Posted on Jul 08, 2018
 
Why did I join rotary? That is a great question. I was away from New Jersey 8 years while I was finishing my law degree, and the moved to Maryland to practice law, but I knew that eventually, I would make it back to New Jersey. Finally, when I moved back, I didn’t have many professional acquaintances, so I was looking to join an organization, but giving back was always something important for me, so I wanted to find an organization that could do both things. And it so happened that when I went to open my bank account for my firm, I met my banker, Luke, who was a member of Rotary and had told me that there was another fellow attorney that I should meet, especially since I didn’t really know many professional people and was new to the area. He introduced me to the current President-Elect, Janet. Upon meeting with Janet and her telling me more about Rotary and the Street festival and realizing how much Denville Rotary does, I took an interest in coming to a meeting to check it out. It was from there that I decided that I wanted to get involved.  Sadly, I don’t think many people know what Rotarians do, and most think that we are a business organization and that we get paid. But we don’t, all of us are volunteers who donate our time and efforts in trying to help better the world.
 
Helen Quan
 
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