District and Club Events Calendars

Upcoming District Events
Subject to change 
- All District Events will be virtual until further notice
DG Visit: Rotary Club of Hudson Clocktower
Lager and Vine
Jan 18, 2023 12:00 PM
Membership Roundtable
Via Zoom
Jan 19, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Visit: Rotary Club of Mantua
Restoration 44 Coffee Company
Jan 19, 2023 6:30 PM
District Public Image Education 201
ZOOM Meeting
Jan 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Pre Presidents-Elect Training: PUBLIC IMAGE
ZOOM Meeting
Jan 25, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Feb 02, 2023 6:00 PM
Grants Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Feb 06, 2023 6:00 PM
DG Visit: Rotary Club of Aurora
The Church in Aurora
Feb 08, 2023 7:30 AM
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January 2023
Happy New Year to All!
December was an exciting month!
I’ve been able to visit many clubs for their festivities and important activities.
I had a great time attending club meetings, holiday projects, two Christmas parties, a fundraiser, and two Cluster meetings/ holiday parties.  Many of our community partners were busy distributing food, warm clothes and toys to families in need. I truly enjoyed delivering toys to 6 families (22 children) before Christmas. It is a real treat to see clubs in action in person. Thanks for all the invitations.
A special thank you to Wild Republic for the Donation of 18,000 stuffed toys to the Cleveland Rotary Club.  The 18,000 toys were distributed to 44 organizations throughout our district. Thank you to Sharon Lerch and Tina Ingraham for your planning, preparing the toys for distribution and organizing the delivery.
Nominations of New Club Officers
Hopefully all clubs have nominated and elected leaders for the future.  Many of our club Presidents Elect have participated in training on Club Membership, the Rotary Foundation, our District Foundation and on January 25th will attend a session on Public Image.  Presidents Elect will also attend the All Ohio Presidents Elect Training Conference in Columbus on March 10th and 11th
Rotary International considers Ohio’s Multi District P.E.T.S a premiere conference.  This status has provided us the privilege of having a Rotary International President Elect attend the conference year after year.  Come and join your 2023-2024 Presidents Elect class and meet your Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally and his wife Heather
View Gordon R. McInally Theme Address
January is Vocational Service Month
January is Vocational Service Month on the Rotary International Calendar. The key element of vocational service is that Rotarians encourage and foster:
  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  • Recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
  • Contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
Some suggestions for Vocational Service month, from Rotary International Guiding Principles
  • Talk about your profession in your club and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
  • Use your skills and expertise to serve a community.
  • Practice your profession with integrity and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions.
  • Help young people achieve their career goals.
  • Guide and encourage others in their Professional Development
  • Post a copy of the Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions attached at the end of this message.
David E Jones
Rotary District 6630 District Governor 2022-2023
Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Rotary Club
 -- Past President 2017
Rotary District 6630
 -- Foundation Stewardship Chair 2016-2020
 -- RI Conference Chair 2017-2021
Cell Phone: 330.603.4107       

This year's float won the Princess Award.
View the website for photos and videos and an interesting background about the Rotary floats in the Rose bowl parade over the years.
Happy New Year. 

The Chili Open is the fund raising arm of The Rotary Club of Akron that takes place annually on the first Saturday in February. 
All proceeds of the event go to the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.

Presented by Wayne Homes

The 2023 Akron Rotary Chili Open Golf Classic

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm |Hale Farm and Village

2686 Oak Hill Road • Bath, Ohio 44210




Buy tickets to the 24th Annual Wine and Roses Charity Fundraiser!

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By attending this event, you will help us support our countywide strategic partner charities, The Children’s Center of Medina County and Feeding Medina County.
Below is a list of the other charities & causes we support.
  • Buckeye Boys and Girls State
  • Medina County District Library
  • ESC - County Fair Ensemble & Chorus
  • ESC - Ink Spot Publication
  • Miracle League of Northeast Ohio
  • Empower Sports
  • Society of Handicapped Citizens
  • Back to School Supplies for Underprivileged Students
  • Let’s Make A Difference
  • Cups Cafe
  • County Forward Fund
  • Live Inspired
  • Project Learn
  • Medina Creative Housing
  • Rotary Polio Plus
  • Shelter Box
  • Sanyuka Orphanage in Uganda
  • 9/11 Memorial Park Maintenance and Annual Remembrance Program
  • Exchange Student Program - Inbound and Outbound Students
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening Camp Tuition
  • College and Vocational Scholarships

