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.
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Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project.
We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more.
By The Numbers
   
1800+
Total Active Members
   
46
Clubs
   
$50,000+
Annual District Grants
Stories
 
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
Happy Holidays! Wow, did you ever think we would get to the end of 2020? I will admit that we lost quite a bit during 2020. Many of us lost regular meetings and the fellowship that is Rotary. We lost All Ohio Pets, District Conference, the International Convention, and the Awards Banquet. Rotary clubs have lost cherished traditions like pancake breakfasts, golf outings, and Oktoberfests that mean so much to their communities. We have struggled to raise funds that are so important to the communities that have come to depend on us for help. Rotarians who were active and productive have lost jobs and businesses or had to change work hours. We are separated from our friends and families. To add to the pain we had devastating fires in the West, monthly hurricanes in the South, and, yes, murder hornets who threaten our honey bees and our food supply. Our nation, and especially our health care system, is exhausted.
 
It has been a challenging year, but it has also been a learning experience.What is really impressive is that Rotary has answered the call. In every town Rotarians continue to find ways to help. We have learned that we can meet in new ways, outdoors and on Zoom. We have developed new ways of fund raising. We have learned to connect and remain socially distanced. We have volunteered in food banks, and other relief efforts.
 
This Holiday Season we are facing a winter when the pandemic will be even worse than last spring. Most things are cancelled and families are not able to be together. It is up to us to decide how we will handle the reality of a holiday during a pandemic. As always, Rotarians will find a way to celebrate safely. Remember that the hope of a vaccine is on the horizon in 2021.
 
My holiday wish is for peace; the peace of understanding among people, the peace of knowing we are safe and secure,and the peace of mind that comes from caring for mankind.
 
It is with a heavy heart, but a sense of reality, that I am officially announcing that RYLA 2021 will NOT be able to be held this Rotary year.  It would be impossible to recreate the kind of leadership experience we want given the restrictions of the pandemic.
 
I am happy to report, though, that we have secured dates for the following year at the Grand Resort (formerly the Avalon Inn):
 
RYLA 2022 will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 25, 26, 27, 2022
 
Thank you for your past support.  I look forward to working with you all again in the future!
 
Barb Loudon
RYLA District Chair
Conference Coordinator
 
 
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.