Nov. 2, 2023 Create Hope in the World!
Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
Last Chance to attend “A night out with Dinner & Theatre”:
Lynn Mey and Amanda McGinty are coordinating a night at Rep Theater and dinner prior for Thursday, Nov. 16. Lynn is coordinating a dinner location and then Amanda will secure our tickets.
Flags For Heroes underway
Sponsorships, both business and individual, for our FFH program are now available. You can access the info, reserve a flag, and pay at our website nmrde.org. We have alreeady reached our goal of $25,000 in sponsorships. Individual flag sales can continue. Please plan on attending the ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at the reservoir location. Our own Rotarian veterans will be honored and a very special announcement will be made.
Tax-free distribution to The Rotary Foundation
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, for the first time IRA owners can make a tax-free distribution (between $10,000 and $50,000) direct from an IRA to a charitable gift annuity with Rotary. For more infomation, email Josh.Olewiler@rotary.org.
Grant Under Way
Our grant prject to make and distribute hygience kits to schoolgirls in Nigeria is well under way. The first distribution was made last week. Thank you Doris for spearheading this project.
100% High Engagement
Every member has the chance to get 100% attendance recognition this year. Every time you attend a committee meeting, work on a service project, attend a Board meeting, or attend another club’s meeting, please let Secretary BJ know and she will give you credit. Now if family members and guests work on any club endorsed project or event with you, YOU will receive an extra point for High Engagement!
World’s Greaterst Meal
The one thing that makes the World’s Greatest Meal GREAT is your participation and everyone stepped up to make this year’s event the BEST EVER! The Silent Auction plus fines, Happy $, and other donations brought in $3,125 (and still rising!), additional contributions so far are at $225, the booze raffle was $86, and the club’s portion of 50/50 was $35. Total so far is $3,471 with more expected to come. Many thanks to everyone, expecially Dave Bonk for his leadership and badgering!
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Save the Date:
Nov. 4 – Grand Re-Opening of ReNu Medical and Injury Center, 1352 Marrows Road (near Toyota Auto)
Nov. 5 – Adopt A Park cleanup at Reservoir Park, 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 10 – District Foundation Dinner at Wild Quail CC in Wyoming, De.
Nov. 11 – Bloom Energy’s Stars and Strides 5k – join the Newark Morning Rotary team
Nov. 12 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Nov. 18 (weather providing) – Take down Flags
Nov. 27, 28, 29 – Ring the Bell for Salvation Army
Nov. 2 – Judy Travis, Stockings For Soldiers
Nov. 9 – Club Assembly
Nov. 16 – Summer Travels by Sujan Timilsina
Nov. 23 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
Nov. 30 – NO MORNING MEETING – Club Holiday Reception from 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 26 – 50/50 Winner Mike Laur
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Nov. 2 John Hornor Tim Boulden Robin Broomall
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Tom Minto and Don Newcomb
Nov. 9 Ed Gossett Robin Broomall Charlie Brown
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Doug Rainey and Mike Reckner
Nov. 16 Ed Gossett Charlie Brown Eric Cannon
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Mark Sisk and Sujan Timilsina
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
―Martin Luther King Jr.