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Are you are runner or know a runner. Please come out and support the new Rotaract club at Youngstown State University. They are having an END POLIO NOW 5K run on Sunday, October 29th. Halloween costumes for runners are welcome! Event Flyer 
 
 
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District 6650 will be holding our 11th Annual Interact Conference in Salem on Saturday, November 11th. Students from throughout our District will get the chance to meet other students, exchange ideas and  learn about Rotary programs such as RYLA, Youth Exchange and Rotaract.. Students will also hear from speakers on subjects that they can be involved in after high school. Even if your Club does not currently sponsor an Interact Club, any Rotarian is invited to attend to see the good work these students do.
 
Click on the following links to view the 2017 Interact Registration form and 2017 Interact Agenda.
 
Tom Baringer
tbarin13@aol.com
 
 
 
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Arch Klumph said that the purpose of the RI Foundation was to “do good in the world.” By any reasonable standards, the Foundation has lived up to that promise, and the best is yet to come. Our Foundation is one of the best run in the world, earning perfect scores from Charity Navigator. But perfect scores are not good enough for Rotarians; we want to do even better. We now focus on six areas of needs, and every project is designed to be sustainable long after we complete a project. The areas of focus are:
  • Promoting Peace
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Supporting Education and Literacy
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Fighting Disease (Polio and so much more)
In the past, the district has had one or more district-wide programs to celebrate Foundation month. We will not be doing that this year. Instead, I would like every club to devote at least one November meeting to the Foundation. Perhaps your club’s Foundation Chair or someone else in the club who is knowledgeable about the Foundation could speak about the many programs supported by the Foundation. There are some wonderful film clips on YouTube and on the Rotary International website that can be played for your club. Learn about the Foundation and you will want to be a part of it.
 
Last year, our district gave over a quarter of a million dollars to the Foundation (more than $125/per member). That was up $50,000 from the previous year. Part of this legacy stems from a relatively small number of incredibly generous members, and I want to thank every one of those members. But most of that generosity was the result of the majority of members from our district contributing what they can to the Foundation. The decision to contribute should be yours, but if you would like information about how to contribute, feel free to contact me.
 
 
 
 
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Operation Warm, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Dick Sanford, a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Longwood, PA which still supports the project to this day.  Operation Warm has provided  over 2 million coats and operates in all 50 states.  96% of all funds raised go directly toward the purchase of coats.
These new coats provide more than just warmth.  They allow children to attend school on a regular basis, they improve their self-esteem, and allow their families to spend money on other critical essentials such as food, medical care, rent and fuel.
 
Operation Warm was introduced to District 6650 in 2012 by then DGE, Debbie Esbenshade from The Rotary Club of Youngstown and Clubs in Division 1a in conjunction with the NE Ohio Ford Dealers Association and Cumulus Broadcasting.  That first year, 703 coats were distributed to our local Salvation Army. 
 
Operation Warm was the District Project in 2013 during Debbie’s year as District Governor and clubs in our district, along with the NE Ohio Ford Dealers raised almost $63,000 and provided over 3,200 coats to children throughout District 6650 --- in fact, EVERY club in our district participated that year!!  Since 2012, participating clubs in our District have provided over 15,000 new coats to kids in our district!
 
Contact PDG Debbie Esbenshade  (330-727-6315) if your club would like to participate this year!!  Orders must be placed with Debbie by October 11th.
 
 
 
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October 24 is World Polio Day. I know that several clubs have plans to celebrate, including the Youngstown club. I am looking forward to attending their ceremony on the 24th. I encourage clubs to recognize World Polio Day, perhaps with a brief program at your regular club meeting. Whatever you decide to do, let the media know. This is an incredible Rotary story. Just over 30 years ago, Rotary declared their intention to wipe out Polio, and over those 30 years, we have cut the rate from just over 360,000 new cases a year to less than a dozen (a 99.97% reduction). We worked with more than 100 governments, inoculated 2.5 billion children, negotiated cease fires to allow us to go into war zones to an inoculate children, and in the process we built an infrastructure and set of procedures that will be the model for fighting global disease for decades. Need another reason to be a proud Rotarian? This certainly is a good one.
 
If your club does not have someone who is comfortable being a media spokesperson for the Polio Plus effort, let me know as soon as possible. We have several knowledgeable people in the district who would be delighted to spread the word beyond Rotary. The program held in Youngstown last year got excellent press coverage.
 
