Weekly Bulletin 5/16/19

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


August Programs

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.

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