Akron Press Club Book Sale Nov. 10, 2018

The annual Akron Press Club book sale will be Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Summit County Historical Society, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road at South
Portage Path, Akron.
The sale provides a wonderful opportunity to buy new and gently used books, audio books, music and movies. Most items are priced at $5 or less.
Proceeds from the annual book sale fund scholarships for local journalism, public relations and communications students. More than $300,000 in scholarships has been awarded through the years.
Donations for the book sale are welcome.
Anyone who wishes to contribute to the sale or has a question may contact Ron Syroid at rlsyroid@gmail.com or 330-607-6811, or Julia Gammon julia.gammon@gmail.com or 330-592-5284. Books may also be dropped off from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Summit County Historical Society, Perkins Stone Mansion. Encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest Condensed books will not be accepted.

Details:
Event: Akron Press Club Annual Book Sale.
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday Nov. 10, 2018.
Place: Summit County Historical Society, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road in Akron.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci to speak at Akron Press Club October 9

Jim Renacci, a Republican member of Congress who is running for the U.S. Senate in November, will speak at the Akron Press Club, Tuesday, October 9, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.
This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and The City Club of Cleveland.
Renacci was elected to Congress in 2010 and is serving his fourth term representing the 16th district of Ohio, which includes Wayne County and parts of Medina, Summit, Stark, Portage and Cuyahoga counties. He is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee.
He is a native of western Pennsylvania who moved to Wadsworth in 1983. There he founded a company that owned, operated and managed nursing facilities throughout the region. Renacci also founded a CPA firm in 1989, along with other businesses.
Also in Wadsworth, he was a volunteer firefighter, served on the city’s Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and was elected city council president twice. In 2004, Renacci was elected mayor of Wadsworth
Renacci holds a bachelor degree in business administration from Indiana University in Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Tina, have raised one daughter and two sons.

Speaker: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci.
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at noon.
Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.
Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.
Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro to deliver State of the County Speech August 30

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro will deliver the annual State of the County speech at the John S. Knight Center on Thursday, August 30. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the program will begin at noon.

There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.

Ilene Shapiro was appointed county executive in 2016. She was elected to the office the following November, becoming Summit County’s first elected woman county executive. She is a former county council president who served on the council for more than nine years.

She manages a budget of nearly $500 million that includes nine departments. She serves on the University of Akron Research Foundation Board and is a member of the GreaterAkron Area ATHENA PowerLink governing body.

Shapiro is co-founder of the Women’s Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, and has served as past president of the Women’s Network.

She is a former senior vice president of sales with FirstMerit Corp. and director of strategic alliances at the Summa Foundation. She also started a beauty supply business and owned a consulting business.

Proceeds from this speech and other Press Club events fund scholarships for students of journalism and public relations.

Please note our new reservation system!

All elected officials must register through Julie Tortora at the Summit County Executive’s Office at jtortora@summitoh.net or 330-643-2609.

All other registrations register through Lianne Fowler at the Akron Press ClubRSVP here.

Program: State of the County 2018

Date: Thursday, August 30

Time: Doors open 11 a.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon

Place: John S. Knight Center

Cost: $35 Individual Tickets, members and non-members

          $350 per table of 10

 Reservations required

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.
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Akron Press Club, John S. Knight scholarships awarded

A total of nine students are receiving scholarships for $5,000 each from the Akron Press Club and the John S. Knight Journalism Fund.

Six area college students were selected for scholarships in memory of longtime Akron Beacon Journal editor John S. Knight and public relations professional Ludel Sauvageot.

A seventh student received the Russ Pry scholarship from the Akron Press Club, named in honor of the Summit County executive who died in 2016. He supported the Press Club through his annual State of the County speech.

Through the generosity of Aileen Thong, a retired U.S. Army physician, in tribute to her father, the late Louis Gitsin Thong, the Akron Press Club awarded two more scholarships.

This year’s Knight scholars are Cameron Gorman, Anna Huntsman and Emma Keating of Kent State University and Abigail Bashor and Allyson Smith of the University of Akron.

The Sauvageot scholar is Abigail Winternitz of Kent State.

The Russ Pry scholar is Ariel Stahler of Kent State

The Thong scholars are John Alfieri of the University of Akron and Henry Palatella of Kent State.

The scholars will be recognized at a noon luncheon April 27 at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., in downtown Akron. M.L. Schultze, digital editor and reporter/producer at WKSU, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets for the lunch, sponsored by the Akron Press Club, are $20. For reservations, contact Kim Anderson of the Beacon Journal at 330-996-3461.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

 

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to speak at Akron Press Club May 11

Sherrod Brown, a Democrat running for re-election in November, will speak at the Akron Press Club Friday, May 11, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Buffet lunch will start at 11:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:45 a.m.

This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and The City Club of Cleveland.

Brown was elected to the United States Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2012. He holds the highest elected office of any Democrat in Ohio.

He is the ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Finance Committee; and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee.

Brown represented Ohio’s 13th Congressional District from 1993 through January 2007. He served two terms as Ohio’s Secretary of State beginning in 1983. Before then he was a member of the Ohio House.

