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SCHEDULED SPEAKERS
Tony Franco ( Sunrise)
Aug 30, 2017
Beenie's ice cream
Zachary Beecher (Lunch)
Sep 06, 2017
Rotary International Global Scholar
Timothy J. Brunnock (Sunrise)
Sep 20, 2017
Financial Planning for Baby Boomers
Michael Cassidy Global Reach International (Lunch)
Sep 27, 2017
Supporting Nepal's Earthquake relief
 
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Membership Development
 
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MORRISTOWN ROTARY 

45 South Park Place

Box 204 

Morristown, NJ 07960

 

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We Are Morristown Rotary & We Make A Positive Difference

We create positive change in our community and our world. We are all volunteers. We give time and resources to help others and we have fun, too. You've come to the right place to learn more about Rotarians, who we are, and what we do. 

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"The Original Social Network"
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 ROTARY Club of Morristown ~ We Welcome New Members
 
The Social Club is Back!
 
For those of you who remember, a few years ago we had social events organized for smaller get-togethers in member's homes--for the PURE reason of getting to know each other better on a personal basis. Well, we are beginning this again. Let me say, I am very excited to be the one to be getting this going again for us all to enjoy!
 
The first "social" dinner is scheduled for Saturday January 21, 2017
 
We already have several "Hosting Member" volunteeers. Others are welcome to proivde their homes as well.
Please email me to let me know if you will be able to join us on January 21st and also if you would be willing to offer your home for future social club dinners.
Marciehanhart@actioncoach.com
 
I know this will be super fun, so we hope this is enough lead time to allow MANY MANY of you to participate. 
 
Here's how it will work:
 
1) There will be several hosting members who are offering their homes for each event.
2) Each location will host 3 or 4 couples, or up to 8 people.
3) The host will provide any theme for the evening, and all those who attend will bring a dish to contribute to the evening feast
4) BYO
5) A small contribution of $5.00 per person will be contributed to cover miscellaneous costs such as mixers, soft drinks, etc. This will be contributed directly to your host. 
 
The Social Club is looking forward to 4 events per year - Quarterly
Marcie Hanhart
Marciehanhart@actioncoach.com
 
 
 
Florencia's nephew, Mateo, attended last week's sunset meeting. He has shared his impressions of the meeting. 
 
 
On Saturday, March 12, these articles ran in two local papers, The Island and Daily News, in Sri Lanka to announce the launching of Project JOY. Project JOY was a joint effort between the Rotary Clubs of Morristown and Colombo West in Sri Lanka to provide three diagnostic machines to the 900 bed pediatric hospital to help diagnose children with epilepsy. A big thank you goes out to Merle Johnson who took the lead on this project and helped make it a huge success!
 
 
Have you seen the District's new TV commercial? It's airing on the local Optimum Cablevision channels. Don't have Cablevision? You are in even more luck then, as PDG Barry Kroll has shared the commercial on YouTube (https://youtu.be/Qy6Ks31jUdM).
 
For your viewing pleasure (click the link above if you cannot see the video player):
 

 

 
WHAT DID WE JOIN ROTARY TO DO?
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.
 
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"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.

 

 

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

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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.
 

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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! 

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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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Rotary: A Worldwide Network of Community Volunteers ~ We Welcome New Members
 
Morristown Rotary Club
45 Park Place, Box 204
Morristown, NJ 07960