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Volume 95 | Issue 6
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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The reason why Christmas is a national holiday, whether you celebrate it or not, is because it symbolically represents the season of giving. Many of the other religious holidays in December including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are the same way.

Here are 4 creative ideas you can use to give back this holiday season:

1. Anonymous Giving
Giving anonymously is great because the recipients won’t know who the gift came from. As a result, they won’t feel embarrassed or ashamed of needing help. If you really want to make someone’s day, seek out that single mother who busts her butt to provide for her kids or that struggling family that works hard but can’t seem to get ahead. Buy a $50 to $75 toy for each kid and a grocery store gift card for a Christmas dinner. If you have a coworker in mind, get to your office or workplace a little early and deliver it anonymously to their desk or locker.

2. Over Tipping
You probably have people in your life who you see regularly throughout the year such as hair stylists, mailmen, dry cleaners, restaurant servers, and garbage men. Some of these people expect tips and some don’t, but during the holidays especially, you can put a smile on their faces by giving them a big tip to show your appreciation. There’s nothing better for people in the service industry than to get a big fat tip.

3. Give Away Your Christmas Decorations
After the holidays, give away your Christmas decorations to your neighbors and other young couples that don’t have much. After all, if you’ve been married for more than a few years, you start realizing how quickly you accumulate Christmas decorations. Decorations are expensive, and you could bless other families by giving yours away and starting fresh the following year.

4. Take a Homeless Person To Lunch
The majority of homeless people I’ve come across are either mentally ill or just had a tough break in life and don’t know how to turn things around. However, interacting with homeless people can be a wildcard at times, not knowing if they’re going to try and hurt you or be cool. Be sure to take precautions if you do choose to try this tip out. The idea is to get together with a few other people, find a homeless man (or woman), take him out to lunch around the holidays, give him a gift card to a hotel to use for a night’s stay, and buy him a new outfit. You’d be surprised at how receptive they’ll be. They’re not all just looking for booze money.
Seriously, try giving if you haven’t already. If nothing else, it’s pretty fun, and the more creative you get with it, the more memorable it becomes. Also, the more you give back, the more blessings you end up receiving because your eyes are opened to all of the good things you have in your life.
How are you giving this holiday season?
Upcoming Events
Children's Holiday Party
Pugliese East (Garfield)
Dec 07, 2018 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Dec 14, 2018
Rotarian Birthday Observance
Dec 21, 2018
Salvation Army Kettling

Each year Rotarians brave the weather and ring the bell for the Steubenville Salvation Army. Our station is at Rural King, on Thursday, December 13.
We would like to have 2 people at each one hour shift.  The following times are still available:

10 am to 11 am - 1 person
11 am to noon - 2 people
noon to 1 pm - 2 people
2 pm to 3 pm - 1 person
3 pm to 4 pm - 1 person
5 pm to 6 pm - 1 person


Dictionary Distribution
Dictionary Distribution
Annually, our club donates dictionaries to every third grade student in Jefferson County. Members volunteer to deliver the dictionaries to classrooms across the county and spend time with students teaching them how to use look up words. Please consider donating 1-2 hours of service! 
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Upcoming Speakers
Dec 07, 2018
John will update us on Municpal court actions
Dec 14, 2018
New language programs at Catholic Central
Dec 21, 2018
Dec 28, 2018
Jan 04, 2019
What is new at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
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Nov. 2 - Anthony Mougianis, President of Apollo Pro Cleaning, delivered a compelling program about Paying It Forward in our community. He is an advocate for several nonprofits across our county and encouraged every Rotarian to take a leadership role within a service organization. 
Winner of the 50/50 raffle was past president, Alan Hall. Alan generously donated his winnings to the ALIVE shelter.
Nov. 9 - Kathy Musso presented Susan Evans. Evens presented "Don't Write the Obituary Yet." A book written about her journey with ovarian cancer and collaborating with  Dr. Thomas Krivak. 
Nov. 16 - Neysa Rogers from the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities joined us to discuss early intervention. 
Nov. 17 - Our holiday party was exceptional! Members brought toys for the Urban Mission and we donated $500 to the Urban Mission to assist with Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Thank you to Carolyn and Jody Glaub for hosting us at CMA! 
Nov. 30 - Roger Micker had members on their toes with Civil War trivia. Micker is an expert on the Civil War and shared information about local soldiers and history. 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Florak
December 6
Lori Fetherolf
December 7
Daniel J Keenan
December 9
Barry Gullen
December 15
Randy Cottis
December 15
Todd Phillipson
December 17
Curtis Mullins
December 31
Join Date
Curtis Mullins
December 1, 2015
3 years
James Mavromatis
December 8, 2017
1 year
Len Reynolds
December 8, 2017
1 year
Melinda Young
December 10, 2015
3 years
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