June 26, 2016

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United Way hosts annual meeting Tuesday

MEDINA — The United Way of Medina County will host its 84th annual meeting 11 a.m. Tuesday at Weymouth Country Club.

The event will include a networking and partner agency fair at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and speakers noon to 1 p.m.

Speakers will include United Way President Randy Stepp, who is the superintendent of Medina City Schools, and President-elect Jim Boyes, who is director of the University of Akron’s Medina County University Center.

Boyes previously served as superintendent of the Buckeye School District and the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center.

Also speaking will be Seth Kujat, executive director of the United Way; and Jason Stevenson, vice president of fundraising.

The nonprofit agency’s officials said they plan to explain at the meeting the impact the United Way has had on the community and those who receive services from the United Way and their partner agencies over the last year.

The meeting also will include the presentation of a new strategic plan that includes a youth engagement initiative, developing community coalitions around the areas of greatest need and a process to recruit and deploy volunteers and mentors.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the United Way office at (330) 725-3926.

The Weymouth County Club is at 3946 Weymouth Road.

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