Three Paul Harris Fellow presentations were made at our last meeting.
Words of Inspiration
Gary Reilly gave the words of inspiration:
Use your words for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth and your heart for love. Please remember, each moment in a day has its own value:
  1. Morning has hope
  2. Afternoon brings Faith
  3. Evening brings Love
  4. Night brings Rest
I hope that each of you will have the above every day!
Guests and Visitors
Mary Merritt of Ontario-Walworth Rotary Club
Suleyman Girit of Instabul-Bayradipasa, Turkey Rotary Club
Chris Edgar of Litereacy Volunteers
Paul Walters of Wayne County DSS
Wellness Report
Holly Kreuser told us that her brother and Ted O’Toole’s son, Sean O’Toole, passed away this past Monday. He was 54 years old and leaves behind his wife and two young daughters.
Queen of Hearts drawing
Lucina Hallagan did not draw the Queen of Hearts card.
  1. Gail Chambers announced the Community Pride Day on May 21st.
  2. Kevin Mooney said that we sold 450 meals at the Chicken Barbecue. He announced and thanked the workers.
  3. Kevin also recognized those who worked Earth Day.
  4. Kevin said that we are collecting our annual dues. The payment can be made at a meeting by credit card, by check or on the club’s website.
  5. Gary announced the Camp Onseyawa Golf Tournament taking place on June 11th.
  6. Josh McCrossen discussed the mentoring program being established in the county. He asked if anyone is interested in the program to contact him. Paul Walters of Wayne County, spoke about the program.
  7. Norma Reilly talked about the District Conference. Newark Rotary had about 18 participants. Newark Rotary received many awards.
  8. Norma celebrated her birthday during the conference. The raffle was very successful, which the club ran.
  9. Melissa said we don’t have a social event organized yet for May. Holly said that Josh’s wife really knows Disney trivia and Scott Healy needs to work on his trivia!
Member Bio - Mary Jo Fenyn
Mary Jo was born and grew up in Newark. She graduated with a B.S. in Education from Wheelock College, in Boston, MA. She taught for 33 years in Newark Central School. Mary Jo was married to Ed for 59 years until his passing in 2020.They had three children who passed away from cystic fibrosis and an adopted daughter Valerie. Mary Jo has enjoyed golf, travelling and playing cards. She also ran the Newark Food Closet and is considered a “techie” amongst her friends!
Karen Dean
Norma Madayag-Reilly
Dave Hannan
Susie Earl
Wedding Anniversary:
Marc and Holly Kreuser (26 years)
Dave and Cindy Tyler (41 years)
Rotary Anniversary:
Ken George (27 yrs)
Steve Hallagan (31 yrs)
Suzie McUmber (34 yrs)
John Tickner (38 yrs)
Susan Hausanauer (1 yr)
Adam O (14 yrs)
JoAnne Speight (4 yrs)
Jan Hence (23 yrs)
Mark Lockwood (4 yrs)
Frederick O’Toole (7 yrs)
Sue Colacino (8 yrs)
Russ Harris (8 yrs)
Confessions and Fines:
Chrissie Kent was pleased that  the Newark Girls Bowling Team won the state title, Natalie won the individual state title and is being recruited by colleges. She recently was in Las Vegas handing out college scholarships.
Adam O was also in Las Vegas and had a great time.
Bob Bendix provided an article with a photo, from 1964, showing himself (Bobby) at a Rotary show.
Melissa thanked Holly for running the April social event and the Habitat had a very nice open house.
Marc Kreuser said that Grace received the top cadet award for her class at University of Vermont.
Scott Healy said that he was happy to see his new grandson in Albany and paid too much for a bottle of bourbon at the District Conference.
Sharon Sanangelo thanked Marc for helping her out at Citizens Bank.
Spelling Bee
Alicia Vazquez made the check presentation to Chris Edgar of Literacy Volunteers. Over $4,600 was raised from the Spelling Bee.
Paul Harris Fellow Presentations
Scott and Norma presented Paul Harris Fellow recognitions to Jean Salisbury, Jeff Patchen and Russ Harris (+2).
Committee Reports
Norma would like to develop a Manual of Policies and Procedures. She asked for help from the committee chairs and other interested Rotarians.
Community Service
Adam O said they met recently. The Newark Family Festival is planned to take place on September 24th at Fireman’s Field.
Linda Werts - She and Donna Johnson just returned from their project in Valladolid, Mexico. The big accomplishment was to open a new water filtration plant.
Youth Services
Michele announced that in two weeks Newark Interact will run the meeting. Russ said that we will host a student from Poland this coming school year. We are sending a students to Switzerland and Italy.
Karen Quartaro said that Interact will talk about DEI.
Scott said that anyone who has questions about giving to the Foundation should talk to him.
Next Week:
Greeter: Lisa Schram
Sergeant at Arms: Maura Snyder
Zoom Master: Lucina Hallagan
Words of Inspiration: Doug Forgue