Rotary Club of Fairlawn holds annual speakeasy fundraiser


6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Fairlawn will host its 11th annual speakeasy fundraiser on Oct. 29, from 6-11 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to William Considine for his service and dedication to the community.

The speakeasy event is the club’s major fundraiser. Its purpose is to help fund special projects for local charities. Through the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation, this year’s proceeds will help local organizations that support children’s education, health and welfare. This year, Akron Children’s Hospital, Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer foundation, Blick Center, and the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation will receive proceeds from the event. The club’s last event raised over $60,000 for local organizations.

The speakeasy fundraiser will be an evening of dancing to a live band in a nostalgic speakeasy atmosphere. The ticket price of $125 per person includes a sit-down dinner, an oral and silent auction, a cash bar and a “best-dressed” costume contest. Raffle tickets for gifts are also available for purchase.

To purchase event/raffle tickets or make a donation to the speakeasy fundraiser, visit For additional information, contact Johnathan Roberts at 757-377-7896 or 

Corporate sponsorships start at $395, and program advertising starts at $75. If someone is unable to attend, but would like to help, send a check to the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation, Inc., at P.O. Box 13063, Fairlawn, Ohio 44334. The Fairlawn Rotary Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3).   

CDC guidelines, state, local and venue requirements are to be in effect on the date of the event. ∞