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May 12, 2016
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May 18, 2016
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May 26, 2016
 
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Member Birthdays:
  • Maria Shelton
    May 4
  • Peter Mora
    May 4
  • Rose McCarthy
    May 18
Anniversaries:
  • Natalie Devonish
    May 27
Join Date:
  • Marty Blumberg
    May 1, 1987
    29 years
  • Alexander Marino
    May 4, 2004
    12 years
  • Renee Battle
    May 6, 2015
    1 year
  • Bob Ruffolo
    May 15, 2007
    9 years
  • Herman Saatkamp
    May 18, 2004
    12 years
  • Jacquie Goldthorp
    May 27, 2014
    2 years
  • Natalie Devonish
    May 27, 2015
    1 year
 
 
 

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Be a Gift to the World with the 141st Club of Rotary as we celebrate 100 years of service!

Atlantic City

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 5:30 PM
The Chart House Restaurant
Golden Nugget Casino
Huron Ave and Brigantine Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
United States
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We had a full house at our 4/28 meeting, including Mayor
Don and our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Japan.
Dr. Nina Radcliff gave an awesome talk about stroke
detection and prevention. Mayor Guardian also gave a positive
report on planned summer events in the city "The City is Open"
A fun meeting.
 

 
This Stroke information was provided by Dr. Nina Radcliff during her talk to the club on 4/28

 
 

 
 
 
 
John Risley receives the much coveted AC Rotary Mug from
President Jacquie after giving an interesting talk about the
happenings and history of Atlantic County.
John Drew Cynthia Cortopassi's ticket for the 50/50
John is a former Rotarian in the Mainland club. His Grandfather
was also a Rotarian. John found this copy of the September 1954
Rotarian Magazine with his Grandfather's effects. Herb Stern will
give it a home along with other Rotary memorabilia.
 
 

 
 
I searched Rotary.org for an article on why many Rotarians don't attend their club meetings. There were no results. I'm not talking about 100%, but somewhat regularly. I have also noticed that most of the Rotarians who participate in club projects are the ones who attend meetings. Could it be said that the others are so out of touch that they feel funny about signing up for those projects. It can't be about them not knowing about the projects. After all, we have e-mail, telephones, the RIAC, and the website where those events are listed. I always find it refreshing to see a Rotarian who hasn't been at a meeting in awhile.  I suppose that all the normal EXCUSES would be the first thing to come to our minds. "I'm too busy", "I have a conflict", ETC. A legitimate excuse "I am the Mayor of Atlantic City" I have long suspected that when a formerly active Rotarian, stops coming to meetings, they become sort of estranged and don't feel connected to the club. I also often wonder why they  continue their membership in Rotary. Don't take that sentence the wrong way. I know there have been many members who have not come to meetings, but have helped the club in other ways. There is currently one member who I have never met, but is an asset to the club.
 
I personally feel that we have good meetings, with interesting speakers. I have belonged to two other Rotary Clubs which were dynamic, and I chose the Atlantic City club because it had good meetings. So, rather than get too long winded, I ask any of you Rotarians who haven't been to a meeting in a long time, to consider making Thursday night a part of your regular schedule. However, if you would like to share your reason for not attending meetings, or a suggestion for change, let me or any Board member know. My email is timdatig@comcast.net or phone 609 412-3030. the club website is www.acrotary.org 
 
Hope to see ya on Thursday!
 

 
 

When Clara Montanez was a student, she never heard the word mentoring. The idea of having a role model help you pursue your ambitions was unfamiliar to her.

"You basically chose your career based on personal interest and hoped you could find a job," says Montanez, senior director of investment for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. "I went the route of getting married and having children first, and started my career later in life. I had no model for how to do that."

That changed for Montanez the day a friend invited her to join Rotary.

"Frankly, I was dragged into Rotary. I didn't see a connection at first," says Montanez, who's been a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C., since 2003. "But then I met several women, including Doris Margolis, who took me under her wing and started mentoring me on how to get more involved. I began seeing the value in having someone I could count on as a mentor, and I have become more of a leader in our club, in my community, and at work."

Rotary's mentoring opportunities motivated Montanez, Rotary's alternate representative to the Organization of American States, to help organize an event for International Women's Day, 8 March. The event, to be held at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, will feature Deepa Willingham and Marion Bunch, both previously honored as . Rotary International Director Jennifer Jones will moderate the event, which will be streamed on .

Montanez says Rotary has given her a platform to mentor young women as they balance career and family, as well as manage the challenge of repaying student loans. According to a , the student loan debt burden weighs more heavily on women because of the persistent gap in pay between women and men.

"I think Rotary has given me access to young people, like Rotaractors, and they are ready to accept guidance because Rotary is a safe place to reach out and get advice," says Montanez.

