Weekly bulletin June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021     Rotary Opens Opportunities!
All club meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Can’t make the morning meeting? Visit us at 7 p.m. for a makeup 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???

2021 Report to Community – at the printer! Expect to arrive shortly….

Next year’s grant application submission…

Grant Committee Chair Jerry Holt is completing the application to submit for a district grant with the project to involve Camp Fairlee, the Easterseals camp in Chestertown. We will be funding camperships, the Welcome Bags for counselors, and working at Fall and Spring cleanup days. Stay tuned….

Did we accomplish anything? You bet!

Our club goals and activities are recorded each year in Rotary Club Central, a site on rotary.org. This enables us to keep track of our progress in membership, giving to The Rotary Foundation, service activities, and communication with the public. So far this year we have met or exceeded all of our goals and accomplished 37 service activities. It was a banner year in spite of the pandemic.

What did we do? wrote cards to shut-ins, gave to Disaster USA, filled about 150 birthday boxes, supported our friends at the Courtyard, paid for meals for hospital workers, gave gift cards for needy neighbors, supported Newark PAL, held World’s Greatest Meal to raise money for polio, picked up trash for Adopt a Highway, packed food at the Food Bank, raised funds through flags For heroes, yard clean up with Lori’s Hands volunteers, supported the Food Bank, supported educational programs at Iron Hill, gave to Newark Area Welfare Fund, supported the Rotary Rose parade, gave to Troop 603, assisted in Salvation Army kettle drive, gave gift cards to Downes School families, gave dictionaries to third graders, held first entrepreneur training class through FACT committee, supported Easter Seals with camperships, completed the 22nd Report to the Community, collected non-perishables for the Food Bank, supported DFRC in program guide, books to students at Gateway Lab School, supported literacy program in Dominican Republic, donated clothes to McVey School nurse for emergency closet, filled Welcome Bags for Camp Fairlee counselors, supported financial education through Junior Achievement, donated to Shoes That Fit for clothes for needy school children, supported cancer research through Relay For Life, acknowledged a community service volunteer as well as public service and Spirit in Business, purchased a Shelter Box tent and kit, and supported our military overseas with phone call cards. We put in approximately 474 volunteer hours (if not more!) and gave from our own pockets more than $10,000 to The Rotary Foundation (exact amount still to be determined).

2021-2022 Leadership Approved – take office on July 1

President – Joyce Henderson

President Elect – Polly Sierer

Vice President – Anthony Santoro

Sergeant at Arms – Stewart Lee

Treasurer – Shawn Klapinsky

Secretary – Michael Luck


Upcoming Programs

(June coordinator – Leann Moore)

June 3 – Shanmukha Vaidyanathan, Rotary Club of Deonar, India

June 10 – James Wilson, Exec Dir. of Bike Delaware

June 17 – Dave Wessell, Director of Kay’s Kamp

June 24 – TBA (Hopefully our installation/awards program)

(July coordinator – Clinton Tymes)

July 1- TBA

July 8 – TBA

July 15 – TBA

July 22 – District Governor Official Visit

July 29 – Club Assembly


Board of Director’s Meeting – Thursday, June 24, 8:15 a.m.

Blue/Gold Game – Friday, June 18, Volunteers check with Eric Cannon. 

Community Day – Sunday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers check with Mike Luck.


              Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer                Pledge of Allegiance

June 3    Erastus Mong’are    Greg Stephens            Leann Moore           Stewart Lee

June 10   Laura DelPercio      Bill Sullivan                  Don Newcomb        Michael Luck

June 17   Steve Fangman       Clinton Tymes            Jennifer Pilcher        Christina MacMillan

June 24  Bob Foard                Cindi Viviano              Doug Rainey            Josh Martin


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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week:

Marriage Counselor: Your wife says you never bought her flowers.

Husband: To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers.

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