Welcome to Denville Rotary 
     P. O. Box 35, Denville, NJ 07834
THE FOUR WAY TEST
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?
PRESIDENTS' PROJECTS
 
 
"Embrace the Opportunity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace"
 
President Patricia Agliata
Latest News
What a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon!  It was wonderful to be at a local restaurant again for our traditional weekly meeting.  Fellowship, fun, good food and a little business too.    Thank you Mancino's Pizza and Italian Cuisine!  Join us next time to learn about Rotary and all we do to contribute to our local community and beyond.  For details and to attend a meeting, contact Tony Toriello at ttoriello@yahoo.com.  Hope to see you soon!
 
 
Whenever Denville Rotary reaches out with a call to action, our community never lets us down and this was no exception.  The response to our Winter Accessories Drive was outstanding and demonstrates just how kind and caring you all are.  Whether you are a Denville resident, a Denville business owner or from a neighbouring community, we are so grateful and we thank all who gave hats, gloves and scarves so that others are sure to stay warm this winter.  All items will be distributed through Denville Social Services.  Pictured below are President Patricia Agliata, Mayor Tom Andes, Diane Grabowski, Betsy Roberts.  The second picture includes Tony Toriello.
Please see the details below for Denville Rotary's Warm Winter Accessories Drive.  New items only please!  Your donations are always greatly appreciated.  This drive benefits Denville Social Services which is Denville Township's "helping hand."  Its goal is to enhance the lives of residents through social programs and respond to local needs as they arise.  Programs touch all age groups from infants to senior citizens.  
Lisa Barsky Firkser, PhD, Executive Director of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), delivered a very informative program at our October 21st luncheon meeting.  CASA is located on Cattano Avenue in Morristown and is the only court authorized advocacy program for children and youth in foster care in Morris and Sussex Counties.  Their mission is to be a strong voice for the best interests of vulnerable children who have been removed from their homes or are under court supervision due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to be advocates, mentors and champions for every child.  Please visit their website to learn in greater detail about the services they offer as well as the training program to become an advocate for these beautiful children.  You may contact Lisa at lfirkser@casamsc.org  or  https://www.casamsc.org/
Pictured below is Lisa Barsky Firkser, PhD and Denville Rotary President Patricia Agliata.
The tradition continues!  On September 27, 2021 Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary have once again partnered to present a Webster's dictionary to every third grade student at Riverview School and Lakeview School.  It's so uplifting to see the excitement and smiles as the kids receive their very own dicitonary.  Third grade is the perfect time to encourage students to learn new words and expand their vocabulary.  Pictured below are Teri LaSala, Patricia Agliata, Jim LaSala and Tim Fisher.
 
 
On Thursday, September 16, 2021, Denville Rotary was proud to induct our newest member, Ricardo Agostinho!  Since June of 2016, Ricardo has served the community as Branch Manager of Provident Bank located downtown in Denville on Broadway.  Welcome Ricardo!  We look forward to your continuing service to our community as an active member of Denville Rotary.  Pictured below are President Patricia Agliata, Ricardo Agostinho and Past President Bill Kader.
NEW JERSEY BLOOD SERVICES (NJBS) ANNOUNCED A BLOOD EMERGENCY
 
There is currently only a 2-3 day supply and a 1-2 day supply of type O.  IF YOU CAN, PLEASE DONATE
SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION AT SANTA LAND ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN FORECAST.  PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATIONS ON AUGUST 21ST BETWEEN 8:00AM AND 11:00AM.  THANK YOU!
 
