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Weekly Bulletins

May 21, 2015

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Program for May 7
The Delaware Fund for Women was established in 1993 by a group of 16 women who realized there was not enough money being given to support women’s programs. Their goal is $1,000 from 1,000 donors. Since the founding more than $2.1 million has been given away. In 2015, 13 nonprofit agencies in all three Delaware counties received $143,545 for projects to help women and girls avoid abuse and poverty, improve their physical and mental health, gain financial independence, and address other social issues. Kay Keenan, a member of the Caesar Rodney Rotary Club is one of the Founders.

Program for May 14
Vicki Young Beam talked about the conditions and social unrest in her childhood country of Burundi, Central Africa. The country today is shaped by the years and years of political unrest and violent dictators in the region. Today she leads Partnership for Trauma Healing, a volunteer group working to help the people in need as they experience various issues, similar to PTSD. Her group takes games, sports equipment, arts and crafts, and other supplies to Burundi, provides pastoral and marriage seminars, and helps build a sense of community.

Upcoming Programs

(Marie Holliday- program coordinator)
May 7 – Kay Keenan, Fund for Women
May 14 – Vicki Young Beam, Burundi Africa
May 21 – TBA
May 28 – Classification Talks / Membership Committee Report

(Charlie Brown – program coordinator)
June4 – TBA
June 11 – Debbie Bain, Community Connectors
June 18 – TBA
June 25 – Annual Awards Dinner – NO MORNING MEETING


Upcoming events:

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

50/50 – May 14 – Fred Dawson!

Welcome, Christopher Duke, our newest member!

Last week the Board approved the membership of Christopher Dukes. Chris is a civil engineer with Becker Morgen. Luke Chapman is his sponsor. Welcome, Chris!

Welcome baskets for camp counselors

Many thanks to our members for answering the call to donate items for the 40 Welcome Baskets for counselors at Camp Fairlee. Now that we know the needs, we can adjust our process for next year so no one member needs to pay too much for their selected items. 27 members participated. Thank you.

Need is great in Van, Texas

Mother Nature recently reared her ugly head and virtually destroyed 30% of the buildings in the town of Van, Texas, with mighty tornadoes. If you would like make a personal donation, the Rotary District 5830 suggests cash donations to Van Community Ministries, a 501 C 3 organization that already has boots on the ground. Mail checks to: Van Community Ministries, PO Box 201, Van, TX 75790. Or visit to make an online donation.

Stop Hunger NOW!

Saturday, May 9, right here in our meeting room, we packaged 10,000 meals for hungry children. This event was a partnership between our Rotarians and the students from Bill Sullivan’s Hotel Restaurant Institutional Management classes. The meals we packaged last year went to an orphanage in Panama.


Date Greeters Rotary Minute  Prayer
May 21 Dallas Leveroni Steven Waidley Eric Cannon
May 28 Chris Dukes Steve Worden Luke Chapman
June 4 Bill McNabola Steve Amick Shannon Clark
June 11 Josh Martin Barry Baker Bob Cron

Sergeant at Arms Helpers (set-up at 6:40, break-down after mtg.)
May 21 Clinton Tymes and Steven Waidley
May 28 Steve Worden and Barry Baker
June 4 Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown
June 11 Luke Chapman and Shannon Clark

Thought for the Week:

Hug a veteran – and tell him or her how much you appreciate their service, no matter how many years ago it was!
Happy Memorial Day!

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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