Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

Tuesday May 17th 2016 Lunch Meeting

Our own JoEllen Knie delivered her classification today...

JoEllen came prepared with a wonderful power point presentation and followed up with a quiz for our amusement.

Thank You, JoEllen





Presiding: Eileen O'Driscoll

Recorder: Jennie Katsaros

Date: 5/17/16


Visiting Rotarians and Guests: 

Ken Schwinn

Birthdays: Jim Cole, May 19th

Attendance: 25


The Nominating Committee announced the names of the new Rotary Officers for 2016-17: Jill Abbott, President; Jennie Katsaros, President- Elect; Jay Wolf, Vice President; Sue Fetner, Treasurer; Devry Pazant,  Assistant Treasurer; Joe Klyde, Sergeant at Arms; Janet Sharma, Secretary. The officers will be installed 6/21/16 at the Installation Party at Florence Marchi's house.

On Wednesday, May 18th, the Walter Head Foundation will host the annual Presidents Ball. The Ball will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 at the Westmount Country Club. The cost to attend is $125 per person and checks should be made out to “Walter D. Head Foundation” and mailed to PDG Emil Geering, I Nydam Lane, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Please put “Rotary Club of Englewood” on the check.

District Assembly: May 21, from 8:30 to noon at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 650 Pascack Rd. Paramus. This assembly is a must for all incoming Rotary Presidents who will vote on next year's District Budget. Club Secretaries, Treasurers, AGs and Committee Chairs are also invited. There will be special training for them. Attendees will be asked to pay $15 at the door. Contact DGND Nikki Mederos to let her know you are planning to attend. 

Teaneck Rotary is conducting a networking event on May 25th--Rotary Means Business event. It will be at Modiani Kitchen in Englewood fro 6-8pm. RSVP by Tuesday May or call  201-321-6617.

Dictionary Project Schedule: Joyce provided the following dates for the school visits:

Greico School, 50 Durie Lane, Englewood , Arrive 8:45 present at 9:00212 third graders, 12 classes of from 12 to 25 children, Abraham Alecon, 201-862-6000 and Mrs. Burnes.

Jim Cole, Arlene Norman, Jennie Katsaros, Eddie Hadden

Monday May 23rd, Arrive 8:45, present at 9:00am

Moriah, 53 South Woodland, Englewood, 52 third graders in 2 classes, Robin Fishman, 201-567-0208 . Enter on Lincoln, Go to guard at gate and he will open the gate. He will call Robin Fishman.

Jim Cole,

Wednesday May 25th 9:30am

Dwight Englewood Lower School , 315 East Palisade Ave., 33 third graders, Lynn Rullo, 201-227-3220.

Jim Cole, Joan Johnson, Lisa Wisotsky

Beautifying Englewood: The Interact Club, working with Vickie Brown, will begin developing gardens in areas around the city. Vickie asked anyone with gardening experience to join. 

Church Restoration Fund: Jim Cole continues to collect coins for the church restoration on behalf of the Interact Club.

A reminder: Our Rotary Business Mixer Get Together is ongoing for the last Tuesday evening of the month at the downstairs bar area—5:30-7:00.

Upcoming Programs:

5/24: Eddie Hadden's committee will present their Jamaica Project

5/31: Amy Fuchs will present issues related to elder care.

6/7 Julia Torres--Gulf War Veteran and Undercover Officer will discuss her experiences in Iraq.