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.
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on Aug 25, 2015
For the first time, no new cases of polio have been reported in Africa for one full year.
on Jun 03, 2015
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 Jun 01, 2015
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.
on Jun 01, 2015
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.
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member spotlight: Peak performer scales Kilimanjaro
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Carole Kimutai was growing up in Nairobi, family members were always coming for long stays – a grandparent one month, a cousin the next. "Anyone who needed school fees would come to Nairobi, and my parents would assist," she says. "Or if my grandmother was sick, she would come to live with us until she was better. It was natural to help others." Years later, Kimutai was invited to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, where she instantly felt at home. "I grew up seeing my parents help relatives, and now I am seeing people help quote-...