Posted on Oct 09, 2017
This is the 30th year of women in Rotary. To commemorate this milestone we are having a joint celebration with District 7450 on November 7th, 2017, at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield Pa. We will honor five women from our district who best represent the spirit of Rotary.
We received many applications for these awards and choosing the winners was not an easy task. I am pleased to inform you that we have selected our honorees:
                Renuka Desai – Health Care
                Judy Balliere - Life Time Achievement
                Kathy Ross - Non-Profit
                Pamela Fisk - Education
                Karen Hagerman - Business
Please come out and support these amazing women and learn their stories.
There will be lots of opportunities to support this event through sponsorships and the purchase of tickets to the dinner. We are also very pleased to announce that Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones and Current RI Vice President Dean Rohrs will be the guest speakers at this event.  Both of these women are awesome speakers, so it'll be worth more than the price of a ticket to hear them.   There will be much more on this event in the coming weeks.
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Posted by Tom Fletcher on Oct 09, 2017
The natural disasters that have occurred this year are unprecedented. I am asking all Rotarians to consider giving generously to help those in need. It is certainly disheartening to see the news today and see that Hurricane Nate struck Louisiana and Mississippi. As I write this email the damage done by Nate is still unknown and many are without power. 
The devastation on that Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Rico is heart breaking. Please consider giving $10.00 each to support the effort to help Puerto Rico. If every Rotarian in our district gave $10.00 we would raise almost $11,000. So I am asking you to please consider sending your donation to The District Office and we will forward it on to the appropriate organization.
Rotary is already working to help make a difference. The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
In addition, Rotary has established Donor Advised Funds for Puerto Rico and Mexico.  Listed below is a recap of those funds:
                Puerto Rico Recovery – Account # 614
                Mexico Earthquakes – Account # 613
                Hurricane Harvey – Account # 608
                Hurricanes Irma and Maria – Account # 296
Attached is a form you can use to make your contribution.
The Puerto Rico Recovery fund was established with a $1 million gift from the Murray Family Foundation with hopes that it will be matched by Rotarians and friends.
Shelter Box, Rotary's partner for disaster relief, is providing tents for use as privacy tents to be pitched within the convention centers housing families that have been evacuated. Please direct inquiring Rotarians to the web story on for the most up-to-date information or to contact RI by writing to  
In addition, Linda Nese asking for donations so she can send a truck loaded with supplies for both Florida and Puerto Rico.  Linda sent me an update for you to read about her efforts to make a difference:
Hi Tom,
I wanted to update you on what has been going on with our disaster relief projects. 
Florida – Our truck leaves tomorrow evening for the Keys.  We are sending cleaning supplies, bug spray, paper products and personal care items.   We still have room in the truck for more donations if any of the clubs is able to help us.   The Gloucester Twp./Pine Hill Rotary dropped off a large donation of sponges, buckets, mops, flashlights and work gloves on Saturday and Peg and Joe Castor also made a personal donation of work gloves, peroxide, vinegar and other items that are in demand.
Puerto Rico – I connected with Bert Lopez who is coordinating efforts in South Jersey.  I was asked to speak at a rally yesterday in Atlantic City on behalf of “Hand Up” and the rotary to talk about our involvement.  I was joined by Mayor Don Guardian, several state senators, Local 54 and other organizations who will be providing aid to Puerto Rico.  Our center in Brigantine will be used as the holding site for all donations.  Our volunteers will sort, pack and label donations that will be flown by the National Guard to Puerto Rico for distribution.   Mayor Guardian will also be putting together a team to go there directly to cook meals and take them to people in remote towns that are not getting any relief.  We are looking for donations of rice, beans, nutritious foods In flip-top cans, water and gift cards to grocery stores to purchase food.  
I will keep you updated. Thanks, Linda
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Posted by Linda Nese on Sep 27, 2017
Many have asked me for a list of needed supplies and this is what we are in most need of:
Trash Bags
Ziploc bags
Bug spray
New socks/underwear
Cleaning products
Personal care products
Storage bins
Work gloves
Gift cards (home depot, gas cards, Walmart, etc.)
Thanks so much!
Linda Nese
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Tri County Rotary Club Charter Celebration Tom Fletcher 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
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To my 7640 family,
When I was growing up my mother always told me to do things PDQ. What the heck is a PDQ and what do you do with it? Until I became a Rotarian I had no idea what she really meant! As a DG, “P” means to plan. For the 2 yrs. before you become a DG you are taught how to plan for your year as Governor. I was sent to Sydney Australia, Toronto Canada and San Diego CA. where some of the finest minds in Rotary challenged us and inspired us to plan for our year to come. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet other DGEs from around the world and exchange ideas.  At the end of this period you have to send RI a strategic plan for your year to come.
Now you become the governor and “D” comes into play. D stands for DO. What I wanted to do was to spend my year celebrating Rotary with my family of District 7640. I got to know my family by visiting each club separately through the 1st half of the year. I like to equate this experience to Forrest Gump’s statement “Life is like a box of chocolates”… The district is the box and the clubs are the chocolates. As you visit them you realize each club is wonderful in its’ own way but they all share the joy of Rotary so I knew they would be willing to celebrate with me throughout the year. So in September the celebration began with Rotary at the Rodeo. 270 members of our family got together and had a wonderful night just having fun with each other. This night was successful largely due to the efforts of District Trainer Vicky Beyerle and District Administrator JoAnn Stott.  THANK YOU BOTH!
In October PDG Alan Stein reminded me our district hadn't developed a Strategic Plan for many years. He volunteered to lead the planning so we had the G-string, leadership committee and members of the clubs meet and we devised a district plan for the next several years. This allows stability in our district and a blueprint for easy transition from 1 administration to the next. Thank you Alan!  
In January we celebrated the culinary talents of some of our Rotarians at DINING WITH ROTARY CHEFS. Over 300 came out to support their expertise and have a great meal to boot. Thank you DGND Joanne Ventura and her committee for that night.
In March we celebrated the generosity of our district by joining with district 7500 by having the BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD DINNER with RI President Ravi Ravidran as the keynote speaker. Over 400 members of the 2 districts got together getting to know each other and exchange ideas on how to raise funds for the RF. Thanks to the generosity of the members of our district Annual Giving is up appreciably so DGND Joanne will have more funds available in her DG yr. for district grants for our clubs. Thank you DGND Joanne and her committee for its success.
Shortly after this RI sent me notice that I had to DO something about our membership or we may have to merge with another district. For several years our district had negative membership growth and we were down to 1067 and RI wanted a minimum of 1100. Thanks to an amazing meet & greet by Melanie Druziako and the efforts of Cathy Gavin and her membership committee we now have positive growth again and we are well above the 1100 mark.  
In May we were on our way to Cape May. Our district conference was truly a celebration orchestrated by Tom Veevers, Tom Venable, Vicky Beyerle, Melanie Druziako and all the others on the conference team. My theme was to bring your family to meet your Rotary family largely because I strongly believe youth is the future of Rotary. That is why I asked families to bring their children and I included a youth conference which also included our Interactors and Rotaractors. 150 youth as well as the adults got to hear the story of polio as told by Rotary International PolioPlus Chair Michael McGovern, PDG Manjit Sawhney SE Asia PolioPlus Chair and PDG Tom Veevers our District PolioPlus Chair, the history of the Native American Lenni Lenape Indian tribe by Chief Mark Gould and the worldwide need for potable water and clean sanitation by Carolyn Crowley Meub of the Pure Water for the World Society and Helen Weinheimer of the Garden State Rotary Club. Now they have a new appreciation for Rotary! We also allowed the adults to hear all these presentations during their conference along with the necessary Rotary informational programs, David Bailey of Ranch Hope and John Stefankiewicz of the Fresh Air Home in N. Wildwood. At night we partied with the Congress Street Brass Band Friday and Lights Out Vocals Saturday. Toes were tapping and people were dancing. A lot of fun for everyone! Actually there was a down side of the conference…at my weigh out I was down 20 lbs. since the previous changeover dinner. So each club owes the RF $20 as the presidents agreed to at my MAPETS.
Our final celebration took place in Early June when the leadership team, the College of Governors, and the AGs surprised JoAnn Stott with a richly deserved PHF for all she has done for the district for all the many years and wished her well in her retirement. JoAnn, we will truly miss you and I would like to personally invite you to join the White Horse Club. Give me a call.
As you can see a lot was done this year. My Leadership team is the people that made my job easy and my year successful. Thank you!! My AGs deserve my gratitude just because they had to hear my speech over and over again but also they were my best means of communication with the clubs. Thank you!
Ok we've had the P&D what's the Q? The Q comes at midnight 7/1 when I slip Quietly into the role of PDG. I will be asleep in my recliner with the TV still running but a smile on my face. It was a wonderful year and I thank you all for giving me the privilege of being your governor. Good luck Ulysses and I'm looking forward to the coming year.
Dave Zelley
7640 District Governor 2015-2016
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Posted on May 18, 2016

How to simplify club administration

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Through Rotary's data integration, you can add new members, report club officers, and update membership information easier than ever.

Through Rotary’s data integration tools, you can add new members, report club officers, and update membership information easier than ever.

By Rotary staff

Does your club manage members and officer updates online? Do you have a website or app to keep your members connected and up-to-date? Over 10,000 clubs are already integrated directly with Rotary International’s membership database using tools provided by our licensed vendors. These tools help you keep your membership and club officer information up to date, connecting it to RI in real time.

The Community Marketplace is your one-stop-shop for digital tools that can help you streamline club administration, communication, and event management. Find tools to help you manage your club so you can spend less time on administrative tasks, and more time developing and taking part in service projects. You’ll also find our page for Marketplace apps that are helping Rotarians achieve more, from managing your club’s membership details on your smartphone with Roster on Wheels to event planning with AnyEvent.

We have upgraded our integration services to make club administration easier. No more forms to fill out or emails to send in with your club’s updates: our expanded services include adding new members, appointing club officers, and improved accuracy for updating membership information. We are working with our vendors to make sure they make the upgrade with us; all vendors listed in the Community Marketplace are using these new services.

If you’re going to Korea, check out a breakout session by Peter Markos, Chief Information Officer at Rotary International, who will be explaining the benefits of data integration. Several licensed vendors will be joining him to discuss how data integration can make club administration easier and membership information more accessible.

They will explain how integration works, how Rotary maintains your privacy, what improvements are planned for the future, and answer any questions you have about making this transition.

“We’re bringing these vendors together to show how integration can enable our membership and partners to do more,” Markos says. “Data integration is about filling the need expressed by our membership: to create websites, mobile apps and functionalities that allow our members to be more effective, efficient, and agile.”

