Current Activities
We had a great time at our First Paint and Sip Fundraiser led by our very own Lisa Moran
Thank you to all those who participated
Each year, the Hackensack and Teaneck Rotary Clubs alternate in hosting a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon for the captains of the Hackensack and Teaneck football, cheering, marching band, and color guard. It is one of our favorite meetings each year bringing the teams together for fellowship and camaraderie before the big Thanksgiving Day rivalry game!
And what makes it even better--Hackensack got to hold onto the trophy for another year!
On the First Friday of every month, Hackensack Rotary sponsors a therapeutic art class for adults with special needs at CBH Care.  Thanks to our member Lisa for spearheading this amazing project!
Hackensack Rotary is supporting an orphanage in Osigbo, Osun State, Nigeria. In addition to general material support, art classes are provided for the children by a volunteer Nigerian artist.
Members of the Hackensack Rotary have been visiting weekly with patients of CBH Care.  Patients have been completing art projects and have found painting very therapeutic.  The artwork will be on display at the Johnson Public Library during the month of July!
The Hackensack Rotary had a great time participating in "Slam Dunk the Junk" the citywide cleanup today! 
We love to celebrate our members' achievements and milestones.... today, we got to celebrate Celeste's birthday..... but, we'll keep the birthday number a secret!
Each year the Hackensack Rotary, in conjunction with the Teaneck Rotary, hosts a luncheon for the players, coaches, cheerleaders, and band for the Annual Rivalry Thanksgiving Day Football Game.  While we unfortunately were not able to host the luncheon the past two years due to COVID, we were thrilled to carry on the tradition with a presentation of the game trophy to Hackensack High School.
Today, our club participated in Hackensack's "Slam Dunk the Junk."  Our members cleaned up Staib Park in Hackensack!
This evening, we hosted Eagle Scout Colin Clark of Hackensack Troop 5.  Colin talked about becoming an Eagle Scout and his project building a handicapped accessible garden bed in the community garden.  We were happy to have been able to sponsor Colin's project and contribute to help financially in making the project a reality. 
The Hackensack Rotary awarded three community grants of $1,300 each for the 2021 year!  The recipients are all fabulous local programs making a difference in our community and we are proud to support their causes.
CBH Care (Comprehensive Behavioral Health) is a community-based mental and behavioral health service in Hackensack.  We have awarded the $1,300 to create a pleasant outdoor space at their group home.  The space will include seating, a community table, and plants to create an areas that is aesthetically pleasing to be used by residents on a daily basis.
BVMI- Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative provides primary healthcare services through volunteer doctors for low income, working, uninsured adults.  The funds will be used to purchase and provide blood pressure and glucose monitors for patients dealing with blood pressure and diabetes.
YCS Foundation (Youth Consultation Services) is a NJ based residential care facility for abused and neglected children.  Their Holley Center is located in Hackensack and houses 64 children.  The funds will be used to replace current worn furniture and couches in the common areas of the facility so that the children have a comfortable and welcoming area for socialization and activities.
Today, the Club recognized Kelly and Cori Carroll who in the height of the COVID 19 pandemic organized a food distribution providing weekly grocery deliveries to as many as 400 families in need!  We were proud to support their efforts during the pandemic and honored to recognize them with the Rotary Ambassadors of Peace award.
We were so happy to have been able to present scholarships to 10 very deserving high school seniors today via zoom! Congratulations to all our recipients--we can not wait to see how wonderful you do in your future studies and endeavors!
The Hackensack Rotary has donated 700 N95 masks to members of the community in need.  The masks were distributed through the Center for Food Action and local church food pantries.  We are thrilled to be able to continue to give back to our community during these difficult times.  Our efforts here are aimed towards ensuring the health and safety of a vulnerable segment of our community--those who are in need as evidenced by their food insecurity.  
Today our member, and current Paul Harris Fellow, Steve Koestner was recognized as he added a third ruby to his standing among the ranks of Paul Harris Fellows. 
Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.
In connection with several local organizations, the Hackensack Rotary donated, wrapped, and delivered many toys, coats, and hats, to families in need this holiday season! 
We were proud to partner with the Maywood, Englewood, and Teaneck clubs to feed emergency personnel and staff of the New Bridge COVID19 testing center during this pandemic.  We are proud to give back and support those who are keeping our communities safe!
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the Carroll family of Hackensack has turned their garage into a food pantry.  They are providing weekly grocery deliveries to more than 500 families in need in the Hackensack community.  We are proud to support their efforts!
Today our member Rich Gelber was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He joins many of our past and present members in receiving this prestigious recognition.
Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.
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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Crow's Nest
309 Vincent Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States of America
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 6 PM 3rd Thursday at 12:15 PM
Regular Meetings
Hackensack Rotary Meets at
Crow's Nest
309 Vincent Street, Hackensack
Second and fourth Thursdays of the Month at 6:00 pm
Third Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. 
The Rotary Foundation
Vice President