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Members of the Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club meet at Breadsmith Bakery in Lakewood every Friday night to pick up leftover bread and rolls.  Breadsmith Owner, Sabine Krestmark, former Club member, generously donates the days leftover bread and rolls.  Club members then bag the bread and rolls and then take them to Rotary freezers located in churches and homes in Lakewood. 
Every November and December they bring the donated items to the Lakewood Masonic Hall for the Lakewood Charitable Assistance’s food distribution.  The bread is packed for delivery to needed families in Lakewood.  Any leftover bread during the year is delivered to local food pantries such as Trials for Hope in Ohio City.
This is just one of many community, youth, vocational and international projects of area Rotary Clubs.  To learn more about how you can join with men and women in your area to give back through service in your community, and internationally,
contact –
BW Rotaract Club partnered with Rotaractors in Paraguay and the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo to raise funds for a mammograph machine for the local hospital. San Lorenzo Rotarians zoomed in for the fundraiser. The goal of the annual Telethon on Friday, Dec. 2 was to raise $1,000. The online fundraiser actually earned $1,500 and with more donations expected later this week.
The Telethon opened with a tribute to past Berea Rotary president Bob Huge, who also was co-chair of the District's Short-Term Youth Exchange Program. He arranged for Rotaract President Kaylee McKee to visit Paraguay, when she was a high school student. That led to the Telethon fundraiser.
One of the highlights was the Lip Sync Contest. Rotaract adviser Marc West nails
 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Rotaractors also saluted Marc for his 25 years as a Rotarian.
Once the $700 mark was reached, the Cake Decorating Contest resulted in a win for Christina Psellas.
Rotaract President Kaylee McKee was rewarded for all her hard work by getting a pie in the face. She also was egged. Good job, Lulu! Maddie, too!! Maddie put together the awesome videos.
We all had a great time, fellow Rotarians and guests, Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army at Acme#10 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Participants included are pictured above and can also be viewed in our photo album by clicking here (listed alphabetically):
Hugh Alpeter
Mella Castner
Angie Claypool
Lynda Farkas
David Hall
Laura Horovitz
Cyndi Kane
Doug Kohl
Rob McGregor
Katy Miller
Dan Riemenschneider
Judy Seward (guest)
Mark Seward (Event Chair)
Karen Taylor (guest)
From O’sha Agnewel, Lieutenant, The Salvation Army:
“Thank you to The Rotary Club of Akron for coming alongside us to serve our community this Christmas season. Your willingness is greatly appreciated.”
David Jones
District Governor 2022-2023
Rotary Club of 
Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley

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Polio this week as of 2 December
Wild Polio Virus Summary:
  • New wild poliovirus isolates reported this week:
    AFP cases: 0
    Environment: 2
    Others: 0
    New cVDPV isolates reported this week:
    AFP cases 12
    Environment: 21
    Others:  4

  • In Africa, to reinvigorate political attention and action on immunization across the continent, H.E. Macky Sall, Chair of the African Union and President of the Republic of Senegal, will bring together Heads of State, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders at the Forum on Immunization and Polio Eradication on 10 December in Dakar, Senegal, to remobilize leadership around the Addis Declaration on Immunization.
  • PBS feature on polio and immunization in DR Congo:  the piece focuses on efforts to provide routine immunization to children, including during the pandemic, highlighting how local healthcare workers are responding to various challenges.
  • In Pakistan, a high-level delegation led by Polio Oversight Board (POB) Chair Dr Chris Elias, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari and UNICEF Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei, concluded there is unprecedented support and commitment to ending polio in the country in 2023.  More
  • Summary of new polioviruses this week: 
  • Pakistan: two WPV1 positive environmental samples
  • Benin: three cVDPV2 cases and two positive environmental samples
  • CAR:  one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Ghana: one cVDPV2 case and one positive environmental sample
  • Madagascar: three cVDPV1 cases and 13 positive environmental samples
  • Mozambique: two cVDPV1 cases
  • Niger: two cVDPV2 cases and four positive environmental samples
  • Togo: one cVDPV2 case

  • Two WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported in Nangarhar province.
  • The total number of WPV-1positive environmental samples in 2022 is thirteen, all from Eastern Region.
  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported this week. There are 20 cases in 2022. There was one WPV1 case in 2021
  • Two WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; one each in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There are eight cases reported in 2022. Reporting of these new cases within a short time span indicates that intensified surveillance efforts are working in the province.  
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported in Zambezia bringing the number of 2022 cases to 18.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. The number of cases in 2022 remains four. There were two cases reported in 2021.

