Oct. 13, 2022 IMAGINE Rotary!
Meeting ID: 846 6083 3031
Reminder: check out our Facebook page for pictures!
Have you called your BUDDY this week? Even those on Leave of Absence could use a call to stay in touch.
Welcome District Governor Cliff Berg on his Official Visit!
Rotary International is one of the few organizations where there is a complete turnover of leaders every year, from top to bottom. DG Cliff took the reins of District 7630 on July 1 and will continue his leadership in that role until June 30, 2023. We welcome him and DG Elect John Mager at today’s meeting. Joining them will be the Assistant Governor for our area Greg Warren. It is protocol that when the DG is introduced that all members stand and welcome him.
Food Bank Volunteers Rock and Roll
Thank you to Clinton and Barbara, Jamie, Erastus and family, Jennifer and kids, Mike R and Nicole, Mike L, and Robin for helping to pack 204 cartons of non-perishables in less than 90 minutes for needy families in our neighborhoods. We were also joined by several UD students wo helped make the assembly line move quickly. The Food Bank coordinator was totally impressed by our spirit and work ethics in getting the job done. See our pictures on Facebook. (Thank you, Bill, for posting the pics.)
Welcome our newest Members!
Sujan Timilsina is now on board with us as our latest member. Sujan was a Rotaractor at the Katmandu Medical Center. Currently he is in biotechnology with Charles River Technologies. What a privilege to have him join us.
Be sure to introduce your self to the other new members:
Amanda McGinty, with the UD Resident Ensemble Players, will be a Service Member.
The Vero At Newark will be a Corporate Member. Attending on behalf of Vero will be Frank DeMarinis, BJ DiDonato, and Terri Doody.
Returning to our fold is Tom D’Agostino, former member and now Director of Sales for the Courtyard.
The club extends to Linda Sayther, widow of our friend Paul, the opportunity to join us at events and whenever she desires as an Honorary Member.
Flags For Heroes 2022 – Line up your Sponsors
In our first year 2018 we cleared $2,000 with about 150 flags flying, in 2019 we cleared $6,000. In 2021 we grew to 500 flags flying and had $20,000 in sponsorships. Yes, we had extra costs last year due to the purchase of about 350 additional flags. Now that we have the flags and will have little in expenses, our goal is $25,000 PROFIT. Proceeds will be going to veterans’ organizations. Visit our website www.nmrde.org for an inspiring video and info on sponsoring flags. We can’t do this alone, so ask friends and businesses to sponsor, too.
World’s Greatest Meal – Our PolioPlus Fundraiser
Only three weeks away from our annual morning meeting to support the Rotary International PolioPlus program. We will have the usual breakfast but with a slight change. All money raised that day (fines, happy dollars, 50/50) will go toward polio eradication. A Silent Auction will be held with items donated by our members being bid upon. It will NOT be held online this year so you have no idea what bargains will be displayed. This is a chance for you to donate an item and well as bid on items. (Remember only 59 days after that until Christmas!) All money you donate that day will be credited toward you for a Rotary International donation. Please see Robin with your donation item(s).
Calendar of Events:
October- Dictionary Project – Mike Laur needs volunteers to distribute to third grades. Stay tuned for opportunities to serve.
Oct. 15 – Highway Cleanup – 8-9 a.m. See Barry Baker to sign up.
Oct. 22-23 – District Conference – go to www.rotary7630.org to register.
Oct. 26 – Flags For Heroes – Set up time to be announced.
Nov. 11 – Wine Appreciation Event, Changing Wine into Water – 5-9 p.m. at Deerfield Wines. See Mike Luck for details.
Nov. 13 – Flags For Heroes – Ceremony at 11 a.m.
Nov. 19 – Flags For Heroes – Take Down time to be announced
Upcoming in December: Ring The Bell for Salvation Army, shopping for clothes for needy children, working at NAWC holiday basket distribution (part of our District Grant project)
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
Oct. 13 – District Governor Cliff Berg’s Official Visit
Oct. 20 – ??????? Surprise
Oct. 29 – World’s Greatest Meal and Board of Directors Meeting
Sept. 29 – 50/50 WINNER – Lucky Lynn Mey (Let’s hope the luck rubs off on her campaign for State Representative, too.!
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Oct. 13 BJ DiDonato Josh Martin Jamie Zingaro
Sgt. At Arm Helpers Mike Reckner and Mark Sisk
Oct. 20 Amanda McGinty Lynn Mey Barry Baker
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Cindi Viviano and Jamie Zingaro
Oct. 27 Sujan Timilsina Tom Minto Tim Boulden
Sgt. at Arms Helpers Barry Baker and Tim Boulden
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.