DISTRICT 6650
           January 2023                          

Volume 3 | Issue 2


August 2022
August is RI Rotary Membership & New Club Development Month...
District Event
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022    3-7pm                       
St. George Serbian Church Center 
4667 Applegrove Street NW
North Canton 44720
Rotary...What We Care About
July certainly flew by! I visited 9 clubs during the month of July: Orrville, Dover, Jackson Township, Canton South, Carrollton, Warren, Cortland, Plain Township, and Canton. I have had such an amazing time driving through the district, meeting fellow Rotarians, and hearing about all that they are working on! I have another 11 visits scheduled for the month of August. If you haven’t gotten me on your schedule yet, please email me! I really want to try to get to every club before the end of October!
Our “Night for Ukraine” website is now live! Please check it out here. We are currently soliciting sponsorships. Tickets will go on sale in September. Reminder! I am asking each club to donate or raise a minimum of $2,500 for this event. Every Club who does so will receive a Paul Harris Fellow to give out as they see fit. My goal is to raise at least $100,000. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Polio Update: If you have not already heard, a case of vaccine-derived polio virus has been reported in the state of New York. Now more than ever, we need to stress the importance of donating to the Polio Fund. I am asking each club to commit at least $1,000 to the Polio Fund.
As you are working with your Clubs and planning your projects this year, please remember Jennifer Jones’ initiatives. Take action to:
  • Imagine DEI: Expand Our Reach: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Imagine a Welcoming Club Experience: Comfort and Care
  • Imagine Impact: Expanding Rotary’s Reach
  • Empower Girls
You can learn more here.
Last, but not least, please invite me to your events! I want to be there! If I can fit your fundraiser or special event into my schedule, I will be there!
Have an amazing August!
Yours in Rotary,
DG Michelle
Rotary International Leaders 2022-2023
Memories made by our DG Michele Charles and fellow Rotarians at the RI International Convention in Houston, Texas...
My husband JC and I were thrilled to represent District 6650 in Houston. What an amazing time to be back in person with 11,000 of our closest friends from around the world! A few of the highlights for us - the 30 second standing ovation for Ukraine, having time to hang out with our fellow district governors from Ohio, and having amazing discussions with people from Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and India just to name a few! The most powerful speaker was by far Ukrainian Rotarian Olha Palychuk who traveled across the world to share with us. It turned out that she was the Canton Club’s contact earlier in the year when they sent money directly to her club for medicines and other supplies. I had the honor of meeting her in person. To be able to give her a hug and share time with her was, to me, what Rotary is all about.
Photo 1 My husband JC and I on Day 1
Photo 2 My fellow Ohio District Governors and spouses at the Zone reception
Photo 3 Olha Palychuk at the General Session
Photo 4 District 6650 Dinner
Photo 5 JC and I with our new friends from Uganda and Tanzania
Photo 6 Me with Past RI President Barry Rassin
Photo 7 Olha and I
Photo 8 Jennifer Jones addressing the attendees
A huge thank you to all attendees gathered to celebrate another Rotary year!
Clubs are reminded to update their membership data through My Rotary or their club management systems by January 1 to ensure that their club invoices will be accurate. Getting a My Rotary Account is not difficult. Your account helps RI collect data: demographic information, a primary and secondary email address, and your membership number (If you do not have this, your club secretary will have it.)
Go to the Rotary International web site ( At the top click My Rotary Below the red “Sign into My Rotary” box there is another that says, “Create an Account.” Click on that. Follow the instructions and put in the required information. In 24 to 48 hours, you will receive an email that will instruct you further about your account. After that you can just click the red “Sign into My Rotary” box; put in your email and password to access your account.
Using My Rotary Web Site
• Sign in to your My Rotary account
• At the top hover over Learning and Reference
• On the left you will see “Learning by Role”
• Click on “Club Roles”
• Here you will be able to see the duties of club presidents, secretaries, treasurers, and committee chairs.
• Go back to the home page and hover over “News and Media”
• On the far right there is a list of resources you can use to produce Rotary information for your club. Have a look at it.
• Back on the home page hover over “Manage.” Here is the Brand Center that will help you if you want to use the Rotary Logo. There are rules that govern the use of the logo.
• Hover over “Manage” on the left you will see “Club and District Administration”.
• Click on “Rotary Club Central” Here you will find a lot of information about membership for our club.
• In Rotary club Central click on the menu icon and then click on the “Goal Center”.
Please share your club’s stories by the 1st of the next month for inclusion in the next monthly bulletin 
One of the many ways our Rotarians give back to our community is by serving meals at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.
Mark your calendars because ‘Night at the Races’ is returning November 4th!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is without-a-doubt a great time!!
We’ll be looking for race sponsors, horse sponsors, and this year we’ll have a reserved table option!
Members and family of the Rotary Club of Austintown participated in the Austintown July 4 parade for the 46th year.
Canfield’s 4th of July Parade and our club's float... members passed out bottles of water during the parade. Sam Boak, a 20 year Canfield Rotary member, was the Grand Marshall for the parade. 
Club members volunteered this past weekend at Sleep Heavenly Peace Project.  They provide beds for children who don’t have one.  The project consisted of making the beds from the beginning.  We had to cut wood, sand and stain before putting the beds together. The project was sponsored by Canfield Presbyterian Church and Canfield Lions Club.  Larry Bowald is a Canfield Rotarian and the Pastor for the church. 
The club’s next project is the City Shelter Project. It’s not fun standing in the rain, sweltering heat or on top of snow mounds awaiting a bus. They are funding two shelters. One is paid for and being built and they are fundraising for the second shelter. On Monday, August 22 there is a fundraiser at Kozmos Grille in Massillon to raise money for this project. People only need to bring the flyer below and 20% of their bill will go back to this project. Or donations can be made through our Venmo or by check. 
A family turned horrible tragedy into good. Jim Eckelberry, along with his wife, Lori, founded Katie’s Kids, a non-profit that grants small wishes to children through a network of liaisons in memory of their daughter, Katie, who was killed by a drunk driver. Our club made a $7500 donation to the cause.

