In one of the most spirited meetings yet, the 17th meeting of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club met. President Anthony Iacono commented on the new table arrangement, something that we had walked into. The seating enabled the members to look at each other and to converse. A visit by PDG Dennis Miskewicz also proved fruitful.
Excitement is building up at the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. Not only was an additional Community Service program , the vegetable garden added, but Community Service Director Rick Cary announced that the band shell planter boxes and planting will be in place before the July 8th opening date of the Paramus Cultural Council.
This meeting can be rated as a WOW! In the absence of President Anthony Iacono, VP Mukesh Malkan presided and did a terrific job. Visiting us were Ray & Peter Wells, Emil Geering and our District Liaison, John Mosca. Peter presented us with two large banners; The 4 Way Test and the Object of Rotary.
Excitement is building at this Provisional Rotary Club as their Charter Gala on June 23rd draws near. The progress that this new group has achieved equals or betters accomplishments of some chartered clubs that have been in existence for full terms.
The meeting got off to a grandiose start. Ray Wells brought in a brand new lectern that he and son Tom had donated. It made a big difference in the mien of the club. President Anthony Iacono used it to start the meeting. Being a 'Loosey Goosey' club, despite the agenda that Valerie Coniglio had typed up, our president changed the order of business. He invited District Governor Elect Dominic Jengo to say a few words, a little difficult for the DGE, but he did it. He mentioned that during his term, he would promote the Rotary Polio Plus program.
We were honored to have Ray Wells, Emil Geering and Linda Port visit us from the Paramus Club, our sponsor. Ray has been very active, even before his return from Florida, in getting our club needed supplies for startup. Ray, District Governor Joe Laureni and Chief of Staff John Mosca, our District Liaison presented a program for the club.
Exciting news took place today. District Governor Joe Laureni and member Tom Wells will get together to get our Charter papers in order so that they can be sent to Rotary International. This would make us the 50th Club in District 7490. Our Gala Chairperson, Valerie Coniglio, has arranged for a night at Sanzari's on June 23rd to celebrate.
An eclectic group assembled at the IBEW Local 164 classroom 101 on Tuesday morning at 8 AM. Full of enthusiasm, this small provisional Rotary Club is reaching out to help. This may have attained the attention of the well established Paramus Club because at their BoD meeting that same night, President Maryann Siniscalchi received overwhelming support for her club to sponsor the new club. This is a Rotary honor!
As I struggled at 7 AM to take out all the equipment for the 8 AM provisional Rotary Club meeting, I was approached by a gentleman in a suit asking if he could help. It was shocking, mainly because the entrance we use caters to electricians and electrical students in work garments. It was none other than our congenial District Governor Elect, Dominic Jengo.
After due consideration, the name switch from Paramus Breakfast Club to Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club was made. Our guest speaker was Lauren Zisa, Editor in Chief of the County Seat, a weekly paper mailed to 7 communities. We had an influx of new members this week and will be preparing the papers necessary to obtain a charter from Rotary International.
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