Weekly Bulletin Jan. 16, 2020

January 16, 2020  Rotary Connects the World!

Programs for January (Mike Laur coordinator)

Jan. 2 – No Meeting (day to sober up and change your calendar to 2020 !)

Jan. 9 – Kickoff to 2020 Report to the Community

Jan. 16 – Jill Pante, Executive Mentoring Program with Lerner School of Business


Jan. 30 – MEETING AT CHRISTIANA CARE w/Donna Monroe, Senior Medicare Patrol / Board Meeting at 8:15. Meet in Rm. 14 of Ammon Education Building on Christiana Care Stanton Campus. (Enter Main Entrance off Rt. 54, proceed straight through Stop sign, drive around past the main entrance, park in garage or lot B. Ammon Building is on your right)

Programs for February (Mike Luck coordinator)

Feb. 6 – Michael Luck and a Chinese Tea Ceremony for the Lunar New Year

Feb. 13 – Susanne Peiffer, Poet Laureate of Pikes Peak / Rotary Has Heart food collection

Feb. 20 – John Banks, Director of SBA Delaware

Feb. 27 – Rich Fischer, Chesapeake Brass Band   / Board Meeting 8:15

If you are a member of the Board, please plan on attending. All members are invited to attend Board meetings. We generally adjourn by 9 a.m. You will receive attendance credit for a missed meeting.

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

Feb. 13 – Rotary Has Heart. A food collection will take place to support Food Bank of Delaware. Prizes will be given to the member who brings the greatest number of items and member who brings the greatest combined weight of items. Canned goods and other non-perishable foods are always needed. Watch for those can-can sales and stock up now.! Tom Minto will make announcements.

Feb. 27 – Report 2020 AD reservations due.

Feb. 29 – Volunteering at C.U.R.E. – Doug Rainey is coordinating  Saturday, Feb. 29 as volunteer day at Project CURE in West Grove where we can help sort medical equipment and supplies that will go to countries in need. Stay tuned.

March 8 – Dinner at Ole Tapas

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

50/50 Winner for Jan. 9 – Jennifer Pilcher!


Future Leadership Confirmed!

During the Dec. 19 meeting, the following members were nominated and approved by the club membership as officers from July 1, 2020 through June 31, 2021.

President – Dennis Greenhouse (in 2020-2021)

President Elect – Joyce Henderson (to become president 2021-2022)

Vice President – Polly Sierer (to become president 2022-2023)

Secretary – Doug Gordon

Treasurer – Shawn Klapinsky

Sgt. at Arms – Stewart Lee

One thing that sets our club on a good path is having a three-year succession plan of leadership.Thank you to the nominating committee of Shawn Klapinsky, Charlie Brown, and Robin Broomall.

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.


Looking for next year’s grant project

Do you have a worthy project in mind that we can use for our grant project for 2020-2021? It should benefit the community through education, health, environment, or community development (very loosely defined!). Projects must begin and be completed in the 2020-2021 Rotary year. We usually target projects about $10,000. If you have an idea, talk to Robin about it and see if it fits the criteria. Remember – not all Rotary projects are global. Rotary works at home, too.

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.


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

Jan. 16   Barry Baker                 Greg Stephens                Michael Smith

Jan. 23   Tim Boulden                 Bill Sullivan                     Greg Stephens

Jan. 30   Robin Broomall             Clinton Tymes                Bill Sullivan

Feb. 6    Charlie Brown               Cindi Viviano                  Clinton Tymes

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

Jan. 16             Paul Keely and Shawn Klapinsky

Jan. 23             Mike Laur and Stewart Lee

Jan. 30             Mike Luck and Bill McNabola

Feb. 6              Tom Minto and Don Newcomb

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


Thought for the Week:

What happens if you get scared half to death – twice?

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