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VOLUME 42     NUMBER 9
 
APRIL 2016
     
 
         RI CONVENTION
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 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
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Upcoming Events
Webinar - New Member Orientation
Onlline - Webinar
May 04, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
District Assembly
Hanover Manor
May 11, 2016
3:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
District Wide 50-50 Raffle Drawing
Hanover Manor
May 11, 2016
6:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
RYLA - Multi District 7470 & 7510
Drew University
Jun 17, 2016 4:00 PM –
Jun 19, 2016 11:30 AM
 
Banner Exchange Dinner
Windlass Restaurant and Marina
Jun 22, 2016
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
 
Camp Merry Heart Service Day
Camp Merry Heart
Aug 03, 2016
3:00 PM – 7:00 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
 
President's - Foundation Ball
Mayfair Farms
Nov 18, 2016 6:00 PM
 

 
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Attendance Report      
February 2016      
Club # YTD +/- %
Blairstown 30 7 95.00%
Caldwells 40 2 93.00%
Morris Plains 60 -4 92.00%
Belleville 8 0 90.00%
Newark 25 3 90.00%
Belvidere 8 -2 88.00%
Whippany 25 0 88.00%
Denville Sunrise 13 0 85.00%
Lake Hopatcong 20 0 85.00%
East Orange 5 -1 80.00%
Fairfield, NJ 5 -1 80.00%
Montville 9 2 80.00%
Wharton/Mine Hill 8 -1 78.00%
Rockaway 27 3 77.20%
Madison Rotary 75 -7 76.16%
Branchville 32 0 76.13%
Nutley 28 1 75.00%
Glen Ridge 19 -2 74.00%
Pequannock Valley 46 0 74.00%
Wallkill Valley 20 2 74.00%
West Orange 42 1 74.00%
Livingston 14 0 71.00%
Denville 48 -5 70.00%
Irvington 10 -2 70.00%
Maplewood 20 -1 70.00%
Mount Olive 6 3 69.17%
Hampton Township 19 -1 68.00%
Jefferson Township 22 3 68.00%
Washington 13 2 67.31%
Livingston Sunrise 25 1 67.00%
Randolph 25 -2 66.00%
South Orange 8 -1 65.63%
Hackettstown 26 -2 62.50%
Dover 15 0 62.00%
Newton 93 2 61.00%
Montclair 18 -6 60.87%
Vernon 19 0 60.00%
Morristown 55 -5 58.33%
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0 56.00%
Phillipsburg 31 1 56.00%
Roxbury 25 1 55.00%
Chatham Rotary 11 2 54.55%
Bernardsville 29 0 53.04%
Florham Park 14 2 50.00%
Par-Troy Rotary 17 -3 48.89%
Mendham Rotary 22 -2 48.80%
Mtn.Lakes-Boontons 12 -1 42.00%
Chester-Long Valley 11 3 40.91%
Bloomfield 17 2 34.00%
Cedar Grove 15 2 28.30%
       
District 7470 1202 -4 66.84%
     
   
 
 
‚ÄčDISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM
 
District Governor
Frank Geraghty, DG (Pat) – Phillipsburg
296 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(B) 908-213-0055 (C) 610-662-4635
 
District Governor Elect
Margit Rahill, DGE (Mike) – Jefferson Twp.
(H) 973-398-3607 (B) 973-361-2810
 
District Governor Nominee
John B. Wilson, DGN (Joyce) – Newark
(H) 973-267-5059 (B) 908-277-3424
 
District Governor Designee
Peggy Mader, DGD (Maurie) – Parsippany/T.Hills
(H) 973-538-6666 (C) 973-495-2230
 
Immediate Past District Governor
Larry Ripley, PDGMorris Plains
(H) 973-539-4598
 
District Secretary
Stacey Borden (Dennis) – South Orange
(H) 973-761-4059 (C) 973-454-6272
 
District Treasurer
Ray Freaney (Suzanne) – Madison
(H) 908-464-5391 (C) 908-803-4602
 
District Parliamentarian
Tony Toriello  (Sharon) – Denville
(H) 973-625-1362   (C) 201-280-8010
 
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, AG, 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
 
Mary Ann Seeko, Secretary - Wallkill Valley
        (H)973-875-9518
        seeko@embarqmail.com
 
Tony Toriello – Denville
        (H) 973-625-1362 (C) 201-280-8010
        ttoriello@yahoo.com
 
Karien Ziegler, PDG - West Orange
        (H) 973-731-1971 (C) 973-216-5881
        karien@comcast.net
 
The DG, immediate PDG and all nominated Governors are members of this committee.  
Bulletin Editor
Larry Ripley
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"From the Heart"
This month there is only one subject that I would like to talk about - the upcoming district conference. A great deal of planning and effort has gone into making this an outstanding event and I would like every Rotarian in the district to know as much about it as possible. There are many activities available to all during the off hours around the conference and you will get an idea of what they are by reading on.
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Mary Ann's Marquee
“Welcome Spring – even if we have had spring-like weather all winter.  I can’t wait to see all the photos and news about the 7470 spring conference.”
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"Be a Gift to the World"
THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN YOUR FELLOW ROTARIANS!!
 
