Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

 
 
Have you reserved your seats for our Annual Community Awards Dinner?
 
 
We look forward to seeing your there.
 
 
 
 

ROTARY CLUB OF ENGLEWOOD NJ

SPOKE

 

Presiding: Jill Abbott

Recorder: Jennie Katsaros

 

Date: March 7, 2017

 

Anouncements:

  • Senior Prom is March 10 at St. Paul's church hall.

  • DMHS is performing Little Shop of Horrors on March 16 and 17 at Bergen PAC.

  • Annual Community Awards Beefsteak Dinner is on March 28 at 6 pm at the Field Club. Awardees are Gorman Brothers Appliance Store, Jackie Guttman and Valerie Huttle. Please submit Journal ads soon to Janet Sharma.

  • Presidents' Ball is March 29 at the Westmont Country Club for $125 per person.

  • District Conference will be held at Hyatt Regency Cheasapeak Bay in Cambridge MD from April 20-23. Cost is $749 double occupancy, $1080, $75 conference registration.

  • Rotary International Conference will be in Atlanta June 10-14. Next year, Toronto.

  • Banner Exchange, June 29 at Seasons. Cost will be under $100.

  • From Charlotte: A big thank you from the Burma club for our help with the Water Project. We gave $2,000 as part of an international grant.

  • From Eddie: The International Projects Committee is looking for new ideas for projects. Ideally, projects which require hands-on solutions.

 

Program: Daniel Han, Classification Talk

Dan first came to our club as a guest of Paul Farrell who introduced him as a good friend and a chiropractor who has a practice in Edgewater. Since his first visit, Dan has become a member and has also become the chiropractor of choice for many our members.

Dan, born in Wisconsin, is a son of Korean immigrants. As a child he played violin and sports. When he was seven, his family moved to Chicago where he got his first dog, Fugi. He developed a great love for his dog and thought he wanted to raise dogs when he grew up. At the age of 16 he learned to play the guitar and it became his passion. He attended Columbia College and studied music. After graduating, he taught violin and guitar and played gigs at night. Struggling to find a place in Chicago's music life was difficult and earning a good living did not seem within reach, so Dan decided to move to Seoul Korea. His purpose was twofold, learn the langugage and teach English and music.

When he returned to the United States, he joined the William Morris Talent Agency as an assistant to the assistant in the mailroom—a not very rewarding postion. A short time later, he found work at a Real Estate company in Los Angeles. He stayed for five years and was successful but did not feel he had found his true vocation. After visiting a chiropractor he found it! Dan moved back to Chicago and attended medical school. With his degree, he opened a clinic in Illinois, “Nabi” (butterfly), for chiropractic and Asian therapies. It was at this time that he met his future wife, Susan. Susan, also Korean, is a Harvard graduate, MD PHD who worked at the Mayo Clinic and now does plastic surgery at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Dan spoke glowingly about her and her achievements. Because Susan needed to be in the New York region, Dan moved his practice to Edgewater exactly one year ago. He is pleased that his practice is growing and is looking forward to becoming more involved with our club programs.

 

Attendance: 22