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Club Service
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Billy Duer
January 14
Bernadette Kucharczuk
Brian Dougherty
January 1
Joe Dolan
Chickie Dolan
January 18
Join Date
Charles Coyle
January 1, 1970
47 years
Al Borzi
January 7, 2015
2 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Herb Stern's 90th Birthday Celebration
The club celebrated Herb's 90th birthday, which was on September 27th. Herb has been an active member of the club for 51 years. Herb's wife of 69 years, Faith, (Jun 15 1947) joined in the celebration. Can anyone match those numbers. The Bluebird of Happiness is flying strong. Congratulations on your milestone, Herb.
Volunteering at the Rescue Mission
We have started our Fall season of working at the Rescue Mission on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-6:00 PM. From 3:30-4:00 we might do some prep work left over from the day group. From 4:00-6:00 we serve on average 150 people a balanced meal. We are always out on time. Our first date was Sept. 24th. Our volunteers were Steve Doyle, Howard and Danny Wilson, me and our most dedicated helper, Aura. Aura is an Ocean City High School Freshman and Interact member, who knows what service is all about. Last night Oct. 8th volunteers were Bernadette Jennings, me, Aura, and Bernie Brown, a prospective member
Our next date is Sat. 11/12
New Meeting Format Effective September
A message from President Joe and Secretary Marty,
The RI Council on Legislation has revised meeting guidelines so that Clubs do not have to have a regular meeting every week.  President Dolan poled the membership at last weeks meeting and it was moved that AC Rotary will still have a meeting every week, but in a slightly different format:
1st and 3rd Thursdays general meeting with speakers at The Chart House
2nd Thursday Board Meeting at The Chart House- as always open to the general membership.  Come join the Board and give your input on how AC Rotary can grow and prosper to make a bigger impact on our community.
4th Thursday Committee Meetings at the Chart House- join a committee,  get involved- or a community project (the day may also be changed to facilitate a project)
The infrequent 5th Thursday- to be determined 
We will start this schedule immediately with September.  As always check in at to keep on the schedule.
Miscellaneous Information
Dining With Rotary Chef's January 29th at Lucien's Manor Chef's needed and diners are also needed.
Have you updated your contact information ? Name Change, New Address, New Phone Number, New E-Mail Address. You can do this on the club website In turn the update will populate on the district website and the Rotary International website (MY ROTARY)
Once you log in,
Click on Edit my Profile, There are 3 tabs you should be concerned with:
Personal, Rotary, Biography. You can also set security preferences.
All regular meetings are now on THURSDAY. See the new meeting schedule.
We Have Been Approved to Host a Delegation for the 2017-18 Rotary Year
Is anyone interested in working on this with me? I have two hosts so far. I need at least two more.
We will be hosting a delegation of 7 Teachers from the Ukraine from October 13 to the 21st. They are Secondary School Language Teachers. The Subject is "Improved Language Education for Secondary Schools. I need a few more host families and a few committee members.
The Open World program brings current and future leaders from post-Soviet countries to the United
States. Delegates complete an intensive, short-term program that relates to their professional or civic
work. Observing their professional counterparts in the U.S., they get a firsthand look at the American
system of democracy and free enterprise.
Rotary clubs in the United States can participate in the program, which is managed by the Open World
Leadership Center and funded by Congress. Rotary districts or clubs prepare an eight-day program that’s
designed around an Open World civic theme, such as:
• Accountable governance
• NGO development
• Higher education and innovation
• Social issues, focusing on health care provision and social services including special education
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The program emphasizes professional development, exchange, and cooperation. Key concepts include
transparency, accountability, civic initiative, and volunteerism.
The host club coordinates all on-the-ground logistics and prepares a program schedule:
1. Provides a homestay for six Open World participants and an interpreter for eight days and nights
2. Meets participants at the airport, and provides transportation between scheduled events,
activities, Rotary club meetings, etc.
3. Prepares a substantive program schedule that includes professional meetings for a minimum of
four full working days (32 hours), meals, cultural activities, and opportunities for participants and
hosts to get to know each other and share ideas
4. Submits a final report (host narrative, final agenda, cost share form, articles, etc.) and the
Expense Reimbursement Report/Request Form with corresponding materials to Rotary (both
submitted by a host coordinator)
Delegates and their American hosts and presenters often stay in touch and collaborate after the visit.
The group of participants includes five delegates and one facilitator. Delegates are young professionals
(aged 23-35 and for some delegations 23-30) from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia,
Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Delegates are civic leaders in the fields of health, economics,
environment, education, business, local government, law, journalism, NGOs (nongovernmental
For more information go to and search "open world"
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History of Rotary International

, an attorney, wanted to create a professional group with the same friendly spirit he felt in the small towns of his youth. On 23 February 1905, Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. This was the first Rotary club meeting. They decided to call the new club “Rotary” after the practice of rotating meeting locations.

Within five years clubs had formed across the country, from San Francisco to New York.

In August 1910, Rotarians held their first convention in Chicago. The 16 clubs that existed at that time united to form the National Association of Rotary Clubs.

In 1912, the name changed to International Association of Rotary Clubs to reflect the addition of clubs in other countries. The name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.

By July 1925, Rotary had grown to more than 2,000 clubs and an estimated 108,000 members  on six continents.

Rotary’s reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, and composer Jean Sibelius.

As Rotary grew, members pooled their resources and used their talents to serve their communities. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.

The Rotary Four Way Test

In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?