Serve to Change Lives

Serve to Change Lives


Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6:00pm at the Emerald Event Center in Avon, Ohio

Honoring District Governor Keith Hodkinson and welcoming incoming District Governor Mary AufdenKampe and the Class of 2021-2022 Club Presidents and District leaders.

Overnight accommodations at the Marriott Hotel, next to the Event Center. Book your room online.


One Rotary Summit Happening January 5, 2019

Join us for One Rotary Summit on Saturday, January 5, 2019. This annual event is a way for District 6600 Rotarians to network with other Rotarians and discuss the relationship between Membership, Public Image and Humanitarian Service.

This year’s One Rotary Summit content features Rotarians Jennifer Jones and Michael Angelo Caruso, as well as well-known writer and speaker, Simon Sinek.  Whether you have attended previous One Rotary Summits or this is your first time attending, prepare to be energized and inspired.

One Rotary Summit is for ALL Rotarians- there is no title or rank necessary to be a part of this day.  Gather a group from your club and join us for an awesome event! 

Registration is at 8:30 AM and Summit runs from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and includes breakfast and lunch. The event will be held at Owens Community College in Findlay, Ohio in the Educational Center, Room 111. This is a free event sponsored by District 6600.

Immediately following One Rotary Summit we will offer two additional opportunities from 1:30-3 PM.

  1. Graphics- Learn how to make graphics for your club using three free and easy tools. Join Alison Frye for a practical and hands on session.
  2. Presidents Elect- Did you miss a fall PE gathering or have additional questions about becoming your club’s president? Join DGE Carolyn Huston to learn all about your path to club president.


Use this link register via DacDB login 

Use this link if you do not know your DacDB login  

For questions about this event email Deb Cheney ( or Alison Frye (

Download Flyer 



Come to the 2018 Peace Scholar and Leadership Training Workshop

Join us for a conference to explore the idea of peace and how we can make a difference right where we are. This event features Mohammed Eid, a Rotary Peace Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mohammed is from the Gaza Strip, Palestine one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet also the site of some of the word conflict in the world. Mohammed will share his unique perspective related to his work and home country.

The main purpose of this event is to:

  • Provide exposure to youth to the principles of peace & conflict resolution
  • Develop baseline skills of reaching agreement and finding common ground
  • How to address and resolve conflict
  • How to set goals and effectively build a team

This FREE event is being held at Owens Community College (Heritage Hall) in Perrysburg from 9 AM – 4 PM. Registration is open at 8:30 AM.

Fostering Peace in our communities and across the globe is central to the work of Rotary. And while this is important for all Rotarians, encouraging our next generation of leaders to make Peace a priority is a special charge all of us share. This event is targeted towards members of our Interact and Rotaract Clubs and young professionals but all are welcome.

Interact and Rotaract Members, Non-Rotarians – please register HERE.

Rotary Club members, please register HERE

Rotary District 6600 and the Rotary World Peace Scholar Program is proud to sponsor this event. Please EMAIL Allison Glover for more information. 

One More Rotarian Needed to Travel with Rotary to Serve Children In Belize

Rotary District 6600’s Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA) Program is partnering with our district’s own Resource Centers International (RCI) to equip 18 pre-schools in Stann Creek, Belize this fall and you can join! Our time in-country will begin November 24 and conclude December 8. Plan to travel at least a day before and afterwards.

Volunteers will be asked to participate in assembling the various materials necessary to make the preschool a sustainable place of learning and community.  On October 2, MESA shipped a container of supplies including gently used computers, software, and books to be used by children in Belize. Oftentimes, RCI supports schools in Spanish-speaking countries in Central America. Belize is an English-speaking country so there is no language barrier for Rotary volunteers to prevent interaction with these children and their teachers! Information about this and previous mission trips is available HERE.

While experience as an educator is ideal, your energy, passion and enthusiasm is all we need you to bring! Basic computer skills and familiarity with Windows and software installation is also helpful. Having people skills to interact with the various school personnel, parents and ministry of education staff is perhaps the most important contribution you can make. You should be prepared to give tutorials to teachers and others.  RCI has performed this activity over 60 times in the last ten years.

A complete orientation will take place in Belize. Participants will be responsible for their own expenses which typically amount to approximately $1,000.

