Congratulations to Jenna Squasoni of Allendale and Aaron Baker of Waldwick, recipients of the 2019 Allendale/Saddle River Rotary Foundation Scholarships! The award is given by the Allendale/Saddle River Rotary Foundation to high school senior attending a four-year university and involved in a variety of extracurricular activities or part-time work. The student exemplifies the Rotary motto "Service above self."

Congratulations, 2019 Scholarship Winners! 2019-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Wonderful presentation from Bob Klingen on the Gift of Life Foundation and the impact the GOL has not only on the children saved but their families. Thank you, Bergen Highlands Rotary for partnering with the Allendale Saddle River Rotary to sponsor a child to receive a life saving operation.
"Gift of Life" Partnership with Bergen Highlands Rotary Club 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
"Save the Date!" 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner 5/15/19 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
"Save the Date!" Night with the Devils on 3/19/19 Zachary Lisella 2019-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
Roland Weimer from "Shelter Box" Zachary Lisella 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Please join us for a wine tasting! Proceeds with help with our charitable efforts, specifically our Gift of Life International sponsorships, in addition to relief from the recent fires in California.
You're Invited! 2018-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
We were thrilled to have our most recent Gift of Life International child Eira and her mother as guests at this morning's Allendale/Saddle River Rotary meeting. Through the generosity of many, in addition to our fundraising dinners each year, we continue to help children with life savings surgeries. Thank you to our generous communities for their continued support.
"Gift of Life" Child in Allendale Zachary Lisella 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
"Lunches With Love" at Oasis Zachary Lisella 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
This morning, we were pleased to present a check to United Way for veteran housing in Allendale!
Donation to United Way Zachary Lisella 2018-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Oasis Scholarship Check Presentation Zachary Lisella 2018-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
First, our thoughts and prayers are with the Kunisch family. Second, we heard from a wonderful presenter today, Kim Mount from Community Meals A.K.A. Meals on Wheels. We had no idea of all they do for the people of our community who need meals, but can't take care of it themselves.
Community Meals A.K.A. Meals on Wheels 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Amazing morning hearing about little Jasmine's journey as a Gift of Life child. What a blessing! Grateful also for the Klingen family who hosted Jasmine and her mom during her pre- and post-operation. This is why we do what we do as Rotarians! Service above self!
Gift Of Life 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Why are we excited for these pictures?!?! Because Sabina Sullivan was awarded the Walter D. Head Scholarship and our club was her sponsor! Pretty proud moment! Congrats Sabina!

Walter D. Head Scholarship Award! 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
We love to have fun! Congrats to our outgoing board. Thanks for your hard work this year. Let's keep the ball rolling! Also, many thanks especially to June Stahl, our immediate past president, for all of her work this year, highlighting her work on our wine! You rock!
2016 Charter Celebration & Installation Dinner 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0

Congrats to our 2016 Scholarship Winners! Great to see these young students excel, not only in their academics, but in serving their local community! Keep up the good work!


