Weekly Bulletin March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021     Rotary Opens Opportunities!
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.

New Zoom practice going into play – in order to keep better control of those who want to give Happy Dollars, and keep us from talking over each other, “Raise Hand” will be put into use. Click on “participants” at bottom middle of your screen, click on “more” and your will see “Raise hand”. Click on this when you want to be recognized. Then click on “Lower hand” when done. The host will call on you to speak. Otherwise, please mute yourself while others speak.

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

March 11 – Karen Stauffer, Delaware Restaurant Association

Upcoming Programs

(Anthony Santoro – March program coordinator)

March 18 – Kathleen Wood and Rayna Gray, Delaware Hospice

March 25 – Laurie Menzel, Zone 33 The Rotary Foundation


Strategic Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday, March 11, 8:15 a.m.

Board of Director’s Meeting – Thursday, March 25, 8:15 a.m.

Get your Sales Hat on!

Sales material for the 2021 Report to the Community is now available through Kelly Bachman. OR just go to the website nmrde.org and reserve and pay for your advertising space. Same price as last year. Just remember : Payments must be received along with the copy for advertisements in the 2021 Report to the Community. Copy will not be placed in the Report unless payment has been received.

Clothes for Needy Students

In a typical year we would purchase clothes for needy students at McVey School, just before the holidays, with members volunteering to shop for a specific student. This year is anything but typical so…. We will fill the school  nurse’s emergency closet with items that she can then dole out to students in need. This is voluntary! You can choose an item from the list, shop for it yourself, deliver to Tom Minto or Robin, and then we will get everything to the school nurse. Deadline will be March 30. The list will come out in a separate email. [If you want to be reimbursed, save your receipt and get to Shawn.]

April Fool’s Day Social Hour!

It’s no joke!!! Join us for a special social hour on April Fool’s Day – April 1. We will have a virtual escape room from 6 – 7:15 p.m. The story: a hacker has frozen our data systems and holds our “company” hostage. We will need teams who compete to solve fun puzzles and save our “company.” We need a minimum of 12 participants. Please RSVP to Mike Luck at mykluck@gmail.com by March 12th so we can make teams and pay for the game.

Welcome Bags to be filled

Thank you, members who offered to purchase items needed to fill 60 Welcome Bags for counselors at Camp Fairlee’s summer camp. The Easter Seals camp in Chestertown, Md., is a special time away from home for youth and young adults who are handicapped or challenged. It is also the only respite for many of their caregivers who look after their loved ones 24/7.  Counselors come from all over the world and often come with very few personal supplies due to airline restrictions. Our Welcome bags help get them through the first days at camp until they can go shopping. For nearly 15 years our club has filled these bags.

Facemasks now on sale!

Facemasks with our club logo are now on sale at our cost of $6 each. Anyone who would like to purchase them, please email Robin with the option of how you want to receive and pay for them. 1) pickup at her house with advanced notice, please, 2) have it mailed to you.   Email Robin at rbroomall@usa.net.

Why support the Rotary Foundation?

When you became a member of our club, you joined a network of 1.2 million people around the world who have the same objectives: to support humanity and make this a better world for many. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is the arm of Rotary International that makes that happen. By our contributing to TRF, we are able to pull our resources and dollars to support humanitarian projects all over the globe that we as individuals would not be able to do on our own. Consider giving more than the requested $100 per year to support those efforts.

Where is your BUDDY?

Have you made contact with your buddy this week? He/She might by waiting for your call or email. Be forewarned that Sgt. At Arms will be asking why your buddy is not on our next Zoom meeting. Fines are coming!

Did you read this bulletin? Reply to Robin and your name will be added to her list of free 50/50 tickets when we again meet in-person. She’s got a list!!!!!

              Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer                    Pledge of Allegiance

March 11  Jamie Zingaro        Michael Luck                Marie Holliday        Laura DelPercio

March 18  Kelly Bachman       Margie Masino            Jerry Holt                Steve Fangman

March 25   Barry Baker           Christina Macmillan     John Horner            Bob Foard

April 1      Mit Nedluob            Hsoj Nitram                  Luap Yleek              Annod Llewsirf


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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week

We are all at that point in life where doing errands are starting to count as going out.

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