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Rotary District 6650 December 2010 Newsletter DECEMBER 8, 2011 VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6 “Perhaps it is in international Greetings from District Governor Jim Russell service that the simplicity of December, and we’re half way through the year! Time flies and now is the time to Rotary is most review our progress, update our plans, and focus on finishing the year with strong evident. results in the four elements of effective Rotary Clubs. Growing membership, Rotarians learn conducting meaningful service projects, supporting the Rotary Foundation (programs that their fellow and finances), and developing Rotary leaders are the four elements of an effective club members Rotary Club identified by Rotary International. With six months remaining, we are trustworthy, should focus heavily on getting results in each of these elements. Much progress has and as they meet been made but much more can be done to improve our District’s performance. Rotarians from Please work in your club to insure you are meeting your goals. other countries, they realize they Now is also the time to make plans to attend the District Conference. Our District are similarly Conference will be held April 29 and 30. The Conference agenda is in planning but trustworthy. As we know it will begin with dinner on the 29 th at Kent State Stark’s Conference a result, Rotary Center in Canton. This event will be the “business” portion of the Conference and friends from will include business meeting, recognitions, memorials, and passing the banner to faraway places 2011-12 Governor George Hays. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott are easily made Courtyard on Metro Center Drive for those who wish to stay overnight in Canton. On and kept, and Saturday April 30, we will enjoy a “Family Fun Fair” at the Stark County Fairgrounds the resulting in Canton. This event will be very informal and will include a project fair, House of cooperation Friendship, Youth Exchange Talent Show and Cultural Exchange, GSE Team between clubs Presentation, Interact activities, games and events for children, and lots of fun that for international is still being developed. service projects is truly Please put one or both of these dates on your calendar. Wouldn’t it be great if we astounding! could top the all time Conference attendance record for our District? The “Cowboy You should also consider attending the Rotary International Convention in New Logic” song says Orleans May 22-25, 2011. Linda and I have attended several of these conventions that cowboys and have always come away more charged up about Rotary. The entertainment, have a simple workshop content, and House of Friendship are always amazing. The New Orleans solution for just location will offer great food, entertainment and tourist activities. As always, about attendees from our District will have a “get together” sometime during the everything. So convention to celebrate the passing of 2010-11 and to share in the excitement for do Rotarians! It Rotary in the future. is called the spirit of Rotary, I’m including the Foundation in my New Years Resolutions. I hope you’ll commit to and its hallmarks increasing your support for them as well. Six months to go! are fellowship and service. Jim Ray Klinginsmith Rotary International District 6650 Ambassadorial Scholar 2011-12 Academic Year MIDN John D. Miller By giving $100 a John David Miller, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kinsman, has been named year -- less than $2 District 6650’s Ambassadorial Scholar for the 2011-12 academic year. He is the son a week -- to the of William and Linda Miller and learned from the earliest age the values of education, Annual Programs hard work, and service. John tries to emulate these virtues and embody them each Fund through the day. He believes hard work is both an expectation and a source of pride. Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) John graduated as valedictorian from Badger High School in 2007 where he was a initiative, Rotarians successful distance runner, competing in three different regional finals. He attended become part of the American Legion Buckeye Boys State and American Legion Boys Nation. Foundation's mission to advance Growing up in a rural community, John always found himself looking outward at the world world and wondering what it was like beyond Kinsman. His vision for his future is understanding, what brought him to apply for and to receive appointments to the U.S. Military goodwill, and peace Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. John’s father, grandfathers, and uncles all through the served in the military. Military service seemed logical for John and he elected to join improvement of the Navy, where he found an opportunity to serve