Weekly Bulletin April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022    Serve To Change 
Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
Meetings are held Hybrid, with in-person at the Courtyard and option to participate via Zoom. Watch for the Zoom link to be sent separately.

Your 2021-2022 Leadership Team:

President Joyce Henderson ;President Elect Polly Sierer; Vice President Anthony Santoro; Secretary Michael Luck; Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky; Sgt. At Arms Stewart Lee; Directors Paul Keely (Membership), Nancy Chase (Service Projects), Mike Reckner (Fundraising), Marie Holliday (Foundation), Robin Broomall  (Administration); Immediate Past President Dennis Greenhouse.


Disaster Relief – Ukraine

WOW! Our membership voted to donate $10,000 to Disaster Aid USA for Ukraine relief. The money will be specifically earmarked for Ukraine and is being spent on specific immediate needs of the people, both those who are refugees into Poland and those still remaining in Ukraine.

Robin just received news that the 100 stuffed animals she made have been shipped by Disaster Aid USA to a Rotary club in Warsaw for distribution to refugee children and those in orphanages.

If you want to make a personal donation, you can do through The Rotary Foundation at rotary.org under the link specifically for Ukraine disaster. OR you can donate through Disaster Aid USA, run by Rotarians with headquarters in our district. This is a Rotary sponsored organization. They are in direct contact with Disaster Aid International and their contacts in Poland and Ukraine to determine immediate needs. You can donate through their website at disasteraidusa.org. 


Blood Bank Needs YOU!

A Rotary District 7630 campaign is underway to accept donations of blood at the Blood Bank. See flyer for information at https://www.dacdb.com/Rotary/Accounts/7630/Club/5922/Hero%20Blood%20Drive.pdf.

Report ‘2022 Ad campaign ending!
Kelly Bachman announced that due to some last minute ads and personal donations, we have reached more than $4,000 for the 2022 Report to the Community. Thank you to everyone who sold ads or made personal donations.
Upcoming Events:
April 23 – 8 -9 a.m. Highway Cleanup. Breakfast following at Courtyard. Sign up with Barry Baker.
April 26 – 5-7 p.m. Courtyard “Thank You” reception
April 28 – 5-7 p.m. Happy Hour and Service Project at Courtyard (Rotaractors invited)
April 30 – 7:30 -11:30 p.m. Relay For Life Fundraiser; info and ticket purchase, call 302-275-6935 or email chanceforacure@gmail.com.
May 12 – noon -7 p.m. Christiana Rotary’s Tee Time For Kids Golf Tournament; register at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/christianarotary/659129#
May 14 – 10 a.m. -noon Volunteer at Food Bank; http://nmrc3.fbd.volunteerhub.com/ to register as a volunteer. If you have not registered before, a separate link will be sent.
May 16 – 6-7:30 p.m. Interact Capstone Project on Human Trafficking in cafeteria of Newark Charter High School
May 20 & 21 – Camp Fairlee Spring Work Days (part of our grant project);more info to come
Grant ideas?
Never let free money lay on the table. Each year we have the opportunity to apply for a district grant to support a project accomplished by our club. This year we are supporting Camp Fairlee with scholarships and Welcome bags for the counselors. Most recent projects include outfitting the Newark PAL trailer, funding a training video for Lori’s Hands, music lessons and instruments for children, custom bicycles for handicapped youth, purchasing display cases for a new science museum, training video for  Seeing Eye puppy trainers.
Talk to Jerry Holt or Robin Broomall if you have an idea. Projects should be started and completed between July 2022 and May 2023.
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Upcoming Programs

(April  program chair – Margie Masino)

April 14 – Dr. Lu Ann DeCunzo, UD Professor of Anthropology, Focus on Old New Castle

April 21 – Dr. Freeman Williams, Friends of School Hill

April 28 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting

(May program chair – Jennifer Pilcher)

May 5 – Carolyn Petrak, Ability Network Delaware

May 12 – SITE program w/Brandywine School District

May 19 – Alyssa Bortolotto, NCC Chamber of Commerce

May 26 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting

(June program chair – Doris Chan Leach)

June 2 – Samuel W. Heed Esq, & Dan Thompson, Kalmar Nycel Foundation

June 9 – Molly Giordano, Delaware Art Museum

June 16 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting

June 23 – Annual Dinner


April 7  –  50/50 WINNER – Lynn Mey


              Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer               

April 14    Leann Moore          Doug Rainey           Tom Minto

Sgt. At Arms Helpers     Doris Chan Leach and Michael Luck


April 21 Lynn Mey                  Mike Reckner          Erastus Mong’are

Sgt. At Arms Helpers     Christina Macmillan and Josh Martin


April 28 Don Newcomb         Anthony Santoro      Leann Moore

Sgt. At Arms Helpers      Margie Masino and Tom Minto


May 5  Jennifer Pilcher        Polly Sierer              Don Newcomb

Sgt. at arms Helpers       Leann Moore and Don Newcomb

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


Thought for the Week:

Be most interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way.

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