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 or 6 pm the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Charlie Brown's in Chatham.   To learn more, join or visit a Rotary meeting - contact Barry Kroll, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772.
 
Please join us on Thursday May 17, 2018 at our evening meeting. We meet at Charlie Brown’s in Chatham Township from 6 pm – 8 pm .  Madison Rotarians Peter Flemming, Tom Haralampoudis, Marty Horn as well as Madison resident Charlie Horsey are undertaking a new business venture as they prepare to open up the refurbished Bottle Hill Tavern…formerly Poor Herbie’s. They will discuss the history, purchase, process and projections of their new establishment.  Please try to be there and bring a friend.
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.
 

Rotarians Needed - Contact Carmela Moeller to volunteer at carmoeller@aol.com  Just in time for Spring Cleaning, 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, May 19, 2018 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 for additional details

It is time again to honor those who served and those who paid the ultimate price in our Nation's history.  Memorial Day is Monday, May 28 and we would like to invite as many Madison Rotarians to join us marching in the Madison parade.  Receive instructions as to the order of march from Tom Granata who is staging the parade at Condurso Park at 9:00. Parade begins at 9:30.  Please wear a Rotary hat or shirt. Flags will be supplied.  Any questions, please let me know. 
 
 
"Rotary Club is pleased to be a financial sponsor of the 5K run/walk event organized by Good Grief, Inc., to be held on June 3, 2018 at Giralda Farms in Madison. Good Grief, based in Morristown, provides support to young people who have suffered the death of a mother, father or other close relative. More information on the event may be found at www.good-grief.org." 
Rotary District 7470, The Madison Rotary Foundation and Madison Rotary (program sponsors) wish to thank the 600 volunteers, 40 sponsors and 24 local Rotary Clubs who participated in packaging 159,112 meals that were distributed to needy individuals and families in norther New Jersey.  The program took place March 10, 2018 and is the largest Rotary food packaging program in the country.  Ellsworth Havens, program chair, said "we are grateful to have such a supportive community and sponsors to make a program like this happen.  Hunger is a very real problem for many people in our community and we are dedicated to making a difference."  As we conclude the 2018 End Hunger 3.6 program we are already thinking about how to have a greater impact in 2019.  
$5,000 or More
Investors Bank
Madison Rotary Club Foundation
Rotary Club of Madison
$2,501 or $4,999
Keller Williams Metropolitan
$1,001 - $2,500
Edward Jones
Grace Episcopal Church
Patricia Miller
Rotary Club of Netcong-Stanhope
Rotary District 7470
$501 - $1,000
Grace Episcopal Church Confirmation Class
Madison Area YMCA
Rotary Club of Denville Sunrise
Rotary Club of the Hanovers
Rotary Club of Montclair
Ruth and Woody Kerkeslager
Rotary Club of Morristown
The Oldendorp Group
Anonymous
$500
Missy and Mark Durham
Anne & David Hargrave
Haralampoudis Family Foundation
Presbyterian Church of Madison
Provident Bank
Rotary Club of Blairstown
Rotary Club of Dover
Rotary Club of Livingston Sunrise
Rotary Club of Newark
Rotary Club of Phillipsburg
Rotary Club of Roxbury
Rotary Club of Summit
Rotary Club of Washington
Ruth Zowader
TD Bank Foundation
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 
 
 
 
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.

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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Speakers/Programs
Breakfast - Classification talk & raffle drawing
May 24, 2018
Classification talk presented by Lois Bhatt
Lunch - Classification talks
May 24, 2018
Presented by Sal Minardi & Hermann Fickenscher
Lunch - Diane Mann
May 31, 2018
Update on the Madison Area YMCA
Breakfast - Interact Club at Madison High School
May 31, 2018
Interact Club Activities
Dinner- 6pm Charlie Brown's Networking Social
Jun 07, 2018
Rotary Means Business
Breakfast & Lunch - Club Assembly
Jun 07, 2018
Rotary Club business
Breakfast - Diane Mann
Jun 14, 2018
Update on the Madison Area YMCA
Breakfast & Lunch - Joe Nastus
Jun 21, 2018
Rt. 66 End of the Trail
Breakfast - Scholarship & Essay Committees
Jul 05, 2018
Award of scholarships/recognition of essay winners
Evening
Aug 02, 2018
Japanese Exchange Program
 
 
Rotary International News
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Rotary website wins Webby Award

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Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary convention

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary conventionFormer First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, an advocate for literacy, education, and women’s rights, will speak at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto this

 

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