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Kent Country Administrator explains master planning process

Mr. Michael Petit de Mange, Kent Country Administrator, recently reviewed the County’s Master Planning Process with the Dover Colonial Rotary Club. The presentation illustrated the thinking behind the plan, which aims to promote future economic development for two specific areas, namely, Little Heaven and South Frederica. The goals for these two areas include support services for the sports complex in South Frederica, light industrial startups, and a professional corporate campus for Little Heaven. A significant portion of the process includes setting up various town hall meetings to obtain feedback from the community and constant interactive conferences with state and local…

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Commander Addresses Rotary

Mr. Marc Garduno, State Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of Delaware, recently gave the Dover Colonial Rotary Club and informative presentation about his organization. Mr. Garduno began his remarks by noting that VFW is presently reorganizing both its structure and operating policies. He also observed that “most people really do not know what we do.” He was pleased to announce that unlike many other long-established service organizations, membership in the VFW is not declining but growing. The VFW not only ended the past two years with an increase in its member ranks but is anticipating doing so for…

Heart Association Director Addresses Rotary

Karen Gritton, Development Director for the American Heart Association, recently addressed the Dover Colonial Rotary Club, providing an overview of her group’s main activities. “Research and Development are key in preventing heart problems,” she told the group, and recently the Delaware branch provided $900,000 towards it at a researchers’ interview session held at the University of Delaware. Last year a total of $1.2 million went back into the community, not solely for research, but also some of the Heart Association’s other programs. Ms. Gritton stressed the importance of early detection, and towards that end, on March 19th, a Southern Delaware…

Dover Colonial Rotary Club’s 30th Anniversary!

Two-time former club President Bob Benton was on hand this past Friday to speak briefly on the occasion of Dover Colonial Rotary Club’s 30th anniversary! Former Dover Colonial Rotary Club member and current Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club member Steve Grossman was also there!

Bayhealth Representative Addresses Rotary Club

DOVER: Former Bayhealth Junior Board President, Lisa Grossman, recently addressed the Dover Colonial Rotary and provided the club members with some insight regarding what her organization does for our community. The Bayhealth Junior Board was founded on November 6, 1947, by a group of 34 women who wanted to help the community in a meaningful and significant way. The current membership is well over 200 volunteers. It all began with these ladies making sandwiches for hospital visitors and eventually grew into the opening of a gift shop. In July 2008, the hospital assumed direct management of that shop, so the…