Weekly Bulletin – 1/17/19

Jan. 10 program:
Hip Hip Horray! It’s that time of year!!! The Kickoff to the 2019 Report to the Community is officially underway!
Jim Streit was the brains behind the “one and only annual BIG fundraiser” for our club. We saw other clubs selling raffle tickets, Christmas trees, fruit baskets, pizza kits, etc. and declaired we would not do that. As publisher of the Newark Post, Jim got us started on a journey that is now in its 20th year. The first year we raised about $5,000. Last year we raised $57,000. And who knows what we can do this year. Under Cindi’s guidance, let the sales begin!!!

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
Feb. 9 – Meals of Hope Flood Packaging event at Courtyard
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, Mike Laur!
Welcome our guest, Pastor John Nelson !
Our prayers go out to Steve and Louise Amick as Steve continues to battle health issues. Send cards to:

Steve Amick, Country House, 4830
Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE 19807

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!!!

TIPS for Proper Introductions
When you introduce a speaker, please follow the suggested format:
T – Topic – What is the main topic for today?
I – Importance – Why should we listen to this presentation?
P – Person – Why is this person qualified to speak on this subject?
S – Speaker’s name. ‘Please welcome…’ This is the only time you mention the speaker’s name. And be sure you know the correct pronunciation.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Jan. 17 Mike Laur Polly Sierer Doug Rainey
Jan. 24 Michael Luck Mark Sisk Mike Reckner
Jan. 31 Josh Martin Michael Smith Paul Sayther
Feb. 7 Bill McNabola Greg Stephens Polly Sierer
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Jan. 17 Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden
Jan. 24 Barry Baker and Tim Boulden
Jan. 3 Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon
Feb. 7 Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

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

Thought for the Week: Lessons learned the hard way: There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness.

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