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Oct 18, 2022 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 18, 2022 6:00 PM
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May 16, 2023 5:00 PM
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May 16, 2023 6:00 PM
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2022-2023 District Leadership
 

News from Around the District

 
October 2022
 
 
October is upon us and many of us are enjoying college and professional football, the cooler weather, the beauty in the changing of the leaves and the fellowship we enjoy as we visit with friends and family.  I truly love Ohio in the fall.
 
The first quarter of the Rotary year has passed with many memories and achievements. I want to thank the Rotary Club of Medina Sunrise for welcoming me on my first official club visit. During the first quarter, I visited more than 25 clubs in the District and met many Rotarians. I am amazed to see that each club is excited about meeting in person and renewing club projects, service activities and raising funds for their community.  Thank you for sharing your projects with me as I continue to visit and speak with each member, hearing their experiences as they work in his or her way to serve the community and the world.
 
Please contact me at dejrotary@gmail.com or 330-603-4107 to schedule your visit.
 
 
 
 

October 24th is World Polio Day

Our district has been a strong supporter of the End Polio Now campaign. In July we held our Guardians End Polio event. Over 300 fellow Rotarians attended the game and helped us raise $6000 for Polio.  As October 24 approaches I would like to encourage each club to participate in a Polio Awareness event. On or around October 24th wear your End Polio Now tee shirts and plan a walk through your downtown, have a social event, have a friendly softball game with another service organization, have FUN and promote the End Polio Cause.
 
I would encourage your club to have a meeting to discuss Polio and show some of the inspiring videos from survivors or an inspirational video from Rotary. Rotary Polio Plus Initiative.  Join Rotary for World Polio Day as global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
 
 
World Polio Day Toolkit. Download it.
 
Register your club’s World Polio Day activities. Fill in this short form.

Recent Polio cases in U.S. and Europe. Read Rotary’s full statement.

Purple Pinkie Donuts for End Polio Now! Why a ‘Purple Pinkie’? 

In countries where the threat of polio remains high, every child under age 5 receives the polio vaccine by mouth twice per year during events called “National Immunization Days.” When vaccinating millions of children in a short period of time it is impossible to document which child has received the vaccine, so every child vaccinated has the little finger (pinkie) nail of their left hand painted purple with marker that doesn’t wash off for about a month. Local communities recognize that children with “purple pinkies” will never get polio which is cause for great celebration.
Each Club should check with their Local Dunkin Donuts to see if they participate in the “Purple Pinky” Day.  Pre-order your donuts and distribute them to local schools, first responders, or hand them out downtown to help bring awareness to Polio Eradication.
 
 
Fall is a great time to celebrate family.  Our clubs should plan family events to the local fall festival, visit your nearest Zoo for BOO Fest, plan a day at a local park to have lunch with your family members and invite the clubs from your cluster to join you as we celebrate our Rotary Family.
Thank you,
 
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
 
Cell Phone: 330.603.4107       
Email: DEJRotary@gmail.com

 
 
 
Dear RI District 6630 Rotarians:
 
We are currently seeking applications for our 2025-2026 District 6630 Governor.  One of the most important decisions we make as a District is selecting our future leaders and we are seeking the most qualified person for the position of District Governor.  If you have a demonstrated history of leadership and collaboration as a Rotarian and are willing to share your passion and talents as District Governor, please seriously consider this opportunity.
 
The qualifications are as follows excerpted from the RI Bylaws:
 
16.010. Qualifications of a Governor-nominee.
Unless excused by the board, the person selected as a governor-nominee shall at the time of selection:
 
(a) be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district;
(b) have served as club president for a full term or as charter president for at least six months;
(c) demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability to fulfill the duties and
responsibilities of a governor in section 16.030.;
(d) demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of
governor as prescribed in the bylaws; and
(e) submit to RI a statement that the Rotarian understands those qualifications,
duties, and responsibilities, is qualified for the office of governor, and is willing
and able to assume and faithfully perform those duties and responsibilities.
 
16.020. Qualifications of a Governor.
Unless excused by the board, a governor, when taking office, must have attended the international assembly for its full duration, have been a Rotarian for at least seven years, and continue to possess the qualifications in section 16.010.
 
