Humanity in Motion.

Weekly Bulletins

May 28, 2015

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Program for May 21
Doctoral students, Elena Kokkoni and Devina Kumar, are working to provide mobility and sociability in people with disabilities. In the pediatric mobility lab called Go, Baby, Go at the STAR campus, babies up to toddler age with a wide variety of disabilities are taught to explore their environment and do what most babies do, with the help of dynamic, low-cost, equipment and clothing. In the adult lab, harnesses are used to help disabled maintain balance, walk, and perform duties we take for granted. Gravity, a specialized restaurant will open soon where people with mobility challenges will learn to serve food. The entire program is a collaboration of different disciplines at the University, including engineering, nursing, fashion design, food service, advertising and more.

Upcoming Programs

(Marie Holliday- program coordinator)
May 7 – Kay Keenan, Fund for Women
May 14 – Vicki Young Beam, Burundi Africa
May 21 – Go, Baby, Go!
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:

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 21 – Steve Amick!

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.

Nominees needed

Nominees are now being accepted for two annual awards presented by our club. If you know someone who has volunteered their time and talents to the Greater Newark community, submit their name to Kyle Sonnenberg for the Ray Civatte Community Service Award.

If you know of someone in public service (police, fire, EMT) who is deserving, submit their name to Evelyn Hays for the Public Service Award. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Thursday, June 25.

Date Greeters Rotary Minute  Prayer
May 28 Chris Dukes Steve Worden Luke Chapman
June 4 Bill McNabola Steve Amick Shannon Clark
June 11 Josh Martin Barry Baker Bob Cron
June 18 Dallas Leveroni Tim Boulden Fred Dawson

Sergeant at Arms Helpers (set-up at 6:40, break-down after mtg.)
May 28 Steve Worden and Barry Baker
June 4 Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown
June 11 Luke Chapman and Shannon Clark
June 18 Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

Thought for the Week:

Good people do not need laws to tell them how to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.!

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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