Mendham Rotary Wine & Tequila Tasting Scholarship Event - May 5

Join the Mendham Rotary Club on May 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookside Community Club for a Wine & Tequila Tasting event raising funds for scholarships for college bound local high school students. Your ticket entitles you to sample over 100 products - wine, tequila, bourbon, and beer. Plus food, dessert, door prizes, cigars and live music.🍷


1 E Main St, Mendham Township, NJ 07926


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Antiques Shows

For 38 years Mendham Rotary Club has had a
Antiques Show at the West Morris Mendham High
School in Mendham, NJ. Due to the Covid pandemic, our
last two years' show had to be cancelled.  Funds raised at
this show were used for many project among which
were scholarships for Mendham High School students.
Since we could not have this fundraiser, Mendham
Rotary solicited local businesses who had supported the show
in the past for funds to support these scholarships this year.
  We would like to thank all of them for their loyalty and willing
to support us during this pandemic. 
Please follow this link for the list of these valued supporters.
38th Annual Antiques & Art Show
Great Show
38th  Annual Antiques & Art Show sets a new direction for
Mendham Rotary Club's Spring Show
Great looking Antiques
Many Local Artists displayed their work

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Labor Day Parade 2018

Mendham Rotary Marches in Mendham Borough Labor Day Parade
Club participates in traditional parade through Mendham Borough
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May 31,2018
Three Mendham High School students were awarded
Mendham Rotary's annual scholarships
Katia McGreal, Quinn Collins & Marissa Spletter joined Mendham
Rotary President Bill Connelly at the podium to receive their
scholarship which resulted from the Club's review of the many
scholarship applications received by the Scholarship Committee
Congratulations to Katia, Quinn & Marissa
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Mendham High School Mock Trial Team

The Mendham High School Mock Trial Team again won the
NJ State championship for 2018
Team returned from Nationals in Reno
where they placed 10th in the country.
Two Members of the team Andy Sager and Joe Gulino
along with their Attorney Coach, Bill Connelly
visit the Mendham Rotary Club to preview their opening and
closing arguments for the trial completion in Reno where
they placed 10th in the country.
Congratulations!  Well Done.
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2018 Antiques Show and Sale

Mendham Rotary presented their  37th annual Antiques Show and Sale fundraiser at Mendham High School
Weather was cool and lots of people showed up. The show looked never better!  April 7-8, 2018
This annual event is the Club's main fundraiser and supports many of the Club projects during the year as well as scholarships awarded to High School Seniors based on achievement, community service and need.
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Mendham Rotary Joins other Rotary Clubs to sponsor 2018 END HUNGER 3.6 at Drew University in March 2018
A few hundreds of Rotarians, Friends and young people gathered to pack many thousands of food packet for distribution to local NJ support groups.
Even after a one day postponement, most of the volunteers showed up to participate in this worthwhile community project organized by the Madison Rotary Club and sponsored by many clubs.  Thanks goes to Madison for organizing and running this event
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Camp Merry Heart 2017

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.
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High School Scholarships 2017

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
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Mendham High School Mock Trial visits Rotary

Mendham High School Mock Trial Team
      Visit Mendham Rotary Club
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.
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Gift of Knowledge 2016

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.
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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.
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Scholarships 2016

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.
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Kundane School Globa Grant

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

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Taste of Mendham

Posted on Jan 18, 2016
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.
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The Art of Networking

At last week' meeting, Ray introduced us to a friend of many years Murray Karten of FujiFilm. Murray made a presentation on The Art of Networking telling us his life experience and how important networking is to all of us. He let us know how important Networking is to our careers as well as all endeavors we take on in our lives.
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Paul Harris Fellowhsip awarded

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.
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Georgine Meyer Obituary at Bailey's Funeral Home.


Randolph Twp. – Georgine Anne Meyer, 77, passed away at Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Chester on Monday, November 30, 2015 after a short illness.

Born in Brooten Minnesota to the late Alben and Verna (Knudson) Swenson, she was a resident of Mendham before moving to Randolph in 1994.

Mrs. Meyer was a receptionist for Audio Visual Dynamics in Hackettstown. She previously owned and operated Meyer Secretarial Services in Mendham for many years. Mrs. Meyer believed strongly in serving her community and was a long-time volunteer for Interfaith Food Pantry and Morristown Community Theater earning many honors and distinctions. She was a member and past President of the Mendham Rotary Club, serving both on the local and district levels.


