Weekly Bulletin 11-14-19

November 2019   Rotary Connects the World!

 Programs for November:

Nov. 7 – The Rotary Foundation – a Basic Tutorial ( by Robin!) and Club Assembly

Nov. 14 – PDG Jennifer Reider, District 7630 Chair of The Rotary Foundation committee. Enjoy an interesting and exciting look at our Foundation and it’s benefits to humanity.

Nov. 21 – Matt Walton, Water Project in Philipines and Malawi with UD’s Engineers Without Borders

Nov. 28 – No Meeting, Thanksgiving

Programs for December (Laura DelPercio coordinator)

Dec. 4 (Yes , it is a Wednesday!!!) Holiday Reception 6 – 8 p.m. in our usual room

Dec. 5 – No morning meeting

Dec. 12 – TBA

Dec. 19 – In Meeting Service Project (Birthday Boxes for Meals on Wheels recipients)

Dec. 26 – No Meeting –  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Nov. 13 – Discovery Rotary Meeting for Prospective Members at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 – Happy Hour  at the Courtyard at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 – District 7630 Annual Foundation Dinner, (register at DaCdb.org)

Nov.16 – Volunteering with Lori’s Hands for yard cleanup.

Dec. 7 – Volunteering at the Food Bank


50/50 Winner for Nov. 7 – Bill McNabola!


Welcome Christina MacMillan, our newest member!


Board Actions from Oct. 31:

The Board was not able to act on many items because of a lack of quorum. If you are a Board member but not able to attend a scheduled meeting, please give your report to President Evelyn so we can conduct business.The next Board of Directors meeting is Nov. 21.

Does anyone know Pooja Rohit or administrators at Homestead Senior Care? We received $25 from each of them via our website (one in September and one in October)  but we do not know why.If you know these contacts, please let treasurer Shawn know.


Silent auction proceeds to The Rotary Foundation

With a variety of items to choose from in the Silent Auction ( cakes, jewelry, gift cards, party baskets, homemade crafted items, tickets, and much more!), very generous Happy Dollars, and additional contributions, in a day dedicated to raising money for PolioPlus, our club raised more than $2,700. Many thanks to everyone who participated.

If you were not there that week, and you want to make a contribution to PolioPlus in your name, please let Robin know ASAP. Let’s push the $3,000 mark!!!



 Your help is needed on Saturday, Nov. 16 to help with yard cleanup for clients of Lori’s Hands. Rotarian involvement is part of our commitment to the district grant project for this year. We are asked to sign up on the following site so the student organizers will know how many to expect. Work will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the info from the student organizer :

This will be a yard work clean up event where volunteers will visit client’s houses in teams of 3-4 students  to help with some yard work clean up such as raking, planting, or cleaning out garden beds. The day of service will include an orientation in Trabant around 10 am, student teams will depart around 11am, and return around 1pm. There will be a regroup from 1-2 pm and lunch will be provided. 
Each team will need only one driver, so if you are currently a Lori’s Hands driver, please let us know on the sign up form. 
This is an amazing opportunity to help out the community and make new friends within the organization! If interested, please sign up via the following google form by Thursday,  November 14th,  by 11:59pm. 
Please plan to arrive in Trabant (room TBD) at 10:00 am and parking can be done in the Trabant Garage, or closest location convenient for drivers!
Looking forward to a great day of service! 
Nadia Akhtar
President, Lori’s Hands


Flags For Heroes will be taken down from the City of Newark Administrative building lawn THIS THURSDAY at 10 a.m. It’s easy work to remove poles, flags, and pop up the holders. Please  notify Paul Keely if you can help. We should be done withing 1 hour.


 Can you read?

The Newark Children’s 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

Nov. 14 Clinton Tymes               Paul Sayther                 Doug Rainey

Nov. 21  Cindi Viviano               Tabatha Schury               Paul Sayther

Nov. 28 Tom Turkey                   Wishbone Willy               Punkin’ Pie Porter

Dec. 5 Jamie Zingaro                 Polly Sierer                    Tabatha Schury

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Nov. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

Nov. 21             Bob Foard and Doug Gordon

Nov. 28             Polly Potato and Stanley Stuffing

Dec. 5              Dennis Greenhouse and Joyce Henderson

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


Thought for the Week:

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory!

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