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.
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’sCitation. 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:
One new member inducted this year
Participation in The Rotary Foundation (i.e., club donation, individual donations, grant project)
Participation in a community project
Participation in a cooperative project with another Rotary club(s)
Additional awards include many of those that have become traditional in District 7470, including:
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.
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.
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:
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).
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.