Welcome to 4rd week of September, 2019.
Congratulations and Thank You to Mike Petit d' Mange and Jean Dowding who have agreed to serve the Dover Colonial Rotary Club. Mike will join an elite group of 2-term presidents as he take the reins for his second term as president for the 2020-21 Rotary year. Bob Benton is also a 2-term Colonial Rotary president. Jean Dowding has agreed to become Dover Colonial's president for the 2021-22 term which means she will be the clubs Vice President.
Thank you Dr. Gilbert for inviting last week's program presenter, Melissa Jones, to speak about Wilm U's Learning Centers.
Colonial's Membership Chair, Mark Pugh has been a busy boy. He has asked me to announce the proposal of Charles "Chas" Barker as a new member of Dover Colonial Rotary. Chas Father owned and operated Barker Physical Therapy in the Dover area for many years. Barker PT was purchased by Pivot PT where "Chas" now serves as the General Manager.
Mark has also been busy putting together our Colonial Rotary member orientation and education program scheduled for October 16th from six to about eight PM. This program is designed to serve both new and seasoned members as we understand more about the culture of Rotary. Please register your intention to attend with Mark.
Mel and Lois have a wonderful social event planned for Sunday afternoon, October 13th at Harvest Ridge Winery. Please RSVP by filling in the sign-up sheet or contact Mel or Lois directly.
Put a tickler in your file to be sure to wear pink next Friday, October 4th to show your support of Breast Cancer Society's Go Pink Day. Lois has all the details.
The Biggs Museum's Director of Development, Gina Sacchetti reached out to me to ask for support for their family friendly Pumpkin Carving Halloween event at the State Fairgrounds coming up Oct. 18 & 19. Not your average gords either, they'll aver 150lbs. See the flyer on your tables for details.
Just a thought I'd like to share. Over 100 years ago, Paul Harris and the founders of Rotary formed the very first service organization. Since then, other benevolent organizations have formed and followed suit. But Rotary was the first.
I've been corresponding with a prospective club member recently who wanted to understand more deeply about Rotary and our culture of Service above Self. The explanation I gave came from somewhere outside myself. I related the saying we've all heard, about how 20% of the people seem to do 80% of the work. I think that's true. But, I followed that with, "...Rotary is made up of those 20-percenters." I think that's true too. I'm proud to be one of the 20-percenters who do good works for our local and world community.
Yours In Rotary Service,
Alex Vaughan, President