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District 7640 Foundation Committee 
Seeking Applications for
2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary International funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers.  Through training, study and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalyst for peace and conflict resolution.  
District 7640 is seeking candidates (who are NOT active or honorary Rotarians) for the following opportunities:
Master’s Degree Fellowship (15-24 months) at one of five premier universities 
Professional Development Certificate (3 month program) in peace and conflict prevention resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
Eligibility Criteria
• Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.
• Excellent leadership skills
• Master’s degree applicants:  minimum 3 years or related full time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
• Certificate applicant:  minimum 5 years of related full time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
A few examples of qualified professionals
• Community development specialists 
• Military, security and law enforcement personnel
• Mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution personnel
• Professionals involved in human rights, refugee issues, disaster relief
• Documentary film producers
Interested applicants should visit and complete application on:
Application deadline:  May 31, 2016
For more information or a presentation for your club, contact Mary Lynne Reynolds (Chair, District 7640 Peace Fellowships) at or 
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Posted by Dave Zelley on Mar 01, 2016

District Governors Newsletter March 2016

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District Governors Newsletter March 2016 Dave Zelley 2016-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Hello my 7640 family,
January is Vocational Service Month. So what is Vocational Service and why is it so important that we have a yearly assembly celebrating it?  Let's answer the second question first. VOCATIONAL SERVICE IS WHAT ROTARY WAS FOUNDED FOR!! Our founding fathers were business men meeting together to set up business contacts and run their businesses in an ethical manner. It’s what our 4 Way Test was created for.
What is vocational service? If you are an active, engaged Rotarian, you probably view vocational service as a way of life, even if you find it difficult to articulate a clear definition. The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
• High ethical standards in business and professions
• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
• Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.
• Use your professional skills to serve a community.
• Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through
your own words and actions.
• Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
• Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service.  And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary.  It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations. What first brought you to Rotary?  In all likelihood, someone identified you as a prospective Rotarian because you are a respected member of your business or professional field — in Rotary terms, your “classification.” Each Rotary club’s membership represents a cross-section of its community’s business and professional population, which ensures diversity in experiences and perspectives. Classification and vocational service go hand in hand. Just as Rotarians represent their vocations in Rotary, so do they represent Rotary in their vocations.
Promoting integrity through ethical behavior is an essential part of what it means to be a Rotarian.  Two standards developed by Rotarians — The Four-Way Test and the Rotary Code of Conduct — provide a road map for ethical behavior in the workplace and other areas of life.
The Four-Way Test was conceived in 1932 by businessman Herbert J. Taylor, a member of the Rotary Club of Chicago who served as Rotary International president in 1954-55. Having taken on the task of saving a company from bankruptcy, Taylor developed the test as an ethical guide to follow in all business matters. The company’s survival was credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary International in 1934, The Four-Way Test remains an essential standard against which Rotarians measure ethical behavior. It has been translated into dozens of languages and promoted by Rotarians worldwide.
Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary code of conduct
The Rotary Code of Conduct (formerly known as the Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions) provides a framework for ethical behavior that all Rotarians can use, together with The Four-Way Test, in their business and professional activities.
As a Rotarian, I will
1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities
2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary
3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others
4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings
5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society
6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community
7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians
8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.
So what should your club do to emphasize Vocational Service?
• Have your club dedicate time to discuss the importance of The Four- Way Test and the Rotary Code of Conduct. In particular, be sure to educate new members and prospective members on the importance of these documents as guiding principles for Rotary’s commitment to integrity.
• Organize a workshop on ethics in the workplace and invite local non- Rotarian business leaders to attend. To help participants build practical problem-solving skills, consider including an open discussion exploring how to deal with examples of ethical dilemmas.
• Give ethics awards to businesses or professionals who demonstrate high ethical standards in their treatment of employees, customers, and the communities in which they work.
• Sponsor an essay or speech contest for young people. Many clubs hold local or regional competitions for junior or senior high school students to address the theme “What The Four-Way Test means to me.” These contests are an effective way to get young people engaged with the concepts of ethics and integrity.
Every year all the districts in our state get together and recognize an outstanding business person in each of our districts at the Vocational Assembly.  It's a wonderful night with interesting speakers, good food, good fellowship, and the joy of honoring deserving Rotarians. Sadly this night is largely ignored in our district. We rarely have more than 30 attendees. I sincerely hope this trend reverses and 7640 will increase its attendance and give our recipient the backing he/she deserves!
We have another problem in our district I would like to address which doesn't pass the 4 Way Test, LAST MINUTE LOUIE’S.  Each year the District provides multiple activities for the benefit of the clubs and all Rotarians. These activities require large amounts of time, planning and resources. Our desire is to help clubs succeed and do it in an enjoyable atmosphere. All we ask from you is register early and don't wait until the last minute. Planning is very difficult when you have no idea what the attendance will be. We still have the Gift to the World Dinner and the District Conference coming up. If you are planning on attending PLEASE REGISTER NOW!!!
2/19/16. Williamstown Sunrise Comedy Night, Antony & Cleopatra Caterers, 7 pm., $40 pp if purchased before 2/10 $45 after
3/6/16.  Cherry Hill Rotary Shares an Afternoon of Music – 2:30 pm, $15 pp – Unitarian Universalist Church, Cherry Hill
3/21/16.  Be a Gift to the World Dinner. Lucien’s Manor. We will honor those who have received Paul Harris Fellowships since 4/6/15, Paul Harris Society, Major Donors, Benefactors, & Arch Klumph Society. $60 per individual, $110 per couple or $500 per table of 10. Speaker will be RI President Ravi Ravindran. Info & registration soon on District Website
5/13/16-5/15/16.  DISTRICT CONFERENCE.  Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ.
I look forward to hearing about your clubs and your activities. Have a great winter.
Dave Zelley 7640 District Governor 2015-2016
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Posted by Dave Filan on Oct 02, 2015
Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club
distributing over 130 3rd grade dictionaries to the children of the
Osage Elementary School.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2015
September 12, 2015
Cowtown Rodeo
780 Harding Highway
Pilesgrove, NJ
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Classification List
Accounting Service-Commercial
Accounting Service-Management
Accounting Service-Personal
Addressing Service
Advertising, General
Advertising, Direct Mail
Advertising, Outdoors
Advertising, Periodical
Advertising, Radio
Advertising, Specialty
Advertising, Aerial
Airport Management
Airport Services
Airport Transportation
Alcohol & Drug Programs
Answering Services
Antique Sales
Apartment, Rentals
Appraising Service-Commercial
Artists Materials-Retail
Asphalt Products
Association Management
Athletic Club
Athletic Teams
Auctioning Services
Audio Visual Services
Auto-Sales New
Auto-Sales Used
Auto-Advertising Director
Auto-Sales Foreign
Bath Fixtures-Sales
Bath Fixtures-Refinishing
Beauty Salon
Beauty Salon-Supply
Blueprint Services
Boat-Sales New
Boat-Sales Used
Bookkeeping Services
Bottle Gas Distribution
Bowling Centers
Building Construction
Building Materials-Retailing
Building Services
Burglar Alarm Services
Business Forms & Systems
Business Services
Bus Transportation
Cable Television Services
Camera Sales-Retail
Catering Services
Chamber of Commerce
Check Cashing Services
Child Care Services
Chiropractic Services
Cleaning Services-Home
Cleaning Services-Commercial
Closet Organizer Systems
Clubs & Associations
Cocktail Lounges
Coffee Distribution
Collection Services
Contractors-Grading & Paving
Counseling Services
Courier Services
Credit Card Accounting
Credit Card Services
Credit Union Services
Cycle Accessories-Retail
Dance Studio
Data Processing
Day Care
Decorating Materials-Retailing
Dental Lab
Dentistry-Oral Surgery
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Posted on Feb 18, 2015
February 23 marks an important date for us, the 110th anniversary of Rotary International. On this day in 1905, Rotary founder Paul Harris formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Since then, Rotary has continued its commitment to service by providing clean water, improving maternal health, awarding scholarships, fighting diseases, and improving lives around the world.
This year, also marks the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Since the fight to end polio began, 2 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free. During the week of February 17 – 23, share with others how we are “this close” to ending polio and highlight Rotary’s 110 years of service.
To celebrate Rotary’s anniversary and mark 30 years of our PolioPlus program, be sure to utilize this toolkit, which includes:
  • event ideas
  • social media posts and graphics
  • press releases
  • op-eds to share with local media
This toolkit will help you celebrate these milestones in Rotary's history throughout the week and through the rest of the year.
Rotary International
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Posted by Mary Lynne Reynolds on Jan 26, 2015
District 7640 Foundation seeking applicants for
2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers.  Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalyst for peace and conflict resolution.   Our District is currently seeking nominations for the Rotary International
Master’s degree fellowship (15-24 months) at one of 5 premier universities or Professional Development Certificate – 3 month program in peace and conflict prevention resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Candidates cannot be an active or honorary Rotary member or related to a Rotarian.
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.  
  • Excellent Leadership Skills
  • Master’s degree applicants:  minimum 3 years or related full time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants:  minimum 5 years of related full time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
Interested applicants should visit and complete application on
Application deadline:  May 31, 2015
Please contact Mary Lynne Reynolds (Chair, District 7640 Peace Fellowships)   at   or 856-938-9917
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By Ryan Hyland, RI staff

Incoming district governors enthusiastically greeted the presidential theme for 2015-16,Be a Gift to the World, during a dinner 18 January at the International Assembly, Rotary’s annual training event for future district leaders. RI President-elect K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran is asking Rotary members to use their talents, expertise, and leadership in the coming year to transform the lives of others.

We caught up with incoming district governors after the theme was announced to get their thoughts.

A.J. Range, Rotary Club of Oviedo, Florida, USA (District 6980): “I was touched by the theme. It made a lot of sense to me. The fact of the matter is, it’s about sharing. This is why we’re here and what we are asked to do. We’re all contributing to the growth and development of humanity. I’m just delighted and honored to be on this journey with such a great group of Rotarians.”

Jhulan Basu, Rotary Club of Kabitirtha-Calcutta, West Bengal, India (D-3291): “His theme was right on. We always like to receive gifts, yes, but we have an opportunity to give gifts to the people who need it most. That is the basic motivation of what we do.”

Antanas Cepys, Rotary Club of Silute, Lithuania (D-1462): “If we can give a gift, really of anything that adds value to someone’s life, we are fulfilling what it means to be a Rotarian. We have 1.2 million Rotarians who are empowered to be gifts. What an impact that can make.”

Susan Valenta, Rotary Club of Gilroy, California, USA (D-5170): “I like how President-elect Ravi captured the essence of Rotary with his theme. His logo is very contemporary. It’s going to be good for Rotary this year.”

Jahangir Moghul, Rotary Club of Karachi Darakhshan, Pakistan (D-3271): “I was just talking to my colleagues and we’re all in agreement on how great it is that the theme is easy to translate in all languages of the world. Sometimes they are not. Being a gift is something everyone in the world can relate to.”

Alex Wilkins, Rotary Club of Stuart, Virginia, USA (D-7570): “I think the theme will allow us to think about the future and not ourselves. It will invigorate us. I’m looking forward to it. It will be easy to support and easy to pass on to others.”

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  Peace in Action
December 2014 | Creating vibrant, peaceful communities around the world
Rotarian Action Group for Peace - PeaceHub
Rotarian Action Group unveils PeaceHUB Map

The Rotarian Action Group for Peace has developed an interactive map of Rotary peace resources. The Rotary PeaceHUB Map is an innovative solution for sharing a large volume of data in a way that enables users to make important connections quickly and easily. While no such resource can be all-inclusive, the map will grow as Rotarians and Rotary Peace Fellows add material.

The map, which is available to the public, can be used to find:

  • Rotarian Action Group for Peace members and other Rotary members working on peace projects


  • Project-specific information including contact people, planning documents, funding collaboration


  • Rotary Peace Fellows, including the more than 850 alumni and the current class of 80-plus fellows at the six Rotary Peace Centers


  • Nonprofit organizations in the field of peace and conflict resolution worldwide


  • Educational institutions that offer degree programs and training in peace and conflict resolution
To find out more:
  • Join the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and help expand the peace resources map.
  • Watch a short video about expanding PeaceHUB resources.

