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Service Above Self
Fridays at 11:45 AM
The Carranor Hunt & Polo Club
502 E 2nd St.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
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Rotarian John Kurfess (Charter Member, Past President, and Past District Governor
On Friday we celebrated the life and legacy of our dear friend, Rotarian John Kurfess.
We shared laughs, smiles, and a few tears as our Rotary Family reminisced about John’s dedication to Rotary, his grand ideas, and the friendships he made throughout the years.
Our Rotary family will continue to feel the impact of John’s dedication for years to come.
Thank you, John!!! Thank you for breathing life into our club, showing us the true meaning of being a Rotarian, and providing us a solid foundation to continue to carry on our motto of Service Above Self.
It was a true honor to serve with you for the last 44 years ❤️.
John Kurfess, 84, left this earth for eternal life on August 18, 2022. He was born in Wood County on November 3, 1937 and has been a lifetime resident of the Perrysburg area. John was a graduate of Troy Luckey High School, now known as Eastwood High School. He was a three-year veteran of the U.S. Navy with active duty from 1955 – 1958 completing two U.S. Navy Class A service schools. John’s career included 18 years in production agriculture, owning and operating a dairy and contract tomato growing business for Heinz and Hunt processing companies. His second career was as owner and President of Valleybrook Realty, Inc., a real estate and small development company. 

Throughout John’s life, he enjoyed a wide variety of civic and social membership activities. He served on the Board of Trustees for The Greater Toledo YMCA as founder and Charter President of the Northern Wood County YMCA. John also served as Trustee for the Perrysburg Arts Council and President of the Perrysburg Symphony Board of Trustees. As a 45-year charter member of the Perrysburg Rotary Club, he served on various boards and committees and became President of the Perrysburg Rotary Club in 1989 – 1990 and Rotary District 6600 Governor in 1995 - 1996. During John’s Rotary involvement, he was very active in MESA (Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad) and served as the corporation’s Board President in 1997 – 1998. John visited all seven countries in Central America numerous times to help participating Central American Rotary Clubs distribute medical equipment including fire trucks and ambulances. John’s four sons traveled with him in the work of Rotary International Service. John was a member of The American Legion Post 240 and was also designated Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce Business Citizen of the Year in 1998. 
John was a born leader and loved adventure, whether it be boating, classic car rides, special holiday events or trying exotic foods. 

Left to cherish his memory are his significant other, Ruth Glanzman, John’s sons Brian (Sandra), Mark (Beverlee), Michael and Eric, as well as his sister, Dr. Nancy Johnson, brother, Charles (Helyn) Kurfess, and sister-in-law Mary (Jim), grandchildren Ryan (Emily), Brittney, Ashley, John, Jordan, Joshua, Justin, and Sydney, great grandchildren Harmony, Mycah, Megan, and Tyler, mothers of John’s sons Mary Susan Kurfess and Carol Kurfess, extended family and friends and faithful companion, Riley. He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Margaret Kurfess, and his brother, James. 

Family and friends will be received 10 a.m., to 12 p.m., on Saturday, August 27, 2022 with a Funeral Service at 12 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike Perrysburg, OH. Rev. Mike Hughes will officiate. John will be laid to rest in Troy Township Cemetery at a family committal service. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any contributions be sent to Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad Foundation Inc., 1092 Bending Brook Lane, Waterville, Ohio 43566-1612 or St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 279, 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, Ohio 43463. 

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Perrysburg Rotary Weekly Meeting for August 26, 2022
Join us tomorrow, August 26th, as we welcome guest speaker Devankar Muhki.  Mr. Muhki is currently a 4th year student at Wayne State University majoring in Public Health with a co-major in Conflict and Peace Studies.  Devankar was President of the WSU Roteract Club from 2017-2019 and now serves as District 6400 Rotaract Representative.  Devankar has started a project called Green Now Detroit (GND).  This project aims to educate Detroit youth on do it yourself (DYI) sustainable strategies to fight climate change.  The project was awarded Resolution Project’s Fellowship on Student Social Ventures.  Not only will GND provide environmental education but it will also teach carbon footprint data skills and digital mapping abilities to aid in understanding environmental injustice.  Devankar is putting together an operations team of young people and an advisory team comprised of professionals, professors, and anyone who is able to provide guidance (source for bio).
We are delighted to welcome Devankar to our meeting and cannot wait to hear about the upcoming Taking Action for Peace Conference in September.  As many of you are aware, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution is one of Rotary's 7 Areas of Focus.  This will be the first year since the start of COVID that this conference has been able to take place in person.  To learn more about the Taking Action for Peace Conference in Ann Arbor, click here.  


To pay for your lunch online, please click here to log into your Rotary Account.  Then click on "My Account Balance" to pay for your lunch.  Lunch is $20.00.  We will also be accepting payment at the meeting by check or exact cash. 
A buffet meal will be hosted at the Carranor starting at 11:45am. 
A Zoom link for this hybrid meeting will be sent out to membership on Friday, August 5th at 9:30 am.
Welch Family Pickleball Complex Ground Breaking at Rotary Community Park
It's official!!!  We have finally broke ground for the Welch Family Pickleball Complex Ground Breaking at Rotary Community Park!!
We are so excited to watch the progress being made at Rotary Community Park and the pickleball courts are a highly anticipated addition to the master plan!
Be on the look out for more information in the coming months about the ribbon cutting event in October!