Category: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 11-14-19

November 2019   Rotary Connects the World!

 Programs for November:

Nov. 7 – The Rotary Foundation – a Basic Tutorial ( by Robin!) and Club Assembly

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, District 7630 Chair of The Rotary Foundation committee. Enjoy an interesting and exciting look at our Foundation and it’s benefits to humanity.

Nov. 21 – Matt Walton, Water Project in Philipines and Malawi with UD’s Engineers Without Borders

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

Programs for December (Laura DelPercio coordinator)

Dec. 4 (Yes , it is a Wednesday!!!) Holiday Reception 6 – 8 p.m. in our usual room

Dec. 5 – No morning meeting

Dec. 12 – TBA

Dec. 19 – In Meeting Service Project (Birthday Boxes for Meals on Wheels recipients)

Dec. 26 – No Meeting –  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 – Happy Hour  at the Courtyard at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Nov.16 – Volunteering with Lori’s Hands for yard cleanup.

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Nov. 7 – Bill McNabola!

 

Welcome Christina MacMillan, our newest member!

 

Board Actions from Oct. 31:

The Board was not able to act on many items because of a lack of quorum. If you are a Board member but not able to attend a scheduled meeting, please give your report to President Evelyn so we can conduct business.The next Board of Directors meeting is Nov. 21.

Does anyone know Pooja Rohit or administrators at Homestead Senior Care? We received $25 from each of them via our website (one in September and one in October)  but we do not know why.If you know these contacts, please let treasurer Shawn know.

 

Silent auction proceeds to The Rotary Foundation

With a variety of items to choose from in the Silent Auction ( cakes, jewelry, gift cards, party baskets, homemade crafted items, tickets, and much more!), very generous Happy Dollars, and additional contributions, in a day dedicated to raising money for PolioPlus, our club raised more than $2,700. Many thanks to everyone who participated.

If you were not there that week, and you want to make a contribution to PolioPlus in your name, please let Robin know ASAP. Let’s push the $3,000 mark!!!

 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

 Your help is needed on Saturday, Nov. 16 to help with yard cleanup for clients of Lori’s Hands. Rotarian involvement is part of our commitment to the district grant project for this year. We are asked to sign up on the following site so the student organizers will know how many to expect. Work will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the info from the student organizer :

This will be a yard work clean up event where volunteers will visit client’s houses in teams of 3-4 students  to help with some yard work clean up such as raking, planting, or cleaning out garden beds. The day of service will include an orientation in Trabant around 10 am, student teams will depart around 11am, and return around 1pm. There will be a regroup from 1-2 pm and lunch will be provided. 
Each team will need only one driver, so if you are currently a Lori’s Hands driver, please let us know on the sign up form. 
This is an amazing opportunity to help out the community and make new friends within the organization! If interested, please sign up via the following google form by Thursday,  November 14th,  by 11:59pm. 
Please plan to arrive in Trabant (room TBD) at 10:00 am and parking can be done in the Trabant Garage, or closest location convenient for drivers!
Looking forward to a great day of service! 
Sincerely, 
— 
Nadia Akhtar
President, Lori’s Hands
nakhtar@udel.edu 

 

Flags For Heroes will be taken down from the City of Newark Administrative building lawn THIS THURSDAY at 10 a.m. It’s easy work to remove poles, flags, and pop up the holders. Please  notify Paul Keely if you can help. We should be done withing 1 hour.

 

 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.

 

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

Nov. 14 Clinton Tymes               Paul Sayther                 Doug Rainey

Nov. 21  Cindi Viviano               Tabatha Schury               Paul Sayther

Nov. 28 Tom Turkey                   Wishbone Willy               Punkin’ Pie Porter

Dec. 5 Jamie Zingaro                 Polly Sierer                    Tabatha Schury

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Nov. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

Nov. 21             Bob Foard and Doug Gordon

Nov. 28             Polly Potato and Stanley Stuffing

Dec. 5              Dennis Greenhouse and Joyce Henderson

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

 

Thought for the Week:

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory!

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Weekly Bulletin Nov. 7, 2019

November 2019   Rotary Connects the World!

 Programs for November:

Nov. 7 – The Rotary Foundation – a Basic Tutorial ( by Robin!) and Club Assembly

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, District 7630 Chair of The Rotary Foundation committee. Enjoy an interesting and exciting look at our Foundation and it’s benefits to humanity.

Nov. 21 – Matt Walton, Water Project in Philipines and Malawi with UD’s Engineers Without Borders

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

 

Nov. 7 – Help needed to install Flag For Heroes starting at 10 a.m.

Nov. 9 – Highway Cleanup at 8 a.m.

Nov. 9-11 Flags For Heroes Fly!

Nov. 10 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 2 p.m. lawn of City Adm. Bldg.

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 – Happy Hour  at the Courtyard at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Nov.16 – Volunteering with Lori’s Hands for yard cleanup.

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Oct. 31 – Mark Sisk!

 

Welcome Christina MacMillan, proposed member!

 

Board Actions from Oct. 31:

The Board was not able to act on many items because of a lack of quorum. If you are a Board member but not able to attend a scheduled meeting, please give your report to President Evelyn so we can conduct business.The next Board of Directors meeting is Nov. 21.

Does anyone know Pooja Rohit or administrators at Homestead Senior Care? We received $25 from each of them via our website (one in September and one in October)  but we do not know why.If you know these contacts, please let treasurer Shawn know.

