INSTALLATION LUNCHEON 2022-2023

Congratulations to the newly installed 2022-2023 Denville Rotary President, Joe Paci, and Board of Directors and Officers.  During the coming year, we are looking forward to continued growth, successes and many contributions to the community.  It is with heartfelt graditude that we say thank you to outgoing President, Patricia Agliata, for her two years of exceptional leadership. (Please take a look at the Installation Luncheon photo album.)
Incoming President Joe Paci
INSTALLATION LUNCHEON 2022-2023 Mary Radicsh 2022-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

On June 11, 2022 Denville Rotary, Sunrise Denville Rotary and friends gathered together for a joint service project with Morris Habitat for Humanity.  The home was constructed in sections at Roxbury High School and transported to Landing where it was placed on its foundation.  All volunteers were assigned multiple tasks, working during the final stages of construction.  Congratulations to the new homeowners who will be taking possesion in July.  (Take a look at the progress under the photo album tab.)
 
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DENVILLE ROTARY THANKS YOU!

We are sending a heartfelt thank you to all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes and on the scene to make the 2022 Denville Rotary Street Festival a smashing success!  A special thank you goes to Mayor Andes, the Denville Township Police Department and the Department of Public works.  Without their assistance the street festival would not be possible. Thank you to McCarter's Towing, The Gup, to our many sponsors and to all those who contributed in so many ways.  Thank you Rotarians and to your family and friends who so graciously volunteered their time.  Many thanks to all of the vendors who participated and to all who came from near and far to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the day. It's good to be back!  See you all in 2023!  (Take a look at the photo album slideshow on the right.)
DENVILLE ROTARY THANKS YOU! Mary Radicsh 2022-06-06 04:00:00Z 0

WE REMEMBER

"DEDICATED IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING TRIBUTE TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO DEFEND THEIR IDEAL AND PAVE THE WAY FOR PEACE."
President Patricia Agliata places a wreath near the Obelisk at Veteran's Memorial Garden as the flag is raised and lowered by a fellow Rotarian. 
It is Denville Rotary's tradition to honor the memory of all who served in the armed forces of the United States of America.
 
WE REMEMBER Mary Radicsh 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

PRESENTATION OF DISTRICT GRANT CHECK
 

District Govenor Shelby Rhodes presents a District Grant check to President Patricia Agliata for improvements made to Denville Rotary's iconic Santa Land.
PRESENTATION OF DISTRICT GRANT CHECK  2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

DENVILLE ROTARY STREET FESTIVAL IS BACK!

The iconic Denville Rotary Street Festival is back - Sunday, June 5th, 11am - 6:00pm (rain or shine) on Broadway in downtown Denville.  The fun includes delicious food, carnival rides for kids, unique merchandise for sale, arts and crafts, 50/50 drawing, beer garden, and all-day live entertainment!  For nearly 40 years, Denville Rotary has organized and managed the festival which attracts vendors, sponsors and guests from all over Morris County and beyond.  The annual festival boasts an attendance over 20,000 and raises funds to support Rotary's local, national and international service and charity projects.
 
Join us on June 5th for the best of family, community and service!
 
DENVILLE ROTARY STREET FESTIVAL IS BACK! 2022-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

PAPER GOODS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES DRIVE

Denville Rotary is having a paper goods and cleaning supplies drive on Saturday, May 21st, 10:00am to 12:00pm, at the Denville Municipal Building, 1 St. Mary's Place.  Papers towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissues, tampons/pads will be accepted as well as liquid laundry detergent and cleaning supplies such as all purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, etc.  The drive benefits local families in need through Denville Social Services.  Please answer the call to support our community by donating on Mary 21st.  Thank you!
PAPER GOODS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES DRIVE Mary Radicsh 2022-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

