Closing in on the Centennial Celebration

Rotary 100 yrs logo - HORIZONTAL VERSION

It’s hard to believe that the Rotary Club of Youngstown’s Centennial Celebration is nearly upon us. Founded on February 1, 1915, the club was started when local architect Charles F. Owsley and businessman William W. Gillen were invited to a meeting in Cleveland in the early part of August 1914. They had heard about Rotary and how rapidly it was growing, and decided to see firsthand how it was done.

Fast forward 100 years, and Rotary Club of Youngstown is proud to honor its legacy with a series of events designed to showcase its history and move forward into the next century.

Event #1:  Rotary history exhibit cocktail & hors d’oeuvres reception at the Tyler History Center. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5pm – 7pm.  $15 per person.

Event #2:  Rotary Centennial luncheon, Tyler History Center. Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:30am reception, noon luncheon. The keynote speaker will be Ed Futa, former General Secretary, Rotary International. $15 Youngstown Rotarians, $25 guests.

Event #3:  Centennial Gala, Youngstown Country Club on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Festivities begin at 6pm. Black tie. $75 per person.

You can register by visiting the Rotary Club of Youngstown’s website at Click on “View Full Website” on the upper navigation bar, then look for “centennial order form” on the left hand side of the site under Home Page Download files. Reservation deadline is January 15, 2015.

No tux for the gala? No problem! Rondinelli Tuxedo is offering a special deal of $75 off your tux rental at all of its locations. There are stores in Boardman, Niles and Hermitage, so get going!

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