Rotary Club of Fairlawn speakeasy fundraiser (Oct. 7)


Oct. 7

Rotary Club of Fairlawn speakeasy fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Fairlawn will host its 12th annual speakeasy fundraiser on Oct. 7 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to William Roth, former mayor of Fairlawn, for his service and dedication to the community. Roth will also be presented with Rotary’s distinguished Paul Harris Award.

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. Akron Children’s Hospital, Blick Center, Crown Point Ecology Center and the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation will receive proceeds from this event. The club’s last event raised over $50,000 for local organizations.

The Speakeasy fundraiser will be an evening of dining and dancing in a nostalgic speakeasy atmosphere. Tommy Bruno from The Summit FM 91.3 will be emceeing the event. 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 to 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). ∞