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 Jeannie Tsukamoto 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 barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
Nearly 50,000 people for around the world came to participate in the Rotary International Convention held in Atlanta June 14 - 17, 2017.  Couples attending from our club included the Moellers, Allisons, Freaneys, Rabacas, individuals included Joe Smith,  Barry Kroll and Jeannie Tsukamoto and her son Andrew.  There were numerous other participants from our district.  There were amazing speakers including Bill Gates, of Microsoft fame, James Quincy, President and CEO of Coca Cola, Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young, former Mayor of Atlanta and civil rights activists.  There were numerous other speakers and workshops furthering the purpose and goals of Rotary.  The big news announced at the conference is that Rotary has secured 1.2 billion in contributions over the next 3 years for foundations, governments and individuals for the eradication of Polio.  It is estimated that this project will be completed in 3 years.  A special highlight is the the Bill and Melinda gates foundation pledged a matching grant of 2 to 1 for all money raised by Rotary over the next 3 years capped at 450 million.  Let's all plan on supporting Polio eradication.
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.
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.
 
 
Thank you End Hunger Sponsors
 
$5,000 and above
Investors Bank
Madison Rotary Club Foundation
 
$2,500 - $4,999
Drew University
Madison Rotary Club
New Jersey Hills Media Group
 
$1,000 - $2,499
Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Confirmation Class
Morristown Rotary Club
Nautilus Diner
TD Bank
Presbyterian Church of Madison
Theresa Christie
 
$500 - $999
Christine Boyle
ConnectOne Bank
Fulton Bank
Margaret Baggeley
Nancy Adamczyk
Missy Durham
Patricia Miller
Phillipsburg Rotary Club
Ray Freaney
Sheeleigh Family
 
$250 - $499
Andy Boles
Ben Wolkowitz
Bernardsville Rotary Club
Bob Chapman
Brigitte Richter-Hajduk
Chatham Rotary Club
Denville Rotary Club
Dover Rotary Club
East Orange Rotary Club
Glen Ridge Congregational Church
Glen Ridge Rotary Club
Haralampoudis Family Fund
Irvington Rotary Club
Liz Parker
Livingston Rotary Foundation
Maplewood Rotary Club
Maureen Byrne
Montclair Rotary Club
Provident Bank
Rockaway Rotary Club
Stacy Russo, CPA
Starker Family
Washington Rotary Club
West Orange Rotary Club

"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."

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Ian Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations.
 
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
Installation Dinner
Jun 29, 2017
No regular meetings
Breakfast - Rotary Scholarship Presentation
Jul 06, 2017
Scholarship presented to Students
Evening meeting 6:30-7:30PM
Jul 06, 2017
Waverly Restaurant, 14 Waverly Pl. Madison
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
 
Click on Website Sponsors
 
 

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