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Rebecca Abanante (SUNRISE AND LUNCH)
Healthy Aging & New Vitality Programs at Morristown Medical Center
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Rebecca Abanante (SUNSET ONLY)
Healthy Aging & New Vitality Programs at Morristown Medical Center


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Tickets are available for the NJ Devils v. LA Kings on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, 2016) at 12:30 pm at the Prudential Center in Newark.
This is a great Valentine's Day gift for the hockey lover in your life.
Price is $70/ticket. Please contact Midge VanDalinda or Carol Delia to place your ticket order. 



by Harvey Gilbert, Morristown Rotary Club
How many times have you heard someone reporting that he or she joined Rotary because they wanted to find a way to "give back"? What does that mean? Give what back? And to whom? Is someone missing something? And why is this so important, anyway?
In case you are one of those who joined Rotary in hopes of finding paradise in the networking opportunities that don't remain a primary focus, I must enlighten you. The idea of "giving back" is the glue holding most clubs together. Despite the difficulty of finding a good meeting time or place, the diminishing numbers of members, the aging of the population and the difficulty in competing with the " hectic work and life schedules imposed upon younger potential members, some clubs continue to hang in there. The "giving back" idea is a wonderful oasis in a desert of taking.
Through high school and college, many are surrounded with the competition of sports, grades, and social events. Many are encouraged to do the "best they can do". They are sent into the marketplace to show how to be creative and more attractive to employers, customers and potential spouses. Treasuring the mass market, the advertising catch, the franchise success, the boast and puff, they push the limit of ethics in order to achieve, develop, produce and acquire. The focus is narrowed so that the achiever could more efficiently "get there", "make it big", "knock 'em dead", "take our share", and "win".
Along the way, our churches complain that the seats are not filled as they used to be. Individuals in other civic groups, as well as our Rotary members, have had years of stumbling. Is it any surprise that many people are in search of a way to find meaning and satisfaction in the work of the day?
We no longer often see the tree we cut used to build the roof that shelters us. We no longer often raise the com or cow that becomes what fills our stomach. Most of us are separated from the satisfaction of seeing and feeling the stuff that we do as it is turned into the benefit we hoped would result.
This is where Rotary lives. This is where Rotary soars. This is where your potential good members are found. Find someone who wants to feel the satisfaction of "giving back" and they will find in Rotary the enjoyment which will be immediate and contagious. We have what they need. We show first hand and immediately what it is to be a part of a loving and caring neighborhood of friends who expand the definition of "home" to include all of us. We help those who need help. We do this. Giving back is what we do.

This was the Rotary Club of Morristown's second year adopting a family for Christmas through Jersey Battered Woman's Services (JBWS). Denise Wennogle, who coordinated the event, delivered six large bags to the shelter. Mom and kids will be receiving everything on their wish list plus some extra goodies. 
Here is a photo of all of the gifts for Morristown's family.

Please take note: Due to the impending New Year this week, the lunch meeting has been adjusted. 
Tomorrow's meeting (12/30) will be held at the regular time but at the DUBLIN PUB.
Attendance will be counted. Every one is responsible for their own food and drink.

On Saturday, December 12, Pia Reich and George Zacieracha collected donated goods for District Governor Elect Margit Rahill's Welcome Home, a program aiding homeless veterans. Overall, they had 2 microwaves, several small appliances, 2 flatware sets, 2 dinnerware sets, bed linens, towels, kitchen utensils, 7 umbrella’s, 7 blankets, and 7 winter hats.
Here is a photo of George standing next to car filled with the items that Pia took up to Margit Rahill's business.

Morristown Rotary Club members and guests celebrated at The Morristown Club on Friday evening. Highlights of the event were installation of our newest member, Donna Orr, and hearing our guest speaker, Peter Demnitz, Morristown Chief of Police. Chief Demnitz spoke about law enforcement in Morristown in a talk that was sharp but humorous. Definitely a presentation that won't be forgotten. Santa and his elf, Veronica, made a very brief appearance, too. A good time was had by all.

On Friday, November 20, Marcie Hanhart, Paul Nelson, and Florencia Luce-Mazurowski delivered 103 dictionaries to the third graders of Sussex Avenue Elementary School. It was fun for everyone involved! Each Rotarian got a chance to speak to the students, all of whom were excited and had tons of questions. Florencia even presented in Spanish, explaining how the dictionary helped her to learn English.

Three Morristown Rotarians---Eva Pia Reich, Florencia Mazurowski, and Veronica Koons---made their way to New York City on November 7 for Rotary's annual day at the United Nations. This year, Rotary celebrated our Global Women of Action and sessions based upon our six areas of focus (Maternal/Child Health, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Economic Growth, Education and Literacy, Clean Water, and Disease Prevention) discussed what we can do to help empower the women and children in the world. Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran addressed the Rotarians in attendance and took part in the day's activities.


The Morristown Rotary Club Sid Luckey Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held TOMORROWWednesday November 18, 2015.

Please bring a bag of non perishable food items or a check for $25 made out to the Interfaith Food Pantry to the Wednesday meetings.

