Monday, September 12, 2022

Rotary International asks us to Imagine Rotary through our Focus Areas
September is Rotary Literacy Month

This month Rotary International asks us to Imagine Rotary by supporting literacy in our communityExplore the possibilities with us at our meeting Wednesday at noon at Wick Park or virtually via Zoom.

The  Zoom ID is: 3567145262

This Week's Meeting

Elena Rossi, M.D., is the Medical Director of Special Projects for Akron Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and has practiced as a neonatologist in Mahoning Valley since 1988. She works closely with the MY Baby’s 1st Infant Mortality Coalition to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality. She is the co-chair of the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Community Health Needs Assessment Infant Mortality team with interest in premature birth reduction, improving birth spacing, safe sleep and tobacco reduction during pregnancy.
Dr. Rossi earned her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., and her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Her pediatric and neonatology training was completed at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Metro Health Center in Cleveland. In 2002, Dr. Rossi received her Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics for NEOMED. 

Last Week's Meeting

The annual RCY Steak Fry was well-attended, and with good reason. After a wet Labor Day weekend, the weather turned dry and comfortable for outdoor dining at Scott Schulick’s house. Rotarians not only grilled the steaks, salmon and vegan burgers, but also the wonderfully fresh, locally sourced mixed vegetables and peach halves. Rotarians brought an abundance of side dishes, salads, finger foods and desserts. Great seats awaited guests on the driveway and in the garden, where longtime musical duo Rick Blackson and Mary Jo Maluso sang soft rock songs. Rotarians chatted over cups of Handel’s ice cream and adult beverages, which included Penguin City beer.
Scott introduced the club’s newest member, general dentist Dr. Rajiv Taneja, who previously belonged to a Rotary club in India. 
Three cheers for our gracious host Scott and all who prepared food, helped with setup and cleaned up afterward. 



The final pledge payment to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County was presented to Aimee Fifarek, Library executive director, during last week's meeting. The $5,000 check was the second of a two-year pledge that was made during the presidency of Josh Prest.
In recognition of the gift from the Rotary Club of Youngstown Foundation, PLYMC named a meeting room on the library’s second floor the Rotary Club of Youngstown Room.


Communications Committee Volunteers Needed

If you would like a chance to use your social media, digital marketing, or video creation skills, the YoRo Communications Committee would like to talk to you. You would be helping to publicize the great work that our club undertakes, and come up with new ways to get the word out.

If you are interested, contact Communications Committee co-chairs Deb Flora or Linda Kostka. 

We Need Your Plastic Film

We're off and running! So far, 141 pounds of plastic has been collected for the Trex project. Keep up the good work!

Don’t forget - the Operation Pollination committee is encouraging all Rotarians to save their plastic film and bring it to Rotary on Wednesdays. Once we collect 500 pounds of plastic, we turn it into Trex, the company that manufactures composite decking. Trex, in turn, will donate a bench made of the recycled plastic that we will place in a pollinator garden or near a Little Free Library.
We have until the end of February 2023 to collect the plastic. You can turn in your recyclables to Elsa Higby, Ra’Cole Taltoan, or LInda Kostka, who will weigh, track, and turn it in. Review the list of items below to see what’s acceptable. 

Calling All Bowlers!

It’s that time of year, when the sounds of falling pins and the smell of bowling shoes fills the air at Amron Lanes in Canfield. If you want to be a part of the fun and join the YoRo bowling team, contact Frank Kishel at 330-720-6328.
While permanent team members are needed, you can also sign up as a substitute bowler. 



September 9, 1943: Rotary Club of Youngstown announced the establishment of a research program for the care of crippled children with cerebral palsy, known then as “spastic paralyzed;” it was the first such program in the State of Ohio.
Michael Shaffer - Sept 15
James Stein - Sept 17
Deanna Rossi  - 7 Years
Joshua Prest - 8 Years
The Four-Way Test
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The annual Rotary Club of Youngstown golf outing is scheduled to be held on Monday, September 26 at Stambaugh Golf Course in Youngstown. More details about tee times and sign-ups will be forthcoming. 
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