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ow in their 19th year, the members of the Newark Morning Rotary club have been determined to use their time, talents and resources to serve the community – both locally and internationally. From the first organizational meeting in December of 1998, the members have dedicated themselves to the motto of Rotary, Service Above Self. More than $650,000 has been raised over the past 18 years through Reports to the Community

Some years ago, a new acquaintance asked me what should have been a simple question: “What is Rotary?” I opened my mouth to reply and then stopped short with the realization that I simply did not know where to begin.

We give money when vital and time when imperative. In April 2018, more than $55,000 was collected in sales advertising from the 2018 Report to the Community, with one hundred percent of the profits earmarked for community service projects.

No matter how you answer the question, Rotarians work to Make a Difference. However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others. That’s Rotary.

Here is a list of the accomplishments for the past year since our last Report was published:

The problem wasn’t that I didn’t know what Rotary was. The problem was – and is – too large and complex to easily define. We are a member-based organization, a club-based organization, and a service-based organization; we are local, regional, and international; we are community members, business people, and professionals, working and retired, active in nearly every country in the world. Every one of our 1.2 million members has a unique set of goals, experiences, and priorities; every one of us has a unique understanding of Rotary.

Ian Riseley, President Rotary International 2017-18

✤ Kamp for Kids with diabetes received $1,000 for scholarships.

✤ First Sunday in May is Archae✤ The Delaware Kids Fund ology Festival at Iron Hill Museum. Club participated as a major sponsor of the received $500 to help feed needy famievent ($250), as well as support with lies. members on hand to help that day. ✤ Members assembled 30 “birth✤ A Rotary club sponsored day bags” for needy families with kids to inclusive playground under construc- help defray the cost of having party fun. tion in Middletown received $1,000 for ✤ Tee shirts were purchased for equipment. $500 to help a Washington Mandela ✤ Newark Radio received $1,000 Fellow student spread his message to to help get the tower built and begin prevent pillaging and hunting of endangered animals in his home in Africa. broadcasting.

✤ Two disaster relief efforts were assisted with $1,500 to Texas and to Puerto Rico Rotary districts. ✤ Newark High School Marching Band fundraiser was supported with $200. ✤ Daisy Luck was sponsored as a foreign exchange student to Taipai, Taiwan, for three months. ✤ A Millennial Leadership Summit in Wilmington was supported with sponsorship of $500. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8


ADVERTISING INDEX 4Sight Group.............................. 38 ADP/Mary Jane Boyle................ 68 Aloysius Butler & Clark............. 26 Ameriprise/Fairchild & Associates.................................... 54 A.R. Morris Jewelers................... 73 Ashby Management/Deer Park.. 92 Bancroft Construction................ 11 Bassett, Dawson & Foy................................ Back cover Bayshore Transportation System......................................... 44 Bear Express Car Wash............... 40 Benjamin Franklin Plumbing..... 94 Blue Crab Grille......................... 47 Blue Hen Car Wash.................... 34 Boulden Brothers........................ 78 Caffe’ Gelato............................... 55 Camp Bow Wow......................... 44 Connolly Gallagher.................... 67 Cover & Rossiter.......................... 3 Delaware Academy of Science... 74 Delaware Arts Conservatory...... 20 Delaware Council for GamblingProblems..................... 33 Delaware Express........................ 20 Delaware Family Medicine/ Dr. Inguito................................... 64 Delaware General Assembly....... 24 Delaware Star Dental................. 70 Delaware Today.......................... 38 Delawareans Witness to the Holocaust.................................... 14 Delcollo Security Technologies, Inc........................ 96 Del-One Federal Credit Union.. 80 Duck Donuts/Griffith Family LLC................................. 13

Godwin Firm PA......................... 33 Goodchild Towing & Auto Repair................................ 96 Grotto Pizza................................. 59 Halligan, Deborah J., DDS......... 33 Hentkowski Inc........................... 90 Hillside Oil Heating & Cooling................................... 22 Hyde, Steve & Lisa..................... 69 Ian's Lawn Service...................... 30 Iron Hill Science Center............ 56 K&S Auto................................... 54 Kalin Eye Associates................... 69 L&W Insurance.......................... 77 Law Office of James P. Curran, Jr...................... 26 Lettie's Kitchen........................... 70 Limestone Periodontics.............. 26 Lyons Companies........................ 76 Malin's Market............................ 30 Martin's Dealership Group......... 71 Matt Meyer/New Castle County Exec............................... 27 Matt Slap Subaru........................ 19 Mehring, Monica A., D.D.S....... 54 Metro Merchant Services........... 92 MGK Writing Solutions............. 56 Mi Ranchito Market & Taqueria....................................... 89 Moon Air, Inc............................. 66 National 5 & 10........................... 7 Newark Arts Alliance................. 62 Newark Country Club................ 48 Newark Day Nursery................... 38 Newark Dental Associates.......... 30 Newark Natural Foods................ 77 Newark Senior Center................ 66 Newark Toyota World................ 84 Newark Urgent Care.................. 28 Nowland Associates................... .82

Easter Seals................................. 25 Ole Tapas.................................... 64 Edward Jones/Mike Laur............. 52 One Hour Heating & Everest Automotive.................... 25 Air Cond..................................... 94 Expedia CruiseShipCenters........ 95 Park Place Dental....................... 80 First Presbyterian Church Parkway Dry Cleaners................. 54 of Newark.................................... 53 Pat's Pizza & Pasta..................... .75 Fox Run Automotive.................. 30 Performance Physical Therapy... 38 Porter Auto Group..................... 61 Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown..................................... 74 Prayer Temple Ministries............ 60

Precision Hair & Wig Boutique.............................. 62 Premier Auto & Tire.................. 46 Prices Corner Car Wash............. 37 PUZ's Auto Body........................ 68 Quinn's Café............................... 37 R.T. Foard Funeral Home........... 32 RBC Wealth/Michael Luck........ 46 reNU Chiropractic..................... 78 Rosen, Michael D.D.S................ 36 Salon Rispoli............................... 41 Schlosser & Associates............... 53 Schmidt's Tree Farm................... 14 SDS, Inc...................................... 86 SpringHill Suites by Marriott .... 82 SSD Technology Partners........... 19 State Line Liquors....................... 96 Swiatowicz Dental Associates........... Inside front cover The Danneman Firm, LLC......... 28 The Summit................................ 42 UD Conference Services............ 59 UD Courtyard by Marriott Newark................Inside back cover UD Health Services/ STAR Campus.....................Center UD Hospitality Business Management............................... 57 UD Ice Hockey........................... 18 UD Lerner College Business School........................... 86 UD Master of Arts in Liberal Studies............................ 35 UD Master Players Concert Series……..................... 90 UD Resident Ensemble Players.. 72 Union Hospital Foundation....... 48 Washington House Condo Association................................. 84 Weiner Benefits Group............... 92 Western New Castle Region Republican Committee............... 43 Willis Chevrolet......................... 40 Wilmington & Western RR....... 41 Wings to Go................................ 42 WJBR Radio/Beasley Media Group............................... 73 WSFS Bank................................. 58


Introducing Rotarian


Steve Amick

General Practice Law ★ Charter Member ★


Steve is a retired legislator, having been a member of the Delaware State Senate and the General Assembly for many years, including service on the powerful Joint Finance Committee and as Minority Leader in the Senate. He retired from a legal career that included stints at the Newark law firm of Cooch and Taylor and DuPont Company. Steve serves on many local boards, including the Newark Historical Society, Community Hope, and Old Swedes Church Foundation. He was the recipient of the Rotary club's Vocational Award for the use of his skills and talents in serving the community. Steve lives in Newark with his wife, Louise, and their son Paul. Steve's passion is old cars, especially his 1938 Chrysler rumble-seat convertible. He and Louise took a cross-country driving tour, following directions from his grandfather's 1915 journal of a similar trip, following back roads and visiting small towns along the route to California. He is also responsible for devising the club's popular annual mystery driving tour to an undisclosed dinner location.

he Newark Morning Rotary Club gratefully acknowledges and appreciates the support of the businesses and individuals who advertise in this report. Their generosity has funded the preparation, printing, and distribution of this “Report to the Community.” All proceeds, which exceed $55,500 at press time, will go directly back into the community through donations, awards, and Rotary service projects. Members of the club ask readers to patronize these supporters and tell them that they appreciate the financial support that they have provided.

2018 Report to The Community

Is published by the Newark Morning Rotary Club Joshua Martin, President Cindi Viviano, Project Director Robin Broomall, Editor Janice Rash, Designer, Pagination Cover photo taken by William Sullivan ™2018 Newark Morning Rotary Club, Newark, DE

Thank You!

To Rotarian Robin Broomall for the amazing number of articles and photos that she made available for the Rotary Report. To Rotarian Cindi Viviano for her outstanding job of organizing and motivating the sale of a record number of ads.


To Janice Rash, graphic designer

Janice always puts her heart and soul and creative talents into making our Report as professional and interesting to read as possible. Even though the copy is written by Rotarians and pictures taken by them, it is Janice who makes it all come to life!

Follow us on Facebook! http://www. facebook.com/pages/Newark-MorningRotary-Club/79380101585 NEWARK MORNING ROTARY'S 'REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY' • PAGE 7

Blue and Gold Game The Blue Gold Game, sponsored by DFRC, is a very special June event celebrating youth with special challenges, at the same time highlighting star high school football players from across the state. Newark Morning Rotarians have helped on game day by taking tickets, assisting security with bag checks, and working the souvenir stand. From left, back row: Ken Godwin, Steve Fangman, Kevin Henker. Front row: Eric Cannon, Paul Keely, Laura Ann, and Evelyn Hayes.


✤ Relay For Life was held at City of Newark’s Reservoir Park with a contribution of $500 from the Rotary club.

✤ The Public Service Award was presented to John M. Bello Jr, a City of Newark employee, for his life-saving efforts for a University of Delaware student.

✤ Shoes That Fit of Newark received a donation of $2,000 to purchase and distribute new clothing to needy school children.

✤ The club honored Rotarian Cindi Viviano with Rotarian of the Year for her leadership in fundraising.

✤ Three scholarships, totaling $6,000, were awarded to graduates of James H. Groves Adult High School.

✤ Ashby Management Inc. received the club’s Spirit in Business award for their lifelong pattern of helping different organizations in the Newark community.

✤ Empowering Solutions received $3,500 to help tile a floor and furnish a medical center in Cameroon.

✤ A donation of $50 was made to the PREP, a prekindergarten reading encouragement project in Wilmington.

Special Olympics of Delaware received $500.

✤ A donation of $395 was made to the DFRC by placing an ad in the 2017 Blue/Gold program book. ✤ In June 2017 Margie Masino received the Ray Civatte Community Service Award, with a check for $500 for her work with the Newark Historical Society and other contributions to the city.

