february 11, 2021

Newark RISE

Newark Rotary Club Bulletin


Jean Bendix welcomed her friend Cindy Timerson.  Tracy Crosby (former Newark Rotarian) was visiting from Clifton Springs Rotary with her significant other, Dave Johnson from ARC.

Jean Williams reported that she had recently talked with the Reinhardts.  Helmuth is waiting on some tests but getting along fairly well, even doing some shoveling.  Hannelora mentioned that she misses everyone.  Jean may deliver Chicken & Biscuit dinners to them on Feb. 21st.

Compliments of Bill Doebler

It’s my wife’s birthday, she’s been leaving jewelry catalogues all over the house
So I bought her a magazine rack!
It’s been a great blessing to be at home with the wife these last few months.
We’ve caught up on everything I’ve done wrong in the last 20 years.
How long is this social distancing thing supposed to last?
My wife keeps trying to come into the house.
Compliments of MaryJo

Why do bees have sticky hair?  Because they use honeycombs!

What does a frog wear on his feet?  Open toad shoes.
Compliments of MJ and Pat Albrecht

Why did the hamburger go to the gym?  He wanted better buns!

Karen Q. announced that we have collected $213 for Laurel House in the name of Chelle VanLaeken.  She challenged Zoomers to join in and send checks to Newark Rotary POB 374.
President Donna shared the handmade card she received from the girls at the Tubman house.  They appreciated the Christmas gifts we sent.
Doug Forgue announced that we are waiting to hear about the status of the Hill Cumorah pageant.  We should know in March if they will have the pageant this year for the last time.

Dave Johnson and Jessica Blondell from Wayne ARC were sponsored by Gary and Norma Reilly.  This is our first corporate membership.  
Dave is the Primary Corporate Designee and the Foundation Director at ARC.  Dave offered an open invitation for tours of ARC.  Dave lives in Victor with two teenage daughters and his significant other, Tracy Crosby - president elect in the Clifton Springs Rotary.  
Jessica graduated from SUNY Plattsburg with 2 degrees in Journalism.  She is currently the Development co-ordinator at ARC.  She also works part time at the House of John in Clifton Springs in the areas of PR and fundraising.  She is a former Interactor at Midlakes High School.

ADMINISTRATION - Bob Bendix reported that they will finalize the bi-laws following Thursday’s Rotary meeting.  Steve Hallagan is looking for suggestions for new programs.  Bob thanked Holly and Karen Q for their role in checking members in to each meeting and coordinating meal orders.

YOUTH SERVICES - Michele is involved in the ongoing search for an interact advisor.  She has description forms for anyone to pick up.

SECRETARY - Jeff Patchen reported that our attendance is holding steady at 45-50.  He needs some address updates - check on club runner.

COMMUNITY SERVICE - Mitch Ruffalo reported that Linda Werts will be going to Mexico in March for the Living Water Project.  Another Blood Drive will be held on April 20th at the American Legion.  A new Spring project is the Great Lakes Water shed Clean-up.  The highway clean-up group may be involved.  The environment and cleaning along the canal is a new area of focus.
Alecia Vasquez reported that the Spelling Bee in the era of Covid will look different.  Great prizes can be won in a new unscramble game - stay tuned.

FUNDRAISING - Jan Hence thanked the workers for a successful Lasagna dinner-221 meals served.  Thank you Kevin Mooney for the beautiful flyer and Ann Rogers for making home deliveries.  On February 21st we will have another Chicken&Biscuit dinner. (Josh McCrossen has the honor of being the first to buys tickets for the dinner.)

MEMBERSHIP - Melissa Correia recently sent our 35 note cards to members who haven’t been to meetings in quite a while.  We are thinking of them and want to let them know we miss them.

FOUNDATION - Fred Hicks reported that out of 110 members 74 have sent in their contribution for this year.  Don Alhart announced that 16 clubs haven’t given anything.

PUBLIC IMAGE - Josh McCrossen is making an attempt to visit other committee meetings.  He is grateful for John Zornow’s work on behalf of our Public Image.  He is looking for a Social Media Lead to publicize events of the Club.
Next weeks Speaker is Suzannah Hallagan.

And a Little Humor


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We currently meet at the Alex Eligh Community Center. Masks are required to attend the meeting. Box lunches will be provided after the meeting and are available to those who reserve the lunches prior to the meeting.
Chicken and Biscuits 2021
Bell Ringing 2020
Newark Rotarians continued their annual tradition of ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County shared a video of a home build at Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES. 
Upcoming Events
Membership Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Feb 09, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Feb 09, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rotary Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 11, 2021
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
Public Image Committee
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 11, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Feb 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 18, 2021
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
Chicken and Biscuits Fundraiser February 2021
Nana's Village Restaurant
Feb 21, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fundraising Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Youth Service Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 25, 2021
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please Thank Our Newark Rotary Premier Sponsors

The Eric and Donna Johnson Family, Williamson, NY
Paul and Jean Salisbury
Mike and Sue Muscolino
In Memory of  Adrian "Ed" Fenyn
Frank and Judy All
Karen Vanderbrook
& John Zornow
Doug Doebler
Josh McCrossen
Pat Albrecht & Karen Quartaro
In Memory of Former Newark Rotarian Ron Colacino
Alicia Vazquez
The Generous 7
David Christler in Memory of Helen Blandino
Patti and Peter Dohr
In Memory of My Best Friend Helen Blandino
Steve and Lucina Hallagan
Matt Cook
Melissa and Andrew Correia
Fred and Trudy Hicks
Brian Manktelow
Bob and Jean Bendix
Linda and Kurt Werts
Charles Hallagan
Ken and June Crawford
Susie Earl
Marge Gile
Frank Russell
Russell Hampton
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