2023 District Conference
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Apr 03, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
May 01, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
May 16, 2023 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
May 16, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 05, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 11, 2023 Jun 15, 2023
Baldwin Wallace
Jul 10, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Aug 07, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Sep 11, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Oct 02, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Nov 06, 2023 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
Dec 04, 2023 6:00 PM
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News from Around the District

March 2023
Dear Rotary members and friends,
The Rotary theme for March is Water and Sanitation/Hygiene (WaSH).  Though one of RI's seven areas of focus, it directly impacts all other areas.  Lack of adequate water and sanitation / hygiene is a disastrous problem across the globe and a growing issue in North America.  An article published by the USDA-EPA -  Partnership to Provide Wastewater Sanitation to Underserved Communities states;
“The America that we all believe in is a land of opportunity. But, for historically marginalized communities from Alabama to Alaska, that opportunity is stolen when basic sanitation doesn’t work—exposing adults and children to backyard sewage and disease.”
The March, 2022 Rotary magazine had an excellent article on failing sanitation infrastructure in rural America and the role this is having in perpetuating health and socioeconomic disparities.  Highlighting the work of MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, Catherine Coleman Flowers, the article offers important insights into what is not working and shares some of the things Rotarians CAN DO to take action!  One such action is as much about building positive peace as it is improving infrastructure. 
This year Rotaract week is March 13th – 19th
First, a “shout out” to the Rotaractors across the district.  Rotaract was officially inaugurated in 1968 with World Rotaract Week, observed annually the week of 13 March. There are 10,698 Rotaract clubs made up of 203,298 members in 180 countries worldwide.
Give a shout out to the Baldwin Wallace Rotaract Service Club – you can follow them and their great projects on Instagram - bwurotaract or on Facebook
Rotary and Rotaract should plan to:
  • Celebrate with Service
    Rotaract clubs are all about developing young leaders through service. Coordinate joint projects with local Rotary and Rotaract clubs to fundraise for The Rotary Foundation, raise awareness around a local cause, or organize a service project.
  • Foster Friendship and Fun
Rotaractors are experts at creating friendships and having fun. They partner with local Rotary clubs to organize a networking night or resume-writing workshop to bring Rotaractors and Rotarians together to learn from each other. This a great opportunity to share the amazing work clubs are doing with your community and invite potential members to learn more about Rotaract.
Thank you for all the amazing work you are doing through fellowship and service to your community and the world! 
As we enter the month of March we look forward to the new beginnings that Spring brings. Walking in the parks, trees budding, flowers beginning to emerge and clubs continuing to renew and grow. Spring revitalizes our spirit and passion. We, as Rotarians and clubs of District 6630, begin planning for outdoor events, service projects, fundraising and preparing for the changeover of our club and district leadership. 
This month, March 10th and 11th, the Club Presidents Elect will be traveling to Columbus for the State of Ohio’s All Ohio P.E.T.S.
All-Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar is a multi-district P.E.T.S. training sessions of the five Rotary Districts in Ohio. It serves all of the Rotary Clubs in Ohio — more than 250 clubs.
During the weekend you and your spouse/partner will meet fellow Presidents-Elect to create new and lasting friendships, and of course learn about the operations of a successful Rotary Club.
You will hear presentations by Rotary leaders including Gordon McInally, President Elect Rotary International, and participate in discussions led by the workshop facilitators, all of whom were outstanding club presidents.  Your District Governor-Elect, aided by your assistant governors, will conduct special district meetings.

I would like to invite all of our 1600+ members to the District Conference of Clubs on April 28th and 29th.
We will be Celebrating our Community Service and Partners. 
The Conference will be held at the Cleveland Marriott East, 26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, 44122
Presenters & Special Guests
  • KIRSTEN M. ELLENBOGEN, Ph.D., President & CEO, Great Lakes Science Center
  • WISDON ADDO, Rotary Peace Scholar, Ghana
  • KEVIN KELLY, Rotary International Regional Major Gifts Officer
Continue to Imagine, add your Passion and take ACTion to make an IMPACT!
David E Jones
Rotary District 6630 District Governor 2022-2023
Cell Phone: 330.603.4107       
Email: DEJRotary@gmail.com


Planning is underway for our District 6630 Conference of Clubs and District Leadership Assembly being held April 28-29, 2023 at Cleveland Marriott East in Beachwood.

This conference is for ALL Rotarians and we want to give all of you a special opportunity to help promote your club and/or businesses through placing an ad or message in the conference printed program, website, social media highlights and other publicity we are planning. 