 

Silent auction proceeds to The Rotary Foundation

With a variety of items to choose from in the Silent Auction ( cakes, jewelry, gift cards, party baskets, homemade crafted items, tickets, and much more!), very generous Happy Dollars, and additional contributions, in a day dedicated to raising money for PolioPlus, our club raised more than $2,700. Many thanks to everyone who participated.

If you were not there that week, and you want to make a contribution to PolioPlus in your name, please let Robin know ASAP. Let’s push the $3,000 mark!!!

 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

 

Flags For Heroes will be installed on the City of Newark Administrative building lawn THIS THURSDAY at 10 a.m. We need help with drilling the holes to install the pole holders. Please  notify Paul Keely if you can help. We should be done withing 2 hours.

 

 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.

 

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

Nov.7    Bill Sullivan                   Mike Reckner                Jennifer Pilcher

Nov. 14 Clinton Tymes               Paul Sayther                 Doug Rainey

Nov. 21  Cindi Viviano               Tabatha Schury               Paul Sayther

Nov. 28 Tom Turkey                   Wishbone Willy               Punkin’ Pie Porter

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Nov. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

Nov. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

Nov. 21             Bob Foard and Doug Gordon

Nov. 28             Polly Potato and Stanley Stuffing

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

 

Thought for the Week:

Half the people you know are below average! 

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Weekly Bulletin Oct. 31, 2019

October  2019   Rotary Connects the World!

 Programs for October:

Oct. 3 – Kathy Hrenko, Project C.U.R.E. Since 1987 this non-profit organization has been delivering life-saving medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics throughout the developing world. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities at the West Grove, Pa., facility.

Oct. 10 – Visit to Junior Achievement. Since 2005 Rotary has been part of Biztown, the economic program for elementary school students, with our club leading the way to introduce students to the value of volunteering in their community.

Oct. 17 – District Governor Bill Ferguson’s Official visit. No other organization in the world can have a complete change over in it’s elected leadership annually and still continue to move forward like Rotary does. DG Bill shares his message and goals for District 7630.

Oct. 24 – John Nanni, Polio Survivor and World’s Greatest Meal. What does polio look like? Rotarian John has a story everyone should hear. And to continue Rotary’s support of eradication of polio worldwide, our club holds it’s annual silent auction this day. We typically raise about $1,500 for PolioPlus in one morning’s meeting.

Oct. 31 – Interact students from Newark Charter have capstone projects as part of their global leadership experience. Our support and suggested resources help them in their team projects.It is always fun to have them visit our club.

 

 

November programs ( Cindi Viviano, coordinator)

Nov. 7 – Mary Roth, from Delaware Greenways, and Mike Hahn, from DelDOT, Creating Green Spaces through partnership in Delaware

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, The Rotary Foundation

Nov. 21 – Matt Walton, Water Project in Philipines

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

 

Oct. 19 – Rotary Leadership Institute at Cecil College CANCELLED

Nov. 1 – Deadline for sponsoring Flag For Heroes

Nov. 9-11 Flags For Heroes Fly!

Nov. 10 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 2 p.m. lawn of City Adm. Bldg.

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members

Nov. 13 – Happy Hour 6:30 at the Courtyard

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Oct. 24 – Polly Sierer!

 

Welcome Christina MacMillan, proposed member!

 

Board Actions from Sept. 26:

The Board accepted the resignations of Steve Worden, John Nelson, and Kevin Henker. We wish them well and hope they will be able to rejoin us when their schedules permit.

Members Donna Friswell and Greg Stephens were grants Leave of Absence. Donna and Les headed back to warmer temps in Florida. We will see them again in May. Greg is having back surgery. He expects to be back in three months.

 

Welcome back Josh Martin!

 

Silent auction LAST week

With a variety of items to choose from in the Silent Auction ( cakes, jewelry, gift cards, party baskets, homemade crafted items, tickets, and much more!), very generous Happy Dollars, and additional contributions, in a day dedicated to raising money for PolioPlus, our club raised more than $2,700. Many thanks to everyone who participated.

If you were not there last week, and you want to make a contribution to PolioPlus in your name, please let Robin know ASAP. Let’s push the $3,000 mark!!!

 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

 

Flags For Heroes Deadline for sponsoring a flag is Nov. 1.

 

Is there someone in your life – current or past – who you would like to honor? Maybe a family member, veteran, service member, fireman, police officer, co-worker, teacher, or just a friend. Each flag will have a tag with the name of the honoree. Flag will be flown in front of Newark City Hall on S. Main Street over Veterans Day weekend, A “spill-over” location has also been identified, so we have plenty of room for flags. Offer the opportunity to sponsor a flag at $50 each to your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family. Profits will benefit our club’s community service projects.

 

How do you sponsor a flag?

 

Email Paul Keely for a sponsorship form and mail it to Paul Keely, 79 Hidden Valley Drive, Newark DE 19711. Make checks payable to Newark Morning Rotary Club.

Or go to www.NMRDE.org and complete form and pay via credit card.

 

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.

 

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

Oct. 31 Mark Sisk                     Doug Rainey                  Don Newcomb

Nov.7    Bill Sullivan                   Mike Reckner                Jennifer Pilcher

Nov. 14 Clinton Tymes               Paul Sayther                 Doug Rainey

Nov. 21  Cindi Viviano               Tabatha Schury               Paul Sayther

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Oct. 31             Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

Nov. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

Nov. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

Nov. 21               Bob Foard and Doug Gordon

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

 

Definition for the Week:

SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.

Happy Halloween!

