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District Governor's Corner
January

 2022

Folks,
Good day and happy new year. I hope all of you are doing well. Amid the lengthy COVID situation we are all navigating there is always good news. On behalf of the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation eight clubs in our district received special recognition and sincere appreciation from club members for their generous support of the Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund recognition comprised of clubs for who achieved:
  • Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving honors (only clubs with a minimum US$50 Annual Fund per capita contribution were eligible out of 1350 clubs who achieved this),
  • Every Rotarian, Every Year Club (clubs must have a minimum Annual Fund contribution of US$100 per capita with every dues-paying member contributing US$25 or more to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year), and
  • 100% Foundation Giving Club (clubs must have achieved ab average of US100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least US$25 to any or all the following during the Rotary year: Annual Fund, Polio Plus, approved global grant, or Endowment Fund.)
 Special congratulations to the following Rotary Clubs:
  • Canfield - Top Per Capita, End Polio Now COA 2020-21
  • Salem Top Per Capita, TRF Giving, EREY, End Polio Now COA 2020-21
  • StruthersTop Per Capita, End Polio Now 2020-21
  • NilesTRF Giving, EREY
  • Boardman – End Polio Now COA 2021
  • Canal Fulton – End Polio Now COA 2020-21
  • Cortland – End Polio Now COA 2020-21
  • Youngstown – End Polio Now COA 2020-21
To all our members, thank you for your support in serving Rotary to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, both in your community and across the globe.
                                             Point of Conversation / Something to think about.
If you have been in Rotary awhile, you accumulate items of clothing and pins which you not only wear while “Rotaring,” but in your everyday life. Such was the case during a non-Rotary event I was attending lately I was wearing my Rotary membership pin and this year’s theme pin “Serve to Change Lives.”
Sitting near me that day, a young man noticed my lapel pins and asked if I was in Rotary. “I sure am. Have been for years,” I replied. Boldly and with some animosity on his voice he asked, “Why would you want to do that?” Realizing his tone was more negative than positive, I replied,” because we are the world’s largest peacemaking and leadership developing movement in there is. We make a difference and create better and stronger communities here in the U.S. and around the world.
He looked at me and said, “tell me more.” My one sentence softened his tone. It planted a seed. I began to share my story. I told him how Rotary has made an enormous difference in my personal life and taught me the importance of selfless service to other people. Rotary provides an avenue for one to understand and think about the importance of truthfulness, fairness, goodwill, creating better friendships to all who concern you. I shared how I was honored to impact the lives of many of our youth through youth exchange programs, leadership conferences and volunteerism.
My story planted a seed and changed his thinking about life in general. I told him, “Rotary is everywhere, you just have to look for it in your community.” “Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know it had such a positive influence.”  What is your story? Are there opportunities where you can share your story?
If we want to grow Rotary by increasing membership, providing quality programs, creating safe and healthy environments, then a wonderful place to is by sharing our stories with others. Start the conversation and spread the goodwill of positive influences of Rotary we must honor to grow.
 
In cheerful service,
Steve Wilder
Governor

Welcome to District 6650

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Photo of the Month
PHOTO OF THE MONTH...
District Clubs ringing the bell for good
By The Numbers
   
1800+
Total Active Members
   
46
Clubs
   
$50,000+
Annual District Grants
Stories
 
District Grants
The oxygen concentrators have been purchased for Vietnam and are on the way to help the people. Our fellow Rotarians and community members are so thankful for our partnership.
 
 
District Club News
DISTRICT CLUBS IN ACTION
BOARDMAN ROTARY...
Community Project to provide food to those in need in our community. Food was provided to prepare their holiday meal as well as staple food items to prepare breakfast and lunch the week that school is out. 74 families were provided assistance.
CANFIELD ROTARY...
At the November Canfield Rotary pancake breakfast members of our Interact Club helped to make the day a great success. Over 20 Interact students welcomed community members, provided place settings, and served attendees.
Pictured are Interact members Sophia Nelson and Maria Socciarelli.
 
 
CORTLAND ROTARY..
The Cortland Rotarians participated in Operation Warm thanks to the coordination by club members, Jo Taylor, Donna Zuga, and Past District
Governor Debbie Esbenshade of the Youngstown Club. Students in need of winter coats from the Lakeview Local School District will receive these coats in time for the cold winter weather.
November was a busy month...
Sponsored horse & carriage rides during Cortland’s Small Business Saturday, Christmas lights in Rotary Park
 
LOUISVILLE ROTARY...
The club hosted their 56th annual pancake breakfast on November 13th and served around 500 guests.
 
NORTH CANTON ROTARY...
Join us for this annual fun event. Snow golf, silent auction, reverse raffle, food and drink.
Support appreciated via sponsorships and auction donations.
 
PERRY TOWNSHIP ROTARY...
Newly elected Perry Twp. Trustees Lisa Nelligan & Matt Miller attended and participated in the Wreaths Across America Wreath Laying at  Calvary Cemetery. 2,500 wreaths were Sponsored by Perry Twp. Rotary.
 
The club hosted their annual Annual Turkey Trot on November 25th.
Perry Rotary members enjoyed visiting all Perry Local Elementary School classrooms for a visit from Santa, The Grinch, Frosty & Ralphie who delivered candy and holding joy to the kiddos!
 
PLAIN TOWNSHIP ROTARY   
Are you feeling lucky?
Join the Rotary Club of Plain Township for "Let the Good Times Roll" Casino Night and Auction  
Saturday, February 12, 2022, at La Pizzeria.
This year we will be raising money for three worthy non-profits: • Whole Latte Love Café Inc. • Domestic Violence Project Inc • Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women Inc.
Tickets: $60 per person. Includes One Casino Game Play, appetizers and desserts, Professional Casino Games, Silent & Chance Auction, Raffles, 50/50, Wine Pull, Cash Bar and more!
Professional Casino Games: Blackjack, Poker, Roulette Wheel, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold Em’, Craps Table and Let It Ride Casino game earnings “funny money” will be exchanged for chance prizes worth at least $50. (No cash payouts.)
Purchase tickets online at https://square.link/u/CcExYUiD (small fee for credit card processing) or from any Plain Township Rotarian.
 
POLAND ROTARY...
 The club had a great day decorating the bridges in the Village and even had a chance to grab a picture with the Poland Express!
 
SALEM ROTARY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Salem Club celebrated 100 years of service on November 20th...Congratulations!
                                                                             
The club's recent ROTARACT service projects... collected over 250 non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving to donate to the local food bank and also completed Pennies for Polio in October where the group collected $450 for the month. 
https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2424
 
 
WOOSTER ROTARY...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The club held their annual food drive for People to People in conjunction with the College of Wooster basketball team and the Al Van Wie Rotary Tournament. A clinic was held for kids in grades 3-6. Food donations were accepted for participation in the clinic and entry to the basketball games.                     
 
 
YOUNGSTOWN ROTARY...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
District 6650 Contact Information
District 6650 Contact Information
Joan Cauley, District Secretary
Email: rotarydistrict6650@gmail.com
Phone: 601-654-4720
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2376
North Canton, OH 44720