Thanks for your support of this great cause!


The first set of dictionaries have been delivered! Bill Weiss and TJ Gallagher brought third-graders at Normandy Park School their brand new dictionaries. This marks Bill's fifteenth (15th) year of providing this wonderful service to the Normandy Park students and teachers.
The Dictionary Project is an annual event where the Rotary Club purchases and delivers a dictionary to third-graders in the area, and these dictionaries are theirs to keep. With such a technological world, it is important for our children to be able to learn how to utilize the greatest resource available, books. For some children, this may be one of the only books that they own.
To learn more about the history of the The Dictionary Project, click here.

Last Friday, Morristown Rotary met at The Morristown Club for the quarterly combined meeting. The club presented two grants that night to Kids to Kids and Gift of Life. We also heard from District Governor Elect Margit Rahill about her project Welcome Home, which provides housing assistance and resources to homeless veterans.

This past Saturday, Oct. 10, three Morristown Rotarians made the journey to the Courtyard Marriott in Montvale to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) hosted by Rotary District 7490. 
President Doug Greenberger and Veronica Koons graduated Part III, and President Elect John Loughman completed Part II. 
RLI is a wonderful resource if you are not only interested in learning more about Rotary and leadership skills, but the lessons you learn there can be applied in your everyday life and business. Sessions are hosted by different districts throughout the year. Please stay tuned for information on District 7470's session this coming spring or visit rlinea.org.
Part III graduates
Part II participants. 

Please note that there will be no meetings tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14.
The Quarterly Assembly is scheduled for 6 pm at The Morristown Club this Friday, October 16.
Our keynote is District Governor Elect Margit Rahill who will be speaking to us about Welcome Them Home. Rotary has given a grant to this program that helps house formerly homeless veterans.

FREE SEMINAR: GROWING UP ONLINE. The Facts about Raising Kids in the Digital Age
featuring YALDA T. UHLS, Ph.D., Child Psychologist & Research Expert on Media & Children

Learn how digital media impacts the emotional, social & academic well being of children at home and in school. Hear solutions on how to help children safely and productively navigate the digital  world.

Dr. Uhls will also moderate a Q&A discussion between the parent community & guest panelists: Erica Hartman,  Supervisor of Technology, Morris School District, and Dr. Michael Giuliano, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Morristown Medical Center.
Presented by the Morris Educational Foundation & a grant from the MORRISTOWN ROTARY Fund for Parent Education.

Check out these photos from the Daily Record of this year's Morristown Festival on the Green. The featured photo was of Morristown Rotary Club's booth with Jonathan Taylor whipping up some cotton candy. See the rest of the photos here: http://dailyre.co/1Fwq6ml

Traveling abroad means more opportunities to meet fellow Rotarians. Here's Harvey Gilbert exchanging banners with the President of the Rotary Club of Sandys Bermuda.

Morristown Rotary Club members shared an afternoon of fun, food and karaoke with the campers and counselors at Easter Seal's Camp Merry Heart. 
Photos by Morristown Rotarian, David Shapiro

Morristown Rotary Club recently celebrated the installation of a new President and Club Directors & Officers. As Barbara Ward steps down as president after a successful term, we welcome Douglas Greenberger as our 94th Morristown Rotary Club President.  Doug follows in his father's footsteps as Club President on the 50th anniversary of his father's term.  Steven Greenberger, was Morristown Rotary President during the 1965-1966 Rotary year. Doug has dedicated his presidential year to his father. 

At the District Conference in Washington D.C., Morristown Rotary took home two awards. The first was best attendance at the conference with 26 of our members and their guests in attendance. The second was the prestigious Presidential Citation, where Morristown Rotary was one of only six clubs in the district to receive such an honor. Click "Read More" to see more photos. 
Morristown Rotary is open to adults who want to make positive contributions to their community and the international community. Learn more about Rotary by clicking icons in the left column of our website. 
Recently, Morristown Rotary welcomed its newest member, Adileh Rodin.
Click "Read More" for photos of more new members who've recently joined our club.
Morristown is filled with barrels of flowers once again, thanks to the vision of a Morristown Rotarian and the generosity of Rotary Club of Morristown's members and friends. Thanks to all the Rotarians and their friends and families who helped. See more pix by clicking "Read More" below, or in our Photo Albums in the column at left. Go MoRo
President Barbara Ward with the leader of the Group Study Exchange team from Peru taken at the May 6 lunch meeting, where GSE team members were our guest speakers. Group Study Exchange is one of several exchange programs, both youth and adult, which foster goodwill and better friendships among countries of the world.

Rotarians in service to Morristown, cleaning up the roadsides and making a positive difference! 


"Rotary Club of Morristown" meets at "The Morristown Club," a destination enjoyed by local business leaders and their families for over 100 years. The location at 27 Elm Street is rich in history with beautiful ambiance and delicious food, and it is within walking distance of greater downtown.  

