September 2020

Dear Rotary friends,
Welcome to fall of 2020.  We have all shared in beautiful weather and are now looking at how we proceed.
How fortunate we are, as people who hold onto our core values of service, integrity, diversity, leadership and fellowship, at this time of this particular year. I am so proud of how each of you are adapting and reaching out to others in your clubs, communities, and even in the world.
Fellowship is important to us, just as protecting each other from disease and harm.  We want to be together, to laugh and care for each other, and work on projects together. Many of you are reaching out to me for my position, and what I am hearing from RI, as to in-person or virtual meetings and events.
While I understand that members are eager to meet in-person, please be aware that as the Rotary International and District’s representative, I have been advised to attend all club meetings and events, virtually, until Jan. 1, 2021.  I have no ability to authorize nor to publicize, an in-person event or meeting, until January 1, 2021 at the earliest. If we receive any further guidance from Rotary International, I will share with everyone in the district.
As District Governor, I very highly recommend that clubs seek advice from legal counsel and the City or County Health Department for advice and confirmation that you are following legal and government guidelines. As promised, please refer to the side bar for an update on recently adopted state legislation regarding “limited immunity”’ (House Bill 606) prepared by Past District Governor John Reyes.
What an honor to read about a fellow Rotarian Dr.Tunji Funsho being recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for his work eliminating Polio. The entire continent of Africa is now polio free. Past District Governor and Vice-Governor 2020-2021, Steve Zabor, had the privilege while distributing polio drops to children, to stay at his home. Read his account following this letter.
World Polio Day is Oct. 24.  Clubs across the district are planning fundraisers and programs to bring awareness of Polio and the work that is being done around the world to finally eliminate this disease. If you need some ideas and resources follow this link.
We may be meeting virtually but that does not stop Rotarians from honoring veterans and unsung heroes, focusing on the environment by installing interpretive signs in the parks, working with a library to continue the summer movies, having virtual fund raisers, sending shoes boxes, learning leadership skills, and still having fellowship fun.  Rotarians find a way!!
I look forward to  virtually seeing you October 10, 2020 at the Zone 30-31 Institute and on November 19, 2020 to celebrate you, as a donor to the Rotary Foundation, as we continue to raise funds  to end polio and to address needs in our communities and around the globe.
Pat Myers
District 6630 Governor 2020-2021
c. 330-388-2635
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District and Club Events Calendars

Upcoming District Events
Subject to change 
- All District Events will be virtual until further notice
Foundation Event Planning Committee Meeting
Oct 20, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
Save the Date: INTERACTION 2020
Nov 07, 2020
District 6630 AG Meeting
Nov 09, 2020 6:00 PM
Foundation Event Planning Committee Meeting
Nov 10, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Presidents Elect Session: Setting Your Club Goals
Nov 12, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Foundation Celebration - Pre-Registration Required
Nov 19, 2020 6:30 PM
District LEAD Committee Meeting
Dec 01, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presidents Elect Session
Jan 16, 2021
District 6630 AG Meeting
Feb 22, 2021 6:00 PM

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The 2020 Shoe Box Season is officially over.  Friday October 2 saw the completed boxes begin their journey to Nicaragua via Waterloo, IA then Texas before finally arriving in Chinandega.   We were able to send 695 boxes and 25 layette bags plus an assortment of handmade dresses and other items that are desperately needed. 
Though the total this year was slightly lower than last, it is an exceptional number given how the coronavirus has disrupted our normal routines.  We are extremely grateful for the 24 clubs throughout the District that were able to participate this year and hope next year more can join in. 
I would also like to mention our partners that help make this project possible. 
Paul Ratcliff from V3 Transportation once again provided the truck and driver, at no charge, that took the boxes from Westlake to Waterloo.   V3 is a small family owned-and-operated company specializing in hauling Dry van freight, power only and based out of Seville, OH. 
Cody Miller of RAM Sensors in Westlake provides us with a warehouse that allows the palleted boxes to be put on the truck via their loading dock.   RAM Sensors provides industrial customers throughout the world with high-quality temperature sensors. 
Another Westlake company, SJT Enterprises, owned by Tim Smith provides our pallets and other shipping services that helps complete the project.  SJT Enterprises prides itself on the gift & novelty products they produce right here in the USA. 
Finally, a thank you to Jack Young who continues to assist our club with the project that he started so many years ago! 
Westlake Bay Village Rotary will be using the next two months to recuperate and begin planning for next year and then we will be right back at it.  Thanks again for making a difference in the world and putting Service Above Self. 
Kevin Krantz
Andrew Mangels 




Fellow Rotarians, it's that time again! Help Akron Rotary Camp earn $ to send kids to Camp! Save your ACME receipts from August 6 to December 26 to earn some Community Cash Back on ACME Fresh Market Store Brands. Receipts can be mailed or dropped off to Akron Rotary Camp, 4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319. As always, thank you for your support!



Mella Castner
Director of Development
Akron Rotary Camp
4460 Rex Lake Drive
Akron, OH 44319
330.644.4512 ext. 3206


Young Leaders in Action
Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
Show how your Interact club takes action
Share how your Interact club members are taking action across the globe, in your community, and in yourselves in the 2020 Interact Awards.

NEW this year, we’re inviting Interact clubs to submit a video, photos, and/or an essay showcasing their club’s service projects or leadership development activities.  

Submit your nomination by 1 December 2020 for a chance to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your Interact club’s next project. Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs, teachers, and parents can all work together to make your Interact club’s vision a reality.
Share your Rotaract expertise
Share your expertise at the 2021 Rotaract Preconvention in Taipei, Taiwan! Submit a breakout session proposal or volunteer to be a sergeant-at-arms or social media ambassador by 1 November

Rotaractors, Rotarians, Rotary alumni, or Rotary partners may propose breakout sessions. The Rotaract Preconvention is currently scheduled to be an English-only meeting. 
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Resources & Events
Note: This list is informational only and does not constitute an endorsement of any event. Please contact event organizers for details. 

16-18 October 2020
Erbopech 2020

5-9 June 2021
Hong Kong

11-12 June 2021
Rotaract Postconvention
Taipei, Taiwan

12-16 June 2021
Rotary International Convention 
Taipei, Taiwan

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  • December 15, 2020
  • January 20, 2021
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • June 18, 2021
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