January 2021

Dear fellow Rotarians:
As we enter a new year and reflect on the last year, we are filled with hope of a “new” year – even though January 1 is just the day after December 31.  My reflections are of sitting in a third-grade classroom learning about Orwell’s book “1984” and wondering if I would live to see the year 2000. Now here we are in 2021.
This last year we each shared life-changing events in lives all over the world, in our communities and in ourselves. We realize how precious life itself is, and true to our shared values, I see Rotary members reaching out and lending a hand to others, protecting each other by being safe and careful, and sharing our resources.
Every Rotary meeting I attend, I feel such a sense of pride and gratefulness for being a Rotary member with each of you. To quote an Assistant Governor “Covid did not stop our clubs.” Everywhere in the district, clubs have found ways to assist people in their communities with needs that the pandemic brought, whether it is food, PPE, school supplies, protection for front line workers in hospitals, fire departments, or in nursing homes. Everyone learned new tech skills to facilitate meetings and fundraisers and found opportunities to meet the challenges. Fellowship is so important to us. We like to be with our friends, but we put safety first and learned to depend on our health departments’ guidance while we wait for vaccines.
Many of you have asked if I have had further guidance from Rotary International regarding in-person meetings. I have not received an update since the one stating that as a representative of R.I. I was to not attend club meetings or hold any district events until December 31, 2020, and to suspend Youth exchange programs until June 30, 2021. We were notified that the International Assembly of District Governor’s elect will be held virtually From February 1-11.  The District has held virtual meetings for all Presidents-Elect training and Interaction. Moving forward we will continue to hold virtual meetings for:
• Grants management seminars Feb. 9, 2021 and Feb. 20, 2021
• PETS-2 February 18, 2021
• All Ohio Presidents-Elect Training March 11-13, 2021
• Four-Way Test Speech Contest April 10, 2021
• District Conference of Clubs April 22-24, 2021
• District Leadership Assembly (dates to be announced)
R.I. President Holger Knaack informed the District Governors last week that an announcement will be forthcoming regarding whether the International Conference scheduled for Taipei in June will be held in person or virtually.
As District Governor, my strong recommendation is that you continue to work with your local health departments and your club legal advisors as you consider events and meetings.
Check out all of the exciting things happening in our clubs in the newsletter this month and contact those of us volunteering this year in positions, such as Assistant Governor, public image and membership committees, for support and ideas for your clubs. We are all here to serve and we love to celebrate and share good news and creative ways each of you are staying connected.
And yes – have a healthy, and happy year.
Pat Myers
District 6630 Governor 2020-2021
c. 330-388-2635
Learn about the monthly

District and Club Events Calendars

Upcoming District Events
Subject to change 
- All District Events will be virtual until further notice
District Membership Committee Meeting (Zoom)
Mar 04, 2021
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
All Ohio PETS (Virtual)
Mar 11, 2021 6:00 PM –
Mar 13, 2021 11:45 AM
District 6630 AG Meeting
Apr 06, 2021 6:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting (Zoom)
Apr 08, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
4-Way Test Speech Contest (Virtual)
Apr 10, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2020-21 Virtual District Conference
Vitual Meeting
Apr 22, 2021 8:00 AM –
Apr 24, 2021 10:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting (Zoom)
May 13, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District 6630 Finance Committee Meeting
May 18, 2021 6:00 PM
District 6630 Board Meeting
May 18, 2021 7:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting (Zoom)
Jun 17, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

If your Club subscribes to ClubRunner create an event within ClubRunner and mark the event to be shown on the District website.  Your events will then appear within the Club Calendar  on both, the District Bulletin and District home page.



On January 28th at the noon Luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Northampton / Cuyahoga Valley Mark Maloney will be the featured speaker. He will be talking about his year as Rotary International President and anything else he wishes to talk about.
We are honored and excited that Mark has accepted our invitation to join us. Mark has been advised that this meeting is one of our regularly scheduled weekly Club meetings and he has been advised that the dress for the meeting is casual.
Anyone who wishes to join this Zoom meeting should send their email address to Joe D’Avello so he can include you on the Zoom invitation for that meeting. Joe’s email is
Submitted by
Ray Krusinski
Phone: 630-222-4400


Join the Rotary Club of Cleveland

Thursday, January 28th

Rotary After Hours - 5:30 p.m.