2016 Scholarship Recipients 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Kerin Briscese, owner of Haute Fitness Health, for joining us on Wednesday and challenging us to start with attainable and sustainable goals to getting fit!
Attainable & Sustainable Goals 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Here are some other great presenters we've had over the past month.  Below is Rob Parker, Lead Pastor of The Plant Church in Mahwah, sharing about Life Planning and giving us a tool with going after the life we desire.  We also had James Cole share with us about his efforts, along with other Rotarians, to get the Malawi Orthopedic Program off the ground that now trains and deploys orthopedic clinical officers since 1985 in rural district hospitals.
Life Planning & Malawi Orthopedic Program 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
We thank Loren Gelberg-Off, CEO and Founder of Well Within, for her words of wisdom on dealing with the everyday stresses we face!  Great presentation!
Being Well Within 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Great to have Dr. Jyoti Mathews, board certified family physician and owner of Eden Medical, again with us!  She did a great job clearing up misconceptions in health that we all share.  
Medical Mythbusters 2016-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Great, inspirational morning hearing from Bruce Moehler of Eversight New Jersey and all they're doing to make vision a reality to people. Wonderful stories of those finding hope through others donations.
Eversight New Jersey 2016-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
It was a smaller morning with many of our members dealing with family circumstances--our thoughts and prayers are with you all! It was still an impactful morning hearing from former NY Jet, Bruce Harper of Heroes and Cool Kids! Thank you Bruce!
Heroes & Cool Kids 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Great to have fellow Rotarian, Dan Shiver, with us this morning and hear about how his idea of giving at risk students, who are in the criminal justice system, exposure to career opportunities, has become a reality.  Thanks Dan!
Village Elders' Program 2016-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Wonderful presentation today by Sarah Melone, co-founder of MarbleJam Kids!  Amazing to hear how they mold and bend to what the child needs instead of pushing for the child to change--great to have Sarah today!
MarbleJam Kids 2016-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Congrats to our club! (we can take pride in our work, right?) Received this award from the District for 100% participation from our members in giving to the Rotary Foundation where 100% is used for good all around the world!  Great job everyone!
100% Sustaining 2016-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Sovereign Health Medical Group & Mighty Mike Basketball 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
We welcome a new member to our ASR Rotary Family!  Welcome, Carrie LaSpina!  Glad to have you on board!  Carrie is the branch manager of Connect One Bank in Saddle River, NJ.
Welcome Our Newest Member 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Great morning to hear from Tom Grissom and the work that Bergen Highlands is doing to aid Table To Table in getting a new refrigerated truck so that T2T can continue their good in supporting families in need!
Table To Table & Bergen Highlands Rotary Support 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Great morning today hearing from Jane Albanese, President and CEO of Giants of Generosity!  Thank you for all you do!  Great story!
Giants of Generosity 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Great to have our District Governor, Peter Wells, join us this past Sunday and remind us why we as Rotarians do what we do--Service Above Self!
District Governor Visit 2015 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians, President Dave Brown (left) and Vice President Bob Traitz, bringing holiday cheer to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child!
Serving Kids Around The World 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Great morning today having Jim Henry, Founder & President of Life Givers Network.  It was great to have a paradigm challenge of living an abundant life NO MATTER how severe a prognosis.  Thanks Jim! 
Life Givers Network 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Here's a pic from last month's service opportunity thru Operation Goody Bag at the Paramus Elks Club. Volunteers wrote encouraging post cards, then decorated them and stuffed decorated bags with notes, candy and poems which will be distributed to servicemen and servicewomen as a sign of support. 
Operation Goody Bag 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
We thank Mary Romance, Director of the Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, for sharing about what the library has to offer, how it all works, and how they are staying relevant in an ever-changing culture!
Lee Memorial Library 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Here's some of the latest news with our club:
We have a NEW member!!  Welcome Heidi Gross!!
Thank you Jennifer for sharing with us regarding Oasis!
Sheryne & June have some fun learning more about Rotary at RLI Part 2!!
Lots Happening Over Past Few Weeks 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Powerful presentation delivered this morning by Rabbi Joel Mosbacher on addressing the issue of gun violence.  This was not your ordinary gun control presentation.  Such a fresh perspective on addressing the violence issue.
Don't Stand By Idly 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Great presentations these past few weeks.  First, we had Steve Wolfe and David Traitz catching us up on what happened with Solid Foundation since the last time we had Steve with us.  We also had Dr. Scot Beckerman, new Northern Highlands Superintendent, share with our club about his goal for the year to come.  Great mornings!
Solid Foundation & Dr. Beckerman 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Bonnie Sirower for giving us Qi Gong and Tai Chi tools for the day.  We're more alert and awake today!
Get The Day Started Right! 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Food Drive For Center For Food Action 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Meet our winners!  Great job to all the winners of our scholarship.   You were so very deserving with your accomplishments in school and out in your communities.  Keep up the great work!!
2015 Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Wow!  What an incredible night!  Thank you to everyone who came out to support our scholarship foundation and various other global and local service opportunities we are aiding.  Thank you to the Ramsey Golf & Country Club for their work to produce a wonderful dining experience for everyone!  And thank you to our sponsors and all who donated items to raffle away.  
For other pictures from our event, click on this link:
2015 Dinner & Wine Pairing 2015-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Northern Highlands Regional High School students helping prepare the computers we're sending to Haiti!
Gathering of the minds on the best way to transport the computers to Haiti.  We're getting close!!
Haiti Project In The Works 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
What an inspiring presentation we had yesterday morning!  We thank Capt. Glenn C. Toepert (retired) and his son and Special Olympic Gold Medalist, Michael Toepert, for joining us!  
Special Olympics 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
We had a blast at our Meet & Greet last week!  Thank you to Mason Jar in Mahwah for helping to put on a great night.  Thanks to our fellow Rotarians from Bergen Highland Rotary for teaming up with us to make this a great night.  There we over 30 people meeting and greeting =) and half were non-Rotarians.  Successful night for sure!  Here are some pictures:
Here's our president, June Stahl, with BH president, Mike DiLella.
Leaders of our communities under the banner of service:
Meet & Greet 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
We are a little over TWO MONTHS away from an amazing night!  You'll want to get your tickets today!  Join us for this wonderful evening that goes to a great cause.  Here are the details:
WHEN:  Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm
WHERE:  Ramsey Country Club (105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey)
COST:  $100/pp (all inclusive dinner, wines and much more)
Fifth Annual Wine & Dinner Pairing 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Meet & Greet - Updated 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
What a great afternoon with Veterans from our area!  Thank you to the Orpheus Men's Club for lending your voices for this great serving opportunity!  Just spreading holiday cheer to each and every soul!
Spreading Holiday Cheer @ The Paramus Veterans Home 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
We welcome a new member to our club, Matt Benincasa of Jack Daniels Motors!  Great to have you on board!

