Rotary Club of Atlantic City

 

Speakers

Apr 16, 2014
May 07, 2014
Dr. Oliver Cooke, Ph.D
South Jersey's Economy
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Roy Goldberg
    April 7
  • Joseph Dolan
    April 12
  • Marty Blumberg
    April 13
Join Date:
  • Paxson Keates
    April 1, 1959
    55 years
  • Priscilla DiMario
    April 2, 2013
    1 year
  • Jeff Wilson
    April 6, 2004
    10 years
  • Maria Shelton
    April 6, 2004
    10 years
  • Rose McCarthy
    April 30, 2005
    9 years
 
 
 

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Grand Prize winner - $1700 Joyce Ruffalo

Bottles of expensive Wine– Pax Keates, Maria Shelton, Herb Stern, Jeannie Wood

 

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the losers for buying the tickets to support our scholarship fund.

Thank you Charles Coyle for running the licensed raffle.

 

 
 
 
UPDATE
Our host families are Tim & Shannon Datig 2, Denise Irvin 2, Jessica Ramirez 1, Tom Forkin 2
Marty Blumberg obtained tickets for the Aquarium, Major Cornelius is providing a van, Presdent Jeff has assembled some goody bags, Bernadette K is working on tickets for the lighthouse, Jazz is working on a Tony Baloney event, Rose is working on comedy show tickets, and Louis is working on a hotel tour .
If you have any ideas or can provide an item for the goody bags let me know
609 412-3030
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Information for AC Host Parents
  • Your student(s) need(s) to be picked up at 5:30 PM on Friday 4/25 at the rest area on the AC expressway by Starbucks.
  • Students will have dinner with you and spend the evening
  • On Saturday the student(s) need(s) to be delivered to AC, to a location and at a time, to be determined. They will spend the day in AC and need to be picked up in the evening, probably after dinner, but not too late.
  • Sunday students most likely will spend time with you, however, if there is a pressing activity we want to do, we may plug that in.
  • Students need to be dropped off at 2:30 on Sunday at the rest area on the expressway.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
 
 
 
Gift of Life is sponsored by many clubs and districts around the world. Watch this powerful video.
 
 

 

RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."

"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

"How you Light Up Rotary is up to you," Huang said. "You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help."

Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends to join Rotary.

"We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members," he said.

Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018.

"When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift that will endure forever," he said.

By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotary shine brighter than ever.

"Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work," Huang said. "It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve."  CLICK ON READ MORE TO SEE A VIDEO OF PE GARY'S SPEECH.

 

 
 
 

 

http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek

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 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.
 
 

 
 

I did not insert the Graphic. this came from the Zone 24/32 Newsletter. Be sure to watch the video

International Toilet Day

Give a S--t!


Mark your calendars! November 19 has been designated by the United Nations as World Toilet Day.
 
Whaattt? There is actually a day devoted to the honor of the humble toilet?  The answer is both “Yes” and “This is serious stuff.”

Looking back over the past 300 years, the greatest gains in human health and lifespan have occurred after improvements in sanitation.  One estimate is that the smallpox vaccine added about 2 years to worldwide longevity, the polio vaccine added about 7 years. The flush toilet added 15 years.The polio virus is spread via human fecal material. We cannot eliminate polio in the world without universal treatment of human waste, the two are closely related.

Rotary and the Rotary Foundation know the importance of sanitation and have made Water and Sanitation one of its Six Areas of Focus.  The Gates Foundation knows the importance of sanitation and has sponsored a contest to develop a self-contained toilet which does not require a community sanitation system.  (The University of Toronto in Zone 24 took $40,000 and third place in this competition for their device which sanitizes waste and recovers usable resources.) 

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Feb 08, 2011
Clubs are always looking for ways to grow and recruit new members, There are many things club members can do in order to attract new members. Here, you’ll find a hundred viable approaches that one could use in order to recruit more members. Check It Out
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
The ACRC CookBooks are here, filled with recipes , cooking tips and pictures. Contributed by ACRC members and family. You will be proud to give this Rotary Cookbook to anyone. Supply is limited $10.00 each Thank you to Maria Shelton for organizing a wonderful cookbook
 

 
 

ROTARY

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Members:

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AT A

1,215,083*

223,629

351,325

174,685

 

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GLANCE

34,430*

9,723

15,275

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Foundation Facts

Zones 24 & 32 Newsletter www.rotaryzones24-32.org

 

Five Reasons to Support Our Foundation

 
 
 
Mar 29, 2011

New free Rotary Club Locator iPhone app available


You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for Android phones. 

If you have questions or feedback, please let RI know by e-mailing the Contact Center at contact.center@rotary.org.

 

 
 
 

For years, Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. To get started on a project, think broadly about how your club and its members could contribute within each avenue.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs. Learn about effective club service in Membership and Training.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Learn more.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity  Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
Learn more about community service and assessing your community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Learn more about participating in World Community Service.

Youth Services

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

 

 
 

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