She is survived by her son Christopher (and his wife Catalina) of Colorado, her daughter Melinda Meyer of New Jersey, and her sister Sonja Davison.Funeral Services were held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


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Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving has come and gone.  How Sad?
Always one of the nicest holidays we have.   Mostly family, food, sports  and no gifts. It gives us a chance to think beyond ourselves and consider what is going on in the world outside. As we live our normal, rush around, busy lives, we hardly ever give pause to consider how lucky we are.  First to live in the US without a lot of the chaos that most people have to deal with every day. Although our problems seem big at times, if we look outside, we can not help but be grateful. 
Mendham Rotary and The Rotary Foundation is a path through which we can address some of the pressing World Problems. Our club participates in the RI grant programs. We donate funds that we raise in our club fundraisers to help many causes both local and foreign. All the grant money that RI gives out in grants comes from money that we as Rotarians and other generous people gift to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  In order to keep this going and to assure TRF has money for our's and other's grants, it is important that we include TRF in our family giving program.   There are many ways to do this and they can be found on the District 7470 and the RI websites. 
If you are not familiar with all that Rotary does, it is well worth taking a look at these sites and see the good work that is being done. Its a great place to get ideas as to where we can help in the future.
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Gift of Knowledge Oct 2015

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.
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Taste of Mendham 2015

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.
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RYLA Students

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Sep 29, 2015

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)





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MASH Dinner/Speaker

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Sep 20, 2015

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)



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Mini-Golf 2015

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Aug 30, 2015

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)

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DG Frank Geraghty Visit

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 06, 2015

Our new DG, Frank Geraghty, visited our club at our July 8th meeting. (Click on "read more..." to continue) 

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4th of July

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 06, 2015
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.....
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2015-2016 Officer Installation

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jun 30, 2015

June 24th was our last meeting of the 2014-2015 Rotary Year. The main event at the meeting was to install our officers for the 2015-2016 year. However, before the installation, outgoing President June Cioppettini gave a brief summary of all we did in the past year.  (Click read more to continue)




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2015 Scholarships

Posted on Jun 22, 2015
At our June 10th meeting we awarded three very deserving Mendham High School Seniors with a Mendham Rotary Scholarship. (Click on "more....") to continue
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Niel Henry

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on May 26, 2015
Our speaker at our May 20th meeting was Mendham Borough Mayor Neil Henry, who spoke of the "State of the Borough".
(Click "more" to read the story)
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Maggie Doyne Paul Harris Award

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on May 12, 2015

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

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RYLA Students

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Oct 19, 2014

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.

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DG Visit Part I

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Sep 14, 2014

Imagine the hole there would be in the world without Rotary......

That was the theme of DG Larry Ripley's presentation to our club at last week's meeting. After an introduction as an "Itinerant Saloon Singer and Part Time Bartender" by AG Rod Seifert, Larry asked "Why are we here, and why do we keep coming back?" Yes, we enjoy the company, we like to hang out with our new friends, etc., but it's much more than that - Rotary is one of the strongest forces for good on the planet and we like being part of it.

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Short-Term Exchange to Japan - Summer 2014

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Aug 02, 2014

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.

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2014 4th (5th?) of July

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 12, 2014

Happy 4th (5th?) of July!

Ok, so we had the threat of a Hurricane (which fortunately stayed offshore), and a storm front with potentially severe thunderstorms, which all let to a postponement of the Brookside parade from Friday the 4th to Saturday the 5th. This turned out to be a great decision. Saturday dawned sunny and dry (and not too hot), with a nice breeze all day. A perfect day for a parade and cookout. As usual, we had our food booth serving Hamburgers/Cheesburgers, Veggie Burgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, and drinks (soda, water, ice tea). There was a good turnout and our booth was successful. This year we added a "Dog Bar" (water bowl and dog biscuits), which seemed to be very popular with the 4-legged crowd.

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2014 Scholarships

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jun 21, 2014

At our June 11th meeting we hosted the recipients of our High School Scholarships. Last week we hosted the recipients of our High School Scholarships.

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2013 RYLA Students

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Oct 27, 2013

At our meeting on Oct. 16th we hosted our RYLA Students and their moms. In June, we sponsored three Mendham High School Students to attend the RYLA weekend. On Wed. Oct. 16th they were our guests and spoke briefly about their experiences at RYLA. All three students were enthusiastic about the program and really enjoyed it. They were honored to have been chosen, and their moms were so proud of them. (Click on "more..." to see pictures)

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DG Barry Kroll Visit

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Oct 06, 2013

On Oct 2nd, DG Barry Kroll, accompanied by AG Ron Kelly visited our club. We enjoyed meeting Barry and Ron.

