Weekly Bulletin April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020  Rotary Connects the World!

The April 30 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.

The Club Assembly for today will be an opportunity for each member – for one minute only – to tell what has been the most impacting experience or eye-opener for you during the last 50 days of covid-19 pandemic. It can be happy or crappy. But be prepared to be called on….


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.

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???

The Company Store is Now Open for Business

Need (or want) Rotary apparel or stuff? Paul Keely is opening our “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. Limited time only to shop so check it out.


May 7 – Polly Sierer and Paul Keely, What’s Happening with The Newark Partnership

May 14 – Maryland’s 5 STAR at Fair Hill

May 21 – John Riley, author of Delaware business book

May 28 – Club Assembly

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

August 20 – date is tentative . Annual Installation/Awards Dinner at the Courtyard

Can you help? YES, you can.

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 more than $4,000 in less than 48 hours to our team at Home Grown Cafe. Meals were delivered to the staff and healthcare professionals in the emergency room of Christiana Care Hospital Thursday evening and to 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.

Outstanding invoice?

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 30                                                 Laura DelPercio            Fred Dawson

May 7                                                    Steve Fangman            Laura DelPercio

May 14                                                  Bob Foard                    Steve Fangman

May 21                                                  Donna Friswell             Doug Gordon

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the week:

April Showers bring May Flowers. Let’s hope for sunny days ahead!

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