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 14th 2016 Lunch Meeting

Pamela Nall of Habitat for Humanity was our guest speaker today........
Thank You, Pamela......see our SPOKE below for more details.

Presiding: O’Driscoll

Recorder: Cole


Guests: Margaret Haynes, Guest of Aleta Frezzell and diversity coordinator for Bergen County and former Dean at Columbia University.


John Hendrix, Board member at Flat Rock Brook and guest of just about everybody at his table.


Birthdays and Anniversaries: Florence and Bob Marchi sometime over the week’s period. They are so lively I thought they had just celebrated their 25th!


Announcements: Installation of new officers at Florence and Bob’s, 25 Pershing Rd. Englewood Cliffs. They are: President: Jill Abbott; President elect: Jennie Katsaros; Vice president: Jay Wolf; Treasurer: Sue Fetner; Assistant Treasurer: Devry Pazant; Secretary: Janet Sharma; Sargent at arms: Joe Klyde cost is $55 pp. Contact Eileen.


Banner exchange: This dinner event is a celebration of District Governor Peter Wells’ year as governor; his inauguration into the College of Governors, and Steve Jarahian’s swearing in as Governor for July 2016-June 2017. It will be at Il Villagio’s in Carlstedt. Contact me if you wish to attend. ( price is $115 pp


Cuisine: We do have a meals committee of Florence, Dave Chazen, and Joe Klyde who are advising The Crowne Plaza regarding our meals. See them rather than going directly to the hotel manager or servers.


Vocational Assembly: As it has in the past this will be at The Pines Manor in Edison on Wednesday October 5th. If you wish to place an add see Jim Cole.


Program: Pamela Nall of Habitat for Humanity (Habitat Bergen; discussed the organization’s work and started her presentation by what has been done in Englewood in the past. Spearheaded by Richard Bennett three houses were constructed by members of the club and others on Third 1994 in the City. A garden was also established and tended. Pointing out that Bergen County, one of the richest in the US (and the world) that three and a half percent of the population is homeless. Prospective homesteaders are qualified through a committee of Habitat Bergen. They have to be able to sustain the mortgage (interest free, I think) and contribute 400 hours to constructing the edifice. Anyone may volunteer; no skills required. Many organizations contribute; Churches, Synagogues, high schools, colleges Elks, and you name it have helped. 80% of the work is done by volunteers and often the land is deeded to the local habitat. (There are 1400 different habitats in the US) . Materials are purchased from Lowes, Home Depot, etc frequently at reduced rates. Furniture is often donated.


50-50: With a munificent $85 dollars in the pot and 45 cards left Jill Abbott selected the 6 of Spades.


Attendance: 20 of 72. Needs improvement.


Upcoming programs: No luncheon meeting at Crowne Plaza on the 21st!! Swearing in of new officers at Florence and Bob Marchi’s June 21st, 25 Pershing Rd. Englewood Cliffs on that date. 6pm to 8:30 pm

June 28th: Lynn Buckingham - Rebuilding Bergen. Home repair at no cost to the recipients.

July 5th: Joyce Dudley Hamilton - Strategic Planning update and Club Assembly.

July 12th: Jill and Jennie in Seoul

July 19th: Richard Manberg - “Once upon a Flight” Lindbergh vs. Levine