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Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Teaneck, New Jersey


Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Vitale's Restaurant
293 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ  07666-3242
United States
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This Just In


The Teaneck Rotary Club
Invites You To The Installation of
President-Elect Tamarha Ellerbe,
Officers & Directors

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Bel Posto Restaurant
160 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07631 

Cost of Dinner $50.00/per person includes
Dinner, Dancing, Unlimited Wine, Cash Bar

RVSP by June 14, mail checks to Teaneck Rotary Club @ 1020 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666

“Be A Gift To The World"


Buy your tickets now at www.tasteofteaneck.com $35.00 online.
Help us spread the word - we need our friends help to have a successful fundraiser.


Meet and Greet
You and a guest are invited to attend a
Meet and Greet Social Gathering at
Glenpointe Marriott Hotel
100 Frank W Burr Blvd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Coffee and Bagels will be served
We look forward to meeting you!

Kathy Frost
Club President

 450 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
(near Home Depot)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.                Tickets $10.00
                        Includes Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice and Coffee                       
 Enjoy A Short Stack for a Tall Cause!
Sponsored by
   The Rotary Club of Teaneck
For Information call Vanessa Armstrong, 201-336-2298

I am pleased to announce our new members installation will take place on December 17, 2014 during our regular lunch at Vitale's Restaurant.
The following two people have submitted their application to be installed:
Denise McLean and Debbie Picco
 If anyone has an objection, please let me know as soon as possible. You can reach me at 201-837-8600.
Thank you,
Tamarha Ellerbe




Please buy your tickets today via eventbrite!


Tickets $95.00 - Checks to Teaneck Rotary Foundation, PO Box 222, Teaneck, NJ 07666, or order online at teaneckrotary.com



The Rotary Club of Teaneck invites you to sail along on an African Extravaganza!
Join us for a celebration of African Culture & Cuisine while we sail the New York waterways onboard the Cornucopia Yacht "Destiny" - Sailing from Hoboken, NJ 07030
Friday, November 14, 2014 we Board at 6:30 PM - the Ship sails at 7:30 PM  SHARP and returns at 11:30 PM.
Semi Formal or National Attire
Tickets $95.00 - Checks to Teaneck Rotary Foundation, PO Box 222, Teaneck, NJ 07666, or order online at teaneckrotary.com
Proceeds to benefit the Freetown Secondary School for Girls Educational and Humanitarian. Project of the Teaneck Rotary Foundation.
Your contribution is tax deductible up to the maximum allowed by law.
For information and tickets call Lou Knaub at 201-755-3126


Joel Goldin and Tara Hickson-Parks, the newest members of the Teaneck Rotary Club, were sworn-in by Past District Governor Bill Rupp and Club President Katharine Frost.



The Teaneck Rotary Club celebrated a new slate of officers and directors at the annual Installation Picnic on June 21.

Officers for 2014-15 are: Katharine Frost, president; Larry Bauer, VP; Shirley Murdock, Secretary; Louis Knaub, Treasurer; Howard Rosen, Sargent-at-Arms; and Tamarha Ellerbe, President Elect. Directors are Penelope Gomes, Rich Molinari, Paul Platek, Janice Preschel, and Danielle Richards. Thank you to Danielle Richards of Danielle Richards Photography for the beautiful photo below.


Our club is  hosting our evening meeting this coming week. We will not be holding a Wednesday, May 14 lunch meeting.

Female Genital Mutilation Presentation - Monday, May 12, at 6:30 pm at Vitale's Restaurant, 293 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, $25.00 fee for dinner

RSVP to Kathy Frost at 201-934-7499

Ms. Mame Kani Diop, a Doctoral Fellow at Montclair State University, will discuss the social and cultural issues relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).



Rotary Club of Teaneck want to send a Big Thank You to all those that attended the Taste of Teaneck Event and made it a successful evening of great food, entertainment, prizes and networking. The photos of the evening can be seen on our facebook page.



