Nov. 11, 2021 Serve To Change Lives on Veterans Day
Thank you to our members who are Veterans!
Robert Cronin – Army
Steve Fangman – Air Force
Evelyn Hayes – Army Reserve
Jerry Holt – Air Force
Jason Lawhorn – Navy
Paul Sayther – Coast Guard
Greg Stephens – National Guard
and former member Steve Worden – Merchant Marines
The sacrifice and service of you and your family members will always be remembered.
If unable to attend in-person, please join us via Zoom (link sent separately). Please pardon us for technical complications as we are still working out the hybrid system camera/computer kinks.
IF ATTENDING IN PERSON AT THE COURTYARD, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT WHEN ACTIVELY EATING.
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.
STILL NEEDED! Monthly program chairs are needed for February, April, May, June, and July. Contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will have the monthly schedule and outline of duties.
Flags For Heroes
What a display of our appreciation for our HEROES! More than 500 flags billowed by “by the breath of our veterans” over the Newark Reservoir Park. The ceremony on Saturday was moving and a statement of our appreciation to all those who were represented. A special thank you to Jason Lawhorn for handling all logistics, Polly Sierer for securing the sponsors, Turf Pro for drilling the holes and installing the holders, the members who sponsored flags to honor their heroes, and the members who physically helped install the flags. A special appreciation to the following sponsors:
Patriotic Sponsor – $5,000 Bloom Energy
Freedom Sponsor – $2,500 Bassett, Dawson & Foy, Inc.; M. Davis, Inc.
All-American Sponsor – $1,000 Boulden Brothers; Paul & Polly Sierer; Cover & Rossiter; Weiner Benefits Group; RBC Wealth Management, Friends of Fusion Foundation
Home Town Hero Sponsor – $500 Formal Affairs; WL Gore & Associates; Diamond State Photography; Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen;
John & Karen Hornor; King Print & Promo, Jim and Robin Broomall
Donation – $250 Chris & Norma Locke; SL 24 Unlocke the Light, Lang Development Group
$3300 to Polio Plus
Thank you to all members who successfully bid on Silent Auction items at the World’s Greatest Meal and made additional contributions to reach more than $3,300 for the day. The total will be sent to The Rotary Foundation, in each contributor’s name, toward the PolioPlus program. Thank you, Mike Luck for arranging the auction.
Holiday Reception – Dec. 2 Let’s PARTY!!!
… and kick off the holiday season with thinking of others. The club’s annual Holiday Reception will be evening of Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m. with family members and friends invited. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar will be available. Your “ticket” to the reception will be a new, unwrapped toy for a child. We will then donate the gifts to Toys For Tots for distribution. (The box for collection will also be available at the Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 meetings in case you cannot attend the reception.)
Also, this year we will have a fun Pollyana Gift Exchange. If you want to participate, bring a wrapped gift, approximately $10 value that can be exchanged with other members who participate. You never know what you will go home with – but sure to have lots of fun getting it!
(November Coordinator – Eurastus Mong’are)
Nov. 11 – Femke Van Hammersveld (Netherlands) Hospitality
Nov. 18 – Newark Charter Interact Students
Nov. 25 – NO MEETING – HAPPY THANKSGIVING
(December coordinator – Polly Sierer)
Dec. 2 – HOLIDAY RECEPTION 6-8 PM, NO MORNING MEETING
Dec. 9 – TBA
Dec. 16 – Tyrone Jones, Bloom Energy
Dec. 23 – NO MEETING
Dec. 30 – NO MEETING – HAPPY NEW YEAR
Nov. 2 – 50/50 WINNER – Stewart Lee
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 11 Anthony Santoro Shawn Klapinsky Laura DelPercio
Nov. 11 Sgt. At Arms Helpers Leann Moore and Don Newcomb
Nov. 18 Margie Masino Jason Lawhorn Steve Fangman
Nov. 18 Sgt. At Arms Helpers Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner
Dec. 9 Leann Moore Mike Laur Bob Foard
Dec. 9 Sgt. At Arms Helpers Anthony Santoro and Polly Sierer
Dec. 16 Antony Santoro Stewart Lee Dennis Greenhouse
Dec. 16 Sgt At Arms Helpers Mark Sisk and Greg Stephens
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
The Coffee Law for Retirees: As soon as you sit down with a cup of hot coffee, the phone will ring and your sister will want to talk.
The Coffee Law for those still employed: As soon as you sit down with a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.