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
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
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.)
 
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.)
"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.
 
District Govenor Shelby Rhodes presents a District Grant check to President Patricia Agliata for improvements made to Denville Rotary's iconic Santa Land.
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
 
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.  
 
 
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 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.
 
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
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).
About Our Club
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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