JUNE 2016
Upcoming Events
Webinar - Social Media - FaceBook Basics
Webinar - Online
Jun 08, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RYLA - Multi District 7470 & 7510
Drew University
Jun 17, 2016 4:00 PM –
Jun 19, 2016 11:30 AM
Banner Exchange Dinner
Windlass Restaurant and Marina
Jun 22, 2016
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Camp Merry Heart Service Day
Camp Merry Heart
Aug 10, 2016
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Day at the Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena
Aug 28, 2016 2:30 PM
Vocational Assembly
Pines Manor
Oct 05, 2016
3:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Loantaka Brook Reservation
Oct 09, 2016
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
President's - Foundation Ball
Mayfair Farms
Nov 18, 2016 6:00 PM

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Attendance Report      
April 2016      
Club # YTD %
East Orange 5 -1 100.00%
Blairstown 30 7 96.00%
Morris Plains 61 -3 92.00%
Belvidere 8 -2 91.00%
Belleville 8 0 90.00%
Caldwells 40 2 90.00%
Lake Hopatcong 20 0 89.00%
Whippany 26 1 89.00%
Wharton/Mine Hill 8 -1 87.50%
Denville Sunrise 14 1 84.00%
Wallkill Valley 20 2 83.00%
Pequannock Valley 46 0 81.00%
Fairfield, NJ 4 -2 80.00%
Glen Ridge 19 -2 80.00%
Maplewood 20 -1 80.00%
Newark 25 3 80.00%
Nutley 28 1 78.00%
Rockaway 28 4 76.60%
Livingston 14 0 76.00%
Montville 9 2 76.00%
Washington 14 3 75.47%
Branchville 32 0 75.20%
South Orange 8 -1 75.00%
Jefferson Township 22 3 72.00%
Denville 49 -4 71.63%
Mendham 22 -2 70.80%
West Orange 42 1 69.00%
Dover 14 -1 68.00%
Hampton Township 19 -1 68.00%
Madison 72 -10 66.80%
Hackettstown 27 -1 66.00%
Livingston Sunrise 25 1 66.00%
Newton 93 2 64.40%
Irvington 10 -2 63.00%
Vernon 19 0 62.00%
Roxbury 24 0 61.00%
Bernardsville 30 1 60.26%
Florham Park 14 2 60.00%
Montclair 18 -6 59.72%
Phillipsburg 31 1 58.00%
Mount Olive Twsp. 5 2 56.00%
Chatham Rotary 11 2 54.55%
Morristown 56 -4 51.71%
Mtn. Lks.- Boontons 11 -2 50.00%
Chester-Long Valley 11 3 48.18%
Netcong-Stanhope 17 0 46.00%
Par-Troy 17 -3 42.62%
Bloomfield 17 2 34.00%
Randolph 20 -7 0.00%
Cedar Grove 15    
District 7470 1198 -10 66.95%
District Governor
Frank Geraghty, DG (Pat) – Phillipsburg
296 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(B) 908-213-0055 (C) 610-662-4635
District Governor Elect
Margit Rahill, DGE (Mike) – Jefferson Twp.
(H) 973-398-3607 (B) 973-361-2810
District Governor Nominee
John B. Wilson, DGN (Joyce) – Newark
(H) 973-267-5059 (B) 908-277-3424
District Governor Designee
Peggy Mader, DGD (Maurie) – Parsippany/T.Hills
(H) 973-538-6666 (C) 973-495-2230
Immediate Past District Governor
Larry Ripley, PDGMorris Plains
(H) 973-539-4598
District Secretary
Stacey Borden (Dennis) – South Orange
(H) 973-761-4059 (C) 973-454-6272
District Treasurer
Ray Freaney (Suzanne) – Madison
(H) 908-464-5391 (C) 908-803-4602
District Parliamentarian
Tony Toriello  (Sharon) – Denville
(H) 973-625-1362   (C) 201-280-8010
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, AG, 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
Mary Ann Seeko, Secretary - Wallkill Valley
Tony Toriello – Denville
        (H) 973-625-1362 (C) 201-280-8010
Karien Ziegler, PDG - West Orange
        (H) 973-731-1971 (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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"From the Heart"

This being my last month as District Governor, I would like to thank all the clubs for their hard work this year in making our communities and the world a better place. The Rotarians in our District have had a great impact on so many lives this year; too many to mention with each club’s involvement.


