Rotary District 6650
      May 2017 Bulletin

Volume 1 | Issue 11


June is Rotary Fellowships Month
District Governor's Corner
An urgent plea!!!  We need your help!!!
We have two young men, one from Chile and one from Argentina who have not been claimed by a Rotary club!
Please consider hosting one of these exchange students, who are so looking forward to spending a year in Ohio.
Why not consider getting together with another club to host one of these hopefuls!
It would be such a shame for us to tell the boys that their 2017-2018 year is on hold.  In addition, we would also have to inform two of our Outbound students, who are anticipating going on an exchange, that they would not be traveling to Chile or Argentina for their 2016-2017 school year.  Look at the excitement shown by our present group as they pose for a group picture signifying their last time together.  Let’s not deprive these two young men of the” best year” of their life.   If you have any questions, please contact Bill Wood  330.284.4779 or Aletha Carver at
Is it really May already?
What a year this has been.  So many exciting things happen during the District 6650 Rotary year.  We are definitely the community of Rotary!
Awards are such a special way to recognize the efforts of Rotarians and the Family of Rotary!  In the 2016-2017 Rotary world, only 50 spouse/partners received an award recognizing them for their efforts on behalf of their partner’s Rotary Club.  One of those 50 award recipients was recognized at the Rotary Club of Salem.  Congratulations to Kim Goll, spouse/partner of PDG Geoff Goll. 
More kudos!  Kelly Darney, president of the Salem Club is a poster child for Women in Rotary.  Besides serving as Rotary president, Kelly started a Rotaract Club at the Kent Salem Branch, which is now a thriving club; she works full time; and just graduated with her PhD from Youngstown State.  Way to go, Kelly!!!
Speaking of Women in Rotary:  If you are going to the Atlanta convention, be sure to sign up for the Women in Rotary program on Tuesday, at 5:30 in the Carter Center.   In addition to hearing from women who have made a significant contribution, such as Sylvia Whitlock, the first female Rotary club president, you will also hear from RI President John Germ and Vice President Jennifer Jones.  Hope to see you there! 
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Hugs to you all,

Upcoming Events

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District 6650 Clubs Serving Humanity
District Rotary Foundation
Local Grants UPDATE –
  • Current year’s grant reports are due June 15, 2017:  Final grant reports are now do. Upcoming grants will not be released until the report is completed and received by Dr. Apicella. Please complete the information at  
The Military Family Center
Rotary Global Grant Districts 6650 (Northeast Ohio) and 3131 & 3132 (India)
A Collaborative Effort between District 6650, Pegasus Farm & Walsh University
The Background: The idea of Rotarians from District 6650 serving veterans and their families originated from a Jackson Township Rotarian at the Field of Heroes in Jackson Township on Memorial Day 2012. As Taps was being played and a flag previously flown over Afghanistan was waving against the fleeting light of sunset, this Rotarian knew that Rotary could find a way to make a difference.
With that inspiration, the Rotary club of Jackson Township began a project called, “Serving Families of the Fallen,” to assist families that had lost their loved ones in combat (Gold Star Families). One Gold Star father told the group about the ability of horses to heal the physical and emotional wounds of war. It has been shown that equine therapy provides a holistic approach to the physical, occupational, and emotional needs of those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
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