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On August 4, 2017 at Bellissimo Ristorante in Montvale, members of the Park Ridge Rotary gathered to hear a presentation by members Dan Antokal and Steve Hopper regarding progress on the 5K run scheduled for September 17 in Park Ridge.  Our partner in this fifth anniversary run to benefit Rotary scholarship funds is Halfway Hounds. Dan commented that the partnership with Halfway Hounds makes our 5K unique. He praised the committee and noted that new club members have added considerable energy, ideas and new skills, including social networking. Posters are available and Phil Wells will design the 2017 T-shirt.
 
Last year we raised $22,000 ($11,000 to Rotary), and this year our goal is $25,000.  Forms for runner registration and sponsor forms are on our website and can be downloaded. Steve noted that last year 345 people signed up to walk or run (the most ever) and we had approximately 200 sponsors.  An early bird special for runners will be in effect for the next two weeks.  Steve added that we will have Boy Scout and possibly Girl Scout assistance, particularly at mile markers to help keep runners on track.
On July 21 at Bellissimo Ristorante in Montvale, members of the Park
Ridge Rotary gathered to meet and honor the high school graduates who received scholarship awards from our club.
 
Linda Hanlon led this portion of the meeting and announced that although the decisions are difficult, it is a pleasure it is to be part of the scholarship award committee.  She noted that she was celebrating 30 years in Rotary this month.  In addition to the four-way test of things we think, say and do, Linda added that our motto is Service Above Self.  She illustrated with mention of our fruit sales the 5K run, raffles and other fund-raisers that enable us to grant scholarship and give back to the community.
 
Linda welcomed this year’s scholarship winners and invited them to join a Rotary Club someday.  She then asked each student to talk about his or her goals and interests.
 
 
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Speakers
Mary Connolly 12:15@ Bellissimo
Sep 29, 2017
So You Think You Want to Run a Marathon -
DG Jim Boyer 12:15 @ Bellissimo
Oct 06, 2017
Annual Visit from District Governor
Jay Fowler @ Domani - 6PM HH - 6:30 Start
Oct 12, 2017
Rotary International Foundation
Jo Sabel Courtney 12:15 @ Bellissimo
Oct 20, 2017
Farmers' Ambassador Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Club Meeting - 12:15 @ Bellissimo
Nov 03, 2017
Service Projects
 
 
 
 

P.O. Box 265, Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656

Park Ridge

Service Above Self

1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays at Bellissimo's Restaurant at 12:15 PM; 2nd Th. Domani Restaurant, 387 Washington Av., Hillsdale at 6:30; 4th Th. CHECK WEBSITE
Bellissimo's Restaurant
12 S. Kinderkamack Rd.
Montvale , NJ  07645
United States
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