District Welcome
District 6650 Website
District Governor Mike Raulin
Pictured:  DG Mike Raulin,
RI President Ian 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 - Tom Brown
Division 4A - Janet Keene

Division 4B - Linda Henderson
To register for this year's District Conference click on this LINK!
To view details on this year's District Conference, click on the following LINKS:
4-Way Test Contest Winners to speak at this year's District Conference
Left to Right: Elwood Walker, Averi Allison, Kaleigh Ceci, Joe Belinsky, Joe Jocas, Brittany Moyer, & DG Mike.
1st. Place Winner:
Joe Jocas, a student at North Canton Hoover High School,representing The Rotary Club of North Canton
2nd. Place Winner:
Averi Allison, a student at McKinley High School, representing The Rotary Club of Canton
3rd. Place Winner:
Kaleigh Ceci, a student at Canfield High School, representing The Rotary Club of Canfield
4th. Place Winner:
Brittany Moyer, a student at Minerva High School, representing The Rotary Club of Minerva

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.



Do you have friends or colleagues who are thinking of joining Rotary but are not sure?
Send them here to learn about the Top 5 Membership Myths about Rotary.
It may not look like it, but spring is (almost) here! It will be a busy spring for the district. I want to bring your attention to two upcoming district events and one RI event.
Spring Assembly
The district will be sponsoring our Spring Assembly on April 21. This is a training program for club officers other than the president (secretary, treasurer, or member of the board). DGE Scott and the District Training Committee has put together an excellent program that will help leaders to do their jobs well next year. I hope that all club leaders and people who expect to become a club leader will join us on April 21. [Register Here]
District Conference
The district conference is just 6 weeks away, and I am excited. We have outstanding speakers. Our keynote speaker on Thursday evening is Brian Blasko, a highly regarded motivational speaker, who has spoken all over the country and is also the author of two books. On Friday, we have John T. Capps, who has won just about every award there is to win in Rotary and has spoken to Rotary groups across the country. Representing Zone 29 will be Chris Etienne and our own Geoff Goll. Chris is the current Rotary Coordinator for Zone 29, and Geoff headed the Polio Plus efforts for the zone for several years.
I have been truly inspired this year by Rotary and the clubs in our district. The theme for the conference—The Magic of Rotary—reflects my amazement. We will recognize Rotarians and clubs at the conference, reporting on incredible achievements, celebrating the lives of Rotarians that we have lost, and enjoying the programs that are so central to Rotary.
What would a conference be without some fun? There will be an informal reception on Thursday before dinner. Arrive early, get together with your Rotary friends, and get to know some new Rotary friends. The Warren Rotary club will once again sponsor an elegant Hospitality Suite after dinner on Thursday. The House of Friendship will be conveniently located right next to the program venue on Friday, providing information and refreshments between sessions. We will have an Iron Lung on display in the House of Friendship, a stark reminder of the terrible disease we are close to wiping off the face of the earth. For those of you who enjoy golf, we will have an informal golf outing at the Avalon Lakes course. This is a Pete Dye course, which will be available to attendees at half the normal green fees ($75 instead of $150). And of course, the youth exchange students will be putting on their annual talent show.
Note that the conference is NOT on a weekend, and it is shorter than many of our past conferences. People told us that weekends are precious. You should be able to be home for supper on Friday evening. What we have is a fast-paced, informative, and inspirational program. Please join us this year. You will not regret it! [Register Here]
Rotary International Convention in Toronto
Nothing captures the international flavor of Rotary like its annual convention. This year, it is held in the wonderfully cosmopolitan city of Toronto. DGE Scott Schulick has put together a bus trip to and from the convention (see story elsewhere in this newsletter), but it is also an easy drive and/or flight. I have never failed to come away from an RI Convention inspired. [Learn More Here]
Rotary Foundation:  Local Grants
For more than 100 years, the Rotary Foundation has been “Doing Good in the World” by providing funds for both local and global projects. Thank you on behalf of The Foundation for your support.
This year we are expecting more than $47,000 for local projects in our district. This money is given directly to clubs to do good works in their community or elsewhere in the world.
For clubs granted Local District Grants this current year 2017-18, the Final Report is due June 1, 2018. Click HERE for a link to the required final report. Please do not wait until the last minute.
For clubs interested in Local District Grants this upcoming year 2018-19, new applications will be due May 15, 2018. Click HERE for a link to the application.
Click this LINK to view the Local and Global Grant Projects
The Rotary Convention is an experience like no other.  We hope you join the contingent from Rotary District 6650 in Toronto on June 24-27, 2018, and remember to register by December 15th for extra savings! 
For a list of pre-convention events and schedule highlights visit: http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/schedule-highlights.
For more information contact:
RI Convention Chair, PDG Linda Fergason
330.206.4899 / lfergason@hotmail.com
In December, District 6650’s Youth Exchange Committee conducted interviews for all students who applied to be an Outbound exchange student in 2018-2019.  Many Rotarians, and a few non-Rotarians, volunteered their time to interview the applicants and the applicants’ parents.  Fourteen students were selected to participate in the program.  The students began their training at the Wooster overnighter in January.  
These students will complete four months of outbound training classes, at the monthly Inbound Exchange Student overnighters, and begin departing for their host countries in July and August of 2018.  All who participated in the interview process were impressed by the quality of the applicants. Also, the committee thanks everyone who gave up a Sunday morning in December and assisted with the interview process.     
To view the rest of this article, click on this LINK.
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