 
 
 
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The first overnighter of the Youth Exchange Year was conducted on August 19-20, at Camp Stambaugh, in Canfield.  We welcomed 17 Inbound Exchange Students to District 6650, provided orientation, processed paperwork, and introduced them to their fellow Inbound students for the 2017-2018 year.  The next overnighter will be sponsored by the Sugarcreek Club on September 30 – October 1. 

We are also starting to recruit for the 2018-2019 Outbound class.  Applications may be accessed and completed at District 6650’s Youth Exchange website.  Applications are due by October 1.  We will be conducting interviews, for the Outbound class, on December 3 and 10 at Louisville High School.  If you would like someone from Youth Exchange to visit your school and discuss the Outbound Program, please contact Bill Wood (330) 284-4779 or Aletha Carver (330) 614-1367.  
 
 
 
Do You Know a Student Who May Be Interested in Being an Outbound Exchange Student? 2017-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotary helps disaster victims – Please help us make a difference
 
 
Local Grants UPDATE Checks were mailed to Club Presidents in mid-August. If you have not received your funds, please let me know. Keep me informed of progress and send pictures of the final project for the website www.Rotary6650.org.
 
Global Grants UPDATE - As we begin a new Rotary year, the District Rotary Foundation Committee has approved Global Grant funds for several international club projects in our District.
Please consider supporting one or several of these projects ‘Doing Good in the World’. Individual donors and clubs will receive tax-deductible receipts. Donations count toward Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
 
Please contact the Rotarians below for more information and with your pledge. When these grants are approved, funds will be mailed directly to the Foundation with the grant number.
  • Assist Acid Attack Survivors in Uganda - Concentrated sulfuric acid is inexpensive weapon used in premeditated attacks in Uganda leaving hundreds of women physically, psychologically, and socially scarred. Julia Wetstein jwetste@yahoo.com of the Warren club.
     
  • Children Safe Uganda – Children Safe Uganda is a child and community development organization and funds will provide vocational support for students - Kathleen Musso kathymusso528@gmail.com of the Steubenville club.
     
  • Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) - Funds will provide state-of-the-art basic, advanced, pediatric, and neonatal life support education and equipment including manikins to train trainers, medical professionals, and first-responders in Honduras - Becky Jewel bljewell@zoominternet.net of the Orville club.
     
  • Ahmadnagar Agriculture Equipment Bank - Funds will assist farmers cultivating land in Ahmadnagar, India. PDG Meena Patel durdarshan19@gmail.com.
     
  • Oholi STEM Program - Funds will create a mini science center to assist STEM education by providing equipment and education to children in the Oholi village where no science educational tools are available promoting the concept ‘Learning by Doing'. This is the village where we placed a water well this past year freeing up children to learn rather than carry water all day. PDG Meena Patel durdarshan19@gmail.com.
     
  • School Sanitation in Chennai, India - Assist in providing sanitation facilities in 32 schools in Madras Coromandel, India, which are being rebuilt with 19 partner clubs. PDG George Hays haysgws@gmail.com.
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to email or call me with questions/concerns.
 
We will be having a Paul Harris Fellow Challenge in November with Tim and Anna assisting.
 
Peter Apicella, M.D., DRFC
330-207-0500 (cell)
 
 
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 http://Rotary6650.org to find out more.
 
Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
 
Peter L. Apicella, DRFC, Peter@salemrad.com, 330-207-0500 (cell).
 
 
 
 
 
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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).
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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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Paul Harris Fellow Challenge - and the WINNERS are:
 
  • Paul Harris Fellow Award:  Suzette Matthews – Canton Club.
  • Centennial Wine Bottles:  Sue Giambroni – E Liverpool, Bill Trigg – Boardman, Craig Young – Canton, Shawn Dougherty – Canton, and Canton South Club – general donation by club.
  • We raised $24,500 for The Rotary Foundation. Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
 
 
Global Grants UPDATE – Water Project for Maharashtra, India: PDG Meena Patel has been visiting India and took some pictures of our OHOLI well site. 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, the women 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. The well was recently dug and is being installed.
 
    
 
        
 
 
Local Grants UPDATE –
  • As your club completes this year’s project, please send the final report to me. All Final Reports are due June 15, 2017http://rotary6650.org/FinalReport.pdf
  • Next year’s Local Grant Requests will be due May 15, 2017. I will send information to your incoming President-elect in February.
    • Your club’s President-elect and Foundation Chair or other club member must complete the required online qualification educational webinar at http://www.rotary6650.org
    • 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.
 
