January 2023
Happy New Year to All!
December was an exciting month!
I’ve been able to visit many clubs for their festivities and important activities.
I had a great time attending club meetings, holiday projects, two Christmas parties, a fundraiser, and two Cluster meetings/ holiday parties.  Many of our community partners were busy distributing food, warm clothes and toys to families in need. I truly enjoyed delivering toys to 6 families (22 children) before Christmas. It is a real treat to see clubs in action in person. Thanks for all the invitations.
A special thank you to Wild Republic for the Donation of 18,000 stuffed toys to the Cleveland Rotary Club.  The 18,000 toys were distributed to 44 organizations throughout our district. Thank you to Sharon Lerch and Tina Ingraham for your planning, preparing the toys for distribution and organizing the delivery.
Nominations of New Club Officers
Hopefully all clubs have nominated and elected leaders for the future.  Many of our club Presidents Elect have participated in training on Club Membership, the Rotary Foundation, our District Foundation and on January 25th will attend a session on Public Image.  Presidents Elect will also attend the All Ohio Presidents Elect Training Conference in Columbus on March 10th and 11th
Rotary International considers Ohio’s Multi District P.E.T.S a premiere conference.  This status has provided us the privilege of having a Rotary International President Elect attend the conference year after year.  Come and join your 2023-2024 Presidents Elect class and meet your Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally and his wife Heather
View Gordon R. McInally Theme Address
January is Vocational Service Month
January is Vocational Service Month on the Rotary International Calendar. The key element of vocational service is that Rotarians encourage and foster:
  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  • Recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
  • Contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
Some suggestions for Vocational Service month, from Rotary International Guiding Principles
  • Talk about your profession in your club and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
  • Use your skills and expertise to serve a community.
  • Practice your profession with integrity and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions.
  • Help young people achieve their career goals.
  • Guide and encourage others in their Professional Development
  • Post a copy of the Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions attached at the end of this message.
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