✤ A grant of $8,000 purchased new jerseys and practice equipment for Newark High School football players. See related story on page 16. ✤ A $100 contribution was made to the Wilmington and Western Railroad.

✤ Rotarians contributed $2,500 to fund a homework club for students at Downes Elementary School in the Fall and PAGE 8 • NEWARK MORNING ROTARY’S ‘REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY’

Highway Cleanup It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it! Rotarian Cindi Viviano has fun doing the dirty work – rain or shine. Club members clean a mile long stretch of Old Baltimore Pike from the Maryland line. The Newark Morning Rotarians have been working with DelDOT’s Highway Cleanup program twice a year for more than 16 years. They started in 2002 on Otts Chapel Road, then moved to Old Baltimore Pike. Barry Baker took over the chairman’s job and makes sure his “workers” have DelDOT safety vests, grabber sticks and tic spray before going out on the road. And a good sense of humor helps, too!

again in late Winter. Rotarians volunteered more than 200 hours tutoring the students. ✤ Boy Scout Troop 603, meeting at Kingswood Church, was presented $1000 to support scouts attending summer camp and continuing their scouting experience. ✤ Rotarians welcomed students and Newarkers back to town at the annual Community Day on The Green. ✤ More than 1,000 paperback student dictionaries were purchased and distributed to third graders in the Christina Schools, Newark Charter and Aspira Academy. See related story. ✤ Thanksgiving turkeys for the Food Bank of Delaware were purchased with a $1,000 donation from the club. ✤ The Downes Elementary School kindergarteners received $100 to purchase the turkeys for their annual Thanksgiving feast.

✤ Rotarians supported Annual Main Street Mile and contributed $250 to support the Newark Police K-9 Unit and Newark Downtown Partnership. ✤ An Interact Club continued at Newark Charter High School, sponsored by the Newark Morning Rotarians. This is a high school level service club that is affiliated with a Rotary club. See related story. ✤ A check for $1,500 was given to the local Planned Parenthood for women’s health services. ✤ On three cold and damp evenings in December members rang the bell for the annual Kettle Drive for Salvation Army. ✤ Clothing, coats, hats and mittens were purchased for children from needy families at McVey Elementary School, at a cost of more than $1,000. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Birthday Bags Every child deserves a birthday party, even when the family’s financial situation is tenuous. This year, the 44 Rotarians took time during one of their meetings to decorate and assemble 40 birthday party bags. The decorated bags each contain ingredients for a party of eight to celebrate a child’s birthday, including cake mix, snacks, party bags, plates, napkins and utensils. The bags will be distributed to select families with the Newark Area Welfare Committee’s holiday food box program. Here, Paul Keely, John Hornor, Donna Friswell, Laura DelPercio, and Robin Broomall oversee the completed Birthday Bags.


✤ Grocery store gift cards, totaling $800, were donated to the PTA at Downes Elementary School for distribution to needy families in the school.

✤ A donation of $3,400 enables Easter Seals to present four scholarships for handicapped individuals to attend a week at Camp Fairlee this summer.

✤ A “Ball Drop” was held at Newark Country Club, hosted by Newark Morning Rotarians, which raised more than $8,000 to help support the Newark Area Welfare Committee. See related story.

✤ A tee for $100 was purchased for the Christiana Rotary golf outing, supporting their scholarship fund..

✤ A donation of $1,000 for Disaster Relief was made to ShelterBox for a complete tent and emergency kit for a family left homeless by the earthquake in Nepal. ✤ Three Newark Charter High School students were presented with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and spent a three-day weekend at a leadership program in Ocean City, Md., with 150 other students over President’s Day weekend in February. Cost to them was nothing! The Rotary club paid $1,100 for their registration, training, and meal costs for the weekend.

✤ A contribution of $2,000 was made to Iron Hill Museum and Science Center to support educational programs for children. ✤ Junior Achievement of Delaware’s BizTown received $3,450 to support economic education for school children. ✤ The Lancaster (Pa.) Sunrise Rotary Club’s Bike Ride for Literacy was supported with a $100 donation. ✤ Stockings for Soldiers received $500 from the club to help defray mailing costs for the thousands of personalized Christmas stockings they send to our troops.



UD Tower at STAR Campus Newark, DE

Rotary success depends on good leaders


hile Rotary is an international organization, with many humanitarian projects being conducted worldwide, most of the action happens at the local level, with clubs committed to community service. Like all Rotary clubs, the Newark Morning club operates under the standard constitution adopted by Rotary International in 1905.


It provides for a Board of Directors as the governing body, a president and other officers. The officers of each club are elected by their membership to serve one-year terms, beginning July 1 each year.

DE | NJ | PA | MD

The Newark Morning club uses the recommended committee plan to carry out its service projects and keep a balanced focus on its mission. The five main committees, or avenues of service, are club, community, international, vocational and Next Generation. Each member chairs at least one project or event per year focused on these areas, but they often assist on many other projects.

Construction Management | General Contracting Design-Build | Virtual Design & Construction Program Management | Preconstruction Services

SINCE 1975

The Four Way Test is the most widely printed and quoted statement of business ethics in the world of Rotary It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicago-based Club Aluminum Company, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The Four-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy. Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954-55. The Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1934 and has been translated into more than 100 languages. Today it still represents the philosophy of more than 1.8 million Rotarians worldwide.

The Four Way Test of the things we think, say and do.

1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The club is a member of Rotary International. The individuals are members of the Newark Morning Rotary Club. Individuals are not members of Rotary International.

Martin Newcomb




The Leaders:

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 President................................................. Joshua Martin President Elect....................................... Don Newcomb Vice President.......................................... Evelyn Hayes Secretary.................................................. Doug Gordon Treasurer.............................................Shawn Klapinsky Sergeant At Arms..................................... Eric Cannon Director of Membership.............................. Polly Sierer Director of Fund Raising ..............................Paul Keely Director of Project Management........ Mary Konwinski Director of Rotary Foundation..................Fred Dawson Director of Administration .................Robin Broomall Immediate Past President.....................Robin Broomall Club Photographers.............................Robin Broomall, William A. Sullivan


Welcome Bags The Newark Morning Rotarians assembled Welcome Bags including shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, bug repellant, tablets, pens, and other items too heavy to pack in a suitcase. Every summer 40 young people from all different parts of the world come to Chestertown, Md., to Camp Fairlee, the Easter Seals camp. These camp counselors will spend their summer living, eating, and sleeping with their young charges who are handicapped or disabled. The Welcome Bags are made to welcome the new counselors after their long flights and provide a little comfort for their first night in camp. The items were directly donated by Rotarians themselves!



✤ The club participated with other Rotary clubs in the area to bring potable water to a village in Cameroon, Africa. ✤ Minutes for Soldiers received $500 to support our soldiers overseas. ✤ The club participated in a grant to provide ultrasound equipment for a medical center in Cameroon with a contribution of $1,000. ✤ The Newark Police Department received $600 to assist with specialized training for officers. ✤ Newark Charter High School After-Prom Committee received $250 to provide a safe environment for the juniors and seniors. ✤ Literacy Delaware received $1,500 to assist with educational programs. In addition to distributing money raised through the 2017 Report to the community, Rotarians are quick to dig into their own pockets to support projects in the community.

✤ Newark Morning Rotarians personally contributed more than $11,000 this year to The Rotary Foundation’s annual fund to help with international humanitarian programs. It was the second highest contributing club out of 42 clubs in the district covering Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The club is also a major supporter of Rotary International’s program to eradicate polio from the world, with more than $1,700 contributed. These funds were made possible by the generosity of the club’s members, NOT through the proceeds of the Report to the Community. See related story. ✤ In addition an impromptu World’s Greatest Meal, hosted by the club in October of 2017, raised nearly $1,300 to be credited to The Rotary Foundation’s effort to eradicate polio. The members personally donated all money raised at one breakfast meeting to the polio program. ✤ During the month of February, more than 250 pounds of food items were collected by Rotarians to stock the shelves



Introducing Rotarian

Louise Amick Mathematics Education

Introducing Rotarian

Barry Baker Electrical Engineering

A native Delawarean, Louise grew up south of the canal in lower Delaware and graduated from Smyrna High School. She then went to earn a degree in math as well as teacher certification at Washington College in Chestertown , Maryland. It was there she met her husband Steve. After four years of high school teaching and with a graduate degree from the University of Delaware, Louise began a career as a college math professor. She taught at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania for fourteen years and then at her alma mater Washington College for twentythree years. She won teaching awards at both institutions. Having retired in July 2013, Louise is enjoying having more time for family, friends, coffee, crossword puzzles, and reading non-math books. A die-hard Phillies fan, she lives in Newark with her husband Steve. They have one son Paul and a grandson August. Louise is an Honorary Member of the Newark Morning Rotary Club.

Barry is retired from a career that included one year with Boeing working on the "Minute Man Missile", 31 years with DuPont Company and 11 years with his own business manufacturing textile parts. He has seven patents in industrial hygiene instruments. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and lives in Newark with his wife Judy. They have three children and two grandchildren. They are active in their church, enjoy traveling and are Porche Club Racing and NASCAR fans. They deliver Meals on Wheels and volunteer at Christiana Care Hospital where he helps in the Clinical Engineering Department repairing medical instruments such as infusion pumps. Why I joined Rotary: "I enjoy a service club that has international service as well as local service as laid out in this book, and we have a lot of fun at 7 a.m.!"


of the Food Bank. ✤ Tons of canned and frozen foods were sorted by Rotarians as they spent a Saturday afternoon volunteering their time and muscles at the Food Bank of Delaware. ✤ Several club members have mentored/tutored students at local schools throughout the school year, especially at Downes Elementary for the homework club. ✤ Rotarians also mentored students in Newark Charter High School’s Global Leadership program. ✤ Members also helped the 40 counselors of Camp Fairlee, the Easter Seals Camp in Chestertown, Md., by providing Welcome Bags for them upon arrival at camp this summer. Bags contained toiletries, tablets, and bug spray which were donated by the members. ✤ Adopt A Highway program was supported again this year on Old Baltimore Pike – with 15 members, friends, and family members donning glow-in-the-dark DelDOT vests and black trash bags. We clean a two-mile stretch east from the Maryland State line two times a year – in Spring and again in Fall. ✤✤✤ NEWARK MORNING ROTARY'S 'REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY' • PAGE 13

Introducing Rotarian

Introducing Rotarian

Tim Boulden

Robin Broomall

Heating Contractor

Tim is President of Boulden Brothers Propane,Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electrical Service in Newark. The family business was founded in 1946. He has been active with business organization including the Business Roundtable, the Board of Managers of the Delaware State Chamber Small Business Alliance and the Leadership Council of NFIB Delaware, and chairman of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. A lifelong resident of Newark, Tim attended Downes Elementary, Central Middle and Newark High Schools. He then went on to graduate from Clemson University. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Newark and have three sons. Tim has served the community with his past involvement on many Boards of including the Newark Senior Center, Emmaus House, and Newark American Little League, was a founding Board Member of Newark Charter School. He currently is chairman of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He also served 5 terms in the Delaware House of Representatives. “Newark Morning Rotary Club has given me a way to serve the community in different ways than I have in the past. I am grateful to have a chance to be in a group that does so much good for Newark,” Tim stated.

