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District 6650 Website
District Governor Sieglinde Warren
Pictured: PDG Larry Warren, DG Sieglinde Warren, RI President John F. Germ, Judy Germ
District Foundation Website
District 6650 Youth Exchange Program
2016-17 Assistant Governors
 Division 1A - Scott Schulick
Division 1B - Chris Shape

Division 1C - Marilyn Titus

 Division 2A - Robert Schaffner

 Division 2B - Kimberly Weiss
Division 2C - Dan Morgan

 Division 3A - Jon Tucker

  Division 3B - Rodney Sutton

Division 4A - Janet Keene

Division 4B - Linda Henderson
   Be prepared to welcome spring at the 2017 District 6650 Conference on April 7th and 8th at Northeast Ohio’s fabulous destination location, the Avalon Inn and Resort in Warren, Ohio.
A stellar program that features, fun, fellowship and inspiration has been planned with you in mind.
No boring speeches, no long-winded presentations, no mind-numbing programs!  Just a fun and fast-moving day and a-half where we enjoy each other’s company, have some fun and learn something along the way.  All of this at a reasonable price.
To view a hard copy of this year's District Conference registration form, click on this LINK
To register for this year's District Conference, click on this LINK
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award training program is coming soon (February 24-26).
It will be held at the Avalon Inn and Resorts (9519 E Market St, Warren, OH 44484).
If you want to learn more, you can go to the program’s Facebook page ( 

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


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.

Paul Harris Fellow Challenge - and the WINNERS are:
  • Paul Harris Fellow Award:  Suzette Matthews – Canton Club.
  • Centennial Wine Bottles:  Sue Giambroni – E Liverpool, Bill Trigg – Boardman, Craig Young – Canton, Shawn Dougherty – Canton, and Canton South Club – general donation by club.
  • We raised $24,500 for The Rotary Foundation. Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
Global Grants UPDATE – Water Project for Maharashtra, India: PDG Meena Patel has been visiting India and took some pictures of our OHOLI well site. This village is deprived of nearly-every natural resource required to meet and maintain basic standards of life. Every day, women spend half of their working hours collecting water over long distances and climbing lots of steps (more than 5 to 6 trips a day for their family). After age 35, the women are exhausted and unable to continue this work. This has led to cases of socially unfavorable family polygamy with the sole objective for someone to gather water. The well was recently dug and is being installed.
Local Grants UPDATE –
  • As your club completes this year’s project, please send the final report to me. All Final Reports are due June 15, 2017
  • Next year’s Local Grant Requests will be due May 15, 2017. I will send information to your incoming President-elect in February.
    • Your club’s President-elect and Foundation Chair or other club member must complete the required online qualification educational webinar at
    • The project must comply with Rotary Foundation and District recommendations.
    • The project must utilize a separate checking account to handle funds and receipts must be maintained. Any significant conflicts of interest must be discussed with the District.
Military Grant - UPDATE:  There has been a lot of activity on the Pegasus Project to assist Military and First Responders. More will be shared as this project comes to fruition. If you would like to help please contact PDG Meena Patel ( ) or PDG Phil Mariola ( ).
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 to find out more.
Thank you all for your support of the Foundation.
Peter L. Apicella, DRFC,, 330-207-0500 (cell).
In December, District 6650’s Youth Exchange Committee conducted interviews for all students who applied to be an Outbound exchange student in 2017-2018.  Many Rotarians, and a few non-Rotarians, volunteered their time to interview the applicants and the applicants’ parents.  Sixteen students were selected to participate in the program.  The following students began their training to be an Outbound exchange student at the Wooster overnighter in January:
Grace Aey – Canfield – Germany
Olivia Anderson – Orrville – Chile
Megan Belanger – Salem – Belgium
Joshua Bowen – North Canton – Germany
Molly Conser – Salem – Brazil
Emily Ellway – Youngstown – Argentina
Evan Gamble – Salem – Japan
Todd Gordon – Wooster – Argentina
Kelly Hamilton – Massillon – Switzerland
Maya King – Youngstown – Japan
Jonathon Lagaras – Champion – France
Adrianna Morgione – Canfield – Italy
Vidalia Porter – Strasburg – Spain
Luke Shephard – Louisville – Belgium
Alexander Thompson – Wooster – Belgium
Jacob Vogelgesang – Jackson Township - Chile
These students will complete four months of outbound training classes, at the monthly Inbound Exchange Student overnighters, and begin departing for their host countries in July and August.  All who participated in the interview process were impressed by the quality of the applicants. Also, the committee thanks everyone who gave up one or two Sunday mornings in December and assisted with the interview process.    
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those clubs that are currently hosting Inbound students.  We are not able to participate and have a successful program without the assistance of clubs from around the district.  THANK YOU!!  On another note, we are still looking for clubs to host Inbound students in 2017-2018.  If your club has not confirmed whether it will host an Inbound student, please contact Aletha Carver at (330) 614-1367 or or Bill Wood at (330) 284-4779 or and let us know your decision.  To date, we have only heard from a handful of clubs and since we must have a one-for-one exchange, we need additional clubs to assist with hosting duties. 
Also, last year District 6650’s Youth Exchange Committee started STEP (Short Term Exchange Program).  This short-term exchange occurs over the summer months.  An American student is paired with a student in a foreign country and spends four weeks with that student’s family. At the conclusion of the four weeks, the foreign student returns to the United States and stays with the U.S. family for four weeks.  We had six students participate in the program last summer exchanging with the countries of Germany, Italy, France, and Mexico.  All students had a great experience.  If you know of a student who may be interested in the STEP, please have them contact Bill Wood.
Finally, just a reminder that our Inbound exchange students prepare a cultural fair and talent show for the District Conference.  It is always one of the highlights of the conference so if you plan on attending, please join us at both of these events.
Aletha Carver and Bill Wood,
Co-Chairs, District 6650 Youth Exchange Program   
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