Applications for 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowships are now being accepted. The deadline for candidates to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

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Rotary international data services
Dear Rotary club officers:
The days of complicated worksheets to calculate membership and club dues are over. Starting January, you’ll receive a one-page invoice with the total amount due.
To make sure you receive an accurate invoice:
§ Update your membership by 1 January. Report new members joining your club before or on 1 January, and members leaving before or on 1 January.
§ Update your club officer information by 1 February. Check to ensure Rotary has the current contact information for your club officers (mailing address, email address, phone, and fax).
§ Add permanent club details. Provide your club’s permanent email and mailing address (if you have one), which are used to send the club invoice and subscriptions to The Rotarian and Revista Rotaria (distributed to the club).
§ Update magazine subscriptions. Check your subscriptions to The Rotarian and Revista Rotaria (other regional publications are not included) and email any changes to Also confirm subscriptions paid by your club for non-members and other organizations.
You can update your membership and club officer information in one of three ways:
·       Sign in to your My Rotary account and choose Manage, then Club & District Administration, then Club Administration.
·       Enter in ClubRunner or DaCdb.
·       Email updates to
Look on Rotary’s website for more information about the new invoice. District governors, governors-elect, and assistant governors can verify the status of their clubs on
We hope this change allows you to spend less time administering your club and more time participating in it.
Kenneth Wright
Data Relations Manager
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Bridgeton Rotary Dedicates New Spike Machine Enclosure
            On November 20, 2014, the Bridgeton Rotary Club dedicated a newly-constructed enclosure for the Spike Machine located in the Bridgeton City Park.  The dedication was led by Bridgeton Rotary Club President Curtis Edwards, Immediate Past President Wade Sjogren, and Rotary District 7640 Assistant Governor Tom Fletcher.  Sjogren remarked that “the beautiful new enclosure for the historical spike machine is the product of a successful community partnership between Rotary, the City of Bridgeton, and others in the community”.
The Spike Machine was used by the Cumberland Nail & Iron Works, which operated on the site in Bridgeton from about 1815 until 1895.  A previous enclosure had been constructed by Rotarians but fell into disrepair and was demolished years ago.   Local historian, Bob Crowe, identified the need to construct a new enclosure to protect the machine from the elements.   Members of Bridgeton Memory Lane (“BML”), a Facebook organization, got involved in the fundraising and volunteer effort.   However, an established charitable organization was needed to receive donations and provide the legal and organizational capacity to see the project through to completion.   Enter Rotary.
BML partnered with the Bridgeton Rotary Club Foundation on a successful “Beef & Beer” event held in October 2013.  Thereafter, the fundraising effort continued.  “Thank you to Rotary District 7640 for providing a necessary $4,000 grant from the Rotary International Foundation for the project”, said Rotary Club President Curtis Edwards.  Local Architect James Livoti donated his valuable time to design the new enclosure, which closely resembles the former enclosure.   Materials and construction expertise were obtained from Brent and Bruce Hankins of HH Hankins, and construction services from William Carr & Sons in Shiloh.  The new enclosure is constructed of pressure-treated lumber and is covered with PVC siding to protect it for the years to come.   Signage is on order that will help inform visitors about the history of the Spike Machine and the Cumberland Nail & Iron Works.
The Bridgeton Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. is a charitable organization affiliated with the Bridgeton Rotary Club.  The next event for the Foundation is their annual “International Night” to be held on Friday, February 27, 2015.  Please save the date and mark your calendars!  Funds raised at International Night are used to support a number of local charities and food banks.  The Bridgeton Rotary Club is almost 50 members strong, and meets weekly at Gia’s Catering in Bridgeton on most Thursdays at 12:10 pm.  If you are interested in learning more about Rotary and possible membership, please contact Club President Curtis Edwards at 856-391-1124.
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Posted by Rotary International on Sep 05, 2014

Rotary Days

RI President Gary C.K. Huang is urging all Rotary members to by organizing a Rotary Day in 2014-15. The concept is simple: hold a fun, informal event in your community to introduce the public to your club and Rotary. You’ll not only improve Rotary’s image in your community, you’ll also boost interest in joining your club.

Host a Rotary Day

Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event -- even entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day. Here are some ideas for your Rotary Day:

  • An outdoor picnic or barbecue
  • A sporting event or concert
  • An event associated with a public parade or festival
  • An event at a museum, art gallery, or cultural center
  • A reception or buffet dinner

Find more tips for planning a Rotary Day in the .

National Rotary Days

The Rotary Board of Directors and other senior leaders will facilitate several national Rotary Days in 2014-15. These events will demonstrate Rotary’s relevance in today’s world and highlight our good work.

Rotary Days calendar

Find information about Rotary Days happening around the world. All information is provided by individual Rotary Day organizers. Contact the organizers to confirm event details.


To add your Rotary Day event to the calendar, send the following information to :

  • Sponsoring Rotary club or district name
  • City, state/province, and country
  • Date and time of event
  • Contact information (email address or event website)

Rotary Days recognition for your club

Host a Rotary Day in 2014-15 and you could receive a special award from your district governor. All district governors will receive an award template to customize for participating clubs.

Rotary Days Video Contest

If your club or district hosts a Rotary Day, here’s a little incentive to shoot video. Huang will recognize one prize-winning club or district with a special award plaque. The winning video, along with other finalists hand-selected by the RI president, will be featured on and possibly at the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil.


Submissions must:

  • Be no more than three minutes long
  • Be in English or have English subtitles
  • Appear on

How to enter

To enter the contest, send an email to by 31 March 2015. Include a link to the Rotary Day video you’ve uploaded to YouTube and a brief description of the video.

Rotary Days photos

Share your Rotary Day photos on social media using #RotaryDay, or upload them to your Flickr stream and share it with Rotary on our . Tell us who is in each photo and where it was taken, and you just might see it on Rotary media, including in and .

Resources reference

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Say it loud, say it proud!
Change your profile picture for the month of August
Share your Rotary pride with everyone in your social network by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the I’m a Proud Member, I’m a Proud Rotaractor, or I’m a Proud Interactor graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for the month of August.
Recognize a club member or show your Rotary pride in person with the Proud Member Window Cling from
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Posted by Dave Zelley on Jul 13, 2014
  Time to nominate your club's candidates for the 
34th Annual 
New Jersey Rotary
Vocational Assembly
co-sponsored by
Rotary Districts 7470, 7490, 7500, 7510 and 7640
October 7, 2014
 3 pm to 9 pm
Pines Manor, Route 27 South, Edison, NJ
The 34th Annual New Jersey Rotary Vocational Assembly celebrates the second avenue of Rotary service. This Avenue of Service promotes high ethical standards in businesses and professions, recognizes the worthiness of all dignified occupations, and fosters the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations.  
At our NJ state-wide Vocational Assembly, the only one of its kind in the world, we celebrate the Second Avenue of Service by honoring one outstanding Rotarian from each participating district who has embodied the principle of "Service Above Self in giving to his/her Rotary Club and community.  
Now it's time to nominate your club's outstanding candidate. 
Then send it to your District Governor-Elect as listed below by August 22.  
This year's vocational assembly has four terrific speakers!
Find out more at 
Featured Speaker 
Ken Blanchard 
Author of The One Minute Manager
Dinner Speaker
PRIVP Anne Matthews
First woman International Director of 
the Rotary Foundation and Immediate
 Past Vice-President of Rotary International
Mary French
Founder, "The Dictionary Project"
Mary McGahan, Esq.
Volunteer AAT&T Attorney for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
All these speakers plus a delicious Pines Manor dinner for only $50!
Register today with your District Governor-Nominee.
The New Jersey Rotary Vocational Assembly is an excellent opportunity to network with Rotarians from all over the state.  This is the ONLY state-wide Rotary Vocational Assembly in the country and the world.!  Bring plenty of business cards with you! 
Come early to get a special bonus!
If you are among the first 300 people to arrive on October 7, you will get this terrific business-card holder. 
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How to Update My Profile


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Club Invoice

Rotary members have been asking for a simpler dues process that will eliminate uncertainty about reporting and outstanding balances. We've heard you and are rolling out improvements in 2015.

New process easier for clubs

Beginning 1 January 2015, clubs will receive a one-page invoice that clearly states the amount owed for subscriptions, membership dues, and outstanding balances. Club officers will no longer need to recalculate bills, make adjustments, or fill out the eight-part semiannual report (SAR).

Better new member experience

To improve the new member experience, club secretaries are asked to register new and terminated members within 30 days, and to report incoming club officers by 1 February of each year. With more accurate membership records, Rotary can provide better service to clubs. For example, the sooner a club secretary reports a new member, the sooner this member will receive a welcome kit from Rotary and be eligible for all privileges of membership.

Getting started

To begin planning for these improvements, Rotary is asking club and district officers to share the new invoicing and reporting policies with club members, and to prepare their clubs for monthly reporting. Also, encourage your club members to immediately report changes to their membership status to club officers, so this information can be updated in your club's membership records.

The existing SAR process will remain in place until 1 January 2015, and all the related materials will continue to be available through the website.


Wondering how the new process will affect you and your club, or want more information? Consult our .


You can send any questions or comments to .

Resources & reference

Materials for existing SAR process

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During Friday's world record-breaking Sydney Harbour bridge climb, Rotary members raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio.

Despite the physically grueling four-hour trek up and down the bridge's storied steel arches, the 340 participants kept their good spirits and stood side-by-side waving 278 flags.

"When the helicopters were going around, you just felt like one great big nation," says Graeme Davies, district governor of the Rotary Club of Kincumber in Australia.

The massive turnout eclipsed Oprah Winfrey's world-record climb in 2011 when she summited the bridge alongside 315 of her most ardent fans. But for Rotary members, the record paled in comparison to the experience and the opportunity to take a step closer to ending polio forever. The event raised 110,000 Australian dollars (US$102,300).

"It made me even prouder to be a Rotarian," said John Avakian from Healdsburg, California, USA. "It was an incredible experience of tremendous camaraderie."

Rotary members cheered for each of the 26 groups as they made way through the lobby to the entrance of the bridge climb. Cloud cover hid the sun for most of the morning, but light broke through briefly as the climbers unfurled their flags, which had been tucked into their sleeves during the ascent. Helicopters circled overhead from a variety of local Sydney news stations. Climbers cheered, danced, and even broke into the "Wave" from 400 feet above ground.

"I think that's exactly what Rotary needs," said Nate Harimoto of Thousand Oaks, California, "a show of force from all around the world."

Climbers from Taiwan, Australia, China, Japan, United States, and dozens of other countries supported each other during the event. They watched each other's backs, literally and figuratively, helping to steer climbers' heads away from hanging steel beams. For a day, their commitment to help others also became a commitment to help each other. And in the process, they raised enough money to show the world how committed they are to polio eradication.

For Leilani Ross of Queensland, however, the climb was also about closing an important family chapter. She had long wanted to climb the bridge with her father, but didn't get the chance before he died a few years ago.

"The friendliness is just wonderful," Ross said. "Everyone is very welcoming."

Cheryl Drozdowicz, a former Youth Exchange student from Wisconsin, USA, who stayed with Ross 35 years ago, watched her go up. After the convention, Drozdowicz will travel back to Queensland for the first time since her program all those years ago.

"I always feel like a piece of my heart is still there," Drozdowicz said.

Fondly known as the "Coat Hanger," the bridge officially opened in 1932. The bridge is also referred to as the "Iron Lung" because it employed so many Australians during the Great Depression. Tourists began climbing the bridge in 1998, which is now considered a tourist must with over 3 million visitors from more than 130 countries in that time.

Rotary News

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Wildwood Rotary Club Spotlights Arts and Music

Wildwood Rotary Club
Ms. Guevara, Principal; Bill Winter; Ms. Salitrynski, School Music Director;
Jodie DiEduardo, Rotary President; Richard Davis; Malin Marius, 6th grade Student;
Mark Thornton; Noah Pruszinski, 5th grade Student; Joseph Schiff.
WILDWOOD Tuesday May 13, 2014 -- For over 60 years, the Wildwood Rotary Club has served the community and spearheaded many initiatives to benefit the Wildwoods. In 2014, the Wildwood Rotary Club members voted to focus their efforts in support of the Arts and Music programs at the various schools on the island. "It's no secret that art and music come under attack when school budgets are prepared," said Jodie DiEduardo, President of the Wildwood Rotary Club, "so we wanted to see if we could make a difference for the teachers and students."
In February 2014, the Rotary sponsored a Beef and Beverage Fundraiser at the Bolero Resort to raise funds for arts and music at Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic High Schools. Coastal Broadcasting aired the start of the event that featured entertainment by Stellar MOJO, good food and drink, dancing and door prizes donated by more than 50 retailers and restaurants from the area. Almost 200 people attended contributing in excess of $2,000 for the high schools. "With the money, the Wildwood Rotary Club purchased supplies and equipment for Michael Crane's Industrial Arts class and microphones for the school choir at Wildwood High School," stated DiEduardo. She added that, "Wildwood Catholic is hoping to use their portion of the proceeds to increase a grant application for the arts." According to Jodie, the fundraiser was such a success and so well supported by residents and businesses, that the Rotary Club is preparing its Second Annual Fundraiser for the Arts and Music in 2015.
This brings us to today’s presentation at the Crest Memorial School. "We received a letter from Dennis Anderson, school superintendent, requesting help with the Crest Memorial music program headed by their new music teacher, Sarah Salitrynski, " acknowledged DiEduardo. "A Rotary member visited the school and found that Sarah had increased the number of participants in the music program from four students to over forty. They needed instruments, accessories and music books to keep pace with their students' enthusiasm to join the band."
True to its word, the Wildwood Rotary stepped-up and purchased $1,200 of books and equipment for Crest Memorial's music program. Jodie noted that, "Whenever possible, the Rotary Club works with our local merchants. One of our long-time fundraising supporters is Mr. J's Music Shop in North Cape May, so we reached out to Lisa J and asked for her assistance to obtain the much need materials.”
The Wildwood Rotary Club is clearly making a difference in our community with some very creative ideas. In addition to their arts and music emphasis, the group delivers "Complete Thanksgiving Dinners" to deserving local families, sends high school students to the statewide Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program and several Club members are active in the Greater Wildwood Scholarship Fund (GWSF), which provides financial aid to graduating high school seniors from the Wildwoods.
For more information about the Wildwood Rotary Club or its many programs, contact Bill Winter at 609 846 1209.
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1. Up date your clubs attendance monthly online

