Monday, February 22, 2021

This month Rotary International has asked us to focus on Peace & Conflict Prevention and Resolution 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

Practice Civil Discourse 

LAST WEEK'S MEETING - We were joined via Zoom by recently retired Editor/Vice President of the Akron Beacon Journal/ Bruce Winges who spoke to us about the media’s role and our own individual responsibility to avoid political polarization. Long involved with the Greater Akron Civility Center, he sparked interesting Q&A discussion amongst many members who started their careers as journalists. Winges said we can help by doing the following:

1. Hold our politicians to a standard of truth, accuracy, and civility. "That may mean stepping outside of what we WANT to believe and looking at the world as it is...There is only one reality."

2. Check our sources.  Is this a creditable, established, legitimate news source? Do I believe this information simply because I want to, or, more importantly, it confirms MY bias? 

3. Listen to someone who doesn't share your views. An easy way to do so is to put yourself in the other person’s position. If something makes you yell at the TV, ask yourself this: “Would I feel this way if a member of my political party did the same thing?” If the answer is yes, then go ahead and yell at the TV. If the answer is no, then quit being a hypocrite. 

Winges offered these standards to lead to civil conversations:

•    Listen.
•    Seek truth.
•    Show respect.
•    Appreciate differences.
•    Seek constructive engagement.
•    Base differing opinions on common facts.

Last Week's Pictures

THIS WEEK'S MEETING - Join us to celebrate Rotary International's 126th Anniversary and Rotary Club of Youngstown's 116th Anniversary

By Dr. Barbara Brothers
Photographing Africa
Rotary features the photographic storytelling of Andrew Esiebo.  You have seen his work before, most recently in the December issue.  In addition to a visual look into Africa we are encouraged to examine his subjects as well as the work of the photographer in creating understanding and meaning.
   This story, like all 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

Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer
Compiled by Debora Flora 

Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer’s appreciation of culture and heritage is the basis of her life. She says her “dream role” was appearing as Mother Ginger in Ballet Western Reserve’s production of “The Nutcracker Ballet”(see photo), but she also has played pivotal roles in launching new cultural traditions and promoting some of Youngstown’s beloved institutions. Read on to learn how her fellow Rotarians inspire her and about her family’s intriguing pet collection.


February 19, 1971: The Herman Ritter Fund for crippled children was dissolved; the assets were divided three ways between the Rotary Fund for crippled children, the Easter Seals Society, and the Cerebral Palsy Center.

Jun 09, 2021
Ohio Supreme Court
Jun 16, 2021
The Youngstown Foundation
View entire list


February 22 
     Deanna Rossi
February 24
    George Nelson
February 27
    John Fahnert
     PJ Quinn
    John Slanina
PJ Quinn
     2 Years
By Mike Latessa
Show us your smile!!!
We are not able to see each other as often as we'd like so lets get to know each other another way. Please update your ClubRunner profile picture, so we can all see each other now! Just follow these easy steps:
  • Log into ClubRunner
  • Click on Member Area at the top of the homepage 
  • Then click the Edit My Profile box
  • If you see a silhouette photo under your name (or one you want to change!), click update under the photo
  • Follow the prompts to add/replace a photo from your device and click save
Anyone who has a photo in their ClubRunner profile by March 15 will be entered into a Penguin City prize raffle!
Becky Mottram, Exec Secretary has sent out 2nd half dues notices and mailed past due notices to members in arrears. Please pay promptly. 
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Club Information

Welcome to Youngstown Rotary

Service Above Self

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Cassese's MVR Restuarant
410 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, OH 44505
Youngstown, OH 44503
United States of America
(330) 743-8630
Connect through Zoom:
District Site
Venue Map
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7