Category: Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin – 12/20/18

Dec. 13 program:
What a great morning when we can present a check for $1,000 to our speaker, Jane Bowen, Executive Director of Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center. The center opened in 1961 as the first racially diverse child care center in the area. Today, with the facility on Barksdale Road, they serve nearly 300 children annually, ages 6 mos. to 14 years old, with day care, after-school, and summer camps. More than 50% of the children attending are from low-income families. The center has a 5-Star rating and is fully accredited.

December Programs ( Evelyn Hayes )
Dec. 20 – Ken Jones, Blue Hen Veterans and Friends
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

January Programs (Dennis Greenhouse)
Jan. 3 – Dennis Greenhouse, Office for Victims of Crime
Jan. 10 – Report to the Community Kickoff with The Fabulous Cindi
Jan. 17 – TBA
Jan. 24 – TBA
Jan. 31 – Club Assembly

February Programs (Fred Dawson)
Feb. 7 – Douglas Canfield Esq., Legal Service Corp. of Delaware
Feb. 14 – Mark Fields, Grand Opera House
Feb. 21 – Melissa Steubing, Global Grant to Zambia
Feb. 28 – Club Assembly

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Steve Fangman!

Dec. 20 workers
Greeter: Paul Keely
Rotary Minute: Doug Rainey
Prayer: Joshua Martin
Sergeant At Arms Helpers: Polly Sierer and Mark Sisk

A Message for the Season

Peace will come when people live
In friendship, side by side,
And cherish understanding
More than hatred, greed, and pride.

Peace will come when people see
All people as the same,
And no one has to live in fear,
In ignorance or shame.

Peace will come when people
Who are needy can reach out
For shelter, food, or love,
And no one has to do without.

Peace will come when people
Learn to listen and to care
About the rights and dignity
Of people everywhere.
Peace will come when love and trust
And kindness know rebirth,
And on that day all people
Will rejoice in peace on earth.

Amanda Bradley

May all that this season means be an inspiration to you throughout the coming year

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Weekly Bulletin – 12/13/2018

Dec. 6 program:
The Holiday Season was kicked off with an evening of fun and fellowship, fabulous food and drinks. Thank you to everyone who brought your clothes for needy McVey school children. They were delivered by Bill McNabola the next day. And we will be giving many gift cards to families at Downes School to help make their holiday’s a bit brighter. Now yoou have the opportunity to sign up to support the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive!

December Programs (Evelyn Hayes)
Dec. 5 (Yes – a Wednesday) 6-8 p.m. Holiday Reception
Dec. 6 – No Meeting
Dec. 13 – Jane Bowen, Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center
Dec. 20 – Ken Jones, Blue Hen Veterans and Friends
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Dec. 12, 17, and 19 – Ringing of the Bell for Salvation
Interact Capstone Presentations:

  • Mental Health: March 21 and 22, 10:30 – 11 a.m. March 26 (Time TBD)
  • Operation: Walk in Our Shoes: March 13, 6-8 p.m.
  • Water Pollution: March 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Education in Poverty: Dec. 11 and March 14, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Sports in Poverty: March 15, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Sports Clinic (TBD)

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

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Fred Dawson!

Thought for the Season
Happy Hanukkah
and
Merry Christmas

Welcome back returning Rotarians, Mike Reckner and Bob Foard!

Capstone Projects/Presentations
At the Nov. 29 meeting, we heard from the junior class of Global Leadership, our Interact students, the topics and plans they have selected for their capstone projects. Under the calendar of events you will find dates for the presentations of our Interact students’ capstone projects. We are all invited to attend. Put a date or two on your calendar now!

Wear a 67 pin proudly!
Earn your “I saved 67 x 3” pin by contributing $40 directly to the Rotary Foundation. Give a check made out the The Rotary Foundation, or $40 cash to Robin and you will have saved 67 lives from receiving polio. The money will be sent to TRF in your name, doubled by the World Fund, then tripled by the Gates Foundation. Go, Rotarians!!!

