May 5 2022 Serve To Change
Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
Meetings are held 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.
WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBER, LYNN MEY!
Disaster Relief – Ukraine
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.
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
Thank you for serving!
Serving means more than just giving money. Our District Grant this year includes giving $6,000 in campership money to Easterseals for youth and young adults who want to attend a week of summer camp at Camp Fairlee. Now YOU can help with our Day of Service at Camp Fairlee in Chestertown (Easterseals Camp.) There are a variety of chores that need to be done before camp officially opens for the summer. See Robin or Jerry if you can help either Friday or Saturday, May 20 or 21.
Now accepting applications for annual awards
We are now accepting nominations for three annual awards to be presented at our annual meeting. The applications will be sent to everyone:
Ray Civatte Community Service Award: a non Rotarian who has served in our community as a volunteer
Public Service Award: a police officer, EMT, fireman, etc who has gone above their job description to better our community
Spirit in Business Award: a business that gives to the community more than just focusing on their bottom line
E-clubs accepting members
Did you know you are not restricted to belonging to only our Rotary club? Any Rotarian can also be a member of any e-club.E-Clubs are time-efficient, typically more affordable and extremely flexible. Membership is not limited to a local area. For example, the E-Club of Arizona has had members from all over the world including Mexico, France, Minnesota, Arizona, California to name a few. Joining our E-Club is a fun way to immediately connect with those Club members who live in faraway areas in different countries, with different cultures, who share your passion for doing good.
By joining an E-Club, you can attend the weekly Rotary meeting on any day, and at any time of your choice. You’ll make immediate and valuable connections with community leaders around the world, in places with big challenges.
As a member of an E-Club, you will network with other professionals, use your current skills and learn new ones. Mentorship is one of the greatest benefits of Rotary s you will interact with people like Bill Gates, and leaders around the globe. You can choose your degree of involvement in creating projects or in helping run your Club. You can even learn new skills, such as public relations, social media, or fundraising. You’ll spend time at your computer or smartphone connected with new friends and community movers and shakers, worldwide.
Find a list of e-clubs at rotary.org.
May 12 – noon -7 p.m. Christiana Rotary’s Tee Time For Kids Golf Tournament; register at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/christianarotary/659129#
May 14 – 10 a.m. -noon Volunteer at Food Bank; http://nmrc3.fbd.volunteerhub.com/ to register as a volunteer. If you have not registered before, a separate link will be sent.
May 16 – 6-7:30 p.m. Interact Capstone Project on Human Trafficking in cafeteria of Newark Charter High School
May 20 & 21 – Camp Fairlee Spring Work Days (part of our grant project);more info to come
June 23 – Annual Installation and Awards Dinner
June 30 – Dinner with Mandela Fellows
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
(May program chair – Jennifer Pilcher)
May 5 – Carolyn Petrak, Ability Network Delaware
May 12 – SITE program w/Brandywine School District
May 19 – Alyssa Bortolotto, NCC Chamber of Commerce
May 26 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting
(June program chair – Doris Chan Leach)
June 2 – Samuel W. Heed Esq, & Dan Thompson, Kalmar Nycel Foundation
June 9 – Molly Giordano, Delaware Art Museum
June 16 – Club Assembly and Board Meeting
June 23 – NO MORNING MEETING Annual Installation Dinner
June 30 – NO MORNING MEETING – Dinner with Mandela Fellows
April 28 – 50/50 WINNER – Shawn Klapinsky
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
May 5 Jennifer Pilcher Polly Sierer Don Newcomb
Sgt. at arms Helpers Leann Moore and Don Newcomb
May 13 Doug Rainey Mark Sisk Jennifer Pilcher
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Jennifer Pilcher and Doug Rainey
May 20 Mike Reckner Bill Sullivan Doug Rainey
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Mike Reckner and Anthony Santoro
May 26 Anthony Santoro Clinton Tymes Mike Reckner
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Polly Sierer and Mark Sisk
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
There is nothing stronger than gentleness.