Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

Tuesday September 6th Lunch Meeting

 
Today was club assembly.
 
President Jill summarized our planning review session and set some recommendations and plans for moving forward
 
 
Stay tuned for exciting upcoming events.
 
 
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Englewood Rotary Club – September 6, 2016
Meeting Location: Crowne Plaza, Englewood
Presiding:  Jill Abbott
Recorder:  Steve Wiessner
Birthdays/Anniversaries: None Noted
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: None
Announcements:
President Jill Abbott made the following announcements:
  1. District dictionaries and banners available, please pick them at our regular luncheons
  2. On September 20th, District Governor Steve Jarahian will join us for the annual meeting of the District Governor to our club
  3. There will be Board meeting at 11:30 with District Governor Jarahian on 9/20
  4. If you work with children in your Rotary life, you need to fill out the appropriate application as noted on the District’s webpage http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50049/Page/youth-protection
  5. Center for Food Action will be hosting their 40th anniversary gala on 10/27 at Seasons   
  6. The Vocational Assembly will occur on October 5 at the Pines Manor
  7. The Rotary Foundation seminar will be held on October 18 and a fundraiser will occur on November 15
  8. She also noted our regular monthly evening get together at the Crowne Plaza that will occur on the last Tuesday of the month, which is September 27th
 
Scott announced that Southeast Senior Center’s annual gala honoring our own Janet Sharma will take place the evening of Thursday, September 29th at the Crowne Plaza
 
Aleta noted that the UN Day will be on November 12th but adult participants interested in attending programs will be put on a waiting list due to significant demand
 
Aleta also mentioned that the 2017 Rotary International Convention being hosted in Atlanta is booking up fast, if interested in attending please consider making reservations soon
 
Carol Rauscher noted that all Rotarians can attend Chamber of Commerce events, like the Mega Networking event being held in Fort Lee on 9/22
 
Shelly Wimpfheimer announced that the Community Chest will host a strategic planning community forum at Englewood Hospital at 6:00 pm on September 28th and Rotarians are invited to attend
 
John Devol noted that the Jamaica project Committee will meet after today’s luncheon
 
Paul Farrell announced that after a successful meeting of the Membership Committee after last week’s luncheon, that a follow up meeting would occur after today’s luncheon
 
Jill then introduced Joe Klyde who explained again the new Fundraising through Fineraising program that has been discussed often the past several weeks.  Essentially Joe will start enforcing fines for infractions that will include but not be limited to:
  1. Attending the luncheon late
  2. Not wearing your pin
  3. Not wearing your name tag
  4. Having your name in the local newspaper
  5. Having your cell phone go off during the luncheon
 
Joe noted an expected  $1 per infraction fine.  Joe and Jill emphasized that this is supposed to be a fun way to raise money for the club, and Jill explained that this is supposed to be a fun way to raise some money to support club activities, with funds dedicated this year towards domestic disaster relief.  Jill mentioned that in her experience with attending many others clubs, that this is a rather typical activity.  Joe expects to start enforcing the rules soon, and offered “immunity” for fines for a $40 donation to the club which was exercised by Phil Ball and Norman Davis, who each provided Joe with $40 during the luncheon. 
 
Program: Today’s program was a Club Assembly in which Jill presented the results of Joyce Dudley’s recent assessment of the Club’s Strategic Plan review that was conducted at the July 5, 2016 luncheon.
 
I have attached the review with this Spoke for all to review.
 
Jill emphasized some of the major findings of the review including:
  1. Successful implementation last year of community grants including the high school apprenticeship program and Community Chest nonprofit training seminars
  2. For this year, it is imperative that the club execute two successful fundraisers instead of the usual one to balance our budget and support our interest in providing support for causes important to the club
  3. Her interest in launching a Youth exchange Initiative this year with the help of Jim Cole
  4. She noted the lack of new members populating the Service projects Committee, and implored members to get more involved in service and to contact committee co-chairs Vicki Brown & Jim Cole. She noted our affinity to being a check writing club, but she thought more service in the community should occur (we should be both generous and service oriented).  She noted some rather easy to implement service projects like:
  1. Gathering bags of food at Shoprite for an organization like Center for Food Action
  2. Child safety seats secured correctly in coordination with the police department
  3. Welcome kits for new residents and David Chazen thought this would also be good for new businesses in the community
  1. Recruiting younger members is important, but we need to be attractive to younger members by being more service oriented as younger generations seek activity vs. passivity.  Jill also noted some Rotary centric research that stated that younger Rotarians are not interested in eradicating Polio (they do not have a historically reference for the disease).  Jill will be conducting fireside chats for new members, after Jim Cole before this function admirably for many years engendering significant thanks for Jill and Club members.  Jill also thanked new membership Committee Chair Paul Farrell for getting a great start with his committee this year.
 
Ed Hadden mentioned that we should print & provide Rotary decals for community businesses
 
There was mention of possibly holding one weekly meeting a month in the evening, and Jill noted that we already host an evening meeting the last Tuesday of each month at the Crowne plaza that is not as well attended as it should be.
 
