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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.
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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 to serve as club President for the upcoming year. During my time in Rotary, I have been continually grateful for the opportunity to learn from and serve alongside all of you, Rotarians who live by the 4-Way Test and exemplify Service Above Self in your daily lives. I am excited to continue and expand upon the impressive work of Vincent and the club last year, and I look forward to working together to increase our club’s positive impact on our community.
We enter this year in uncharted territory. In the grips of a pandemic, we are unable to gather in person for the weekly fellowship that has been the bedrock of our club for these past 32 years. We face barriers to engaging in hands-on community service safely. In these times of economic uncertainty, we face challenges in raising funds to support the organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. I am confident that together we can face these obstacles, rise to the occasion, and come out stronger.
My goal for the coming year is to focus on the following areas:
Community Service and Social Engagement – There is no better way to build community within the club than to work side-by-side serving our community. This past year, based on member feedback, we made a smart decision to combine the communi- ty service and social committees. I would like to thank the Community Service and Social Committee for their dedication and excellent work. This year I would like to expand upon our commitment to hands-on community service and engage both club members and families in projects and social events.
Fundraising – Fundraising is critical to our ability to serve our community, both locally and globally. I am grateful to the Fundraising Committee for their leadership, vision, and the countless hours spent working on our transition to a new fundraising platform. Despite the current challenging financial times, I trust that as a club we can work together to expand upon our fundraising efforts this year.
Community Awareness and Branding – We made tremendous strides this year in growing our social media presence and upgrading our digital footprint, thanks to the hard work of our Website and Social Media Committee. This year, I would like to focus on creating guidelines and systems to better promote Rotary and grow awareness of the work we do. Building our brand in the community will attract new members and aid in our fundraising efforts.
I would like to thank Vincent Giordano for his service as President this year. He has steered the club through a challenging year with quiet leadership, humility and grace. I am humbled by the talent and dedication of our club, and I look forward to working as a team to achieve great things together.
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.