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 15, 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.  
Slide Show of Last Year's Program
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RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
Right on time for the New Year, Rotary Club of Madison President the Rev. Michel Belt, third from left, welcomes five of the club's newest members at a December luncheon. Gathered around a Rotary banner, from left, are Amul Modhera, Daniel Umana, club President Belt, Grayson Ernst, Beat Barblan and Kat Ernst. The Madison club now has 85 active members and is the largest of the newly merged Rotary District 7475, serving central and northern New Jersey. The club meets every Thursday, for breakfast at 7.45 a.m. at the Madison Area YMCA at 111 Kings Road in Madison, and for lunch at 12:15 p.m. at Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille at 1 Convent Road off Madison Avenue in the Convent Station section of Morris Township. For information about the Rotary Club of Madison contact Jim Allison, Membership Chair, at
Welcome Brian Davis as the newest member of Madison Rotary. Brian lives in Madison - he is a pilot for Solarius Corporation and mostly flies business charters. He is interest in providing service for others. A quote from his membership application is "it is not about me, it is about we".   His interest in the club include technology, working with youth, leadership development and community service projects.  Thank you Brian for being a part of Rotary.  Carmela Moeller is his  club sponsor.   For more information regarding participating in Madison Rotary, contact Barry Kroll at
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 or 973-476-2772.
Madison Rotary held it 50/50 raffle drawing on December 13, 2018.  All 600 tickets were sold.  $60,000 was 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
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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