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
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 to our guests, John Nelson, Stewart Lee, and John Shipman.
And newest member Jamie Zingaro was inducted. Welcome all.
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 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!