For a fascinating conversation with Mark Weinberg

Register at and you will receive the zoom link

A best-selling author, public speaker, speechwriter, political commentator, and executive communications consultant, Cleveland native Mark Weinberg is long-time spokesman, advisor, and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan.  He has served at the highest levels of government and in communications management positions at Fortune 500 corporations.  Weinberg is a nationally recognized expert on issues management, executive positioning, thought leadership, and crisis communications, having managed messaging around some of the highest profile and sensitive issues in government and the private sector, including the attempted assassination of the President, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, accusations of biopharmaceutical price-fixing, and workplace violence. 

His best-selling memoir, “Movie Nights with the Reagans” (Simon & Schuster) chronicles his more than 10 years at President Reagan’s side, including weekends at Camp David, where he watched hundreds of movies with the First Couple.  Weinberg spent more weekends at Camp David than any White House staff member in history and is one of only a handful of who was present at all five of Reagan’s Summits with Mikhail Gorbachev.   

Weinberg’s commentaries on political issues have been published in many outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA TODAYThe Huffington Post, The Washington, The Star-Ledger, Vital Speeches of the Day, The Washington Examiner, FOX News, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, The NY Daily News, CNS, Real Clear Politics, The Richmond Times Dispatch, The Daily Caller, The Plain Dealer, POLITICO and Columbia Journalism Review.  He has appeared on dozens of national and local news and public affairs television and radio programs across the country.


We can't hold our regular fundraiser this

Valentine's Day, but you can help out virtually!

The Rotary Club of Aurora is holding a 50/50 raffle for Valentine's Day. The deadline to enter is Feb. 13 at midnight and the drawing will be on Valentine's Day. 

The drawing will replace the Aurora Rotary's biggest fundraising event this year, which was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Tickets are $20.
You can access the entry form here.




The Citizens of Rocky River and visitors to the Umerley Hall Books for Kids Donation Bin have generously supported this Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Project.  The photo above shows just one of the twice a month pick up of books from the Bin.  Club members, Patty Boesken, Carol Barrett and Club President, Eric Jolly are shown unloading the Bin for delivery to the Book Bank in Ohio City.  The Book Bank reports that over 3,500 books have been collected from the Bin since its installation by Civic Center staff in August 2019. 
The Books for Kids project is a national program that was established in 1986. It is founded on the belief all children have a right to books and deserve dedicated spaces where they can read.  The project is designed to expand access to books in the places where children learn, live, and play, and to empower adults to read alongside them in order to develop lifelong literacy skills during the most critical years of their development.
The Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank mission is to foster literacy and a love of reading by distributing free books to children in need through collaboration with community organizations.  The Kids’ Book Bank opened in February 2016 to receive, manage, and distribute truckloads of books every month. About 30% of their books come from the community. The rest come from online used booksellers.
The Rocky River Kids’ Book Bank outdoor collection bin, just one of several around the Cleveland, provides a place where community members can deposit new and gently-used children’s books that they are no longer using.  The Book Bank distributes the donated books through over 1,000 partner organizations who work with children and parents to encourage them to read.
The Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Rotary appreciates the continued support of Rocky River Mayor Pam Bobst, who arranged for the Bin installation and promoted book donations for this worthwhile project.  The staff at Rocky River Civic Center, Mike Balla and Bob Holub, selected a location and arranged for the installation of a pad for the Kids’ Book Bank collection bin.  It is located on the Memorial Hall side of the Don Umerley Civic Center, on the way to the Rec Center entrance.
The Sunrise Club is one of two Rotary Clubs in Lakewood and Rocky River.  One Club meets on Mondays at Noon and the other meets on Wednesdays at 7:30am.  Both currently meet on Zoom, but hope to soon resume meeting at the Umerley Hall of the Rocky River Civic Center located at Hilliard and West 210, behind Rocky River City Hall.  Both Clubs follow the motto of Rotary – Service Above Self.  The Books for Kids project, in partnership with the Kids’ Book Bank, is just one of Rotary’s many Community, Vocational, Youth and International projects.
You are invited join with the men and women of Rotary and add your time and talent. 
Contact Kathy Berkshire at For more information about the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, visit and find them on social media.


