April 2022 Bulletin

Volume 1 | Issue 7


December 2021
December is RI Disease Prevention and Teatment Month...
Just one year ago, in March of 2021,  this beautiful Rotary Peace Square was dedicated in Kiev, Ukraine. In Ukraine, Rotary is represented by 52 clubs in different cities of Ukraine and has almost 1000 members. There are 9 clubs in Kyiv.
I wonder...does it still exist?
Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season...
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

RYLA 2022
The RYLA 2022 conference for District 6650 students has been cancelled due to maintaining the safety of all with COVID-19 protocols and the need for a new venue.
How can you help continue the RYLA program?
We are currently looking for an affordable venue that would accommodate our RYLA conference.  
  • Housing for 100 students and 30 adults.
  • Food service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) – preferably with a large dining area to serve up to 145 people at once.
  • Breakout rooms – at least 4 rooms that hold up to 30 people doing activities (not just classroom space)
  • One large gathering location to accommodate 300 people.
  • Opportunities for on-site recreational activities.
If you know of possible venues in District 6650 that you think we should explore, please share that information with Barbara Loudon.
A new venue gives us an opportunity to develop new curriculum. If you have a passion for high school student leadership development, please contact Barbara Loudon.
Thank you for your support!
Barbara Loudon
RYLA Conference Coordinator and District Chair
Rotary District 6650 Youth Exchange Committee is accepting and reviewing student applications for long-term exchange (LTEP) in the 2022-2023 school year. Rotary Youth Exchange around the world has been suspended since Summer 2020. The District 6650 committee is hopeful exchanges will be allowed to resume in the fall of 2022. Rotary International (RI) will make the ultimate decision whether to re-open the exchange program or to continue the suspension. RI’s decision will be made in the coming months.
Locally, we intend to be prepared to resume exchanges as soon as RI gives us the green light to re-start. Interested students should be aged 15 to 19 at the time of exchange. Students that apply and are accepted will go out on exchange in August 2022 pending RI’s program authorization. In the meantime, encourage interested students and their families to find more information on exchange and access to the student application through the Youth Exchange district link at the D6650 website
Rotary Youth Exchange is a reciprocal program. In order to sponsor and send outbound students, we will again rely on D6650 Rotary clubs to host inbound students. Host clubs…
*Partner with their local school district for admission and attendance of inbound students  *Arrange host families (between 2 to 4 to share each student housing through the year)          *Support hosted students with a small monthly stipend *Involve inbound students in club and community activities while looking after the well-being of the student.
Direct your questions and interest you or your club may have to be of service with Rotary Youth Exchange to D6650 Youth Exchange Co-Chairs                                                                    Bill Wood (330-284-4779;; Louisville Rotary Club          Brent Rice (330-749-7120;; Wooster Rotary Club
Let’s Step-Up Giving, Rotary District 6650!
  • Foundation contributions from our District are slowing a bit. Remember to send your contribution form in and get a chance to win a free Paul Harris Fellow.  Contact our District Rotary Foundation Chair Linda Fergason if you need another copy of the letter that was sent to you in November.
  • Make a holiday gift in name of a loved one or family member.
  • Include the Rotary Foundation in your year-end charitable giving.
  • Make a gift online at
  • Transfer Your Points!      
  • Check out the PAUL HARRIS FELLOW RECOGNITION TRANSFER REQUEST FORM and how to use points for PHF Recognition
  • An often-overlooked option... transfer points to another Rotarian, family member, to honor a deceased loved one, or a noted community leader to make them a Paul Harris Fellow.
  • The RI Support Center: 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or e-mail:
Rotary District 6650 Foundation Chair
Linda S. Fergason
12938 Bayton St. NE
Alliance, Ohio 44601
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”.
Hope this helps.
Save the Date...
  • February 12, 2022, Saturday, District 6650 Mid-Year Assembly at University of Mount Union, 8:00 AM - Noon. Alliance, Ohio
  • March 2, 2022, Saturday, District 6650 4-way Test Speech Judging Finally at Arrowhead Golf & Event Center, North Canton, Ohio. In person as of now.
  • Saturday June 25, 2022, District 6650 Conference at Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.
Rotary Zone 30 Director Nomination

Dear district governors and club presidents in Zone 30

In accordance with RI Bylaws section 11.020., the Nominating Committee for RI Director in Zone 30 recently certified that it selected Rotarian Rhonda E. Stubbs, a member of the Rotary Club of Maryville, as a RI director in 2023–25. Rotarian Stubbs has stated that she is willing and able to serve as director, if elected.

