District Golf Outing The Architects Golf Club
Sep 08, 2014 07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Barrel Planting Around Town
Sep 17, 2014 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
President's Ball Zeres Inn
Sep 20, 2014 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Walkfest TBA
Oct 05, 2014
Vocational Assemby Pines Manor
Oct 07, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Gift of Life Annual Meeting TBA
Oct 27, 2014
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Nov 01, 2014
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President Barbara Ward
President Elect Douglas W. Greenberger
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Secretary Denise Wennogle
Vice President John S. Loughman
Director Denny Morrison
Director John Lyons
Director Harvey H. Gilbert
Director Nick Walsh
Director Scott Marum
Gift of Life Carol Delia
Speakers Chair Denny Morrison
Camp Merry Heart Top Dog Alai
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Rotary is an international humanitarian service organizationWe create positive change in our community and our world. We give time and resources to help others and we have fun, too.  You've come to the right place to learn more about Morristown Rotary Club, who we are, and what we do.  To explore what it takes to be a Rotarian, ask us.  Join us.

We meet every Wednesday in Morristown, NJ.  Three times accommodate varied schedules.
  •   7:30 - 8:30  AM   Breakfast at Best Western Inn, 270 South Street  
  • 12:15 - 1:30  PM   Lunch at Springbrook Country Club, 9 Springbrook Road
  •   5:45 - 6:45  PM   Sunset, drinks & hors d'oeuvres at Dublin Pub, 4 Pine Street

We Are Morristown Rotary


We Make A Difference

Posted by Veronica Koons on Aug 26, 2014

Tribute cards for all occasions are now being offered - Congratulations, Happy Anniversary, birth, in memory of or something for the person has everything. Donations should be mailed to Morristown Rotary Club Endowment Fund. A card will be sent to the person being remembered and a letter of acknowledgment will be sent to the Donor. Jonathan Taylor will be managing this offer.

Posted by Veronica Koons on Aug 12, 2014




Posted by Scott Marum

Morristown Rotarians, AND ALL OTHERS,  are encouraged to check out and "Like" the Morristown Rotary Facebook page

JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK: Morristown Rotary on Facebook

Posted by Scott Marum

Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization. We create positive change in our community and our world. We give time and resources to help others and we have fun, too. You've come to the right place to learn more about Morristown Rotary Club, who we are, and what we do. To explore what it takes to be a Rotarian, ask us. Join us.
Posted by Veronica Koons

This section is dedicated to non-Rotary events happening in our community. Please let me know if there are any programs happening that you know of that should be included.



The Interfaith Food Pantry serves residents of Morris County supplying food to assist families and households affected by hard economic times. Families face difficulties when the household income earners are subjected to unemployment, reduced hours or reduced pay. Never has the role of the Interfaith Food Pantry been greater than now.

The Pantry served over 4,700 households, 12,000 individuals, in Morris County in 2012. This amounted to over 16,000 visits from clients and over 741,000 pounds of food valued at more than $1,600,000 being distributed. The Pantry accomplishes its mission through contributions from the community, from individuals, as well as business and organizations. 

Morristown Rotary supports Interfaith Food Pantry through donations of food, money and service.  Individual Club members make donations of money and food . The Pantry received a Club grant of $7,500 to further its’ efforts. The Club lends support in the form of labor during the US Postal Services’ annual food drive for The Pantry.


Nutrition educator Jennifer Percival conducts a cooking demonstration for beneficiaries of the Interfaith Food Pantry in the Healthy Choice Teaching Kitchen.

Posted by Scott Marum




Morristown Rotary Club members, kids, friends and the Morristown High School Interact Club turned out for the Fall Festival to serve up cotton candy, balloons and information about Rotary.  Rotary is a worldwide network of volunteer communities making a positive difference everywhere they are found.


