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
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!