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Volume 96 | Issue 5

Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Steubenville
District 6650 Club 3609
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!
Sorry to have John Mascio resign from membership.  He hopes in the future that he will be able to return but his work schedule is busy right now and his children are demanding more of his time.
As all of you should know by now we are back to ZOOM only meetings until this surge in cases subsides or we are able to get a vaccine.  Please keep those members in your prayers who have family members with Covid.  We know it is taking a toll on all of us including a member that has also tested positive.
ZOOM Meetings
December 2 - Learn about the Workforce Development Program at EGCC
December 16 - we will have two great speakers.  Laura Rauch will update us on the United Way and the agencies they are supporting.  Also joining us will be Linda Henderson, District Governor who will review her plans and programs for the year.
Curtis has made arrangements for us to ring the bell for The Salvation Army on Thursday December 3 from 10 am to 8 pm.
He would like two people per one hour shift with the goal of filling the entire day.  This is very important this year as they feel they may need to hire people to help them raise money which will only leave less to help those in need.
To help please email Curtis at or call 740-381-7752
If you have a program in mind for 2021 please let me know.
Since our last International Zoom meeting was a success I am searching for others.

TIME FOR CHRISTMAS COOKIES - for all of you who bake or eat these delicious treats we make only once a year.
Christmas Cookie Rules...
1.   If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.  However, calories are units of heat so wait for them to cool - there will no calories.
2.  If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.
3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend.  Because your friend's first cookie is calorie free, (rule #1) yours is also.  It would be rude
to let your friend sample alone and, being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.
4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move.  This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.
5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting  from a knife without cutting your tongue.
6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories.  Red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each letter.  Make more red ones!
7. Cookies eaten while watching "Miracle on 34th Street"
have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.
8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
9. Any cookies consumed from someone else's plate have no calories because the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to their plate.  We all know how calories like to CLING!
10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes NEVER have calories.  It's a rule!
So, enjoy those Christmas Cookies - we get them only this time of year!
Merry Christmas!
President's Message
Ross Gallabrese
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One of the most important things Rotary offers its members is the chance for fellowship.
You can see it in the gatherings held by our club, as members and guests are able to get to learn a little more about each other while enjoying conversations before a meeting begins, discussion during lunch and follow-up talk held afterward.
That time always offers a chance to get caught up with one another and get to know each other a little bit better.
It's nice to know that the sense of camaraderie we experience in our own club is something shared among members around the world — anytime there is a gathering of Rotarians you'll find it's easy to make a new friend or two.
A reminder of that came on July 26, when the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh held a fundraising event at Mike's Beer Bar and North Shore Tavern. Sitting in the shadows of PNC Park on Federal Street, not too far from the foot of the Clemente Bridge, which connects the North Shore with downtown, they were the perfect setting for Teke's Rotary Relief.
The evening offered the chance to hear from and mingle with Greg Brown, who does play-by-play for the Pirates; John Wehner, a former Pirate third baseman who now works as a color commentator; and retired commentators and pitching legends Steve Blass and Kent Tekulve. It was a chance to relax, enjoy a beer or two, get to meet some new people and eat some great food — steak and seafood served on a hot stone.
And it was a fundraiser — proceeds were split between the March of Dimes, Tekulve's charity of choice, and the Rotary Club's foundation.
Playing a key role in organizing the evening was Jim Emmerling, who has just started his year as president of the Pittsburgh club. Emmerling is no stranger to our club, having been a longtime member who served as president in the 2012-2013 Rotary year.  He always has been committed to Rotary, and with the focus of his business shifting to the Pittsburgh area, the downtown club was a perfect fit for him.
Most people will, from time to time, get so caught up in what's happening in their daily lives that they forget the importance of just being able to sit back and have a little fun. Teke's Rotary Relief was an example of just that type of evening, where Rotarians were able to gather, enjoy the company of one another and raise money that will go to a couple of good causes that will improve the lives of residents across the region.
It's another example that membership in Rotary presents opportunities to serve to change lives.


Welcome to our club!
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Jeffco Center ( new Community Room)
256 John Scott Highway
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Live Meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesday. ZOOM also available. Lunch must be preordered or you may bring your own lunch. EMAIL: to participate
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