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District 6650 Website
District Governor Sieglinde Warren
Pictured: PDG Larry Warren, DG Sieglinde Warren, RI President John F. Germ, Judy Germ
District Foundation Website
District 6650 Youth Exchange Program
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:

116 Cleveland Ave. NW, Suite 307

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.


Soon after the catastrophic flood devastated Louisiana last month, the news reports moved on to other matters. Many Americans forgot the people of Louisiana who are still digging out of the muck. Many homes remain uninhabitable.
Thanks go out to the Rotarians and Clubs of District 6650 who raised $10,355.00 to assist the people of Louisiana. These funds will be combined with funds from neighboring Districts to purchase the materials that will assist in the reconstruction of the homes.
Working together, we Rotarians will make a difference.

November Club Celebration:  Packets have been sent to Club Presidents for this upcoming Foundation Centennial Celebration to be scheduled by each club during Foundation month in November.
Each club is to show a special video, purchase a celebration cake, sign a birthday card which will be sent to Ghana Obaatan Women’s Hospital, auction off a Centennial bottle of wine, and participate in a new Paul Harris Fellow Challenge. We raised $25K last year with that contest.
A flier is located at: . Please contact Dr. Peter Apicella, DRFC, with questions.
October 23rd, Cleveland Celebration:  There are still concert seats available for the Foundation Celebration in Cleveland, October 23rd, featuring the Cleveland Orchestra. Dinner seats may also be available for donors to the Foundation. There are sponsorships available for Clubs or businesses. Visit the website: for more information.  Please contact PDG George Hays ( with questions.
Local District Grant Funds:  Nearly $50,000 in funds have been distributed to our Clubs for local project. These monies will provide support for:
• Book/Dictionary/Thesaurus Projects from Dalton, Newcomerstown, Niles, Salem, Struthers, Wooster. STEM program support from East Canton. Scholarships for Local Students in Hubbard. RYLA scholarships from Louisville. “Get Connected Initiative and Literacy with Technology” support from Wooster. 
• Community park trail from Alliance. Park septic system from Carrollton. Park concession/restroom from Kinsman. Lincoln Park Pavilion restoration from Massillon. Rotary Pavilion restoration in Block Park from Minerva. Park support from Niles. Park restoration with landscaping/lighting from Poland. Park signage from Rittman. Wick Park Pavilion renovation from Youngstown.
• Habitat for Humanity support from Boardman. “Operation Save a Life” smoke detectors from Canton. Police K-9 unit support from Canfield. Police cameras for Dennison. Attractive trash containers for downtown East Palestine. Life-saving vests for paramedics in Jackson Township. Community kitchen toiletry drive from Struthers. Community announcement sign from Sugarcreek.
• “Operation Warm” coats for children from Dover. Support for needy families in Niles. “Forming YOUth” healthy choice/leadership education from North Canton.
• Third-world mission eye exams from Canton South. Honduras biomedical engineering from Orrville.
Visit our website at to read more and view pictures of current and past projects.
Military Grant Update:  There has been a lot of activity on the Pegasus Project to assist Military and First Responders. More will be shared as this project comes to fruition. If you would like to help please contact PDG Meena Patel ( ) or PDG Phil Mariola ( ).
Have a Global Grant Project in Mind?  If you or your club has a Global Grant projects in mind, please let me know. Visit our website at to find out more.
Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
Peter L. Apicella, DRFC,, 330-207-0500 (cell).

Preparations are in progress for the 2016 Interact Conference.  The Conference will be held on Saturday, 5 November 2016 at the Salem Community Center.  Registration and a continental breakfast will start at 8:30 with the program beginning at 9:00 and ending at 1:00.
Who should attend?  
  • Interact members and their advisors
  • Rotarians interested in starting an Interact Club in their local high school
  • Students interested in Youth Exchange
  • All Rotarians involved with Interact
Registration will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.  For additional questions or concerns contact Gina Dermotta at or Tom Baringer at

The Youth Exchange Program is well underway for 2016-17.  On Saturday, August 20, the Inbound students had their orientation and first overnighter at Camp Stambaugh.  This year’s class of Inbound students represents the following 13 countries:  Denmark, Italy, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium, Taiwan, Mexico, Germany, Chile, Spain, Argentina, and Japan.  District 6650 has 14 Outbound students.  They have been departing to their host countries since early July, with a few more to depart by early September. 
The Youth Exchange Committee would like to thank the following Rotary Clubs for hosting Inbound students this year:  Jackson Township, Canfield, Wooster, Canton, Poland, Boardman, Millersburg, North Canton, Sugarcreek, East Canton, Massillon, Louisville, Salem, Orrville, Minerva, Champion, and Dover.  We know finding host families can sometimes be challenging so thank you for stepping up and agreeing to participate in the program.
The Committee would also like to recognize those Rotary Clubs that host overnighters for the Inbound students.  These clubs always plan a fun evening for the students and many of the following clubs have participated for years.  They include: Boardman, Sugarcreek, East Palestine, Malvern, Minerva, Wooster, Youngstown, and Dover. 
Finally, it’s the time of year where we need to start identifying students who may be interested in participating in the Youth Exchange Program for 2017-18.  Any student interested in applying must complete a long-term exchange application found at District 6650’s Youth Exchange website.  The application is lengthy so interested students should start the application process now because applications are due by October 31, 2016.  Applicant interviews will be conducted at Louisville High School on December 4 and 11, 2016.  District 6650 also recently started offering short-term exchanges.  An interested student must complete the short-term exchange application also found at District 6650’s Youth Exchange website.  Short-term exchanges are reciprocal four-week exchanges that occur over the summer months. 
If you have any questions about the application process for either program or would like to volunteer to serve as an interviewer in December, please contact co-chairs Bill Wood at (330) 284-4779/ or Aletha Carver at (330) 614-1367/  


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