Into the fifth month of my Rotary Year, as I continue my club visits, I am amazed at all the wonderful projects our clubs are involved with.Whether community related, district related or international, each club can be proud of their accomplishments as part of the 1.2 million Rotarians around the world.
This, the season of ‘ALL HALLOWS EVE’ is also the time for the spirits of all District Rotarians to rise in an appreciative salute to their club presidents at the PRESIDENTS - FOUNDATION BALL at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, while at the same time celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. November 18th is the date. We hear that to make registration easier, the organizers are beginning the process of starting online registration for District events and activities! Details and a link should appear elsewhere in this issue.
Assistant Governor Cheryl Delgado has been a resident of BaskingRidge, NJ for almost her entire life. She still lives there with her husband of 31 years, Mike. They have two daughters, 25 year-old Denise and 28 year-old Danielle; and they are about to become first-time grandparents!
In her “real” life, Cheryl has for the past nine years been the Church Administrator for the Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, the church in which she grew up. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the United Way of Union County for many years.
During her tenure at United Way, she was a member of the Summit/New Providence Rotary Club for 15 years, serving as Assistant Governor for District 7510 as well as District Secretary for seven years.
A two-term Past-President of the Bernardsville Rotary Club, Cheryl loves Rotary because of the people and friends she has made, and the work that we do.
The best part of waking up isn't just coffee -- but coffee with Rotary.
The Rotary Breakfast Mingle is perfect for early birds who like to begin their weekend by meeting like-minded people. The informal gathering is open to Rotarians and Non-Rotarians within District 7470. Those interested in learning more about Rotary are also welcomed to attend. Enjoy breakfast, fellowship and the opportunity to share ideas. The only cost is your breakfast.
On October 5th some 250 New Jersey Rotarians gathered at the Pines Manor in Edison to celebrate Rotary’s avenue of Vocational Service and to network.
The afternoon session featured Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings talking about the growth his bank has enjoyed by being involved in the community, in education and in the professional development of all the Investors Bank people.
It’s that time of year again – when your Gift of Life Committee kicks off its biggest fund-raiser of the year, the Super Bowl Raffle!
Many clubs have already received your tickets for this year’s fund-raiser. If yours hasn’t yet, they will be coming soon.
The Gift of Life Committee is hoping that each Rotarian will sell five tickets between now and the drawing on January 12th. As this is now our major source of funds for life-saving surgeries, please do your best support it.
Last year District 7470 named 32 Paul Harris Society members.Now we are looking for others who wish to join this elite group of Rotarians who see our Foundation as the life blood of Rotary. We are looking for those who are willing to give at the level of $1,000 per year to help promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, protect mothers and children, support education and help grow communities economically in our District and throughout the world.
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy performs 3,600 visits per year to over 170 facilities in thirteen NJ Counties by 200-plus teams of pets and their owners. To schedule a presentation, please contact Executive Director Mary Beth Cooney (of the Madison Rotary Club) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-285-9083.
To learn about interesting and available programs for your Rotary Club, or to suggest one for this column, contact Mary Ann Seeko at email@example.com
Interesting programs of both Rotary and non-Rotary topics can be found on the District Web Site under “Speakers Bureau”.
It’s great to be with a group of friends who are simply having fun. It’s one of the most important ingredients in becoming a Rotarian. It leads to Service Above Self and it’s done through an organization where fellowship and team effort are essential. There is no real beginning or end to this; so, if you want to just be with a group of friends, you are always welcome and the first game is on us.
Have you ever considered attending a Rotary International Convention? This Rotary year will be one of your best opportunities to attend a convention. It will be held in Atlanta, GA, June 10 – 14, 2017 at the Georgia World Conference Convention Center.