Feb. 7 program:
Imagine having to go to court and face your adversary. Now imagine having to do it wthout a lawyer. Legal Services of Delaware and Combined Campaign For Justice help ensure people get access to justice regardless of their education level or inability to pay. Douglas Canfield, executive director of Legal Services, says having an attorney determines your outcome. The Services help more than 12,000 people each year, with 85% of them living under the federal poverty guidelines. Even with that many being helped, the 26 lawyers can help only 20% of those in Delaware who need help. Due to budget liitations, close to 20,000 people go unserved each year. The courtroom door are closed to those without an attorney.
February Programs (Fred Dawson)
Feb. 7 – Douglas Canfield Esq., Legal Service Corp. of Delaware
Feb. 14 – Bob Yearick, Out and About Magazine
Feb. 21 – Melissa Steubing, Global Grant to Zambia
Feb. 28 – Club Assembly
March Programs (Bill Sullivan)
March 7 – Robert Older, Delaware Small Business Chamber
March 14 – Italo Carrieri-russo, V&M Bistro, a family business!
March 21 – Justin Carisio, Author, A Quaker Officer in the Civil War
March 28 – Club Assembly
Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Feb. 14 – Rotary Has Heart (see details below)
March 6 – Happy Hour, Location TBA
Mental Health: March 21 and 22, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
March 26 (Time TBD)
Operation: Walk in Our Shoes: March 13, 6-8 p.m.
Water Pollution: March 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Education in Poverty: March 14, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Sports in Poverty:March 15, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Sports Clinic (TBD)
Presentations are in Newark Charter High School. All are invited.
March 30 – Rise Against Hunger meal packaging (See details below)
March 30 – Chance For a Cure fundaiser, Mill Creek Fire Hall, 7:15 p.m.
May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School
50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Bill Sullivan !
Welcome to our newest member applicant – Stewart Lee!!!
AD DEADLINE FEB. 28
Watch for the weekly emails from Cindi on ways to increase your ad sales for the 2019 Report to the Community. Remember to turn in your ad and money as soon as you receive it. And don’t delay in reaching out to your prospects. Time Flies!!!
Bulletin on line
If you want to know what’s going on, go to the club’s website at nmrde.org. The weekly bulletin will be archived and available by Monday of each week. No excuses about not knowing you had a job to do!
Food packing event a Blast!!!
Schedule your March 30 Saturday morning for fum, fellowship, and helping others less fortunate. A Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event will be held in our rooms at the Courtyard. In a very specific assembly line, we will pack 10,500 meals to be sent to areas of the world that are in need, in schools, orphanages, and communities where food is not easy to obtain. We need 50 volunteers (Rotarians, family members, high school students, college students, and community members) to help. About 10 are needed at 8:30 to help unload the truck, 50 are needed to sign in at 9:30 to help with the packaging, about 10 are needed to help cleanup and reload the truck. We should be all done and out by noon. Please sign up with Robin for a great memorable event!
Rotary Has Heart
JUST FOR TODAY – VALENTINES DAY ON FEB. 14 – , we will hold a food donation contest. Members are asked to bring non-perishables and canned goods to our Feb. 14 meeting. Each member’s donations will be weighed and counted. Prizes will be given for greatest number of items as well as for greatest weight of donations. After the meeting our donations will be taken to Food Bank of Delaware. Simple. Quick and Done. And we can all feel good about our making someone else’s day just a little bit better. Shop for those can-can sales!
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Feb. 14 Tom Minto Bill Sullivan Mark Sisk
Feb. 21 Doug Rainey Clinton Tymes Michael Smith
Feb. 28 Mike Reckner Cindi Viviano Greg Stephens
March 7 Stewart Lee Steve Worden Bill Sullivan
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Feb. 14 Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman
Feb. 21 Bob Foard and Doug Gordon
Feb. 28 Dennis Greenhouse and Evelyn Hayes
March 7 Joyce Henderson and Kevin Henker
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement! If you do not find a replacement, you will be fined a buck the next week!)
Thought for the Week:
Why do toasters have a setting that will burn toast to a horrible crisp that no decent human being will eat?