Recent Board Actions
At the November Board meeting the following actions were taken:

  • $3,000 to Newark Area Welfare Committee
  • Tom D’Agastino termination accepted (relocated to Baltimore area)
  • Liane Sorenson termination approved (just retiring!)
  • Jamie Zingaro membership approved
  • Downes Homework Club will not be renewed
  • $1,000 to Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center
  • $1,000 to Interact to support Capstone projects
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Dec. 13 John Hornor Tom Minto Michael Luck
Dec. 20 Paul Keely Doug Rainey Joshua Martin
Dec. 27 Rudolph Dancer Prancer
Jan. 3 Shawn Klapinsky Michael Reckner Bill McNabola
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Dec. 13 Doug Rainey and Paul Sayther
Dec. 20 Polly Sierer and Mark Sisk
Dec. 27 Donner and Blitzen
Jan. 3 Michael Smith and Greg Stephens

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

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Weekly Bulletin – 11/29/18

Nov. 15 program:
Through collective philanthropy, the Fund For Women invests and advocates by bringing together knowledge, passion, and commitment to empower women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential. Since 1993, the Fund has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit programs statewide. In 2018, sixteen nonprofit agencies in all three Delaware counties received a total of $200,000 for projects that help women and girls avoid abuse and poverty, improve their physical and mental health, gain financial independence, and address many other social issues. Liane Sorenson is one of the Founders. Thanks for being an advocate!

November Programs ( Cindi Viviano )
Nov. 1- Ankura Arya, Leading Youth Through Empowerment
Nov. 8- Seth Katzen, Jewish Federation of Delaware
Nov. 15- Liane Sorenson, Fund For Women
Nov. 22 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – Newark Charter Interact Students

December Programs (Evelyn Hayes)
Dec. 5 (Yes – a Wednesday) 6-8 p.m. Holiday Reception
Dec. 6 – No Meeting
Dec. 13 – Jane Bowen, Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center
Dec. 20 – Ken Jones, Blue Hen Veterans and Friends
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Dec. 5 – Holiday Reception
Ringing of the Bell for Salvation Army – date to be annoounced

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Liane Sorenson!

A Real Newspaper AD of the Week:
WASHER AND DRYER FOR SALE $300
Joining nudist colony, no longer needed

Welcome back returning Rotarians, Mike Reckner and Bob Foard!

Shopping For The Kids
Hate shopping? Then do it for the kids…
Bill McNabola will be circulating a NEW list of items that are needed for many children at McVey Elementary School. Choose the child, shop for the specific items requested, put into a black plastic bag, label with the child’s name, and drop off at Bill Sullivan’s office here in the Courtyard. If you want reimbursement, please give the receipts to Shawn. Happy Shoppers Make Happy Kids!

Wear a 67 pin proudly!
Earn your “I saved 67 x 3 ” pin by contributing $40 directly to the Rotary Foundation. Give a check made out the The Rotary Foundation, or $40 cash to Robin and you will have saved 67 lives from receiving polio. The money will be sent to TRF in your name, doubled by the World Fund, then tripled by the Gates Foundation. Go, Rotarians!!!

Foundation Awards Received
At the District Foundation Dinner in November, our club was recognized with several awards earned during the 2017-18 Rotary year, under the direction of Josh Martin. We were recognized for being one of only 1,575 clubs worldwide to achieve Top Three in Per Capita Giving, one of only 3,425 clubs worldwide to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year, and one of only 4,000 clubs worldwide to become 100% Foundation Giving Club. Remember: there are more than 35,000 clubs worldwide. And we were one of only 10 clubs in our district to receive the Presidential Citation for last year. Well done!!!

Downes Homework Club – Only a few more dates left – Nov. 29, Dec. 3, 6, 10, and 13. Please sign up to tutor a youngster on Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 29 Jerry Holt Bill McNabola Mike Laur
Dec. 13 John Hornor Tom Minto Michael Luck
Dec. 20 Paul Keely Doug Rainey Joshua Martin
Dec. 27 Rudolph Dancer Prancer
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Nov. 29 Bill McNabola and Tom Minto
Dec. 15 Doug Rainey and Paul Sayther
Dec. 20 Polly Sierer and Mark Sisk
Dec. 27 Donner and Blitzen

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

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Weekly Bulletin – 11/15/18

Nov. 8 program:
The Jewish Federation of Delaware, under the direction of Seth Katzen, works to deliver hope to other Jewish organizations throughout Delaware. He likes t think of it as “The Jewish United Way.” Helping to raise money for other Jewish organizathions so that they can fulfill their missions. Through the annual campaign, women’s philanthropy, young leadership division, community outreach, library, and other committees, they work to feed, clothe, comfort and rescue people in need as well as inspire, educate, and connect people to their Jewish faith.

