Weekly Bulletin April 4, 2024

April 4, 2024      Create Hope in the World!
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Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
Best Wishes to Doris and Gary as they embark on a new relationship of wedded bliss! They are to be married April 6 in Hong Kong.
Congratulations, Clinton, on the Delaware Small Business Chamber’s Blue Ribbon Award
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards recipient (given to an individual who has brought positive support and recognition to the state of Delaware through their small business support) is Clinton Tymes . The award luncheon is April 11 at the White Clay Creek Country Club.

Makeups? Please report to BJ

If you attended another club’s meeting, participated in a committee meeting, or did some authorized Rotary activity this quarter, please report to secretary BJ so she can give you attendance credit. Her deadline is Friday.

2024 Report makes gains

We didn’t quite make our goal but we are over $44,000 for the 2024 Report! Way to go, everyone.  Now let’s wrap up any outstanding payments.

Technology Help Requested

Members – as we continue to provide remote meeting access to our members, the challenges of this technology linking have become more complex and we could use more assistance from members. As chair of our public relations committee, I am asking for volunteers to help build a process and the technology to really make this an asset for all of club and a better experience for our remote members. Please email me if you can help and be part of this success!  bsullivan@shanercorp.comGrant Report Submitted

The Final report for the Hygiene program for schoolgirls in Nigeria was submitted to the District Foundation committee this week. Thanks to our efforts, under the leadership of Doris Chan Leach, with $10,000 we were able to provide training and hygiene education to nearly 5,000 schoolgirls, enabling them to attend school 100% of the time rather than missing 25% each year. The OnePad project was developed and led by Assurance Ayilara, a Mandella Fellow at UD in 2022. After meeting Assurance and hearing her passion for her project, we re-connected with her again and applied, then conducted the district grant project. The Foundation Committee from District 7630 awarded our club $5,000 toward the project.

Award Applications ready, Awards presented in June
Ray Civatte Community Service Award – to a non-Rotarian who has volunteered their time for the betterment of the greater Newark Community. See Amanda McGinty for application.
Public Service Award– a  non-Rotarian (police officer, EMT, fireman) who has gone above and beyond their job description to help keep us safe. See Sujan Timilsina for application.
Spirit in Business Award – to a business that does more than just watch the bottom line but dedicates itself to the betterment of society. See Bill Sullivan for application.
Vocational Award (followed by a Vocational Grant) – to a Rotarian who has used his/her skills and resources for the betterment of greater Newark. See Robin for application.
Upcoming Programs
April 4 – Mark Olazagasti, HB203 Financial Literacy
April 11 – Club Assembly
April 18 – Tracey Reynolds, District 7630 Annual Fund Co-Chair / Board Meeting
April 25 – Club Assembly
May 2 – Cassidi Succarotte, Supporting Kidds
May 9 – Club Assembly
May 16 – Vonda Smack, ACLU Delaware
May 23 – Club Assembly
May 30 – ???
Upcoming Events
April 19 – 20 – District Conference in Ocean City, Md.
April 27 – Adopt A Highway spring cleanup
May 4 – Spring cleanup at Camp Fairlee
June 19 –  (Wednesday!) 6 p.m. Annual Meeting with Installation of new officers
June 27 – 6 p.m. Washington Mandella Fellows Dinner, No Morning Meeting
March 28 – 50/50 Winner Doug Rainey!

           Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer               

April 4    Clinton Tymes     Cheryl Ernst     Lynn Mey

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Mark Sisk and Sujan Timilsina


April 11   Cindi Viviano      Josh Martin      Don Newcomb

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Clinton Tymes and Cindi Viviano


April 18  Laurie Williams      Lynn Mey      Doug Rainey

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Laurie Willliams and Jamie Zingaro

Thought for the Week:

No rain; no flowers.

……Haraki Murakami

(Ed. note: Wow are we ever going to have flowers!)

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