April 23, 2020 Rotary Connects the World!
The April 23 meeting will be conducted via Zoom. starting at 7 a.m. If you did not get the link number to sign in, please let Robin know. You can join us by computer, Chromebook, tablet, or phone.
Agenda items will include updates on covid 19 actions by our club: supporting the community, our advertisers, our club members, and raising funds.
All regular Thursday meetings and any committee meetings, along with Discover Rotary night, held at the Courtyard, have been cancelled until further notice. Upcoming Meetings will be held via Zoom.
When participating in a Zoom meeting, please MUTE yourself if there is background noise, phone ringing, or talking that disrupts the meeting speaker. If you have a comment or questions, click the CHAT button at bottom of screen and we can see what you have to say or ask.
Please note that no members will be charged for meals during the weeks we are shut down. You will receive credit on your next invoice for those we already paid for. [Than you, Shawn, for the extra work!]
Happy/Crappy Dollars? We are still accepting them weekly, but you need to keep track of them and pay up when we meet again in person. Remember the Four Way Test???
Need (or want) Rotary apparel or stuff? Paul Keely will be opening a “Company Store” for members to purchase a variety of items with our club logo on them. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go into a club covid19 fund to be used for support of our community.
Please send Bill Sullivan any appropriate photos of our efforts to be posted on the club Facebook page.
A Grant Management Seminar was held on Zoom, this past Saturday morning. If you would like to via the recording on YouTube, please let Robin know and she will send you the link. The 1.40 hour-long seminar will give you an idea about how our Rotary district grants work and what is involved in applying for one.
UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)
June 25 – Annual Installation/Awards Dinner at the Courtyard (hopefully!).
Can you help? YES, you can.
If you know of anyone who has medical supplies (masks, gowns, etc) and can donate them to Christiana Care, please visit this link for a list of items and instructions: https://christianacare.org/donors/covid/
More than 130 cards and notes of “thinking of you” were written by club members and family members for Mike Luck to deliver for clients of Lori’s Hands. Let’s keep up the goal of 5 per member per week to continue spreading positive messages to our community.
Where did you order take-out this week? Hopefully it was from one of our many advertisers to the Report to the Community. They include: Blue Crab Grille, Caffe Gelato, Daddy O’s, Home Grown, Ole Tapas, Pat’s Pizza and Pasta, and Wings To Go. State Line Liquors would have just the right beverage to compliment that meal! Sorry but the Courtyard is closed, so no crab cakes right now. But Bill S. does have toilet paper if you are in need!!!:)
Our members have really stepped forward and donated $3,343 in less than 48 hours to our team at HomeGrown Cafe. Meals will be delivered to the staff and healthcare professionals in the emergency room of Christiana Care Hospital Thursday evening and for 50 doctors for lunch on Friday. Let’s get more donations and support another lunch or dinner for next week! Go Team!!!
Award Nominations being accepted
Our club presents awards to Rotarians and non-Rotarians at our annual dinner in June. Please be considering who you would like to nominate for each of these categories. Nomination forms will be coming out shortly.
Ray Civatte Community Service Award: Presented to a non-Rotarian from the community who has given their time and talents to live the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. Do you know someone who volunteers in Newark and really gives their heart and sole to their efforts? Submit applications to Marie Holliday.
Public Service Award: Presented to a non-Rotarian in the public service sector (fire, police, paramedic) who showed extraordinary dedication to serving our community. Submit applications to Evelyn Hayes.
Spirit in Business Award:Presented to a local business that exhibits the Rotary motto of Service Above Self in high ethical standards and values. The business contributes to the Newark community with time, dollar commitment, and/or volunteers. Submit applications to Bill Sullivan.
Vocational Award: Presented to a Rotarian from our club who demonstrated a continues commitment to the Greater Newark Community through his/her vocational skills. Submit applications to Bob Cronin.
Do not let your quarterly invoice go unpaid. Either get a check to treasurer Shawn or go to www.NMRDE.org and pay via credit card.
If you want to have your contribution made directly to The Rotary Foundation 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…..
Greeters Rotary Minute Prayer
April 23 Fred Dawson Bob Cronin
April 30 Laura DelPercio Fred Dawson
May 7 Steve Fangman Laura DelPercio
May 14 Bob Foard Steve Fangman
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned
Song for the Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDSQTYeQnUE