August 8, 2019 Rotary Connects the World!
July 25 program:
Forty more birthdays will be celebrated with special Birthday Boxes constructed and filled by our members. Those receiving Meals on Wheels through Newark Senior Center will get a special box on their birthday. Thank you, everyone who helped.
Aug. 1 program:
If you know correct grammar, correct spelling, and correct sentence structure, you will cringe when reading much of today’s social media postings. Editor and author of the War on Words column from Out and About magazine, Robert Yearick shared some of the most common mistakes and some of his pet peeves.
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
September Programs (Bill Sullivan)
Sept. 5 – TBA
Sept. 12 – Natalie Medlock, Dominican Republic Literacy Program
Sept. 19 – TBA
Sept. 26 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting
Upcoming Events (need your participation)
Aug. 22, 6 p.m. – Club picnic at Gore Pavilion.(Sign up with Jamie Zingaro)
Sept. 15 – Community Day on The Green (Sign up with Bill Sullivan)
50/50 Winner for August 1 – Paul Keely !
Welcome newest Member !
Jennifer Pilcher is with the Small Business Administration. Welcome to the Rotary family, Jennifer!
And welcome our returning guests, Paul and Barbara Stadelberger !
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 theme2019-2020.
How do you meet other Rotarians?
One way to experience Rotary is to meet with other Rotarians by attending other club meetings. Each year we take the opportunity to cancel one of our meetings and invite all members to go to another club’s meeting, any day during that week. It does not need to be a Thursday morning.
Anytime during the week of August 12 – 16, be adventurous and go outside our district. You will find one or more Rotary clubs in almost every city in the US and beyond our borders.
If you want to stay within our district, go to the district website at rotary7630.org and find a club of interest to you. (Newark evening club will NOT meet that week.)
Or go to rotary.org and find a club anywhere in the world.
Here’s a piece of advice: get the club’s contact number and phone call or email them before going. Be sure to ask if they are meeting that week at that location at that time. Some clubs move and do not update their website or cancel meetings (like we are doing).
Suggestion : go with your buddy.
When you go, be prepared to pay cash for your meal. Get a makeup slip and bring it back to Secretary Doug Gordon. If you paid for a meal, you will get credit for that meeting on your next invoice.
Plan now and have a great Rotary experience.
Got your NEW Buddy’s name and contact info?
Last week Membership Committee Chair Paul Keely distributed the new list of Buddies. Keep in touch, know where each other is when meetings come around. Or just have coffee together to get to know one another better. Seasoned Rotarians are valuable in answering newer Rotarians’ questions and guiding them through the quirks of our Rotary family. (Who is our crazy Uncle?)
Support The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
Each member of this club has made a commitment to support the annual fund of The Rotary Foundation. Please return your form to Marie Holliday, our Foundation Committee Chair, whether or not you want to change your level of contribution or keep it the same. Your first quarter invoice will tell you how much you have pledged. (And please get that paid ASAP.)
Or make it even easier to contribute
If you want to have your contribution made directly to TRF by credit card (weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually) and not have it included on your quarterly club invoice, go to www.rotarydirect.org to sign up. Easy…..
Our annual family club picnic will be Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at W. L. Gore and Associates, 555 Paper Mill Road, Newark DE 19711 at Louviers. When you turn into the business, continue straight to the SMALL pavilion on the left. Please park in any lot, but not on the grass.
Our club will provide burgers, dogs, chicken, rolls, condiments, beverages, etc. Members are asked to bring a covered dish (vegetable or salad) or a dessert. Please sign up with Jamie Zingaro the number attending and what you will bring. The whole family is invited!
New Opportunities to Volunteer Coming Soon! Stay tuned…
July Board Meeting!
The Board of Directors held their regular meeting immediately following the July 25 regular meeting. Following actions were taken:
The 2019-2020 budget was approved.
Jennifer Pilcher’s membership was approved
Eric Cannon’s request to become Rule 85 was approved.
Josh Martin’s Leave of Absence from July 1 to Oct. 1 was approved.
All members are invited to attend the Board meetings. You will receive attendance credit.
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
Aug. 8 Jason Lawhorn Paul Keely John Hornor
Sept. 5 Tabatha Schury Shawn Klapinsky Bryan Horsey
Sept. 12 Jennifer Pilcher Mike Laur Paul Keely
Sergeant At Arms Helpers
Aug. 8 Don Newcomb and Doug Rainey
Sept. 5 Mike Reckner and Paul Sayther
Sept. 12 Tabatha Schury and Polly Sierer
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Pun for the Week:
When she saw her first strands of gray hair,
she thought she would dye.