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2015 District Conference Participation Opportunities


Hilton Doubletree Hotel
Rockside Road, Independence OH
Conference & District Training Assembly:  April 24-25
Memorial Service April 26

 
 
Basket Raffle
Clusters are encouraged
to team up
and prepare a basket
 
 
A Day at the Races
Sponsor a Race or Buy a Horse

 
Conference Sponsorships
 
Paul Harris Fellows
Clubs that want to
recognize new PHFs and
those who have increased their
giving level

 
 
Memorial Service
Honoring Rotarians
who have passed
 
 
REGISTER TO ATTEND
 Registration is now Open
 
 
 
 

Current News from Around the District

 
 
 
 
The District 6630 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Committee encourages your club’s involvement in sponsoring local high school juniors (who will be seniors in September 2015) for the upcoming leadership camp at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.
 
The RYLA Committee has planned a five-day leadership conference for high school juniors who are aspiring young leaders. The conference will be held June 14-18, 2015 at BW. The program will enhance the student’s leadership skills through lectures, hands-on participation and recreation.
 

 
 
I hope you enjoy this month's District Newsletter (click to open). Be sure to click on the graphics, photos and flier thumbnails. They will open up to larger images or entire webpages. Thanx to all of you who contributed to this month's edition.
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
  
 

 
 

District 6630 "2015" 4-Way Speech Test Competition

event will be held on Saturday April 11, 2015 at Aurora High School in Aurora, OH.

VIEW THE FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH PAGE FOR TIIME AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

 
 

Rotary Stories

How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
 

OUR PRIORITIES

Woman with child - Dominican Republic
School children wash their hands a fountain provided by Rotary International at an elementary school in Les Cayes, Haiti. Photo by Alyce Henson/Getty Images.

The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns.

Through  and other resources, we help clubs focus their service efforts in the following areas.

PROMOTING PEACE

Today, 42 million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Through our partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. We provide up to 100 peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers.

FIGHTING DISEASE

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. Our members educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many of our projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.

PROVIDING CLEAN WATER

More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.

SAVING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES

Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

 

Videos and Photos

Please enjoy these stories from our Rotary District 6630
Exchange Students and Host families.
 
 
 
My Rotary, My Passion  This is Rotary District 6630  Being A Rotarian

 
          
 

 
 

The Rotary Foundation

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION RISES ON EXPERT LIST OF TOP NONPROFITS

The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's  of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.

Learn More about The Rotary Foundation

 
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