April 24, 2014

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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.

  • Ohioguy10

    Bad move by the United Way. Stepp is doing nothing butnhurting the schools and now will hurt all the people the United Way helps bynhis presence. Would anyone want to donate with Randy Stepp asking for thenmoney? Does Stepp even care about thenUnited Way or was it another resume item for him? He does receive money fromnthe school district to donate. Does anyone else in public education get that perk? Wouldnu2019t want him making anynsacrifices on his own. That would be asking too much. People need to stopnmaking excuses and let this guy go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1018520119 Janet Matuscak Gamin

    According to everying I’ve read, tomorrow is the last day of his term as president as UW was letting his term run out. Hopefully, it will be his goodbye speech.

  • Ohioguy10

    I hope so! This guy has done more harm for Medina thannanyone else I know and I have lived here over 40 years. I would hate to see himnbring a great charity down as well. Enough kids are suffering because of hisnselfish acts.

  • BereaBrave

    Boyes previously served as superintendent of the Buckeye School District and the Medina County Schoolsu2019 Educational Service Center……nReally? Thanks for the information.

  • NinetoFive

    I do not think they should allow him to speak not that he is put on leave.