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Weekly Bulletin 10/24/19

October  2019   Rotary Connects the World!

 Programs for October:

Oct. 3 – Kathy Hrenko, Project C.U.R.E. Since 1987 this non-profit organization has been delivering life-saving medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics throughout the developing world. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities at the West Grove, Pa., facility.

Oct. 10 – Visit to Junior Achievement. Since 2005 Rotary has been part of Biztown, the economic program for elementary school students, with our club leading the way to introduce students to the value of volunteering in their community.

Oct. 17 – District Governor Bill Ferguson’s Official visit. No other organization in the world can have a complete change over in it’s elected leadership annually and still continue to move forward like Rotary does. DG Bill shares his message and goals for District 7630.

Oct. 24 – John Nanni, Polio Survivor and World’s Greatest Meal. What does polio look like? Rotarian John has a story everyone should hear. And to continue Rotary’s support of eradication of polio worldwide, our club holds it’s annual silent auction this day. We typically raise about $1,500 for PolioPlus in one morning’s meeting.

Oct. 31 – Interact students from Newark Charter have capstone projects as part of their global leadership experience. Our support and suggested resources help them in their team projects.It is always fun to have them visit our club.

 

 

November programs ( Cindi Viviano, coordinator)

Nov. 7 – Mary Roth, from Delaware Greenways, and Mike Hahn, from DelDOT, Creating Green Spaces through partnership in Delaware

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, The Rotary Foundation

Nov. 21 – Meg Marcozzi, UD Horn Entrepreneurial Program, Inspiring Young Innovators

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

 

Oct. 19 – Rotary Leadership Institute at Cecil College CANCELLED

Nov. 1 – Deadline for sponsoring Flag For Heroes

Nov. 19-11 Flags For Heroes Fly!

Nov. 10 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 2 p.m. lawn of City Adm. Bldg.

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Oct. 17 – Kelly Bachman !

 

Welcome Christina MacMillan, proposed member!

 

Board Actions from Sept. 26:

The Board accepted the resignations of Steve Worden, John Nelson, and Kevin Henker. We wish them well and hope they will be able to rejoin us when their schedules permit.

Members Donna Friswell and Greg Stephens were grants Leave of Absence. Donna and Les headed back to warmer temps in Florida. We will see them again in May. Greg is having back surgery. He expects to be back in three months.

If you have missed Josh Martin, he and family are doing well. He expects to return to Rotary shortly.

 

Silent auction THIS week

During our meeting on Oct. 24, we will celebrate World’s Greatest Meal with a silent auction to raise contributions for PolioPlus. Please let Michael Luck know at mykluck@gmail.com what items you will be donating so he can prepare auction sheets ahead of the meeting. Items that raise money are: gift cards, theme baskets, your own creative items, a service you can perform, bottles of booze (always a hit!). Please donate an item and also please BID on items. No cash is needed for the day. All money actions (silent auction winnings, happy dollars, fines) will be tallied on a sheet and you will be invoiced. Typically we  raise as much as $2,000 on the auction alone. We will have fellow Rotarians from Christiana and Newark clubs joining us for the morning, too.

 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

 

Flags For Heroes Deadline for sponsoring a flag is Nov. 1.

 

Is there someone in your life – current or past – who you would like to honor? Maybe a family member, veteran, service member, fireman, police officer, co-worker, teacher, or just a friend. Each flag will have a tag with the name of the honoree. Flag will be flown in front of Newark City Hall on S. Main Street over Veterans Day weekend, A “spill-over” location has also been identified, so we have plenty of room for flags. Offer the opportunity to sponsor a flag at $50 each to your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family. Profits will benefit our club’s community service projects.

 

How do you sponsor a flag?

 

Email Paul Keely for a sponsorship form and mail it to Paul Keely, 79 Hidden Valley Drive, Newark DE 19711. Make checks payable to Newark Morning Rotary Club.

Or go to www.NMRDE.org and complete form and pay via credit card.

 

Can you read?

The Newark Childrens 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.

 

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

Oct. 24 Polly Sierer                   Jennifer Pilcher              Tom Minto

Oct. 31 Mark Sisk                     Doug Rainey                  Don Newcomb

Nov.7    Bill Sullivan                   Mike Reckner                Jennifer Pilcher

Nov. 14 Clinton Tymes               Paul Sayther                 Doug Rainey

 

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Oct. 24             Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

Oct. 31             Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

Nov. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

Nov. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

 

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

 

Definition for the Week:

YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.

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October Bulletin

October  2019   Rotary Connects the World!

Programs for October:

Oct. 3 – Kathy Hrenko, Project C.U.R.E. Since 1987 this non-profit organization has been delivering life-saving medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics throughout the developing world. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities at the West Grove, Pa., facility.

Oct. 10 – Visit to Junior Achievement. Since 2005 Rotary has been part of Biztown, the economic program for elementary school students, with our club leading the way to introduce students to the value of volunteering in their community.

Oct. 17 – District Governor Bill Ferguson’s Official visit. No other organization in the world can have a complete change over in it’s elected leadership annually and still continue to move forward like Rotary does. DG Bill shares his message and goals for District 7630.

Oct. 24 – John Nanni, Polio Survivor and World’s Greatest Meal. What does polio look like? Rotarian John has a story everyone should hear. And to continue Rotary’s support of eradication of polio worldwide, our club holds it’s annual silent auction this day. We typically raise about $1,500 for PolioPlus in one morning’s meeting.

