Madison Rotary held it 50/50 raffle drawing on December 13, 2018.  All 600 tickets were sold.  $60,000 was raised raised - $30,000 goes to the winners listed below and $30,000 is used to support local charities in the Madison Area.  Congratulations to the winners and a big think you to everyone who supported the raffle by purchasing a ticket.
PrizeAmountWinnerSold By
1st Prize$20,000Helen CorlettNancy Adamczyk
2ndPrize$5,000Ed/Susan VonderlindeNino Coviello
3rd Prize$3,000Robert CatalanelloNino Coviello
4th Prize$1,200Craig DunnAlton Dunn
5th Prize$800Ken O'BrienBill Odell
 
Rotary District 7475, Madison Rotary Foundation and numerous other Rotary Clubs have a goal of packaging 250,000 meals on Saturday, March 9, 2019 form 9 am to 4 pm.    Hunger is a very real problem for many people in our community and we are dedicated to making a difference by distributing all of the meals locally.  130,000 meals were packaged in 2017, 160,000 were packaged in 2018 and we are excited about achieving the goal of 250,000 in 2019.  Ellsworth Havens, program chair, said "we are grateful to have such a supportive community and sponsors to make a program like this happen".  We are in the process of securing donations from individuals, sponsors and corporations for this year's program.  The cost per meal is approximately 25 cents.  A contribution of $10.00 equals 40 meals; $100.00 equals 400 meals, $1,000 equals 4,000 meals.  It will take 800 onsite volunteer on March 9th to make this happen.  Volunteer registration start January 1, 2019.  Click the DONATE button to make a contribution, the VOLUNTEER button to register to help package meals, and the READ MORE link for additional details about the program.  All contributions are tax deductible.  
  
2018 Slide Show of Food Packaging
Welcome Amul Modhera as the newest member of Madison Rotary.  Amul is a Mortgage Loan Officer working for Loan Depot,Inc.  His primary reason for joining Rotary is to give back to the community.  His interest in the club include social media, working with your, participating in both local and international service projects.  Amul and his family live in the Morristown area.  Thank you Amul for agreeing to be part of Rotary.  Ed Kalinka is Amul's club sponsor.   For more information regarding participating in Madison Rotary, contact Barry Kroll at barrykroll@aol.com
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.
 
Madison just completed its annual Dictionary Project, distributing dictionaries to all 3rd Graders in Madison Schools.  A total of 232 students in twelve 3rd grade classes received their personalized copy of the Dictionary/Gazetteer distributed by Madison Rotarians.  Click Read More for additional details.
 
For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.  Click read more for additional information. 
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.
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 
 
 

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 & Lunch
Dec 20, 2018
Classification Talks
Breakfast & Lunch - Elizabeth Parker-Magyar
Jan 03, 2019
Education and the Syrian Refugee Crisis
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
Club Assembly
Breakfast & Lunch - Sandy Kolakowski
Feb 14, 2019
Save Madison Theater
Breakfast & Lunch - Bill Lillis
Mar 14, 2019
Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ
Breakfast & Lunch - Hermann Fickenscher
Mar 28, 2019
Facing the Soviets, 1966
Breakfast & Lunch - Tobias Fox
Apr 04, 2019
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