Congratulations and thank your to the following Rotrians 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: Michel Belt, Ed Kalinka, Jeannie Tsukamoto, Liz Parker, Carla Matrisciano and Vanessa Crespi.  In addition Jim Allison was a member of the training faculty and Barry Kroll was the Site Coordinator.
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.
 
The Rotary Club of Madison Grant and Sponsorship application process is underway.  Deadline is April 1, 2018. Visit www.madisonrotarynj.org for full details.  Link on left of website.
 
The Rotary Club of Madison will provide four $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating seniors who exemplify this motto through their volunteer service activities and actions. Examples would include but not limited to participation in a service club like Interact or Key Club, participating in organized mission trips, volunteering to help others, volunteering at a community organization like the YMCA or food bank, scouting, shoveling sidewalks for seniors, raising money to benefit others, etc.  Click Read More for additional details
Madison Rotary invites junior students who are members of Madison High School to participate in a Laws of Life Essay Award. The purpose of the essay award project is to encourage students to explore their core values, such as honesty, perseverance, and compassion.  Click Read More for additional details.
 
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.  
$5,000 or More
Investors Bank
Madison Rotary Club Foundation
Rotary Club of Madison
$2,501 or $4,999
Keller Williams Metropolitan
$1,001 - $2,500
Edward Jones
Grace Episcopal Church
Patricia Miller
Rotary Club of Netcong-Stanhope
Rotary District 7470
$501 - $1,000
Grace Episcopal Church Confirmation Class
Madison Area YMCA
Rotary Club of Denville Sunrise
Rotary Club of the Hanovers
Rotary Club of Montclair
Ruth and Woody Kerkeslager
Rotary Club of Morristown
The Oldendorp Group
Anonymous
$500
Missy and Mark Durham
Anne & David Hargrave
Haralampoudis Family Foundation
Presbyterian Church of Madison
Provident Bank
Rotary Club of Blairstown
Rotary Club of Dover
Rotary Club of Livingston Sunrise
Rotary Club of Newark
Rotary Club of Phillipsburg
Rotary Club of Roxbury
Rotary Club of Summit
Rotary Club of Washington
Ruth Zowader
TD Bank Foundation
Over 600 people enjoyed Taste of Madison on March 19, 2018.  Proceeds of the event support the three sponsoring organizations:  Madison Rotary, Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Commission.  Enjoy the video below to get a flavor of the event.  Taste of Madison video
 
 
 
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.
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 - TBD
Apr 26, 2018
Lunch - Michael Fitzpatrick
Apr 26, 2018
Madison Health Department
Breakfast & Lunch - Deb Starker
May 10, 2018
Update on the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Breakfast - Interact Club at Madison High School
May 17, 2018
Interact Club Activities
Breakfast - District Raffle Drawing
May 24, 2018
Raffle Drawing
Lunch - Barry Kroll
May 24, 2018
Rotary Club Technology
Breakfast & Lunch - Diane Mann
May 31, 2018
Update on the Madison Area YMCA
 
 
Rotary International News
Rotaract clubs honored for excellent service 2018

Top Rotaract honor goes to club that empowers women who have HIVRotaract clubs around the world earn awards for excellent

Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response

Rotary 2017 peace champions

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Creating a family

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee

 

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