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
District 6650 Youth Exchange Program
2016-17 Assistant Governors
 Division 1A - Scott Schulick
Division 1B - Chris Shape

Division 1C - Marilyn Titus

 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
District 6650 Training
WHAT?  One Rotary Summit/Leadership Workshop
                       Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Jones (RI Vice President)
  • One Rotary Summit is a hands-on experience for working together on major projects
  • Leadership Workshop includes two breakout sessions with three options each
    • Session 1 Options (Membership/IRS Requirements/Fundraising)
    • Session 2 Options (District and RI Resources/Youth/Getting Great Speakers)
               Foltz Community Center, 224 Woods St. N., East Canton
               Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 AM to Noon
               Registration and full breakfast starting at 7:30 AM
              $10 covers everything including the full breakfast
FOR WHOM?   All District 6650 Rotarians are Welcome!
                            Specifically encouraged to attend:
                            2017-18 Club Presidents and Key Officers for 2017-18
WHY?   Strengthening Club and District Leadership
           Call (330-452-2882) or email ( Lauri Coy
                             or register online at
2016-2017 Theme
2017-2018 Theme
Hope to see you there. Mike Raulin, District Governor for 2017-2018
Local Grants UPDATE –
  • Next year’s Local Grant Requests will be due May 15, 2017. I sent information to Presidents and President-Elect in mid-February. Please contact me with questions.
    • Your club’s President-elect and Foundation Chair or other club member must complete the required online qualification educational webinar at
    • The project must comply with Rotary Foundation and District recommendations.
    • The project must utilize a separate checking account to handle funds and receipts must be maintained. Any significant conflicts of interest must be discussed with the District.
  • As your club completes this year’s project, please send the final report to me. All Final Reports are due June 15, 2017
Global Grants UPDATE – OBATAAN PA WOMAN'S HOSPITAL ACCRA, GHANA PROJECT – As part of our District-wide Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration with Tim and Anna, you may remember that our local Rotary Clubs signed giant cards to share a celebration with the staff and patients of the Woman’s Clinic in Ghana.
Dr. Amelia Laing took the cards with her this month and celebrated with her staff. They were all appreciative of things that Rotary has helped accomplish. Amelia was to attend a special celebration party planned by the local rotary clubs in a downtown hotel, but “suddenly went from 1 patient to 5 with 2 babes and one on the way in a matter of 10 hours, so I will spend the time supporting the team here.”  :)
We are thankful to have such a dedicated Rotarian in Dr. Laing and for the generous Rotarians supporting her efforts. Our gifts, “are received with heartfelt appreciation.”
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).
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. 
Also, please join us on Saturday, April 8th for YEP activities at the District Conference.  You won’t want to miss our Inbound Student’s talent show.  Finally, we ask that you help us get the word out about STEP – Short Term Exchange Program.  We are currently accepting applications from students who wish to participate in this program.  The program matches one of our students with a host sibling and family in another country.  The students spend up to one month in the summer in each family’s home.  Costs are minimal, but the experience is worth a great deal.  Students and their parents are encouraged to contact Bill Wood at (330) 284-4779 for more details.

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.

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