Rotary Club of Park Ridge, New Jersey


Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Editor:   George Sherman
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Future Speakers
Aug 1 2014
Linda Hanlon
"2014 High School Scholarship Awards"
Aug 7 2014
Katharine Frost
"Solar Panel Project for Sierra Leone (at Domani)"
Aug 15 2014
Rhonda Benjamin
"Medicare 2014"
Aug 21 2014
Club Business
"Cocktail Hour at The Cornerstone"
Aug 29 2014
No Club Meeting
"Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!"
Sep 5 2014
Patricia Bungert
"Companion Animal Advocates"
Sep 11 2014
"TBA (At Domani)"
Sep 19 2014
Leonora Pranitis
"Post 21 Club"
Sep 25 2014
Club Business
"Cocktail Hour at The Cornerstone"
Oct 3 2014
Oct 9 2014
Scott Karrel
"The Unlock Foundation"
Oct 17 2014
Kerry McConway
"Spectrum for Living"
Oct 23 2014
Club Business
"Cocktail Hour at The Cornerstone - 6:00"


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by Vozza, Brittany


Flag Salute: President Pat Little   

Invocation:  DGE Peter Wells

Members Present: June Bertini, Irma Chazotte, Ray Falcon, Stuart Gold, Steve Hopper, Pat Little, Fay Logan, Cindy Rose, George Sherman, Brittany Vozza, Peter Wells, Phil Wells.

Visiting Rotarians and GuestsHelen Logan

Make Ups: Stuart Gold and Peter Wells attended AG training on 7/23.

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

Birthdays and Anniversaries – None


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

by B. Vozza

Steve H. was happy for a great family trip to Philadelphia and happy his kids enjoyed the history of the city.

June was happy that tomorrow is Friday!

Fay is happy.

Phil was happy to be feeling better.

Cindy was happy to see how well her friend was doing after having a stroke recently.

Irma was happy the Ray spotted her $1.

Ray was happy to be able to come to a night meeting and he is happy to spend his Friday on the golf course.

Pat was happy to be running his first meeting.

Brittany is happy to be celebrating Christmas in July this weekend.

George is happy that Brittany did the notes.

by B. Vozza

Our 2nd 5K Run/Walk with the Halfway Hounds is fast approaching. September 21 is only 8 weeks away and there is MUCH TO DO. This event, so successful last year, can only succeed this year if EVERYONE in the club assists in some way. Posted in the Download section of the website to help you along are the revised SPONSORSHIP FLYER, REGISTRATION FORM, and LETTER TO SPONSORS. In the days ahead, attend a meeting; reach out for SPONSORS; get runners; secure donations of water and/or food; volunteer on the day of the event; DO SOMETHING TO ASSURE THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT! Let’s make this an event of which we can all be proud.

President Pat announced that Committee Lists are now available on ClubRunner. After logging in to the website, look for “My Commitments” in the My ClubRunner section of the Admin page. There you will find the committee(s) you’ve been assigned to and the committee(s) you’ve been asked to chair. If you have any questions or concerns about your assignment, contact President Pat.

Next Friday, August 1, the club will be meeting at The Courtyard and hosting 14 GUESTS - (seven of our Scholarship winners and one of their parents). Please consider sponsoring one of our guests to help cover the costs for the day.

Mark Your Calendar with these UPCOMING EVENTS:
by B. Vozza

Fri., Aug. 1 – Club meets at The Courtyard by Marriott, 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale – 12:15. Seven of our 2014 scholarship recipients and their parents will be our guests.

Mon., Aug. 4 – District Staff Meeting – Al Di La Italian Bistro, 1 Hoboken Rd., E. Rutherford, NJ 07073 - $30.00 – 5:30-8:00

Th., Aug. 7 – Club meets at Domani, 387 Washington Ave., Hillsdale in the Kings Shopping Center. Bell rings at 6:30. Guest speaker will be Katharine Frost, President of the Teaneck Rotary Club. She will describe her club’s partnership project installing solar panels in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Sun., Sept. 21 – 5K Walk/Run – Park Ridge Municipal Pool, 123 Colony Ave., Park Ridge.

Tues., Oct. 7 – Vocational Assembly – Pines Manor, Route 27 S. in Edison. Registration begins at 3:30, program at 4:00. $50.00. Featured speakers: PRIVP Anne Matthews (first woman to serve on the RI Foundation Board); Ken Blanchard (author of The One Minute Manager); Eric LeGrand (former Rutgers Univ. football player).More information – go to


Sat., Oct. 11 – District 7490 Rotary Leadership Institute – The Courtyard by Marriott, 100 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. $95.00. Clubs sending 2 people to Level One will have the cost of the second person paid by the District. Register at


by B.Vozza

There being no scheduled speaker today, President Pat went over some of the things accomplished at the July Board meeting including new prospective members, new yellow vests for Rotarians to wear during community events, and fundraising ideas to support DGE Peter.

Additionally, all members, but newer members in particular, were encouraged to attend the Vocational Assembly in Edison on October 7 and the Rotary Leadership Institute being held at our own Courtyard by Marriott on October 11.

Stuart Gold is once again in charge of running the RLI program this year. Now in its 23rd year, the Institute serves as a training ground for upcoming leaders in the 28 districts of the northeastern part of the USA and Bermuda.

Both the Vocational Assembly and RLI provide members with an excellent chance to explore the dynamic WORLD of Rotary, to engage with Rotarians from numerous clubs around the state and region, and to learn first-hand of the many inspiring, rewarding and meaningful activities engaged in by fellow Rotarians as they work to make the world a better place.