In lieu of a prayer, we joined Melissa in a moment of silence for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The country was also drenched with rain from Hurricane Grace. Newark Rotary supports the Kay Espwa home for orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti.
WELCOME VISITORS
Bella Olivera-Hernandez was a guest of Scott Healy.
 
WELLNESS REPORT
Ken George reported that Ted OToole was at RGH having a quadruple bypass - last reported awake and doing OK.  Frank All asked for prayers for the family of Pearl Johnson.  Pearl was one of Franks Meals-on-wheels recipients.  Whenever he asked her how she was, she always said I was great until you got here.  Feisty to the end!  She passed at the amazing age of 104!
 
FOUNDATION WEEKLY MINUTE
Over the next year, Melissa will be sharing a short weekly message about the Rotary Foundation, its programs and the need for your support.
Here is a quote from Paulo Costa, past President of Rotary International.
Rotary Internationals masterpiece is The Rotary Foundation.  It transforms our dreams into splendid realities...it is the most generous expression of Rotarian generosity - a generosity that not only brings benefits but also brings help and cooperation to solve the problems that affect mankind.  The Rotary Foundation achieves the best that mankind can possibly achieve.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND ITS WORK.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bella reminded us of the Art and Wine festival to be held on August 27th.
Macedon Veterans Home has asked for chicken BBQ dinners.  Thank you to everyone who purchases and donates back their tickets.  This time we are looking for even more tickets to be donated back so we can help out people in our community with free dinners and the Veterans Home.
Donna Johnson, with Frank All(this weeks Vana), announced that we have 35 sponsors so far.  We will need 15 more in 12 days to reach our goal.
Youth Services Committee will not be meeting this month.
The Service Above Self Award Dinner will be October 28th.  We hope we can have it in-person this year.
Melissa reminded us of Kim Tenreiros presentation of a Christmas Carol to be held at the BOCES building on the Saturday after Christmas at 2 PM and 6 PM.  We are encouraged to wear Dicksoniancostumes(Charles Dickens era).
The Camp Onseyawa Fall dinner will be held on Saturday, October 16th at Club 86.  6:00 cocktails - cash bar.  7:00pm dinner.  Entertainment - The 10th Avenue Band from 6-9.  $50 a person.  RSVP by September 30th with Gary and Norma
 
MEMBERSHIP BIO - DAVE DOEBLER
Dave was born only 2 miles away at the Newark Hospital.  He graduated from Robert Morris College in Pittsburg, Pa where he studied Marketing and Finance.  He has been working for Doebler Realty since he graduated 30 years ago.
Dave is married with one daughter who is a music band teacher near Buffalo, NY.
He enjoys antiquing, camping in locations with things to do(not the sitting around kind of camping)visiting local attractions, touring old homes.
You may be interested to know that Dave use to fly single engine airplanes.  He enjoys making things - usually lamps out of old broken instruments, vintage sewing machines or old typewriters - WHO KNEW?
 
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Peter Dohr birthday August 13
Jim & Rita Weiler August 14
Jorge & Marisa Bueso August 15
Lucina & Steve Hallagan, Scott & Kim Healy August 17
Ken & Herbie George August 18
 Dave & Pam Hannan August 19
 
HAPPY MOMENTS
Karen Dean was happy to announce that she got married on August 7th after putting it off because of Covid.  She was also happy about her sons cancer being in remission.
President Melissa was happy that the library is having a book and movie sale.  Look for the $2 bag sale next week.  
Reinhardts recently celebrated their 64th anniversary and will receive the Service above Self award on September 12th at our weekly lunch meeting.
 
MEMBER SATISFACTION SURVEY
Members attending the August 19th meeting were asked to fill out a Satisfaction Survey.  The survey focused on members experiences in our Rotary club under various topics from location to service projects and fundraising.  Norma will report the results to the Board and the Membership Committee in an effort to make our club EVEN BETTER.
 
In addition  -  Congratulation to Norma on presenting the  amended By-laws, a painstaking job performed by the Administration Committee. Norma has more copies if you need one.
 
CAMP UPDATE - GARY REILLY
The camp this year accommodated 50 campers each week for 2 weeks, who had fun despite the rainy weather.  The clean up crew includes Richard VanLaeken, Paul Salisbury, Steve Hallagan, Dave Johnson and Gary(of course)
The Raffle Ticket drawing will be held at the Annual Dinner at Club 86 on October 16th.
You can buy tickets from Gary or Norma at our weekly lunch meetings in September.The prizes are  - Smart TV, Case of Finger Lakes Wine, $100 gift cert. to Mirbeau Spa and a Finger Lakes Golf Package. The Newark Club has 50 tickets to sell.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Jean Bendix reported they plan to do something special for Elementary teachers - stay tuned.  They will be meeting monthly at Grind-On.
FUNDRAISING - Jan Hence thanked all the people working on the September BBQ.  New tents will be purchased to cover the workers attempting to stay out of the Sun and Rain!
DEI COMMITTEE - Donna Johnson reported that the next meeting on September 14th will be a zoom meeting at 3;30.
PUBLIC IMAGE - Josh McCrossen reported that our new brochure has added a DEI statement and will be ready to hand out at the next BBQ.
If any committee would like to put an insert in the brochure, contact Josh.
Our next member highlight will be Hannelora Reinhardt.
Check out the June AARP article Polio Echo- regarding the post-polio syndrome.
FOUNDATION  meeting was held following the lunch meeting on the 19th.
 
No Meeting on August 26th
Next Meeting: September 2  Greeter-Sandy Devolder   Cashier -Jim Devolder
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