March 17, 2022 Serve To Change
TODAY’S MEETING WILL BE HELD AT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT, 522 S. Walnut Street, Wilmington 19801
Meetings will return to Hybrid, with in-person at the Courtyard and option to participate via Zoom. Watch for the Zoom link to be sent separately.
Your 2021-2022 Leadership Team:
President Joyce Henderson ;President Elect Polly Sierer; Vice President Anthony Santoro; Secretary Michael Luck; Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky; Sgt. At Arms Stewart Lee; Directors Paul Keely (Membership), Nancy Chase (Service Projects), Mike Reckner (Fundraising), Marie Holliday (Foundation), Robin Broomall (Administration); Immediate Past President Dennis Greenhouse.
Disaster Relief – Ukraine
Our Board will be voting on the amount we can donate to the disaster in Ukraine. However, if you want to make a personal donation, you can do through The Rotary Foundation at rotary.org under the link specifically for Ukraine disaster. OR you can donate through Disaster Aid USA, run by Rotarians with headquarters in our district. This is a Rotary sponsored organization. They are in direct contact with Disaster Aid International and their contacts in Poland and Ukraine to determine immediate needs. You can donate through their website at disasteraidusa.org.
Rotary Has Heart – thru March!
Bring non-perishables (canned vegetables and meats, pasta, etc) for the Food Bank of Delaware. Report the NUMBER of items you bring to Tom Minto so he can determine the member who brings the greatest number and wins a prize! A box will be set up in the lobby so you can bring any time. Final date for collection will be Thursday, March 24.
Blood Bank Needs YOU!
A Rotary District 7630 campaign is underway to accept donations of blood at the Blood Bank. See flyer for information at https://www.dacdb.com/Rotary/Accounts/7630/Club/5922/Hero%20Blood%20Drive.pdf.
Report ‘2022 Kicks off!
Kelly Bachman announced we have $24,575 so far in ads for the 2022 Report to the Community. This year’s goal is $50,000 in ad sales. Early Bird prices end March 4. All ads are due March 24, and final payments are due April 7. Any ad not paid for by April 7 will not be printed.
Tip #1 : Don’t procrastinate. Get your list together, assume you will need to ask multiple times, and approach people you know.
Tip #2: Plan your work, work your plan. Make an appointment with yourself to make those calls.
Tip #3: Schedule time on your calendar to work your plan.
District Conference Registration Open
Dist5ict 7630 Annual District Conference will be held April 1 and 2 in Easton, Md. Registration is open on DaCdb. If you need help with that, please ask Robin. This is an opportunity to meet other Rotarians, see what their clubs are doing, attend interesting seminars, and participate in District business.
Are you a Rotarian for Community Service? Here is your chance to get involved.
Put on your schedule May 14 and Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, to volunteer at the Food Bank of Delaware. We fulfill a valuable duty of packing bags for children to have meals on weekends and other days they cannot get meals at school. Go to http://nmrc3.fbd.volunteerhub.com/ to register as a volunteer for those time slots. If you have not registered before, a separate link will be sent.
Relay For Life
Support Don Newcomb’s team Relay For Life’s fundraiser on April 30, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Chambers Memorial Hall on Kirkwood Highway. For information and ticket purchase, call 302-275-6935 or email email@example.com. A separate flyer will be sent to all members.
Further your Rotary Education
If you want to learn more about Rotary, what you can do to access your potential, and how it operates, Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is offered virtually and in-person. You can register at www.rli33.org, select your preferred dates and level of program, then submit your payment to Shawn for reimbursement. Three parts are offered and it is suggested you attend them in order. You do not have to do them all at once and can take at your pleasure. Several of our members are graduates of RLI.
March 19 – Parts 1, 2, 3 (virtual)
March 26 – Parts 1, 2, and 3 (in-person in Bowie, MD)
Never let free money lay on the table. Each year we have the opportunity to apply for a district grant to support a project accomplished by our club. This year we are supporting Camp Fairlee with scholarships and Welcome bags for the counselors. Most recent projects include outfitting the Newark PAL trailer, funding a training video for Lori’s Hands, music lessons and instruments for children, custom bicycles for handicapped youth, purchasing display cases for a new science museum, training video for Seeing Eye puppy trainers.
Talk to Jerry Holt or Robin Broomall if you have an idea. Projects should be started and completed between July 2022 and May 2023.
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
(March program chair – Bill Sullivan)
March 17- Ro Epps, Trip to Junior Achievement to visit Biztown [No Zoom link ]
March 24- Vince Kane, Director of Delaware Veterans Association, Wilmington Region
March 31 – Club assembly – Packing Welcome Bags for Camp Fairlee Counselors
March 3 – 50/50 WINNER – Bill Sullivan
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
March 17 Ty Jones Erastus Mong’are Mike Luck
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Dennis Greenhouse and Marie Holliday
March 24 Margie Masino Leann Moore Christina Macmillan
Sgt At Arms Helpers John Hornor and Ty Jones
March 31 Tom Minto Don Newcomb Josh Martin
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Paul Keely and Shawn Klapinsky
April 7 Erastus Mong’are Jennifer Pilcher Margie Masino
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Mike Laur and Jason Lawhorn
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
It’s the Luck of the Irish! Happy St. Patrick’s Day….