Weekly Bulletin May 21, 2020

May 21, 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???


With many businesses and restaurants still closed, they need our support more now than ever. 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!

.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 63 more to deliver to residents at Main Towers.And he now has requests to deliver cards to Elkton area senior communities.

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.

Update on our current Grant project

In 2019 we were given approval for a district grant project to support Lori’s Hands volunteer training by providing funds to develop additional training videos. About half of the filming was done before the university sent all students packing and seniors were required by the state to stay in place. Our District Grants Committee granted additional time for projects to be completed, past the June 1 deadline, giving us the summer for all filming and editing to be done.

An additional part of the grant project is to support the student volunteers during their final weeks. Paul Keely has designed a sticker sheet that will be mailed to the students along with a letter of support signed by many Rotarians. The stickers can be placed on their computers, backpacks, phones and elsewhere.

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.

Did you see 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. In fact, if you email Robin BEFORE Wednesday, May 21, at midnight, with the title of the story on page 61, you will receive an extra 50/50 ticket when we re-join in-person. It should be a huge pot!

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 21        Barry Baker               Donna Friswell             Doug Gordon

May 28        Tim Boulden              Doug Gordon                Dennis Greenhouse

June 4         Robin Broomall          Stewart Lee                  Joyce Henderson

June 11       Charlie Brown             Mike Luck                    Marie Holliday

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

                   Sergeant At Arms Helpers – Stay tuned

Thought for the Week:

Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.

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