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. Elizabeth Rotary Club The Wheel October 2010 “Service Above Self” 2010-2011 District 7510 Leadership Ahmed Azmy, District Governor Dawn Torres, Assistant Governor Club Officers & Directors A Spotlight on Membership Steve Hafer, President From: Ken Richuso, Membership Chair Art Lobdell, President-Elect The Rotary Club of Elizabeth is currently the 8th largest Club (of 43) in District Bill Mealia, Treasurer 7510. We have 45 active members and 5 Honorary. We're also one of the few clubs in the District with positive membership growth over the past 3 years. Ceil Mantia, Secretary So, what's the goal of the Membership Chairman? Ken Richuso, Director Find them! Bring them in! Membership Chair Keep them Interested! John Jacobson, Director There are many strategies for finding and bringing in members. The most successful? Foundation Chair ASK SOMEBODY! Katie Baird, Director We're all proud of our Club's impact in the Community. Surely there are people Vocational Service Chair you know who would love to be a part what we do, but they won't join unless you Maria Masciandaro, Director ask them. Retaining the new member is the second (and most difficult) step. The Community Service Chair goal is to get the member involved in a project right off the bat, so they feel like they are an integral part of the Club. Rihul Etienne, Director Club Service Chair Membership growth is not the responsibility of just the Membership Charirman or Committee. It's the responsibility of the entire Club. THINK MEMBERSHIP!! Rich Growney, Director Doug Harris, Director Larry Franchini, Director Trivial Pursuit What Vegas hotel decided to build a $65 million theater, after Four Way Test signing Celine Dion for 600 shows? 1. Is it the TRUTH? What bizarre star’s band members have included Zsa Zsa Speck, Madonna Wayne Gracy, Daisy Berkowitz and Olivia-Newton 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? Bundy? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER Who annoyed fell cyber-moguls by saying the Third World FRIENDSHIP? desperately needed money for health care and no computers, in 2000? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? What pop culture magazine did Rolling Stone guru Jann Wenner buy from Warner in 1989? Rotary Club of Elizabeth www.elizabethrotary.org Upcoming Programs District 7510 International SERVICE Projects The following dates are Homes of Hope Project, Ecuador when we have meetings MicroCredit Project in October: Thailand Project October 6, 2010 Nepal Orphan Project October 13, 2010 October 20, 2010 Pure Water Project October 27, 2010 Our Children, Your Children, Argentina Special Visit from the Brazil Project: Adopt a Child-Save a Life, Inc. District Governor on Jaipur Limb Project th October 13 !!! Shelter Box Project A meeting not to be missed! River Blindness Project in Africa Our Program Chair for Digital Divide Project October, Art Lobdell, also has tentatively planned for Would you like to learn about our district international service projects? We can invite the following presenters: speakers from the district’s various International projects to learn more about these special projects and ways to get involved. Please contact Katie Baird for more information. State Assemblywoman Annette Quijano Father Esterminio Chica, Upcoming Outcomes of the Polio Walk-a-Thon Saint Mary’s District Events Sunday, October 3, 2010 Crystal Stells, Jersey Gardens Mall October 9, 2010 The Walk-a-Thon was a great success, raising Membership & over $500 according to Bill Mealia’s quick David, Foundation Seminar calculations at the event. Thank you to General Manager of the Renaissance Hotel October 23, 2010 everyone who participated! It was a bit cold, Foundation Seminar but an overall beautiful day for the walk around Warinanco Park this past Sunday! October 24, 2010 “Rotary is the best in Walk for Polio A Special Thank You to the world at linking November 1, 2010 Maria Masciandaro who did a people of goodwill Eat, Drink & Share great job putting everything around the globe and together! then gaining their “Save the Date” cooperation and 2011 District Conference April 29 – May 1, 2011 support to make the Mystic, Connecticut Daddy, how was I born? world a much better place to live and work.” A little boy goes to his father and asks 'Daddy, how was I born?' The father answers, 'Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat Have an event coming up at your organization?? room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom Have us include an announcement or flyer for it in and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, an upcoming issue of The Wheel! Just email your and googled each other. There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, submission to Katie Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org. we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and Thank You! since it was too late to hit the delete button , nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said: “You got Male!” Polio Challenge Update As of September 10th, 2010, we have raised over $145 million toward the $200 million Polio Challenge! This is a great accomplishment! We need to continue to work hard toward the $200 million goal! We can do it!!! To See Rotary at Work for Polio, Check Out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWmbbdq7ims …Excerpt, Letter from Jeff Raikes, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… “It’s very clear: This is make-or-break time for polio eradication. That’s why polio is one of my top priorities as CEO. When we invest in polio eradication, we know exactly what we’re getting for our money. The eradication campaign is extremely well organized and has a long record of success. