Upcoming Events
End Hunger 3.6 Kickoff
Madison Area YMCA
Nov 03, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary UN Day
United Nations Plaza
Nov 12, 2016
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
President's - Foundation Ball
Mayfair Farms
Nov 18, 2016 6:00 PM
Webinar - Attracting Young People to Your Club
Nov 21, 2016
8:00 PM – 9:00 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 15, 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

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Membership Report    
August 2016    
Club # YTD +/-
Belleville 7 -1
Belvidere 8 0
Bernardsville 29 1
Blairstown 29 -1
Bloomfield 15 -3
Caldwells 30 -6
Cedar Grove 14 -1
Chatham 11 0
Chester-Long Valley 10 1
Denville 44 -2
Denville Sunrise 11 -3
Dover 14 0
East Orange 5 0
Fairfield 4 -1
Florham Park 14 0
Glen Ridge 18 -1
Hackettstown 26 0
Hampton Twp. 19 0
Hanover 26 -1
Irvington 10 0
Jefferson Twp. 22 0
Lake Hopatcong 20 -1
Livingston 14 0
Livingston Sunrise 24 0
Madison 69 1
Maplewood 20 0
Mendham 19 7
Montclair 17 -1
Montville 9 0
Morris Plains 60 0
Morristown 55 0
Mount Olive 4 -1
Mt. Lakes-Boontons 12 0
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0
Newark 25 0
Newton 83 -1
Nutley 31 3
Parsippany-Troy Hills 16 0
Pequannock Valley 47 1
Phillipsburg 28 -1
Randolph 21 1
Rockaway 24 0
Roxbury 24 -1
South Orange 8 0
Vernon 22 3
Wallkill Valley 19 1
Washington 14 0
West Orange 42 0
Wharton-Mine Hill 7 -1
District 7470 1171 -20
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.  
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Larry Ripley
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The Fourth Chapter...
Another month has flown by, and as we enter into the fall we find so many wonderful Rotary events coming our way. Many of these events support not only our clubs community projects but also the Rotary Foundation.  One of these is the upcoming Vocational Assembly on October 5th. Rotarians will be able to recognize, and hear about all the wonderful work of Newton Rotarian Denise Current, our recipient for the District 7470 Vocational Service Award this year.
Each year the five Rotary Districts in New Jersey assemble to celebrate these recipients and recognize them for the wonderful work they do, not only for their clubs, their community and their districts but also on an international level. As every year our District again had such wonderful nominees, and our task of selecting only one was extremely difficult.  Come and join us at Pines Manor in Edison to celebrate all these wonderful recipients. 
Our 22nd annual WALKFEST will be at Loantaka Brook Reservation on October 9th. This event is a fundraiser that brings 100% of the pledges back to your club and the Rotary Foundation in your name or your clubs name. What a great way to meet your club’s Foundation goal for the year.  The event will have a continental breakfast and picnic lunch for all registered walkers.  Have another event scheduled for the day?  Send in your pledges and we will have walkers on site to walk for you.
“Pokemon Go”, may also turn up for the event to make it more interesting.  Our committee is growing and has brought some new ideas to make WALKFEST more interesting.  Bring your four-legged furry friends or your bike and enjoy the beautiful sites of Loantaka on a fall Sunday and meet Rotarians from around the district.  Remember its open to all non-profits who would like to participate without having to plan the event. 
Our Rotary Bowling League began another season on September 5th. I would like to thank all those bowlers who have returned.  We are nearing the 60th year of this league. Though we have shrunk in size, the fun and fellowship still remains there.  Need a make up for a missed meeting? Consider this fun event as one.  Bowlers are still needed, so come on out and see what we are all about.  Wednesday nights Boonton Lanes 6:00 PM is where it is all happening.  Rotarians, non-Rotarians, family and friends are always welcomed to become part of our league.  Check out our FaceBook page for pictures and don’t forget to read In-Flight each month for updates and pictures.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the October Breakfast Mingle at the Hibernia Diner on October 15th 7:30 AM.  There is loads of fun and lots of information and ideas being shared, exchanged, and discussed at these mingles. Last month we even had comments from other diners in the restaurant for the excitement displayed by one Rotarian who shared her ideas about the 2017 international convention. So you never know what will happen.  Remember the only cost is your breakfast for joining us.
Last but not least November brings the UN Day to us, and the ever important President/Foundation Ball where each club will recognize and honor their Club President. At this same event The Rotary Foundation 100th Anniversary will also be celebrated. Remember it all started with a donation of $ 26.50 -   Consider now how you will celebrate this special Anniversary.     With our annual support of the The Rotary Foundation, our district and clubs are able to receive District and Global Grants, Exchange Programs, and Scholarships which benefit our children, our community and our club projects.  It is only with your support that any of this attainable.
Till the next chapter… sure to “Make Rotary a Never Ending Chapter in Your Life.”

