Message from your President 2022

I would like to start by thanking every Rotarian in Mid-Bergen and in our district 7490 for being there for those in need.
 
There are many wonderful people in this club with great energy helping to create a better life for those in need around the world.
Over the years I have been involved with many community groups, but nowhere have I met better people than the members of this club.
 
I want to thank my husband Cesar and my son JM both of whom helped out a lot during this Journey and also....
  • Our board for their commitment to the club, for all their hard work
  • Our committees and committee chairs for doing the actual work of the club and for bringing in new members.
  • Our club members for rising to the occasion when called upon. Your ongoing support is an inspiration to others.
  • Our District Governor John Susani and PDG Carl Hassett for their guidance, positive attitude and encouragement during the last 2 years
  • Sharon Smith who put in a lot of time and effort in every aspect of making our Club the number # 1 Rotary Club  and who has been my mentor and dear friend getting through with all the hands on hard work during this time.
I am not going to try to highlight all our accomplishments for the past 2 years, but there are a few that must be mentioned.
 
Our E-Club's  commitment to service
Gift of Life initiatives in the country and abroad
Maternity Packages through my own initiative with the Baby Bundle and acquiring DDF fund’s from District in Support of the program so much was done with our PDG Carl Hassett and  the Disaster Aid relief in our country and abroad Our Rotarians stepped up during the pandemic to deliver food to healthcare professionals we were there for the domestic abuse victims we took a part in Environmental projects held Toy drives during the holidays we were there with Military assistance and helped disadvantaged people in our community.
 
Our own Joe Laureni, PDG was so busy writing up Grants with applications in progress for a Gift of Life grant for the Ukraine for sponsoring operations in Ukraine and developing a Pediatric Program in Bolivia - Mid-Bergen & La Paz Sur – hundreds of thousands of dollars are being distributed to help children around the world in saving lives as well as Ruth Nebiar who took her time to travel during the pandemic to make sure the children were able to get the help the needed, so many lives were saved. KUDOS to GIFT OF LIFE and all they do let our Club continue to support this mission as so many lives are saved.
 
We also did the online auction fund raiser successfully twice to support those in need as we were unable to do our main Beefsteak fundraiser  due to the pandemic. Thank  you to all who participated and to our incoming President Jill Abbott as she was essential in this fundraiser as well as I must mention that we secured so many SPONSORS who gave us the goods for the auction and we are great full for their continued support.
 
This last 2 year’s success I can not take all the credit for as our past President Luisa Corallo gave us so much of her time and lead us through the difficult pandemic times. 
 
My main personal goal was for us all to have fun together while supporting the things that matter to us and this has been a rewarding and an inspiring experience.
 
I thank you for the support you gave me.
 
Mia  Forsberg-Villon
“Service Above Self”
Proud member of the Mid-Bergen Rotary 
 
 
Message from your President 2022 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

E - Satellite club of the Mid-Bergen

During the pandemic our Club was able to set up a Rotary Satellite E-Club and they have been active ever since with commitment to community service and more. Therefore they are the recipients of our COMMINUTY SERVICE AWARD 2022 !!
Thank you PDG Carl Hassett and our own Executive Director Sharon Smith for the hard work in making it all happen!!
E - Satellite club of the Mid-Bergen Mia FORSBERG-VILLON 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Installation of officers 2022-20223 Mia FORSBERG-VILLON 2022-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
60 Th Year of Mid-Bergen Rotary MIA C FORSBERG-VILLON 2022-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
HAPPY HOLIDAYS Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT GOVERNOR JOHN SUSANI'S OFFICIAL CLUB VISIT MARIA C FORSBERG-VILLON 2021-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY GIVING Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

LIVE CHARITY AUCTION ONLINE

This is our major fundraiser before the year is over.
LET'S MAKE THIS A SUCCESS!!! PLEASE STEP UP and take action to help out so we can continue giving to those in need, spread the word of the auction to your friends and family.  
 
AUCTION will go live on Monday at 12 noon and ends on Black Friday with a live Zoom event from 6:to 9:pm!!
 
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Feel free to take a Sneak Peek at our donated items so far on our auction website:
 
 
If you need any help with your bidding registration text me Mia 201-233 4519
 
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If this action activity is not your Cup of Tea...
Kindly consider making a donation to support our community service activities.  Thank you 
 
LIVE CHARITY AUCTION ONLINE Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 #district7490,#midbergernrotary

Mid-Bergen Rotary CHARITY AUCTION

 The Rotary Club of Mid-Bergen county will host a Virtual Charity Auction online from November 22, 2021 to November 26, 2021.
 
download (2).png To that end, we are requesting your support for our collection of donations from now through November 19th!!
 
