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Volume 95 | Issue 12

Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Steubenville, No. 39
Welcome to another issue of our monthly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last month's meetings, and learn more about our the Rotary Club of Steubenville and Rotary International!
President's Message
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Janine and I both lost our mother’s in the past few years and Mother’s Day has been a tough holiday to celebrate.  I started to investigate Mother’s Day and this is what I found.
 
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world, and Mother’s Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, May 12, in the United States. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts.
 
History of Mother’s Day
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
 
Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.
 
Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.
 
If you still have your mother, cherish her.  If not, remember her fondly.
Upcoming Events
Rotarian Birthday Observance
Jul 19, 2019
 
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Bring a friend to Rotary

Rotary Club of Steubenville is on a mission. We want more members! Do you know someone who would make a great Rotarian? Don't know how to get them to join? Bring them as your guest or submit their name to the membership committee. 
Upcoming Speakers
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 26, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
Organ Donation
Aug 09, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
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February 8 -  City Engineer, Mike Dolak, joined us to share roadway updates and future investments. 

February 15th - Natalie Campana from Steubenville City School's Aviation Academy shared excited updates on the program. 

February 22nd -Fifty-seven students from Steubenville High School and Catholic Central High School participated in Rotary's Career Mentoring Day. Students and Rotarians heard an inspirational message from Chad Bauman. Special thanks to Laurel McDowel for putting together this great program! 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Richard Delatore
July 5
 
John Criss
July 12
 
Adam E Scurti
July 17
 
Join Date
Susan L. Hershey
July 1, 1991
28 years
 
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2013 Archive
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STEUBENVILLE, OH  43952
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