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On April 22, 1948 a group of local businessmen met to formulate a plan to bring the ideals of Rotary service and fellowship to their community of Fair Lawn.  Thirty-three men signed the original charter application to bring the principles of Rotary to Fair Lawn.  Through their dedication and hard work, the Rotary Club of Fair Lawn was officially recognized as a part of Rotary International on August 2, 1948.    During the organizational period, Past Rotary District Governor Walter Lindell and the then president of the Paterson Club, Filbert L. Rosenstein, guided this group through the early stages of Club formation cultivating what is now a vibrant and active Club serving the Fair Lawn Community.


The 33 Charter Members of the Rotary Club of Fair Lawn celebrated their dedication and hard work in bringing Rotary to Fair Lawn at the Charter Night Dinner on September 23, 1948.  The first President of this new Club was E. B. Leone.   These charter members are honored for their vision and dedication to the ideals of Rotary:


James Anastos               Robert E. Bevis               Michael A. Canger, Jr.

Alfonso Daloisio            Thomas Di Giacomo        Morris Dobrin

Lester Epton                  Isadore Freeman             Joseph Garzieri

Kenneth W. Gray          Paul W. Hardy                 Edward Kimball

Edward Koehler            Joseph Lefkowitz             E. B. Leone

Michael L. Levy            George McGowan           John W. McKay

Peter L. Mazzarella       Morton Meisels               Merrill A. Pitcher

John K. Pollitt               Leo Roughgarden            Ernest Seerbo

George L. Shaw           William I. Shenker            Edwin P. Schulz

George A. Sporn          Nat Stark                        Vreeland H. Tintle

Dante Vilardi               Harrison L. Vogel


If you are interested in how you can give back to your community and be part of over 60 years of service to Fair Lawn, please join us at our meetings which are held every Thursday starting at 12:15 pm for lunch at Davia Restaurant, 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 (near intersection of River Road). 


Membership in Rotary is open to all persons that work and/or live in Fair Lawn and the surrounding communities of Saddle Brook and Glen Rock. 


Contact one of our Rotary Club members; individual members' contact information can be found on the "Meet Our Members" page or you can e-mail us at fairlawnrotarians@gmail.com for more information.