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HOBOKEN, NJ
 
Chartered 1921
 
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Corona VIRUS Rotary Things to Know
Rotary INternational and District 7490 has issued notices regarding the Meetings, Events and Conferences due to the Pandemic caused by Covid-19 virus.
1.  The Hoboken Rotary CLub will follow the protocol of RI and The Governor and temporarily postpone all Hoboken Rotary Meetings until April 1st.
 
2. PETS Training is posrponed (see Attached).
 
3. The District Presidents Ball has been postponed until further notice.
 
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2020-21 Board Election Results
Congratulation to Nichole Magana our 2020-21 Hoboken Rotary President. 
Your Service as A Rotarian has the respect of your Members and Board.  
 
President.  Nicole Magana
 
President Elect Matt Lytikainen 
 
Treasurer KIm Bueno
 
Vice President David Bistany  
 
Secretary Jaclyn Battjes 
 
Sargent At Arms   Louis Quinones 
 
Past President Rich Marsh 
A huge THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS to our elected Board your Service as A Rotarian has the respect  and support of your Members and Board.  
 
President.  Nicole Magana
 
President Elect Matt Lytikainen 
 
Treasurer KIm Bueno
 
Vice President David Bistany  
 
Secretary Jaclyn Battjes 
 
Sargent At Arms   Louis Quinones 
 
Past President Rich Marsh 
 
 
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Rotary & H.C. Chamber Roundtable
Last week the Hoboken Rotary Club hosted Maria Nieves of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce at our weekly lunch meeting.  The topics were varied but very insightful.
 
 
Maria Nieves of The HCCoC, led the discussion with the history and background of the County and Hoboken Chambers.  She gave us the insight into the HCCoC goals, mission and fundraising campaigns.
 
 
Fund Raising-  We hope to jointly work on raising funds and mutually supporting the programs of Rotary and HCCofC.  The types of events held and sponsored by HCCoC are well organized and well attended.  The end result is HCCoC is as strong and prosperous as it has ever been under Maria Nieves leadership.
 
Membership- We discussed the importance and prominence of women in both Organizations and applaud the strides and efforts of every woman member for their contributions, which have strengthened both Organizations over the past 20 years.  We recognized the commonality in goals and shared members and hope this will bring about a much more mutually beneficial relationship.
 
 
As the goal was to set the stage for cooperation and mutual support among the Organizations Leadership and Membership in fund raising, program support and other endeavours for the benefit of the Membership and Communities we serve.  Let's build on the mutual respect we have for each other and prosper from the relationship accordingly.
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GIFT OF LIFE MISSION FUNDING
The Hoboken Rotary Board has voted in favor of funding the Gift Of Life Missions to Vietnam and The Phillippines.
 
Last month, I was contacted by Jennifer Palladino, the Rotary District 7490 Gift Of Life Chair, requesting funds for sponsoring the next GOL Missions.  
 
When The HRC, donated the $6000.00 to The GOL fund to sponsor and host Michell Cerillo for her life saving surgery, we were given a matching grant from The District.  These funds were available to host another Child.  In that vein THe Board voted on authorizing the District to use the funds to finance 2 medical missions to reach out and find new Children in need in Vietnam and The Phillippines.
 
Another GREAT DEED you can smile about and take pride in being a Rotarian.   
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Rotary IS International
If you have any Good News or a Story you wish to share, please email it to president@hobokenrotary.org for publishing in the Rotaboken. 
 
Last week we were visited by Antonis Charitos and his wife, from Corfu Greece.  Antonis is visiting the US and trying to establish a travel business here to bring people to Corfu.  Having personally been to Corfu, I can attest to its natural beauty and Greek charm.  
 
Rotary is International and I advise you to utilize your membership when traveling, as we all know, locals are your best source of information!
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Rotary Board Meeting Schedule 2020
 
The Club Officers have the responsibility  to attend each Monthly Board Meeting
 
ATTENTION BOARD MEMBERS:  SInce we have had success with the Phone Conference Meetings I would like to schedule them for the rest of the 2020 Rotary year-   
 
Please mark your calendar for 9:30am on the following dates!
January 28    
Feb 25    
March 31    
April 28    
May 26   
June 30th
SInce we have had success with the Phone Conference Meetings I would like to schedule them for the rest of the 2020 Rotary year-   Please mark your calendar for 9:30am on the following dates!
January 28    
Feb 25    
March 31    
April 28    
May 26   
June 30th
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Hoboken Rotary Recognized for its Community Service Ideals

GREAT NEWS: The Boys & Girls Club presented The Hoboken Rotary with an award of Excellence in honoring our assistance and community service!

