Upcoming Events
Webinar - Attracting Young People to Your Club
Jan 12, 2017
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
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

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Membership Report    
September 2016    
Club # YTD +/-
Belleville 7 -1
Belvidere 8 0
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 10 1
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 20 -1
Livingston 13 -1
Livingston Sunrise 24 0
Madison 69 1
Maplewood 22 2
Mendham 19 7
Montclair 17 -1
Montville 8 -1
Morris Plains 61 1
Morristown 56 1
Mount Olive 4 -1
Mt. Lakes-Boontons 12 0
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0
Newark 26 -1
Newton 82 -2
Nutley 32 4
Parsippany-Troy Hills 16 0
Pequannock Valley 48 2
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 7 -1
District 7470 1151 -40
Congratulations to these clubs for their excellent attendance in September!    
Denville Sunrise 100%  
Fairfield 100%  
Wharton-Mine Hill 97.1%  
Glen Ridge 95.5%  
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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The Next Chapter...

Into the fifth month of my Rotary Year, as I continue my club visits, I am amazed at all the wonderful projects our clubs are involved with.  Whether community related, district related or international, each club can be proud of their accomplishments as part of the 1.2 million Rotarians around the world.

Jay's Rotary Jam
This, the season of ‘ALL HALLOWS EVE’ is also the time for the spirits of all District Rotarians to rise in an appreciative salute to their club presidents at the PRESIDENTS - FOUNDATION BALL at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, while at the same time celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. November 18th is the date.  We hear that to make registration easier, the organizers are beginning the process of starting online registration for District events and activities! Details and a link should appear elsewhere in this issue.
Governor’s Official Visits for November
November   3rd  – Walkill Valley
November   4th  – West Orange
November   9th  – Belleville
November 10th  – Netcong Stanhope
November 15th  – Mountain Lakes/Boonton
November 17th  – Madison
November 22nd  – Belvidere
November 29th  – Livingston Sunrise
Spotlight on Cheryl Delgado
Assistant Governor Cheryl Delgado has been a resident of Basking  Ridge, NJ for almost her entire life. She still lives there with her husband of 31 years, Mike. They have two daughters, 25 year-old Denise and 28 year-old Danielle; and they are about to become first-time grandparents!

In her “real” life, Cheryl has for the past nine years been the Church Administrator for the Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, the church in which she grew up. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the United Way of Union County for many years. 

During her tenure at United Way, she was a member of the Summit/New Providence Rotary Club for 15 years, serving as Assistant Governor for District 7510 as well as District Secretary for seven years. 

A two-term Past-President of the Bernardsville Rotary Club, Cheryl loves Rotary because of the people and friends she has made, and the work that we do.


District 7470 President's/Foundation Ball
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 November 26th at 7:30 am.
Hibernia Diner
9 Green Pond Road
Rockaway NJ 07866
Please visit:
We hope to see you there!
NJ State Vocational Assembly
On October 5th some 250 New Jersey Rotarians gathered at the Pines Manor in Edison to celebrate Rotary’s avenue of Vocational Service and to network.
The afternoon session featured Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings talking about the growth his bank has enjoyed by being involved in the community, in education and in the professional development of all the Investors Bank people.
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.
Join the Paul Harris Society
Last year District 7470 named 32 Paul Harris Society members.   Now we are looking for others who wish to join this elite group of Rotarians who see our Foundation as the life blood of Rotary.  We are looking for those who are willing to give at the level of $1,000 per year to help promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, protect mothers and children, support education and help grow communities economically in our District and throughout the world.
Walkfest 2016
Thank you fellow Rotarians for supporting Walkfest 2016 this past October. Though it was a rainy day, many our District Rotarians came out to support the event, which this year had a special meaning.
Programs of Note
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy performs 3,600 visits per year to over 170 facilities in thirteen NJ Counties by 200-plus teams of pets and their owners.  To schedule a presentation, please contact Executive Director Mary Beth Cooney (of the Madison Rotary Club) at  or 973-285-9083.
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”.
Bowling Highlights
It’s great to be with a group of friends who are simply having fun.  It’s one of the most important ingredients in becoming a Rotarian.  It leads to Service Above Self and it’s done through an organization where fellowship and team effort are essential.  There is no real beginning or end to this; so, if you want to just be with a group of friends, you are always welcome and the first game is on us.
DG Margit and her Grandson at Bowling
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.