2022 DENVILLE GOOD SCOUT AWARDS

We are very proud to say that Denville Rotary's President, Patricia Agliata, was one of this year's five honorees of the 2022 Good Scout Award.  President Patricia was recognized for her service to the community as a member of Denville Rotary for the past thirty years.  She is currently serving as an extraordinary leader fulfilling her third term as club president.  First in 2001, then again in 2020-21 and 2021-22.  Over the years, Patricia has given her time freely participating in many programs, including hosting youth exchange students and group study exchange professionals; chairperson and active member of many committees; worked at the helm for many years with the Denville Rotary Street Festival; and is always there to answer the call as needed.  Patricia has been recognized with both the Claude Dickerson Award and as a  Paul Harris Fellow for her dedication and exemplary service.  Thank you, President Patricia, for all that you do! 
 
Additionally, Good Scout Award recipients are Ben DeSomma, Gene Fitzpatrick, Douglas Gabel and the Volunteers of the Thrift Barns of Morris County.  The evening ceremony was hosted by Mark Venis and Christopher Golinski.
2022 DENVILLE GOOD SCOUT AWARDS Mary Radicsh 2022-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

DENVILLE SENIOR CENTER BEAUTIFICATION

In the spirit of serving, Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary joined forces with the Denville Beautification Committee to spruce up and renew the grounds at the Denville Senior Center.  Thank you to all who volunteered their time!  As you drive by, take notice of the new landscape.  Spring is definitely in the air!
DENVILLE SENIOR CENTER BEAUTIFICATION 2022-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

THE ROTARY CLUB OF DENVILLE 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

The Rotary Club of Denville, Chartered March 26, 1947, has reached a very significant milestone in its deeply rooted history.  More than a hundred members, guests, dignitaries and friends gathered together to celebrate SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE.  This joyous commemorative gala represents our strength as an organization, our belief in the power of community, our insistance on moving forward with truth, trust and friendship.  It means longevity never impedes change and progress, but rather provides the framework to be even better, to grow stronger and to again define who we are to our community, to those we serve, the friendships we enjoy and to ourselves as Rotarians living and serving through the ideals of Rotary. 
 
I would like to thank those who worked together so diligently to provide this very memorable and historic event in honor of Denville Rotary Club's many years of service.  Committee Chair Tony Toriello, Recording Secretary Sharon Toriello, President Patricia Agliata, Past President Bill Kader, Past President Betsy Roberts, President Elect Joe Paci, Past President George Hrobuchak and member Vicki Harrison.  Please scroll to the Photo Album section to view the slide show of the events of the evening.
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF DENVILLE 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA Mary Radicsh 2022-04-17 04:00:00Z 0

VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD

In keeping with tradition, Denville Rotary recently selected an individual to receive it's annual Vocational Service Award.  The recipient must be someone who volunteers his expertise and vocational training freely and consistently over many years, promoting high ethical vocational standards while furthering the ideals of community service.  This year, Denville Rotary proudly and honorably presented the Vocational Service Award to John J. Egbert.  
 
 
VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD Mary Radicsh 2022-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

THE STICKLEY MUSEUM AT CRAFTSMAN FARMS

Denville Rotary continues to gather for an evening meeting of fellowship on the last Thursday of each month.  This past Thursday at Mancino's Restaurant, we were joined by Kristen McCauley of Stickley Museum as she provided us with an indepth history of the property and it's original owner Gustav Stickley, who purchased the 650 acres in 1910.  Stickley is best know for being a leading designer of the Arts and Crafts movement but he was also a publisher, architect, retailer and restaurant owner.  This National Historic Landmark is presently owned by the Township of Parsippany and consists of 30 acres.  The grounds are open to the public but the nine buildings are not currently open mostly due to extensive damage caused by a fallen tree (which is being repaired) and Covid restrictions.  To learn more about this local gem and its current virtual offerings, please visit www.StickleyMuseum.org.
Pictured is Kristen McCauley, left, and President Patricia Agliata.
  
