Monday, May 3, 2021

This month Rotary International has asked us to focus on the impact we can make on the wealth and growth of our community.  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 MeetingOur Club had the honor of virtually hosting the Mahoning County Bar Association for Law Day. It featured a panel discussion with the Honorable Judge Benita Y. Pearson and the Honorable Judge Carla Baldwin, both celebrating the legacy of the Honorable Nathaniel JonesAn internationally renowned civil rights activist, the Youngstown-born and public school educated Jones went on to an extremely distinguished career and even was considered to have played an important role in furthering the abolition of apartheid in South Africa. Learn more about him HERE
More pictures from the meeting HERE
Next Week's Meeting: Our speaker will be Jim Bird, Chief Executive Officer at Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown.
On Friday, the Club announced that the 3rd Annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 5- 9 PM outdoors in the Stambaugh Auditorium parking lot.   Ticket sales are available through Stambaugh  Auditorium www.stambaughauditorium.comGeneral admission tickets are $40, and VIP tickets with early admission are $60.  There is a $5 service fee for all tickets. There will be a festival atmosphere with live entertainment, an assortment of food trucks, and the best craft beers in the region. Mark your calendar and pick your volunteer spot today! More details here

Last week's press event included information on why we host the event, who benefits and a check presentation from our biggest sponsor to date. Pictured are (L to R): Leah Merritt, CEO / President, YWCA Mahoning Valley, Youngstown Rotary President Samantha Turner, Trish Gelsomino, Premier Bank Foundation Giving Coordinator, and Youngstawny Paul (Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer) 

Upcoming Operation Pollination Dates
Mahoning Land Bank partnership projects: 
  • Saturday May 1, 9am - 12pm, 141 North Garland Ave. park along the street
  • Saturday May 8, 9am -12 pm, 2718 Oakwood Ave. park at nearby church
  • Saturday May 15, 9am -12 pm, 646 Lakewood Ave. park at nearby church and along street
Mill Creek MetroParks partnership project:
  • Saturday May 22, rain garden by the Old Mill parking lot
Castlo and City of Struthers partnership project:
  • Saturday May 22, Castlo Industrial Park Complex
Operation Pollination is a community engagement project to benefit Rotary International’s seventh area of global focus:  The Environment. For more information, contact Elayne Bozick., 330 360-3799.
By: Dr. Barbara Brothers
Scale Grants
May Rotary features a report on the funding of new multimillion-dollar programs of Scale Grants. Read about the top grants and the Awardee: Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia. Like other earlier Rotary International efforts—ending polio the most recent success—Rotary has attracted other organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates, World Vision, Malaria Partners International—to build the community necessary to be successful.


May 3, 2011: Rotary Club of Youngstown hosted the annual Law Day luncheon and speaker at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel social hall.
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
Stambaugh Auditorium Parking Lot
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  • Stephen Horne, May 1 
  • Robyn Gallitto, May 2 
  • Deb Flora, May 3 
Rotary Anniversary 
  • Deb Flora, 5 years
Inside RI World Headquarters
You no longer have to go to Evanston, IL to get the tour of Rotary International's World Headquarters!  Virtual tour makes it easy for members to get a peek at the changes we’ve made in the building anytime and from anywhere. Take the tour and hear about RI's mission to create lasting change in communities around the world today!
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!
Rotary Opens Opportunities will take place June 12-16 and registration opens in mid-April.
The Virtual Convention is open to all Rotary members and participants, so perhaps we can participate in some way as a group, invite a friend to join us or even share the event with our community.
Support for Education in Vietnam  
The District 6650 Rotary Foundation Board has agreed to support a new Rotary Global Grant project in Gio Linh district, Quang Tri Province to provide a classroom-based library for elementary schools in Cam Lo, Quang Tri, Vietnam. Under the oversight of PDG Sieglinde Warren and PDG Nguyen Do of D6600 the project will affect more than 4,000 children 1st-5th grades along with approximately 362 education managers, teachers, and librarians.
In rural areas of Vietnam, the funding provided to schools does not allow purchase of books for the students . Parents don’t have enough money to feed their children and pay for education, so it is rare to spend money on books. so a book is an absolutely precious thing for children.
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