Author: Robin Broomall

Weekly Bulletin 5/16/19

May 16, 2019     Be An Inspiration!

 

May 9 program:

Gateway Lab School, a public charter school in Wilmington, has specialized programs that integrate the arts into the educational curriculum. Covering grades 3 through 8, the school is based on a model Lab School of Washington where the students are encouraged to observe and draw conclusions. 62% of the students have Individualized Educational Profiles (IEP) which help direct the child to learn at his or her own rate and ability. Director Catherine Dolan refers to the students as “quirky birds” who are encouraged to be HERO’s and advocate for themselves in their own uniqueness.

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren

May 9 – Catherine Dolan, Helping Foster Children in the System

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

June Programs (Michael Smith)

June 6 – TBA

June 13 – TBA

June 20 – Club Assembly

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm

 

July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – TBA

July 18 – TBA

July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project

 

August Programs

Aug 1 – TBA

Aug 8 – TBA

Aug 15 – No Morning Meeting – Visit Another Club Week

Aug 22 – No morning Meeting – Club Picnic

Aug 29 – No Meeting – Labor Day Weekend

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

May 29 – Discover Rotary night (5:30)

May 29 – Happy Hour (6:30) at the Courtyard

May 30 – Board Meeting

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for May 9 – Jamie Zingaro!

 

What is your “ah ha!” moment?

At today’s meeting we will work on our “elevator speeches” and our “ah ha!” moments.

 

An elevator ride is the amount of time you have to answer someone’s question, “What is Rotary?” You cannot go into detail, but you still need to give them an answer that will peek their curiosity and want to know more.

 

You “ah ha!” moment is when, after joining Rotary, you suddenly realized, “So this is what being a Rotarian is all about!”

 

 

Nominate for Annual Awards: FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

Vocational Award: a member of our club who has used their vocational skills and training to further enhance the Newark community.

 

Membership Committee at Work

The Membership Committee will be hosting a Rotary Discovery Meeting on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard. Potential members will be invited to hear about Rotary’s mission, our club, and how they can get involved. All are invited to attend.

 

RI Council on Legislation Changes of Importance

Every three years the Rotary International Council on Legislation meets to discuss possible changes to RI’s processes and procedures. The changes approved this year that are of importance to us include:

  • Beginning July 1, makeups can be applied to any meeting missed in the Rotary year, not just 14 days before or after your missed meeting.
  • The treasurer’s report should be given at the club’s annual meeting.
  • Classification system is now gone, replaced by “occupation.”
  • Rotaract clubs are now full members of RI and members are eligible to serve on RI Boards and apply for grants.
  • RI will change its tax status from a 501( c )4 to 501( c )3, thus saving about $700,000/yr in taxes. It can now accept gifts and corporate contributions. There are about 600 Rotary clubs that have 501( c ) 3 status.

 

 

  Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

May 16 Jamie Zingaro                Laura DelPercio             Bob Cronin

May 23 Barry Baker                   Steve Fangman              Fred Dawson

May 30 Tim Boulden                  Robert Foard                 Laura DelPercio

June 6 Robin Broomall                Doug Gordon                 Steve Fangman

 

                          Sergeant At Arms Helpers

May 16             Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden

May 23             Jamie Zingaro and Barry Baker

May 30              Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown

June 6               Eric Cannon and Fred Dawson

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

A plateau is a high form of flattery.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 5/9/19

May 9, 2019       Be An Inspiration!

 

May 2 program:

Our speaker was unable to be with us… but always being flexible, our president-elect Evelyn Hayes reviewed our list of projects/events/ contributions/hands-on activities in preparation for her upcoming year. Each member was asked to note keep or drop next to every item. All items seem to have merit in their own way.

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren

May 9 – Catherine Dolan, Helping Foster Children in the System

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

June Programs (Michael Smith)

June 6 – TBA

June 13 – TBA

June 20 – Club Assembly

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

May 11 – Highway Cleanup

May 29 – Discover Rotary night (5:30)

May 29 – Happy Hour (6:30) at the Courtyard

May 30 – Board Meeting

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for May 2 – Jamie Zingaro!

 

 

Nominate for Annual Awards: Deadline is extended to May 9

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

Vocational Award: a member of our club who has used their vocational skills and training to further enhance the Newark community.

 

Membership Committee at Work

The Membership Committee will be hosting a Rotary Discovery Meeting on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard. Potential members will be invited to hear about Rotary’s mission, our club, and how they can get involved. All are invited to attend.