THE STICKLEY MUSEUM AT CRAFTSMAN FARMS Mary Radicsh 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

SEEING EYE OF MORRISTOWN

The mission of the Seeing Eye is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specialty trained guide dogs. Don MacGowan joined us for a very interesting and enlightening presentation on how this mission is accomplished.  The Seeing Eye breeds and raises their own dogs to ensure they are well bred, appropriately socialized and expertly trained.  Thirteen times a year students come to the Morristown campus from across the United States and Canada for a three week instructional program.  Based on multiple criteria, individuals are perfectly matched with their remarkable guide dog and instructed in the proper handling and care of their new friend.  Please visit seeingeye.org to learn so much more about this incredible program and how to become involved.
 
SEEING EYE OF MORRISTOWN Mary Radicsh 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

CHARITY NAVIGATOR RATING

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International proudly holds the exceptional Four Star "Give With Confidence" Rating on Charity Navigator.  The Foundation has received a score of 100 out 100 in the following areas - Financial, Accountability & Transparency, Leadership & Adaptability and Culture & Community.  The Foundation's mission is to advance world understanding, good will and peace.  The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To learn more visit www.rotary.org
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

During our evening meeting on Thursday, January 27th, Denville Rotary formally welcomed three new members to our Rotary family.  They all promise to bring their own unique ideas and contributions as they fulfill our motto of Service Above Self.  We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to (from left to right) Vincent Avantagiato, Mary Sheeran and Kelly Najjar pictured with President Patricia Agliata (center) and Membership Chairperson Tony Toriello (right).
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BLOOD DRIVE FEB. 15TH - EVERY DROP COUNTS Mary Radicsh 2022-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
BECOMING A MEMBER Mary Radicsh 2022-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
IS IT IN YOUR HEART TO BE A VOLUNTEER? 2022-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
MONTHLY BLOOD DRIVE - JANUARY 19, 2022 2022-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
BLOOD DRIVE DECEMBER 15, 2021 2021-12-13 05:00:00Z 0

HOLIDAY CHEER and PAUL HARRIS AWARDS

With a festive spirit of great music and dance, delicious menu, awards, fun times and fellowship -- we nailed it!  Denville Rotary's Holiday Party was a smashing success at the Meadow Wood.  A special thank you goes out to our party planners President Patricia Agliata and PP Betsy Roberts, our Master of Ceremonies PP Joe Paci and PP George Hrobuchak for our Paul Harris Fellow ceremony.  Please scroll to the "Photo Albums" heading and click on Holiday Party and slide show to view the photos. 
 
In the beautiful spirit of Rotary, it is with great pleasure that Paul Harris Fellow recognition was granted to Past President Tony Toriello, Tom Mpakarakes and Jason Cohen for exemplary service to club and community, and to Past President Diane Vezzuto and Dave Lawrence for generous gifts to the Rotary Foundation.  Congratulations to all recipients for this well deserved honor. 
 
Denville Rotary Wishes All a Very Happy and Festive Holiday
 
 
 
HOLIDAY CHEER and PAUL HARRIS AWARDS Mary Radicsh 2021-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

2021 SANTA LAND COMMUNITY ALERT

To protect our community, our volunteers and especially Santa, The Rotary Club of Denville regrets that Santa will remain at the North Pole again this year.  We are especially sorry because this was to be our 61st anniversary celebration!  Children may drop off their letters in Santa's mailbox.  He will have plenty of time to answer and remember to please add your return address!!
 
Thanks to all who attended our traditional tree lighting at Santa Land.  Although we won't have in person Santa visits or events, please do come to Santa Land and enjoy the magic of the Holiday Season.  Santa Land has been refurbished and is fully decorated as always.  When you do visit, and we hope you will, please maintain social distancing and for safety reasons, please do not allow children to climb on top of the trains.
 
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
 
 
2021 SANTA LAND COMMUNITY ALERT Patricia Agliata 2021-12-02 05:00:00Z 0

THURSDAY AT MANCINO'S

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!
 
