Flags For Heroes SUCCESSFUL
What a year with more than $29,000 raised through sponsoring nearly 500 flags! Kudos to everyone who contributed, from sponsoring a flag or being a corporate sponsor, finding holes, installing flags, helping take flags down, or just being there to support everyone else. We had great PR coverage on Chn 6 and 10 as well as in the Newark Post. Now the hard work begins in deciding how to distribute the money!
Honoring our own
Words can not express our graditude to the many veterans who have sacrificed in so many ways for the values, freedom, and security of our country. We are so honored to have the following veterans in our Rotary club. Give each of them a salute for their service:
Dave Bonk, US Army; Robert Cronin, U. S. Army; Steve Fangman, U.S. Air Force; Evelyn Hayes, U. S. Army Reserve; Jerry Holt, U.S. Air Force; Greg Stephens, U. S. National Guard; prospective member Benjamin Palumbo, U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. Our former member Steve Worden, U.S. Merchant Marines, is now a missionary in the Phillipines. Our recently departed member Paul Sayther served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
On Sunday our first Hero’s Scholarship was announced in honor of our own hero Evelyn Hayes. Each year we will present a $2,000 scholarship for a young person to attend school and study in the career of a Hero.
Evelyn was selected as our first Hero for a scholarship to be presented due to her outstanding service to our country. She joined the U.S. Army Reserve Corps in 1979 with her first assignment to a Station Hospital in West Hartford, CT, followed by a faculty position at USAR School and various leadership roles in training and administration. She also served at Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe, Fort Jackson, and Walter Reed Hospital. She retired with 23 years of military service with the rank of Colonel. She then went on to a second full career of teaching in the Nursing Program at UD. She is OUR HERO of2023!
Stars and Strides for 2023
Bloom Energy’s 5K walk/run was held on a fabulous Veterans’ Day bringing in more than $35,000 to support our veterans and their families. Our team grew to more than 20 members in the final hours, with Rotarians, family, and friends joining the community to run or walk (mostly walk) around STAR campus. We were proud to be sponsors and part of the Bloom Energy family.
- have Paul Harris Society members (pledge $1,000 per yr) consistently for three years;
- 100% of members giving at least $100 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF);
- Every Rotarian Every Year with every member contributing to TRF;
- Contributing at least $1,500 to polio eradication;
- Rotary Citation for meeting or exceeding our goals in fundraising, membership, and service;
- Met or exceeded our goal to the Annual Fund of TRF;
- Met or exceeded $100 per capital giving to TRF
- Met or exceeded our PolioPlus goal
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 16 Ed Gossett Charlie Brown Eric Cannon
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Mark Sisk and Sujan Timilsina
Nov. 23 Tom Turkey Sally Salad Carol Cranberry
Sgt At Arms Helpers Yam, Sweet Potatoe, and Pumpkin Pies
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week: Thank you to our many veterans for your service.
You don’t need to understand your journey in life; you just need to trust that you are going in the right direction.