District Governor Newsletter-Doug Simpson, Issue 1 by dtb21686


									                          District Governor Newsletter-Doug Simpson, Issue 1

Club Visits This first month has been a whirlwind as I
have completed almost half of my official Club visits.
                                                                                 Rotary 6650 has almost 100 members
Thank you for making me feel welcome at your
                                                               in a District 6650 group. Make new connections, and
meetings. I‟ve learned about so many creative, low-cost
                                                               catch up with old friends. Fun! Fellowship! Great photos!
fundraisers and projects that I will be highlighting them in
my next Newsletter.
                                                               Youth Exchange-District 6650 is sponsoring 23
         Former RI President to Visit District                 Outbound Exchange Students this year. Our students
                                                               will be living in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile,
                                                               Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, The
                                                               Netherlands, and Spain.
         Rajendra K. Saboo, RI President 91-92, will
attend our District‟s inaugural Foundation appreciation
Since 1998 he and his wife Usha have been serving
hands-on as volunteers in Rotary Medicare projects in                                            This month‟s spotlight is
Africa, and have worked in Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria,          on France. We are sending two students to France this
Zambia & Malawi, Swaziland, Cambodia, Madagascar               year. Drew Bostwick, sponsored by Salem, will be
and Lesotho.                                                   hosted by District 1770. Matthew Morgan, sponsored by
Past RI President Saboo is Chairman of Saboo Business          Wooster, will also be living in France. They leave for
Group which includes Kamla Dials and Devices Limited,          France on August 25 . We are hosting French students
manufacturers of watch dials and components, Saboo             Adrien Tanguy in Dover, and Loren Mayala in Alliance.
Coatings Limited, and retail chain ETHOS.
                                                               Venue Change-Due to a scheduling conflict, Youth
Foundation Celebration-Please join me for this                 Exchange Orientation will be at the Salem Community
Foundation Dinner in Alliance. We will showcase what           Center instead of Camp Stambaugh. Everything else
the Foundation has done in the world partnering with our       remains the same. Orientation is mandatory for
District.                                                      Inbounds and Host Families per RI, and the State
The price is $10.00 per Rotarian, guests are invited at no     Department. Orientation is August 22, from 10:00am-
charge.                                                        Sunday, August 23, at 9:00am. The parents‟ meeting is
Wednesday, August 5 at Courtney‟s Banquet Center,              Saturday from 11-1, and includes lunch.
981 East State Street (SR 62) Alliance. 6:00-9:00pm.

PDG Donald McTigue
                                                                           GSE Team going to France- Hank Conrad of
                passed peacefully away at his home
                                                               Poland Rotary is our District‟s GSE (Group Student
               Wednesday, July 26. He is survived by his
                                                               Exchange) Chairman. This year‟s GSE team will head
               wife Mary Lee, five children, and ten
                                                               to District 1770, France, for a wine-based vocational
               grandchildren. Many District Rotarians
                                                               exchange. Please contact Hank for more information at
               knew him by his nickname, Ducky, but most
               will remember his very gracious personality
and kindness he showed anyone he came in contact
with. As Charter member of the Girard-Liberty Rotary           Membership- Membership is always a concern for
Club, his life embodied true spirit of Rotary in “Service      Clubs. To keep membership up and interested, try to
above Self” that eventually led to his being elected the       plan some fun events at your meetings. Special
District Governor for the 1981-82 Rotary year.                 membership meetings and events need to make the
                                                               prospective members interested enough to want to join a
District Governor Applicants- The District is looking for      great organization. Ask other Clubs what they do for
District Governor Applicants for Rotary year 2012-2013.        fellowship. Salem holds „socials‟ at members‟ home,
Applicants should be a full term club President and have       while the Mahoning County Clubs participate in a
had some experience at the District level. Please ask          monthly „Pub Night‟ at different restaurant/lounges. My
your current President for the application and forward to      wife and I have attended Club picnics and we‟ve been
PDG Jim Tallman @ JETDDT2@neo.rr.com                           invited to corn roasts and family gatherings.

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