Posted by David Jones
Hello Rotarian’s,
As we approach the end of 2021 the leadership of District 6630 would like to wish All Rotarians, your families and the community that you serve a Happy Holidays and a Happy Prosperous New Year 2022.  We are proud to be a part of a District of Rotarians that support our clubs, our community, our families and each other during the year, and all that you do to make the Holiday’s for those in need more enjoyable. Your service projects, food drives, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and serving meals to the homeless makes a difference in your community.  Thank You for all that you do to make the world a better place.
Over the past 4 months the club Presidents Elect (PEs) have been working hard to prepare for their year. Our first district meeting provided the opportunity for the PEs to meet each other and the district leadership as well as discuss the opportunity for trainings. We held two State Wide Multi-District trainings, that provided speakers from Rotary International, on the topics of Membership and the Rotary Foundation. Our next Multi-District training will focus on Public Image (register) and will be held on February 23.  The Presidents Elect will attend an IN-PERSON PETS (register) on January 29 at the Orange Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library. PEs will receive additional information in an email.
All Ohio P.E.T.S. (AOP) is MANDATORY for Presidents Elect and will be held in Columbus on Friday & Saturday, March 11-12, 2022. Our theme is Breaking Boundaries: Inspire - Collaborate - Lead.  The speakers for this event will be phenomenal. Friday night will feature Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin. Saturday will feature our very own Katie Spotz endurance athlete, charitable ambassador, author and world-record holder, M.J. Clark, Senior Leadership Consultant at Integrated Leadership Systems and Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones who will be the first Woman President of Rotary International. Jennifer Jones will also perform the Installation Ceremony for the Presidents Elect.
Presidents Elect Service Project for All Ohio PETS
My Very Own Blanket - Service Project Competition - With a goal to donate 16,000 blankets to warm the hearts of children in the foster care system throughout Ohio, the five Rotary districts in Ohio will hold a competition to see which district can donate the most blankets per capita, based on membership of each district as of July 1, 2021.
How can you and your club get involved?
  • Donate a quilt or knitted/crocheted blanket. - Work alone or with your quilt guild or knitting group to make your own blanket. Purchase a Blanket Tag to be sown on your blanket. Sign the Blanket Tag with your club’s name and bring the blankets with you to AOP
  • Purchase a fleece blanket kit -  for $10 to get all you need to make a blanket for your club project. When ordering select your district (6630) and put your club name in the Comments box. Sign the Blanket Tag with your club’s name and bring the blankets with you to AOP
  • Sponsor a blanket. -  Donate $10 or more to sponsor a blanket kit that will be made by other Rotarians.  Purchase a fleece blanket kit - When ordering select your district (6630) and put your club name in the Comments box.  Ship the Blankets to DGE David Jones at 1894 Lillian Road, Stow Ohio 44224.
IF you have any questions contact DGE David Jones at 330.603.4107 or
Jim Lechko, Foundation Chair announced the dates for the Grants Management Seminars. You club must send at least 2 members of your club to the GMS to begin your club qualifications.
As we begin this new year I would like to encourage Rotarians to get involved with District Committees. If you have an interest in one of our committees; Membership, Grants, Public Image, (other Committees we should add) please send an email to DGE David Jones-
If you are interested in helping our district with technology, we are looking for individuals that have skills in Audio and Visual support at district conferences and meetings, camera / video support for events, multimedia and Web support / development for our clubs and the district please send an email to DGE David Jones-