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VOLUME 43     NUMBER 1
 
JULY 2016
 
      
  
 
   
 
              
Upcoming Events
Camp Merry Heart Service Day
Camp Merry Heart
Aug 10, 2016
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary Day at the Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena
Aug 28, 2016 2:30 PM
 
Webinar - Social Media - FaceBook Basics
Webinar - Online
Sep 14, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Gift of Life Annual Meeting
Ukrainian-American Cultural Center
Sep 26, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Vocational Assembly
Pines Manor
Oct 05, 2016
3:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Walkfest
Loantaka Brook Reservation
Oct 09, 2016
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Rotary UN Day
United Nations Plaza
Nov 12, 2016
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
 
President's - Foundation Ball
Mayfair Farms
Nov 18, 2016 6:00 PM
 
Membership Development Workshop
Feb 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Pre PETS Workshop
Feb 25, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 

          DG Margit Rahill
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Attendance Report      
May 2016      
Club # YTD +/- %
Glen Ridge 19 -2 96.00%
Caldwells 40 2 95.00%
Morris Plains 61 -3 93.00%
Blairstown 30 7 92.00%
Lake Hopatcong 20 0 90.00%
Belvidere 8 -2 88.00%
Whippany 27 2 86.00%
Wharton/Mine Hill 8 -1 84.40%
Denville Sunrise 14 1 82.00%
East Orange 5 -1 80.00%
Jefferson Township 22 3 80.00%
Montville 9 2 80.00%
Wallkill Valley 20 2 79.00%
Nutley 28 1 78.00%
Branchville 32 0 77.01%
Mtn.Lks.- Boontons 12 -1 77.00%
Denville 49 -4 76.79%
Pequannock Valley 46 0 76.00%
Belleville 8 0 75.00%
Newark 25 3 75.00%
Maplewood 21 0 74.00%
Rockaway 28 4 73.90%
Chatham Rotary 11 2 72.73%
South Orange 8 -1 71.88%
Livingston 14 0 71.40%
Mendham 19 -5 68.40%
Livingston Sunrise 24 0 68.00%
Madison 69 -13 67.72%
Roxbury 24 0 67.00%
West Orange 42 1 67.00%
Irvington 10 -2 65.00%
Montclair 20 -4 63.67%
Hampton Township 19 -1 63.00%
Dover 14 -1 61.00%
Phillipsburg 29 -1 61.00%
Washington 14 3 60.71%
Hackettstown 27 -1 59.30%
Morristown 57 -3 55.19%
Bernardsville 29 0 54.68%
Florham Park 14 2 50.00%
Mount Olive Twsp. 5 2 50.00%
Newton 89 -2 49.20%
Randolph 20 -7 47.06%
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0 43.00%
Bloomfield 18 3 36.00%
Chester-Long Valley 11 3 30.30%
Cedar Grove 15 2 20.00%
Fairfield, NJ 4 NR  
Par-Troy 17 NR  
Vernon 19 NR  
       
District 7470 1191 -10 63.36%
   
 
 
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM
 
District Governor
Margit Rahill, DG (Mike) – Jefferson Twp.
(H) 973-398-3607 (B) 973-361-2810
(C) 201-602-8621
 
District Governor Elect
John B. Wilson, DGE (Joyce) – Newark
(H) 973-267-5059 (B) 908-277-3424
 
District Governor Nominee
Peggy Mader, DGN (Maurie) – Par/T.Hills
(H) 973-538-6666 (C) 973-495-2230
 
District Governor Designee
Ray Freaney, DGD (Suzanne) – Madison
(H) 908-464-5391 (C) 908-803-4602
 
Immediate Past District Governor
Frank Geraghty, PDG (Pat) – Phillipsburg
(B) 908-213-0055 (C) 610-662-4635
 
District Secretary
Cookie Pocchia (Louis) – Morris Plains
(C) 973-476-7768
 
District Treasurer
Ray Freaney (Suzanne) – Madison
(H) 908-464-5391 (C) 908-803-4602
 
District Parliamentarian
Cassandra Graham - Irvington
(C) 862-220-7524
 
District Trainer
Barbara Miller (Ned) – Newton
(H) 973-875-8552 (C) 973-903-3845
 
 
 
INFLIGHT COMMITTEE
 
Larry Ripley, PDG, Editor – Morris Plains
        P O Box 25
        Morris Plains, NJ 07950
        (H) 973-539-4598
        larryripley@verizon.net
 
Rodney Seifert, Publisher – Rockaway
        (H) 973-627-5256 (C) 201-723-1882
        seifertrod@optonline.net
 