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a model partnership. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rotary International, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been working to support polio-affected countries for more than 20 years. Each partner plays a particular role, doing what they do best to make an extraordinarily effective whole. Rotary is a powerful fundraiser and advocate. One of the main things we’re adding to the effort, along with our own financial commitment, is our voice. We have a platform from which we can help generate attention. Hopefully, that attention will in turn help generate the funding and political commitment needed to finish the job. Bill, Melinda, and I make regular site visits to India , one of the four remaining countries where the disease is endemic—and we will continue to do so, to see the progress on the ground and meet with key leaders. In recent years, Bill has also traveled extensively to Nigeria , another endemic country. The progress happening in both those countries makes me optimistic. In Nigeria between January 1 and August 24, 2010, there were just six cases of polio, compared to 368 during the same period last year. India has reported the lowest number of cases in a decade; so far this year only 30 cases have been registered, against last year’s 236 at this point. The most exciting thing about all the work we’re doing together with our partners around the world and in the United States is the tangible difference we can make in the lives of millions and millions of people: newborns in India, high school students in Los Angeles, small farmers in Ethiopia, homeless families in my hometown of Seattle, to name just a few. When I travel on behalf of the foundation, whether it’s to slums and villages in poor countries or to high schools and community colleges in the United States, I am always moved by people’s eternal hope for a better life. At the foundation, we share their ambition and their optimism. I look forward to the day when I can write a letter talking about how the world eradicated polio. Please consider a contribution to the Rotary Foundation! Contributions to the Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians to carry out humanitarian and educational projects. The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share our vision of a better world. You can contribute to the foundation online at the Rotary International website or by contacting John Jacobson for more information. This Month’s Member Vocational Spotlight – Doug Harris, Director of PR and Marketing Trinitas Regional Medical Center Doug Harris, member of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth since 1982, has served in the healthcare public relations and marketing field since he joined Elizabeth General Medical Center in 1980. Doug has seen a lot of change in the local healthcare scene, first with Elizabeth General’s acquisition of Alexian Brothers Hospital in 1990, then with Elizabeth General’s merge with St. Elizabeth Hospital (which gave birth to Trinitas Regional Medical Center) in 2000. Through it all he says that his job has essentially remained the same – “I work at promoting hospital services in order that both the hospital and the community may benefit.” The tools of his trade have certainly changed, with the advent of personal computers, email, the internet and social media. “I’ve been at it for a long time, but I still love coming to work each day,” he explained. Member Contact List Katie Baird Community Access Unlimited 908-354-3040 email@example.com Bill Berg Law – General 908-353-2775 firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Burt Jacobson & Company 908-355-5200 email@example.com Rita Butts Jefferson Park Day Care Center 908-354-2266 firstname.lastname@example.org Ruben Coellar YMCA of Eastern Union County 908-355-9622 RCoellar@ymcauc.org Mary Ellen Colangelo Family & Children Services 908-352-7474 email@example.com Janice de Avila Historic Midtown SID 908-355-9600 firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Larry Dixon Mt. Teman AME Church 908-351-2625 email@example.com Jim Duffy B.B. Miller & Company 908-352-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org Jerome Dunn Elizabeth Board of Education 908-436-5163 email@example.com Kathleen Dunn YMCA of Eastern Union County 908-355-9622 firstname.lastname@example.org Rihul Etienne Brand New Day 908-282-0788 email@example.com Larry Franchini Na-Vet Printing Company 908-353-4441 firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara Gaba Union County College 908-965-6091 email@example.com Patti Garcia Marion Roofing Company 908-353-1438 firstname.lastname@example.org Rich Growney Growney Funeral Home 908-289-0400 email@example.com Kwame Gyan 973-375-6662 firstname.lastname@example.org Maria Hafer Sovereign Bank 908-289-1800 email@example.com Steve Hafer SW Hafer Web Design 201-459-1074 firstname.lastname@example.org Doug Harris Trinitas Regional Med Ctr. 908-994-5138 email@example.com John Jacobson Jacobson & Company 908-355-5200 firstname.lastname@example.org Ron Jacobson Jacobson, Halsted & Assoc. 