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VOLUME 43     NUMBER 8
 
FEBRUARY 2017
 
      
  
 
   
              
Upcoming Events
Webinar - New Member Orientation
Onlline - Webinar
Mar 09, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary Seminar
Hanover Marriott
Mar 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
President Elect Training
Hanover Mariott
Mar 24, 2017 7:30 AM –
Mar 25, 2017 1:30 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
West Orange High School
Apr 22, 2017
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
District Conference
Skytop Lodge
May 04, 2017 – May 07, 2017
 
2017 District Conference
May 04, 2017 – May 07, 2017
 
District Golf Outing
Skytop Golf Course
May 04, 2017 11:30 AM
 
District Assembly
Hanover Manor
May 24, 2017
3:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Rotary International Convention
Atlanta
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
 
RYLA - Multi District 7470 & 7510
Drew University
Jun 16, 2017 4:00 PM –
Jun 18, 2017 11:30 AM
 

                    
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Membership Report    
December 2016    
Club # YTD +/-
Belleville No Report
Belvidere (91%) 8   0
Bernardsville 32 +4
Blairstown  27 -3
Bloomfield 15 -3
Branchville 28 -2
Caldwells 31 -5
Cedar Grove 11 -4
Chatham 11  0
Chester-Long Valley          No Report
Denville 45 -1
Denville Sunrise (98%) 11 -3
Dover 13 -1
East Orange No Report
Fairfield 5  0
Florham Park 15 +1
Glen Ridge  18 -1
Hackettstown No Report
Hampton Twp.  19  0
Hanover 26 -1
Irvington 10  0
Jefferson Twp. 22  0
Lake Hopatcong 20 -1
Livingston 13 -1
Livingston Sunrise 24  0
Madison 74 +6
Maplewood (100%) 22 +2
Mendham 20 +8
Montclair 16 -2
Montville 9  0
Morris Plains 61 +1
Morristown 58 +3
Mount Olive 3 -2
Mt. Lakes-Boontons No Report
Netcong-Stanhope 17  0
Newark 23 -4
Newton 79 -5
Nutley 32 +4
Parsippany-Troy Hills No Report
Pequannock Valley 50 +4
Phillipsburg 28 -1
Randolph 21 +1
Rockaway 24  0
Roxbury 24 -1
South Orange 8  0
Vernon No Report
Wallkill Valley 18  0
Washington 15 +1
West Orange 42  0
Wharton-Mine Hill              No Report
     
District 7470 1152 -39
Congratulations to these clubs for their excellent attendance in December!    
Maplewood   100%
Denville Sunrise   98%
Belvidere   91%
 
 
   
 
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM
 
District Governor
Margit Rahill, DG (Mike) – Jefferson Twp.
(H) 973-398-3607 (B) 973-361-2810
(C) 201-602-8621
 
District Governor Elect
John B. Wilson, DGE (Joyce) – Newark
(H) 973-267-5059 (B) 908-277-3424
 
District Governor Nominee
Peggy Mader, DGN (Maurie) – Par/T.Hills
(H) 973-538-6666 (C) 973-495-2230
 
District Governor Designee
Ray Freaney, DGD (Suzanne) – Madison
(H) 908-464-5391 (C) 908-803-4602
 
Immediate Past District Governor
Frank Geraghty, PDG (Pat) – Phillipsburg
(B) 908-213-0055 (C) 610-662-4635
 
District Secretary
Cookie Pocchia (Louis) – Morris Plains
(C) 973-476-7768
 
District Treasurer
Ray Freaney (Suzanne) – Madison
(H) 908-464-5391 (C) 908-803-4602
 
District Parliamentarian
Cassandra Graham - Irvington
(C) 862-220-7524
 
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, 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
 
W. Jay Wanczyk - Pequannock Valley
        (H) 973-513-5122
        wjaywanczyk@icloud.com
 
Tony Toriello – Denville
        (H) 973-625-1362 (C) 201-280-8010
        ttoriello@yahoo.com
 
Karien Ziegler, PDG - West Orange
        (C) 973-216-5881
        karien@karienziegler.net
 
