Weekly Bulletin June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020  Rotary Connects the World!

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.


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

June 11 – Shelly Speiden, Delmarva Adult and Teen Challenge, the Addiction Epidemic

Upcoming Programs

June 18 – Tom “Bones” Malone, CBS orchestra, Late Night With David Letterman

June 25 – Installation of new officers; Final Words from President Evelyn

Cards and letters have impact!

More than 500 cards and notes have reached our seniors during time of shut in. Thank you, Michael Luck, for overseeing this project. We need a new coordinator to do one more round of cards and notes. Volunteer???

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.


Grant project for 2020-2021

The grant committee, chaired by Jerry Holt, has submitted a district grant application to support of the newly established Newark PAL program. In 2021 they will be getting a trailer that will travel to various playgrounds and sites around Newark, equipped with sports equipment, computers, small refrigerator, books, and giveaways for local children. Our part of the project will be to fund the equipment and giveaways. Christiana Club has agreed to participate and support our project.


Even though we are not meeting face-to-face, our support of The Rotary Foundation continues. Just received this week – a Paul Harris plus 3 pin for Don Newcomb, and a Paul Harris plus 2 for Shawn Klapinsky. What is a Paul Harris pin? When you contribute a total of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation, you become a Paul Harris Fellow and get your first pin. It can take years to accumulate. When you contribute the second $1,000 you get a new pin with a stone, and so on. When you reach $10,000 you become a Major Donor (and no more pins until the second $10,000 is reached). So reach for your first Paul Harris pin, or make the second one your goal for next Rotary year.

Attend the Virtual Rotary International Conference

Can’t go to Hawaii for the RI conference? Attend virtually from the comfort of your living room. Register now at RI.org for the conference from June 20-26. You must register in advance. Go to RI.org for information on registering and the conference schedule..


                    Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer

June 11       Charlie Brown             Mike Luck                    Marie Holliday

June 18       Eric Cannon               Christina Macmillan      Jerry Holt

June 25       Bob Cronin                Bill McNabola                John Horner

July 2        NO MEETING

July 9         Fred Dawson              Josh Martin                   Jason Lawhorn

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week:

All of us should take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

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