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2013 4th of July

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 07, 2013

On Thursday July 4th we had our Food Booth at the Brookside (Mendham Township) 4th of July Parade. Each year we set up on the field behind the Brookside Community Club (where the parade ends) and sell Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Bratwurst. Thank You Everyone who worked so hard at our Food Booth at the Brookside Fourth of July Parade. It's a long day with set-up beginning at 7:30am and food service/cleanup after the parade ending about 2pm. Thanks to all your efforts, we had the best 4th of July ever!

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Paul Harris Awards - Jan 2013

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Feb 04, 2013
At our Jan 30th meeting we presented five club members with the Paul Harris Award. Four first-timers and one repeat (Sapphire pin).
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Honoring the Sisters of Christian Charity

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jan 13, 2013

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.

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2012 Holiday Party

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jan 06, 2013

Our Club Holiday Party was on Saturday, Dec. 15th at the Cioppettini's house. Frank and June provided the food (and cooked!). The party doubled as a fund raiser for the Kopila Valley High School that Maggie Doyne is raising money to build. Instead of paying a restaurant, we gave the money to towards building the school. Between our holiday party, and a speech that June gave to the Newark Rotary Club (Frank's former club), $1550 was raised. That is approximately 1/3 of a classroom. (The 4 classroom school will cost $20K) A big THANK YOU to June and Frank for organizing, hosting and cooking!!!

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Buzzy Thomas Paul Harris Award

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Dec 10, 2012

On Monday, Nov. 10, 2012 the Mendham Rotary Club presented Evan "Buzzy" Thomas with a Paul Harris Award. Buzzy is the OEM for Mendham Borough and Mendham Township. The award was for his outstanding service to the community during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The award was presented at the Mendham Township Committee Meeting.

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This Week's Notes

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 29, 2012
Club Visit
Wed. Aug. 1st 6:30pm

Board mtg. with DG Avi
prior to meeting at 6pm

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2012 4th of July

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 08, 2012
This Wednesday
July 11, 2012

2012-2013 Officer Installation

(Board Mtg. at 5:30pm)

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2012 High School Scholarship Students

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jun 17, 2012

On June 13th we had the pleasure of hosting our High School Scholarship winners and their parents at our meeting. We extend our congratulations to the scholarship recipients Christina Diana, Elise van Leeuwen, and Jennifer Viveiros. We enjoyed having them at our meeting and wish them all the best as they continue their education.
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Paul Harris Awards

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Sep 27, 2011

At our meeting on Sept. 28, 2011, we awarded four Paul Harris Awards. Three of these went to club members Betty Kiser, Georgine Meyer, and Jim Laughlin. One went Bob Diffin, a Mendham business owner who has done a lot for the community. While Bob's award was known, the three club members were surprised with their awards.

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This Week's Notes

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 11, 2011

Board Meeting This Wednesday
July 13th at 5:30pm

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2011-2012 Officer Installation

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook on Jul 03, 2011
 On June 2th we installed the officers for the 2011-2012 Rotary Year. We were joined by our guests, (then current) DG Maurie Mader accompanied by his wife "District Saint" Peggy, our AG Carol Pellet, and our former Exchange Student Dwayne Dottin.
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Cell Phone Recycling

Posted by Elizabeth C. Kiser on Oct 31, 2009
Mendham Rotary Club is collecting used cell phones to support the environment and help fund a water project. Follow this link for more information.
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2011 Antiques Show

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook
Our 30th Annual Antiques Show was the weekend of April 9th and 10th. The weekend seemed to go well, and the feedback from the show patrons was favorable. Comments received indicated people thought it was a better show with better quality/variety of dealers than recent past shows.

A BIG THANK YOU to all those who worked hard to make this year's show possible!!!

Pictures of the show coming soon.
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2010 Mendham Borough Labor Day Parade

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook
Monday, Sept. 6th was the Annual Labor Day Parade in Mendham Borough. The weather cooperated and the parade was attended by many residents and visitors. As usual, participants included various bands, fire/first aid equipment and personnel, military groups, youth sports/activities organization, local politicians, and civic organizations. Mendham Rotary was represented in the parade by Beth Smith (driving her red Jeep) with passenger President-elect Ray Altenburger.
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Burke's Visit Joan in Spain

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook
Club Member Bill Burke and his wife Laurie recently visited last year's Rotary exchange student Joan Pages in Spain. Laurie and Bill were one of Joan's host families - and his "mom and dad" while he was in the US. Bill sent me these pictures for the bulletin. The pictures are also on the club homepage in the photojournal "Burke's visit Joan in Spain"
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Award, Graduation, and News

Posted by Janet Cicariello-Cook

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

Mini Board Mtg Wed, July 28th at 6pm
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Antiques Show & Sale

Posted by James Thomas
This year's Antique Show and Sale went off without a hitch. The weather was not so good and the economy not so go but Mendham Rotary did well enough to fund most of their annual charity commitments. We look forward to another year of service with confidence and continue to look for new challenges.