Personal Development ★ Charter Member ★ Robin is a consultant in leadership and communications programs. She has been a Rotarian since 1993, a cofounder and charter member of this club, and has served in many leadership roles at the club, district and regional levels of Rotary. In 2015 she received the Service Above Self award from Rotary International president Gary Huang, an award given to only 150 out of 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. A graduate of Millersville (Pa.) University, Robin has been active as a community volunteer, serving the county chamber, Junior Achievement, and mentoring at local schools. She is active with and serves on the Board of Directors for Delaware Academy of Science. She and her husband, Jim, have lived in Newark for more than 40 years and have one daughter and two of the most adorable grandsons. Robin says, "Getting involved with our Rotary club projects, like the drug abuse program for our middle school students or tutoring our youngsters, makes life more enriched and fulfilling for others. And in the end, that's what it's all about."






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of hatred, discrimination, indifference and the resiliency of the human spirit • Holocaust Education • Grant Opportunities • Garden of the Righteous Gentiles • Community Programing

• Speakers • Holocaust Documentary Film Screenings (www.nodenying.org)

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The Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee

Installation of president Not all Rotarians are "old and gray!"

Joshua Martin was installed as the club’s 20th president. Wife Katie gets to pin him.


ur 20th president was just 30 years old when installed as the club’s top leader on July 1, 2017. Joshua Keith Martin’s reign will end on June 30, 2018.

Martin is a chemical process engineer at Keystone Industries in Cherry Hill, NJ. He grew up in northwest Connecticut before moving to Newark to attend the University of Delaware. He received his Bachelor in Chemical Engineering degree in 2008. He is the immediate Past- President of the Delaware Academy of Science, Inc., a non-profit science education and advocacy organization. During his tenure as president of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Academy of Science, Martin helped to oversee the construction of the new Iron Hill Science Center on Robert Melson Lane, just off Old Baltimore Pike. Being a Rotarian since 2012, Martin has moved through the ranks toward his presidency, serving as vice-president, then president-elect, with each position having a variety of leadership responsibilities. But Martin now has another role to fulfill. Less than three months into his presidency, he and wife Katie gave birth to son Jack.

Son Jack attended his first Rotary meeting at the age of seven months.

Overseeing a sometimes rowdy group of Rotarians will give Martin plenty of experience for raising a son. And he’s sure to come out of his year as president with at least one gray hair! ✦✦✦


Proper tackling cuts down on injuries.

Rotarians support NHS athletics with sports equipment F

riday night lights shined on members of Newark High School’s football squad as Rotary clubs in the Newark area, Newark Morning and Newark, presented new practice equipment and game jerseys to the Yellow Jackets. A two-man Tek sled and a pop-up tackle sled as well as 50 reversible stretch mesh jerseys were purchased as part of a Rotary District grant, totaling $8,000. The practice equipment arrived at the end of August and the jerseys were worn for this season’s games.

A two-man tek sled allows players to practice their tackling technique.

High schools in Christina School District are supposed to be allocated money every few years to replace uniforms. But NHS had exceeded that time limit and there was no money available. The Rotary club grant allowed 50 new shirts to be purchased for the 2017 season. Being reversible, the black side is worn at away games and the yellow side for home games, thus reducing the need for two sets of jerseys. Most of the football practice equipment at Newark High School had not been replaced in more than 20 years. Not only was this equipment broken and useless, but failure to adopt modern injury-reducing technology with advanced materials and designs has increased risks to players. In 2016 out of the 60 NHS football players, there were 21practice-related injuries, according to Coach Barry Zehnder. When members of the two Rotary clubs became aware of the need for more modern equipment and a safer practice environment for the players, they applied for and received a grant that, along with additional funds from each club, would cover the cost to replace the tackle equipment and worn out jerseys. They also recognized that while some students are drawn to the arts and music, many more are attracted by sports and this can be a positive outlet for their pent up energy and need to feel part of a family of sorts.

New shirts are reversible for home vs. away games.

“Involvement in sporting activities can provide many


Team players get schooled in proper tackling techniques.

Community service is now part of the team’s activities. developmental and instructional benefits,” said Rotarian Clinton Tymes, “including personal leadership and team responsibilities. These skills carry over into a youth’s daily life, both inside and outside the classroom.” Coach Zehnder also recognizes the potential his players have in creating a better atmosphere and climate within the school. For many years, when NHS football was on the winning side of games, the school body looked to the football players as role models and leaders in the school. At a Rotary meeting, he spoke about the need to restore that level of respect and leadership, even though the team’s win/loss percentage was not favorable.

Players are encouraged to set an example for the students, starting with a simple thing like cleaning off tables in the cafeteria when lunch was done. They did it quietly, without fanfare, in hopes that other students would see their efforts and start to immolate their behavior. One by one, their leadership would be a positive force within the school. Additionally, Coach started a tutoring program to boost the player’s academic standings. When he started as coach, barely any of the players reached the required grades. Last year, only one player needed additional help before he could play. Back on the practice field, along with reduced frequency of CONTINUED ON PAGE 33

Players at a Friday night home game in Newark


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Eric Cannon

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Business Litigation Charlie is a partner with Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown LLC. His practice focuses on business law, including contract disputes, commercial debt collection, bankruptcy and real estate. His hobbies include practicing tae kwan do. Charlie and his wife, Tracy, are graduates of UofD and are the parents of a current UofD student. They reside in Hockessin with their three children. He has been a Rotarian since 2006 and is a past club president. Why I joined Rotary: "Rotary provides me with the opportunity to give back to the community at a local, national, and even international level. Additionally, I get the chance to enjoy an occasional Happy Hour with some outstanding people."

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A native Delawarean, Eric was educated at Friends School and UofD. The Wilmington Medical Center School of Paramedic Training prepared him for 31 years of service in emergency medicine. Eric's second career was in automobile sales for seven years. He now works on an as-need basis for R. T. Foard and Jones Funeral Homes. Eric is married to Christine who is the Executive Director of the Arsht Cannon Fund, a family donor advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren When time allows, Eric and Christine enjoy traveling and eluding their children. As grandparents, they realize why grandchildren are "perfect." Why I joined Rotary: "A long career in emergency medicine provided me the opportunity to serve the people of my community. Rotary allows me to continue this service."


Boy Scout Troup 603 Past President Robin Broomall presented a check for $1,000 to Boy Scout Troop 603. They were just getting started setting up their tents for their annual Christmas tree sale in front of Iron Hill Museum on Old Baltimore Pike. The Newark Morning Rotary Club has supported this troop for several years. “These scouts are fine young men and it is our honor to support them,” says Broomall. “Every youngster should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and become good citizens.” The troop meets at Kingswood Methodist Church in Brookside.


In less than two hours these Rotarians filled 652 bags of food for the Backpack program. The club also contributed $1,000 for purchasing turkeys for Thanksgiving. In February, they showed heart by donating more than 200 pounds of nonperishables for the Delaware Food Bank. Shown are, from left, Paul Sayther, John Hornor, Ken Godwin, Linda Sayther, Doug Gordon and Robin Broomall.

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hildren who go to school hungry are destined to struggle in their classes. Federal and state programs identify those who qualify for free and reduced lunches and they are fed at school. Breakfast and lunch are taken care of. But on weekends, holidays, and other non-school days, these children are often left to fend for themselves. It is not always guaranteed they will have a hot meal on Saturday or Sunday evening. Long holidays are the most challenging. The Food Bank of Delaware’s Back Pack Program provides a variety of ready to eat or easy to prepare foods for children in K-12 grades identified as from low-income families. Back packs are filled by volunteers each week and delivered by the Food Bank to the schools where the school nurse discretely distributes them to the identified child before leaving school for the weekend. The back packs include a variety of foods all kids love, including such items as shelf-stable milk, juices, granola bars,

applesauce and cereal. Packaged meals such as macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, beef stew and more are easily heated in a microwave. Six Rotarians filled 652 backpack bags of food in less than two hours on a Saturday afternoon last Fall. More than 5,000 children in Delaware receive Back Pack food each week. The Food Bank says the cost to provide one child with weekend and holiday food for a whole year is approximately $168. That includes the food, back pack, and transportation costs. To sponsor a child for the Back Pack Program, contact Larry Haas Developmental Director at the Food Bank at LHaas@ fbd.org. To learn more about the Food Bank of Delaware programs and how your organization can volunteer, visit www.fbd.org. ✦✦✦


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ince Fall 2010, the Rotary club has sponsored Newark Parks and Recreations Coordinated Approach to Children’s Health (CATCH) Homework Club at Downes Elementary. Meeting twice a week after school for six weeks in the Fall and six weeks in late Winter, volunteer Rotarians would work with about 15 youngsters on reading, math, or social studies homework, helping to reinforce the lessons they got in the classroom. Another 45 minutes of organized time on the playground or in the gym helped burn off energy.

Rotarians, like Kevin Henker, Karen Luck, and Doug Gordon, pictured here,

The Newark Morning Rotarians have always been big supporters of our local students, from kindergarten to high school. clocked approximately 120 hours each year with CATCH, amounting to more than 1,000 hours for the Rotary club in the last 8 years. In addition the club sponsored the program at a cost of $2,500 per year, for a total of $19,000 in the last seven years. Each September we also make sure our local third graders have their own personal student dictionaries. The Newark Morning Rotarians dis-

tributed more than 1,000 student dictionaries, at a cost to the Rotarians of $1,740, to Downes, McVey, Maclary, West Park, Brader, and Jennie Smith Elementary Schools as well as Aspira Academy, Newark Charter, and The Delaware School for the Deaf. They were free to the students. When the Rotarians take time from their busy work days to hand deliver the dictionaries to the third graders, they are met with excitement and gratitude from the children. The dictionaries are part of The Dictionary Project, a Rotary sponsored organization. For many students this dictionary is the first new book they personally own. Many do not have a dictionary in their home. Students are instructed that this is their property and they can keep at school or take home to use for homework if they desire. It is not property of the school. The Newark Morning Rotary club alone has distributed more than 9,000 copies so far. Nationally The Dictionary Project has reached more than 26 million students. ✦✦✦


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Bob is a Broker Associate with the Newark office of Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. A lifetime member of the NAR Million Dollar Club, he has over 25 years of experience as a REALTOR for residential and commercial properties in the Delaware and Maryland markets. He also serves on the City of Newark Planning Commission.

