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Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
2018-19 District Governor

Dear District 6630 Rotarians and Friends:

It is hard to believe how quickly the first three months of the 2018-2019 Rotary year have simply flown by – something that each and every Past District Governor warned me about. This phenomenon happened when I was a Club President, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised - so none of the 2018-2019 Presidents of Action should be either. I would not take back a moment, though I wish sometimes there were more hours in the day and I had the ability to be in more than one place at a time. That is the hardest part for me – to not be able to attend all of the incredible club events and projects that are occurring each and every week in this district.

I have completed two-thirds of my club visits as of this writing, or 34 of 53. I will regret when they are over. If everyone in this district could look “through my eyes for a brief moment” – they would be overwhelmed by and disbelieving of the number of humanitarian projects there are and have been in District 6630 since its inception and the millions of people whose lives have been made better for having been touched by Rotary. It is life-changing to even think about and something I am in awe of each and every day. Our Club Presidents are energetic, “forward thinking” and engaged as agents of inspiration and change for their clubs and communities.

This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again. — Paul P. Harris, Founder, Rotary International.

August was Membership and New Club Development Month and the efforts in place by many of our clubs to Share Rotary and bring in new members have resulted in positive growth with a net increase for our district as of September 30th. Congratulations! Attracting new members is important for growth and new perspectives, but now it is incumbent upon each of us to engage these new Rotarians and help lead them to their own “Rotary Defining Moment.”

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” - Harvey S. Firestone, American Businessman

October is Economic and Community Development Month and Rotary International shares the following: Nearly 1.4 billion employed people  live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

This is woven into the mosaic of all of our clubs and takes many different forms whether within our own communities or serving a need across the ocean. That is Rotary and that is what our clubs do.

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. In less than two weeks, on October 24, Rotarians from around-the-world will come together “as one” for this year’s commemoration to continue to place emphasis on the elimination of this crippling and debilitating disease. Please see the different articles included in this newsletter not only detailing the history of Polio Eradication, but also answering some common questions from Rotarians on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

In the coming days you will receiving information on a special initiative that has been launched in our district on Polio Eradication. In conclusion, I want to share some thoughts with you from my husband, PDG Dave, on Polio eradication. He actually will probably be quite surprised to see it appear here with his byline.


Governor Beverly

As I reflect on World Polio Day, October 24, 2018, I find Rotary's investment amazing. If you ask almost any Rotarian they will say PolioPlus started in 1985 and that is true. Others may say it started in 1979 when 6 million children in the Philippines were vaccinated with a grant from Rotary, that is also true. However, if you look into the history of our Rotary District alone, you will find that the effects of Polio were foremost in the minds of Rotarians and their Clubs. Without exception every Rotary Club chartered before 1960 and most chartered after that, supported significant programs for children crippled by Polio. From Camp Cheerful and Akron Rotary Camp to major support of local county schools for crippled students, and in one case inventing and producing self-powered wheelchairs to provide mobility to those not able to walk. Even as we approached the New Millennium and Polio had been eradicated from the Americas, Rotarians of District 6630 never took their focus away from this debilitating disease. Some traveled overseas to administer vaccines, some sent wheelchairs, crutches and other equipment to help those already affected and just as important most raised or gave money so that all of these efforts were possible.

It is believed that Polio has been affecting humans for 3,000 years and untold millions of children. Thanks to Rotarians around the world, just like us in Northeast Ohio, we are only 19 cases away from removing this terrible disease from the face of the earth.

Please take the occasion of World Polio Day to make others aware of these efforts, and the importance of eradicating this debilitating disease.

PDG David Skrzynski
Chair, District 6630 International Service Committee

A Letter from Our Governor, October 2018 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
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Please enjoy this month's Rotary District 6630 Newsletter (click here), your newsletter. Thanx to all those Rotarians and Clubs that have contributed. For those of you who have not, remember if you have something to share that's connected to your club or Rotary in general and it would be of interest to other Rotarians across the district please send it along. The deadline for the November edition will be Friday November 9th. Please remember to put Article for District Newsletter in the subject line.
 
Regards
 
Mike
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Public Relations Chair
TRC Hillcrest-Sunrise
(Cleveland) Ohio USA
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
2018-19 District Governor
District 6630 Family of Rotary:
 
After just a little over two months into this Rotary year it is YOU, the Presidents and your Rotary clubs, that keeps me energized and focused.  The Rotarians and their families are People of Action of the first order and each of you have hit the ground running in your projects and activities. I have been welcomed with such warmth at each of my club visits – it is absolutely the best part of being your District Governor.
 
The plans that many of the clubs have shared with me for membership development and engagement are outstanding (please see the September message that appeared on Facebook from President Barry on page 13 of the newsletter).  I have watched with interest and pride at the new member inductions that are already taking place in this new Rotary year - some of which I have been honored to take part in.    The next step of course is engagement and leading them to their own “Rotary Defining Moment” (see page 2 for this month’s example). 
 
Mark your calendars for the afternoon of October 21ST as details are currently being finalized for a “joint” Membership Seminar with Districts 6600 and 6650 for our Club Membership Chairs, Presidents and Presidents-elect.  You will be hearing directly from our District Membership Team on this important “next step.” 
 
September is “Basic Education and Literacy” month.   More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.  That’s 17 percent of the world’s population.    Rotary’s stated goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education and increase adult literacy.  Every club in this district is engaged in some way in this important Area of Focus.  Every time you mentor one of our youth…work with advocates to offer a community literacy program for adults…provide a  scholarship….sponsor a 4-Way Test Speech Contest….put a dictionary into the hands of a young child…host a Free Little Library…or read to a senior whose eyes can no longer see…that is the Gift of Rotary.
 
The initiative launched last month to seek out our Rotary Alumni within our clubs is taking form and an important part of my Governor’s message as I make my visits.  Please see the article on page 7 that talks about “Rotary Reconnect Week” scheduled for October 1-7 that ties directly into our efforts.  Find these young people who were the beneficiaries of your club’s programs and see if Rotary is still a part of their lives and if not, find out why!  Our Interactors, Rotaractors, Youth Exchange Students and former GSE and Ambassadorial Scholars, for example, are ALL critical to the future of Rotary and integral to world understanding and peace.
 
Thank you for Being the Inspiration to me. 
A Letter from Our Governor, September 2018 2018-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
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Please enjoy this month's Rotary District 6630 Newsletter (click here to view full issue). Thanx to all those who submitted content. Every Rotarian and Club leadership team is encouraged to share the newsletter with their prospective members and any other mailing lists which could include that of former members, friends etc. Keep in mind that the deadline to submit articles for the October edition will be Friday, October 12th.
 
Thanks.
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
2018-19 District Governor
District 6630 Family of Rotary:
 
I am privileged to have already been a part of so many different club events and as I began my official visits, I am finding energized clubs who are working hard, having fun and simply enjoy being with each other and have firm plans in place to do more. This doesn’t happen just by chance, but because we have engaged and informed Rotarians who have a passion for what they are involved in and are supporting.
 
August is Membership and New Club Development Month. This is something that is everyone’s responsibility – not just the president or club membership chair – and should be part of everything we do each and every month.
 
Rotarians are People of Action and the busiest people I know. As with anything, if we find the value in what we are doing, we make the time to do it. See this month’s “My Rotary Defining Moment” on page 3 - these are the types of messaging we should be sharing when describing what Rotary means to each of us. Many times the reasons we have stayed in Rotary are not why we initially joined.
 
See RI President Barry Rassin’s membership message on page 10 and the RI Membership Minute for August on page 4 that highlights many of the same ideas and tools that we have shared with our presidents over the past year. As a reminder, Rotary has a series of membership courses available in the new Learning Center and all these resources and more can be found at https://www.rotary.org/membership. Don’t forget to follow-up on those membership leads that are being forwarded to your club about individuals who have asked to be contacted by an area Rotary club to become involved.
 