New Member! 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you, Theresa, NJ ANTSO National Miss 2014, for sharing with our club!  You did a great job and we are thrilled to hear of all that you're doing and are a part of.

Theresa Depken, NJ ANTSO National Miss 2014 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Food Drive For Center For Food Action 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Great to hear from our District Governor, Calisto Bertin.  Great vision for the coming Rotary year!

District Governor Visit 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Great morning yesterday with Dr. Mathews of Eden Medical!  Wonderful and challenging presentation on how to eat well for the long-term in life!  

Benefits of Plant-Based Eating 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Great presentation this morning from Sabrina from Floor It on how to stop domestic violence from happening.

Floor It 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Great to hear from Nancy Schuring of Devon Jewelers and our president, June Stahl, on their work, participation and involvement with bringing a gemstone from mine to market from Africa.  We are excited for the release of Sharing The Rough (documentary)!

Sharing The Rough 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
We love fellow Rotarians from all over the world.  Great to have you join us Terri from Jacksonville, FL.

Rotarian Friends Visiting Us 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
The Hermitage Museum 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to Patricia Bungert for sharing with us on Companion Animal Advocates.  They're doing great work for pets and their owners.
Companion Animal Adovocates 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Installation Dinner & Charter Celebration 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
4th Annual Wine Pairing Pictures 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
There were our scholarship recipients for 2014!  Really was a great group of young people!  Keep up the great service you all do!