 
THURSDAY AT MANCINO'S Mary Radicsh 2021-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

THANK YOU DENVILLE!

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.
THANK YOU DENVILLE! Mary Radicsh 2021-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

WARM WINTER ACCESSORIES DRIVE

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.  
WARM WINTER ACCESSORIES DRIVE Diane Grabowski 2021-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

CASA Of Morris and Sussex Counties

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.
CASA Of Morris and Sussex Counties Mary Radicsh 2021-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

DICTIONARY PROJECT 2021

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.
 
 
DICTIONARY PROJECT 2021 Mary Radicsh 2021-10-03 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Ricardo Agostinho!

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.
Welcome Ricardo Agostinho! Mary Radicsh 2021-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

BLOOD DRIVE AUGUST 25, 2021

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
BLOOD DRIVE AUGUST 25, 2021 Mary Radicsh 2021-08-24 04:00:00Z 0

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE 2021

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!
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE 2021 Mary Radicsh 2021-08-10 04:00:00Z 0

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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. 
 
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Mary Radicsh 2021-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

DENVILLE ROTARY CLUBS ANSWER THE URGENT CALL FOR BLOOD DONORS

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!
DENVILLE ROTARY CLUBS ANSWER THE URGENT CALL FOR BLOOD DONORS Rick Rafferty 2021-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

DENVILLE ROTARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021-2022

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.)
DENVILLE ROTARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021-2022 Mary Radicsh 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
ROTARY DONATES TO THE DENVILLE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT Mary Radicsh 2021-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
FLAG DAY JUNE 14TH Mary Radicsh 2021-06-14 04:00:00Z 0

MEMORIAL DAY ~ WE REMEMBER
 

"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.
 
MEMORIAL DAY ~ WE REMEMBER  Mary Radicsh 2021-06-08 04:00:00Z 0

NATURE WALK  JONATHAN'S WOODS

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!
NATURE WALK  JONATHAN'S WOODS Mary Radicsh 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0

Awards and Induction of New Members

What a fantastic night for Denville Rotary and some very special people!  On May 20th at Cafe Navona, we held our annual awards event and inducted five new members into our Rotary family.  (Please take a look at the photo album on the right.)
 
The recipient of the Claude Dickerson Recognition Award, Denville Rotary's most coveted award, is Diane Grabowski.  Diane became a Rotarian in October, 2019 and has since made many significant contributions not only to Rotary but also to events which greatly benefited the community.  She  lives by Rotary's Four Way Test and exemplifies our motto of "Service Above Self."  Congratulations Diane!  You are very deserving of this recognition!  Pictured with Board Member Mary Radicsh.
The recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award is Michael Anderson for his many outstanding contributions to the community.  Pictured here with President Patricia Agliata and Secretary Betsy Roberts.
The recipient of the Vocational Service Award is William Connelly.  Bill is an attorney, who through his vocation, has dedicated many years of his professional expertise to serving and mentoring others.  Notably, under his mentorship, the Mendham High School Mock Trial Team has won numerous NJ state first place awards as well as national awards.  Bill is President of Mendham Rotary.  Pictured with Board Member George Hrobuchak.
​​​​​​Our newly inducted Denville Rotary members, pictured left to right, are Andrew Agliata, Peter Zablocki, Vicki Harrison, Rich Lehmkuhl and Brigitte Mesa.  We are so happy you joined us and look forward to many years of service and fun times together.  Welcome!
Awards and Induction of New Members Mary Radicsh 2021-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

Paper Goods and Toiletries Drive

The Rotary Club of Denville prides itself on its service to the community.  Our Denville Rotary Paper Goods and Toiletries Social Services Project was a resounding success due in large part by the overwhelming giving spirit of its Denville residents who answer the call of the needs of our community.  We appreciate the support!
 
On behalf of Denville Rotary, I extend my thanks to the residents and neighbors who never disappoint in their generosity.  To our members, thank you for your Service Above Self.  We had a great day embracing the opportunity to serve.
 
