Speaking before the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club, the head of Children's Aid & Family Services, Bob Jones, Ph. D., gave his audience insight into some of the problems that his organization has to overcome.
For example, one would think that a child waiting to be adopted would savor the possibility. But no, there are times when these pre-teens have inner feelings of abuse and mistrust. In many cases, these children and adolescents are placed in one of the five group homes that CAFS operates.
Here is your chance to become a Charter Member of a brand new Rotaract Club that is being formed. Visit the Paramus Berkeley College Campus, 64 E. Midland Avenue at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 12th to learn what Rotaract can do for you and what you can do for Rotaract.
Designed for young professionals from 18 to 30 years of age, this character building organization can help you better your lifestyle, expand your friendships with your peers both nationally and internationally. Designed to hone leadership skills and to develop inner character; Rotaracters make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...