During my visits some of you have heard me speak about the importance of seeking out our Rotary “alumni” to find out what they are doing and if Rotary is in their lives and if not, why not! On page 5 [of the August newsletter - CLICK HERE] is the launch of that initiative. Our youth who are the graduates of our programs and beneficiaries of our Rotary support are our future in the United States for membership growth. Let’s find them and then never lose contact with them again. In the September newsletter another “new” approach to membership extension in our district will be focused on. Interact is continuing its growth with three new clubs on the horizon and plans are underway to expand Rotaract in our district.
 
During this month we will be finalizing plans for a regionalized Membership Summit joining together with neighboring districts. This will be by no means a singular approach – we will follow this up with our own programming tailored just for our district. This cannot be accomplished in just one year as you all know – it will be a multiyear effort and beyond. A number of you have asked to see the agenda from our July “brainstorming” meeting and I have attached it so you can “make it your own” when doing your own strategic planning for membership development and engagement.
 
In the words of Paul Harris, Rotary’s founder, “This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.” 
 
Be sure you take the time to write your own Rotary story – your own defining moment and your own INSPIRATION. Share this gift of Rotary with someone else.
 
As of press time, the Charter Celebration of the Rotary Club of Green of August 10th has just occurred and was an outstanding success! We were honored to have Rotary International Director Robb Knuepfer, Jr. in attendance to conduct the Charter Ceremony and induction of Charter Members. I was honored to induct President Kristen Lewis and her 2018-2019 officers. Congratulations Rotary Club of Green, Ohio USA! What an incredible way to start out Membership and New Club Development Month with this new addition to our Rotary Family that was a direct result of a partnership between our district and District 6650! I encourage you all to take a moment to reach out to and welcome them to Rotary.
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Thanx to all those who contributed this month. Please note this month's newsletter is actually 16 pages long. I apologize to those who submitted the articles on pages 13-16 as they do not appear in the table of contents, operator error, sorry.
 
The deadline for submissions for the September edition will be Friday 9/7.
 
Regards
Mike
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
August 2018 District Newsletter 2018-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
2018-19 District Governor

Happy New Year to the Family of Rotary of District 6630!

Rotary Year 2018-2019 has kicked off with excitement and a true spirit of inspiration. The Rotary clubs in District 6630 haven’t missed a beat and I have already witnessed firsthand what I already knew – that we are the premiere district in the level of our dedication and commitment. There is not a day that goes by that a life is not better for having been touched by Rotary.

I am honored to be your District Governor and privileged to be guided by a team of Club Presidents “on the move” who are truly People of Action. They are a force to be reckoned with…they are energized and committed to working hard and having fun while doing it. They are diverse in almost every way imaginable representing a multitude of generations, vocations and avocations… all with a single goal in mind. They all want to leave this Rotary year a little bit better than they found it and it is my goal to help them do just that. When you receive their call – please answer it. They can’t succeed without you and I can’t do it without them.

Rotary International President Barry Rassin “believes Rotary still is the organization Paul Harris originally envisioned…a place where people from every corner of this earth can come together to become something greater than themselves.” He wants the impact that we have on our communities and around the world to be sustainable and is committed to strengthening our public image and the use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.

President Barry believes in our youth…as we do in this district. One of his focuses this year is to strengthen Rotaract and encourage Rotaract Clubs and their members to “take the next step.” There are already plans under way for two new Interact Clubs and we are committed to a renewed focus on our involvement in the Youth Exchange program. See President Barry’s letter and use this link to be connected to his speech at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto (On to Hamburg, now, of course!)

Our District 6630 kicked-off the new Rotary year on July 12 with our annual End Polio Now event at Progressive Field with the Cleveland Indians! Once again, the Children of the World “won” because of your generosity even though the Indians didn’t. Those darn Yankees! We are so appreciative of the participation from our surrounding sister districts, but especially District 6650.

Last Thursday, July 19 was a wonderful gathering of the Family of Rotary and the incredible leaders we have in our district. Governor Amy (2017-2018) and I appreciate so many of you being in attendance to honor those who were committed to Making a Difference last year and to celebrate those who will Be the Inspiration in 2018-2019. It was also a very special opportunity to be able to recognize and honor so many of our Past District Governors and their spouses and partners who have stood by their side. The August Newsletter will include coverage of the event! Thank you to my Home Club – the Rotary Club of Cleveland - for all your support.

We have another extremely important celebration coming up that doesn’t occur very often within the life of a district and that is the chartering of a new Rotary club. Please come and support the Rotary Club of Green on Friday, August 10.  We are honored that RI Director Robb Knuepfer will be in attendance to officiate over the charter ceremony. This is a unique example of membership extension as it is a result of a partnership between District 6650 and District 6630! All the details are located on page three of the newsletter.

We all know we are at an important crossroads whereby Rotary as a whole, particularly in North America, needs to continue to find ways to engage its members and grow its membership base. Additional “hands and voices” increases our influence and ability to “do good in the world.”

Since I promised our Club Presidents “the how” (they already know “the what and the why”) we kicked off the year with the first of several membership initiatives by conducting a brainstorming session on the “state of membership” in District 6630.

We will be sharing these results with you as well as the plans that are in process for a regionalized Membership Summit joining together with Districts 6600 and 6650. In the meantime, a recommendation they felt particularly strongly about was to include in our monthly newsletter, effective immediately, a feature entitled “My Rotary Defining Moment.” This is that moment in time in our Rotary journey when it became clear as to what Rotary truly means to each one of us – why we stayed, what ignited our passion and inspired us to do more. And isn’t that what we should each be doing...helping our new and newer members to find their own Rotary Defining Moment? See page thirteen for the first installment! Our August newsletter will contain information about additional district programs that support membership development and engagement.

Rotary started paying it forward about 100 years earlier than it was fashionable…we not only join to serve a need in our communities and around this incredible and challenging world of ours…but we also join to take care of each other and we always receive more than we could ever give. That is what a family does. That is the gift called Rotary.

 

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Please enjoy the final District 6630 Newsletter of the 2017-2018 Rotary Year (click to view). I hope your club had as successful a year as our club did. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all those who served in a leadership position over the last year. Best of luck to those who are beginning their leadership year. Thanks to all of those who contributed to this month's edition. The deadline for the July edition will be 7/21.
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Sgt-at-Arms
TRC Hillcrest-Sunrise
(Cleveland) Ohio USA
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Hope you enjoy this month's Rotary District 6630 Newsletter.  Thanx to all those that contributed.  For those that haven't, what's stopping you?  What's your club been up to?  Have an upcoming event that you would like other Rotarians to support?  Let us know. 
 
If you are putting your event into your Club's website powered by ClubRunner, be sure to click "Show Event on District Website" and it will be automatically placed into the Club Calendar of Events on the District site.  But also send it to me and it will get added exposure in the newsletter.
 
The deadline for February edition will be February 16th. FIRM FIRM FIRM!   
 
Regards
Mike
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Interaction 2017
“Together We Can”
Saturday, November 4th 
New Time: 10:00am – 2:30 pm
 
 
2300 4th Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
(Follow signs for parking on Stow Street)
Schedule of Events
 
  • 9:30 – 10:00am – Registration and pick up your t-shirt.  Please bring non-perishable foods for our food drive.
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Ice breaker.  Get to know each other
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Interact club introductions
  • 10:45 – 11:00 – Cameron Gable – Short term exchange student talks about his time in Germany.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Scott Snyder – Talks about making homemade rocking horses for children of fallen heroes.  Military, police and Fire.
  • 11:30 – 12:15 – Lunch and get to know each other
  • 12:15 – 12:40 – Long term Youth Exchange Students
  • 12:45 – 1:15Pm – Annal Vyas – “How do I know if I make a difference”
  • 1:15 – 1:30 – Jenna Kull, Emily Clark & Jasleen Gill – Their RYLA experience and how it helped her grow as a person.
  • 1:30 – 2:00 – Discussion to choose our annual District Service Project
  • 2:00 – 2:30 Vote on service project, take group pictures, clean-up, say goodbyes
Doughnuts, Pizza, chips and water will be provided.  We ask that each participant bring non-perishable food to donate to our local food bank.  T-shirts designed by CFHS Interact will be given out to those who sign up by Friday, October 20th.  This should be our biggest event this year; please sign up as many as you can from your club. 
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We will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets at the Cleveland Browns home games.

