District Welcome
District 6650 Website
District Governor Sieglinde Warren
Pictured: PDG Larry Warren, DG Sieglinde Warren, RI President John F. Germ, Judy Germ
District Foundation Website
2016-17 Assistant Governors
 Division 1A - Scott Schulick
Division 1B - Chris Shape

Division 1C - Chad McConnell

 Division 2A - Robert Schaffner

 Division 2B - Kimberly Weiss
Division 2C - Dan Morgan

 Division 3A - Jon Tucker

  Division 3B - Rodney Sutton

Division 4A - Janet Keene

Division 4B - Linda Henderson

The District has a partnership with the Rotary Club of Canton to share administrative and office resources in downtown Canton.

The Rotary District office is located at:

203 Cleveland Ave. NW

Canton, Ohio 44702

(330)  452-2882

Fax (330) 452-8614


Lauri Coy is available to assist coordinating communications, district meetings, district archives, updating data on the Clubrunner data base and posting items on the District website.


The 2016 Council on Legislation was attended by Dennis Huffman as a delegate and Bob Pattison as alternate (and delegate to the 2019 Council). Either Dennis or Bob (or both) are available for discussions of the proceedings with your board or club. Several major changes in the flexibility of meeting schedules and membership were enacted, as well as a necessary increase in dues over the next several years.
The RI Board initiated two proposals that increased flexibility for individual clubs. The first measure allows clubs to decide to vary their meeting times, meet online or in person, and when to cancel a meeting, as long as they meet at least twice a month. Service projects or social events may be counted as meeting attendance. The second allows clubs more flexibility in defining their membership rules and requirements. Clubs may offer additional membership types that are desired in their community, such as associate, corporate or family.  (Both passed by 4 to 1 margins).
The existing six membership criteria were removed and replaced with a simple requirement that a member be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community (passed 5 to 1)
These decisions do not modify the current rules of the standard Rotary Club Constitution. Clubs that want to adopt these changes will need to amend their bylaws. Clubs that wish to adhere to the traditional requirements regarding meetings, attendance, structure, or categories of membership may do so.
The $4 per year increase in dues was based on a five year financial forecast that predicted that if Rotary didn’t either raise dues or make drastic cuts, its reserves would dip below mandated level by 2020. The yearly per capita dues that clubs will pay to RI will be $60 in 2017/18, $64 in 2018/19 and $68 in 2019/20 (passed by over 100 votes). The 2019 Council will establish rates after 2019/20.
A Council on Resolutions will be held online annually (recommendations to the RI Board) to shorten the time and expense of the COL, which will now concentrate on enactments. 

Dr. Peter Apicella, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, has created a new website to highlight our District Foundation activities at The new website highlights both Local and Global Grant activity and includes an interactive webinar to provide qualification for Rotary Foundation Grants. Rotary documents on the Grant process is available in the Document Center.
“As Local District Grant projects are completed this year, information and photos will be posted for all to admire,” said Dr. Apicella. “The site will archive all the Foundation work we do as a District and in our local clubs to provide ideas for future and collaborative projects for all of us.” Please e-mail to Dr. Apicella about information for inclusion on the website.
Refer questions to Dr. Apicella, DRFCC,, 330-207-0500 (cell).
The District Rotary Foundation Committee met and reviewed the many grant requests made by the clubs in our District. We were pleased that nearly $50,000 in funds will be distributed to 28 of the 47 Rotary clubs in our District this year which is more than twice as many clubs as last year.
After all the appropriate calculations were made to determine the local District Designated Funds (DDF) grant funds available to each club (based on each club’s donation in 2013-14 [3 years prior] along with the per capita giving in that year), below is a summary of the amounts the Committee will make available to each club for their project.
These funds are usually released in late July or early August and a check will be mailed to the new club President for deposit into the separate bank account for the project.
Please visit our website at  to view all of this past year’s local and global projects and learn more about The Rotary Foundation.
November is the Centennial of The Rotary Foundation, and you will hear more about the good work Rotary does in the world from Tim and his new friend Anna as we celebrate the Party of the Century together. More to come later.
Thank you.
Peter Apicella, DRFC, 330-207-0500 (cell)

PDG Meena Patel has brought us a request from OHOLI in Taluka Wai, District Satara, Maharashtra state of India.
This village is deprived of nearly-every natural resource required to meet and maintain basic standards of life. Every day, women spend half of their working hours collecting water over long distances and climbing lots of steps (more than 5 to 6 trips a day for their family). After age 35, they are exhausted and unable to continue this work. This has led to cases of socially unfavorable family polygamy with the sole objective for someone to gather water.
This Rotary Global Grant would provide for digging a production water well, installation of pumping machinery, and laying a pipeline to transport water to a stand post.
Our District has dedicated $10K toward the grant which along with $6K from District 3132 and $1K from the local Rotary club. This will be matched by The Rotary Foundation providing $35K for the project.
Please visit our website at  to view all of this past year’s local and global projects and learn more about The Rotary Foundation.
Peter Apicella, DRFC, 330-207-0500 (cell)

Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration: October 23, 2016
In 1917, Arch Klumph, the sixth President of Rotary and Founder of The Rotary Foundation, said, “There should be a realization that Rotary is greater than any one man in it, or any single club; Rotary is not a local movement but a world force.”
On October 23rd, 2016, the home District of Arch Klumph in nearby Cleveland will be hosting a special celebratory concert performed by the Cleveland Orchestra with dinner to follow including featured speakers Rotary International President-Elect John Germ and The Rotary Foundation Chair-Elect Kalyan Banerjee.
All Rotarian, spouses, and Friends of Rotary are invited to attend the special afternoon concert at Severance Hall. Great seats are still available at - click the gold CONCERT button.
Rotarians and Friends of Rotary who have or will make a gift or commitment of at least $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016 will be eligible to be honored as a Centennial Celebration Donor at the Centennial Celebration Dinner. Please complete the Pledge Form at and return it to PDG George Hays. You will be contacted when tickets are available.
We anticipate that rooms will be available at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center which will be the site of the dinner. Check the Centennial website for updates at
You may contact George W. S. Hays at  with questions.
Thank you. Peter L Apicella, M.D., DRFCC,, 330-207-0500,



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