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Last Thursday's Beers Cheers & Gears social event was held at Noble Creature Cask House, the City of Youngstown's new microbrewery located in the former Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church building at the corner of East Rayen Avenue and North Walnut Street.  Rotarians, spouses and friends enjoyed each other's company and the tasty selection of original Noble Creature brews!

Photographs by George Nelson


The Rotary Club of Youngstown's bowling team is looking for guest bowlers for their weekly matches at Amron Lanes in Canfield.  The team bowls Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  If interested, please contact Suzanne Fleming at, or call 330-743-2503.


Remember, the Club's calendar of weekly speakers/programs and other events is available on the home page of our ClubRunner website!
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Wednesday, February 14, our guest speaker was Todd Franko, Editor of The Vindicator.  Todd presented the life and work of Simeon Booker, a Youngstown resident who went on to a stellar 50-year career as a journalist and documentarian of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.  Mr. Booker passed away in 2017 at the age of 99.  The Simeon Booker Courage Award is his legacy, and Todd's personal connection to his story was a poignant part of his presentation.
President-Elect John Fahnert provided a wrap-up of the Rotary Youth Exchange overnight lock-in at the downtown YMCA, held Saturday-Sunday, February 3-4, and acknowledged and thanked everyone who supported this event.
Photographs by George Nelson
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This Week's Program: Wednesday, February 21, we will welcome students from the City's high schools to participate in the annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest.
This Week's Lunch Menu: roasted chicken breast topped with peppers, onions, parmesan and mozzarella cheese in a flatbread wrap, Mediterranian rice salad, fresh fruit bowls.
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.
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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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