November Programs ( Cindi Viviano )
Nov. 1- Ankura Arya, Leading Youth Through Empowerment Nov.8- Seth Katzen, Jewish Federation of Delaware
Nov. 15- Liane Sorenson, Fund For Women
Nov. 22 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – Newark Charter Interact Students

December Programs (Evelyn Hayes)
Dec. 5 (Yes – a Wednesday) 6-8 p.m. Holiday Reception Dec. 6 – No Meeting
Dec. 13 – TBA
Dec. 20 – TBA
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Dec. 5 – Holiday Reception

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Shawn Klapinsky!

A Real Newspaper AD of the Week:
WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie

Welcome back returning Rotarians, Mike Reckner and Bob Foard!

Flags For Heroes – Incredible sight!
With more than 120 flags blowing in the wind, a short ceremony to honor our heroes was held Monday, Veterans Day holiday, on the lawn of Newark City Administration Building. Many thanks to those who worked on the committee with Paul Keely, those who sponsored flags, and those who supported our efforts in other ways. There are many pictures in the Newark Post e-edition. There will be even more flags next year.

Wear a 67 pin proudly!
Earn your “I saved 67 x 3 ” pin by contributing $40 directly to the Rotary Foundation. Give a check made out the The Rotary Foundation, or $40 cash to Robin and you will have saved 67 lives from receiving polio. The money will be sent to TRF in your name, doubled by the World Fund, then tripled by the Gates Foundation. Go, Rotarians!!!

Foundation Awards Received
At the District Foundation Dinner last Friday, our club was recognized with several awards earned during the 2017-18 Rotary year, under the direction of Josh Martin. We were recognized for being one of only 1,575 clubs worldwide to achieve Top Three in Per Capita Giving, one of only 3,425 clubs worldwide to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year, and one of only 4,000 clubs worldwide to become 100% Foundation Giving Club. Remember: there are more than 35,000 clubs worldwide. And we were one of only 10 clubs in our district to receive the Presidential Citation for last year. Well done!!!

Downes Homework Club – After a conversation with Chrissy at Newark Parks and Rec, we are assured the program is “back on track.” Please sign up to tutor a youngster on Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 15 Marie Holliday Josh Martin Mary Konwinski
Nov. 22 Tom Turkey Sally Sweet Potatoe Paul Pumpkin Pie
Nov. 29 Jerry Holt Bill McNabola Mike Laur
Dec. 13 John Hornor Tom Minto Michael Luck
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Nov. 15 Mike Luck and Josh Martin
Nov. 22 Cranberry Salad and Mincemeat Pie
Nov. 29 Bill McNabola and Tom Minto
Dec. 15 Doug Rainey and Paul Sayther

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

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Weekly Bulletin – 11/8/18

Nov. 1 program:
Leading Youth Through Empowerment works with low-income African American and Latino middle schoolers to get them enrolled in top performing Delaware high schools and competitive colleges, with the ultimate goal of becoming successful adults. Started by Ankur Arya, with only 10 students, the program now has 120 enrolled in a program that includes personal mentoring, rigorous teaching, and leadership. The mentors advocate for the students when they get into the higher performing high schools, setting them up with tutors, help with college applications, prep for SAT’s, and some financial assistance.

November Programs ( Cindi Viviano )
Nov. 1- Ankura Arya, Leading Youth Through Empowerment
Nov.8- Seth Katzen, Jewish Federation of Delaware
Nov. 15- Liane Sorenson, Fund For Women
Nov. 22 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – Newark Charter Interact Students

December Programs (Evelyn Hayes)
Dec. 5 (Yes – a Wednesday) 6-8 p.m. Holiday Reception
Dec. 6 – No Meeting
Dec. 13 – TBA
Dec. 20 – TBA
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Nov. 11 – Ole Tapas dinner
Nov. 12 – Flags For Heroes ceremony

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Bob Cronin!

A Real Newspaper AD of the Week:
FOR SALE BY OWNER:
Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent Condition.
$1,000 or best offer.
No longer needed, got married last month.
Wife knows everything.

Flags For Heroes – Nov. 12 ceremony

A ceremony to celebrate and recognize our heroes will be held at City Hall on S. Main Street on Monday, Nov. 12. Thank you to everyone who sold flags this year.

World’s Greatest Meal RAISES RECORD FUNDS
Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s World’s Greatest Meal Silent Auction and additional fund raiser. A total of $2183 was raised to support the Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus program. There were lots of items for the silent auction that highlighted the talents of our members. Kudos goes to those who did the bidding and outbidding to bring the numbers up to record levels!