New Members Since January
First Name Last Name Club Date Joined Club
Jessica Bruno Bernardsville 1-Apr-16
Allan Lynn Bernardsville 1-Apr-16
Joseph O'Donnell Chester-Long Valley 17-Feb-16
Martine Arndt Chester-Long Valley 28-Apr-16
Isis Casanova Denville 3-Mar-16
Patrick Whalen Denville Sunrise 22-Mar-16
Suzette Myles-salesman Florham Park 29-Jan-16
Peter Kilot Florham Park 31-Jan-16
Cassandra DeLucchi Hampton Township 1-Jan-16
Patrick Tierney Jefferson Township 5-Mar-16
Evie Singer Livingston 26-Jan-16
Jodi Litvak Livingston Sunrise 15-Feb-16
Michel Belt Madison Rotary 14-Jan-16
Cornelius Oldendorp Madison Rotary 14-Jan-16
Tayfun Selen Madison Rotary 11-Feb-16
Sky LaBrot Montclair 9-Feb-16
Anne Moores Morristown Rotary Club 6-Apr-16
Linda Poisseroux Mount Olive Township 12-Feb-16
Jon Connolly Newton 4-Feb-16
James Furgeson Newton 4-Feb-16
Jerry Murphy Newton 4-Feb-16
Chris Wilson Newton 6-Apr-16
William Bock Pequannock Valley 20-Jan-16
Melanie Smith Rockaway Rotary Club 20-Jan-16
Tori Valspirit Rockaway Rotary Club 20-Apr-16
Cindy Matthews Washington 1-Feb-16
Scott Meshulam Washington 25-Apr-16
Cheryl Crawford West Orange 31-Jan-16
Lee Nittle Wharton/Mine Hill 15-Jan-16
Adam Zygmunt Wharton/Mine Hill 15-Jan-16
Ross Lang Whippany 3-Mar-16
Barbara Freda Whippany
Mary Ann's Marquee
“Happy ‘end of the Rotary year’.  Yes – it is that time again.  Quick question:  Did you accomplish everything you wanted to do?  No?  Good thing we have another year to work on it.  Our fearless leaders did a superlative job, as usual, - conferences, assemblies, training sessions, computer labs, and just plain help and advice when we needed it.  Kudos to the hierarchy of 7470.  What have we done in the past month toward wrapping up our club year?  Let’s see …”
Foundation Matching Point Program

Well folks I have good news and better news about the Matching Point Program from the District, but first a little bad news: Roland Basinski, our District’s Annual Giving Officer, had to undergo shoulder surgery, and has not been able to process all the contributions.  

Now the good news: the District Foundation Committee is going to come together to help Roland process the many requests he has received to get them in this Rotary year.  The better news is that the deadline is extended until June 15th to make a contribution of up to $500 and have it matched by District Points so that you might move to the next level Paul Harris Fellow.  

So if you have not made your contribution this Rotary year you can still do so and any contribution over $100 will receive a points match from the District. If you are thinking about it don’t wait because this program ends June 15th!


Webinar on Social Media

On June 8, 2016, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, District 7470 will host a webinar on how to use “Social Media” effectively for your club.


Learn the basics of how to set up a Facebook page for your club, how to maximize the effectiveness of your existing page and how to get individuals to access your club’s Facebook information and more.


Banner Exchange
Hello Rotarians of District 7470!
As we begin this Holiday weekend I would like to wish all of you a very happy and safe Memorial Day.  Please remember those and their families who gave all for freedom.
At this time also please accept DG Frank Geraghty’s and my invitation to join us and your fellow Rotarians for the upcoming Banner Exchange on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Windlass Restaurant on beautiful Lake Hopatcong.
As Governor Frank winds down his Rotary year and I get ready for the 2016-2017 year, we will also be installing our 12 Assistant Governors at the event.  The event starts at 6:30 PM.  Along with the festivities music by George Lang’s group will keep us entertained.
Click "Read More" to view details and download the reservation form. For information or questions, please contact me at (201) 602-8621 or by email  Frank and I look forward to seeing all of you,
Yours in Rotary,
Margit P. Rahill
Group Study Exchange

It is hard to believe, but the Team from District 4610, Sao Paulo Brazil has been gone 3 weeks as of this writing. They were engaging, charming and a pleasure to get to know…as many of us were fortunate in being able to.


