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This week in Rotary
Sunday, April 11, 2021
President's Message
Dear Friends,

This week, Rotary District 7505 asked all club presidents to enter the names of current and former members who had died during the past year into their database.  We had several. This past Wednesday, former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene shared his own personal story about losing someone he loved. This has been the year of loss – of lives, of dreams, of income, financial security, and so much more.

I was deeply moved by Tommy Greene’s presentation, because he was so open and honest with us about his personal life and the loss of his first wife, as well as his best friend, Darren Daulton, to cancer. I think we were expecting to hear stories about baseball, and of course, we did, but the real story of Tommy Greene was redemption through love.

Sometimes, we need to be reminded of the power of love. It can overcome our differences and make us realize how much we need one another. Our Rotary Club gives us opportunities to share with friends near and far. We give scholarships to promising students who will help make the world a better place in the future, we help nonprofit organizations with their missions, we support one another in good times and bad, and we are a positive force in our community and around the world.

There are millions of people who do not have the capacity to change the world, but we do. Never forget that this is our mission as Rotarians. As we look to the future, “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering “it will be happier...” Alfred Tennyson.

Stay safe,
This Week:  Club Forum!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 12noon.
WHERE:  Register in advance by clicking here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Spring Picnic and Shooting Party

Are you ready to gather in the GREAT OUTDOORS for our long awaited Rotary Picnic and Shooting Party? The date is Sunday, June 6th from 2 to 5 p.m. at beautiful Camp Roosevelt in Elmer, NJ. 
A delicious picnic lunch will be provided by our own Assad Khoury. Expert instructors from the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America will oversee all activities and supply firearms and ammunition. Member Patrick Linfors will be on hand to coordinate activities. All Haddonfield Rotarians and their families are welcome. There is no charge for members and their immediate families. 
This is an excellent opportunity to invite prospective members. We will have competitions and prizes for our best sharpshooters.  There will be a $10 charge per person for extended family members to cover lunch.  All state mandated COVID restrictions will be observed. You must sign up in advance to participate. More information to come! In the meantime, sign up here!
Jim Tassini Update -- For those who have not heard, Jim fell  while walking the dog on Monday night and was in Cooper until Friday afternoon.  He has a traumatic brain injury - although he is totally fine mentally - other than he remembers nothing about the fall - the big problems are that he has major vertigo, some confusion, and generalized weakness.  He was transferred to MossRehab where he can have only one family member visit due to COVID and is his usual exuberant, happy self.  After a few weeks he is expected to return home and do outpatient rehab at Bancroft NeuroRehab in Cherry Hill.  Please do not call either Jim or Kathy at the present time; just keep them in your thoughts.  Kathy promises to send updates.
Coffee Talk 

The Membership Committee has put together a "Coffee Shop pitch" (in lieu of an elevator pitch) that members can use when they encounter a new prospect who might be curious about joining the Club. With the help of Joe Murphy and his office, a supply of these business cards with the pitch and contact information will be made available to members to have at-the-ready when the opportunity arises. 
Invite your friends and neighbors to these upcoming meetings by simply forwarding this email. 

April 21:  Jeff George, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, on veterans in business.

May 19:  Scholarship Dinner at 6:30pm via Zoom (no lunchtime Zoom that day).
June 6:  Shooting Party and Club Picnic at Camp Roosevelt -- please note revised date.  Sign-ups starting soon!.
June 23Changeover Dinner at Tavistock Country Club (in-person - as of now).

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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