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 Bill Van Ryzin 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.   For questions or additional information, contact Barry Kroll, Membership Development Chair, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
 
Volunteers are needed to help with Bottle Hill Day that will be Saturday, October 7th. Madison Rotary operates a concession stand cooking/selling hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.  Proceeds support the charitable distribution to over 40 local organizations.  A sign up sheet will be circulated at club meetings or contact Ray Freaney at rayfreaney@gmail.com.   Our location has changed back to our original location at the corner of Central and Cook Avenue.  There will also be a display of Madison Rotary's End Hunger 3.6 project.
Just in time for a pre-holiday clean-up,  the Madison Rotary Club will host another Community Shredding Day joined by Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore truck.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 21 at Municipal parking lot #1, the corner of Prospect Street and Kings Road by the Ambulance Squad.  The event is open to the public and it is not necessary to be a Madison Resident.  Click Read More
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 
 
 
 
 
Over 30 years ago, Rotary made a promise to the world to eradicate polio. When we get there, it will be only the second time that a disease affecting humans has been eradicated. Now we're on the brink of history, thanks to the support of partners like the Gates Foundation. Let's drop to zero. Learn more at www.endpolio.org.
 
 
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.”

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.

 

The annual Madison Rotary Installation Dinner was held on Thursday, June 29 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event was to celebrate the numerous awards granted to the Madison Rotary by District 7470, and to install its new Officers and Board of Directors.  President Jeannie Tsukamoto handed the President’s Gavel to newly-elected President Bill Van Ryzin. 
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Madison Rotary Club Foundation and the Madison Rotary Club packaged 123,000 meals that will be distributed to local organizations serving those in need.  Packaging took place at the Simon Forum at Drew University for 9 am to 3 pm.  Over 500 volunteers, people of all ages, participated in the event.  25 groups including many churches, non-profit organizations, community organizations and 15 Rotary Clubs from Rotary District 7470 took part in the event.  A special thank you to all of the individual donors and our sponsors listed below whose contributions made this amazing event possible.  Watch the video below to see the excitement of the day.
 
 
 
This commercial is scheduled to be shown 400 times on the Cablevison network in the next 4 months.  If you cannot view the commercial open the newsletter in your browser by clicking link at the top of the EBulletin.
 
 
Pictured above left to right DG Margit Rahill, Madison President Jeannie Tsukamoto, Rockaway President Ken Nickel and DGE Peggy Mader.  Margit Rahill presented to Jeannie Tsukamoto the District Annual Membership trophy to the club with the largest number of new member secured in the 2016 - 2017 Rotary year.  Madison gained 21 new members more than double of any club in the district.  This last time Madison won this trophy was in 2002.  The number one goal for 2017 - 2018 is membership development and we will endeavor to keep the trophy for a second year.  Thanks to everyone for your part in membership development.
End Hunger 3.6 program received recognition as the BEST community service program in Rotary District 7470.  The End Hunger 3.6 program packaged 123,000 meals with the help of 600 hundred volunteers, 30 sponsors and the participation of 15 other Rotary clubs in the District.  All meals were distributed locally to numerous organizations serving those in need.  
Barry Kroll has been selected by District Governor Margit Rahill as 2017 Rotarian of the Year.  
Embodying “Service Above Self,” Barry is an exemplary Rotarian who provides strong leadership, tirelessly shares his knowledge and skills, generously donates financial and in-kind resources and works countless hours in various capacities with the Madison Club, many districts, the Zone, and Rotary International to further the mission of Rotary.
 
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.
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers/Programs
Breakfast (Madison Y) & Lunch (Rocco's)
Sep 28, 2017
50/50 Raffle Kick-off
Breakfast & Lunch - District Governor Peggy Mader
Oct 05, 2017
District Governor's visit
Breakfast & lunch - Eric Hafen
Oct 12, 2017
The Bickford Theater
Lunch - Mazher & Maryam Aham
Oct 19, 2017
Meet the Muslims Next Door
Breakfast & lunch - Dr. Jonathan Golden
Oct 26, 2017
Global Challenge: the Refugee Crisis
Breakfast - Sylvia Allen
Nov 02, 2017
Sylvia's Children (Uganda)
Lunch - Lindsay Prewitt, Health Educator
Nov 02, 2017
MAASA: Building a Strong & Healthy Community
Breakfast & Lunch - Scott Foster
Nov 09, 2017
A Long-haired Hippie, a Fresh Look at the Finish Line
Lunch - Ben Wolkowitz
Nov 16, 2017
TBD
Breakfast - Barry Kroll
Nov 16, 2017
Rotary Foundations
 
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