Monday, March 22, 2021

Updated with Link to Presentation
This month Rotary International has asked us to focus this month on the impact we can make on clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education as these are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.  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 Review: 
Faith and begorrah! What an incredible presentation we enjoyed from Rotarian Maureen Drummond in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Not only did we have the opportunity to learn a lot about the popular holiday, but she added information about how she and her family have always made a celebration of the day by baking, eating together, and even hosting musicians. A tradition that will continue event this year is the 7:30  Zoom to Toast for good health with family around the world.
Drummond added a unique twist to her presentation by adding a Rotary perspective. Joining in both the research for the comprehensive PowerPoint presentation and Zoom call was Ciara Irwin Foley, an officer of the Killarney Rotary Club.  Foley jumped in to share that in Ireland the Clubs create a necklace that adds a link with the name of every Club President. That kind of bling caught the attention of many of our members and could lead to a new tradition for us too. 
This Week's Meeting:
Bergen Giordani speaks to us about the Junior League of Youngstown.
Cookie Tables and Libraries
One of the highlights of the in-person Cookie Table and Cocktails, the signature fundraiser of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, is the silent auction. Out of necessity, the auction was virtual this year, but the excitement of bidding on great items was evident. One highly sought-after piece was a Little Free Library, generously donated to MVHS by the Rotary Club of Youngstown at the suggestion of Elayne Bozick.
The winner, Nancy Kilpatrick pictured here, had her eyes on the Library from the beginning, and knew the exact location she wanted it installed – her front yard in her Boardman neighborhood. “This came at the right time”, Nancy told Linda Kostka. Sadly, her husband passed away last spring, a victim of COVID-19, and stewarding the library gives her purpose. “There are a lot of kids in our area”, said Nancy, and she plans to stock the library with children’s books. “The neighbors are so excited to have this!”
The library was installed on March 16, 2021 by Rotarians Frank Kishel and Justin Froelich. Always thinking “service above self”, after installing the library, they gave her an impromptu, free roof inspection!
Almost immediately after the library was installed, a little boy stopped by and placed four books inside for others to enjoy. This neighborhood treasure is off to a great start!
By: Dr. Barbara Brothers
Focusing on Tanzania
Two stories focus on Rotarians practicing our principles in their vocations. Jennifer Gillen
relates what it means to her to nurse those suffering from CoVID-19. For Ashley Holmer her
work proceeded her joining Rotary. Telling of her work teaching in and establishing schools in
Tanzania to the Lewis River Rotary Club led her to to join Rotary; our values were hers and
together more was possible.
   This story, like those in all the issues of Rotary, expands our knowledge of the places in which Rotarians are at work and of the variety of professions and work that others do that are essential to our well-being. We encourage you to make time to read it.

Your Fellow Rotarian

Debbie Esbenshade
Compiled by Debora Flora 
Debbie Esbenshade, a past president of this club and past district governor, says her Rotary experience has been life-changing. Who introduced her to Rotary? Which project did she embrace? Why is she a longtime member? The answers are here.


March 24, 1934: James A. Henderson, a local car dealer, and Richard Graham provided a sparkling program by debating the following: “Resolved – The Modern Automobile is a Better Vehicle than the Ancient Ox-Cart.
Jun 09, 2021
Ohio Supreme Court
Jun 16, 2021
The Youngstown Foundation
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Rotary Anniversary:
Deb Esbenshade 27 years
Liz Shobel  March 28
Trina Williams March 24
Call Me Maybe
As we continue to be necessarily separated by the pandemic, members of the Board are each paired with a group of Rotarians to touch base and get updates. This only works if you pick up, call back or text a response. Please make your Board feel good and respond.
By Mike Latessa
Show us your smile results!!!
The results are in and the winner was Troy Rhoades!
Congrats Troy
Becky Mottram, Exec Secretary has sent out 2nd half dues notices and mailed past due notices to members in arrears. Please pay promptly. 
After nearly 5 years, Rotary Club of Youngstown is still getting mail to its old address -- and from our members, too! Please update your databases and accounts payable departments that the correct mailing and payment address is for our Club is as follows:
Rotary Club of Youngstown
201 E. Commerce St, Suite 450 Youngstown, OH 44503
From the District Corner, RI World Water Day
World Water Day focuses on water’s importance
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that hand washing — which requires a safe water source — is essential to our health. Yet more than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. Since 2014, The Rotary Foundation has invested more than $51 million in global grants to enable clubs to carry out projects that help people around the world with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. For World Water Day on 22 March, learn how you can get involved in a water project and give to support our work in this area through our Donate page. Go to the Areas of Focus tab and choose Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.
Russell Hampton
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