Reacting to paperwork problems regarding their Casino Night, President Anthony Iacono held a business meeting to discuss plans. Valerie Coniglio and Caryl Bixon-Gordon favored a Fashion Show featuring prominent Bergen County people. They volunteered to work on the committee and are setting a goal of April 24th, a Friday. In addition, it was decided to meet Rotary's officer Installation requirements by having a dinner party on June 11th, a Thursday. Details to follow.
Before going to Plan B, Paramus Sunrise Rotary is trying to get paper work settled and approved for their Casino Night, Friday 13th in March. President Anthony Iacono is investigating all possible avenues to make this major fundraiser a reality.
Paramus Rotarian Emil Geering has been volunteering to induct our new members. This Tuesday, he inducted two new members, Jim Lede and Donna Kennedy. To his surprise, President Anthony asked him to remain at the dais where Geering was pinned as a Charter Honorary Member. Voted on over a month ago, the club has been waiting to surprise Emil. He was surprised and honored. We also applauded Emil Geering for his recent appointment as District Governor Nominee.
Paramus Sunrise 01/13 President Anthony Iacono admonished the club members saying that while Casino Night, the club's first fundraiser, seemed far way, it wasn't. Using his administrative skills, he guided the club in the preparations to make Friday, March 13, 2009, a rousing success.
He called upon members John DeBouter, Valerie Coniglio, Tom Wells, Mukesh Malkan and Kelly Leitch for their expertise and assistance. In the plans are food, prizes, Tricky Tray, 50/50's and more.
JANUARY 11 2009
Please click on the NEW JANUARY 11 2009 issue.
Dear Rotary Colleagues:
Another year has begun and there seems to be an atmosphere of gloom and despondency everywhere. Rotary’s programs and services are needed more than ever as we face this worldwide financial crisis.
In this issue, RI Secretary Ed Futa gives us the latest news update on the economic impact on The Foundation. RI/TRF is taking all possible steps to ensure that Rotary remains financially strong in this difficult economic environment. Even in times of economic recession, Rotary leaders continue to encourage increased givi ng to our Foundation and there are some useful tips for all of us on pages 5-8.
Paramus Sunrise 01/06 Laura Mattia, CFP, CRPS. CDFA & MBA, of Baron Financial Group and a Wealth Management Principal, gave a talk to the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club about various investment strategies. Accompanied by Victor P. Cannillo, a member of the firm, Laura gave a PowerPoint slide presentation accompanied by written figures on the chalkboard.
Mr. Gift of Life, Ray Hough Proudly showing the results of a Rotary Team visit to Honduras via a slide show presentation, Ray Hough explained to the club members what they accomplished and why they travelled to Honduras. Although several of us have seen this slideshow before, it never fails to move us and to praise the dedicated team that does about 35 surgeries in so few days.
Early comers to the Paramus Sunrise Rotary meeting looked in amazement. Gone were the long tables, gone were the chairs and gone was the filing cabinet containing all the gear. This was quickly rectified as Bruce came in, set up round tables and rolled in several stacks of chairs. The meeting was ready to take place.
It seems that the classrooms were used for Xmas parties and thus the rooms were cleared as well as the storage area. A frenzied search did not reveal the location of our gear until after the meeting when newly installed member John DeBouter did a search.
The Rotary District 7490 International Cookbooks: The Face and Taste of the Foundation are now ready!
Each book is filled with more than 160 recipes from Rotarians throughout our District and from Rotarians and Rotarian partners all over the world.
Plus, you will learn about the great projects our Rotary Foundation sponsors.
Proceeds will benefit Rotary International, specifically, Polio Plus and the water, health, literacy and hunger projects throughout the world that our District clubs are sponsoring.
The cookbook is only $25, plus $3 for postage. If you want Rotary gift wrap, add an additional $3. Use the attached form to order. (Please make checks payable to the Walter D. Head Foundation; this money will be transferred to District 7490 and then to the Rotary International Foundation.)
Liz Mason, our VP and Program Director gave us a change of pace this week – Drew Horn! Drew, dressed in floppy clown type attire hugged everyone in the room and had them all smiling. He put a smile catcher in the form of a yellow hula hoop in front of their faces and kept it there until a satisfactory smile emerged.
We are - right now - in the worst worldwide financial crisis since the great depression. If we (the business, professional and community leaders) are hurting, think of what is happening to others. November is Rotary Foundation month and this year it is not only important but necessary to dig deeper to help. Support Our Foundation!
To provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Read the Object of Rotary...