Oct. 31 – Interact students from Newark Charter have capstone projects as part of their global leadership experience. Our support and suggested resources help them in their team projects.It is always fun to have them visit our club.

 

November programs ( Cindi Viviano, coordinator)

Nov. 7 – Mary Roth, from Delaware Greenways, and Mike Hahn, from DelDOT, Creating Green Spaces through partnership in Delaware

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, The Rotary Foundation

Nov. 21 – Meg Marcozzi, UD Horn Entrepreneurial Program, Inspiring Young Innovators

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

 

Oct. 19 – Rotary Leadership Institute at Cecil College CANCELLED

Nov. 1 – Deadline for sponsoring Flag For Heroes

Nov. 19-11 Flags For Heroes Fly!

Nov. 10 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 2 p.m. lawn of City Adm. Bldg.

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Fondation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Oct. 3 – Paul Keely !

 

Board Actions from Sept. 26:

The Board accepted the resignations of Steve Worden, John Nelson, and Kevin Henker. We wish them well and hope they will be able to rejoin us when their schedules permit.

 

Members Donna Friswell and Greg Stephens were grants Leave of Absence. Donna and Les headed back to warmer temps in Florida. We will see them again in May. Greg is having back surgery. He expects to be back in three months.

 

If you have missed Josh Martin, he and family are doing well. He expects to return to Rotary shortly.

 

Silent auction next week

During our meeting on Oct. 24, we will celebrate World’s Greatest Meal with a silent auction to raise contributions for PolioPlus. Please let Michael Luck know at mykluck@gmail.com what items you will be donating so he can prepare auction sheets ahead of the meeting. Items that raise money are: gift cards, theme baskets, your own creative items, a service you can perform, bottles of booze (always a hit!). Please donate an item and also please BID on items. No cash is needed for the day. All money actions (silent auction winnings, happy dollars, fines) will be tallied on a sheet and you will be invoiced. Typically we  raise as much as $2,000 on the auction alone. We will have fellow Rotarians from Christiana and Newark clubs joining us for the morning, too.

 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

 

Flags For Heroes Deadline for sponsoring a flag is Nov. 1.

 

Is there someone in your life – current or past – who you would like to honor? Maybe a family member, veteran, service member, fireman, police officer, co-worker, teacher, or just a friend. Each flag will have a tag with the name of the honoree. Flag will be flown in front of Newark City Hall on S. Main Street over Veterans Day weekend, A “spill-over” location has also been identified, so we have plenty of room for flags. Offer the opportunity to sponsor a flag at $50 each to your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family. Profits will benefit our club’s community service projects.

 

How do you sponsor a flag?

 

Email Paul Keely for a sponsorship form and mail it to Paul Keely, 79 Hidden Valley Drive, Newark DE 19711. Make checks payable to Newark Morning Rotary Club.

Or go to www.NMRDE.org and complete form and pay via credit card.

 

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.

 

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

Oct. 10 —                                  Tom Minto                     Mike Luck

Oct. 17 Tabatha Schury             Don Newcomb               Bill McNabola

Oct. 24 Polly Sierer                   Jennifer Pilcher              Tom Minto

Oct. 31 Mark Sisk                     Doug Rainey                  Don Newcomb

Nov.7    Bill Sullivan                   Mike Reckner                Jennifer Pilcher

 

                          Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Oct. 10             Everyone Helps at JA!

Oct. 17             Jamie Zingaro and Kelly Bachman

Oct. 24             Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

Oct. 31             Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

Nov. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

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

 

Definition for the Week:

Wrinkles: something someone else has. Yours are character lines.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 10-10-19

October  2019   Rotary Connects the World!

Programs for October:

 

Oct. 3 – Kathy Hrenko, Project C.U.R.E. Since 1987 this non-profit organization has been delivering life-saving medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics throughout the developing world. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities at the West Grove, Pa., facility.

Oct. 10 – Visit to Junior Achievement. Since 2005 Rotary has been part of Biztown, the economic program for elementary school students, with our club leading the way to introduce students to the value of volunteering in their community.

Oct. 17 – District Governor Bill Ferguson’s Official visit. No other organization in the world can have a complete change over in it’s elected leadership annually and still continue to move forward like Rotary does. DG Bill shares his message and goals for District 7630.

Oct. 24 – John Nanni, Polio Survivor and World’s Greatest Meal. What does polio look like? Rotarian John has a story everyone should hear. And to continue Rotary’s support of eradication of polio worldwide, our club holds it’s annual silent auction this day. We typically raise about $1,500 for PolioPlus in one morning’s meeting.

Oct. 31 – Interact students from Newark Charter have capstone projects as part of their global leadership experience. Our support and suggested resources help them in their team projects.It is always fun to have them visit our club.

 

 

November programs ( Cindi Viviano, coordinator)

Nov. 7 – Mary Roth, from Delaware Greenways, and Mike Hahn, from DelDOT, Creating Green Spaces through partnership in Delaware

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, The Rotary Foundation

Nov. 21 – Meg Marcozzi, UD Horn Entrepreneurial Program, Inspiring Young Innovators

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Oct. 19 – Rotary Leadership Institute at Cecil College

Nov. 1 – Deadline for sponsoring Flag For Heroes

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Oct. 3 – Paul Keely !

 

Board Actions from Sept. 26:

The Board accepted the resignations of Steve Worden, John Nelson, and Kevin Henker. We wish them well and hope they will be able to rejoin us when their schedules permit.

Members Donna Friswell and Greg Stephens were grants Leave of Absence. Donna and Les headed back to warmer temps in Florida. We will see them again in May. Greg is having back surgery. He expects to be back in three months.

