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District Governor's Corner


December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of activity both in the business world and our personal lives. Sales, shopping, family gatherings, school holidays, baking, and seasonal changes remind us of the past while we look to our futures.
December 2021 also brings to our attention Disease Prevention and Treatment month. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time. Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges locally and internationally. I am hopeful that we will continue to encourage and strengthen community partnerships as we develop creative ways to meet their needs while keeping ourselves healthy and safe. As we look to the future let us continue to re-engage, re-connect, and re-energize our club memberships and engagement in our communities.
Rotarians and friends of Rotary, your energy, creativity, capital, dedication, and selfless service are a gift to local, national, and global community all year long. Let us pause at this joyous time of year to thank you for your vital contribution to Rotary International’s action plan; Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Happy holidays!
Stay safe and keep well.
Steve Wilder
RI Monthly Theme
December is RI Disease Prevention and Treatment Month and Prevention Month...
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Annual District Grants
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
This year the club honored our Veterans, by centering our celebration on Dr. Fred Sollar, our last WW2 veteran in our club. Fred proudly served in the US Navy.  Fred, a Past President, has been a member of Boardman Rotary since 1972, and is a retired dentist.
Club members attended the Angels of Easter Seals Friendsgiving. The Angels of Easter Seals are the fundraising arm for our local Easter Seals. Our club has given over $50,000 to the Angels over the years in support of assisting children and adults with disabilities in our community.
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.
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
The Dennison Rotary Club's Fall Health Check-up.
Please support this "fun" fundraiser
The clubs sponsored a combined fund raiser in October...A Night at the Races.
It was a well attended affair with good food, good camaraderie, and good Rotary fellowship. The attendees enjoyed wagering on the horse races and supporting the clubs' causes. Especially impressive was the spontaneous formation of “syndicates”  to “purchase” the horses in the last race, which alone raised thousands of dollars! 
The evening produced a nice profit shared equally by the two Clubs. The Rotary Club of Jackson donated 15% of their share back to Perry Rotary for their Perry Helping Perry project (food pantry).
Jackson Rotary’s reasoning: “Perry Rotary is a hard-working group that put a lot of effort into A Night at the Races; we wanted to help out and cement our working relationship. It’s the right thing to do.” It should never be forgotten that Rotary Clubs are partners, not competitors. We are all on the same team! We all have the same goal! Rotarians support Rotarians. “It’s the right thing to do.”
The club hosted their 56th annual pancake breakfast on November 13th and served around 500 guests.
Join us for this annual fun event. Snow golf, silent auction, reverse raffle, food and drink.
Support appreciated via sponsorships and auction donations.
17 members along with DG Wilder attended the Patriot Ball on November 16th
The club hosted their annual Annual Turkey Trot on November 25th.
Wreaths Across America...Saturday December 18th at Calvary Cemetery on Lincoln Way in Perry Township. Join us as we honor the 2500 veterans at Calvary Cemetery by placing a beautiful wreath upon the grave of our heroes. A short ceremony will begin at 12 noon, followed by the placement of the wreaths. All are welcome to join in. It will be the best Christmas gift that you will ever give. Wreaths may be purchased by November 30th. by going to or calling Steve at 330-904-3651
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 (small fee for credit card processing) or from any Plain Township Rotarian.
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.
WOOSTER ROTARY...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
The Wooster Club celebrated 100 years of service in October...Congratulations!
Rotarians joined nearly 500 scholars from the Youngstown City School District on the morning of Nov. 5 to collect litter and clean in neighborhoods surrounding 12 city schools. There were 25 student participants per elementary school and 50 students per high school. RCY members provided guidance and extra hands throughout the event.
Scott Schulick (PDG) was recognized as Youngstown Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.
Rotary Club of Youngstown’s endorsed the Operation Pollination Pledge and Resolution                                                                                                                                                         Pictured: Josh Prest

District 6650 Contact Information
District 6650 Contact Information
Joan Cauley, District Secretary
Phone: 601-654-4720
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2376
North Canton, OH 44720