Good People. Good Works. Good Food. Walk to lunch meetings on Wednesday.  Connect with business owners and committed volunteers. Become a part of it. We welcome new members. Contact Denny Morrison, Membership, for more information.






Rotarian Doug Greenberger, a Trustee of The Green, is featured in this MorristownGreen.com story: http://morristowngreen.com/2015/04/17/going-for-a-greener-green-morristown-must-keep-off-the-grass-for-a-few-weeks/


Rotarian Glenn Coutts, a Trustee of The Green.  Photo by Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green. Here's a Morristown Green article about The Trustees of The Green recent recognition by Morris Arts.  



Rotarians are good people to do business with and they're in every sort of business!  
[MORRISTOWN ROTARIANS, To have your Business shown here, email info to Denny. Thanks!]


ALL COMPUTERS GO!   Umut Bitlisli, Owner. Computer Service in-house or your location: setups, upgrades, wireless networks, spyware/virus removal, data recovery & more

THE BRUEN GROUP, COLDWELL BANKER   Debbie Bruen of The Bruen Group, an award winning Realtor

DUBLIN PUB   Jim Mongey, Owner, and Morristown Rotary Club Past President

EMBROIDME MORRISTOWN   George Zacieracha, Owner, and Creator of Customized Marketing Products & Apparel

WENNOGLE LAW  Denise Wennogle of Wennogle Law, a Collaborative Divorce Practitioner


Shelter Box is an international emergency response program started by a Rotarian.  This video (2012) shows the amazing dome-tent home, living supplies, including water purification, and tools to survive that come out of a green Shelter Box.




Rain? What rain? A hearty crew of Morristown Rotary Club members marched in The Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015. Thanks to Rotarian George at EmbroidMe of Morristown NJ for watching out for his fellow club members with the great umbrellas!


THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the BEST EVER Taste of Morristown, from those who planned and executed, toted and carried, brought food, wine and servers, and those who attended. It was a spectacular evening of tasting, toasting, socializing and winners going home with prizes. ALL Profits will benefit local and international humanitarian charitable causes. Morristown Rotary Club says "THANK YOU."  


Daily Record News Coverage 
Morristown Green Coverage  
Facebook has LOTS more pictures

and even more pictures here, too ==>>


Morristown Rotary Club members attended a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance sponsored by the Morris Plains Rotary Club. The even was held at The Hanover Manor. The band played great 1970's tunes, and some from the 1960's, too. A few club members are in these photos.  



Rotary and friends had a great time at The Prudential Center watching NJ Devils win. Thanks to Carol for organizing this fundraiser for Gift Of Life & a "fun-raiser" for the Club! Special thanks to Midge putting her firsthand knowledge of "The Rock" to good use. [Pictured: Deborah, Sue, Denise & John].



The Rotary Club of Morristown, NJ has partnered with the Rotary Club of Colombo West in Sri Lanka on a new endeavor named Project Joy, to fund equipment to local physicians treating epilepsy in Sri Lanka.  It is the Children's Epilepsy Project's goal to provide equipment to local physicians to assist them in making accurate diagnoses for the selection of the most appropriate therapy.  This approach to treatment of children with epilepsy gives them a chance for a normal life.  Learn more at our dedicated Rotary Project Joy Website: www.rotaryprojectjoy.com



The Interfaith Food Pantry serves residents of Morris County supplying food to assist families and households affected by hard economic times. Families face difficulties when the household income earners are subjected to unemployment, reduced hours or reduced pay. Never has the role of the Interfaith Food Pantry been greater than now.


Nutrition educator Jennifer Percival conducts a cooking demonstration for beneficiaries of the Interfaith Food Pantry in the Healthy Choice Teaching Kitchen.




Solar Lighting Project: A report by Paul Sigmund, Ministry Of Hope, to Morristown Rotary Club regarding their $2,500 grant. 

Ideas sometimes arise unexpectedly.  During the first week of last year’s trip to Malawi, we constructed swing sets at MOH's feeding centers.  Mid way through the second week, as we were enjoying the African sunset after the day’s work building a gravity drip irrigation system for a vegetable garden, I was struck by the suddenness via which the sunset plunged into total darkness.  As the sun fades, without electricity all activity at the remote feeding centers comes to a halt and the kids MOH serves quickly leave for home in the surrounding villages. What a difference a few electric lights might make! 

Sponsored by the Morristown Rotary Club, mother, Margaret and GIFT OF LIFE CHILD, Dotun (pronounced Dotsoon) traveled to Montefiore hospital where the surgeons performed surgery to correct a hole in his heart and an unhealthy thickening of the walls of his heart. This is very dangerous and tricky surgery especially for a child of this age and size.

Morristown Rotary Club members make our community and our world a better place. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here's VOLUMES about us!  Camp Merry Heart and JBWS are just a couple of the local programs helped by Rotarians and grants.  Click "More" to see More.  

Morristown Rotary Club members do many different things for many worthwhile causes. Here's a list along with an invitation to check us out. Share it with prospective members, event sponsors, and media outlets when talking about contributions our club makes in our community and worldwide. 



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