If you have missed Josh Martin, he and family are doing well. He expects to return to Rotary shortly.

 

 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

 Flags For Heroes Deadline for sponsoring a flag is Nov. 1.

 Is there someone in your life – current or past – who you would like to honor? Maybe a family member, veteran, service member, fireman, police officer, co-worker, teacher, or just a friend. Each flag will have a tag with the name of the honoree. Flag will be flown in front of Newark City Hall on S. Main Street over Veterans Day weekend, A “spill-over” location has also been identified, so we have plenty of room for flags. Offer the opportunity to sponsor a flag at $50 each to your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family. Profits will benefit our club’s community service projects.

 How do you sponsor a flag?

 Email Paul Keely for a sponsorship form and mail it to Paul Keely, 79 Hidden Valley Drive, Newark DE 19711. Make checks payable to Newark Morning Rotary Club.

Or go to www.NMRDE.org and complete form and pay via credit card.

 

 Learn more about Rotary

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a great way to learn more about this organization on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cecil Community College. Register on line at rli33.org for part one, two, or three, pay for your registration, then give your receipt to treasurer Shawn for reimbursement. Enjoy a full day of education, food, and fellowship with other Rotarians and you will begin to appreciate the depth and breath of this organization.

 

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

Oct. 10 —                                  Tom Minto                     Mike Luck

Oct. 17 Tabatha Schury             Don Newcomb               Bill McNabola

Oct. 24 Polly Sierer                   Jennifer Pilcher              Tom Minto

Oct. 31 Mark Sisk                     Doug Rainey                  Don Newcomb

Nov.7    Bill Sullivan                   Mike Reckner                Jennifer Pilcher

 

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Oct. 10             Everyone Helps at JA!

Oct. 17             Jamie Zingaro and Kelly Bachman

Oct. 24             Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

Oct. 31             Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

Nov. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

 

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

 

Thought for the Week:

Never take life seriously. No one gets out alive anyway.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Bulletin for September, 2019

September 5, 2019    Rotary Connects the World!

 

August was a busy, yet relaxed, month for our club, with Aug. 1 and 8 being the only regular meetings.

On the 8th, Mark Fields, Executive director of the Grand Opera House, told us about the history of the buildings and organization as well as the plans for the upcoming season.

The week of Aug. 15, all members were asked to visit another Rotary club meeting. There is nothing like meeting other Rotarians and hearing how they run their meetings and events to help one understand the depth and breath of this organization.

On Aug. 22 we had our annual family picnic, complete with all the burgers, hot dogs, salads, and desserts you could eat. Thank you to everyone who brought those delicious salads, cakes, and cookies.

On Aug. 29, we slept in and enjoyed the week off to celebrate the final week of the summer vacation season. Happy Labor Day to you!

Now that September is here, vacations are mostly over, and school has begun, we are ready for another busy Rotary season of serving the community.

 

September Programs (Bill Sullivan)

Sept. 5 – Kathleen McGuiness, State of Delaware Auditor of Accounts

Sept. 12 – Natalie Medlock, Dominican Republic Literacy Program

Sept. 19 – Tim Furlong, NBC10 Delaware correspondent

Sept. 26 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting

 

October Programs (Bill McNabloa and others)

Oct. 3 – Kathy Hrenko, Project C.U.R.E.

Oct. 10 – TBA

Oct. 17 – DG Bill Ferguson Official Visit

Oct. 24 – John Nanni, Polio Survivor and World’s Greatest Meal

Oct. 31 – Club Assembly

 

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

 

Sept. 15 – Community Day on The Green  (Sign up with Bill Sullivan)

September – Dictionary Distribution (Mike Laur chair)

Oct. 19 – Rotary Leadership Institute at Cecil College

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank

 

50/50 Winner for Sept. 5 – John Nanni from Middletown Rotary !

 

 

Upcoming Opportunities for Volunteering

Watch for specific details in the next weeks on ways you can serve the community. President Evelyn has been making many new contacts.

  • Community Day – On Sunday, Sept. 15, volunteers are needed to help with our display on The Green for the huge Newark celebration. Bill /Sullivan is chair for our club this year.
  • Dictionary distribution – during September we give student dictionaries to all third graders in local schools. Chairmen will be needed to coordinate and assistants will be needed to do the actual presentations. Details to follow.
  • Newark Day Nursery – sign up with Read Aloud Delaware and designate Newark Day Nursery as the organization where you can read stories to preschoolers. Or check with Evelyn on other ways you can help the school.
  • Junior Achievement – starting this year we will be doing volunteering with classes that visit JA for the economics program. Our Rotary Center at Biztown is almost 20 years old!
  • C.U.R.E. – located in West Grove, the organization sorts and ships new and used medical supplies and equipment around the world. We will be helping with sorting and packing. Details to come.
  • Flags For Heroes – help will be needed to assemble and arrange our display of flags on Veterans Day weekend, as well as spread the word about flag sponsorships.
  • Food Bank – Jerry Holt has scheduled us to volunteer to sort canned goods at the new facility on Saturday, Dec. 7. Put it on your calendar!
  • Lori’s Hands – as part of our district grant, we will be doing hands-on work with other student volunteers for clients of Lori’s Hands. A work day is being scheduled for garden clean up, leaf raking, and small jobs at homes of the chronically ill.

