District Welcome
District 6650 Website
District Governor Mike Raulin
Pictured:  DG Mike Raulin,
RI President Ian Riseley, Juliet Riseley
District Foundation Website
District 6650 Youth Exchange Program
2017-18 Assistant Governors
Division 1A - Ed Kalaher
Division 1B - Chris Shape

Division 1C - Marilyn Titus

 Division 2A - Robert Schaffner

 Division 2B - Theresa Linder
Division 2C - Dan Morgan

 Division 3A - Jon Tucker

  Division 3B - Rodney Sutton 

Division 4A - Janet Keene

Division 4B - Linda Henderson

The District has a partnership with the Rotary Club of Canton to share administrative and office resources in downtown Canton.

The Rotary District office is located at:

116 Cleveland Ave. NW, Suite 307

Canton, Ohio 44702

(330)  452-2882

Fax (330) 452-8614

Email: info@cantonrotary.org

Lauri Coy is available to assist coordinating communications, district meetings, district archives, updating data on the Clubrunner data base and posting items on the District website.



Do you have friends or colleagues who are thinking of joining Rotary but are not sure?
Send them here to learn about the Top 5 Membership Myths about Rotary.
Local Grants UPDATE Checks were mailed to Club Presidents in mid-August. If you have not received your funds, please let me know. Keep me informed of progress and send pictures of the final project for the website www.Rotary6650.org.
Global Grants UPDATE - As we begin a new Rotary year, the District Rotary Foundation Committee has approved Global Grant funds for several international club projects in our District.
Please consider supporting one or several of these projects ‘Doing Good in the World’. Individual donors and clubs will receive tax-deductible receipts. Donations count toward Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Please contact the Rotarians below for more information and with your pledge. When these grants are approved, funds will be mailed directly to the Foundation with the grant number.
  • Assist Acid Attack Survivors in Uganda - Concentrated sulfuric acid is inexpensive weapon used in premeditated attacks in Uganda leaving hundreds of women physically, psychologically, and socially scarred. Julia Wetstein jwetste@yahoo.com of the Warren club.
  • Children Safe Uganda – Children Safe Uganda is a child and community development organization and funds will provide vocational support for students - Kathleen Musso kathymusso528@gmail.com of the Steubenville club.
  • Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) - Funds will provide state-of-the-art basic, advanced, pediatric, and neonatal life support education and equipment including manikins to train trainers, medical professionals, and first-responders in Honduras - Becky Jewel bljewell@zoominternet.net of the Orville club.
  • Ahmadnagar Agriculture Equipment Bank - Funds will assist farmers cultivating land in Ahmadnagar, India. PDG Meena Patel durdarshan19@gmail.com.
  • Oholi STEM Program - Funds will create a mini science center to assist STEM education by providing equipment and education to children in the Oholi village where no science educational tools are available promoting the concept ‘Learning by Doing'. This is the village where we placed a water well this past year freeing up children to learn rather than carry water all day. PDG Meena Patel durdarshan19@gmail.com.
  • School Sanitation in Chennai, India - Assist in providing sanitation facilities in 32 schools in Madras Coromandel, India, which are being rebuilt with 19 partner clubs. PDG George Hays haysgws@gmail.com.
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to email or call me with questions/concerns.
We will be having a Paul Harris Fellow Challenge in November with Tim and Anna assisting.
Peter Apicella, M.D., DRFC
330-207-0500 (cell)
Have a Global Grant Project in Mind?  If you or your club has a Global Grant projects in mind, please let me know. Visit our website at http://Rotary6650.org to find out more.
Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
Peter L. Apicella, DRFC, Peter@salemrad.com, 330-207-0500 (cell).
The first overnighter of the Youth Exchange Year was conducted on August 19-20, at Camp Stambaugh, in Canfield.  We welcomed 17 Inbound Exchange Students to District 6650, provided orientation, processed paperwork, and introduced them to their fellow Inbound students for the 2017-2018 year.  The next overnighter will be sponsored by the Sugarcreek Club on September 30 – October 1. 

We are also starting to recruit for the 2018-2019 Outbound class.  Applications may be accessed and completed at District 6650’s Youth Exchange website.  Applications are due by October 1.  We will be conducting interviews, for the Outbound class, on December 3 and 10 at Louisville High School.  If you would like someone from Youth Exchange to visit your school and discuss the Outbound Program, please contact Bill Wood (330) 284-4779 or Aletha Carver (330) 614-1367.  
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is about 7 months away, but work is already underway to make it another fantastic weekend for student attendees. We hope that every club will sponsor at least one student this year. We have been very close to 100% participation from the District 6650 clubs the last few years. We charge the club a flat fee for each student that covers expenses, and we do not charge students or their families anything.
We are always looking for Rotarians who would like to be a part of the RYLA program. If you would like to be a facilitator, working with the students during RYLA, or just learn more about what would be involved, contact either Barb Loudon (RYLA6650@gmail.com) or Mike Raulin (MikeRaulin@gmail.com). Anyone who wishes to be involved is welcome, but we could especially use female and/or minority-group facilitators. We like to have as much diversity as possible among the facilitators to show by example the diversity found among leaders.
We will be contacting clubs about RYLA in just a few months. Please respond quickly in committing to sponsoring students and then in recruiting students and getting their names to Barb Loudon. It is an incredible task to organize 100 students, get all the paperwork completed, arrange the roommate assignments, coordinate with the hotel, and plan all the events for the RYLA conference. The earlier we get the names of the students, the easier it is to complete all of these tasks in time for the event. Thank you in advance for your support of the great program.
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