Rotary Club
of Paterson

Volume 1 | Issue 4

Reported by: PDG Gloria Counsellor
Meeting Date : November 17th, 2022
Welcome to another issue of our biweekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and our up coming events and fundraisers!
 John Koch, visiting Rotarian and guest of PDG Art Scialla, spoke on the Gift of Life program in our District. He gave credit to Art for starting the Gift of Life in our district. He noted that his club is thrilled to be hosting the next Gift of Life child from Ghana.
John reflected on the success of our Gift of Life program which, since its inception has saved about 2,000 lives.
John and Dale Susani will be hosting our club’s next Gift of Life child after the holidays. John Susani was the next to speak on how the Gift of Life also does international missions to third world countries to do lifesaving surgeries as well as teaching their surgeons and donation and leaving behind the equipment necessary to do future surgeries on their own.
Eva's Kitchen
Vincent Iannaccone and volunteers will serve food at Eva’s Kitchen on Friday, December 23rd from 9:30 until 2 P.M. 
Thank you Vincent for organizing this worthy event
Cookbooks are here - $15!
The Paterson Rotary Cookbooks are here! Pick one or more up for you and for gifts in time for cooking, baking, and gift giving for Christmas and the Holidays! The books are $15.00 each and feature 291 recipes! They are at PDG John Susani’s office and ready for pick up.
Thank you to all who submitted recipes!
Thanksgiving Food Bags to the Veterans
On November 21st the food bags we collected will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving to the Veterans at the Paterson Park Apartments. Our club is proud to sponsor these efforts for our Veterans and thanks to our Paterson Rotarian’s generosity, our Military project continues!
Wayne Rotary - Fruit Sale
Sandy Bosque is chairing our annual Fruit Sale. The fruits offered are red and golden delicious apples, oranges and grapefruits. The deadline to order is Monday, November 21st.
 Fruit will be at the Vander Platt Funeral Home on Ratzer Road, in Wayne, NJ. For pick up. Just pull in and open your trunk, volunteers will put in your car. This is a win-win, you get wonderful fruit from Florida for the holidays, and our club benefits from this fundraiser.
Make sure you type PATERSON ROTARY #70 in the partner organization field when you place the order.
Red Kettle benefitting The Paterson Salvation Army
Your sustaining gift to The Salvation Army in Paterson, NJ supports local families this season and beyond. So, you can put a present under someone's tree today and a roof over someone's head tomorrow.
Paterson Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program
Dear Rotarians

Please considering buy a gift form the Walmart Registry and support The Paterson Salvation Army's  Angel Tree program to serve the lost, the vulnerable, the needy, the poor, the hurting, the helpless and the hopeless during this holiday season. 

Bus Trip to Windcreek Casino
On April 1, 2023 we will have our annual bus trip to the Windcreek Casino in Bethlehem, PA. See Dan to make your reservation. This trip is usually sold out.
Guests for Publication: 
Veterans from Paterson Park Apartments
Ricardo Jordan, Kenneth Levy, Elias Lopez, Michael Anderson,
Warren Ellis, Purnell Odom, and Joseph Dixon
Colleen Kingeter, guest of Pam Sinfarosa Philipp
This week's program
        Veteran's from Paterson Park Apartments
          Guest Speaker –Gloria Counsellor
Today our Paterson Rotary Club welcomed Michelle Kadell and seven Veterans housed at the Paterson Park Apartments. Gloria Counsellor welcomed them and expressed our gratitude for their service.  We are thankful for all of our Veterans who fought bravely for our freedoms here at home.

Gloria spoke briefly about her fond memories of her two tours of duty in The United States Navy.
She then spoke on the origins of Rotary International, and the humanitarian service of the 1.4 million members in 35,000 clubs in 200 countries.
She noted that when there is word of a natural disaster, wars, famine, water shortages,

Rotary is always there first to provide aid and disaster relief. What a remarkable program!
Happy Dollars  & Quote of the Day 
 $74.00 Happy Dollars were collected today
50/50 Raffle:  One of our visiting Veteran’s had the winning ticket and took home $8.00   Congrats!
"Victory is not won in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and  later, win a little more."
Louis L’Amour
Rotarians in our Thoughts: 
We are thinking for all of our members, family and friends who are suffering an illness or other adversities especially Pat Scialla, Tony Pecci and Gloria Counsellor.
      As a Rotarian, I will:
1. Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life

2. Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect

3. Use my professional skills through Rotary to:  mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world
4. Avoid behaviour that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians.
5. Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and activities, report any suspected harassment, and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals that report harassment
(Updated from Rotary International January 2019 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 119).
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  1. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  1. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly with DG John Cosgrove - 2024
The Brownstone
Jul 11, 2024
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Retha Rose-Arnold
May 1
Arthur Scialla
May 4
Marlene O'Connell
May 11
Pamela Philipp
May 19
Florence Marchi
May 30
Join Date
Christopher Broncato
May 1, 2021
3 years
PDG Art Scialla
May 4, 1967
57 years
Jun 06, 2024
All types of Insurance update
Jun 20, 2024
Canceled due to lack of Air Conditioning at the Museum - (will be rescheduled for the Fall)
Jul 11, 2024
Jul 25, 2024
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Executives & Directors
President and Board of Director for Paterson Rotary Foundation
President Elect Board of Director for Paterson Rotary Foundation
Vice President
Treasurer Board of Director for Paterson Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President Board of Director for Paterson Rotary Foundation
Current to June 2024 Board Member (replacement for Bonnie)
Current - June 2024 Board Member - (2nd)
Current -2024 - Board Member (2nd term)
Current - June 2025 - Board Member (2nd term)
Current- June 2025 - Board Member (1st term)
Current - June 2025 (First term)
Current - June 2026 (Term 1)
Current- June 2026 Board Member (Term 2)
Current - June 2026- Board Member (Term 2)
Trustee 1 - The Paterson Rotary Foundation
Trustee 2 - The Paterson Rotary Foundation
Trustee 3 - The Paterson Rotary Foundation
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