 

Learn more about Rotary

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a great way to learn more about this organization on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cecil Community College. Register on line at rli33.org for part one, two, or three, pay for your registration, then give your receipt to treasurer Shawn for reimbursement. Enjoy a full day of education, food, and fellowship with other Rotarians and you will begin to appreciate the depth and breath of this organization.

 

Got your NEW Buddy’s name and contact info?

Last week Membership Committee Chair Paul Keely distributed the new list of Buddies. Keep in touch, know where each other is when meetings come around. Or just have coffee together to get to know one another better.  Seasoned Rotarians are valuable in answering newer Rotarians’ questions and guiding them through the quirks of our  Rotary family.

Support The Rotary Foundation (TRF)

Each member of this club has made a commitment to support the annual find of the Rotary Foundation. Please return your form to Marie Holliday, our Foundation Committee Chair, whether or not  you want to change your level of contribution or keep it the same. Your first quarter invoice will tell you how much you have pledged.

 Or make it even easier to contribute

If you want to have your contribution made directly to TRF 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

Sept. 5  Tabatha Schury             Shawn Klapinsky           Bryan Horsey

Sept. 12 Jennifer Pilcher             Mike Laur                      Paul Keely

Sept. 19 Doug Rainey                Stewart Lee                   Shawn Klapinsky

Sept. 26 Mike Reckner               Mike Luck                     Mike Laur

Oct. 3   Paul Sayther                 Bill McNabloa                Stewart Lee

(Note: Greeters should arrive by 6:45 and post themselves by the badge box. Please collect $12 from visiting Rotarians and others who are not guests of members. Have the visitor complete a guest form and give to the secretary.)

                          Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Sept. 5              Mike Reckner and Paul Sayther

Sept. 12            Tabatha Schury and Polly Sierer

Sept. 19            Mark Sisk and Michael Smith

Sept. 26            Greg Stephens and Bill Sullivan

Oct.3                Clinton Tymes and Cindi Viviano

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

His parents thought he was a budding genius.

But he turned out to be a blooming idiot.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly bulletin 8-8-19

August 8, 2019 Rotary Connects the World!

 July 25 program:

Forty more birthdays will be celebrated with special Birthday Boxes constructed and filled by our members. Those receiving Meals on Wheels through Newark Senior Center will get a special box on their birthday. Thank you, everyone who helped.

Aug. 1 program:

If you know correct grammar, correct spelling, and correct sentence structure, you will cringe when reading much of today’s social media postings. Editor and author of the War on Words column from Out and About magazine, Robert Yearick shared some of the most common mistakes and some of his pet peeves.

 

August Programs (Fred Dawson)

Aug 1 – Robert Yearick, Ed. Of Out and About, War on Words

Aug 8 – Mark Fields, Ex. Dir. Grand Opera House

Aug 15 – No Morning Meeting – Visit Another Club Week

Aug 22 – No morning Meeting – Club Picnic

Aug 29 – No Meeting – Labor Day Weekend

 

September Programs (Bill Sullivan)

Sept. 5 – TBA

Sept. 12 – Natalie Medlock, Dominican Republic Literacy Program

Sept. 19 – TBA

Sept. 26 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting

 

Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Aug. 22, 6 p.m. – Club picnic at Gore Pavilion.(Sign up with Jamie Zingaro)

Sept. 15 – Community Day on The Green  (Sign up with Bill Sullivan)

 

50/50 Winner for August 1 – Paul Keely !

 Welcome newest Member !

Jennifer Pilcher is with the Small Business Administration. Welcome to the Rotary family, Jennifer!

 

And welcome our returning guests, Paul and Barbara Stadelberger !

 

New RI President’s Message:

RI President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. You can find his full message at rotary.org. Or just Google RI theme2019-2020.

 

How do you meet other Rotarians?

 One way to experience Rotary is to meet with other Rotarians by attending other club meetings. Each year we take the opportunity to cancel one of our meetings and invite all members to go to another club’s meeting, any day during that week. It does not need to be a Thursday morning.

Anytime during the week of August 12 – 16, be adventurous and go outside our district. You will find one or more Rotary clubs in almost every city in the US and beyond our borders.

If you want to stay within our district, go to the district website at rotary7630.org and find a club of interest to you. (Newark evening club will NOT meet that week.)

Or go to rotary.org and find a club anywhere in the world.

Here’s a piece of advice: get the club’s contact number and phone call or email them before going. Be sure to ask if they are meeting that week at that location at that time. Some clubs move and do not update their website or cancel meetings (like we are doing).

Suggestion : go with your buddy.

When you go, be prepared to pay cash for your meal. Get a makeup slip and bring it back to Secretary Doug Gordon. If you paid for a meal, you will get credit for that meeting on your next invoice.

Plan now and have a great Rotary experience.

 

Got your NEW Buddy’s name and contact info?

Last week Membership Committee Chair Paul Keely distributed the new list of Buddies. Keep in touch, know where each other is when meetings come around. Or just have coffee together to get to know one another better.  Seasoned Rotarians are valuable in answering newer Rotarians’ questions and guiding them through the quirks of our  Rotary family. (Who is our crazy Uncle?)

 

Support The Rotary Foundation (TRF)

Each member of this club has made a commitment to support the annual fund of The Rotary Foundation. Please return your form to Marie Holliday, our Foundation Committee Chair, whether or not  you want to change your level of contribution or keep it the same. Your first quarter invoice will tell you how much you have pledged. (And please get that paid ASAP.)

 

Or make it even easier to contribute

If you want to have your contribution made directly to TRF 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…..

