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.

Your Gifts Made a Difference

We did it!

We surpassed our 2017-18 goal of $360 million and raised more than $414 million for The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations on such a successful year! We couldn’t have done this without your invaluable leadership.

Thanks to these gifts, more families will have clean water to drink, more children will go to sleep with full stomachs and peace is closer than ever! 

Watch Thank You Video

Nominations Requested for 2021-2022 District Governor






District 6600 is seeking applicants for our 2021-2022 District Governor. One of the most important decisions we make as a District is choosing our future leaders. We are seeking the most qualified person for the position of District Governor. If you have a demonstrated history of leadership and collaboration as a Rotarian and are willing to share your passion and talents as our District Governor, please seriously consider this opportunity.

A Governor Nominee must:

  1. Be a member in good standing of a Rotary Club in District 6600;
  2. Be a member of a club in District 6600 that has no indebtedness to RI or the District;
  3. Have served a full term as president of a Rotary Club;
  4. Demonstrate willingness, commitment and ability to full fill the duties and responsibilities of governor;

(Complete Duties of a Governor can be viewed at Rotary International Bylaws –article 16.090)

Applications can be submitted by US Mail or E-Mail any time prior to October 26, 2018. Please note that the form requires your club secretary to attest that the club is aware of and endorses your application. Please also include a cover letter stating why you are interested in serving as District Governor.

Please send the completed application (signed by the nominee and club secretary) and cover letter by October 26, 2018 to:

Do Nguyen, PDG
638 St. Anne’s Drive
Holland, OH 43528


Please direct any questions to Past District Governor Do Nguyen, Nominating Committee Chair, via e-mail to Receipt will be acknowledged after October 7, 2018, and if a receipt is not returned, please contact PDG Do. Nominees will be notified about the time of interviews tentatively scheduled for November 14, 2018.

District Governor Nomination Form (Deadline October 26, 2018)

District 6600 Announces 2018 STRIVE Scholarship Winners

STRIVE participants from the Western part of District 6600 include Tyree Edwards (Fremont), Megan Schimmoeler (Ottawa Glandorf), Haley Palmer (Maumee), Belle Fischer (Ontario) with District Governor Deb Cheney

STRIVE, which stands for Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education, is a program where Rotary Clubs work with a high school for the purpose of motivating students to improve their school performance during their senior year. The major aspect of the program is that it is Student Driven and only facilitated by Rotarians. Designed to support students in increasing their attendance and participation and improving their grades and attitude, this program is fun, interactive, and can involve every Rotarian in our clubs.

Annually, District 6600 awards scholarships to four students in the eastern and western halves of our district. First place winners receiving a two-year renewable $2,000 scholarship are Darian Taylor from Oberlin High School sponsored by Oberlin Rotary Club and Belle Fischer from Ontario High School sponsored by the Mansfield Rotary Club. Second place finishers receiving a one-year $1,000 scholarship are Tessa Kasper from FIrelands High School sponsored by the Oberlin Rotary Club and Haley Palmer form Maumee High School sponsored by the Maumee Rotary Club.

Clubs interested in starting their plans for a STRIVE Program now can download the 2018-19 STRIVE Toolkit HERE.