Rotarian Suliman Girit visited us from Turkey this past Thursday.
  • President Melissa began the meeting with a quote American journalist and social activist, Dorothy Day:  "People say, 'What is the sense of our small effort?' They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There's too much work to do."
  • Introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians
Suliman Girit visiting from Turkey
Julie Nevalizer visiting
Glad to see Helmuth and Hannelora here.
  • Wellness Report
Marge Gile needs our thoughts and prayers.
  • Announcements
Salvation Army bell ringing – please sign up with David Doebler
Reminder – Jack Blodgett Memorial Blood Drive  -- Nov. 22, 2021 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Foundation Weekly Minute - Scott Healy
Newark Rotary has given over $390,000 to date through Paul Harris recognitions.
You can give online to honor or in memory of someone – Rotary Foundation will recognize your donation.
  • Member bio
Steve Taylor’s biography was presented.
  • Queen of Hearts
Suliman drew the number – Russ Harris had the winning number:  the pot is still growing – no Queen of Hearts drawn
  • Birthdays and anniversaries
Rotary anniversaries: Doug Doebler, November 1, 36 years; David Tyler, November 2, 4 years; Jeff Patchen, November 13, 7 years; Frank Russell & Kimberlee Meeks, November 30, 15 years
Birthdays: October 25, Donna Johnson; October 26, Mark Lockwood; October 27, Marge Gile; Today, November 4, Tracy Zornow
  • Other happy moments & celebrations - $1 for sitting where you always sit
Marshall Exteriors having a FANTASTIC sales quarter!
Peter Dohr – being invited back to his 6th grade school to witness the re-opening of a time capsule that he helps create 50 years ago!
  • Global grant, Suleyman Girit
Introduced by Dave Hannan – Newark Rotary was approved to be an international partner in global grant with Suliman’s club in Turkey.
Suliman visits this area frequently pre-pandemic doing business with Steve Taylor and a company in Buffalo.  He was almost not able to return home at the beginning of the pandemic due to travel restrictions.
He was a District Rotary Foundation Chair in Turkey.  His club initiated a Global Grant in Istanbul, for a special endoscopy system for pediatrics and also for the military (traveling).  Cost is approx.. $33,000 USD.  He contacted Dave Hannan to see if Newark Club would be interested in being an international sponsor – Newark approved.
His club has supported Linda Werts projects, and an orphanage north of San Francisco.  He is very grateful for our support.
Was presented a token to remember our club – a pen.  Suliman brought Turkish Delight and a gift for Melissa.
  • Foundation month, Norma & Fred
Norma commented that the Foundation is the “giving arm”, the stewards, of the money that we give to do good locally and abroad.  We have a responsibility to notice the needs and then propose a use for “our” foundation money.  It is used through district and global grants.
400 milliion children are immunized each year through Rotary and partners
Every gift counts! 
  • Approval of bylaws amendments, Norma
Bob Bendix moved to approve
Kevin Mooney seconded
There being no questions,  the revision to the bylaws were Approved:  Voted “aye” unanimously
  • Committee reports: Admin, Community Service, International Service, DEI, Fundraising, Literacy, Membership, Public Image, Sergeant at Arms, Youth
Christmas Carol – November 27th at 2:00 and 6:00 pm
International Service:  Linda Wertz – TABI project update – things are going well, we’ve sent our 2nd payment.  International Night 3/31 – mark your calendars
Thrilled to support the Global Project in Istanbul.
DEI – Karen Cortarro – meeting Tuesday. A link will be sent
Literacy Project – Nov. 20 from 3:00 – 6:00 book fair through Usborne Books.  There will be a link so you can support if you aren’t able to attend in person
need help with readers and manning craft tables
The library needs donations of wrapping paper, tape, etc.
Membership:  please recruit actively
Youth Services – 11/10 at Grind On at noon.  There are 3 students who are interested exchange.  15 students at 1st Interact meeting.
Fundraising:  Jan reports that Lasagna sales were good.
  • Next week: Greeter Steve Hasseler, Cashier Jan Hence