the nation and community that he health, the support cherishes. of education, and the alleviation of Service comes in many forms and military service alone is not enough for John. poverty. Growing up he watched his parents treat their community like family, and their example showed he the impact a person can have on a community. John knows that the service of a few can change the lives of many. He juggles the rigors of academic and military life to volunteer at local nursing homes and as a tutor in the Annapolis area. He finds these opportunities to serve rewarding. He says his ability to develop relationships with both the spirited young and the reflective old provide him with some of his greatest lessons on life, leadership and hope. During his time at the U.S. Naval Academy, John has been named on numerous occasions to the Superintendent’s List, which recognizes midshipmen who excel in military aptitude, academics, and physical fitness. In addition, John has served as a Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. Recently, John started Bridges Through Education Corporation, which is working to send books and school resources to outlying towns and villages in Vietnam. Currently John stands 21st in his class of 1,062. This high ranking permits him to defer his five-year service commitment and pursue independently funded graduate school opportunities. Hence his interest in the Ambassadorial Scholarship program. Upon completing his Bachelor of Science in Political Science in May 2011, he will pursue a Masters of Science Development Studies as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He has found programs that suit his goals in England, South Africa and Australia. His current undergraduate research focuses on the relationship between taxation and representation in the developing world. As an Ambassadorial Scholar, John wants to develop an “adopt a community initiative.” He believes the cities of London, Capetown and Melbourne each provide an ideal environment where affluence and poverty are situated in close proximity. He wants to promote collaborative efforts that focus on neighborhood regeneration through service projects, integration of college and high school students in to schools, and mentorship programs for youth in support of a familial environment. He understands that developing local ownership in such programs is crucial if they are to be sustainable when he leaves after a year. After completing his education, John intends to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy before transferring to the Maritime Civil Affairs Group, to work in security and development in littoral regions. Upon completion of his naval service, John plans to return to the area to serve as a role model and community leader, very possibly as a high school instructor in his hometown. We are grateful to the Kinsman Rotary Club for sponsoring such a remarkable applicant. MIDN Miller will be an outstanding Ambassadorial Scholar and representative of Rotary and District 6650. We wish him all the best. TRF-DIRECT makes contributing easier There is an easy way for donors in North America to contribute to The Rotary Foundation. By enrolling in TRF-DIRECT, you can automatically transfer funds electronically from your checking, savings, or credit card accounts to the Foundation. Once enrolled, you can choose whether to give to the Annual Programs Fund (to support the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative) or PolioPlus (to support Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge). You no longer need to remember when to make your contributions. All transactions through TRF-DIRECT are secure and will eliminate the worry of checks getting lost in the mail. One tax receipt is issued at the end of the calendar year for easy accounting. All contributions count toward Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor recognition. Annual Programs Fund contributions count toward Sustaining Member recognition. Download the TRF Direct form from the District Web Page or contact your Club Foundation Chairperson to enroll. Mid-Year Assembly February 5 The District 6650 Mid-Year Assembly is scheduled for February 5, 2011 at Foltz Community Center in East Canton. This meeting is intended for all Rotarians and Getting to serves as an opportunity to review progress and set priorities for finishing the 2010- know our 11 Rotary year with excellent results. While the agenda hasn’t been finalized, we expect to discuss Awards and Recognition, Youth Exchange, District Conference, District: Rotary Leadership Institute, and Rotary Foundation. Please put this meeting on your schedule and plan to attend. We will start with breakfast at 7:30AM and finish by noon. Boardman Boardman was founded by Elijah Boardman in the late 1780s. Around the turn of the century, the railroad led