Welcome to the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club's website. We are located in the center of Sussex County, Delaware in the heart of the DelMarVa Peninsula. This area is known as Lower, Slower Delaware and we are happy to live and work here.
Please join us any Tuesday at noon. We meet in Tunnell Hall of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 North Bedford Street, just two blocks north of "The Circle."
Please click on the Speakers page for a list of recent and upcoming speakers and topics. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dan Tabler, President
Massey's Landing Field Trip
Our October 11th field trip to the Resort at Massey's Landing was great. I knew the facility, owned by member Lin Faucett and his partners, had recently been greatly expanded but I had no idea it was as big and nice as it is. With 264 RV sites and 22 cabins, there is nothing like it in Sussex County. The facility opened Memorial Day weekend 2016 and was booked to about 75% capacity in it's first season - amazing! Thanks Lin and congratulations on creating a first class facility.
This is the first of our quarterly field trips. Please share you ideas for future outings with PE Reid.
This is a project we have done in the past but not in recent years. Our section of road to clean at least three times a year is Rt. 113 from Kruger Road to Governor Stockley Road, approximately two miles. Chis Wolfe is coordinating this project. The first clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd.
Rotary will be well-represented on Return Day. We will have our Flags for Heroes booth, an ad in the program and Area 41 will have a float in the parade. Members are needed to staff the booth for a two-hour shift. Tell Dan if you are available.
Ross Mansion Grant
We are partnering with the Nanticoke-Seaford Rotary Club on a District grant to provide educational textiles exhibits in the Slave Quarters. Our club's part of the project is primarily installing the electrical service. Thanks to Lin Faucett, Shannon Wright and Bill Allan for helping me with the electrical work. Thanks to Shannon for powerwashing three buildings prior to painting. Thanks to Bud Clark (pictured below) for replacing four posts on the front of the building and to Carlene for helping with the painting. Shannon Wright is coordinating this project.
District Governor Clif's Visit
DG Clif made his official visit on August 9th. This meeting was held at the Brick Hotel where the club first met in 1926. DG Clif shared his goals for the year that included engaging every member in club activities, working more closely with community groups and other Rotary clubs and making Rotary FUN! Area 41 AG Jack Riddle introduced DG Clif.
Pictured l-r: Club President Dan Tabler, District Governor Clif Hutton and Asst. Gov. Jack Riddle. Carolyn O'Neal photo.
Six members were inducted into the club on July 26th including Alice Erdly, Occupational Therapist, Darel La Prade, Sr. VP of Independent Newspapers, Carolyn O'Neal, Director of Community Relations, CHEER, Leanne Vasold, Sussex District Executive, Boy Scouts of America, Chris Wolfe, Director of Sales and Operations for All States Construction and Partner in Delmarva Supply Corp., and Shannon Wright, Student Enrichment Coordinator, DTCC.
Pictured l-r: Club President Dan Tabler, Alice Erdly, Leanne Vasold, Darel La Prade, Shannon Wright, Carolyn O'Neal, Chris Wolfe, President-Elect Reid Beveridge, Secretary Bill Allan, Membership Chair Randy Cash and Immediate Past President Carlene Roche.
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Thanks to the many businesses, organizations and indivudals who sponsored 425 flags.
A special thanks to our top five sponsorship sellers Charlene Hubert, Helen Kruger, Randy Cash, Harriet Windsor and Stephen Kasperski.
Nearly 700 flags were displayed on The Circle, at DTCC and two Millsboro locations and were as spectacular as ever. Thanks to Bill Purnell for chairing our Flags for Heroes 2016 project. Thanks to Lin Faucett and his crew for installing the flags at the DTCC and Millsboro locations and to the Georgetown employees for installing the flags on The Circle.
The proceeds from this project are returned to the community in the form of scholarships, grants and numerous other club projects.
This website was created and is maintained by Dan Tabler. Suggestions for improving the site are always welcome as are proof readers.
Site updated 10/16/2016
Pictured (l-r): Club President Dan Tabler, Albina Hernandez-Mejia, Samatha Adkins, Reid Beveridge, PE and Scholarship Comm. Chair and Bill Allan, Secretary and Scholarship Comm. member
Service Above Self
We celebrated our 90th Anniversary on June 28th at Sussex Pines.
See photos on the Photo Album page
Congratulations to Stephen Kasperski Rotarian of the Year