January 28, 2021

Newark RISE

Newark Rotary Club Bulletin


Norma Reilly introduced Dave Johnson and Jessica Blondell from our first new corporate membership - ARC.
Suliyman joined us again on zoom.

Jean Bendix reported that Mary Morrison had recently died at the age of 99.  Mary was the organist at the Methodist Church in Newark for many years.  She also played the piano for Rotary when they met at the Quality Inn.
Carol Nary joined us on zoom-getting better each day since her fall.
Bob Bendix explained that he was wearing sunglasses because he had his eyes dilated  at the optometrist (allegedly)!

Grace Norcott spoke to us about post inauguration feelings. She suggested that we need to work on relationships - politics aside. Remember the poignant words of FDR - “The only thing to fear is fear itself” and JFK who said “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do fro your country”.
As Rotarians remember to strive for Service above Self!
A bookseller conducting a market survey, asked a woman, “which book has helped you most in your life? “ The woman replied, “My husband’s checkbook!!!”
Marriage Counselor - Your wife says to never buy her flowers.  Is that true?
He replied “To be honest, I never knew that she sold flowers.”
Why are graveyards so noisy?
Because of all the coffins!
Do they allow loud laughter in Hawaii OR just a low ha?

Fred Hicks - The Foundation committee will meet on January 28th at 1:00 at the Community center.  Remember January 27th as the death of our founder Paul Harris.

Ann Rogers - This was a tough year for the “Red Kettle” collection for the Salvation Army.  Rotarians were very generous, raising $7,029 in 4 weeks. Ann hopes that the Salvation Army will match this amount.

Michele McManus - Youth Services will meet on Tuesday the 26th at 1:00

Donna Johnson - The Lasagna Dinner was AWSOME (she ate two!) We made a profit of $1,300.

Suliyman - looking for support from our district. They need $3000 to purchase and install solar panels and a gas generator.  Linda Werts has the Grant that will be addressed at the next meeting.

Holly Kreuser confessed to mis-speaking last week.  Jorge Bueso  WILL  be keeping and setting up the Rotary signs.

Mitch Ruffalo was pleased to announce - “Dad didn’t give up” and seems to be improving.
His daughter has graduated and is becoming an Occupational Therapist Assistant. Mitch also told the story of giving blood.  He showed us his black and blue arm and confessed to FALLING OFF THE TABLE.

Adam O. was happy to be hiring Mitch’s future daughter-in-law.  Along with Marshall Exteriors he has purchased the Finger Lakes Construction Company in Clyde. He generously gave $50 to the club and $50 to the foundation.
Melissa Correia introduced Mitch Leet as our 2nd speaker in this month’s highlighting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Melissa knows Mitch through YANA and his support for LGBTQ youth.  
Mitch uses he/him/his pronouns.  The flyers on each table explained the use of pronouns and why it is important to the LGBTQ community.  
International Pronoun Day will be October 21st.  Mitch is one of 2 coordinators for the program of Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes. His counties of focus are Wayne and Yates.  Mitch is an alum of Keuka College and has 11 years experience working for LGBTQ inclusion and education.  The program YANA (you are not alone) works with 10-18 year olds-coping skills for however you identify.  From his own personal experience Mitch can talk to transgenders and create a safe space.

Melissa, as the Director of the Newark Library, is pleased to have Mitch meeting there and working with the area youth. Finger Lakes Pride will be a virtual event this year.

Peter Dohr and Tim Johnson commended Mitch for is work.  They both had personal experiences to share and could appreciate the support for the LGBTQ community that wasn’t available 25 years ago.

Continuing on with Newark Rotary Club’s Diversity Month, next week we will have Sofia Barbaresco from NYS Brewers Inclusivity Committee.  Sofia will speak about the efforts of the Craft Brewing community to create a community of inclusion and encourage diversity in their membership.

And a Little Sanders Humor


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Welcome to Newark Rotary!
Newark Rotary Club
Thursdays at 12:05 PM
Alex Eligh Community Center
303 East Ave
Newark, NY 14513
United States of America
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.
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. 
Chicken & Biscuits November 2020
Newark Rotary recently held its first Chicken & Biscuit sale.
Helmuth and Hannelora Reinhardt
Hannelora and Helmuth Reinhardt are the recipients of the 2020 Service Above Self award.
Upcoming Events
Fundraising Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Jan 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Youth Service Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Jan 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Jan 28, 2021
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
Foundation Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Jan 28, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Community Service Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 02, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
Feb 04, 2021
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
Membership Meeting
Alex Eligh Community Center
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
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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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