Posted by Douglas W. Greenberger


Thanks to Morristown Rotary, Morristown is filled with mums in barrels around town.  Finally , unmitigated sunshine and clear blue skies. Thirty-eight (38) Rotarians , family members and friends including 3 gentlemen from pathways to work , knocked out the planting of the Mums in rare form.  The well-oiled Eggert Delivery System with "Rotary at Work" banners on the trailer had all the plant material out by 4:30.  Early Planters, Snappy Shapiro, and Madame Bovee-Greenberger strategized to get a jump on key areas. Planting participants, plus morale enhancement at the Pub, as follows:  Bagish (D&D), Braunschweiger (Gretchen), Cunningham, Colquhoun, Eggert (C&C) , Gallagher, Greenberger (D, M-A & A), Hamilton, Koons, Lyons (J, J & S), Mongey ,  Morrison, Nelson, Petrucci (& daughters), Schaffer, Taylor (J , N &J), Thurkauf, VanDaLinda, Walsh (N &M) and Wennogle (D&J).
If you were not there you missed : 1. Eatin , a little drinking and much shoulder rubbing , (One of the ten best days of the year with a great gang). and  2. Some of the most adorable kids around.   The rest is 2013 History:  Barrels full of Mums and Morristown Beautiful once again.Image



Posted by Dennis B. Morrison

Whether reminiscing or learning more about what Rotiarians do, enjoy Morristown Rotary Club's Photo Albums online, located in the lefthand column of our Club's website.  Open a photo album.  Click on Slide Show.  Note:  If there are many pages of photos in an album, change the number of Photos per Page at the bottom of the screen.  Why?  Slide Show shows ONLY the photos on the current page.

Titles of our Photo Albums include WE ARE Morristown Rotary; We Are OPEN FOR BUSINESS; We Travel; Town Clean Up; Flower Planting; Bell Ringing; Fall Festival; Camp Merry Heart; Galas & Parties; St. Pat's Parade; Picnics; A TASTE OF MORRISTOWN; Golf; Gift of Life; Youth Exchange; Adult Exchange; Our Meetings; Presentations and Honors.  Founded in 1922, Morristown Rotary Club has a long history.  If you have photos you'd like included in any of our Photo Albums, please email them to Denny Morrison. 

Posted by Dennis B. Morrison


MORRISTOWN ROTARY CLUB supports the many good works of the Rotary International Foundation to benefit humanity and promote a more peaceful world.  Learn more by clicking this link:  A very brief video about the work of The Rotary Foundation

Spread the good news.  If you'd like to share this video with a friend via email or on Facebook, here's the link to include:

Posted by Dennis B. Morrison


Morristown Rotary Club is pleased to support a local Eagle Scout project for a Morris Township teen.  David Coven's Eagle Scout project created a welcoming area at the entrance to Morris School District's Frelinghuysen Middle School.  Students, parents and visitors will now see a new sign with benches as they enter the school property.  With his parents Hart and Sue Coven in attendance, David accepted a grant award from Club President Rusty Schommer on May 22 at the noon meeting at Springbrook Country Club.


Posted by Scott Marum


The Morristown Rotary Club continued its steady support of the Morristown Medical Center with its 12th Annual Golf Outing 2012. As a result the Rotary Club raised and has donated $14,000 for the Geriatric Assessement Center which is expected to open in July 2013. The new center will enhance the quality of care for seniors through comprehensive diagnosis, assessment, and treatment and followup careImage

Posted by Scott Marum on Mar 26, 2013


MORRISTOWN ROTARY CLUB is proud to announce just a few of the latest examples of grants being funded by proceeds from our fundraisers such as the Taste of Morristown...
     Generous donations have been authorized recently for the following ventures ...


CASA:  Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc (CASA) a private not-for-profit corporation. ...whose  mission is to speak up for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.   CASA recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who provide a voice in court to assure each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home. 

MORRIS EDUCATIONAL FUND (MEF) :  the mission of the Morris Educational Foundation is to distribute financial and other resources to and for the Morris School District for enrichment programs and other projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education and educational opportunities for students in the district.\

COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN: Mission is to provide to those in need nutritious meals in a warm, safe, and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked, to anyone who comes seeking nourishment. As part of their  hospitality they  also encourage and assist  guests in accessing community resources, services, and educational programs.

NOTHING BUT NETS:  Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign of the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa.The campaign aims to prevent malaria deaths by purchasing, distributing and teaching the proper use of mosquito bed nets , a life saving and changing effort.

Morristown Rotary Club President Rusty Schommer presents a check for $1,000 to Debbie Leon, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.

