Rotary District 6650
         April 2018 Bulletin
Volume 1 |  Issue 10                                                                        May is Youth Service Month
District Governor's Corner
Governor’s Column (April 2018)
I do not know about you, but this has seemed like a long winter. But spring will come and it will feel all the more satisfying when it does. The Rotary year is almost over, and in just a couple of months, we will be turning over the reins of our clubs to the next group of leaders. I have truly enjoyed my year as district governor, although I am the first to admit that I am a bit tired at this point. I want to take this opportunity to thank a lot of people and ask for two more favors of the Rotarians of District 6650.
Thank You
I want to start by thanking our District Assistant, Lauri Coy, who we share with the Rotary Club of Canton. Thank you Canton. Without Lauri’s help, I am not sure I would have survived my DG year. And I know many of you have learned just how capable Lauri is at solving problems for you and your club. I want to thank all of the 2017-2018 presidents. You have done a great job with your clubs, and you have been very supportive of me. You have earned that past-president pin that you will get in a few short weeks. I want to thank the assistant governors who provided the one-on-one support to clubs that no district governor could ever provide. I have been blessed to be a part of a group of past and upcoming district governors who have provided insight, support, and help whenever I have needed it. Finally, I want to thank all of you—the Rotarians of District 6650—who have inspired me with your passion, generosity, enthusiasm, and Can-Do-Spirit. I am proud to be a Rotarian, and I am proud of my fellow Rotarians.
District Conference
The first favor that I want to ask is to encourage all of you to join me at the District Conference. We are trying something different this year by having the conference during the week instead of over the weekend. It will be May 10 and 11 (Thursday evening through Friday afternoon). You should be home for supper on Friday, and you can register separately for Thursday evening and Friday if you cannot be there for the entire conference. We have put together a great conference that is fast-paced, informative, and inspiring, and we have done our best to keep the costs down. You can register online at or by calling the district office (330-452-2882). We encourage you to register by Monday, May 7 because we need to give the hotel our meal counts on that day. We will be celebrating Rotary and the Magic of Rotary, and there is a lot to celebrate. I hope to see you there in May.
Support the Foundation
My second favor that I want to ask is to have everyone in the district to continue their support of the Rotary Foundation. We can all be proud of our Foundation. It has the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator because our overhead is extremely low and we achieve so much with the money we donate. To date, our district has donated just under $100,000 to the Annual Fund and a total of nearly $300,000 to all funds. Half of the donations to the Annual Fund come back to the district in three years to support our local projects. I give as generously as I can to the Rotary Foundation because I know the money will be well spent and will make a difference in the world. I encourage you to do the same.
Save The Date
Thursday's Dinner Program will begin at 6:00 PM
Registration will open at 4:00 PM
To view details on this year's District Conference,
click on this LINK!
4-Way Test Contest Winners to speak at this year's District Conference
Left to Right: Elwood Walker, Averi Allison, Kaleigh Ceci, Joe Belinsky, Joe Jocas, Brittany Moyer, & DG Mike.
1st. Place Winner:
Joe Jocas, a student at North Canton Hoover High School,representing The Rotary Club of North Canton
2nd. Place Winner:
Averi Allison, a student at McKinley High School, representing The Rotary Club of Canton
3rd. Place Winner:
Kaleigh Ceci, a student at Canfield High School, representing The Rotary Club of Canfield
4th. Place Winner:
Brittany Moyer, a student at Minerva High School, representing The Rotary Club of Minerva

Upcoming Events

District Rotarians have indicated they would like to be aware of Rotary activities throughout the District in order to be supportive.  This is your chance to let everyone know about your upcoming events/projects.  Please submit your information to Lauri at or 330-452-2882.

This calendar is there for you.  It is easy to add your event.
If you have administrative access to your website, please follow these directions.  If you do not have administrative access, contact Lauri at or at 330-452-2882.
On the website:
  • Go to Administration
  • On the left go to Events
  • Go to Event Planner
  • Insert your information
District 6650 Clubs Making a Difference
District Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation:  Local Grants - Applications Due May 15
For more than 100 years, the Rotary Foundation has been “Doing Good in the World” by providing funds for both local and global projects. Thank you on behalf of The Foundation for your support.
This year we are expecting more than $47,000 for local projects in our district. This money is given directly to clubs to do good works in their community or elsewhere in the world.
For clubs granted Local District Grants this current year 2017-18, the Final Report is due June 1, 2018. Click HERE for a link to the required final report. Please do not wait until the last minute.
For clubs interested in Local District Grants this upcoming year 2018-19, new applications will be due May 15, 2018. Click HERE for a link to the application.
Rotary International Convention - June 24-27th
The Rotary Convention is an experience like no other.  We hope you join the contingent from Rotary District 6650 in Toronto on June 24-27, 2018, and remember to register by December 15th for extra savings! 
For a list of pre-convention events and schedule highlights visit:
For more information contact:
RI Convention Chair, PDG Linda Fergason
330.206.4899 /
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