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 Address 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 Address 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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Teens raise money for Young Adults in Denville Janet C Navarro 2019-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Denville Runs on Service - 5K Race 2019 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

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.
Beautification Donation 2019-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

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
I Am Rotary Helen Quan 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

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.  
Save $7 on Unlimited Ride Wristbands! 2018-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Santa Land 2017 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

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.
The Dictionary Project George Hrobuchak 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0

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.
Police Trading Cards Are Coming to Denville Township Mary Radicsh 2017-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
Denville Santa Land Hours 2016-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Fall Festival 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
The Memory Switch - Matthew Goerke Rick Rafferty 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Denville Rotary Dictionary Project 2016 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0

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.



35th Annual Denville Rotary Street Festival 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z 0

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.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

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.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

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.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

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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