All club meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Please contact Robin at email@example.com 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.
Change in Secretary
We are happy to have Michael Luck as our new club secretary. If you have a makeup to report, please notify Michael. Thank you to Doug Gordon for serving in that role for the last three years. Keeping track of attendance, makeups, those on 85-rule, service members, and reporting lax members is not an easy job. Doug resigned from Rotary on July 2 for personal reasons.
Thank you for the overwhelming and quick response to the survey issued by Membership Chair Paul Keely and President Dennis Greenhouse on when to resume a somewhat normal return to in-person meetings. Of the 38 responses, 9 said return now; 4 said alternate between Zoom and in-person meetings; 14 said wait until Delaware is in phase 3; 0 want to remain on Zoom; and 11 suggested a combination of in-person and virtual meeting at the same time.
After carefully considering all options and survey results, and a discussion with Bill Sullivan at the Courtyard, it was decided that we will wait until Delaware is well into phase 3 and review again after that.
So we will keep on Zooming until further notice.
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
July 16 – Chris Perdue, Director E-commerce and 4th generation spokesperson for Perdue Chicken
July coordinator – Kelly Bachman
July 23 – Shante Hastings, Chief Engineer DelDOT and Upcoming roadway projects in Delaware.
July 30 – Club Assembly / Board Meeting
August coordinator – Laura DelPercio
Aug. 6 – Randy Lickey, Polio immunization trips (coming to us from North Carolina)
Aug. 13 – TBA
Aug. 20 -TBA
Aug. 27 – Club Assembly
Committee Established to Coordinate Community Mentoring
Fair To All Concerned Taskforce (FACT) is a newly established club committee, under the coordination of Clinton Tymes, investigating ways our club can contribute to the Newark community as well as keep our members informed as to legislative actions that are pending. The committee is not re-inventing the wheel but building on other proven projects and partnering with other organizations (i.e. SBA, SBDC, True Access Capital, The Newark Partnership and others). Club members are encouraged to visit www.launchdetroit.org for an example of a Rotary club’s efforts to help their minority community.
The mission of FACT is to engage members of Newark Morning Rotary Club on the topic of inequality and to provide educational programming so that we can make meaningful impact in the Greater Newark community.
If you are interested on joining the committee or providing your vocational services, please contact Clinton.
As part of the educating members, representatives from non-partisan League of Women Voters will be our guest speakers on Sept. 24, just ahead of Election Day.
Rotary Happy Hour and Sing A’Long!
Grab your favorite summertime beverage and join us for a Happy Hour combined with a sing a’long via Zoom on Wednesday, July 22, 5 p.m. You don’t have to sound good or know the lyrics – just mute yourself and sing away! Paul Keely will resend the Zoom link closer to the date.
Welcome Nancy Chase!
Welcome Nancy Chase who was confirmed as our newest member at last week’s Board meeting. Her membership will be effective July 1. Nancy is with The Grain on Main.
And it is rumored a member of Christiana Rotary will be joining us soon!
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
July 16 Nancy Chase Don Newcomb Stewart Lee
July 23 Steve Fangman Doug Rainey Michael Luck
July 30 Bob Foard Mike Reckner Christina Macmillan
Aug. 6 Donna Friswell Paul Sayther Bill McNabola
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned
Pun for the Week:
If you have a chicken-proof lawn, it must be impeccable.