Patricia Agliata, President Rotary Club of Denville
"Embrace the Opportunity, Serve With Love, Work for Peace"
Paper Goods and Toiletries Drive Patricia Agliata 2021-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Denville Beautification Committee

The Rotary Club of Denville was pleased to present our donation to the Denville Beautification Committee.  We appreciate the volunteers who help with the flower beddings and plantings around Denville each year.  Kudos to Dave Sipple and his team!  Well done and thank you so much for bringing beauty to life in our community. 
Denville Beautification Committee Patricia Agliata 2021-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Stomp Out Stigma

All are welcome and encouraged to join Denville Rotary at Gardner Field on May 22, 2021 at 10am for a One Mile Stigma Free Awareness Walk.  Pre-Register at https://njrotary.org/ (click on Denville Walkathon) or use the scan code on the flyer below.  Participating in the event will be Sentator Anthony Bucco, Assemblyman Brian Bergan, Sheriff Gannon's Hope One Van and the CARES Group.  Free NARCAN training will be available.
Stomp Out Stigma Rick Rafferty 2021-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Paper and Toiletries Drive

Please assist Denville Rotary in helping families in need.  Donations are being accepted on May 15, 2021.
Paper and Toiletries Drive Diane Grabowski 2021-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

STREET FESTIVAL ALERT

COMMUNITY ALERT!
 
Rotary Street Festival
 
Regretfully the Rotary Club of Denville will not hold the annual 2021 Rotary Street Festival.  We feel it necessary to take this step to protect our community and our volunteers.  This event, which yearly ushers in the summer season, has been our main fundraiser and we are saddened to have to cancel this special event.  Your support over almost 40 years has been extraordinary and much appreciated.  We thank you and look forward to 2022, when we can all celebrate Rotary and our great community!  Save the date, June 5, 2022.  We will be looking for you!
STREET FESTIVAL ALERT Patricia Agliata 2021-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
Blood Drive February 2021 2021-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

Peer Place Project

The Denville Rotary Club in partnership with Denville Sunrise Rotary are thrilled to collaborate on this community project.  We also worked in partnership with the Housing Authority and Denville Social Services to refurbish the Peer Place Basketball Court which is located on the property of the affordable housing complex here in Denville.  Click below to see additional photos.
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Blood Drive November 2020

Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary are again hosting their monthly Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 18th.  Please see details on the flyer below and donate if you can.  There is a critical shortage.  THANKS FOR GIVING!
Blood Drive November 2020 2020-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Santa Land Community Alert

Rotary Club of Denville
 
Santaland Community Alert
 
To protect our community, our volunteers and especially Santa, The Rotary Club of Denville regrets that Santa will remain at the North Pole this year. We are especially sorry because this was to be our 60th anniversary celebration!   Children may drop off their letters in Santa’s mailbox. He will have plenty of time to answer and remember, please add your return address!!
Sadly, we have also canceled our traditional tree lighting event. Although we won’t have in person Santa visits or events, please do come to Santaland and enjoy the magic of the Holiday Season. Santaland will be fully decorated as always!  When you do visit and we hope you will, please maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
 
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and
Happy Holiday Season!
Santa Land Community Alert 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0

 Denville Rotary Halloween Parade 2020

Our first ever Halloween Parade was a really fun time for all the spirited, costumed participants.  Take a look below at our three judges and the three winners of the costume contest.  Each winner received a gift card to either Denville Dairy or Sweet Expressions while all children received a treat bag filled with goodies! 
Denville Rotary Halloween Parade 2020 2020-11-04 05:00:00Z 0
First Annual Halloween Parade Mary Radicsh 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Denville Rotary Inducts New Board Mary Radicsh 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Chief Perna Addresses Rotarians