908-289-0383 email@example.com Kizi Kizito Investigroup 908-688-4778 firstname.lastname@example.org Marie Krupinski City of Elizabeth 908-820-4277 email@example.com Sebastian Leonardi Salvation Army 908-352-7057 firstname.lastname@example.org Jan Lilien YWCA of Eastern Union County 908-355-1995 x122 email@example.com Art Lobdell Boy Scouts of America 973-765-9322 firstname.lastname@example.org Rosemary Madeira Sovereign Bank 908-351-1000 email@example.com Ceil Mantia YWCA 908-351-1388 Maria Masciandaro Clinical Psychologist 908-351-2892 firstname.lastname@example.org Angel Mauro CCA, Inc. 908-352-3776 Angel.DiPietro@correctionscorp.com Kelly McCracken email@example.com William Mealia B.B. Miller & Company 908-352-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Ojugo Community Fire & Water Damage 732-422-0377 Teddy Palivos Investors Savings Bank 908-351-2600 email@example.com Joseph Parrish St. John’s Church 908-352-1218 firstname.lastname@example.org Ken Richuso 908-654-8715 email@example.com Kathy Smith Bridgeway House 908-355-7886 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Tombs Comcast Spotlight 908-851-6618 email@example.com Tom Wacaster 908-202-1920 firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Webb Family & Children’s Services 908-372-1007 x208 email@example.com Joan Yankitis 908-486-8370 firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Zehnder Zen Architecture 908-965-1900 email@example.com Taste of Elizabeth Vendor List Alvarez Café, Elizabeth Aroma Restaurant & Lounge, Elizabeth Bambu‘ Café & Lounge, Elizabeth Bayway Liquors, Elizabeth Bella Palermo Bakery, Elizabeth CATB Liquor Imports, Paterson Charles Jacquin Cie, Inc., Garwood Chestnut Chateau, Union Climax Brewing Company, Roselle Park Cold Stone Creamery, Elizabeth Dolce Restaurant & Lounge, Elizabeth Elizabeth High School Culinary Arts School Garcia’s Liquor Depot, Elizabeth Garden Restaurant, Union Lava Lounge & Restaurant, Elizabeth Maurice Cooper et Cie, Inc., Garwood Michelino’s, Elizabeth Minhoto Restaurant, Elizabeth Mojito Lounge & Restaurant, Elizabeth My Caribbean Soul, Elizabeth New World Bar & Restaurant, Elizabeth Olympia Diner, Elizabeth Polio Walk-a-Thon To find out where each Patron Tequilas , Carlstadt Sunday, October 3, 2010 week’s meeting will be Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Elizabeth held, please give the Pinho Bakery, Roselle hotel a call at: Raagini, Mountainside 908-436-4610 Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, Elizabeth Restaurant Valencia, Elizabeth Macy’s National Day of Support for Local Non-Profits! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Elizabeth Sam’s Club, Linden Saturday, October 16, 2010 Suspenders Restaurant & Pub, Union Any Macy’s Location!!! Tapas of Spain, Elizabeth 00 For just $5. , you will receive a one-day shopping pass which includes Tequila’s Grill, Elizabeth extra savings on all Sale and Clearance apparel and select Regular- Torna a Sorrento, Elizabeth priced items! Save an extra 25% on a single regular, sale or clearance Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth fashion item for the entire family including accessories; plus selections for your home! Enter for a chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card! Plus Tropicana Diner, Elizabeth many more special events, prizes, and in-store excitement! Tumi Restaurant, Elizabeth All donors will receive a Macy’s Friends & Family Discount Pass, Zamba Chicken & Ribs, Roselle good from December 1 – 6, as an added bonus! See Katie Baird to Purchase Your Shopping Pass Today!!! The 10th annual BRIDGEWAY WALK for independence Helping People Move Toward Self Sufficiency DATE: Saturday, October 16, 2010 LOCATION: TD Bank Ball Park, Bridgewater NJ – Home of the Somerset Patriots REGISTRATION: 12:00 Noon DISTANCE: 2.5 miles For 40 years, Bridgeway has provided services to Central and Northern New Jersey adults who are facing the difficulties of serious mental illness. Through recovery-centered support services Bridgeway assists individuals to live as independently as possible, learn and work in the community, and improve their quality of life. The Walkathon benefits Bridgeway’s Assistance Fund helping people with mental illness to achieve self- sufficiency. Bridgeway’s programs enable individuals to reach a goal of living as independently as possible. The Assistance Fund is a bridge to achieving that goal by providing funds to pay for apartment and utility security deposits moving expenses initial purchases to outfit permanent living situations registration fees and expenses for materials for workshops and classes interview outfits so that individuals can seek employment emergency purchases and expenses prescription medication purchases not covered by insurance loans to tide someone over until permanent income is more secure. Bridgeway is a registered 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. For further information, call (908) 355-7886, ext. 101. * Limited Exclusions Westfield Lord & Taylor Fall Benefit Bash * 15% off includes cosmetics & fragrances Wednesday, October 27, 2010 * Save even more by opening a L&T 9:00 am to 11:00 pm credit account & receive an extra 15% off your purchases Shop for the latest fashions! * Current L&T cardholders receive an additional 10% on top of all the other Support Community Access Unlimited! great savings. Save 20% on one special item and 15% all day long! * Opportunity to win fabulous prizes 00 See Katie Baird to Purchase a $5. Ticket Today!!! * A day filled with exciting events.