Germany

DG Kim, YE Daniel, Host Family & Rotarians

AD Dave Cash, President Ansel, DG Kim

Pizza with Santa 2009
See Many More Photos

Santa, Elf & Family of Canton Rotary Club

Christmas Baskets

School Supplies Donations

These Rotarians presented school supplies to the
Plymouth - Canton Clothing Bank!

Past President Ken Beardsley presented the
Excellence Award to Ansel Doole

Past President Ken Beardsley presented a
Rotary Clock to Sue Kolwalski for all your volunteering in 08-09

Canton Rotary Club
Club Projects Flyer

Rotarian Sue Kowalski did this for their
Community Invitational Luncheon

Canton Rotary - Scholarship Recipients
L to R: Larry Oldford committee member, Jessica Battle who will be a student at Schoolcraft College studying Nursing, Angelica Grady who will be a student at Henry Ford Community College studying Radiology, Ryan Daniels who will be a student at Schoolcraft College studying Engineering, Joan Noricks committee member, and J.D. Robison committee member.

Canton Rotary & Carrabba's Resturant
Community Award - Bob Boyer

L-R: Bob Boyer, President Ken Beardsley, DG Bruce, Karyl Neimi

Canton - Holiday Dinner
Canton - Pizza with Santa


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