District Events & Meetings
Oct 02, 2023 Oct 17, 2023 5:00 PM
Oct 05, 2023 5:30 PM 8:00 PM
Oct 10, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 17, 2023 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 17, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 19, 2023 5:30 PM 8:00 PM
Oct 23, 2023 7:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 25, 2023 12:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Nov 01, 2023 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Nov 01, 2023 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Nov 06, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Nov 11, 2023 Nov 12, 2023
Akron Rotary Camp
Nov 27, 2023 7:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Dec 04, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Dec 06, 2023 12:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Dec 09, 2023 Dec 10, 2023
Akron Rotary Camp
Dec 18, 2023 7:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting

News from Around the District

Sep 19, 2023
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 
Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
I've been so encouraged by our club projects from Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise's book collection that has collected over 50k books over the last three years to the E-Club NEO's Little Free Library that offers books for free to passersby.
It's been a busy month 2 (plus)! Hence the tardiness of this newsletter! My apologies. 
Thank you to all the Rotarians who have welcomed me to their special events and meetings over the last month or so.  Club official visits since our last newsletter have included Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise, Hillcrest Sunrise, Mentor, Chardon, Berea/BW Rotaract, Chagrin Highlands, Fairlawn, Ashtabula, Brunswick, Aurora, and Ravenna. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to PDG Mike Davanzo, District Vice Secretary, (Medina Sunrise) for his help in coordinating my visits! It's been a marathon schedule and I sure appreciate him.
I was also honored to attend the Medina Sunrise 9/11 memorial. This beautiful ceremony recognized our first responders and honored airline flight crews and all of those we lost that tragic day 22 years ago.
Of course we won't ever forget the excitement of welcoming our Rotary International President Elect Stephanie Urchick. 
Special thanks to Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski (Cleveland) and Dave Skrzynski (Berea) for coordinating and hosting our RIPE with sold out events and Northeast Ohio hospitality! It was such an honor to have her here with us! 
The visit included lunch with the RC Cleveland at the Union Club, meeting with the RC Mentor and the RC Willoughby at Broadmoor School and culminated with lunch with the RC of Akron and guests at the Akron Rotary Camp.  There was an introduction to the camp by Executive Director Dan Reynolds (Akron) and a testimonial by camper parent Judge Brown (Tallmadge).  Click on each link to view photos from the RIPE events.
We have also held 2 Pints to End Polio and Pours to End Polio events where in total we've welcomed over 50 Rotarians and friends and raised $3,000.00 including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation match. Check out the schedule in this newsletter for an event coming near you. Next up September 28th 5:30 to 8pm at Forest City Brewery in Cleveland. Thank you to all who have come out to support and especially DGE Dale Smith (Mentor) who has been a fantastic partner in making these happen.
Looking forward to seeing you at the do-over End Polio Now baseball game at Progressive Field - there will be an opportunity for Rotarians to parade around the field prior to the game and catch up with Rotarians from Districts  6600, 6630 and 6650.
If I haven't been out your way, I look forward to visiting soon!
Thank you, thank you, for all you do for our communities!!
In Rotary Service,
Julie Brandle, DG 6630
Learn more about how our Morocco Earthquake Response Fund will assist communities in need through disaster response grants. 

As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary continually takes action to help communities in need. Because you are a Rotary leader, we want you to be among the first to know that The Rotary Foundation has established a temporary Morocco Earthquake Response Fund to support immediate assistance efforts through disaster response grants.

We’ll begin fundraising efforts soon to finance the grants, which will be available specifically to areas affected by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake on 8 September that killed several thousand people, injured even more, and destroyed an estimated 50,000 homes.  
The Morocco Earthquake Response Fund will accept contributions, including District Designated Funds (DDF), until 31 December and will distribute grants until 21 September 2024 or until the funds are spent. Any unused money will be transferred to the general Disaster Response Fund. 

Districts affected by the devastation in Morocco can apply for grants to provide items such as water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing. To learn more and help these communities, you and your members can: 

  1. Donate to the Morocco Earthquake Response Fund 
  1. Contribute your District Designated Funds (DDF)
  1. Learn more about the fund and how to apply for disaster response grants 
  1. Fundraise among your colleagues, friends, and family using Raise for Rotary 
We appreciate your support of Rotary member-led projects to help these communities at the times when they need our assistance the most. 

