October 2023

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Welcome to our Club!
MOT Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings
540 W Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
United States of America
Every Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings, Middletown, DE
The Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Rotary Club (MOT Rotary Club) has received the go ahead on our District Grant to provide much needed vision care in Ghana, Africa.  We are in the finally stages of raising additional monies to increase the positive affect this District Grant will provide.
As most of you know, Ken Wood, while drilling over 3,000 clean water wells in Ghana and Tanzania, identified that many of their citizens suffer from cataracts and poor vision.  He has teamed with surgeons in those countries to perform more than 8,550 cataract surgeries for less than $200 per eye and has provided more than 27,000 glasses for only $10.
MOT Rotary Club is excited to help Ken Wood in the effort to increase the number of cataract surgeries and eyeglasses in Ghana with this wonderful Grant opportunity from our District 7630.
We are asking other Rotary Clubs to help increase the number of surgeries and eyeglasses by sending a check made out to "MOT Rotary Foundation".  Mail the check to MOT Rotary Club, PO Box 201, Middletown, DE 19709.
Any questions, please call me at the number below or email me.
Sincerely in Rotary Service,
John Nanni
MOT Rotary Club Executive Secretary
302-449-5346 - H
609-605-4007 - C
A fun time was had by all celebrating Susan Yocum's year as Club President 2022-23 and welcoming new Club President, Patrick Carson and his 2023-24 Team.
We also awarded Susan Yocum a Paul Harris Fellow for her great service to our Club this year.
A PHF was also awarded to Randy Schurbon for his great service to our Club.
Bill and Millie O'Neal, along with their daughter, were presented with their 4th Major Donor Award for their incredible generosity to The Rotary Foundation
MOT Rotary Club's Annual
Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Event
Friday, April 14th - 5:30 to 8:30pm

MOT Senior Center, 300 S. Scott Street, Middletown, DE
Proceeds will be used for MOT area projects like:
Scholarships for Appo area HS Seniors
Kenny Wood, MD+DE Water Well Driller, was guest speaker at our MOT Rotary Club this past Wednesday.
His company, Lifetime Wells International, has drilled more than 3,000 clean water wells in Ghana and Tanzania, Africa.
In 2014, our Club used a District Grant to have him drill 4 wells in Tanzania in 4 villages that were losing many to contaminated water. They are still in operation today.
In addition to this incredible organization, his Lifetime Vision project has provided 8,550 eye surgeries, 27,000 glasses fitted on sight, and 54,000 eye treatments that have brought sights to thousands in Africa.
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for the MOT Rotary Club.
Monday, January 30th between 5-8pm.
Print the attached flier and present it to your server. MOT Rotary Club will receive 10% of your total food bill.
MOT Rotary Club has been serving this area for more than 95 years and this fundraiser will help us continue serving this community....
The MOT Can-Do Playground is one example of our work in the community.
MOT Rotary Club and the Southern New Castle County Rotary Club, both in Middletown, DE have partnered with the Rotary District 7630 for a District Grant to replace the roof at the temporary housing unit called Family Help, Inc on Lake Street in Middletown.
It was a group effort to accomplish this Grant and to get the badly needed roof replaced in the 6 unit apartment complex that has helped about 50 families transition to permanent housing over the past 13 years.
Thanks for the great help from Rotarians Bill O'Neal and Irv Brockson who also serve on the Board of Family Help, Inc. Their dedication to both Rotary and Family Help, Inc are immeasurable.
MOT Rotary Club has served the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area for over 93 years with Rotary's Motto: "Service Above Self".
MOT Rotary Club's Annual Coat Drive was a big success again with 24 winter coats donated to children in our area.

Special thanks to Helen and Harry Weinheimer for coordinating this drive and for Stefanie Nicole Wooten at State Farm Insurance for being a drop off point again this year.

The MOT Rotary Club has been serving the needs of the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend, DE area for over 93 years.

We meet every Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Middletown, DE at Noon......join us to see how you can be part of this group of individuals who live the motto of Rotary International:
"Service Above Self" 
  Another successful auction for the club. Thanks to the members that helped pull this off.
testThe Joyce Simmons Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, May 17th
The Links at St. Anne's 
1100 St. Anne's Blvd
Middletown, DE 19709
Registration begins at 7:30am
See flier for contact information
Can Do Playground is a Boundless Playground, an integrated play area in which all children, those who are 100% enabled and those with disabilities, can play together, interactively. The objective is to design an area that is barrier free, socially inviting and contains play environment groupings. Learn more at www.boundlessplaygrounds.org.
It's open! Our coordinated effort resulted in a playground that enables all children to play together in a boundless environment here in Middletown.
Charles E. Price, Memorial Park - 955 Levels Rd, Middletown, DE 19709, come join us and play at the Can Do Playground!
If you are interested in learning more or donating to the project, please contact Randy Schurbon at randyschurbon@aol.com


Welcome to the MOT Rotary Club! 

The Middletown-Odessa-Townsend (MOT) Rotary Club is a vital part of a worldwide network known as Rotary International.  We join over 1.2 million like-minded volunteers to bring about major change in health, literacy and peace.  Rotary’s vision statement “sees a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.”

MOT Rotary is currently meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings every Wednesday at noon.  You will hear about our current service projects and social events.  Make lifelong friends and experience the great satisfaction of “service above self.”

Greg Zweiacher, Club President 2021-2022

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