Monday, January 25, 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

Member’s Vocational Exchange

The focus of our weekly meeting programming this month will be personalized by Rotarians sharing their stories about their vocations in varied fashions. 

In honor of Vacation's Month, our primary program consisted of a duel presentation between Maureen Drummond + new member Dionne Lacey-Dowdy. The two #Ladypreneurs had shared a hot tea over Zoom the week before and learn a lot about each other. During their mutual interviews, questions answered included how they got to their current position and what brought them to Rotary membership.

Last Week's Meeting
Rotary Spiritwear 2021 Released
  If you missed last week's meeting you missed the lighthearted fashion show from attendees modeling all of this year's options. Props to President Samantha Turner for turning on the musical accompaniment and setting a fun tone!
  After that introduction, the apparel was officially on sale for the next three weeks. These sample items are available for preview at the Rotary office during normal hours. There is no minimum order so all options are available to you.
  There are a wide variety of items so pick something that works for you! Wear the gears with pride! No matter where you go people will know that you have dedicated yourself to the ideals of Service Above Self and just may want to join in your efforts!

  This results in greater brand recognition and is a simple, yet effective, membership outreach tactic you don’t even have to think about it. The last day to order is Wed, February 10. Check out the online store here. 

By: Dr. Barbara Brothers
The Future
One of the essays that the editors of Rotary commissioned for this issue on the future reminds us that the “distinction between the past and accounts of that past (history) is as important as it has ever been.” Did you know that Rotary Clubs were disbanded in Germany in October 1937 and were not officially active there until 1949?
Articles on Philanthropy, Peace, Migration, encourage us to look to the future needs and understanding Rotarians need to develop if we are to continue to realize our mission.
This story, like all issues of 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

Hunter Morrison
Compiled by Debora Flora 
Working with mayors and governors across Northeast Ohio, Hunter Morrison has left his mark across our part of the state. Who led him to Youngstown and Rotary membership? Find the answers here.


January 24, 1952: Youngstown Rotarians honored the secretaries who were invited guests at the weekly meeting.
Mar 24, 2021
Junior League of Youngstown
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 07, 2021
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  • Reid Schmutz - Jan 26
All month long, each of us should keep in mind Paul Harris’ words:
“Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and his trade or profession.”
Through vocational service, Rotarians contribute their professional expertise and skills to address societal problems and needs, and to promote high ethical standards in the workplace.
Rotarians have two benchmarks for promoting professional integrity; The Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions

Rotary Code of Conduct

As a Rotarian, I will

1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities;

2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary;

3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others;

4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings;

5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society;

6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community; 

7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians;

8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.


Rotarians can support vocational service by

  • Strengthening the emphasis on professional diversity in member recruitment;
  • Identifying ways to emphasize professions in club activities;
  • Placing a stronger emphasis on business networking with integrity at the club and district level -- which also is a means of attracting and mentoring the next generation;
  • Emphasizing the connection between The Four-Way Test and the Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions, and their importance to the values of Rotary.
Russell Hampton
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Service Above Self

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410 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, OH 44505
Youngstown, OH 44503
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