Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Dec 13, 2018
Jan 03, 2019
Update from Trenton
View entire list
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Service
Youth Services
Public Image Co-Chair
Vocational Service
Co-Public Image Chair
Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Ruffolo
December 21
Roy Goldberg
December 20
Join Date
Tim Datig
December 1, 1989
29 years
Denise Irvin
December 4, 2007
11 years
Miscellaneous Information
Please see the speaker schedule included in this bulletin. Marty Blumburg has continued to invite great speakers.
Dining With Rotary Chef's was held on January 29th at Lucien's Manor. It was a huge success again this year. More than 250 people attended. Our club donated an item to the silent auction. It was purchased from a local business (The Knife & Fork Restaurant).
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.
The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into , such as and . Foundation empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong , a stellar , and a unique mean that we make the very most of your contribution. and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!


View or run your club and district reports for Rotary Foundation contributions and recognition.

Foundation's Centennial

Celebrate the Foundation's 100 years of Doing Good in the World. Get ideas for holding your own centennial event, explore the Foundation's history in our interactive timeline, and track the progress toward our fundraising goal.


When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you support Rotary's work across the world and help ensure our future. You can choose where to direct your donation and how you wish to give. Recognition is offered at many giving levels.

History of The Rotary Foundation

In 1917, Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph proposed an endowment "for the purpose of doing good in the world." His vision became The Rotary Foundation.

RI President Elect Has chosen the 2017-2018 Theme

President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley chose Rotary: Making a Difference as his theme for 2017-18.

, explore our interactive timeline to brush up on your Foundation history, and find ideas for planning your own event at .

Discover how your club can use the to decide when, where, and how it meets. 

Dictionary Photos from Texas, NY, and Penna Ave Schools
Thanks to Pam York and Deise for your help.  Thanks to
Dictionary Chair Bob Rufolo and staff for planning this
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.
We Have Been Approved to Host a Delegation for the 2017-18 Rotary Year
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.
Governor Tom Fletcher 2017-18 has agreed to host a dinner in the teams honor. It will be at Angelo's Fairmount Restaurant on Sunday October 15th at 6:pm more details to follow
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"
Rotary Global Rewards Program Check it Out

Rotary Global Rewards

The good you do comes back to you.

Rotary's new member benefits program gives Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind.

Discounts & special offers

Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. More products and services from companies around the world will be added throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards.

How to redeem offers

Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But only Rotary club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Create a My Rotary account now to take advantage of the new member benefits program. If you need help creating an account, see the .

Add your own offer

Rotary club members can now offer Rotary Global Rewards discounts on products and services from their own businesses. You can choose to make your offer available to people in your community, your region, or around the world.


Resources & reference

Rotary support

For questions related to a specific offer, please contact the company directly using the contact information in the offer. If you're unable to resolve the issue with the company, please tell us so we can troubleshoot the problem. Select the flagged link under Claim Offer.

All offers are subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. See the provider’s terms and conditions for more information.

Still have questions? so we can help.

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?