Rotary District 7640
Serving Southern New Jersey
Volume 1 Issue 11

Governor Tom's Message!

I hope that you all had a great week! I think fall has arrived early this year! 

Remembering 9/11
Hurricane Harvey and Irma -
Mother Nature's Terror
The devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma shows us that Mother Nature can be a force to be reckoned with here in the US and elsewhere. There has also been severe weather in Southern Asia and Africa and a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico. Rotary is already working to help make a difference. The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Rotary has two donor advised fund initiatives that you can chose from to help.  See them below:
If you would like to make a contribution by credit card please go to the following link:   
The Name of the DAF (Donor Advised Fund) is The Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund. The account number of the DAF is 608 for Hurricane Harvey and the DAF is 296 for Hurricane Irma.
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, we are seeking donations so we can send a truck loaded with supplies in the next few weeks.  
Download Files
Vocational Service Award Sponsorships Form
Vocational Service Award Dinner Flyer
D7640 Outreach Disaster Relief Flyer
Grant Seminar
The 2nd Grants Training Seminar is this Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 pm. This is an online seminar. In order to apply for District Grants, two Rotarians from each club must take the online Grants Training. Past District Governor Tim Datig will lead this seminar. There are grant dollars available. You may apply for up $2,000 for a District Grant and your club must contribute $500 that means you can do a project for $2,500. YOU DON'T NEED TO REGISTER, JUST SIGN IN WITH THE INFO BELOW.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM EDT
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Reaching for the Stars!
Tri County Rotary Club Charter Ceremony
Historic Event that hasn’t happened in 10 years…. Mark your calendar for the Tri-County Rotary Club's Charter Celebration, which is Thursday, October 12th at Merighi's Savoy Inn in East Vineland. The theme for the celebration is "Reaching for the Stars", which correlates to the star, named “The Fletch” located in the Sagittarius constellation, that they presented to me during their Club Visit.
All District Clubs are required by the District's Rules of Procedures to buy tickets equal to 10% of their membership to support the Tri-County Rotary Club at their Charter Celebration.
Tickets are only $45.00 per person. Past Rotary International Treasurer Mike Colasurdo, Sr. is our special Guest Speaker. Michele and I look forward to seeing you there. 
Rotary Leadership Institute
Last week I attended the Rotary Leadership Institute Northeast Division Annual Meeting in Park Ridge NJ. I was elected the Regional Vice Chair for Districts 7430, 7450, 7500 and 7640. It is a great honor to represent RLI and these four districts for the next three years.
I want to put my plug in for the next RLI Event on Saturday, October 14th at the Indian Cultural Center in Marlton, NJ. This is a great way for Rotarians to learn about Rotary. And remember, the District has money to help send club members to RLI.  If a club member wants to take a Part 2 or Part 3 course the District will pay for second person to take a Part 2 or Part 3 course.
Here is the reimbursement process…
1.  Provide via email to the District ( , the Rotarian names and RLI course level of those members in your Rotary Club who have registered for RLI. 
2.  Each member must Register online (RLI Registration) and make payment by check or credit card, either themselves or through their Rotary Club.
3.  Provide via email to the District, the RLI registration confirmation of those members attending.
4.  The District will reimburse one of the two members who have registered and paid, or if the Rotary club paid, the District will reimburse the Rotary Club for one member.
5.  If the Rotary Club is paying, please provide the address for reimbursement.
6.  Reimbursement will be issued after the event.
I wanted to end on a very happy and positive note. While I was at the RLI Annual Meeting, Bonnie Sirower, our Assistant Rotary Regional Coordinator, congratulated District 7640 on having positive membership growth over the first two months of the Rotary year. When I got home, I looked up our membership numbers and we had a net gain of 41 members thus far!
Great job everyone, keep up the good work. Remember to tell your club's Rotary story. No one will tell our story better than we can!
Governor Tom
District Training at Cumberland County College
Please mark your calendar for September 23rd, we will be having a District Training Session on Membership, Foundation and Public Image at Cumberland County College from 8:00 am to 12Noon. Registration starts at 7:30am.  There are many new things to show you that day. Please sign up on the District Website. The cost is only $10.00.
This is the 30th year of women in Rotary. To commemorate this, we are having a joint district celebration with District 7450 on November 7, 2017, at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield PA.
We will honor five women from our district who best represent the spirit of Rotary. The nominating forms will be sent out shortly to all clubs. So, if you know someone that we should recognize please submit their name to us. 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. There will be much more on this event in the coming weeks.
Natalie Devonish
Rotary Club of Atlantic City
Below and attached, please find the flyer for registration, and the Ads flyer with pricing for the event.
You can register here REGISTER , or go to the District website on the front page and register.  
The link takes you to an EventBrite module to purchase tickets online.  Ticket may not be available at the door, so buy your tickets now.
Download Files
Vocational Service Award Sponsorships Form
Vocational Service Award Dinner Flyer
D7640 Outreach Disaster Relief Flyer
1936-37 Will R. Manier Jr. (law), Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Rotary vision:
Making vocational service truly international and its application the basis for world understanding and peace.
“The first thing we must do if we are to have international understanding is to
realize what is prejudice and what is fact.”
— Address to 1937 Rotary Convention, Nice, France

1937-38 Maurice Duperrey (abrasives manufacturing), Rotary Club of Paris, France. Rotary vision: To show the world the way to peace through friendship and understanding.
“Rotary is so simple that many people do not understand it, and some even misunderstand it. Rotary is not a philosophy…not an all-embracing world point
of view which answers every question…and satisfies all the dictates of the heart and mind. Rotary is merely an association of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.”
— Address to 1938 Rotary Convention, San Francisco, California, USA  
Russell Hampton
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