We are limiting participation to 10 people but we need one more as of October 4.  Volunteers need a current passport and be current on their vaccinations; suggested vaccinations are Hepatitis A & B and a Flu shot. Interested Rotarians should communicate with Sylvania Rotarian Mel Honig at by November 1 to schedule or for more information.

Northern Ohio Teams Up to Grow Rotary

Three District Membership Summit Scheduled

Last Rotary Year, District 6600 led the all-star team in Membership! At our recent Rotary Zone Institute, District 6600 was named best in our sixteen district Zone for Membership growth percentage, net gain, and retention for Past Governor Deb’s year.  Now, District Membership Chair John Hill and DG Maris want to take us to a new level!

Membership is critical to Rotary’s success. To provide the best experience possible, all three northern Ohio Rotary Districts are partnering to bring you a new event this year. We want our club leaders to join our Tri-District Membership Summit on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Wooster, Ohio from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. In addition to meeting district leaders, you’ll also hear from Haris Sofradzija, Regional Membership Officer from Rotary International Headquarters. Meet us at the Shisler Conference Center to:

  • Receive tools to build capacity for membership growth
  • Hear best practices for engaging members
  • Start to build your membership plan
  • Kick-start your new member orientation
  • Learn how to manage membership leads and more
  • Chance to win 10, 5 or 3 Paul Harris Awards for your club

Registration is free and open to all club and district leaders. Click HERE to have a link emailed to you so you can register. Members can email John Hill at to answer any questions.

Be Your Club’s Inspiration! Join Us for District Assembly on April 28

Be Your Club’s Inspiration! Join Us for District Assembly on April 28


The District Training Assembly is an annual event designed to inspire incoming club leaders and to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively lead with you during your year. The Assembly is also the first opportunity for your team to engage the District Governor-Elect and learn about the Rotary President’s Theme for the upcoming year, Be the Inspiration. We will kick off our morning with DGE Maris talking about our theme for the larger group and her vision for the upcoming Rotary Year. We will then transition into groups as outlined below where members can connect with others who hold similar positions and interests.  Here is the schedule for the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky
9:00 – 9:30 District governor-elect’s remarks and presentation of the 2018-19 Theme
9:30 – 9:45 Transition to Break-out sessions by cohort
9:45 – 11:45 Sessions by Role or interest
Noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 District Business Session / Presidents-Elect vote on budget, other district business
1:30 – 2:00 Closing Session / Open time for Q&A for DGE Maris, District Leaders
  • Presidents-Elect
    • Review the Presidential Citation, tactical training on Rotary Club Central and Goal Entry and how to use the reports for the Citation at My Rotary as management tools for your year. Bring your laptop!
  • Club Secretaries
    • Focused on how secretaries support entering information to track the Presidential Citation. Secretaries will also discuss the importance of keeping positions current and ensuring all member data is added both in the Rotary International and District databases (DacDb) – with help on how to do so. We encourage you to bring your laptop!
  • Membership Chairs
    • Learn how clubs may allow for greater flexibility in membership types, meeting schedules and formats, how to conduct a classification study to create a plan for diversifying membership per this year’s Presidential Citation, and brainstorm member engagement and recruitment ideas.
  • Youth Chairs
    • Learn about District and International Programs that touch youth and young adults including presentations on Rotary Youth Exchange, Four Way Test Speech and Essay, STRIVE, Interact, and Rotaract.
  • Grant Learning Lab and Project Showcase
    • Opportunities for clubs to share current or potential local and international projects, recruit for partnerships while also meeting leaders for and seeing displays about our Group Study Exchange and MESA, our Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad program. Coaching on District and Global Grant processes available for Grant Committee members. Bring your questions and business cards!

Any interested member is welcome to join a session above. If members of your club are unsure of where to jump in, we particularly encourage attendance in the Youth Session! Those who are committed to serving as club president in 2019-20 are especially encouraged to come and join District Governor Nominee Carolyn Huston for lunch and the opportunity to meet your leadership group.

Remember, Club Presidents Elect must attend this session in order to vote on the District Budget. You are your club’s only vote at our district business session!

Click HERE to have a registration link sent to you. In order to right size the rooms and have an accurate count for meals, please ensure that your team has registered no later than Monday, April 23.

If you have any questions about our District Assembly, please contact District Trainer Ken Robinson. We’re excited to gather with you and your team to enjoy great fellowship, be inspired together, and advance the mission of Rotary!