Rotaract is coming to Paramus

Rotaract is coming to Paramus The newly forming Rotaract Club held a meeting April 1st at Bonefish Restaurant on From Road in Paramus. Congenial host Arun Joshi gave them a private room and supplied them with appetizers. Several Rotaract members were present along with their advisor and three parents. Plans were made to gather more members for their every other Wednesday meetings.

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Anthony Iacono As I Know Him

Some people regard the Paramus Borough Administrator as a tough person at his job. Others may regard him as putting up a false front. I regard Anthony Iacono as a friend, a man concerned with helping a cause, an ailing child, a person or a friend in need. Despite rumors to the contrary, Anthony is a hard working dedicated well educated individual.

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Bill Gates announces new US$255 million grant for ending polio

By Arnold R. Grahl and Dan Nixon
Rotary International News -- 21 January 2009

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded US$255 million to Rotary International in the global effort to eradicate polio, bringing the total committed by Rotary and the Gates Foundation to $555 million.

Shortly after meeting with incoming district governors from the four countries where the wild poliovirus is endemic -- Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan -- Bill Gates announced the new grant on Wednesday morning at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

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Theme for 2009-2010

RI President-elect John Kenny unveiled the theme, The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands, on Monday during the opening plenary session of the International Assembly , an annual training event in San Diego, California, USA, for incoming district governors.
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It is not for the money,
It is not for the fame,
It is not for any personal gain,
It is just for the love of fellow man It is just to lend a helping hand,
It is just to give a little of self,
It is to do something you can't buy with wealth,
It is not medals worn with pride,
It is for the feeling deep inside,
It is the reward down in your heart,
It is the feeling you've been part of helping others far and near,

That makes you a Rotarian!  These days I am retired and am active in the Rotary Club of Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast and still enjoy the great sense of pleasure and eward I personally get from my Rotary Involvement.

Garry Krischock Rotary Club of Runaway Bay Queensland, Australia.
from District 9910, Jan 2009 Newsletter

GOL Mission Update/Celebration Dinner

Andy Topp is memoralizing the Vietnam Mission sending e mails to many of us updating this tremendous event. According to Andy the medical personnel and the GOL volunteers ( Andy Topp, Joe Laureni, Ray Hough and Pat LaRocco) are working virtually around the clock to save the lives of dozens of Vietnamese children. Andy made a point of thanking everyone who contributed towards the mission and I echo those sentiments.

Please join us on February 13th at The Venetian in Garfield at 6:30 to thank these volunteers for all they do for Rotary and for saving lives of children around the world. In addition, we will be congratulating each other for all that we do to make lives better for so many. We also have the opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day with our loved ones. There will be great food, an open bar, short speeches, dancing and a surprise. All this for only $80 per person.

We have heard from only a few clubs thus far so please send in your registration form as soon as possible.

Thank You,
Paul A. Platek, GOL Foundation Chair

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Represented in Hoop-A-Paluza

Millburn-based charity "Hoop-A-Paluza" has renewed its commitment to Children's Aid and Family Services, naming the agency as a legacy beneficiary of its proceeds. Hoop-A-Paluza's mission is to engage the community in the act of helping children by supporting local charities which strive to improve the physical and mental well-being of children in New Jersey. The fundraiser, which raised over $500,000 last year, will include a free-throw competition on Sunday, November 16, 2008, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Milburn High School in Milburn, NJ.

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November 1, 2008

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Dear Rotary Colleagues:


It is here! It was not long ago that we were completing a questionnaire, which asked our opinions on how we believed the future of the Rotary Foundation should unfold. The vision is unfolding now and pilot districts will soon be participating in the Future Vision Plan.

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