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Join us on Thursday, June 29th for the District Banner Exchange! An evening to celebrate our outgoing District Governor Stephen V. Jarahian and the installation of our 61st District Governor James "JamBoy" Boyer. EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION HERE.
 
 
James Boyer, a resident of Old Tappan, has been a member of the Northern Valley Rotary Club since 2007. He served as club president from 2009-2011, receiving a President Citation for both terms and created the club’s first website and redesigned its banner. In 2011, Jim became an Assistant Governor and has served many clubs in the District. Jim is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and was selected as an inaugural member of the Future Leaders class at the Rotary Zone 24-32 Conference in Vancouver, Canada (2012). Jim was named Sergeant of Arms for the 2013 District 7490 Conference, served as the District’s Chief of Staff 2013-14 and District Secretary 2015-16, Jim also played an integral role in the foundation and development of the Rotary Club of Greater Westwood
Clubs are the heart of our district.  Each year we have hundreds of individual club events.  Below is a list of the upcoming ones. If you have time please get out and support another clubs' event.  
THERE IS STILL TIME to join your fellow Rotarians in Cambridge..
As this year’s coordinator for RYLA(Rotary Youth Leadership Award) 2017 it is with great pleasure that our District will be holding RYLA at New Jersey City University(NJCU) in Jersey City.   The dates are Sunday June 25th
Our Clubs Make Rotary Special, and below is a listing of club events. 
Pursuant to Rotary International bylaws, section 13.020.4, you are invited to place in nomination the name of a member of your club to serve as District Governor in the Rotary year 2019-2020.
 

 Gift of Life Celebration postponed to February 23, The Venetian, 546 River Dr, Garfield, cocktail hour begins at 6:30, dinner and dancing 7:30 - 11:00 pm  
 

You will be treated to a wonderful cocktail hour with an open bar and passed hors d'Oeuvres followed by the truly amazing Venetian Dinner Buffet.
 
Music will be provided by Magic Moments.
 
We promise a short program and the maximum time for fellowship and dancing.
 
Price: $110 per person.  $1050 for table of 10.
Click here to get the event flyer containing the reservation form.

Come Out and Honor Your Club's President 

 


 

 
Every club around the district is doing an outstanding job with putting on events that embody The Four Way Test.  Here is a list of those:  
 
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