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.
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.
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.
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.
President Anthony Iacono suggested to Program Director, Liz Mason that we have Joey Rizzolo talk about the Freedom Walk that Joey initiated last year. Liz was in favor of that as is our Honorary Member, Mayor James Tedesco. Along with his mother, Rosa and fellow student Eric Carminio, this 7th grade student shared his goals with us, verbally and with a slide presentation.
Doing one of his final duties as District Governor, Joe Laureni presented the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club with its Charter from Rotary International. After accepting, President Anthony Iacono asked member Buzz Dressel if he would honor us by hanging it in his office. Along with District Governor Dominic Jengo and club liaison John Mosca, the entire membership posed for a group picture.
Our first dues check of $150.00 of the new Rotary Year was presented by Vice President Mukesh Malkan. We took a picture of Malkan, Treasurer Gary Spivak and President Anthony Iacono proudly showing the start of our new year as a Chartered Club. District Governor, now Past District Governor, Joe Laureni informed us that we were chartered on June 27th and are the 50th club in District 7490.
Sanzari's was the scene of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club's Charter Night Gala.
Headed up by Valerie Coniglio, about 70 people showed up from District 7490. Considering that she had 63 people scheduled, it took a bit of legerdemain, but Val and her committee coped with everything. Members of the Paramus Rotary Club, our sponsor, headed by President Maryann Siniscalchi filled a table plus.
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