Weekly Bulletin 7/11/19

July 11, 2019     Rotary Connects the World!


June 27 program:

What a great ending to another successful year. The Annual Awards dinner was attended by about 60 fellow Rotarians and guests, with special presentations to award recipients.


Congratulations to our now Past President Don Newcomb. Thank you, Don, for your leadership and inspiration.


Congratulations to new President Evelyn Hayes and her team:

Pres Elect Dennis Greenhouse

VP Joyce Henderson

Secretary Doug Gordon

Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky

Sgt. At Arms Stewart Lee and Stephen Fangman


Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Public Service Award:     Cpl. Brandon Walker, Newark Police Department

Spirit in Business Award: The Greene Turtle

Ray Civatte Public Service Award: Anonymous!

Vocational Award:          Polly Sierer

Rotarian of Year:            Michael Luck

Scholarship Recipients: Lauren Lemire and Cierra Hudson


Perfect attendance:        Don Newcomb  1 year

Michael Luck 2 years

Evelyn Hayes 5 years

Paul Keely 9 years

Bill Sullivan 8 years

Bob Cronin 18 years

Robin Broomall 20 years

Eric Cannon 20 years

Donna Friswell 20 years


New Members Inducted: Bryan Horsey

Kelly Bachman

Jason Lawhorn

Tabatha Schury (to be inducted)


July Programs (Laura DelPercio)

July 4 – No Meeting –  Happy Fourth of July!

July 11 – Lee Murphy

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)


July 12, 6 p.m. – Mandella Fellows dinner

Aug. 22, 6 p.m. – Club picnic at Gore Pavilion


50/50 Winner for June 27 – Eric Cannon


New RI President’s Message:

RI President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. You can find his full message at rotary.org. Or just Google RI theme 2019-2020.


Mandella Fellows at UD

Another group of Washington Mandella Fellows has arrived at UD for about six weeks of leadership training. As is our custom, we will host them at a dinner on Friday, July 12, starting at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard.  All Rotarians and guests are invited to attend. This is a great chance to meet some very exciting young leaders in many different fields from African countries.


And in addition, we will have these same Mandella Fellows at a the Thursday, July 18 Rotary meeting. They will each have an opportunity to pitch their personal project, with the winner receiving $500. Don’t miss this exciting day!


New make up rules!

Starting with July 1, every Rotarian has a chance for 100% attendance for the next year!!! The new changes made at the Rotary International’s Council on Legislation eliminate the rule for makeups for missed meetings where you had to make up two weeks before to two weeks after a missed meeting in order to get credit for a make up. Now a make up can be applied to ANY missed meeting for the whole year. If you attend another club’s meeting, a Rotary supported event or activity, a club Board meeting, a club committee meeting, or any other business connected to Rotary, that will qualify as a makeup for a missed meeting. You will not get credit on your invoice unless you show receipt for attending a Rotary meeting. Be sure to let Secretary Doug Gordon know you attended the event so he can give you credit.


Committee chairs and Event/Project Chairs – please give Doug Gordon a list of members who attended or participated in your activity or meeting so he can give them credit.


Let’s make this a 100% attendance year!!!



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 have 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

July 11Laura DelPercio               Kevin Henker                 Joyce Henderson

July 18 Robert Foard                  Marie Holliday                Kevin Henker

July 25 Kelly Bachman               Jerry Holt                      Marie Holliday

Aug. 1  Bryan Horsey                 John Hornor                   Jerry Holt

Aug. 8   Jason Lawhorn               Paul Keely                    John Hornor


                Sergeant At Arms Helpers

July 11              Jerry Holt and Paul Keely

July 18              Shawn Klapinsky and Mike Laur

July 25              Mike Luck and Josh Martin

Aug. 1               Bill McNabola and Tom Minto

Aug. 8               Don Newcomb and Doug Rainey


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


Pun for the Week:

Acupuncture: A jab well done!

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