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"Rotary. . .at Home in Your Heart" - Mary Radicsh
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
St. Francis Residential Community
122 Diamond Spring Road
Club Room
Denville, NJ  07834
United States
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Jul 20, 2017
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Aug 17, 2017
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Aug 24, 2017
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President's Message
Mary Radicsh
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Never fear shadows…they simply mean there is a light shining somewhere….
Happy Groundhog Day Everyone!  Are you team Punxsutawney Phil or Staten Island Chuck?  Groundhog Day, officially adopted in the US in 1887 (in, of course, Punxsutawney, PA), comes from a Pennsylvania-German tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries when people use the hibernation patters of bears and badgers to predict the end of winter.  February 2 is about the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox.  I personally see this as reliable as any other weather forecast J
The traditions of Groundhog Day on February 2nd, have roots in an early Christian holiday, Candlemas. On this day, candles were blessed and distributed. It was believed that clear skies on Candlemas, February 2nd meant a long winter. When the tradition of Candlemas came to Germany, the story was enhanced. They predicted that if a hedgehog came out on Candlemas Day and saw his shadow, it would mean a long winter. When Germans settled in this country, they brought the tradition with them, and the weather prediction ability was bestowed upon the groundhog.
Even on Groundhog Day, some U.S. states don’t look to groundhogs for their predictions. In Alaska, Feb. 2 is Marmot Day. Clark County, Nevada celebrates the day with a desert tortoise named Mojave Max. Louisiana boasts a trio of groundhog alternatives – T-Boy the nutria in New Orleans; Pierre C. Shadeaux, a coypu (or nutria) in New Iberia; and Claude the Cajun Crawfish, who makes his prediction Feb. 1 in Shreveport, just in time for Mardi Gras.
I hope your Groundhog Day is merry and bright and that Phil or Chuck brings you the answer you want about winter.
President Rita
Denville Rotary Proposed Board 2017-2018
Proposed Board for 2017-2018 ...
President : Mary Radisch PHF
President Elect: Diane Vezzuto
Vice-President: Helen Quan
Secretary: Janet Navarro
Assistant Secretary: Brendan Gross
Treasurer: Appointed
Assistant Treasure: Greg Dittrich, PHF
Sergeant of Arms: Michael Turallo, PHF
Parliamentarian: Appointed
Board of Directors will be:
Tony Torriello, PP, PHF ( 2018)
George Hrobuchak, PP, PHF ( 2018)
Rita Ambrosi PP  ( 2018)
Brian McCabe, PP, PHF ( 2019)
Susan McWilliams ( 2019)
Jennifer Hillegass ( 2019)
Any questions or comments please contact the nomination committee. 
Upcoming Events November 10 2016
1. Santa Land Work Party - November 12, 2016 at 9am
2. Monthly Board Meeting All are welcome to attend 7pm St. Francis
3. Presidents Ball - November 18, 6pm... and many more.... 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas or least it will after this coming Saturday!
SantaLand Work Party
9:00 am, Saturday Nov 12 
Breakfast will be served!
All who attend will receive a golden ticket into the monthly drawing.  All who do not
may receive coal in their stocking ... are you willing to take that risk?
2. Monthly Board Meeting - Held at St. Francis at 7pm. All are welcomed to come and learn what goes on in a board meeting or to bring issues up to the clean that we should be made aware of.
3. Presidents Ball - Don't forget that is November 18, 2016 and hopefully we have a good amount of people coming to support President Rita.
4. Santaland  Tree Lighting, Saturday 7pm, November 26th
5. Town Parade starts at 2pm - if marching in Parade meet behind Hunan Taste at 1:15
6. Rotary Christmas Party - December 3, information coming soon.
7. Ladies Holiday Party at President Rita's House December 15, at 6pm
Denville Club Runner
As we are entering into fall, we are sending a friendly reminder that if you have not already done so, you should be logging into Club Runner. There are great things to come and members will have full access. Besides having your information accurate, you will have access to archived files from the onset of the organization as well as updated information to attendance and billing. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thanks!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen Quan
July 18
Anthony Eoga
July 30
Join Date
Betsy Roberts
July 1, 1988
29 years
Stephen Shemonis
July 1, 1985
32 years
Thomas Andes
July 1, 2015
2 years
Michael Turallo
July 5, 2007
10 years
Brian McCabe
July 9, 2009
8 years
Gopal U. Rao
July 18, 2002
15 years