Motivated by other clubs that have replaced in-person fund raisers with creative virtual solutions Geauga West has launched a virtual " Shining Stars Raffle".

The Raffle replaces our annual Shining Stars silent auction that has been in place for 30 years.

Planning and implementation lead by President Skip Claypool and Rotarians Jim Kish, Fred Nevar, Derek Taylor and Bob Voss  has engaged all 34 members. Officially announced today with a full page ad in the Chesterland News, website links and on Facebook we have high hopes for a great response. Transactions are virtual through pay pal, credit card or the good old US Mail.

As suggested by other clubs, we have engaged all of the organizations we have supported throughout the years to help promote the Raffle as well as our terrific sponsor University Hospitals.

The initiative has raised the spirits of the club with the leadership now expecting fund raising to exceed that of previous years and the club also expects to attract new members. See attached flyer for more details. Also available on Geauga West Rotary on Club Runner. Please play this forward and share the idea with other clubs

Proud to be a Rotarian

Peter D. Tuttle
Membership Chair Rotary District 6630
Youth Chair Geauga West Rotary Club



The Rotary Club of Brunswick is pleased to present an opportunity that can make Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021 even more exciting than it already is!
Super Bowl Squares!
Super Bowl Squares gives you 3 chances to turn a $50 wager into $500, and a final chance at the end of the game to win $1,000!
Good Luck from The Rotary Club of Brunswick.


     The RC of Burton-Middlefield announces the start the 2021 Maple Splash Raffle to begin ticket sales 12/1/2020. 
Last year’s wildly successful raffle featuring the award of a brand new Chevy Equinox vehicle to the lucky winner, will once again give away a brand new 2020 Ford F-150 vehicle to a lucky winner. 
The vehicle is provided by the Pat Preston family of dealerships and Preston Ford in Burton, Ohio. 
Many other great prizes including individual cash prizes of $2500, $1500, and $1000, a Chain Saw Package, a Diamond Pendant, a Big Screen TV, a Snow Blower and Instant $100 cash tickets.
This year we are featuring Early Bird cash drawings in varying amounts to be awarded monthly until the main drawing in July. 
Last year over $50,000 was given away to many community organizations including food cupboards, The Red Tulip Project, Next Step, children’s meals, scouting projects, the Geauga County Historical Society and many other worthwhile organizations throughout the county.
     This year we hope to equal or surpass last years funds and continue our club’s long tradition of being an active and strong supporter of our community.


Thank you to EVERYONE who attended our PETS-1 session. 
We really appreciated hearing from guest speaker Ivan Villasboa.

The first person to spot and email (click here) Ryan Knotts
the name of our unexpected guest will win a $10 Starbucks gift card!



APRIL 17-18, 2021
Virtual Sun and Water Conference
I am forwarding information on a virtual water conference offered by the organization that the Kent Club, along with others in or District, have worked with to construct water projects in Central America.  
Thank you,
Carol Crimi, Rotary Club of Kent

I am excited to announce CoCoDA’s 2021 Virtual Sun and Water Conference on April 17-18, 2021.  This event is intended to gather Central Americans and North Americans on Zoom for two days of learning, story, inspiration, and conversation about the impact of solar powered water systems in rural Central American communities. 
We recognize not everyone gets as excited about that as we do, but we also know you are someone who can appreciate how these water systems change communities forever!  We’re hoping you will join us for the conference.  More importantly, we’re hoping you’ll share the attached promotion with your network, especially with those who might have that rare combination – a passion for water and for Central America.  The promotion includes the tentative schedule for the event.
Please take a few minutes to review the promotional materials, to register for the event and to pass this information onto others.  Once we receive your registration, we’ll send you more information in preparation for the event.
As always, thank you for your support of CoCoDA and of Central Americans
Jim Mulholland
Executive Director
Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA)


