Update on Centennial Project – Wick Park Pavilion

Now that a significant portion of the pledged donations have been attained for the $350,000 renovation of the pavilion in North Side’s Wick Park, additional construction elements are taking shape.

In July, roof repairs and a new roof were added to the structure, to minimize further damage.

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In August, a Request For Proposals (RFP) related to architectural services and landscape design was released.

Also in August, a 9 hole disc golf course was installed in Wick Park surrounding the pavilion.



The Wick Park Pavilion was constructed in 1957. With 175 events booked throughout the year, it is the most heavily used facility in the Youngstown Parks Department.

The Rotary Club of Youngstown continues to accept donations to fund the renovations. Checks can be mailed to the “Youngstown Rotary Club Foundation”, P.O. Box 1287, Youngstown, 44503


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Scott visits “Chicago One” and Rotary HQ

Upcoming District Governor Scott Schulick made a recent trip to the Windy  City, and visited “Chicago One”, or the original club of Rotary International. The Chicago Club was founded in 1905.

In comparison, the Rotary Club of Youngstown is Rotary Club #137, founded on February 1, 1915. Today there are over 35,000 Rotary Clubs around the world.

But it all started with the #1 Club in Chicago. Here is a picture of Scott with this year’s President of Chicago One, exchanging club banners.


At the lunch meeting, Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Chicago, was the featured speaker.

Rotary-One-Cardinal-7-25-2017Finally, Scott made it north to Evanston to visit North Shore Dentistry, er, the International Headquarters of Rotary and with a staff count of over 500 people.


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New President for 2017-2018

President Frank Kishel 2017-2018

The Rotary Club of Youngstown is proud to announce Mr. Frank Kishel as our President for the upcoming year!

As is the tradition in every Rotary Club, every Rotary District, ever Rotary Zone, all the way up to the President of Rotary International, the leadership of the organizations across the world change on July 1.

Frank, thank you for assuming the mantle of leadership, and the Rotary Club of Youngstown looks forward to its 103rd year of “Service Above Self”!

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Farewell to our Fellow Rotarian, Heidi Daniel

With the end of the Rotary Year on June 30, we say goodbye to one of our fellow Youngstown Rotarians, Heidi Daniel.

As Executive Director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Heidi has brought to our Club many moments of friendship, knowledge, and service to the community.


Here is Heidi and current Youngstown Rotary President Bill Lawson at her community goodbye party.

Heidi, we wish you all the best as you begin your tenure at the Enoch Pratt Free Library serving the City of Baltimore.


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