Weekly Bulletin 3/21/19

March 21, 2019          Be An Inspiration!


March 14 program:

V&M Bistro, owned and operated by the Carrierri-Russo family, is a success story that has its roots in the Mola Di Bari region of Italy. The two families immigrated to America, bringing their strong work ethics and desire for success to build a future for their families of generations to come. One opened Lenny’s Pizza in New York, the other opened a supermarket. Zeno’s Pizza, a staple in the Christiana Mall Food Court for more than 20 years, was owned by their son. Today they would be proud of their third generation in the restaurant industry. Opened in 2014, V&M, named for the grandmothers, Vincenzo and Margareta, is run by six members of the family. Italo, the business manager, attributes their success to discipline and good team chemistry. The American – Italian restaurant is located in the Marsh Triangle Shopping Center.


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)

Water Pollution: March 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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 fundraiser, 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

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)


50/50 Winner for March 14– Bill Sullivan

 Please welcome to our newest member John Nelson!

 Day of Reckoning

If you have any outstanding ads, please get them to Cindi Viviano as soon as possible. The deadline is now past but anything new you can confirm should be done quickly. We are way short of the goal and last year’s total.

 Last Chance – 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!!!

We have our 50 volunteers lined up for a great time on March 30!

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.


To register for the conference go to:



Special Offer!

 The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. Early bird registration ends April 1. This is a bargain!!!


Nominate for Annual Awards

Please think about nominations for our three annual awards to be presented at the dinner on June 27. Applications will be available shortly.

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community and exemplifies the Service Above Self motto.

Public Service Award: a non-Rotarian who is in Public Service (police, fire, EMT,) who went above and beyond in their job.

Spirit in Business: a business or company that gives back to the community even though that is not their primary role.


                Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

March 21 Polly Sierer                 Louise Amick                Cindi Viviano

March 28 Mark Sisk                   Barry Baker                   Steve Worden

April 4   Michael Smith               Tim Boulden                  Jamie Zingaro

April 11 Greg Stephens              Robin Broomall              Barry Baker


              Sergeant At Arms Helpers

March 21           John Hornor and Paul Keely

March 28           Mike Laur and Mike Luck

April 4               Josh Martin and Bill McNabola

April 11             Tom Minto and John Nelson


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


Thought for the Week:

Why are mattresses and appliances on sale on Memorial Day weekend?

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