During the month of December 2020, the E-ClubNEO (Satellite Club of the Rotary Club of Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley) rolled up their figurative sleeves and set to work on their latest service project:  creating “Birthday Bags” for Portage County Job and Family Services. As noted in the last district newsletter, these birthday bags contained items that could accommodate a small birthday party for children and adolescents ages 1 through 18.  Essentially a “birthday party in a bag” each contained specific items such as birthday cake fixings, decorative tableware, decorations such as balloons and crepe paper, wrapping paper for a gift, and a small favor for other birthday party attendees (e.g., glitter slime, harmonicas, coloring books, etc.). The E-Club members weathered the social distancing guidelines by shopping for items on their own, but teamed up in small groups (COVID-style) to complete bags for each age level. 
At the time of the first delivery, the E-ClubNEO created 45 (of the 200 targeted for the year) bags to provide birthday celebrations for these youngsters! We also enjoyed working with each other, digitally and in-person (safely) to complete this great activity.
The E-ClubNEO is still interested in teaming up with our fellow Rotarians! If you would like more information on the project or would like assist the E-ClubNEO in fulfilling the 200-bag commitment, please contact Project Chair Kathryn Craig: 

For more information about E-ClubNEO, please visit
Yours in Service - 
Juleta Craig, Secretary, E-ClubNEO
Photos by Kathryn Craig
In the photos:
Kim McClendon, Public Information Officer for Portage County Job and Family Services (in maroon)
Melissa Boyd, Administrative Assistant to Child and Adult Protective Services (in green)
Unloading 45 Birthday Bags delivered by E-ClubNEO.


The District 6630 4-Way Test Speech Contest will be held VIRTUALLY
April 10, 2021
9AM - 2 PM
Time may be shorter.
We are working on the virtual timeline
We are in need of 15 judges and 5 timers.  
Interested Rotarians should contact Head Judge Rachel Kerns:



At the beginning of January, a committee of two Chagrin Valley Rotarians...Jeff Griff & Mary Ann Ponce,  on behalf of the Club Board met to hash out the details with a “Gift” we wanted to give the Rotary Clubs in our District 6630.
Rotarian Mary Ann actually founded the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 11 years ago...a tribute to her 20 year old son, a filmmaker who died of cancer.
For the past 5 years, the Chagrin Valley Rotary Club has sponsored a special Award...”Service Above Self” that embodies the Rotary Motto. So Jeff Griff suggested we offer all 4 films to our District Rotary charge because it is the right thing. The films can be viewed on line during the whole month of February! 
Service Above Self Award Winner: In Case of Emergency
Three Runners-Up:  “A Flash of Green”, “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses”, “My Father’s Brothers”
CDFF is Celebrating our Partnership with Rotary! 
With 4 Great Films for February
How to Watch
Log in to the Rotary account at this link-
Enter this Email and Password for Access:
Password: CdffRotary
Download the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival TV App on Roku or Apple TV to access all your films with the same Email and Password. 


The Chili Open Golf Classic is quickly approaching. February 6th  will be here before we know it!  It's time for all hands on deck please . . . 
Our club members have been asked to sell a minimum of $200 in raffle tickets. The goal for ticket sales is $60,000. Many have had great success in selling tickets by sending an email solicitation to your family, friends and business colleagues asking for their help in purchasing tickets. Thank you in advance to those of you who have sold tickets and those that are still selling. 
Please mail your sold raffle tickets to Akron Rotary Camp (4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron OH 44319), no later than Wednesday, January 27.  Or, feel free to stop by one of the drop-off locations listed below for Thursday, January 28th. If you are in need of more tickets to sell, we will have them on hand as well. Tickets can also be purchased here.
The Silent Auction will feature a "Wheelbarrow of Good Cheer!" and an 18- bottle Wine Fridge.
Help us fill the wheelbarrow and fridge with any donation of unopened bottles of spirits, mixers and wine.
We are also still in need of items for our online auction, like food baskets, golf packages, or family entertainment packages.
If you know of anyone that will be able to donate something, please let us know. If you need someone to pick up any items, please call or email Amanda at Akron Rotary Camp (330.644.4512 /, and we would be happy to make those arrangements. 
The Rotary Camp Staff will be happy to meet you during selected times and several drop-off locations to bring raffle tickets, silent auction items, or bottles of liquor on:

