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News from Around the District

February 2023
February is World Understanding / Peace Building and Conflict Prevention month, which is one of the cornerstones of Rotary International. This past year the world has seen the effects of Global Conflict with the war in the Ukraine, the tensions between global powers, supply chain demands and the tensions in our own economy and communities. Now more than ever WE Rotarians around the world, in Ohio and in our district have taken action to help those in need. 
It has been said that poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources are some of the triggers of conflicts in our world.  Our recent global pandemic has certainly altered their experiences at home, school and in the community, and the effect on mental health should not be understated. Rates of anxiety and depression are documented to have significantly increased, and certainly played a role on interrupting peace for those affected by these stresses. Providing mental health support will undoubtedly reduce conflict and promote peace.
I am encouraged by many of our club service projects and your continued support of our youth programs. Our clubs are actively engaged in mentoring their sponsored Rotaract and Interact clubs. Your support of our youth in RYLA, the Four Way Test speech contest, Interaction and our District Youth Exchange program help us to develop young leaders that will understand how to positively adjust in our ever changing world.
DID YOU KNOW – that Rotary has Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution? That they offer a Rotary Peace Fellowship program that includes a two-year Master’s Degree Program as well as a 3-month certificate program?  That OUR District has sponsored 15 Peace Fellows?
Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.  Those who attend will be a part of tomorrow's solution in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among people worldwide. Rotary World Peace Fellows, who are chosen from a wide variety of countries, can help future leaders advance knowledge and understanding.
Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution are located in seven leading universities around the world, three of which are located in the United States.  Rotary Centers provide Fellows the chance to study in a master's level program in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and other related disciplines.
Rotary Peace Fellows work toward mediation, conflict resolution, and peace where there is war, understanding where there is disharmony, food security where there is hunger, health care where there is disease, education where there is illiteracy, conservation where there is environmental degradation, and sustainable economic development where there is poverty.
The Rotary Peace fellowship program includes a two-year Master’s Degree Program as well as a 3-month certificate program. 
At a time when the world seems to be on edge, I again thank our clubs for promoting peace and conflict prevention and I encourage all our Clubs to be intentional in building peace through service.
Have you hugged your AG lately? Seriously, this is a special shout-out to all of our Assistant Governors. In addition to their unique relationships with your clubs, these volunteers also frequently work behind the scenes on your behalf.  Thank you, AGs, for bragging about the clubs in your area, and for all you do!
All-Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar is a multi-district P.E.T.S. training seminar supporting the five Rotary Districts in Ohio. It serves all of the Rotary Clubs in Ohio — more than 250 clubs. This event brings together the club and district officers for inspiration, education and fellowship opportunities. There are almost 550 participants.
During the weekend you will meet your fellow Presidents-Elect classmates and develop new and lasting friendships, and of course learn about the operations of a successful Rotary Club.
You will hear presentations by Rotary leaders. You will participate in discussions led by the workshop facilitators, all of whom were outstanding club presidents. You will meet the leaders of your district. Your District Governor-elect, aided by your assistant governors, will conduct special district meetings.
The entire program is designed so you can JOIN LEADERS – EXCHANGE IDEAS - TAKE ACTION during your year as a successful club president.
Come and meet RI President-elect Gordon McInally and his wife Heather.  2023-24 theme CREATE HOPE in the WORLD
David E Jones
Rotary District 6630 District Governor 2022-2023
Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Rotary Club
 -- Past President 2017
Rotary District 6630
 -- Foundation Stewardship Chair 2016-2020
 -- RI Conference Chair 2017-2021
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My name is Jessica Cobb, and I am the Professional Development Chair for the Rotaract Club of Baldwin Wallace University/Berea. Our club is hosting a Professional Development networking event during our meeting on February 21 at 9:00 PM. This event will be hosted on Zoom and will be completely virtual.

Our club members come from a wide variety of majors, so we are looking for a diverse group of Rotarians to discuss their career paths and involvement with Rotary. We hope this will give our Rotaractors a chance to learn more about their career interests, and also provide an excellent networking opportunity for our members to connect with the Rotarians in District 6630. 

The first 15 minutes of the meeting will be our club meeting- you are more than welcome to come for this portion! Around 9:15, we would like the Rotarians to give a short introduction of themselves, including name, career path/experience, involvement in Rotary and what club they are a member. Following the introductions, Rotarians will be put into separate breakout rooms where the Rotaractors can join a breakout room that best suits their interests. Ideally, we would like the Rotarians to have a short presentation prepared to share information about their career and answer any questions Rotaractors may have. These breakout rooms will last about 20-25 minutes.