2. Write a short story once a month on what projects your club worked on and post to District website.

3. Get your Clubs President or Secretary to turn on the RI Integration section of the District website.

4. Once a year get your Clubs membership to update their Rotary Profile online.




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Dr. Robert A. Emmons, Associate Director at the Honors College at Rutgers Camden was a 2013 Peace Fellow who was nominated by District 7640.  Watch Robert’s video for a glimpse into how the Rotary Peace Fellowship is impacting the professional development of those pursuing careers related to peace studies and conflict resolution. 
District 7640 is currently seeking qualified applicants to endorse for the 2015 Rotary International Peace Fellowships.  Rotary Peace Fellows obtain either a 15-24 month master’s degree in international relations, peace studies, conflict resolution and related areas or a 3 month professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies.  Through their unique and diverse interdisciplinary programs, the six Rotary Peace Centers (located in Bankok Thailand; Chapel Hill NC; Tokyo, Japan; Buenos Aires Argentina; West Yorkshire England; Queensland Australia) provide academic and practical training to better equip peace fellows for leadership roles in solving many problems that contribute to conflict around the world.    Applications and eligibility requirements available at link on top left     Please refer all interested individuals to District Peace Fellowship Chair, Mary Lynne Reynolds  
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Register now for the Understanding Young Professionals webinar

On Wednesday, 19 March, Rotary will host a webinar to help members better understand the perceptions and needs of young professionals. Led by Rotary staff and a market research professional, this webinar will:
  • Provide background on the Young Professionals Campaign, an organization wide initiative to attract and engage younger members
  • Share research and findings from focus groups of prospective members in the 25-to-40 age range across U.S. markets, revealing what young professionals think about Rotary and how they fit volunteering into their busy lives
  • Present strategies and best practices to help your club recruit younger members
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Posted by Linda Hackley

    What a night!  What Fun!  (Special Thanks to:  Art Kulikowski  "One Kool DJ!)    and What Fabulous Food we Had!  

Nearly 240 Rotarians and Friends turned out on a cold, Sunday evening to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, and to Support our Local Rotarian and Professional Chefs...
We raised over $9000 in the process,  and all ticket proceeds will be credited to the Rotary Foundation in the Rotarian's name who purchased it. 
       To the Chefs:  What an awesome, top notch, high quality job you all did!      The Feedback to your Offerings was "Outstanding"  Thank you, for your Service to our District!
---------And Now, the Voting Results------------- 
Rotary Chefs: 
Entrée:  (Statistical Tie) (within 3 votes separating the entries) - Kudos to the Chefs!
  • Herb Encrusted Salmon on a bed of Spinach      Chef George Raroha        Voorhees Township (Dinner)
  • Herb Encrusted Pork Loin                                    Chef Chris A Rowan         Gloucester Township
  • Maple Pork Loin                                                   Chef Mike Hitman              Hammonton
  • Winner:  Crab Tomato Bisque                                                    Chef Dottie McQuade & Team       Woodbury Breakfast
  • Hon. Mention:  Roasted Butternut Squash Soup                        RYLA Chef Olivia Lee                    Winslow Township
  • Hon. Mention:  Tomato Pesto Crostini                                        Chef Gov. Dan Ceglia                    Audubon-Haddon Twp.-Oaklyn
  • Winner:  Crepes Francais              & nbsp;                                                    Chefs Ted and Eva Lands                             Ocean City
  • Hon. Mention:  Banana Pudding                                                          Chef AG Ulysses James                                Winslow Township
  • Hon. Mention:  Mini Pastries w. salted caramel crunch topping....       Chefs Diane and Jeff Holtaway                     Bridgeton Lunch
  • Hon. Mention:  Apple Tarts                                                                   Chefs Shannon and DGE Tim Datig              Atlantic City
Professional Chefs:
  Entrée:  (Again, Very Tight Results...)
Parmesan Crusted Chicken w/veg. medley seasoned in a basil garlic pesto          Chef Dominic Alessandrini    Deptford / Olive Garden
Open Face Pulled Pork Sliders with Sriracha Slaw                                                  Chefs - Cathedral Kitchen     Camden / Voorhees Brkst.
Crab Mac & Cheese                                                                                                  Chef Chad Kubat                   Pitman
Blackened Chicken Caesar Bruschetta                                                                    Chefs - Cathedral Kitchen     Camden / Voorhees Brkst.
Macademia Crusted Chicken, General Tso's Chicken, Cheese/Crudite'                 Chef Tony                              Luciens Manor
Peanut Butter Oreo Dreams, Toffee                                                                        Chef Tiffany Errickson           Sinfully Yours / Winslow Twp.
Congratulations Everyone!
Thank you
For District 7640
Linda Hackley (Event Chair)
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Posted on Feb 09, 2014


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An update about Rotary’s polio eradication efforts that includes inspiring stories and the latest statistics.

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Information to help you support Rotary's work through contributions and grant-funded activities, published quarterly. 

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Rotary stories and the latest membership development ideas, strategies, and resources.

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News and developments about Rotary's youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, and RYLA.

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A forum for the Rotary Peace Centers community, published every other month.


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News, updates, and deadline information about Rotary's annual convention.

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Information to help Rotary members plan effective and inspired service projects.

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The latest RI training news, including RI mailings, RI Board decisions that affect training, and training tips.

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Rotary launched three new sites this month that can help you strengthen Rotary’s image, advocate for a polio-free world, and celebrate the successes of Rotary’s 2012-13 fiscal year:

  •  -- Find everything you need to create club and district communications that reflect Rotary’s new look and feel at . The site is home to Rotary logos, templates, ads, images, videos, and more. Sign in to your My Rotary account and start exploring today.
  •  -- It’s easier than ever to add your name to a petition, sign up for polio eradication updates, and join the World’s Biggest Commercial on the updated . You can also read stories from supporters across the globe, or share your own!
  •  -- See highlights of Rotary’s 2012-13 fiscal year, including our progress on eradicating polio and new grant activity at . You’ll also find financial reports and graphs that show how our funding is helping to create positive change around the world.

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Rotary-New Identity

The success of an organization relies as much on the recognition of its brand as it does on the quality of its product. Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, and LG Electronics all know it. And we know them the instant we see Mercedes-Benz’s three-pointed star, Coca-Cola’s red and white script, and LG’s smiling face.

It’s the same idea behind our Strengthening Rotary initiative. By refreshing our logo and creating a contemporary, clear, and consistent message about who we are and what we do, we’re enhancing our legacy as one of the most widely recognized and respected humanitarian organizations in the world.

During last week’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, Rotary’s incoming class of district governors saw training materials, posters, video graphics, photography, and messaging that reflect our updated look and voice.

Nearly half of the incoming governors told us that their districts and clubs have already started adopting the revitalized visual identity. They shared business cards, brochures, and websites that have incorporated the modern logo and colors.

The International Assembly offers a unique opportunity to hear what’s on the minds of our district leaders. Here is what they had to say about Rotary’s refreshed visual identity.

What do you think about Rotary’s revitalized look and voice?

Antonio Arroyo Reyes, District 4060, Dominican Republic: We like the fresh colors of the logo and particularly the addition of the word “Rotary.” It makes it a true logo where the general population can connect the Rotary wheel with the organization.

Jean-Eric Vigier, District 1670, France: My only regret is that the new visual identity doesn’t reflect the internationality of Rotary since the word “international” has disappeared.

Zenkyo Sasaki, District 2670, Japan (Ehime): I like its modern look. However, it is not consistent with the membership pin. That might become an issue. 

Have you started using the updated visual identity in your club and district communications?

Elizabeth Smith Yeats, District 6400 (parts of Ontario, Canada & Michigan, USA): I have had great success in matching the phrases to every aspect of my club and district. Creating a membership piece? Join Leaders! Inviting folks to a training event? Exchange Ideas! Planning a service project? Take Action!

Jagdishbhai Patel, District 3051, India: Change is always good. I'm happy to have a new look for Rotary and I will encourage all my clubs to implement it so that Rotary in India has a more consistent look all across the country.

Haruo Watanabe, District 2780, Japan (part of Kanagawa): We all have the emblem printed on our business cards. The emblem with yellow and blue looks richer. Also, if it’s in yellow only, you can’t see it well from a distance.

What has been the reaction from your clubs?

Guillermo Soto Luzardo, District 4380, Venezuela (Western part): At the Zone 21A GETS (governors-elect training seminar), we had a corporate image expert conduct a workshop. The room was split: for and against the new image. In the end, the majority had a positive reaction to Rotary’s new visual identity.

Manuel Sánchez Recinas, District 4160, Mexico: Change has been very hard to accept for District 4160 Rotarians. They very much identify with the old logo and the gold and blue.

Jean-Paul Escolar, District 1650, France: In the business world, companies change their logos every five years or so. It might be a bit difficult to understand for Rotarians who are doctors, lawyers, etc. A few others complain that it is an expensive initiative but they do not understand the long term benefits.

How will a stronger identity enhance Rotary’s public image?

Kenneth Dresser, District 7680, North Carolina, USA: Using the templates available from the  will go a long way to producing press releases that will be picked up and used by local and national media.

Elizabeth Smith Yeats, District 6400 (parts of Ontario, Canada & Michigan, USA): Every major corporation with a long history updates its brand identity periodically. By doing so, we become visible to younger potential Rotarians who may have dismissed the historic, more dated look as something only for their parents.

Patrick Eakes, District 7690, North Carolina, USA: Thanks to you, your colleagues, and senior Rotary leadership for having the foresight to make our new identity so attractive. We can maintain our 109-year-old core values -- those that are the essence of Rotary -- while making our brand more attractive to those we hope will join us in improving our world. 

Read more reactions to Rotary’s updated visual identity on , and 

See examples of how clubs are 

Share how your club is using the visual identity on  with #rotarystory  

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Within the Membership Manager section,

text changes have been made to the Membership fields found in member profiles for clarification purposes:
Field "Original Date Joined" has been changed to "Date Joined Rotary"  this would be the Orginal date that you joined Rotary

Field "Last Date Rejoined" has been changed to "Date Joined Club" This would be the date you joined your current Club
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Posted by Tim Datig

RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."

"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

"How you Light Up Rotary is up to you," Huang said. "You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help."

Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends to join Rotary.

"We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members," he said.

Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018.

"When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift that will endure forever," he said.

By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotary shine brighter than ever.

"Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work," Huang said. "It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve." CLICK READ MORE FOR VIDEO OF PE GARY'S SPEECH



President Elect Gary C.K.Huang Reveals new Theme for 2014-15 Tim Datig 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
1. Introduction and Overview
Posted by Halle A. on 01 November 2010 10:49 AM

ClubRunner enabled automatic database integration with Rotary International on November 1, 2010. This means that once the feature is turned on and the setup is complete, all member data updates (which your club chooses to share) will be automatically updated on Member Access at RI's Headquarter databases within minutes, without the need to send any email notifications or enter the data via

Prior to November 1, 2010, the database integration consisted of email notifications which were automatically generated by ClubRunner, but had to be sent by a club executive through the "Send Data Changes to RI" feature on ClubRunner. Note that the automatic integration replaces this feature.

