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January 2018
Gift of Life - Superbowl Raffle Update
Jon Jarocha of Morris Plains is the lucky Winner
Ticket was sold by a Morris Plains Rotarian
Thanks to all who participated,
net proceeds are over $30,000 - best in several years!
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Registration Now Open
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Madison Rotary Club and Foundation will package and distribute 250,000 nutritious, ready to cook meals to feed the hungry in our local communities.  This is a Rotary District 7470 project.  Currently we are raising funds and securing volunteers to make the program a success.  Please consider contribution or volunteering to help package meals on March 10th by clicking on the buttons below.  $75,000 in contributions and 800 volunteers are needed to help package meals.   A $100 contribution will pay for 333 meals - again, please consider supporting End Hunger 3.6 by clicking the donate or volunteer button below.
Rotary District 7470 is looking for 28 students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan.  The Japan Youth Exchange Program, is celebrating and offers students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime.  Complete Details click "read more".
This year districts 7510 and 7470 have teamed up to present RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award).  RYLA will merge the best skills from both districts and be held June 15, 16, 17  at Drew University in Madison.  The weekend is designed for Rotary to show the best of what we can do to inspire the next generation in the ideals of Rotary.  Cost for the RYLA weekend is $275.00 per student.  Click Read More for additional Details
Do you shop on Amazon?  The Rotary Global Rewards program has made an arrangement that Amazon will contribute 6% of total purchases to Rotary International for those individuals who logon to Amazon through the Rotary portal. (click link below)   Additionally there are hundreds of additional discounts on things like car rentals, hotel accommodations, major stores, etc - Click Read More for details 

"Every man’s life ends the same way.  It is only the details of how one lived and how one died that distinguishes one man from another”. – Ernest Hemingway

"Rotary is the world’s most prominent and reputable service organization with 1.2 million members focusing on humanitarian efforts, such as promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, and supporting education, locally and globally. We have nearly 1,200 proactive and service-driven Rotarians in the 49 clubs in our district. We network, share ideas, discuss the needs of our community and take tangible action to make a positive and long-lasting difference while enjoying friendship and fun. We are inviting like-minded individuals to join our successful and vibrant organization.  We encourage you to contact Jeannie Tsukamoto, District Membership Chair at rotary7470membership@gmail.com for additional info."

It has been a long standing tradition that Rotarians should wear a Rotary pin.  When do you wear your Rotary pin?  To club meetings, district meetings and events, all of the time or never?
Over 30 years ago, Rotary made a promise to the world to eradicate polio. When we get there, it will be only the second time that a disease affecting humans has been eradicated. Now we're on the brink of history, thanks to the support of partners like the Gates Foundation. Let's drop to zero. Learn more at www.endpolio.org.
Our Rotary Scholar Zachary Beecher has been nominated by the Randolph Club and sponsored by the Morristown Rotary Club.  Zach was born and raised in Randolph, NJ, USA.  After graduating high school, Zach attended Princeton University where he studied national security policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Read More
Congratulations to Sophia D'Angelo District 7470 Global Scholar 2018.  Sophia has been awarded a fully funded scholarship at Cambridge University England for her PhD in “Education, Leadership, Policy, Evaluation, and Change.”  Click Read More for full bio
2017 was the centennial year of The Rotary Foundation.  during the centennial year, more donors than ever contributed in empowering our Foundation to take on larger projects with greater impact. From developing nationwide literacy programs to training tomorrow’s peacemakers to helping push polio to the brink of eradication, your donation is Doing Good in the World.  Enjoy this Foundation video.
 A special thank you to clubs and members who contributed to our Foundation for hurricane relief.  We were able to raise over $27,000 to be distributed to Rotarians in the area effected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
The District Foundation committee met and decided on the following distribution;
       $8000 for Hurricane Harvey in Texas
       $5000 for Hurricane Irma in South Florida
       $1,000 for Rotary of Anguilla
       $13,000 for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The donations for Puerto Rico will go to the Phillipsburg who is involved in supplying over the counter medical supplies requested by a club.  There is a direct connection with a business in Phillipsburg who will ship the supplies at no cost.   If you want more information on their project please contact the Phillipsburg club directly.
Peggy Mader, District Governor  -  P.S. any additional funds collected will be distributed in a similar manner.
The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
Rotary District 7470 has created this TV commercial to assist in building club membership.  The commercial runs through May, 20127 on the Optimum Cablevision network and related channels.
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