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 (durdarshan19@gmail.com ) or PDG Phil Mariola (philmariola22@gmail.com ).
 
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 http://Rotary6650.org to find out more.
 
Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
 
Peter L. Apicella, DRFC, Peter@salemrad.com, 330-207-0500 (cell).
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In December, District 6650’s Youth Exchange Committee conducted interviews for all students who applied to be an Outbound exchange student in 2017-2018.  Many Rotarians, and a few non-Rotarians, volunteered their time to interview the applicants and the applicants’ parents.  Sixteen students were selected to participate in the program.  The following students began their training to be an Outbound exchange student at the Wooster overnighter in January:
 
Grace Aey – Canfield – Germany
Olivia Anderson – Orrville – Chile
Megan Belanger – Salem – Belgium
Joshua Bowen – North Canton – Germany
Molly Conser – Salem – Brazil
Emily Ellway – Youngstown – Argentina
Evan Gamble – Salem – Japan
Todd Gordon – Wooster – Argentina
Kelly Hamilton – Massillon – Switzerland
Maya King – Youngstown – Japan
Jonathon Lagaras – Champion – France
Adrianna Morgione – Canfield – Italy
Vidalia Porter – Strasburg – Spain
Luke Shephard – Louisville – Belgium
Alexander Thompson – Wooster – Belgium
Jacob Vogelgesang – Jackson Township - Chile
 
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.  All who participated in the interview process were impressed by the quality of the applicants. Also, the committee thanks everyone who gave up one or two Sunday mornings in December and assisted with the interview process.    
  
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those clubs that are currently hosting Inbound students.  We are not able to participate and have a successful program without the assistance of clubs from around the district.  THANK YOU!!  On another note, we are still looking for clubs to host Inbound students in 2017-2018.  If your club has not confirmed whether it will host an Inbound student, please contact Aletha Carver at (330) 614-1367 or acarver@kwgd.com or Bill Wood at (330) 284-4779 or wmawood@juno.com and let us know your decision.  To date, we have only heard from a handful of clubs and since we must have a one-for-one exchange, we need additional clubs to assist with hosting duties. 
 
Also, last year District 6650’s Youth Exchange Committee started STEP (Short Term Exchange Program).  This short-term exchange occurs over the summer months.  An American student is paired with a student in a foreign country and spends four weeks with that student’s family. At the conclusion of the four weeks, the foreign student returns to the United States and stays with the U.S. family for four weeks.  We had six students participate in the program last summer exchanging with the countries of Germany, Italy, France, and Mexico.  All students had a great experience.  If you know of a student who may be interested in the STEP, please have them contact Bill Wood.
 
Finally, just a reminder that our Inbound exchange students prepare a cultural fair and talent show for the District Conference.  It is always one of the highlights of the conference so if you plan on attending, please join us at both of these events.
 
Aletha Carver and Bill Wood,
Co-Chairs, District 6650 Youth Exchange Program   
 
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November Club Celebration:  DG Sieglinde has been visiting the clubs in our district and hinting at our 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: http://rotary6650.org/centennial.pdf . A packet will be mailed to each club President in mid-September.
 
October 23rd, Cleveland Celebration:  There are still concert seats available for the Foundation Celebration in Cleveland, October 23rd, featuring the Cleveland Orchestra. Dinners seats are also available for donors to the Foundation (please complete the Pledge form by September 30th: http://rotary6650.org/pledge.pdf ). There are also sponsorships available. Visit the website: http://www.trf100.org/ for more information.  Please contact PDG George Hays (haysgws@gmail.com) with questions.
 
Local District Grant Funds:  We are awaiting funds for our Local DDF Grant projects which arrived at the end of August last year. District 6650 is to receive nearly $50,000 to distribute to our local clubs. 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. Rotary House renovations from Dennison. 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. 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 http://Rotary6650.org to read about 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 (durdarshan19@gmail.com ) or PDG Phil Mariola (philmariola22@gmail.com ).
 
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 http://Rotary6650.org to find out more.
 
Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
 
Peter L. Apicella, DRFC, Peter@salemrad.com, 330-207-0500 (cell).
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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/wmawood@juno.com or Aletha Carver at (330) 614-1367/acarver@kwgd.com.  
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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  gdermotta@aol.com or Tom Baringer at tbarin13@aol.com.
 
