Monday, January 18, 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 first meeting in the new year on January 6 was full of information and celebration!
  • We celebrated Vocations' Month learning about Sharon Letson and Josh Prest.
  • We were excited to induct -- in persona and virtually -- three new members: Dionne Dowdy, Trina Williams and 
    Bonnie Deutsch Burdman Welcome!
  • Plus President Samantha was presented her first Paul Harris Fellow and Don Foley received his second. Named for Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, the Paul Harris Fellow is Rotary’s highest honor. Congratulations Rotarians!
We can only hope that this is a sign of the energy and growth we can look forward to in 2021!

This Week's Meeting

Making Peace 

During these stressful times, it is especially important for us to remember that as Rotarians we are called to be agents of peace. This week's speaker, Jesse McClain, spent 24 years in education teaching English at Boardman Center Middle School. Although he was involved in many organizations during that time, he is widely recognized for his specialty in Holocaust education. Learn more about him here:

By: Dr. Barbara Brothers
Looking to the Future
Last week I called attention to Rotary’s work to provide clean water in Sudan. Just how important this work is underscored by the fact that more than a billion people do not have access to clean water. Read about Rotarian efforts to address this problem in Ghana (“One Step at a Time”), Ecuador (“Our Clubs: Rotary E-Club of Washington”), and India (“ Mark Bala”) and needs here at home (“Water”).
These stories, like all those in Rotary, expand 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

Paul Garchar
Compiled by Debora Flora 
Paul Garchar says his community service was inspired by childhood memories. “As a young individual, I benefitted from community individuals reaching out to my family and helping us in a time of need. So as I became an adult, I wanted to give back in some way,” he told The Business Journal. Paul chose RCY and served as president during the club’s centennial anniversary celebration in 2015. He literally is a man of constant motion, as he explains here.


January 19, 1968; Youngstown Rotarians approved funding for a Classroom on Wheels in the amount of $13,000.
Mar 24, 2021
Junior League of Youngstown
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 07, 2021
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Rotary Anniversary:
  • Johnathan Imler, 3 Years
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. 

Our District receives Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds each year. This approximately $50K is used to partner with a number of local and international projects by providing small sums as seed-money toward larger Rotary Foundation Global Grants. What a difference we can make in the world through these projects! Learn more about our efforts to help the village of Oholi, India HERE
During the past five years, District 6650 has raised more than $200,000 for The Rotary Foundation to do “Good in the World.”  This year District Governor Linda Henderson is adding a new contest to the annual Paul Harris Fellow Challenge with a new promo called Double Your DonationIt will allow donors of $100 or more to GIFT their matching Foundation Points to another Rotarian in their Club. You both receive the donor credit toward your first or next Paul Harris Fellow level! In mid-November, all Rotarians in the District will be receiving a letter further explaining this option.
Russell Hampton
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410 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, OH 44505
Youngstown, OH 44503
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