Upcoming Events
District Conf. Kickoff Meeting
Saint Francis Retreat Center
Jan 15, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
District Governor Home Coming
Portofino's Restaurant
Jan 25, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Webinar - New Member Orientation
Onlline - Webinar
Feb 08, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Membership Development Workshop
Feb 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Pre PETS Workshop
Feb 25, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 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
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

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Membership Report    
October 2016    
Club # YTD +/-
Belleville 6 -2
Bernardsville 31 3
Blairstown 27 -3
Bloomfield 15 -3
Branchville 30 0
Caldwells 30 -6
Cedar Grove 11 -4
Chatham 11 0
Chester-Long Valley 9 0
Denville 45 -1
Denville Sunrise (100%) 11 -3
Dover 14 0
East Orange 4 -1
Fairfield 5 0
Florham Park 14 0
Glen Ridge  18 -1
Hackettstown 27 1
Hampton Twp. (90%) 19 0
Hanover 25 -2
Irvington 10 0
Jefferson Twp. 22 0
Lake Hopatcong (90%) 20 -1
Livingston 13 -1
Livingston Sunrise 24 0
Madison 72 4
Maplewood 22 2
Mendham 19 7
Montclair 17 -1
Montville 9 0
Morris Plains (92%) 59 -1
Morristown 56 1
Mount Olive 4 -1
Mt. Lakes-Boontons 12 0
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0
Newark 26 -1
Newton 81 -3
Nutley 32 4
Parsippany-Troy Hills 16 0
Pequannock Valley 49 3
Phillipsburg 28 -1
Randolph 21 1
Rockaway 25 1
Roxbury 24 -1
South Orange 8 0
Vernon 22 3
Wallkill Valley 19 1
Washington 14 0
West Orange 42 0
Wharton-Mine Hill(100%) 7 -1
District 7470 1150 -41
Congratulations to these clubs for their excellent attendance in October!    
Denville Sunrise 100%  
Wharton 100%  
Morris Plains 92%  
Hampton 90%  
Lake Hopatcong 90%  
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
Larry Ripley, PDG, Editor – Morris Plains
        P O Box 25
        Morris Plains, NJ 07950
        (H) 973-539-4598
Rodney Seifert, Publisher – Rockaway
        (H) 973-627-5256 (C) 201-723-1882
Bob Coultas, PRID – Morristown
        (H) 973-377-2292 (B) 973-267-1618
Ted Krisanda, PDG - Morris Plains
        (H) 973-644-9884   (C) 973-452-7305
Barry Kroll, PDG, Technical Support – Madison
        (H) 973-660-0534 (C) 973-476-2772
Mike Rabasca, PDG - Madison
        (H) 973-543-4768  (C) 973-866-8373
W. Jay Wanczyk - Pequannock Valley
        (H) 973-513-5122
Tony Toriello – Denville
        (H) 973-625-1362 (C) 201-280-8010
Karien Ziegler, PDG - West Orange
        (C) 973-216-5881
The DG, immediate PDG and all nominated Governors are members of this committee.  
Bulletin Editor
Larry Ripley
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Happy Holidays!
The Next Chapter.....    
It is just amazing how time is flying by, especially at this special time of the year. With Thanksgiving now behind us and looking towards all the upcoming holidays in December I am sure the days and weeks will speed by even faster.
Jay's Rotary Jam
As I complete this month’s column, Thanksgiving is but a few days away, a time once again when we focus on family. Almost 400 members of our Rotary family gathered together at Mayfair Farms for the annual District 7470 Presidents’ - Foundation Ball. The event celebrates both current year presidents and the Rotary Foundation, this year marking its 100th anniversary. To my recollection, it was one of the best attended in recent years and as I understand it, many were later registrants.  Perhaps the last minute surge was due to many wanting a bit of relief and enjoyment after the contentious election period? In any case, there were high spirits at Mayfair Farms and there was at least one gate crasher, a certain “vixen” who crashed the party for the first time in a certain club’s history.” (Details below!)
Governor's Official Visits for December
December 1st   -  Madison Rotary  (Breakfast)
December 6th   -  Livingston Rotary
December 8th   -  Wharton Rotary
December 20th -  Belvidere
Spotlight on Erin Gloor

Erin Gloor: District 7470’s answer to the Energizer Bunny! 

She joined the Caldwell Rotary Club during July of this year. She was attracted to Rotary as a RYLA participant for 2 years and is the founder of a NEW ROTARACT CLUB at Caldwell University.

President's/Foundation Ball

So I have been given the task of writing about our Gala by our In-Flight Editor Larry.  What can I say, if you were not able to join us for one reason or other, you missed the party of the year!  What originally started out as a daunting event with only 80 registered two weeks prior, turned into a mega party by the 17th with over 385 Rotarians and guests registered!

Membership Moment


The Prospective Member Experience


When a Rotary club is vibrant, innovative, and making a difference in the community, it will attract prospective members. Bringing in new, qualified individuals diversifies your club and increases its impact. Make sure the first contact a prospective member has with Rotary is a positive one.

Breakfast Mingle Continues to Grow
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.  

Saturday December 17th at 7:30 AM

Hibernia Diner

9 Green Pond Road

Rockaway NJ 07866


Please visit to RSVP. 


We hope to see you there! 



Gift of Life Super Bowl Raffle is Here!

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.
Attention All Rotarians!

Please be reminded that in accordance with Rotary Club By-Laws, elections for club officers for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 are to take place by December 31st.  Nominations for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and any open director positions were supposed to occur one month prior to election - yes, in November - so if your club didn't do that, it's time to get busy! 

Celebrate Our Foundation, Help it Grow

Our Foundation is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. During this year-long celebration, we want to make sure all Rotarians realize that our Foundation is the life blood of Rotary.

2017 District Conference
Whether it is by luck or chance the 2017 District Conference has fallen on 3 special holidays.  May the 4th be with you, Cinco de Mayo, and Run for the Roses.  We will be celebrating all three!
Walkfest 2016 Celebrates...
....The Rotary Foundation's 100 Years of Success

Your support of the 2016 Walkfest helped to grow our local economies in our District and throughout the world, as well as promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education and protect the health of mothers & children. The funds we raised, all 100%, are equally shared with the clubs who participated and our Rotary Foundation, so there are all only winners in Walkfest.
Program of Note
NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the procurement and placement of donated organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents in need of life-saving transplants.
To schedule a presentation, please contact them at  or 1-800-742-7365.
To learn about interesting and available programs for your Rotary Club, or to suggest one for this column, contact Mary Ann Seeko at
Interesting programs of both Rotary and non-Rotary topics can be found on the District Web Site under “Speakers Bureau”.
Rotary Bowling League Update


Our league bowling for the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving was cancelled, and what a great idea.  There was enough work in preparing for a day of giving thanks. Many shared it with family and friends or perhaps another opportunity to serve those who were hungry and in need.
2017 Rotary International Convention

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.