Weekly Bulletin – 11/29/18

Nov. 15 program:
Through collective philanthropy, the Fund For Women invests and advocates by bringing together knowledge, passion, and commitment to empower women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential. Since 1993, the Fund has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit programs statewide. In 2018, sixteen nonprofit agencies in all three Delaware counties received a total of $200,000 for projects that help women and girls avoid abuse and poverty, improve their physical and mental health, gain financial independence, and address many other social issues. Liane Sorenson is one of the Founders. Thanks for being an advocate!

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 – Jane Bowen, Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center
Dec. 20 – Ken Jones, Blue Hen Veterans and Friends
Dec. 27 – No Meeting – Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Dec. 5 – Holiday Reception
Ringing of the Bell for Salvation Army – date to be annoounced

50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Liane Sorenson!

A Real Newspaper AD of the Week:
Joining nudist colony, no longer needed

Welcome back returning Rotarians, Mike Reckner and Bob Foard!

Shopping For The Kids
Hate shopping? Then do it for the kids…
Bill McNabola will be circulating a NEW list of items that are needed for many children at McVey Elementary School. Choose the child, shop for the specific items requested, put into a black plastic bag, label with the child’s name, and drop off at Bill Sullivan’s office here in the Courtyard. If you want reimbursement, please give the receipts to Shawn. Happy Shoppers Make Happy Kids!

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!!!

Foundation Awards Received
At the District Foundation Dinner in November, our club was recognized with several awards earned during the 2017-18 Rotary year, under the direction of Josh Martin. We were recognized for being one of only 1,575 clubs worldwide to achieve Top Three in Per Capita Giving, one of only 3,425 clubs worldwide to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year, and one of only 4,000 clubs worldwide to become 100% Foundation Giving Club. Remember: there are more than 35,000 clubs worldwide. And we were one of only 10 clubs in our district to receive the Presidential Citation for last year. Well done!!!

Downes Homework Club – Only a few more dates left – Nov. 29, Dec. 3, 6, 10, and 13. Please sign up to tutor a youngster on Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 29 Jerry Holt Bill McNabola Mike Laur
Dec. 13 John Hornor Tom Minto Michael Luck
Dec. 20 Paul Keely Doug Rainey Joshua Martin
Dec. 27 Rudolph Dancer Prancer
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Nov. 29 Bill McNabola and Tom Minto
Dec. 15 Doug Rainey and Paul Sayther
Dec. 20 Polly Sierer and Mark Sisk
Dec. 27 Donner and Blitzen

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

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