District Rotary Foundation - - Centennial Update

 
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).