Aug. 3, 2023 Create Hope in the World!
Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
As suggested by Bill Sullivan, avoid I95 at 273 and 896. Construction has begun and is a nightmare. Even 72 south of Newark is one lane under the I95 overpass. Find the backroads to travel.
As part of Sgt At Arms Laurie Williams theme of Fellowship for the year, we will have a fun/fund raiser on Aug. 24 at the club picnic. Here’s the deal:
- Right now take a selfie or have someone else take your picture reading Rotary Magazine in a most unusual place.
- Send your pic to Robin at email@example.com for printing.
- Pics will be displayed at the club picnic on Aug. 24
- Members will vote for Most Unusual Location to Read Rotary by dropping money in a cup next to each pic.
- Picture with most money in the cup will be the winner.
- All money donated will go to the winner to be donated to their favorite charity. (YES, if you are in the contest, you can do campaigning.)
Do you know CRAP?
We have a line item in our budget for Concerned Rotarians Assistance Plan (CRAP). No kidding! Occasionally “crap” happens and a fellow Rotarian needs financial assistance to pay their invoice for whatever reason. The name and situation are known only to the club president and treasurer. Funds can be transferred from the CRAP fund to cover that member’s invoice, all or part of it. If you would like to contribute to the CRAP fund, please notify Treasurer Marie. You can give a specific amount or include extra dollars in your invoice payment. If you find yourself in need of help, please talk with President Stewart. Everything is kept confidential.
Adopt A Park at the Reservoir
Under the direction of Adopt A Park Chair Doris Leach, we will be doing once-a-month trash cleanup at the reservoir, both up on the trail walk and in the children’s playground area. This is a simple service project. If you want to help, see Doris.
Supporting Vision Project in Ghana
Last week our Board approved contributing $100 toward the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Club’s project to supply vision surgery and glasses to individuals in Ghana, through the Kenny Woods Lifetime Vision Sight Program. Ken Woods, a fellow Rotarian has been drilling wells for potable water in African countries for many years. He now offers cataract surgeries and glasses to those who have been blind for decades due to lack of medical professionals in that area. Cataract surgery is only $175 each and glasses are only $10 per.
IMPACT Club Chartering!
We’re ready to charter! We have our initial 8 required members but could always use more. Do you know someone who is service minded but can’t attend our regular Rotary meetings? Give their name and contact info to Paul Keely for an invitation to join. Our first 8 members will be inducted at a social on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Grain Exchange on STAR campus. Everyone is invited.
Only four members received acknowledgment for getting 100% attendance last Rotary year. Every member has the chance to get that recognition this year. Every time you attend a committee meeting, work on a service project, attend a Board meeting, or attend another club’s meeting, pleased let Secretary BJ know and she will give you credit. Let’s make this a 100% attendance year for the whole club!
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Save the Date:
August 8 – Strike Out Hunger Night at the Phillies
Sept. 20 – Happy Hour/IMPACT club inductions 5-7 p.m. Grain Exchange
Sept. 22-23 – Relay For Life
Aug. 3 – District Governor John Mager’s Official Visit
Aug. 10 – Club Assembly
Aug. 17 – Stu Sherman, Boys and Girls Club
Aug. 24 – Club Picnic, NO MORNING MEETING
Aug. 31 – NO MEETING FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
July 27 – 50/50 Dave Bonk
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Aug. 3 Dave Bonk Don Newcomb Doug Rainey
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Barry Baker and Dave Bonk
Aug. 10 Tim Boulden Doug Rainey Mike Reckner
Sgt At Arms Helpers Tim Boulden and Robin Broomall
Aug. 17 Robin Broomall Mike Reckner Mark Sisk
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon
Aug. 24 Charlie Brown Mark Sisk Bill Sullivan
Sgt. At Arms Helpers: EVERYONE Helps at the Picnic
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
I need a six-month vacation twice a year!