Licking County Library Volunteer OpportunityWe are looking for Club members to help organize and sort books in the book sale garage at the Licking County Library at their main location in downtown Newark on August 14th. Rotarians can come anytime between 2:00-5:00pm and need not be present the entire time. The garage is outdoors but it is air conditioned (hooray!). Dress to get a bit dirty as the garage can be dusty.
Sign-up sheets will be available at upcoming meetings or please contact Heather Powell at email@example.com
Coming up in JulyJuly 9: Apollo 50th Anniversary with Dr. Mike Stamitikos
July 10: Service Project, LC Humane Society 12-4pm
July 16: Lost Mansions of Newark with Cory Stutes
July 23: President Barb's Address
July 30: Dolly Parton Imagination Library with Babette WoofterShare
Humane Society Volunteering
Join us at the Humane Society on July 10th for a 12-4pm shift. We are looking for 5-8 volunteers to help with the animals, walking dogs, and cleaning up the facilities. You'll want to wear closed toed shoes and casual clothes - dress to get a little dirty.
Please reach out to Rotarian Heather Powell with questions and to sign up as a volunteer - Heather.Powell@morganstanley.com
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.”
Awards Celebration 2019Our inauguaral Newark Rotary Awards Celebration was a success!
Thank you to our Social Committee for pulling this together.
Our evening's fundraiser raised $2600 for the Polio Plus campaign. Many thanks to Jim Matesich - our 50/50 raffle winner - who donated his winning's back to the cause.
Congratulate this year's award recipients!
Rotarian of the Year: Rick Platt
Bravo Award: Sarah Wallace
Service Above Self Award: Don Jakeway
And the first recipient of the new Theodore "T.D." Griley Five Avenues of Service Award: T.D. Griley
Free Enterprise Academy 2019This year we hosted 27 local high school students (representing each school in the county) in the 44th annual Free Enterprise Acadmy.
This year's scholarship winners are:
Team Player - Allison Moore, Granville High School
Visionary - Alexandra Martin, Watkins Memorial High School
Leadership - Abigail Silone, Newark Catholic High School
Entrepreneurship - Darya Sulkowskaya, Johnstown-Monroe High School
The two students selected to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in July at Ohio University are Ben Smith of Newark High School and Lucas Withrow of Utica High School.
CG Women's EmpowermentWe were honored to hear Mimi's story last week about her time in her home country of Ethiopia and all she does to try to uplift the women and families who live there. Her non-profit CG Women's Empowerment (CGWE) believes in empowering women to be agents of change by achieving economic security.
Check out CGWE's website for more information about how to contribute as well as videos about the impact her organization is having: http://www.cgweafrica.com/Share
Coming up in JuneTues June 4th: Meet at C-TEC for Free Enterprise Academy luncheon
Tues June 11th: Mimi Tadesse, CG Women's Empowerment
Fri June 14th: Service project for LCAP and LCCH, 9am-2pm
Tues June 18th: Rotary Awards Celebration, 5-7pm; No noon meeting
Tues June 25th: 2019-2020 Officer and Director InstallationShare
Rotary Awards Celebration
Tuesday, June 18th from 5pm-7pm at Moundbuilders Country Club. The program will begin at 5:45pm.
There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Our own Peter Larson will provide the entertainment.
Reminder: This evening program will be held in lieu of the regular lunchtime meeting that day.
June Service Project
District 6690 Assembly and Fall TrainingSave the date for the District Assembly and Fall Training on Saturday August 24th.
See the flyer for full event information here: District 6690 Assembly and Fall TrainingShare
Free Enterprise AcademyWe will be hosting 34 students this year for our annual Free Enterprise Academy. This year's program is held at C-TEC June 4-6. Rotarians are encouraged to join for lunch on Tuesday June 4th at 11:45am as well as the Awards Dinner on Thursday June 6th from 7-8pm.Share
District Governor Gary Vaughan InstallationThe new District Governor, Gary Vaughan, was installed on Friday, June 21, 2019. He will serve for the 2019-2020 Rotary year under the theme "Rotary Connects the World".
Gary Vaughan Installation
Newark Rotary Club members in attendance!
DG Craig Maxey & his wife Renate, President-Elect Barb, and President Jack
May Service Opportunities
Watch for an annoucement at the meeting for further details about this upcoming service opportunity. We hope you can join us!
Together We Grow work day at Everett Park, May 18 9am - 2pm
Together We Grow is a Licking County organization that starts and supports community and school gardens around town.
Neighboring Club VisitPresident Jack visited the Granville Rotary Club along with the Presidents from the Pataskala and Newark-Heath clubs.
From left to right are: Spencer Barker from Newark-Heath, Chuck Peterson from Granville,
Judy Baird from Pataskala, and Jack Stickle from Newark.
Jack speaks to the Granville club.Share
Coming up in May
May 7th: Laura Neese - Musher
May 14th: Robin Peterson-Webster, RN - Living Kidney Donation
May 21st: Special Needs Picnic
May 28th: Weathervane Playhouse
2019-2020 RI Presidential ThemeRI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.Share
2019 District Conference 6690 & 6650A few of our Rotarians were able to attend the District Conference at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, OH. The conference was a joint effort between Districts 6690 and 6650. The theme this year was Caribbean in honor of RI President Barry Rassin. Check out some photos from the weekend!
Barb, TD, Jack, Rick, and Jack enjoying the conference on Friday
4-Way Test speech winner from District 6650
4-Way Test speech winner from District 6690
Youth Exchange students
Current District Governors and District Governors-Elect sharing some
words about the year we've had so far and the year to come
Steve Pyle wins the final raffle of the night. He donated all funds to the End
Polio campaign to help meet the District goal. President Jack was runner up!
Jack, Nick (Granville Club), Michelle, Jack, and TD enjoying the
final night's Carribbean party
PETS ConferencePresident Jack and President-Elect Barb attended the President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9, 2019. Here are some photos from the weekend!
Service SurveyWe'd like our upcoming service projects to be those that are near and dear to club members, so please let us know what you'd like to support!
Fill out our survey about service opportunities here: https://goo.gl/forms/jg4WcLDilOtJ7EbF3
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