Pat Reilly from the Aviation Hall of Fame (and Mid Bergen Rotary) treated the club to the history of aviation starting at the beginning of aerial tryouts. Even though there was an equipment problem, he was able to fascinate the audience and entertain questions afterwards.. Vice-President Mukesh Malkan officiated at this meeting
Many attendees extolled our club picnic the previous Saturday and gave Buzz Dressel a round of applause for hosting it on the IBEW 164 grounds. This article on ParamusPost will bring you up to date on that event. Hemish Kapedia, our computer guru, is working on several computer based projects for the club.
On Saturday, September 20th, the Sunrise Club held a thank you picnic at the IBEW 164 grounds on Robin Road, corner of W. Century. Our host for this event, Buzz Dressel, went all out with not only hot dogs and hamburgers, but cheeseburgers along with the accoutrements, freshly sliced tomatoes and onions, a pasta salad and watermelon as well as chips and soft drinks. We have several vegetarians in our group, but there was enough food for every one of the approximate 70 people.
Len LoPinto, Paramus Librarian, and Donna Perkosky attended a Paramus Sunrise Rotary meeting, September 16th . Len, a Paramus Rotary member, gave an interesting talk on the advances the Paramus Library has made over the years in an ever expanding demand for books, CD's, DVD's, ESL, Children's educational area, gently read Book Sale, Bandshell offerings and art displays.
We currently have three Rotaract Clubs in District 7490, the Paterson Rotaract Club, organized by Paterson Rotary in 2000 as a community-based Club, the New York University Rotaract Club, organized by Paramus Rotary in 2004 as a university-based Club, and the E-Rotaract Club of District 7490, chartered in 2005 as one of only three such "cyber" Rotaract Clubs in the Rotary world. The concept of E-Rotaract Clubs will be re-evaluated by Rotary International in 2010.
Rotaract is a program of Rotary International for 18 to 30 year olds who are motivated, enthusiastic and who demonstrate personal initiative.
Ever active, President Anthony Iacono reviewed the list of activities for the club in September and October. September 20, a club picnic on the IBEW grounds, October 4 = District River Cleanup, 6th = Vocational Assembly, 7th = District Staff Meeting, 9th = Visit to the Paramus Rotary Club (noon) and the 23rd = the first International Indian Dinner.
The Third District Staff Meeting of Rotary year 2008-2009 was held at the Villa Roberto Restaurant, Rochelle Park, beginning at 6:08 P.M. There were 71 in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by Chief of Staff Ray Hough. PDG Art Scialla led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance, and sang God Bless America, and the invocation was given by Mike Carrier of the Ramsey Club.
With less than a week to go for preparation, the Paramus Sunrise Club is getting ready to hold its first club picnic on Saturday, 9/20/08 from 11 to 4 PM. Open to family and guests, we have over thirty people so far.
Buzz Dressel has once again come through for the club offering the IBEW grounds and hotdogs and hamburgers. Chairmen of the function, Anthony and Mukesh, that dynamic duo, very wisely, today, appointed Valerie Coniglio to bail them out. Our Sgt. at Arms immediately took over and had a signup sheet passed around.
A nominal charge of $5.00 will be assessed, monies to be paid to Treasurer Gary Spivak. Anyone wishing to go should contact Valerie, Gary or Mel to sign up.
The meeting on September 2nd at the IBEW Local 164 Training Center was action packed. President Anthony Iacono discussed our upcoming picnic on Saturday, September 20 at the IBEW grounds., The Vocational Assembly on October 6th, our International Indian Dinner on October 23rd and our visit to Paramus Rotary on the 9th of October as well as the District Community Service river cleanup on October 4th.
Irene Maury, Director of Human Services and Paramus Sunrise Rotary Charter Member, has been carefully following one of the club's Community Service projects: planting a vegetable garden on an empty area. The purpose of this effort is to augment her food drive program. Irene proudly sent <a href="www.ParamusPost.com">www.ParamusPost.com</a> a picture of the first squash grown. We would like to share this with you. Paramus BE PROUD!
Although Classroom 101 was filling up with members and visitors, the only ranking officer was our Sergeant at Arms, Valerie Coniglio. Without the need for prompting, Val stepped up to the Rotary Bell and gave it a resounding thwack thus starting the meeting on time. After going through the normal salute to the flag and recital of the 4Way Test, we started in on the regular order of business.
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