After months of planning, Sheryl Adamoff's District Community Service saw the fruits of their labor. About 30 Rotarians and friends dug in and literally got their feet wet! They chose the North Arlington Riverside County Park for the initial clean up site . Aided by the Passaic Valley River Restoration staff who supplied plastic bags, rakes wader boots and a means of disposing of the detritus, they managed to amass a huge pile which held tennis balls, soccer balls, plastic bottles and much more including a plastic hand.
We currently have three Rotaract Clubs in District 7490, the Paterson Rotaract Club, organized by Paterson Rotary in 2000 as a community-based Club, the New York University Rotaract Club, organized by Paramus Rotary in 2004 as a university-based Club, and the E-Rotaract Club of District 7490, chartered in 2005 as one of only three such "cyber" Rotaract Clubs in the Rotary world. The concept of E-Rotaract Clubs will be re-evaluated by Rotary International in 2010.
Rotaract is a program of Rotary International for 18 to 30 year olds who are motivated, enthusiastic and who demonstrate personal initiative.
With less than a week to go for preparation, the Paramus Sunrise Club is getting ready to hold its first club picnic on Saturday, 9/20/08 from 11 to 4 PM. Open to family and guests, we have over thirty people so far.
Buzz Dressel has once again come through for the club offering the IBEW grounds and hotdogs and hamburgers. Chairmen of the function, Anthony and Mukesh, that dynamic duo, very wisely, today, appointed Valerie Coniglio to bail them out. Our Sgt. at Arms immediately took over and had a signup sheet passed around.
A nominal charge of $5.00 will be assessed, monies to be paid to Treasurer Gary Spivak. Anyone wishing to go should contact Valerie, Gary or Mel to sign up.
Irene Maury, Director of Human Services and Paramus Sunrise Rotary Charter Member, has been carefully following one of the club's Community Service projects: planting a vegetable garden on an empty area. The purpose of this effort is to augment her food drive program. Irene proudly sent <a href="www.ParamusPost.com">www.ParamusPost.com</a> a picture of the first squash grown. We would like to share this with you. Paramus BE PROUD!
Fellow Rotarians, as promised here is the update on baby Lixier.
The surgery was completed on Tuesday evening and the child has been in the hospital since. There is still no way of knowing what success if any, other than saving his life, the surgery has had. They suspect some brain damage but cannot say yet.
I had a luncheon appointment with a friend of mine at Kirker's in Hawthorne. Being early, I noticed that the restaurant next door, Stephen's Chalet appeared to be new. Looking for a window menu, the door opened up and a pretty woman popped out and said "I see a Rotarian, Hawthorne Rotary is meeting here and we are having a DG visit." It was my friend PDG Gloria Counsellor.
We would like to show you how active Rotary Clubs and Rotarians are in Paramus. By culling some pictures from the 4th of July Parade, we were able to show Rotarians from both the noon club and the Sunrise Club.
This year, the Paramus Rotary Club manned a float and a banner. Some of their members were involved in other organizations in the march. Marty Diamond was promoting the new miniature golf course, Tom Ciaiffi was marching with the Catholic war vets. Len Goldblatt was driving his white vintage convertible for the Republican Club, Karl Krause, the Candyman, drove his old but polished station wagon.
May be you know some French and would like to improve it ?
Like well over 170 Rotarians world-wide, you could receive by email our monthly bulletin (in French).
Not only would it help you to understand French better, but you could see what life is like in a small club
in rural France (26 members).
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Commitment to service award 2005
ROTI mentor zones 15 and 34
Bulletin editor and Internet officer
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Two members of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club attended the District Governor Banner Exchange at Biagio's on Friday, June 27th, 2008. There, they learned that our club was officially chartered on June 27th, 2008. District Governor Joe Laureni gave hi s last official speech and was inducted into the College of Governors by PRID Ray Wells and PDG Joe Dino. Dominic Jengo was installed as the 52nd Governor of District 7490.
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