Key points to address in breakout rooms include: 

· How/why you chose this career path

· Advice you would give to someone pursuing this career

· Any personal experience that you would like to add

· How your career has shaped your life

· Any overlaps between your career and Rotary

· How Rotary impacts your personal and/or professional life

On behalf of all members of the Baldwin Wallace University Rotaract Club, we would love to have you join us for this event. If you are available to speak at this event, please RSVP to Jessica by Monday, February 13th by emailing jcobb19@bw.edu. Additionally, please do not hesitate to reach out via email with any questions.

Thank you so much for your time and your continued support of the Baldwin Wallace University Rotaract Club.


Jessica Cobb

The Chili Open is the fund raising arm of The Rotary Club of Akron that takes place annually on the first Saturday in February. 
All proceeds of the event go to the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.

Presented by Wayne Homes


The 2023 Akron Rotary Chili Open Golf Classic

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm |Hale Farm and Village

2686 Oak Hill Road • Bath, Ohio 44210




Annual Pancake Breakfast at Shaker Lakes Returns for 2023!

Ready to enjoy pancakes?! Bring the family and leave breakfast to the Heights of Greater Cleveland Rotary Club on Saturday, Feb. 25th at the Nature Center of Shaker Lakes.
Our club will once more co-sponsor a pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Join us between 8 AM and noon for a homemade pancake breakfast, and while at the Nature Center, learn more about the habits and habitats of birds, enjoy a craft at the front desk, take a guided nature hike, and meet live birds. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 4 and under.
All ticket proceeds generated through this site benefit the Heights of Greater Cleveland Rotary Club and our service areas of the Environment, Community Outreach, and Education. 
Tickets can also be purchased in person from any club member; email Club President Candice Hazelwood to learn more.

Buy tickets to the 24th Annual Wine and Roses Charity Fundraiser!

For complete event information go to: WineAndRoses.MedinaSunriseRotary.org
Click here to buy tickets
By attending this event, you will help us support our countywide strategic partner charities, The Children’s Center of Medina County and Feeding Medina County.
Below is a list of the other charities & causes we support.
  • Buckeye Boys and Girls State
  • Medina County District Library
  • ESC - County Fair Ensemble & Chorus
  • ESC - Ink Spot Publication
  • Miracle League of Northeast Ohio
  • Empower Sports
  • Society of Handicapped Citizens
  • Back to School Supplies for Underprivileged Students
  • Let’s Make A Difference
  • Cups Cafe
  • County Forward Fund
  • Live Inspired
  • Project Learn
  • Medina Creative Housing
  • Rotary Polio Plus
  • Shelter Box
  • Sanyuka Orphanage in Uganda
  • 9/11 Memorial Park Maintenance and Annual Remembrance Program
  • Exchange Student Program - Inbound and Outbound Students
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening Camp Tuition
  • College and Vocational Scholarships

