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This Week in Rotary
January 16, 2022 
Mid-Year Message Packed with Good Stuff

Last week we inducted new members Brian Dowell and Rosie Hymerling (among a dozen new members this year -- incredible!), and learned more about (sort-of-new-member) Allie Nagle.  And I presented highlights of the first half of our Club year, including how we've kept dues at a reasonable level, focused on literacy with school supplies and a new Literacy Committee to support early childhood education in areas of need in our county including a District Grant of $2,300 to add to our $1,000 of support, initiated a Service Above Self committee to ensure we recognize worthy Rotarians, have enlisted the help of local "Service Dawg" students to help maintain the Rotary Circle, and so much more than you can learn about on our website.

Another highlight of the meeting was a virtual video from our Club Administrator, Ethan Wenstrom which can be viewed here on YouTube. Kudos to both Ethan and Steve Butler, who helped create the video.


Add some extra time on your calendar to donate blood to the Red Cross at our March 2 meeting when we'll partner with Tavistock to hold a Blood Donation Drive from 9am through 2pm.  The Red Cross is in dire need for blood donations.  We are moving our Club Forum to the same day so that you may donate blood during the lunch meeting if you so wish, or before or after, whatever is convenient to you.  This event is open to the entire community so please share with your friends, neighbors and family.  Come for donuts and coffee in the morning or join us for lunch and do your duty by giving a pint of blood to the Red Cross.  Thank you to Assad Khoury for setting this up, and please contact hin at 856-448-5055 or assadkhouryllc@gmail.com with any questions.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at noon at Tavistock and please avoid meeting in person if you don't feel 100 percent.  We'll continue those popular tables set for 4 and 6 persons versus the typical 8 to make everyone more comfortable.

President Scott
This Week's Speaker:  Yolanda Romero

Yolanda Romero has served as Secretary of the Mt. Peace Cemetery Board of Trustees since the death of her Father Lloyd Romero in June 2000.  She retired from SEPTA in 2013, having served as the Director of Workers’ Compensation for 16 years.  Prior to that she worked in the same capacity for Main Line Health and Thomas Jefferson University.  During her working career she was a member of the Philadelphia Claims Association and served as a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Self-Insured Association for 10 years.  Her leadership took that program from one of the worst in the country to being nationally recognized  in 2003 as the best in the public sector.

Ms. Romero is also currently active in the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Philadelphia Chapter.  Ms. Romero holds a B.S. in Business Administration as well as an MBA, both from Thomas Jefferson University.
Rotarians versus Lions -- 'Haddy Cup' is Back

The Haddy Cup Challenge is back!  Be part of 
the trivia smackdown as Haddonfield Rotarians and Haddonfield Lions tangle for the coveted Haddy Cup on Thursday evening, February 3, at 6:00pm, at Tavistock (there is no luncheon meeting that week).  You must sign up here or on our website to be a part of it -- head count absolutely required.  There is no charge for this dinner which is a members-only event.  Trivia questions are now being formulated by Eric Zino and Adam Puff.
Grants Program Update
 
In 2021, we awarded a $2,000 grant to Medical Ministries International to support their mission of supplying specially adapted wheelchairs for children.  The good news is the wheelchairs arrived in time for Christmas giving these children and their families the best Christmas present.
 
Your support through quarterly donations, support of fundraisers or general donations to RCHF is what made this special delivery possible.  As always, THANK You for doing good,


Mary Ann Bigelow, Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation Chair
Be a Greeter

Just visit this link on our website and use the updated Sign-Up Genius to volunteer a few minutes before a weekly meeting.

Each One, Bring One

Invite a neighbor, friend or colleague to join you at one of our upcoming meetings.  Remember -- prospective members eat free!

January 26:  Lauren Zonies, Tatem Playground.
February 2:  No Meeting -- Instead we'll compete against the Haddonfield Lions Club for the coveted "Haddy Cup" on ...
February 3:  Haddy Cup Challenge!  

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