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 email@example.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.
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.