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Weekly Bulletins

January 15, 2015

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Program for Jan. 8
Why are we here? Each member seems to have a different reason, but according to the membership survey conducted last Fall, the majority agree that community involvement and service are important to them. Most also agree we have the right blend between local and international service. But we are split on the personal need to be a member for business networking, international service, focus on the youth, opportunities to meet other Rotarians and leadership opportunities. Many thanks to Polly Sierer for chairing the committee, Evelyn Hayes for compiling the results, and Kevin Thomas for the Power Point presentation. The Membership Committee will take all the results and suggestions to begin working in January on building membership and strengthening our club. Copy of their presentation is being sent electronically to all members.

Upcoming Programs

(Barry Baker- program coordinator)
Jan. 1- No Meeting HAPPY NEW YEAR
Jan. 8 – Club Assembly – Membership Survey Results
Jan. 15- Barbara Woodford, White Clay Creek State Park
Jan. 22 – Club Assembly – 2015 Report Kickoff, Treasurer’s Report
Jan. 29- Tyler DeBruin, Newark Parks Dept and CATCH program

(Mary Konwinski - program coordinator)
Feb. 5 – Esteban Parra, The News Journa
Feb. 12 – Joel Schiller, Delaware Marathons
Feb. 19 – Classification Talks
Feb. 26- Stacey Haddock Schiller, Delaware Adolescent Program

Upcoming events:

Feb. 14 – Rotary Has Heart (food drive)
April 18 – Rotary Leadership Institute, Wilmington
Feb. 27, 28 – President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
May 1,2,3 – District Conference, Baltimore Inner Harbor

Jan. 8 – 50/50 Bill McNabola !!!

Feeding the Hungry

Per a request from District Governor Jen Reider to have a heart and consider our hungry neighbors, our three Newark area clubs will hold a food drive on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the College Square Shopping Center. More details will be coming.

Project Chair?

If so, please see Mike Laur about completing a project description form to update our files.

Officers Elected for 2015-16

As per our club’s By-Laws, election of officers for the coming Rotary year was held last week. This year’s nominating committee of Fred Dawson, Mike Laur, Clinton Tymes, and Robin Broomall put forth the following names for nomination, were seconded and approved by the general membership. Congratulations to the following officers beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016:
President Bill Sullivan
President Elect Kevin Thomas
Vice President Joshua Martin
Secretary Evelyn Hayes
Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky
Sgt At Arms Eric Cannon

Do you have RED blood?

Then you might be just the person the Blood Bank is looking for. Besides the District’s Blood Drive challenge between our clubs, this time of year is critical for needing blood donors. If you need someone to hold your hand or take your picture as proof, just call Mary Konwinski! Or if you are a regular donor, call 1-800-8-BLOOD-8 to set your appointment today!

Date Greeters Rotary Minute  Prayer
Jan. 15 Bob Foard Jerry Holt Mac Nagaswami
Jan. 22 John Hornor Shawn Klapinsky Don Newcomb
Jan. 29 Eric Cannon Mary Konwinski Paul Sayther
Feb. 5 Luke Chapman Mike Laur Mark Sisk

Sergeant at Arms Helpers (set-up at 6:40, break-down after mtg.)
Jan. 15 Dan Spinosa and Bob Stark
Jan. 22 Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes
Jan. 29 Steven Waidley and Steve Worden
Feb. 5 Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

Thought for the Week:

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life!

Can’t make our meeting?

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

All Rotarians are welcomed to attend another club’s meeting. Be prepared to pay for your meal and bring the makeup slip back to our secretary for attendance and invoice credit.

Mondays, 6:15 p.m., Homewood Suites, Rt. 896
Tuesdays, 7 a.m., ChesDel Restaurant, So. St. Georges Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., Cokesbury Village, Hockessin Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m. Harry’s Savoy Grill, Wilmington
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m., ???, Elkton
Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., Pier One, North East
Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., University and Whist Club, Wilmington
Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., Frog Hollow Golf Club, Middletown
Thursdays, 7:15 a.m., Harry’s Savoy Grill, Wilmington
Thursdays, 12:10 p.m., Hotel DuPont, Wilmington
Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., Christiana Hilton, Christiana
Fridays, 7:30 a.m., University and Whist Club, Wilmington

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