Monday, May 24, 2021

This month Rotary International has asked us to focus on our youth service programs like Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange. Learn more here and explore this topic with us at our meeting Wednesday at noon at MVR
or virtually via Zoom. 
The  Zoom ID is: 330 967 0456

Our Weekly Meetings

Last week's meeting: Our own Barbara Brothers will talk to us about Fair School Funding and how YOU can help make a difference in the public education of Youngstown's students.

The Fair School Funding Plan brings tax dollars home to local communities and fixes school funding and we can do it right now with zero tax increase.

✓ It is a constitutional solution to school funding (providing for adequacy and equity) that will fix school funding once and for all.

✓ It benefits every school system and provides stability to school district budgets. No district loses funding.

✓ It allows for more local control as it will bring more state dollars to local communities where they belong. And, it

reduces the overreliance on local taxes.

✓ It can be funded with existing state dollars and at zero tax increase.

✓ The time is now as Ohio is in excellent financial shape.

How can you help? Reach out to your legislator today to share your support. This plan can be fully funded with Ohio’s current revenues and support local communities and #BringOurTaxesHome. Learn more here

 This week's speaker: 
Chris Stanley from Youngstown City Schools
Chris will be speaking to the club about raising money for a school trip to Washington DC. More information here: 
Support our Beerfest - Recruit a Sponsor
Now is the time to participate in the 3rd Annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest by helping to recruit a sponsor. It's fun to drink great local beer, but the goal of Beerfest is to raise funds to support Rotary Community action, like gifts to the United Way, YWCA, and the fight against Polio.  
You can help by finding individuals or businesses in our community willing to $250, $500, or more to support great work and great beer.  Everything you need to know about the Beerfest and sponsorship is available on the 3rd Annual Craft Beerfest Page.  
Bruce Goode planted monarch-supporting plants.
By: Dr. Barbara Brothers
Website is Resource 
All Rotary issues contain a wealth of online resources for project ideas and for connecting to national and international groups. For example, this issue identifies the RI website as a resource for new service ideas and learning ideas for young people. 
In addition, the magazine seeks to make us grow by featuring projects that serve the local and global communities of which we are a part. 
We also are asked to share our accomplishments with others. Perhaps the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown should be an organization whose founding and support by our Club is worth sharing. Send a note to with “Rotary’s influence in the subject line” (p. 49).

Missing Questions
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May 21, 1996: Upon the recommendation of a special committee chaired by Fred Owens, the Rotary Club of Youngstown launched the “Put Kids First” initiative.
  • William Cleary - May 23
  • Steve Kristan - May 26
  • Robert Siffrin - May 26
  • Adam Lee - May 28
June 7
Rotary Golf Outing
Stambaugh Golf Course
June 12- 16
Rotary International
VIRTUAL Convention
June 26
Region 6650 Conference
Holiday Inn, Boardman
July 10 
3rd Annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest
Stambaugh Auditorium Parking Lot
State Native Pollinator Partnerships Grows
The Ohio Turnpike has announced that this fall they are installing four new Native Pollinator Gardens adjacent to the established National Underground Railroad Markers along the roadway. Plantings will be at the Commodore Perry and Erie Islands Service Plazas in Sandusky County and at the Brady’s Leap and Portage Service Plazas in Portage County. Learn more here
Rotary International  Convention
Always wanted to go to the Rotary International Convention but can never find the time or the budget to make it happen? This is your lucky year! This year's convention has gone virtual! It will take place June 12-16.
The Virtual Convention is open to all Rotary members. President Samantha wants to know if there is interest in a gathering as a group for fellowship, food drinks and a motivational speaker?  List of the speakers HERE and a list of the Breakout Sessions HERE Let her know!   
Honolulu to host convention
A year after canceling the Honolulu convention because of the COVID-19 pandemic, RI has announced that Rotary will host the event in  2027.
RI Focus on New Generation Service Exchange Program   
   The Rotary New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program combining their professional goals with a humanitarian project. It is targeted to university students and young employees (ages 18-30). The goals is to provide the opportunity to experience new cultures and career opportunities through the lens of a different culture, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. The program has two options: 
1) Non-Paid, Non-Academic Internships.

These are normally exchanges for individuals. The duration of the exchange is regulated by local laws and visa requirements. The exchange shall not be longer than the limitations of the tourist visas. The participants stay in host families who provide appropriate room and board. A workplace has to be arranged before the exchange begins.

2) Group Exchanges

These exchanges vary from four to six weeks. Groups normally include six to ten participants. These may be from the same vocational or educational areas. The participants stay with host families who provide room and board at no cost. During their stay, the participants get practical exposure to their educational or vocational field.

Sound like something that would work for you? Learn more about this program in this video.

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