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 and 6:30 pm dinner at The Waverly Restaurant, 14 Waverly Pl., Madison. (Evening meeting resumes July 6th)  For questions or additional information, contact Barry Kroll, Membership Development Chair, at or 973-476-2772.
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.
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.


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.”
It is with a heavy heart that Rotary District 7470 announces the passing of Rotary International President-elect Sam Owori. Owori passed away on July 13, 2017 after complications from surgery.  Owori was a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda. He joined Rotary in 1978, and served as District Governor in Uganda, working tirelessly to engage women within Rotary, as well as youth participants, alumni, and community members.
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.
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. 

"The Madison Area YMCA and Madison Rotary have been partners for many years. Back in 2014, we were delighted to begin providing a $4,000 annual gift to the Y for three years. There are only two other organizations, End Polio and Gift of Life, receiving our support outside of our annual Grants and Sponsorship program.  We greatly value our current partnership with the Y and would like to further our collaboration on service projects, joint fundraising initiatives, marketing, publicity, Rotary membership recruitment, and much more to enhance both organizations’ missions and better serve our community together. We are continuing our annual $4,000 financial gift for an additional three years, 2017 through 2019, totaling $12,000 to the Y. I have the pleasure to present our first payment to Madison Rotarian Diane Mann, CEO of Madison Y."

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.
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.
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.  
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
Breakfast- Doug Willis
Aug 24, 2017
Classification Talk
Breakfast & Lunch - Art Powell
Aug 24, 2017
Club Financial Review
Breakfast & Lunch - George Hayman
Aug 31, 2017
Labor Day
Breakfast & Lunch - Art Powell
Sep 07, 2017
Not Your Rotary Trivia
Breakfast - Kroll/Allison
Sep 14, 2017
2017-18 Club Membership Plan
Lunch - Kroll/Allison
Sep 14, 2017
2017-18 Club Membership Plan
Dinner - Kroll/Allison
Sep 14, 2017
2017-18 Club Membership Plan
Breakfast & lunch - Mayor Robert Conley
Sep 21, 2017
Madison Update
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Sep 28, 2017
50/50 Raffle Kick-off
Breakfast - Peggy Mader
Oct 05, 2017
District Governor's visit
Click on Website Sponsors

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.