Monday, JUNE 28, 2021

This month Rotary International has asked us to focus on This month Rotary International has asked us to focus on its Fellowship opportunities. Learn more here and explore 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: President Samantha Turner capped off her term of service in a grand way at her last meeting. The meeting opened with the presentation to the officers of the Youngstown State University Foundation. The Rotary Board had decided to pass the management of our annual scholarship fund to the university. 
In her farewell speech to the group, President Samantha spoke about the unique difficulty of being at the lead during the COVID pandemic. "Being president wasn't what I expected but the commitment of individual Rotarians and new members joining and jumping in to participate was fulfilling," she said.  "These new members were attracted to the actions we have taken as a group: [supporting the] Dorothy Day House, YSU, Wick Park, and the whole Operation Pollination taking off.”
In closing, President Samantha praised the club: “It is amazing to watch all of you work! What I wanted to have done YOU have made happen and all of exceeded my expectations!. I am proud to be a Youngstown Rotarian.”
Additionally many in the club attended the district conference. Photos here:
This week's meeting: No Noon Meeting Instead we will be celebrating President Samanatha at her President's Party 6pm @ the Youngstown Country Club.
3rd Annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest
Stambaugh Auditorium Parking Lot
July 10, 2021, 5 -9 PM
Volunteer for Beerfest
Great events like this one create wonderful memories for all those involved so now is the time to schedule YOUR time to help with this unique event. This year we have only one evening session, but that doesn't mean we don't need your help! Coordinator Mike Latessa has made it simple-- Click HERE and see what needs to be done.
Together we can make this the best event yet! Everything you need to know about the Beerfest is available on the 3rd Annual Craft Beerfest Page #drinkforcharity 

Remember to tell your friends and family to get their tickets a


End Polio Now Night at the Cleveland Indians 2021

Once again the annual Rotary Night at the Indians can be held without restrictions. While we missed last 2020, we are glad to be back now and raising money for End Polio Now.
On July 22, 2021, the Cleveland Baseball team will play the Tampa Bay Rays. And Rotary will be there too—in the Terrace Club,  walk on the field with “End Polio Now “ T shirts, having the First pitch raffle and other exclusive raffle auctions. Now we just need YOU!!! Please see the story link and make your reservations today! 

Link to Story

Rotary Magazine 

It is worth taking time to look at the June edition of Rotary magazine as it is featuring selections of RI's Photography Contest Winners. We thought in that same vein, we would feature here selections of the work of our own favorite photographer, Rotarian George Nelson.  



June 25, 1956: Rotary Club of Youngstown began three years of discussion and debate on the future of the Rotary Home for Crippled Children, at 420 Werner Street. Issues included mounting repair and overhead costs, underutilization due to the success of the Polio vaccines and other prevention programs, and an offer from Youngstown Hospital Association to purchase both houses on Werner Street. The Club approved the hospital's offer on June 12, 1959, for the sum of $24,700.

Samantha Turner - June 29
Rotary Anniversaries:
Aimee Fifarek - 3 years
Studies Prove Honey Is Better Than Drugs
While most of us may be used to reaching for the nasal spray, cold medication, and cough syrup when we’re feeling under the weather -
Research now says HONEY is the best treatment for those common, everyday coughs, sniffles, and sore throats.
Here’s what you need to know about the medicinal power of honey:
  • A recent meta-analysis in the British Medical Journal revealed that honey was superior to usual care for improving cough severity, cough frequency, and combined symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.

  • When compared with medications, honey outperformed common “cough and cold” drugs like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and was similar to dextromethorphan (Robitussin).
The researchers concluded:
Honey is more effective and less harmful than usual care alternatives…”
And most importantly, honey avoids causing harm through antimicrobial resistance.
As a physician, I’ve been a long-time fan of the natural healing power of honey - for digestion, allergies, skin issues… you name it.
Honey is even good for oral health - and maintaining good oral health could protect you from diseases like Alzheimer's.
Research has shown that not only does honey stop the growth of the dental plaque bacteria, it reduces the amount of acid produced, which stops the bacteria from producing dextran - that gummy stuff that makes plaque adhere to the surface of the teeth.
Your support is needed for International Project
Dear Rotarians and Club Leaders!
DG Linda Henderson recently cited our Global Grant that provides contemporary reading material to students in remote areas of Vietnam.
Recent changes by the Rotary Foundation imposed new guidelines that match our contributions at the 80% level rather than the prior 100% level.
This means we need some additional funds! Our total budget for the grant is $39,200.  Our shortfall is $3,800.
Can you help?
If you can help us fill that gap, reach out to Sieglinde Warren at 330.727.5201 or  Your contribution will become part of a lasting legacy! 
Rotary International 
Convention 2022
Houston, Texas
June 4-8 
Registration is open and hotel rooms are filling up! Now is the time to reserve your spot to attend this incredible gathering of the world's Rotarians this time next year. Learn more about it here
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