These tickets will benefit Shoes and Clothes for Kids and help us at the same time! 

This is a WIN, Win!! (maybe not for the Browns).  
All ticket sellers must be 18 years of age or older.

We need to have 25 ticket sellers for the following dates:

Register for December 10 - Click here

Ticket sellers will need to arrive at 8:45 am at the Browns stadium at the gate on the Northeast part of the stadium/ marked staff parking.
Parking and meals are included for all ticket sellers.
We will be done selling tickets by the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Instructions will be provided the Friday prior to the game for all registered volunteers. 
You cannot volunteer unless you register in advance.

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Another Rotary year has come to a close. Thanx to all of you who have assumed leadership rolls over the last year and those who will be stepping up this year. Also a special thanx from me to all those who have made this year's District Newsletters what they were by contributing to the cause. Please enjoy the last newsletter of the year (click to open).
 
Warmest Regards,
 
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Written by District 6630 Historian Edward G. Thomas, this 148-page softbound book covers Arch’s life from his early boyhood in Conneautville, PA, through his life in Cleveland, OH, as a successful business man, a military enthusiast, an aspiring musician, a civic leader, an iconic Rotarian, and a dedicated family man. The book includes numerous photographs showing Arch at various stages of his life. Many of the photographs were provided by family members and have never been published before.
 
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Please enjoy the December Edition (click to open/download) of your District Newsletter (better late than never). Remember this Newsletter would not be possible without your Clubs' contributions. If your club hasn't submitted anything recently, we'd love to hear from you. If you are regular contributors, keep up the good work! The deadline for the January Edition will be 1/20.
 
Here's wishing all of you and yours a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!!
 
Warmest Regards
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Young Leaders in Action
 
 
 
Celebrate World Polio Day this 24 October
 
 

Celebrate World Polio Day this 24 October

No child anywhere should suffer the crippling effects of a completely preventable disease. And that’s why we need your help—now more than ever—to finally put an end to polio. This 24 October join the entire Rotary world to celebrate our fourth annual World Polio Day. Discover all the ways you can help us finish the job:
  • Advocate. Download the World Polio Day tool kit and join our worldwide network of End Polio Now advocates.
  • Amplify. Show your support for the final push to end polio with our social media graphics.
  • Connect. Host a community gathering to get everyone involved and tell us how you’re taking action—register your event.
  • Give. Support volunteers and Rotary staff from around the world cycling up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for polio eradication.
 
 
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Please enjoy this month's Rotary District 6630 Newsletter (CLICK TO OPEN PDF). Two special notes... Be sure to click on the links at the bottom of page 5 for all the Centennial Celebration Information you may need and on page 11 for District Governor Nomination Forms.
Thanx to all who contributed. Have a safe Labor Day Weekend! The deadline to submit for the September Edition is 9/16.
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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As the 2015-2016 Rotary year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection.  I am so humbled to have served as your District Governor this year.  It seems like yesterday when I was writing my first Governor’s article and now it is my last. 
 
It has been a sincere pleasure getting to rekindle old friendships and make so many new ones.  I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to work with so many amazing individuals throughout this District. I heard incredible and inspiring stories of service projects, attended numerous fundraisers and have seen the impact that our clubs are making to improve the quality of life for someone else. 
 
Our Members.  Our Strength.
Volunteers truly change the world – you don’t wait around for someone else to make the difference – you are the someone else!  There is a passion among our members ― an enthusiasm, drive and commitment that brings positive change to our local and international communities. It takes special unselfishness to get your hands dirty, go where no one else wants to, and give of your time, talents and treasures.   All of our 52 clubs are accomplishing our mission of Service Above Self and have indeed been A Gift to the World during the 2015-2016 Rotary Year and will continue this spirit.  Thank you for your dedication and the pride you all exhibit in who we are as Rotarians. 
 
A Team Effort.
Transition from year to year only works when you have a team.  This District has worked diligently to build consistency from year to year. To do this, we work as a team with our past, current and future governors, assistant governors and committee leaders.   We are blessed to have a great and dedicated team in District 6630 and because of this, our future is in good hands moving forward.  We might not make sweeping and sudden changes, but we make lasting changes bit by bit, one step at a time. It’s the little changes added up together that influence generations upon generations and help us keep this District strong.  
 
Champions of Change:  District 6630
This was a year of change and our District ‘Rocked the Change’ including at our District Conference!!   Change comes in many forms – from the flexibility for our clubs (approved by the recent Council On Legislation) to all of the new technology being implemented.  We have diligently worked with Rotary International and our District leaders to strengthen communications to help clubs understand the changes, any impact on members and the purpose for the change.  Embrace the changes and the new opportunities that your clubs face as the new Rotary Serving Humanity continues to define our efforts as the best service organization in the world!
 
Your indelible marks of love and compassion are a Gift to the World.  Thank you for your friendship and the honor of working with you during the 2015-2016 Rotary year. 
 
Your Partner in Rotary Service –
 
Cheryl Warren
Rotary International District Governor 2015-2016 | Home Club:  Akron, Ohio
Tel  330.495.9814  |  cawarren@neo.rr.com | www.RotaryDistrict6630.org
 
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Please enjoy this month's newsletter. Thanx to all those who took the time to share what's going on. The deadline for the June edition will be 6/10.
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Make Your Club Meeting THE Place to Be!!   

 
Member engagement in the club, its activities and programs is vital. By “engagement” we mean that a member is committed to one or more of the club’s programs or activities as evidenced by his or her participation or monetary support – an investment of time, talents or treasures.
 
Attendance at the weekly meetings of the Club is one of the extremely important aspects of Rotary membership.  Attending the meetings directly affects our Rotary experience. Good meeting attendance – if not perfect attendance – is important and a noble goal. It builds goodwill and better friendships and is beneficial to all concerned. I just happen to think that Rotarians should attend meetings because they want to and are interested in being there ---- not because of our rulebook!  Members may not always realize that meeting attendance is an important measurement tool for club leaders. It reflects if members enjoy the club and the meetings.
 
Almost every Rotarian I know is very busy. We all have business or family obligations that make meeting attendance difficult at times. Most clubs tend to point fingers at non-attending Rotarians as “bad Rotarians.” On the other hand poor attendance says as much – or more – about the club as it does the individual. Often clubs with poor attendance are not giving the members what they want and that is something clubs must recognize and can fix!
Club leaders – you should be paying attention to membership records - but use them to assess the club, not condemn the Rotarian. Then have the courage to make the changes that the members want and you will make them raving fans of the Club and all its meetings and activities.
 
Your club might just need to dust itself off and create a vibrant atmosphere.  It can be done. 
 
Is your club attractive enough – is it fun, does it provide value to members – to keep members coming to meetings?
 
Talk with the members - those who are and are not coming and ask them:
 
 "What is the club not providing to members that it should be?"
 "What can we do to improve your Rotary experience in our Club ?" 
 
