Category: 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.

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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.

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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!

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Weekly Bulletin 7/11/19

July 11, 2019     Rotary Connects the World!

 

June 27 program:

What a great ending to another successful year. The Annual Awards dinner was attended by about 60 fellow Rotarians and guests, with special presentations to award recipients.

 

Congratulations to our now Past President Don Newcomb. Thank you, Don, for your leadership and inspiration.

 

Congratulations to new President Evelyn Hayes and her team:

Pres Elect Dennis Greenhouse

VP Joyce Henderson

Secretary Doug Gordon

Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky

Sgt. At Arms Stewart Lee and Stephen Fangman

 

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Public Service Award:     Cpl. Brandon Walker, Newark Police Department

Spirit in Business Award: The Greene Turtle

Ray Civatte Public Service Award: Anonymous!

Vocational Award:          Polly Sierer

Rotarian of Year:            Michael Luck

Scholarship Recipients: Lauren Lemire and Cierra Hudson

 

Perfect attendance:        Don Newcomb  1 year

Michael Luck 2 years

Evelyn Hayes 5 years

Paul Keely 9 years

Bill Sullivan 8 years

Bob Cronin 18 years

Robin Broomall 20 years

Eric Cannon 20 years

Donna Friswell 20 years

 

New Members Inducted: Bryan Horsey

Kelly Bachman

Jason Lawhorn

Tabatha Schury (to be inducted)

 

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

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

 

50/50 Winner for June 27 – Eric Cannon

 

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 theme 2019-2020.

 

Mandella Fellows at UD

Another group of Washington Mandella Fellows has arrived at UD for about six weeks of leadership training. As is our custom, we will host them at a dinner on Friday, July 12, starting at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard.  All Rotarians and guests are invited to attend. This is a great chance to meet some very exciting young leaders in many different fields from African countries.

 

And in addition, we will have these same Mandella Fellows at a 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!

 

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!!!

 

 

Rotary Foundation gets highest rating – again!

Again, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. For the 11th  straight year, TRF has earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Also, TRF received its 11th straight 4-star rating. Only 1% of the charities the organization evaluates have received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations, setting TRF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

 

 

 

 

 Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

July 11Laura DelPercio               Kevin Henker                 Joyce Henderson

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 11              Jerry Holt and Paul Keely

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:

Acupuncture: A jab well done!

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Weekly Bulletin 6/27/19

June 27, 2019   Be An Inspiration!

 

June 20 program:

President Elect Evelyn Hayes (aka The Colonel) shared her goals and objectives for the incoming Rotary year. 1) increase membership by 10% or 4.5 members, 2) initiate JA as a signature project, 3) participate in at least one combined Newark-area Rotary club projects, 4) submit a district grant application, and 5) participate w/a community organization in a collaborative effort. With one Discover Rotary event held in May, we are already on our way to increasing membership with several perspective members in the pipeline. Evelyn is also in contact with Newark Day Care to see what we can do with them besides just give money.  A JA proposal is underway. Mike Luck is working with other Newark clubs to arrange an activity. Site visits will also be an important part of PE Evelyn’s agenda.

 

Robin presented an overview of the district grant application submitted to the District and approved. We will be providing funds for additional training videos for volunteers with Lori’s Hands as well as providing actual hands-on work for the chronically ill clients. The total project is approximately $11,000. We were awarded $4,900 toward the grant. Christiana and Middletown clubs will also contribute to the project. For more information on Lori’s Hands, visit www.lorishands.org.

 

June Programs (Michael Smith)

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm Cocktails, 6:30 buffet dinner

 

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)

 

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

July 12 – Mandella Fellows dinner at the Courtyard

Aug. 22 – Club picnic at Gore Pavilion

 

50/50 Winner for June 20 – Tom Minto

 

Board Meeting June 20

The final Board meeting of this Rotary year was held June 20. Four new members were approved: Bryan Horsey, Kelly Bachman, Jason Lawhorn, and Tabatha Schury. Congratulations to our newest members!!!

 

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 activitiy, 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 with a meal charge. 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!!!

 

 

Rotary Foundation gets highest rating – again!

