Vocational Service is the Second Avenue of Service. No aspect of Rotary is more closely related to each member than a personal commitment to represent one’s vocation or occupation to fellow Rotarians, and to exemplify the characteristics of high ethical standards and the dignity of work.  Liz Parker was selected from a field of outstanding applicants as the recipient of District 7475 Vocational Service Award.  Elizabeth K. Parker joined Madison Rotary in February 1993, and has been a dedicated Rotarian ever since. Liz, as she is known, is an award-winning journalist and the owner, co-publisher and executive editor of the New Jersey Hills Media Group, which publishes 16 community newspapers covering about 60 towns in Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. Liz has been involved with numerous professional and charitable organizations and has received many honors for her work.  Click Read More for additional details.
 
Over the years, the festival has grown, evolving into a family, entertainment and community celebration which draws between 10,000 and 20,000 people to the heart of Madison every fall. Also, as in year’s past, the Madison Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #93 will be hosting their popular annual Madison Car Show in conjunction with Bottle Hill Day.   Click Read More for additional information
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.   To learn more, join or visit a Rotary meeting - contact Barry Kroll, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
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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Speakers/Programs
Breakfast - Ronald Hendrickson
Sep 27, 2018
Cancer Research MSK
Lunch - Chris Schorr
Sep 27, 2018
Friends of Madison Shade Trees
Breakfast & Lunch
Oct 04, 2018
TBD
Breakfast - President Mary Ann Baenninger
Oct 11, 2018
Update on Drew University
Lunch - Bill Spoor
Oct 11, 2018
Happy Valley Uganda
Evening- 6PM Charlie Brown's Chatham
Oct 18, 2018
District Rotary Means Business Social
Breakfast - Gary Ruckelshaus
Oct 18, 2018
Madison Eagle Christmas Fund
Lunch - Bob Butts
Oct 18, 2018
Music program
Breakfast & Lunch - Hermann Fickenscher
Oct 25, 2018
Landing in Vietnam, 1967
Breakfast & Lunch
Nov 01, 2018
Club Assembly
Evening Meeting- 6pm Charlie Brown's Chatham
Nov 01, 2018
Rotarian Mike Marchese's amazing life story
 
 
Rotary International News
Teaching to save babies

Two Rotarian pediatricians – one in Ethiopia and the other in California – connected to save babies’ lives with the help of a vocational training

Go on journey with polio vaccinator in Uganda

Climb every mountainA Rotaractor ventures deep into her native Uganda with a polio vaccination team as part of Rotary’s newest virtual reality film, Two Drops of

Brazil Rotary member on mission to eliminate hepatitis

Our worldMission to eliminate hepatitisIn 2010, Humberto Silva was getting ready to travel from Brazil to South Africa to watch his country’s soccer team play in

2019-20 Rotary president selected

Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary

Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio 2018

Rotary announces US $96.5 million to end polioEVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of

 

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