The DG, immediate PDG and all nominated Governors are members of this committee.  
Bulletin Editor
Larry Ripley
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It seems like the January “Next Chapter” was just written, and here we are again writing the February Chapter.  By the time this article is printed 7 months of my 12 month term as Governor will have ended. All fifty clubs have been visited, some more than once, but each one was an honor to be attending and sharing the happenings and events in our District and in the R.I. world. The end of January it will be homecoming time in my own club.  Hopefully they will recognize me after such a long absence.
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During the presentation R.I. President John Germ

made the following remarks:


"Tonight, Id like to take a quick moment to recognize another Honoree. Someone I have known since 2002 and who has been working quietly for over the last 15 years to represent Rotary and build those bridges of understanding and partnership that we’ve all been talking about."

 

 
              
   President John Germ, Brad Jenkins, PDG, & Ed Futa,
      former General Secretary of Rotary International.
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Breakfast Mingle
                                                                                                                           
 
Rotary Breakfast Mingle
 
7:30 AM, February 18th
 
Hibernia Dinner in Rockaway
 
Come and Join us, for fun, fellowship, sharing of ideas.
 
Interested in Rotary and not yet a member –
We would love to have you join us.
 
More info – rotarydg7470@gmail.com  (201-602-8621)
 
Gift of Life Super Bowl Raffle
The winner of the Gift of Life Super Bowl Raffle was Ron Herman of Englewood, on a ticket sold by Rocco Siino of the Rotary Club of the Hanovers. Rocco had bought and given tickets to each of the clients of his employee benefits company, and Ron is one of his customers. Ron then decided to raffle off the prize among his employees, and Jim Trachonowski pulled the winning ticket!
 
So Jim and his wife Renee are going to the Super Bowl!!!!!  
 
(Editor’s note – as this edition is getting out a little late, as I’m sitting here working on it with the Super Bowl game on in the background, lo and behold, over my computer airwaves comes a picture of Jim & Renee in the stands at the game!).
 
  Marc Lebowitz and Suzanne Freaney pull the winning ticket          Jim and Renee Trochanowski at the Super Bowl
 
Tell Rotary's Story
 
Hiding Rotary’s Light Under a Bushel?
 
Are you a walking, talking advertisement for Rotary, or are you keeping your Rotary involvement a secret?  They say that “word-of-mouth” advertising is the best, so what are you doing to help spread the word?
 
Do you wear your Rotary pin with pride every day?  Do you talk about your Rotary Club’s activities with your friends, family, neighbors and business associates?  If every one of us did our best to keep our Rotary activities in the forefront of our lives (and conversations), we would be attracting new members on a regular basis through that association.
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Rotary Leadership Institute
All New Curriculum
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Register Now
 
Rotarians in District 7470 have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills as well as increase their Rotary knowledge by attending RLI on Saturday April 22, 2017 at West Orange High School in West Orange.We know from past experience that Clubs that have Rotarians who participate in Rotary Leadership Institute are more successful.  Develop your leadership skills, your Rotary knowledge and learn what’s necessary to take your club to the next level.
 
Register today at www.rlinea.com
 
 
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District Conference
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Youth Exchange Trip to Japan
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Walkfest 2017
The next Walkfest will be held on June 25, 2017 at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township.  As always, the proceeds from this walk-a-thon fundraiser will be divided between The Rotary Foundation and the participating Rotary Club.
 
Also, any other legitimate non-profit or community organization can join the effort and obtain 50% of the proceeds for itself as well.
 
The Walkfest website, http://www.walkfest7470.org/  explains further.
 
Additional information can be obtained from Walkfest chair, Pia Reich of the Morristown Club at evapiareich@gmail.com or 973-801-7032.
 
Mixed Bowling League

It’s a new year and indoor sports have it benefits.  This year, there are surprising developments!  At this stage there are only 7-1/2 points separating the teams and that can change each week!

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Hanover Has Another Successful Casino Night
 
The Rotary Club of the Hanovers recently held its annual Casino Night fund raiser.  In the first photo, it appears that the entire Township of Hanover turned out for this fun event, and in the second photo, all those folks in the Referee Shirts are members of the Rotary Club of the Hanovers who each had a specific role in running this successful event.
 
 
Valentine's Wine Tasting
 
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