When District Governor Joe Laureni suggested to the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club at its Gala that they think of starting a Rotaract Club not associated with a college, former Board of Education president, Mario Sicari, immediately volunteered. Always interested in the future of our youths, Sicari is formulating plans to get this 18 to 30 year old group started.
President Anthony Iacono and member Irene Maury came up with the idea of having a vegetable garden and introduced it at the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. Scheduled for Saturday, June 7th at 12 noon, Irene, Paramus Director of Human Services, worked on the logistics.
Upon learning that Deputy Chief Richard Cary was going to be promoted to Paramus Police Chief, the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club decided to give him a long lasting gift. Cary, the club's Community Service Director, has been a valuable member.
Sophie Stone volunteered to get the plant and to present it to the Chief. Upon arriving at police headquarters, she was greeted at the door by Cary who escorted her to his office and carried the plant through the passageways.
Despite a prediction of showers and actual cold weather, 15 Rotarians and their families gathered at 200 Garden State Plaza Boulevard, the Walter Behnke Senior Housing Complex, to plant flowers in the front of the building. Partnered with Bill Comery, Supt. Shade Trees & Parks, and under the leadership of club Community Service Director Rick Cary, it took them 45 minutes to do the planting. An omen: it started to rain after the planting was done.
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