February 28, 2019 Be An Inspiration!
Feb. 21 program:
It was a breakfast party! We celebrated our 20th anniversary one day early with a very special breakfast. If you were not there, you missed the usual fare along with filet mignon, award-winning crab cakes, and champagne! Many thanks to everyone who has held in there with this fabulous club for 20 years.
Rarely do we hear about the impact our money has made, especially in global grants. Melissa Stuebing led a 12-Step Literacy free expressive arts training program in Zambia to help those with alcohol and drug addiction. Our club, along with Chestertown, Christiana, Kent Island, Centreville, and the Rotary Club of Lusaka Central, with matching funds from The Rotary Foundation, funded the grant to train more than 100 individuals with 30 organizations to bring the program to their communities. Previously the government would not recognize they had a problem, even though as many as 25% of street children admitted to substance use. As a result of the program, the Ministry of Health has changed its stance and now recognizes drug and substance use as a problem. Your Rotary dollars at work!
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)
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 (morning hours)
March 30 – Rotary Leadership Institute in Dover
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 for Feb. 21 – Congratulations, Doug Gordon !
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!!!
Reminder: there is a Board Meeting Feb. 28!
Get Educated about Rotary
The Rotary Leadership Institute is a wonderful way to learn more about the organization you joined. The full day session will be held Saturday, March 30, at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Register at www.rli33.org and pay the $95 registration fee, then give your receipt to Shawn for reimbursement. Breakfast and lunch are included. Our club recognizes the value in attending RLI and has made the commitment to send any members who want to attend. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are available.
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!
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Feb. 28 Mike Reckner Cindi Viviano Greg Stephens
March 7 Stewart Lee Steve Worden Bill Sullivan
March 14 Paul Sayther Jamie Zingaro Clinton Tymes
March 21 Polly Sierer Louise Amick Cindi Viviano
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Feb. 28 Dennis Greenhouse and Evelyn Hayes
March 7 Joyce Henderson and Kevin Henker
March 14 Marie Holliday and Jerry Holt
March 21 John Hornor and Paul Keely
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
Why, why, why do we press harder on the remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?