Tom recently relocated with Sonesta and is the new Director of Sales at Sonesta ES Suites Wilmington -Newark. He is a 30 year Hospitality Professional with multiple brands including Sonesta, Marriott and Hilton. Tom has spent the last 5 years as Director of Sales at Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff, Arizona.

A native of Newark and a UofD graduate, Bob and his wife, Becky, enjoy family times with their three children and six grandchildren, especially their visits to Canaan Valley, West Virginia.

Tom relocated from Arizona to Delaware to be close to family, his children, his grandchildren and longtime girlfriend. Tom is an avid kayaker and camper.

Why I joined Rotary: "I joined Rotary to help make a difference. Rotary is a terrific service organization, significantly impacting the needs of so many people, locally and around the world. Our local club embraces these goals in full measure and enjoys great camaraderie along the way."

Tom was the Membership Director for Rotary in Flagstaff for over 2 years and he joined this Rotary to give back to the community, networking and to promote the Sonesta brand in the Newark Wilmington area. Welcome back to Newark,Tom!

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Wealth Manager ★ Charter Member ★ Fred is Executive Vice President of Bassett, Dawson, & Foy, Inc. an independent firm (Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC) located in Wilmington, a chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter. For recreation, Fred plays Hammond B-3 Organ in the multi-award winning classic "rock and roll event "band, Club Phred which has helped raise more than $5 million for local and national charities since 2004. He also serves on many non-profit boards including The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Fred and wife Louise reside in Yorklyn. They have two sons and five grandchildren. Why I joined Rotary: "I joined Rotary because I felt it was the kind of organization that was vibrant and that I could make a difference through Rotary."

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A native Delawarean and graduate of St. Marks HS, Widener University and Colorado Technical Institute. Laura previously was General Manager of Newark Country Club. She has been a Rotarian since 2014. Laura previously worked for The Greenville Country Club as pastry chef and then eventually clubhouse manager, She has held additional high level positions at Vicmead Hunt Club, the University of Delaware’s Blue and Gold Club, and Coatesville Country Club. She was also the owner of her own pastry shop, Sweet Magnolias, which produced and sold fine pastries to commercial, wholesale and retail clients. Laura served on the Board Of DE Chapter of Club Managers Association of America in various positions, Treasurer, V.P., and Student Liaison and still an active member of the chapter. She is a member of Professional Women’s Business Network and served on the Culinary Occupational Advisory Committee for CAT Brandywine. Laura also serves on the Board of Trustees for Great Dames. One quote that certainly encompasses why I volunteer is from Winston Churchill. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. Laura’s decision to join Rotary was in response to her need to give back the community in a positive way.


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Two Rotarians Cited for Meritorious Service

Steve Amick, shown with his wife Louise, was recognized by Common Cause for two decades of service in the Delaware Legislature. does,” Common Cause Program Director Jennifer Hill said. “He used his positions as chair of the House Rules and Sunset Committees to push for open and accountable government. In the State Senate, he served as minority whip and minority leader and as a member of the powerful Joint Finance Committee.” Amick served Newark in the state legislature for 22 years – as a member of the state House of Representatives from 1986 to 1994 and as a state senator from 1994 to 2008.

E Evelyn Hayes was recognized by the UofD Trustees for her dedication to the field of nursing. Her award was presented by UofD President Dennis Assannis.


iting his dedication to open government, Common Cause Delaware recently honored retired Newark legislator and Rotarian Steve Amick with a life-time achievement award for his legislative and community accomplishments that span over two decades. “Throughout his service in the legislature, Steve, a Republican, showed his commitment to the Common Cause ideal, that how a government acts is just as important as what it

velyn Hayes has been recognized with the University of Delaware’s Medal of Distinction. She is the Trustees’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nursing. Presented by the Board of Trustees, the medal honors individuals who have made humanitarian, cultural, intellectual or scientific contributions to society; have achieved noteworthy success in their professions; or have given significant service to the University, the state and the region.

Although retired, she is busier than ever, working with the American/Delaware Nurses Associations, Newark Morning Rotary Club, Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Delaware Medical Reserve Corps and Philanthropic Educational Organization, to name a few. She established the Evelyn Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Symposium Series at the University of Delaware and is an avid supporter of the STAR Health Nurse Managed Primary Care Center. ✦✦✦



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We are this close … to eradicating polio And many adults who were “cured” of polio as a child are now seeing crippling symptoms showing up again. Wheelchairs, braces, physical therapy and many debilitating diseases are seeing a comeback in polio survivors. Rotary has been at the forefront of polio eradication since 1985 when the international organization took on the challenge as a top priority. In the last 30 years Rotary has contributed literally billions of dollars and volunteers have logged countless hours to immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Rotary International and issued its own challenge to us. Every dollar that Rotary commits in direct support of the WHO and UNICEF for polio immunizations is matched by the Gates Foundation two to one, up to US$35 million per year for five years.


e are literally “this close” to eradicating polio. One country - Afghanistan - is the remaining endemic country. Only five new cases of the wild polio virus were reported in the first three months of 2018.

India and all of South East Asia, home to a quarter of the world’s population, and once the epicenter of polio, was declared “eradicated” in 2014. India is seven years polio free.

At the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta in June 2017, members of the Newark Morning Rotary Club heard Bill Gates again pledge millions of matching dollars to make the final push. The Newark Morning Rotarians have donated nearly $40,000 to the Rotary International’s PolioPlus fund since the club was chartered in 1999. These dollars have come from their own pockets, not from the profits of the annual Report to the Community. ✦✦✦

“What is polio?” many of today’s younger generation will ask. They have no idea what the crippling disease can and has done to millions of people around the world. They don’t understand the devastating effect the diagnosis of polio had on so many families here in the United States in the 50’s. They cannot understand why parents warned their kids not to go swimming in the creek or local pond.

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Coach Zehnder was also grateful for the involvement of the Rotarians. “It’s great to see the local community organizations come together to support our schools,” he said at a Fall Friday night game. “We really appreciate all your support and school spirit.”

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District grants are awarded to Rotary club projects that focus on health, education, literacy, and humanitarian needs in the community. The three clubs in Newark are part of Rotary International, a global service organization that pulls together the resources necessary to solve problems globally as well as locally. ✦✦✦

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Bob Foard has lived in the Cecil County and New Castle County area all of his life. He is a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School, Wesley College, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and Towson University. A Licensed Funeral Director since 1975, he is president of the R.T. Foard Funeral Home and Crematory with three locations in Cecil County, Md., the R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Directors, Inc. in Newark Del, and the R.T. Foard Memorial Company, LLC. Bob is a member of various professional organizations and served as president of the Maryland State Licensing Board of Morticians during the late 1980’s. Bob is a past president of the Rising Sun Lions Club, the Rising Sun Business Association, the Newark Morning Rotary Club, and the Newark Senior Center Board of Directors. He is a member of the Cecil and New Castle County Chambers of Commerce. Bob enjoys many activities such as snow skiing, scuba diving, hunting, old cars and martial arts where he earned his Black Belt in the Order Of Isshinryu at age 58 after many years of on and off study. Bob and his wife Patti have two children Whitney Montana and Madison Taylor.

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Jennifer French

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After living overseas for 14 years in Spain and Italy, where she learned to speak both Spanish and Italian, Jennifer is happy to have made her home in Delaware. Originally from Philadelphia, and a graduate of Gettysburg College, she joined Rotary because she was raised with the belief of “Service Above Self,” and now, the “Four Way Test” has also formed part of the foundation of her life philosophy. When not working in at the Grant Opera House or supporting one of our local or national committees, she can be found building Legos or off on some adventure with her 10 year old son, Giancarlo.

Donna is a native Delawarean who attended UD, was owner of Charlie B. Travels for 43 years, is a past president of the Newark Morning Rotary Club and now thoroughly enjoys retirement. She lives the winters aboard a 36’ Catalina sailboat in Coco, Florida with her sweetie. Together they attend the Rotary Club of Coco which is very similar in style and size to this club. Donna and Les are very involved with Coco Club projects and enjoy the friendships they have developed in the last six years. Donna still maintains her perfect attendance since becoming a Rotarian in 1999. She has one very talented daughter and two adorable precocious grandchildren. Why did I join Rotary? "I have found that I really enjoy doing hands-on work with fellow Rotarians on community projects, both in Delaware and Florida. Giving money to a world-wide organization that gives back 100% to make the world a better place is so much more rewarding than to other organizations who spend too much in administration."

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Ken is owner of The Godwin Firm, P.A., Certified Public Accountants providing tax, accounting, and management consulting services to businesses and individuals in the tri-state area. With more than 30 years of experience, Ken enjoys sharing his practical knowledge of building wealth with clients and business associates. Ken grew up in Brookside and met his wife Elaine at the community pool. Their two children followed in their father’s footsteps and graduated from UD with accounting degrees. Son Tom works side-by-side with Ken in their firm in Christiana, DE, while daughter Michelle is with Ernst and Young, an international public accounting firm in Washington, D. C. Why did Ken join Rotary? “Rotary helps those in need both locally and internationally, and I would not have been able to help at such a level without the support of Rotary,” Ken says. “On top of that I have fun with my fellow members both at meetings and service events. The people I have met in and through Rotary have provided me with great inspiration.”

After thirty-seven years in the road construction business in Southeast Florida, Doug and his wife Patricia retired to Newark from Boca Raton, FL. While working he served in a national service club for more than 40 years. He was active in local business organizations and served on the local Planning and Zoning Board for more than 30 years. In 1984 he was one of the founders of a large scholarship foundation that grants full four-year scholarships to high school students who lack the financial resources to attend college. This is one of Doug’s proudest achievements. Doug and wife P.D. have four children, three daughters and a son, and five granddaughters. The grandkids give Doug and P.D. a great deal of joy watching them progress through life’s many stages. As an MBA graduate of Florida State University, Doug enjoys his involvement with other great Newark Morning Rotarians working together on the many projects that Rotary does to assist those in need living in the community. “Life is like a game of tennis. You can’t win if you are not willing to serve,” says Doug.


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Dennis works with companies to develop their relationships with the public sector. He held elective office as Delaware State Auditor and as New Castle County Executive before joining the Federal government, first with the White House and then with the Justice Department. He retired from Federal service and returned to Delaware. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dennis worked in finance before elective office. Always active in the community, he was a member of the Wilmington West Rotary until his move to Washington, D. C. He and his wife Liz moved to Newark to be near their family. “Rotary gives me the opportunity to join with others in service to our community,” says Dennis. “And we have a great time.”

