Weekly Bulletin Jan. 4, 2024

Jan. 4, 2024      Create Hope in the World!
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Nominations Now being Accepted
The first reason our club has been so successful is that we were built on a foundation of leaders who knew the history of Rotary and its traditions and the importance of supporting The Rotary Foundation. The second reason, and now after 24+ years of existance perhaps the most important, is our establishing a  succession plan to ensure the continuation of good leadership practices. This year’s nomination committee consisting of Past President Robin, Past President Clinton, and President Stewart is now accepting nominations for the 2024-25 officers. The most important office to be filled is Vice President. That member would automatically be nominated to President Elect in 2025-26 and then President in 2026-27. If you would like to nominate yourself or another worthy club member, please submit your/their name to Robin. Elections will take place in January.

Servers and Kitchen Staff 

Thanks to members, we gave more than $800 to our faithful server, Andy, and the kitchen staff. Other clubs are envious of our facility and great attention we get from the staff. We are most grateful for their great sevice and friendship.

Boys and Girls Club donation

Thank you to our members for stepping up to ensure children at the New Castle Boys and Girls Club had a very merry Christmas party, complete with gifts. With your personal donations and club money, we gave $4,170.

Combined December and January Board meeting on Jan. 11

Because of the holiday schedule, we will have the next Board meeting on Jan. 11. If you are a Board member, please have your report ready. If yo9u cannot attend, please give your report to President Stewart. Just a reminder ALL members are invited to attend the Board meeting and get attendance credit toward your “100% Engagement”.

Hero’s Scholarship

On Sunday our first Hero’s Scholarship was announced in honor of our own hero Evelyn Hayes. Each year we will present a $2,000 scholarship for a young person to attend school and study in the career of a Hero.

Evelyn was selected as our first Hero for a scholarship to be presented due to her outstanding service to our country. She joined the U.S. Army Reserve Corps in 1979 with her first assignment to a Station Hospital in West Hartford, CT, followed by a faculty position at USAR School and various leadership roles in training and administration. She also served at Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe, Fort Jackson, and Walter Reed Hospital. She retired with 23 years of military service with the rank of Colonel. She then went on to a second full career of teaching in the Nursing Program at UD. She is OUR HERO of2023.

100% High Engagement
Every member has the chance to get 100% attendance recognition this year. Every time you attend a committee meeting, work on a service project, attend a Board meeting, or attend another club’s meeting, please let Secretary BJ know and she will give you credit. Now if family members and guests work on any club endorsed project or event with you, YOU will receive an extra point for High Engagement!
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Upcoming Programs.
Jan. 4 – Going to the Dogs Service Project
Jan. 11 – Club Assembly
Jan. 18 – Rhiannon Barlow, UD Mentoring Program / Board Meeting
Jan. 25 – Kickoff to 2024 Report to Community
Dec. 14 – 50/50 Winner Robin Broomall

           Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer               

Jan. 4    Shawn Klapinsky      BJ Didonato        Laura DelPercio

Sgt At Arms Helpers    Dave Bonk and Tim Boulden


Jan. 11    Mike Laur      Laura DelPercio      Ed Gossett

Sgt At Arms Helpers    Robin Broomall and Charlie Brown


Jan. 18    Doris Chan Leach      Ed Gossett      Dennis Greenhouse

Sgt At Arms Helpers    Eric Cannon and Fred Dawson


Jan. 25    Amanda McGinty      Dennis Greenhouse      Evelyn Hayes

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    BJ DiDonato and Laura DelPercio


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


Thought for the Week:

How long after January 1 do you still wish everyone Happy New Year?

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