November 6th, 2019

Welcome to 2nd week of November, 2019.

Thanks Chris Foard last weeks program presenter who brought new information to us about developments at Bayhealth.

This week’s program features a little know gem in our midst. In addition to some unique courses of study like airline pilots training and a world class optics lab, Delaware State University is home of a nationally recognized Equestrian Team. Head Coach, Jen Ridgley and Assistant Coach Caroline Kane will tell us all about this unique division of DSUs athletic program.

Breaking News, Dictionary Project Success! – Jean Dowding reports, LIVE during Friday’s meeting.

Colonial Board Meeting next Wednesday at the Countrie Eatery.

No meeting on November 29th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Rotary District 7630 Governor Bill Ferguson will be visiting us Decembr 6th. Please plan to attend.

Sign up now for our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing service project. We will be at the Forest Avenue Redners Market from 6 to 9PM the week of December 9th.

Yours In Rotary Service,

Alex Vaughan, President

October 30th, 2019

Welcome to last week of October, 2019.

What, did you go to Maple Dale last week? 48% of our members missed the party last week… the annual visit to Robbin’s Hose #1 (aka the Dover Fire Department). Thank you to Bill Torbert for making all the arrangements for that visit. Colonial Rotary made our annual donation ($600 this year), BUT we also donated Dr. Gilbert’s Fellowship and our 50/50 drawing funds to them, bringing the total to $1,200.00. Almost 1/3 of the additional funds were raised thanks to a $200 matching donation from Colonial 20%er, Bill Hare. The leftover food was also donated to the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing.

Our program presenter this week is Chris Foard from Bayhealth.

Dictionary Project Update: Colonial project manager, Jean Dowding, passed along that we will be delivering dictionaries to all the 3rd graders in the Capital School District on Wednesday, 11/6 – Please be at your school by 8:45 so you can check in and begin presentations at 9:00AM. Jean has all the details.

Sign up now for our annual Colonial Rotary, Salvation Army service project. Early birds get the best service times. Bell Ringing is scheduled for the week of December 9th from 6 to 9 PM each day in front of the Route 8 Redner’s Market. The Sign-up sheet is at the check-in desk and will be circulated at the meetings.

There will be no meeting on November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please plan not to attend.

Rotary District 7630 Governor Bill Ferguson will be visiting us December 6th. Please plan to attend.

Yours In Rotary Service,
Alex Vaughan, President

October 23rd, 2019

Welcome to 4th week of October, 2019.

Thank you Dr. Gilbert for last week’s engaging and entertaining program. I’m confident it helped members to get to know one another better.

Don’t Go to Maple Dale Country Club for this week’s meeting. We’ll be meeting at Robbins Hose Company #1 at 103 S. Governor’s Ave., Dover, DE in beautiful downtown Dover. Parking lot is on the South East side of the building. Look for the sunlight. Thank you to Bill Torbert and Amy Newton for arranging our visit this year.

Dover High Interact met yesterday with 4 Colonial Rotary members present (Jean Dowding, Amy Newton, Ben Parrish & Alex Vaughan) to organize and sort the dictionaries we’ll present to Capital School District 3rd graders soon. Delivery date has not been announced by the District office as yet, but the sign-up sheet is at the check in desk and will be circulated at meetings. Please indicate which school you’d like to serve.

The annual Salvation Amy Bell Ringing is scheduled for the week of December 9th from 6 – 9PM in front of the Rt. 8 Redners. Thanks to our own elf, Mike Malkiewicz, for organizing this annual giving event. The sign-up sheet is at the check in desk and will be circulated at meetings.

Yours In Rotary Service,
Alex Vaughan president

October 16th, 2019

Welcome to 3rd week of October, 2019.

72% attendance last week. It was good to see you –

Thanks to James Bailey, the Dover High School Interact Advisor and two of our Interact Board Members, Victoria Anyawu and Angela Hoang, for providing our program last week. Mr. Bailey said, this is a rebuilding year for Interact at DHS as most of the active Interact students graduated last year.

This week’s program presenter is one of our own, Dr. Art Gilbert who asks each of us to bring a writing utensil to the meeting with us. Evidently there will be a test after the program. I hope it’s not math.

Super Senator Day was last Saturday. Thank you to all who helped. I’d especially like to recognize our Interact liason, Ben Parrish for the yoemans job he did to make sure our exhibit with the DHS Interact Club was a success.

The first Colonial Social of this Rotary year was a grand success Sunday afternoon thanks to Lois Wilkerson and Mel Warren; co- chairs of our Social Committee. We especially thank Mel and his wife Peni who acted as ad hoc host and hostess for the event and also provided all the table decorations and some of the cheese and crackers Hors d’oeuvres we enjoyed. All the snacks were delish and we enjoyed a private tour of the winery too. Can we top this one?

Welcome to our newest Colonial Rotary Member, Chas Barker, GM of Pivot Physical Therapy sponsored by Mark Pugh.

The Governor’s A-Coming – Please plan to attend our regular meeting on December 6th and welcome District Governor Ferguson.

Yours In Rotary Service,
Alex Vaughan president

P.S. remember to bring something to write with. av

October 9, 2019

Welcome to 2nd week of October, 2019.

Thank you to Jeff Crouser and his wife for last week's informative and patriotic presentation. It was suggested that Colonial Rotary might be able to assist in their honorable flag retirement ceremony, if that's the right term. Options are being explored. Bring your thoughts to a member of the Colonial Rotary Board.

Thanks to our members who helped clean up the clubs little section of Littlecreek Road Monday afternoon. Interact president, Brandon Cook was able to join us as we gathered 15 bags of trash.

For Your Calendar: December 6th we will be hosting District 7630 Governor, Bill Ferguson to our weekly meeting. I ask that all Colonial members plan to attend.

Welcome "Chas" Barker the newest member of the Colonial Rotary Club Family of 20-percenters.

Still a lot of Shakin' Goin' On this month:

  • Tomorrow, Oct. 12 is Super Senator Day at Dover High. We will be working with the Interact Club members and their advisor, Mr. Bailey to man the Rotary/Interact display table in the DHS Gymn from load-in at 8:30AM to conclusion and load-out at 2PM. Volunteers needed please sign up with Ben Parrish.
  • Sunday, Oct. 13 will be the first of what I hope will be many Colonial Rotary Social events. Festivities begin at 2PM at Harvest Ridge Winery near MaryDel. Please register your attendance with Mel or Lois.
  • Wednesday Oct. 16 will be our Rotary Orientation dinner - presentation. An introduction to the culture of Rotary and our guiding principal of Service Above Self. Dinner will be served at no cost to new Colonial Rotary members, Interact students and DHS Advisor. Other attendees are asked to purchase their own meal. Bring your computer and be sure it's all charged up as well.

Yours In Rotary Service,

Alex Vaughan, President

Nearby Rotary Clubs where Colonial Rotary Club members can make up meetings:

Wednesdays at 6:30PM
Wild Quail CC,
One Clubhouse Dr.,
Wyoming, DE 19934

Dover Capital City
Thursdays at 12:00PM
Maple Dale CC,
180 Maple Dale Circle,
Dover, DE 19901

Dover Downtown
Monday at 12:15PM
Fraziers Reataurant,
9 East Loockerman Street,
Dover, DE 19901

Thursday at 7:30AM
Bridge Way Family Restaurant,
5 East Glenwood Avenue,
Smyrna, DE 19977

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