Russell Hampton
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Volume 1 | Issue 7

Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! I hope that you are having a great summer! 
Foundation Giving
At my Change Over Dinner there was an auction of Sport Memorabilia for the benefit of the Rotary Foundation.  I am pleased to report that $682.00 was raised that night. I want to personally thank everyone that participated in that auction.  The funds have been sent on to the Rotary Foundation.

The Strike Out Hunger event was this past weekend. The Phillies played the NY Mets, and it was a great game.  Sadly, the Phillies lost. This was also Hall of Fame weekend with lots of your favorite Phillies in attendance. We were lucky enough to have Gary “Sarge” Matthews stop by to see us.

A BIG thank you to everyone that brought canned goods to the game. This food will be donated to feed the hunger. On Saturday evening, we had the Strike Out Hunger Dinner at The Westin in Mt. Laurel. It was an awesome night and lots of fun.  Most importantly we surpassed $1,000,000 in donations to the Rotary Foundation. We presented RI President Ian Risely with a check for $1,000,000 payable to the Rotary Foundation.
Presentation of $1,000,000 check to the Foundation
At the end of the evening, RI President Ian challenged RI Director-Elect Jeff Cadorette to a pitching contest. President Ian, a big Red Sox fan, and Director-Elect Jeff is a Phillies fan.  It was called “Pitch Against Polio”! Attendees donated money to the Rotary Foundation, and the funds were placed in a jar for their favor pitcher. Obviously, the fans knew that President Ian’s Cricket experience would serve him well in this contest, as he raised twice the amount that Director-Elect Jeff raised. In the end, President Ian prevailed when he threw a strike on the last pitch. President Ian now has bragging rights for the next year.  It was all in fun as we raised $270 for Polio.  With the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation match that becomes $810.00 to help eradicate Polio. Many thanks to everyone who donated.
The Grants Training Seminar is this Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 pm. This is an online the seminar. So please be sure to attend webinar. To apply for District Grants, two Rotarians from each club must be certified in Grants Management. Certification is through attending the Webinar, or attending Training at the District Assembly.  
Past District Governor Tim Datig will lead this seminar. There is money available for District Grants. You may apply for up to $2,000 for a District Grant and your club must contribute $500.  That means you can do a project for $2,500. 
District Training 9-23-17
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 23rd, as we will be having a District Training Session on Membership, Foundation and Public Image at Cumberland County College from 8:00 am to Noon. We will have great speakers, and lots of new things to share with you that day. Sign up on the District Website. Registration begins at 7:30am, and the fee is $10.00 per person.  A Continental Breakfast will be served.
New Date - Tri County Rotary Club Charter Celebration
Mark your calendar for the Tri-County Rotary Club's Charter Celebration’s new date on Thursday, October 12th at Merighi's Savoy Inn in East Vineland. The theme for the celebration is "Reaching for the Stars" sounds very exciting. I look forward to seeing you there to support the Tri-County Rotary Club at their Charter Celebration.
30 Years of Women in Rotary
This is the 30th year of “Women in Rotary.” To commemorate this historic milestone, we are having a joint celebration with District 7450 on Tuesday, November 7th at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield PA. We will honor five women from our district who best represent the values and spirit of Rotary. The nominating forms will be sent out shortly to all clubs. So, if you know someone that we should recognize please submit their name to us. There will be lots of opportunities to support this event through sponsorships and with the purchase of tickets to the dinner. We are also very pleased to announce that Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones, and Current RI Vice President Dean Rohrs will be the guest speakers at this event. There will be much more on this event in the coming weeks.
The Rotary Leadership Institute next program will be held on Saturday, October 14th at the Indian Cultural Center in Voorhees.  This is a great way to learn about Rotary from fellow Rotarians.  The facilitators are all Rotarians and make the learning process fun and interactive. And remember if club is sending a Rotarian to take a Part II or Part III course the District will pay for a second Rotarian to go to this training program.  
FILE Your 990's
Do not forget to file your IRS 990’s for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. Rotary International will be notified if you lose your Not for Profit status. That is a difficult process to correct. Please file timely.
Download Files
Rotary International and the IRS FAQ
Somers Point Rotary Club
I had the opportunity to make a club visit to Somers Point Rotary Club last week. I was very happy to hear that they have given over $500,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Awesome! Great work! 
Rotary Minute
1912-13 Glenn C. Mead (law), Rotary Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
USA. Rotary vision: Business as a means toward world betterment and a catalyst
for world peace.

“A business house should be as public-spirited as a citizen…. Business is not a
beast of prey, but the handmaid of civilization and progress.”
— Code or Creed?, THE ROTARIAN, July 1921

1913-14 Russell F. Greiner (banking), Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri,
USA. Rotary vision: That it might help to establish a Golden Rule of business
throughout the world.

“What constitutes a successful man? He must possess these qualifications: honesty,
ability, initiative, enthusiasm, tact and sincerity.”
— Inaugural Address, 1913 Rotary Convention, Buffalo, New York, USA  
Yours in Rotary Service,
Governor Tom
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