Welcome to Denville Rotary 
     P. O. Box 35, Denville, NJ 07834
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Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial for all concerned?
PRESIDENTS' PROJECTS
 
 
"Keep the Wheels of Rotary in Motion"
 
President Joe Paci
Latest News
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.)
 
Thank you to everyone who joined the festivites for the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Denville Rotary's iconic Santa Land.  We had carolling, hot chocolate, cookies, lots of smiles and cheers and a warm welcome by Committee Chairperson, Dr. Andy Smith and Mayor Tom Andes.  Santa has arrived and is looking forword to visitors on weekends beginning December 10th to the 23rd from 1pm to 6pm and on weekdays from 4pm to 6pm.  Happy Holidays to all!  
It's almost time!  Santa's helpers are very busy preparing for the exciting tradition of children visiting Santa inside Santa's House.  Yes, that is correct.  We are so happy to return to indoor visits with Santa.  The characters are in place, Santa's House and Workshop are dusted off and all spruced up and soon the lights will be on the tree.  The work continues but we'll be ready for the official tree lighting ceremony on November 26th at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your holiday spirit and join us for this annual event.  
Santa will welcome visitors on December 3rd and 4th from 1-6pm, and December 10th - 23rd with weekday visits from 4-6pm and weekend visits from 1-6pm. (More photos to follow.)
Please, if you are able to donate, go on line to the site indicated below to schedule your appointment.  Time slots are filling up quickly.  This Blood Drive is sponsored by Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary.
George Gregor visited us at our Thursday luncheon meeting and gave us some very interesting facts and fun stories about "America's favorite Pastime."  George is the author of seven books all about baseball and is currently working on his eighth.  He was very gracious in presenting each of us with an autographed copy of "A Ride on the Mendoza Line."  Other books authored by George are Those Amazin' Mets...From Worse to Verse, The Chicago Cubs...and Moe, The BoSox of Beantown, From Coogan's Bluff to Baseball by the Bay...They Were Giants! and DID YOU KNOW: The Firsts and Onlys and Assorted Factoids.
 
As tradition holds, evey September Denville Rotary and Sunrise Denville Rotary join together to celebrate "Dictionary Day" by visiting our local elementary schools and distributing dictionaries to every third grader.  It's a fun and very uplifting day seeing the smiles, the enthusiasm and participation of the students celebrating "words".  Thank you to third grade teachers Ms.Cucci of Riverview School and Ms. Thomas of Lakeview School.
 
Denville Rotary takes time out for an evening of music, food and fun at an outdoor concert at the Morris Museum in Morristown.  Rotary is not only about service, it's also about fellowship and long lasting relationships.  
Denville Rotary was very happy to resume our annual community service project collecting school supplies for the new school year.  Through the generosity of Denville Rotarians and friends, we donated over $500 in much needed supplies.  No child should begin the school year without being prepared with the necessary tools.  All items were delivered to, and will be distributed through, the Denville Department of Social Services. Thank you to all who contributed to this valuable project.  Pictured are Rick Rafferty, Betsy Roberts and Mary Radicsh.
We had another great Rotary Blood Drive with 71 units of blood collected.  In the first eight months of this year, Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary continued to sponsor the monthly drive and have so far collected 448 units of blood potentially saving over 1,000 lives.  Thank you to all donors from Denville and surrounding communities.  You truly make a difference!
 
President Patricia Agliata and members of Denville Rotary (June 30, 2022) present the Denville Public Library with a generous donation for the purchase and installation of a new drinking fountain.  The Library staff was thrilled to receive our gift.
Denville Rotary presents a $1,000 donation to the Beautification Committee.  The committee was established to stimulate the love of gardening, provide education and resources and to work for the preservation of Denville Township's beauty.  They meet weekly for planting, weeding, pruning and mulching of a particular garden area within the township.  This donation will help the Beautification Committee continue their work to keep Denville beautiful!
 
About Our Club
Denville

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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Mar 02, 2023
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