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.   For questions or additional information, contact Barry Kroll, Membership Development Chair, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
Madison Rotary will resume evening meetings at Charlie Brown's in Chatham on November 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  Meetings will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday's of each month.  Focus of the meeting will be social, networking, educational and more.   Rotary will now have 3 meetings:  Thursdays, 7:47 am at the YMCA, 12:15 pm at Madison Hotel and 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00 pm at Charlie Brown's in Chatham.  For additional information or to attend a meeting as a guest of Rotary,  contact Ray Freaney at rayfreaney@gmail.com.
Madison Rotary to Host “Meet Your Muslim Neighbors”   -  The public and area Rotarians are invited to a special presentation of “Meet Your Muslim Neighbors”, given by Mazher and Maryam Ahmad.  The presentation will take place at the weekly Madison Rotary Lunch Meeting at Rod’s Steakhouse and Grill on Thursday, October 19 at 12:00 noon. 
Bottle Hill day was attended  by over 10,000 people.  26 Madison Rotarians and 22 Madison High School Interactors turned out to man Rotary's food station.  Ray Freaney, event coordinator, reported that we sold 340 Hot Dogs, 300 hamburgers/cheeseburgers, 300 pretzels, 8 cases of water, six cases of soda and two cases of Gatorade.  Net proceeds were $1,722 which will be used to fund the Madison Rotary's charitable distribution program.  Thanks to all who participated.
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
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

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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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 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.”
Michel Belt becomes Madison Rotary Acting Club President effective October 1, 2017.  Bill Van Ryzin, Club President, has requested a leave of absence from the club due to business pressures.  The Madison Rotary Board at its meeting on October 12, 2017 will discuss and adopt a club leadership plan for the remainder of the year.  Please remember that board meetings are open to all members and occur the 2nd Thursday of each month at the end of the morning meeting 8:30 am
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.
 
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
A taste of independence
Modena, Italy, is known for fine things. The region is home to manufacturers of Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini automobiles. It’s where the artisan cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano is made, as well as Lambrusco wine. And it’s the only place in the world that produces traditional balsamic vinegar. The vinegar is a delicacy – sweeter and thicker than the kind usually found on restaurant tables, refined and aged in casks up to 25 years. The process has been handed down from generation to generation; the casks are often bequeathed to children or used to celebrate milestones such as weddings and...
 
 
Speakers/Programs
Breakfast & lunch - Hermann Fickenscher
Oct 26, 2017
Reformation: 500 Years
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
Fall Networking Social
Nov 16, 2017
6pm at Charlie Brown's Chatham
Lunch - Dr. Douglas Simon
Nov 30, 2017
U.S. Interest on the Pacific Rim (Part I)
Breakfast - Leos Malec
Nov 30, 2017
Coming to America
Lunch - Dr. Douglas Simon
Dec 07, 2017
U.S. Interest on the Pacific Rim (Part II)
Breakfast - End Hunger Committee
Dec 07, 2017
Project Kickoff
Lunch - Tayfun Selen
Dec 14, 2017
50/50 Drawing Holiday Luncheon
 
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