WEDNESDAY IN MORRISTOWN
Meeting Times for Every Schedule
- 7:30-8:30 Breakfast
Best Western Inn, 270 South St
- 12:15-1:30 Lunch
Springbrook CC, 9 Springbrook Rd
- 5:45-6:45 Drinks & Snacks
Dublin Pub, 4 Pine St
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45 South Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Our Motto: "Service Above Self"
We meet Every Wednesday~3 times, 3 locations
Springbrook Country Club (lunch meeting)
9 Springbrook Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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. We welcome new members.
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Posted by Denise Wennogle
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!! The collection for our adopted family for the Jersey Battered Women’s Service was a tremendous success. Everyone in our club participated in one way or another. There were 15 Rotarians that went shopping and purchased items on the wish lists, and we received $472 in cash donations. Merle and I picked up all the items that were not retrieved from the Giving Trees set up at our Holiday Party. Merle even went on-line to make sure we got the winter boots. In the end, we were able to purchase EVERYTHING they wished for and a few extras. The Rotarians that bought gift wrap did an excellent job and I’m sure there will be plenty for mom to use to wrap the gifts. Amy (my daughter) and I wrapped all mom’s gifts so that she will be surprised.
I AM SO HONORED TO BE PART OF THIS WONDERFUL AND GENEROUS ROTARY CLUB!!!!
May you all have a blessed holiday season with the love and company of your families and friends!
With heartfelt thanks,
Posted by Merle Johnson on Dec 05, 2014
Presented by the Morristown Rotary Club
Best known for his score and performance of the original theme song, “Bistro Fada”, for Woody Allen’s 2011 smash hitMidnight In Paris , renown gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel has discovered a new way to express music; taking his listeners on a spiritual journey into a world of his own.
One of NYC’s best-kept musical secrets, Stephane is a master of what is considered Gypsy jazz and infuses his music with influences ranging from Django Reinhart to Greek and North African music to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. All of which melt together into an acoustic style full of precise picking and memorable melodies.
Stephane has graciously donated his time and talent to Project Joy, a collaboration of Rotary Clubs from around the world, to supply diagnostic equipment and physician training to treat pediatric epilepsy in developing countries.
He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year’s Oscar’s telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.
Origins, Wrembel’s fifth and most highly anticipated release yet, finds the multi-faceted musician corralling a myriad of influences into a hybrid that simultaneously reflects where he’s been and points to where he’s headed. Although he built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic French Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wrembel now revels in transcending and expanding. “I’m digging deeper and deeper into my roots,” he says about the album. Origins touches upon everything from blues to flamenco to rock; all of these influences come together as something identifiable only as Stephane Wrembel. It is the most sophisticated representation to date of Wrembel’s superior compositional skills; his melodies burst with a panoply of textures and colors, moods and emotions.
“It’s a different state of mind all together,” adds Wrembel, talking about Origins. “I always compose with a picture in mind. That Impressionism approach is the main thing that I’ve carried with me from Fontainebleau.”
Posted on Nov 17, 2014
The Rotary Clubs of our area are seeking four outstanding young adults to visit Peru for a month-long, expense-paid cultural exchange trip. Sponsored by the Rotary Foundation, the Group Study Exchange team will travel throughout this part of the world from mid-April to mid-May, 2015.
As ambassadors of Rotary, groups of young adults from two different parts of the world will visit each others’ countries to share their personal, cultural and professional experiences with those they meet in their host country.
The purpose of a group study exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person contact. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They will also give presentations to Rotary Clubs and other groups about our home country and local area.
The Rotary Foundation provides round-trip airfare and local Rotarians in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district. Team members are responsible only for their personal and incidental expenses.
People interested in applying must be between the ages of 25 and 40, and employed full time in a recognized business or profession for at least two years. Applicants must live or be employed in Rotary District 7470 which is comprised of Morris, Essex, Warren and Sussex Counties. The deadline for application is December 31, 2014.
For further information or an application, please call Ray Freaney at 908-803-4602, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Veronica Koons
The Rotary Club of Morristown's John Loughman and Nick Walsh installed a new medical alert device for a Morristown resident. This is a Rotary Club program which has been spearheaded by John for several years and has provided these safety mechanisms to about 20 elderly residents of Morristown. Rotarian Dolores Bagish was the one who created this program during her presidency and received a Presidential Award from the District for her work.
Posted by P. J. Thurkauf
The Rotary Club of Morristown, NJ has partnered with the Rotary Club of Colombo West in Sri Lanka on a new endeavor named Project Joy, to fund equipment to local physicians treating epilepsy in Sri Lanka. It is the Children's Epilepsy Project's goal to provide equipment to local physicians to assist them in making accurate diagnoses for the selection of the most appropriate therapy. This approach to treatment of children with epilepsy gives them a chance for a normal life. Learn more at our dedicated Rotary Project Joy Website: www.rotaryprojectjoy.com
Morristown Rotary Club members, kids, friends and the Morristown High School Interact Club were at 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. The annual Morristown Festival on the Green was Sunday, September 28th. Thanks to all who stopped by our tent in front of the Presbyterian Church on the Green to say hello.
Morristown is filled with barrels of flowers once again, thanks to the vision of a Morristown Rotarian and the generosity of Rotary Club of Morristown's members and friends. Such a great photo and great people giving the gift of flowers to Morristown. In the photo: James & Umut of "All Computer's Go" in Chester on the left; Doug Greenburger, coordinator of Morristown Rotary Club's semi-annual town beautification project on the right. Thanks to all the Rotarians and their friends and families who helped. Go MoRo!
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Posted by Veronica Koons
Tribute cards for all occasions are now being offered. A perfect gift for a special person who values charitable giving.
Congratulations, Happy Anniversary, Birth, In Memory and more.
Checks should be addressed to Morristown Rotary Club Endowment Fund, 45 South Park Place, Box 204, Morristown, NJ 07960. A card will be sent to the person being remembered and a letter of acknowledgment will be sent to the Donor. Donations are tax deductible. Jonathan Taylor is coordinating the tribute card program.
Shelter Box is an international emergency disaster relief program started by a Rotarian. What happens when you lose everything due to natural disaster or evacuation from dangerous combat zones? This video produced in 2012 by Shelter Box explains what a Shelter Box is, what it contains, and some of the places where the program has helped in trying times.
MORRISTOWN ROTARY CLUB supports the many good works of the Rotary International Foundation to benefit humanity and promote a more peaceful world. Learn more here:
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
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:
CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc (CASA) ....is 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.
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.
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.
Posted by Scott Marum
Everyone is welcome to visit our Facebook page. Keep up with what's going on and give us some support with a "Like," Morristown Rotary on Facebook
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
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.
We Make A Positive Difference And We Have Fun!
ROTARY IS "THIS CLOSE" TO ENDING POLIO WORLDWIDE ... FOREVER