ROTARY MATTERS
Rotary Club of Park Ridge, New Jersey

Tri-Gear


Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Editor:   George Sherman
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Future Speakers
Apr 24 2014
Club Business
"Happy Hour at the Cornerstone"
May 2 2014
Lois Horowitz
"Friendship Exchange"
May 8 2014
OPEN
"TBA"
May 16 2014
Larry Palant
"Shelter Box"
May 22 2014
Club Business
"Happy Hour at the Cornerstone"
May 30 2014
Rhonda Benjamin
"Medicare Changes for 2014"
Jun 6 2014
Peter Wells/ Brittany Vozza
"50/50 Cash Raffle"
Jun 12 2014
OPEN
"TBA"
Jun 20 2014
Ellen Elias
"Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources"
Jun 26 2014
Club Business
"Cocktail Hour at The Cornerstone"
Jul 4 2014
NO MEETING
"FOURTH OF JULY"
Jul 10 2014
OPEN
"TBA"
Jul 18 2014
Lauren Turiello
"Spectrum for Living"

News

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NO MEETING FRIDAY, APRIL 18
by Sherman, George


THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARK RIDGE ROTARY CLUB WILL BE OUR MONTHLY COCKTAIL HOUR HELD AT THE CORNERSTONE RESTAURANT, 84 BROADWAY HILLSDALE, ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24 FROM 5:30 UNTIL 6:30.
April 11 TRI-GEAR REPORT
by Sherman, George


4-11-14 CLUB MEETING AT THE COURTYARD

Flag Salute: President Bob Bustard

Invocation:  Bob Balentine

Members Present Bob Balentine, June Bertini, Bob Bustard, Ryan Cangialosi, Bernie Cohen, Steve Fox, Stuart Gold, Bob Guller, Steve Hopper, Pete Jacobsen, Kelley O’Donnell, Mary Ellen Offer, Helen Paul, Cindy Rose, George Sherman, Nancy Swales, Peter Wells, Phil Wells.

Visiting Rotarians and GuestsPresident Bob’s niece, Morgan Harvey.

Make Ups: Earning make-ups by attending the District Conference Cruise to Bermuda were Bob Balentine, Pat DiRosa, Stuart Gold, Helen Paul, Cindy Rose, Phil and Peter Wells.

 (Please be sure to report your make-ups for our records and to improve our percentage of attendance!)

Birthdays and Anniversaries – A belated Happy Birthday was sung to Kelley O’Donnell.

Sunshine:  

Ann Hopper is currently recovering from an injury to ligaments in her knee.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who are currently contending with adversity of one type or another.

Happiness:
by G. Sherman

More happy dollars poured in for the engagement of Bob and Cindy.

The happy participants in the District Conference Cruise offered many additional dollars.

Nancy S. was happy to report that her son is doing better.

Kelley O. was happy that her youngest son is now working and that oldest is likely to get a new job soon.

Steve F. was happy to be on his way to Europe with his family.

Cindy R. was happy to have the Lord & Taylor ticket sales over and done with.

June B. was happy to have spent a wonderful time with her son in California.

President Bob was happy to have his niece visiting and to have had a good time in Florida.

Mary Ellen O. was happy to have had the chance to enjoy lunch with Bob’s niece.

Announcements:
by G. Sherman

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING NEXT FRIDAY, APRIL 18. OUR NEXT MEETING DATE WILL BE OUR MONTHLY COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE CORNERSTONE IN HILLSDALE BEGINNING AT 5:30

Our annual 50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing will be held at The Courtyard by Marriott on Friday, June 6. ONLY 300 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT $50.00 APIECE. DON'T MISS OUT. THEY ARE GOING FAST. Contact Peter Wells or Brittany Vozza for your chance to win. 

Dick Bozzone, Co-Chair of the Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade, has invited the club to take part in this year’s parade on May 26. Please let President Bob know if you will be able to participate.

Mark Your Calendar with these UPCOMING EVENTS:
by G. Sherman

Tues., 4/15 – Board Meeting – Pascack Historical Society, 19 Ridge Ave., Park Ridge – 6:00 Dinner; 6:15 Meeting.

Th., 4/17 – Presidents Ball – Season’s Restaurant, 644 Pascack Road, Washington Twp. – 6:00 - $95.00 p/p; black-tie optional.

Sat., 5/10 - DGE Calisto Bertin’s District Training Assembly will be held at Bergen Community College. All incoming Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Assistant Governors should plan to attend.

Sun., 5/18-Fri., 5/23 – RYLA 2014 – Indian Head Camp, Equinunk, PA

 Program
by G. Sherman

As there was no speaker scheduled for today, President Bob asked those who attended the District Conference Cruise to report on their experiences.

All agreed that it was a very enjoyable experience, though a bit bumpy on Wednesday. Stuart reported on the business aspects of the conference. Present on the cruise were 82 Rotarians and 62 guests from 31 clubs. Among the highlights of the conference was the talk given by Past RI President Charles C. Keller who is now over 90 years of age and a member of the Rotary Club of California, PA since 1950. It was during his year as president in 1987-88 that women were first admitted to Rotary. You can read more about this remarkable gentleman here: http://www.peacockkeller.com/attorneys/kellerc.html

Also it was reported at the conference that so far in 2014 only 1 case of polio has been reported in Nigeria, 4 in Afghanistan and 43 in Pakistan. Confidence is building that this dread disease can finally be eradicated world-wide by 2018.

Finally, it was further reported that District 7490 has been responsible for saving the lives of 960 Gift of Life children since 1986. It is expected that the 1000 lives saved threshold will be reached this year or next.

All agreed that everyone should try to attend the annual District Conference at least once. Next year’s will be at a Caribbean resort in Mexico. Not only will you have a good time, you will have the chance to become acquainted with Rotarians from clubs throughout the District.