Scholarship Recipients For 2014! 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Sheryne to the Allendale/Saddle River Rotary family!  Excited to have you on board!
New Member! 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Great TWO presentations on, not only what's happening in Ukraine, but what Ukraine has been thru as a nation. Thanks Roman!
The Unrest In Ukraine 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Great time hearing from Dr. Raj Ghandi on the topic of Emotional Intelligence.  Success is not all about IQ.  Do you know your EQ? 
Emotional Intelligence 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
It was great having Elaine Meyerson from Shelter Our Sisters join us this morning--very powerful and moving video.  Great to hear about the work they're doing!
Shelter Our Sisters 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Join us in welcoming two new members--Eric Fuchs-Stengel and Nyree Shishmanian (center).
New Members 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
The Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Foundation is holding its Fourth Annual Dinner and Wine Pairing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Indian Trail Club, 830 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes. The event will support the scholarship fund for local students residing in Allendale, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River or Waldwick and other local and global community activities.
The gourmet five-course dinner will be paired with wines from Maratene’s of Waldwick. The cost is $100 per person, all inclusive. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
To reserve tickets, be a sponsor or donate a silent auction item, please email, text or call Dinner Chair Danny Kahn at (201) 230-6467,
Fourth Annual ASR Rotary Foundation Dinner & Wine Pairing 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotary Friends in Africa 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Erica Fischer on reaching the younger generation 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Our Last Two Great Presenters! 2014-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Cancelled For Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Great time this morning with District Governor, Lenny Agrusti!  Thank for your leadership and encouragement!
Our Governor's Visit 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Food Drive For Center For Food Action...great work everyone!
Food Drive 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Conference 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Northern Highlands Interact Doing Great! 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
What a great week!  We inducted a new member, Danny Engelman, from Louie's Place, hosted a fantastic Meet & Greet, and particpated in the fun of Allendale Day!
Last Week Happenings 2013-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
The ASR Rotary Club presents a check to our speaker, Kathy Newman, towards the Maywood Rotary Kenya Water Project.  Such great things happening at this school!
Maywood Rotary Kenya Water Project Omar Niebles 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2013
Great presentation today by John Leigh of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.  They are doing some incredible work with the environment.  Thanks for joining us John! 
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Omar Niebles on Jun 23, 2013

What a great night!  Great work Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Board of 2012-2013!  Welcome Rotary board of 2013-2014.  Let's keep pressing ahead and living out "Service Above Self."



Congrats to Past-President, Robert Klingen for his great work!


Installation Dinner & Charter Celebration Omar Niebles 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Omar Niebles on Jun 11, 2013

Congratulations to our two scholarship recipients!  They are two lovely young ladies who are already making a difference locally and globally!


Scholarship Recipients Omar Niebles 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
2013 Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Foundation Wine Pairing Omar Niebles 2013-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Omar Niebles on Mar 11, 2013



DEADLINE:   4/15/13
RESIDENCY:  Must reside in Allendale, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River or Waldwick
SCHOLARSHIPS:  2 Scholarships @ $1500 each
CONTACT:    June Stahl: or 201-988-8980
REQUIREMENTS:   GPA of 3.5 - 4.0
                              Going to an accredited 4-year college
                              Have extracurricular activities (including work, volunteer, community service, sports, etc)

Scholarships Omar Niebles 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Scholarship Dinner & Wine Pairing Omar Niebles 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Nov 30, 2012

December 1, 2012 - The Allendale Saddle River Rotary Foundation presents: Swing and Salsa Night to benefit Diveheart Northeast


Please don't stop the music! Joseph Chinnici 2012-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Nov 27, 2012

November 28, 2012 (Allendale) - At the recent meeting of the Allendale / Saddle River Rotary Club, Karen Amy, President of Dackks Group gave an informative presentation.  


(pictured LtoR: Joseph Chinnici, ASR Rotary Club President and Karen Amy, Dackks Group President and Bergen Highland Rotarian)

Dackks Group President, Karen Amy speaks at meeting Joseph Chinnici 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Nov 02, 2012

November 3, 2012 (NYC) - The Northern Highlands Interact Club attends Rotary United Nations Day and met Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka


Hello Mr President Joseph Chinnici 2012-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Oct 30, 2012

For the latest information on District 7490 efforts 

please see for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.


Rotarians come to action in many ways after Sandy.  Pictured above is Club Rotarian Diane Eisner-Stroud at one of the Collection Depots that received, organized, and distributed supplies in need.

