July 13, 2023 Create Hope in the World!
Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
https://95896improvements.com/ As suggested by Bill Sullivan, avoid I95 at 273 and 896. Construction has begun and is a nightmare. Even 72 south of Newark is one lane under the I95 overpass. Find the backroads to travel.
New Leadership Insures Continuation of Club Values and Mission
At the annual dinner we inducted the following as NMRC officers for 2023-2024:
President: Stewart Lee
President Elect: Lynn Mey
Vice President: Jamie Zingaro
Treasurer: Marie Holliday
Secretary: BJ DiDonato
Sgt At Arms: Laurie Williams
Another successful year depends on all of us working together.
What a Year!
It took a few weeks to get our feet back on the ground, but the past year, under Clinton’s leadership, was a banner year for Service. All told, we completed 41 projects, volunteered about 1.6 thousand hours, gave about $75,000 in cash contributions of all kinds, and donated about $9,000 in donated services and goods. We should be proud of our accomplishments.
We’re ready to charter! We have our initial 8 required members but could always use more. Do you know someone who is service minded but can’t attend our regular Rotary meetings? Give their name and contact info to Paul Keely for an invitation to join.
At the annual dinner on Thursday, June 22, we recognized the following with awards for their service, sacrifice, and dedication to the Newark community:
Ray Civatte Community Service Award: Mary Torbey, Volunteer historian w/Newark Historical Society
Public Service Award: Jeffrey Lee Curry, firefighter
Spirit in Business Award: Boulden Brothers
Vocational Award: TBA
Rotarians of Year: Clinton Tymes and Paul Keely!
Board Meeting Change
To accommodate our president Stewart’s schedule, the club’s monthly Board meetings will be held the THIRD Thursday of each month unless otherwise announced. The first Board meeting of this year will be next week, July 20, immediately following the regular meeting. ALL members are invited to attend and get an attendance makeup credit for any missed meeting.
Only four members received acknowledgment for getting 100% attendance last Rotary year. Every member has the chance to get that 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, pleased let Secretary BJ know and she will give you credit. Let’s make this a 100% attendance year for the whole club!
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Save the Date:
August 8 – Strike Out Hunger Night at the Phillies
Sept. 22-23 – Relay For Life
July 13 – Jerry Clifton, former Mayor of Newark
July 20 – Caroline Letner, Sports Challenge 2023 / Board Meeting
July 27 – Club Assembly
June 15 – 50/50 Mike Reckner!
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
July 13 Laurie Williams Lynn Mey Tom Minto
Sgt At Arms Helpers Bill Sullivan and Sujan Timilsina
July 20 Jamie Zingaro Tom Minto Erastus Mong’are
Sgt At Arms Helpers Clinton Tymes and Cindi Viviano
July 27 Barry Baker Erastus Mong’are Don Newcomb
Sgt At Arms Helpers Laurie Williams and Jamie Zingaro
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”. ― Oscar Wilde.