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VOLUME 42     NUMBER 7
 
JANUARY 2016
          
 
         RI CONVENTION
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Upcoming Events
District Conf. Kickoff Meeting
Madison Area YMCA
Jan 28, 2016
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
PETS - President Elect Training Registration
Hanover Marriott
Mar 18, 2016 7:30 AM –
Mar 19, 2016 1:45 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
West Orange High School
Apr 09, 2016
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
District Golf Outing
Crystal Springs Resort
Apr 21, 2016
 
District Conference
Crystal Springs Resort
Apr 21, 2016 – Apr 24, 2016
 
Foundation Ball
Crystal Springs Resort
Apr 22, 2016
 
District Assembly
Hanover Manor
May 11, 2016
3:00 PM – 8:30 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 21, 2016 6:00 PM
 

 
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Attendance Report      
November 2015      
Club # YTD +/- %
Lake Hopatcong 20 0 95.00%
Pequannock Valley 46 0 92.30%
Blairstown 25 2 92.00%
Belleville 8 0 90.00%
Caldwells 39 1 90.00%
Morris Plains 61 -3 89.00%
Belvidere 8 -2 88.00%
Mount Olive 5 2 86.70%
Denville Sunrise 13 0 85.00%
Hanover 25 0 85.00%
Wharton/Mine Hill 6 -3 83.30%
Fairfield 6 0 83.00%
Rockaway 26 2 82.10%
Glen Ridge 20 -1 80.00%
Montville 9 2 80.00%
Newark 24 2 80.00%
Nutley 26 -1 80.00%
Wallkill Valley 21 3 80.00%
Madison 80 -2 79.20%
Maplewood 20 -1 79.00%
West Orange 42 1 79.00%
Irvington 10 -2 78.00%
Denville 49 -4 76.00%
Hampton Twp. 19 -1 76.00%
Mendham 24 0 75.60%
Livingston 13 -1 74.30%
Branchville 33 1 74.10%
Jefferson Twp. 21 2 72.00%
Washington 12 1 71.70%
Chatham 11 2 69.70%
Hackettstown 26 -2 67.30%
Roxbury 23 -1 67.00%
South Orange 8 -1 66.70%
Randolph 27 0 66.00%
Florham Park 12 0 65.00%
Bernardsville 31 2 63.40%
Dover 15 0 62.00%
Livingston Sunrise 25 1 61.00%
Vernon 17 -2 60.00%
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0 59.00%
Phillipsburg 31 1 54.00%
Parsippany-Troy Hills 17 -3 53.10%
Montclair 22 -2 52.30%
Newton 91 0 48.60%
Morristown 57 -3 46.90%
Chester-Long Valley 9 1 38.90%
Mt. Lakes-Boontons 13 0 38.00%
Bloomfield 17 2 34.00%
Cedar Grove 15 2 No Rpt.
East Orange 4 -2 No Rpt.
       
District 7470 1199 -7 67.60%
 
   
 
 
 
 
‚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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