 

For over 20 years The Hoboken Rotary Club has supported The Boys & Girls Club with great deeds ranging from purchasing a bus to hosting an Annual Christmas Party.   It is just another example of the cooperation in the Service Community in Hoboken.

We all know that providing Service is our goal and humbly we do so with great kindness and intent to deliver on the Ideals of Rotary.  

Congratulations to all!

 

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Rotary District 7490
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.
As a Member of Our Club, you gain the benefit of having relationships within Our Club.  As a Member of Club, you also have the benefit of meeting Rotarians throughout the District, within which you can meet Leaders within the District Clubs.  I urge you to take a step outside of Hoboken and visit another Club when you are on the road or want to get to know another community for whatever your reason.
 
Over the last few months, Grant applications have been distributed via email and attached to The Rotaboken.  If you have a project you would like The Club to sponsor and fund, we have two choices to raise the funds for your project.  The first, is to operate a fund raising event within the Club and the second is to apply for a Grant to fund it.  
 
If you would like to apply for a District Grant to fund your Service project, the application is still available and must be submitted by September 30th,  2019.  Send an email to president@hobokenrotary.org and an application can be sent to you.
 
 
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Meet Rotarian Kim Bueno-Schonig
Kimberley Bueno-Schonig is a local entrepreneur and nonprofit founder. 
Kimberley Bueno-Schonig is a local entrepreneur and nonprofit founder. Her businesses, The Cuddly Cottage and The Cuddly Boutique, provide high-quality petcare services and accessories to Hudson County's pet community.
 
Her 501(c)(6) nonprofit, Women Entrepreneurs of Hudson County, is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to empowering female business owners in the area. The group hosts frequent networking events to connect and support the growth of its members and their businesses.  
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Meet Rotarian Matt Lytikainen
Matt Lytikainen is the pastor of Mile Square Church and a Hoboken Rotarian whom Co-Chairs the Social Media and Public Relations committee.
Matt Lytikainen is the pastor of Mile Square Church, the mission of which is to be a compelling connection to Christ and the Christian community. They seek to create a congregation where you can come just as you are without expectation to put on a mask, ask the questions that are on your heart and mind, and seek your meaning and purpose together in community. Services are held on Sundays at 10am at the Bow Tie Cinemas (409-415 14th St. Hoboken, NJ). To learn more about their services and other events and ministries please visit: https://milesquare.church or email the church at hello@milesquare.church
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$10,000+ Raised for Hurricane Dorian Relief
Whether it is for the Hoboken Community or for those connected to 07030, getting things done is easy for The Hoboken Rotary Club!
About two months ago, we were asked by Debbie McDonald to help raise funds for Hurricane Dorian victims.  The back story is simple, Debbie who once lived in The Bahamas, and is not a Hoboken Resident needed help.  She came to Rotary as a reliable Partner in getting things done.  Without hesitation, Rich Marsh, stepped up to assist Debbie in organizing the event under The Hoboken Rotary Banner.
 
 
On Saturday November, Debbie organized a Caribbean themed dinner-dance to raise funds for Rotary to send to The Abacos.  The dinner was held at The Hoboken Elks Lodge and was attended by over 125 supporters!  In the end donations of over $10,500 were raised at the event and will be sent via Rotary to The Rotary Club of Abacos Bahamas.
 
In attendance were Jaclyn, Greg, and other Rotarian invitees.  Thanks to all who donated and  made this happen.
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Shelter NIght - No Lunch Meeting
Our Next Shelter Night will be continue as scheduled for the First Tuesday of the 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!
 
email president@hobokenrotary.org for additional information.
Shelter Night is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month.  If you wish to prepare a meal of your very own please contact Greg Visconti and sign up for a date.   The Club will reimburse you for the ingredients you purchase for the meal.
 
If you would like to come with family or friends to help prepare and serve dinner, simply show up at the Shelter between 5 and 7 pm.
 
The Hoboken Shelter is located at 300 Bloomfield Street on the corner of Bloomfield and Third Streets.
 
