Weekly bulletin July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020  Rotary Opens Opportunities!

All club meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Please contact Robin at rbroomall@usa.net 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.

Survey says...

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 23 – Shante Hastings, Chief Engineer DelDOT and Upcoming roadway projects in Delaware.

Upcoming Programs

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 – Abby Gail Baxter-Anderson, Salvation of Sorrows, Inc.

Aug. 20  -TBA

Aug. 27 – Club Assembly

Committee Established to Coordinate Community Mentoring

The mission of FACT (Fair to all Concerned Taskforce) 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.

The committee is working on two areas: provide an 8-week training and education program for a startup business, based on the business development course Clinton currently teaches; and a business advisory program for a minority owned business that is looking to grow revenue and expand employees. If you are interested in 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 to Anthony Santoro from Christiana Club!


                    Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer

July 23      Steve Fangman           Doug Rainey               Michael Luck

July 30      Bob Foard                   Mike Reckner           Christina Macmillan

Aug. 6       Donna Friswell            Paul Sayther                Bill McNabola

Aug. 13    Evelyn Hayes              Polly Sierer                   Josh Martin

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Pun for the Week:

Sign on a roadside convenience store :

Beer nuts for sale $1.25/bag. Deer nuts are under a buck. 

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