Again, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. For the 11th  straight year, TRF has earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Also, TRF received its 11th straight 4-star rating. Only 1% of the charities the organization evaluates have received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations, setting TRF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

 

 

 

 

                Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

June 27 Fred Dawson                 Joyce Henderson        Dennis Greenhouse

July 11Laura DelPercio               Kevin Henker                 Joyce Henderson

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

June 27             Kevin Henker and Marie Holliday

July 11              Jerry holt and Paul Keely

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:

When a clock is hungry, it goes back for seconds.

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Weekly Bulletin 6/20/19

June 20, 2019   Be An Inspiration!

 

June 6 program:

Kids With Confidence was stated in 2005 by Xavier DeCaire on the same model of Operation Smile to enable youth throughout the Delaware Valley with highly visible facial and physical defects when insurance would not cover their expenses. Board member John Horne said the 7-10 surgeries per year typically cost about $7,000, with much of the expenses donated by doctors. Kids With Confidence offers palliative care and surgical interventions as well as contributing funds to local organizations that cater to children with disabilities.

 

June 13 program:

Director of Innovation for College Health Science at STAR campus, Dr. Martha Hall paired her passion for fashion design with a degree in bio- mechanics to treat people with disabilities as special human beings. From infants with special needs to sports players with injuries, the Innovation lab designs clothing that helps them function while looking cool and smart. Cue Minder, a wearable alerting devise is being designed by student Danielle Kempner, as a futuristic bracelet, like a Smart watch, that will remind those in nursing care to perform simple daily functions such as drink water, go to the bathroom, take medications, exercise, and prepare for mealtimes. Great ideas are coming to fruition at STAR campus.

 

 

June Programs (Michael Smith)

June 6 – John Horne, Kids With Confidence

June 13 – Martha Hall, Dir. Innovation, UD Health Sciences

June 20 – Club Assembly – PE Hayes to give Goals for 2019-20

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm

 

July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – Debbie Gill, Mindfulness and Meditation

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)

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

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

July 12 – Mandella Fellows dinner (Rotarians and guests invited to attend)

 

50/50 Winner for June 13 – Robin Broomall

 

 

Outstanding Invoice?

Last chance to get your invoice paid before the end of the Rotary year. Shawn needs to have all funds paid shortly in order to close the books for the Rotary year. Also, any additional donations to The Rotary Foundation should be made BEFORE June 29 to get credit for this year.

 

FYI. There are still 10 advertisers that have not paid for their advertisements in the 2019 Report to the Community. See Cindi Viviano for  the current list. If any of those are your ads, PLEASE get payment arranged ASAP.

 

Close to being a Paul Harris Fellow, or one step higher?

See Fred Dawson if you want to become a Paul Harris Fellow or make an additional contribution to move one step up before this Rotary year ends.

 

What’s a Paul Harris Fellow, you ask?

We all make voluntary contributions to The Rotary Foundation with our quarterly invoices. When you reach $1,000 cumulative, you will be a Paul Harris Fellow. It can be done in one contribution or over a number of years. Ask Fred.

 

Board Meeting June 20

The final Board meeting of this Rotary year will be held June 20 immediately following the regular morning meeting. All members are invited to attend. You can get attendance credit for a missed meeting.

Grant request approved

We have been awarded $4,900 toward an $11,000 district grant project to assist Lori’s Hands with additional training videos for the volunteer students who work with those with chronic illnesses. The project will be done during the next Rotary year, starting in July.There will also be many  opportunities for hands-on activities by our members. Stay tuned!!!

Meal packets distributed

Rise Against Hunger has delivered our 10,000 meals in a shipping container holding 285,120 meals to their partner Family Legacy Missions in Zambia.  Since 2005, volunteers like us have helped to distribute more than 455 million meals worldwide!

 

Rotary Foundation gets highest rating – again!

