Past District Governor & Parliamentarian William Rupp, Esq shared Rotary's Student Protection Plan with us today....

Thank You, Bill.



Spoke August 26,2014

Presiding: Aleta Frezzelll

Recorder: Dr. Jim Cole

Announcements: Richard Bennett has been accepted as a host for a 33 yr old Haitian gentleman named Dorme who will arrive on August 31st at Newark Airport.

Joan Johnson, Charlotte Bennett Schoen and Aleta Frazzell will be attending UN day on November !st.

The Vocational Assembly will be held at The Pines Manor in Edison on Tuesday Oct. 7th. Cost is $50 and speakers are Ken Blanchard, Author of “One Minute Manager,”  Anne Matthews, the first woman as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation and as Rotary International Director, Mary French who began The Dictionary Project, and Susan McGahan, founder of New Jersey’s Volunteer Lawyers for Justice who number 1500 attorneys and provide pro bono legal work.

Aleta announced the formation of a Grants Committee to evaluate local and national requests for grants. Chair will be Joyce Dudley and members are John Devol, Dave Chazen, Lynne Algrant, and Florence Marchi.

Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living (acronym: SESCIL) thanked us for our donation through The Community Chest and will mention us in their Fall program.

Joan Johnson and Ron Wettrich are hosting a couple from Washington State through Rotary’s Friendship Exchange program.

Program: Past District Governor Bill Rupp, Esq gave a presentation on Rotary International’s Youth Protection Program which was ratified by our district in 2012. It is modeled on a program fashioned by Eastern States Student Exchange Program (acronym ESSEX). This programs evaluates the fitness of anyone to deal with youth. Anyone who is involved even in the smallest Rotary activity involving people younger than 18, such as driving Interact Kids to the club meeting, must be screened. To those doubters in the group, and I was one of them for a while, Bill flashed on the screen a newspaper headline titled “Teacher of the Year arrested” for sexual abuse and showed a picture of a woman. No one is above reproach! Bill is the District Youth Protection Officer and may be reached at or 201-562-1062. As a former skeptic I advise anyone who plans to deal with youth in any capacity to contact Bill to go through the procedure.

50-50 We have a winner! With 27 cards in the deck and $693 in the pot Aleta selected the Jack of Hearts. Congratulations!!

Upcoming Programs and Events:

Sept. 2 Joe Klyde          Classification talk

Sept. 9 Joyce Dudley     Strategic Plan

Sept. 16 Zoe Hassman    Cello soloist

Oct. 7th Vocational Assembly: Contact Steve Jarahian; or 201-390-1561

April 20-May 3 2015  District Conference: Richard Oakley or 201-768-3000