Focus on what you can change.  And remember - one size does not fit all. What works for one club may not work for your club. Be flexible and open to trying new ideas.
Start by looking at:
 
            - Location
            - Meeting time
            - Speaker lineup
            - Communications
 
Here are examples of what some clubs are doing:
1. A lunch club offered an alternative breakfast meeting with great success. Members who had not been able to be at the lunch meeting for years showed up!  Now they are considering a Satellite Breakfast Club.
2. A morning club meets at various locations each week - they "Rotate". To keep people informed they simply put it on their website and in their newsletters. Visitors are directed call before visiting the club for their "rotating" meeting location.
3. A lunch club holds cocktail parties at least quarterly and encourages people to bring a friend. There is no presentation, just a warm welcome and an opportunity to connect with one another.
4. Another morning club started a monthly after-hours gathering for emerging leaders in the community.  Rotarians are encouraged to bring a non-Rotarians with them.
A well run Rotary club has meetings and events that members attend because they want to, not because they have to. They participate because they want to spend time with their friends, because the meetings are fun, because of good programs, or especially because they know they will be greeted warmly and made to feel welcome – which is increasingly unusual in our impersonal computer-based world!
Need more assistance or ideas to re-energize your meetings?  Call Lance Chima, District Membership Chair at 330- 388-8892 or via email lance@chimatravel.net or me at 330-495-9814 or at cawarren@neo.rr.com.
Watch for our upcoming District events - they are a great place to exchange ideas with fellow members from our 52 clubs!! www.rotarydistrict6630.org
Other resources for you:  Strengthen Your Club Video (on Vimeo)
Your partner in service -
 District Governor 2015-16
 Home Club: Rotary Club of Akron, Ohio 
 
 
Contributions to this article from my friends and fellow Rotarians: Brent Rosenthal, Assistant Rotary Coordinator (Membership) Zone 30; PDG, Membership Chair  District 6690 and Lance Chima, Membership Chair, District 6630
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Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter (click to open). As always thanx to all those that contributed. As a reminder, when submitting articles... PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, CLUB NAME AND COMPANY NAME IN THE BODY OF THE ARTICLE NOT JUST IN YOUR EMAIL. The deadline for the January edition is 1/15. 
 
Please keep the following in mind:
We accept article ideas about club and district successes, including fundraisers, publicity efforts, service projects, and membership drives. Please include descriptions, high-resolution photos, and contact information in your email. Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot promise to feature your story.
 
PLEASE USE “ARTICLE FOR DISTRICT NEWSLETTER” IN THE SUBJECT LINE
 
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Sgt-at-Arms
TRC Hillcrest-Sunrise
(Cleveland) Ohio USA
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter (Click to Download). As always thanx to all those that contributed. As a reminder, when submitting articles... PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, CLUB NAME AND COMPANY NAME IN THE BODY OF THE ARTICLE NOT JUST IN YOUR EMAIL. The deadline for the December edition is December 12th, period.
 
Happy Thanksgiving to All
 
Regards
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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I hope you enjoy this month's District Newsletter (Click to open). Thanx to all of those who contribute and those that take the time to read it. When submitting articles, please include the following info in the article itself: your name, club name and business name. The deadline to submit for the November Edition is 11/14.

Regards

Mike

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

 
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Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter (click to open). Thanx to all those who contributed. Mark your calendar, next month's deadline is Sept. 12th.

In an effort to promote vocational awareness in Rotary please be sure to put the author's name, Club name and Company name in all articles submitted (not in the email it is attached to).

Have you created your listing in our District's eYellow pages? I have!

Click the link to enjoy the newsletter and remember there are embedded videos and other goodies in all of the images.

Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.

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Please enjoy this "short and sweet" April District Newsletter (click to open). Thanx to all who contributed. This publication is not possible without your input.
Regards
Mike
 
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The District 6630 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Committee encourages your club’s involvement in sponsoring local high school juniors (who will be seniors in September 2015) for the upcoming leadership camp at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.
 
The RYLA Committee has planned a five-day leadership conference for high school juniors who are aspiring young leaders. The conference will be held June 14-18, 2015 at BW. The program will enhance the student’s leadership skills through lectures, hands-on participation and recreation.
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Posted by Bob Johnson on Feb 07, 2015
The VTT project involving Rotary District 6630, Akron Children’s Hospital and Gift-of-Life-Northeast Ohio is still going strong.  The intensive six week training program at ACH that involved 7 health care specialists from St. Damien’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti last October is about to enter its second phase.   Watch the video from phase one.
 

A team of eight specialists from ACH including:
 
     Dr. Jeff Kempf – Emergency Physician, Dir. Of Pediatric Global Health Partners
                                   And team leader
     Dr. John Pope – pediatric intensivist
     Chris Weisbrod – hospital administrator
     Jenifer Fitch – hospital administrator of global health
     David Kahajda – biotech specialist
     Cassie Karish – pharmacist
     Erin Rosen – PICU nurse  (pediatric intensive care)
     Tracy Herstich – PICU nurse
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Posted on Jan 18, 2015

PRESIDENT- ELECT URGES ROTARY MEMBERS TO 'BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD'

Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life."  All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting in San Diego, California, USA. "You have one year to take that potential and turn it into reality. One year to lead the clubs in your district and transform the lives of others. The time is so short, yet there is so much to be done."Highlighting Rotary's biggest challenge, the eradication of polio, Ravindran said, "A future without polio is a gift that we have promised to the children of the world. And indeed it is a gift that we will give."

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ROTARY DAYS
2015 Charity Bicycle Ride
May 30, 2015
Along the Western Reserve Greenway Trail
In Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties
 
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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
AREA FIRST-RESPONDERS
 
                                                                                                                    
Participants can start anywhere/anytime between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the 44 mile route of the
Western Reserve Greenway Trail
  Distances are determined by the Participants.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2015
Recently the American Nicaragua Hope and Relief International Foundation held their annual meeting in Chinnendega, Nicaragua. Elected for his third 3 year term as a Director was District 6630 PDG and past President of the RC of Conneaut, Jack A. Young.  There are two separate Boards who work together to support the children of the dump in surrounding communities  in Nicaragua.
 
Pictured is PDG Jack Young [7th from left] and members of both Board of Director's
 
One Board is the Chinnendega 2001 Board of Directors which is comprised of local business and community leaders in Chinnendega which oversees the trade school and other schools on a day to day basis.  The second Board is the American Nicaragua Hope and Relief Foundation, a 501 C-3 Foundation in the United States consisting of Rotarians throughout the United States and is responsible for assisting the funding and donation process to the Children in Nicaragua.  Both Boards work together to insure the success of the process.
 
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Please enjoy this month's Newsletter (click to view). Please be sure to click on the links to articles and videos by clicking on the images.
 
The Rotary logo on page 2 will take you to discussions about using social media in your club.
 
If you click on the Rotary Foundation logo on page 4 it will take you to a page that will either help your Club find an International Project to help fund or funding for your existing project. 
 
There area few more as well. As always, thanx to all those who contributed to this month's edition. Here's wishing one and all a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous and Giving New Year.
 
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION RISES ON EXPERT LIST OF TOP NONPROFITS

The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's  of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.

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As always, many thanx to those who contributed this month. If you didn't contribute, perhaps you'll have something next month.
 
Regards
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Posted by Bob Johnson on Oct 12, 2014

The time is fast approaching for submitting the names of candidates to be interviewed for the position of District Governor for the 2017/2018 Rotary year.  The deadline is Friday, Nov. 14th. to have applications sent in.  This is a very important appointment for our district and identification and selection of the right person is crucial to District 6630 continuing its line of excellent leadership that we have been lucky to have received over the years.

Forms can be accessed by CLICKING HERE    The depth of good potential leaders is out there.  Please help us identify this person and offer them this wonderful and rewarding opportunity of a lifetime.  Applications should be sent to:

 

             Robert Johnson

             Chair-2014 Nominating Committee

             14372 Broadwood Dr.

              Burton, OH   44021              

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You are invited to view Susan Colville-Hall's photo album: Rotary Youth Exchange 2014 Orientation
Rotary Youth Exchange 2014 Orientation
Rex Lake, Akron, Ohio -
Aug 29, 2014
by Susan Colville-Hall
Erie-Ohio Rotary District Youth Exchange 2014 Orientation at Akron Rotary Camp - Rex Lake
Message from Susan Colville-Hall:
Photos of the fun our exchange students and committee members had at the Erie-Ohio Rotary Youth Exchange 2014 Orientation. All photos of our Akron video-recording project on Host Families and Returning Outbound Students. Hope you can join us next year!
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Why didn't somebody tell me that February only had 28 days? Please enjoy this month's edition.
CLICK TO OPEN NEWSLETTER.
Please note the request for speaker information on page 3 as the notice is not listed in the table of contents
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Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor, District 6630
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RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."  "There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.
 
