Weekly Bulletin 6/20/19

June 20, 2019   Be An Inspiration!


June 6 program:

Kids With Confidence was stated in 2005 by Xavier DeCaire on the same model of Operation Smile to enable youth throughout the Delaware Valley with highly visible facial and physical defects when insurance would not cover their expenses. Board member John Horne said the 7-10 surgeries per year typically cost about $7,000, with much of the expenses donated by doctors. Kids With Confidence offers palliative care and surgical interventions as well as contributing funds to local organizations that cater to children with disabilities.


June 13 program:

Director of Innovation for College Health Science at STAR campus, Dr. Martha Hall paired her passion for fashion design with a degree in bio- mechanics to treat people with disabilities as special human beings. From infants with special needs to sports players with injuries, the Innovation lab designs clothing that helps them function while looking cool and smart. Cue Minder, a wearable alerting devise is being designed by student Danielle Kempner, as a futuristic bracelet, like a Smart watch, that will remind those in nursing care to perform simple daily functions such as drink water, go to the bathroom, take medications, exercise, and prepare for mealtimes. Great ideas are coming to fruition at STAR campus.



June Programs (Michael Smith)

June 6 – John Horne, Kids With Confidence

June 13 – Martha Hall, Dir. Innovation, UD Health Sciences

June 20 – Club Assembly – PE Hayes to give Goals for 2019-20

June 27 – No Morning Meeting – Annual Meeting 6 pm


July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – Debbie Gill, Mindfulness and Meditation

July 18 – Mandella Fellows Pitch Contest

July 25 – Club Assembly – In-Meeting Service Project


August Programs (Fred Dawson)

Aug 1 – Robert Yearick, Ed. Of Out and About, War on Words

Aug 8 – Mark Fields, Ex. Dir. Grand Opera House

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)

June 21 (Friday) – Blue/Gold Game, volunteers needed

June 27 – Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)

July 12 – Mandella Fellows dinner (Rotarians and guests invited to attend)


50/50 Winner for June 13 – Robin Broomall



Outstanding Invoice?

Last chance to get your invoice paid before the end of the Rotary year. Shawn needs to have all funds paid shortly in order to close the books for the Rotary year. Also, any additional donations to The Rotary Foundation should be made BEFORE June 29 to get credit for this year.


FYI. There are still 10 advertisers that have not paid for their advertisements in the 2019 Report to the Community. See Cindi Viviano for  the current list. If any of those are your ads, PLEASE get payment arranged ASAP.


Close to being a Paul Harris Fellow, or one step higher?

See Fred Dawson if you want to become a Paul Harris Fellow or make an additional contribution to move one step up before this Rotary year ends.


What’s a Paul Harris Fellow, you ask?

We all make voluntary contributions to The Rotary Foundation with our quarterly invoices. When you reach $1,000 cumulative, you will be a Paul Harris Fellow. It can be done in one contribution or over a number of years. Ask Fred.


Board Meeting June 20

The final Board meeting of this Rotary year will be held June 20 immediately following the regular morning meeting. All members are invited to attend. You can get attendance credit for a missed meeting.

Grant request approved

We have been awarded $4,900 toward an $11,000 district grant project to assist Lori’s Hands with additional training videos for the volunteer students who work with those with chronic illnesses. The project will be done during the next Rotary year, starting in July.There will also be many  opportunities for hands-on activities by our members. Stay tuned!!!

Meal packets distributed

Rise Against Hunger has delivered our 10,000 meals in a shipping container holding 285,120 meals to their partner Family Legacy Missions in Zambia.  Since 2005, volunteers like us have helped to distribute more than 455 million meals worldwide!


Rotary Foundation gets highest rating – again!

Again, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. For the 11th  straight year, TRF has earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Also, TRF received its 11th straight 4-star rating. Only 1% of the charities the organization evaluates hae received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations, setting TRF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.


  Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

June 20 Bob Cronin                    Evelyn Hayes                Donna Friswell

June 27 Fred Dawson                 Joyce Henderson        Dennis Greenhouse

July 11   Laura DelPercio               Kevin Henker                 Joyce Henderson

July 18   Robert Foard                  Marie Holliday                Kevin Henker


                     Sergeant At Arms Helpers

June 20             Bob Foard and Donna Friswell

June 27             Kevin Henker and Marie Holliday

July 11              Jerry holt and Paul Keely

July 18              Shawn Klapinsky and Mike Laur


(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)


Pun for the Week:

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

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