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 three weekly meetings: Thursdays, 7:47 am breakfast at the YMCA, 12:15 pm lunch at the Madison Hotel or 6 pm the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Charlie Brown's in Chatham.   For questions or additional information, contact Barry Kroll, Membership Development Chair, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
Plan now to attend this two part special presentation.  The public and area Rotarians are invited to a two-part special presentation of "U.S. Concerns Along the Pacific Rim," given by Douglas Simon, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Drew University.  The lectures will take place at the weekly noon Madison Rotary Lunch Meetings at Rod's Steakhouse and Grill for two consecutive Thursdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.  Reservations are strongly encouraged. Cost is $20 which will include a three-course lunch. Contact Pat Miller at  pcmiller15@verizon.net  Click Read More for full details.
  
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Madison Rotary and the Madison Rotary Foundation with the help of community volunteers, sponsors, Rotary Clubs in District 7470 will package and distribute 250,000 nutritious, ready to cook meals to feed the hungry in our local communities.  Currently we are securing sponsors, partner Rotary Clubs, and organizing all of the details necessary to make this event a success.  800 volunteers will be needed to help package meals.  Volunteer sign up will start in January.  Donations are needed to help pay for the cost of the project.  A $100 contribution will pay for 333 meals - please consider supporting End Hunger 3.6 by clicking the donate button below.
  
 
 
 
Bottle Hill day was attended  by over 10,000 people.  26 Madison Rotarians and 22 Madison High School Interactors turned out to man Rotary's food station.  Ray Freaney, event coordinator, reported that we sold 340 Hot Dogs, 300 hamburgers/cheeseburgers, 300 pretzels, 8 cases of water, six cases of soda and two cases of Gatorade.  Net proceeds were $1,722 which will be used to fund the Madison Rotary's charitable distribution program.  Thanks to all who participated.
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 
 
 
 
 
Over 30 years ago, Rotary made a promise to the world to eradicate polio. When we get there, it will be only the second time that a disease affecting humans has been eradicated. Now we're on the brink of history, thanks to the support of partners like the Gates Foundation. Let's drop to zero. Learn more at www.endpolio.org.
 
 
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.”
End Hunger 3.6 program received recognition as the BEST community service program in Rotary District 7470.  The End Hunger 3.6 program packaged 123,000 meals with the help of 600 hundred volunteers, 30 sponsors and the participation of 15 other Rotary clubs in the District.  All meals were distributed locally to numerous organizations serving those in need.  
Michel Belt becomes Madison Rotary Acting Club President effective October 1, 2017.  Bill Van Ryzin, Club President, has requested a leave of absence from the club due to business pressures.  The Madison Rotary Board at its meeting on October 12, 2017 will discuss and adopt a club leadership plan for the remainder of the year.  Please remember that board meetings are open to all members and occur the 2nd Thursday of each month at the end of the morning meeting 8:30 am
Barry Kroll has been selected by District Governor Margit Rahill as 2017 Rotarian of the Year.  
Embodying “Service Above Self,” Barry is an exemplary Rotarian who provides strong leadership, tirelessly shares his knowledge and skills, generously donates financial and in-kind resources and works countless hours in various capacities with the Madison Club, many districts, the Zone, and Rotary International to further the mission of Rotary.
 
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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Speakers/Programs
Lunch - Tayfun Selen
Dec 14, 2017
50/50 Drawing Holiday Luncheon
Breakfast & lunch meetings cancelled
Dec 21, 2017
Evening Holiday Party (See below)
Madison Rotary Holiday Party
Dec 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Please register online ASAP
Meetings cancelled
Dec 28, 2017
Breakfast & Lunch - Virginia Butera
Jan 04, 2018
College of St. Elizabeth
Breakfast & Lunch - Beat Barblan
Jan 11, 2018
Ticino: A Journey through Mediterranean Switzerland
Lunch - Ellsworth Havens
Jan 18, 2018
End Hunger Kick-off
Lunch - Michele Havens
Feb 22, 2018
Autism
Breakfast & Lunch - Deb Starker
Mar 22, 2018
Update on the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Breakfast & Lunch - Susan Simon
Apr 05, 2018
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