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"Every man’s life ends the same way.  It is only the details of how one lived and how one died that distinguishes one man from another”. – Ernest Hemingway

"Rotary is the world’s most prominent and reputable service organization with 1.2 million members focusing on humanitarian efforts, such as promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, and supporting education, locally and globally. We have nearly 1,200 proactive and service-driven Rotarians in the 49 clubs in our district. We network, share ideas, discuss the needs of our community and take tangible action to make a positive and long-lasting difference while enjoying friendship and fun. We are inviting like-minded individuals to join our successful and vibrant organization.  We encourage you to contact Jeannie Tsukamoto, District Membership Chair at rotary7470membership@gmail.com for additional info."

    
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Rotary District 7470 through its District Foundation is seeking contributions to provide relief to the disastrous flooding and hurricane damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida.  Our district will work through Rotary to identify districts/clubs where our donations can be of the most use.  100% of all contributions are tax deductible and will be put to good use.  Click on the BLUE LINK above and complete the contribution form.  You may choose to pay by credit card or send a check.  "Rotarians Making a Difference", is Rotary International  President Ian's theme, our contributions can show the world we really mean it. 
Do you shop on Amazon?  The Rotary Global Rewards program has made an arrangement that Amazon will contribute 6% of total purchases to Rotary International for those individuals who logon to Amazon through the Rotary portal. (click link below)   Additionally there are hundreds of additional discounts on things like car rentals, hotel accommodations, major stores, etc - Click Read More for details 
 
 
Congratulations to Jason Vladescu who has been selected as the 2017-18 Vocational Service Award recipient.  Jason joined the Rotary Club of the Caldwells in November 2015.  He organizes the an annual Super Bowl fundraiser, serves as the public relations chairperson, and assists in organizing the sale of 50/50 tickets for the Caldwell Street Fair. Jason is particularly excited about joining Rotary because of the high value he places on service.  Click Read More for additional details.  Register now for the state-wide Vocational Service dinner to be held Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Pines Manor in Edison were Jason will be honored.  Details and Registration Link
Congratulations to Sophia D'Angelo District 7470 Global Scholar 2016.  Sophia has been awarded a fully funded scholarship at Cambridge University England for her PhD in “Education, Leadership, Policy, Evaluation, and Change.”  Click Read More for full bio
Our Rotary Scholar Zachary Beecher has been nominated by the Randolph Club and sponsored by the Morristown Rotary Club.  Zach was born and raised in Randolph, NJ, USA.  After graduating high school, Zach attended Princeton University where he studied national security policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Read More
It has been a long standing tradition that Rotarians should wear a Rotary pin.  When do you wear your Rotary pin?  To club meetings, district meetings and events, all of the time or never?
 
Over 30 years ago, Rotary made a promise to the world to eradicate polio. When we get there, it will be only the second time that a disease affecting humans has been eradicated. Now we're on the brink of history, thanks to the support of partners like the Gates Foundation. Let's drop to zero. Learn more at www.endpolio.org.
Vocational Service is the Second Avenue of Service. No aspect of Rotary is more closely related to each member than a personal commitment to represent one’s vocation or occupation to fellow Rotarians, and to exemplify the characteristics of high ethical standards and the dignity of work.  Programs of vocational service are those that seek to improve business relations while improving the quality of trades, industry, commerce and the professions. Rotarians understand that each person makes a valuable contribution to a better society through daily activities in a business or profession.
 
 
RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Award was held at Drew University, June 16 - 18, 2017 and had over 80 high school juniors from 35 different clubs who participated in a weekend of leadership development activities.  District 7470 partnered with District 7510.  Camper Bull, Madison Rotary Club, was the lead facilitator.  Students participated in a variety of activities, had several guest lectures, personality assessment, sports, games, activities and more.  It was also a great opportunity for the students to experience life on a college campus.  This is the 28th year the program has been in existence.  Students who participated described RYLA as amazing.  One comment was "I can't believe the friends I made in one weekend how one weekend will have an impact on my life for years to come". 
Rotary District 7470 has created this TV commercial to assist in building club membership.  The commercial runs through May, 20127 on the Optimum Cablevision network and related channels.
 
 
 
2017 was the centennial year of The Rotary Foundation.  during the centennial year, more donors than ever contributed in empowering our Foundation to take on larger projects with greater impact. From developing nationwide literacy programs to training tomorrow’s peacemakers to helping push polio to the brink of eradication, your donation is Doing Good in the World.  Enjoy this Foundation video.
The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
 
 
 
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