 
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED TO APRIL 14, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary District Conference Awards
Our annual District Conference is a time when every club in the district is encouraged to submit an entry for one of the awards that will be presented during the weekend of events that are planned.  A special new category has been added by DG Frank this year:  The Governor’s Citation.  Clubs will be nominated by the Assistant Governor, and ALL clubs should be striving to achieve this award.  It will be based on the following criteria:
 
  1. One new member inducted this year
  2. Participation in The Rotary Foundation (i.e., club donation, individual donations, grant project)
  3. Participation in a community project 
  4. Participation in a cooperative project with another Rotary club(s)
 
Additional awards include many of those that have become traditional in District 7470, including:
 
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District Golf Outing
This year's District Golf Outing will take place on Thursday prior to the District Conference!
 
Play golf and stay for the conference!
 
 
IMPORTANT TIME CHANGES
 
Lunch for the golf outing has been moved up 1/2 hr (from 12:00 PM to 11:30 AM) and the Shotgun Start has also been moved up 1/2 hr (from 1:00 PM to 12:30 PM ) to allow the golfers to make it to Happy Hour.
 
 
 
District-Wide 50/50 Raffle
We’re coming into the last month of the raffle. The drawing is May 11th at the Year-End Assembly, so if your club is participating in this fund-raiser, get a push on!
 
Please don’t wait until the last minute to get your sold ticket stubs and money in. Mail them along to:
 
Rotary District 7470
P O Box 25
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
2019 - 2020 District Governor
Congratulations to Ray Freaney who was unanimously selected by the District Governor Selection Committee to serve as the 2019 - 2020 District Governor.  Ray is a member of the Rotary Club of Madison and has been a Rotarian for 25 years.  His experiences in Rotary includes 3 times as Club President, Assistant Governor, President Ball Chair, Foundation Event Chair, District Conference Chair, Group Study Exchange Chair, District Treasurer, member of the District Leadership Team as well as serving on numerous committees.
District Assembly
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
HANOVER MANOR
16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover
 
3:00PM - Check in and Registration
 
Come out and learn more about Rotary! The upcoming year end assembly will bean opportunity for both club leadership and membership to learn more about Rotary and the operation of our District.
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New Member Orientation Webinar
This webinar is designed to provide a New Member Orientation for Rotarians who have joined Rotary in the last 12 months. Additionally, it will be a good refresher for any Rotarian. Rotary continues to evolve and there have been many new additions and changes to the traditional Rotary way of doing business.
 
Please register for New Member Orientation on May 4, 2016 7:00 PM EDT at:
 
Included in the Webinar will be an overview of how clubs operate, and orientation to District 7470 and overview of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation and the programs and service offered.

When finished you will have a better understanding of the significance of Rotary in the world as well as having a better understanding of how Rotary operates locally.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
"Heart Beat" - News from Gift of Life
Fifteen year-old, Joseph Fajardo of Panama, is our Gift of Life program’s most recent success story.  Joseph & his mom, Maria, arrived in NJ in early January and were graciously hosted and loved by Morris Plains Rotarian, Ed Malicki, his wife Elsie and daughter Desiree Arroyo for the next 8 weeks (Ed & Desiree are both trustees of the GOL program).
 
 
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Rotary Youth Leadership Award
An amazing adventure is coming in June!
 
June 17 – 19, 2016, our District will host the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). This three-day intensive program is designed to teach high-school juniors leadership skills.  They will be able to use these skills for the rest of their lives.
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Program of Note

LarrySchuffman of the Randolph Club is a dealer inantique and rare money.  He gives a presentation on “American History on its Currency 1776 to 1934”.

Contact Larry at USABonds@gmail.com or 973-978-9757.

To learn about interesting and available programs for your Rotary Club, or to suggest one for this column,contact Mary Ann Seeko at seeko@embarqmail.com 

Interesting programs of both Rotary and non-Rotary topics can be found on the District Web Site under “SpeakersBureau”.