Weekly Bulletin Feb. 20 – March 12, 2020

February 20 to March 12, 2020  Rotary Connects the World!

Programs for March (Paul Keely coordinator)

March 5 – MEETING AT NEWARK ARTS ALLIANCE, w/ Terry Foreman, Exec. Director, Tour of facility, 276 E. Main St., Market East Plaza

March 12 – Jim Kelley, Eco Plastics, Saving the oceans from plastics

March 19 – Club Assembly; Assemble Welcome Bags for Camp Fairlee Counselors

March 26 – Dr. Margaret Andersen, author of Getting Smart About Race / Board Meeting at 8:15


UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

Feb. 27 – Report 2020 AD reservations due.


TO Be Rescheduled March 6 – Distribution and reading of Elena Delle Donne’s book at Gateway School.

March 8 – Dinner at Ole Tapas

March 12 – All ads and payments for Report 2020 due.

March 28 – Newark (evening) Club Beef and Beer at Aetna Fire Hall

March 28 – Grant Management Seminar, Dover

April 4 – Rotary Leadership Institute, Maple Dale CC, Dover

April 18 – Grant Management Seminar, Dover

April 22  – Discover Rotary Evening and Happy Hour

May 2 – District Conference at Dove Pointe, Salisbury

50/50 Winner for Feb. 27 – Kelly Bachman

Perfect Attendance? Easy peasy…

Did you know Rotary asks us to attend 100% of our club meetings – or makeupthose we cannot attend? Makeups are so simple.

Here are some suggested ways to get credit for missed meetings:

*attend another club meeting (and bring makeup slip back to give to secretary
*attend a club committee meeting
*attend a district Rotary event
*go to Rotary Leadership Institute (see bulletin for details)
*attend a club Board meeting (8:15 on last Thursday of the month)
*work on a club project (i.e. highway cleanup, volunteer at Food Bank, etc.)
*volunteer at Project CURE on Feb. 29 (see bulletin for registering)
*be a reader at Newark Day Nursery (register with Read Aloud Delaware first)
*attend dinner at Ole’ Tapas (info to come soon)
*come to a Rotary club happy hour

Rotary International rules for 100% attendance are easier than ever now. Anycredit you get can apply to ANY missed meeting during the entire Rotary year.
No excuse for not having 100% attendance. If you are an event or project or committee chair, please let Sec. Doug know which members attended so they can get credit.

As an incentive, our Membership Committee will begin recognizing members who have perfect attendance EACH QUARTER with a special breakfast. Don’t miss out…..

Advance Your Rotary Knowledge

Rotary Leadership Institute is a program designed to help you more thoroughly appreciate what this organization is about and how you fit into it. An all-day session is held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover on Saturday, April 4. If you are interested in attending level 1, 2, or 3, please go to www.rli33.org and register for that session. The registration fee is $95 – HOWEVER – for you it is Zero!!! Just pay the $95 registration fee when registering, then give your receipt to treasurer Shawn for full reimbursement. Our club understands the value of RLI participation and will pay your fee. So, get a full day of breakfast and lunch, education, fun and fellowship at no cost to you except for your time.

Report To Community 2020 Campaign in Full Swing!

Don’t delay! Get swingin’ on your ad sales for the 2020 Report. Sales Manager Kelly Bachman distributed ad sheets, sample letters, and lists of potential advertisers.  Deadline for reserving ad space is Feb. 27. Deadline for getting all ad copy and payment submitted is March 12. Easiest way to get started is to do your own company ad. Remember – all profits go directly to line 540 in our budget for 2020-2021 – Community Service. Not one penny goes to administration or our member activities. When emailing Kelly with an ad, please put Business Name and Ad Size in the subject line. Email Kelly at kmbachman22@gmail.com or phone 299-9791.

Can you READ?

The Newark Children’s Day Nursery, located only a mile from the Courtyard on Barksdale Road, is in need of readers to the children. Easy — go to Read Aloud Delaware, signup as a reader, designate Newark Day Nursery as your preferred location. Then you can make arrangements that suit your schedule. There is no charge for the background checks but you must have the form fpr fingerprinting. President Evelyn or Tom Minto has the forms.

Can you Sort?

On Saturday, Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, Evelyn Hayes, Michaek Luch and Robin Broomall worked with about 15 other Rotarians from Southern Pa. clubs to sort and pack donated medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E. in West Grove, Pa. In less than 3 hours we packed 40 Kits for Kids, including bandaids, gauze, safety pins, comb, toothbrushes, tissues, nail clippers, tweezers and scissors. We also sorted and packed sterile bandages, surgical drapes, and other needed supplies. In all we packed the equivalent of $4000 worth of supplies, filling two pallets. The most recent shipment from the West Grove center went to China via air for the coronavirus outbreak. The next container leaving West Grove will be headed to Nigeria this week. What a great place and  mission..

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

March 5  Laura DelPercio           Tim Boulden                     Barry Baker

March 12 Steve Fangman           Robin Broomall                Tim Boulden

March 19  Bob Foard                   Charlie Brown                  Robin Broomall

March 26  Doug Gordon             Eric Cannon                     Charlie Brown

April 2      Dennis Greenhouse    Bob Cronin                       Eric Cannon

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Feb. 13            Jennifer Pilcher and Doug Rainey

Feb. 20            Mike Reckner and Paul Sayther

Feb. 27            Polly Sierer and Mark Sisk

March 5            Michael Smith and Greg Stephens

March 12         Bill Sullivan and Clinton Tymes

March 19         Cindi Viviano and Jamie Zingaro

March 26         Christina MacMillan and Kelly Bachman

April 2            Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

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


Thought for the Week:

My mother taught me about anticipation:

“Just wait until your father gets home!”

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