May 9, 2019 Be An Inspiration!
May 2 program:
Our speaker was unable to be with us… but always being flexible, our president-elect Evelyn Hayes reviewed our list of projects/events/ contributions/hands-on activities in preparation for her upcoming year. Each member was asked to note keep or drop next to every item. All items seem to have merit in their own way.
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
Upcoming Events (need your participation)
May 11 – Highway Cleanup
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 2 – Jamie Zingaro!
Nominate for Annual Awards: Deadline is extended to May 9
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.
Saturday – Highway Cleanup
Those reporting for duty on Saturday to clean our stretch of Old Baltimore Pike should report to Barry Baker at 7:45 a.m. at the church on corner of Old Baltimore Pike and Otts Chapel Rd. Following an hour of work, you can go to the Courtyard for a breakfast buffet.
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
May 9 Steve Worden Fred Dawson Eric Cannon
May 16 Jamie Zingaro Laura DelPercio Bob Cronin
May 23 Barry Baker Steve Fangman Fred Dawson
May 30 Tim Boulden Robert Foard Laura DelPercio
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
May 9 Greg Stephens and Clinton Tymes
May 16 Cindi Viviano and Steve Worden
May 23 Jamie Zingaro and Barry Baker
May 30 Tim Boulden and Charlie Brown
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Pun for the Week:
Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I will show you A-flat miner.