 

RI Council on Legislation Changes of Importance

Every three years the Rotary International Council on Legislation meets to discuss possible changes to RI’s processes and procedures. The changes approved this year that are of importance to us include:

  • Beginning July 1, makeups can be applied to any meeting missed in the Rotary year, not just 14 days before or after your missed meeting.
  • The treasurer’s report should be given at the club’s annual meeting.
  • Classification system is now gone, replaced by “occupation.”
  • Rotaract clubs are now full members of RI and members are eligible to serve on RI Boards and apply for grants.
  • RI will change its tax status from a 501( c )4 to 501( c )3, thus saving about $700,000/yr in taxes. It can now accept gifts and corporate contributions. There are about 600 Rotary clubs that have 501( c ) 3 status.

 

Saturday – Highway Cleanup

Those reporting for duty on Saturday to clean our stretch of Old Baltimore Pike should report to Barry Baker at 7:45 a.m. at the church on corner of Old Baltimore Pike and Otts Chapel Rd. Following an hour of work, you can go to the Courtyard for a breakfast buffet.

 

   Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

May 9 Steve Worden                  Fred Dawson                 Eric Cannon

May 16 Jamie Zingaro                Laura DelPercio             Bob Cronin

May 23 Barry Baker                   Steve Fangman              Fred Dawson

May 30 Tim Boulden                  Robert Foard                 Laura DelPercio

 

                    Sergeant At Arms Helpers

May 9               Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes

May 16             Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden

May 23             Jamie Zingaro and Barry Baker

May 30              Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I will show you A-flat miner.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 5/2/19

May 2, 2019       Be An Inspiration!

 

April 25 program:

The first group of 120  boxes were filled with special treats for recipients of Meals on Wheels. The Birthday Boxes will be delivered to the recipients on their birthdays, along with their daily meal delivery. Boxes included a small lap warmer, word puzzle game book, small writing notebook, snack pack, pack of cookies, mints, a patriotic pinwheel, and a birthday card. Wrapped with a ribbon, the boxes sport a birthday greeting sticker. The boxes will be stored at Bayside Transportation until days of delivery. Thank you Paul Keely and Steve Worden for chairing this project.

The 2019 Report to the Community is here! And looks better than ever. The move to glossy paper adds heft and a certain level of professionalism any magazine would offer. Thank you to everyone, especially Cindi Viviano, project chair, for making our 20th Report better than ever. More than $47,000 was raised in advertising sales.

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren

May 9 – Catherine Dolan, Helping Foster Children in the System

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

May 2 – Board Meeting

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

May 11 – Highway Cleanup

May 29 – Discover Rotary night (5:30) at the Courtyard

May 29 – Happy Hour (6:30) at the Courtyard

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for April 25 – Greg Stephens !

 

 Nominate for Annual Awards: Deadline is May 1 (Yikes!!!)

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

Vocational Award: a member of our club who has used their vocational skills and training to further enhance the Newark community.

 

Membership Committee at Work

The Membership Committee will be hosting a Rotary Discovery Meeting on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard. Potential members will be invited to hear about Rotary’s mission, our club, and how they can get involved. All are invited to attend but we need names! Paul Keely distributed a form for you to consider who might be an invitee. Paul also announced incentives to the member who gives him the most names! So get to work and submit your list…..

 

                    Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

May 2   Cindi Viviano                  Bob Cronin                    Charlie Brown

May 9 Steve Worden                  Fred Dawson                 Eric Cannon

May 16 Jamie Zingaro                Laura DelPercio             Bob Cronin

May 23 Barry Baker                   Steve Fangman              Fred Dawson

 

                    Sergeant At Arms Helpers

May 2               Mark Sisk and Michael Smith

May 9               Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes

May 16             Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden

May 23             Jamie Zingaro and Barry Baker

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

When you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve seen a mall.

 

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 4/25/19

April 25, 2019    Be An Inspiration!

 

April 18 program:

The old Downtown Newark Partnership has morphed into a new organization that includes businesses, community leaders, residents, university and non-profits all across the Greater Newark region, not just Main Street businesses. Mayor Polly Sierer updated us on the four main committees of the combination civic/chamber structure: non-profit will develop a database of all  non-profits serving the city; community engagement will give all constituents’ an opportunity to have their voices heard; economic enhancement will bring business owners from all across the city, not just those on Main street; events committee will bring new and fresh ideas as well as outsiders to the city.