Chief Frank Perna of the Denville Police Department visited us at our weekly meeting on October 8, 2020 to discuss various topics of interest.  For the months of September and October, Denville Rotary is holding weekly meetings at noon every Thursday at Gardner Field.  It's been fun enjoying the beautiful fall weather in the park with fellowship and a picnic lunch.
Chief Perna Addresses Rotarians Mary Radicsh 2020-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Project of the Rotary Clubs of Denville

 
September 29, 2020 was our annual Dictionary Day.  Denville Rotary and Denville Sunrise Rotary once again partnered to purchase and deliver a dictionary to every third grader at Riverview School and Lakeview School.  It's always so uplifting to see the excitment on the faces of the students as they each receive their own dictionary.  Third grade is the perfect time to encourage students to learn new words and expand their vocabulary.   Although this year the pandemic prevented us from entering the schools and visiting with the children,  we were still very pleased to participate in the Dictionary Project.  Pictured from Denville Rotary is President Patricia Agliata and Diane Vezzuto; from Denville Sunrise Rotary is Jim Harp; Lakeview School Principal Elizabeth Baisley.
Dictionary Project of the Rotary Clubs of Denville Mary Radicsh 2020-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Denville After Dark 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

39th Annual Denville Rotary Street Festival 

To Our Rotary Friends:
 
Every year the Denville Rotary runs its Annual Rotary Street Festival on the first Sunday of June, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in downtown Denville. This year the 39th Annual Street Festival will be on June 7, 2020. This is a great opportunity for businesses in the area to advertise and make themselves known around thousands of people. For anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, a vendor crafts, food or professionals, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and see Home Page Download Files. There, you will find all the applications should you wish to participate. 
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Dictionary Day for Third Graders

Posted on Sep 17, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 was "Dictionary Day" for the Third Graders of the Denville School System.  For the past 19 years, the Rotary Club of Denville and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Denville have been sponsors of The Dictionary Project.  As sponsors, we purchase and give a dictionary as a gift to every third grade student at Riverview and Lakeview Schools. To date we have distributed over 4100 Dictionaries. Third grade is a time to open up language to children and improve reading and writing skills with the use of a dictionary.
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Beautification Donation

Helping to Make Denville Bloom

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Past President of the Rotary Club of Denville Bill Kader presented a check for $1,000 dollars to Dave Sipple, president of the Beautification Committee of Denville. Looking on is Maja Britton of the Beautification Committee.
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I Am Rotary

Posted by Rick Rafferty on Aug 02, 2018
I have been a Rotarian for 26 years in two different clubs. I became a Rotarian through the urging and sponsorship of a friend, who, at that time was a member of the Maplewood, NJ Rotary. Maplewood, at that time was a small club of 14 members, who rendered enormous service to the community and the world through their projects. I was quickly introduced to the enormous tasks and the sometime tragedies that go along with rendering service. 
 
As I was becoming a member of the club, Maplewood was sponsoring a Gift-of-Life Child from Central America. Unfortunately, the little girl was mis-diagnosed in her native country and doctors here could nothing to save her. She passed while in the hospital in Newark. The club agonized over sponsoring another child, but ultimately decided to do so and since then have sponsored at least ten more children and raised money to save almost 50 more with donations to outgoing missions. I liked this about Rotary, saving one child at a time with Gift of Life, donating medical supplies to Haiti, supplying pajamas to kids in shelters in Newark, buying shoes for young boys in the St. Peter’s Home all contribute to serving.
 
Over my Rotary years I have been involved in raising nearly $1mm for charitable causes. My years in Maplewood saw the sale, over 20 years of 8000 Christmas trees raising almost $300,000. The “Affair of the Heart” dance for Gift of life always raised $15-25,000 a year translating to $400,000. The house tours and the “Antiques Road Shows” in Maplewood contributed another $30-40,000. As a member of the Denville Club we have raised at least $35,000 per year on average at our Street Festival, adding another $200,000. The greatest part of raising this money is that it has all gone to helping people and beautifying both towns. It has been so gratifying to see the Boy Scout Eagle projects we have helped such as the Electric car Charging station, to hand a check to Camp Merry Heart every year and to work on the painting, building ramps, replacing beds and so many other tasks to help the challenged campers who go there. Rotary in Maplewood adopted a park and worked to clean it out every year, and in Denville we worked to beautify the town with Benches and signage for Gardner Field and honored our Veterans with the Obelisk at Veterans Park. And, of course, to see a child, that your club sponsored for Life Saving Surgery, leave the hospital and get back on a plane with his or her mother, headed home to have a full life, nothing is better.
 