Thursday: January 28
12-1 pm at Akron Rotary Camp (4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, OH)
5-6 pm at Akron Rotary Camp (4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, OH), or
5-6 pm at World Elite Kids (81 Northwest Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278), or
5-6 pm at Hilton Akron Fairlawn (3180 W Market St, Akron, OH 44333)
Thank you for your support in making this year's Chili Open a continued success for our Club to benefit the campers who attend Akron Rotary Camp! Together, we are "Creating a world where there are only abilities!"
Wanda Whipkey and Jeff Sheeks
Co-Chairs, 2021 Chili Open Golf Classic


We congratulate all of the 2021 Cleveland 500.

The Rotary Club of Akron is proud to recognize one of our own leaders included this year:  Sandy Naragon.

We are so honored and fortunate to have Sandy as a long-time member and past Club President.

Take note of her greatest achievement:  The children, families and staff I've met through my volunteering at the Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.  

She is a gracious and amazing individual.  We are grateful for leaders like you!

Click here to view entire publication - Sandy is listed on page 37 
(the graphics copied from the publication came out blurry - it is not your eyes!).

We had two of members present recently on topics
that might be of interest to other Club members!
  Akron Club President Dr. Rob McGregor Addresses The Covid Vaccines  
Dr. Robert McGregor is the Chief Medical Officer of Akron Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at NEOMED. He spoke to our members about Covid and Covid vaccine status and distribution plans evolving in Akron as well the pros & cons of the new Covid vaccines.  He then opened up an interactive and fairly lively Q and A session.  View the meeting presentation by clicking here.
As CMO, Dr. McGregor is a voting member of Akron Children’s Hospital board of directors, and his CMO responsibilities include: implementing the hospital’s strategic plan; overseeing all provider clinical care delivery; directing medical education; and overseeing physician and nurse practitioner recruitment contracting and retention. During his tenure he has facilitated re-design of the quality oversight structure and has recently taken over the oversight of the Research Institute.  For the past 11 months Dr. McGregor has serves as co-incident commander beside the Chief Operating officer and has been instrumental in working with the hospital and community throughout the pandemic on safety protocols. Prior to Akron Children's, Dr. McGregor was the pediatrician-in-chief and interim pediatrics chair at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and a pediatrics professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. McGregor had his second dose of the vaccine just recently and will update his presentation for clubs as the vaccine progresses.
  Cyndi Kane Talks About Toastmasters  
Email Cyndi by clicking here
The Rotary Club of Akron had the privilege of listening to one of our own, Cyndi Kane - Member, Akron Rotary Club and A.M. Akron Toastmaster Club during our Tuesday, January 19th Club meeting.  Her presentation was about Toastmasters.  Click here to view the presentation of the meeting.
Cyndi has run a successful real estate business for the past 18 years.  She has been very active in her REALTOR Association at the State and Local Levels.   She holds many REALTOR designations and certifications from the National Association of REALTORS.  Prior to Real Estate, she was a Licensed Optician for 16 years.  Cyndi has found Toastmasters to be a great resource for her career growth.
Cyndi has been a Toastmaster since 2008. She is both an Advanced Leader and Advanced Communicator, having served as President of the Club in 2013.
Leadership Hudson Alumni Association Snowman 2021First and Main area of Hudson has been overrun by snowpeople! The Hudson Shop Local/Shop Hudson team's "Tour of Snowmen" is well underway in downtown Hudson.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to get out to see more than 60 decorated snowmen located throughout First and Main, vote for their favorites (click here), and patronize local businesses from January 24 through February 28.
Be sure to find the Leadership Hudson Alumni/Rotary Club of Hudson Clocktower snowman (pictured here) while you're out!