to Southern Park, a horse racing facility District 6650 Rotary Leadership on Washington Boulevard, making Institute looks toward April 2, 2011 the area an early draw for District 6650’s Rotary Leadership Institute is affiliated with seven other districts in Youngstown Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania that comprise the Main Line Division of the urbanites. The fast Rotary Leadership Institute. Districts have been conducting training sessions over food chain Arby's the past spring and fall. District 6650 conducted a Part One training in May. There opened its first are three parts to the basic RLI program. location in Boardman in 1964. The store remains The next training for District 6650 will be Saturday April 2, 2011, at the Foltz open on Route 224 Community Center in East Canton, Ohio. The session will be from 8:00 am to 3:00 near the Southern pm. This training will feature a Part 1 and a Part 2 session. Park Mall. Bernie Kosar, the former Registration materials will be available soon on the District 6650 website Cleveland Browns www.rotarydistrict6650.org and the RLI Main Line Division www.rlimainline.org. quarterback, grew up in Boardman. District 6650 offers a one time per club scholarship for a Rotarian to attend an RLI session. Participants have found the RLI sessions to be relevant, interesting and focused. The training is designed to be interactive and is aimed at preparing Rotarians to lead at the club level and beyond. For more information about the Rotary Leadership Institute, contact Larry Warren at email@example.com or 330-757-3631. 4-Way Test Competition Timeline December 2010: Contacts should be made to high schools Getting to know our March 11, 2011: Club competitions should be completed District: March 12, 2011: Names of local club winners must be submitted to Pat Potter March 19, 2011: District Competition at The Fairways of North Canton, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton, Ohio 44720, 9:00 – 1:00 Bolivar-Zoar p.m. In 1817. the Note: Contestants should arrive between 8:30 a.m. and Separatists, or 8:45 a.m. the day of the contest for registration and position Zoarites, emigrated assignment. At registration, please submit a copy of the from the kingdom speech and the permission slip signed by the school of Württemberg in southwestern principal. Germany due to religious oppression from the Lutheran church. It was a For more information download additional information from the District website or communal society, contact Pat Potter (consultant), 1462 Pleasant Hill Rd. NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio with many 44663, firstname.lastname@example.org; home: 330-339-3937; cell: 330-268-3703 or fax German-style Elwood Walker, District Chair, at (330) 448-4847; home: 448-8275; office: (330) structures that 448-1500; email@example.com. have been restored and are part of the Zoar Village State Memorial. There are presently ten restored buildings. The Zoarites had purchased 5,000 acres (20 km2) of land sight unseen and used loans to pay for it. They spent several years in the 1820s RI Convention in New Orleans digging the Ohio Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the Rotary International Convention in New and Erie Canal and Orleans May 22 –25, 2011. Pre- convention activities begin on May 19. The Opening thus were able to Plenary is scheduled for the afternoon of May 22 and the closing Plenary is set for 4 pay off their loans on time with much PM on the 25th, with plenty of great information and entertainment in between! PDG money to spare. George Windate is arranging our traditional District get together. We hope to see you there. Rotarians can use their Member Access account at Rotary International to register. A quick reference guide for registration is included in your November Rotarian Magazine. News from the frontline: Getting to know our Sieglinde Warren, Division I-A District: The Power of One: Meena Lisa East Palestine The town was founded in 1828 and incorporated as a city in 1875. Nearby clay pits supported a pottery industry; the W. S. George Pottery Company was formed in 1909 The power of Rotary can overcome from the East many obstacles that are placed in the way of service to others whether these Palestine Pottery obstacles relate to geography, culture or politics. Company and operated in the Witness Meena Lisa who was a mainland China exchange student to Boardman town until the during the 2009-2010 school year. Meena Lisa was not a Rotary exchange but 1950s. Formerly, attended Boardman Rotary meetings with her class mates at Boardman High East Palestine was School who were with the District 6650 Youth Exchange program. Meena Lisa called participated in service projects sponsored by Boardman Rotary and was captivated Mechanicsburg, but by the power and scope of what Rotary