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By The Numbers
   
1800+
Total Active Members
   
46
Clubs
   
$50,000+
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Live and In Person
         The 2021
Rotary District 6650 District Conference
 
When:
        June 26, 2021 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
 
Where:
        Holiday Inn Youngstown South 
        7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio
 
What:
        Speakers: Mike Parkes and Daniel Caron
        Meals: Brunch at 10:30 and Lunch at 2:00
        Short Business meeting
        Honoring Clubs and Rotarians
        Inaugurating our incoming District Governor, Steve Wilder. 
 
Registration cost:
         $60 (includes meals). 
 
All Rotarians and spouses are invited
 
 
I cannot believe it is already May!
 
The 2021 Virtual Convention will open innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, all around the world from the comfort of your own home.
 
Registration is now open! Before May 7, the cost to register is only $49. After that, it goes up to $65.
 
It is SUPER easy to register – just click here: About - 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities (cvent.com)
 
The Convention is scheduled for June 12 – 16, 2021. You will be able to connect virtually with other Rotarians from around the world. The Convention will feature live discussions with Rotary leaders and other notable speakers. Join us virtually to explore how our digital network makes our global relationships more powerful.
 
Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
 
I hope to “see” you at the Convention!
 
Yours in Rotary,
Michelle Charles, DGN
6650 Rotary Convention Chair
 
 
Boardman Rotary hosted our Community Drive-Thru Pancakes and Sausage Event over two weekends in March. We thank our co-chairs Maggie Garland and John Rudolph for their leadership to serve the community. 
 
Rotary Club of Lake Township:  Recycling plastic, protecting local landscapes, and providing park benches– all in one program
 
 
Remember the popular ad campaign created years ago by America’s Dairy Council, with the catchy phrase “Got Milk?” paired with a photo of a celebrity wearing a milk mustache?
 
Today one thing we’ve got, no questions asked, is plastic.
 
The numbers below reveal the impact of plastic bags alone:
  • In the US alone, more than 100 billion plastic bags are used each year – that's more than 300 bags per person.
  • It's estimated that the US throws out roughly 100 billion plastic bags annually, generating about 3.3 million tons of trash (only about 1 to 2 percent are recycled). (Oct 4, 2014)
  • 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags annually.
The Rotary Club of Lake Township feels our club is doing its part to reduce plastic bags and film going into our local environment, laying alongside our roadways, and entering state landfills by participating in a simple plastic recycling program.  It’s one that you can easily support as well.
 
Our Club of Lake Township began participating in the NexTREX Community Recycling program in July of 2019, after learning about it from friends and members of the Port Summit Rotary Club 
 
TREX is a U.S. manufacturer of premium outdoor living products including benches, decking, and railing, and for the past decade has accepted plastic recycled film to create their product line.  The company offers recycling challenges to schools and community groups to participate, specifically, to collect 500 pounds of plastic within a six-month period.  If we do so, we receive a high performance composite bench, such as the two shown in the photo, made by TREX.
 
In less than a year, we have earned three beautiful park benches, which we will be donating to community partners in our area.  One will soon be placed next to the Love Our Community warehouse in Hartville; the final resting places for the other two are yet to be determined.
 
It is easy to collect the plastic film needed by TREX because the plastic film is commonly used for food and convenience packaging today.  Here is what is accepted:
 
NOTE: All plastic collected must be clean, dry, and free of food residue.
- plastic film labeled with a #2 or #4 recycling symbol (polyethylene films) 
-retail and grocery bags
-bread bags
-bubble wrap, air pillows
-dry cleaning wrap bags
- newspaper sleeves and fresh produce bags
-ice bags
-plastic shipping envelopes
-Ziploc and other reclosable food storage bags
-cereal bags
-case overwrap, i.e., such as used for water bottles and new furniture pieces
- salt bags
- pallet wrap and stretch film
-wood pellet bags
 
As our members collect plastic, we weigh it and report the weight to one of several Rotary Club members who maintain a plastic collection spreadsheet.  We also forward our recycling totals to Stephanie Hicks, Materials Sourcing Manager at TREX, via e-mail.  We then drop our plastic off, preferably collected in clear or light colored plastic bags – no black heavy duty garbage bags, please - to our local Hartville Giant Eagle grocery store’s large plastic collection bin, located outside by its main entrance.  As our local retailer participating as a collection point for TREX, Giant Eagle moves the plastic collected on its way to a TREX manufacturing facility.
 
We have encouraged other local community groups to begin their own NexTREX plastic collection during the past year.  To date, the Hartville Lions Club, Lake Township FISH Food Pantry, and Northhampton Rotary Club are also now collecting plastic for TREX.
 
If you are currently donating your plastic bags and film to Giant Eagle in Hartville as a community member, know that you are contributing as well to this great TREX recycling program.  Remember another great way you can help the environment is to bring and use your own shopping bags to the store every time you shop.
 
If your organization wants to accept the plastic film recycling challenge, visit https://recycle.trex.com or call Stephanie Hicks for more information at 540-542-6494, or e-mail her at NexTrex@trex.com.
 
