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Are you interested in making positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share in your drive to give back. 
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On January 19, 2018 at Bellissimo Ristorante in Montvale, members of the Park Ridge Rotary gathered to hear a presentation from Howard Hellman, Founder and Chairman of All Bright Electric Company, Nyack, NY and member of the Nyack, NY Rotary Club. After being introduced by Jan, Howard went on to tell us about his background, work and Rotary experiences.
Howard was born and raised in Spring Valley NY.  Although he acknowledged that he was a “horrible student” he managed to graduate from Rockland Community College and Oneonta State College where he majored in Psychology.  During his time at Oneonta he had a mini-business driving students back and forth for weekends.  He couldn’t do anything with his psychology degree, so he returned to an activity started as a teenager and started an electrical business. He became very successful at this business.  Later on, he also became a developer and is now planning a 100-lot subdivision near Stewart Airport. In his business he tries to hire the best and smartest people he can.
Howard collected fire trucks and once owned a real one. His efforts to find a building in Nyack to house the fire truck was doubly successful for the building later became his business headquarters as well. Several years ago, a local architect asked Howard if wanted to join the Nyack Rotary Club. He has not only been a member ever since, but at one point served as club president.
The Nyack Rotary Club has about 25-30 members. They meet weekly, 3 times a month for lunch at La Fontana Restaurant in Nyack and, beginning Feb. 1, one evening a month at Prohibition River in Nyack. The club's biggest mission is education. Projects include a reading program for younger children, work with Junior Achievement for Junior High School students and a scholarship program for high school students. You can learn more about their club by visiting their Nyack Rotary Facebook page.
On September 15, 2017 at Bellissimo Ristorante in Montvale, members of the Park Ridge Rotary gathered to hear a presentation by our own club member and past club President, Vladislav  Zherenovsky.  His subject was " Rotary Means Business”.
Our District and Club would like to attract more young members. Vlad explained that many younger potential members have a limited amount of time to devote to Rotary. “Rotary Means Business” offers an alternative.  It is designed to let more experienced members help younger professionals and business people through a networking group.  It encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them. Vlad reminded us that in 1905 Rotary originated with a group of business professionals.  Networking events are currently being scheduled and current members are encouraged to join these events.

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

Park Ridge

Service Above Self

1st, 3rd, & 5th Fri at Bellissimo's Rest., 12 S. K’kamack Rd. Montvale @ 12:15PM; 2nd Thu. Domani Rest., 387 Washington Av., Hillsdale @ 6:30PM; 4th Thu: For Social event CHECK WEBSITE. For Rotary Means Business, Cornerstone, 84 B’way, Hillsdale @ 5P
P.O. Box 265
Park Ridge, NJ  07656
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