September 14, 2023 Create Hope in the World!
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Sign up for Community Day
Hope to see you on Community Day, Sunday, September 17 on The Green. Laurie Williams is chair and has volunteers for setup, hours, and breakdown. It’s a great chance for us to meet our community and let them know what Newark Morning Rotary is all about. Even if you cannot ber at our table for a full shift, please stop by anytime.
….and 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 voluinteer to distribute. Info will come at this week’s meeting.
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.
Adopt A Park at the Reservoir
Under the direction of Adopt A Park Chair Doris Leach, we will be doing once-a-month trash cleanup at the reservoir on the third Saturday, 9:30 a.m., both up on the trail walk and in the children’s playground area. This is a simple service project. If you want to help, see Doris.
IMPACT Club OFFICIAL!
The first IMPACT club in our distict is now official! We have our initial 8 required members but could always use more. Do you know someone who is service minded but can’t attend our regular Rotary meetings? Give their name and contact info to Paul Keely for an invitation to join. Our first 8 members will be inducted at a social on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Grain Exchange on STAR campus. Everyone is invited.
And support the IMPACT activity
If your schedule allows, register with Food Bank of Delaware at fdb.org to assist the IMPACT members in their first service project. Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Only four members received acknowledgment for getting 100% attendance last Rotary year. Every member has the chance to get that 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, pleased let Secretary BJ know and she will give you credit. Let’s make this a 100% attendance year for the whole club!
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Save the Date:
Sept. 20 – Happy Hour/IMPACT club inductions 5-7 p.m. Grain Exchange
Sept. 22-23 – Relay For Life
Sept. 26 – 9 a.m. to noon Food Bank of Delaware with IMPACT Club
Nov. 11 – Bloom Energy’s Stars and Strides 5k
Nov. 12 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Sept. 14 – Fellowship
Sept. 21 – Cameron Yorkston, Yorkston Consulting / Board Meeting
Sept. 28 – Club Assembly
Oct. 5 – TBA
Oct. 12 – Club Assembly
Oct. 19 – Emily Cunningham, CEO Blood Bank of Delmarva / Board Meeting
Oct. 26 – World’s Greatest Meal/Silent Auction
Sept. 7 – 50/50 Dave Bonk
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Sept. 14 Fred Dawason Sujan Timilsina Clinton Tymes
Sgt. At Arms Hepers Laura DelPercio and Steve Fangman
Sept. 21 BJ DiDonato Clinton Tymes Cindi Viviano
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Bob Foard and Dennis Greenhlouse
Sept. 28 Laura DelPercio Cindi Viviano Laurie Williams
Sgt. At Arms Helpers Marie Holliday and Jerry Holt
Oct. 5 Dennis Greenhouse Laurie Williams Jamie Zingaro
Sgt. At Arms Helpers John hornor and Ty Jones
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week:
Sometimes I use big words I don’t always understand in an effort to make myself sound more photosynthesis.