United States of America:
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. One cVDPV2 case was reported in New York, with onset of paralysis on 20 June. 
Officially reported WPV1 and cVDPV cases as of 22 November 2022
Wild poliovirus (WPV) 
Total global WPV1 cases in 2022: 30 (compared with 4 for the same period in 2021)
Total global WPV1 cases in 2021: 6
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases
Total global cVDPV cases in 2022: 540 (compared with 485 for the same period in 2021)
Total global cVDPV cases in 2021: 698
David Jones
District Governor 2022-2023 (District 6630)
District 6630 Foundation Stewardship Chair (2016-2020)
District 6630 RI Conference Promotion Chair (2017-2020)
Past President (2017-18) Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Rotary
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Rotary Club of Cleveland coordinates distribution of 18,000 Stuffed Animals to NEO Children in Need

38 Local Agencies Received Wild Republic® Toys in Honor of Company’s Grand Opening of World

Rotary Club of Cleveland was asked to take on the task of distributing 18,000 stuffed animals from the toy manufacturer Wild Republic in honor of their new headquarters. The club called on other District 6630 Rotary Clubs in the cluster for help. Members reached out to various non-profit partners to help spread the donation throughout the Cleveland area, making sure these new stuffed animals were received by children in crisis, children suffering in our hospitals, and children in need.  After the ribbon cutting ceremony on November 29th, the toys were sorted and distributed to 38 local agencies, including our own Rotary Camp. Rotarian Tina Ingraham accompanied one delivery of 1,000 toys to the WOIO-TV 19 toy drive with the Salvation Army, appearing on the local news in the 4-6pm newscast. All deliveries were made by December 18th.
From our local children’s hospitals to Cleveland Safety Forces to YWCA and various foster care centers, we know these will be going to homes where they’re needed. We are grateful to Berea Moving & Storage for their donation of a truck and driver to make our larger deliveries. The partial list of agencies receiving stuffed animals include:
Achievement Centers of Cleveland, Blue Steels Toy Drive, Connecting for Kids, Fostering Hope, Ronald McDonald House, Cleveland Safety Forces, Thea Bowman Center, Merrick House, Providence House, Good Knights, Toys for Tots, Independence Police and Safety Forces, Department of Children and Family Services (Cuyahoga County), Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Metro Health, Rotary Camp for Kids, Project Ed Bear  - Akron General Hospital, Pathway Caring for Children Foster Care, The Haven Home, JFSA Strengthening Families, JFSA Youth Ability, YWCA, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Cleveland Angels, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Heart 4 The City – Akron, St. Dominic’s Church Mission, Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Women’s Shelter, SPARK – Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, Danial E. Morgan School, Shaker Heights Police Department, East Cleveland Preschool, Bedford Social Services.
Chardon Rotary conducted their 30th annual Harvest Auction on Saturday, November 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mayfield Village, Ohio.
Started from rather humble beginnings, our largest fundraiser brought in $65,000 this year. These funds will support a host of causes both local & international that are found in need throughout the year. Funds are also assigned to many Student Scholarships to pursue college curricula.
Our event raised an additional $51,000, a new record, for our annual dedicated cause, funded by Call to the Heart. This year the Call to the Heart cause was The Geauga County Special Olympics.
More than 240 guests enjoyed appetizers, a sit down dinner, open bar & after dinner snacks. Guests enjoyed exclusive bidder access to over 200 items donated by businesses & individuals from Chardon and the greater Cleveland community. Donations for Auction range from food items to garden hardware, sports paraphernalia, collector’s items, wine, liquor, jewelry, contractor services and everything in between.
Donated items are won by guests who are the highest bidder via several venues including a Silent Auction, a Chinese Auction and a Restaurant Certificate Board called “Best of Geauga”. Other venues include a Wine Board, a Stock Your Bar Board and a Lottery Ticket Board.
Games of chance include our 50/50 Raffle which is conducted throughout the evening.
A Live Auction offered items that are one of a kind experiences, many of which are customized by Rotary Club members.
The Live Auction & the Call to the Heart portions of the Event are conducted by internationally recognized auctioneer Scott Mihalic, a fellow Chardon Rotarian.
The strong spirit of our community was on display as always to make our 30th Harvest Auction anniversary very special.
So, come on out next year and enjoy an evening of fun and camaraderie with fellow Rotarians, guests & supporters alike! Our 2023 Event will be conducted on Saturday, November 4.
Contact Steve Turpin (440.321.1421) or Jackie Quercioli (330.272.7350) if you wish to attend next year.

