Join Rotary

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.

If you don’t know any current Rotarians, please contact Ellie Platt,, who would be happy to welcome you and verify the location, speaker topic and menu for upcoming lunch meetings.

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 almost 100 years, as it is the 137th oldest Rotary Club in the world out of more than 34,000 chapters founded around the world.

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

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