Foundation Awards Received
At the District Foundation Dinner last Friday, our club was recognized with several awards earned during the 2017-18 Rotary year, under the direction of Josh Martin. We were recognized for being one of only 1,575 clubs worldwide to achieve Top Three in Per Capita Giving, one of only 3,425 clubs worldwide to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year, and one of only 4,000 clubs worldwide to become 100% Foundation Giving Club. Remember: there are more than 35,000 clubs worldwide. And we were one of only 10 clubs in our district to receive the Presidential Citation for last year. Well done!!!

Also, thank you, Fred Dawson, for being the presenting sponsor of the Foundation Dinner.

Downes Homework Club – After a conversation with Chrissy at Newark Parks and Rec, we are assured the program is “back on track.” Please sign up to tutor a youngster on Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 8 Kevin Henker Michael Luck Shawn Klapinsky
Nov. 15 Marie Holliday Josh Martin Mary Konwinski
Nov. 22 Tom Turkey Sally Sweet Potatoe Paul Pumpkin Pie
Nov. 29 Jerry Holt Bill McNabola Mike Laur
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Nov. 8 Mary Konwinski and Mike Laur
Nov. 15 Mike Luck and Josh Martin
Nov. 22 Cranberry Salad and Mincemeat Pie
Nov. 29 Bill McNabola and Tom Minto

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

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Weekly Bulletin – 11/1/18

Oct. 25 program:
Laurie Menzel, Major Gifts Officer for Rotary Zone 33, reviewed the ways we can give money to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). Giving through the annual fund and restricted giving (i.e. polioplus program) ensures money for today. The endowment funds ensure money will be available for the future. TRF was recognized as a Four Star organization for the 11th year in a row by Charity Navigator. 91% of funds go right to projects and less than 9% goes toward administration.

November Programs ( Cindi Viviano )
Nov. 1 – Ankura Arya, Leading Youth Through Empowerment
Nov. 8 – Seth Katzen, Jewish Federation of Delaware
Nov. 15 – Liane Sorenson, Fund For Women
Nov. 22 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – Newark Charter Interact Students

December Programs (Evelyn Hayes)
Dec. 5 (Yes – a Wednesday) 6-8 p.m. Holiday Reception Dec. 6 – No Meeting
Dec. 13 – TBA
Dec. 20 – TBA
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Nov. 2 – District 7630 Foundation Dinner, Rehoboth C.C.
Nov. 3 – Evening club’s Stuff the Bus, 8am-2pm in Newark Shop Ctr.
Nov. 3 – Highway Cleanup 8-9 a.m. NOTE NEW DATE
Nov. 11 – Ole Tapas dinner
Nov. 12 – Flags For Heroes ceremony

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Doug Gordon !

A Real Newspaper AD of the Week:
NORDIC TRACK
$300 hardly used – call Chubby

Flags For Heroes – Nov. 1 deadline for sales

Let us celebrate and remember our veterans, firefighters, and other heroes on Veterans Day in November. We are “selling” flags at $50 per flag, which will have a name plate on them recognizing your hero. Ask Paul Keely for application. Our goal is to sell 200 flags to be displayed in Newark over Veterans Day weekend.

World’s Greatest Meal RAISES RECORD FUNDS
Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s World’s Greatest Meal Silent Auction and additional fund raiser. A total of $2183 was raised to support the Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus program. There were lots of items for the silent auction that highlighted the talents of our members. Kudos goes to those who did the bidding and outbidding to bring the numbers up to record levels!

Tree Planters Needed

The City of Newark is soliciting volunteers to help with the first Reforestration project. More than 300 trees will be planted in William Redd Park near the Newark Reservoir on Saturday, Nov. 3 between 8:30 and 11:30 a..m. If you are not doing highway cleanup, you can contact the Parks and Recreation office to register as a volunteer at www.parksrec@newark.de.us.
Highway Cleanup is on for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. Meet at the church on corner of Otts Chapel Road and Old Baltimore Pike. Barry Baker will spray you for tics. Bring work gloves and a strong back.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 1 Joyce Henderson Mike Laur Paul Keely
Nov. 8 Kevin Henker Michael Luck Shawn Klapinsky
Nov. 15 Marie Holliday Josh Martin Mary Konwinski
Nov. 22 Tom Turkey Sally Sweet Potatoe Paul Pumpkin Pie
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Nov. 1 Paul Keely and Shawn Klapinsky
Nov. 8 Mary Konwinski and Mike Laur
Nov. 15 Mike Luck and Josh Martin
Nov. 22 Cranberry Salad and Mincemeat Pie

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

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