To learn more about the organization, visit www.thenewarkpartnership.org

 

 

April Programs (Paul Keely)

April 25 – In-meeting service project (Birthday Boxes for Meals on Wheels)

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren

May 9 – TBA

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

May 11 – Highway Cleanup

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for April 18 – Dennis Geenhouse !

 

 Last Chance to Register: District Conference A “Must Attend”

If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend.

To register for the conference go to:

https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77423738

 Special Offer!

 The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. This is a bargain!!!

 

Nominate for Annual Awards: Deadline is May 1

Please think about nominations for our four annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

Vocational Award: a member of our club who has used their vocational skills and training to further enhance the Newark community.

 

Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

April 25 Clinton Tymes               Eric Cannon                  Robin Broomall

May 2   Cindi Viviano                  Bob Cronin                    Charlie Brown

May 9 Steve Worden                  Fred Dawson                 Eric Cannon

May 16 Jamie Zingaro                Laura DelPercio             Bob Cronin

 

                    Sergeant At Arms Helpers

April 25             Paul Sayther and Polly Sierer

May 2               Mark Sisk and Michael Smith

May 9               Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes

May 16             Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden

 

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

Pun for the Week:

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

 

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 4/18/19

April 18, 2019    Be An Inspiration!

 

April 11 program:

In 2009 Sara LaFavre, a UD student, founded Lori’s Hands, a community health services learning program where college students volunteer with individuals in the Newark community who are living with chronic illnesses. She saw the challenges her mother endured when dying of breast cancer. Today 180 volunteers visit 110 Newark area clients doing small tasks like light cleaning, grocery shopping, helping make appointments, or offer companionship. The weekly visits of 1-2 hours at a time not only fulfil a tangible task but the volunteers and clients often become close intergenerational friends and an inspiration to the clients. Maggie Ratnayake is director of the program.

Our club will be submitting an application for a district grant to support the training of volunteers with Lori’s Hands. The grant is for three videos which will be made available to the students for on-going training on how to deal with their client’s issues.

 

April Programs (Paul Keely)

April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands

April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods

April 25 – In-meeting service project

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren

May 9 – TBA

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

May 11 – Highway Cleanup

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for April 11 – Eric Cannon !

District Conference A “Must Attend”

If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend.

To register for the conference go to:

https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77423738

 

Special Offer!

 The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. This is a bargain!!!

 

Nominate for Annual Awards

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

 

Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

April 18    Bill Sullivan                    Charlie Brown                Tim Boulden

April 25    Clinton Tymes               Eric Cannon                  Robin Broomall

May 2      Cindi Viviano                  Bob Cronin                    Charlie Brown

May 9     Steve Worden                  Fred Dawson                 Eric Cannon

 

                    Sergeant At Arms Helpers

April 18             Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner

April 25             Paul Sayther and Polly Sierer

May 2               Mark Sisk and Michael Smith

May 9               Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

A backward poet writes inverse.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly bulletin 4/11/19

April 11, 2019    Be An Inspiration!

 

April 4 program:

Planning for her year as our fearless leader, Evelyn Hayes led a discussion on potential projects or activities that members would like us to consider for 2019-2020. Suggestions included: doing a service project on Community Day, working with kids aging out of foster care, attracting more women into the club, get-together at a park event, antique auto show, something to replace Downes homework club, a sustainable project that we can initiate and other organizations participate in, expending work with JA, work with schools on their public events, involve PTA’s on dictionary project, career fair, bring more people to Main Street during time of construction, bike project????

Also suggested was more press coverage and recognition for our work in the community.

If you have any other ideas, please send to Evelyn before next week so she can compile the list.

 

April Programs (Paul Keely)

April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands

April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods

April 25 – In-meeting service project

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – TBA

May 9 – TBA

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for April 4 – Bob Foard !

 

District Conference A “Must Attend”

If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend.

To register for the conference go to:

https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77423738

 Special Offer!

 The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. This is a bargain!!! ONLY FOUR MORE AVAILABLE!

 

Nominate for Annual Awards

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

 

      Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

April 11 Greg Stephens              Robin Broomall              Barry Baker

April 18 Bill Sullivan                    Charlie Brown                Tim Boulden

April 25 Clinton Tymes               Eric Cannon                  Robin Broomall

May 2   Cindi Viviano                  Bob Cronin                    Charlie Brown

 

                          Sergeant At Arms Helpers

April 11             Tom Minto and John Nelson

April 18             Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner

April 25             Paul Sayther and Polly Sierer

May 2               Mark Sisk and Michael Smith

 

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

 

Thought for the Week:

The easiest way to find something you lost is to buy a replacement.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 4/4/19

April 4, 2019      Be An Inspiration!

