Hoboken Rotary Happenings
On October 22nd Governor John Mitchell will be attending our Weekly Rotary Meeting.  At this annual  meeting The District Governor will personally deliver his and Rotary message and goals for Our DIstrict.  Your attendance is encouraged  so let's show The Governor a sign of your support for Rotary District 7490.  
 
ALL Board Members MUST be at the Black Bear for our Monthly Board Meeting at 11:15am at which time we will inform Governor John of the plans we have a s a Member Club and at which time he will deliver his DIstrict Goals to us.
Our Next Shelter Night will be continue as scheduled for the First Tuesday of each month, unless it is a Holiday. 
 
This Service Project is a substitute for the weekly meeting!
 
Volunteers should arrive at the Shelter around 5pm to help prepare dinner.  I encourage you to come because you will always leave smiling and  feeling blessed!
You may or may not know but The Rotary Club of Hoboken is part of a District(7490) which is comprised of The Rotary Clubs located in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.  This is a very important part of Rotary for many reasons.  Not only does a part of your dues go to fund The District but the District issues Grants to Clubs from various Foundations it operates.
On September 10th 2019, The Hoboken Rotary Club Members and Hosts Greg Visconti & Nancy Morrison, greeted its next Gift Of Life Recipient Mitchell Cerillo and her Mother, Maria Salvacion Cerillo. Upon their arrival at Newark Airport upon arrival from The Philippines. via San Francisco the group headed to the Host home and enjoyed a traditional Philippine dinner provided by Christine Bridgelal.
Today we met for Lunch and all were introduced to Mitchell and Marisa Cerillo, the Recipient and her Mother of our 2019 GOL. 
 
In addition to happily reporting Mitchell is doing well and will soon be cleared to return to The Phillipines to resume her life!
 
Thanks to All whom have made this possible.  Our 2nd Annual Gift Of Life Dinner is being organized and scheduled for December 5th at The Antique Loft.
 
The Club Officers have the responsibility  to attend each Monthly Board Meeting
 
It has been scheduled in advance for  the last Tuesday of each month at 11:00am before the weekly Meeting.at The Black Bear Bar & Grilll. 
 
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
One of the greatest things about Rotary is the level of impact we can have if and when, we choose to get Rotarized. 
 
Getting Rotarized occurs in most Rotarians and can be described as the moment you realize the impact you can have in the Community,,World and Club when you take action in Our Club.  It is the time of year to think about the Service Projects YOU want to be involved in.
 
Ask yourself what you would like our Club to Support and email your ideas to any Board Member to be considered.  When you do so please be detailed in what you want to do, what it means to you and why it is important for you.
 
Get Rotarizrd!
Tuesday July 30th at 11am sharp we will hold our first Board Of Diresctors Meeting at The Black Bear Bar and Grill.
We are about to have our first Board Meeting this year and are seeking the input of all Member in creating an Agenda for Club Service programs.  It is my foremost goal that OUR Club perform service projects that OUR Members have collectively chosen to support.
 
As a Rotarian you can dream big and make it happen.  It is my goal as President to represent ALL members in choosing projects that Members want to do and will support with the passion of Service Aboove Self.
 
Last Fall The Hoboken Rotary Club held a Gift Of Life Gala to honor Litsky PR for their support and raised the funds to host a Child for a life saving heart surgery,  Thanks to those who generously supported the event 
 
We are expecting a CHild from Bolivia and is slated for a September arrival.   The delay is due to Passport and Visa requests.
 
Upon arrival,  the child will be hosted and stay with Nancy Morrison & Gregory Visconti, in their Weehawken residence,  Your assistance, support, invitation, meals and visitation of the host child and Guardian  are in integral part of the success of this CLub Project.
 
 
 
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Last Fall The Hoboken Rotary Club held a Gift Of Life Gala to honor Litsky PR for their support and raised the funds to host a Child for a life saving heart surgery,  Thanks to those who generously supported the event 
 
We are expecting a CHild from Bolivia and is slated for a September arrival.   The delay is due to Passport and Visa requests.
 
Upon arrival,  the child will be hosted and stay with Nancy Morrison & Gregory Visconti, in their Weehawken residence,  Your assistance, support, invitation, meals and visitation of the host child and Guardian  are in integral part of the success of this CLub Project.
 
 
 
The Club Officers have the responsibility  to attend each Monthly Board Meeting
 
It has been scheduled in advance for  the last Tuesday of each month at 11:00am before the weekly Meeting.at The Black Bear Bar & Grilll. 
 
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Tuesday July 30th at 11am sharp we will hold our first Board Of Diresctors Meeting at The Black Bear Bar and Grill.
We are about to have our first Board Meeting this year and are seeking the input of all Member in creating an Agenda for Club Service programs.  It is my foremost goal that OUR Club perform service projects that OUR Members have collectively chosen to support.
 
As a Rotarian you can dream big and make it happen.  It is my goal as President to represent ALL members in choosing projects that Members want to do and will support with the passion of Service Aboove Self.
 
Back in 2014, then President Joe Mindak recognized that after all of the post-Sandy rebuild efforts, the American Legion was still in need of help. Joe, through the Hoboken Rotary, organized a block party and raised $1200.00 for the veterans. More importantly, he started a city-wide movement that has resulted in the creation of six housing units for homeless veterans.
 
On April 8th, the club, again led by the efforts of Joe Mindak, hosted a fundraiser at the Elks and raised over $10,000.00 for the post! This event was the culmination of three plus years of hard work by Past President Joe. The event was bittersweet for the Hoboken Rotary club, since it was also Joe's farewell event. Joe is leaving Hoboken and will no longer be active with the club. Please congratulate Joe for the incredibly successful event, as well as a tremendous tenure as a Hoboken Rotarian. Joe is a great representation of what Rotarians should strive for in their daily lives. He certainly knows what it means to live service above self!
 
The club was asked to help the Hoboken High School Rockin’ Redwings Marching Band raise money for their trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Memorial Day parade. The Rockin’ Redwings are one of four bands chosen from the state of New Jersey, and one of only 36 throughout the entire country. A happy hour fundraiser was held on March 15th, the day after a blizzard left our area covered in over two feet of snow.
 
Despite a lower turnout than expected, with the help of Hoboken Fire Department Locals 1076 and 1078 (respectively), Hoboken Police Department PBA Local #2, BCB Bank, and Investor's Bank, the club presented the band a check for $1,300.00! Dave Stasiak, the band’s Marching Director, has reported to us that with our donation, they have raised enough money to cover the cost of the trip for the approximate 50 students attending. We look forward to seeing the band march during the national television broadcast!