Rotary District 6600 includes 63 clubs and over 3,000 members in Northern Ohio​.



We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.

Shelter Box

Shelter Box

Shelter Box’s purpose is to provide emergency shelter and tools to displaced families around the world.

Natural Disasters and conflicts are ongoing, and Shelter Box is always on the group, working to help the most vulnerable, no matter how remote.

Rotary District 6600 and ShelterBox are working together to provide help and hope to the people of Haiti and other disaster locations, at home and abroad.

District Contact

Andy Bone
Shelter Box Chair, Rotary Club of Marion

Four Way Test Speech Contest

Both the Four-Way Speech and Essay Contests are back for the 2021-2022 School Year! The District Contest is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Van Wert, Ohio.

District Contact:

Elizabeth Schultz
Rotary Club of Oberlin

Reference Documents

2021-2022 District 6600 Speech Contest Information

2021-2022 Speech Contest for School Distribution



For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

District Contacts

Mary AufdenKampe, DG
Rotary Club of Oberlin, co-chair

Gary AufdenKampe
E-Club of District 6600 Ohio Pathways, co-chair



The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians is the oldest and largest of the Rotary Fellowships. It began in England in 1947 and has grown to 90 fleets, with more than 3200 members in 32 countries.

All Rotarians can join IYFR. The only requirement for joining is an active interest in boating (ownership of a boat is not required). Local fleets are located worldwide; if there is not a local fleet in your area you can join as an Independent Member.

Boating with fellow Rotarians and friends is a delightful way to share ideas, improve your seamanship, provide support for Rotary service activities, make lasting friendships and practice the ideals of Rotary.

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Where we see need, MESA collaborates with global organizations to provide needed technology, medical supplies and hope to areas of the world where there is little or no hope.

MESA collects and sends medical and educational materials around the globe.

In the United States, there’s a huge wealth of usable medical equipment and supplies that are no longer in service.

The second-hand surplus in our country is often state-of-the-art to the healing needs of developing countries. Rotarians have the resources to collect, sort, identify, store and ship millions of dollars of still-usable medical supplies and equipment.

The supplies and equipment go from MESA’s warehouse in Fostoria, into a shipping container, and then into the port of a local Rotary Club for distribution.

District Contact

Gary Newton
Rotary Club of St. Marys

Rotaract of Maumee

Rotaract Club

Rotaract is a club for adults ages 18-30 that meets twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out.

District Contact

Jeremy Knoff
Rotary Club of Maumee


STRIVE 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. This program is FUN, INTERACTIVE, and can involve every Rotarian in your club.

STRIVE stands for, “Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education.”

Everything you need to create and maintain your STRIVE Program is available in our Club STRIVE Toolkit below. Fillable versions of the Participation and Notification forms are available as well.

District Contact

James Hieb

Reference Documents

New Toolkit for 2022-2023 for STRIVE available September 2022

Rotary District 6600 is proud to support a STRIVE program in the following high schools (sponsoring Rotary club referenced in parenthesis):

  • Ashland County West Holmes Career Center (Ashland)
  • Avon Lake High School (North Coast, Northeastern Lorain County)
  • Brookside High School (North Coast, Northeastern Lorain County)
  • Elyria High School (Elyria Noon)
  • Firelands High School (Oberlin)
  • Keystone High School (Oberlin)
  • Maumee High School (Maumee)
  • Oberlin High School (Oberlin)
  • Ontario High School (Mansfield)
  • Ottawa-Glandorf High School (Ottawa-Glandorf)
  • Penta Vocational Center (Perrysburg)
  • Vermilion High School (Vermilion)
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Heart of America Rotary Zones 30 & 31

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