 

March 28 program:

Soap, toothpaste, bug spray and other items of importance were packed this morning in 40 bags for summer counselors at Camp Fairlee.Many thanks to everyone who contributed. The bags will be delivered to Camp Fairlee in the next week.

Mike Reckner tried to escape for a second cup of coffee and was caught. So he had to give his classification talk! He is a partner with Weiner Benefits Group, specializing in all aspects of employee benefits. Mike was a member of this club but left 14 years ago due to family commitments. But he is back and we are happy to have him again!

Clinton Tymes, the story teller, is a charter member of our club, He recalled his long career with UD in the Small Business Center, days of growing up in Wilmington, and mentoring the younger generation of grandkids. “It’s been a great life,” says Clinton.

 

April Programs (Paul Keely)

April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands

April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods

April 25 – In-meeting service project

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – TBA

May 9 – TBA

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Interact CapstonePresentations:

Water Pollution: March 31, noon – 2 pm  at McKees Park,

with a stream cleanup.

March 30 – Rise Against Hunger meal packaging (morning hours)

March 30 – Rotary Leadership Institute in Dover

March 30 – Chance For a Cure fundraiser, Mill Creek Fire Hall, 7:15 p.m.

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for March 28 – Mark Sisk

Goodbye to friend Mary Konwinski. Enjoy your new life in North Carolina!

 

Short of Goal 🙁

Good news is that we sold about $45,000 of ads for the 2019 Report to the Community. Bad news is we fell way short of last year’s amount of $56,000 and of our goal for this year. Last chance to bring in anymore potential revenue. Please make that last push!

 

 

District Conference A “Must Attend”

If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend.

 

To register for the conference go to:

https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77423738

 

Special Offer!

 

The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. Early bird registration ends April 1. This is a bargain!!!

 

Nominate for Annual Awards

Please think about nominations for our four annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27. Applications will be available shortly.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

Vocational Award: a Rotarian who has used his/her vocational skills for the betterment of the Greater Newark community.

 

 Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

April 4   Michael Smith               Tim Boulden                  Jamie Zingaro

April 11 Greg Stephens              Robin Broomall              Barry Baker

April 18 Bill Sullivan                    Charlie Brown                Tim Boulden

April 25 Clinton Tymes               Eric Cannon                  Robin Broomall

 

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

April 4               Josh Martin and Bill McNabola

April 11             Tom Minto and John Nelson

April 18             Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner

April 25             Paul Sayther and Polly Sierer

 

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

 

Thought for the Week:

 

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from???

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 3/28/19

March 28, 2019          Be An Inspiration!

 

March 21 program:

The Civil War was a bloody time in our nation’s history. It was even more challenging for those whose religion forbade them going to war. The Quakers were staunch abolutionists but their extreme patriotism made them willing to fight for the Union in order to free the slaves. Henry Gawthrop was one of 8 Quaker officers in the 4th Delaware volunteer infantry, Company F. In the last major battle of the war in 1865, at Five Forks, Va., Gawthrop was struck in the foot. After having his foot amputated, he returned home to Wilmington to convalesce.  Wearing an artificial leg, he returned to desk duty  at Harp Island, NY. His memoirs and letters are the most complete description of the Civil War. Our speaker today, Justin Carisio, has written a book about Gawthrop, why he fought, where he fought and how he dealt with his wounds. His book,” A Quaker Officer in the Civil War” is available on Amazon.

 

March Programs (Bill Sullivan)

March 28 – Club Assembly and In-meeting service project (Welcome Bags)

 

April Programs (Paul Keely)

April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands

April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods

April 25 – In-meeting service project (Birthday Boxes)

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – TBA

May 9 – TBA

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Interact Capstone Presentation:

Water Pollution: March 31, noon – 2 pm  at McKees Park, with a stream cleanup.

March 26 – Wine and Beer Tasting At State Line Liquor, fundraiser for Iron Hill, 7-9 p.m.

March 27 – Farewell reception for Mary Kowinski

March 30 – Rise Against Hunger meal packaging (morning hours)

March 30 – Rotary Leadership Institute in Dover

March 30 – Chance For a Cure fundraiser, Mill Creek Fire Hall, 7:15 p.m.

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for March 21 – Doug Rainey

 

And welcome to our newest member John Nelson!

