Weekly Bulletin Feb. 6, 2020

February 6, 2020  Rotary Connects the World!

Programs for February (Mike Luck coordinator)

Feb. 6 – Michael Luck and a Chinese Tea Ceremony for the Lunar New Year (In ALICE classroom)

Feb. 13 – Susanne Peiffer, Poet Laureate of Pikes Peak / Rotary Has Heart food collection

Feb. 20 – John Banks, Director of SBA Delaware

Feb. 27 – Rich Fischer, Chesapeake Brass Band   / Board Meeting 8:15

If you are a member of the Board, please plan on attending the Feb. 27 Board Meeting. All members are invited to attend Board meetings. We generally adjourn by 9 a.m. You will receive attendance credit for a missed meeting.

Programs for March (Paul Keely coordinator)

March 5 – MEETING AT NEWARK ARTS ALLIANCE, w/ Terry Foreman, Exec. Director, Tour of facility

March 12 – Jim Kelley, Eco Plastics, Saving the oceans from plastics

March 19 – Club Assembly

March 26 – Dr. Margaret Andersen, author of Getting Smart About Race / Board Meeting at 8:15

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

Feb. 13 – Rotary Has Heart. A food collection will take place to support Food Bank of Delaware. Prizes will be given to the member who brings the greatest number of items and member who brings the greatest combined weight of items. Canned goods and other non-perishable foods are always needed. Watch for those can-can sales and stock up now.! Tom Minto will make announcements.

Feb. 27 – Report 2020 AD reservations due.

Feb. 29 – Volunteering at C.U.R.E. – Doug Rainey is coordinating  Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m. to noon as volunteer day at Project CURE in West Grove where we can help sort medical equipment and supplies that will go to countries in need. Please register at http://midnewarkmorningrotary.projectcure.volunteerhub.com/

March 6 – Distribution and reading of Elena Delle Donne’s book at Gateway School.

March 8 – Dinner at Ole Tapas

March 12 – All ads and payments for Report 2020 due.

March 28 – Newark (evening) Club Beef and Beer at Aetna Fire Hall

April 4 – Rotary Leadership Institute, Maple Dale CC, Dover

April 11 – District Conference, Ocean City, Md.

April 18 – Grant Management Seminar, Dover

April 22 (tentative) – Discover Rotary Evening and Happy Hour

50/50 Winner for Jan. 30 – Eric Cannon

 Advance Your Rotary Knowledge

Rotary Leadership Institute is a program designed to help you more thoroughly appreciate what this organization is about and how you fit into it. An all-day session is held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover on Saturday, April 4. If you are interested in attending level 1, 2, or 3, please go to www.rli33.org and register for that session. The registration fee is $95 – HOWEVER – for you it is Zero!!! Just pay the $95 registration fee when registering, then give your receipt to treasurer Shawn for full reimbursement. Our club understands the value of RLI participation and will pay your fee. So, get a full day of breakfast and lunch, education, fun and fellowship at no cost to you except for your time.

Report To Community 2020 Campaign in Full Swing!

Don’t delay! Get swingin’ on your ad sales for the 2020 Report. Sales Manager Kelly Bachman distributed ad sheets, sample letters, and lists of potential advertisers.  Deadline for reserving ad space is Feb. 27. Deadline for getting all ad copy and payment submitted is March 12. Easiest way to get started is to do your own company ad. Remember – all profits go directly to line 540 in our budget for 2020-2021 – Community Service. Not one penny goes to administration or our member activities. When emailing Kelly with an ad, please put Business Name and Ad Size in the subject line. Email Kelly at kmbachman22@gmail.com or phone 299-9791.

 

Looking for next year’s grant project

Do you have a worthy project in mind that we can use for our grant project for 2020-2021? It should benefit the community through education, health, environment, or community development (very loosely defined!). Projects must begin and be completed in the 2020-2021 Rotary year. We usually target projects about $10,000. If you have an idea, talk to Robin about it and see if it fits the criteria. Remember – not all Rotary projects are global. Rotary works at home, too.

Can you read?

The Newark Children’s Day Nursery, located only a mile from the Courtyard on Barksdale Road, is in need of readers to the children. Easy — go to Read Aloud Delaware, signup as a reader, designate Newark Day Nursery as your preferred location. Then you can make arrangements that suit your schedule. President Evelyn is checking on the background check process.

 

Outstanding invoice?

Do not let your quarterly invoice go unpaid. Either get a check to treasurer Shawn or go to www.NMRDE.org and pay via credit card.

If you want to have your contribution made directly to The Rotary Foundation by credit card (weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually) and not have it included on your quarterly club invoice, go to www.rotarydirect.org to sign up. Easy…..

 

              Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

Feb. 6    Charlie Brown               Cindi Viviano                  Clinton Tymes

Feb. 13  Eric Cannon                  Jamie Zingaro                 Cindi Viviano

Feb. 20  Bob Cronin                    Kelly Bachman                Jamie Zingaro

Feb. 27  Fred Dawson                 Barry Baker                     Kelly Bachman

(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Feb. 6              Tom Minto and Don Newcomb

Feb. 13            Jennifer Pilcher and Doug Rainey

Feb. 20            Mike Reckner and Paul Sayther

Feb. 27            Tabatha Schury and Polly Sierer

(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)

 

Thought for the Week:

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

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