 
(Complete Duties of a Governor can be viewed in the RI Bylaws – Article 16.030)
Our District 6630 Nominating Committee will comply with RI’s election guidelines as described in the attached documents.  If you plan to print these instead of viewing them, please be advised that they are extremely lengthy
 
RI Bylaws - Articles 12 and 13
Rotary Code of Policies - Sections 17.030.3(A),17.040, 19.030, 26.070
 
The attached Governor-nominee Designate Form and the DGND Candidate Additional Information Form need to be completed by all candidates and mailed no later than November 12, 2022 as follows:
  1. District Governor Candidate should complete and sign both forms;
  2. The Club Secretary should sign the Governor-nominee Designate form verifying the Club’s Statement of Candidate’s Qualifications.
Please send both of these forms to:
 
PDG Lawrence Lohman
Chair, District 6630 Nominating Committee 
4206 Hattrick Rd, Rootstown, OH 44272
 
All proposed candidate documents must be postmarked by
November 12, 2022:
 
Do NOT email the forms – they must be sent via US Mail.
 
The 2022-2023 Nominating Committee will interview proposed candidates during the week of November 28, 2022 (final date[s] to be announced based on the number of candidates to be interviewed) and select a District Governor Nominee-Designate who will serve as District Governor for the 2025-2026 Rotary year. 
 
The 2022-2023 Nominating Committee is made up of:
 
Chair, IPDG Larry Lohman (Kent)
PDG Beverly Ghent-Skryznski (Cleveland)
PDG John Reyes (Akron)
Todd Kiick (Lakewood – Rocky River)
Chelsea Talty (Geauga West)
DR. Stephen Atkins (Willoughby)
Adam Sonnhalter (North Ridgeville)
Randy Rininger (Port - Summit)
 
 
IMPORTANT: A fundamental principle of Rotary is that the best qualified candidate should be selected for service in elective offices.  The RI Bylaws prohibit any effort by a candidate, a candidate’s supporter, or any Rotarian to influence the selection process in a positive or negative manner, including but not limited to, campaigning or canvassing.   Brochures, literature, letters, or any form of communication promoting a candidate are not to be distributed or circulated by a candidate or others on the candidate’s behalf.  The Bylaws further provide that under certain circumstances the Rotary International Board may disqualify a candidate from election who violates the provision prohibiting campaigning for the position.
 
Please direct any questions to PDG Lohman by cell phone or email: 330-322-2474; d6630dg2122@gmail.com.
 
Thank you for your assistance with this very important process.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
Lawrence Lohman
2022-2023 Chair District Nominating Committee
Home Club:  Rotary Club of Kent, OH USA
Cell: 330-322-2474 | Email: D6630DG2122@gmail.com | www.RotaryDistrict6630.org
Tom Nolan, President of the Rotary Club of Cuyahoga Falls, represents the club at the 8th annual Popcorn Eating Contest hosted by Metropolis Popcorn during the Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest on Saturday September17th.  The contest was Judged by fellow Rotarian Mayor Don Walters, and although Tom tried his best he wasn’t able to complete the gallon bucket in the 10 minute time limit.  Proceeds went towards charities in and around Cuyahoga Falls.
On September 13, 2022 Stew Buchanan arranged for the RYE students from District #6630 and #6600 to attend a Cleveland Guardians game. Host families, siblings, and club counselors were also present.
Welcome to Ja, Yara, Cristiano, Loris, Chihiro, Jose, Dani, and Madeline ( a potential outbound). It is nice to have exchange students back this year.
Rotarian Jeananne Chadsey has been selected as a 30 for the Future recipient by the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce!  Congratulations Jeananne!
 
These are the 30 most impactful young professionals in the Greater Akron area. They have been trendsetting and trailblazing their way through projects that grow the region economically.
Watch these professionals receive their honor at the 30 For The Future awards ceremony. This will be held on September 15 in the NEW Center at NEOMED.
Watch the ceremony: https://bit.ly/3MQX980
 
JEEP WRANGLER ENTHUSIASTS
Event: Jeep Invasion
Host: The RC of Burton-Middlefield, (Ohio)
What it Benefits: Geauga County schools DARE programs for Alcohol and drug awareness
 
Date:  9 October
 
This will be the third annual Jeep Invasion event put on by BMR.  This highly popular event is better attended every year by rabid Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts.  We hold it at a local drive-in theater with use of the donated sound system and food  service.  The event includes dozens of door prizes, gift bags, a raffle drawing and the main draw is a guided tour of Geauga County led by our county sheriff (a Rotarian) and incorporating some of the off road trails of our great park system which are opened to the Jeeps for a two hour period.  Last year’s invasion drew 200 Jeeps.  This year we are limiting it to 140 because of traffic concerns.  Entry fee is $50/Jeep; no limit on occupants or $25 if you do not go on the tour.  Proceeds this year will go to our county school systems DARE drug and alcohol programs.  Last year’s event generated $17,000 for local veteran’s needs.
 

