Novelis Spaghetti Dinner/Can Recycling Contest

From our friends & supporters at Novelis Neighbors:

Spaghetti Dinner/Can Recycling Contest is Oct 8 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Warren Mission at 155 Tod Ave, across from the Hot Dog Shop in the United Methodist Church. Prizes are:

$5000 for most cans by weight

$2500 for 2nd place

$1000 for 3rd Place

$1000 for school with most participation

$500 drawing for any school that brings in cans that does not win a larger prize.

Free spaghetti dinner for anyone who brings a bag of cans!

Let me know if anyone has any questions on it.

Welcome Novelis Neighbors!

Your Region 1 Board is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Novelis Neighbor to help you bring the Destination Imagination program to more Kids in Region 1 (Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula Counties of Ohio).

novelis-neighborNovelis Neighbor is offering money to schools/districts interested in participating in Destination Imagination to help offset the cost of membership and tournament fees. While targeting new teams and new schools, they are also open to supporting existing teams where there is financial need. They may also have volunteers who may be willing to help directly with teams.

For more information on this exciting new development for Region 1, Contact us at and watch the Region 1 Web and Facebook page as we grow and develop this partnership to benefit our kids.

The idea of Novelis Neighbor is to personalize our role in our communities. Our goal is to behave like a good neighbor and drive impact by focusing our charitable investments and volunteer work in the following three areas:

Safety: Extends our “safety first” value into our communities.

Math & Science Education (STEM): Aims to address the global need for more scientists, engineers and technologists through the support of math and science education at all school levels.

Recycling: Supports aluminum recycling and education in communities around the world.



Novelis Inc. is a global aluminum company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis is a leading producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in beverage can recycling. The company serves customers in sectors including beverage cans, automotive, consumer electronics, construction, foil and packaging.

Support from Novelis

Managers, the procedure and information has changed for 2014. We’ll have the new information online soon. Thanks for your patience.

As we mentioned earlier, Novelis Neighbors has committed to supporting Region 1 and our Destination Imagination teams. The first part of this is that they will be supplying all team membership materials (The kit you get from DI-HQ that includes RotR, the Challenges, etc.) at no cost to your team/school.

The first membership kits should be available in mid-October.

To get the Novelis-supported memberships you need to send a request through this web form.

Web form basics:

  1. Check spelling of names, addresses and emails. We need that to get in contact with you to arrange delivery.
  2. District drop-down includes every district in Mahoning, Trumbull, & Ashabulla Counties plus Charter, Diocese, Home-school, Others, and Outside the Region in alphabetic order,
  3. School Name may be organization name if you are not school sponsored.
  4. You should get an email with what you entered into the form. If not, check with us.

Because of this there will be several changes you should be aware of.

  1. All team numbers will be issued to Novelis/ Region 1 OKC instead of your school or district as previous.
  2. We will then issue materials with the team’s membership number.
  3. The Team Name/ Nickname that was used in the past by some teams will only be used to track individual teams. (Doesn’t mean you can’t have one, but once past Regional level you will not see it used.)
  4. Team Managers at schools with Coordinators (Howland, Youngstown come to mind) should check with them before filling in the request form. Yes, we will be passing along the team numbers/ TM Names to the Coordinators.

New teams and teams with financial needs should check with us or Novelis Neighbors for additional Financial support.

Please bear with us as this is all new to us and while we are trying to anticipate things, there are bound to be kinks and glitches to work out.

Your Region 1 Board