Apr 28 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Event Fee:

$40.00 per person ($35.00 online or $40.00 at the door)


Teaneck Marriott Hotel


100 Frank W Burr Blvd


Teaneck, NJ, 07666



Event Detail:

"Taste of Teaneck" is a showcase of delicious foods from area restaurants, sweets and treats from bakeries, plus entertainment, raffles, a Tricky Tray, and an evening of celebration of Teaneck's community spirit. The ultimate food and cultural experience. Fabulous raffles of items donated by local merchants. All proceeds from this event are donated to local charities and international humanitarian projects.

When Monday, April 28, 2014 6pm to 9pm $35.00 online or $40.00 at the door

Tickets are sold online at wwww.tasteofteaneck.com - ONLINE SALES END SUNDAY, APRIL 27.

Where Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe





You are all invited to attend our Meet & Greet on March 27, 2014. It will
be held at Heritage Pointe in Teaneck, located at 600 Frank W Burr Blvd,
Teaneck, NJ 07666 - at 6:00pm. RSVP: Tamarha Ellerbe 201-837-8600
Our guest speaker is Councilman, Adam Gussen and his topic is Parks and
The overall goal is to increase membership therefore we are asking all of
you to invite someone who can be a potential new member. And if you cannot
be present, you can assign someone to ensure that they are well received.
Please note that this is also an opportunity for new members to learn what
the Teaneck Rotary Club is involved in and how we support and service our
community. By now you must know, we are a fun and very productive group.
Come and enjoy this informative hour! Our thanks in advance to our own Joel
Goldin who has graciously offered his company venue for the event.
Please forward to your distribution if you can; or to anyone who may be
interested in becoming a Rotarian or a Friend of the Rotary.
Warm Regards,
Teaneck Rotary Club

Membership Committee

Gloria, Tamarha, Paul



A picture of Shirley Murdock exchanging flags with Marie Powell, Rotary President of St Andrew Rotary Club,district 7020 Kingston Jamaica, October 13, 2013.


Photo: A picture of me exchanging flags with Marie Powell, Rotary President of St Andrew Rotary Club,district 7020 Kingston Jamaica, October 13, 2013.



Beefsteak Dinner


Presented by
The Rotary Club of Teaneck

Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Knights of Columbus Hall
829 Windsor Road, Teaneck NJ 07666


Tickets $45 each   
Save! Table of 10 for $400  


RSVP by October 5, 2013



For information call Tamarha Ellerbe, 201-837-8600
Proceeds to be used for various Teaneck Rotary service projects


Teaneck Rotary Club
Invites you to attend a Harvest Ball  

 Friday, September 27, 2013 7:00 p.m.

 The Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

 100 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Teaneck, NJ  07666

 ~ Have a “Ball” while you help us help others! ~

  Proceeds to be used for various service projects including

 ·        Desks and chairs for a school in  Antigua & Barbuda

 ·        Bio-sand filters to provide clean water for families in Haiti

 ·         Local projects to assist Teaneck Food Pantry, TVAC,  Meals for the homeless, and more!

 Buy Your Admission Tickets Here

 Tickets $80.00/person

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 Tickets $750.00/Table for 10 People

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Harvest Ball Commemorative Journal Ads


 Back cover 5" x 8" @ $200 

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 Inside front cover 5" x 8" @ $175 

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 Inside back cover - 5" x 8" @ $175 

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 Full page - 5" x 8" @ $150 

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 Half page - 5" x 4" @ $75 

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 Quarter page - 2.5" x 2" @ $65 

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 Business card size @ $35 

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 Listing on "Friends of Rotary" page @ $10 

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Evening Attire

Buy your tickets online here or RSVP by September 18  

 For information call:  Vanessa Brodie-Armstrong, 201-336-2298, Ellsworth James, 201-837-0316; or Kathy Frost, 845-641-4983



Our next Teaneck Rotary Club Meet & Greet is scheduled as follows:

Place:             Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

Date:             September 19, 2013

Time:             7:30 a.m.

R.S.V.P.         201-837-8600-Tamarha

Guess Speaker: Councilwoman, Lizette Parker

Mrs. Parker, recognized for her service and as an active community leader in Teaneck, will join us to talk about the initiative “Let’s Move” to reduce children’s obesity.

