Rotary Club of Fairlawn’s 11th Speakeasy Fundraiser
Is October 29th, 2022
The Rotary Club of Fairlawn will host its 11th annual Speakeasy Fundraiser on October 29, 2022, from 6:00 -11:00, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.  The Rotary Club of Fairlawn joins forces with Akron Children’s Hospital, Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation, Blick Center, and The Fairlawn Rotary Foundation to make this a very special event. This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to William Considine for his service and dedication to our community.
The Rotary Club of Fairlawn has raised over $1 million for children in this community and around the world since 1964.  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.  As this year’s recipients, Akron Children’s Hospital, Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer foundation, Blick Center, and the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation will receive proceeds from this event.  At our last event, the Rotary Club of Fairlawn raised over $60,000 for local organizations.
The Speakeasy fundraiser will be a fun-filled 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 many wonderful gifts are also available for purchase. Of course, the real winners will be the children of our community.
The Rotary Club’s efforts to support local charities and build goodwill throughout the community stem from Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.”  Rotary’s compassion stretches well beyond Akron as it works to combat polio, poverty, and illiteracy on national and international levels. Rotary focuses on service projects encompassing peace and conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, and economic and community development. To purchase event/raffle tickets or make a donation to the Speakeasy fundraiser, visit  For additional information, please contact Johnathan Roberts at 757-377-7896 or at
Corporate sponsorships start at $395, and program advertising starts at $75.  If you are unable to attend, but would like to help, please send your 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. ###