November 2022
Happy November!
I hope you are having a great Rotary year!  As Georgeann and I continue our “official” visits to the clubs, we continue to be amazed (and humbled) by all you do.  The Rotarians of District 6630 have been wonderful and welcoming.  I enjoyed hearing about community partners and club projects that have made our communities and the world a better place. What a legacy! Thank you!
October 24th was World Polio Day. Our District is proud of our support to End Polio. During the 2021-2022 year we raised $96,535 for Polio Plus and were awarded the 3rd overall giving for Polio Plus in Zone 30. The End Polio Now night at the Cleveland Guardians was a success and we raised over $6000.  Medina Ohio proclamation of World Polio Day, Mentors Pints for Polio, and Ohio Polio Challenge helps the communities in our district understand the long-term commitment we have to eradicating Polio in the world.
It is fitting in this Thanksgiving month, that we give thanks for all we have.  As Rotarians let us celebrate The Rotary Foundation Month.  In his recent post PDG Larry Lohman stated “I would like to take a moment to thank our District 6630 Clubs and members for their giving to The Rotary Foundation.  We had a very solid year in giving; Annual Fund $211,185Polio Plus $96,535our total giving was $312,484.”  The Foundation provides us with a wonderfully efficient opportunity to give back to others. 
Rotary District 6630 should be proud of its role in the development of the Rotary Foundation. In 1917 at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Rotarian Arch C. Klumph proposed the establishment of an endowment, which would later become The Rotary Foundation.  It has done so much good while maintaining Charity Navigator’s maximum 4-star rating for at least the last ten years.  Our Foundation is such a transparent and efficient charity that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided it with close to a billion dollars in matching funds to help eradicate Polio.
Imagine how you might use the money available through our Foundation to do more good in our communities and in the world— and then take action!  I think about projects our members have pursued through grants from The Rotary Foundation that have impacted our communities in ways we may not see for years to come.
The beauty of our Foundation (beyond the stellar ratings) – is that it’s OUR Foundation that funds OUR projects, carried out by individual clubs throughout the world, each project the brainchild of a Rotarian. That Rotarian could be you! Many Rotarians throughout our district have seen their ideas come to fruition through our Foundation’s district and global grants. Foundation funds can be used to turn your ideas into action!
District grants are easily accessible and are approved – as the name implies – right here in our own district.  Club members from throughout the district sit on the Foundation committee that evaluates grant requests.
The District Grant Cycle will begin soon. Would your Club like to participate in a district grant or a global grant?  Don’t know how?  Grant Seminars will be held in the first part of 2023 - watch your email for dates, times and locations.  Two (2) or more members of your club members must participate to be eligible to submit a grant.  I would encourage you to contact PDG Larry Lohman, District Foundation Chair, or Sandy Naragon, Foundation Committee Chair, to present on the Foundation and the district grant process to your club.  Grant Management Materials Toolbox
November events:
Thanksgiving – November 24th – Let’s give thanks to our members, our partners and the community
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