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Welcome to our club’s newest president
We are glad to have Dennis Greenhouse as the Newark Morning Rotary’s 23rd president.Dennis was installed last week by District Governor Steve Capelli. The following are officers for 2020-2021: President Elect Joyce Henderson; Vice President Polly Sierer; Secretary Doug Gordon; Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky; and Sgt At Arms Stewart Lee. We will have another formal installation at our dinner on Aug. 20 (tentative) where we will also announce the Rotarian of the Year and make award presentations.
Thank You, President Evelyn
Many thanks to our immediate past president Evelyn Hayes for her leadership and guidance in the past Rotary year. Even though it started out as “routine”, it certainly didn’t end that way. We all learned quickly how to adjust to new circumstances and we did not falter in our mission to serve our community.
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 2 – Club Assembly and the new Fair to All Concerned Taskforce
July coordinator – Kelly Bachman
July 9 – Catrina Jefferson, co-founder Gals That Give Charity
July 16 – Chris Perdue, Director E-commerce and 4th generation spokesperson for Perdue Chicken
July 23 – Shante Hastings, Chief Engineer DelDOT and Upcoming roadway projects in Delaware.
August coordinator – Laura DelPercio
Aug. 6 – Randy Lickey, Polio immunization trips (coming to us from North Carolina)
Aug. 13 – TBA
Aug. 20 (tentative) Annual Dinner (no morning meeting)
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. As beginning discussions have taken place, it was decided whatever we do should be meaningful and impactful. Over the next weeks, the committee will meet with leaders of other organizations within the Newark community and come up with an action plan to be shared with the club. The committee will share its mission and findings to date at the July 2 meeting.As the name implies, the taskforce will be mindful of ALL members and their points of view. This is NOT a political action committee.
Our work continues
Last week Robin and Jim Broomall packed and delivered 50 Birthday Boxes to the Newark Senior Center for distribution to clients of Meals on Wheels on their birthdays. Stephanie at the Sr. Center says she continues to receive comments and phone calls from the clients expressing their gratitude for remembering them on their special day. This makes 250 boxes distributed in the past 15 months.
Support our own.
Several years ago a specific line item was put into our budget to assist our own members in times of need. The Charitable Rotarian Assistance Program (CRAP) helps a fellow Rotarian who is dealing with challenges – financial or personal – when they need it most. The fund has been depleted over the years. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution to this fund, you can send a check made out to NMRC, with CRAP in the memo, to Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky or go online to NMRDE.org and make a donation. Please inform Shawn so he knows and can apply to the correct line item. The Board will make decisions on how the money will be dispersed.
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.
At last week’s Board of Directors meeting,the last for the Rotary year, the following money was dispersed to organizations that we had to reduce original donations from our budget. After final review of balance of treasury, additional money was available for: Newark Area Welfare Committee ($1,000); Iron Hill Museum ($500); Easter Seals campership ($1,800); Minutes For Soldiers ($500); Food Bank of Delaware ($700). Additionally the newly opening Sean’s House, a center for counseling, will receive a minimum of $865. If additional dollars come in from ad revenue, it will go to Sean’s House. We will hear more about that organization in the week’s to come.
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
July 2 Fred Dawson Josh Martin Jason Lawhorn
July 9 Laura DelPercio Tom Minto Mike Laur
July 16 Nancy Chase Don Newcomb Stewart Lee
July 25 Steve Fangman Doug Rainey Michael Luck
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned
Thought for the Week:
Every great challenge is an opportunity for renewal and growth.
Who said that? Let Robin know before 7 a.m. on Thursday the 2nd and you will receive an extra 50/50 ticket when we return to the Courtyard.