This is the second year the RC of Stow-Munroe Falls  collected coffee for the Haven of Rest. 
The first year we collected 39 cans This year -  in only two weeks -  we collected over 115 cans from Rotarians and friends in NE Ohio and New York.
We were so amazed by the everyone’s generosity. 
Thank you!!!!


PDG Harig, DGND Julie Brandle and Lynda Farkas of the RC of Akron helped collect items from the Summit County S-Medina County Cluster to be delivered to the VA Hospital.

The VA sent this thank you note - a big thanks goes out to all who donated!!
Photo L-R. : Courtney Mashits, VA Volunteer Services; PDG Jack Young; PDG Jack Harig 
During the last several months of 2020 approximately 7 of our district clubs in 2 clusters came together to send new games, CD’s, tapes and puzzles to our Veterans in the Cares unit at our Wade VA hospital in Cleveland to help occupy their time during their medical care.

I spent over 7 weeks at the VA hospital last year, these items were much needed to help them occupy their time with a value of over 700 dollars.  With being at the VA, PDG Jack Harig, DGND Julie Brandle and Lynda Farkas made this happen for our Veterans.

Since the new year of 2021 is with us, I am asking all Rotary Clubs in our district to participate and provide these new items to our veterans to help them during their medical confinement and challenging times of Covid 19.

I encourage all clubs to make some contribution either with new items or a financial donation to purchase these items to our Veterans.  
The goal that I would like to see is to have 100 percent of our Rotary clubs to participate in someway to support our Veterans.  We should never forget that some of our Veterans sacrificed their families and lives for our freedom as United States citizens.  

Please remember that due to Covid, all items must be new.

With that let us show our Veterans at Wade Park that we as Rotary support and care about their well being.  A special thank you to our clubs who have already supported this effort with the help of PDG Jack, DGND Julie and Lynda.

For more information on how you can help as a cluster or Rotary Club, please feel free to contact me at 440-759-4000 or
Yours in Rotary Service, 
Jack Young


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Rotary in Review
22 January 2021
A roundup of Rotary news
Help on wheels
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda, strict travel restrictions were making it difficult for some pregnant women to get to a hospital to deliver their babies. After reports that some mothers and their babies had died, the Rotary Club of Rubaga, Kampala created a free transportation program, retrofitting a member’s vehicle into a makeshift ambulance. The club provided more than 75 rides before travel restrictions were eased. They continue to support mothers and children through health events that provide free dental, optical, and reproductive health care. It's just one example of how clubs around the world have been stepping up to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
   This week's stories   
Share your COVID-19 related efforts
Rotary clubs are encouraged to use the collective knowledge of vaccine safety and efficacy we have gained through our polio eradication experience to support vaccination education and outreach in your communities. Clubs are also encouraged to engage with our current polio eradication partners WHO and UNICEF at the country level where applicable to offer Rotary’s support to COVID-19 response activities, and to partner at the local level with health departments and other agencies. Let the Rotary world know what your club or district is doing to support COVID-19 vaccine introduction efforts by sharing them on Rotary Showcase.
Why Rotary branding matters
It might seem like a small thing, but a logo that isn’t used properly can create confusion and mistrust. When clubs use Rotary’s logos consistently and properly, we maintain a global Rotary brand that members, donors, and the public can trust. In the first of a series of Rotary Voices blog posts on this topic, Rotary’s brand specialist Liz Thiam explains why clubs should use the Rotary logo correctly in their communities.
Virtual Presidential conference in Nigeria
Join RI President Holger Knaack and Nigerian Rotaractors during a virtual conference 22-24 January celebrating the power of Rotary and Rotaract working together as partners in service.
What's new in the Learning Center
In the Our Logo: Representing Rotary course in the Learning Center, learn why Rotary's visual identity and logos are important and how you can use them to best represent Rotary. My Rotary login required.
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We hope you will take advantage of the special offers available to Rotary Members through Rotary Global Rewards. 
If you have questions regarding the program, feel free to contact me via EMAIL (click here) or 216-538-1012.
Go to
(you will be asked to sign in to the RI website to access this)
Select All Offers and click on Earn Cash back or donate cash back (Cash Back Mall) 
You will then sign up with iGive and select your club (just below the page header)
You will have the option to place the iGive feature into your browser but it is not mandatory.
It also keeps a running total of what you have raised. 

