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Letter from President Barb Quackenbush

Letter from President Barb Quackenbush

Dear Rotarians-I hope you are enjoying the holiday week and continuing to put our Rotary motto “Service Above Self” into action each day. What a wonderful day we had together on June 25 for our Passing of the Gavel ceremony. It’s with huge appreciation that I thank each of you for your support. I would like to give a heart felt thank you to Bob, Molly, and Tony for their involvement with such a meaningful and important day for our Newark Rotary Club. Thank you, again, to Jack for his leadership over the past year.

My family and friends were impressed with our Passing of the Gavel tradition. Each person could see how much pride each Past President exuded through this process along with the significant impact each had upon the Newark Rotary Club and its mission. By revisiting the International Theme for each president, it showed the importance of what we do each day, not only locally, but internationally.

President Jack shared with us last Tuesday, “You will get out of Rotary what you put into it.” I would like to build on this thought and ask that each of you reflect on this statement and internalize what this means to you. As Rotarians, we can impact so many by our actions each day and in all that what we do. Being a Rotarian is more than just coming to a weekly meeting; it’s volunteering, being a mentor or leader for others, and supporting Rotary causes. We must ask ourselves each day, “As a Rotarian, how can I/we make a difference?”

I am excited for our next Rotary year together! As a Club, we have a strong plan of action to guide us through 2021. We will continue to work together to lead into the future while honoring our past. Our International Theme is “Rotary Connects the World” and we will do our part to honor this theme to make a difference.

We are fortunate to live in a country that honors our Five Rotary core values:

Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity, and Leadership. Wishing you each a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July! I’m looking forward to seeing each of you on Tuesday, July 9.

“We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something-for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.”

-Ronald Reagan

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

July 23rd 2019 at 12:00 pm
Barb Quackenbush
President's Address
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July 30th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Babette Woofter
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
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August 6th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Roe Mauro, District Co-Chair RYLA
Newark RYLA Student Reflections
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August 13th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Kim Manno and Dan DeLawder
Alford STEM Center
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August 20th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Columbus Zoo

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August 27th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Luke Messinger
Dawes Green Belt Program
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September 10th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Dr. Thomas Hagele
Skin Cancer Awareness
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People of Action

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change

The Newark Rotary Club has supported over 40 International Youth Exchanges.

Youth
Service

The Newark Rotary Club is a strong supporter of children and adults with special needs.

Community
Service

The Newark Rotary Club has supported the End Polio Now campaign since 1979.

International
Service

The Newark Rotary Club is a leader of showing students the Free Enterprise system.

Vocational
Service

WE CONNECT PEOPLE

Rotary unites more than a million people

Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world.

WE TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

We take action locally and globally

Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

WE SOLVE PROBLEMS

No challenge is too big for us

For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change —
across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Service Above Self

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