Weekly Bulletin July 9, 2020

July 9, 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.

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.

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 9 – Catrina Jefferson, co-founder Gals That Give Charity

Upcoming Programs

July coordinator – Kelly Bachman

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.

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  (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. 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.

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.


                    Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer

July 9        Laura DelPercio           Tom Minto                  Mike Laur

July 16      Nancy Chase                Don Newcomb           Stewart Lee

July 23      Steve Fangman           Doug Rainey               Michael Luck

July 30      Bob Foard                   Mike Reckner           Christina Macmillan

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Pun for the Week:

Turning vegan would be a big missed steak!


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