Rotary Club of Struthers

Feed The Hungry Challenge
Skip Barone,, founder of ‘Our Community Kitchen’ was presented a donation of $2250 at the November 7th meeting of the Struthers Rotary Club. Rotarian Mary Ann Morell was instrumental in forming the ‘Feed the Hungry Challenge’ in the local division of Rotary District 6650 and Struthers Rotary was joined by the Austintown and Boardman Rotary Clubs in allocating funds to assist the soup kitchen. The Rotary International objective this year is ‘Serving Humanity and Making a Difference’. The vision of Our Community Kitchen is “to give the community a kitchen where people would have a place to be treated with dignity and respect and a clean warm place to eat”. They serve breakfast and lunch for approximately 250 people daily and prepare take home lunches. The soup kitchen is funded by donations mainly from area businesses, churches, clubs and the Cocca Family Foundation.

The donation made by the Austintown, Boardman and Struthers Rotary clubs will fund the soup kitchen for about one month. More information about ‘Our Community Kitchen’ is available by calling Skip Barone at 330-770-2224 or by e-mail at A donation check to ‘Our Community Kitchen’ is presented to Skip Barone (right) by Austintown Rotary President Bruce Laraway (left), Rotarian Mary Ann Morell (2nd from left) and Struthers Rotary President Jennifer Johnson (2nd from right). Not pictured was Boardman Rotary President Mason Shattuck.
Struthers Rotary Funds Planting of 20 New Trees    
Rotary International 2017-2018 President Ian Risely challenged every Rotarian throughout the world to plant a tree between July 1, 2017 and April 22, 2018.  If successful, that would provide 1.2 million new trees to help reduce the world’s carbon emissions.  The Struthers Rotary Club has responded, in addition to the other trees they have sponsored, by funding the planting of 20 weeping cherry trees in the new park space being developed on the north side of the Bridge Street bridge.  The Struthers Rotary continues its assistance and development of worthwhile projects for Struthers and the Mahoning Valley.
One of the weeping cherry trees planted at the new Struthers park on the north side of Bridge Street.  Pictured are Struthers Rotary President Jennifer Johnson (left) with Rotarians Tom Baringer, Denise Loboy, Bryan Higgins, Anthony Quahliero, Darla Donahue and Mike Krake (l-r).
 Struthers Rotarians standing by several of the 20 weeping cherry trees planted at the new park on the north side of Bridge Street
Struthers Rotarians standing among the 20 weeping cherry trees planted at the new park on the north side of Bridge Street.  Left to right are Rotarians Bryan Higgins, Darla Donahue, Tom Baringer, Jennifer Johnson (president), Denise Loboy, Mike Krake and Anthony Quahliero.