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This week in Rotary
This week in Rotary
Sunday, May 9, 2021
President's Message

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss
Dear Friends,

On Friday, Rotarian Eric Zino, Director of the Haddonfield Public Library unveiled the library’s newest acquisition, a portable Childrens’ Library powered by a foot-pedaled tricycle. This unique vehicle is a gift from the Rotary Club of Haddonfield and Rotary District 7505.

Every year, the incoming President is given the opportunity to apply for a District Grant for a project of their choosing. Like many of you, I am an avid reader, so I asked Eric if there was something our public library would like to have that would further their reach. He told me about a portable library on wheels and showed me examples. We applied for and won a District Grant and are proud and excited to show you our new Booktrike! Pictured above from left are John Martin, Charles Hart, Pamela Fisk, Doug Rauschenberger, Eric Zino, Denise Stuart, Joe Murphy and Sharon Reel.

We are also happy to welcome two new members. Mike McGuinness is a former member of the White Horse Rotary Club who moved to Haddonfield a couple of years ago. Mike is an IT professional and a veteran. We also welcome as an Associate Member, Adam Puff, a Haddonfield “Son of the Borough” as Bill Reynolds would have said. We welcome both gentlemen and look forward to learning more about them when we schedule their “Meet the Member” talks.

As this Rotary year draws to a close, we are busy wrapping up several projects and events. It seems surreal that we are actually planning in-person events again. Please sign up for the Club Picnic and Shooting Party on June 6th (link and story below). You will soon hear from Pamela Fisk about reserving your place for the Changeover Dinner on June 23rd, when we will install Scott Tourtellotte and Cheryl Laney as our new President and Vice President for 2021-22.

Looking forward to seeing you on ZOOM this week for our Club Forum. In Rotary,

This Week on Zoom -- It's a Club Forum
WHEN: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 12noon.
WHERE:  Register in advance by clicking

and you will receive a confirmation email with a one-click link to join the meeting.  
Sign Up for June 6 Picnic:  Fun, Free, Outdoors & Safe! 

COVID forced us to cancel last year's annual picnic -- this year we're back!  Bring back memories of youthful scouting, camping, and clay shooting and enjoy an "out of the box" experience on June 6 at Camp Roosevelt in Salem County, NJ. A delicious lunch by our own Assad Khoury is included, and the picnic is FREE to members and their immediate families.  Sign up here.  
Dine & Donate on Wednesday - Nicky B's

Order pickup or delivery from Nicky B's Pizza on Wednesday May 12th -- any time of day -- and 20 percent of your order will be donated to our club. Use Coupon Code Rotary123 at checkout to make sure our club gets credit.   This is the first of many "Dine & Donate" events we are planning with Haddonfield restaurants. It's a Win-Win! They can use the business, and we can use the $$$!
Eight Scholarships to be Awarded on May 19

Our club's 2021 Scholarship Award Ceremony will take place May 19 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.  Please join us in celebrating these students and their accomplishments.  The Scholarship Committee received 19 applications and selected 8 students to receive a scholarship award.  Special thanks to Bob Dilks and Jim Tassini for taking on this daunting task.  Scholarship winners are:  Regina Bennett, Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy; Luca Caruso, HMHS; Greta Davis, Audubon High School; Paige Heine, HMHS; Lamia Lopez, HMHS; Jessica Nguyen, Camden Catholic High School; Sarah Naticchia, HMHS; and Emily Smart, HMHS.
Bicycle Donations Continue 

Great work by Paul Seefeldt who delivered 17 bikes from our Club to Mercer County's Boys and Girls Club in Trenton. He was assisted by Rich at Erlton Bike who continues to support our Club with used bikes.
Invite your friends and neighbors to these upcoming meetings by simply forwarding this email. 

May 19:  Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation Scholarship Dinner at 6:30pm via Zoom (no lunchtime Zoom that day).
May 26:  Learn what's new at the Haddonfield Educational Trust, with Adam Puff.
June 2:  Jeff Swartz, Camden County Workforce Development Board, on literacy efforts.
June 6:  Shooting Party and Club Picnic at Camp Roosevelt.  Free!  Sign up here!
June 23In-Person Changeover Dinner at Tavistock Country Club.

Missed Rotarian Paul Schmeltzer's presentation on the Spotted Lanternfly?  Watch it here.
Help Blow Out the Candles for:
Sharon Reel (May 1)
Karen Hagerman (May 14)
Barry Ersek (May 16)
John Garra (May 25)
Steve Butler (May 29)
Last Saturday our Rotarians weeded, and yesterday planted at the Rotary Circle across from the Acme.  Thank you to all who helped beautify this entrance into town.
Rotary Club of Haddonfield
P.O. Box 383 Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Doing Good and Having Fun Doing it!

With much appreciation to the late Bill Reynolds, Editor Emeritus.  

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15pm 
via ZOOM for now, and looking forward to returning to Tavistock Country Club this summer,
100 Tavistock Lane, Haddonfield NJ  08033, 856-795-7976

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