Or look for a Save-the-Date card in this newsletter in summer 2023.
Steve Turpin Contact info:
440.321.1421 (after Thursday, December 8)
Photos courtesy of Susan Colville-Hall
This is Cuyahoga Falls major project for this year which is being supported by a district matching grant and the North Summit County Cluster. Today we had involvement from members of 3 clubs, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, and our District Governor David Jones representing the Northampton Club. 
The Cuyahoga Falls club has sponsored the Habitat for Humanity build in Cuyahoga Falls and received a matching District Grant. Our North summit Cluster of Cuyahoga Falls, Northampton, Tallmadge, Stow, Hudson, Hudson Clocktower, and the E-Club are participating financially and through volunteer work. The family who is also participating in building the home and will be taking on the financial responsibility for the unfounded portion is a Bhutanese family. 

Playhouse Square’s Gina Vernaci given Rotary Club of Cleveland’s Community Service Award

Rotary Club of Cleveland was proud to present its 2022 Community Service Award to Gina Vernaci, President and CEO of Playhouse Square Foundation, on December 8th, 2022.  The club chose to honor her for innovative leadership and service to the city of Cleveland. Ms. Vernaci worked with Playhouse Square for 39 years, becoming a leader who inspires us all to use our talents and see the bigger picture in servicing all members of our community. The architect of Playhouse Square’s Broadway Series, she is responsible for turning Cleveland into an elite theater destination. She shepherded the growth of our season ticket holder base to be the largest in North America, attracting top touring performances for extended runs. She brought Broadway to Akron to help build its theater community as well. Because of her vision, Euclid Avenue is now a vibrant, bustling community where people live, dine and thrive along with restaurants and shops that bring jobs and commerce to our corner of the Great Lakes.
Gina was recognized by her peers including Greg Harris, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and David Greene, Senior Vice President of Programming at Playhouse Square. The Club was honored to have District Governor David Jones in attendance.
Ken Richardson, the Executive Director of Miracle League Baseball of Northeast Ohio, was congratulated by Kevin Lauterjung, president of the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club, as a new PAUL HARRIS FELLOW.
The Rotary  Foundation of Rotary International recognizes Ken Richardson as a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
The PAUL HARRIS FELLOW recognition was established in 1957 by the Rotary Foundation to show appreciation to those individuals whose contributions make a difference in building communities and world peace. This distinguished fellowship includes such notables as: Mother Theresa, Dr. Jonas Salk, US President Jimmy Carter, and Astronaut James Lovell; as well as local community leaders, such as: Krista Wasowski-Medina County Health Department and Michelle Powell-Let's Make a Difference.


While the snow isn’t flying yet, we’re reflecting back on a fabulous summer event hosted by District 6630 to continue Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio and raise awareness and funds for the End Polio Now campaign.  Our District proudly raised over $6,000 during the July 13th End Polio Now Night at the Cleveland Guardians baseball game versus the Chicago White Sox. Besides being a fun event for all, it was one of the District’s largest events raising funds for End Polio Now.
According to event chair Stew Buchanan of the Rotary Club of Akron, more than 300 Rotarians in District 6630, along with those in Districts 6600 and 6650 were in attendance . Each received an End Polio Now t-shirt along with their ticket to the baseball game.  Congratulations to Dean Thayer of the Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Club who was chosen to throw the first pitch. The fun continued in the Terrace Club as raffle baskets with autographed jerseys, bats, baseballs and other great prizes brought in over $1800. Special thanks go to the Guardians’ own Bob Dibiasio, who came by to visit with Rotarians during the event. Bob’s visit helped ease the sting of the Guardians loss to the White Sox, 2-1.
As 2022-23 Rotary International President Jennifer Jones reminds us, “As long as polio exists somewhere, it’s a threat everywhere.”  With that in mind and with our commitment to “Service Above Self,” Rotary will continue this important mission throughout the coming year.
Dean Thayer of Rotary Club of Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley throws the first pitch at Rotary’s End Polio Now Night at Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox.


Clubs have been adding speakers but we want more!!  Please follow the directions to add your speakers for others to considering inviting to speak.
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After you submit that form we will post the information. 
If you need help, just let me know!
Cheryl Warren, PDG
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