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Rotary-On-The-Road continues next week, Wednesday, May 30, when the Noon meeting will be at the new Doubletree Inn by Hilton, located in the historic Stambaugh Building, in the northeast corner of Central Square in downtown Youngstown!  If you did not make a reservation on one of the sign up sheets at previous Wednesday Noon meetings at the "Y," please send an email or else call and leave a message at the Rotary office ASAP."  It's important that you sign up to attend this offsite meeting so that we may have an accurate count for lunches!




We are now past the halfway point in the YoRo Cash Raffle toward our goal of $10,000.00, as shown in the revised Gear-O-Meter.  But, sales are off from where we were at this time for last year's, raffle with a little more than a month to go before the prize drawings. The net profit from this raffle will support the Youngstown Rotary Centennial project at the Wick Park Picnic Pavilion and other Club activities.  Each Youngstown Rotarian received, and is asked to sell, 10 raffle tickets at $10.00 each.  There is a $2,000.00 first prize, $1,000.00 second prize, and $500.00 third prize.
The Rotarian who sells the most tickets overall will receive a $100.00 award at the end of the raffle!  The YoRo Raffle drawing will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Raffle co-Chairs: Scott Schulick (330-727-8507,, or Ron Faniro at







After gaining approval from the Rotary Club of Youngstown's Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee presented a slate of officers and new and incumbent Board members for election by the membership at the Wednesday, May 9th, weekly meeting.  As there were no nominations from the floor, there was a motion and second to cast a unanimous vote for the slate presented, which passed by a vote.  Officers for the 2018-2019 year, and Directors for a three-year term, are:

President--John Fahnert

Immediate Past President--Frank Kishel

President-Elect--David Stillwagon

Vice President--Samantha Turner

Secretary--Joshua Prest

Treasurer--Ronald Cornell Faniro

Directors for 2018-2021 Term--Barbara Brothers, Rebecca Davis, Debbie Esbenshade, Scott Schulick


These officers and directors will join the following directors to be next year's leadership team: 2016-2019 term--Kevin Chiu, Maureen Drummond, Trish Gelsomino; 2017-2020 term--Elayne Bozick, Donald Foley, Jr., Sharon Letson.




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Posted by Frank Kishel, President
This Week's Program: Wednesday, May 23rd, Youngstown Rotarians will gather at the Picnic Pavilion at Wick Park for lunch and to inspect the renovations that are nearing completion.  This project is a community legacy from the Rotary Club of Youngstown to mark our Club's Centennial in 2015.  Also, there will be a presentation on Wick Park's more recent history.

This Week's Lunch Menu: lunches will be provided at the Pavilion for the regular weekly amount of $9.00 (hopefully all who are attending have made reservations for lunch).


Reminder: please call Sandy's Deli (330-743-0920) no later than 2:00 p.m. the day before our weekly meeting if you want the vegetarian option for lunch.
Youngstown Rotary This Week Frank Kishel, President 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Wednesday, May 16: our guest speakers were Michael Sauvante and Vari MacNeil of Commonwealth Group.  Their presentation, titled "Money: A Time for Change," looked at the history of money and currency created by both government and private sources.  They went on to present the growing cryptocurrency markets of our digital age, and reviewed the Commonwealth Group's plans to develop new exchange media to aid local and international community development organizations.
Aundrea Heschmeyer brought the group together in reviewing Rotary's core principles: The Four-Way Test.
President Frank called on Ellie Platt to receive her Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate.
Photographs by George Nelson;
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Posted by Heidi Daniel

ImageSupport District 6650's Dominica Mission Trip Project and have a night of Caribbean magic! 

When: November 14th, 2013 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.  

Where: Caribbean Pools & Hot Tubs, 4728 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown, OH 

There will be appetizers provided by Flambeaus Caribbean Take-Out.  There will be a full buffet and cash bar.  Island music provided by DJ Dr. Goo. 

Brought to you by the Youngstown Rotary Beers Cheers and Gears, Austintown Rotary Club & Polish Youngstown Polish Happy Hour.  

