Weekly Bulletin Feb. 18, 2021

February 18, 2021     Rotary Opens Opportunities!
All club meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Please contact Robin at rbroomall@usa.net if you did not receive the Zoom link for this week’s meeting. Please do not share our Zoom meeting link with anyone unless you want them specifically invited to the meeting.

New Zoom practice going into play – in order to keep better control of those who want to give Happy Dollars, and keep us from talking over each other, “Raise Hand” will be put into use. Click on “participants” at bottom middle of your screen, click on “more” and your will see “Raise hand”. Click on this when you want to be recognized. Then click on “Lower hand” when done. The host will call on you to speak. Otherwise, please mute yourself while others speak.

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???


This Week’s Program

Feb. 18 – Bob Lougheed, Career Survivor and artist, his pancreatic cancer and community work

Upcoming Programs

(Bill Sullivan – February program coordinator)

Feb. 25 – District Governor Steve Capelli’s official visit

(Anthony Santoro – March program coordinator)

March 4 – Nic DeCaire and Jeff Leggett, Friends of Fusion Foundation

March 11 – Karen Stauffer, Delaware Restaurant Association

March 18 – Nicole Fullmer and Rayna Gray, Delaware Hospice

March 25 – Club Assembly


Board of Director’s Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 25, 8:15 a.m.

Get your Sales Hat on!

Kickoff is now happening for the 2021 Report to the Community. Kelly will be getting material to you shortly. Just remember one action being reinstated. Payments must be received along with the copy for advertisements in the 2021 Report to the Community. Copy will not be placed in the Report unless payment has been received.

Readers at Gateway

On Friday, 2/12/21, the Newark Morning Rotary Club participated in a virtual reading project  for elementary students at Gateway Lab School located in Wilmington, DE  Each student received a copy of the book, Hoops, by Elena Donne, a Delaware native, compliments of the Newark Morning Rotary Club. The students jumped started their morning with the reading of the book by State Representative Michael Smith of Newark, DE

The event was well attended and enjoyed by students, parents, staff and six Rotarians, Tim Boulden, Laura DelPersico, Evelyn Hayes, Joyce Henderson, John Horner, and Michael Luck. Gateway Lab School is a public charter school, who serves children in 3-8, who struggle with achieving academic success in a traditional classroom environment.

Get your FACEMASK!  They are going fast! Pick up at Paul Keely’s house 79 Hidden Valley Drive, Newark 19711 (Christianstead) Please email or call Paul before coming. paul@kingdoesmore.com or 540-6658. Wear in good health!

Are you a Paul Harris Fellow?

At times a mysterious fellow (aka Fred) will announce someone is a Paul Harris Fellow or a PHF at another level and gets a fancy pin. What the heck is a Paul Harris Fellow?

As members of a Rotary club, we are asked to voluntarily contribute to The Rotary Foundation each year. When you reach $1,000 total contributions to the Annual Fund of The Foundation (and that can take months or years depending on your level of contributions), you are known as a Paul Harris Fellow and receive a special pin. Each time you contribute another $1,000 you get a new pin with a stone. Once you reach $10,000 you are a Major Donor. Then you must wait until you contribute another $10,000 to receive your next level pin.

Every member can go to rotary.org and check your personal contribution history. If you have not done so before, ask Robin how to log in to My Rotary.

Where is your BUDDY?

Have you made contact with your buddy this week? He/She might by waiting for your call or email. Be forewarned that Sgt. At Arms will be asking why your buddy is not on our next Zoom meeting. Fines are coming!

              Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer                    Pledge of Allegiance

Feb. 18     Clinton Tymes       Shawn Klapinsky           Donna Friswell        Nancy Chase

Feb. 25    Margie Masino        Mike Laur                     Evelyn Hayes          Bob Cronin

March 4    Cindi Viviano          Stewart Lee                  Joyce Henderson     Fred Dawson

March 11  Jamie Zingaro        Michael Luck                Marie Holliday        Laura DelPercio


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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week

We can all agree that in 2015 not a single person got the answer correct to: “Where do you see yourself five years from now?”


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