|March 7 Tri-Gear Report|
by Sherman, George
Flag Salute: President Bob Bustard
Invocation: Peter Wells
Members Present: Bob Balentine, Bob Bustard, Mauro Cappitella, Irma Chazotte, Bernie Cohen, Pat DiRosa, Jan Doornbosch, Ray Falcon, Stuart Gold, Bob Guller, Pete Jacobsen, Pat Little, Fay Logan, Cindy Rose, George Sherman, Nancy Swales, Brittany Vozza, Peter Wells, Phil Wells.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: PDG Bonnie Sirower (Paterson Club); Inductees June Bertini and Mary Ellen Offer; Potential Member David York
Make Ups: Attending the 3/6 Paul Harris Gala were Bob Balentine, Bob Bustard, Bernie Cohen, Stuart Gold and Cindy Rose. Attending the 2/25 Board Meeting were Bob Bustard, Ryan Cangialosi, Irma Chazotte, Bernie Cohen, Pat DiRosa, Jan Doornbosch, Ray Falcon, Stuart Gold, Linda Hanlon, Steve Hopper, Fay Logan, George Sherman, Phil Wells and Peter Wells.
(Please be sure to report your make-ups for our records and to improve our percentage of attendance!)
Birthdays and Anniversaries – Pete Jacobsen’s special day was made complete as club members serenaded him with a surprisingly good rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
Sunshine: Ralph Padovano had to miss today’s induction of co-worker Mary Ellen Offer due to a medical appointment.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who are currently contending with adversity of one type or another.
by G. Sherman
Park Ridge Rotarians were especially eager to give happy dollars today as the club inducted its 2 newest members: June Bertini and Mary Ellen Offer.
PDG Bonnie was happy to be inducting her lab partner from college days (June).
Irma C. was happy to be sponsoring her friend Mary Ellen for membership. She was also looking forward to “family and friends” time in Florida.
June B. was happy to be joining the club and was thrilled to announce that her son and daughter-in-law will soon be having a baby.
Cindy R. was happy to have attended the Paul Harris Gala and to have spent some time in Cape Cod.
Bob G. was happy to find time to come to a meeting today.
Bob Balentine was happy to have had our club so well represented at the Paul Harris Gala.
Pat L. was happy to have David York visiting with us today. He reminded us, too, that he is opening as the lead in a play about C.S. Lewis in Montclair next week. Contact Pat for further information.
Nancy S. was happy to have been able to convince a credit agency that she is indeed still very much alive.
Mauro C. was happy to remind us that St. Joseph’s day is less than 2 weeks away.
Phil W. was happy to have had an enjoyable vacation in Florida.
Bernie C. was happy to have heard such a fine speaker at the Paul Harris Gala.
Mary Ellen O. was happy to be joining the club.
Pete J. was (un)happy to be back from vacation in Florida.
by G. Sherman
President Bob encouraged members to join in with our Interact students as they conduct a “Feed the Hungry” project at Pascack Hills High School on Thursday, March 20 beginning at noon.
Tickets for this year’s 50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing are now available. Only 300 will be sold at $50.00 apiece. The drawing will take place at The Courtyard by Marriott on Friday, June 6. Remember that “YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT”! Act fast. These tickets go quickly.
PE Pat Little invited members to attend his next performance in the biographical drama about C.S. Lewis entitled Through the Shadowlands. Our PE has the lead in the play! Performances will be the 2nd and 3rd weekends in March. Contact Pat for further information.
It has been announced that Sunday, September 21 has been designated as the date for our 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk with Half-Way Hounds.
Mark Your Calendar with these UPCOMING EVENTS:
by George Sherman
Mon., 3/10 - District Staff Meeting - Fellowship begins at 5:30; Meeting at 6:00 - Hasbrouck Heights Holiday Inn - $25.00. Register online atwww.rotarydistrict7490.org or contact Chief of Staff Jim Boyer email@example.com to let him know you are coming.
Th., 3/13 – Club Meeting at Domani – Fellowship at 6:00; Meeting at 6:30 – Guest Speaker – Emery Duell, Esq. – Lions Club International
Tues., 3/18 – Board Meeting – Pascack Historical Society, 19 Ridge Ave., Park Ridge – Dinner at 6:00; meeting at 6:30.
Th., 3/20 – Feed the Hungry Project – Pascack Hills High School - 12:00
Fri., 3/21 – Club Meeting at The Courtyard – 12:15 – Guest Speaker – Rhonda Benjamin – Medicare Changes for 2014
Fri., 3/21-Sat., 3/22 – PETS – Hanover Marriott
Sat., 4/5-Thurs., 4/10 – 57th District Conference – Cape Liberty Cruise Port
Th., 4/17 – Presidents Ball
Sun., 5/18-Fri., 5/23 – RYLA 2014 – Indian Head Camp, Equinunk, PA
1/3;1/3;1/3 – Won by Bernie Cohen. The Joker still remains hidden among the 12 remaining cards.
by George Sherman
On Friday, March 7, Park Ridge Rotarians welcomed PDG Bonnie Sirower back to The Courtyard for the induction of Park Ridge resident June Bertini and Woodcliff Lake resident Mary Ellen Offer.
June is an antiques dealer working out of her home in Park Ridge and was recently elected to the town council. Worthy of note is the fact that June was once the college lab partner of PDG Bonnie. Mary Ellen is an attorney with Beattie Padovano LLC on Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale and is a neighbor to current club members Irma Chazotte and Vlad Zherenovsky.
Bonnie began the ceremony by asking each of the women 4 questions: their job classification; their passion in life; their reason for joining Rotary; how they hope to fulfill their passion through Rotary.
Among June’s greatest passions is her desire to serve her community. As a newly elected councilwoman, she has a great opportunity to do that locally, but she hopes that Rotary will offer additional avenues to serve beyond as well.
Mary Ellen’s great passions are her children, grand-children and church. Club member and business associate Ralph Padovano was instrumental in introducing Mary Ellen to Rotary and she hopes to become as good a Rotarian as he, as she becomes more familiar with the club and with Rotary International.
Bonnie briefly described the 5 Avenues of Service that RI provides and assured the inductees that they would find countless opportunities to make the world a better place.
As the ceremony concluded Bonnie spoke of the great responsibility they were taking on as new Rotarians and urged them to adopt the Four Way Test as a guiding principle to follow in all of their professional and personal activities.
With that, membership packets and new-member pins were presented as other club members enthusiastically welcomed Mary Ellen and June into the club. Pictured below are Club President Bob Bustard, Mary Ellen, June and PDG Bonnie.