Weekly Update

Fellow Rotarians,
 
I look forward to seeing you once again on Friday morning at our new location, The Blend.  (Please note that the meeting fee is $18, and $2 if you wish to do the 50-50.)  I heard positive feedback on both the setting and the food.


This week we will be hosting our first ‘in person’ Students of the Month since we were last at the diner.  Our guest speaker will be Kevin Johnson, the current owner of Team 85 in neighboring Bordentown.  Mr. Johnson is a retired player of the National Football League, and presently redeveloping property along the Route 130 corridor in Bordentown.

 

Immediately after Friday’s meeting, we will be convening over at the hospital to begin the necessary field prep.  Hopefully, you can find some time to help us with this effort.  The flags will be installed on Saturday, October 30, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM.  Installing 300 flags is a huge undertaking, so please “all hands on deck”…
Click here for the flag and corporate sponsorship pages.
Click here for promotional flyers.
 
Please let Bill C, Chris R, Joe C, or me know if you have any last minute flag sales or sponsors.  We are finalizing the lists for printing. 


This coming Saturday is Rotary Day at the Miracle League Field.  Dan S made a compassionate plea for volunteers at the field in the morning from 9:00 AM to 12 noon, and the second shift from 12 noon to 3:00 PM.  The Miracle League is also conducting a fundraiser from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Killarney’s
Click here to visit the Miracle League website
 
 Secretary Scott circulated a memorandum to you earlier in the week outlining our election procedures.  Please review this and step forward if you are interested in serving in one of these positions.
Click here to view the memo
 
Linda G has begun circulating a sign-up sheet for the Friday, November 19, 2021 US Naturalization Ceremony.  The event will be held at the Marriott in Princeton.  The cost is $40.00 per Rotarian.  Please see Linda’s email for further information and instruction. 
Please click on here for additional information. 

 


Soctober is well underway.  We will be collecting these socks until the end of the month.  I have attached flyers that you can use to help promote this effort.  It’s ready for you to post right onto your social media accounts.  At last week’s meeting, Cindy reported that her porch is getting a little lonely!! 
 Click here for more information on Socktober

Rotarian of the Week!!  Tom and Cindy will be co-chairing an effort to post on the club’s Facebook page a Rotarian of the Week.  We are asking all Rotarians to participate by simply including a picture of yourself including general information – name, occupation/workplace, join date, why involved in Rotary, best part of Rotary, and hobbies, interests, or other activities.  Please email this information over to Cindy (Cynthia.Rosen@foxroach.com) and Tom (omex15@aol.com).  They are prepared to start immediately. 


Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Hamilton Township to utilize grant funding for home improvements.  Rotary has established a formal partnership arrangement with Habitat for Humanity.  They have asked our club to help them in promoting this program through your normal channels.  This can be accessed at this link.


Our club has 11 members who have signed up for Amazon Smile. We have collectively made nearly 60 purchases and we will receive a contribution from Amazon in November.  Please sign up for Amazon Smile or ask your company to register our Club as the beneficiary.  Here is the link – https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0030865.  It’s that simple.  I refer you to Joe Cavone or Cindy Rosen for any questions. 
 
Please continue to maintain all necessary safety protocols.  I’ll see you Friday.  The Zoom option remains available to you.

 

  

Rotary International’s Seven Areas of Focus
 
Water and Sanitation
 
This week’s area of focus is water and sanitation.  When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, when children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
 
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.
Rotary clubs partnered with local organizations to install a rainwater harvesting and distribution center for 4,000 people in Mada, India.  They also delivered training programs for women in the community and students in 35 schools.

In November 2013, part of the Leyte province in the Philippines was hit by the devastating typhoon Haiyan, the country’s worst typhoon affecting 25 million people and claiming nearly 6,000 lives while leaving tremendous damage throughout the island.

Immediately after the typhoon, Rotary clubs from various countries came to the rescue.  Local clubs responded with food supplies and worked with local groups to begin rebuilding the homes.  Once immediate relief was provided, the focus shifted to meet sanitary requirements in restoring water supply and construction of toilet facilities. 

 

We’ll be at the Blend and open up the Zoom link every Friday morning by 7:15 a.m. if you want to join early for some club banter.

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting.

For future meeting speakers, click here.