Newark Happenings

Deliver Meals on Thanksgiving Day

Donate 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 Day

Newark 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 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 Ute

Newark Rotarian Doug Ute gives an update on Newark City Schools, particularly the impact of poverty on the schools.Share

Newark Rotary Foundation Organizational Meeting

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Since 1988, Newark Rotary has had a 501(c)(3) Foundation, the Newark Rotary Club Foundation, to which members can make charitable donations that are tax deductible.  The Foundation has been the lead for receiving donations and building Rotary Park, including the major campaign and update in 2016.

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 19

It'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 Forming

Rotarian 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.

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Letter from President Barb Quackenbush

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CG Women's Empowerment

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:

June Service Project

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District 6690 Assembly and Fall Training

Save 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 Installation

The 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".

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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 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.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 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.Share

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!

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