May 16, 2019 Be An Inspiration!
May 9 program:
Gateway Lab School, a public charter school in Wilmington, has specialized programs that integrate the arts into the educational curriculum. Covering grades 3 through 8, the school is based on a model Lab School of Washington where the students are encouraged to observe and draw conclusions. 62% of the students have Individualized Educational Profiles (IEP) which help direct the child to learn at his or her own rate and ability. Director Catherine Dolan refers to the students as “quirky birds” who are encouraged to be HERO’s and advocate for themselves in their own uniqueness.
May Programs (Joyce Henderson and Mike Luck)
May 2 – Elaine Jones, Court Appointed Advocate for Foster Cildren
May 9 – Catherine Dolan, Helping Foster Children in the System
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
June Programs (Michael Smith)
June 6 – TBA
June 13 – TBA
June 20 – Club Assembly
June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm
July Programs (Laura DelPercio)
July 4 – No Meeting – Happy Fourth of July!
July 11 – TBA
July 18 – TBA
July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project
Aug 1 – TBA
Aug 8 – TBA
Aug 15 – No Morning Meeting – Visit Another Club Week
Aug 22 – No morning Meeting – Club Picnic
Aug 29 – No Meeting – Labor Day Weekend
Upcoming Events (need your participation)
May 29 – Discover Rotary night (5:30)
May 29 – Happy Hour (6:30) at the Courtyard
May 30 – Board Meeting
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 May 9 – Jamie Zingaro!
What is your “ah ha!” moment?
At today’s meeting we will work on our “elevator speeches” and our “ah ha!” moments.
An elevator ride is the amount of time you have to answer someone’s question, “What is Rotary?” You cannot go into detail, but you still need to give them an answer that will peek their curiosity and want to know more.
You “ah ha!” moment is when, after joining Rotary, you suddenly realized, “So this is what being a Rotarian is all about!”
Nominate for Annual Awards: FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
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.
Vocational Award: a member of our club who has used their vocational skills and training to further enhance the Newark community.
Membership Committee at Work
The Membership Committee will be hosting a Rotary Discovery Meeting on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard. Potential members will be invited to hear about Rotary’s mission, our club, and how they can get involved. All are invited to attend.
RI Council on Legislation Changes of Importance
Every three years the Rotary International Council on Legislation meets to discuss possible changes to RI’s processes and procedures. The changes approved this year that are of importance to us include:
- Beginning July 1, makeups can be applied to any meeting missed in the Rotary year, not just 14 days before or after your missed meeting.
- The treasurer’s report should be given at the club’s annual meeting.
- Classification system is now gone, replaced by “occupation.”
- Rotaract clubs are now full members of RI and members are eligible to serve on RI Boards and apply for grants.
- RI will change its tax status from a 501( c )4 to 501( c )3, thus saving about $700,000/yr in taxes. It can now accept gifts and corporate contributions. There are about 600 Rotary clubs that have 501( c ) 3 status.
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
May 16 Jamie Zingaro Laura DelPercio Bob Cronin
May 23 Barry Baker Steve Fangman Fred Dawson
May 30 Tim Boulden Robert Foard Laura DelPercio
June 6 Robin Broomall Doug Gordon Steve Fangman
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
May 16 Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden
May 23 Jamie Zingaro and Barry Baker
May 30 Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown
June 6 Eric Cannon and Fred Dawson
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Pun for the Week:
A plateau is a high form of flattery.