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This is a great chance to join the Exchange Students for the CAVS game against the Philadelphia 76ers’ on March 15, 2023.
All Rotarians and friends are welcome for the pregame reception and CAVS game on the 15th.
The reception with the students begins at 5:00 pm and includes a snack with soft drinks at the Clevelander Bar and Grille ,at 834 Huron Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition, we will have a few door prizes and a raffle for the exchange students and their guests.
This has always been a fun night, a chance to see the young CAVS and have some great fellowship.
Please see the flyer attached to order tickets. Any questions, call Stew at 330-607-1442.
GO CAVS!!!!!!
What a perfect setting on a rainy winter day on January 29th! 
A big thanks to club Past President, Linda Boardman for hosting the E-ClubNEO social at her Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio. 
E-ClubNEO member and manager of the studio, Sarah Brittingham did a fabulous job organizing the event - special thanks to her parents for the extra tables and chairs! 
Guests gathered in the garden room where we all enjoyed marvelous food, inspiring and delightful fellowship, and also discussed future service projects for the club. 
A special shout out to August Thomas Craig born January 27th. He is the new baby of club secretary Juleta and her husband Tom!  
R. Gordon R. McInally in front of the 2023-24 presidential theme
2023-24 presidential theme announced
Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, 9 January. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, asked members to restore hope by helping the world heal from destructive conflicts and create lasting change within ourselves. McInally told attendees he plans to make mental health a focus and emphasized continuity in advancing the goals of previous leaders, including empowering girls and eradicating polio. Read more about the presidential theme
While the snow isn’t flying yet, we’re reflecting back on a fabulous summer event hosted by District 6630 to continue Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio and raise awareness and funds for the End Polio Now campaign.  Our District proudly raised over $6,000 during the July 13th End Polio Now Night at the Cleveland Guardians baseball game versus the Chicago White Sox. Besides being a fun event for all, it was one of the District’s largest events raising funds for End Polio Now.
According to event chair Stew Buchanan of the Rotary Club of Akron, more than 300 Rotarians in District 6630, along with those in Districts 6600 and 6650 were in attendance . Each received an End Polio Now t-shirt along with their ticket to the baseball game.  Congratulations to Dean Thayer of the Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Club who was chosen to throw the first pitch. The fun continued in the Terrace Club as raffle baskets with autographed jerseys, bats, baseballs and other great prizes brought in over $1800. Special thanks go to the Guardians’ own Bob Dibiasio, who came by to visit with Rotarians during the event. Bob’s visit helped ease the sting of the Guardians loss to the White Sox, 2-1.
As 2022-23 Rotary International President Jennifer Jones reminds us, “As long as polio exists somewhere, it’s a threat everywhere.”  With that in mind and with our commitment to “Service Above Self,” Rotary will continue this important mission throughout the coming year.
Dean Thayer of Rotary Club of Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley throws the first pitch at Rotary’s End Polio Now Night at Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox.
Chardon Rotary conducted their 30th annual Harvest Auction on Saturday, November 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mayfield Village, Ohio.
Started from rather humble beginnings, our largest fundraiser brought in $65,000 this year. These funds will support a host of causes both local & international that are found in need throughout the year. Funds are also assigned to many Student Scholarships to pursue college curricula.
Our event raised an additional $51,000, a new record, for our annual dedicated cause, funded by Call to the Heart. This year the Call to the Heart cause was The Geauga County Special Olympics.
More than 240 guests enjoyed appetizers, a sit down dinner, open bar & after dinner snacks. Guests enjoyed exclusive bidder access to over 200 items donated by businesses & individuals from Chardon and the greater Cleveland community. Donations for Auction range from food items to garden hardware, sports paraphernalia, collector’s items, wine, liquor, jewelry, contractor services and everything in between.
Donated items are won by guests who are the highest bidder via several venues including a Silent Auction, a Chinese Auction and a Restaurant Certificate Board called “Best of Geauga”. Other venues include a Wine Board, a Stock Your Bar Board and a Lottery Ticket Board.
Games of chance include our 50/50 Raffle which is conducted throughout the evening.
A Live Auction offered items that are one of a kind experiences, many of which are customized by Rotary Club members.
The Live Auction & the Call to the Heart portions of the Event are conducted by internationally recognized auctioneer Scott Mihalic, a fellow Chardon Rotarian.
The strong spirit of our community was on display as always to make our 30th Harvest Auction anniversary very special.
So, come on out next year and enjoy an evening of fun and camaraderie with fellow Rotarians, guests & supporters alike! Our 2023 Event will be conducted on Saturday, November 4.
Contact Steve Turpin (440.321.1421) or Jackie Quercioli (330.272.7350) if you wish to attend next year.

Or look for a Save-the-Date card in this newsletter in summer 2023.
Steve Turpin Contact info:
440.321.1421 (after Thursday, December 8)
We all had a great time, fellow Rotarians and guests, Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army at Acme#10 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Participants included are pictured above and can also be viewed in our photo album by clicking here (listed alphabetically):
Hugh Alpeter
Mella Castner
Angie Claypool
Lynda Farkas
David Hall
Laura Horovitz
Cyndi Kane
Doug Kohl
Rob McGregor
Katy Miller
Dan Riemenschneider
Judy Seward (guest)
Mark Seward (Event Chair)
Karen Taylor (guest)
From O’sha Agnewel, Lieutenant, The Salvation Army:
“Thank you to The Rotary Club of Akron for coming alongside us to serve our community this Christmas season. Your willingness is greatly appreciated.”
David Jones
District Governor 2022-2023
Rotary Club of 
Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley

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Polio this week as of 2 December
Wild Polio Virus Summary:
  • New wild poliovirus isolates reported this week:
    AFP cases: 0
    Environment: 2
    Others: 0
    New cVDPV isolates reported this week:
    AFP cases 12
    Environment: 21
    Others:  4

