Weekly Bulletin May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024      Create Hope in the World!
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Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!

We’re trying to improve Zoom presentation!

  1. If you are attending via Zoom, during the mealtime go into the Breakout Room and you will still be able to converse with others on Zoom. When meal is over, come back to the main room. (Fingers crossed!)
  2. If you have a speaker who wants to present a Power Point or other screen, please have the material sent to Bill Sullivan 24 hours ahead of the meeting. He will then have the presentation ready to share.

Welcome our newest member Dan Seador!

Award Applications ready, Awards presented in June
At our annual dinner on June 19 we will honor members of the community with the Ray Civatte Community Service Award and the Public Service Award. A business will be presented the Spirit in Business Award. But we cannot recognize individuals without knowing who they might be. If you know someone who fits the description, please contact our awards chairs for applications.
Ray Civatte Community Service Award – to a non-Rotarian who has volunteered their time for the betterment of the greater Newark Community. See Amanda McGinty for application.
Public Service Award– a  non-Rotarian (police officer, EMT, fireman) who has gone above and beyond their job description to help keep us safe. See Sujan Timilsina for application.
Spirit in Business Award – to a business that does more than just watch the bottom line but dedicates itself to the betterment of society. See Bill Sullivan for application.
Vocational Award (followed by a Vocational Grant) – to a Rotarian who has used his/her skills and resources for the betterment of greater Newark. See Robin for application.
Ready for a Mystery?
Join us on a Magical Mystery Tour of the area on our way to a wonderful dinner. On Wednesday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. we will assemble at Presbyterian Church parking lot on W. Main Street (next to Newark Country Club). From there we will be given instructions to drive to a mystery
restaurant for dinner. Drivers will leave at 5 minute intervals so we can’t follow each other. Given landmarks to follow, you will arrive approximately one hour later at a restaurant for dinner. Suggestions: have a full tank of gas; have a good navigator; be prepared to pay for your dinner when there.
Cindi and Mark will have a sign up sheet.
Honor Chair committee seeking members
Please see Dave Bonk if you would like to serve on the Honor Chair committee. The Honor Chair memorial commemorates our fallen heroes. Part of our Flags For heroes proceeds have been set aside to construct a display somewhere in Newark.
Empowering Girls
The Ladies of Newark Morning Rotary are once again supporting our low-income and homeless girls at Glasgow High School with hygiene kits. You can go to our website nmrde.org and donate. Laurie Williams will bring posters to display in your workplace. If you don’t know what this is about, ask any of our lady members. Our full club will be submitting an application for a district grant to Empower Girls by donating hygiene kits as well as present programs to the girls at Glasgow and Aspira High School three times during the school year on Self Defense, Being Situational Aware, and Financial Literacy for Teens.
Cleanup Done!
Thank you to the 11 volunteers who worked last Saturday to pick up trash along Old Baltimore Pike. They collected18 bags of trash including the usual alcohol bottles as well as a wallet and out-of-state license plates. Who would dispose of three infant car seats along the road?
We especially want to thank Barry Baker, chair of the highway cleanup, for his many years of dedication to cleaning up the most famous road in Delaware. He always had plenty of bags, pick-up sticks, and tick spray. We will not forget the pant legs tucked inside the white socks! Behind the scene, he routinely contacted DelDOT to arrange pickup of the trash bags collected and submit his reports.
Thanks, John!
After cleaning up Old Baltimore Pike, John Hornor canvased the Reservoir Park and did cleanup of the playground, parking lot, and upper trail. Thank you, John.
Upcoming Programs
May 9 – Club Assembly
May 16 – Vonda Smack, ACLU Delaware
May 23 – Club Assembly
Upcoming Events
May 29 – (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.) Magical Mystery Dinner Tour
June 19 –  (Wednesday!) 6 p.m. Annual Meeting with Installation of new officers
June 27 – 6 p.m. Washington Mandella Fellows Dinner, No Morning Meeting
            May 2 – 50/50 Winner: Sujan Timilsina
                Greeter              Rotary Minute          Prayer

May 9    Dan Seador      Mike Reckner      Sujan Timilsina

Sgt At Arms Helpers      Charlie Brown and Eric Cannon


May 16    Barry Baker     Mark Sisk      Clinton Tymes

Sgt. At Arms Helpers      Fred Dawson and BJ DiDonato


May 23    Dave Bonk      Bill Sullivan      Laurie Williams

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Laura DelPercio and Cheryl Ernst


June 6    Tim Boulden    Sujan Timilsina    Jamie Zingaro

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Bob Foard and Ed Gossett


Thought for the Week: Happy Mother’s Day

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