 
Order theme materials from the Rotary Shop
 
Read comments from the incoming class of district governors on Rotary Voices
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Dear Rotarians and Friends of Rotary:
 
Rotarian Dave Diffendal participated in a Polio Immunization Day
on Sunday in India...this is a photo his wife Laura shared with us taken just after
he had administered two "life-saving drops" of Polio vaccine
helping to keep the children of India "Polio-free." 
India was declared Polio-free last Monday - below are entries from
Rotary International's Facebook page about this momentous occasion.
   
Amazing picture...he just gave the baby in his arms a polio vaccine!
 
 
END Polio NOW – A Polio Free India
(Excerpts from Rotary International’s Facebook page)
  
  "India was a country where it was once thought polio could never be eradicated." 
 
On Monday, January 13, 2014 India was declared POLIO FREE!  In 1988, the forty-first World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. Here are some polio certification facts: Regions as a whole are certified as polio free. For certification, all countries in the Region need to not register a case of wild polio for 3 years in the presence of high quality surveillance. The formal process for certification of polio eradication was established in 1995 at the first meeting of the Global Certification Commission (GCC). There are National Certification Committees (NCCs) who focus on analysis at the country level. In SEARO, each of the 11 member states has a NCC. All Regions have a certification commission. For SEARO there is the South-East Asia Regional Certification Commission which comprises eleven global and regional experts. It is this commission that can certify the South-East Asia Region as polio free. Three Regions (Americas, 1994; Western Pacific, 2000; Europe, 2002) have already been certified as polio free.
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Posted by Mike Jr Johns, Jr on Jan 02, 2014
Yes ladies and gentlemen it is finally here. CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE NEWSLETTER.
 
I apologize once again for being tardy. Between the Holidays and some technical difficulties... well anyway. I'm sure you will enjoy this month's edition. There is some excellent information, videos etc so be sure to click on the Rotary icons and all the documents that are too small to read because they all open into larger more readable versions. If they are icons they link to some informative videos. Thanx to all of you who contributed this month. 16 pages may be an all-time record. I am hoping to stick to Jan 11 for the next deadline.

 
Regards
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
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Posted by Patrick Kelley on Dec 03, 2013
On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 5:13 AM, Jenny Sur wrote:
Dear Rotarians, 
 
I want to start by saying Thank You. Without your help I wouldn't be where I am right now. Although I'm just 1 kid out of the hundreds you have assisted on sending abroad, you all will always be the people who helped change my life. I often think about how different my life would have been had I not left just 3 short months ago, and how happy I am that I left the States. Of course my trip has been bumpy, but I always knew you all would do your best to help me. Knowing I had the support of my new friends, family, and Rotarians meant a lot to me. 
 
I remember my first day like it was yesterday. My journey started off with me almost missing my 1st airplane due to a mix up of gates. Thankfully I got to my plane on time and I made it to Chicago where I met up with other exchange students coming to South Korea too. I knew that by stepping on each airplane I was further giving up my version of "comfortable" and "normal" for the unknown. Nothing was a guarantee. I stepped on each airplane with my back straight and all the confidence I had. I spent the 14 hour plane ride talking with the other exchange students, we compared our different "correct" versions of saying each word, and sleeping. Once we arrived in Seoul we took a few extra minutes to say our goodbyes to each other, knowing once we walked out of the terminal we would be instantly separated. My host family treated me to a large feast at their daughter's favorite restaurant my first night. It all tasted delicious. 
 
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Please enjoy this month's edition of the District Newsletter. Thanx to all those who contributed to it. If your Club has not contributed anything lately (or ever) I hope you will try to in the future.  Let's all take a minute and be thankful for what we have and remember those who might not be as thankful. The deadline for the Dec. edition will be Dec 13th.

Regards and Happy Thanksgiving!!
 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630


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Please enjoy this month's Newsletter (click to open). Thanx to all those Clubs and individuals that contributed. Be sure to click on the Rotary wheel to see a re-broadcast from World Polio Day. Special thanx to those that contributed to the article on pg 7.

click the link as indicated...

Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

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Governor's Challenge Robert Johnson 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Weaver on Oct 27, 2013

While Americans are preparing for flu season, we shouldn't forget global diseases that are less visible -- yet far more devastating -- that require the world's attention.

To many Americans, diseases like polio and measles may seem to be threats of the past. But they continue to cripple and kill children in other parts of the world.

World Polio Day, which we recognized on October 24, is a reminder that even though this disease is gone from the United States, it must not be forgotten.

Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan have not yet been able to stop the transmission of polio. This has far-reaching consequences for all countries, including the United States. As Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said, "Polio anywhere in the world is a risk everywhere in the world."

Polio is a highly contagious disease that moves quickly and does not respect borders. Countries, especially those with a low immunization level against polio, are at risk of importing the disease. A recent outbreak in the Horn of Africa is a sobering reminder that until polio is eradicated, pockets of outbreaks will continue to paralyze children for life.

We must put an end to this devastating disease.

 

There IS Hope Mary Weaver 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Zabor on Oct 22, 2013
Emmy Award-winning actress Archie Panjabi talked about her work as a Rotary ambassador for polio eradication on World Polio Day, 24 October, at a special Livestream presentation by Rotary and the Northwestern University Center for Global Health. The 90-minute event – World Polio Day: Making History; was held before a live audience at the John Hughes Auditorium on Northwestern’s Chicago campus.

The event features an overview of the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Panjabi will join world’s leading expert on polio eradication, Dr. Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general for Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration at the World Health Organization; Dennis Ogbe, polio survivor, Paralympian, and ambassador for theUnited Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign to promote child immunization; and Dr. Robert Murphy, professor of medicine-infectious diseases at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
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Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Sep 29, 2013

Please Click Here or on the link below to enjoy the September District 6630 Newsletter

Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter. Thanx to all of those who contributed. To those Clubs that have not... maybe next month? Click the link...

Regards

 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

 

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Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jul 23, 2013

Welcome to the new Rotary Year. You have a month of it under your belt so far. Please click here to enjoy this month's District Newsletter. Be sure to click on the photos and images for interesting links to stories and videos etc. Thanx to all of you who contributed this month. If your Club didn't submit anything this month, perhaps you can make an effort for next month. I'm definitely interested in what your Club has been up to. Just click here or the link below to open this month's edition.

 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

Assistant District Governor

Cuyahoga County NE

District 6630

 
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Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jun 30, 2013

Hope you enjoy this one. Thanx to all you contributors. Congratulations to both incoming and outgoing Club Officers. 
Click here to view now

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630




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Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter. CLICK TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD.  


As always, thanx to those who contributed! Please try to support the events hilighted in this edition.
 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

 


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Posted by Cheryl Warren on May 20, 2013

Congratulations to all of our 2013 winners! 

1st Place:  Jimmy Miller - Stow-Munroe Falls High School
Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Stow
Topic:  Derogatory Speech


2nd Place:  Shanti Fencl - Eastlake North High School
Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Willoughby
Topic:  Immersion in a Language



3rd Place:  Nikhil Goel - Gilmore Academy
Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise Club)
Topic:  Energy Ethics



Honorable Mention:  Melissa Gramajo
Sponsor: The Rotary Club of Cleveland
Topic: Education


Honorable Mention:  David Ludick 
Sponsor: The Rotary Club of Aurora
Topic: Importance of Family

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My mother always told me, "Good things come to those who wait." Hope you enjoy this month's District Newsletter (click to open). As always, thanx to those of you who helped by contributing. For those of you who have not, there's always next month!
Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

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I hope you enjoy this month's edition of The District Newsletter (Click to Open). Secretaries of Clubs who have not provided the District with email contacts for your members or that do not use ClubRunner please forward this and every Newsletter to your members. Thanx to all of you who submitted articles this month.

