Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club Hears From The SBA

 By Mel Febrikant
At a recent meeting of the vibrant Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club, President Sophie Stone welcomed Bergen Community College teacher Caitlin O Croinin and Bergen County Small Business Development Center Assistant Regional Director Vincent Vicari. They addressed the club giving the Rotary members insight to the help that could be received from experts at the SBA & SBDC. Read More....

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club Donates Two Thousand Four Hundred Dollars To Local Organizations

By Mel Fabrikant

At a recent meeting, Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club donated $2,400 to three local organizations. The funds for these donations came from the support of patrons at the Annual Fashion Show. Immediate Past President Joe Castelano supported by President Sophie Stone not only gave money to the Paramus Police Department, the Paramus Fire Department and the Pancreatic Research, but is also giving monies to other local organizations. As IPP Castelano said, we could not have raised the money without the support of the people of Paramus who attended and or participated in our major fundraiser. Read More.........

District Governor Makes Official Visit To Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club

By Mel Fabrikant

As per schedule, Rotary District 7490 Governor Lenny Agrusti made his official visit to the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. While this is a requirement of Rotary International, DG Agrusti has approached his visits with gusto. Accompanied by District Secretary Carl Hassett, this dynamic duo descended the stairs at Doctors Express to the Rotary meeting room. They were greeted warmly, not only because Lenny is DG, but he is also well liked. The Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club members turned out in full force with most of them wearing their Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club shirt. Read More.........

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Attends A Pool Party

By Mel Fabrikant
Seeking a warm Sunday in August, the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club held a pool party at one of its members' homes. The weather listened and the Rotarians and their families had a terrific time. Not only did they swim, but the food that the members brought presented a challenge to the avoirdupois. Held at the home of Jennifer and Joe Castelano, there was very little missing. The companionship, beverages, discussions and the frivolity coupled with activities for the younger generation made it a super day. Read More.....


Paramus Sunrise Rotary Celebrates Xmas In July With SHARE Seniors

By Mel Fabrikant 
Xmas in July Always on the alert to help, Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club decided to continue their Service to the Community. Last year, the club visited SHARE, Inc's Prospect Place in Ridgewood. and prepared meals for the residents. This year, President Sophie Stone decided to call it 'Christmas In July' by giving gifts to all the senior residents. Arriving with prepared food was a boon because their kitchen was being remodeled. Each of the ten residents received a served meal and also a gift. Read More......

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Inducts A New Member

By Mel Fabrikant  
Meeting 07-23-13 Honorary Member A. Tina Apprich has been inducted as a regular member of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. A valued member of the club, she will now be able to hold office and attend the Board of Director meetings in her capacity of Assistant Secretary. Well versed in Rotary lore, Apprich has been taking attendance and maintaining one hundred percent attendance since she was made an Honorary Member over a year ago. It is not incumbent upon Honorary Members to do that. She joins the ever increasing membership of the dynamic Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club! Read More....


Paramus Sunrise Rotary Welcomes Its 6th President; Sophie Stone

By Mel Fabrikant Friday, June 28, 2013
Regally dressed in clothes native to her original home of Burma/Myanmar, Sophie Stone was installed as the sixth President of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. Past Rotary International Director Ray Wells did the honors and was belatedly honored by the club for his efforts in getting the necessary paraphernalia for the fledgling club five years ago. Ray, a member of the Paramus Rotary Club, was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club by Past President Mukesh Malkan who also served as Master of Ceremonies. Read More....


Interested in Joining the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Download the application form here.

Membership in the dynamic Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club is available by downloading this application form here.

Fill out the form and send it to our Membership Chair, Mel Fabrikant with $250.00 check (payable to Paramus Sunrise Rotary) This covers the annual dues of $210.00 plus a onetime $40.00 Installation fee. Included is your payment for our annual Installation Dinner, always a gala event. Mailing address is PO Box 369, Rochelle Park, NJ 047662-0369.

You will be contacted and given an orientation that will qualify you to become a member of the dynamic Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club.


Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club Hails The Rotary Clock

By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 25, 2013

When Mayor Rich LaBarbiera decided that a clock would add to the Paramus persona, he turned to Paramus Sunrise Rotarian Mukesh Malkan. Rotarian Malkan set about raising the money needed and the planning required. It started out at needing $25,000.00 but changed. The fact that it would be about $60,000.00 still did not phase Malkan. Although Paramus Sunrise raised the most amount of money, he went to the other Rotary clubs in town for support. The result: A Rotary town clock on the corner of Midland and Farview Avenues. Read More....


Mephibosheth In Ghana Is Introduced To Paramus Sunrise Rotary

By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Mephibosheth In Ghana Through the efforts and benefice of Paramus Sunrise Honorary Member Tina Apprich, Andrea Linder Appiah , co-director of Mephibosheth Training Centre in Apam, Ghana explained her mission to members of Paramus Sunrise Rotary. She operates a school along with her husband, a native Ghanian, that specializes in unhiding hidden children. Before they started their Centre, these special children used to sit in their houses, hidden from society, waiting for their parents to come home. Read More.....