 

 Short of Goal 🙁

Good news is that we sold about $3,000 of ads for the 2019 Report to the Community. Bad news is we fell way short of last year’s amount of $56,000 and of our goal for this year. Last chance to bring in anymore potential revenue. Please make that last push!

Last Chance – Get Educated about Rotary

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a wonderful way to learn more about the organization you joined. The full day session will be held Saturday, March 30, at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Register at www.rli33.org and pay the $95 registration fee, then give your receipt to Shawn for reimbursement. Breakfast and lunch are included. Our club recognizes the value in attending RLI and has made the commitment to send any members who want to attend. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are available.

 Food packing event a Blast!!!

We have our 50 volunteers lined up for a great time on March 30!

District Conference A “Must Attend”

If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend.

 

To register for the conference go to:

https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77423738

 

Special Offer!

 The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. Early bird registration ends April 1. This is a bargain!!!

 

Nominate for Annual Awards

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27. Applications will be available shortly.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

 

                 Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

March 28 Mark Sisk                   Barry Baker                   Steve Worden

April 4   Michael Smith               Tim Boulden                  Jamie Zingaro

April 11 Greg Stephens              Robin Broomall              Barry Baker

April 18 Bill Sullivan                    Charlie Brown                Tim Boulden

 

                  Sergeant At Arms Helpers

March 28           Mike Laur and Mike Luck

April 4               Josh Martin and Bill McNabola

April 11             Tom Minto and John Nelson

April 18             Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner

 

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

 

                            Thought for the Week:

Do the “Alphabet Song” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

have the same tune?

 

And why did you just try singing the two songs above?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Bulletin 3/21/19

March 21, 2019          Be An Inspiration!

 

March 14 program:

V&M Bistro, owned and operated by the Carrierri-Russo family, is a success story that has its roots in the Mola Di Bari region of Italy. The two families immigrated to America, bringing their strong work ethics and desire for success to build a future for their families of generations to come. One opened Lenny’s Pizza in New York, the other opened a supermarket. Zeno’s Pizza, a staple in the Christiana Mall Food Court for more than 20 years, was owned by their son. Today they would be proud of their third generation in the restaurant industry. Opened in 2014, V&M, named for the grandmothers, Vincenzo and Margareta, is run by six members of the family. Italo, the business manager, attributes their success to discipline and good team chemistry. The American – Italian restaurant is located in the Marsh Triangle Shopping Center.

 

March Programs (Bill Sullivan)

March 7 – Robert Older, Delaware Small Business Chamber

March 14 – Italo Carrieri-Russo, V&M Bistro, a family business!

March 21 – Justin Carisio, Author, A Quaker Officer in the Civil War

March 28 – Club Assembly and In-meeting service project

 

April Programs (Paul Keely)

April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands

April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods

April 25 – In-meeting service project

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Interact Capstone Presentations:

Mental Health: March 21 and 22, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

March 26 (Time TBD)

Water Pollution: March 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Presentations are in Newark Charter High School. All are invited.

March 27 – Farewell reception for Mary Kowinski

March 30 – Rise Against Hunger meal packaging (morning hours)

March 30 – Rotary Leadership Institute in Dover

March 30 – Chance For a Cure fundraiser, Mill Creek Fire Hall, 7:15 p.m.

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

 

50/50 Winner for March 14– Bill Sullivan

 Please welcome to our newest member John Nelson!

 Day of Reckoning

If you have any outstanding ads, please get them to Cindi Viviano as soon as possible. The deadline is now past but anything new you can confirm should be done quickly. We are way short of the goal and last year’s total.

 Last Chance – Get Educated about Rotary

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a wonderful way to learn more about the organization you joined. The full day session will be held Saturday, March 30, at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Register at www.rli33.org and pay the $95 registration fee, then give your receipt to Shawn for reimbursement. Breakfast and lunch are included. Our club recognizes the value in attending RLI and has made the commitment to send any members who want to attend. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are available.

 Food packing event a Blast!!!

We have our 50 volunteers lined up for a great time on March 30!

District Conference A “Must Attend”

If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend.

 

To register for the conference go to:

https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77423738

 

Special Offer!

 The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. Early bird registration ends April 1. This is a bargain!!!

 

Nominate for Annual Awards

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27. Applications will be available shortly.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.