In order to begin using this feature, there are two steps that need to be completed by your club:

1. Opt in at Rotary International’s Member Portal at Login as either Club President or Secretary and look for the Partner Organization section. Select ClubRunner as your authorized partner then click on the I Agree button to indicate acceptance of the terms and conditions. 

2. Opt in within your ClubRunner Site.  Login to your ClubRunner site and click on the Switch On RI Integration link on the Admin page. If you are logging into your District site, you will find this link under the "For Clubs" section. Note that you have to be on ClubRunner Version 2.0 in order to use the RI Integration feature. Select the checkbox to switch on integration and agree to the ClubRunner terms and conditions. At that time, you will see your club privacy options. This allows you to choose which fields you wish to share with Rotary. Note that the name and at least one address is the minimum that has to be shared. Note that once you do this, ClubRunner will begin to transmit your member information updates to Rotary International as soon as any changes are made to your active members’ profiles, whether the change was made by the member or a club executive.  Please note, when a club opts in for the first time, we reset all their member privacy preferences to opt in to ALL fields. Before, it only opted them into Name, Home Address and Business Address and they had to manually update any fields in their profile.

During the setup, there is a 24 hour delay from the time a club opts in (authorizes the vendor) to the time the authorization takes effect. Authorizations are processed by a database procedure that is scheduled to run once a day. Once the setup is complete, the member profile updates will take place within minutes moving forward.

Privacy options by member

This new integration feature also allows your individual members to customize their own privacy options by allowing them to select which fields they wish to share with Rotary International. The club privacy options override the member in terms of opting out of certain fields, so if the club chooses not to share cell phone numbers, all members will not share cell phones. However, if the club chooses to share home phones, certain members can decide to opt out of sharing home phones.

Importance of RI Member ID

It's important to note that the RI Member Number must be populated for all members in your club that you wish to integrate changes for. Effective November 11th, a service was implemented on ClubRunner to automatically populate the RI Member Numbers for all your members' ClubRunner profiles. You can access a list of any members that were not successfully matched for an RI Member ID by clicking on Missing RI Member ID Report under the Membership tab (For the District site, this would be found under the For Clubs section). To update these profiles manually, click on the View Profile link on the right to access their Rotary tab, and there you can update their RI Member ID. This information can be found on the Rotary Member Access site.


Recent Updates

Terminations (October 20, 2011):
Member Terminations are now included within the automatic RI Integration update. It no longer takes up to 2 weeks to complete. The process now updates within minutes.

RI Integration – Club Officer Information Goes Live (December 15 2011):
Now available, club executive and officer information will update RI's databases in real time. This means that now, clubs can define their club officers for 2012 – 2013 and the information will be reflected on RI’s database in minutes.

Club Meeting Information (December 15 2011):
Now available, club information will update RI's databases in real time. Updates made to the club’s meeting place as well as the meeting date and time will be reflected on RI’s database in minutes. Kindly refer to this link for more information.

From Knowledgebase 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Mid Year Assembly 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
2014 is starting across Rotary Zones 24-32 with a little fun - the first ever Zone 24-32 Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.  Your club is part of this Rotary zone.

This is an opportunity for Rotarians to share photos about the service projects and fellowship events your club has held or will hold this Rotary year.
The prizes are simple, boasting rights as the best Rotary photographer, a certificate and the winning photos in each of the Avenues of Service posted on this website and hopefully district websites. Winners will be announced in mid- April.  So get out your SLR, point and shoot or phone camera and click away.
I need your help to share this email with your club members - particularly the members that like to take photos.  Please forward this message to all your club members.
The most important rule of the contest is “have fun”.
  • The photographer must be a member of a Rotary, Rotaract or Interact club in Zone 24 or Zone 32 (your club is in Zone 24-32).
  • Photos submitted must be in JPEG file format with a maximum size of 3 MB and be submitted on or before March 31 2014.
  • Each photographer may submit up to 3 photos that were taken between July 1 2013 and March 31 2014.
  • Each photo will be submit in one of the 5 Avenues of Service that the photo best illustrates.
Here are the links you need:
  1. The enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE  
  2. For contest rule and small print click HERE and for the judging criteria click HERE  
  3. Rotary Zone 24-32 website -
Good luck and looking forward to seeing your photos,
Chris Offer, PDG
Zone Photo Contest Grand Poobah

Rotary Club of Ladner – District 5040

Twitter @Chris_Offer
FaceBook Chris.Offer1
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  1. This Rotary president first was a newspaper Reporter in Denver. Who was...?
    1. Frank J. Devlyn?
    2. Wilfrid J. Wilkinson?
    3. Glenn E. Estess, Sr.?
    4. Paul P. Harris?
  2. 23 February 1905.  What was....?
    1. The Charter Night Dinner for Rotary Club of Chicago?
    2. Paul Harris' Birthday?
    3. The night four men decided to start an organization in Chicago?
    4. The First Regular meeting of Rotary Club of Chicago?
  3. A 1900 Walk after dinner by Paul Harris.  What was...?
    1. The Day Paul Harris' Grandfather died?
    2. The inspiration for Rotary?
    3. Paul's cure for irregularity?
    4. A desperate attempt to find legal work?
  4. Cowboy, Desk Clerk, Marble Salesman, Actor, Merchant Seaman, Fruit Picker. What were...?
    1. The fifth through the tenth members of the first Rotary Club?
    2. Classifications not included until after the convention of 1922?
    3. Paul Harris' jobs between 1891 and 1896?
    4. Occupations not thought to be good material for Rotary membership?
  5. This early Rotarian was secretary of Rotary International for 32 years. Who was...?
    1. Paul Harris?
    2. Chesley R. Perry?
    3. Arch Klumph?
    4. Herb Taylor?
  6. This famous Rotarian was expelled from a university.  Who was....?
    1. Paul Harris?
    2. Chesley Perry?
    3. Arch Klumph?
    4. Herb Taylor?
  7. The First Club, in a community of less than 100,000 population.  What is…?
    1. Chicago?
    2. Dallas?
    3. San Antonio?
    4. Pueblo?
  8. $26.50 from Rotary Club of Kansas City in 1917. What started the…?
    1. World War I relief fund
    2. Rotary staff retirement program
    3. First District conference budget
    4. The Rotary Foundation
  9. The First President of "Rotary." Who was…?
    1. Chesley Perry?
    2. Paul Harris?
    3. Harry Ruggles?
    4. Sylvester Schiele?
  10.  Give service to your customers and you'll make more money. What was the…?
    1. Four Way Test?
    2. The "Business Sharing" in early Rotary Clubs?
    3. "Fred" Sheldon's business philosophy?
    4. A violation of the "Rotary Code of Ethics?"
  11. Arch Klumph. Who was a…?
    1. Manufacturer who donated shoes to victims of polio?
    2. (the) First District Governor from the original district?
    3. (is) a present RI Director?
    4. Past RI President from Cleveland, credited with starting the Rotary Foundation
  12. Ann Brunier and Ann Gundaker. Who were the first…?
    1. Women members of Rotary International?
    2. Women Presidents of Rotary Clubs?
    3. Rotaryanns?
    4. Woman District Governors?
Bonus Questions:
  1. What was the world's first non English speaking Rotary Club? The Answer is at Minneapolis #9  Havana
Rotary Quiz 2014-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
What are YOU doing to change these numbers?
Rotary Clubs District 7640
Number of Members
Washington Township
Williamstown Sunrise
Atlantic City
Garden State Rotary
Ocean City-Upper Township
Penns Grove
Somers Point
Cherry Hill
Gloucester Twp
Voorhees Breakfast
Mount Ephraim
Mid Jersey Cape
SJ eClub (EClub)
Woodbury Breakfast
Winslow Township
Haddon Heights
Ocean City Up Twsp (Noon)
Williamstown Rotary Club
Glassboro Sunrise
Lower Township
Bridgeton Breakfast
Voorhees Township
Mays Landing
Mullica Hill
Salem Sunrise
Gloucester City
Port Norris
Cape May
Cherry Hill Twilight
White Horse
Egg Harbor City
Club Size 2013-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Williams on Dec 25, 2013

Speaker List Updated

Please note that you can enter speaker information or download the speaker list under the main menu "Ave Service" "Club Service" "Speaker Information" Once the speaker information is entered you can than click on "Speaker List Updated" and print a complete list of Speakers. Direct Link to Speaker Page
Speakers List Update Ron Williams 2013-12-25 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations DG 2016-2017 2013-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Williams

District Facts

24% of Our Membership Don't Know if They Are Male or Female.

Update your membership profile

67% of Our Membership Don't Know Their Age [your age is not displayed only used for internal infomation].

Update your membership profile

19% of Our Membership Has Been In Rotary Less Than One [1] Year

Highest Attendance This Month
SJ eClub (100%)
Egg Harbor City (85%)
Woodbury Breakfast (79%)
Lowest Attendance This Month
Gloucester Twp (47%)
Wildwood (45%)
Williamstown Sunrise (29%)
View detailed report with YTD attendance
Note: These totals were last generated on Nov 30, 2013. To see updated figures, click on the numbers in Membership

Where Is Your Club Ranking

District Dashboard Facts Ron Williams 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Canada Philippines Alan Stein 2013-11-24 00:00:00Z 0

Typhoon Haiyan

The strongest storm ever to make landfall struck the Philippines at the end of last week. Super Typhoon Haiyan has caused catastrophic damage, leaving hundreds of thousands of men, women and children without shelter or access to food or water.
ShelterBox Response Team volunteers, including myself, are now in the country doing all we can to get aid to families as quickly as possible. We have emergency aid already located in the Philippines, and more will be arriving from neighbouring countries over the coming days. Please help now by donating to our Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal.
In all my years as a Response Team volunteer I have never seen devastation like this. The loss of life, the total destruction and the desperation of the survivors – I find it difficult to find the words to describe to you what I’m seeing. We urgently need your help to bring emergency shelter and other essential aid, including water filtration equipment, blankets and groundsheets, to these people in their hour of greatest need. Please donate today to help us provide the vital aid these families need to survive.
Thank you,
Mark Curnow
ShelterBox Response Team volunteer
ShelterBox Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal 2013-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
First 100 Clubs In Rotary 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0


The October e-Bulletin is being sent to ALL Rotarians of District 7640 and former Rotarians

Note October e-Bulletin Ron Williams 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mel Druziako on Sep 23, 2013

Ellison Students "Bank" on Cucumbers

While one might expect everyone living in the Garden State to have plenty of fresh produce on hand, the sad truth is that approximately 20% of New Jersey residents do not.  With that in mind, 41 members of the Ellison Interact Club, with help from the Gateway Community Action Partnership and Sheppard Farms of Cedarville, spent last Friday picking cucumbers to be donated (by Sheppard Farms) to a local food bank for people in need.  "Our students have a genuine love of helping others," says Mary Jane Kinkade, club co-adviser.  "What's more, they continue to gain a greater understanding of the fact that things as basic as clean water, food and even handshakes and hugs are not always readily available to all who need them."  Forty-five members strong, Interact is The Ellison School's largest club.  It was chartered by the Rotary Club of Vineland in 2011, and performs a wide variety of service activities throughout the year.  Youth-sized versions of Rotary Clubs, Interact Clubs introduce students as young as age 10 to service learning with the hope that it will become a permanent passion and part of their lives forever.  For more information about The Ellison School, call (856) 691-1734, or visit

The Ellison School Mel Druziako 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
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NOTE SEPTEMBER e-BULLETIN 2013-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
DGNL September 2013 2013-09-06 00:00:00Z 0

Making a difference

Rotarians are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Browse projects to explore the good work that Rotary clubs are doing locally and globally. Share your own with the Rotary community and your Facebook friends.

