Madison Rotary is an enthusiastic engaged network of ordinary people providing "Service Above Self", in our local and global communities. We have 90 members and are inviting individuals to join our successful and vibrant club.  Rotary President Liz Parker invites you as a guest to learn more about Rotary  by attending one of two weekly meetings held Thursdays; 7:47 am breakfast at the YMCA or lunch 12:15 pm at the Madison Hotel.  Come and visit a Rotary meeting - contact Barry Kroll, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772 to RSVP.
 
  
       
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Madison Rotary will be hosting its 5th Annual End Hunger 3.6 Project on March 7, 2020 at the Simon Forum at Drew University.  Our goal is to package 250,000 meals that will be distributed to individuals and families that live right in our community.  Food insecurity and hunger among our neighbors continues to grow.  Over a half million people living in our community struggle to eat. 
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Contributions are needed to make packaging 250,000 meals a reality.  The approximate cost per meal is 25 cents, You $10.00 donation is 40 meals; $50.00 is 200 meals; $100.00 is 400 meals, etc.  Please consider donating so the ingredients for this project can be purchased.  Make checks payable to the Madison Rotary Foundation (a 501c3 organization).  Send to Madison Rotary Foundation, PO Box 211, Madison  NJ  07940 or CLICK HERE to donate online .  If you have questions or need additional information contact Ellsworth Havens, End Hunger 3.6 Chair, at ellsworthhavens@icloud.com.  Volunteer registration will begin December 1, 2019 - Questions regarding volunteering can be directed to Pat Miller, End Hunger 3.6 Volunteer Coordinator, at pcmiller15@verizon.net
 
FLASH HOT NEWSNew this year will be the Team Challenge competition.  If you have a corporate team, a special group of friends, a church group, volunteers from the same organization, click the Team Challenge button below for full details.
Pasta Fundraiser Dinner
The 19th annual Taste of Madison will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020, organizers say, and they are seeking corporate sponsors at several levels of support. A festive fundraising extravaganza that benefits several local non-profit programs, the 2020 Taste of Madison is a special event for lovers of fine food and drink.  For information about Taste corporate sponsorships, advertising opportunities, discounted ticket packages, contact Karen Giambra at madisonchamber@gmail.com and 973-214-7014. Or contact Michael Pellessier at mpellessier93@gmail.com and 360-581-2910  -  Buy tickets online at www.TasteOfMadison.org and Gary’s Wine and Marketplace in Madison. Tickets must be purchased in advance due to state regulations.   Click Read More for additional details.
Do you shop on Amazon?  The Rotary Global Rewards program has made an arrangement with Amazon that will contribute 5% of total purchases to Rotary International for those individuals who logon to Amazon through the Rotary portal.  Additionally there are hundreds of additional discounts on things like car rentals, hotel accommodations, major stores, etc - Click Read More for details 
 
From left are Madison Rotary Club President Elizabeth “Liz” Parker; Madison Rotary Club Treasurer David Farrell; Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Organization Advancement Amie Herman; Madison Area YMCA President & CEO Diane Mann; Barry Kroll, Madison Rotary Club past president and district governor; and Madison Area YMCA Associate Development Director Leigh Anne Soroka.
 
The Madison Rotary has pledged $50,000 to the Madison Area YMCA's capital campaign.  "The Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce that the Madison Rotary Club Board of Directors pledged an exceptionally generous $50,000 gift to the Madison Area YMCA’s multi-million-dollar Family Center expansion" YMCA President and Chief Executive Officer Diane Mann said.
 
Over 150 Rotarians from the Rotary District 7475 were on hand in West Orange on June 24th when Ray Freaney, from Madison Rotray, was formally installed as the 2019-2020 District Governor. Past District Governors were invited to attend and participate in a "Passing of the Gavel" ceremony as part of the program. More than 17 PDGs participated in this special event, each sharing their yearly theme as they pass the gavel from one to the other.  All District officers were also inducted. It was a wonderful fellowship event. Participants enjoyed wonderful selection of food and drinks. Thanks to the committee members who worked hard to put this event together.
 
For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.  Click read more for additional information. 
Over 600 people enjoyed Taste of Madison on March 18, 2019.  Proceeds of the event support the three sponsoring organizations:  Madison Rotary, Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Commission.  A special thank you to all who were in attendance and to those Madison Rotarians who volunteered to help make the event a success.
 
 
 
The recipients of the Laws of Life Essay Award sponsored by the Rotary Club of Madison have been awarded. Students of the Junior class of Madison High School were invited to write an essay explaining how a core maxim, such as Honesty is the Best Policy is reflected in their lives. The purpose of the essay award project is to encourage students to explore their core values, such as honesty, perseverance, and compassion. By encouraging students to reflect on key life principles and values, the contest promotes and rewards the development of good character. Photos left to right Pat Miller, Emma Voorhees, Mollie Sullivan, Eileen Helck, Liz Parker, Michel Belt. Winners:  1st place Mollie Sullivan, 2nd place Eileen Helck, 3rd place Emma Voorhees
 
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
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Breakfast & Lunch - Ellsworth Havens
Feb 20, 2020
End Hunger
No Breakfast or Lunch Meeting
Feb 27, 2020
No Meetings
Chili Cook-off - Wine Tasting
Feb 27, 2020 6:00 PM
Best Chili Competition - Wine Tasting
Breakfast & Lunch - Judy Degennaro
Mar 05, 2020
Humane Management of Feral Cat Population
Breakfast & Lunch - Hermann Fickenscher
Mar 12, 2020
Nazi POWs in America
Breakfast & Lunch - Jim Allison
Mar 19, 2020
Membership
Lunch - Jeffrey E. Finegan, Sr.
Mar 26, 2020
The I Knew George Washington Series
Breakfast - Brian Davis & Brian Reilly
Mar 26, 2020
Classification Talks
Breakfast - Tristan Dimmick
Apr 02, 2020
Sleep
Breakfast & Lunch-Mary Robinson, CNN Top Ten Hero
Apr 30, 2020
Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss
Breakfast & Lunch
May 07, 2020
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