Weekly Bulletin June 4, 2020

June 4, 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

As of publication of this week’s bulletin, we are double booked for Thursday’s program. So stay tuned and be surprised!

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

August 20 – date is tentative . Annual Installation/Awards Dinner at the Courtyard

Cards and letters have impact!

Our simple project to keep in touch with seniors and others shut in and alone at this time has spread far and wide, from Newark and Elkton to sunny Florida, the needs are the same. More than 500 cards/notes have been delivered so far.Let’s keep up the goal of 5 cards or notes per member per week to continue spreading positive messages to our community. Please sign your card and include our club name. Mike Luck will continue to deliver to local nursing homes, senior residents, and Lori’s Hands clients. Let’s get the second wave going!

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.

Award Nominations being accepted

Our club presents awards to Rotarians and non-Rotarians at our annual dinner in August (?). Please be considering who you would like to nominate for each of these categories. Nomination forms are available

Ray Civatte Community Service Award: Presented to a non-Rotarian from the community who has given their time and talents to live the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. Do you know someone who volunteers in Newark and really gives their heart and sole to their efforts? Submit applications to Marie Holliday.

Public Service Award: Presented to a non-Rotarian in the public service sector (fire, police, paramedic) who showed extraordinary dedication to serving our community. Submit applications to Evelyn Hayes.

Spirit in Business Award:Presented to a local business that exhibits the Rotary motto of Service Above Self in high ethical standards and values. The business contributes to the Newark community with time, dollar commitment, and/or volunteers. Submit applications to Bill Sullivan.

Vocational Award: Presented to a Rotarian from our club who demonstrated a continues commitment to the Greater Newark Community through his/her vocational skills. Submit applications to Bob Cronin.

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.

Congratulations, John Horner!

Even though we are not meeting face-to-face, our support of The Rotary Foundation continues. Just received this week – a Paul Harris plus 7 pin for John Horner !!! Congratulations, John!

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 4         Robin Broomall          Stewart Lee                  Joyce Henderson

June 11       Charlie Brown             Mike Luck                    Marie Holliday

June 18       Eric Cannon               Christina Macmillan      Jerry Holt

June 25       Bob Cronin                Bill McNabola                John Horner

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week:

42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

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