 

Picnic Info

Our annual family club picnic will be Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at W. L. Gore and Associates, 555 Paper Mill Road, Newark DE 19711 at Louviers. When you turn into the business, continue straight to the SMALL pavilion on the left. Please park in any lot, but not on the grass.

 Our club will provide burgers, dogs, chicken, rolls, condiments, beverages, etc. Members are asked to bring a covered dish (vegetable or salad) or a dessert. Please sign up with Jamie Zingaro the number attending and what you will bring. The whole family is invited!

 

New Opportunities to Volunteer Coming Soon! Stay tuned…

 

July Board Meeting!

The Board of Directors held their regular meeting immediately following the July 25 regular meeting. Following actions were taken:

The 2019-2020 budget was approved.

Jennifer Pilcher’s membership was approved

Eric Cannon’s request to become Rule 85 was approved.

Josh Martin’s Leave of Absence from July 1 to Oct. 1 was approved.

 

All members are invited to attend the Board meetings. You will receive attendance credit.

 

Greeters                       Rotary Minute               Prayer

Aug. 8  Jason Lawhorn              Paul Keely                    John Hornor

Sept. 5 Tabatha Schury             Shawn Klapinsky           Bryan Horsey

Sept. 12 Jennifer Pilcher            Mike Laur                      Paul Keely

 

                                Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Aug. 8              Don Newcomb and Doug Rainey

Sept. 5             Mike Reckner and Paul Sayther

Sept. 12            Tabatha Schury and Polly Sierer

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

When she saw her first strands of gray hair,

she thought she would dye.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly bulletin 7-25-19

July 25, 2019     Rotary Connects the World!

 

July 18 program:

If we had more young leaders like the Washington Mandella Fellows, the world would be in a better shape. Each of the 25 Fellows visiting UD for the summer for leadership training comes from different countries in Africa. They are young lawyers, writers,  medical professionals, educators, financial advisors, and more. Each had a 2-minute opportunity to pitch their organization to our club. A panel of judges selected two winners, with each to receive $250 for their organization.  The two winners are:

 

Naomi Assegied Teshome, from Ethiopia, has more than three years of experience in the health sector and holds a medical degree for University of Gondar and a masters degree in Public Health from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She worked as a general practitioner in both public and private hospitals before joining Resource Mobilization Department within the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. Currently, she is working as a consultant for a private consulting firm on several projects. She is also founder and board member of a charity association that addresses social determinates of health. Her passionate project, Young Lives Matter, focuses on areas of adolescent and mental health issues.

 

Samantha Sibanda., from Zimbabwe, is a human rights defender who has been working in the area of disability rights for eight years. She is the founder of Signs of Hope Trust, Zimbabwe, an organization that empowers and advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities by facilitating scholarships, helping schools establish libraries for children with disabilities, and lobbying and raising awareness on disability issues to ensure that people with disabilities are empowered for self-representation and can understand and contribute to policy. She is currently studying towards a degree in Special Education.

 

 

July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project

 

August Programs (Fred Dawson)

Aug 1 – Robert Yearick, Ed. Of Out and About, War on Words

Aug 8 – Mark Fields, Ex. Dir. Grand Opera House

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)

Aug. 22, 6 p.m. – Club picnic at Gore Pavilion.  A chairperson is needed!

 

50/50 Winner for July 18 – A Mandella Fellow!

 

Vocational Grants Awarded

At our annual dinner in June, Polly Sierer was awarded the Vocational Award from our club. The award goes to a Rotarian who uses their vocational skills and resources to the betterment of the Newark Community. Through her work as mayor as well as involvement with many non-profit organizations and initiating activities, Polly has been instrumental in advancing the City of Newark and its residents and visitors.

In addition to receiving the award, the Rotarian has the opportunity to name a recipient of a Vocational Grant ($500) to someone who is working to advance their professional development or change career to one closely aligned with the Rotarian’s. This year Polly requested the award be split between Leann Moore and Valerie Lane, both employed by the UD in Community Engagement Initiative.

“They have been extremely instrumental in the development of The Newark Partnership over the past two years,” Polly said. “Without their leadership the organization would not be where it is today.”

 

Mystery Lunch Tour

If you were not with us for the Saturday Mystery Lunch Tour, you missed a fun afternoon. After driving some of Chester County’s “finer” roads, the 12 adventurous ones arrived at the 1723 Vineyards in Kemblesville for a wine tasting before proceeding to lunch at Daddy O’s on New London Road. Daddy O’s and his catering business are new advertisers in this year’s Report to the Community. Fun time. Hope you can join us in the Fall for another Mystery Tour.

 

New RI President’s Message:

RI President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. You can find his full message at rotary.org. Or just Google RI theme2019-2020.

 

New member application submitted!

Jennifer Pilcher is with the Small Business Administration. Her application will go to the Board this week for approval.

 

A New Addition to the Martin Family!

Congratulations to Josh and Katie Martin on the birth of their second child, Alina Grace, on Tuesday, July 16. Brother Jack is in love with his sister and is now Big Brother. Due to his professional, parental, and personal obligations for the coming months, Josh has requested a Leave of Absence until October.

 

Two New Knees and Ready to Dance Again

Donna Friswell is sporting two new knees and is counting the days until she and Les will be dancing to Club Phred again. Surgery went well and she is home in Middletown, going to physical therapy daily. She hopes to be in attendance at next week’s meeting.

 

Board Meeting This Week!

