This being my last month as District Governor, I would like to thank all the clubs for their hard work this year in making our communities and the world a better place. The Rotarians in our District have had a great impact on so many lives this year; too many to mention with each club’s involvement.
“Happy ‘end of the Rotary year’. Yes – it is that time again. Quick question: Did you accomplish everything you wanted to do? No? Good thing we have another year to work on it. Our fearless leaders did a superlative job, as usual, - conferences, assemblies, training sessions, computer labs, and just plain help and advice when we needed it. Kudos to the hierarchy of 7470. What have we done in the past month toward wrapping up our club year? Let’s see …”
Well folks I have good news and better news about the Matching Point Program from the District, but first a little bad news: Roland Basinski, our District’s Annual Giving Officer, had to undergo shoulder surgery, and has not been able to process all the contributions.
Now the good news: the District Foundation Committee is going to come together to help Roland process the many requests he has received to get them in this Rotary year. The better news is that the deadline is extended until June 15th to make a contribution of up to $500 and have it matched by District Points so that you might move to the next level Paul Harris Fellow.
So if you have not made your contribution this Rotary year you can still do so and any contribution over $100 will receive a points match from the District. If you are thinking about it don’t wait because this program ends June 15th!
As we begin this Holiday weekend I would like to wish all of you a very happy and safe Memorial Day. Please remember those and their families who gave all for freedom.
At this time also please accept DG Frank Geraghty’s and my invitation to join us and your fellow Rotarians for the upcoming Banner Exchange on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Windlass Restaurant on beautiful Lake Hopatcong.
As Governor Frank winds down his Rotary year and I get ready for the 2016-2017 year, we will also be installing our 12 Assistant Governors at the event. The event starts at 6:30 PM. Along with the festivities music by George Lang’s group will keep us entertained.
Click "Read More" to view details and download the reservation form. For information or questions, please contact me at (201) 602-8621 or by email email@example.com. Frank and I look forward to seeing all of you,
It is hard to believe, but the Team from District 4610, Sao Paulo Brazil has been gone 3 weeks as of this writing. They were engaging, charming and a pleasure to get to know…as many of us were fortunate in being able to.
If you didn’t get a chance to come by and watch the bowling league or fill in as a substitute it’s too late! However, there is always next year! Why not; get a foursome together; if your club has a team, offer to be a substitute. This can answer the concern of meeting each Wed. night at Boonton Lanes starting 6 pm and usually home by 8:30 pm; if you don’t stop and linger and get to know other Rotarians better.
The Rotary District Bowling League celebrates the end of a successful year!
Future Rotary Bowlers getting in shape (Ron Kelly's grandchildren)
The most often excuse is “I haven’t bowled in years.” Well, most members say the same thing and everyone is glad they started playing again. Scores are secondary to having fun and there is an even playing field, because games are based on averages and each team starts out with just as much chance of winning for those who love competition.
Generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world.
Paul Harris Fellow
A Paul Harris Fellow recognition is an acknowledgement provided by The Rotary Foundation. There are several levels of individual recognition given by Rotary International but the most frequent recognition is a Paul Harris Fellow. There are multiple ways in which an individual may receive a Paul Harris Fellow. Examples are listed below.
An individual can make an outright contribution of $1,000 to the Foundation and receive a Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
When an individual's cumulative giving reaches the $1,000 level, Rotary International automatically sends a PHF recognition to the Club President for presentation. Additional PHF’s are given for every $1,000 contribution, i.e., PHF+1, PHF+2, etc.
A club may give a Paul Harris Fellow recognition by contributing $1,000 in the name of the recipient. Many clubs use this recognition to recognize outstanding club service or a significant Rotary milestone i.e., anniversary, birth, memorial, etc.
Paul Harris Society
Membership in the Paul Harris Society is based on a gift of $1,000 a year to the Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation. Although there is no ongoing obligation, Rotarians are encouraged to renew your their membership each year until they become a Major Donor. These annual donations to the Paul Harris Society may be made is a single gift of $1,000 or as installments. Payments must be complete by the end of the Rotary year, June 30th.
You don’t have to be a Paul Harris Fellow first in order to become a Paul Harris Society member. If you are not already a Paul Harris Fellow you will become one as soon as you fully fund your initial Society pledge.
The Wallkill Valley Rotary Club held its 70th Club Anniversary on May 14th at the Lafayette House in Lafayette, NJ. At the ceremony, Club Member and Past District Governor Kenneth E. Meredith was presented with a Citation for his 57 years in Rotary, his 49 years as club secretary, being Past District Governor of District 7470, past District Secretary, and his many years on district positions.
On May 11th the Hampton Township Rotary Club held their 20th Annual Golf Outing at Farmstead Golf Club in Andover. The Rotary hosts the Golf Outing to raise awareness and funding as well as celebrate the Sussex County Food Pantry.
(L to R) Senator Steve Oroho, Representatives from the Sussex County Food Pantry, Ellie Daingerfield, Hampton Township Rotary President
and Cassandra DeLucchi, Hampton Township Rotary President Elect
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells (RCC) and the Rotary Vixens hosted a dance at the Rogers Dance Center in Fairfield on March 19, 2016 to collect paper goods and hygiene products and to raise money for the Caldwell Food bank.
(L to R) Samantha Cordaro McCoy, Pamela Licht, Maria Burak, Director of Human Services of Caldwell, and Jennifer Hawley
The Rotary Foundation offers two signature scholarships for international study at the graduate level.
Rotary Peace Fellows:
Rotary selects up to 100 individuals to receive academic fellowships at one of our Peace Centers fully funded by The Rotary Foundation. These fellow- ships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.