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Volume 95 | Issue 11

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
Women's Wellness Day
May 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Rotarian Birthday Observance
May 17, 2019

Women's Wellness Day

The Women in Rotary Committee have been hard at work! Join us May 11th for an afternoon dedicated to women's health.
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please click here. 

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
May 10, 2019
AIM Women's Center
May 17, 2019
Ed Phouts, Jefferson and Harrison County Special Response Team
May 24, 2019
May 31, 2019
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April 5th - Rev. Ashley Steele and her staff at the Urban Mission joined us to share their Love Works campaign. The Urban Mission is celebrating 60 years! 
April 12th -  Interact Students joined us to share this year's community service initiatives . To view their presentation, please click here.

April 26th - Sam Schupbach, MPLX vice president of operations and processing, told the Steubenville Rotary Club the dry gas production and fractionation of wet gas is steadily increasing in the region. Click here to read the full article in the Herald Star. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Laurel McDowell
May 3
Kate Sedgmer
May 8
Jimmie Bruce
May 16
Kyle Brown
May 24
Kathleen Musso
May 28
Join Date
Peter S. Olivito
May 1, 2002
17 years
David D'Anniballe
May 5, 1983
36 years
Keith Murdock
May 5, 2005
14 years
Michael Florak
May 6, 2016
3 years
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