The Board of Directors will meet this Thursday immediately following the regular meeting. All members are welcome to attend. You can get attendance credit for a missed meeting. On the agenda will be approval of the 2019-2020 budget, approval of new member applications, and committee goals for the upcoming year.

 

New make up rules!

Starting with July 1, every Rotarian has a chance for 100% attendance for the next year!!! The new changes made at the Rotary International’s Council on Legislation eliminate the rule for makeups for missed meetings where you had to make up two weeks before to two weeks after a missed meeting in order to get credit for a make up. Now a make up can be applied to ANY missed meeting for the whole year. If you attend another club’s meeting, a Rotary supported event or activity, a club Board meeting, a club committee meeting, or any other business connected to Rotary, that will qualify as a makeup for a missed meeting. You will not get credit on your invoice unless you show receipt for attending a Rotary meeting. Be sure to let Secretary Doug Gordon know you attended the event so he can give you credit.

Committee chairs and Event/Project Chairs – please give Doug Gordon a list of members who attended or participated in your activity or meeting so he can give them credit.

Let’s make this a 100% attendance year!!!

 

                Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

July 25 Kelly Bachman               Jerry Holt                      Marie Holliday

Aug. 1  Bryan Horsey                John Hornor                  Jerry Holt

Aug. 8  Jason Lawhorn              Paul Keely                    John Hornor

Sept. 5 Tabatha Schury             Shawn Klapinsky           Bryan Horsey

Sept. 12 Jennifer Pilcher            Mike Laur                      Paul Keely

 

                        Sergeant At Arms Helpers

July 25              Mike Luck and Anyone who volunteers!

Aug. 1              Bill McNabola and Tom Minto

Aug. 8              Don Newcomb and Doug Rainey

Sept. 5             Mike Reckner and Paul Sayther

Sept. 12            Tabatha Schury and Polly Sierer

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 7-18-19

July 18, 2019     Rotary Connects the World!

 

July 11 program:

Lee Murphy has had an interesting career, starting with teaching school for pennies, to working on the tracks for the railroad at twice the salary as a teacher, and later being conductor and locomotive engineer for the Northeast Corridor of Amtrak. His latest venture is an acting career, in television and movies. He was Sec. of Defense in House of Cards and has appeared in many commercials.  Living and working in New York City has been an experience, as the cast on his leg is a story in itself!

 

July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – Lee Murphy

July 18 – Mandella Fellows Pitch Contest

July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project

 

August Programs (Fred Dawson)

Aug 1 – Robert Yearick, Ed. Of Out and About, War on Words

Aug 8 – Mark Fields, Ex. Dir. Grand Opera House

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)

 

July 12, 6 p.m. – Mandella Fellows dinner

July 20, leaving at 12:30 Mystery Tour for Lunch

Aug. 22, 6 p.m. – Club picnic at Gore Pavilion

 

50/50 Winner for July 11 – Shawn Klapinsky

 

Mystery Lunch Tour

Join us for a tour of the lovely countryside in all it’s summer glory while headed to a mystery destination for lunch! We will assemble in the back of Courtyard parking lot on Saturday, July 20 at about 12:15 where you will receive driving instructions to our lunch destination. At 12:30 the first car will leave, with others going about 5 minutes apart. No one knows where we are headed until you see the final clue. Hints: have a good navigator with you and have a full tank of gas!

 

Dress will be casual. Please be prepared to pay for your meal there (most expensive lunchtime meal is about $25)

 

Seating will be limited, so please sign up with Robin if you want to attend.

 

New RI President’s Message:

RI President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. You can find his full message at rotary.org. Or just Google RI theme2019-2020.

 

Mandella Fellows at UD

Another group of Washington Mandella Fellows has arrived at UD for about six weeks of leadership training.

 

We will have the Mandella Fellows at the Thursday, July 18 Rotary meeting. They will each have an opportunity to pitch their personal project, with the winner receiving $500. Don’t miss this exciting day! Be aware the meeting might last past 8:15. If you need to leave, it is not a problem.

 

President Evelyn would like three members to be judges of the Pitch contest. If you can stay after the meeting, please let Evelyn know that you will be a judge.

 

New make up rules!

Starting with July 1, every Rotarian has a chance for 100% attendance for the next year!!! The new changes made at the Rotary International’s Council on Legislation eliminate the rule for makeups for missed meetings where you had to make up two weeks before to two weeks after a missed meeting in order to get credit for a make up. Now a make up can be applied to ANY missed meeting for the whole year. If you attend another club’s meeting, a Rotary supported event or activity, a club Board meeting, a club committee meeting, or any other business connected to Rotary, that will qualify as a makeup for a missed meeting. You will not get credit on your invoice unless you show receipt for attending a Rotary meeting. Be sure to let Secretary Doug Gordon know you attended the event so he can give you credit.

 

Committee chairs and Event/Project Chairs – please give Doug Gordon a list of members who attended or participated in your activity or meeting so he can give them credit.

 

Let’s make this a 100% attendance year!!!

 

Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

July 18 Robert Foard                  Marie Holliday                Kevin Henker

July 25 Kelly Bachman               Jerry Holt                      Marie Holliday

Aug. 1  Bryan Horsey                 John Hornor                   Jerry Holt

Aug. 8   Jason Lawhorn               Paul Keely                    John Hornor

 

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

July 18              Shawn Klapinsky and Mike Laur

July 25              Mike Luck and Josh Martin

Aug. 1               Bill McNabola and Tom Minto

Aug. 8               Don Newcomb and Doug Rainey

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

He had a photographic memory which was never developed!

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin