Weekly Bulletin Oct. 7, 2023

Oct. 7 2023      Create Hope in the World!
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Blooming Invitation

Bloom Energy will celebrate it’s 10 anniversary of Growth in Delaware on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Becasue of our Rotary support to Bloom and the employees’ initiatives to our community, Clinton will be one of the honored speakers. Make an effort to attend and show our united support toTy and Bloom Energy.

Dictionary Help

It’s that time when school starts that we distribute FREE student dictionaries to third graders in local schools. Laura DelPercio is heading up the project but we need more volunteers to distribute.

Flags For Heroes underway

Sponsorships, both business and individual,  for our FFH program are n ow available. You can access the info, reserve a flag, and pay at our website nmrde.org. The goal this year is $25,000, only $5,000 more than last year.

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.
Creating hope For Maui
Our Board of Directors approved $500 to go to the Rotary District 5000 for Maui Fires relief fund. If you want to make a persosnal donation, go to rotaryd5000.org.
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!
Easterseals 75th Celebration
Join us at the Easterseals dinner on Oct. 19 at the Chase Center in Wilmington to celebrate their 75th anniversary. Rotary and Easterseals have a long connection and District 7630 has been a huge supporteer of our local chapter. Rotarians get a special rate of $50 BUT YOU MUST USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER:  https://bit.ly/75thRotary Our club will reimburse the first 10 members who register. Let Shawn know as soon as you register and pay.
World’s Greaterst Meal
The one thing that makes the World’s Greatest Meal GREAT is your participation. If you are donating an item, please let Dave Bonk know. And we should all be bidding! Remember, this is to support the Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus program. More info to come.
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Save the Date:
Oct. 19 – Easterseals 75th Anniversary dinner
Nov. 11 – Bloom Energy’s Stars and Strides 5k
Nov. 12 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Upcoming Programs
Oct. 5 – Summer Travels in Europe and India presented by Paul Keely and Sujan Timilsina
Oct. 12 – Club Assembly
Oct. 19 – Emily Cunningham, CEO Blood Bank of Delmarva / Board Meeting
Oct. 26 – World’s Greatest Meal/Silent Auction
Sept. 28  – 50/50 Fred Dawson

           Greeter                   Rotary Minute              Prayer               

Oct. 5     Dennis Greenhouse    Laurie Williams     Jamie Zingaro

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    John Hornor and Ty Jones


Oct. 12  Evelyn Hayes    Jamie Zingaro     Barry Baker

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Paul Keely and Shawn Klapinsky


Oct. 19    Marie Holliday    Barry Baker    Dave Bonk

Sgt. At Arms Helpers    Mike Laur and Doris Leach


Oct. 26    Jerry Holt    Dave Bonk    Tim Boulden

Sgt. At Arms    Helpers    Amanda McGinty and Lynn Mey

(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)


Thought for the Week:

I went to the paint store today to get thinner…..it didn’t work.

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