March 14, 2019 Be An Inspiration!
March 7 program:
Since Bob Older was 15, he has had a passion for small business. Many years and lots of entrepreneurial ventures later, he turned that passion into an organization to serve other small business owners. The Delaware Small Business Chamber, now seven years old, has 273 members from businesses with one to 100 employees who support the small business community and give back to build the community. Fundraisers all year long help support scholarships and grants. A one-time grant is given to businesses that open in empty store fronts. Last year $10,000 was re-invested into the small business community.
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 and In-meeting service project
April Programs (Paul Keely)
April 4 – Club Assembly in the Lobby
April 11 – Maggie Ratnayake, Lori’s Hands
April 18 – Bob McCarney, Newark Natural Foods
April 25 – In-meeting service project
Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Interact Capstone Presentations:
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 27 – Farewell reception for Mary Kowinski
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
May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington
50/50 Winner for March 7– Doug Rainey
Welcome newest member to be inducted Stewart Lee!
And welcome to our latest applicant John Nelson!
AD DEADLINE WAS FEB. 28 – EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE WEEK
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!!!
Contribution Made in Steve’s Name
Our club is making a $1,000 contribution to Washington College in Steve Amick’s memory to be used for scholarships for students studying public service. A presentation and photo op will take place in the next few weeks.
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! So far we have 40 Interact Students and 10 UD nursing Students along with 11 Rotarians!!!
District Conference A “Must Attend”
If you have never attended a Rotary 7630 District Conference, this year’s event is a chance for you to meet other Rotarians in our district, hear about the fabulous projects happening, and participate in a service project – all at a location convenient for us in the northern part of our district. The Chase Center in Wilmington is about as good as it can get. See the weekly Rotary Reminders for full details. It begins with dinner Friday evening, all day programs and service activity on Saturday, dinner and entertainment Saturday night, and a memorial service Sunday morning. You can register for the full package or pick and choose when you want to attend. Stay tuned for more exciting offers!!!
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
March 14 Paul Sayther Jamie Zingaro Clinton Tymes
March 21 Polly Sierer Louise Amick Cindi Viviano
March 28 Mark Sisk Barry Baker Steve Worden
April 4 Michael Smith Tim Boulden Jamie Zingaro
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
March 14 Marie Holliday and Jerry Holt
March 21 John Hornor and Paul Keely
March 28 Mike Laur and Mike Luck
April 4 Josh Martin and Bill McNabola
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use,
the color of the bubbles is always white?