Weekly Bulletin March 25, 2021

March 25, 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.

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???

Notice From The Courtyard

The Courtyard by Marriott Newark at the University of Delaware is temporarily closed to support health and safety measures on the UD campus. Reservations are now being accepted for stays beginning June 1, 2021, and beyond.
Customers with reservations for the intervening dates will be contacted by Courtyard Marriott customer service personnel and have their reservations rescheduled to other local hotels.
Hotel foodservice, take-out, and bar service will not be available until June 2021 as well.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to the full and safe return of our guests, and staff in June!
If there are any questions, please contact William Sullivan, Managing Director at 302-218-4541 or bsullivan@shanercorp.com.

This Week’s Program

March 25 – Laurie Menzel, Zone 33 The Rotary Foundation

Upcoming Programs

(Anthony Santoro – March program coordinator)

(April Coordinator – Stewart Lee)

April 1- Olivia Brinton, Little Goat Roasting

April 8- Leann Moore, The Newark Partneship

April 15- Gianmarco Martuscelli, owner Klondike Kate’s, La Casta Pasta, The Chesapeake   Inn

April 22- Tom Fertal, Principal St. Mark’s High School

April 29 – Club Assembly

(May coordinator – Nancy Chase)

May 6- Gina McCoy, Compassionate Care Hospice

May 13- Mark Puican, 1 in 7B Foundation

May 20- Lee Mikles, OMG Hospitality/Grain

May 27- Club Assembly


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 are 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.  [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.

Support the Rotary Foundation with your credit card

It’s easy. You can enroll in Rotary’s program that allows you to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation through the convenience of your credit card. You choose how much and how often you want your card automatically charged and which of Rotary’s programs you want the money credited to. Advantages: 1)Shawn does not have to bill you each quarter; 2) you are totally in charge of when and how much you want to donate; 3) The Rotary Foundation can immediately begin using your donation to support humanitarian efforts. Go to www.rotary.org, under DONATE you can sign up.


              Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer                 Pledge of Allegiance

March 25   Barry Baker           Christina Macmillan     John Horner            Bob Foard

April 1      Mit Nedluob            Hsoj Nitram                  Luap Yleek              Annod Llewsirf

April 8      Robin Broomall       Tom Minto                    Shawn Klapinsky    Evelyn Hayes

April 15   Leann Moore           Don Newcomb            Jason Lawhorn        Joyce Henderson


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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week

If 2020 was a word problem, this is what it might sound like:

If you are going down a river at 2 mph and your canoe loses a wheel, how much pancake mix would you need to re-shingle your roof?

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