WELCOME

Welcome to the Georgetown-Millsboro (DE) Rotary Club's web site. We're located in the center of Sussex County in the heart of DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Peninsula), affectionately known as "Lower Slower" Delaware. For those living in the area or visiting, please consider joining us at noon for lunch any Tuesday at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 N Bedford Street, just two blocks north of The Circle. Check out the speaker's schedule below or contact us for more information. Stephen Kasperski, President

New Mission Statement: "The mission of the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club is to provide service to others; promote integrity within our professions; and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through business, professional and community fellowship."

Announcements

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Congratulations

A belated congratulations to Rotarian of the Year Charlene Hubert. Charlene is one of our most active members who is engaged in nearly every club project. She is a member of the Board of Directors, is our Sunshine Chair, Co-Chairs Bernie's Baskets (food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas), and serves on the Winter Gala Committee, among the many things she does. Congratulations Charlene. You are truly deserving of being recognized as Rotarian of the Year.

 

Coming Club Events

Annual Golf Fundraiser: October 10/The Peninsula

Join us for a great day at a beautiful golf course. Click brochure for all the details and to register. Click Tee Sign Sponsor form and/or Tee Sign Receipt form.

 

District 7630 Events

Annual Foundation Dinner: Nov 22/Dover Sheraton

 

Welcome Carlene

Carlene Rosche

We are very pleased that Carlene Roche (left) has tranferred her membership to our club. Carlene, a former Asst. Gov. in her Connecticut district has jumped in with both feet and taken an active role in our club including accepting the position of VP which includes Program Chair responsibilities. She is also a member of the Golf Committee and handles the 50/50 drawing at each meeting. Welcome Carlene.

 

Board Meeting Highlights

The August 15th Board meeting was called to order by Pres Stephen with 13 officers and directors present. The Treasurer's and Secretary's reports were approved. Bud Clark reported the Membership Committee will be meeting soon. Carlene volunteered to send the Golf Classic brochure to Susan Reeves for inclusion in the weekly Rotary Reminders. Considerable time was spent discussing budget strategies. Most members do not realize there are no club dues being charged, just District and R.I. dues. Club expenses are paid by a $2 fee that is included in the weekly meal fee. An addition $2 covers hall rental. The Board decided a better approach would be to reduce the cost of lunch by $4 and begin charging $4/week club dues. The cost to members will be the same but the process will be more transparent. The next regular Board meeting will be on September 19th from 7:30 to 8:30am in Lin Faucett's Board Room at Del Tech. Board meetings last about an hour, are open to all members and count as a meeting make-up.

 

Community Grants

Fall 2010 Grant Recipients

2012 Grants -Three community organizations received funds in the 2012 Grants cycle. Group names and the amounts received "coming soon."

Please click these links for the Grant Guidelines and Application to learn more. Applications for 2013 grants will be accepted until October 31st.

 

College Scholarships

The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club offers two $1000.00 scholarships to deserving high school seniors from the Georgetown-Millsboro area. Click here for scholarship guidelines and an application.

 

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Facebook

Ernie Felici maintains our club Facebook page. To learn more go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php#/pages/Georgetown-DE/Georgetown-Millsboro-Rotary-Club/362189010146?ref=ts  If you have Facebook questions, please ask Ernie our Facebook "expert."

 

MEETINGS

The club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street, two blocks north of The Circle.

Speakers - VP Carlene Roche schedules our weekly speakers. Please contact Stephen with speaker/program suggestions.

 

SPEAKER SCHEDULE

DATE Speaker Topic Contact
Aug 6
Crystal Timmons
United Way
VP Carlene
Aug 13
Judy Dean & Ernie Felici
Vocational Day
VP Carlene
Aug 20
Liane Hansen
WDDE 91.1 FM
VP Carlene
Aug 27
Pres Stephen
Club Assembly
Pres Stephen
Sept 3
TBA
TBA
VP Carlene
Sept 10
Members
Vocational Day
VP Carlene
Sept 17
TBA
TBA
VP Carlene
Sept 24
Pres Stephen
Club Assembly
Pres Stephen

One of the main topics of the August Club Assembly was our Golf Classic. Chair Ernie asked all members to work on sponsors, selling tee signs and recruiting players. Helen Kruger has assumed leadership for Tee Signs due to Paul Mylander's illness. Bob Rugio is chair of sponsorships. Thanks to hat sponsor Massey's Landing (Lin Faucett). The remainder of the meeting was devoted to financial issues. As approved by the Board, club dues will be collected the same as District and R.I. dues beginning in September. The out-of-pocket cost to members will not change as the meal fee will be reduced by $4, the same amount of club dues. Membership Chair Bud Clark reported on plans for increasing membership and retaining members with a return to the new member letters introduced by Paul Mylander.

Lianne Hansen WDDE

Lianne Hansen, Emmy Award-winning journalist and former host of NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday," visited the club on on August 20th to talk about WDDE, Delaware's first and only public radio station, located at DSU in Dover. Lianne has retired from NPR in Washington and now lives in Bethany Beach. She encourages club members to listen to WDDE for the best in public radio and especially Delaware news.

 

Club members Judy Dean and Ernie Felici were our Vocational Day speakers. While both are realtors their jobs are very different. Judy primarily sells family homes while Ernie deals in commercial real estate. Judy is a Georgetown native and Ernie grew up in Philadelphia. Judy is a past president of our club and was a GSE Group Leader to Ireland. Ernie has chaired the Golf Committee for the past several years and encourages every member to be engaged in our October 10th fundraiser at The Peninsula.

 

Crystal Timmons United Way

 

Crystal Timmons told the club about the many projects and activities the United Way of Delaware supports. All of these projects are in collabortion with other organizations. CrystaSunny Gyanil said that all of the money donated goes for community support except for 10.5% for overhead. Sunny Gyani was welcomed home. He attended the R.I. conference in Lisbon and shared some of the highlights of the event with a promise to do a full program once he has organized his photos.

Happy Birthday

Aug 4 Marlene Elliott Aug 11 Carlene Roche
Aug 22 Mike Johnson    

 

Rotary Radio
Pathway to Service: 7:30am Sunday on WDEL (1150 AM) - Hosted by PDG Carol Ann Weisenfeld.
Listen to past shows on the District 7630 web site

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