October 2017
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Don Mumford
    October 8
  • Marilyn Titus
    Dave Titus
    October 6
  • Robert Bixler
    October 22
  • Dave Snyder
    Paula Snyder
    October 30

Howland Twp

'Service Above Self'

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Shepherd of the Valley, Howland
4100 North River Rd., N.E.
Warren, OH  44484
United States
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Let's Make Change and End Polio
World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.  Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988.  Since then, cases have been reduced by 99.9%.  Today, only three countries remain endemic:  Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
World Polio Day is October 24, 2017.  To help contribute towards ending polio once and for all, our club is hosting a loose change fundraiser for the entire month of October.  At every Howland Rotary Club event during the month of October, the "Change for Good" loose change jar will be there to collect any silver and copper coin you find in your car, your pockets, in your couch cushions, your change purses or any where else it sits idle (the jar will accept paper currency too).  Let's help make a difference in the world and end polio now!
Click and check out the Rotary World Polio Day website

Rotary Helps Disaster Victims

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping bring emergency aid to communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.

The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people.

The Puerto Rico Recovery fund was established with a $1 million gift from the Murray Family Foundation with hopes that it will be matched by Rotarians and friends.

The Rotary Foundation has established four special funds to collect donations to help victims rebuild, and Rotary club members continue to work on the ground to bring relief in their communities.

Rotary's partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.

If you have questions about how you can help, contact relief@rotary.org. To see how clubs are helping, go to Rotary Ideas.

How to Contribute

Four Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been setup:


Puerto Rico

Account name: Puerto Rico Recovery
Account number: 614


Mexico earthquakes

Account name: Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund
Account number: 613


Hurricane Harvey

Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608


Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number:


You can contribute by check or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary.


Click HERE to contribute online.


Rotary Global Rewards
Have you used Rotary Global Rewards — our member benefits program of special offers on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment, and more? Rotary Global Rewards makes your Rotary membership even more rewarding.
With Rotary Global Rewards you can:
  • Get discounts on products and services in a number of categories.
  • Give a portion of your purchase back to Rotary.
  • Rotary and Rotaract club members can add special offers from their businesses.
Use it on your mobile device by downloading the Rotary Club Locator App.
To learn more, sign in to My Rotary and go to the Member Center. If you don’t have an account, create one now at www.rotary.org/myrotary.
Operation Warm
Past District Governor Debbie Esbenshade is once again coordinating District 6650’s OPERATION WARM CAMPAIGN for our 6th years Clubs can log on to the Operation Warm website (https://www.operationwarm.org/community-coat-program-order-form/) to get information on the sizing guides and order forms. 
Cost of the coats this year  -  $20/child    $22/adult
Howland Rotary will match Club Rotarian gifts up to an aggregate of $200
Please consider purchasing a coat this year and E-mail President Bob at rjsincich@gmail.com with your commitment no later than October 4, 2017.

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