Madison Rotary is an enthusiastic engaged network of ordinary people providing "Service Above Self", in our local and global communities. We have 90 members and are inviting individuals to join our successful and vibrant club.  Rotary President Liz Parker invites you as a guest to learn more about Rotary  by attending one of two weekly meetings held Thursdays; 7:47 am breakfast at the YMCA or lunch 12:15 pm at the Madison Hotel.  Come and visit a Rotary meeting - contact Barry Kroll, at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-476-2772 to RSVP.
 
Madison Rotary is meeting weekly online via Zoom on Thursdays at 8:00 am.  Members, prospective members and visitors are welcome to attend Madison Rotary meetings.  We are open to all and invite your participation.  Click the invite link below at 8 am on Thursdays to be directly connected to the meeting,  Speaker and program information is listed on the right.
 
The Madison Rotary has transitioned into a 501(c)(3) organization as of July 1, 2020, announced the rotary.  The Rotary Club of Madison, a social welfare service organization, has been serving our local and global communities since 1923, said the organization. Over the past 33 years, the Rotary Club of Madison Foundation has successfully carried out humanitarian projects, such as End Hunger 3.6, to help fight food insecurity locally. The two entities have merged after a year-long, unification process to streamline governance, administrative and financial development operations, they announced.  Click Read More for additional details.
Rotary District 7475 and Madison Rotary say "thank you" to over 1,000 volunteers who packaged 185,000 meals that will all be distributed to those who are food insecure in New Jersey.  Volunteers came from local Rotary Clubs, community organizations, churches, youth groups, schools, individuals and families and more.  Another special thank you to all sponsors and donors who are critical to the success of the program. We also appreciate the support of Drew University and the use of Simon Forum on March 7th where the meals were packaged.  Our program is the largest food packaging in New Jersey and in the Northeast.  What was accomplished will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people.  If you would like to become involved as a volunteer with Madison Rotary or End Hunger contact Barry Kroll at barrykroll@aol.com or 973-376-2772 for additional details.
 
Reading to children has been proven to be the most effective way to improve a child's reading ability because the reader can engage with the child at his or her level of comprehension rather than at the child's own reading level, which might not be at the same level.  Most importantly, it is key to have fun with reading:  to illustrate to the children that reading is a joy that they will have forever, that it can take them wherever they dream to go, and give them the opportunity to learn whatever they choose.  When I ask the children why they like to read, my favorite answer is, "Because it's fun!"  Madison Rotarians visited the Madison second-grade classrooms and read “Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure” to the children.  This project promotes literacy and a love of reading while also introducing the children to Rotary and the concept of The Four-Way Test.   The book was developed by a Rotary Club in Ohio and has become a national service event.  
 
From left are Madison Rotary Club President Elizabeth “Liz” Parker; Madison Rotary Club Treasurer David Farrell; Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Organization Advancement Amie Herman; Madison Area YMCA President & CEO Diane Mann; Barry Kroll, Madison Rotary Club past president and district governor; and Madison Area YMCA Associate Development Director Leigh Anne Soroka.
 
The Madison Rotary has pledged $50,000 to the Madison Area YMCA's capital campaign.  "The Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce that the Madison Rotary Club Board of Directors pledged an exceptionally generous $50,000 gift to the Madison Area YMCA’s multi-million-dollar Family Center expansion" YMCA President and Chief Executive Officer Diane Mann said.
 
For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.  Click read more for additional information. 
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Shelby Rhodes
Jul 30, 2020 8:00 AM
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