Weekly Bulletin June 25, 2020

June 25, 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 25 – Freeman Williams, Newark NAACP

Installation of Dennis Greenhouse, club president for 2020-2021

Final Thoughts from Evelyn Hayes, club president for 2019-2020

Upcoming Programs

July coordinator – Kelly Bachman

July 2 – Club Assembly and the new Fair to All Concerned Taskforce

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

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.

August coordinator – Laura DelPercio

Aug. 6 – Randy Lickey, Polio immunization trips

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. As beginning discussions have taken place, it was decided whatever we do should be meaningful and impactful. Over the next weeks, the committee will meet with leaders of other organizations within the Newark community and come up with an action plan to be shared with the club. The committee will share its mission and findings to date at the July 2 meeting.As the name implies, the taskforce will be mindful of ALL members and their points of view.

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 the first round of the  project. Laura DelPerci’s  is now coordinating the second round as well as pen pals for clients of Lori’s Hands.

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.

Board Actions

At last week’s Board of Directors meeting,the last for the Rotary year, the following money was dispersed to organizations that we had to reduce original donations from our budget. After final review of balance of treasury, additional money was available for: Newark Area Welfare Committee ($1,000); Iron Hill Museum ($500); Easter Seals campership ($1,800); Minutes For Soldiers ($500); Food Bank of Delaware ($700). Additionally the newly opening Sean’s House, a center for counseling, will receive a minimum of $865. If additional dollars come in from ad revenue, it will go to Sean’s House. We will hear more about that organization in the week’s to come.

                    Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer

June 25       Bob Cronin                Bill McNabola                John Horner

July 2        Fred Dawson               Josh Martin                 Jason Lawhorn

July 9        Laura DelPercio           Tom Minto                  Mike Laur

July 16      Nancy Chase                Don Newcomb           Stewart Lee

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week:

Thee are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

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