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Volume 95 | Issue 9

Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Steubenville, No. 39
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President's Message
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Here are seven things you might not know about St. Patrick’s Day:

1. We Should Really Wear Blue

Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.

2. Saint Patrick Was British

Although he made his mark by introducing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century.

3. The Irish Take Saint Patrick’s Day Seriously

As you might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in his old stomping grounds. It’s a national holiday in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

4. It Used to Be a Dry Holiday

For most of the 20th century, Saint Patrick’s Day was considered a strictly religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the nation’s pubs were closed for business on March 17. (The one exception went to beer vendors at the big national dog show, which was always held on Saint Patrick’s Day.) In 1970, the day was converted to a national holiday, and the stout resumed flowing.

5. There’s a Reason for The Shamrocks

How did the shamrock become associated with Saint Patrick? According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.

6. Cold Weather Helped Saint Patrick’s Legend

In Irish lore, Saint Patrick gets credit for driving all the snakes out of Ireland. Modern scientists suggest that the job might not have been too hard – according to the fossil record, Ireland has never been home to any snakes. Through the Ice Age, Ireland was too cold to host any reptiles, and the surrounding seas have staved off serpentine invaders ever since. Modern scholars think the “snakes” Saint Patrick drove away were likely metaphorical.

7. There’s No Corn in that Beef

Corned beef and cabbage, a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day staple, doesn’t have anything to do with the grain corn. Instead, it’s a nod to the large grains of salt that were historically used to cure meats, which were also known as “corns.”

Upcoming Events
Rotarian Birthday Observance
Mar 15, 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
Mar 08, 2019

General Assembly and Board meeting

Mar 15, 2019
PALS - adult Developmental Disability Services
Mar 22, 2019
Sycamore Youth Center
Mar 29, 2019
Updates at JVS
Apr 05, 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
Charles F. Joyce
March 1
Alan Hall
March 9
Robyn Hill
March 11
Peter Rosaschi
March 29
Join Date
Daniel J Keenan
March 1, 1980
39 years
Erika Lyon
March 2, 2018
1 year
Barry Gullen
March 6, 2015
4 years
Todd Phillipson
March 6, 2015
4 years
Charles W. Govey
March 7, 1980
39 years
Andrea Hale
March 15, 2013
6 years
John Mascio
March 17, 2018
1 year
Scott Lane
March 31, 2017
2 years
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