 
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Louisiana under State of Emergency:  Rotary Can Help
 
From CNN:  The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy. "Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now," said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross' vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.
 
"This disaster is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, and we anticipate that recovery will cost at least $30 million -- a number which may grow as we learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation." In one part of Livingston Parish, more than 31 inches of rain fell in 15 hours. The US Coast Guard, National Guard, local emergency responders and even neighbors have helped rescue more than 30,000 residents and 1,400 pets.
 
Ronald J. Broida, District Governor 6450, Naperville, Illinois, has asked our District to partner with him and other Districts to assist in home repair.  District 6450 is part of our Rotary Zone 29, and the District Governors of 2016-2017 have worked together on a number of projects.   “There are 40,000 homes that have been damaged as a result of the flooding.  To repair these homes, the existing drywall and plywood has to be removed promptly or mold sets in and the building is ruined.” District Governor Broida would like to coordinate the distribution of funds with our Rotary District to purchase the materials that would assist in the reconstruction of homes.
 
District Governor Sieglinde Warren would like all clubs to consider a donation of $100-$1000 toward this humanitarian project. Rotarians are encouraged to personally assist as well. Funds can be sent to the Salem Rotary Foundation, a not-for-profit, and tax receipts will be issued for personal donations.  Please respond by September 30th.
 
“Together we can make a difference.”  Please make checks payable to The Salem Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 1244, Salem, OH 44460. E-mail: Peter@salemrad.com, 330-2070-0500 (cell).
 
       
 
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Joe joined the Bolivar Zoar Ohio Towpath Rotary Club in 2007, and became President of the Club in 2011-2012. He'll serve as District Governor in 2015-16.
 
He currently serves on several Committees in the District, and has facilitated several events on behalf of the Learning Committee. This includes this year's PrePETS for the District, and PETS for the State of Ohio.
 
In addition, he has served on several community projects, on behalf of the Club. Included are several 'work days' on behalf of the Club, such as rebuilding the Erie Canal Towpath, 5k events, cleanups, fix-ups, and plantings and the Financial Education Seminars with Tusky Valley High School and our Rotary club.
 
He serves on several Boards, and has been President of 3 civic associations. Joe has also volunteered for many charity and community events, including serving yearly as a Room Captain for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction dinner.
 
Joe earned his BA from LaSalle University, MBA from Kent State University, and a Certified Business Advisor certificate from the University of Toledo. He currently serves as Certified Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. In this role, he helps budding entrepreneurs develop their business plans and startups, and experienced small businesses to grow and provide employment in their areas.
 
In previous lives, Joe had a long career in entrepreneurship, including working with thousands of small businesses globally for Goodyear and Sun Oil Co., as well as his own companies.
 
On the family front, wife Joan has served as his rock through many moves for business, and being his helpmate for Rotary activities. Together they enjoy being with their kids and grandkids.
 
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For Rotary Exchange year 2015-2016, District 6650 has 18 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 $7,400.00 to assist our 2014-2015 Outbound students. 
 
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.  Donations may be made payable to District 6650 Rotary Youth Exchange and sent to Bonnie Davis at 49682 McClure Road, East Palestine, Ohio 44413.  Please note on your check that the funds are for the Outbound Youth Exchange Scholarship Fund.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Wood at (330) 284-4779 or Aletha Carver at (330) 614-1367. 
 
Thanks for your support!  
 
 
 
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Register Now for The Rotary District 6650 Conference!
 
 
Click on following link to register for this year's District Conference: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To view a list of hotels in the area, click on this link.
 
To view the agenda for this year's District Conference, click on this link.
 
To view information on this year's District Conference, click on this link.
 
 
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2014-15 Rotary District 6650 Projects Lauri Coy 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauri Coy on Feb 27, 2012

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.

 

 

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Posted by James Russell on Jul 27, 2010
All Rotary Clubs in our District must file with the IRs prior to November 15 in order to maintain their exemption from US Income Tax. Access the download file to get the details.
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A District 6650 Rotary Leadership Institute session will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Foltz Community Center in East Canton.
 
To Register for this training session, click on this link.  
 
 
Registration costs for one participant per club will be underwritten by District 6650.
 
More information is available from Larry Warren larrynsig@zoominternet.net .  Phone 330-757-3631.
 
 
 
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