Rotary Showcase 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan F. Stein (Voorhees Breakfast)
Rotary Leadership Institute
Friday, March 28, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Mark your calendars
Register On-Line at:
Rotary Leadership Institute Alan F. Stein (Voorhees Breakfast) 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Assembly October 7 2013 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z 0

District BBQ

RESERVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 19th, The district is sponsoring a free district wide BBQ/Picnic to be held at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. It’s open to all Rotarians and their families. We encourage members from every corner of the district to attend with the kids and grandkids and to meet your fellow Rotarians. Bring your favorite dish and the district will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and sausage. We’ll have games for the kids and adults.
District BBQ Rose Marie McCarthy 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Meghan Wren 2013-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
You're Invited CarolAnn Jeronimo (Mullica Hill) 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Get ready: Rotary is launching its new website this month. With its improved design, the site will be easier to navigate and search. Stay tuned.
Did you know that Rotary Club Central offers a range of resources? Go to, sign in, click on Learn, then Goal-setting, and check out Rotary Club Central Resources. You’ll find a previously recorded webinar, a general PowerPoint you can download to use at club meetings, and a club and district reference guide.
Coming In August ronald williams 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Swim The Delware Ronald Williams (Mid Jersey Cape) 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
From Rotary News:
Several Rotarians have recently reported receiving fraudulent emails, including one with the subject line "Proposed Rotary Visit." It fraudulently claims to be from a Rotary club president in Nigeria asking for information to help coordinate exchanges or to partner on projects.
Also be aware of Facebook pages or other websites using the Rotary logo without permission in order to solicit money and imply a relationship with Rotary.
Other recent scams include:
  • Fraudulent emails with the subject line "Rotary Membership Update" that reports to be from Rotary International asking them to update their membership status for the 2013 year by clicking on the link supplied in the email. Please be aware that this is a phishing scam. Phishing is the criminally fraudulent act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, or credit card information by masquerading as a trusty source.
  • Several Rotarians have reported receiving a fraudulent email which reports to be from an Australian Rotarian stuck in London, England. The email claims the individual was robbed at gunpoint while on holiday and that she needs money to get home. Other Rotarians have reported receiving a similar email sent out in the name of a senior Rotary leader, a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, seeking money. The email claims that the individual is stuck at an airport with lost luggage and needs the cash to get home. Both emails are scams.
  • An email scam with the subject line "Award Winning Notification Final" has targeted Rotarians claiming that they are one of 21 winners of a promotional program.
  •  An email scam targeting Rotarians and Rotaractors claims the recipient has won hundreds of thousands of euros through an international promotional program conducted by the "Euro-Millones Lottery."
  • An email scam with the subject line "Dear Award Beneficiary!!!" has targeted Rotarians claiming the recipient has won US$500,000 and two HP laptops from RI.
RI encourages Rotarians and Rotary clubs to avoid becoming victims of such scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
Be aware of scams targeting Rotarians 2013-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
That’s just plain.…plain….ya know, now that I think of it, that’s how Rotary was started, wasn’t it?
We’re an organization of business people and professionals who come together for networking fellowship and to provide Service Above Self in caring for others.
But……..Service Above Self does NOT exclude service to one another, service to our fellow members or doing business with one another. It only means we should not put ourselves or our businesses before others. When we serve others through our giving of time and finances, we can still work with one another to build and support one another’s businesses or careers. In fact, we have the prerogative of assuring the stability of our club, district and Rotary International through our common and mutually shared business opportunities. In these difficult economic times, doesn’t make sense to work with other members to improve their chances for success. There should be nothing wrong with discussing business or our careers at regular club meetings. That said, we don’t have the right to inflict ourselves on our fellow members, to monopolize conversations or to feel any one has an obligation to do business with us. We are Rotarians and must always respect the dignity of one another while maintaining our own personal integrity.
WILL YOU BE THERE? THIS SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 19th, Our district is sponsoring a free district wide BBQ/Picnic to be held at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. Open to all Rotarians and their families. We encourage members from every corner of the district to attend with kids and grandkids. Meet your fellow Rotarians. Bring your favorite dish and the district will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and sausage. We’ll have games for the kids and adults. Call the District Office for info.
Seaview Hotel & Golf Course. Enjoy the splendor of Seaview. Golf, Precision Drill Teams, Marching Bands, Bagpipes, Honoring our Veterans in the district, great entertainment, great food and you might even learn some good stuff. Go to the district website to sign up for this mini-vacation or call JoAnn Stott, our District Administrator at 856-205-9600.
Governor's Newsletter October 2013 Ronald Williams 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
JoAnn's Test Message
DG Dan;
I am assuming that you are continuing the Monday Morning message; I would like to suggest that we us some of the new features in ClubRunner Version 3.0.
This is a sample of the Monday morning message I would suggest that we start using.  This will give a constant view to the members every week and will keep all upcoming events in view.
Sample of Monday Moring Bulletin Ronald Williams 2013-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Strike Out Hunger Ronald Williams 2013-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Hammonton Rotary Club William Donahue 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on May 30, 2013
Version 3.0 for ClubRunner District website is now available.  Version 3.0 for Clubs has been available for about the pass 90 days.  What does this mean: more customization, more reports, faster, easier to use.  Please note since we are in the process of changing to Version 3.0 some fuctions may not be working.
Welcome to ClubRunner v3 
ClubRunner Version 3.0 Ronald Williams 2013-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Penns Grove Rotary Ronald Williams 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on May 05, 2013

District 7640 outgoing team members: Third from left front row: Anna Brudnicka, Educational Specialist, recommended by Camden Club. Fourth from left front row: Veronica Dudo, Journalist, recommended by Atlantic City Club. Fourth from left second row: Maria Pinardo, Empowerment Facilitator, recommended by Camden Club; back row first from left: Ken Landis, Team Leader, Camden Club and Nathaniel Young, Telecommunications Technician, recommended by Bridgeton Breakfast.


GSE Outbound Team 2013 Ronald Williams 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Salem names Junior Rotarian for March Ronald Williams 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Apr 17, 2013

 GSE Team with Rotary at Brothers' Pizza.


The Hammonton Rotary Club played host to a delegation from Milan, Italy, Friday, April 12, who are visiting southern New Jersey with Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program.

GSE is a cultural and vocational exchange for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40, providing travel grants for visits to different countries.  The group’s stay locally is being hosted by the Vineland Rotary Club.

The whirlwind tour of Hammonton included stops at Stockton College, Hammonton Campus; Variety Farms; Plagido’s Winery; Downtown Hammonton including the Hammonton Art Center and Noyes Museum; Tomasello Winery; Casciano’s Coffee, and dinner at Rocco’s Townhouse before the team’s return to Vineland.

One of the day’s highlights was a multi-course lunch provided Brother’s Pizza, a three-hour lunch full of every Italian delight you can imagine. One of the GSE team members described it as a 3½-hour Italian wedding dinner.

This is the table before the food started arriving.

Rotary Club of Hammonton Ronald Williams 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
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Lean Rotary Ronald Williams 2013-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jan 28, 2013


Longtime business owner B Harold Smick will be sharing his memories and his memorabilia from the Presidential Inaugurations on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the meeting room at The Pennsville Public Library.

“Mr Smick has attended all of the Inaugurations that were held since 1941.

“That is, from FDR to Obama.

“Politics aside, this program is sure to please conservatives, liberals and even Independents!

“We are just so pleased that Harold is available to share his special experiences with all of us.

“Meet us at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments.

“The program will begin at 7 p.m.

“RSVP at the front desk: 856-678-5473.’’

Interesting Fact Ronald Williams 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
GSE Team Ronald Williams 2013-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leader January 2013 Ronald Williams 2013-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan F. Stein on Jan 09, 2013

Register for either Sessions I,, II or III please do so at: March 15th

This is a great opportunity for those Rotarians seeking to improve their own leadership skills, advance their knowledge of Rotary, seek to further their Rotary career and to benefit their Clubs, the District and Rotary.

The club pays your registration fee or reimburses you for attending. Please call the Hotel directly if you are planning to come Thursday evening. At 856- 234-7000. Please ,mention the Rotary Leadership Institute when making reservations for the special rate.

If you need additional information Contact

Alan F. Stein, PDG

RI District 7640

RLI District Chair

Email Alan



Rotary Leadership Institure Alan F. Stein 2013-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
GSE 2013 Rose Marie McCarthy 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Imformational Video Ronald Williams 2012-12-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Dec 09, 2012


Students pictured in the front row from left are Richard Witmer, Aiden Nicholls, Zane O’Rourke, Kayla Kaenzig and Emily Maffei. In the second row from left are Brett Bartuccio, Katelyn Maffei, Samantha Delfino, Anahi Boone and Tyler Shepherd. Adults in the picture from left are third-grade teacher Kimberly Yakabi Yob, Rotary Club member Mike Hitman, third-grade teacher Jeremy Edwards, and Rotary Club member Jerry Daunoras.


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Posted by Ronald Williams on Dec 02, 2012
Membership Change Reporting
Important! This feature will be retired effective July 31, 2012. If you are still using this manual email method of reporting changes to RI, please switch to the new automatic integration feature that was released in November 2010. The new automated synchronization feature will post updates to RI’s databases within minutes, and once opted-in, you will not be required to send the updates manually. For more information and to get started on the new version please click here.
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Interact Celebrates 50 Years Ronald Williams 2012-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by CarolAnn Jeronimo on Nov 04, 2012

Dear Friends throughout the Rotary world and beyond...


It has now been almost a week since Hurricane Sandy attacked New Jersey and New York.  All of the six District governors in the area whose Districts were most affected  have been in contact with one another, and I would like to give you an update on what has happened to each of our areas, as well as a list of both immediate and long-term needs as we know them now.


At Zones 24 and 32's director Bryn Sykes suggestion, we are all working together to get donated supplies to the right area.  We are asking that cash donations be made to one fund, the Walter D. head Foundation if Rotary District 7490, c/o Calisto Bertin ( our DGN), Bertin Engineering, 66 Glen Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  By tomorrow, we will also have a way those who wish to do so can wire transfer money or donate on-line  or using PayPal or other major credit cards.  We will split whatever donations are given among the six affected districts, although we may decide to give more to those districts that are most  affected( see below).  That information will be on the website  (created as part of a mufti-district PR grant we received from Rotary International):  We will keep that site updated with the latest information every other day., including foundations of individual distrcts.


We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support we have received from not only Rotarians but also from the general public.  Today a group of dancing students is running a supplies drive, and will also be putting on a fund raising event.  Hundreds of Rotary districts and clubs all over the world have called or e-mailed us to see how they could help. 



In general, most of the flood waters in the area have subsided, but about 50% of us still have no power and may not get it back before the end of the week.  Mass transit is slowly returning to the area, and roads are being cleared. Unfortunately, the U.S. Weather Service is forecasting another severe storm fir Wednesday, which may eradicate any progress.  But many people, including Rotarians, lost their homes and businesses, and some even lost their lives.  With the power still out, there is still danger from overexposure to carbon monoxide fumes from generators and propane tanks, and from freezing without heat.


Many Rotary districts and clubs , as well as other organizations, are already on their way with donated supplies.   At least four trucks are already on their way. 


Here are items needed NOW by people in shelters throughout the area:










Cleaning supplies of all types - mops, brooms, pails, disinfectant, bleach, detergent

Batteries, especially D batteries

Disposable diapers for babies of all sizes

Depends for senior citizens

Non-perishable food items, especially Chunky soups, protein items like tuna fish or salmon, sardines, peanut butter, bread, jelly,beans, stews, canned ravioli, also juices

Baby food of all types

Non-electronic toys and games


Sweaters, sweatpants and sweatshirts

Paper plates and cups



By tomorrow, we will out on the website a warehouse where items may be delivered.  We are putting together trucks and people to drive the supplies where they are needed throughout the six Districts. Non-food donations can be delivered to: 799 Route 17south in Paramus, just south of Linwood Avenue and the Capital One Bank.  We will post more sites on the website.


Longer-term needs

Once people get out of shelters and resume their lives, they will need the following:


Furniture - chairs, tables, beds, desks

School supplies of all sorts

Linens and towels

Warm clothing

Kitchen utensils



We are working in a multi- district grant to supply some of these.


Building needs

We will need help rebuilding many structures and will keep that updated on our website  at


Among the sites we will need help rebuilding are:


Schools ( plus all supplies and furniture)

Senior Centers


Civic centers


We will need hands-on volunteers for these projects, as well as funds. 