Regards


Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

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March 13 final.pdf
If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/6439176c-d0df-4392-bdec-bea538f4507f.pdf

March 2013 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2013-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Register to Golf at Quail Hollow During The District Conference!! Timothy W. Wright 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arne van der Heyde on Mar 19, 2013

Int-286 Last Saturday's Interact District Dodge-ball Tournament was a big success with Interact clubs fielding 11 Dodge-ball Teams!

Congratulations to the winning team, the "Slendermen", from North Royalton Broadview Heights! As the winners they got to choose International charity to receive all the proceeds from the event - their choice to send the proceeds to Polio Plus will help immunize hundreds of children against polio!

Every one had a great time playing dodge-ball, eating pizza, and socializing.

Having a great time, raising funds, and completing an International project. Another stroke of genius put together by the Interact Club of North Royalton Broadview Heights - they deserve congratulations too!

Congratulation to the Winners of the Interact District Dodge-ball Tournament!!! Arne van der Heyde 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Feb 24, 2013

At long last... Hope you enjoy this month's Newsletter (click to open).  I am hoping to have an earlier deadline for the March issue (say March 11th). Thanx to all of you who contributed this month. Here's hoping that some of the clubs that have not contributed to this point might submit something for the March Newsletter.


Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

February 2013 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Discover the world of Rotary Cheryl Warren 2013-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2013
RI President-elect Ron Burton will ask Rotarians to Engage Rotary, Change Lives in 2013-14.

He unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2013 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, the annual training event for incoming district governors.

'Engage Rotary, Change Lives' is 2013-14 RI theme 2013-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jan 23, 2013
Sorry for the late publication of this month's newsletter - CLICK TO VIEW. There is more information in this edition than I can remember. Thanx to all of you who contributed. There are over 40 live links to Fliers, Documents, Photographs, Additional Websites and so much more. Also this month's edition actually contains a Newsletter in a Newsletter (The ClubRunner Newsletter that is). There are actually 16 live links in that story alone. Hope you enjoy this one. Do consider supporting one of the Club fundraisers promoted in the Newsletter. Please be thinking about your submissions for the February edition. Tentative deadline will be Feb 3rd.

WHEN SUBMITTING ARTICLES BE SURE TO SEND THEM TO ME AT THIS ADDRESS: stonecut@sbcglobal.net FOR YOUR INFORMATION ANY ROTARY EMAIL THAT YOU RECEIVE FROM mailservice@clubrunner.com could come from anyone using the District email service SO DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPLY TO THAT ADDRESS.  IF YOU HAVE SENT ME ARTICLES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLISHED IT IS LIKELY BECAUSE YOU SENT THEM TO THE WRONG ADDRESS AND I HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING. I WILL ALWAYS CONFIRM I RECEIVED ARTICLES SUBMITTED (USUALLY WITHIN 3 DAYS OR LESS) SO IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE CONFIRMATION PLEASE RESUBMIT. I WOULD RATHER GET THE SAME SUBMISSION TWICE THAN MISS ONE.

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
jan 13 final.pdf 
If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6630//HTML/186997//January2013.pdf

January 2013 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
The Final Battle Against Polio? Julie A. West 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Dec 15, 2012
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Happy Holidays to all. I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter - Click to Open. Thanx to all of you who contributed. Please remember the family of the late, Past Rotary International Vice President and Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, Lou Piconi who passed away on Thursday in your prayers. I was very fortunate to be able to call him friend. He will be missed around the world. That is the power of the family of Rotary.

Warmest Regards of the Holiday Season

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
dec final.pdf

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http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/dc1f8e7a-8a54-42a3-a0f4-e681405d1cc4.pdf

December 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Being A Rotarian Cheryl Warren 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
My Rotary, My Passion Cheryl Warren 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie A. West on Dec 06, 2012
Your vote could help Rotary give airline miles for humanitarian projects -- and be first this year for United’s 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway!

Until 25 December, vote daily for Rotary on each of your devices such as laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. Charities receive a portion of the miles based on the percentage of the overall vote they receive. So forward the link http://10millioncharitymiles.com/charity/39 to everyone you know.

Last year, we took second in the contest, receiving 2.5 million charity miles. We’re in fourth now and need your votes!
Posted By Antoinette Tuscano
Vote to Help Rotary Give Airline Miles for Humanitarian Projects Julie A. West 2012-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Nov 20, 2012
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Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful to all of you who contributed this month! Remember, there is not enough tryptophan in turkey to account for your Thanksgiving nap! Follow this link to find out the truth. http://7CZ.r.mailjet.com/jtVjHxH1/1P9VEw/g2WBoJ/www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-truth-about-tryptophan 

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630


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nov 12 final.pdf

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November 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Nov 05, 2012
More Sandy Relief information - this is the information from NY, NJ, and CT Districts that I tried to share below...

This just in (via DG Melissa Ward) from DG Bonnie Sirower (NJ) - it's truly heart breaking

Dear Rotarians and other Friends…

A week after the storm, things are slowly starting to return to what is now taken for normal. But we have another nor'easter that will hit our region tomorrow, bringing with it wet snow, heavy winds and flooding. We all fear that any progress made thus far will be undone by this new storm.

At a District 7490 Staff meeting last night that 75 District Staff, club Presidents and members attended, DG Joan Vas of District 7500 (Ocean, Monmouth and Burlington Counties), DG John Andrews of District 7460 (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester Counties) and Matts Ingemanson, DGE from District 7230 (Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bronx and Bermuda) all gave reports on their districts.

Joan reported on the devastation that hit her district, with many towns washed away, including the iconoclastic Seaside Heights Amusement Park. People are without homes or infra-structure. Many roads were washed away. Even government buildings have been washed away. John Andrews told us that Brigantine was pretty much wiped off the map, and that there were 3,000 refugees from the storm stranded in shelters in Atlantic City. Matts talked about the despair on Staten Island, where homes were swept away and 19 lives were lost. In my own District, the towns of Little Ferry, Moonachie and Carlstadt were totally inundated. The water came in so fast at 2 pm in the morning after a berm broke by the Hackensack River that even emergency personnel had to be rescued.

About 40% of us (this author included) still have no power, and there are very LONG gasoline lines, as deliveries cannot get through and many gas stations have no power.

As Rotarians, we are participating in VOAD, the Volunteer Organizations Aiding in Disasters. This group is holding a daily conference call so that we can all coordinate our efforts to provide supplies and volunteers.

Where to bring donated items
We have established three warehouses in our District to which donors from all over may bring supplies.
Sandy Relief Information in NY, NJ and CT Cheryl Warren 2012-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Oct 15, 2012
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Thanx to all of you who contributed to this month's Newsletter. Hope all of you enjoy it! Click here to view.
Maybe next month your Club or District Committee will have something worth sharing. 

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

 

 To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
Oct 12 Final.pdf

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://7CZ.r.mailjet.com/GhC1DFLv/1zRZ20/cTMA27/www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/34128ac8-373d-4673-ba53-b8871692176e.pdf

October 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Through the Lens Photography Article - Issue 2 October 2012 Cheryl Warren 2012-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
September 2012 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie A. West on Aug 25, 2012
First Place - Toss the First Pitch and Paul Harris Recognition: Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski. Rotary Club of Cleveland (rumor has it that Dave Diffendal will throw the First Pitch).

Second Place - two Club seats for future game: Ken Laino, Rotary Club of Cleveland

Third Place - autographed baseball: Patricia Myers, Rotary Club of Hudson Clock Tower

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who purchased tickets.
News Flash!! Winners of the First Pitch Raffle are... Julie A. West 2012-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Aug 12, 2012
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Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter (click to view). Be sure to click on all the photos, documents and images; the bugs are out and they all lead somewhere. Pay special attention to the Helpful Resources for Club Officers and the Weekly Update Documents. Not only do they enlarge when you click on them, but they also contain links to great resources as well. Thanx to all of you who took the time to submit articles. Click the link to view the Newsletter.

Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
 
To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
Aug 12 final rev.pdf

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http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/615f4b0f-cee8-42fe-a248-201d4e747df1.pdf

August 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Meet New Canine "Rotar"... Cheryl Warren 2012-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Jul 28, 2012
On July 8th at the Nature Center of Shaker Lakes, the incoming District Governor Julie West was inducted by PRID Director Mike Johns Sr. and the “Home Club of the District Governor” banner was passed from the Rotary Club of Mantua to the Rotary Club of Cleveland.  Outgoing District Governor Steve Zabor was thanked for his year of service and presented with his Past District Governor pin.   Photos courtesy of Bob Prevette.

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 PRID Mike Johns installing and congratulating DG Julie West

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IPDG Steve Zabor Pinning DG Julie West
District Banner Exchange Cheryl Warren 2012-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jul 27, 2012
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Greetings Rotarians:

I know you all have been anxiously awaiting this month's District Newsletter. Well, we had some technical difficulties this month. Because of these difficulties you will not be able to zoom in on the photos in this edition as you usually would. You can still click on the Rotary emblem and logo as well as the attached documents to get larger, downloadable versions or to be taken to a great video and some Rotary/Olympic news. I hope you enjoy it. Club Secretaries, please forward the newsletter to the rest of your Club if your members' email addresses have not been submitted to the District. If you are not sure, please forward it anyway. Remember, the purpose of the Newsletter is to share what your Club is doing and see what is going on outside of your Club. To read the Newsletter just CLICK HERE. If you find the print is too small to read you can enlarge the document (depending on what pdf reader you are using the actual methods vary) Please send articles for the August Edition no later than Aug 5th.

Regards
Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
July 12 Final.pdf

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/a56c5613-87e7-4d21-930d-20f8ccefabdc.pdf

 

 


July 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Jun 23, 2012
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Governor Zabor hosted his year end picnic at Turkey Ridge pavilion at The West Woods in Geauga county. He recognized those who assisted him during his year as Governor and was presented a beautifully framed certificate of appreciation to recognize his service to Dustrict 6630. Attendees enjoyed great fellowship and food in a lovely setting.
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Update from Turkey Ridge Cheryl Warren 2012-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
June 2012 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on May 20, 2012
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Please enjoy this month's newsletter. Click Here to View The Newsletter

Also please be advised that the deadline for June articles will be June 2nd FIRM!! So please email your articles ASAP. Thanx for reading and for your support.

Regards


Mike Johns, Jr.
Charter President
District 6630


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http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/9eb386ef-c46f-4050-9444-7583f795bbe8.pdf
May 2012 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Apr 29, 2012

Congratulations to all of our winners! 

1st Place:  Ashwin Rane - Solon High School
Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Solon
Topic:  Talking 


2nd Place:  Conner Hooper - Rocky River High School 
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Lakewood/Rocky River
Topic:  Remodeling American Policy


3rd Place:  Joy Schaeffer - Strongsville High School
Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Strongsville
Topic:  Addiction


Honorable Mention:  Monica Mehta - Western Reserve Academy
Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Hudson
Topic: Fearing Embarrassment



Honorable Mention:  Jasmeen Randhowa - North Royalton/Broadview Hts. High School
Sponsor: Rotary Club of North Royalton/Broadview Hts.
Topic: The Medias Mind Control

2012 Four Way Test Speech Contest Winners Cheryl Warren 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
April 2012 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
District 6630 March Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Mar 16, 2012

The Group Study Exchange Team from District 3202 in India arrived safely Saturday the 17th of March. They are a great team and we will have a wonderful experience learning from them.

Study Exchange Team Arrives from India Cheryl Warren 2012-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Feb 21, 2012
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For the past three years, Rotary clubs have illuminated landmarks and iconic structures around the world with the humanitarian group's dramatic pledge to End Polio Now. This year's round of light displays takes on added significance due to the progress Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have made in India. In January, India -- until recently an epicenter of the crippling childhood disease -- reached a historic milestone by marking a full year without recording a single new case.

Rotary Lights Up the World Cheryl Warren 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Feb 16, 2012
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Please enjoy...click here to download   There are several video links in this month's edition including a link to Rotary Radio where you can watch and listen to past programs. Thanx to all of you who support the newsletter by submitting articles etc. This month's is 13 pages worth. I'll bet DG Steve is glad we are no longer printing and mailing! Remember it was on Feb 23rd 1905 that Paul Harris gathered with three friends to hold the first ever Rotary meeting. Happy Birthday Rotary!

Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
Feb Final.pdf

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/577be672-b795-4ac7-80a5-ab922dbd019a.pdf
February 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Feb 14, 2012

This video shows how SKYPE can be used at a district orientation to introduce current Inbounds on their exchange to Outbound students getting ready to depart for their year abroad.

SKYPE helps D6630 with Outbound Student Orientation Cheryl Warren 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
January 2012 District Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Dec 16, 2011
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Kwanzaa, etc... I hope whatever Holiday Tradition you hold dear fills you with the spirit of the season! Hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. Thanx to all of you who made this edition what it is by taking the time and sharing your Rotary experiences with other members of the District. I hope to hear from more of you next month!!
CLICK TO VIEW NEWSLETTER 

Warmest Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630


If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/4862a8d1-3491-4605-98a9-8b6d7b361223.pdf
December 2011 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Nov 16, 2011
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Hope all of you Veterans got the recognition you deserved last week! This month's newsletter has a couple of articles written by Rotarian veterans.
CLICK TO VIEW NEWSLETTER NOW!

Please check out all the links from photos etc. Please note the clipart flag and cornucopia don't lead anywhere. Please remember that this newsletter is a vehicle by which all Rotarians and Clubs can share interesting items with the rest of the District. As far as I am concerned any Rotarian may make a submission (your club leadership may think differently so you may want to ask first). My requests for articles go to every member in the District's database so don't worry that I have contacted the wrong person from your club. The "right" person was contacted too. Just remember when submitting article to consider the readership... Would you find this article interesting if it came from a different club? Hope you enjoy the newsletter and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving... no premature napping at the dinner table!

Mike Johns, Jr.
Charter President
TRC Hillcrest, Sunrise
(Cleveland) Ohio USA

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/22ae207f-3f43-4065-8b03-c92d6564d8cf.pdf


November 2011 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Videos from Rotary International Cheryl Warren 2011-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Oct 22, 2011
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I hope you enjoy this month's District Newsletter.  Remember it's an empy shell until clubs in the District contibute. Thanx to everyone who did so this month. Please be sure to find all the links.  I think everyone should be especially moved by the 2 videos embedded in the Rotary emblem links. I think the videos are quite good (you may also veiw them on our District home page). Also, once you get to Rotary International's own YouTube channel, you can check out some other great videos. You can even link to them from your clubs' own websites. Remember, the deadline to submit articles is about the end of the month before the newsletter is published (end of October for November Edition). You usually get a little latitude on that. Keep in mind that if you have an event you want publicized, if it is before the 20th of the month be sure to submit for the month before's edition.

Regards

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

 
To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
Oct 11 Final.pdf

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/cf5eb479-0d69-4b94-aaeb-28fd7f39f9b5.pdf

October 2011 District 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Sep 11, 2011
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Enjoy this month's District Newsletter.  Don't wait 'till the last minute to send in your articles for the October edition.

To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
Sept 11 final.pdf

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/841e3d7e-f1ee-4341-b568-1c8a108b22c3.pdf

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630
September 2011 Disrict 6630 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Aug 15, 2011
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Please enjoy this month's District Newsletter. Thanx to all for your submissions. Please have articles for the Sept issue to me by Aug 30th.

