August 2022 Bulletin

Volume 2 | Issue  7


July 2022
July is RI Rotary New Leadership Month...
Rotary...What We Care About
Dear Rotarians,
It is with great honor that I write my first newsletter article for my District Governor year. It seemed like this day was so far when I first accepted the nomination and now I am eager and excited to start this year off!
I already have 26 club visits scheduled between now and October. I hope to visit each and every club before the year is out. I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful Rotarians in our district, sharing my message, and hearing what you are doing in your own clubs.
I have two primary areas of focus for the year: Member Engagement, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.
Additionally, I have a district goal of raising $200,000 for the Rotary Foundation and $25,000 for Polio. Remember donations to the Rotary Foundation return back to our district! Twenty-five percent of the money raised this year will come back to your club in the form of district grants.
I am asking each club to commit at least $1,000 to ShelterBox. ShelterBox is a wonderful organization that helps the over 113 million people worldwide who are currently homeless due to either disaster or conflict.
I am also currently investigating some international partners that we will potentially join with on a global grant.
The big goal of the year will be an event on November 5, 2022 to benefit Ukraine relief. I would LOVE to raise $250,000. I am asking each club in the district to either donate or raise a minimum of $2,500 towards this effort. This can be done through club funds, or a create fundraiser. The event will be attended by Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin and will feature Ukrainian entertainment, food, a fantastic auction and much, much more. Please save the date to attend!
Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we can get up each day knowing that we can make a difference. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.
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!
We have an exciting opportunity to raise money for Polio!
Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Gates Open: 6:00pm / First Pitch: 7:10pm
Terrace Club + Lower Box - $75
Terrace Club + Upper Box - $65
$5 off Kids ticket in Terrace Club
Lower Box Ticket Only - $35
Upper Box Ticket Only - $25
Purchase tickets:
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 
A Paul Harris Award is one of the highest honors awarded to Rotarians. We not only awarded eight new Paul Harris Fellows, but our club was awarded with the distinction of becoming a 100% Paul Harris Club.
From Rotary Club Cherkasy...
Long time no write, and due to wartime secrecy, and to a really big load on our Rotary club members and important participation in the Rotary International program.   
Informing the local community of Cherkasy and the Cherkasy region about the directions of the Rotary Service and the scale of the World Rotary Help Ukraine program is important. Let's start with one of the projects of the club, which during the war has already gained the status of more than 100 therapeutic disaster first aid kits (for military medics on platoon or for provisional medical aid in bomb storage), which are douchebags with the original SAT turníts and the military medical bag of NATO's combat medicine was formed and directed over the past 2 months to hotspots under shelling in Zaporozhye, Odessa, eastern Ukraine and for the victims in the civilian population, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the TRO, as well as to help forced migrants in our area. Saving lives every day is possible thanks to the financial support of our American Rotary friends at the Rotary Club Canton Ohio. Thank
you President Mark Clendenin for your quick response to urgent needs. Grateful also for delivering first aid kits from UK Андромеда+, медичний центр , Александр Гафияк for filling the medicines needed during the shortage period and the medical team Тамара Недобор for participating in packing and supporting us throughout our medical projects to the club.
Glory to Ukraine!
Incoming District Governor and Canton Club Rotarian, Michelle Charles, just got back from the Rotary Global Conference where we were presented with a gift from the Cherkasy, Ukraine Rotary Club for the financial support we’ve provided to them.
Thank you to all Rotarians that helped make this year’s Philomatheon Society for the Blind picnic a success. Plenty of food and goodies to be enjoyed by all. Thank you to all Rotarians for supporting the charitable fund so we can continue to spread Rotary throughout our community
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Cortland Rotarian of the Year, Dan Schultz. Dan has dedicated numerous hours of service leading the Annual Main Street America Flag project for Cortland Rotary. Dan exemplifies, “Service Above Self”.
Veteran's Banners
Butterfly Garden Project
The Sandman Project was a lot of fun! The children were excited to get the sand and the sandcastle bucket. Before we left, several kids were already playing! Thank you to Masonry Materials Plus for their support in this project.
Club members at the Jackson Community Celebration
We had the honor of presenting Coleman Health Services the check from our recent Vintage Jackson fundraiser. Over $14,000 was raised for this amazing organization! Thank you to all who came out to support, to the wonderful planning committee, and to our sponsors for your generosity.
The club presented $559.00 to Faith in Action.
Strawberry Festival Fun!
The club has pledged $50,000.00 to the North Canton City Schools athletic facilities renovation.
So grateful be able to present valuable funds to all of these amazing local charities…
Down Syndrome Association of the Mahoning Valley, ​Golden String ​Hospice, ​Mahoning County CASA, ​Mahoning County Special Olympics, ​Mission of Love, ​Potential Development, ​Rosalie’s Forever Footprints, ​Second Harvest Foodbank ​Sojourner House, ​Walnut Grove, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning
Donating over $25k in total to these well deserving organizations! None of this would be possible without the support of our community, and local businesses through their donations and sponsorships at our Chili Open and Night at the Races!
Celebrate 'IMAGINE ROTARY' and join together at a district social. The Rotary Car-Cruise social event will be held at Gervasi Vineyard from 5p-8p on Wednesday, July 6th rain or shine. We encourage you to bring out your 'Garage Queen' as Rotary Club of Salem is sponsoring the Gervasi Car-Cruise and will be showcasing Rotarians' Cars in their pavilion. Everyone is welcome to attend this event even if not bringing a vehicle to participate in the Car-Cruise. This event is a free admission and will have a 50/50 raffle. It is highly encouraged to make a reservation in advance if choosing to dine at one of their many restaurants on property.
We are moving mounds of soil to make way for our Club's Centennial Family Sports Complex Project which has received over $180,000.00 in donations towards our community's Salem Parks.
Congratulations to the Wooster Club... awarded the Shelter Box Bronze
Rotary members met at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Prior to this meeting, the ribbon was cut on the $27 million restoration and expansion of the library. The RCY Board of Directors presented a symbolic check for $10,000 to library officials. A meeting room has been named after the club.
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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