Welcome to Rotary District 7490!

Our district organizes Rotary Clubs in Hudson, Passaic and Bergen County, New Jersey. The District is here to support the Clubs. If there is information that you would like to see on this website, please notify a member of the District staff.
RYLA 2015 Indian Head Camp
May 31, 2015 - Jun 05, 2015
District Staff Meeting #12 Al DI La Italian Bistro
Jun 01, 2015 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Posted by Robert Wood

Are you pursuing a full-time graduate degree?  Are you a full-time undergraduate entering your Junior or Senior year in college studying (a) journalism, (b) assistance to people with disabilities, or (c) environmental studies?  Will your proposed course of study lead to a degree?  Then you may be eligible for a Rotary District 7490’s Walter D. Head Foundation scholarship up to $10,000.
The Walter D. Head Foundation, founded in 1965, serves as the District’s charitable arm for projects sponsored by the clubs within our Rotary district.  Besides offering scholarships, the Foundation awards supplemental grants to Rotary clubs throughout Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties which have combined forces to make a difference in their communities.  Projects that the Walter D. Head Foundation has supported in the past include aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy, the Military Family Assistance Center, which provides food to families of soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sponsorship for building a garden at a regional mental health center.
         Only residents from within Rotary District 7490, encompassing Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties in New Jersey,including Rotarians and their family members, are eligible to apply for either the graduate or undergraduate fellowships.  Children of Rotarians in District 7490 may also apply, even if the Rotarian’s principal residence is outside the territorial limits of the District. Full-time undergraduate students may receive funding only for their third or fourth year of study.  The Foundation will award a grant of up to $10,000.00 payable directly to the school.
       Completed scholarship applications are due by February 28, 2015 Applicants must also be available for interviews in April 2015. To complete the Application go to our Download section of our website and click on the link.
Posted by Robert Wood

Mid-Northeast PETS 2015


Attendance at this two-day Event is required by Rotary International of all Club Presidents-elect who take office in July 2015.
Mid-Northeast PETS serves Districts:
7210, 7230 & 7255 in New York & Bermuda, 
7410 in Pennsylvania,
7470, 7490 and 7510 in New Jersey.

Go to the registration page by clicking the button below, or browse the links for more information.



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The Teaneck Rotary Club is sending one person to CAWST in Calgary, Canada, the company that designed the “BioSand Water Filter”, for a 4-day training workshop from July 14 through July 17.  The cost is $600 which covers all materials, handouts, instructions and food for the first day. Airfare and hotel are extra. Expenses are being paid personally, not by the Teaneck club.

We encourage other clubs in the district to send someone for this comprehensive training program that includes instruction and hands-on experience in the construction of all components of the filter, including the concrete containers, sand media, diffuser basins and lids. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the rationale behind the filter design, how to install it and how to instruct householders on the correct usage.

What a great opportunity for clubs interested in sponsoring water projects in developing countries!

This is the only series taking place on our continent this year. Training courses on the biosand filter help to ensure the proper and consistent use of the filters around the world. This knowledge is vital to the success of biosand filter projects and to ensuring the health of users.  Individuals who are trained will then be able to train people locally in the manufacture and use of the filters.

Water Filter
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Posted by Rory Sutherland

Are you interested in serving your community and the world, but just don’t have the time? Have you ever wanted to, “do more” but didn’t know how to begin? Rotary is your answer! Rotary District 7490, serving Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties,  is now starting a virtual Rotary club that WILL revolve around your schedule.

Many people are forced to work long hours and then deal with family commitments, leaving no time to give back. Rotary is changing that with a virtual Rotary club.

Interested? Send an email to join@district7490erotary.org with your name and a contact email address and/or phone number to get started.

Rotary International is the oldest service club in the world, celebrating its 108th birthday on February 23. In Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties, 55 local Rotary clubs totaling more than 1,300 members provide dictionaries to third graders, bring fresh water to Africa, mentoring students. Rotarians sent more than 100 trucks to communities throughout the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, and are now assisting in the rebuilding and restocking of vital facilities such as the firehouses in Little Ferry and the ambulance corps in Moonachie and Hoboken.

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