Category Archives: News and Updates

Little Free Library – Take One, Leave One

Free libraries? Haven’t libraries always been free? What’s so special about a small, free library? Let’s go back to the beginning……. In 2009, Rotarian Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute … Continue reading

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99 Years and Counting

Youngstown Rotary Celebrated its 99th Anniversary on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with a bang, not only reviving the tradition of honoring those from the community and members as Paul Harris Fellows but also revealing a new Youngstown Rotary Centennial Logo. … Continue reading

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Gimmee Shelter

The disaster in the Philippines left thousands upon thousands of people homeless, without even the most basic of necessities.  Rotarians of course are springing into action to help, and District 6650 is no exception. DG Debbie Esbenshade is collecting donations … Continue reading

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We Are THISCLOSE to Ending Polio

On October 23, Rotary Club of Youngstown will host Janet Newcomer, major gifts officer for the Rotary International Foundation, who will speak on the End Polio Now initiative.  Janet’s visit coincides with World Polio Day on October 24. Rotary International … Continue reading

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Eradicate Polio in Your Lifetime

 Rotary has approved a $500,000 Rapid Response grant to the World Health Organization (WHO) to address a recent polio outbreak in Somalia. The outbreak occurred in the Banadir region of Somalia, where a large number of children had not been … Continue reading

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Dr. Randy Dunn Visits Youngstown Rotary

And decides to stay!  Meet our newest member, Dr. Randy Dunn, president of Youngstown State University.  Dr. Dunn was the speaker at our Wednesday lunch on August 14, sharing the three strategic directions on which he will focus as YSU’s … Continue reading

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The Rockin’ Race for Cancer

Lace up your running–and walking–shoes and get ready to join the fight against breast cancer!  Harding Elementary School and the Rotary Club of Youngstown are sponsoring The Rockin’ Race for Cancer, a fundraiser to benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast … Continue reading

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‘Cakes and Camaraderie

  If there’s one thing that brings out fun and fellowship among Rotary members, its a great event like the pancake breakfast. I mean, where can you get your fingers burned, flip pancakes like a pro and eat raw pancake … Continue reading

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Beers, Cheers and Gears

First ever “Beers, Cheers, and Gears” Gathering is after work, Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 In discussing what we can do to make Rotary more accessible to current Rotarians and potential new members, Youngstown Rotary will be hosting its first “Beers, … Continue reading

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Growing Wings And Taking Flight

If you attended the August 29 lunch meeting (and if you didn’t, why not???), you hopefully had the pleasure to meet our inbound and outbound exchange students, Gauthier Gaillard and Alex Chiu.  If you’ve been following the Clatter, you know … Continue reading

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