Denville Rotary, once again, proudly supports Denville Social Services in their efforts to collect school supplies for our resident children who may otherwise begin the new school year without the necessary tools.  Please consider donating supplies according to the list below.  We will be accepting your donations at Santa Land on Saturday, August 14th and Aug 21st from 8:00am until 11:00am.  Thank you!
Last night, Wednesday, August 4th, the Denville Police Department sponsored "National Night Out" which is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaradeire.  Denville Rotary is proud of our relationship with the Denville Police Department and have helped to acquire many tools necessary for the Officers to carry out their responsibilites when they respond to calls from the community. Last night we celebrated the gift of a special service bicycle.  This is an oversized bicycle to be used by Officer Adam Temporale when he is on patrol.  Officer Temporale is 6'7" tall and requires this special oversized service bicycle to accommodate his height.  Some of the other tools Denville Rotary has donated to the DTPD include spike strips to stop fleeing vehicles, ice rescue suits, helmets for the officers, helmet shields and more. 
 
As the New York Blood Center (NYBC) says, stepping on a Lego brick with your bare foot hurts, doesn't it?  So does hitting your thumb with a hammer!  A lot of things hurt, but donating blood to saves lives is not one of them.
 
This year, a rise in the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries that require blood products has depleted inventories, so the need for blood donors is great.
 
For over 11 years, the Denville Rotary Club and the Denville Sunrise Rotary Club have sponsored monthly blood drives with NYBC.  Thanks to the generous donors from Denville and surrounding towns, 2021 is proving to be an especially successful year for the Clubs.
 
Through July of this year, the two Rotary Clubs have combined to collect 400 units of blood, saving 1,200 lives, which surpasses 2019 and even 2020 during the height of the pandemic.  The last blood drive, on July 14th, netted 53 units of blood.  If they can maintain the current pace for the rest of this year, the Clubs will exceed last year's volume by 6%.  According to NYBC, in a geographical area with almost 300 active blood drives, Denville's two Rotary Clubs rank #8 in the number of donations received.
 
The next NYBC Rotary sponsored blood drive is August 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Denville Municipal Building, 1 St. Mary's Place.  If you would like to donate, please call 800-933-2566.  Just one donation can save up to 3 lives!
On June 26, 2021 our new Club Officers and Directors were installed to their positions by District Govenor Nominee, Shelby Rhodes.  Pictured from the left are Director William Kader, Secretary Diane Grabowski, Director Michael Boudway, Assistant Secretary Betsy Roberts, President Patricia Agliata, President Elect Joe Paci, Parliamentarian George Hrobuchak, Director Mary Radicsh, Director Rick Rafferty, Director Tony Toriello.  Not pictured are Treasurer Joe Velocci, Assistant Treasurer Greg Dittrich, Director Lora Villavicencio, Director Diane Vezzuto.  Also on this day, Denville Rotary proudly presentded the prestigious honor of a Paul Harris Fellow to Patricia Agliata, Diane Grabowski and Betsy Roberts.  Others who received a Paul Harris Fellow through generous donations are Dave Lawrence, Sal Paci, Mary Radicsh and Honorary Member Carmine DeMaio.  Congratulations to all! 
(For additional photos, please "Read More" and take a look at the photo album on the right.)
"DEDICATED IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING TRIBUTE TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO DEFEND THEIR IDEALS AND PAVE THE WAY FOR PEACE"
 
President Patricia Agliata places a wreath near the Obelisk at Veteran's Memorial Garden as a fellow Rotarian raises and lowers the flag. 
It is Denville Rotary's annual tradition to celebrate the memory of all those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
 
On May 27, 2021 Denville Rotary, along with Denville Sunrise, enjoyed the great outdoors with a nature walk in Jonathan's Woods led by Dave Blinder.  Dave Blinder is a Denville resident and serves on the Board of Trustees for POWWW (Protect Our Water Wetlands and Woods).  The mission of POWWW is to protect wetlands, woodlands and potable water supplies throughout the Beaver Brook watershed in Denville, Rockaway and Boonton Township.  They identify and support land acquisition, provide site stewardship and provide public education programs.  Dave spoke about the history of the area, the wildlife and how the preserve came to be.  It was a great experience enjoyed by all!
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Denville

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Denville Municipal Building
1 Saint Mary's Place
Denville, NJ 07834
United States of America
Meeting locations and times may varry. Guests are always welcome! Please contact Tony Toriello at ttoriello@yahoo.com if you would like to join us.
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