 We are seeking donations which include, but are not limited to:
 household appliances, electronics, gift baskets, lottery tickets, artwork, gift certificates/cards, hotel/ dinner packages and sporting event tickets.
 Cash and/or gift donations of $75.00 or more in value is requested. We will proudly list the names of all supporting contributors at our event!
 Inquiries for gift drop off location, information and/or to arrange a pick-up of your donation may be emailed to midbergenrotary@gmail.com
 
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 Programs supported by the Rotary Club of Mid-Bergen County: ● Gift of Life- medical services to children with congenital heart defects in developing countries ● Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) provides humanitarian aid when domestic disasters strike. ● Baby Bundle, Inc. - Maternity packages delivered to local families in need. ● Stimulus payments to distressed families ● Christmas gifts donated to children of United States Veterans ● “Four-Way Test” Essay Contest for local students, ● Collection/Recycling of plastic to save our oceans and environment. ● RYLA- A program designed to develop leadership skills of high school juniors. 
 
 
 
 
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Mid-Bergen Rotary CHARITY AUCTION Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
WORLD POLIO DAY Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
FOUNDATION EVENT 2021-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
THE 4 WAY TEST  MARIA C FORSBERG-VILLON 2021-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
HOME COMING FOR GOVERNOR CARL HASSETT Maria C Forsberg-Villon 2021-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary New Year 2021-2022 Maria Forsberg-Villon 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

WELCOME Jennifer DeLarosa, as she was inducted to Mid-Bergen Rotary as a new member at the In-Person meeting on April 27 at Choripan Restaurant in Hackensack, Jennifer is helpful and resourceful as she works for the County of Bergen and she is known in our community as she has been volunteering and helping those in need.
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBER Maria Forsberg-Villon 2021-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
4 WAY TEST 2021-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
END HUNGER 3.6 RAFFLE Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MID-BERGEN ROTARY

Our Mid-Bergen Rotary Club held its first meeting on February 8, 1962 and was originally chartered as the Teterboro Rotary Club, Bergen County, New Jersey. We are now 59 years old!
As the 1960's progressed the club grew with members from surrounding towns of Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge and South Hackensack thereby prompting to change its name to Mid-Bergen.
Today we are a vibrant club that continue to serve with projects and activities to improve life in our community and world-wide.
Thank you to all members for being there over the years !!
I would like to get some comments from our members of their experiences with the club and or their Rotary Moments.
Thank you to businesses, partners, family and friends who have supported us over the years in our events and fundraising we couldn’t do it without your help!!
“Service above Self”
Happy birthday to Mid-Bergen Rotary!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MID-BERGEN ROTARY Mia Forsberg-Villon 2021-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Shekhar Mehta RI President elect message 2021-2021 Mia VILLON 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY FACTS 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
TOY DRIVE Mia Forsberg-Villon 2020-11-30 05:00:00Z 0 #district7490,#midbergernrotary
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GOVERNOR INSTALLATION 2020

GOVERNOR INSTALLATION 2020
September 20, 2020 at Biaggio's in Paramus
a Brunch was served in honor of Carl Hassett, District Governor 7490 and Mid-Bergen Rotarian
 

John Mitchell, Past District Governor and Carl Hassett, District Governor
depicted below also Leonard A. Agrusti, PDG  and Calisto Bertin, PDG of District 7490
GOVERNOR INSTALLATION 2020 Mia Forsberg-Villon 2020-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
WELOME NEW MEMBERS AUGUST 2020 Mia Forsberg-Villon 2020-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
WELCOME PRESIDENT LOUISA CORALLO Mia VILLON 2020-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS 2020-2021 Maria Forsberg-Villon 2020-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
CINCO DE MAYO HOT MEAL DELIVERY Mia Forsberg-Villon 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

MEALS FOR  HOSPITAL STAFF

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon
MID-BERGEN ROTARIANS DELIVER MEALS TO LOCAL HOSPITALS DURING THE COVID -19 CRISIS
to show appreciation to the hard work they are doing during this Pandemic.
 
MEALS FOR HOSPITAL STAFF Mia Forsberg-Villon 2020-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
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Food Drive In support of Local Domestic violence victims 2019-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
JOIN THE MID-BERGEN ROTARY 2019-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
PRESIDENT OF MID-BERGEN ROTARY,  SONIA LAURENI WITH DISTRICT GOVERNOR NIKKI MEDEROS AND PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR PETER LEFKOWITZ 2019-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
MULTI DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN PUNTA CANA HARD ROCK CAFE 2018-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT CONFERENCE GIFT OF LIFE MISSION IN SANTO DOMINGO, DR MIA FORSBERG-VILLON 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Essay contest EVENT

Posted by MIA FORSBERG-VILLON on Apr 24, 2018
ESSAY CONTEST created by Calisto Bertin was a great success this year, we had more participants than before thanks to the efforts of Elliott Forrest and Sonia Laureni, several schools took part in this great community event.
 
