April 18, 2019 Be An Inspiration!
April 11 program:
In 2009 Sara LaFavre, a UD student, founded Lori’s Hands, a community health services learning program where college students volunteer with individuals in the Newark community who are living with chronic illnesses. She saw the challenges her mother endured when dying of breast cancer. Today 180 volunteers visit 110 Newark area clients doing small tasks like light cleaning, grocery shopping, helping make appointments, or offer companionship. The weekly visits of 1-2 hours at a time not only fulfil a tangible task but the volunteers and clients often become close intergenerational friends and an inspiration to the clients. Maggie Ratnayake is director of the program.
Our club will be submitting an application for a district grant to support the training of volunteers with Lori’s Hands. The grant is for three videos which will be made available to the students for on-going training on how to deal with their client’s issues.
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
May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)
May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren
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)
May 4 – Relay For Life, Newark High School
May 5 – Iron Hill Festival, volunteers needed
May 3-5 – District Conference, Chase Center in Wilmington
May 11 – Highway Cleanup
June 7 – James Groves High School graduation
June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed
June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)
50/50 Winner for April 11 – Eric Cannon !
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:
The first five members who register for the District Conference, and show their confirmation to Robin will receive $100 toward your registration. 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.
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
April 18 Bill Sullivan Charlie Brown Tim Boulden
April 25 Clinton Tymes Eric Cannon Robin Broomall
May 2 Cindi Viviano Bob Cronin Charlie Brown
May 9 Steve Worden Fred Dawson Eric Cannon
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
April 18 Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner
April 25 Paul Sayther and Polly Sierer
May 2 Mark Sisk and Michael Smith
May 9 Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Pun for the Week:
A backward poet writes inverse.