-Submitted by Karen Koch, President, Rotary Club of Lake Township
 
It is May. Most of us have had our COVID vaccinations and we are opening up a bit. Clubs are meeting in person. Hopefully we are starting to get out and see friends and family I want to invite every Rotarian in the district to our District Conference on June 26, 2021, we will begin with brunch at 10:30 A.M. and finish after a good lunch and speaker at 4:00. This will be a chance for us to reconnect and reset. The year of the pandemic took its toll on individuals, businesses, and organizations all over the world. Rotarians have done an excellent job of keeping their projects and good works going under less than ideal conditions. However, I would be minimizing the problem if I pretended that Rotary has felt the same since March of 2020. We long to be together. This District Conference is designed to help us reconnect, recharge, and enjoy the company of fellow Rotarians. There will be no training, and our business meeting will be efficient and short. We will have two excellent speakers. We will hear from our 4 Way Test contest winners. We will remember Rotarians who have passed away. We will honor our presidents. We will honor our centennial clubs. We will pass the title of District Governor from me to Steve Wilder. We will have two delicious meals and plenty of opportunities to visit and catch up. Please to make plans to join us. I am anxious to see all of you and reconnect.
 
 
              THE ROTARY CLUB OF CANTON'S SPRING RAFFLE
                                    APRIL 16, 2021 - MAY 26, 2021
 
                                ONLINE CHARITY FUNDRAISER
 
 
Purchase your tickets today to have the opportunity to win some of these amazing items:
 
2 Bottles of the following Bourbons:
  • Blantons 93 Proof and Blantons Gold
  • EH Taylor Small Batch and EH Taylor Single Barrel
  • Weller Antique and Weller 12 Year
  • Widow Jane 10 Year and Widow Jane Decadence
 
Other Stellar Prizes:
  • Overnight Stay at the Spread Eagle Tavern
  • Overnight Stay at the Landoll's Mohican Castle
  • Year's supply of both Taggart's Ice Cream and Kennedy's BBQ
  • Spa Day at Scott Talbot Spa
 
Click Here to purchase your tickets today!
 
 
 
Struthers Rotary partnered with local businesses and club plus private donations to Feed the Hungry Project
 
Our group has already given out over 2500 dollars in vouchers.  50 vouchers purchased from the 3 grocery stores within our city. Nemenz IGA, Save A Lot and Lightner meats.  In addition, Community Corps has given 500 dollars to first responders in the form of 50 dollar gift cards to support local restaurants within the city.
The program is ongoing at this time+  Thank you Mary Ann Morell Club Avenue Chairman.  We have also gained a new member Jackie Ramkey.
 
FEED THE HUNGRY
 
STRUTHERS STRONG
 
If you know someone that has lost their job or is struggling during this difficult time, submit their name and phone number, and address and Struthers Rotary will help with a gift certificate for food.
 
Send info to ;
Struthers Rotary
Feed The Hungry
PO Box 127
Struthers Ohio 44471
 
Individuals must have proof of Struthers's residency. (Utility Bill etc . )
 
Sponsors :
Struthers Rotary and Struthers Rotary Community Corps,
First Catholic Slovak Union, Branch 682
and CASTLO Community Improvement Corporation
have made generous donations to this fund.
 
Monetary Donations or Gift cards from private individuals are welcomed and can be sent by PayPal to the link at the top of the page or mailed to :
Struthers Rotary
(Feed the Hungry Fund)
In memo
P.O. Box 127
Struthers Ohio 44471
Or contact Maryann Morell
One of the things that I feel badly about is the way that we jump from Halloween into the Holiday Season.  It is as if Thanksgiving is just a day off with a big meal and a shopping spree. As a matter of fact, the Thanksgiving meal has given way to a full day of beating your friends and neighbors to the best bargains at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.  If anything good came out of this pandemic it is that the brutal Thanksgiving shopping ritual has been curtailed. 

Since this year we are probably not going to be participating in a shopping day or having a big family party, perhaps we can find time to remember all of the things for which we are thankful. In the next few weeks spend some time thinking about the fact that we have plenty of food, a good warm home, clean water, personal safety, access to good healthcare, and the ability to use our automobiles to get where we need to go.  
 
After you have given some thought to all the good things you enjoy,  spare a thought for those who do not have access to health care, clean water, adequate housing, enough food, or  warm clothing. This is where being a Rotarian becomes so very important.     
 
November is Foundation Month for a reason. While we are being thankful, sharing our good fortune feels like the right thing to do. The money you give to the Rotary Foundation is a contribution of your good fortune. The amount you give to the foundation isn’t as important as the fact that you share what you have with others. Through grants large and small the money is used to fund sustainable projects that will make lives better. 

This year we haven’t had much to celebrate. Let’s make the 2020 Foundation Campaign one in which every Rotarian contributes. We can celebrate our good fortune by helping those less fortunate.  
 
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 525
Canton, Ohio 44702

Phone (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.

 

Travel is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but it’s not too early to start thinking about the Rotary International Convention in Taipei! If you have never been to an international convention, you should consider going!
 
 
The website is now live - https://www.riconvention.org/en/taipei - with information about this exciting event.
 
 
Early Bird Registration for the convention will open on June 20th at 2:00pm EST, and the promotional rate will be offered worldwide through 11:59pm on June 26th, concurrent with the Virtual Convention dates.  The early bird rate is $315 for Rotary club members and guests 31 and over; $100 for club members and guests 18-30, $10 for guests 5-18. Hotels are already accepting reservations!
 
Michelle Charles, DGN 2022-23
RI Convention Promotion Team
 
 
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