WHAT IS ROTARY?

BECOME A MEMBER

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.

 

What does it mean to be a member ?

 

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.  

 

Discuss your community's needs and discover creative ways to meet them. Expand your leadership and professional skills. Catch up with good friends and meet new ones. Connect with leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations.

 

Ready to become a member ?

 

Membership of a Rotary club is something granted to those willing to commit to assisting in their local communities, in addition to the global community. If you are ready to join other like minded individuals in accomplishing these goals you should let us know.

A Message from our President

I am honored and humbled to serve as President in the upcoming year. I joined Rotary because I felt a strong desire to be a part of a fellowship dedicated to giving back. What I have experienced in my time with Rotary is something much greater. I have watched extraordinary people do extraordinary things.  Our club is defined by these people and our one true goal: to help.

My goal this year is to focus on a few key areas that have received feedback from our members.

Committees - When I was a new member in Rotary, I didn't find my place until I was asked to be part of a committee. It helped me get to know other members and learn how the club functioned. This year, I would like all members to be part of a committee. We all joined this club to be a part of something important and being on a committee furthers that involvement.

Fundraising - Our club has had great success with fundraising in years past. This year brings a change to our approach, keeping the future in mind. The initiative began with club feedback, changing times, and a natural evolution of our current model. I'd like to thank the Fundraising Committee for the many hours of research and development dedicated to restructuring this project. Thank you to our members for your ideas, suggestions, and support.

Community Service/Social Committees - This year, we are focusing on more Community Service projects and the growth of this committee. There has been a lot of interest from club members to get out into the community and donate their time. We are merging the Community Service and Social committees to intertwine community involvement with relationship building. I am very excited about the energy surrounding this plan, and I look forward to watching it come to life.

I would like to thank Mike Tozzoli for a successful year as President. I plan to continue his mission to build on connections within our group. Additional small group and individual meetings among members have already helped spark new ideas and strengthen relationships. I look forward to a year of working together and doing extraordinary things!

Vincent Giordano – President 2019 - 2020

 

RIDGEWOOD CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Rotary Club of Ridgewood AM is a Section 509(a)(1) that receive its public support primarily from gifts, grants and contributions from a broad group of people. Section 509(a)(2) covers organizations that receive their support from a combination of gifts, grants and contributions and fees for their exempt services.