Weekly Bulletin March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020  Rotary Connects the World!

A message from our club president:

Good day, Fellow Rotarians,

I hope you, your family, and neighbors are doing well in the “stay-at-home’ environment related to Covid-19 pandemic.

 I encourage you to go to 2 links for focused and meaningful resources:  a prayer and a guide to weathering anything.


Continue to follow CDC guidelines and remember by taking care of yourself you are also protecting others through “physical” distancing and avoiding “social” distancing.   Now is a good time to check in with your Rotary Buddy!

Please let me know of ways Newark Morning Rotary can be of assistance to our community now….keep in touch.    Consider Food Bank of Delaware (fdb.org), Christianacare (christianacare.org/volunteer)

Yours in Rotary service,



All regular Thursday meetings and any committee meetings, along with Discover Rotary night, held at the Courtyard, have been cancelled through April. Upcoming Programs will be rescheduled as soon as we know our return date to regular meetings.

Please note that no members will be charged for meals during the weeks were are shut down. You will receive credit on your next invoice for those we already paid for. [Than you, Shawn, for the extra work!]

In addition, any district events are also cancelled, including RLI and the District Conference. Updates will be passed along as they are announced.

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

April 18 – Grant Management Seminar will be held on Zoom, 10 am to about noon. You can access this on your home computer.You must register on DaCdb. Instructions will be sent to you a few days before. We need two members from our club to participate.

June 25 – Annual Installation/Awards Dinner at the Courtyard.

50/50 Winner for March 12 – Doug Rainey

Can you help?

If you know of anyone who has medical supplies (masks, gowns, etc) and can donate them to Christiana Care, please visit this link for a list of items and instructions:       https://christianacare.org/donors/covid/

Award Nominations being accepted

Our club presents awards to Rotarians and non-Rotarians at our annual dinner in June. Please be considering who you would like to nominate for each of these categories. Nomination forms will be coming out shortly.

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?

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

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.

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


Report To Community 2020 Campaign Wrapping Up

With most of the advertising commitments in, the latest tally shows about $51,000  for our Report to the Community. If your contacts have any outstanding ad copy or payments, PLEASE get on their tail and get the ads totally completed.When emailing Kelly with an ad, please put Business Name and Ad Size in the subject line. Email Kelly at kmbachman22@gmail.com or phone 299-9791.

Birthday Boxes delivered!

We were supposed to pack another round of Birthday Boxes for Meals on Wheels recipients on April 19 but that darn virus had other ideas. Never fear,  30 were packed and delivered on Tuesday.

Watch for information about Welcome Bags for Camp Fairlee counselors. We will be packing 40 bags again but getting the supplies together will be more challenging. Stay tuned.

Outstanding invoice?

Do not let your quarterly invoice go unpaid. Either get a check to treasurer Shawn or go to www.NMRDE.org and pay via credit card.

If you want to have your contribution made directly to The Rotary Foundation by credit card (weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually) and not have it included on your quarterly club invoice, go to www.rotarydirect.org to sign up. Easy…..


                       Greeters                       Rotary Minute              Prayer

May ?            Bob Foard                   Charlie Brown                  Robin Broomall

May ??          Doug Gordon             Eric Cannon                     Charlie Brown

May ???      Dennis Greenhouse    Bob Cronin                       Eric Cannon

May ????    Joyce Henderson         Fred Dawson                   Bob Cronin

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers

May ?             Cindi Viviano and Jamie Zingaro

May ??           Christina MacMillan and Kelly Bachman

May ???          Barry Baker and Tim Boulden

May ????        Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon

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


Thought for the Week:

Do your part. This is one time it pays to stay home and lounge in front of the TV.

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