Come and get Rotarized!
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2020 GIFT OF LIFE OPPORTUNITY
In 2019, The Hoboken Rotary Club (HRC) had achieved one of its many goals, to save a life!
Today The HRC Board of Directors has been asked to vote on a proposed option to the standard GOL program, so we can continue to put SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
As of today, Mitchelle Cerillo is doing well!  She has returned to Naga, Philippines with a smile as seen on Facebook in recent days!  
 
The HRC, will soon host its 2nd Annual GOL Dinner to again fund making the World a better place for All.  Please watch for details to come.
 
Our 2019 donation to The District 7490 Gift Of Life program was recently rewarded with a matching grant of $6000.00.  These funds are available to fund another GOL Child if anyone is interested in acting as the Hosting Family.  As the most recent Host Family, I can tell you the experience is profound.
 
However if we cannot find a Host Family we have been asked by the District GOL Chairperson to donate these funds to host 2 medical missions to Vietnam and The Philippines to find those in need.
 
The Board of Directors has been asked to vote on this second option, so we can continue to put SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
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2019-2020 Hoboken Rotary Avenues of Service
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.
 

Five Avenues of Service
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The Rotary Club of New York is organized into five Divisions to carry out the five Avenues of Service which form the foundation of Rotary's work, ensuring focus on Service Above Self and that service efforts are balanced and advance all aspects of the Object of Rotary to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

Club Service -- the First Avenue of Service

We are a volunteer organization which requires everyone's help to make the club operate. Everyone gets a chance to pitch in at various times throughout the year. Club Service includes tasks like collecting money at the door, giving the invocation, leading the opening song, greeting arriving members and the like.

Vocational Service -- the Second Avenue of Service

As business leaders, Rotarians share their skills and expertise through Vocational Service. Your Vocational Service efforts can play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those hardworking members of the community who need direction and expertise. By participating in any of a number of Vocational Service activities - mentoring, career days, vocational awards, business assistance, or even talking about your job at a club meeting - you can turn your experience into an invaluable resource for others.

Community Service -- the Third Avenue of Service

Many members focus on Community Service projects. Community Service can be likened to "rolling up our sleeves" to serve our community. Our projects include helping with an annual Christmas Party for underprivileged children, being servers at a Veteran's Thanksgiving dinner, participating in New York Cares, supporting a Boy Scout program with short-term mentoring of an Explorer Scout, participating in various scholarship programs or one of many others projects.

International Service -- the Fourth Avenue of Service

International Service is for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service, to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. The International Service Division has many projects supporting these goals, and invites and encourages participation in this vitally important work. The Rotary Club of New York and the United Nations have more in common than that both are in New York City -- Sylvan Barnet, a member of The Rotary Club of New York, is the longest-serving representative of Rotary International to the UN, and the International Service Division hosts monthly Rotary UN breakfasts which provide an opportunity to stay informed regarding the work of the United Nations, world politics, peace, and other international topics, and to exchange views on related topics with UN officials, representatives of UN member states, and other invited organizations.

New Generations Service -- the Fifth Avenue of Service

New Generations Service, the newest Avenue of Service, created by the 2010 Council on Legislation of Rotary International on April 28, 2010, recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. The Rotary Club of New York is committed to involving youth and young adults in all its activities, including vocational, community, and international service projects, and to providing programs and resources that support youth and young adults, and is committed to coordinating closely with Interact Clubs and Rotaract Clubs.

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Getting Rotarized
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!
At a recent lunch meeting we discussed projects for the 2019-20 Club year and the impact we can make in areas we care deeply about.   A fellow Rotarian shared a photo of her home-town Clubs project, which sparked  the discussion and became the catalyst for a potential new idea for us all to give back to our home town, wherever it may be.  We are therefore asking you take some time to reflect on YOUR HOME TOWN, and the impact it has had on your life and what you can now do to give back in Rotary Service style.
 
We are asking you write up an email to submit a program for the Board for review and consider to implement this Rotary year.  An example could be  partnering with your Home Town Rotary Club to assist or request assistance in finding out what may be needed, assistance funding  and implementing your project.   So think what it would mean to The Club, Your community to DREAM BIG and get or stayed Rotarized.! 
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Sep 21, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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Oct 05, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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Oct 19, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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Oct 26, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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Nov 02, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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Nov 09, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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Nov 16, 2021 12:15 PM
 
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