Barry Rassin
2023-24 Trustee Chair
The Rotary Foundation


One Rotary Center

1560 Sherman Avenue


Yours in Rotary Service,

Larry Lohman

2022-2024 District 6630 Rotary Foundation Chair
2021-2022 Rotary International District 6630 Governor
Home Club:  Rotary Club of Kent, OH USA

Cell: 330-322-2474 | Email: D6630DG2122@gmail.com | www.RotaryDistrict6630.org

The Rotary Club of Burton-Middlefield met on Wednesday evening, Oct. 20 at Claridon Woods Park for a very enjoyable steak roast to show appreciation for all workers/volunteers who made our 2023 Maple Splash Raffle a major success. Steaks were professionally prepared by Chef Tom Blair with assistance from Co-chef Ken Butler. The picnic was an enjoyable time to get us away from our standard routine of weekly meetings. The highlight of the evening was a presentation by students Caeley Powell, Berkshire student, and Emma Geesling, Cardinal student, describing their Rotary sponsored trip to Wisconsin and the World Community Service Seminar this past June.  This is a yearly program which Rotary sponsors to give students an opportunity to mingle with other service-minded young adults in seminars, lectures, field trips and fun activities like a talent show where some creative and incredible talents come out of the participants.  The girls had prepared a slide show featuring all the highlights of the week-long event.
Fifteen Rotarians attended along with six guests and parents who enjoyed a perfect evening in one of the beautiful Geauga County parks.  After a few years hiatus due to COVID, the Rotary youth programs that were put on hold during this period are coming back for our local students under the direction of Rotarian Dave Terrill and are again, gaining in popularity.  
Photo (l-r) Students, Caeley Powell and Emma Geesling described their Rotary-sponsored trip to Wisconsin.
On Sept. 13, 13 Burton Middlefield Rotarians and four guests enjoyed a cookout at Oberland Park in Newbury to hear Eagle Scout Alex tell the group about his Eagle Scout Project of building a chimney swift nesting lodge built on the park property.
He reported that birds have nested there since before he actually completed the project.
The birds have migrated south for the winter already so are not currently occupying the structure but will return in the spring. Chef Jeff Pascoe handled the cooking for the evening meal.
This was sent from Rotary International via email to all Club presidents, secretaries, executive secretaries/directors, and treasurers reported in our database with a valid email.
Club and District Support
Dear 2023-24 club officer:
Greetings from Rotary! We are contacting you today with a reminder regarding the IRS annual filing requirement for all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and U.S. territories.   
Clubs who already completed the requirement this year can disregard this message. 
Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories file an annual information return. For clubs whose tax year follows the Rotary year, the deadline to file is 15 November. The form a club must file is dependent upon its gross receipts for the year. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at www.irs.gov
It is important that your club comply with IRS requirements. Please note Section 6033(j) of the Internal Revenue Code automatically revokes the exemption of any organization that fails to satisfy its filing requirement for three consecutive years
Our document, US Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and the IRS: Frequently Asked Questions, provides general information about Rotary clubs and the IRS. For specific questions regarding your club’s tax-exempt status, reporting requirements, or your club’s ability to file, contact local counsel, your tax adviser, or the IRS directly at www.irs.gov or 877-829-5500.  
Thank you for your attention to this important reminder. 
Your Club and District Support team 
For one of your club members, the opportunity is here to take a bold, exciting step in Rotary Leadership. The District Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for the office of District Governor Nominee Designate. The individual selected will serve as District Governor in the 2026-2027 Rotary year.
The role of a District Governor is to lead, encourage, and equip other Rotarians in their leadership roles, and to provide inspiration and motivation to the clubs in the district.  The District Governor Nominee Designate will train with Rotary International leaders, travel to Rotary International conventions, and as District Governor, visit with each one of the clubs in the District. This is an excellent opportunity for a member of your club to enrich his or her leadership skills; to encourage and be encouraged; to develop relationships with individuals throughout the District and throughout the world, and to exemplify the Rotary spirit of Service above Self.
Each Rotary club may nominate one member from their club for District Governor Nominee Designate. The individual must be a District 6630 Rotarian in good standing, who has served a full year as club President. A nomination form and a biographical information sheet must be filled out, signed and returned to PDG David Jones 1894 Lillian Road, Stow Ohio 44224  prior to November 10, 2023.
Interviews for the position will be conducted during the week of November 27th- December 2nd, time and location to be announced.  All nominations will be handled in accordance with the bylaws and Code of Policy of Rotary International.
RI Bylaws - Articles 12 and 13
Rotary Code of Policies - Sections 17.030.3(A),17.040, 19.030, 26.070
If you have any questions on the nomination process, please contact David Jones at (330) 603-4107.
David E Jones
Rotary District 6630 District Governor 2022-2023
Northampton Rotary Club - Past President 2017
Rotary District 6630 - Foundation Stewardship Chair 2016-2020 , RI Conference Chair 2017-2021
Cell Phone: 330.603.4107         Email: DEJRotary@gmail.com
On Sept. 6, 13 Burton Middlefield Rotary (BMR) members and five guests met at the Welshfield Inn.  The program, a presentation by an organization called "DISASTER AID" (DA) headquartered in Maryland, introduced the group to the volunteer work who maintain 12 cargo rescue trailers in Ohio. These trailers are equipped with water filters, chain saws, fuel, lighting etc and readied to react to natural and man-made disasters caused by tornados, floods, power outages etc. DA, a nationwide organization, is currently serving in Florida helping survivors with damage due to floods and hurricanes, in Kentucky and Idaho where they are helping with firefighting work.  DA also provides emergency food service for disaster workers and DA volunteers.
In the Welshfield parking lot, the club was given a comprehensive presentation and tour of the DA trailer by Dave Roasa and his wife Jan who are DA directors in Ohio.
BMR recently donated funds to DA to partially supply the trailer with equipment. DA is staffed with many Rotarians and every member of their Board of Directors is a Rotarian.
Following dinner, Dave followed up with a detailed presentation about DA operations.
Photos, Disaster Aid, Zone 30 director, Dave Roasa showed BMR members the newly acquired DA trailer and pointed out contents and their use.
President Mike Valentino and Bob Johnson point out the Burton Middlefield Rotary logo posted on the Disaster Aid Trailer, recognition for BMR financial support.
Rotary District 6630 Governor Julie Brandle announces the appointment of Philip Weiss, Co-President, Rotary Club of Twinsburg as the Assistant Governor for the new District Central Cluster. This cluster includes Bedford, Brunswick, Nordonia Hills, Solon, Strongsville, and Twinsburg.
Philip was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Northford, Connecticut. He graduated from North Branford High School in 1972. After 2 years in college, Philip joined the Air Force. After becoming an Aircraft Loadmaster on C-141 Starlifter aircraft, he traveled around the world and saw how other people lived as well as transported mail, goods, equipment, and vehicles for the US military. After 4 years in the active duty, he transferred to the US Air Force Reserves and, in 1987, completed his Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems at Trenton State College.  Upon completion of the degree, Philip moved to the Cleveland area to begin a career in computer programming. He began by working as a programmer for Conley, Canitano & Associates which lead to a job at BP North America. While there Philip enrolled in a Masters degree program at Case Western Reserve University. This led to an MBA in Operations Management and Business Information Systems in 1998. He continued his career at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), then Mainstream Software Inc and finally CBRE before retiring in 2020.
Philip joined the Rotary Club of Twinsburg in March 2005. He has been Membership Chair, Club President (2010-11, 2016-17), Assistant Governor (2011-13) and currently serves as Co-President at the Rotary Club of Twinsburg.
In 1989, Philip married his wife, Jane, and settled in Twinsburg where they raised 3 children: Vivian, Gordon, and Peter. Their children are now grown and pursuing their careers and starting their own families. Philip is now enjoying grandchildren, amateur radio, gardening, camping trips, sailing, and supporting the local boy scout troops as committee chair and merit badge counselor.
Thank you for your service to our District!
Julie Brandle, President 
Metis Construction Services, LLC
KENT,  OH 44240
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Join us and help fight to eliminate polio!  
DG Julie Brandle and DGE Dale Smith are planning several Pours and Pints to End Polio around the district to celebrate the success to date in our fight to eliminate polio from our planet.
There will be no cost to attend - you will be responsible only for the food and drink that you purchase from the venue.  We will be having a 50/50 raffle at each event.
The event at Debonne was a great time!  We raised $460 in the 50/50 and our winner - PDG Larry Lohman - donated his winnings back to End Polio Now.  The $460 becomes $1380 with the 2:1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Will we beat that total when we get together again?
Our Kent and Hudson area events have been rescheduled for Oct 19 and Nov 9.
Please join us to celebrate the success to date in our fight to eliminate polio from our planet!  And remember to bring your spouse/partner, friends and potential members!
There will be no cost to attend - you will be responsible only for the food and drink that you purchase from the venue.  We will be having a 50/50 raffle at each event. 
These will be held 5:30-8:00pm at these locations:
Sept 28 Forest City Brewing 2135 Columbus Road Cleveland
Oct 5 Hoppin Frog 1680 E. Waterloo Rd Akron
Oct 12 Winery at Wolf Creek 2637 S. Cleveland Massillon Road Barberton
Oct 19 MadCap Brewery 1422 Mogadore Rd Kent
Oct 26 Beerhead 8003 Crile Road Painesville
Nov 9 Green Valley Brewing 53 Milford Drive Hudson

