District Welcome
District 6650 Website
District Governor Mike Raulin
Pictured:  DG Mike Raulin,
RI President Ian Riseley, Juliet Riseley
District Foundation Website
District 6650 Youth Exchange Program
2017-18 Assistant Governors
Division 1A - Ed Kalaher
Division 1B - Chris Shape

Division 1C - Marilyn Titus

 Division 2A - Robert Schaffner

 Division 2B - Theresa Linder
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:

116 Cleveland Ave. NW, Suite 307

Canton, Ohio 44702

(330)  452-2882

Fax (330) 452-8614

Email: info@cantonrotary.org

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.

Local Grants UPDATE –
  • Current year’s grant reports are due June 15, 2017:  Final grant reports are now do. Upcoming grants will not be released until the report is completed and received by Dr. Apicella. Please complete the information at http://rotary6650.org/FinalReport.pdf  
The Military Family Center
Rotary Global Grant Districts 6650 (Northeast Ohio) and 3131 & 3132 (India)
A Collaborative Effort between District 6650, Pegasus Farm & Walsh University
The Background: The idea of Rotarians from District 6650 serving veterans and their families originated from a Jackson Township Rotarian at the Field of Heroes in Jackson Township on Memorial Day 2012. As Taps was being played and a flag previously flown over Afghanistan was waving against the fleeting light of sunset, this Rotarian knew that Rotary could find a way to make a difference.
With that inspiration, the Rotary club of Jackson Township began a project called, “Serving Families of the Fallen,” to assist families that had lost their loved ones in combat (Gold Star Families). One Gold Star father told the group about the ability of horses to heal the physical and emotional wounds of war. It has been shown that equine therapy provides a holistic approach to the physical, occupational, and emotional needs of those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
For Rotary Exchange year 2017-2018, District 6650 has 16 students currently preparing to participate in the Outbound Youth Exchange Program.  It has been our policy not to deny a student this wonderful opportunity merely because he or she cannot afford the costs associated with the program.  Even though Rotary’s exchange student program is one of the most affordable, the cost is significant, averaging approximately $7,000 per student.
In order to financially assist some of the students accepted into the program, the Youth Exchange Committee established a scholarship fund in 2014.  Thanks to the generosity of many clubs, and individual Rotarians, we were able to raise funds to assist our Outbound students in need.    
We are again asking clubs and individual Rotarians to support the scholarship fund.  The scholarships have a significant impact on a student’s ability to participate in the program by removing some of the financial burdens associated with airfare, health insurance, and other fees.  All funds awarded are paid directly to the service providers after the prospective Outbound student successfully completes the training required to participate in the program.
We cannot award these scholarships without the support of our clubs and individual Rotarians.  We ask that you again consider donating to this worthy cause.  Even if your club is not participating in YEP by sponsoring an Outbound or hosting an Inbound student, a donation to the scholarship fund is another great way to support YEP.  Donations may be made payable to District 6650 YEP and mailed to Bonnie Davis at 49682 McClure Road, East Palestine, Ohio 44413.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Wood at (330) 284-4779 or Aletha Carver at (330) 614-1367. 
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