Weekly Bulletin 12-19-19

December 2019   Rotary Connects the World!

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 – Club Assembly

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

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

Board Meeting Dec. 19. If you are a member of the Board, please plan on attending. All members are invited to attend Board meetings. We generally adjourn by 9 a.m. You will receive attendance credit for a missed meeting.

Programs for January (Mike Laur coordinator)

Jan. 2 – No Meeting (day to sober up and change your calendar to 2020 !)

Jan. 9 – Kickoff to 2020 Report to the Community

Jan. 16 – Jill Pante, Executive Mentoring Program with Lerner School of Business

Jan. 23 – TBA

Jan. 30 – Club Assembly

Board Meeting Jan. 30. If you are a member of the Board, please plan on attending. All members are invited to attend Board meetings. We generally adjourn by 9 a.m. You will receive attendance credit for a missed meeting.

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

Due Dec. 19 – Clothing for McVey students (bring in plain bag, name on outside of bag)

 

50/50 Winner for Dec. 12 – Stewart Lee!

 

Welcome Christina MacMillan, our newest member!

 

A Message from Mary Konwinski

Best wishes to everyone in Newark Morning Rotary for a wonderful and happy New Year. I miss you all and wish I could be there to celebrate with you. I am settling in to North Carolina life and have found my new Rotary club – Rotary Club of Capital City – to be a good fit for me. I think you all would like them. And they are NOT a singing cub. They do some things differently, but they share the NMR’s love of having fun and caring about their fellow members. So of course,  they were the club for me. You are all welcome to visit and do a make up meeting. I guarantee you will feel welcome. I love and miss you all…….. Mary (Sister DPMO)

Clothing for McVey Students

If you shopped for students at McVey school, please bring your items to tomorrow’s meeting so Bill McNabola can deliver them to the school nurse. Put your items in a plain big bag, put a secure tag on the outside with the child’s name and bring tomorrow. Many thanks to those who shopped for the 14 children.

Ring that Bell!

Thank you to the members who helped our less fortunate neighbors by participating in the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive. Over three evenings, 12 members braved rain and wind to ring the bell in front of Boscovs. Thank you, Marie Holliday, for making the arrangements.

Food Bank Workers

A great team of Rotarians and family members ( young and old!) spent two hours on Saturday Dec. 7 at the new Food Bank location. We packaged nearly 600 weekend meals for school children, filled the freezer with a pallet load of frozen meats, and sorted apples and potatoes in the pantry section of the Food Bank. Thank you, everyone who helped, and especially Jerry Holt for making the arrangements.

Scouts Supported

A check for $1,000 was delivered last week by Robin Broomall to Boy Scout Troop 603 to help kick off their annual fundraiser, Christmas Tree sales. If you still need to purchase your tree, the tree sales lot is on the front lawn of Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike.

Looking for next year’s grant project

Do you have a worthy project in mind that we can use for our grant project for 2020-2021? It should benefit the community through education, health, environment, or community development (very loosely defined!). Projects must begin and be completed in the 2020-2021 Rotary year. We usually target projects about $10,000. If you have an idea, talk to Robin about it and see if it fits the criteria. Remember – not all Rotary projects are global. Rotary works at home, too.

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

Dec. 19 Christina MacMillan        Mark Sisk                       Polly Sierer

Dec. 26   Rudolph                        Dasher                           Dancer

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Dec. 19             Marie Holliday and Jerry Holt

Dec. 26             Prancer, Comet, and Vixen

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

 

Thought for the Week:

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy New Year!

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