We 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/
Coming up in June
Tues 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 Installation
Rotary Awards Celebration
This week is the Newark Rotary Awards Celebration! We hope to see you there!
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.
We have a new service opportunity for Rotarians coming up on 6/25! Our club will be offering landscaping assistance at Heritage Hall. This will take place prior to the meeting that day from 9am-11am. We are looking for 5-6 Rotarians to assist. Anyone interested in volunteering can email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up. Volunteers should plan to bring gardening supplies (gloves, knee pads, etc.)
We 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.
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 Visit
President 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.
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 Theme
RI 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.
2019 District Conference 6690 & 6650
A 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