Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of the Mendhams

Mendham Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Black Horse Tavern
1 West Main St
Corner of Main St. & Mountain Ave
Mendham, NJ  07945
United States
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No Meeting
Dec 20 & 27, 2017
Happy Holidays &
Happy New Year!
(our next meeting is Jan 3, 2018)
Home Page Stories
Camp Merry Heart Carnival Day 2017

Each year Camp Merry heart has a carnival honoring District 7470 Clubs that have contributed to their efforts over the years.
Mendham Rotarians participated in support of the Camp and District 7470
Mendham Rotary Club received a certificate thanking them for participating.
Mendham Rotary Club awards
Five Scholarships to High School Seniors
Mendham Rotary awarded five scholarships to Mendham
High School Seniors at their meeting on June 7th. The five
students were selected from a list submitted by the school and
interviewed by the Club's Scholarship Committee. One of
the scholarships was in memory of former, longtime, club
member Georgine Meyer. Pictured above are Joan Little on
the left and Bill Connelly on the right, Committee Members,
and Melinda Meyer, daughter of Georgine Meyer. Students
(from left) are Kevin Stoltenborg, James Nanchanatt,
Elise Spouls, Emily Sullivan and Abraham Cook
Mendham High School Mock Trial Team
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Mendham Rotarian Bill Connelly brought guests Matthew Riss (left)  and Eric Szakiel (right) to a Club meeting. Both Matthew and Eric are on the High School Mock Trial team.  The student lawyers impressed the club members with opening and closing arguments for a trial  involving a complex current topic.  Bill is a local lawyer who runs the Mock Trial team at the Mendham High School which has had great success.
Just before Thanksgiving, Mendham Rotary Club completed their Gift of Knowledge project in Mendham. The Club distributed dictionaries to all third grade students at Mendham Borough and Mendham Township grammar schools as well as St. Josephs school. The club has done this every year for the last 10+ years in hopes of promoting education and understanding of the world beyond the local community.
BlinkNow Board of Directors and Director Ruth Dekker made a surprise visit to our Club at last week's meeting.
We had the pleasure of meeting four of Maggie Doyne's children from Nepal who are here visting. One is returning to Kopila Valley Home and School  and the other three will remain here and attend school for the fall term. Two will attend Mendham Township Middle School and the third will attend Peck in Morristown.
Their names are from the left Bhakta, Krishna, Sagar, Padam .  Together they told us about their lives and experiences both since they arrived here and their lives growing up in Surkhet.  They were very happy that chicken was on the menu at the Rotary meeting.
Thank you to Frank and June for orchestrating this program.
2016 High School Scholarships
Mendham Rotary awards this year's scholarships to Mendham High School senior.
This year Mendham Rotary was able to award scholarships to five Mendham High School seniors. Three were Rotary Club Scholarships. In addition, this year, we awarded The Georgine Meyer Memorial  Scholarship funded by a bequest from Georgine Meyer's will. A second scholarship, The Adrienne Pinto Community Service Scholarship was awarded which was funded by donation in memory of Adrienne Pinto who was President of the Mendham Rotary Club when she passed away recently.
Scholarship recipients in picture from left: Ella Cusano, John Kemp, Matthew Hanks, Andrew DiCarlo and Nicholas Agoglia are being presented with their scholarships by Frank Cioppettini of the Scholarship Committee.
Member, Harry Pinto, and daughter Stephanie present student John Kemp with the Adrienne Pinto Community Service Scholarship
Melinda Meyer attended meeting for the presentation of the Georgine Meyer Memorial Scholarship.
Mendham Rotary recently completed a District Grant in favor of the Mendham Area Senior Housing (MASH) in Mendham. The grant supplied MASH with an All-In-One computer along with an All-In-One  printer which can copy, scan, print, etc.. The new system was setup for MASH by the Village Computer Center in Bernardsville.  The system is already experiences high usage by the MASH residents confirming that it was greatly needed.
MASH Executive Director, Catherine Maresca takes a turn at the new computer system installed in their common room at the facility.

Dilip Visits Global Grant site

Mendham Rotary Club joined with the Dhule Crossroad Rotary Club in Dhule India in a Global Grant to renovate two schools: the Kundane School and  the S.V School in the Dhule area.

In February 2016 Dilip Vora (right) of Mendham Rotary Club and Madhur Kucharia (left) of the Dhule Crossroad Rotary Club visited the schools to view the progress which had been made.