 

                Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

March 21 Polly Sierer                 Louise Amick                Cindi Viviano

March 28 Mark Sisk                   Barry Baker                   Steve Worden

April 4   Michael Smith               Tim Boulden                  Jamie Zingaro

April 11 Greg Stephens              Robin Broomall              Barry Baker

 

              Sergeant At Arms Helpers

March 21           John Hornor and Paul Keely

March 28           Mike Laur and Mike Luck

April 4               Josh Martin and Bill McNabola

April 11             Tom Minto and John Nelson

 

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

 

Thought for the Week:

Why are mattresses and appliances on sale on Memorial Day weekend?

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Weekly Bulletin 3/14/19

March 14, 2019 Be An Inspiration!

March 7 program:
Since Bob Older was 15, he has had a passion for small business. Many years and lots of entrepreneurial ventures later, he turned that passion into an organization to serve other small business owners. The Delaware Small Business Chamber, now seven years old, has 273 members from businesses with one to 100 employees who support the small business community and give back to build the community. Fundraisers all year long help support scholarships and grants. A one-time grant is given to businesses that open in empty store fronts. Last year $10,000 was re-invested into the small business community.

March Programs (Bill Sullivan)
March 7 – Robert Older, Delaware Small Business Chamber
March 14 – Italo Carrieri-russo, V&M Bistro, a family business!
March 21 – Justin Carisio, Author, A Quaker Officer in the Civil War
March 28 – Club Assembly and In-meeting service project

April Programs (Paul Keely)
April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby
April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands
April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods
April 25 – In-meeting service project

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Interact Capstone Presentations:
Mental Health: March 21 and 22, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
March 26 (Time TBD)
Operation: Walk in Our Shoes: March 13, 6-8 p.m.
Water Pollution: March 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Education in Poverty: March 14, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Sports in Poverty:March 15, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Sports Clinic (TBD)

Presentations are in Newark Charter High School. All are invited.
March 27 – Farewell reception for Mary Kowinski
March 30 – Rise Against Hunger meal packaging (morning hours)
March 30 – Rotary Leadership Institute in Dover
March 30 – Chance For a Cure fundaiser, Mill Creek Fire Hall, 7:15 p.m.
May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School
May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

50/50 Winner for March 7– Doug Rainey

Welcome newest member to be inducted Stewart Lee!

And welcome to our latest applicant John Nelson!

AD DEADLINE WAS FEB. 28 – EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE WEEK
Watch for the weekly emails from Cindi on ways to increase your ad sales for the 2019 Report to the Community. Remember to turn in your ad and money as soon as you receive it. And don’t delay in reaching out to your prospects. Time Flies!!!

Contribution Made in Steve’s  Name

Our club is making a $1,000 contribution to Washington College in Steve Amick’s memory to be used for scholarships for students studying public service. A presentation and photo op will take place in the next few weeks.

Get Educated about Rotary
The Rotary Leadership Institute is a wonderful way to learn more about the organization you joined. The full day session will be held Saturday, March 30, at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Register at www.rli33.org and pay the $95 registration fee, then give your receipt to Shawn for reimbursement. Breakfast and lunch are included. Our club recognizes the value in attending RLI and has made the commitment to send any members who want to attend. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are available.

Food packing event a Blast!!!
Schedule your March 30 Saturday morning for fum, fellowship, and helping others less fortunate. A Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event will be held in our rooms at the Courtyard. In a very specific assembly line, we will pack 10,500 meals to be sent to areas of the world that are in need, in schools, orphanages, and communities where food is not easy to obtain. We need 50 volunteers (Rotarians, family members, high school students, college students, and community members) to help. About 10 are needed at 8:30 to help unload the truck, 50 are needed to sign in at 9:30 to help with the packaging, about 10 are needed to help cleanup and reload the truck. We should be all done and out by noon. Please sign up with Robin for a great memorable event! So far we have 40 Interact Students and 10 UD nursing Students along with 11 Rotarians!!!

District Conference A “Must Attend”
If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend. Stay tuned for more exciting offers!!!

  Greeters             Rotary Minute         Prayer
March 14 Paul Sayther   Jamie Zingaro          Clinton Tymes
March 21 Polly Sierer      Louise Amick           Cindi Viviano
March 28 Mark Sisk        Barry Baker              Steve Worden
April 4 Michael Smith      Tim Boulden             Jamie Zingaro

Sergeant At Arms Helpers
March 14 Marie Holliday and Jerry Holt
March 21 John Hornor and Paul Keely
March 28 Mike Laur and Mike Luck
April 4       Josh Martin and Bill McNabola

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

Thought for the Week:
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use,
the color of the bubbles is always white?

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