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.
Fellow Rotarians, as promised here is the update on baby Lixier.
The surgery was completed on Tuesday evening and the child has been in the hospital since. There is still no way of knowing what success if any, other than saving his life, the surgery has had. They suspect some brain damage but cannot say yet.
I had a luncheon appointment with a friend of mine at Kirker's in Hawthorne. Being early, I noticed that the restaurant next door, Stephen's Chalet appeared to be new. Looking for a window menu, the door opened up and a pretty woman popped out and said "I see a Rotarian, Hawthorne Rotary is meeting here and we are having a DG visit." It was my friend PDG Gloria Counsellor.
We would like to show you how active Rotary Clubs and Rotarians are in Paramus. By culling some pictures from the 4th of July Parade, we were able to show Rotarians from both the noon club and the Sunrise Club.
This year, the Paramus Rotary Club manned a float and a banner. Some of their members were involved in other organizations in the march. Marty Diamond was promoting the new miniature golf course, Tom Ciaiffi was marching with the Catholic war vets. Len Goldblatt was driving his white vintage convertible for the Republican Club, Karl Krause, the Candyman, drove his old but polished station wagon.
May be you know some French and would like to improve it ?
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Commitment to service award 2005
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Bulletin editor and Internet officer
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Two members of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club attended the District Governor Banner Exchange at Biagio's on Friday, June 27th, 2008. There, they learned that our club was officially chartered on June 27th, 2008. District Governor Joe Laureni gave hi s last official speech and was inducted into the College of Governors by PRID Ray Wells and PDG Joe Dino. Dominic Jengo was installed as the 52nd Governor of District 7490.
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