Here is a District by District (in numerical order) of what is happening in each District that was badly affected.  I am also including the name and contact information for the District Governor in that area.


District 7230   (Manhattan, Bronx Staten Island and Westchester) Greg Arcaro, DG,, (c) 914-589-2090


Hundreds of people are homeless on the southern side of Staten Island.  The restaurant (owned by a Rotarian) where the South Staten Island Rotary met was washed out to sea.  The ferry has just started running to Staten Island again, but many roads are impassable. Power has been restored to about 50% of the people there.  Lower Manhattan's Battery Park was flooded, and tunnels serving the city, the Holland and Brooklyn Tunnels, were inundated.  Power has been restored to much of Manhattan.  Westchester and the Bronx did not get much damage other than falling trees and downed power lines.  We have not  heard from Bermuda, which is part of the District, and was also in Hurricane Sandy's path.


District 7250 (Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau Counties, NY), DG Mario Moran,, (c) 516-729-8164


This area was badly damaged.  Many are homeless in the Rockaways, Long Beach, Fire Island,the Rockaways in Queens,  Coney Island and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.  In Breezy Point, a fire destroyed eighty homes. All of the areas in Nassau County south of Sunrise Highway were flooded.  There is a shelter that  has been set up in Freeport, NY) one of our Youth Exchange students from Brazil who was staying in Long Beach lost the home where he is staying, although it looks like he will be adopted by District 7490. Trees are down throughout the area, but about 60% have had power restored at this point.


District 7640, Suffolk County, NY, Connie Gevinski, DG,, (c) 631-255-6119


Hardest -hit areas are in Islip and in Huntington on the North Shore.  Trees are down, but much power has been restored.The town of Lindenhurst had 100 homes lost to the Ocean.  A large area of

homes were flooded.  They are in desperate need of cleaning supplies and

physical help.  They do not need any more clothing donations, but bedding

would be useful.

We still have many without power and heat because of downed lines and it may

be some time before they receive it.

There are also other Oceanside towns that I have not been able to get lists

of needs from.


District 7490 ( Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties, NJ). Bonnie Sirower, DG,, (c) 201-446-1814


 The towns if Moonachie and Little Ferry were washed away when a levee broke.  Most buildings and homes were destroyed, although floodwaters have receded. No power restored yet.  Hoboken was 90% underwater.  Jersey City and Secaucus were somewhat flooded, too.  There is a shelter run by the Elks in Hoboken and at Woodridge High School near Moonachie.  Power is about 50% restored to the area (not here yet).


District 7500 (Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties, NJ) Joan Vas, DG,, (c) 732-241-3947


This  area was VERY badly damaged. In Sea Bright, there is still no access to the town. Many residents in Belmar were evacuated and are now in shelters.  Seaside Heights was devastated and  its amusement area and boardwalk were washed out to sea. The National Guard is patrolling the area of Point Pleasant where people have been evacuated. Mantolokin is still considered unsafe. There is very little electricity throughout the area. The DGE's home is uninhabitable.  The town Union Beach had over 200 homes washed away and between 15 and 30 residents are unaccounted for at this point in time.  Long Beach Island was devastated with about 4-5 feet of beach sand on the main road through the island."



District 7640 (Atlantic, Cape May, Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ) John Andrews, DG ,, (c) 609-576-8353


Atlantic City and Brigantine were the hardest hit. They are still in a state of emergency   Much of those cities were inundated.  Also hard-hit were Beach Haven,Ventnor, Margate and Longport.  There are shelters set up in these areas.


In the other districts in our immediate region, District 7470 (Essex, Sussex, Morris and Somerset Counties) had some flooding in Newark, plus downed trees. District 7510 (Union, Middlesex, Princeton) had some flooding and downed trees and no power.  7210 (Rockland, Orange, Duchess) had some flooding in Piermont and Nyack, plus downed trees and no power in many areas, but the damage is not as drastic as in the other areas.  I have not included Connecticut in this survey. 


We appreciate your help!


SANDY RELIEF IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY CarolAnn Jeronimo 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rose Marie McCarthy on Sep 30, 2012
AED Project Rose Marie McCarthy 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Aug 25, 2012

Making a difference

Rotarians are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Browse projects to explore the good work that Rotary clubs are doing locally and globally. Join a project, or share your own with the Rotary community and your Facebook friends.

Rotary ShowCase


Rotary Showcase Ronald Williams 2012-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
The Power of Rotary Moments Ronald Williams 2012-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan F. Stein on Jun 23, 2012

Two special appeals for volunteers.

   First, Reconstructive surgeons in Rwanda are needed. Please forward this appeal widely to Rotary clubs and to the medical profession. Surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and other non-medical support staff will be needed. See the message from Past Rotary International President Raja Saboo below.

Second, NID volunteers are needed. Polio still exists in the world. Many children in developed countries are no longer being immunized and therefore are at risk of infection from travelers to endemic countries. The only way to eradicate this crippling disease is to immunize all children in the world. Rotary International has been leading this effort for more than 25 years. With cooperation from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and many world governments,success is near. Volunteer teams are needed. No medical expertise is required. See the list of NIDs (National Immunization Days) below and consider being a part of this historic effort. You will always be glad you did.


Special Volunteer Appeal Alan F. Stein 2012-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jun 17, 2012


To my Family of Rotary,


            June is the Rotary Month of Fellowship.


            Rotary was founded in Fellowship and in Vocational Service .  It is through these two fundamentals of Rotary that we give back to our communities and do service for our fellow man.

            As I stated last month, “Fellowship means respect, harmony and dignity for each member, regardless.  It means that you respect one another’s opinions even though yours may differ. It means that you respect each and every Rotarian as a member of your family”.

            When we join Rotary, we are club members, it is through our weekly meetings, our education and training, involving ourselves in service projects and in fellowship that we become Rotarians. Fellowship is the glue that keeps us together.


            This is also my last Monthly Newsletter as your District Governor.

            This past year has been a wonderful journey for Ilean and myself. The best part was in meeting and making so many new friends.

            There are so many to thank for this past year that I am going to use this letter to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to those who “Made it Happen and Made a Difference.”  The following is a brief review of the highlights of our year together.

            Under New Generations Director Joel Kopke, Youth Exchange Chair Bob & Carol Saghirian, RYLA Chair, PDG Jim Lilley, Interact Chair Melanie Druziako, and Rotaract Chairs Dr. Tom Isekenegbe and Aaron Cohen there was a marked increase in our Youth programs. We sent 8 students abroad and we received 8 students in the Youth Exchange Program. We will be sending over 150 students to RYLA this year. We increased our Interact Clubs to 45 with thousands of students.. The District has 4 Rotaract  clubs. Most important, our youth programs are now more integrated and working with each other.

            This year the Rotary Foundation Committee lead by Director PDG Bernadette Jennings continues to make great strides by Donating District Designated Funds of  $5,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund for Vermont & New Hampshire

             $2,500.00 to the Disaster Relief Fund for the Horn of Africa

             $5,000.00 for the Mission to Thailand for Medical, Dental and Eyesight projects and $7,200.00 in District Simplified Grants to 5 clubs.

             $5,926.00 in DDF to Polio Plus.

            The GSE program with Chair Tim Datig sent a medical team under the leadership of Rose Marie McCarthy to District 9200 -  Kenya and Uganda and we received a GSE Team from District 9125 Nigeria with Bob Spence as Chairing the Inbound. Both were hugely successful

            Kick Polio off the Planet, Dining with Rotary Chefs, our first Networking Under the Stars event and the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale were District events where the proceeds went to Annual Giving or to Polio Plus. 

            The Speakers Bureau has been updated to give your program chairs ta greater opportunity to present both Rotarian and non-Rotarian Speakers to your clubs.

            Under the Chairmanship of Les Vail, we finalized a Strategic Plan for the District and set an example for the clubs.

            Many thanks to Christina Pinizzotto for her dedication to the Josh the Otter  project which became a major project for 24 clubs providing Water Safety and Literacy  information to thousands of children.

            Again, under the Leadership of Pete Stafford, the District shipped another 40 foot container loaded with food and supplies of the Orphanage in Santo Domingo.

            Established a Youth Protection Plan for the District guided by Chair Bob Garrett  with ESSEX as the provider of background checks for our Youth Exchange, RYLA and Interact  programs.

            Thanks to the District Trainer, PDG CarolAnn Jeronimo, we had an outstanding year. A well attended PETS, Leadership Training, District Assembly and a fantastic program at the District Conference.

            And for the District Conference it was a tremendous success, thanks to our Conference Chair, PDG Sam Conte..

            To Ron Williams for maintaining our Web Site and to Roger Jones for his great Monthly Newsletters – Thank you.

            With Toby Koch as Special Representative, We chartered a new Club in District 7640, The Rotary Club of Cherry Hill Twilight with 28 Charter members.

            If I left anyone off I am sorry. To all the Officers, Directors, Chairs and committee members   - Thank you, Thank you. You made it all possible.


            Let us all “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity” for we care, by caring, we are Rotarians.



Yours in Rotary Service,


Alan F. Stein

Rotary International District 7640

Governor 2011-2012  


June is the Rotary Month of Fellowship. Ronald Williams 2012-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Apr 19, 2012
Upper left – GES Team Leader Dele Samson,  Carl, Sola Baderin, Gyang Dareng.
    Upper Right – Betsy Frank, Carl Nwerrih, Sola, Dr. Tom Iskenegbe, Gyang, Mike Loyle.
    Bottom Left - Rev. Gary Steigler & Wife Jan, Team Leader Dele.
    Bottom Right – Dele, Carl, Sola, Tina Ritondaro, Chairperson,  Gyang.

Upper left – Sola with her presentation,
    Upper Right – Dele with his presentation.
    Lower Left – Carl with his presentation.
    Lower Right – Gyang with his presentation.
    Lower Center – Edward Duffy exchanging Club Banners.

GSE Team Inbond Ronald Williams 2012-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Apr 17, 2012
Did your Club receive a Club Member Demographic and Cost of Membership Survey?  This survey has 15 questions that you should be able to answer in less than 5 minutes.  Oops you might not be able to get it done in 5 minutes if your club members have not completed their membership profile Please encourage your membership to complete their membership profile on the Districts Web SitePlease note that your birthday will only show the month and day, the year is not displayed and is only used for internal reports.

Thanks for your assistance
RI Membership Survey Ronald Williams 2012-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Mar 19, 2012

Protect Yourself

 Is your Club running or promoting an event?  DON’T use your personal or work email or phone number; invest in a throwaway email address and prepaid cell phone.  As an example,  Yahoo.Com, or   If you us one of these address you will avoid exposing your personal or work information to scammers and crooks.  When using one of these addresses you can have the email system automatically forward any email to your personal or work email.

Use a prepaid cell phone number to list a phone number in any of your advertisements.  Most of us have an extra cell phone lying around that you should be able to us with a prepaid phone card.

Rotarians are constantly subject to email and phone scams PROTECT YOURSELF.

Protect Yourself Ronald Williams 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Jobs Opportunity/Job Skills Available Ronald Williams 2012-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale Ed Molinari 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Feb 01, 2012

Historic Moments: Firsts and other fun facts

Rotary History Ronald Williams 2012-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jan 30, 2012

 FREE public relations promotional items from Rotary International--T V Spots--Radio Spots--Newspaper Ads--Billboards AdsYou just have to ask Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape has had success with Speaker announcements in local newspapers and will be having a PSA on TV 40 NBC do to the efforts of their Club President Francey Burke.

Public Relations Ronald Williams 2012-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jan 25, 2012

Rotary Club Donates Benches to Township 

Gloucester Township Rotary Club

Has donated three benches to the township.

read full story here

Benches Ronald Williams 2012-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
2012-2013 Rotary Theme Ronald Williams 2012-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jan 17, 2012
 Despite a stagnant global economy, Rotary clubs around the world have succeeded in raising more than US$200 million in new funding for polio eradication.