does. was changed to "East Palestine" as Upon her return to China in the summer of 2010, she was determined to continue to part of a religious do the good work of Rotary. Except for Hong Kong, there is but one Rotary club in nomenclature in Mainland China. It is a provisional club in Beijing and is not open to Chinese that area such as Nationals. New Galilee, Pennsylvania, Enon Undaunted, Meena made contact with the leadership of the Beijing club and is now Valley, involved in the many activities of Rotaract. Recently she was involved in a drive to Pennsylvania, etc. collect food for the needy in the city. In Meena’s words: “It's an event Rotaract Famous natives Beijing and Shanghai held for food donations to local orphanages. For Food drive include Bob Hope itself, we did such a great job. We collected over 35 shopping carts of food and several donations from 3 local supermarkets. And I do believe now that we can really professional influence others by helping, in order to make Beijing a better place to live for athletes. everyone. And I see the kind side of everyone Chinese. (It would be unusual for Chinese to even talk about charity yrs ago, and now they are "giving"!) Assuredly just small steps, but nevertheless powerful in the scope of reality. A small seed has been planted but with proper nurturing it will grow. That seed was sown by Boardman Rotary by its welcoming of a student thousands of miles from home and sharing the passion of service to others. It was transported to China by a young woman with high ideals. Rotary helps ordinary people accomplish extraordinary deeds. So with Meena Lisa as she plants the ideals of Rotary in her native land. Youngstown Rotary The Rotary Club of Youngstown (through its Youngstown Rotary Foundation) recently donated $25,000 to the Youngstown OH Wow Children’s Museum. $5,000 per year will be distributed for 5 years. The official opening date of the Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will be May 12, 2011. Getting to know our District: Newton Falls Pictured left to right in the photo are: Newton Falls is Steve Kristan – Rotary Club President home to the second Becky Keck – Rotary board member oldest covered Richard Hahn – Rotarian and past board member bridge in Ohio, Carol Chamberlain – Rotary Club Treasurer which was Ron Faniro – Rotary Club Secretary constructed over Suzanne Barbatti – Oh Wow Museum Executive Director the Mahoning River Carol Sherman – Rotarian and past board member in 1831. According to a Postal Service website, Newton Falls, OH (44444) is one of three Boardman Rotary locations nationwide with all five digits being On Sunday, 19 December, members of Boardman Rotary delivered 50 baskets to identical. The other needy families in Boardman. Family names were collected for the club by the local two are parts of schools, and each basket contained $55.00 worth of food, including a ham, milk, Arlington, Virginia bread, cereal, some breakfast food, snacks for school and all the fixings for a holiday (22222), and meal. Young America, Minnesota (55555). Pictured are members of Boardman Rotary, the family of Rotary and one of their exchange students. Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive Part of Christmas in any community is the ringing of the bells at the Salvation Army kettles. Clubs in Division 1 A stepped forward to brave the winter winds and snow as they “manned” the kettles again this year. Pictured Poland Rotary President, Matt Maxwell and Rotarian Hank Conrad in front of the Walgreen’s store in Poland. Other Division 1 A clubs that rang for the Salvation Army included Boardman, Canfield, Austintown and Youngstown. Getting to know our District: Sugarcreek The village of Shanesville was founded in 1814 by Abraham Shane at the intersection of two Indian trails (currently Ohio State Routes 39 and 93). This Youth Exchange Students as Teachers con’t. village was surpassed in size Our Youth Exchange “teachers,” Florence Aegerter from Switzerland, hosted and and stature by sponsored by the Rotary Club of Boardman, and Laura Schmidt from Germany, Sugarcreek (then hosted and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Youngstown, read Clement Moore’s “A known as East Visit from St. Nick” in tandem with Charn Creed’s first grade class at Hilltop Shanesville, but Elementary in Canfield. The children recited each verse in English, followed by the renamed based on German version read by Laura, where the students picked out words that they Sugar Creek) when recognized. the railroads came in the mid-19th Pictured is Laura reading to the class. century. Shanesville was administratively merged with Sugarcreek in 1969. Sugarcreek was originally settled by Swiss immigrants and is known as “Little Switzerland”. Division 1A International Service Project: El Salvador Seven Rotarians and friends of Rotary