HELP OUR CAUSE

2022 Jeep Invasion has 2 ways to attend.  First way you can attend is to go to the SHOW.  Spend the day with other Jeepers showing off your Jeep.  Second way is to attend the SHOW and go on the INVASION RUN.  Proceeds from both will Burton Middlefield Rotary go to the Geauga County D.A.R.E. program. SPACE IS LIMITED

 
EVENT STARTS AT MAYFIELD RD DRIVE-IN THEATRE

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 9, 2022

8:00AM
REGISTRATION

9:00AM
JEEP SHOW STARTS

10:00AM
JEEP INVASION RUN

11:00AM BACK 

 
 
 
September 2022
 
 
My Rotary Family,
 

September 8 is Education and Literacy Month


I can’t believe that school is back in session. Where did the summer go? I want to thank many of our clubs for their service to the students and schools in our districts. Clubs have been organizing and promoting programs like "Stuff the Bus" (Stow-Munroe Falls), in which a school bus is used to collect donated school supplies.  Many of our clubs have a tradition of distributing dictionaries to students in the elementary school and distribution age appropriate books in Kindergarten.

I was one of the fortunate children who had parents that took the time to sit and read to me and my siblings as we were growing up and grandparents that gave us books throughout our life. I love to read and on a daily basis. I don’t remember the first book I ever read but I do remember the book that had an impact on me. I read a book in middle school written by Mary Lois Dunn titled “Man in The Box”, Copyright 1968. It was a book that I read multiple times and I still own a copy that I purchased back in 1978.

DO YOU REMEMBER: When did you receive your first book? When you were a child, who read to you, who sat with you and taught you to read? Did you have your own book(s)? Do you remember your first book? What book had the greatest impact on you?

We have witnessed the turmoil around the world and seen the educational impact that COVID has had on our youth and especially the kids from low-income families. Education is a human right and access is essential to an equitable world, yet most of the world’s people living in extreme poverty lack basic education. Quality education has been proven to reduce inequality, fuel economic growth, and help people live longer, healthier lives.

We don’t discuss it because many Americans believe that literacy is not a problem.

DID YOU KNOW:
 

  • The average American (half of the US population) reads at or below the 7th-grade level.

     
  • There are 36 million adults in the United States who can’t read above a third-grade level. That means that 1 in 7 people have literacy issues.

     
  • If all students in low-income countries had just basic reading skills, an estimated 171 million people could escape extreme poverty.

If you would like to see the data on your county visit the U.S. Skills Map: State and County Indicators of Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Share your Literacy Project

Many Clubs in District 6630, have been significantly involved in the battle against illiteracy over the past few years.  If your Club has a literacy project underway, please share it to social media this month and tag the post with the following: use @district6630 for Instagram and use #district6630rotary for Facebook.

Thank you,
 
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
 
Cell Phone: 330.603.4107       
Email: DEJRotary@gmail.com

 
Rotary Club of Fairlawn’s 11th Speakeasy Fundraiser
Is October 29th, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Fairlawn will host its 11th annual Speakeasy Fundraiser on October 29, 2022, from 6:00 -11:00, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.  The Rotary Club of Fairlawn joins forces with Akron Children’s Hospital, Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation, Blick Center, and The Fairlawn Rotary Foundation to make this a very special event. This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to William Considine for his service and dedication to our community.
 
The Rotary Club of Fairlawn has raised over $1 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, Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer foundation, Blick Center, and the Fairlawn Rotary Foundation will receive proceeds from this event.  At our last event, the Rotary Club of Fairlawn raised over $60,000 for local organizations.
 
The Speakeasy fundraiser will be a fun-filled evening of dancing to a live band in a nostalgic speakeasy atmosphere. 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 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).   
CDC guidelines, state, local and venue requirements are to be in effect on the date of the event. ###
Looking to promote your upcoming fundraising event?  We may be able to help! Our group has just begun working with a new PR tool (Event Vesta) to help clubs share details of their public fundraising events to various free community calendars around Northeast Ohio. 
 
We have limited opportunities available each month.  While we cannot guarantee each request, we will do our best to help each club in your efforts! 
 
If you would like your club’s event to be considered by the P.I. Committee, please email Tina Ingraham for details: tina@marketing101adv.com
 
Our team requests a lead time of 6 weeks prior to the event date.
 
Thank you!
 
Tina Ingraham
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