Please join us to reconnect with old friends, make new friends and prepare for the final battle to eliminate this disease!
Warm Regards,
WE HAVE A NEW DATE!!! The game has been rescheduled for September 26, 2023, at 6:10 pm against the Cincinnati Reds. Once again, we will be in the Terrace Club as well as in the lower and upper bowl for seats.
We hope you can fit this date into your schedule so we can have a great turnout for our “End Polio Now“ fundraiser and see the Guardians beat the Reds!  Also, plan for a pregame parade at 5:15 pm.
We will be sending out new tickets for the game and the Terrace Club as we did before. 
If you are not able to make it that day:
  • Please try to get someone to buy your tickets (SELL ONLY THE NEW TICKETS NOT YOUR OLD TICKETS) .
  • If you cannot come to the game and cannot find someone else to use the tickets, please let me know by August 27, 2023.
Not sure yet how we will handle refunds, but we are working on it.  Just in case they are needed for refund needs – hold on to the old tickets.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours in Rotary Service
Stew Buchanan
The Rotary Club of Fairlawn will host its 12th annual Speakeasy Fundraiser on October 7, 2023, from 5:30 -10:30, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.  The Rotary Club of Fairlawn joins forces with Akron Children’s Hospital, Blick Center, Crown Point Ecology Center, and The Fairlawn Rotary Foundation to make this a very special event. This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to William Roth, former mayor of Fairlawn, for his service and dedication to our community. At this event Bill Roth will also be presented with Rotary’s distinguished Paul Harris Award.
The Rotary Club of Fairlawn has raised over $1.5 million for children in this community and around the world since 1964.  The Speakeasy event is the club’s major fundraiser. Its purpose is to help fund special projects for local charities. Through the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation, this year’s proceeds will help local organizations that support children’s education, health, and welfare.  As this year’s recipients, Akron Children’s Hospital, Blick Center, Crown Point Ecology Center, and the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation will receive proceeds from this event.  At our last event, the Rotary Club of Fairlawn raised over $50,000 for local organizations.
The Speakeasy fundraiser will be a fun-filled evening of dining and dancing in a nostalgic speakeasy atmosphere. Tommy Bruno from The Summit FM 91.3 will be emceeing the event. The ticket price of $125 per person includes a sit-down dinner, an oral and silent auction, a cash bar, and a “best-dressed” costume contest. Raffle tickets for many wonderful gifts are also available for purchase. Of course, the real winners will be the children of our community.
The Rotary Club’s efforts to support local charities and build goodwill throughout the community stem from Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.”  Rotary’s compassion stretches well beyond Akron as it works to combat polio, poverty, and illiteracy on national and international levels. Rotary focuses on service projects encompassing peace and conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, and economic and community development. To purchase event/raffle tickets or to make a donation to the Speakeasy fundraiser, visit www.speakeasy.fairlawnrotary.com.  For additional information, please contact Johnathan Roberts at 757-377-7896 or at Johnathan.w.roberts@gmail.com
Corporate sponsorships start at $395, and program advertising starts at $75.  If you are unable to attend, but would like to help, please send your check to the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation, Inc, at P.O. Box 13063, Fairlawn, Ohio 44334.  The Fairlawn Rotary Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3).   

