As the first half of the Rotary year has come and gone with 49 of my 50 clubs visits completed, I am looking forward to 2017 and what wonderful things it will hold for our Rotary District.Our main concern should be to keep our membership strong by bringing in new members and capturing the interest of future ones to Rotary.
December is designated as the FAMILY OF ROTARY MONTH. We read about many clubs coming together at this time of year, to not only celebrate the season within our individual Rotary Club families, but also to extend the goodwill of this time of year and the comfort of family to others, many less fortunate. There was also additional news concerning our immediate ROTARY DISTRICT FAMILY.
Raised in the City of Clifton, NJ, Roland has two sisters and two brothers. His dad worked at a mattress factory and his mom was employed by a battery manufacturer. He attended Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, and Rutgers University in Newark.
He and his wife, Maria, met while they were both working at an insurance company in New York City. They have two sons: Nicholas, a management-trainee for Starbucks, and Christopher, who is a buyer-coordinator for a direct sales company.
Roland works as a financial planner and insurance agent who specializes in employee benefits plans for small businesses.
As well as multiple terms as President of the Denville Sunrise Club, Roland has served on several district committees, most notably, the District Foundation Committee for many years.
Governor Margit is Finally Coming Home... Fifty clubs to visit, but actually after 54 visits made, Governor Margit is finally returning to her home club on January 25, 2017. The celebration will be held at Portofino’s in Oak Ridge, at the Wednesday 12:15 meeting of the Jefferson Club. Margit message with “Keep Rotary as a Never Ending Chapter in your Life” will continue to be her theme for the balance of the Rotary 2016-2017 year. All are welcome to attend the homecoming. Luncheon cost is $ 25.00. RSVP’s would be appreciated to email@example.com, or TURUL1@aol.com by January 20, 2017.
The drawing is January 12th, 8:30 AM at the Hanover Marriott, Route 10 (East) in Whippany, so please get your sold ticket stubs and money in today!
Friday, January 6th is the last day to mail them in and be secure in having them in the drawing.Please mail them to Gift of Life, P O Box 25, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. DO NOT mail them “certified” or any other method requiring a signature. We can’t always get to the Post Office when the window is open, so this just complicates and delays the process.
If you can’t mail them by Friday, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to bring them to my house in Morris Plains.
Thank you all for your help and support!This is the Gift of Life program’s major fund-raiser, and it typically makes enough money to support the overseas surgeries of several children.
The Bonnie Brae School for Boys in Liberty Corner, is an institution dedicated to helping boys in crisis from the age of 8 to21. It is a residential treatment center, that has helped more than 10,000 boys over the past 100 years.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact David Fox at email@example.com or at 908-647-8803.
To learn about interesting and available programs for your Rotary Club, or to suggest one for this column, contact Mary Ann Seeko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interesting programs of both Rotary and non-Rotary topics can be found on the District Web Site under “Speakers Bureau”.