Sandy Aftermath Joseph Chinnici 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Successful Food Drive to Benefit Center for Food Action Joseph Chinnici 2012-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Aug 29, 2012
Nicolette "Nickie" Lisella, broker/manager of Terrie O’Connor Realtors’ Allendale office and president of the Allendale Chamber of Commerce, recently earned the Allendale/Saddle River Rotary Club’s Walter D. Head Foundation Award in honor of her outstanding service to the club and her commitment to upholding its ideals.
And the award goes to… Joseph Chinnici 2012-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Jul 31, 2012
The Allendale / Saddle River Rotary Club began a School Supply Drive for Center for Food Action benefiting underprivileged children in the area. 

(Pictured are Omar Niebles, President Elect; Bob Traitz, Founding President; Nicki Lisella, Past President; Joseph Chinnici, President; and June Stahl, Secretary) 
The Club supports CFA School Supply Drive Joseph Chinnici 2012-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Jul 24, 2012
Lynn Buckingham is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Rebuilding Together Bergen County, which is part of a national organization that serves low-income homeowners. 
(Pictured are Bob Traitz, Founding President; Lynn Buckingham, Rebuilding Together; Joseph Chinnici, Club President; and Omar Niebles, Club President Elect)
Lynn Buckingham of Rebuilding Together Bergen County visits the Club Joseph Chinnici 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
ASR Rotary Holds Installation, Presents Scholarships Joseph Chinnici 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
See Our Stories Tab for Additional News Joseph Chinnici 2012-07-24 22:45:35Z 0
Allendale Saddle River Rotary Club Holds Charter Celebration - Installation Joseph Chinnici 2012-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Jun 26, 2012
Joseph Chinnici of Mahwah is being sworn in this week as the third president of the Allendale / Saddle River Chapter of Rotary International.  Chinnici is a manager of the Allendale Branch of TD Bank and membership coordinator of the Allendale Chamber of Commerce.
Chinnici heads Rotary AM chapter Joseph Chinnici 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on May 09, 2012
Diane Eisner Stroud, broker-sales associate of RE/MAX Properties in Saddle River, was recently awarded The Gift of Life Humanitarian Service Award by Rotary International District 7490 Gift of Life Foundation. 
Diane Eisner Stroud earns service award Joseph Chinnici 2012-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Northern Highlands 'Interacting' With The Community Joseph Chinnici 2012-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Oct 11, 2011
Upper Saddle River resident Puneet Binepal started the Northern Highlands Interact Club after she was inspired by Rotary International in helping a 13-year-old boy, Nick Brown, get a life-saving heart surgery. Diane Eisner-Stroud, a member of the local Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Club, hosted Brown and his mother while he was getting his surgery and recovering. Above, from left, James Stroud, Beverley Brown, Puneet Binepal and Nick Brown (center).
Upper Saddle River resident Puneet Binepal started the Northern Highlands Interact Club after she was inspired by Rotary International in helping a 13-year-old boy, Nick Brown, get a life-saving heart surgery. Diane Eisner-Stroud, a member of the local Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Club, hosted Brown and his mother while he was getting his surgery and recovering. Above, from left, James Stroud, Beverley Brown, Puneet Binepal and Nick Brown (center).
Northern Highlands Interact Club to join Rotary in life-saving mission Joseph Chinnici 2011-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Chinnici on Aug 09, 2011
The Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Club learned how a $6,000 donation from the Paramus Rotary Club resulted in a corrective heart surgery for Nick Brown of Jamaica, during a presentation held by the Gift of Life Foundation on Aug. 3. Prior to the surgery two weeks ago in New York City, Brown had a heart condition that made it difficult for him to walk without having a spell. 
Rotary 'gift' changes boy's life Joseph Chinnici 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Joseph Chinnici

Help support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer create a world with more birthdays.  On Sunday October 21, 2012 Rotarians, Friends, and Family of Rotary District 7490 will walk to raise funds for this division of the American Cancer Society. Click here to visit our TEAM's page Help by creating your own team, donating to a team member (Click here to visit my PERSONAL page), or simply pass this on to someone you know that may be interested.

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