Yours in Rotary,
Jay's Rotary Jam
Hi All! 
With the fall of September, ‘back to school’ was the principle theme for many families, Rotary families included.  But September was also time for the GIFT OF LIFE Annual Meeting where members of many clubs gathered to hear about the wonderful progress made in saving young lives and also of plans for the future. With dozens and dozens of open-heart surgeries just this past year, children from seven countries were saved, plus there were five co-sponsored medical training missions as well, with 4 to 15 children saved during each.
Rotary Breakfast Mingle
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 alike 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. Our next meeting is 7:30AM on Saturday October 15th at the Hibernia Diner, located at 9 Green Pond Road Rockaway, NJ 07866. Please visit for more information.
Gift of Life Annual Meeting
About 90 Rotarians and their guests joined together recently at the Ukrainian-American Cultural Center in Whippany to attend the Gift of Life Annual Meeting and learn all about how our Gift of Life program is spending its energy and our donated funds to save the world – one little heart at a time.
Barbara Ciconte, President of Take Heart Association Project, USA, was the keynote speaker. She gave a presentation that detailed the work of her program which is centered in Kenya, Africa. They are one of several partner organizations that receive support from our Gift of Life program.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of donation checks from several Rotary Clubs.

Gift of Life Co-Chairs Dennis Dondero and Audrey Gorlich


The Maplewood Rotary Club presents a check

for $20,000 to Gift of Life

Programs of Note

Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi is available to present a firsthand look into the operations, duties and responsibilities of the Morris County Clerk’s Office.
To schedule a visit, please contact outreach coordinator Maria May at or 973-285-6122.  For Rotary Clubs in other counties, contact your County Clerk for similar programs.
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”.
Walkfest 2016

 Rotary fundraiser, took place on Sunday, October 9th at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township.  Read all about the events of the day on Facebook at Walkfest7470 and next month in In-Flight.

The Dictionary Project
Mission Statement
The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.
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World Polio Day - October 24, 2016
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District 7470 President's/Foundation Ball
On Friday evening, November 18, 2016, the annual President's and Foundation Ball will be held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange beginning at 6:00 PM.  The President's and Foundation Ball is a yearly event where all clubs are encouraged to participate to support both the Foundation and to cheer and applaud their club's current President for all their work, effort and enthusiasm they exhibit throughout the year.

Show your support for your

Club President

by attending the

 2016 President's - Foundation Ball

“Short on Speeches – Long on Fun!”

 Dancing to the music


R & B

November 18, 2016

6 pm - Cocktails

7 pm - Dinner and Dancing

 Black Tie Optional

Bowling Highlights
It’s Not Too Late!
Give it a try!  Are you are worried it’s been too long ?   It’s like riding a bike, it comes back.  First time, don’t expect too much and yes you need to be able to laugh at yourself along with others.  It sounds like fun to me!  Get a foursome.  If you want to just be a substitute and see what it is like; any team would be glad to have you.
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.