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March 19 & 26, 2015

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Program for March 12
Oops! We had no program – the speaker was ill, and we talked too long. So we just had out annual club photo taken.

Program for March 19
Since1992, First State Community Loan Fund provides loans and access to capital for small businesses, community organizations, and developers of affordable housing. According to director Van Hampton, 60% of their funds are directed to minority and under-served and 40% goes to all other applicants. The focus is on applicants with non-traditional start-ups, collateral shortfall, low credit scores, and equity and down payment shortfall. Our own Clinton Tymes heads their technical assistant services, including training, counseling and business growth planning.

Upcoming Programs

(Clinton Tymes - program coordinator)
March 5 – John Stapleford, Caesar Rodney Institute
March 12 – Ronni Cohen, Delaware Financial Literacy Program
March 19 – Vandell Hampton, First State Community Loan
March 26 – Club Assembly

(Polly Sierer - program coordinator)
April 2 – Mark DeShon, Newark Bicycle Committee
April 9 – Carla Grygiel, Memory Loss Program at Newark Sr. Ctr.
April 16- Classification Talks
April 23 – Anita Moos, Newark Natural Foods
April 30 – Mark Doughty, Glasgow Medical Aid Unit at STAR Campus

Upcoming events:
March 12 – Club Photo at 8 a.m.
March 14 & April 11 – Future Leaders Program, Dover
April 18 – Camp Fairlee Spring Cleanup Day
April 18 – Rotary Leadership Institute, Wilmington
Feb. 27, 28 – President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
May 1,2,3 – District Conference, Baltimore Inner Harbor
May 9 – Stop Hunger Now w/HRMTP students
May 15 – Relay for Life
May 23 – Mystery Tour
June 23 - Food Bank of Delaware, 6-8 p.m
June 25 – Annual Awards and Installation Dinner
Aug. 5 – Phillies Game
Aug. 6 – Annual Picnic, No morning meeting
Aug. 13 – Tour of JA, no meeting at Courtyard

March 19 – 50/50 March 19 – 50/50 Paul Keely !!!


Our first Interact Club!

It’s been a few years in the making, but our Interact Club at Newark Charter High School is now official! A charter ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 31, from 8:30 – 9 a.m. President Paul will say a few words, present their charter, and induct the first officers. Any Rotarians who can attend are welcomed to come. NCH is off Elkton Road. Turn left at the light across from Dunkin Donuts, very near the Maryland State line. Then you will see the school on the right. If you are coming, please be prompt. Time is limited to just the 30 minutes before they change classes.

No Money, No Ad in 2015 Report

Because there were (and still are) so many outstanding payments for ads in the last Report to the Community, a new rule is in place: If money for an ad is not received by April 15, the ad will not be published. Please start your sales opportunities early so we do not have to disappoint anyone when the 2015 Report hits the newsstands at the end of May.

Did you chair a project?

If you chaired a project or club event, please complete a detail form for Project Manager Mike Laur. Mike is hoping to complete every project so we will have accurate details for future chairs of the projects to follow.

Wanna be a Paul Harris Fellow?

If you want to show your Rotary support and become a Paul Harris Fellow or move to the next level, see Foundation chair Fred Dawson. He can tell you how close you are to a PHF and what it would take to reach that milestone.


Date Greeters Rotary Minute  Prayer
March 26 Jennifer French Polly Sierer Greg Stephens
April 2 Dallas Leveroni Kyle Sonnenberg Kevin Thomas
April 9 Evelyn Hayes Liane Sorenson Clinton Tymes
April 16 Jerry Holt Dan Spinosa Steven Waidley

Sergeant at Arms Helpers (set-up at 6:40, break-down after mtg.)
March 26 John Hornor and Shawn Klapinsky
April 2 Mike Laur and Bill McNabola
April 9 Josh Martin and Mac Nagaswami
April 16 Don Newcomb and Paul Sayther

Thought for the Week:

Bad decisions make good stories!

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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