50-50: With 35 cards in the deck and $150 in the pot, Ed Hadden picked the King of Clubs
 
Attendance:  21 out of 73, 29%
 
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Englewood Rotary Club – September 6, 2016
Meeting Location: Crowne Plaza, Englewood
Presiding:  Jill Abbott
Recorder:  Steve Wiessner
Birthdays/Anniversaries: None Noted
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: None
Announcements:
President Jill Abbott made the following announcements:
  1. District dictionaries and banners available, please pick them at our regular luncheons
  2. On September 20th, District Governor Steve Jarahian will join us for the annual meeting of the District Governor to our club
  3. There will be Board meeting at 11:30 with District Governor Jarahian on 9/20
  4. If you work with children in your Rotary life, you need to fill out the appropriate application as noted on the District’s webpage http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50049/Page/youth-protection
  5. Center for Food Action will be hosting their 40th anniversary gala on 10/27 at Seasons   
  6. The Vocational Assembly will occur on October 5 at the Pines Manor
  7. The Rotary Foundation seminar will be held on October 18 and a fundraiser will occur on November 15
  8. She also noted our regular monthly evening get together at the Crowne Plaza that will occur on the last Tuesday of the month, which is September 27th
 
Scott announced that Southeast Senior Center’s annual gala honoring our own Janet Sharma will take place the evening of Thursday, September 29th at the Crowne Plaza
 
Aleta noted that the UN Day will be on November 12th but adult participants interested in attending programs will be put on a waiting list due to significant demand
 
Aleta also mentioned that the 2017 Rotary International Convention being hosted in Atlanta is booking up fast, if interested in attending please consider making reservations soon
 
Carol Rauscher noted that all Rotarians can attend Chamber of Commerce events, like the Mega Networking event being held in Fort Lee on 9/22
 
Shelly Wimpfheimer announced that the Community Chest will host a strategic planning community forum at Englewood Hospital at 6:00 pm on September 28th and Rotarians are invited to attend
 
John Devol noted that the Jamaica project Committee will meet after today’s luncheon
 
Paul Farrell announced that after a successful meeting of the Membership Committee after last week’s luncheon, that a follow up meeting would occur after today’s luncheon
 
Jill then introduced Joe Klyde who explained again the new Fundraising through Fineraising program that has been discussed often the past several weeks.  Essentially Joe will start enforcing fines for infractions that will include but not be limited to:
  1. Attending the luncheon late
  2. Not wearing your pin
  3. Not wearing your name tag
  4. Having your name in the local newspaper
  5. Having your cell phone go off during the luncheon
 
Joe noted an expected  $1 per infraction fine.  Joe and Jill emphasized that this is supposed to be a fun way to raise money for the club, and Jill explained that this is supposed to be a fun way to raise some money to support club activities, with funds dedicated this year towards domestic disaster relief.  Jill mentioned that in her experience with attending many others clubs, that this is a rather typical activity.  Joe expects to start enforcing the rules soon, and offered “immunity” for fines for a $40 donation to the club which was exercised by Phil Ball and Norman Davis, who each provided Joe with $40 during the luncheon. 
 
Program: Today’s program was a Club Assembly in which Jill presented the results of Joyce Dudley’s recent assessment of the Club’s Strategic Plan review that was conducted at the July 5, 2016 luncheon.
 
I have attached the review with this Spoke for all to review.
 
Jill emphasized some of the major findings of the review including:
  1. Successful implementation last year of community grants including the high school apprenticeship program and Community Chest nonprofit training seminars
  2. For this year, it is imperative that the club execute two successful fundraisers instead of the usual one to balance our budget and support our interest in providing support for causes important to the club
  3. Her interest in launching a Youth exchange Initiative this year with the help of Jim Cole
  4. She noted the lack of new members populating the Service projects Committee, and implored members to get more involved in service and to contact committee co-chairs Vicki Brown & Jim Cole. She noted our affinity to being a check writing club, but she thought more service in the community should occur (we should be both generous and service oriented).  She noted some rather easy to implement service projects like:
  1. Gathering bags of food at Shoprite for an organization like Center for Food Action
  2. Child safety seats secured correctly in coordination with the police department
  3. Welcome kits for new residents and David Chazen thought this would also be good for new businesses in the community
  1. Recruiting younger members is important, but we need to be attractive to younger members by being more service oriented as younger generations seek activity vs. passivity.  Jill also noted some Rotary centric research that stated that younger Rotarians are not interested in eradicating Polio (they do not have a historically reference for the disease).  Jill will be conducting fireside chats for new members, after Jim Cole before this function admirably for many years engendering significant thanks for Jill and Club members.  Jill also thanked new membership Committee Chair Paul Farrell for getting a great start with his committee this year.
 
Ed Hadden mentioned that we should print & provide Rotary decals for community businesses
 
There was mention of possibly holding one weekly meeting a month in the evening, and Jill noted that we already host an evening meeting the last Tuesday of each month at the Crowne plaza that is not as well attended as it should be.
 
50-50: With 35 cards in the deck and $150 in the pot, Ed Hadden picked the King of Clubs
 
Attendance:  21 out of 73, 29%
 
Upcoming Programs:
September 13 Phil Ball Middle School Track Team 
September 20 District Governor Steve Jarahian
 
 
September 13 Phil Ball Middle School Track Team 
September 20 District Governor Steve Jarahian