  • In Africa, to reinvigorate political attention and action on immunization across the continent, H.E. Macky Sall, Chair of the African Union and President of the Republic of Senegal, will bring together Heads of State, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders at the Forum on Immunization and Polio Eradication on 10 December in Dakar, Senegal, to remobilize leadership around the Addis Declaration on Immunization.
  • PBS feature on polio and immunization in DR Congo:  the piece focuses on efforts to provide routine immunization to children, including during the pandemic, highlighting how local healthcare workers are responding to various challenges.
  • In Pakistan, a high-level delegation led by Polio Oversight Board (POB) Chair Dr Chris Elias, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari and UNICEF Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei, concluded there is unprecedented support and commitment to ending polio in the country in 2023.  More
  • Summary of new polioviruses this week: 
  • Pakistan: two WPV1 positive environmental samples
  • Benin: three cVDPV2 cases and two positive environmental samples
  • CAR:  one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Ghana: one cVDPV2 case and one positive environmental sample
  • Madagascar: three cVDPV1 cases and 13 positive environmental samples
  • Mozambique: two cVDPV1 cases
  • Niger: two cVDPV2 cases and four positive environmental samples
  • Togo: one cVDPV2 case

  • Two WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported in Nangarhar province.
  • The total number of WPV-1positive environmental samples in 2022 is thirteen, all from Eastern Region.
  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported this week. There are 20 cases in 2022. There was one WPV1 case in 2021
  • Two WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; one each in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There are eight cases reported in 2022. Reporting of these new cases within a short time span indicates that intensified surveillance efforts are working in the province.  
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported in Zambezia bringing the number of 2022 cases to 18.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. The number of cases in 2022 remains four. There were two cases reported in 2021.

United States of America:
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. One cVDPV2 case was reported in New York, with onset of paralysis on 20 June. 
Officially reported WPV1 and cVDPV cases as of 22 November 2022
Wild poliovirus (WPV) 
Total global WPV1 cases in 2022: 30 (compared with 4 for the same period in 2021)
Total global WPV1 cases in 2021: 6
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases
Total global cVDPV cases in 2022: 540 (compared with 485 for the same period in 2021)
Total global cVDPV cases in 2021: 698
David Jones
District Governor 2022-2023 (District 6630)
District 6630 Foundation Stewardship Chair (2016-2020)
District 6630 RI Conference Promotion Chair (2017-2020)
Past President (2017-18) Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Rotary
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BW Rotaract Club partnered with Rotaractors in Paraguay and the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo to raise funds for a mammograph machine for the local hospital. San Lorenzo Rotarians zoomed in for the fundraiser. The goal of the annual Telethon on Friday, Dec. 2 was to raise $1,000. The online fundraiser actually earned $1,500 and with more donations expected later this week.
The Telethon opened with a tribute to past Berea Rotary president Bob Huge, who also was co-chair of the District's Short-Term Youth Exchange Program. He arranged for Rotaract President Kaylee McKee to visit Paraguay, when she was a high school student. That led to the Telethon fundraiser.
One of the highlights was the Lip Sync Contest. Rotaract adviser Marc West nails
 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Rotaractors also saluted Marc for his 25 years as a Rotarian.
Once the $700 mark was reached, the Cake Decorating Contest resulted in a win for Christina Psellas.
Rotaract President Kaylee McKee was rewarded for all her hard work by getting a pie in the face. She also was egged. Good job, Lulu! Maddie, too!! Maddie put together the awesome videos.
Ken Richardson, the Executive Director of Miracle League Baseball of Northeast Ohio, was congratulated by Kevin Lauterjung, president of the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club, as a new PAUL HARRIS FELLOW.
The Rotary  Foundation of Rotary International recognizes Ken Richardson as a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
The PAUL HARRIS FELLOW recognition was established in 1957 by the Rotary Foundation to show appreciation to those individuals whose contributions make a difference in building communities and world peace. This distinguished fellowship includes such notables as: Mother Theresa, Dr. Jonas Salk, US President Jimmy Carter, and Astronaut James Lovell; as well as local community leaders, such as: Krista Wasowski-Medina County Health Department and Michelle Powell-Let's Make a Difference.