This picture shows the renovated bathroom block at the school

Dilip Vora, along with his wife Rajni, and Madhur Kucharia visit a class at the school

Rotary presented a check for $2,600 to the Interfaith Food Pantry which represented the profits realized from the Taste Of Mendham project.  From left are: Russ Hall and Caroline Lake of the Interfaith Food Pantry, Stan Gorski, organizer of Taste Of Mendham,  June Cioppettini, Mendham Rotary project coordinator and party planner and Adrienne Pinto, Mendham Rotary President.
At the Club's annual Christmas party last Saturday, President Adrienne had the pleasure on behalf of the club of awarding a Paul Harris Fellowship to long time Mendham Borough employee Helen Cleary. Helen retired recently after 27 years of service in the Borough offices in Mendham. She worked in many departments over the years but most recently ruled over the Department of Health and the Tax Assessor's office.  The first face you always saw when entering the Bowers Building was Helen's welcoming presents. Always polite and helpful with whatever you were looking for. She made gave Mendham a reputation of standing out among municipalities in servicing the town and its residents.
Mendham Rotary delivered dictionaries to the 3rd graders Mendham Township Lower School in Brookside  on November 10th. Thanks to all who participated. Mendham Rotary and the Dictionary Project got a good write-up in the Mendham Township Elementary School (MTES) Tiger Tales which was nice. Take as look.
Taste of Mendham took place at the Brookside Community Center Sunday Night sponsored by Mendham Rotary in favor of the Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP). Inspite of the cold, there was a good turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. Thanks to the Rotarians who helped setup and man the show. Special thanks to June and Frank who organized it.

At our Sept 30th meeting we hosted three of our six 2015 RYLA students (unfortunately, the others had schedule conflicts) - Faith Antonek, Hannah Staples, and Sarah Stover - as well as Mendham H.S. guidance counselor Lauren Buhowski. (click read more.... to continue)





On Sept 16th we hosted dinner and a speaker at the Mendham Area Senior Housing (MASH). We provided baked chicken, caesar salad, and dessert. The speaker was Jake Whalen, who spoke about Medicare. (Click Read More.... to continue)



August 26th was our Annual Mendham Rotary Mini-Golf outing. We paired up in teams of two (drawn randomly) and teed off shortly after 6pm. No Jason Day's or Jordan Spieth's among the group, but we had a lot of FUN! Afterwards we enjoyed a picnic dinner of Fried Chicken, Salad, Sides, and Dessert (salad, sides, dessert supplied by various members). We were fortunate to have great weather for an outdoor event in August (temp in the 70's and low humidity). The team members scores were combined, and the top 3 teams earned medals. Congratulations to Harry & Mario (1st place), Jim L. & Steve (2nd place), and Stephanie P. & Sandi (3rd place). Click on "read more..." to view pictures (courtesy of June)

On Wed, Aug 5th, Kate Haagensen returned to speak about her second exchange trip to Japan (you may remember her from last year when she spoke about her experiences on the Ross Redman Exchange Trip). Katie first went to Shikoku to visit one of her host families from last year's Ross Redman Exchange Program, then she spent several weeks with a family in Tokyo. Katie and her mom are now hosting Mina for several weeks. Mina is from Katie's Japanese host family. Katie, Dawn (her mom), and Mina were all at our meeting. Katie showed us pictures from her trip.
Our first activity of the new Rotary year was on July 4th - the Food Booth at the Brookside Parade. Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather..... We got all set up, the parade began, and then the rains came.....

The Madison Rotary Club is hosted Maggie Doyne at their meeting on Apr 30, 2015. Our club president June Cioppettini presented Maggie with a Paul Harris Award at the Madison Rotary Club's meeting in recognition of her work in Nepal. We also had received word that Maggie and everyone in the Kopila Valley area are safe from the both of the Nepal earthquakes (although they felt some tremors, Surkhet is hundreds of kilometers from the epicenter).

For more information on Maggie's work in Nepal see her website at

Mendham Rotary Club President June Cioppettini pins Maggie Doyne with her Paul Harris Award. Looking on is Madison Club President Deb Starker

At our Oct 8th meeting we hosted Skyler Mattioli and Matthew Hanks, two of our RYLA Students, each accompanied by a parent. Skyler and Matt spoke to us about their experiences at RYLA in June.

At our July 30th meeting we had the pleasure of hosting Katie Haagensen. Katie was one of the High School Students that went to Japan for three weeks via the Ross Redman Short Term Exchange Program. Katie was sponsored by our club and she (along with her mom Dawn) joined us last week to tell us about her trip. It was primarily on the island of Shikoku (mainly the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Naru), although it ended with a trip to Hiroshima.

At our Jan 9th meeting, we honored the Sisters of Christian Charity (SCC), Mallinkrodt Convent, Mendham, for their service to the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Sisters opened up their home as a shelter in the aftermath of the storm, where they housed and fed many people form the Mendhams and the surrounding communities.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 312, Mendham, NJ 07945

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