Weekly Bulletin – 11/1/18

Oct. 25 program:
Laurie Menzel, Major Gifts Officer for Rotary Zone 33, reviewed the ways we can give money to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). Giving through the annual fund and restricted giving (i.e. polioplus program) ensures money for today. The endowment funds ensure money will be available for the future. TRF was recognized as a Four Star organization for the 11th year in a row by Charity Navigator. 91% of funds go right to projects and less than 9% goes toward administration.

November Programs ( Cindi Viviano )
Nov. 1 – Ankura Arya, Leading Youth Through Empowerment
Nov. 8 – Seth Katzen, Jewish Federation of Delaware
Nov. 15 – Liane Sorenson, Fund For Women
Nov. 22 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – Newark Charter Interact Students

December Programs (Evelyn Hayes)
Dec. 5 (Yes – a Wednesday) 6-8 p.m. Holiday Reception Dec. 6 – No Meeting
Dec. 13 – TBA
Dec. 20 – TBA
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Nov. 2 – District 7630 Foundation Dinner, Rehoboth C.C.
Nov. 3 – Evening club’s Stuff the Bus, 8am-2pm in Newark Shop Ctr.
Nov. 3 – Highway Cleanup 8-9 a.m. NOTE NEW DATE
Nov. 11 – Ole Tapas dinner
Nov. 12 – Flags For Heroes ceremony

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Doug Gordon !

A Real Newspaper AD of the Week:
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Flags For Heroes – Nov. 1 deadline for sales

Let us celebrate and remember our veterans, firefighters, and other heroes on Veterans Day in November. We are “selling” flags at $50 per flag, which will have a name plate on them recognizing your hero. Ask Paul Keely for application. Our goal is to sell 200 flags to be displayed in Newark over Veterans Day weekend.

World’s Greatest Meal RAISES RECORD FUNDS
Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s World’s Greatest Meal Silent Auction and additional fund raiser. A total of $2183 was raised to support the Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus program. There were lots of items for the silent auction that highlighted the talents of our members. Kudos goes to those who did the bidding and outbidding to bring the numbers up to record levels!

Tree Planters Needed

The City of Newark is soliciting volunteers to help with the first Reforestration project. More than 300 trees will be planted in William Redd Park near the Newark Reservoir on Saturday, Nov. 3 between 8:30 and 11:30 a..m. If you are not doing highway cleanup, you can contact the Parks and Recreation office to register as a volunteer at www.parksrec@newark.de.us.
Highway Cleanup is on for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. Meet at the church on corner of Otts Chapel Road and Old Baltimore Pike. Barry Baker will spray you for tics. Bring work gloves and a strong back.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 1 Joyce Henderson Mike Laur Paul Keely
Nov. 8 Kevin Henker Michael Luck Shawn Klapinsky
Nov. 15 Marie Holliday Josh Martin Mary Konwinski
Nov. 22 Tom Turkey Sally Sweet Potatoe Paul Pumpkin Pie
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Nov. 1 Paul Keely and Shawn Klapinsky
Nov. 8 Mary Konwinski and Mike Laur
Nov. 15 Mike Luck and Josh Martin
Nov. 22 Cranberry Salad and Mincemeat Pie

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

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