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The Montclair Rotary Club serves the communities of Montclair and Verona, New Jersey. 
 
Our members make significant contributions to the community through their unique skills, talents, expertise and interests. Annual fundraisers, including the Taste of Montclair, enable the Montclair Rotary Club to offer charitable assistance to organizations in need and to perform numerous service projects that enhance the quality of life in the Montclair area. In its leadership role as a service organization, the Montclair Rotary Club extends membership to people who voluntarily and willingly dedicate themselves to the ideals of Rotary International, and a commitment to "Service Above Self". The Montclair Rotary Club is focused on helping those within our communities as well as supporting projects that are global in scope. If you are a person who recognizes that giving is more rewarding than receiving, then you already have the Rotary spirit! Contact us at montclairrotaryclub@gmail.com or at P.O. Box 1746, Montclair NJ 07042 to learn how you can apply for membership. 
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or send mail to: Montclair Rotary Club
                          PO Box 1746
                          Montclair, NJ 07042

FRIENDS OF MONTCLAIR ROTARY

Would you like to join us, but you're concerned about the time commitment or having to attend weekly meetings - especially at noon time? We've heard your concerns. We are now able to welcome you as a Friend of Rotary. As a Friend of Rotary, you can actively participate in any of our activities, including out community outreach programs and events. Want to find out more? If you reply to this post, we promise to contact you directly to tell you how to sign up. There is no cost and your involvement can be as much or as little as you prefer. Here's your opportunity for service to the community and to make new friends.
 
Come join us!
 
New Club Officers Installed July 2021

Montclair Rotary Club Sets Goal of Donating $10K To Local Nonprofits during its Centennial Anniversary Year

Rotarians Look Ahead to Making New Friends, Raising Funds and Serving the Community

The Rotary Club of Montclair is marking its 100th year of service to the community by setting a big challenge.

The clubs plans to donate $10,000 to local not-for-profit organizations based in its service area of Montclair and Verona. Newly-installed club president Paul Metcalfe said the club will be scheduling a series of fundraisers during the year ahead to help reach its goal.

The club and its nonprofit foundation, over the last century, has donated a total of more than $1 million (in today’s dollars) to help local groups.

“We are re-energizing our club,” Metcalfe explained, “by adding new members, raising more funds to make donations and building alliances with community-based groups. We’re looking to make a positive difference by working with nonprofits that are serving individuals and families who need a helping hand.”

The club recently introduced its leadership team that will serve from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Along with Metcalfe, the Rotarians leading the group during its centennial year include:

· Lawrence Bogar, vice president

· James Stefanile, secretary

· Pauline Davis, treasurer

· Georgia Brown, immediate past president.

The club also named three new directors: Dalton Chandler, Linda Cranston and Bob Rinklin.

Three local Rotarians received the Paul Harris Fellow Awards for outstanding service during the past year.

· Linda Cranston was cited for recruiting and scheduling weekly speakers including local officials, business owners, directors of not-for-profits, educators, ministers, historians and physicians.

· Pauline Davis was recognized for managing the club’s finances.

· James Stefanile was honored for organizing and coordinating the virtual meetings and informing members and guests about speakers.

Past President Georgia Brown was recognized for her service over the past year and she received a plaque with a ceremonial gavel. The club also welcomed the new Rotary District 7475 Governor Shelby Rhodes who reminded members that the international organization’s theme for the coming year is “Serve to Change Lives.”

“Our clubs were hit hard by the pandemic,” Rhodes said, “and now we’re embracing change, moving ahead and finding opportunities to do great work. We have a mission to be a positive force in our communities here at home and around the world.”

Metcalfe, who first joined the club in 1982, has served as president twice before. He said, the Montclair Club joined the Rotary International organization in May 1, 2022, with 21 founding members. Merton L. Beebe was the club’s first president, and he served as the General Secretary of the Montclair YMCA.

About the Rotary Club of Montclair

The Rotary Club serves the communities of Montclair and Verona. Rotarians volunteer their time and contribute resources to assist local, regional and international not-for-profit organizations. Annually, the club distributes dictionaries to third-graders attending schools in Montclair and Verona. In addition, the club contributes to Montclair hunger-relief programs including Toni’s Kitchen, Human Needs for Pantry and Salvation Army Montclair Citadel. Members also sponsor community service projects. For more information about the Rotary, which meets each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., contact Club President Paul Metcalfe at montclairrotaryclub@gmail.com. The club currently alternates between vonline meetings and in-person sessions at the Greek Taverna Restaurant.

 

The new and returning Montclair Rotary Club officers are seen with District Governor Shelby Rhodes (far left).  Left to right are Linda Cranston,

The new & returning Montclair Club officers and committee chairs are shown with District Governor Shelby Rhodes (far left).  Left to right are Linda Cranston, Club Activity Chair, James Stefanile, Club Secretary, Pauline Davis, Club Treasurer, Laurence Bogar, Club Vice President, Dalton Chandler, Membership Chair and Paul Metcalf, Club President.

 

Club President Paul Metcalf (far left) is with District Governor Shelby Rhodes (far right) and the 3 Paul Harris Fellow honorees: Linda Cranston, left, Pauline Davis, center and Jim Stefanile, right.

 

Past Club President Georgia Brown, seated, is awarded a plaque in appreciation for her contribution to the Montclair Rotary and the District. Seen here with Montclair Rotary Club President Paul Metcalf, left and District Governor Shelby Rhodes, right.

The Montclair Rotary Club Reaches Out With Help To Africa
Solar lights in Maasailand
 
 
Shown are some of the solar lights that members of the Montclair Rotary Club provided to the tribal people the club helps in Kenya through the efforts of the activists Avery and Paul Mantell.
The lights have totally ended incursions by hyenas and lions in the dead of night, making everyone in the village feel more secure.
Thanks to the generosity of Rotarians Laurence Bogar and Linda Cranston, the lights truly have improved the villagers lives by solving a long term problem!
If you'd also like to help the people of Maasailand, please visit www.MaasaiGirlsFund.org

LUNCH MEETINGS

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Greek Taverna
292 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ  07042
United States
 

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