Weekly Bulletin 3/28/19

March 28, 2019          Be An Inspiration!


March 21 program:

The Civil War was a bloody time in our nation’s history. It was even more challenging for those whose religion forbade them going to war. The Quakers were staunch abolutionists but their extreme patriotism made them willing to fight for the Union in order to free the slaves. Henry Gawthrop was one of 8 Quaker officers in the 4th Delaware volunteer infantry, Company F. In the last major battle of the war in 1865, at Five Forks, Va., Gawthrop was struck in the foot. After having his foot amputated, he returned home to Wilmington to convalesce.  Wearing an artificial leg, he returned to desk duty  at Harp Island, NY. His memoirs and letters are the most complete description of the Civil War. Our speaker today, Justin Carisio, has written a book about Gawthrop, why he fought, where he fought and how he dealt with his wounds. His book,” A Quaker Officer in the Civil War” is available on Amazon.


March Programs (Bill Sullivan)

March 28 – Club Assembly and In-meeting service project (Welcome Bags)


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 (Birthday Boxes)


May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)

May 2 – TBA

May 9 – TBA

May 16 – Club Assembly in the Lobby

May 23 – James Luck, Linkedin; Privacy in Age of Social Media

May 30 – Beth Chajes, Citizen’s Climate; Local Action for Global Change


Upcoming Events (need your participation)

Interact Capstone Presentation:

Water Pollution: March 31, noon – 2 pm  at McKees Park, with a stream cleanup.

March 26 – Wine and Beer Tasting At State Line Liquor, fundraiser for Iron Hill, 7-9 p.m.

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 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed

May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)


50/50 Winner for March 21 – Doug Rainey


And welcome to our newest member John Nelson!


 Short of Goal 🙁

Good news is that we sold about $3,000 of ads for the 2019 Report to the Community. Bad news is we fell way short of last year’s amount of $56,000 and of our goal for this year. Last chance to bring in anymore potential revenue. Please make that last push!

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 28 Mark Sisk                   Barry Baker                   Steve Worden

April 4   Michael Smith               Tim Boulden                  Jamie Zingaro

April 11 Greg Stephens              Robin Broomall              Barry Baker

April 18 Bill Sullivan                    Charlie Brown                Tim Boulden


                  Sergeant At Arms Helpers

March 28           Mike Laur and Mike Luck

April 4               Josh Martin and Bill McNabola

April 11             Tom Minto and John Nelson

April 18             Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner


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


                            Thought for the Week:

Do the “Alphabet Song” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

have the same tune?


And why did you just try singing the two songs above?










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