are finalizing their trip to the Love and Hope Ministries Orphanage in El Salvador which will take place between January 12 th and the 17th. Kelly, home for a holiday visit from the orphanage, shared information about the orphanage at a recent Boardman Rotary meeting. She also met with the team to provide information about the area, as well as what the team can expect in terms of food, shelter, and travel. Pictured from left to right: Row 1: Penny May, Salem Rotarian; Kelly Moore, from the Love and Hope Orphanage; Sheryl Figliano, Project Coordinator Row 2: Shelly LaBaerto, Boardman Rotary President; Marc Coleins, Austintown Rotarian; Frank, Salem Rotarian; Elizabeth Shobel, recent KSU grad and affiliated with the Centers for Hearing Care; Sieglinde Warren, Canfield Rotarian; and Fortunato Figliano. Attention Club Secretaries Clubs will no longer receive paper versions of the Official Directory Data Form in October to report officers and club information; Canfield Rotary Cruze Project instead, clubs should report through Member An exciting opportunity by Canfield Rotary is being held to provide support for Access by 10 Hospice of the March Valley. Tom Pauley, project chair, said that the Cruze will be purchased through Greg Greenwood at Greenwood Chevy who will hold the car for us until the drawing on Labor Day at the Canfield Fair. Tickets are $20 each, and are available from all Canfield Rotarians. Pictured is the actual car which will be in production this month at Lordstown. With all the “bells and whistles,” this Cruze is valued at more than $27,000. Michael Bollas, Division I-B Keith Rising, Musical Director, and his Madrigal Singers from Warren G Harding High School were guests recently at the Rotary Club of Warren weekly meeting to present their Holiday Music Program . The students are Juniors and Seniors of a diverse group that includes all facets of student life at Warren G. Harding H.S.. They have won high honors in Solo & Ensemble Completions and perform many concerts during the Holiday Season. The group left to a standing ovation after singing their final number, "Joy To The World". The Rotary Club of Warren recently held their annual “Children’s Christmas Party” at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren, Ohio. The Club invites special needs children in the Warren area presenting them with gifts, a buffet luncheon, live music (made up of local Rotarian musicians), holiday characters, and candy. Interact students from Warren G. Harding helped out by passing out the gifts and wearing the costumes of several holiday characters. Even the Mayor of Warren, Michael O’Brien, was on hand to introduce each child and present them with their gift. Children’s Rehabilitation Center Members of the Rotary Club of District Office Warren visited the Children’s Rehabilitation Center to present the children Contact Info: who couldn’t make it to the annual “Children’s Christmas Party” with gifts from Santa. 217 Second St. NW Canton, Oh 44702 Left to right: Dick Aurand, Committee Chairman, Nick Verina, President, Earl Brown, (330) 452-2882 Committee Member, Denise Rubano, Pre School Teacher, and Bob Foster, Executive F (330) 452-8614 Director of the Rehab Center. info@cantonrotary. org Interact Students Interact Students from Warren G. Harding H.S. with Warren Mayor – Michael O’ Brien. Mark Flake, Division IV-A East Palestine Rotary Auction The East Palestine Rotary Club held its15th Annual Christmas Auction on Friday, November 26, 2010, (day after Thanksgiving) at 4:00 o'clock P.M. Doors opened at 3:00 o'clock to preview merchandise. New Christmas merchandise, collectibles, name brand toys, and a large variety of other merchandise was auctioned. Donations from local merchants were also be auctioned. The auction was held at the same location as in years past: East Palestine Elementary School Cafeteria, 195 West Grant Street, East Palestine, Ohio, 44413. Proceeds benefit the East Palestine Social Concerns and the East Palestine Rotary Club which sponsors many community events which include the Memorial Day Bike Parade, Cross Country, Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Friday Night at the Movies at the City Park, Career Day, Harry S. Laber Award, Community Yard Sale, Student Loans, World Affairs, RYLA, Interact, Youth Soccer and Youth Exchange Program. The East Palestine Rotary Club also participates in the Cancer Relay for Life, National Night Out, Toys for Tots Car Cruise, 4 Way Speech contest for students, and Dog Days. The Rotary Club had food available during the evening which included hot dogs, coney dogs, hamburgers, sloppy joes, nachos and cheese, the "works", walking tacos, chips, cookies, candy, and hot and cold beverages. Our Interact has grown and they help out quite a bit at our events.
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