Again, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. For the 11th  straight year, TRF has earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Also, TRF received its 11th straight 4-star rating. Only 1% of the charities the organization evaluates hae received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations, setting TRF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

 

  Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

June 20 Bob Cronin                    Evelyn Hayes                Donna Friswell

June 27 Fred Dawson                 Joyce Henderson        Dennis Greenhouse

July 11   Laura DelPercio               Kevin Henker                 Joyce Henderson

July 18   Robert Foard                  Marie Holliday                Kevin Henker

 

                     Sergeant At Arms Helpers

June 20             Bob Foard and Donna Friswell

June 27             Kevin Henker and Marie Holliday

July 11              Jerry holt and Paul Keely

July 18              Shawn Klapinsky and Mike Laur

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 6/8/19

June 6, 2019      Be An Inspiration!

 

May 30 program:

The international, non-partisan citizens Climate Action Committee for Global Change is working at the local, state and national levels to impose solutions that will combat the effects of climate change due to increased greenhouse gases. The Delaware group, under Beth Chajes,is working on a solution that will drive large scale change quickly, use incentives that support choices, and be healthy for the planet and the economy. Their proposed solution is to impose a fee on carbon content at the source, return 100% net revenue to households as a dividend, have a carbon border adjustment (allows added price to imports), and limit regulatory adjustments. The benefits will reduce carbon emissions by 40% in the first 12 years, deliver dividends to individuals, create a healthier environment, and produce more jobs.

 

 

June Programs (Michael Smith)

June 6 – John Horne, Kids With Confidence

June 13 – Martha Hall, Dir. Innovation, UD Health Sciences

June 20 – Club Assembly – PE Hayes to give Goals for 2019-20

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm

 

July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – Debbie Gill, Mindfulness and Meditation

July 18 – TBA

July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project

 

August Programs (Fred Dawson)

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)

June 7 – James Groves High School graduation

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

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

July 12 – Mandella Fellows dinner

 

50/50 Winner for May 30 – Guest Beth Chajes

 

 

Outstanding Invoice?

Last chance to get your invoice paid before the end of the Rotary year. Shawn needs to have all funds paid shortly in order to close the books for the Rotary year. Also, any additional donations to The Rotary Foundation should be made BEFORE June 29 to get credit for this year.

 

FYI. There are still 11 advertisers that have not paid for their advertisements in the 2019 Report to the Community. See Cindi Viviano for  the current list. If any of those are your ads, PLEASE get payment arranged ASAP.

 

Close to being a Paul Harris Fellow, or one step higher?

See Fred Dawson if you want to become a Paul Harris Fellow or make an additional contribution to move one step up before this Rotary year ends.

 

What’s a Paul Harris Fellow, you ask?

We all make voluntary contributions to The Rotary Foundation with our quarterly invoices. When you reach $1,000 cumulative, you will be a Paul Harris Fellow. It can be done in one contribution or over a number of years. Ask Fred.

 

Board Meeting last week

There were no major actions taken at the Board meeting held on May 30. Unlike in past years, we have no left-over funds to be distributed to non-profits this year.

 

JA Coordinator Needed

At a previous meeting we discussed having a volunteer program with JA’s Biztown to help students understand what Rotary is about and how community service fits into our daily lives. A club coordinator is needed. Are you interested? See Robin for more details.

 

Meal packets distributed

Rise Against Hunger has delivered our 10,000 meals in a shipping container holding 285,120 meals to their partner Family Legacy Missions in Zambia.  Since 2005, volunteers like us have helped to distribute more than 455 million meals worldwide!

 

Rotary Foundation gets highest rating – again!

Again, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. For the 11th  straight year, TRF has earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Also, TRF received its 11th straight 4-star rating. Only 1% of the charities the organization evaluates have received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations, setting TRF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

 

Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

June 6 Robin Broomall                Doug Gordon                 Steve Fangman

June 13 Charlie Brown                Dennis Greenhouse        Robert Foard

June 20 Bob Cronin                    Evelyn Hayes                Donna Friswell

June 27 Fred Dawson                 Joyce Henderson        Dennis Greenhouse

 

                  Sergeant At Arms Helpers

June 6               Eric Cannon and Fred Dawson

June 13             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

June 20             Bob Foard and Donna Friswell

June 27             Kevin Henker and Marie Holliday

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 5/30/19

May 30, 2019     Be An Inspiration!