Posted by H. Scott Rosenbush

A group of Morristown Rotarians and friends spent a recent week touring Ireland.  Attached is a picture of the happy (and tired) Rotarians on their way home from Ireland's Shannon Airport.

Posted by Beth Wirths

Rotary Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Program is a 3 week exchange program sending thirty US students to Japan the first three weeks of July and receiving 30 Japanese students from Shikoku in our community the first three weeks of August.   The ages of the students are 15 to 18 years of age.  This is the 33rd year the program has taken place and is operated by Rotary District 7470 (Northern NJ) and Rotary District 2670 in Shikoku, Japan.  On weekdays the students board a Rotary bus and spend the day in activities and visiting local attractions in NJ/ NY/PA.  They have a very full and exciting schedule!!  As a host family we have had the pleasure to spend the mornings, evenings and weekend with our girls, Anju Doi (15yr), Nanase Yasutomi (16yr), Naho Miyata (16yr) and Hikaru Toyoda (17yr); all are fun, polite, curious and a true pleasure.  Perhaps you've seen us around town!  A bit of a line with 4 teenage girls for the showers and blow dryers and making the morning bus by 8:30!  Fun to learn our similarities and differences.
Posted by Harvey H. Gilbert

While in Chang Mai , Thailand I took my son to a Rotary meeting and we exchanged banners.  The Rotary club  was one of 5 in this city and just happens to be all women who are business entrepreneurs and have lunch midday.  They were very happy to include us and assigned an English speaker to each of us so that we would be made to understand what was going on.... A wonderful experience.  Of course, I was asked to tell them a little about Morristown and how we do things...they politely listened but I don't know how much English was being understood.

P.J. Thurkauf, president of the Morristown Rotary Club, recently announced that the Rotary has awarded the Morris Educational Foundation a grant of $5,000 to be designated for parent education programs in the Morris School District. The funds will be disseminated to schools in the district throughout the 2011-2012 school year.  

Morristown Rotary Club supports Polio Plus with a $5,000 contribution.  Polio Plus is Rotary International's program to eradicate polio worldwide.  In the photo that follows, Club President-Elect Rusty Schommer presents Morristown Rotary Club's $5000 check to Karien Ziegler at a recent luncheon meeting.  Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the $5,000 Rotary award was matched to become $10,000.

Solar Lighting Project: A report by Paul Sigmund, Mission Of Hope, to Morristown Rotary Club regarding their $2,500 grant. 
Ideas sometimes arise unexpectedly.  During the first week of last year’s trip to Malawi, we constructed swing sets at MOH's feeding centers.  Mid way through the second week, as we were enjoying the African sunset after the day’s work building a gravity drip irrigation system for a vegetable garden, I was struck by the suddenness via which the sunset plunged into total darkness.  As the sun fades, without electricity all activity at the remote feeding centers comes to a halt and the kids MOH serves quickly leave for home in the surrounding villages. What a difference a few electric lights might make! 

Some people in our community don't know what the Rotary wheel means.  These very few words invite inquiry about what our Club does.  It lets people know we're interested in new members who will be as committed as we are to making a positive difference through service ... contributing time, talent and resources toward Morristown Rotary's projects and goals.  

Morristown Rotary Club members contribute time, talent and resources to make our community and our world a better place.  This poster series lets us show people what we do using just a few words and lots of pictures. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here's VOLUMES about us!  Click "More..." to see the posters.

Posted by Dennis B. Morrison

Our poster series lets our community know that we make a positive difference in the world.  By making the world a better place for all, we promote peace, and we are reminded that Rotary is a peacemaking organization at it's heart. 

Sponsored by the Morristown Rotary Club, mother, Margaret and GIFT OF LIFE CHILD, Dotun (pronounced Dotsoon) traveled to Montefiore hospital where the surgeons performed surgery to correct a hole in his heart and an unhealthy thickening of the walls of his heart. This is very dangerous and tricky surgery especially for a child of this age and size.

Posted by Dennis B. Morrison

by Denny Morrison ~  Morristown Rotary Club members do so many different things for so many different worthwhile causes.  Sometimes I wish I had a list!   So we made a list to go into our "A Taste Of Morristown" program booklet.  It may also be useful to you when you talk about all the contributions our club makes to prospective new members, underwriters/sponsors, and news media. 

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