Weekly Bulletin May 14, 2020

May 14, 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.


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???

The Company Store Closes Friday

Need (or want) Rotary apparel or stuff? Paul Keely is opening our “Swag Store” for members to purchase a variety of items with our club logo on them. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go into a club covid19 fund to be used for support of our community. Limited time only to shop so check it out.

Here’s a link to take you directly there;
Or you can visit by going to our club webpage (nmrde.org), and clicking on < Shop> at the top of any page.
NOTE: this store will only be open through FRIDAY MAY 15.  So get your orders in NOW!



Which of our fabulous advertisers did you support this past week? Order take out? Purchase a gift card? Donate to Team Newark Morning Rotary? They all need our patronage during these times of uncertainty.


May 7 – Polly Sierer and Paul Keely, What’s Happening with The Newark Partnership

May 14 – ReNu Chiropractic – Keeping Healthy during time of Crisis

May 21 – John Riley, author of Delaware business book

May 28 – Club Assembly

UPCOMING EVENTS (need your participation)

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

Cards and letters have impact!

Someone does read your cards and letters! Marie Holliday got a return note from one of her card recipients from Millcroft that when permitted, he would like to visit one of our meetings.Let’s keep up the goal of 5 cards or notes per member per week to continue spreading positive messages to our community. Mike Luck needs 200 more to deliver to residents at Main Towers.

And congrats to Donna Friswell’s Florida club for copying our project and getting more than 400 cards and notes to their nursing homes, too.

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, is writing a proposal 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.

Look for the 2020 Report!

You don’t have to wait to get your copy of the 2020 Report to the Community. It is available on our website at nmrde.org. Suggest to your advertiser that they check it out before it hits the street later this month.

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.


                    Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer

May 14        Kelly Bachman          Bob Foard                    Steve Fangman

May 21        Barry Baker               Donna Friswell             Doug Gordon

May 28        Tim Boulden              Doug Gordon                Dennis Greenhouse

June 4         Robin Broomall          Stewart Lee                  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:

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Think about it..

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