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. 
$5,000 or More
Madison Rotary Club
Madison Rotary Club Foundation
$2,501 or $5,000
$1,501 - $2,500
Grace Episcopal Church
Patricia Miller
$501 - $1,500
Madison Area YMCA
Rotary Club of the Hanovers
Ruth and Woody Kerkeslager
Rotary Club of Montclair
Rotary Club of Morristown
Rotary Club of Netcong Stanhope
The Oldendorp Group
Anne & David Hargrave
Haralampoudis Family Foundation
Presbyterian Church of Madison
Rotary Club of Blairstown
Rotary Club of Dover
Missy Durham
Rotary Club of Newark
Rotary Club of Washington
Ruth Zowader
Rotary Leadership Institute RLI), is a multi-district, grass-roots leadership and development program designed to strengthen Rotary clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among its future leaders. Rotary Leadership Institute will be held April 21st, 7:30 am to 3:30 PM at the West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ.  Cost is $75.00.   Rotary Leadership Institute gives its participants the chance to network with Rotarians from clubs from all over – not just their own clubs — and come back refreshed and excited about sharing and implementing new ideas. Go to www.rlinea.org to register.  Click Read More for additional details.
On Thursday, February 15th, Jeffrey Finegan, Sr. author of the "I Knew George Washington Series" will be the evening speaker at Charlie Brown's in Chatham.  Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr. is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a degree in broadcast communication. A native of New Jersey, his interest in history spans from the Norman Conquest of England to World War II with a concentration in George Washington, the American Civil War and historic architecture. He resides in the historic village of Finesville, New   Jersey with his wife, Kimberly Ollio Finegan and two sons, Jeffrey E. Jr. and Peter J. Finegan.  Click Read More for additional information.
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.”
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.
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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Paul Harris Fellow - Undoubtedly the most important step to promote voluntary giving to The Rotary Foundation occurred in 1957, when the idea of Paul Harris Fellow recognition was first proposed. Although the concept of making US$1,000 gifts to the Foundation was slow in developing, by the early 1970s it began to gain popularity. The distinctive Paul Harris Fellow lapel pin and attractive certificate have become highly respected symbols of a substantial financial commitment to The Rotary.
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Lunch - Michele Havens
Feb 22, 2018
Breakfast - Joseph Dunn
Feb 22, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer Infestation
Breakfast & Lunch - Virginia Butera
Mar 01, 2018
Art at the College of Saint Elizabeth
Breakfast & Lunch - Deb Starker
Mar 08, 2018
Update on the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Breakfast & Lunch - Lisa Ellis
Mar 15, 2018
Downtown Development Plan
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Mar 22, 2018
Club Assembly
Lunch - Karen Casolaro
Mar 29, 2018
Haloes for Angels
Breakfast & Lunch - Susan Simon
Apr 05, 2018
Historical Tidbits from the Madison Historical Society
Lunch - Mallory Mortillaro
Apr 12, 2018
Rodin's Sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte
Lunch - Mark DeBiasse
Apr 19, 2018
Title TBD
Breakfast - District Raffle Drawing
May 24, 2018
Raffle Drawing
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May 31, 2018
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