Similarly, Jackie Huie, a member of the Rotary Club of St. Joseph & Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA, recognizes Rotary's mentoring power. In 2007, Huie's club created a that matches high school juniors and seniors with a mentor in the field they'd like to enter. The program started with 40 students at one high school and has now expanded into schools across the area.

"I got a letter from a girl who came from a poor background, and through the program, she got a chance to meet with an attorney in town," says Huie, president of JohnsonRauhoff, a multimedia company that fosters creative thinking for artists. "It inspired her and gave her confidence to go to school and study law. She got accepted into four law schools and is on her way to becoming an attorney."

Besides the investment in young people's futures, mentoring brings clubs important community recognition. For example, Huie's club has 150 members, a large number for a club that doesn't hold membership drives, she says.

"Everyone in southwest Michigan knows about Rotary," says Huie. "We had a student who wanted to be a CEO for a large corporation. After we arranged for him to meet with the CEO of Whirlpool, his father was so impressed with the whole program that he joined Rotary."

Many of the program's early participants went on to form an Interact club, and there are now more than 200 Interact members at four area schools. Forty of them will travel to the Dominican Republic this summer to install water filters and take part in a medical mission.

"It's important for Rotary to make an investment in young people," says Huie. "My own daughter is in Interact because of my membership in Rotary. I think her world is broader, and she looks at the world differently. We all do, because of what we've learned through Rotary."

 

 
 

Partners

Rotary forges partnerships with like-minded groups – from community nonprofits to the United Nations – that make us stronger and more successful at what we do.

Our partners

Rotary collaborates with international, governmental, and university groups to tackle global humanitarian issues.

Working with partners

Rotary’s relationship with the following partners opens the door for Rotarians to work with them directly:

Our strategic partners

Rotary has formed strategic partnerships with the following organizations to offer service opportunities:

  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • World Vision

United Nations and Nongovernmental Organizations

Rotary appoints each year to UN bodies and NGOs worldwide. Rotary’s representatives meet regularly with officers and staff from international agencies to:

  • Discuss parallel concerns and potential areas for cooperation
  • Inform organizations about Rotary’s programs
  • Gather information about the developments and programs of other groups

Resources & Reference

 

 
 
Great presentation of this exciting new program.
 

 
A few photos of the orphanage roof being replaced.
It's lasted 30 years. The money for the replacement
($18,000.) was raised in D7640 through a raffle
during 2014-15. Thanks to all who participated in
the raffle.
 

 
Anthony Marino Draws winning 50/50 ticket
Bernadette K is the winner. Great talk by Tony Marino.
 

 
President Jacquie presents Mark Blum with a much coveted
AC Rotary mug, after a very enlightening talk about the
newspaper industry.
 

 
 
Members and family gathered on 2/13 for our monthly service
Day at the ACRM. It warms ones heart to know that so many
can have a hot meal on such a cold night. Thanks to the Wilson
clan, John, and Aura for volunteering again. THE NEXT SERVICE DAY IS
March 12th 3:30-6:00. Contact Tim D to sign up.
 

 
President Elect Joe presents Scott Cronick with a much coveted,
one of a kind AC Rotary mug. Scott brought us up to date on the
new programs at the Press of AC. Publisher Mark Blum will further
enlighten us on Februay 25th. Dolan didn't win the 50/50 again :)
 
 

 
Some pics from the Full Moon Fling at Caffe Lambertti
OCUT did an excellent with this event. Thanks Ted and Anthony
for the entertainment.
 

 
 
 
ROTARY AT A GLANCE
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle
the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more
than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and
international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a
polio-free world.
Rotary also offers expanded service opportunities including:
• Interact: a service organization organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs for young adults
aged 12-18. There are more than 12,300 Interact clubs in 133 countries.
• Rotaract: groups organized by Rotary clubs to promote leadership, professional development,
and service among young adults aged 18-30. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 167
countries.
• Rotary Community Corps (RCCs): groups of non-Rotary members who work to improve
their communities. There are more than 7,500 RCCs in 80 countries, all organized and
sponsored by Rotary clubs.
Membership Snapshot
Who: Rotary brings together the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues for
local communities worldwide. Rotary members hail from a range of professional backgrounds;
doctors, artists, small business owners and executives all call themselves Rotarians. Rotary connects
these unique perspectives, and helps leverage its members’ expertise to improve lives everywhere.
Where: From Haiti and Greenland to Nigeria and Singapore, Rotary unites a truly diverse set of
leaders from across the world. Currently, the largest number of clubs comes from the United States,
India, Japan and Brazil. The fastest growing Rotary regions include Southeast Asia and Africa.
What: Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local
communities across the globe. Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution,
disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education
and literacy and economic and community development.
Polio Eradication Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after
smallpox, with a 99.9 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched
its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication
Initiative with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. To date, Rotary has contributed more
than US$1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children
against polio in 122 countries. Currently, Rotary is working to raise $35 million per year through 2018
for polio eradication, which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 

 
Good Afternoon Timothy,
 
                Thank you again for providing the opportunity to speak with the Rotary members about the SBA Disaster Assistance program last evening. Here is some additional information you can share with them. Your support of SBA outreach is greatly appreciated!
 
