May 31, 2016
Don Wiggins
Flying Horse Farms
Jun 14, 2016
The Akron Rotary Planned Giving Committee
An Overview of the Planned Giving Program
Jun 21, 2016
Chris Verich, Deputy Director
"How to Spot a Con" by the Summit Co. Office of Consumer Affairs
Jun 28, 2016
Suzie Graham, President -- DAP
Downtown Akron Partnership
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District 6630 Clubs Rocked the Change!
Thank you to everyone from the Club who attended the Rock'n the Change District Conference in April . . . What a tremendous weekend! 
Thank you again to the tremendous committee co-chaired by Akrotarian Shon Christy. There are a lot of photos (click to view) on the District website along with a video (click to view) from Shon of the Friday night keynote speaker, American hero, Josh Bleill.
And yes, you heard right . . . Elvis WAS in the House . . .Cleveland Rotarian Ron Felgenhauer joined us on Saturday as “Elvis”, an impersonator that would rock your socks. Thanks to Sandy Naragon from the RC of Akron who rocked out as Pat Benatar!

Club & Member Awards Picnic - June 25, 2016, Noon - 3:30PM

​​​​​​All Rotarians and your families are invited to have fun and celebrate as we present our 2015-16 Rotary Club and Individual Awards on June 25th. This is Akrotarian Cheryl Warren's last event during her year  as District 6630 Governor.  The festivities start at Noon at The Akron Rotary Camp.  Kick off with a picnic lunch of hamburgers & hot dogs followed by the award ceremony.  The camp has a playground and weather permitting, pontoon boat rides will also be available.​​​​​

June 25, 2016 | Noon - 3:30 PM.  
​​​​​​Akron Rotary Camp
4460 Rex Lake Drive | Akron, OH 

​​​​​​CLICK TO REGISTER or call Amy Kapostasy at 440-622-9538.

Wear your casual picnic attire . . Hawaiian, Ugliest, or Most Fun Shirts encouraged!! 
$10.00 per person / children under age 10 are free.  
Bring your future Rotarians!!

Many clubs in our district are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs such as Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), The Four Way Speech Contest and Rotary Youth Exchange.  Youth service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. The RI Strategic Plan encourages clubs to balance their activities in all five Avenues of Service, and regarding the New Generations Avenue of Service, it acknowledges the exceptional work that Rotarians do to support youth programs.
Thank you to Bob Oborn (RC of Stow-Munroe Falls) for contributing to this article and for organizing a Youth Service project during our 2016 District Conference and working with over 60 Interact and Rotaract students who sorted over 6,000 books.  Books were donated by district high school and college Clubs and district Rotary clubs to fill bookcases destined for community centers and battered women's shelters.  Lowes in Brimfield donated the wood. Julie Brandle (RC of Akron), owner of Metis Construction, cut the wood into the patterns and Kent Elastomer built the bookcases.  Interact clubs from Woodbridge High School, West Geauga High School, James A Garfield High School, Twinsburg and Stow-Munroe Falls High school painted them and worked with the Rotaract Club of Kent State University and Mayfield High School Interact to sort books and fill the cases. The remaining books were donated to the United Way to replenish books in bookcases they have at various locations.
We hope this is the first of many District Service Projects by our great Interact and Rotaract clubs within the district.  We hope to double the amount of clubs participating next year and hope to see everyone on November 5th at Interaction 2016 being hosted by West Geauga High School. More details to follow. Rotary Rocks and so do the district Interact and Rotaract clubs!  Thanks again to Bob for contributing this information for our news article!!

Enjoyed the Cuyahoga Valley train for a murder mystery night with Sandy Naragon, DG Cheryl Warren, Mella Hawk CastnerLynda Farkas, Jan Ryan, PDG Julie WestSteve Shechter AKA Joey Bucca (a suspect in the play).  Julie Brandle and her husband were also spotted on a different section of the train!  

We recently took our Rotary meeting on the road when we visited OpenM for a wonderfully eye opening presentation on all of the good they are doing in our community. Special thanks to Dottie Achmoody for her and her teams hospitality and a delicious lunch!   Dottie then joined us the following week and became a new Rotarian!

While at OpenM we inducted new Rotarians, Kimmie Hoch, Novus Clinic and Karen Hrdlicka, Mature Services, Inc.


Over the past few weeks we have also welcomed Ken Babby, Akron Rubber Ducks, Lisa King, Summit Metro Parks,,Laura Duda, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and (no photo) Donald Gordon, Cascade Locks Park Association.

Amendments to the Rotary Club of Akron have been passed by the Rotary Club of Akron Members.  
Thank you!

The purpose of Rotary Cares is to show our support for Akron Rotary
members and their families when dealing with the loss of a loved one, the
hardship of illness and also to celebrate the joy of a new baby, job, marriage
or other event in their lives..

Congratulations to exchange student Gabrile Mendes on his graduation from Stow-Munroe Falls High School!

Well wishes to Lance Chima who has been released from the hospital following heart surgery. Reports are that he is doing well with orders to rest!

Condolences are sent to Blake Babcock and family on the recent passing of his grandmother. Cards may be sent to 4530 Noble Loon St, NW, Massillon, OH 44646.

Sincere sympathies also go out to Katy Miller on the recent passing of her mother. Cards may be sent to 218 Casterton Avenue, Akron, OH 44303.



Rotary District 6630's photo.2016-17 Rotary Theme announced by John Germ, Rotary International President Elect: Rotary Serving Humanity.



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