A native of Mansfield, Brown has degrees from The Ohio State University and Yale University. He lives in Cleveland with his wife Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author.

 

Speaker: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018.

Note special time: Doors open at 11 a.m. Buffet luncheon starting at 11:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:45 a.m.

Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

 

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

 

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Kathleen Clyde to speak at Akron Press Club April 9

Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State Kathleen Clyde will speak at the Akron Press Club Monday, April 9, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

This event is co-sponsored with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the City Club of Cleveland.

Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House district, which covers portions of Portage County. She first was elected to the seat in 2010.

A native of Garrettsville who graduated from James A. Garfield High School, Clyde received a bachelor’s in English from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and her J.D. from The Ohio State University in 2008. While in law school, she was an editor of the law review, president of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and a student researcher and analyst at OSU’s Election Law Center.

She was a law clerk for the Ohio Secretary of State and the Ohio Senate and had a fellowship at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University for the study of election law.

 

Speaker: Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State Kathleen Clyde.

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018.

Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at noon.

Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

 

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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Frank LaRose to speak at Akron Press Club March 19

The Republican candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, will speak at the Akron Press Club Monday, March 19, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

This event is co-sponsored with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the City Club of Cleveland.

LaRose currently represents Ohio’s 27th Senate district, which includes portions of Summit and Stark counties as well as all of Wayne County.

LaRose grew up in Copley Township, where he graduated from Copley High School. LaRose joined the Army, serving in the 101st Airborne Division and later in the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets). He received a Bronze Star for his service as a sergeant first class in Iraq. Following his service, LaRose graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in consumer affairs and a business administration minor.

LaRose ran for the Ohio Senate in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014.

LaRose is a board member of the Ohio Historical Society, junior vice commander of the Fairlawn Veterans of Foreign War; and a member of the executive board for the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.

 

Speaker: Republican candidate for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018.

Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at noon.

Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, March 16, 2018.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

 

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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Keith Faber to speak at Akron Press Club February 20

The Republican candidate for Ohio Auditor of State, Keith Faber, will speak at the Akron Press Club Tuesday, February 20, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

This event is co-sponsored with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the City Club of Cleveland.

Faber currently represents Ohio’s 84th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Faber previously served eight years in the Ohio Senate, where he was Senate president from 2013-2016.

Faber is the principal partner with Faber and Associates in Celina, a law firm specializing in civil litigation and mediation, helping courts and parties resolve matters without trial.

Faber earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University in 1991. He completed his undergraduate studies in public administration/policy with a minor in biology, graduating with honors from Oakland University in Michigan in 1988. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Toledo.

Faber belongs to several different Chambers of Commerce and Farm Bureaus, the Ohio Right to Life, and the National Rifle Association. He has served on the Mercer/Auglaize YMCA Board of Directors.

 

Speaker: Republican candidate for Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at noon.

Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, February 16, 2018.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

 

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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Zack Space to speak at Akron Press Club March 6

Democratic candidate for Ohio Auditor of State Zack Space will speak at the Akron Press Club Tuesday, March 6, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the City Club of Cleveland.

            Space is a former member of the U.S. House, where he represented Ohio’s 18th District from 2007 to 2011. Upon leaving the House, he joined Vorys Advisors of Columbus. He also is a board member for a number of non-profits, including the Rural Community Assistance Partnership CoalBlue, the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Ohio Black Legislative Caucus Foundation.

After earning a B.A. from Kenyon College and a J.D. at The Ohio State University, Space returned to his native Dover in Tuscarawas County where he managed a consumer-oriented law practice. He also served as a public defender and as Dover’s law director.

 

Speaker: Democratic candidate for Ohio Auditor of State Zack Space.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at noon.

Place:  The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, March 2, 2018.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

 

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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Superintendent David James to deliver State of Akron Schools speech Feb. 13

Superintendent David James will discuss the state of Akron Public Schools at the Akron Press Club’s luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 13. There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.

As superintendent, James is responsible for more than 20,000 students and 3,000 employees. The district includes more than 50 schools and community learning centers.

In the past year the district partnered with the LeBron James Family Foundation to create a school for students at risk of falling behind. The school is based on the foundation’s existing I Promise Network programs, which have helped more than 1,100 Akron-area grade school students the past six years. The new school offers more learning time for students.

Akron Public Schools have been named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community. Under this framework schools can offer a more focused learning setting and students can select a college and career path similar to picking a major in college.

The district also offers dual degree programs where students can earn a high school diploma and a two-year college degree upon graduation from high school.

In addition to his superintendent duties, James is president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. The GAR Foundation awarded James its 2017 Glass Half Full Award.

He is a graduate of Cleveland John Adams High School and Cleveland State University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He joined the Akron school district in 1992, became executive director for business affairs in 2002 and superintendent in August 2008.

 

Details:

Program: State of Akron Schools by Superintendent David James.

Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13. Program follows.

Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost:

  • $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members, $160 for tables of eight.
  • Advance payment required for tables of eight.
  • $25 for all reservations made after Thursday, Feb. 8 (members & non-members).

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Thursday, Feb. 8.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

 

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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