Evelyn recently retired from the University of Delaware as Trustee’s Distinguished Professor Emerita for nursing. She now volunteers at the UD Nurse Managed Primary Care Center. Evelyn earned her BSN at Cornell University, MPH at University of North Carolina, and PhD at Boston College. A retired Colonel (U.S. Army Reserve, Nurse Corps), she proudly served 23 years in a variety of roles and settings; her last assignment as Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief of Nursing Administration at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition to her leadership and member roles in multiple professional and civic organization contributions, she enjoys traveling, theater and sports events, quilting and other crafts, and spending time with family and friends. Evelyn views Rotary as an ideal opportunity for continued teamwork in outreach to the community, the outcome being enhanced sense of gratitude and the satisfaction of having made a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.

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The objective is to help the students build an international understanding, make new friends around the world, discover new cultures, and become leaders in their schools and community. Four years ago the Newark Morning Rotary Club started a partnership with the Global Studies track at Newark Charter High School, under the supervision of teacher Lisa Westerfield. This group of students was a natural fit for the objectives of Rotary and the school’s program. The first group to be formally inducted as Interact members was in Fall of 2014 when they received their Interact charter from Rotary International. Since then three more classes have been inducted. Rotarians act as mentors, class speakers, and resources for the students doing their capstone projects. This year’s topics selected by the students included Homlessness Awareness, Water Conservation, and Heroin Addiction. The Rotary club supported the students with funding for their presentations as well as the after-prom party. ✦✦✦

The NCHS Global Leadership Juniors, along with Lisa Westerfield, met with the Newark Morning Rotarians to share topics for their capstone projects.

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An additional opportunity is for students to attend a full-weekend of leadership training specifically designed for their age. The Rotary Youth Leadership Award weekend in February attracts about 120 students from Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The interview process begins in December and the selected students go to the program in Ocean City, MD, all expenses paid by the Rotary Club. Many students say this is a “life changing experience” for them, that their eyes are opened to other young leaders and their ideas outside of their schools. Four students from Newark Charter were sent by the Rotary club with registration and all expenses paid.

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Joyce Henderson

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A native of California, Kevin was an insurance broker in Sunnyvale, CA for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University and the University of Pittsburgh. He served three years active duty in the Army and an additional 25 year in Army Reserves, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. Kevin and wife Linda have two daughters: Diane, a retired Peace Corps volunteer currently working at UD, and Karen, a National Park Service Ranger Supervisor currently working at Moab, Utah, near Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Since moving to Newark in 2001, Kevin and Linda are active volunteers at Newark Charter School, the Newark Historical Society, Wilmington and Western Railroad, Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder, and Newark Senior Center, where Linda is in the “sit-n-stitch” group and Kevin plays piano for special events. They also perform for the theater group associated with the Nurse Managed Care program at STAR campus. Responding to Rotary’s call for “Service Above Self”, Kevin is greatly indebted to the Newark Morning Rotary Club for giving him opportunities for service to benefit people in the local community and the world at large.

Joyce Dennis Henderson serves as Assistant Director for Employer Partnerships at the University of Delaware’s Career Services Center. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Salisbury State University. In 1996, Joyce received a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the Career Services Center, Joyce spent more than 10 years in the field of Human Resources serving as Manager of Employment, Classification, and Compensation where she assisted in implementing a compensation system for 3,500 employees. Joyce volunteers her time as a senior advisor to the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and serves on the Board of Directors of Gateway Lab School, which serves children with learning differences. Moreover, Joyce is a co-founding member of both organizations mentioned above and is a Fulbright Scholar. She enjoys international travel and serves as co-chair of the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s International sub-committee. Joyce joined Rotary to work with others who think beyond helping themselves. She is interested in enhancing the lives of women, children, the elderly, and the less fortunate with her time, talent, and resources.


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Marie is a director at Cover & Rossiter, a public accounting firm with offices in Wilmington and Middletown. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at UofD. She lives in Newark with her husband, Al, and three children. Marie spends most of her "free" time visiting her son at college and keeping up with her two girls. She has been a Rotarian since 2006. Why I joined Rotary: "Rotary is an excellent way to meet members of my community and participate in service projects that help the community. One of my favorite projects is the dictionary project. It is rewarding to see the faces of the third graders when they receive their own dictionary."

Jerry retired from a 47+ year career with DuPont, Honeywell and General Electric. His career involved product development, production engineering, and most recently, quality management. He earned a BSChE from Virginia Tech, and MSChE from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He and his wife Hannalore live in Newark. They each have a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter. He is active in his church and has interests in reading, traveling, skiing, and bicycling. Part of his retirement will be devoted to learning to play the guitar. “I joined Rotary to contribute more to the community that has provided much to Hannalore and me,” says Jerry,” and my experience so far has fulfilled that expectation greatly.”

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John retired from a 30-year career with Dupont, Lanxide, Ceramco, Honeywell, and General Electric. His career involved research, product and production development and production management in ceramic and ceramic matrix composite materials and products. He earned a BS and MS in Ceramic Engineering and a PhD in Ceramic Engineering and Science, all at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He and his wife, Karen, live in Newark. They have two daughters. John has interests in running, tennis, music, reading and traveling to national parks, beaches and places abroad. He continues involvement with Hope Dining Room, directing the board since 2001, as well as serving on the Conservation Advisory Commission for the City of Newark. “I joined the Rotary to meet more members of the community and expand my volunteering efforts. The idea of traveling and meeting Rotarians around the world who are helping others is another benefit.”

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Paul Keely

Printing and Marketing Communications Paul owns King Medical, which provides marketing services to healthcare organizations. He previously owned a company that provided billing and electronic health records software to physician practices. Paul married his high school sweetheart Eileen, moved to Newark in 1983, and raised four wonderful children here. In addition to traveling with family and friends, Paul enjoys raising puppies for The Seeing Eye, serving his parish as a guitarist/cantor, and serving those less fortunate with his Knights of Columbus council. Paul is a 21-year veteran of coaching Little League baseball, and 20-year Boy Scout leader. He lives and dies with Blue Hen football and basketball. Joining Rotary was a natural extension of his involvement in the community. In addition to enjoying the fellowship of many fine people, Rotary offers Paul an opportunity to be involved in local, national, and international causes.


Introducing Rotarian

Shawn Klapinsky

Introducing Rotarian

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Certified Public Accounting ★ Charter Member ★ Shawn is a Certified Public Accountant who owns his own company, Shawn W. Klapinsky, CPA. He specializes in small to medium size businesses, by providing consulting and bookkeeping assistance. The company also provides tax preparation services for corporations, individuals, estates and trusts. Shawn is past president of the Newark Morning Rotary Club in 2002-2003, past treasurer for Rotary District 7630, and is currently the club’s treasurer, a position he has held for 12 years. A native of Newark and graduate of the UofD, Shawn is especially proud of his Rotary club’s contribution to the community through donations, awards, and local service projects. He was instrumental in starting our annual turkey donations to the Food Bank of Delaware. He serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Museum and Science Center.

Mary is a consultant and freelance writer specializing in public relations and marketing communications. She is also a past president of the Newark Morning Rotary Club. Mary retired from the Blood Bank of Delmarva after 29 years, where she was the Manager of Community Relations. She has a consulting business, MGK Writing Solutions, which provides assistance with written communications, copy editing, and public relations. She also works part-time for R. T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home. A native of New York City, Mary is a graduate of Holy Angels School, Ursuline Academy and Manhattanville College (NY). She is a UD season ticket holder for men’s and women’s basketball. Mary has two daughters in North Carolina and is the proud grandmother of four grandsons and three granddaughters. Mary is a widow and lives in Newark. Why I joined Rotary: "Rotary affords me the opportunity to assist where needed in our community. It has also provided me with some wonderful friends who truly care about one another. I hope our Report to the Community will inspire others to think about joining Rotary.”

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argie Masino has worked many hours to make the history of Newark both interesting and exciting to both the locals and visitors to the city. For her efforts she was awarded the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Ray Civatte Community Service Award in June 2017. It is presented annually to someone who gives their time and talents and finds the resources necessary to help others.

Margie has served as the president of the Newark Historical Society since 2014. She, along with a core volunteer group, has improved the Newark History Museum and made it one of the best places to visit in the city. Housed in the 1877 Pennsylvania Railroad Station which is hidden under the overpass on S. College Ave., the museum tells the story of Newark with many exhibits relating to all aspects of Newark’s history. The exhibits change every year but mainly pertain to Newark’s industry, schools, public works, social and military history, and more.

nominated Margie for the Rotary club’s award. Sierer added, “Through understanding our history and the parts that many citizens have played, we gain a sense of community and pride in belonging to a place with such diverse and interesting stories to tell. Margie certainly deserves this award.” Newark Morning Rotarians applaud Margie for her tireless service to our community. The museum is open to the public from April to November, Sundays from 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.newarkdehistorymuseum.org. ✦✦✦

The Ray Civatte Community Service Award. . .

is awarded annually by the Newark Morning Rotary club to a non-Rotarian in the community who has given their time and talents to live the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. Ray Civatte, a Rotarian from 1994 until his passing in 2010, was the club’s first president and served it well, helping to establish a vision and mission with many traditions to guide our members in serving the local, national, and international communities. Ray was one of the strongest proponents of the motto Service Above Self.

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Mike is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones & Co and has had an office on Main Street in Newark for the past 16 years. He is a past president of the Newark Morning Rotary Club.

Mike is a First Vice President and CFP (R) professional with RBC Wealth Management, offering investment advisory, retirement income and financial planning.

Mike received his bachelor's degree in Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and his Master's degree from Widener University. He and his wife, Karissa, live in Wilmington with their three children, Avery, Geneva, and James.

Mike and his wife, Karen, live in Newark with their three children: James, Emily and Daisy. Daisy was a 2017 Rotary scholar to Taiwan.

Mike enjoys playing sports, particularly soccer. Most of his time outside the office is spent with his family's activities. However, his recreational hobby is various types of fishing, including kayak fishing. Mike joined Newark Morning Rotary in 2003 and says, "The Club performs so many charitable activities for the community that there are opportunities to contribute that will appeal to anyone...and the members make each event fun." And he particularly appreciates the contribution and assistance fellow Rotarian Robin Broomall has made to the club and to Mike personally!

Mike studies Mandarin Chinese, enjoys music, painting, photography, kickboxing and home-brewing beer. He currently serves the community as Advisory Chair for UD's Master Players, on the finance committee, ministry and trustee for the Knights of Columbus at Holy Angels Church. He joins many friends at Newark Morning Rotary this year to have fun serving both our local and global communities.