Bowling Season is Over

If you didn’t get a chance to come by and watch the bowling league or fill in as a substitute it’s too late!  However, there is always next year!  Why not; get a foursome together; if your club has a team, offer to be a substitute.  This can answer the concern of meeting each Wed. night at Boonton Lanes starting 6 pm and usually home by 8:30 pm; if you don’t stop and linger and get to know other Rotarians better.


The Rotary District Bowling League celebrates the end of a successful year!

Future Rotary Bowlers getting in shape (Ron Kelly's grandchildren)

The most often excuse is “I haven’t bowled in years.”  Well, most members say the same thing and everyone is glad they started playing again.  Scores are secondary to having fun and there is an even playing field, because games are based on averages and each team starts out with just as much chance of winning for those who love competition.


Rotary Day at Red Bulls
What is the Difference Between a Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society
Generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world.
Paul Harris Fellow
A Paul Harris Fellow recognition is an acknowledgement provided by The Rotary Foundation.  There are several levels of individual recognition given by Rotary International but the most frequent recognition is a Paul Harris Fellow.  There are multiple ways in which an individual may receive a Paul Harris Fellow.  Examples are listed below.
  • An individual can make an outright contribution of $1,000 to the Foundation and receive a Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
  • When an individual's cumulative giving reaches the $1,000 level, Rotary International automatically sends a PHF recognition to the Club President for presentation.  Additional PHF’s are given for every $1,000 contribution, i.e., PHF+1, PHF+2, etc.
  • A club may give a Paul Harris Fellow recognition by contributing $1,000 in the name of the recipient.  Many clubs use this recognition to recognize outstanding club service or a significant Rotary milestone i.e., anniversary, birth, memorial, etc.
Paul Harris Society
Membership in the Paul Harris Society is based on a gift of $1,000 a year to the Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation. Although there is no ongoing obligation, Rotarians are encouraged to renew your their membership each year until they become a Major Donor.  These annual donations to the Paul Harris Society may be made is a single gift of $1,000 or as installments.  Payments must be complete by the end of the Rotary year, June 30th. 
You don’t have to be a Paul Harris Fellow first in order to become a Paul Harris Society member.  If you are not already a Paul Harris Fellow you will become one as soon as you fully fund your initial Society pledge.
Around the District
Wallkill Valley 70th Anniversary

The Wallkill Valley Rotary Club held its 70th Club Anniversary on May 14th at the Lafayette House in Lafayette, NJ. At the ceremony, Club Member and Past District Governor Kenneth E. Meredith was presented with a Citation for his 57 years in Rotary, his 49 years as club secretary, being Past District Governor of District 7470, past District Secretary, and his many years on district positions.


Hampton Raises Funds for Food Pantry

On May 11th the Hampton Township Rotary Club held their 20th Annual Golf Outing at Farmstead Golf Club in Andover. The Rotary hosts the Golf Outing to raise awareness and funding as well as celebrate the Sussex County Food Pantry. 



(L to R) Senator Steve Oroho, Representatives from the Sussex County Food Pantry, Ellie Daingerfield, Hampton Township Rotary President
and Cassandra DeLucchi, Hampton Township Rotary President Elect
Caldwell "Vixens" Raise $2000 For The Caldwell Food Bank

The Rotary Club of the Caldwells (RCC) and the Rotary Vixens hosted a dance at the Rogers Dance Center in Fairfield on March 19, 2016 to collect paper goods and hygiene products and to raise money for the Caldwell Food bank.


(L to R) Samantha Cordaro McCoy, Pamela Licht, Maria Burak, Director of Human Services  of Caldwell, and Jennifer Hawley
The Rotary Foundation Has Two Types of Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation offers two signature scholarships for international study at the graduate level.
Rotary Peace Fellows:
Rotary selects up to 100 individuals to receive academic fellowships at one of our Peace Centers fully funded by The Rotary Foundation. These fellow- ships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.
Council on Legislation
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history.  Click “Read More” for additional details.