June 1, 2023 IMAGINE Rotary!
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Nominations for Vice President
What are you waiting for? Step up and submit your name for vice president for 2023-24. Leadership is an awesome thing. All of our current officers (Clinton, Stewart, Lynn, Jamie, and Marie) stepped forward when we needed them most. Now it’s your time! Please see Robin with your decision ASAP so the Nomination committee of Evelyn, Dennis, and Robin can conclude their search.
District Grant for 2023-24 – Submitted
Utilizing resources with Mandela Fellows from 2022, we submitted a district grant application to supply menstrual kits to young ladies in Nigeria, with Doris, Evelyn, and Robin leading the project. Doris has already made contact with one Fellow, identified a local Rotary club to assist, and has one physician Rotarian to help with the project. Many young girls are not attending school one week per month because they do not have menstrual supplies.
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Rotary and how it functions. Register for Rotary Leadership Institute and participate in sessions on The Rotary Foundation, leadership, membership, fellowship, and more. Session will be held at Cecil County College on June 3, from 8:30 – 4:00, parts 1, 2, and 3. Register at midatlanticrli.org or go online to DaCdb, look for District, then Events, look for June 3 and register there. Pay the registration fee and submit your receipt to Marie Holliday for reimbursement. You should follow the parts, taking one level each year.
Phillies Game, Anyone?
Let’s revive an old club tradition of attending the Phillies’ Strike Out Hunger Night on Aug. 8. See Marie Holliday to add your name to the list for tickets and potential bus ride.
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. We have several names and applications in the pipeline. We had a lively informational meeting last week.
Annual Installation and Awards Dinner
Our annual dinner is scheduled for Thursday, June 22. The Ray Civatte Community Service Award, Publlc Service Award, and Spirit in Business Award will be presented that night. We are now taking applications for those awards.
Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non-Rotarian who volunteers in the community in a variety of areas (Amanda McGinty, chair)
Public Service Award : a non-Rotarian who works in the public sector, firefighter, EMP, police who has gone above and beyond what his/her role calls for (Sujan Timilsina, chair)
Spirit in Business Award: a business that focuses on more than just the bottom line, committing to serving the community (Bill Sullivan, chair)
Vocational Award: a member of our club who uses his/her skills and resources to benefit the community.
Special Dinners on Calendar
Not only will we have our annual installation/awards dinner on Thursday June 22, we will also host the 25 Mandela Fellows of 2023 for dinner on Thursday June 29. Let’s have a good showing for both.
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Thank you, BJ and the staff at The Vero for hosting our meeting last week. The facilities are lovely, the staff are wonderful, and the chef is a gem! We had a great time.
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Save the Date:
June 22 – Annual Installation and Awards Dinner
June 29 – Annual Mandela Fellows Dinner
August 8 – Strike Out Hunger Night at the Phillies
Sept. 22-23 – Relay For Life
June 1 – Mary Torbey, Curator Newark History Museum
June 8 – Jamie Kegerise, Newark Area Cohousing Association
June 15 – Club Assembly / Board Meeting
June 22 – Annual Installation and Awards Dinner / No Morning Meeting
June 29 – Mandela Fellows Dinner / No Morning Meeting
July 6 – HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY / NO MEETING
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
June 1 Mike Reckner Mike Laur Mark Sisk
Sgt At Arm Helpers Amanda McGinty and Josh Martin
June 8 Mark Sisk Doris Leach Bill Sullivan
Sgt At Arms Helpers Lynn Mey and Tom Minto
June 15 Bill Sullivan Stewart Lee Sujan Timilsina
Sgt At Arms Helpers Erastus Mong’are and Don Newcomb
June 22 Sujan Timilsina Amanda McGinty Cindi Viviano
Sgt At Arms Helpers Jennifer Pilcher and Doug Rainey
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
Laughter is the best medicine. But if you are laughing for no reason, you may need medicine.