|November 21 TRI-GEAR REPORT|
by Vozza, Brittany
Flag Salute: President Bob Bustard
Invocation: Peter Wells
Members Present: Bob Balentine, Bob Bustard, Ryan Cangialosi, Bernie Cohen, Pat DiRosa, Ray Falcon, Steve Fox, Stuart Gold, Pat Little, Cindy Rose, Brittany Vozza, Peter Wells, Phil Wells, Vlad Zherenovsky
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: PDG Bonnie Sirower (Paterson Club), President Bob’s wife Rosemary Bustard.
Make Ups: At the November Board Meeting were Dick Beattie, Bob Bustard, Pat DiRosa, Bernie Cohen, Jan Doornbosch, Ray Falcon, Stuart Gold, George Sherman, Phil Wells, and Vlad Zherenovsky.
(Please be sure to report your make-ups for our records and to improve our percentage of attendance!)
Birthdays and Anniversaries: Bob and Rosemary Bustard celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.
President Bob and Fay Logan both spoke to Mauro Cappitella last week. Mauro is in good spirits and hopes to be back with us soon.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who are currently contending with adversity of one type or another.
by Brittany Vozza
Cindy Rose and Bob Balentine were happy to have visited Gettysburg.
Stuart Gold was happy to be at the cocktail hour meeting to see Bonnie and he is excited for the District conference cruise turnout.
Phil Wells was excited at the turnout of the meeting.
Steve Fox was happy that his son who is a freshman played in a varsity soccer game and also congratulated Ryan Cangialosi for becoming councilman elect in Park Ridge.
Brittany Vozza is happy that she is spending Saturday at the Food Bank with Ryan packing Thanksgiving baskets.
Ryan Cangialosi was happy that the cocktail hour meetings are getting better and better.
Ray Falcon was happy that he completed a half marathon on a milestone birthday in 2hrs 14 minutes and 40 seconds.
Peter Wells was happy to settle a bet of happy dollars for Ray Falcon’s wonderful time on his half marathon.
Pat DiRosa was happy to see Bonnie and to be at her first happy hour meeting.
PDG Bonnie Sirower was happy to be back in Park Rdige.
Pat Little was happy to be at a happy hour meeting and sad he had to leave early.
Bernie Cohen was happy that the Dow closed over $16,000 and also congratulated Ryan on his win.
by Brittany Vozza
Time to order you oranges and grapefruit fresh from Indian River, Florida. If you've not experienced these, you'll want to this year. Exceptionally flavorful; exceptionally fresh. Orders will be taken through Friday, November 29 – LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!!The order will be placed that weekend and you'll have your fruit the next Saturday, December 7. Click on "2013 Fruit Sale" in the Download section of the club's web page if you need an order form. Give or send your order to Bernie Cohen at the address on the flyer. Print out some extras for your friends, neighbors, business associates and anyone else who would appreciate the opportunity to partake of this delicious fruit and help the Park Ridge Rotary Club finance Gift of Life, local charities and scholarships at the same time.
Start making plans to attend the 2014 District Conference aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. The Conference Package features 6 days and 5 nights aboard the ship, including 2 days and 1 night at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. For complete details, download the brochure from the Download section of our website.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING AT THE COURTYARD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29.
The next club meeting will be held Friday, December 6 at The Courtyard by Marriott in Montvale.
Mark Your Calendar with these UPCOMING EVENTS:
by Brittany Vozza
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Northern NJ Thanksgiving Luncheon – Clinton Inn, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly 07670 – noon.
Friday, Nov. 29 - DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN FLORIDA FRUIT ORDERS TO BERNIE. Get the orders in sooner so that Bernie and Carol can actually enjoy Thanksgiving weekend. REMEMBER THERE IS NO CLUB MEETING ON THE 29TH!
Saturday, Dec. 7 - Pick-up date for fresh fruit from Florida. Parking lot - 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale
by Brittany Vozza
On Thursday, November 21, members welcomed Past District Governor Bonnie Sirower to our meeting at The Cornerstone.
Bonnie handed out the updated rates for the District Conference cruise to Bermuda and urged that members attend. If you are interested in going but you do not have anyone to go with contact Bonnie. There are a few people looking for roommates on the cruise.
Bonnie spoke about last year’s regional weather disaster and commended Peter Wells on his hard work after SuperStorm Sandy. She was very proud and overwhelmed by the district’s response and the great amount of donations received.
Her current focus is on recent disasters in Indiana, Illinois, and in the Philippines. Tornadoes in the Midwest left hundreds without homes. In the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan has affected nearly 10 million people. More than 5,000 have lost their lives and more than 600,000 have been displaced from their homes. Bonnie attended the Disaster Relief USA meeting earlier this week and she said that all donations for the Philippines should be monetary to help rebuild the infrastructure. The current devastation has left them without places to accept goods.
With reference to the most recent tragedy in the Philippines, two affiliates of Rotary International, Shelter Box (http://www.shelterboxusa.org ) and Disaster Aid USA (http://www.disasteraidusa.com ) are currently on the ground providing assistance.
Desperately needed right now are Sawyer point water filters, SWAGS (Back pack bed), cooking utensils and shelter. Bonnie urged members to do whatever they can to support them.