RI President Mehta will declare Rotarian Stubbs as director-nominee from your zone on 1 December 2021 unless another qualified Rotarian has been duly proposed as a challenging candidate before 1 December. Any club in your zone at its regular meeting may adopt a resolution proposing a challenging candidate for RI director, provided that the challenger was among the candidates previously considered by the Nominating Committee. The following procedures must be followed to propose a challenge to the Nominating Committee’s selection:

The club must submit a resolution to the governor, signed by the club president or secretary, naming a candidate who was previously suggested to the Nominating Committee.

  1. The governor, either at the district conference or through a ballot, asks each club in the district if it concurs with the challenge resolution. If a majority of clubs in the district concur, the governor will forward the challenge to the general secretary by no later than 1 December 2021. Any challenges received by the general secretary after 1 December or that are incomplete cannot be considered. 
  2. If a valid challenge is received, the Secretariat will prepare and distribute an electronic ballot by 31 December, listing the choice of your zone’s Nominating Committee and any challenging candidates who were endorsed by a majority of the clubs in the district.

Please note RI Bylaws section 13.010., which in part states:
Rotarians shall not campaign, canvass, or electioneer for elective position in RI, or allow any such activity, for either themselves or others. Unless expressly authorized by the board, this prohibition includes any distribution or circulation by themselves or others of brochures, literature, letters, materials, electronic media, or other communications to any clubs or members of clubs.
Any candidate who undertakes, or on whose behalf is undertaken, unauthorized and improper activities to further his or her candidacy is in violation of the bylaws and may be disqualified by the RI Board. 
Thank you in advance for your adherence to these procedures. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Corporate Governance staff at

John Hewko
General Secretary, RI

As Rotary members, we use our connections to create lasting change in our communities and around the world. And although we’ve all faced the challenges of the pandemic for the past year and a half, we’ve continued to take action, solve problems, and make a positive impact.
We are optimistic that we can gather in person to explore new opportunities for friendship and service at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, USA. We invite you to join us!
At the convention, you will:
• Develop new friendships and strengthen old ones
• Share your Rotary experiences and learn more ways to get involved
• Find inspiration in the family of Rotary
Register now to take advantage of our reduced rate, available until 15 December. You’ll be able to cancel for a full refund, minus a $50 per person administration fee, until 30 April.
Don’t miss this chance to strengthen your passion for Rotary.
Visit for more information. 

These resources will help you and other Rotary members in your community provide for the safety and well-being of youth program participants. All are available in Rotary languages unless noted otherwise.

Publications & Resources in My Rotary

Webpages Courses in the Learning Center
  • Preventing and Addressing Harassment: This course reviews Rotary’s policy on a harassment-free environment and will help Rotary members learn how to create such a setting in their clubs.
  • Protecting Youth Program Participants: This course will help Rotary members learn how to apply and address youth policies in their clubs and districts. Youth protection policies may not prevent all incidents, but they can support the young people participating in Rotary programs and reduce negative outcomes.
Please reach out to with any questions. Again, we appreciate your cooperation and commitment to Rotary’s zero-tolerance policy against youth abuse and harassment.

Rotary Youth Protection

Please share your club’s stories by the 5th of the month for inclusion in the next monthly bulletin 
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 needed via sponsorships and auction donations.

17 members along with DG Wilder attended the Patriot Ball on November 16th
The club hosted their annual 25th 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
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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