Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

Tuesday June 7th Lunch Meeting

 
Author, Julia Torres joined us today........
 
   
 
 
 
June 8, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel
 
Presiding - Eileen O'Driscoll
 
Recorder - Janet Sharma
 
Announcements
 
Tues., June 21 - Annual Meeting and Installation at Florence Marchi's home, 6-9 PM. $55 per person. Spouses and significant others invited, too.
 
Wed., June 22 - Banner Exchange and Installation of District Governor.  $115 per person. Il Villaggio on ROute 17 in Carlstadt.  Jim Cole is coordinating for our club. Let him know if you plan to go. We get a discount for a table of 10.
 
Tues., June 28 (Last Tuesday of every month) - social gathering in the Crowne Plaza bar, 5:30-7 PM.
 
Visitors
Peter Farrell, Paul's son, who is in first grade and has a 'snow day' today.
Edward Dangler, friend of Jewel Spiegel from Palo Alto, CA. He also brought us a banner from his club.
 
Eileen received many thank you letters from third grade students at Greico School and Elisabeth Morrow School.  She will leave them on the table after the meeting so members can review them.
 
Jill Abbott presented banners from the Rotary International meeting in Seoul, Korea. She an Jennie will do a presentation about their trip in July.  Next year's conference will be in Atlanta and it is hoped that many Englewood and District Rotarians will attend.
 
Program
Julia Torres has a MS in Homeland Security with certification in Terrorism Studies from FDU. She has a long career in the Army Reserves from 1986-1994, including a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf War.  She also has a 12-year career as a police undercover agent and 4 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration in clandestine operations. She has written two books to tell the stories of her life experiences. She is also a motivational speaker and volunteer.  She now has MS that may have developed as a result to exposure to sarin gas while she was in the military. She finds writing to be therapeutic and encourages others to write. Her story -- which includes a "tell all" about clandestine operations with names changed -- is being considered for a feature film and/or TV film. 
 
For further information, go to www.juliatorresstillstanding.com
 
50/50:  Carol Schulz drew the King of Hearts and did not win $67.
 
Attendance:  21 + 2 guests