Deliver Meals on Thanksgiving DayDonate turkeys, help prepare meals, or deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Rotarians have, again this year, joined up to help the Look Up Center in East Newark with providing meals to shut-ins and needy people in Newark. A record number of meals were provided in 2018. Hopes are for delivering 1,000 meals in 2019.
50 turkeys, 125 pies, and 1,000 delivery containers are needed.
Consider signing up directly with the Look Up Center to prepare turkeys, package meals, or deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day.Share
Oct 24 is World Polio DayNewark Rotary will join in marking the occasion of Rotary International's World Polio Day on October 24.
Arrangements are in place for local establishments to donate a portion of all of the day's proceeds to Polio eradication through Rotary's End Polio Now campaign. Red Oak Pub, Elliott's, Trek Brewing, and Beverage Source are participating. More to come.
Be sure to mention World Polio Day at these places on October 24. The money raised will triple thanks to the Gates Foundation.Share
Are you on Facebook? Your Face Is.Newark Rotary is at Facebook.com/NewarkRotaryClub and was among the earliest adopters of social media with a Facebook page in place for many years. Considering Liking the page to join the page and follow program previews, service project wrap-ups, and more.
Program Preview: Doug UteNewark Rotarian Doug Ute gives an update on Newark City Schools, particularly the impact of poverty on the schools.Share
Newark Rotary Foundation Organizational Meeting
At it's annual organizational meeting Tuesday, Jon Spahr was elected President, Cheryl Snyder Vice President, Tim Lehman Treasurer, and Mike Massaro Secretary. The schedule of quarterly meetings was set for December 3, March 3, June 2, and September 3 at 10:45 at the Club's meeting location.
Additionally, a new bylaws committee was established to examine potential changes to the Foundation's governance.
Thanks go to Cheryl Snyder who served many years as President and Tom Slater who filled the role of Secretary.Share
Blood Drive Set for Nov 19It's a tradition. Donate your blood at the 2019 Newark Rotary Club Blood Drive.
Sign up to donate before or after the Tuesday Rotary Club meeting at Moundbuilders. Sign up with Rotarian Deb Tegtmeyer or at one of the sign-up sheets at the check-in desk of any meeting between now and the 19th.
Technology Committee FormingRotarian Ruben Clark has agreed to chair a newly-formed Technology Committee, part of Newark Rotatry's Club Service committees.
The Technology Committee will be part of implementing and improving audio/visual for weekly meetings; keeping a website in integration with social media; and looking to implement various technological improvements envisioned under the Club's 2021 Plan.
Contact Ruben Clark or President-Elect Rick Platt to volunteer for this new committee.
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.”
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
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
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
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