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. 

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!


Register Now for Rotary’s Spring Saturday Spectacular!

Springtime means District Training Assembly and our One Rotary Summit! Plan to visit us at Bowling Green High School on Saturday, April 29! Click HERE for a downloadable flyer to share with your fellow Rotarians.

The District Training Assembly is for all incoming Club Board Officers, Club Committee Chairs or eager members wishing to learn more about the specific roles and initiatives of Rotary for the 2017-2018 year. Presidents-Elect must attend their specific session with DGE Deb to vote on the District Budget. Sessions are also provided for Assistant Governors, Secretaries/Treasurers, and a special gathering for other board members or interested Rotarians not in one of these roles that will touch on Membership, Rotary Foundation, a Rotary 101 presentation that debuted at All Ohio Presidents Training, and best practices for Rotary Board membership and governance. To register for the Assembly, please click HERE

Following the Assembly and Lunch at Bowling Green High School, everyone is invited to attend our One Rotary Summit with DG Do. At the Summit, you will engage fresh new thinking and take home hands-on tools to strengthen membership, public image and involvement in Foundation programs. The One Rotary Summit is an event where YOU do most of the talking and EVERY ROTARIAN IS WELCOME! Click HERE to register for the One Rotary Summit.

Please note, if you plan to attend both events, please complete both registrations! Get your carpooling figured out and come spend the day with DG Do, DGE Deb and your District Team as we work to make Rotary stronger, more vibrant and more fun!

For questions, please contact District Trainer Ken Robinson.

Nearly 100 Leaders Attend District Training Assembly

2016 Assembly Do

Nearly 100 Club and District Leaders attended the 2016 District Training Assembly at the University of Findlay on Saturday, May 14. District Governor Elect Do Nguyen introduced members of his leadership team and shared his priorities for District 6600 as we come together to serve humanity in the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Leaders heard presentations from District Foundation Chair Joe Ludwig, District Membership Chair John Hill, and District Public Image Chair Alison Frye.  Past District Governor Helyn Bolanis offered a presentation on the 2016 Council on Legislation and some of the groundbreaking changes initiated this spring. This includes a $4 per member increase in dues to Rotary International for three years beginning July 1, 2017 and greater flexibility in determining member qualifications and club meeting schedules. Presidents Elect also approved the 2016-17 District Budget and received the annual audit from the 2014-15 Rotary Year.

All Club and District Leaders are invited to review the materials and resources presented for clubs at this years assembly.


How to Create a My Rotary Account

2016-17 Presidential Citation

2016-17 District Governor Visits

2016 District Assembly Council on Legislation Presentation

Club Officers’ Kit

Club Committee Chair Resources

Rotary Global Rewards

Rotary Foundation Centennial


2016 District Assembly Membership Presentation

Membership Assessment Tools

Strengthening Your Membership


Rotary Brand Center

2016 District Assembly Public Image Presentation

District 6600 Public Image Tool Kit

Quick Start Guide for Club Websites

Website Story Guidelines

UP NEXT- Club Foundation and Membership Chairs and Board Members should mark their calendars for our next training event at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky on August 20 for training on DacDb, the district’s database, as well as the annual Membership and Foundation Seminars.  Registration information will be released soon!