Upcoming Events
Pre PETS Seminar
Feb 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Webinar - New Member Orientation
Onlline - Webinar
Mar 09, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 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
Rotary International Convention
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
Loantaka Brook Reservation
Jun 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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Membership Report    
November 2016    
Club # YTD +/-
Belleville 6 -2
Belvidere 8 0
Bernardsville 31 3
Blairstown (93%) 27 -3
Bloomfield 15 -3
Branchville 29 -1
Caldwells 31 -5
Cedar Grove 11 -4
Chatham 11 0
Chester-Long Valley 9 0
Denville 45 -1
Denville Sunrise  11 -3
Dover 14 0
East Orange 5 0
Fairfield 5 0
Florham Park 14 0
Glen Ridge  18 -1
Hackettstown 27 1
Hampton Twp.  19 0
Hanover 25 -2
Irvington 10 0
Jefferson Twp. 22 0
Lake Hopatcong (91%) 20 -1
Livingston 13 -1
Livingston Sunrise 24 0
Madison 74 6
Maplewood 22 2
Mendham 19 7
Montclair 18 0
Montville 9 0
Morris Plains (92%) 62 2
Morristown 57 2
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 50 4
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 1158 -33
Congratulations to these clubs for their excellent attendance in November!    
Blairstown   93%
Morris Plains   92%
Lake Hopatcong   91%
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 New Year!

Let us make 2017 be a great year

for all Rotarians to live our motto! 


"Service Above Self"!


The Next Chapter....January

As the first half of the Rotary year has come and gone with 49 of my 50 clubs visits completed, I am looking forward to 2017 and what wonderful things it will hold for our Rotary District.  Our main concern should be to keep our membership strong by bringing in new members and capturing the interest of future ones to Rotary.

Jay's Rotary Jam
December is designated as the FAMILY OF ROTARY MONTH. We read about many clubs coming together at this time of year, to not only celebrate the season within our individual Rotary Club families, but also to extend the goodwill of this time of year and the comfort of family to others, many less fortunate. There was also additional news concerning our immediate ROTARY DISTRICT FAMILY.
Spotlight on Roland Basinski
Raised in the City of Clifton, NJ, Roland has two sisters and two brothers. His dad worked at a mattress factory and his mom was employed by a battery manufacturer. He attended Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, and Rutgers University in Newark.
He and his wife, Maria, met while they were both working at an insurance company in New York City. They have two sons: Nicholas, a management-trainee for Starbucks, and Christopher, who is a buyer-coordinator for a direct sales company.
Roland works as a financial planner and insurance agent who specializes in employee benefits plans for small businesses.
As well as multiple terms as President of the Denville Sunrise Club, Roland has served on several district committees, most notably, the District Foundation Committee for many years.
District Conference Kick-Off
Governor's Official Visits for January
Roxbury Rotary Club              January 12, 2017
Jefferson Rotary Club            January 25, 2017 
District Governor's Homecoming
Governor Margit is Finally Coming Home... Fifty clubs to visit, but actually after 54 visits made, Governor Margit is finally returning to her home club on January 25, 2017.  The celebration will be held at Portofino’s in Oak Ridge, at the Wednesday 12:15 meeting of the Jefferson Club. Margit message with “Keep Rotary as a Never Ending Chapter in your Life” will continue to be her theme for the balance of the Rotary 2016-2017 year. All are welcome to attend the homecoming. Luncheon cost is $ 25.00. RSVP’s would be appreciated to, or  by January 20, 2017.
New Year's Rotary Resolutions
Rotary Breakfast Mingle
Come join us for the 1st
Rotary Breakfast Mingle
of 2017
January 21st - 7:30 AM
Hibernia Diner
Rockaway, New Jersey
Share ideas, meet Rotarians from other clubs!
Non Rotarians welcomed!
Come and Mingle with us!
RSVP appreciated –
Gift of Life Super Bowl Raffle
The drawing is January 12th, 8:30 AM at the Hanover Marriott, Route 10 (East) in Whippany, so please get your sold ticket stubs and money in today!
Friday, January 6th is the last day to mail them in and be secure in having them in the drawing.  Please mail them to Gift of Life, P O Box 25, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. DO NOT mail them “certified” or any other method requiring a signature. We can’t always get to the Post Office when the window is open, so this just complicates and delays the process.
If you can’t mail them by Friday, please contact me at to arrange to bring them to my house in Morris Plains.
Thank you all for your help and support!  This is the Gift of Life program’s major fund-raiser, and it typically makes enough money to support the overseas surgeries of several children.
Rotary District 7470 Speakers Bureau
Does your club have good programs? Does your club have interesting and informative speakers every week?
One of the ingredients of a successful Rotary Club is having weekly meetings that are interesting, and scheduling good programs is part of that formula.
But, you say, it’s hard to get people to come and speak to us, especially because we’re a small club.
Not so grasshopper. You just need the Rotary District 7470 Speakers Bureau!
Program of Note

The Bonnie Brae School for Boys in Liberty Corner, is an institution dedicated to helping boys in crisis from the age of 8 to21. It is a residential treatment center, that has helped more than 10,000 boys over the past 100 years.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact David Fox at or at 908-647-8803.

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”.

District Conference
The sky is the limit!
Join us on
May 4 - 7 2017
at the
Skytop Lodge
for the
District 7470 Conference
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