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Becoming a member of Rotary is a simple process, often beginning with a conversation between a prospective member and an existing Youngstown Rotarian. Anyone who is contemplating joining the Rotary Club of Youngstown is welcome to attend a service event or a few of our weekly lunches (our treat!) to learn more about the organization and to meet other current members.

Our Wednesday lunch meetings are good opportunities to get a sense of what Rotary is all about!

Lunches are usually held Wednesdays at Noon at the YMCA in Downtown Youngstown, but sometimes we meet at other community locations.

The YMCA is located at 17 N. Champion Street, Yo. O., 44503. Parking is located in a free parking lot to the northeast of the YMCA along Commerce Street. The meeting is located inside the Manchester Room on the ground floor, and please enter from the cafe, where you will find our greeting table.

If you don’t know any current Rotarians, please contact Ellie Platt, Membership Chair, at, and she would be happy to welcome you and share the location, speaker topic, and menu for any upcoming lunch meeting.

The members of our Rotary Club represent a diverse collection of local business and non-profit organizations across Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. The Rotary Club of Youngstown has been welcoming new members for over 100 years, as it is the 137th oldest Rotary Club in the world out of more than 35,000 chapters founded globally.

Please ask any Rotarian about joining – we’d be happy to welcome you.

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