Best Regards,
 
Q
 
Aquinas “Q” Mackey
Public Affairs Specialist
SBA Office of Disaster Assistance
(404)-387-8392
 
 
SBA Reopens Disaster Loan Filing Period for Superstorm Sandy Survivors
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it has reopened the filing period for survivors in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy on December 2, 2015 to apply for low-interest disaster loans.  The new filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is December 1, 2016. 
 
“The additional time for businesses, homeowners and renters to request federal disaster loans will go a long way in continuing to support the rebuilding efforts of the communities affected by Superstorm Sandy,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.  “I want to thank the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Small Business Committees for their leadership on this issue.  We look forward to working with them to make sure the needs of small businesses are met.”
 
The recently approved Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of 2015 gives the SBA Administrator the authority to make disaster loans for Superstorm Sandy for a period of one year.  The bill authorizes SBA to revise the disaster deadline for major Presidential declarations for Superstorm Sandy in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.  Additionally, SBA will be accepting applications under its related agency declarations for North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia and certain counties in Maryland.
 
Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. 
 
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
 
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate.  Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.
 
Interest rates are as low as 1.688 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
 
Survivors may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
 
Additional details on the locations of recovery centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
 
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is December 1, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is December 1, 2016.
 
 
 
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster
 

 
 
 

Rotary Global Rewards

The good you do comes back to you.

Rotary's new member benefits program gives Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind.

Discounts & special offers

Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. More products and services from companies around the world will be added throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards.

How to redeem offers

Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But only Rotary club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Create a My Rotary account now to take advantage of the new member benefits program. If you need help creating an account, see the .

Add your own offer

Rotary club members can now offer Rotary Global Rewards discounts on products and services from their own businesses. You can choose to make your offer available to people in your community, your region, or around the world.

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Rotary support

For questions related to a specific offer, please contact the company directly using the contact information in the offer. If you're unable to resolve the issue with the company, please tell us so we can troubleshoot the problem. Select the flagged link under Claim Offer.

All offers are subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. See the provider’s terms and conditions for more information.

Still have questions? so we can help.

 

 
 
Please note that starting Thursday January 7th, 2016, the Atlantic City Rotary Club will be meeting on Thursday evenings at 5:30. We will continue to meet at the Chart House Restaurant at the Golden Nugget Hotel.
 

 
This is a photo of the former AC Rotary Club flag. The Somers Point Club has it on their banner display board.
 

 
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Presentations

Incorporate Rotary’s visual identity during your next PowerPoint presentation. These templates, available in light and dark backgrounds, give your presentation a professional look so you can focus on creating your content.

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Use our online tool to customize your club’s logo and create a brochure that showcases your activities and projects.

 

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Stationery

Download Rotary’s official stationary assets to help stay consistent with other materials.

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Event Resources

 

Download and create a poster or flier to promote your club's next project or event. 

 

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Press Release

 

Give your press release a clean and professional look by downloading this updated template.

 

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Newsletters

Give your club's newsletter a fresh new look by downloading our new

 

 
 
Gift of Life is sponsored by many clubs and districts around the world. Watch this powerful video.
 
 

 
 
 
 This is the new Rotary Brand. It was developed after RI determined that most people didn't know what the wheel alone meant. It's use is optional and as clubs buy new equipment, they can adopt this new image.
 
 

 
 
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Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at shop.rotary@rotary.org or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
Get live updates from the Council on Legislation
Get live updates and vote totals from the Council on Legislation on Rotary.org beginning on 11 April. Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.  Many of this year’s proposed changes are designed to increase membership by giving clubs greater flexibility in the timing and the nature of their meetings. Other proposals would amend membership requirements.
UNESCO-IHE scholarship applications now available
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals. Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. The...
Ensure recognition for your Interact clubs
Interact clubs are making a positive difference in schools and communities around the world. Leaders of sponsor Rotary clubs and districts should make sure their Interact clubs get the recognition they deserve by verifying that they qualify for a Presidential Citation. First, ensure that the Interact club status is active in Rotary's database by checking the Listing of Club-Sponsored Organizations report in Rotary Club Central. If a sponsored club is not listed, submit the Interact Club Certification Form by 1 March. Then, verify by 15 April that your Interact clubs have qualified for the...