Congratulations to Lauren Gumban for receiving recognition for her winning essay for the Mid-Bergen Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest. Rotary Club of Mid-Bergen #RotaryClub
 
Becton Regional High School Junior Paige Cruz and Senior Kyrillos Demian placed first and second in the 2018 Mid-Bergen Rotary Club ‘Four-Way Test’ Essay Contest.
 
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CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION 2018-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

GIFT OF LIFE FOUNDATION CELEBRATION IN FEBRUARY

THE  GIFT OF LIFE CELEBRATION 2018. MID-BERGEN COUNTY CLUB MEMBERS WERE PRESENT 
in Picture above, President of Mid-Bergen County Rotary Club, Mia Forsberg'Villon, longtime member of the Rotary Club, Louisa Corallo, Past District Governor Stephen Jaharian Vartan next to the President of the Gift of Life Foundation Jennifer Padolina and to the right Past President of Mid'Bergen County Rotary Club, Ruth Nebiar and Secretary-elect, Denise Schmidt.
GIFT OF LIFE FOUNDATION CELEBRATION IN FEBRUARY Mia FORSBERG-VILLON 2018-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
GOOD TIMES AT THE BJ BREWERY FUNDRAISER 2018-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
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CITATIONS FROM STATE OF NJ 

OUR ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS FROM 2017 received citations from the State of NJ2017 Essay contest winners from Corpus Christi school in Hasbrouck Heights received Citations from the State of N.J. from their excellent work with the 4 way test!
Present at the school were the award recipients Nicholas Cammarano and Christine Costa. Also in the pictures School Principal — Elizabeth A. Pinto,
Rotarians from Mid-Bergen County Rotary Club, Forrest Elliott, Past President Ruth Nebiar and 2017-2018 President, Mia Villon
CITATIONS FROM STATE OF NJ 2018-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

GIFT OF LIFE CHILD VISITING OUR CLUB

We were honored to have the Gift of Life Recipient 💝 Weronika Kaczmarek from Poland 🇵🇱 in 1990 at our meeting  She is successful and alive today because of the Program, special thanks to George Kuzma for being there then and present today and sharing your story as well as Joe Laureni, PDG who gave us a great speech on the GOL program.
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GIFTS TO MILITARY RETURNING FROM ACTIVE DUTY 2017-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 2017-12-19 05:00:00Z 0

BEEFSTEAK FUNDRAISER

OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR IS THE BEEFSTEAK
We have a lot of fun so many gifts a lot of fun and over a hundred baskets.
Sponsors from local businesses contributed with a basket, gift or by placing Advertisement on our Ad-Journal.
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GOVERNOR VISIT AND NEW MEMBER INSTALLATION 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
BEEFSTEAK ON THURSDAY 11/ 16/17 AT HOLIDAY INN 2017-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED AT OUR SOCIAL WINE AND CHEESE EVENT Mia FORSBERG-VILLON 2017-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
International Exchange student Nicholas from Sweden visit to our Club Mia Forsberg-Villon 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

SUCCESSFUL MEET AND GREET EVENT IN JANUARY

Members gathered at the Holiday inn for a meet and greet. 
Mid-Bergen Rotary club invited the District Governor Steven Jaharian to speak to guests and interested community members about how the Rotary clubs make a difference in our community.
SUCCESSFUL MEET AND GREET EVENT IN JANUARY Mia Forsberg-Villon 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

GIFT OF LIFE 

As usual members of the Mid-Bergen Rotary came together in support of the Gift of Life Foundation Gala event on February 23 at the Venetian in Garfiled.
Special thanks were given to Ruth Nebiar, Sonia Laureni, Lisa Macaya-Bertin for outstanding work and making this event possible every year.
GIFT OF LIFE Mia Forsberg-Villon 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
CHARITY BEEFSTEAK EVENT AND AUCTION 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0

Las Vegas Style casino night

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Oct 09, 2013
CASINO NIGHT was a successful fundraiser, Big Winners at all gaming tables, Big Wheel, Roulette, Texas holding, Black Jack and other fun games. Good Food and Drinks kept everyone busy.
Las Vegas Style casino night Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0

LAS VEGAS STYLE CASINO NIGHT

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Oct 07, 2013

Our first Casino style fundraiser event at V F W  in Hasbrouck Heights has been successful.