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From left, Rotarians Laura DelPercio, Paul Keely, Polly Sierer, and Robin Broomall presented at check for $8,240 to Newark Area Welfare Committee at the kick-off of the Annual Holiday Food Box program.


he Newark Morning Rotary Club presented a check for $8,240 to the Newark Area Welfare Committee (NAWC) on Thursday, Dec. 14. The money was raised in a special “Ball Drop” held at the Newark Country Club in October.

For a mere $10 per ball donation, donors were assigned a numbered golf ball that went into a huge hopper. Then all the balls were dumped all at once onto a putting green at the county club, with the balls that were closest to the hole, or went in, winning one of four donated prizes. Chaired by Rotarian Paul Keely, the fundraiser was held as an answer to a call in need by NAWC itself. Usually the organization helps our neighbors. This time Rotarians helped NAWC, so it could help our neighbors, when the non-profit organization lost a major part of its funding from state grants for the fourth year in a row. For the last three years the Newark Morning Rotarians have raised nearly $30,000 for NAWC.

NAWC works to serve the community through a variety of programs. Last year they assisted families in need by paying electricity bills, mortgage and rent payments, temporary shelter or bus passes, to the tune of nearly $80,000. More than three hundred holiday food boxes were distributed at a value of $37,000. Nearly $10,000 was spent to provide shoes for adults and children and another $900 went to providing bagged lunches for homeless or those without means to pay for themselves. Last year a well-stocked food cupboard provided approximately 17,000 meals. NAWC operates solely from donations from local individuals, businesses, and charitable and service clubs as well as a grant from the City of Newark. “Newark Morning Rotarians are proud to help our neighbor who does so much for our community,” said Rotary Club President Joshua Martin. “We never know when disastrous circumstances will hit any one of us.” ✦✦✦


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Josh is a chemical process engineer at Keystone Industries in Cherry Hill, NJ. He grew up in northwest Connecticut before moving to Newark to attend the University of Delaware. He received his Bachelor in Chemical Engineering degree in 2008. He is Past- President of the Delaware Academy of Science, Inc., a non-profit science education and advocacy organization. He is the President of Newark Morning Rotary Club starting from July 2017 until June 2018. Currently Josh lives in Newark in the Robscott Manor community with his wife Katie and son Jack. Much of his spare time is spent coming up with new recipes for making his own beer and wine, as well as hiking, biking, woodworking, and playing guitar. “I joined Rotary to help serve the community like I had as a member of the Boy Scouts growing up, something that was very rewarding to me,” Josh says.

Bill was involved in the biotechnology field as a scientist and business development manager. After getting degrees in Bio Engineering and an MBA, he worked with General Mills and Hercules, including a three-year period in the Netherlands where he met his wife Yvonne. After retiring early from Hercules in 2002 he had a number of jobs involving biotechnology start-ups in Newark until 2006 when he made the big switch to financial advising. Bill has recently embarked on a new career as a sculptor and is completing his studio in Bear. Bill and Yvonne currently live in Bear, but spend a lot of time traveling to visit children and grandchildren in California and Montana, as well as taking vacations to Europe and Asia. Bill is a passionate squash player and has recently restarted his work to develop himself as an artist. Currently he is designing steel welded sculptures which he will complete when he can work comfortably outside.

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lanting trees is not what most Rotarians think of as community service. But this year’s RI President Ian Riseley encouraged all clubs to plant one tree for each member.

Even when Rotarians shop, they are making money for a cause. With an affinity credit card, available since 2000, through Bank of America they earn dollars for humanitarian projects of Rotary International. This message was included in a recent credit card statement from BofA: “We wish to thank you for your continued support of this program that has raised more than US$8.6 million for The Rotary Foundation of which US $3.6 has gone to help eradicate polio. Each time you use your Rotary credit card you help make the world a better place. Learn more about the Rotary card at www.rotary.org.”

“Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone,” Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility. Yet environmental issues rarely register on the Rotary agenda.” “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern,” he said.

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Tom Minto

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Tom is a Retail Office Manager at WSFS Bank in Newark. He works with both individuals and small businesses on their banking and lending needs. Tom and his wife Lisa are Penn State graduates. They moved to Newark in 1994 and have three children, one who currently attends UofD and twins who are heading to college this coming Fall. Tom joined Rotary to make a difference in his local community.

Don is the Director of Information Technology, specializing in computer networking with Simms Associates, Inc., providing business consulting, disaster and recovery planning, Internet access and email, as well as security assessments. He is the owner of SDS, Inc., an information technology consulting business providing the same IT solutions as previously stated, and more, to outside clients. With more than 30 years of computer networking experience, Don is an MCSE and has attended over 500 hours of Microsoft Certified Training seminars and classes. Don is a Boy Scout Merit badge counselor for the Iron Hill Merit Badge Center. He lives in Pike Creek with his wife Patti and their two sons, Alexander and Zachary and has lived in Newark since 1989. Don is also a team captain and committee member with American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Newark and has been recognized by the organization for his participation for the last 21 years.

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Paul Sayther

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Flight Safety Paul, having flown for over 40 years in the military (USCG), airline, and corporate world, most recently for MBNA here in Delaware, is now a Simulator instructor for Flight Safety International at the Wilmington airport in the Gulfstream G-IV aircraft. Besides his aviation career Paul has had several businesses over the years ranging from building and operating paddlewheel riverboats on the Mississippi, to selling Oriental rugs here in Delaware, to selling aviation fueling systems and blast mitigation equipment in Afghanistan. Paul and his wife of 49 years, Linda, live in Newark, have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren split between St. Louis and Detroit. Both Paul and Linda love traveling and always look forward to the next trip. A favorite destination is Aruba.

Non-profit Management In addition to currently serving as Mayor of the City of Newark, Polly is President of the Newark Area Welfare Committee, a local non-profit, all volunteer organization committed, with cooperation of community partners, to help Newark area families in crisis regain balance by providing them the necessities of life. It is home of Val’s Needy Family Fund (Val Nardo), a program that receives assistance from the Newark Morning Rotary Club. Polly is also an active volunteer with the Newark Empowerment Center, Code Purple, Hope Dining Room, as well as serving as Board Member for the U.S. Tennis Association-Delaware District. She is Membership chair for Newark Morning Rotary Club. Prior to entering the non-profit sector as a near full time volunteer, she was a marketing and sales professional for over 22 years in the commercial property management and building services field. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys hiking, camping and gardening. She and her husband have four children who reside in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Delaware. “I joined Rotary in 2012 and am proud to be a Rotarian! My passion for helping others is certainly exemplified by the commitment the Newark Morning Rotary has to service in our community, both local and worldwide. Our club is vibrant, active and fun, especially at 7:00 am! Come join us on Thursday morning sometime!”



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We give money when vital and time when imperative, as can be seen in the many hands-on projects documented in the Report.


or 19 years, the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Report to the Community has been our one-and-only annual fundraiser. From our inception, we agreed not to spend our time begging friends and neighbors to purchase raffle tickets, pizza kits, or cases of grapefruit. Encouraging local businesses to purchase advertising space in the Reports would benefit them with a full year’s worth of exposure to the greater Newark area residents while helping to fund the Rotary club’s service efforts. Last year we held a “Ball Drop” event that raised more than $8,000 specifically for the Newark Area Welfare Fund, separate from our Report to the Community.

Seven thousand copies of the annual Report are printed in late May, with six distributed throughout the region. The remainder are distributed at Iron Hill Museum’s Heritage Festival, Newark’s Community Day and other public events as well as displayed in local businesses and offices of our supporters and Rotarians throughout the year. Every dollar of profit from the Report goes directly to the Newark Morning Rotary club’s community service projects in the next Rotary year, beginning July 1. Line 540 of our budget is dedicated to community projects. Unlike many other non-profit organizations, not one penny goes to this Rotary club’s administrative costs nor to club member social activities. Rotarians dig deep into their own pockets to support their costs.

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Mark Sisk Trial Law Mark is with the law firm of James P. Curran, Jr.in Newark. Previously he was City Prosecutor for the City of Newark. Mark grew up in Newark, attended UD and graduated from Haverford (Pa.) College and Villanova Law School. He has two children. From grade school to law school and beyond, Mark has been a singer and guitarist in rock bands. Currently he performs with fellow Rotarian Fred Dawson in Club Phred, which has helped raise more than $5 million to date for various charities since 2004. Why I joined Rotary: "Growing up, I knew and respected many of the members of the Newark Rotary evening club, and when I was asked to join the morning club, it seemed like a great way to contribute. And it is."

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Michael is the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships for the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, managing the communications/marketing team, government affairs, strategic planning and external affairs. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2007 in Political Sciences and Legal Studies and has his Master’s in Public Administration. Most recently, Michael was the Executive Director of the Greater Newark Economic Development Partnership. Prior to that, he was Assistant Finance Director for Congressman Mike Castle and Field Director for his 2008 re-election campaign for Congress. Michael also worked in the private sector for Comcast Corporation and Verizon Delaware. He is the chairman and founder of Pike Creek Charter School, on the Business Advisory Committee for Christina School District, Board member for Lori’s Hands, PHL Life Sciences Board Member, Business Team member of Christ Community Church, and coach for the YMCA and Rush soccer. Michael owns two companies and enjoys raising money for local non profits in his community. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his two boys, Nathan and Braedon and playing in local sports leagues.

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Liane retired as a State Senator and Senate Minority Whip in 2012. She was formerly the Director of the Office of Women's Affairs at the University of Delaware. She has been a Rotary member since 1992. Liane received her bachelors and masters degrees from UD. She and her husband, Boyd, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy bird watching, boating, traveling, and UD sports teams. She on the boards of the Delaware Center for Justice and the DE Coalition Against Gun Violence, as well as the Advisory Board of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. She co-leads a class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Greg Stephens is a retired biology professor at the University of Delaware. In addition to teaching several physiology courses, Greg conducted research on the evolution of lipoproteins and cardiovascular control mechanisms. He is also past Biology Department chairperson. Greg is involved in the London Britain Township Deer Feeder Program to help control Lyme disease and the London Britain Land Trust. He enjoys hiking, camping and mountain biking. Greg is a Porsche enthusiast and is restoring his 160-year old house.

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Introducing Rotarian

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Bill joined the University of Delaware as an adjunct instructor in 1990. He teaches the Hospitality Practicum course and is nationally regarded for his expertise in hospitality systems design and operations. He is the Managing Director of the Courtyard Newark at UD since the hotel opened in November 2004 as an employee of the Shaner Hotel Group. Bill was born in Jersey City, NJ. He is a 1974 graduate of UD with a B.S. in Business Administration/Operations Management. In 2016 he earned his Master’s Degree in Hospitality Business Management from the University of Delaware. Bill retired from the DuPont Company in Wilmington after 31 years of service and has spent considerable portions of his career in DuPont’s hospitality and real estate operations. He was the Director of Hospitality for DuPont Hospitality, with management responsibility for the Hotel DuPont, DuPont Country Club, and the Playhouse Theater. Bill is the Past Chairman of the Board of the Delaware Hotel & Lodging Association, a Board member of the Delaware Sports Commission, and a Board member of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor's Bureau. He is a member of the advisory Board of Directors of the Mary Campbell Center, a residence for multi-handicapped people. Bill is married to Rosemarie, a professional singer, and has three daughters all who have graduated from the University of Delaware.