Club’s Business of the Year – Totally Dog with owners Kathy and Dan Schultz                                                                                                                                                                  Club Member of the Year – Dan Schultz – In addition to supporting us as a member and through Totally Dog, Dan is the chairman of our Fly the Flag program.

Veteran's Banners
Fair food is the BEST food!
Night at the Races 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 AT 5:30 PM – 9 PM at the McKinley Eagles
The Rotary Club of Massillon in association with the Rotary Foundation of Massillon awarded $24,000.00 in nursing scholarships to six Nursing students attending local colleges.
The club has pledged $50,000.00 to the North Canton City Schools athletic facilities renovation.
To memorialize DG Michelle's very first club visit on her schedule of 45, Orrville Rotary Club president Rich Corfman presented our District 6650 2022-2023 Governor with the Orrville club's distinctive cloisonné lapel pin.
WARREN ROTARY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In June, club members planted a pollinator’s garden on the grounds of the animal shelter in Trumbull County (Animal Welfare League).
Join Wooster Rotary for a MEAL WITH A MISSION on Monday, August 8th, 4-7pm, at TJ's Restaurant in downtown Wooster...
A MEAL WITH A MISSION is a benefit to raise funds that will be used for student scholarships throughout Wooster and the Wayne County area. Each ticket is good for a Brisket, BBQ Chicken, or Zoodle Bowl dinner. A portion of the proceeds will go to Wooster Rotary scholarships and missions.  Enjoy live music on the patio. Dine-in and carryout options are available.
Tickets ($30.00 each) are available online at or can be picked up at the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce (377 W. Liberty St).
Club members enjoyed watching the Guardians at Progressive Field to Stop Polio Now
WARREN ROTARY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Warren Rotary held a Slice of the Valley Fundraiser in March. The profits generated were allocated to four non-profit organizations… Animal Welfare League ($15,000), St. Vincent DePaul ($ 8,500), Warren Family Mission ($ 8,500), and Cadence Care Network, ($8,500).
Check presentation of $50,000 to the City of Warren for the Fountain Restoration project.
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District 6650 Contact Information
Joan Cauley. District 6650 Secretary
Phone: 601-654-4720
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2376
North Canton, OH 44720