We are looking for help in running next year's Antique Show and Sale and would like to talk to persons who may wish to participate in it's management.

We would like to do a water project this year with Seeds of Light in Africa but the way is still unclear as to how to do so through the new Rotary Foundation International Grant program. We will find a way.

Last year's water project in Guatemala should be coming to an end shortly as the funds have arrived in Guatemala and the filter will be distributed shortly.
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Water Monitoring

Posted by James Thomas
We are happy to report that the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) has made contact with the Environmental Club at the High School. Hopefully, the GSWA will be able to get a date to train the Environmental Club regarding the Passaic River water monitoring project that they want to participate in. The GSWA project which is coordinating participation of High School students through Rotary District 7470 is just right for Mendham as one of the headwaters of the Passaic River is right behind the High School.
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Seeds Of Light

Posted by James Thomas
Mendham Rotary Club's participation in the Seeds Of Light project is another effort in the Water and Sanitation efforts of Rotary International.  Seeds of Light has dug a water well in Northeaster South Africa to supply water to a school which not only provides water for the children but also water to irrigate a vegetable garden at the school which grows food for the children to take home.

Again this year, Mendham Rotary has donated money to this project and they are in the process of digging another well.  This time it is in a small village called Rooiboklagte in the Acornhoek area in Mpumalanga Province.  For more information, you should look at their website at

We have happy to know that the Seeds of Light group has located a Rotary Club that might be interested in hosting a Well Drilling project in the future.

See Seeds of Light thank you letter in Download files on right.
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Guatemala Water Project

Posted by James Thomas
Mendham Rotary has now completed the Matching Grant process for the Guatemala Water Filter Project. Although no matching funds were available at the Rotary Foundations, enough funds were collected from other club, the High School International Club's efforts and our District 7470 funding to make the project valuable.  The money for the filters should now be in the hands of the Huehuetenango Rotarians to acquire the filters and distribute them.

Rotary in conjunction with Heart to Heart International ran a Rotary Volunteer trip to Guatemala in November.  Five Rotarians from New Jersey including one from the Mendham club make up a third of the Rotarians nationwide who are participating in this humanitarian trip.

Some pictures are in the Photo Journal on the right.


Check out this Blog from the Olathe Kansas club for a narrative of the trip:

Take a look at this website:

October 17,
Guatemala Water project Matching Grant Application to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) was approved in August by the District 7470 Foundation Committee.  This was to  give the project matching funds from the TRF for the moneys being donated by Mendham, Bernardsville and Florence OR Rotary Clubs. Unfortunately, The Foundation ran out of funds again this year before being able to support our project.
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RYLA Students Visit Club

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WMMHS students Ann Prybylowski and Robert Rafferty visited the Mendham Rotary Club last week to talk about their experience at the RYLA weekend at Drew University. They are pictured here with their guidance counsilors from shcool, Joe Trainor and Abby Stead  and Assistant District Governor, Jim Laughlin and Club President, Denise Goetting. Also in the picture is Gauthier Stainier, Mendham Rotary's exchange student from Belgium.
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New Rotary Road Sign

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Our new Rotary Road Sign has been installed at the corner of Route 24 and Tingley Road. The new sign is now complete with the addition of the MENDHAM sign on Friday. The picture has not been updated yet.
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Clean Water

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Mendham Rotary
is participating in the Worldwide Rotary efforts to bring water and sanitation to everyone in the world who does not have it.

In Aprill of 2011, Mendham Rotary Club completed a Rotary District 7470 grant to help a school in Northeast  South Africa replace their failed well pump. This will allow the school of 531 students to have water to drink as well as irrigation for their garden which is a community resource.

 Mendham Rotary also completed their Guatemala Water Filter Project. This project supplied water filters to Mayan families around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

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Short Term Exchange Student

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Short Term Exchange Student, Rebecca Tishman came to our Club's meeting, accompanied by her mother Pam, to tell Club members about her experience on the short term exchange in Japan.  It seems that she had a great trip which gave her insight into the cultural differences between Americans and other peoples of the world.  Just what the program is intended to accomplish. Rebecca and Pam are shown with Rotarian Sandi Laughlin.
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Service Above Self

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The Mendham Rotary Club is a local service club which serves both the local community as well as the world community. Click on the above moto for more information
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