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Small Business Development ★ Charter member ★ Clinton retired from the University of Delaware where he held the position of State Director of the Delaware Small Business Development Centers. Clinton is a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wilmington College. He has lived in Newark for more than 25 years with his wife, Barbara, their two children Aki and Shira, and four beautiful grandchildren Naajee, Safiyah, Madison, and Sebastian. Naajee is currently serving in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt. Why I joined Rotary: "Rotary provides me the opportunity to meet and enjoy the friendship of people from our community that have the same goals, interests, and passions for helping our community. Friendships last for a lifetime."

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Introducing Rotarian

Introducing Rotarian

Cindi Viviano

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Cindi is a Senior Account Executive and Digital Sales Manager at Delaware Today Magazine since 1999. Originally from Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Advertising, Cindi has been living in Delaware since 1996. Her son and daughter are graduates of the University of Delaware. Volunteering her time to organizations and being a part of the Newark Morning Rotary bring additional value to Cindi’s active life. “The comradery, community, and devotion to service that is part of being a Rotarian make me proud to be a part of the Newark Morning Rotary Club,” says Cindi.

Congratulations to the Newark Morning Rotary Club for all your fine work.

Steve is a life-long technologist and presently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Bayshore Transportation in Newark. Steve is also founder of Newark Community Radio, Inc., a non-commercial, educational broadcast charity that operates Radio Newark, 99.9 MWZ, WIZU FM. Steve grew up in Newark, graduating from Newark High in 1975. He is married to Valerie (NHS ’76) and has five children. “Newark Morning Rotary is a lively connection to interesting, important community activities and events from Boy Scouts to the Symphony,” says Steve. “The members are all DOERS – bettering Newark every day. Join us for breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott to learn more!”


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PolioPlus is a Rotary International program to help eradicate polio worldwide. To raise money to support the Rotary Foundation’s program the Newark Morning Rotarians participated in the World’s Greatest Meal event in October. Each club worldwide is encouraged to think creatively to raise money for the program. During their regular Thursday morning meeting, these Rotarians held a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to the program to help eradicate polio from the world. In less than one hour they raised nearly $1,700 – all from their own pockets. Here, Rotarians Shawn Klapinsky, Cindi Viviano, and Laura DelPercio check out the auction items. Friendly competition drives up the final bids!

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Our Heroes!

Our heroes don’t wear capes or leotards.

They don’t gain fame in the sports arena. Our heroes are the advertisers in this 2018 Report to the Community. Not only did they help to make this publication possible, but with their support, our Rotary Club will be able to give back to the community. Every penny of profit will go to humanitarian efforts in our city, state, region, and globally. Not one penny goes to administration nor to our club activities. What other non-profit can say that?

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Maternity room before and after

Before and after the work (concreting of walkway)Entrance Minor Theater Room - Pharmacy

Family Planning/ Vaccination Room

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Health Center in Cameroon



The whole community of Moh and Konchep, Staff of Moh Catholic Health Center expresses their gratitude to all of you for the beautiful project! May God continue to bless you abundantly!

or less than $3,000, a new tile floor and a new concrete entrance way were installed in a 20,000 sq. ft. health center in Moh, Cameroon in Fall 2017. The Newark Morning Rotarians were glad to help when a fellow Rotarian, Samba Tata, originally from the African country, called our attention to the need to update the village medical center.

inhabitants and its medical facility is the only one around for many miles. The floor was dirt or old concrete which was difficult to keep clean, contained parasites that caused deformation of the feet of its staff and patients, and certainly was not conductive to a clean physical environment. And with no easy access, anyone in a wheelchair found it difficult to access.

Moh is a village of about 3,000

The donation paid for ceramic tiles,

cement, gravel, sand, accessories, labor and supervision. Samba Tata himself supervised the project to be sure it was done correctly and sent a full accounting back to our club. Because supplies were purchased in Cameroon and locals were hired to do the labor, the project contributed to the economy of the village as well as to their future health and well-being. ✦✦✦



2016-17 Presidential Citation


hen Rotary International started in 1905, it was comprised of business owners and leaders in the community. They were the ones who had time and standing within their companies to take off for an hour or so in the middle of the day to attend a meeting, ask their staff to help with service activities, and use their resources to fund projects.

It was known as the “old boys club.” Women were not permitted to join nor attend meetings. But their ability to bake cookies and cakes for fundraisers was most appreciated! So much has changed in the last hundred plus years that founder Paul Harris might not recognize his clubs. The “good ol’ days” of your grandfather’s Rotary club is gone. Since 1987 women have been permitted – and welcomed – to join as fullfledged Rotarians, holding many leadership positions. Another change is the age of newer members. Yes, the typical club will still have plenty of gray hair. But the new members coming into the fold are young professionals, inclined to

It’s a “well-rounded” club be community-service minded, and needing flexibility to fit their time and lifestyle. Newark Morning Rotary Club still encourages members to attend weekly meetings but is realistic in knowing not everyone can do that. We encourage those who seek an outlet for their service activities and giving back to the community to check us out and see where we can fit into your desire to help others. The Newark Morning Rotary Club was proud to receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation in June 2017 for reaching specific goals and milestones for that Rotary year, in the areas of membership growth, service to the community, public relations, support of the Rotary Foundation, and administrative activities. Not every club can achieve this. But those that do are goal-oriented, futuristic, and well-rounded clubs. Congratulations to all the members of Newark Morning Rotary. ✦✦✦



Public Service Award

Newark City public works employee John M. Bello, Jr, received the club’s Public Service award for saving a young woman’s life. The award is presented to a public employee who models the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Bello is shown with then-president Robin Broomall, his wife Debbie, Jason Westerling, from City of Newark, and Rotarian Evelyn Hayes.

Real-life hero honored


embers of the Newark Morning Rotary Club are always on the lookout for real-life heroes, those who go above their job description to model Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self. They found one last winter.

City employees have seen most everything that can happen in a college town. But when public works employee, John M. Bello, Jr. came to work early one morning last March, he saw something most unusual. For an unknown reason even to Bello, he did not take his usual route after leaving the maintenance yard to head to Main Street to start cleaning and picking up trash. Instead he turned down Beverly Road and suddenly spotted something that didn’t look quite right on the grass strip next to the street. After jumping out of his truck, he found a young woman lying there motionless. He immediately thought she was dead . “She was cold as metal,” Bello later remembered.

Bello jumped into action. Because the temperature was well below freezing and the young woman was not dressed for such temps, he took off his jacket and covered her, got back into his truck and called for the police. Bello did not know the woman, later identified as a 19 yearold University of Delaware student, but he knew she was cold. Paramedics later told him she was about half an hour away from death. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries but could have succumbed to her injuries because of other factors related to the incident, according to a spokesman for Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder. Police later obtained a warrant for underage consumption of alcohol. For his heroic actions, Bello was awarded the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Public Service Award in June 2017. Besides receiving a plaque, the recipient also was awarded $250 to be presented to a charity of his choice. Bello donated his award to the ASPCA. Congratulations to John M. Bello Jr., our real-life hero! ✦✦✦



Scholarships with meaning

This year’s scholarship recipients also worked full time jobs, in addition to attending night school classes. Since 2000, the Newark Morning Rotary club has supported graduates of the Newark branch of James H. Groves Adult High School with $2,000 scholarships to grads who have made a special effort to complete their high school requirements and get their diploma. On June 9, 2017 at the Groves graduation ceremony held at Gauger-Cobbs School in the Christina School District, three scholarships were presented to Moriah Griffin, Syesha Walker-Woodson, and Shaina Smalls, all of Newark. All three will be attending Delaware Technical and Community College. The scholarships, totaling $6,000, were presented by Rotarian Clinton Tymes. Nearly $75,000 in scholarships has been presented to graduates of Groves High School by the Newark Morning

Rotary Club. The scholarships were named in honor of Dr. James Kent, a former Christina School Board member and former Rotary club member. As a school board member, Kent said attending the Groves graduation ceremonies were always his favorite because these students really understood the importance of having a diploma and had to overcome many obstacles to graduate. This year’s scholarship recipients also worked full time jobs, in addition to attending night school classes. They worked at a local bridal shop, McDonalds, and a Holiday Express. “These are students who have dropped out of regular high school for a variety of reasons,” said Past Club President Robin Broomall. “But these young people are much stronger and more determined now to do something with their education and better themselves.” ✦✦✦



Young professionals from several African countries attended a leadership training last summer. In addition, they were hosted by many Rotarians in their homes to see how we live and work.

African leaders welcomed to Newark


wenty-five young African leaders arrived in Newark last summer for a six-week academic and civic leadership institute at the University of Delaware. For the fourth year the University partnered with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

To give the participants a taste of our culture, aside from living in a dorm and eating on Main Street in Newark, the Newark Morning Rotarians invited them to dinners in their homes, spent time answering their questions, and socialized with them at the Courtyard Marriott. The young leaders also attended a Rotary meeting. The Fellows came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nambia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Each of them had a cause or non-profit they strongly supported, issues that were environmental, political, medical, cultural, or educational. They came prepared with business cards and flyers promoting their non-profits and groups’ work, looking for resources to help them. Many were young profes

sionals being lawyers, medical technicians, and small business owners or worked for non-profits.

Each of them had a cause or nonprofit they strongly supported, issues that were environmental, political, medical, cultural, or educational. In conversations with the Fellows, the Rotarians developed some relationships that hopefully will lead to international partnerships and future projects. Already, before the Fellows left Newark and headed to further training in Washington, D.C., one participant requested funding to support his message against poaching in his country. The Rotary club funded $500 for 40 printed tee-shirts for him to distribute to those who would be influential in advocating his cause. The shirts were printed in Newark in time for his departure to the capital.

But it wasn’t all work and discussions. The Fellows joined the Philly George Project on the Courtyard’s Brickyard Grille patio for music, dancing and more fellowship. They do know our music! ✦✦✦ NEWARK MORNING ROTARY'S 'REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY' • PAGE 87

Who are these Rotarians?

They’re just like YOU and ME!


here are lots of service organizations for anyone to join. But what makes Rotary clubs different from all the others?