The suggested donation is $5/ person, plus children's hygiene supplies or g rated dvd's.   

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You know the saying that it takes a village to raise a child?  Well, it also takes a an entire Rotary Club to make the Facebook page interesting, too.  You may see me running around our meetings trying to take pictures of people speaking, or new members.  I'd like for you ALL to run around and get pictures of Rotarians doing fun, interesting Rotary type things.  You can then post the picture to your Facebook page and tag Youngstown Rotary, and we'll make sure it gets added to our timeline.  

We want to look like the fun, happening club we are on our social media presence, so get out there and snap away!  And sit in the front of the room. Not only will you make President Scott happy, but all the cool kids do it and it looks great for those pics!  


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Betty Bannon discussed this at our meeting. It is a great story, so I also wanted to share it here. This ride is in honor of her late son.  In addition, several past Rotarians who have passed away of ALS were remembered at our last meeting. 

Dear Friends,

This summer will be the fifth year in a row that Team Bannon will bike the Tri-State Trek--270 miles in three days from Boston to New York--to raise money to help find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. We have been training hard, and will ride July 19, 20 and 21, 2013.

Team Bannon began in 2009 after my sister Lisa and I lost our brother, Chuck, to ALS after a three-year battle. We vowed to continue riding until we raise enough money to find a cure or treatment. Last year, Hugh Macdonnell, whose mother-in-law is afflicted with ALS, joined our team for the first time. This year we are expanding further to eight..yes eight the word spreads about this challenging ride that has done so much to raise awareness and funding for ALS research. In recognition of this expansion, we are renaming the team Crush ALS/Team Bannon.

Thanks to your generosity last year, Team Bannon exceeded our fundraising goals, raising over $25,000 and making us one of the Trek's top fundraisers. This year, we'd like to raise another $25,000 and surpass $100,000 total that we've raised since we began riding in 2009. This impressive amount has come from truly grassroots donations--$10 to $1000 donations--from hundreds of our friends and family. It's come from all of you.

And it's making a difference. As you remember from last year, ALS TDI, the Boston-based research lab which sponsors and utilizes our funds from the Trek, had discovered two compounds to be promising treatment candidates for ALS. Well ALS TDI recently launched its first human clinical trial, and this very month, the trial is enrolling patients in four centers across the country. By the time we start riding the Trek, ALS patients will be testing this potential treatment - a significant accomplishment in the fight against this mysterious disease, which currently has no treatment or cure.

Please consider supporting me in our Trek by going to the following link and contributing:

We will have a Facebook page this year (thanks to my niece Nell) so you can follow us on this amazing journey:

If you'd like to write a check, please make it out to Tri-State Trek/Breen Bannon and mail it to me at 3478 Bentwillow Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44511, or give to me.

Thank you in advance. You make a difference. I am proud and humbled by your generosity.

Never give up!
[CRUSH ALS team bannon]


Hugh, Lisa & Breen 2012 Tri-State Trek

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For members who haven't logged on to our club's website in awhile, here's a refresher. Go to ClubRunner will automatically redirect you to (You could also use this address but is easier to remember.) You are taken to the log on page. Note: Only members can log on to the website and view the membership list.

Your User Name is your email address or if you do not have an email address listed in ClubRunner, your user name is your first and last name 2004 (all lower case with no spaces in between). Please call the Youngstown Rotary Office at the number above and speak with Shirley Shields or email her at the address abovefor your Password.You should change your password in the admin once you have logged on. From the Admin you can view a photo directory or membership list in the My ClubRunner section. Some people have access to edit membership or attendance or write the newsletter, etc.

Another great feature of the Admin is the email message center. From this section you can send an email to everyone in the club.

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Rotary International has a very interesting online Rotary Club where you can spend at least 30 minutes at the site for a weekly makeup. Go online anytime 24/7 for Rotary news around the world, information about the avenues of service, weekly programs, how to request a makeup, and "The Refrigerator Door."  Go to
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