Your message could receive 1,200,000 impressions!    

Click here for details and various levels available that list the benefits you receive.

We also welcome non-Rotarians to place an ad, so if you know or do business with someone who might benefit from the exposure, please feel free to share this accordingly.

The deadline for all sponsorship commitments and ad submissions is APRIL 1, 2023. 

There are six slots for full page, full color ads and all other ads are black and white and vary in size.  Ads are first come-first served, so act quickly!

Be sure to also save the date to attend!!  Registration and hotel links will be sent soon.


Crestwood High School Leadership Students Engage with Eighty World Heroes of Peace
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Mantua, seventy-five leadership students from Crestwood High School in Mantua, Ohio, will receive a copy of the new book In the Hearts of Peaceful Heroes: Their Shared and Inspiring Values. The book is the result of a fifteen-year research project conducted by Roger Cram at Hiram College which identifies the shared values and similar methodologies utilized by eighty, handpicked, world heroes of peace.
The Rotary Club of Mantua purchased seventy-five of these books and donated them to Crestwood High School for presentation to students with leadership qualities at several scheduled events. Rotarian Helen Hazlett introduced the idea, and the Club agreed that the leadership qualities and values presented in this book align well with Rotary’s mission and will enhance students’ chances for success. By embracing these qualities, students will inspire positive change, not through criticism, but through use of peaceful problem-solving skills and continuous achievements of excellence. They will learn how heroes of peace always maintain the dignity of their enemies and that their behaviors must be conscious choices based on their values; on the kind of person they want to be, never on how others behave toward them. As the heroes in the book have demonstrated, such behavior is the only sure way to lasting peace.
It is encouraged that other Rotary Clubs reward their high school leadership students with these books.
This project was made possible through a joint effort by Superintendent of Crestwood Schools David Toth, Crestwood High School Principal David McMahon, and the Rotary Club of Mantua.
Pictured (left to right) are Principal David McMahon, author of  “In the Hearts of Peaceful Heroes” Roger F. Cram, Rotary Club of Mantua President David Becker, and Superintendent David Toth.
David Becker, President
Rotary Club of Mantua          
12068 Abbott Rd.                  
Hiram, Ohio 44234
David McMahon, Principal
Crestwood High School
10919 Main St.
Mantua, Ohio 44255
Roger F. Cram
6752 Bancroft St. Box 642
Hiram, Ohio 44234-0642
                                                                  ClubRunner Changeover Training Schedule

 Gear up for your upcoming role this year!

We’re excited to announce that our Changeover Training Series is back for 2023! To help better prepare you for your new role and responsibilities this upcoming Rotary year, we are hosting a series of free webinars to help you brush up on your ClubRunner skills and knowledge.
Join us for these in-depth webinars starting on April 14th until April 23rd, 2023, where we'll be offering both beginner and advanced level training sessions covering various modules, by role on the club and district versions.
You are being contacted as a district executive. Club executives and site administrators that have their own ClubRunner subscription to the club version have also received a copy of this email. We encourage you to share this email with club executives that do not subscribe to ClubRunner as we are also hosting webinars specifically for clubs that use the district version to manage their club and data.
Registration Details
Click below to view our schedule and to register for individual sessions, or visit www.clubrunner.com/training. Can't attend live? Not to worry, all sessions will be recorded and shared on our Community site after the series is complete.
We look forward to seeing you there!
ClubRunner Team 
Geauga West Rotary recently had it's 32nd annual "Hearts for Service" fundraiser at the EOUV Austrian Club.  The event included appetizers, family style dinner, open bar, desserts, main raffle, silent auction, Chinese auction, sideboards,  and dancing.  This year's primary recipient was Next Step Geauga, who  is a nonprofit community-based case management and stabilization program for young adults.   In addition to the many programs GW does throughout the year , they were able to provide Next Step with a much needed Buick Envision made possible thru the generous  sponsorship of GMC/Junction Auto , along with UH Hospitals and the loyal support of the West Geauga community in general.
Pictured above are GW Rotarians John Zachariah, Terry Palermo, Fred Nevar, and Bob Voss along with Next Step Geauga director Andrea Pollock in the driver's seat. 
Preparing to demonstrate the traditional Austrian "ShotSki" are Next Step advisory board president Scott Wayt, GW Rotary President Lisa Luoma,  Junction Auto rep Katelyn Misich, and UH Hospital rep Bill Rice.
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
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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.


Providing our members more ways to bring about positive change in the world.

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