 

May 23 program:

Safety and privacy on the social media is all about your own mindeset. Jamie Luck, as an employee of Linkedin, can see how hackers can get into your personal data. Not important to you? Even if you have nothing to hide, you should care about Internet privacy. We should all be considerate in knowing how to use the Internet, know the sites you are engaging with, choose software wisely, install ad blockers, consider the reputation of websites you browse, and do no place blind trust in the Internet. Jamie suggests using social media as a way to connect with people in real life.

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

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

May 9 – Catherine Dolan, Gateway Lab School

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 – John Horne, Kids With Confidence

June 13 – Martha Hall, Dir. Innovation, UD Health Sciences

June 20 – Club Assembly – PE Hayes to give Goals for 2019-20

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm

 

July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – Debbie Gill, Mindfulness and Meditation

July 18 – TBA

July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project

 

August Programs (Fred Dawson)

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 23 – Our guy Les!

 

Board Meeting – May 30. All members invited to attend.

 

Outstanding Invoice?

Please pay any outstanding invoices before the Board meeting on May 30. Shawn needs to have all funds paid shortly in order to close the books for the Rotary year. Also, any additional donations to The Rotary Foundation should be made BEFORE June 29 to get credit for this year.

 

Close to being a Paul Harris Fellow, or one step higher?

See Fred Dawson if you want to become a Paul Harris Fellow or make an additional contribution to move one step up before this Rotary year ends.

 

What’s a Paul Harris Fellow, you ask?

We all make voluntary contributions to The Rotary Foundation with our quarterly invoices. When you reach $1,000 cumulative, you will be a Paul Harris Fellow. It can be done in one contribution or over a number of years. Ask Fred.

 

Cash or Credit?

Did you know you can get a credit card that earns money for The Rotary Foundation? A portion of each purchase you make with a Bank of America affinity card will benefit the Foundation, at no additional cost to you. The Foundation has received more than $8.6 million from the program since it was launched in 2000, including $3.6 million to support polio eradication.  Learn how to apply at My Rotary on www.rotary.org.

 

 

    Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

May 30 Tim Boulden                  Robert Foard                 Laura DelPercio

June 6 Robin Broomall                Doug Gordon                 Steve Fangman

June 13 Charlie Brown                Dennis Greenhouse        Robert Foard

June 20 Bob Cronin                    Elevyn Hayes                Donna Friswell

 

                    Sergeant At Arms Helpers

May 30              Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown

June 6               Eric Cannon and Fred Dawson

June 13             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

June 20             Bob Foard and Donna Friswell

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

In a Democracy, it is your vote that counts.

In feudalism, it is your Count that votes.

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 5/23/19

May 23, 2019     Be An Inspiration!

 

May 16 program:

What is your Ah Ha moment? When did you realize THIS IS WHAT ROTARY IS ALL ABOUT?

For our members, our wake up moments were as varied as our membership. Each had an opportunity to share the moment they realized that Rotary is a unique experience and tugs at the heartstrings. For some it was about particular projects, for others it was the fellowship and relationships they have built. In any case, our session proved there is something in Rotary for everyone.

 

May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

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

May 9 – Catherine Dolan, Gateway Lab School

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 16 – Jamie Zingaro!

 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.

Cash or Credit?

Did you know you can get a credit card that earns money for The Rotary Foundation? A portion of each purchase you make with a Bank of America affinity card will benefit the Foundation, at no additional cost to you. The Foundation has received more than $8.6 million from the program since it was launched in 2000, including $3.6 million to support polio eradication.  Learn how to apply at My Rotary on www.rotary.org.

 

 

Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

May 23 Barry Baker                   Steve Fangman              Fred Dawson

May 30 Tim Boulden                  Robert Foard                 Laura DelPercio

June 6 Robin Broomall                Doug Gordon                 Steve Fangman

June 13 Charlie Brown                Dennis Greenhouse        Robert Foard

 

Sergeant At Arms Helpers

May 23             Jamie Zingaro and Barry Baker

May 30              Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown

June 6               Eric Cannon and Fred Dawson

Jne 13               Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

 

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

 

Pun for the Week:

He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key!

 

 

 

Filed under: Weekly Bulletin

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