District and Club Events Calendars

Upcoming District Events
Subject to change 
- All District Events will be virtual until further notice
Grants Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 05, 2023 6:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 08, 2023 6:00 PM
A.Z. Baker Award Forms Deadline
Jun 09, 2023
Baldwin Wallace
Jun 11, 2023 – Jun 15, 2023
District Awards and Banner Exchange SAVE THE DATE
Girl Scout Camp Ledgewood
Jul 08, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Grants Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Jul 10, 2023 6:00 PM
Grants Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Aug 07, 2023 6:00 PM
Grants Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Sep 11, 2023 6:00 PM
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May 2023
Dear Rotary members and friends,
My year as your governor has been special in so many ways. I am truly grateful for the friendships I have made and the warm welcome from all the clubs that I have visited. This year has made an impact on me. You have welcomed Georgeann, my family and me into your clubs. Your kind words and advice have made me a better leader and inspired me to fully embrace the meaning of “Service Above Self”.  As Rotary grows, so too does my family. In June, Georgeann and I will be expecting the birth of our first grandchild, our grandson Tate Jacob Jones. Thank you to all who wished my daughter Makenzie well at the District Conference. We truly are a family, a Rotary Family!
May has arrived!
Spring is in the air, and we are all getting excited to spend more time on our outdoor service projects. They say April showers bring May flowers. It sure looks like everything is in full bloom this year after all the rain we have endured. Can you believe we have only two more months left in our Rotary Year together? Let’s continue the excitement and finish the year off strong.
May is Youth Service Month. District 6630 definitely excels in this area. We may have lost the RYLA Camp during COVID, but the team rose to the occasion and was able to put on another very successful camp in June of 2022.  Marc West and the RYLA planning committee have planned for an even bigger event this June.  RYLA will be held at Baldwin Wallace University on June 11 – 15. If your club would like to sponsor a future leader, you can find additional information on our RYLA PAGE.
Our Interact Clubs throughout the District are thriving. We are teaching community service to these high schoolers and preparing them for a life of service. The Interact Clubs in our district selected to support the Akron Children's Hospital as their district-wide service project this year. They collected clothing, toiletries, board and card games, items for infants and toddlers, school age children, teens, craft supplies and blankets.  All supplies were delivered to the Akron Children’s Hospital after the District Conference. Reach out to your local interact clubs and congratulate them on a job well done.
Our Rotary Youth Exchange is back and the RYE committee has been keeping them busy.  As we come to the end of the school year the students will be returning to their home countries and our outbound students will be returning from their year abroad.  I would like to encourage the clubs to consider having one of these Young Adults speak at your club about their experience.
Our Rotaract Program has grown by expanding the Baldwin Wallace Club and working to open a couple of new ones. This program has been a challenge for our District, but this year we are making progress. Looking at all of our youth programs in the district, we are supporting the Rotary Action Plan by Increasing Our Impact, Enhancing Participant Engagement, Expanding Our Reach, & Increasing Our Ability to Adapt.
A Huge Thank You to the 2023 District Conference Planning Committee, your leadership and dedication made the 2023 “Celebrating our Community Service and Partners” Conference a success.
On April 28-29, 2023 we held our District 6630 Conference at the Cleveland Marriott East in Warrensville Hts.  This was a Great Conference to attend. Thank you to the over 300 Rotarians who attended and heard some great speakers.
Rotarians participated in our District Leadership Assembly, Presidents Elects training, Leadership 6630 class and our general sessions Mental Health, Empowering Women, Veteran Services, and club resources.
Keynote Speakers were, Rotary Peace Fellow, Wisdom Addo, , Executive Director of the West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation and Director of Africa  PeaceJam, spoke on "My Journey as a Rotary Peace Builder" and Dr. Kirsten M. Ellenbogen, Ph.D., CEO, of the Great Lakes Science Center spoke on “Empowering Girls in STEM: We All Have a Role”
On Saturday we honored our Youth Services with the Rotary Youth Exchange students presenting information about themselves and their country in the House of Friendship.  Interactors collected and sorted the items for their Akron Children’s Hospital project.  We also presented to Dinah Henderson, Interact advisor from Stow-Monroe Fall High School the Richard C. “Dick” Pitcher award for her service to the youth programs in our district.  John Laird was awarded the Gary Neuman Award, an award given to a spouse or partner, for his support of PDG Patricia Myers.
We honored our 50 and 60 year Rotarians for their dedication to Rotary. Together they have over 607 years of service in their communities.  Be sure to thank them for their service.
Our 50 year Rotarians were presented with a Crystal Service Award. 
William Manby Sr. - RC of AkronRonald Hamilton - RC of Chardon
Roger Read - RC of AkronDonald Burkholder – RC of Jefferson
Mike Meshginpoosh - RC of GenevaThomas Eble – RC of West Shore
Richard Kretschman – RC of Painesville 
Our 60 year Rotarians
Roger Edwards, 60 - RC of Northampton Cuyahoga ValleyLeonard Caminer, 60 – RC of Twinsburg
Jack Harig, 61 - RC of AkronRobert Marcy, 62 – RC of Conneaut
W. Stuver Parry, 64 - RC of Akron 
Our Special Honoree is Virginia Goodell from the RC of Mantua with over 70 years of service. Virginia became a Rotary Ann in the 1940s when her husband was a Rotarian. Virginia Joined Rotary as a Rotarian in June of 1991 and had her 100th birthday in January 2023.  Congratulations Virginia.
In addition to that we honored 4 Community Partners: Leadership Hudson, Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs, Community Partnership on Aging (CPA) and the Good Knights of Lorain County.  A big thank you to the clubs who sent in their support for these Community partners who make a difference in District 6630.  I encourage you to visit their website and learn more about their programs.
Polio Plus & Annual Fund Fundraising Efforts – We are nearing our goal of $100,000 in donations towards Polio Plus and the Annual Fund and look forward to sharing successful results with you in July.  To help us achieve our goal we have received an autographed Tie, Scarf and Theme Print from the First Woman President in Rotary International History.  We will have an Online Auction for these items. There will be a preview of the items on June 20th. The Live Auction will be held during the International Conference with bidding beginning on May 26th and ending on June 2nd.  All of the funds will go to support the POLIO PLUS FUND and all donations will be made in the name of the winning bidder.  Yes, you read it correctly, your donation will be sent to The Rotary Fund, and you will receive credit for the donation. 
Let’s Finish the Year Strong. 
Thank You for all of your support.
David E Jones
Rotary District 6630 District Governor 2022-2023
Cell Phone: 330.603.4107       

This is your reminder to start filling out the forms for the District Awards to be handed out at this year's Awards Picnic/Banner Exchange. 
A.Z. Baker Award .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
For clubs – points awarded for participation in Rotary (4 computation pages)

Training and Education Award for Individuals .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
For individuals who complete the educational programs of the District

Training and Education Award for Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
For clubs that excel in district leadership education and involvement

Literacy Award
For clubs that complete a number of literacy projects

EREY Award for Clubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For clubs that average a $100 per capita and every member donates something to the RI Foundation.

Membership Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Based on Club Size
Given to the club with the highest gain in membership
You may also find the forms on the District Website if you click here.
Once completed, please email the form to or send it via US mail to:
Kathy Berkshire
1165 Chatham Place
Rocky River, OH 44116
I look forward to being deluged with AZ Baker Forms!
In Rotary Service,
Kathy Berkshire
District Vice Secretary
Bill LaPlace Memorial Golf Outing Scheduled for June 20
The Rotary Club of Cleveland has announced that it will host a golf outing in memory of PDG Bill LaPlace on Tuesday, June 2, 2023, at Coppertop Golf Course in Valley City, Ohio. Bill was a 50-plus year member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, which he joined in 1968. He served the club as president in 1986-87, as president of the Cleveland Rotary Foundation in 1990-91, and as treasurer of the Foundation for more than 30 years. Bill was District 6630 Governor in 1992-93, and he continued for many years as treasurer of the district.
A proud graduate of The Ohio State University, Bill not only earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA at OSU, but he interrupted his studies for a total of five years to serve as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following graduate school, Bill passed the CPA exam and began a lifelong career at the accounting firm of Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte) in Cleveland, where he retired after many years as a partner. Bill was active in many professional, civic, and social organizations. Bill passed away on January 31, 2023, in Columbus, OH, at the age of 95.
All District 6630 Rotarians are invited to honor PDG Bill LaPlace by participating in the golf outing. The price is $95 per person, which covers greens fee, cart, lunch, and a buffet dinner. The shotgun-start scramble will begin at 9:00 a.m. Bag lunches will be served at the turn, and dinner will begin at about 3:00 p.m. For those who only want to attend the dinner, the price will be $30. Beer and soft drinks are included with both meals.
To register for the outing (for golf or dinner or both) or to get more information, email Cleveland Rotarian Ed Thomas at
For more details, see the flyer below or download it by clicking here.


Clubs have been adding speakers but we want more!!  Please follow the directions to add your speakers for others to considering inviting to speak.
This page is designed to help clubs find and share speaker information. 
This is only effective with your input.  The page will include speaker names and contact information submitted from Clubs.
To submit a speaker name:  On the page is a short form you can complete with the speaker name and information. 
After you submit that form we will post the information. 
If you need help, just let me know!
Cheryl Warren, PDG
Website Administrator
Celebration of Youth Sponsors
Rotary Camp 
for Special Needs Children
Kent Rotary Club
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Change Lives Sponsors
Burton-Middlefield Rotary Club
Metis Construction Services, LLC 
Friendship Sponsors
Greer Heating & Cooling / David Hansford

Presidents of Action Sponsors
Akron Rotary Club

Hillcrest Sunrise Rotary Club
Stow-Munroe Falls Rotary Club

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