Rotary District 6650
         October/November 2018 Bulletin
Volume 1 |  Issue 4                                  November is Rotary Foundation Month
District Governor's Corner
Governor’s Column (October/November 2018)
The leaves are finally changing color and it sure feels like autumn in the air!  As we begin our second quarter of the Rotary year, I continue to be inspired by your leadership and service to your communities.  I was busy visiting many clubs in October, and that will continue in November.  As you know, November is Rotary Foundation Month.  So many clubs have already been busy raising money for polio in October using PDG Geoff Goll's wine challenge.  To date, we are over $8000 in contributions with many still coming in.  Keep in mind the 2-for-1 match from the Gates Foundation and the wine challenge will nearly triple our efforts for polio.  I can't thank you all enough for stepping up to this challenge.  By now,  Dr. Peter Apicella has sent all clubs information regarding our annual district foundation campaign and the chance to win a Paul Harris Fellow for each $20 that Rotarians contribute during the campaign.
This past month also focused on membership and many of you were able to attend the Tri-District Membership Summit sponsored by Rotary Districts 6600, 6630 and 6650, and organized by PDG Sieglinde Warren who is assistant Zone coordinator for membership development.  Haris Sofradzija, from Rotary International, provided attendees with significant insight about our membership efforts.  You will continue to hear about our district contest to increase our members.  Sadly, October also brought the reality that the hard decision to wind down the Rotary Club of Rittman.  Remaining Rotarians are transferring to the Rotary Club of Orrville.  I commend Rotarians Jere and Rochelle Dutt for their many years of leadership in Rittman.  However, we are looking to extend Rotary to Hartville and a new club is on the cusp of forming in that community.  If you know of interested individuals who want to serve in Hartville, please refer them to PDG Sieglinde.
I'm very much enjoying my time as District Governor and that's because of all of you---the Rotarians of District 6650, who impress and surprise me on a daily basis.  Continue your "Service Above Self" and "Be the Inspiration" this year!
DG Scott

Upcoming Events

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District 6650 Clubs - Be The Inspiration
District Governor Scott's Club Visits
Rotary Club of Canal Fulton's Visit
Rotary Club of Canton South's Visit
Rotary Club of East Palestine's Visit
Rotary Club of Girard-Liberty's Hoagie Sale
Rotary Club of Millersburg's visit
Rotary Club of Plain Township's Visit
Rotary Club of Rittman's Visit
Rotary Club of Wooster's Visit
Cardinal Mooney High School Interact Club
Prepping for the Art Auction
Spirit Day in Jackson/North Canton
Tailgating at Youngstown State with DG 6690 Craig Maxey and wife Renate
Tri-District Membership Summit
World Polio Day
District Rotary Foundation
For the past few years, I have created a video to display at each club in November. Please reserve 10 minutes at a meeting to show the inspiring video of local and global projects of The Rotary Foundation. This year’s video will highlight the Military Family Center. Envelopes will be provided for donations to The Foundation, and a donor will have a chance to win a Paul Harris Fellow recognition for themselves or another. You can view past videos with Tim and Anna here:
October 24 is World Polio Day which was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against the poliomyelitis virus. We have come such a long way toward eradication of this devastating disease. Check out: for ideas to celebrate and raise awareness for your clubs. Consider donations which I will process if you forward to me or you can utilize the form at this link:
Hurricane Relief for District 6940
Recently, areas in Zone 33 sustained damages from Hurricane Florence, and clubs and districts in Zones 28 and 29 responded.  Now our family of Rotary and communities in District 6940, Zone 33 need our help.  Please see the attached message outlining the ways in which you, your club, or your district can make a contribution to D6940's Foundation for the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund.
Rotary Remote Project
Is your club interested in working with Wanda Angel and PDG Joe Belinsky on a beta test for a Rotary Remote Project? 
If so, contact Wanda Angel at or cell phone:  330.407.1926.  
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