There are 8 great new features now in ClubRunner. 

Please be sure your club looks at this information. 

There are important new features that affect your data between Rotary International and your Club and the District websites.

These will help enhance your Club processes, engagement and much more! 

From messaging, cloud event tickets, new designs, True Sync with RI, a donation module and Rotaract integration.

Information was also sent to all Clubs via email.

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RI 2-Way True Sync

Up until now, RI Integration has updated your member data from ClubRunner to Rotary. True Sync synchronizes any changes made from Rotary to ClubRunner, ensuring your data stays up-to-date at all levels without any manual work on your part.  NOTE:  If your Club is already set up to synchronize data with RI - you are all set for this new process to take place - nothing else is needed.  However, if your Club has not done so, you will need to turn on the synchronization tool for this functionality to work.


Mobile Message Broadcasts

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Donations Module

Create multiple fundraising campaigns with their own dedicated landing page. Manage suggested tiers, confirmation emails and more. With donation analytics, gain better insight into your donation activity and easily track the performance of all your campaigns.


Cloud Events Tickets

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Membership Success

With its intuitive prospect management features, effortlessly stay on top of new leads with inquiry forms and automated email campaigns. Track detailed notes about each prospect and easily convert them to become a member with one click, when they are ready.  


Email Link Tracking

Measure the success of your email campaigns by reviewing the number of clicks each link in your email receives and by whom, giving you valuable insight into what your audience is engaging with. Creating emails for maximum impact has never been easier.


Rotaract Data Integration

Just like Rotary club integration with Rotary International's database, this new feature enables seamless updates for meeting time information, changes in leadership, member contact details and more, for Rotaract clubs in your district.


New Page & Bulletin Templates

Modernize your pages and bulletins with our fresh, new, creative templates. With a range of eye-catching and professional templates to choose from, continue to showcase your club's identity while keeping your branding on point.

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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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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