Rotary District 6650
         January 2019 Bulletin
Volume 1 |  Issue 6                  February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
District Governor's Corner
Governor’s Column (January 2019)
Dear Rotarians:
Happy New Year! Happy 1/2 Rotary Year!  I've completed all of my official visits--46 in all--and I thank each and  every one of you and your clubs for such warm welcomes.  The visits were invigorating for me as I witnessed how we are "being the inspiration" across the district to our clubs, our communities and our world.  I look forward to attending many of your club events in the second half of the year.
Please make every effort to attend our District Art Auction to support The Rotary Foundation on Friday, February 1 at the SOAP Gallery in Youngstown.  We have received amazing art work from talented district Rotarians and their families and you'll want to make every effort to purchase these treasures and simultaneously support the foundation.   Even your DG has submitted a work of art!   This will be a fun and casual event (jeans welcome!) and we will we host special guests Mary Beth Growney Selene, Rotary Foundation trustee and Stephanie Urchick, Rotary International Director-Elect.  Special thanks to the planning committee, and especially event chair, Michelle Mullaly, President of the Rotary Club of Canton for her leadership.  And speaking of foundation, thanks to all of you who have supported our district wine challenge.  Nearly $17,000 has been raised to date!
If you have not begun to track your club's successes and progress on the Presidential Citation, I recommend appointing a club chairperson or committee to do so.  There's still plenty of time to accomplish the goals of President Barry Rassin.  The citation is attached to this newsletter, and my goal is that all of our clubs will receive the citation this year.
Mark your dates for the District Conference, "Better Together," where Rotarians from Districts 6650 & 6690 will gather to celebrate Rotary.  We have the distinct honor of hosting RI Past President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran as our keynote speaker.  The conference committee will be releasing more details shortly, but make every effort to be in Columbus April 12-13 for the event!
Club president-elects should be registering for All Ohio PETS (President-Elect Training Seminar) in Columbus on March 8-10.  Incoming RI President Mark Maloney will be present to install next year's club leaders as "Rotary Connects the World," our new Rotary Theme is introduced.
And finally, January is Vocational Awareness Month.  Vocational Service is often referred to as the "forgotten" avenue of service, but remains one of the most important.  Each of us, through our classification system, is identified in Rotary by our vocation and work lives. Paul Harris, our founder, wanted to connect with people from all walks of life and business and promoting the diversity of our vocations in a hallmark of Rotary.  Try to plan a vocational awareness event this year, which can be as simple as Rotarians sharing what they do and how they became involved in their work.
Be the Inspiration!

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 - Be The Inspiration
District Governor Scott's Club Visits
Rotary Club of Cortland
Rotary Club of Dover
Rotary Club of Dalton
Rotary Club of Orrville
Rotary Club of Poland-Night at the Races-President Dave Moliterno
District Rotary Foundation - Update
Thank you to all who supported our Paul Harris Fellow Challenge. This year, we raised nearly $25,000 for the Foundation, and over the past 4 years, we have raised more than $100,000 to “Do Good in the World.”
The District Wine Challenge last month generated an additional $17,000, and we are hosting an Art Auction on February 1 to provide even more support for the Foundation. Check out for more information.
Remember, half of the funds donated to The Foundation are used by the World Fund to sponsor international projects, and half of the money comes back to the District in 3 years to provide Global Grant Support and Local Grant Support. We all SHARE the donations made by our members.
International Assembly Update from DGE Dan Morgan
Every January District Governor Elects meet for International Assembly.  This year we met in San Diego, Ca.  It is an intense week of training, updates, speeches and gathering ideas from leadership and other DGEs from around the world.  One of the highlights was learning from President Elect Mark Maloney our new theme for 1919/20.  It will be:  Rotary Connects the World.   Mark has challenged us to:
  1. Create new membership models
  2. Open new paths to Rotary membership
  3. Build new Rotary and Rotaract Clubs
  4. Involve our families
  5. Build a viable path to Rotary Leadership                                                                                                                                                                                               
We were reminded that innovation must be our core principle.  We must be open to change.  The innovation must be disruptive to prevent Rotary from becoming another Kodak story.   The Theme Rotary Connects the World is an excellent theme.  During International Assembly we did have leaders from around the world who joined together, exchanged ideas and committed to action.   Perception generally does become reality.  We certainly do unite people to create lasting change across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.   
Rotary is the platform for members to create the change they wish to see in the world. We are so fortunate to have so many members from our district step up and serve on district committees. Their sole purpose is to help each of us accomplish our goals and objectives.  In conclusion somethings seem to be timeless.  I would like to leave you with words from Paul Harris.
  “Rotary must continue to pioneer or be left in the rear of progress. “
Dan Morgan
Short-Term Youth Exchange Opportunity
Hello. My name is Kelli Hulea and I'm reaching out about our short-term exchange program, in hopes that you can help communicate the following information to your club members and contacts at your local high school. As a former long-term exchange student (2011-2012) and as the chair for Rotary District 6650's short-term exchange program (STEP), I'm working alongside Brent Rice and Bill Wood, chairs of the Youth Exchange Program, to spread the word to interested students across the district.
Our long-term exchange program has been around for many years, but the option for the short-term exchange is fairly new, becoming available to our district just several years ago. As you know, our district is spread out, so it would be much appreciated if you could help us to share this information. I'd also be glad to come to one of your meetings to do a presentation if you see it as valuable. Or, you can call anytime if you have any questions. 
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.