Weekly Bulletin 10/24/19

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 Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank


50/50 Winner for Oct. 17 – Kelly Bachman !


Welcome Christina MacMillan, proposed member!


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 THIS 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 mykluck@gmail.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.




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 Childrens 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.


Outstanding invoice?

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. 24 Polly Sierer                   Jennifer Pilcher              Tom Minto

Oct. 31 Mark Sisk                     Doug Rainey                  Don Newcomb

Nov.7    Bill Sullivan                   Mike Reckner                Jennifer Pilcher

Nov. 14 Clinton Tymes               Paul Sayther                 Doug Rainey


                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Oct. 24             Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

Oct. 31             Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

Nov. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

Nov. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman


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


Definition for the Week:

YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.

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