Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Volume 1 | Issue 3

Welcome to another issue of my weekly message! 
I hope that you all had a great week. There are several things that I would like to update you on this week.
New Rotary Club Charter Celebration
The Tri County Rotary Club will be celebrating their Charter Night at Merighi’s Savoy Inn in East Vineland on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
This is the first club that the District has chartered in several years. The Tri County Club has almost 40 charter members. I am asking all the clubs to send representatives to attend this event and help make it a special day for our newest Club. The Charter Celebration Committee will be headed by Assistant Governor Len Schwartz, Club President Chris Volker and District Youth Services Director Melanie Druziako. You will see more information on this event in the near future.
Rotary Club Central
Rotary Club Central is unavailable for the next few days as it under goes a major upgrade. There will be an announcement when it is up and available for you to use. The project has been in the works for some time, and Rotary believes that the new site will make using Rotary Club Central a great experience.
Strike Out Hunger Game Night
The Strike Out Hunger Baseball game is scheduled for Friday, August 11th, so don’t delay, buy your tickets now. RI President Ian Riseley will be attending this year. It is also the Hall of Fame Weekend, and Pete Rose will be inducted into the Phillies Hall of Fame and will throw out the first pitch. Remember, that $10.00 from every ticket sold goes directly to the Rotary Foundation on your behalf.
Over the last 32 years, this event has raised over $990,000 for the Rotary Foundation, and given over 16 tons of food to the needy. This year we will break $1,000,000 mark in giving to the Foundation, and will present a check for $1,000,000 at the Strike Out Hunger dinner on Saturday, August 12th at The Westin Hotel in Mt. Laurel. Last year we had over 330 people attend the dinner so buy your tickets now!
I made my first club visit last week to the Bridgeton Lunch Club. It was a great experience to talk with everyone that day.
I had the great pleasure to speak with Alan Woodruff, who told me that he will soon celebrate 60 years in Rotary. The best part was what he said was that he has perfect attendance. WOW! Congratulations to Alan! What an amazing accomplishment! ….and Bridgeton Rotary, please don’t fine Alan too much for mentioning this information!
Armando Rosenberg Home and School
Mr. Harold Wooden pictured with students from the school
As you know, for the last 30+ years we have supported the Armando Rosenberg Home and School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Through the generosity of Rotarians in our district, we have sent a shipping container of much needed supplies annually. We will be sending this container in late October and would appreciate any donations to this cause.
Sam F. Owori
As I was writing this message on Friday, RI President Ian Riseley has sent the following message: It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the sad news that the President-elect of Rotary International, Sam F. Owori, died last night as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery. Please keep Sam’s family in your prayers. My sincere condolences to the family from our District!
More club visits this week. This is the best part of my job!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Governor 2017-2018
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