June 29, 2023 IMAGINE Rotary!
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.
Mandela Fellows Dinner THIS week
We will host the 25 Mandela Fellows of 2023 for dinner on Thursday June 29, 6 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to build relationships with others who are passionate about serving and seek sources for future projects.
What a Year!
It took a few weeks to get our feet back on the ground, but the past year, under Clinton’s leadership, was a banner year for Service. All told, we completed 41 projects, volunteered about 1.6 thousand hours, gave about $75,000 in cash contributions of all kinds, and donated about $9,000 in donated services and goods. We should be proud of our accomplishments.
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.
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.
At the annual dinner on Thursday, June 22, we recognized the following with awards for their service, sacrifice, and dedication to the Newark community:
Ray Civatte Community Service Award: Mary Torbey, Volunteer historian w/Newark Historical Society
Public Service Award: Jeffrey Lee Curry, firefighter
Spirit in Business Award: Boulden Brothers
Vocational Award: TBA
Rotarian of Year: Clinton Tymes!!!!! and another member will be announced Thursday.
Next year’s officers confirmed
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 (Note: Jamie will need monthly speaker coordinators for August thru next June)
Treasurer: Marie Holliday
Secretary: BJ DiDonato
Sgt At Arms: Laurie Williams
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Save the Date:
August 8 – Strike Out Hunger Night at the Phillies
Sept. 22-23 – Relay For Life
June 29 – Mandela Fellows Dinner / No Morning Meeting
July 6 – HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY / NO MEETING
July 13 – Jerry Clifton, former Mayor of Newark
July 20 – Caroline Letner, Sports Challenge 2023
July 27 – Club Assembly/Board Meeting
June 15 – 50/50 Mike Reckner!
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
June 29 Cindi Viviano Josh Martin Lynn Mey
Sgt At Arms Helpers Mike Reckner and Mark Sisk
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of reading it.
P. J. O’Rourke