Welcome to Denville Rotary 
     P. O. Box 35, Denville, NJ 07834
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial for all concerned?
"Keep the Wheels of Rotary in Motion"
President Joe Paci
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Turn back the calendar to1983 and you'll find Ronald Reagan was President, the final episode of M*A*S*H aired on TV, "The Right Stuff" won four Academy Awards, Cabbage Patch Kids were the most popular toy, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was the best-selling album, and the very first Denville Rotary Street Festival was held. Forty years later and we're still going strong!
Join us for good food and good fun on Sunday, June 4th, from 11a.m. to 6p.m. on Broadway in downtown Denville.  Enjoy all-day live entertainment, fabulous food trucks, beer garden, unique merchandise for sale as well as professional vendors, 50/50 raffle, and lots of rides and inflatables for the kids, see your neighbors and meet new friends!  Proceeds support Denville Rotary charity efforts locally, nationally and worldwide. 
Denville Rotary would like to give a special thank you to Detective Scott Welsh for presenting a very informative program at our May 11th lunch meeting.  He spoke about current events within the police department, the growth of Denville Township as seven parcels of land are being developed for residential living spaces and how this growth will effect the department, he spoke about school safety and discussed the requirements regarding the new conceal carry law in New Jersey.  Detective Walsh answered many questions from those in attendance.  It was such a pleasure to have one of Denville's finest join us for the afternoon!  Pictured are Detective Welsh and President Joe Paci.
Rotary would not be in existence today if not for the vision of one man, Paul Harris, born April 19, 1868, he died on January 27, 1947.  Paul was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Vermont, attended the University of Vermont, Princeton University and the University of Iowa where he received his law degree.  He ultimately settled in Chicago where he opened his law practice.  During a walk along the streets of Chicago's North Side with a fellow attorney, Paul was very impressed by the comaraderie among businessmen and wanted to find a way to channel it.  He had a vision and on February 23, 1905 Paul met with three business associates to discuss forming a networking organization for local professionals.  This became known as the first Rotary meeting.  To learn more about the history of Rotary and it's evolution, seach rotary.org/history.  You'll find Rotary's very first service project very interesting!  Thank you Paul Harris!  (Graphic credit Debbie Vance, Graphic Designer)
It was such a pleasure to be back (post Covid) at the Denville Senior Center hosting our Annual Senior Luncheon.  Denville Rotarians were delighted to cook up and serve a delicious pasta, meatballs and fresh bread lunch with ice cream and fruit cup for dessert.  We want to give a special shout-out to Denville Dairy and Anthony's Bakery for their generous donations.  Mayor Andes and Assemblyman Brian Bergen joined us with a warm welcome from the sixty plus senior residents who enjoyed a fun afternoon with good food and lots of comradery.
Denville Rotary's annual Joint Service Club Meeting is being held on April 20, 2023 at the Village Restaurant in Morris Plains.  Our featured speaker is Lt. Col. Alexander Burgos who is second in command at Picatinny Arsenal.  This meeting is open to members of local service organizations with limited seating.  Respond by April 7th to claim your seats.
In recognition of Denville Rotary's 76th Anniversary, several Past Presidents addressed our club highlighting the events of their year (or in some cases years) serving as president.  What an enjoyable walk down memory lane!  We were reminded of some historical events and shared lots of laughs revisiting the many fun times!  Past Presidents pictured left to right are Bill Kader (1982-83), George Hrobuchak (2009-10), Betsy Roberts (1998-99), Mary Radicsh (2017-2018), Diane Vezutto (2018-19) and Rick Rafferty (2014-15).  Missing from the photo are Patricia Agliata (2001-02 and 2020-22) and Tony Toriello (2007-08). 
A warm welcome to Craig and Chrissy, owners of Diamond Spring Brewery!  They delighted us with a very interesting introduction to their new business venture as well as a history of how it came to be.  They have some fun events planned for the outdoor seating area which will accommodate about 100 patrons.  Opening soon at the corner of Diamond Spring Road and First Avenue.  Be sure to check them out!
Dana Foreman, Associate Director of Denville Community Media, presented a very informative program at our luncheon meeting.  Dana is immersed in our community creating videos documenting the interesting present and historic highlights of Denville Township, including a video on the history of our iconic Santa Land.  Find him on Facebook and view his videos on YouTube.  *Notice the clock tower in their logo.
Suzanne Freeney visited Denville Rotary to enlighten us about Gift of Life International and Gift of Life NJ.  The mission of Gift of Life NJ is "to provide resources to treat children with congenital heard defects from anywhere in the world where our assistance is needed."  Every 2 hours and 18 minutes the global network provides lifesaving cardiac care to a child in need.  Over 4,000 children are treated annually.  At its inception in 1975, Gift of Life brought one child at a time from emerging countries to the United States for cardiac treatment.  In 2009 the network created a new strategy to focus on developing sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery and aftercare programs in select countries.  Suzanne spoke to us from her first hand knowledge as she herself has been on several Gift of Life missions and had the experience of being in the operating room to witness a child's cardiac surgery.  Thank you Suzanne for reminding us of the important work of Gift of Life.  We presented Suzanne with a generous donation to help support their mission.  For more information visit www.giftoflifenj.org.
Denville Rotary has proudly been recognized by Mikie Sherrill, Member of Congress, as a 2022 HERO for making a meaningul difference through our compassion and dedication to community service.  Service Above Self!  A special thank you goes out to Matthew Higgins (aka Santa) for nominating our organization.  
Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary joinded forces for a soup making event at Healthy Italia in Madison. What could be better than a service project combined with great fun, fellowship and lots of laughs.  After making and packaging 64 quarts of soup under the direction of owner, Cristina Bossini, we all sat together and enjoyed a delicious meal expertly prepared and served by Cristina and her staff.  Roots and Wings and St. Peter's Village were the beneficiaries of this service project.  Well done Rotarians! (Take a look at the slide show under the photo albums tab.)
May your new year be filled with much happiness, achievements, accomplished goals, service to others and many, many blessings.  Denville Rotary wishes you all the best for the new year as we highlight some of our 2022 achievements and events.  After a two year absence it was wonderful to bring back our annual events kicking off the summer with the Rotary Street Festival and ringing in the holidays with the Tree Lighting Ceremony and the opening of our iconic Santa Land.  We continued our monthly blood drives collecting 669 units for the year, ran the Dictionary Project for third graders, we awarded A R Spinola Scholorships, conducted our annual drives for food, paper products and school supplies all distributed through Denville Social Services, we presented the prestigous Vocational Award, Citizen of the Year Award, Claude Dickerson Award and several Paul Harris Awards.  What a great time we had assisting Habitat for Humanity with the final construction stage of a home build.  We conducted our holiday raffel, donated to various local organizations, we support MKHS Interact students, we celebrated our new officers at the Installation Luncheon and also held our annual Holiday Party as well as a myriad of fellowship events.  It was a very busy and productive year!  For more information about Denville Rotary, contact Tony Toriello at ttoriello@yahoo.com
There are many wonderful things about being a Denville Rotarian and two of them are the friendships we enjoy and fellowship we share.  Our holiday party is an example of just that.  We had such a wonderful time at Ravello's with an extensive array of sumptuous foods, great dancing music by the Golden Gup, lots of laughs and good holiday cheer!  A special Thank You to President Joe Paci and Chairpersons Tony Toriello and Betsy Roberts for arranging such an enjoyable evening. (Take a look at the slide show under the Albums tab.)
About Our Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Denville Pizzeria
20 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ 07834
United States of America
Guests are always welcome! If you would like to join us, please contact Tony Toriello at ttoriello@yahoo.com
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