Proposals sought for Warren SOUP

GROUP SEEKS PRESENTERS: Warren SOUP is accepting proposals for the next Warren SOUP to be held Feb. 1. The group is seeking proposals for presenters who have creative projects that will impact Warren in a positive way. Projects can be social entrepreneurship, urban gardens, youth development, fine and performing arts, and social justice.

Each presenting group gets two minutes to present and the diners will be allowed a few follow-up questions. No technology is allowed for presentations, but individuals are encouraged to be creative in presentations.

Diners will vote after all the presentations are finished and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening. Those selected will be presented with the proceeds from that evening’s Warren SOUP event.

All proposals are due in hand by noon Jan. 21 and will be contacted within a week before the event. Donations of funds to keep Warren SOUP going or to donate paper products, soup, salad, bread or refreshments.

Contact Sheila Calko, Warren SOUP committee member, via email at, pick up an application at 170 N. Park Ave. Warren, or call 330-881-7698.

ROTARY DONATES COATS: The Rotary Club of Warren helped three area organization at the holidays, donating 200 coats and hats, and 600 pairs of gloves which were divided between the Warren City Schools, the Warren Family Mission and the Salvation Army. The Rotary Club of Warren, which operates under the motto “Service Above Self,” meets at noon Wednesday at Enzo’s Restaurant, Elm Road, Warren. Those interested in finding out more about Rotary are invited.

GROUP HELPED AT HOLIDAYS: Covenant Lodge 59 Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons and Covenant Chapter 48 Order of the Eastern Star distributed 10 baskets through their Thanksgiving Fellowship basket program. The baskets were filled with canned goods, mixes, dinner rolls and turkey for a dinner. The contents of the basket were donated by the Brothers of the Lodge and the Sisters of the Chapter and an anonymous donor.

GROUP SETS MEETINGS: Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet Friday at Westminster Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, and another today at Christ Church Presbyterian, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown. Both meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are closed meetings to only those suffering from gambling addictions. Call 330-505-5060.

MYCAP WINS STATEWIDE CONTEST: The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership won the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies Facebook Photo Contest. This is the second straight year MYCAP has been the top vote-getter in the statewide contest.

The contest featured 60 photos from 50 Community Action agencies across Ohio. MYCAP’s lone photo entry was “Stymie the Clown.” Stymie helped distribute information and entertained guests during Community Action Awareness Month in May at the Western Mahoning County MYCAP office in Sebring.