Ridgewood AM Rotary Club

Weekly Meetings on Thursdays at 7:30 am

"Its Greek To Me" Restaurant

21 East Ridgewood Avenue - Ridgewood NJ 

May 2016


Information on The Ridgewood AM Rotary
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club is a local community service organization of professional men and women in the Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Glen Rock and surrounding communities. We come from a diverse range of professions and share the goal of making a difference in our communities and the world.
Home Page Stories
On March 13, Rotarians from the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club spent the morning at Hawthorne Christian Academy, packing meals for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding hungry children from around the world. The hand-packed meals are specifically formulated for malnourished children. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world. Rotarian Tammy Butler spearheaded the community service project.

Veteran Producer Minnie Roh gave a riveting talk at the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club this morning. The Emmy-nominated journalist helped publicize Japanese war crimes against women in World War II by bringing to light efforts by the surviving "comfort women" to demand recognition and reparations by the Japanese government for the atrocities committed against them.
Minne Roh, Glen Rock resident and Emmy-nominated  correspondent for Asian American Life, a monthly news magazine show on CUNY TV, will speak at Ridgewood AM Rotary on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30am. Members of the public are welcome. 

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 Dick Brahs, Managing Director of the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus gave a great speech this morning.   The Hermitage,which is a National Historic Landmark and house museum, incorporates a stone house that was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington. It was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Its picturesque Gothic Revival design dates to the 1847–48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett.  To find out more information please visit them at http://www.thehermitage.org/ 

Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Member, Dan Fishbein, has shared this wonderful video produced by Ridgewood High School's Project Interact Club to help former student and multiple-cancer survivor Julia Leonard get a new wheelchair.
To view the video, please click here.
This is an annual Ridgewood A. M. Rotary social event.  Rotarians and friends enjoyed a night of fabulous food prepared by our hostess Missy Elfers.  Our host Rob Elfers set up tables and equipment.  Players put in a nominal amount for the "pot".  Knowledgeable players assisted those not familiar with the game so we all had a fun-filled evening.
Barbara Dunn, Executive Director of Paterson Habitat for Humanity gave a compelling talk about the many ways that Habitat for Humanity makes the dream of homeownership possible for low-income residents and helps to rebuild some of our poorest communities right here in Bergen County.
Pictured with Ms. Dunn is Paterson Habitat for Humanity board member, Wayne Angelbeck.

Mary Jane Surrago, a longtime volunteer with the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps, spoke with the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club about the Corp's long history and their vital role in the community.
Laurent Junod, Technical Director and Master Watchmaker for Patek Philippe, gave a fascinating presentation to the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club on New Year's Eve on the history of watchmaking and the future of the watch industry. Mr. Junod also discussed Patek Philippe's new elite watchmaking school in New York City, which is training a new generation of watchmakers. 

The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary is hosting a Happy Hour social for members and guests on Tuesday, November 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at The Office Beer Bar & Grill, 32 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood. All are welcome to join us for a casual evening and learn more about what Rotary is and how we serve the community. 

Ridgewood Rotarian Betty Wiest Circumnavigates Manhattan to Raise Funds to Eradicate Polio
For the first time, no new cases of polio have been reported in Africa for one full year.  
Ken Espenak will be our club's new president starting on July 1st.  Ken is a financial advisor with an Edward Jones office located in Ridgewood and he is a dedicated member of our club and we are looking forward to a productive year under his watch. Congrats Ken!

On May 7, 2015, our club hosted our biannual Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner in honor of Ramapo College President, Peter Mercer at the Ridgewood Country Club.  NJ CASA co-sponsored the event. The event was well attended and helped our club in its fundraising goals which goes to support many local and international charitable efforts.

Our Club collected over 13,000 pairs of shoes last Fall for Soles for Souls, which is a charitable organization that distributes shoes to the poor in the United States and all over the world. Thanks to Member Betty Wiest for organizing the event.


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At our meeting on Thursday, March 12th, we had a speaker, Raoul Mallalieu, from a local historical society. Raoul discussed the local area's contribution to the revolutionary war.
We have speakers almost every week and the public is always welcome to attend.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
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Ridgewood A.M.

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Its Greek To me.
21 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ  07450-3818
United States
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