Bob Coultas, PRID – Morristown
        (H) 973-377-2292 (B) 973-267-1618
        racoultas@aol.com
 
Ted Krisanda, PDG - Morris Plains
        (H) 973-644-9884   (C) 973-452-7305
        pdg7470@optonline.net
 
Barry Kroll, PDG, Technical Support – Madison
        (H) 973-660-0534 (C) 973-476-2772
        barrykroll@aol.com
 
Mike Rabasca, PDG - Madison
        (H) 973-543-4768  (C) 973-866-8373
        m.rabasca@comcast.net
 
W. Jay Wanczyk - Pequannock Valley
        (H) 973-513-5122
        wjaywanczyk@icloud.com
 
Tony Toriello – Denville
        (H) 973-625-1362 (C) 201-280-8010
        ttoriello@yahoo.com
 
Karien Ziegler, PDG - West Orange
        (C) 973-216-5881
        karien@karienziegler.net
 
The DG, immediate PDG and all nominated Governors are members of this committee.  
Bulletin Editor
Larry Ripley
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The First Chapter...
…begins the first of many in the coming Rotary Year for our District, and for me as a new District Governor.  We start this journey together as part of the 1.25 million members of this wonderful worldwide organization.  This is probably the most exciting, perhaps the most challenging and hopefully will be the most fulfilling one as we start on this road.   The journey of the coming year with all your support, your input, your comments will help in the direction we will be taking together. 
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Jay's "Rotary" Jam
Hi All, I’ll be scratching out this review of club news this year, as Mary Ann Seeko has relinquished her pen in exchange for a bit of well-earned relaxation.  THANK YOU MARY ANN!   Mary Ann is now one of a group of past notable writers and dedicated scribes of this column, including recently Peggy Mader and Janice Teetsell and for many years before, Jack Floyd with his classic ‘Floydian Slips’ and Bill ‘Bull” Muller with ‘Bull of the Woods.  I’ve chosen, ‘Jay’s Rotary Jam’ for my column’s name, as in ‘It’s my jam!’  which was once used by the hip to describe their favorite music or song, but has now expanded into popular use, meaning simply, ‘my favorite.’ 
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Heartbeat

The latest Gift of Life child to be sponsored and hosted by our district is nine year-old Darineyka from Panama. She is accompanied by her aunt Joanne, and they are staying with Montville Rotarians Carlos and Natascha Restrepo while awaiting her treatment at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.  Darineyka’s treatment is sponsored by the Montville Rotary Club.

Front L – R: Aunt Joanne, Darineyka, Suzanne Freaney 

Back L – R: Ed Malicki, Desiree’ Arroyo, Dennis Dondero

 

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award
 
RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Award was held at Drew University, June 17-19, 2016 and had over 90 high school juniors 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, sports, games, activities and more.  It was also a great opportunity for the students to experience life on a college campus.  This is the 27th 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".
 
Camp Merry Heart Service Club Day
Camp Merry Heart - Service Day
 
August 10, 2016
 
3:00
Carnival
5:00
“Thank You” Ceremony
5:30
BBQ Dinner
 
Join us for a day of fun, appreciation
and learning at one of our district’s premier projects.
 
For information and directions contact
Bob Markman (Caldwell Club) at rhmarkman@aol.com
 
Cooking For A Cause
 
New Rules For Rotary Clubs
 
The Council on Legislation meets every 3 years to make changes to the Rotary Constitution and Bylaws, essentially the rules that affect the operation of Rotary Clubs.  Several important changes were made in April of 2016 that affect all Clubs.  The changes were made to increase the flexibility for clubs to better attract and retain Rotary members.  Click "Read More" to see a summary of these changes".
 
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Around the District
Morris Plains “Getting the Band Back Together!”

Four members of the Morris Plains Club have joined the effort to reincarnate their town band that previously performed from 1888 to 1953. Originally formed and conducted by the town blacksmith, Larry Monahan, who led the band for 52 years until his death in 1940, the band had been dormant for 63 years until this group of Rotarians and other local musicians revived it last October.  The group numbers over thirty members, ranging in age from 11 to 75, rehearses weekly and performs monthly at area nursing homes and senior residences. Rotarians include PDG Larry Ripley (director), PDG Ted Krisanda (trumpet), Mike Loughman (tuba), Lou Slaby (clarinet) and Nutley Rotarian Bob Ciocco (Sax).

PDG Larry conducts the Morris Plains Community Band

in a recent concert in the park.

 

Rotary Day at Red Bulls