It is also an opportunity to learn what the Teaneck Rotary Club is involved in; and how we support and service our community.
We are a fun and very productive group. Come and enjoy this informative hour and some light breakfast with coffee and/or juice.

Please forward to your distribution if you can; or to anyone who may be interested in becoming a Rotarian or a Friend of the Rotary.

Warm Regards,

Teaneck Rotary Club



August 14, 2013 is another date that will be remembered by the Rotary Club for three good reasons - our best supporter for many years, Davis, Saperstein and Salomon, LLC, has formally joined us as the newest members of the Rotary Club of Teaneck.  Danielle Richards, a renowned photographer right here in Teaneck has also taken the this wonderful step in joining our Rotary Club.   And thirdly, our own Larry Bauer is now installed as Vice President a role that fits him like a glove.

These new members will be carrying on a legacy that has existed since the Teaneck Club was chartered in 1929. PDG Ruff presented the inductees with an overview of Rotary from the club level, the district level as well as the international level. He briefly discussed the history as well as the accomplishments for which Rotary is known. Rotary, PDG Ruff shared with the new inductees the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service and New Generations.

To continue this great lunch, Helen Nylander, a Rotarian here in Teaneck and Sierra Leone has provided an extensive presentation on the progress of our solar-panel project. Helen spearheaded the school project to provide lighting for a girls’ boarding school in Sierra Leone.               

 Please visit ourImage facebook page for more photos of that day.



Teaneck Rotary was well represented at the Teaneck July 4th Parade. Always tons of fun. Thank you to Teaneck Shell /James for providing us with the truck which was beautifully decorated and Howard Rosen for the early breakfast. You can view our pictures on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/teaneckrotaryclub




Thank you to all that were able to participate on our drive on Sunday. Our seniors will appreciate all of the effort made. There are currently no programs that offer financial assistance to seniors in need of adult “briefs” or other incontinence products, making these necessities for independent living unattainable “luxury” items.  Access to these items is a “basic human need” which allows senior adults to remain mobile, social and productive. Without them, many healthy older people are trapped in their homes, fearful of joining social functions, trips to libraries or the movies, or even attending their own grandchild’s wedding!

If you plan to attend our meeting this week and were not able to be there Sunday, you can still bring a donation of adult absorbent briefs to the meeting.

Thanks to Judy Schaffer from Heroes to Heroes Foundation for presenting at our weekly Rotary meeting. Very inspiring history behind your organization. It has such a great impact for our veterans. http://heroestoheroes.org/ .


Homewatch CareGivers &

The Rotary Club of Teaneck

Is hosting an

Adult Care Brief Drive

Sunday, June 23, 2013

9:00am to 1:00pm

Drop off at: 1020 Teaneck Road, Corner of Teaneck Rd & Werner Place

  (near Route 4 East overpass)

Please donate and help us create smiles for seniors in need!

We accept the product (briefs male/female any size) or cash donation.



Please come and join us as we celebrate new members installation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at our regular luncheon. We will meet at 12:15pm sharp at the Vitale's Restaurant at 293 Queen Anne Road, in Teaneck. The meeting last one hour. Come and celebrate with us!



Meet & Greet coming on Wednesday, APRIL 17, 2013 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel from 7:30am to 8:30am. Please come and hear what we have done this past year and what we are doing in 2013.

We are a great, fun, and very productive group, come and enjoy this informative hour and some light breakfast with coffee and/or juice.

Please forward to your distribution if you can; or to anyone who may be interested in becoming a Rotarian or a Friend of the Rotary. 

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel address is: 100 Frank W Burr Blvd, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Thank you.

Tamarha Ellerbe
Rotary Club of Teaneck



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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Elaine McKay
    May 16
Join Date:
  • Abbe Greenberg
    May 1, 2013
    2 years
  • Elaine McKay
    May 1, 1993
    22 years
  • Joseph Marscovetra
    May 1, 1994
    21 years
  • Vanessa Armstrong
    May 1, 2013
    2 years
  • Yvonne Witter
    May 2, 2012
    3 years
  • Joel Goldin
    May 21, 2014
    1 year
  • Tara Hickson-Parks
    May 21, 2014
    1 year
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