It’s the people who join a Rotary club! Rotarians are busy people just like you. They are your neighbors, your co-workers, your kid’s friends’ parents. They are your tax preparer, accountant, lawyer, car salesman, insurance man or woman, professor, doctor or dentist, hotel manager, restaurant owner, public relations manager, or graphics printer. They are engineers, advisors, consultants, educators and sales people. They sell you your home, prepare your taxes, fix your heater, and teach your kids.

see they all have busy lives outside of Rotary, too. Some are retired but most still work full-time. They are men and women of all ages, some with young kids still of school age and others with grandchildren. Even though Rotarians keep up on current events and may be conscious about political issues, you would never know it because politics plays no part in Rotary.


But what sets them apart from other busy people is that Rotarians have an obsession about solving problems and wanting to help others. They are constantly on the lookout for areas of concern in the community that need to be addressed. It might be a local park in disrepair, a student who needs financial help, or a non-profit organization that needs more cash. Then they look for additional resources or partners to make the changes that are necessary.

Newark Morning Rotarians are “morning people” in that their meeting days start early – 7 a.m. with the ring of the bell to convene their usual Thursday gathering. They are then ready for 75 minutes of fun, camaraderie, light-hearted joking and poking fun at one another. Guests often comment on the level of energy they have so early in the morning!

But all joking aside, they get down to business with a weekly program featuring a speaker from the community or a representative of a non-profit from the area. This is how they keep abreast of the pulse of Newark and really understand the needs of our neighbors.

Their focus is not only on the communities where they live but humanitarian issues around the globe.

A Board of Directors in each Rotary club guides that particular group in the decision making as to what projects, events, or direction the club wants to go, as long as it falls under the guidelines of Rotary International. Each club is independent of another.

Members of the Newark Morning Rotary Club are typical of the more than 1,220,000 Rotarians around the world. Look at their bios in this Report and you will

When the bell rings at 8:15, the Newark Morning Rotarians are off to their individual work or family obligations. Busy people never let grass grow under their feet!

Can’t make a breakfast meeting?

For more information Two other Rotary clubs are available in the Newark area about Rotary goClub to Newark Rotary Club Christiana Rotary Meets: Meets: www.rotary.org Mondays at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Noon or call Robin Deerfield Christiana Hilton Info: 302-697-2805 Info: 302-229-1871 302-738-9943 PAGE 88 • NEWARK MORNING ROTARY’S ‘REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY’

Perfect Attendance

Many Rotarians are dedicated souls! Attending weekly meetings is a commitment but one that we take seriously. Last year these members received recognition for Perfect Attendance from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. From Left: Eric Cannon, John Hornor, Evelyn Hayes, Paul Keely, Bill Sullivan, Mary Konwinski, Shawn Klapinsky, Donna Friswell, Bob Cronin, and Robin Broomall.


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Ready to help here at home


t might be shoes, clothes, school supplies, food, or a week at summer camp. Newark Morning Rotarians are always ready to help our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Summer Camp Scholarships Going to a summer camp cannot not be easy for kids with health issues, whether it is diabetes, physical impairments, respiratory issues, or any other issues that prevent them from enjoying the same activities as other kids. Since the club was formed 19 years ago, the Newark Morning Rotarians made a commitment to offer nearly $4,000 each year in “camperships” to support those financially unable to attend Camp Fairlee, the Easter Seals Camp in Chestertown, Md. So far this club has contributed approximately $72,000. The camp is used year round for residential/recreational and respite care on 250 acres, offering campers from six year old and up the opportunity to experience the joys of camping and being away from home, with campfire sing-a-longs to a high rope course, boating on the Fairlee River to nature walks and arts and crafts.

Closer to Newark, children with diabetes can attend a week of Kamp For Kids at the STAR Campus of University of Delaware, thanks to an annual $1,000 donation by the Rotarians. These kids learn to have fun with their peers despite their need for constant monitoring.

New clothes build self-esteem Shoes That Fit of Newark provides new shoes, uniform shirts and pants, regular school clothes, winter coats, and socks and underwear to children in the Newark region. Our Rotarians have donated $2,000 a year for more than 10 years to the local non-profit. At McVey Elementary, the Rotarians fulfill the needs of children at holiday time with new clothes, specifically requested by their parent or guardian. In addition, the school nurse’s supply closet is stocked with “emergency” clothes. Generally $1,000 is spent on these purchases. At Downes Elementary, the PTA has a huge list of clothing items needed for many of its students. Each year the Rotary club purchases $50 gift cards to Walmart that the families can use to purchase food, clothing, or holiday gifts – whatever their needs are. Each year the needs vary, but generally $900 is spent on purchasing family gift cards.

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Disaster strikes, Rotarians respond

Each Shelterbox kit contains a large, partitioned tent to accommodate a family of ten, along with a waterproof container that holds a water purification system, cooking utensils, blankets, simple tools, and other items necessary to provide shelter for up to six months. Newark Morning Rotarians have helped to fund Shelterbox for nearly 15 years.


t doesn’t matter where you live. When disaster strikes, there is nothing you can think about except for the well-being of yourself and your family. It can be in the Phillipines, Puerto Rico, Florida, Turkey, or any small town or region in the world.

a previously unimaginable scale. In 2005 they sent out 22,000 boxes. And the number continues to rise each year. Not only were they sending aid to families who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina, but at the same time they were shipping supplies to earthquake ravaged Pakistan.

When thousands of people are suddenly left homeless and without shelter, Rotarians from around the world are mobilizing to provide humanitarian aid as quickly as possible, including Newark Morning Rotarians.

Today they have worked in more than 90 countries, assisting more than 600,000 individuals, responding to earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, typhoons, hurricanes, volcanoes, and conflict. They work on the ground in cooperation with the locals and many Rotary clubs.

ShelterBox Response Teams are ready to deliver tented shelter and other vital items such as mosquito nets, water purification kits, simple cooking tools, and blankets. A Rotary International supported organization, ShelterBox started as a Rotary club project in the United Kingdom in 2000 with 143 boxes sent to a small state in India. The organization faced its most significant change in 2004 with the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Donations and volunteers poured in and ShelterBox was able to ramp up its operations to

Newark Morning Rotarians have generously contributed to ShelterBox over the past years. Each kit including the above mentioned supplies is housed in a large plastic box, along with a sturdy tent, that can sustain as many as 10 people for six months. Each kit costs $1,000 which includes supplies, packing, and delivery.

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Classified info that is no secret!


EMBERSHIP in a Rotary club is by invitation and was based on the founder's paradigm of choosing one representative of each business, profession, or institution in the community. What is called a "classification" is used to ensure the members of a club comprise a cross section of their community's business and professional life. A Rotarian's classification describes either the principal business or professional service of the organization that he or she works for or the Rotarian's own activity within the organization. The classification is determined by the activities or services to society rather than by the position held by the particular individual. The classification principle fosters a fellowship for service based on diversity of interest and prevents a club from being dominated by any one group. Here is a list of the classifications and members of the

Newark Morning Rotary Club.

MEMBER CLASSIFICATION Sen. Steve Amick General Practice Law Louise Amick Higher Education Barry Baker Electrical Engineering Tim Boulden Heating Contracting Robin Broomall Consulting Charlie Brown Business Litigation Eric Cannon Funeral Assisting Robert Cronin Real Estate Tom D’Agostino Hotel Management Gene Danneman Volunteer Resource Fred Dawson Wealth Management Laura DelPercio Country Club Management Stephen Fangman Automotive Service Robert T. Foard Funeral Directing Jennifer French Arts Management Donna Friswell Travel Agency Kenneth Godwin Certified Public Accounting Doug Gordon Construction Dennis Greenhouse Government Consulting Evelyn Hayes Nursing Education Joyce Henderson Higher Education Kevin Henker Auto Insurance Marie Holiday Tax Accounting Jerry Holt Quality Management John Hornor Ceramic Engineering Paul Keely Healthcare Marketing Shawn Klapinsky Certified Public Accounting Mary Konwinski Communications Mike Laur Financial Advising Michael Luck Financial Planning Joshua Martin Chemical Engineering Bill McNabola Financial Advising Tom Minto Banking Don Newcomb Information Technology Paul Sayther Flight Safety Polly Sierer NonProfit Management Mark Sisk Trial Law Michael Smith Business Development Sen. Liane Sorenson Womens Affairs Gregory Stephens Biological Science Bill Sullivan Hotel Management Clinton Tymes Small Business Development Cindi Viviano Media Advertising Steve Worden Transportation Services


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Spirit in Business Award

Joining Bob Ashby, center, for the Spirit in Business award were, from left, Jeremy Hughes and Marc Ashby, partners and leaders of Ashby Hospitality, Rotarians Mary Konwinski and Mark Sisk. All are very special people and most deserving of this recognition!

Bottom line not enough


he bottom line in any company is something the owner or manager keeps in mind when making all decisions. But sometimes there is something just as important – serving the community. In 2017 the Newark Morning Rotary Club honored Ashby Management for their commitment to the Greater Newark community with the club’s Spirit in Business Award. The award recognizes companies or organizations that devote their time, energy, and resources to making life just a little bit better for many who are struggling with day to day issues. Bob Ashby’s charitable giving began in the very first year of his very first restaurant, McGlynn’s Pub in Pike Creek in 1983, when it came to his attention that a disabled Newark woman needed a van outfitted for her needs. That monetary donation and fundraising experience became a life-long pattern of helping with donations, food offerings, and gift cards to a wide variety of organizations from churches to scouts, schools to charities. As his business grew to include the Deerpark in Newark and Cantwell’s Tavern in Odessa, his charitable side grew, too.

Deerpark to support memorial funds, held other fundraisers to benefit the Newark Police Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Newark Partnership, the Food Bank, Newark Senior Center and many more. The Main Street Mile and many other events often end at the west end of Main Street for event participants to congregate at the Deerpark. Every October you will see the Deerpark bathed in pink with many fundraisers to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Bob has served on the University of Delaware Hospitality Management Board for more than 15 years. Through the Ashby Hospitality Group Golf Tournaments, he has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships for UD students. Being a business man, Bob understands the important of leadership within his industry. He has been a board member of the Delaware Restaurant Association for more than 30 years and served on the National Restaurant Association Board for nine years. He has served on panels representing the restaurant industry, as the city and university meet to discuss the many aspects of alcohol abuse among students. He mentors UD students and has been a guest lecturer at the university for many years.

Newark Morning Rotarians congratulate Bob Ashby and Ashby Management for their contributions to our community. “Newark is first and foremost the place to benefit from Bob’s A contribution of $250 was given to Bob for the charity of his generosity,” said Rotarian Mark Sisk. He has held 5K’s at the choice. ✦✦✦ NEWARK MORNING ROTARY'S 'REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY' • PAGE 97


LET US HOST YOUR EVENT It’s true we’re moving beyond the traditional focus

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