Thank you for visiting the Rotary Cash Back Mall

Using the mall (operated by iGive on behalf of Rotary International) earns a donation for your Rotary Club/Fund.


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Rotary Leader
Helping club and district leaders achieve success
January 2021
Do you know a good Rotary Peace Fellow candidate?
In a glass-enclosed dojo in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, Sombat Tapanya teaches children the principles of peace through aikido. A psychologist who specialized in childhood trauma, he uses insights he gained as a Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 2016. (Watch the video above.) Every year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders like Tapanya to study at one of our peace centers. Your district can endorse as many qualified candidates as you wish, anywhere in the world, at no cost to your district. Learn more about the application process, which begins in February, and how you can support the Peace Centers.
Presidential conferences showcase Rotaract
RI President Holger Knaack will hold three virtual presidential conferences that will showcase the leadership of Rotaract members and collaboration between Rotaract and Rotary around the world. Knaack said he chose to focus on Rotaract leaders because young people have the potential to reshape our organization: “The COVID-19 epidemic has made clear that we are living in a different world, a world dominated by young people with the foresight and drive to take advantage of rapid change.” The three events will be hosted from Brazil, 15-16 January; Nigeria, 22-24 January; and the United States, 14-16 May.
Protecting the environment
Through Rotary’s new area of focus, protecting the environment, members will work to comprehensively solve specific problems that harm the environment. This will give us bigger opportunities to build on the service we’re already doing to improve the environment in our communities. Members can apply for global grants in this area beginning next 1 July. Learn more about how Rotary helps protect the environment.
Why you should care about Rotary branding
It might seem like a small thing, but a logo that isn’t used properly can create confusion and mistrust. We always want to use Rotary’s logos consistently and properly to maintain a global Rotary brand that members, donors, and the public can trust. Over the next year, we plan to talk much more about branding. In the first of a series of Rotary Voices blog posts on this topic, Rotary’s brand specialist, Liz Thiam, explains why clubs should use the Rotary logo correctly in their communities and how they can do that.
How to make your club vibrant
The Rotary Club of Seoul was established in 1927 as the first club in Korea. In recent years, though, its membership had been diminishing. Club leaders took steps to transform the club, including founding a satellite club for English-speaking leaders ages 19-35 and offering a convertible membership program.
How healthy is your club? The Is Your Club Healthy? course in the Learning Center will show you how to use the Rotary Club Health Check, the first step in becoming a vibrant and healthy club.
Rotary and COVID-19 vaccination
Given our track record of fighting for a polio-free world, Rotary has much to offer the effort to stop COVID-19. Clubs are encouraged to use the collective knowledge of vaccine safety and efficacy we have gained through our polio eradication experience to support vaccination education and outreach in your communities. Clubs are also encouraged to engage with our current polio eradication partners WHO and UNICEF at the country level where applicable to offer Rotary’s support to COVID-19 response activities, and to partner at the local level with health departments and other agencies. Let the Rotary world know what your club or district is doing to support COVID-19 vaccine introduction efforts. Please share your efforts and projects on Rotary Showcase.


Please click HERE  to view the January-February Edition of your Zone 30-31 Newsletter, THE HEARTBEAT. Please be sure to share the zone newsletter with your Assistant Governors, Club Presidents and District Committee Chairs. 

If you have any trouble opening the newsletter via this link, you can also view at our Zone 30-31 website.



Floyd Lancia
Rotary International Director 2019-2021
Zones 30-31


We have added a new webpage 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


Deadlines for your articles for the 2020-2021 are below (these are always subject to change at the discretion of the District Governor)
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • June 18, 2021
1. Email content to with DISTRICT NEWSLETTER ARTICLE SUBMISSION in the subject line. 
2. Remember to include your name, the club name, and send pictures and flyers as attachments. Include the names of those in the photos too!
3. Be certain that you have permission to use the photos, and for anyone who is under the age of 18, please confirm that you have a parent/guardian release on file.

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