Weekly Bulletin Nov. 30, 2023

Dec. 7, 2023      Create Hope in the World!
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Thank you,
Many thanks to my wonderful club and the district for my recognition at the holiday reception last week. You are all my family and when family gives you kudos, that really means a lot.  Here’s to another 30 years! ………Robin

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.

Hero’s Scholarship

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.

Awards Galore!
We should be so proud of all the activities and efforts of this club. At the District Foundation dinner last Friday our club was one of only two clubs to receive awards in all categories for 2022-23:
  • 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
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!
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Upcoming Programs.
Dec. 7 – Interact Class frrom Las Americas Aspira Academy
Dec. 14 – Mark Farrall, Chief, Newark Police Dept.
Dec. 21 and 28 – No Meetings – Holiday Break
Jan. 4 – Sara Hickey, North East Rotary Cub
Jan. 11 – Kickoff to 2024 Report to Community
Jan. 18 – Rhiannon Barlow, UD Mentoring Program / Board Meeting
Jan. 25 – Club Assembly
Nov 16 – 50/50 Winner Laura DelPercio

           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

Happy Hanukkah!

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