Thanx

 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 


To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
Aug 11 final.pdf

If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/cd702b54-3e1c-4a06-859a-a63829e6780c.pdf
District 6630 August 2011 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jul 19, 2011
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Hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. To download and view the attachment, please click here.

Please start sending me your submissions for the August edition. The cut-off for the August edition is July 30th. Be sure to click on the photos and graphics for links to larger images or even videos. The student bios on page 6 and 7 do not enlarge.

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630


If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/5c3ba629-488b-49e4-b504-b1f77fbacb5d.pdf

District 6630 July Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jun 15, 2011
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Hope you enjoy this month's edition. Click here to read. Sorry to be so late! Be sure to click on the images for enlargements or links to interesting features. Please send your June articles as soon as you can. We would like to publish the June Newsletter in the first half of the month. And as always, THANX FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUPPORT! Club secretaries, be sure to distribute to your Club's members! 

 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

District 6630 June Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by BARRY HOLLIS on May 23, 2011

 Victoria (Akron Exchange Student) and Brenda (Strongsville Exchange Student) attended the 8th grade "Dare program" graduation party for Strongsville students. They were invited by Jay Dzurilla, Past District Governor for RD 6630 2006-2007.

 
     

   

 

 

 

Exchange Students Enjoy "Dare Program" BARRY HOLLIS 2011-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on May 23, 2011
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Hope you enjoy this month's edition. Sorry to be so late! Be sure to click on the images for enlargements or links to interesting features. Click to view May 11 Final.pdf


Please send your June articles as soon as you can. We would like to publish the June Newsletter in the first half of the month. And as always, THANX FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUPPORT! Club secretaries, be sure to distribute to your Club's members!

 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630


If you cannot open the above link, copy and paste the following address into your browser:
http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/Accounts/50069/Eml/3c92e146-e46a-423a-90bc-292968d064c6.pdf

DISTRICT 6630 MAY 2011 NEWSLETTER Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
District 6630 Exchange Students Enjoy An Akron Aero's Baseball Game CHERYL WARREN 2011-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Apr 18, 2011
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Click to view this month's newsletter.   Also - my apologies to the members of TRC Bedford for not getting this flier into the April newsleter. Please Click Here and save the date for what promises to be a great event!!! 

Please submit your May articles soon!! Don't forget to sign up for the District Conference. Registration deadline has been extended! Also be sure to click on the Rotary International icon in this edition. It may take a minute to load but you will get a preview of the electronic version of The Rotarian Magazine.

Thanx to all of you who submitted articles for this month! Also thanx to the many Rotarians who took the time to comment on the new format of delivery for the newsletter, glad you like it. Club Secretaries, be sure to forward the newsletter to your members.

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630


DISTRICT 6630 APRIL NEWSLETTER Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT 6630 MARCH NEWSLETTER Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Warren on Feb 19, 2011
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CLICK HERE and enjoy this month's newsletter! Send me new articles for the March edition as close to Feb 23rd as possible. Thanx to all of you who updated your Club Executives and Directors on the District website. For those of you who forgot, please do so ASAP.

Thanx

 

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

DISTRICT 6630 FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER Cheryl Warren 2011-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
District 6630 December 2010 Newsletter Mike Johns 2011-01-23 15:46:01Z 0
Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jan 21, 2011
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Hope you enjoy this month's edition - Click here to open! Please be sure to submit articles for the February edition as close to my Jan 23rd deadline as possible. Remember, there is no newsletter without YOU! Also please be sure your club has updated all the email addresses (and other info) in the club executives sections on the District Website. Finally, Club Secretaries, be sure to forward this newsletter to all of your members. Thanx for your help again in making this Newsletter possible.

In addition to the newsletter here is a snapshot from the district website which shows the number of current club officer emails registered with the district. Then below it is a snapshot showing the same listing for next year's officers.  The more complete the list, the better the communication. So please do your part and get your Club's info updated!

  

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

 

District 6630 January 2011 Newsletter Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Jr. Johns on Sep 27, 2010
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My appologies for being so late with this month's newsletter.  The October issue is guaranteed to be on time provided all of you submit new articles as soon as possible. As we have already passed the deadline for submission I ask you all to act quickly! There are a lot of links in this month's edition.  Some to photos, some to web articles and some to documents, so be sure to find them all by moving your mouse over graphics, links and small documents. There are some great shots from the Tall Ships Festival but they take a bit to load.  Enjoy! Click Here to View

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

District 6630 September Newsletter Mike Jr. Johns 2010-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
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Greetings Rotarians.  I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter.  CLICK HERE and be sure to move your cursor over the graphics and photos as they will take you to larger images, videos and other interesting places.    While looking at the Rotary video on YouTube (another link) be sure to sign up for a subscription to Rotary's own YouTube Channel.  That way you can receive new videos as they are released.  Please remember to distribute this and every newsletter to the rest of your club every month as I only have access to specific members (officers) of your clubs.  Also be sure that all your email info for officers is in place under the define club executives section on the District Website.
Finally remember that my PUBLISHED Deadline for article submissions is the 23rd of the month for the next month's edition ie Aug 23rd for the September Edition so please start submitting articles for that newsletter as soon as possible!!  Just use this as your guide... If another Club submitted this article, would I find it interesting?  Typically you should expect the Newsletter about mid-month.

  Mike Johns, Jr.

Editor

District 6630

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Posted by Johns, Jr, Mike on Jul 30, 2010
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Finally remember that my PUBLISHED Deadline for article submissions is the 23rd of the month for the next month's edition ie July 23rd for the August Edition so please start submitting articles for that newsletter as soon as possible!!  Just use this as your guide... If another Club submitted this article, would I find it interesting?  Typically you should expext the Newsletter about mid-month.

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Posted on Jul 04, 2010

On July 1, 2010 Stew Buchanan was inducted as Governor for District 6630 at an event hosted by his home Club in Akron, Ohio.  As his first official duty, he then inducted Janet Williams as the 2010-2011 Akron Club President. 

   

  

 

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Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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Governor John Bosco made the announcement at the District Assembly that t he nominating committee has selected James Lechko of the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River to be the District Governor for 2012-2013.

 

Congratulations Jim!! 

 

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Posted by Cheryl Warren

For Clubs with Interact Clubs or those interested in starting one...

 

Interact Video Contest 2012: Past, Present or Future?

The 2012 Interact video contest is underway! This year Interactors can choose one of these three the...

The 2012 Interact video contest is underway! This year Interactors can choose one of these three themes:

1. Past: The unbelievable history of my Interact club (bonus points for interviews with past Interactors)
2. Present: Five ways my Interact club makes the world a better place
3. Future: Interact 2062 -- How Interact will change the world in the next 50 years

Submit your entry by 3 December 2012. Read the official rules (http://tinyurl.com/interactvideocontest) and fill out the online entry form (https://rotary.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Dm2wyoizUFCSgJ) when your video is read to submit.
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Congratulations to all of our winners! 

1st Place:  Joy Schaeffer
Rotary Club of Strongsville
Topic:  National Debt 

2nd Place:  Divya Thomas
Rotary Club of Chagrin Valley
Topic:  Intelligence

3rd Place:  Paul Krause
Rotary Club of Parma
Topic:  Renewable Energy

 

Honorable Mention:  Mary Kazec
Rotary Club of Chesterland
Topic: Brothers

Honorable Mention:  Benjamin Pykare
Rotary Club of Cuyahoga Falls
Topic: Time Management

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There are links to photos, some to web articles and some to documents, so be sure to find them all by moving your mouse over graphics, links and small documents. Enjoy! Click Here to View 

Mike Johns, Jr.
Newsletter Editor
District 6630

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There are a lot of links in this month's edition.  Some to photos, some to web articles and some to documents, so be sure to find them all by moving your mouse over graphics, links and small documents. There are some great shots from the Tall Ships Festival but they take a bit to load.  Enjoy! Click Here to View

Mike Johns, Jr.

Newsletter Editor

District 6630

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