Dec. 20 program:
The Blue Hen Veterans and Friends has helped to elevate the importance of supporting veterans both inside and outside the university setting. As a non- profit organization, under the leadership of Ken Jones, it supports the University of Delaware’s student-run Blue Hen Veterans by raising money for the Face of America bike ride. Last year more than 650 bike riders, many of them in recumbent bikes or pedaling by hand, rode the 110 miles over two days from Arlington to Gettysburg. The Friends group has raised $56,000 in the last five years to purchase recumbent bikes, provide transportation and support logistics for the rides. Their efforts have also raised awareness and support of veterans returning to classes at UD.
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 – Little Masters students
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
Upcoming Events (need your participation)
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, Kevin Henker!
Welcome newest member Jamie Zingaro !
Our prayers go out to Steve Amick and Mary Konwinski as they battle health issues.
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
|Jan. 3||Shawn Klapinsky||Michael Reckner||Bill McNabola|
|Jan. 10||Jamie Zingaro||Paul Sayther||TOM MINTO|
|Jan. 17||Mike Laur||Polly Sierer||Doug Rainey|
|Jan. 24||Michael Luck||Mark Sisk||Mike Reckner|
|Sergeant At Arms Helpers|
|Jan. 3||Michael Smith and Greg Stephens|
|Jan. 10||Bill Sullivan and Clinton Tymes|
|Jan. 17||Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden|
|Jan. 24||Barry Baker and Tim Boulden|
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week: Lessons learned the hard way: Never lick a steak knife!