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 & Lunch - Joe Nastus
Jun 21, 2018
Rt. 66 End of the Trail
Meetings cancelled
Jun 28, 2018
Installation Dinner
Jun 29, 2018
Breakfast - Scholarship & Essay Committees
Jul 05, 2018
Award of scholarships/recognition of essay winners
Dinner 6pm Charlie Brown's Chatham
Jul 05, 2018 6:00 PM
Rotary Means Business Networking Social
Breakfast - Visiting Nurse Association
Jul 19, 2018
Caregiver support
Lunch - Barry Kroll
Jul 19, 2018
District Conference
Breakfast & Lunch - Bill Sarnowski
Jul 26, 2018
Is Success Happiness?
Evening
Aug 02, 2018
Japanese Exchange Program
Breakfast and Lunch - Laura Ekstrand
Aug 16, 2018
Dreamcatchers Theatre
Breakfast - Sara Sorenson
Aug 30, 2018
Turning Passion in Purpose: Building a New Museum in Northern NJ
 
 
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Rotary helps alleviate refugee crisis

Rotary works to alleviate refugee crisis Rotary members have changed the lives of thousands of

Princess Anne to speak at Rotary Convention

Princess Anne will speak at Rotary International conventionBy Geoff JohnsonHer Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will address the 2018 Rotary International Convention on 24 June in

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

 

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