This is Cuyahoga Falls major project for this year which is being supported by a district matching grant and the North Summit County Cluster. Today we had involvement from members of 3 clubs, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, and our District Governor David Jones representing the Northampton Club. 
The Cuyahoga Falls club has sponsored the Habitat for Humanity build in Cuyahoga Falls and received a matching District Grant. Our North summit Cluster of Cuyahoga Falls, Northampton, Tallmadge, Stow, Hudson, Hudson Clocktower, and the E-Club are participating financially and through volunteer work. The family who is also participating in building the home and will be taking on the financial responsibility for the unfounded portion is a Bhutanese family. 

Playhouse Square’s Gina Vernaci given Rotary Club of Cleveland’s Community Service Award

Rotary Club of Cleveland was proud to present its 2022 Community Service Award to Gina Vernaci, President and CEO of Playhouse Square Foundation, on December 8th, 2022.  The club chose to honor her for innovative leadership and service to the city of Cleveland. Ms. Vernaci worked with Playhouse Square for 39 years, becoming a leader who inspires us all to use our talents and see the bigger picture in servicing all members of our community. The architect of Playhouse Square’s Broadway Series, she is responsible for turning Cleveland into an elite theater destination. She shepherded the growth of our season ticket holder base to be the largest in North America, attracting top touring performances for extended runs. She brought Broadway to Akron to help build its theater community as well. Because of her vision, Euclid Avenue is now a vibrant, bustling community where people live, dine and thrive along with restaurants and shops that bring jobs and commerce to our corner of the Great Lakes.
Gina was recognized by her peers including Greg Harris, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and David Greene, Senior Vice President of Programming at Playhouse Square. The Club was honored to have District Governor David Jones in attendance.
Members of the Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club meet at Breadsmith Bakery in Lakewood every Friday night to pick up leftover bread and rolls.  Breadsmith Owner, Sabine Krestmark, former Club member, generously donates the days leftover bread and rolls.  Club members then bag the bread and rolls and then take them to Rotary freezers located in churches and homes in Lakewood. 
Every November and December they bring the donated items to the Lakewood Masonic Hall for the Lakewood Charitable Assistance’s food distribution.  The bread is packed for delivery to needed families in Lakewood.  Any leftover bread during the year is delivered to local food pantries such as Trials for Hope in Ohio City.
This is just one of many community, youth, vocational and international projects of area Rotary Clubs.  To learn more about how you can join with men and women in your area to give back through service in your community, and internationally,
contact – sloopyohio19@gmail.com

Rotary Club of Cleveland coordinates distribution of 18,000 Stuffed Animals to NEO Children in Need

38 Local Agencies Received Wild Republic® Toys in Honor of Company’s Grand Opening of World

Rotary Club of Cleveland was asked to take on the task of distributing 18,000 stuffed animals from the toy manufacturer Wild Republic in honor of their new headquarters. The club called on other District 6630 Rotary Clubs in the cluster for help. Members reached out to various non-profit partners to help spread the donation throughout the Cleveland area, making sure these new stuffed animals were received by children in crisis, children suffering in our hospitals, and children in need.  After the ribbon cutting ceremony on November 29th, the toys were sorted and distributed to 38 local agencies, including our own Rotary Camp. Rotarian Tina Ingraham accompanied one delivery of 1,000 toys to the WOIO-TV 19 toy drive with the Salvation Army, appearing on the local news in the 4-6pm newscast. All deliveries were made by December 18th.
From our local children’s hospitals to Cleveland Safety Forces to YWCA and various foster care centers, we know these will be going to homes where they’re needed. We are grateful to Berea Moving & Storage for their donation of a truck and driver to make our larger deliveries. The partial list of agencies receiving stuffed animals include:
Achievement Centers of Cleveland, Blue Steels Toy Drive, Connecting for Kids, Fostering Hope, Ronald McDonald House, Cleveland Safety Forces, Thea Bowman Center, Merrick House, Providence House, Good Knights, Toys for Tots, Independence Police and Safety Forces, Department of Children and Family Services (Cuyahoga County), Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Metro Health, Rotary Camp for Kids, Project Ed Bear  - Akron General Hospital, Pathway Caring for Children Foster Care, The Haven Home, JFSA Strengthening Families, JFSA Youth Ability, YWCA, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Cleveland Angels, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Heart 4 The City – Akron, St. Dominic’s Church Mission, Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Women’s Shelter, SPARK – Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, Danial E. Morgan School, Shaker Heights Police Department, East Cleveland Preschool, Bedford Social Services.
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