I could fill pages with the efforts and successes of the two clubs to which I have belonged, but I think you get the idea. I am a Rotarian for life. The motto of “Service Above Self” is not lost on me or my fellow Rotarians. We are here to serve.
I Am Rotary Rick Rafferty 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0 Denville Rotary,I Am Rotary

I Am Rotary

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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Save $7 on Unlimited Ride Wristbands!

Purchase Unlimited Ride Wristbands for the Denville Rotary Street Festival now until Saturday, June 2, 2018 at midnight for only $18 each.  All unlimited ride wristband will cost $25 if purchased on the day of Street Festival.  Save money and buy them now at www.Campys.comThe rides available will be the Ferris Wheel, Giant Slide, Dragon Coaster, Berry Ride, Tea Cups, Frog Jump, Toy Town Mini Jungle Gym, Car Ride and Inflatable Bounce House.
 
*** Rides subject to change. The quantity of rides will remain the same.  
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The Dictionary Project

Posted by George Hrobuchak on Sep 12, 2017

The Dictionary Project

The Rotary clubs of Denville will be distributing dictionaries to all Denville township third graders on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Our program will start at Riverview School at 9 a.m.  Our second stop will be St. Mary's Prep at 9:30 a.m., and then at Lakeview School at about 10 a.m.  This will be our seventeenth year of distribution, emphasizing Rotary's area of focus on education and literacy.
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Police Trading Cards Are Coming to Denville Township

Posted by Mary Radicsh on Mar 21, 2017
Denville Rotary has partnered with the Denville Township Police Department to bring Police Trading Cards to Denville.  Officers of Denville Rotary, Mary Radicsh, Rita Ambrosi and Betsy Roberts, presented the idea to Police Chief Christopher Wagner in late September, 2016 and were met with great enthusiasm and support.  Chief Wagner indicated he wanted to make the Trading Card Program available but had not yet found a vehicle to do so.  The perfect partnership was formed.  The program is well underway.  Officers have submitted their biographies, all officer photos have been taken by Jody Johnson of Glide by JJ and an exciting kickoff event is being planned.
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Marget Rahill Visit

Marget Rahill, District Governor. Is stopping by for a visit this Thursday, August 11, 2016. We are excited to have her come. 
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35th Annual Denville Rotary Street Festival

The 35th Annual Denville Rotary Street Festival

The Rotary Club of Denville is well on its way planning the 35th Annual Denville Street Festival scheduled for Sunday June 5, 2016 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. This event will be RAIN or SHINE!

For 35 years, the Denville Rotary has produced the Premier Street Festival along the beautiful tree-lined streets of this lovely, old-fashioned town located in affluent Morris County. The town is filled with quaint shops, cozy restaurants, and spas. This event draws people directly from three bordering counties, as well as New York and Pennsylvania. We provide an enjoyable, high quality experience for the whole family, including live music, Beer Garden, 50/50 Ticket sales, rides, gourmet foods such as fresh seafood served at an outdoor cafe, and many other crowd-drawing activities.

Admission and Parking is free. Our thorough advertising provides coverage in many newspapers, storefronts, TV, radio, internet, and flyers along busy street intersections. This event boasts an enormous attendance of 20,000 plus! The wide streets provide for easy driving up and unloading.

All proceeds from the Street Festival will be applied to local, national, and international Service Projects and Charitable Endeavors.


TO Download Applications for 2016 PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE! tHANK YOU.  

 

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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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