April 4, 2019 Be An Inspiration!
March 28 program:
Soap, toothpaste, bug spray and other items of importance were packed this morning in 40 bags for summer counselors at Camp Fairlee.Many thanks to everyone who contributed. The bags will be delivered to Camp Fairlee in the next week.
Mike Reckner tried to escape for a second cup of coffee and was caught. So he had to give his classification talk! He is a partner with Weiner Benefits Group, specializing in all aspects of employee benefits. Mike was a member of this club but left 14 years ago due to family commitments. But he is back and we are happy to have him again!
Clinton Tymes, the story teller, is a charter member of our club, He recalled his long career with UD in the Small Business Center, days of growing up in Wilmington, and mentoring the younger generation of grandkids. “It’s been a great life,” says Clinton.
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 – 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)
Water Pollution: March 31, noon – 2 pm at McKees Park,
with a stream cleanup.
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 28 – Mark Sisk
Goodbye to friend Mary Konwinski. Enjoy your new life in North Carolina!
Short of Goal 🙁
Good news is that we sold about $45,000 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!
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. Early bird registration ends April 1. This is a bargain!!!
Nominate for Annual Awards
Please think about nominations for our four 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.
Vocational Award: a Rotarian who has used his/her vocational skills for the betterment of the Greater Newark community.
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
April 4 Michael Smith Tim Boulden Jamie Zingaro
April 11 Greg Stephens Robin Broomall Barry Baker
April 18 Bill Sullivan Charlie Brown Tim Boulden
April 25 Clinton Tymes Eric Cannon Robin Broomall
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
April 4 Josh Martin and Bill McNabola
April 11 Tom Minto and John Nelson
April 18 Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner
April 25 Paul Sayther and Polly Sierer
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from???