Newest Interact Class to visit this week
Our newest clcass of Interact students from Aspira High School will be our program this week, hearing their ideas for a Lending Library for their school. This will be their first service project. If you have any books appropriate for teens that you would like to donate, please bring them to Thursday’s meeting. Let’s show our support!
Boys and Girls Club donation
Rember as a child getting excited as the holidays approach and wondering what Santa will bring? Or celebrating with family and friends as you lit each candle for Hanukkah? Not all of our friends and neighbors feel that sense of joy because of financial restraints.
Boys and Girls Club of New Castle will again have a holiday parfty with gifts of toys and clothes and lots of party fun. We can help make each child’s joy and fun even better. Our club will donate $1500 to the New Castle club. Members are asked to donate additional dollars personally. A slip of paper will be given to each member this week so you can make an anonymous donation. The dollars from our club and the donations will be presented to Stu so he can shop for the items needed. Your personal donation will be included on your next invoice. Be generous!
Toys for Tots
Thank you for the great toys donated at our holiday reception last week. They were delivered to the Marines Toys For Tots location at Bloom Energy.
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.
- 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
Dec. 7 Ty Jones Eric Cannon Fred Dawson
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Clinton Tymes and Cindi Viviano
Dec. 14 Paul Keely Fred Dawson BJ DiDonato
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Laurie Williams and Jamie Zingaro
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness. … Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi