Effective Immediately Board meetings will be on the
last Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm

Mini Board Mtg Wed, July 28th at 6pm

Past President Jim took care of one leftover duty from his term. He presented the Club Distinguished Service Award "In recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service" to Georgine Meyer for all her hard work, especially for her many years running the Antique's show.

Past President Jim Laughlin presents Georgine Meyer with the
Club Distinguished Service Award

Past President Jim Laughlin and Georgine Meyer pose with the Award

Past President Jim Laughlin Congratulates Georgine Meyer

Interfaith Food Pantry 50/50 Raffle

The Morris County Rotary Clubs in conjunction with the Interfaith Food Pantry are sponsoring a 50/50 Raffle in support of the Capital Campaign.


Only 400 tickets have been printed at a cost of $100 each. Our Club has been issued five tickets. You can sell fractional tickets but must sell out each ticket. Checks are to be made out to the Interfaith Food Pantry. (Example: one ticket for 2 people at $50 each; one ticket for 4 people at $25 each; one ticket for 5 people at $20 each.)


The winning ticket will be pulled on October 15th at 9 a.m. at the Morris Plains Rotary Club meeting at Bretton Woods in Morris Plains. Winner need not be present. First prize is 35% of the proceeds (up to $14,000), second prize 10% (up to $4,000), and third prize 5% (up to $2,000). 


Please contact Georgine Meyer if you are interested in purchasing a ticket. Tickets will be available at each meeting.

President's Corner

This is a new feature of the bulletin featuring a (semi)weekly message from President Harry Pinto.

The Board of Directors at their meeting on July 14, 2011 reviewed our proposed budget. They concluded that it was necessary to increase the income available for administrative (non-charitable) uses to balance the budget this year.  It agreed to raise the dues by $5.00 a quarter for each member.  It also agreed that in addition to our happy/sad dollar collections to have a 50/50 each meeting and reinstitute fines of $1 for a member who was late for a meeting, not wearing a Rotary pin or who interrupted a speaker.   If you have not yet paid your dues for the current quarter please add the additional $5.00.  If not it will be added to your bill for next quarter.
The Board also concluded that either we increased our fund raising efforts or we might have to reduce our charitable efforts.  Suggestions included an auction night alone or with nearby clubs and a table for contributions at Kings showing what Rotary does and soliciting for one for our projects, such as a new water project.  It was thought this would also give us exposure and the possibility of finding new members.

More Good News. The Black Horse wants to increase the price of our dinners.


Sandy Laughlin sent me these pictures of our Foreign Exchange Student Joan Pages at his Mendham High School Graduation in June.

Joan Pages and a friend

Joan Pages with Jim Laughlin and Sandy Laughlin

Laurie Burke, Joan Pages, and Bill Burke


Last Week's Menu

Main Course

Cedar Plank Salmon
Fillet of Salmon cooked on a cedar plank;
served with rice and vegetables

Pork Tenderloin
Grilled tenderloin, portabella demi glaze;
walnut and raisin wild rice, mixed vegetables

Rotisserie Chicken
Free range chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes,
broccoli, and mushroom gravy

Of course we had Starters (House Salad, Caesar Salad, or Artichoke Soup) and desserts (Choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream,
Rice Pudding or Tiramisu)


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we are and where you would like to see the
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