July 27, 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.
Do you know CRAP?
We have a line item in our budget for Concerned Rotarians Assistance Plan (CRAP). No kidding! Occasionally “crap” happens and a fellow Rotarian needs financial assistance to pay their invoice for whatever reason. The name and situation are known only to the club president and treasurer. Funds can be transferred from the CRAP fund to cover that member’s invoice, all or part of it. If you would like to contribute to the CRAP fund, please notify Treasurer Marie. You can give a specific amount or include extra dollars in your invoice payment. If you find yourself in need of help, please talk with President Stewart. Everything is kept confidential.
Adopt A Park at the Reservoir
Under the direction of Adopt A Park Chair Doris Leach, we will be doing once-a-month trash cleanup at the reservoir, both up on the trail walk and in the children’s playground area. Watch for a signup. This is a simple service project.
Supporting Vision Project in Ghana
Last week our Board approved contributing $100 toward the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Club’s project to supply vision surgery and glasses to individuals in Ghana, through the Kenny Woods Lifetime Vision Sight Program. Ken Woods, a fellow Rotarian has been drilling wells for potable water in African countries for many years. He now offers cataract surgeries and glasses to those who have been blind for decades due to lack of medical professionals in that area. Cataract surgery is only $175 each and glasses are only $10 per.
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.
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!
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Save the Date:
August 8 – Strike Out Hunger Night at the Phillies
Sept. 22-23 – Relay For Life
July 27 – Club Assembly
Aug. 3 – District Governor John Mager’s Official Visit
Aug. 10 – Club Assembly
Aug. 17 – Stu Sherman, Boys and Girls Club
Aug. 24 – Club Picnic, NO MORNING MEETING
Aug. 31 – NO MEETING FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
July 20 – 50/50 Stewart Lee!
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
July 27 Barry Baker Erastus Mong’are Don Newcomb
Sgt At Arms Helpers Laurie Williams and Jamie Zingaro
Aug. 3 Dave Bonk Don Newcomb Doug Rainey
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Barry Baker and Dave Bonk
Aug. 10 Tim Boulden Doug Rainey Mike Reckner
Sgt At Arms Helpers Tim Boulden and Robin Broomall
Aug. 17 Robin Broomall Mike Reckner Mark Sisk
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon
Aug. 24 Charlie Brown Mark Sisk Bill Sullivan
Sgt. At Arms Helpers: EVERYONE Helps at the Picnic
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
— Michael Altshuler