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Webinar - Online
Sep 14, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gift of Life Annual Meeting
Ukrainian-American Cultural Center
Sep 26, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Vocational Assembly
Pines Manor
Oct 05, 2016
3:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Loantaka Brook Reservation
Oct 09, 2016
8:30 AM – 2:00 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
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

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Attendance Report    
June 2016    
Club # YTD +/-
Belleville 8 0
Belvidere  8 0
Bernardsville 28 0
Blairstown  30 0
Bloomfield  18 0
Branchville 30 0
Caldwell  36 0
Cedar Grove  15 0
Chatham  11 0
Chester-LV  9 0
Denville  46 0
Denville Sunrise  14 0
Dover  14 0
East Orange 5 0
Fairfield  5 0
Florham Park  14 0
Glen Ridge  19 0
Hackettstown  26 0
Hampton Twsp . NR  
Hanover  27 0
Irvington  10 0
Jefferson Twsp. 22 0
Lake Hopatcong  21 0
Livingston  14 0
Livingston Sunrise   24 0
Madison 68 0
Maplewood  20 0
Mendhams  12 0
Montclair  18 0
Montville  9 0
Morris Plains  60 0
Morristown  55 0
Mount Olive  5 0
Mt. Lakes/Boontons  12 0
Netcong-Stanhope  17 0
Newark  27 0
Newton  84 0
Nutley  28 0
Par/Troy  16 0
Pequannock Valley  46 0
Phillipsburg  29 0
Randolph  20 0
Rockaway  24 0
Roxbury 25 0
South Orange 8 0
Vernon Valley  NR  
Wallkill Valley 18 0
Washington NR  
West Orange 42 0
Wharton-Mine Hill  8 0
District 7470 1105 0
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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"Make Rotary a New Ending Chapter in Your Life"
As I have begun my travels and visit many great clubs. I have been overwhelmed with the positivity in this district.  That is so important to me, always building on the footings and foundations laid by my predecessor who did an outstanding job I thank PDG Frank Geraghty for all his diligence and hard work! 
Jay's Rotary Jam
During this time when new officers, directors and committee chairs are meeting the challenge of the new Rotary year, many of our clubs are taking advantage of the changes enacted by the 2016 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION, which was perhaps one of the most far reaching in terms of allowing our Rotary clubs to chart their own courses, with new flexibility in many Rotary matters. A number of clubs have been carefully examining their new options, revising their bylaws and qualifying for 501.c.3 status.
Banner Year for the Foundation!

This past year District 7470 reached a new milestone in Foundation Giving at $113.56 per member. Thanks to all those who made this possible. This year’s matching points program by the District was a huge success and over 25,000 points were given to those who contributed $100.00 or more to The Rotary Foundation. The District made contributions totaling $135,820.00 far exceeding our goal of $119,600.00. Thirty of our fifty clubs exceeded their giving goal.

DG Official Visits for August
Tuesday          August 2, 2016      Vernon         
Monday           August 8, 2016      Washington         
Thursday         August 11, 2016    Denville
Monday           August 15, 2016    Dover         
Tuesday          August 16, 2016    Caldwell         
Wednesday     August 17, 2016    Pequannock Valley         
Tuesday          August 23, 2016    Irvington                  
Wednesday     August 24, 2016    Mendham         
Tuesday          August 30, 2016    Bernardsville         
Wednesday     August 31, 2016    Cedar-Grove
Japanese Exchange Under Way!

On July 21, twenty-eight American students and two leaders (Leader, Rotarian Diana Krajewski and assistant leader, Cordelia Siporin) returned safely from Japan after a fantastic experience with their host families on the island of Shikoku in southern Japan.  They discovered new foods, learned about the Japanese language and culture and developed friendships that will last a lifetime.


RRSTYP American team poses at Himeji Castle


NJ Vocational Assembly

The 36th Annual New Jersey Vocational Assembly dinner will be on Tuesday, October 5th and honor Denise Current who has been selected as the Vocational Service Award recipient for District 7470.  In addition to Denise's recognition, key note speakers will include Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings in the afternoon and past RI President Rick King at the dinner. Plan now to attend.  Tickets are $55.00

Ticket Order Form

For additional information contact Peggy Mader, DGN at pegmader@optonline or 973-495-2230.


Membership – What’s your Plan?

Does you club have a formal, written membership development plan? 


Having a membership a plan is the first step and critical to the overall success of membership development in your club.  It is not too late to put together your plan for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. 


Presidents/Foundation Ball
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. 



Rotary Breakfast Mingle
Heartbeat – A New Gift of Life Child

Twelve-year-old Darineyka Trotman and her aunt Joanna are here from Panama for Darineyka’s open-heart surgery. She is being sponsored by the Montville Rotary Club and the Montville Interact Club, and hosted by Montville Rotarians Carlos and Natascha Restrepo. She is scheduled for surgery at Westchester Medical Center in Vahalla, NY on Wednesday, August 3rd.


The District 7470 GOL Committee held its regular monthly meeting recently at the home of Montville Rotarians Carlos and Natascha Restrepo. Members of the Montville Rotary and Interact Club attended the meeting to meet GOL patient Darineyka Trotman and her aunt Joanna.


Walkfest 2016 – An Opportunity!
Walkfest – the Rotary fundraiser, will take place on October 9th this year at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township. Registration will begin at 8:30 with the walk kicking off at 9:30.
The wonderful thing about Walkfest is that it’s a “Win-Win” situation for everybody! 50% of the funds raised go to The Rotary Foundation and the other 50% goes directly back to your club.
The Foundation portion of the proceeds can be credited to your individual Paul Harris Account at The Foundation as well as your club.
Outside organizations are welcome to participate as well. As long as it’s a bona fide charitable or community program, 50% of the money they raise in pledges goes back to them, and the remaining 50% goes to The Rotary Foundation in your club’s name.
For more information, contact Pia Reich at 973-801-7032 or
Visit our web site at and like us on FaceBook at Walkfest7470.
Why Am I A Rotarian?

I have contemplated this question over the past few days and have come up with a few questions of my own: 

“Why do Rotarians constantly feel the need to create goodwill and better friendships in our localities as well as with peoples of other nations?” 

“Why do Rotarians give so much of their time and effort for those less fortunate in distant lands who they will never meet much less be thanked for what they give?” 

“Why do Rotarians have a burning desire to help those unknown faces of the poor, uneducated and sick human beings that seem endless in this world of over 6.8 billion souls?” 

My answer is simple:

Around the District
Irvington Community Service Weekend

The Rotary Club of Irvington (RCOI) spent a weekend of "Community Service and Engagement" beginning Friday, July 23, 2016 with The Three Doctors Foundation Healthy Mind and Body Charity Walkathon at Seton Hall University in South Orange.   

Then on Sunday, July 24, 2016, the Rotary Club of Irvington joined Bridges Outreach, Inc. with feeding the homeless at Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (INIC). 

It was truly a FUN weekend of demonstrating Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self".


L-R (with RCOI Banner) Past RCOI President, Merrick Harris, Dr. George Jenkins,

Dr. Rameck Hunt, Alison Bryant, current RCOI President, and Dr. Sampson Davis


Hampton Congratulates Hole-in-1 Winner!

The Hampton Township Rotary would like to recognize our $7,000.00 hole-in-one winner from our 20th Annual Golf Outing.  Congratulations to Joel Gregier!  Additionally, we would like to thank our generous sponsors.


Rotary Day at Red Bulls