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.
 
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.
 
Bottle Hill Day will be Saturday, October 5, 2019.  Each year Madison Rotary operates a food concession stand selling hamburgers, cheeseburger, hot dogs, pretzels and soft drinks.  Club members are needed to volunteer to help with cooking, selling, set up/cleanup, etc.  Please volunteer for one or more two hour shifts between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.  Contact Joe Smith, event coordinator, at jtsmith0443@gmail.com or call 973-865-4777.  The proceeds from Bottle Hill day are used to help fund Madison Rotary's charitable distribution program which provides over $40,000 to local charities and organizations.  Come join your fellow Rotarians for a day of work and fun while benefiting the community.
 
Just in time to help you with your spring cleaning and make room for summer, the Madison Rotary Club will host another Community Shredding Day.   The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 12th at Municipal parking lot #1 at  the corner of Prospect Street and Kings Road by the Ambulance Squad.  The event is open to the public.  It is not necessary to be a Madison Resident.
 
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
 
 
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.
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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.
 
 
 
 
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. 
Rotary District 7475 and Madison Rotary say "thank you" to over 1,000 volunteers who packaged 200,600 meals that will all be distributed to those who are food insecure in New Jersey.  Volunteers came from local Rotary Clubs, community organizations, churches, youth groups, schools, individuals and families and more.  Another special thank your to our lead sponsor Investor's Savings Bank whose generous support made the program possible.  We also appreciate the support of Drew University and the use of Simon Forum on March 9th where the meals were packaged.  Our program is the largest food packaging in New Jersey and in the Northeast.  What was accomplished will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people.  Madison Rotary is seeking additional member to be part of End Hunger 3.6 in 2020.  Contact Barry Kroll at barrykroll@aol.com for additional details.
 
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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Speakers/Programs
Breakfast & Lunch - Raffle Committee
Sep 26, 2019
Rotary Raffle
Breakfast - Classification Talks
Oct 03, 2019
Cindy Wilson & Mark Schwarz
Lunch - Classification Talks
Oct 03, 2019
Sharon Kunas
Breakfast - Joseph Bell, Esq.
Oct 10, 2019
Moore's Ford Lynching
Lunch - Tina Hong
Oct 10, 2019
Dietary Nutrition
Breakfast - Ann Grossi, Esq.
Oct 17, 2019
Morris County Clerk
Lunch - Avery Hart & Paul Mandell
Oct 17, 2019
Maasi Girls Fund Project
Lunch - Ann Grossi, Esq.
Oct 24, 2019
Morris County Clerk
Breakfast - John Kennedy
Oct 24, 2019
Boy Scouts - LEDR: Leadership Excellence
Breakfast & Lunch - Richelle Delavan
Oct 31, 2019
Mission Trip to Northern Ireland
Breakfast & Lunch: Club Assembly
Nov 07, 2019
Club Assembly
Breakfast & Lunch - Amul Modhera
Nov 14, 2019
Festival of Lights
 
 
 
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