Weekly bulletin 2/7/2019

Jan. 31 program:

The best Rotary clubs are ones that are organized. Our President Elect Evelyn Hayes has worked to get our committees functioning and reporting regularly to the club. Here was the first round of reports:

Membership: Paul Keely has assembled a crack team to work on recruiting, retention, and outreach to the other Newark area clubs. A Rotary Discovery Night will be held April 24, 5:30 – 6:30 to introduce prospective members to Rotary.

Foundation: Fred Dawson highlighted how we give to the Rotary Foundation. We are one of the few clubs who reach $100 per capital every year, with every member contributing. Our all time giving to TRF is $241,000.

Fundraising: Cindi Viviano reported we have $17,000 so far in ads sold for the 2019 Report to the Community. Reach out to her for help as needed.

Scholarships: Clinton has led the charge for the last four years in scholarships to James H. Groves Adult High School. In four years we have awarded $30,000.

Administration: Robin reported on the roll out of the new club website. Thank you, Paul K., for the many hours you devoted to this. There are a few items still to be added. The weekly club bulletin will now be available online at https://nmrde.org.

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)

RESCHEDULED Saturday Feb. 2 – Little Masters Players perform in Gore  Recital Hall

Feb. 14 – Rotary Has Heart (see details below)

March 6 – Happy Hour, Location TBA

Interact CapstonePresentations:

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 event, 8:30 a.m. – noon

March 30 – Chance For a Cure fundraiser, Mill Creek Fire Hall, 7:15 p.m.

May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School


50/50 Winner – Congratulations, Tom Minto !


Welcome Guests!

Welcome to our  guests, John Nelson, Stewart Lee, and John Shipman.

 And newest member Jamie Zingaro was inducted. Welcome all.



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 March 30

The Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event will take place morning of Saturday, March 30, here at the Courtyard Newark. Get the date on your calendar and recruit your family members to help provide life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. More info to follow.

Rotary Has Heart

For ONE DAY in February, Valentines Day, 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. 7   Bill McNabola                Greg Stephens              Polly Sierer

Feb. 14 Tom Minto                     Bill Sullivan                    Mark Sisk

Feb. 21 Doug Rainey                  Clinton Tymes               Michael Smith

Feb. 28 Mike Reckner                Cindi Viviano                  Greg Stephens


Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Feb. 7               Bob Cronin and Fred Dawson

Feb. 14             Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman

Feb. 21             Bob Foard and Doug Gordon

Feb. 28             Dennis Greenhouse and Evelyn Hayes


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


Thought for the Week: Lessons learned the hard way:

There comes a time when you should not expect people to make a big deal about your birthday. That comes at age eleven!

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