Weekly Bulletin – 1/10/19

Jan. 3 program:
The best kept secret in the Federal government is the Office For Victims of Crime, according to a former employee Dennis Greenhouse. It was started in the early 1980’s by President Ronald Reagan through the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) to directly reimburse victims or their families for counseling, medical expenses, funeral expenses and other expenses occurred as a result of a violent crime against them. The money goes to the states. In Delaware, the attorney general has the authority to disburse the money. The Victims Advocate office helps them through the court process. In 2018 Delaware spent $1.2m in compensation and $10m in assistance.

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 – Sarah Kenney-Cruz, Fresh Start Scholarship Program
Jan. 24 – Little Masters players
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

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Jan. 20 – Little Mastes Players perform in Gore Recital Hall
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, Michael Luck!
Welcome newest member Jamie Zingaro !
Our prayers go out to Steve Amick and Mary Konwinski as they battle health issues.

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!!!

Officers Elected for 2019-2020

The following were elected by the members of our club to fill the duties of their respective offices for the Rotary year July 2019-June 2020:

President: Evelyn Hayes
Present Elect: Dennis Greenhouse
Vice President: Joyce Henderson
Secretary: Doug Gordon
Treasurer: Shawn Klapinsky
Sgt. At Arms: Steve Fangman

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Jan. 10 Jamie Zingaro Paul Sayther TOM MINTO
Jan. 17 Mike Laur Polly Sierer Doug Rainey
Jan. 24 Michael Luck Mark Sisk Mike Reckner
Jan. 31 Josh Martin Michael Smith Paul Sayther
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Jan. 10 Bill Sullivan and Clinton Tymes
Jan. 17 Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden
Jan. 24 Barry Baker and Tim Boulden
Jan. 3 Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

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

Thought for the Week: Lessons learned the hard way: Nobody cares if you can’t dance well; just get up and dance.

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