Here we have Chip leader Joe Dino in action.

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LAS VEGAS STYLE CASINO NIGHT Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
PREPARING FOR OUR CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0

RUTH NEBIAR HAS ONCE AGAIN OPENED HER DOORS

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Sep 09, 2013
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RUTH NEBIAR, member of Mid-Bergen Rotary has a new gift of life child in her home, Ruth and Fred Nebiar have now hosted 10 children from different countries.  Reigne Liago from Pampanga Philippines and she has just had her "Gift of Life" surgery done and is now awaiting for the green light to go back home with a new heart. Her mother Perlita Liago very emotional and filled with gratitude in the meeting today at Holiday Inn. 
RUTH NEBIAR HAS ONCE AGAIN OPENED HER DOORS Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0

OUR NEWEST MEMBER

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Jul 30, 2013

THOMAS COLLETTI, owner of the Minuteman Press in Hasbrouck Heights has started off his first Rotary year with many community projects and making a difference in our community.

OUR NEWEST MEMBER Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBER CARMEN ELENA CEDENO. VICE PRESIDENT OF VALLEY NATIONAL BANK IN HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
LONG STANDING MEMBER AWARDS Mia Forsberg-Villon 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z 0

Food drive

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Jan 31, 2012
November food drive at Stop & Shop in Carlstadt.
 We collected food and money for the Rotary Military Family Assistance Center, which supplies food to the families of National Guard and Reserve who are on active duty.
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Food drive Mia Forsberg-Villon 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

NEWS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Jan 11, 2012
 
THE FAMILY OF GODWIN WROTE A NOTE TO US
Thank you very much for THE GAZZETTE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE for featuring the story of Godwin Pena, and also we give our thanks for the whole members of MID-Bergen Rotary Club for Godwin's to have treatment and remedy for his condition, you have... just removed thorns in our hearts,our worries are gone. And now Godwin is living a normal life.can able to do what a normal child can do. Thank you also for our family host Ma'am Ruth and Sir Fred Nebiar and family, to Sir Ray Hough and Ma'am Jenifer Padolina, to Sir Lloyd and Helen Astmann and family, to Sir Dick and Pat. Your kindness and hospitality we're so greatly appreciated and will stay in our hearts forever. More power to your organization and may you receive countless blessings. GOD BLESS you all..
 
NEWS FROM THE PHILIPPINES Mia Forsberg-Villon 2012-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
HOLIDAY WISHES Mia Forsberg-Villon 2011-12-21 17:06:56Z 0
THE BEST GIFT OF THEM ALL " GIFT OF LIFE" Mia Forsberg-Villon 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
PREPARING FOR OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER 2011 Mia Forsberg-Villon 2011-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

FOOD DRIVE

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Nov 07, 2011

We ask everyone to participate in our food drive this Saturday, November 12th between 10 am and 2 pm at the Stop and Shop at the intersection of Paterson Ave and Garden Street in Carlstadt, NJ.

FOOD DRIVE Mia Forsberg-Villon 2011-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

Gift of Life child Godwin!!

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Nov 04, 2011

 Godwin, our Gift Of Life Child had his surgery November 1st at Montefiore hospital in NYC. The surgery was successful but due to his fragile condition he is still in an incubator. We all pray for his quick recovery and thank Ruth Nebiar for hosting this child whom arrived from the Philippines.

Gift of Life child Godwin!! Mia Forsberg-Villon 2011-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

HALLOWEEN 2011

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Oct 31, 2011
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OUR  HALLOWEEN EVENT WAS A GREAT WAY FOR OUR MEMBERS TO GET OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN AND THIS TIME AND WE HAD 3 GIFT OF LIFE CHILDREN PRESENT.

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3 NEW MEMBERS WERE INDUCTED Mia Forsberg-Villon 2011-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
MID-BERGEN NEW LEADERSHIP 2011-2012 Carl Hassett 2011-06-25 00:00:00Z 0

FAITH FOUNDATION RECEIVES A DONATION FROM MID-BERGEN ROTARY CLUB

Posted by Mia Forsberg-Villon on Jun 23, 2011

Faith Foundation,  which was operating out of a storefront in Hackensack took in people no one else wanted. Their clients were the homeless, mentally ill patients without medication, alcoholics and drug addicts.

Robin Reilly and  her  volunteer staff  has tried to find food, housing, transportation, medication and mental health programs for these people in need for over a decade.



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THE FAITH FOUNDATION

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THIS YEAR LIKE EACH YEAR A CHECK WAS GIVEN TO ROBIN REILLY OF THE FAITH FOUNDATION TO HELP HER WORK WITH THE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN OUR AREA.
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