The fundraising milestone, announced today at Rotary’s annual International Assembly in San Diego, was reached in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in countries where this vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge for polio eradication Ronald Williams 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Dec 27, 2011
When was the last time you updated your clubs web site?  Don't have the time or the knowledge?  Contact a local High School Student, A Member of an Interact Club or Rotaract Club, or your grandchild.  Present them with a certificate or letter for  extra credit  as a school project from your club.
Tech Tip Ronald Williams 2011-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Dec 25, 2011

Top five Rotary stories of 2011

Top Five Rotary Stories Ronald Williams 2011-12-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Nov 24, 2011

This is the first in a series E-Bulletins that will deal with a single topic. Our first topic will be Districts 7640 web site and how to use it.

1. The first item following this story is a video on how to log into the web site, if you have problems do not hesitate to contact the District Communication Chair.

2.  The second item is how to update your profile.  Seventy percent of our membership have not checked off if they are female or male, an even higher percentage has not entered their birthday.  Don't worry your age is not published just the month and day, and can only be seen by your follow Rotarians.  Why do we need the year?  This is used on internal reports only so that Rotary International and our District has a profile of our membership.

3.  Rotary International Integration, what is this and what information is exchanged.  If your  club has turned on this feature, it saves the Clubs Secretary time by automatically updating the RI site with your information.  In the pass ninety [90] days there has been over Sixty Five Thousand [65,000] changes to the membership data base.

4.  Privacy:  YOU the member have complete control over what information is exchanged with RI under your profile the privacy section lets you opt out of what is sent to RI.

5.  If you need HELP with using the District web site please first consult the HELP section, if you can't find the answer there do not hesitate to contact the Districts Communication Chair 

E-Bullentin Ronald Williams 2011-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Everyone Has a Story Ronald Williams 2011-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
How To Update YOUR Profile Ronald Williams 2011-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Membership and Rotary's Continued Success Ronald Williams 2011-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Oct 26, 2011
DG 7490 Emil Geering, DG 7500 Gary Siciliano, DG Alan F. Stein, RIP
Kalyan Bernerjee, DG 7470, James Allison, DG 7510 Megan Jones-Holt
Vocational Assembly 2011 Ronald Williams 2011-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
The Last Percent Ronald Williams 2011-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Oct 16, 2011
Good news to report. The PR grant that the District applied for has been approved. The contracts have been signed and we hope to be off and running some time within the next two weeks. As you know, October 24th to November 6 has been designated International Polio Awareness. We will have Radio, TV and Print Media announcements as well as a promotion tying in with the SJ Transit Bus Lines. We will have our message on 18 buses on 4 routes throughout Southern New Jersey. We will let all know more details as it rolls out.
PR Grant Ronald Williams 2011-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Oct 12, 2011
Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee Francey Burke District 7640 Vocational Assembly Winner Alan Stein District Governor 7640
At Vocational Assembly Awards Dinner
Vocational Assembly October 2011 Ronald Williams 2011-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Looking For A Rotary Project Ronald Williams 2011-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Facebook for your Rotary club Ronald Williams 2011-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
October Is Rotary Vocational Service Month Ronald Williams 2011-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Sep 26, 2011
 Public is aware of Rotary, but unsure of what we do
Public is Aware of Rotary Ronald Williams 2011-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Find A Club Ronald Williams 2011-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Programs Ronald Williams 2011-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Sep 03, 2011

 I  am delighted to announce that Francey Burke, a member of the Rotary Club of  Mid-Jersey Cape, has been selected as this year’s winner of the District 7640 Vocational Service Award.  Francey was selected from an excellent field of 6 nominations.  She will  be honored at the Vocational Assembly on October 3.Thank you to judges:  DGN John Andrews, DGE Dan Ceglia, PP. Hugh McCaffrey, PP Linda Foster and PP Linda Hackley.  The contest was very close with so many qualified candidates.   

Now is the time to reserve your tickets for the Vocational Assembly on October 3, 2011 at Pines Manor in Edison. You will have a chance to hear the R.I. President, Kalyan Banarjee, as well as former State District Attorney John Farmer, Jr. and radio personality and psychologist Dr. Teena Cahill.

We are also seeking sponsors – both corporate and club sponsors to help pay for the  event (and keep costs down for members who wish to attend). You may wish to  honor your own club’s nominee or Francey as the Vocational Service Award winner  from District 7640 in the journal that will be distributed that evening.

Congratulations to all of the other Rotarians nominated by their clubs (in  alphabetical order):

Michael Bolicki Ocean City Upper Twp
Kimberly Nolan, Deptford,
Sidna Prickett, Bridgeton,
Robert Saghirian, Washington Twp
Alexandra Wills, Voorhees Breakfast

All of the above nominees will be honored by the District during Vocational Service Month. Arrangements for presentations will be made with the club Presidents.

Congratulations to Francey Burke and to the nominees who have also given of  their time and effort in the cause and spirit of Rotary.

Alan"Make it Happen - Make a Difference"

Alan F. Stein
Rotary International District 7640
Governor 2011-2012
Member: Rotary Club of Voorhees Breakfast

Vocational Service Award Ronald Williams 2011-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Martin Wood on Sep 03, 2011

Times and clubs change… so it has come that Atlantic City Rotary is trying out a new time slot and a new venue.  Beginning this Tuesday, October 18th, Atlantic City Rotary will be meeting at 5:30PM at the Knife and Fork Restaurant in AC .  We will have appetizers and a cash bar for about 30 minutes, then our meeting, and anyone who so desires can stay after for dinner on their own.  Hope to see some friendly faces in the near future.


New Meeting Time & Place Martin Wood 2011-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Aug 19, 2011

Revolutionize your District Communications

Learn How by Attending a Live Demonstration!

Streamline and centralize district communications, manage your databases and publish your directories online.

There are already thousands of Rotary Clubs and Districts taking advantage of these features as subscribers of the ClubRunner service and we want to help your district boost productivity and save money.

With ClubRunner's district version, find out how you can easily consolidate and integrate key information from all clubs and easily report to Rotary International with a push of a button. Give all members within your district direct access to the most accurate information immediately without having to rely on another member. Reach out to targeted members and officers in all clubs quickly and easily through centralized distribution lists, saving countless hours of time and effort.

Wondering how all this is possible? Join us in a special one-hour live demonstration, where you will receive a guided tour of ClubRunner's district version and learn how you can:

  • Update and manage all club and membership databases in one central location
  • Send out targeted and personalized email communication and newsletters
  • Publish and maintain a centralized, secure online district directory
  • Maintain district and club organizational charts with committee structures
  • Keep track of and report monthly attendance by all clubs
  • Manage event registrations and reporting
  • Easily update and maintain a customizable website (optional)

Upcoming Sessions: 



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Duration: 1 Hour (including questions & answers)

These sessions are conducted via web conferencing. Please note that you will require an Internet connection and audio (telephone or computer speakers) to attend.*

If you have any questions about this session, contact us at or 1-877-469-2582.
Revolutionize your District Communications Ronald Williams 2011-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jul 23, 2011

OneRotary program helps RI and Rotarians share information

OneRotary lets Rotary clubs and districts integrate with RI's databases, which simplifies how they communicate with RI as well as improves the quality of information.

Participation in OneRotary is voluntary. Clubs and districts retain their autonomy and may opt in or out of OneRotary at any time. For security and privacy reasons, a club can only view and update its own member information. 

There are a few ways your club or district can participate in site integrations with RI.

Use OneRotary to integrate your membership database

OneRotary allows Rotary clubs and districts the option of linking their databases directly to the main membership database maintained at RI World Headquarters. So when a club member's contact information is updated in a club's database, the information is updated in RI's database as well. This integration is done on a schedule determined by the club's or district's website provider. This integration eliminates duplicate data entry efforts and leads to more accurate information, such as on semiannual reports. 

Participating vendors

  • ClubRunner
  • DaCdb
  • Svensk Rotary Service

The following vendors are in various stages of the integration effort with RI:

  • Apparitio (USA)
  • ClubExpress (USA)
  • ClubWizard (USA)
  • Danish Rotary Multidistrict Administration (Denmark)
  • MeuClube (Brazil)
  • Norsk Rotary Forum (Norway)
  • RIBI Web Template (UK)
  • RO.CAS (Germany)
  • Suomen Rotary (Finland)
  • Swiss Rotary Media Association (Switzerland)
  • ClubRunner Video On How To Intergrate With RI
Site Integrations Ronald Williams 2011-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jul 02, 2011

Renovate your club website-----A dynamic and updated website is key to keeping your club members well informed. Solutions to website development -- and other club dilemmas -- can be found in Your Voice, Your Solution Best Practices. 

Resources for club committees-----When the new Rotary year begins 1 July, thousands of Rotarians begin their involvement with a club committee.  It’s through the work of club committees that a Rotary club provides service to its community, retains members, and develops leaders for the club, district, and Rotary International. Club committees are charged with carrying out the club’s long-range and annual goals. Each Rotary club has different needs and will establish committees to suit them. Read more about club committees .

 Resources for club officers-----Rotary International offers many resources to help club officers understand their roles and responsibilities and help their club achieve its goals. Effective clubs are able to;

  • Sustain or increase their membership base
  • Implement successful service projects that address the needs of their community and communities in other countries
  • Support The Rotary Foundation through both financial contributions and program participation
  • Develop leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level
R I Annoucements Ronald Williams 2011-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
News Releases About District 7640 Ronald Williams 2011-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Jun 28, 2011

Changes you should know about for the new Rotary year

New Rotary Year Ronald Williams 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on May 06, 2011

Introducing ClubRunner's New Mobile App!

Here at ClubRunner, we are very proud to announce the release of our new ClubRunner Mobile App. Released on May 4,2011, the ClubRunner Mobile App is your key toconnect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Password protected just like your website, the app currentlyfeatures 3 main modules along with numerous features bringing you even closer to connect, collaborate and communicate! Upon login, you will have the ability tobrowse through your member directory, view the latest feed of home page stories and even locate the nearest clubs that are within a specified range of your current location, right from your iPhone or iPod. Best of all, it is completely free! To learn more about the Mobile App and for instructions on how to download it, click here.

Currently only available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad, we will soon be releasing our Mobile App for Blackberry and Android phones as well.

ClubRunner Mobile App Ronald Williams 2011-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
District Growth Ronald Williams 2011-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Mar 26, 2011

Rotarians respond to Japan earthquake, tsunami


Rotarians Respond Ronald Williams 2011-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Mar 10, 2011
Check Out Video Chat Under The Contact Us Tab
Video Chat Ronald Williams 2011-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Feb 10, 2011

Camden area volunteers earn national awards for efforts following Haiti earthquake and other disasters

Awards Ronald Williams 2011-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Feb 07, 2011
Clubs are always looking for ways to grow and recruit new members, There are many things club members can do in order to attract new members. Here, you’ll find a hundred viable approaches that one could use in order to recruit more members. Check It Out
100 Ways to Recruit New Members Ronald Williams 2011-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Voorhees Breakfast Gary Seigle 2011-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Miracle Playground Community Build in Voorhees NJ Alan Stein 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
R I President Ronald Williams 2011-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Williams on Dec 31, 2010


TRF Direct Ronald Williams 2011-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Williams on Nov 09, 2010

Video by Howard Wilson editing and music by Daniel Wilson 

Orphange Container 15 Ron Williams 2010-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Williams on Nov 04, 2010
Interested In Speaking To A Rotary Club?  Add your information to our Speaker Profile
Speakers Ron Williams 2010-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
"Can Do Mobile" Avalon NJ August 19 2010 2010-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Williams on Jun 01, 2010

Advertise On The Districts Website

Advertising Rates:

$100.00 Per Year Home Page and All Other Pages

$35.00 Per Quarter Home Page and All Other Pages

$75.00 Per Year All Other Pages EXCEPT Home Page

$25.00 Per Quarter All Other Pages EXCEPT Home Page


Advertising Rate Ron Williams 2010-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Orphange 2010-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ted Lands on Aug 30, 2009
ISO Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and other individuals to volunteer for a Water and Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH) program in Solola, Guatemala November 04-11.
 Assisting communities around beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Thirsty for a Hands-On Water Project? Ted Lands 2009-08-31 00:00:00Z 0