The Rotary Club of Madison has an enthusiastic and engaged network of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to serve humanity in our local and global communities. We have 88 members and are inviting like-minded individuals to join our successful and vibrant club.  President Michel Belt encourages you to come learn about Rotary by attending any one of our three weekly meetings as our guest.  You have your choice of two weekly meetings: Thursdays, 7:47 am breakfast at the YMCA, 12:15 pm lunch at the Madison Hotel. To learn more, join or visit a Rotary meeting - contact Barry Kroll, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
The Rotary Club of Madison just completed its annual Dictionary Project to all 3rd Graders of Madison Schools.  A total of 232 students in 12 3rd Grade Classes in Madison received their personalized copy of the Dictionary/Gazetteer distributed by Madison Rotarians.  Click Read More for additional details.
 
Madison Rotary had over 30 people attend the Polio Plus Gala held on October 20, 2018 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  Over $70,000 was raised to support the eradication of Polio in the world. These funds will be matched 2 to 1 by a contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Barry Rassin, RI President, was the keynote speaker.  He announced that so far only 20 new cases of Polio have been reported worldwide.  An additional highlight of the event was the recognition of the 2018 Vocational Service award winners and Liz Parker of the Madison Club was one of three recipients in the state.  Jeannie Tsukamoto was all recognized as becoming a member of the Rotary bequest society name Rotary as a beneficiary in her estate plan.  
Congratulations and thank you to the following Rotarians who participated in Rotary Leadership Institute held last Saturday, April 21st at the West Orange High School.  Participants were involved in a variety of classes learning about leadership development and Rotary. Those in attendance included: Left to right - Jeff Andrews, Michel Belt, Carla Matrisciano, Jim Allison, Jeannie Tsukamoto, Ed Kalinka, Vanessa Crespi and Liz Parker.  Not pictured above was Barry Kroll.
Rotary District 7470, The Madison Rotary Foundation and Madison Rotary (program sponsors) wish to thank the 600 volunteers, 40 sponsors and 24 local Rotary Clubs who participated in packaging 159,112 meals that were distributed to needy individuals and families in norther New Jersey.  The program took place March 10, 2018 and is the largest Rotary food packaging program in the country.  Ellsworth Havens, program chair, said "we are grateful to have such a supportive community and sponsors to make a program like this happen.  Hunger is a very real problem for many people in our community and we are dedicated to making a difference."  As we conclude the 2018 End Hunger 3.6 program we are already thinking about how to have a greater impact in 2019.  
The Madison Rotary Club presented grants to 40 local charitable organizations and nonprofits, representing arts, education, social services, youth programs and athletics.   "Our Annual Grants and Sponsorships program this year provided about $35,000 of funding to over 40 local organizations. Approximately one-third of our total distribution went to youth and education initiatives, and the rest toward human and health services.”
Do you shop on Amazon?  The Rotary Global Rewards program has made an arrangement that Amazon will contribute 6% of total purchases to Rotary International for those individuals who logon to Amazon through the Rotary portal.  Additionally there are hundreds of additional discounts on things like car rentals, hotel accommodations, major stores, etc - Click Read More for details 
 
 
 
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.  As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.  Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.

 

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Nov 22, 2018
Thanksgiving
Breakfast & Lunch - Mayor Robert Conley
Nov 29, 2018
Mayor's Update
Breakfast & Lunch - Mary Beth Cooney
Dec 06, 2018
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy
Breakfast & Lunch
Dec 20, 2018
Classification Talks
Breakfast & Lunch - Dawn Dupak
Jan 10, 2019
Friends of Florham
Breakfast & Lunch - Ellsworth Havens
Jan 17, 2019
End Hunger Update
Breakfast & lunch meetings cancelled
Jan 31, 2019
Evening social to be scheduled
Breakfast & lunch meetings
Feb 07, 2019
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World Polio Day lauds historic partnership, success 

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