Our VP in charge of programs, Liz Mason, booked Chris Rosica as the club speaker. Chris, a pre-charter member of our club (He dropped out because of overload) gave an invigorating talk about his book The Authentic Brand. It deals with how top entrepreneurs connect with customers and names some of his PR firm clients.
Several members of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club suggested that the club taste the exotic foods of India, their native country. Mukesh Malkan & Dr. Mayank Gadhia headed a committee to make this possible. It was held at the Taj Palace in Teaneck, in a private room decorated with native objects.
Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club Vice President Liz Mason scheduled Mike Goldman of Performance Breakthrough www.pb-coach.com to speak about "Four Ways To Inject More Passion Into Your Organization". Goldman, a Paramus resident, has consulted to fortune 500 companies like Disney, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Kmart, Dillards and Levi Strauss.
THE FUTURE VISION PLAN (FVP) OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
It is here! It was not long ago that we were completing a questionnaire, which asked our opinions on how we believed the future of the Rotary Foundation should unfold. The vision is unfolding now and pilot districts will soon be participating in the Future Vision Plan.
Following through on their new tradition, President Anthony Iacono asked Sgt. at Arms Valerie Coniglio to light the Remembrance Candle This week's remembrance was dedicated to new Membership, the life blood of any organization. The candle burns throughout the meeting. Each week, there will be a different Remembrance.
Vice President Liz Mason scheduled Kelly Leitch to give a new member bio. Her talk was intriguing. Kelly is a Trauma Nurse and tends to victims of accidents and bad health.
When Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club President Anthony Iacono heard that The Group Study Exchange people from Finland would be visiting the Paramus Rotary Club before departing this week, he suggested that his club visit Paramus, noontime at Seasons in Washington Twsp.
District Governor Dominic Jengo scheduled October 7th as his official visit to the Paramus Sunrise Club. At this type of meeting, the DG and his staff arrive a half hour earlier than the scheduled meeting and meets with the officers and members of the Board of Directors. He then visits with all the members of the club and chats with them about the aims of the District. He stressed Polio Eradication and the need for new members.
Monday, October 6, 2008 was the date set for the multi District assembly at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. Sponsored by Districts 7470, 7490, 7500, 7510 and 7640 about 500 people attended. Addressing a full house were Sheri S. McCoy,of Johnson & Johnson who was introduced by our DG Dominic Jengo and Mary French, Founder & Director of the Dictionary Project.
After the afternoon session, the group had a little R & R before entering the Grand Ballroom to dine. Governor Richard J. Codey was the principal speaker and after offering some lighthearted chatter to soften the audience,, he plunged ahead with remarks about the dire financial position the State of New Jersey will be facing.
After months of planning, Sheryl Adamoff's District Community Service saw the fruits of their labor. About 30 Rotarians and friends dug in and literally got their feet wet! They chose the North Arlington Riverside County Park for the initial clean up site . Aided by the Passaic Valley River Restoration staff who supplied plastic bags, rakes wader boots and a means of disposing of the detritus, they managed to amass a huge pile which held tennis balls, soccer balls, plastic bottles and much more including a plastic hand.
Mary Ann Copp was our guest speaker today and she discussed the Rotary River Revival scheduled for this Saturday, October 4th. It will take place at Riverside County Park in North Arlington, 599 River Road. Yes, gentle reader, it abuts the Passaic River! This initial cleanup venture takes place from noon to 4 PM on Saturday, rain or shine.
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