Rotary is the world’s most prominent and reputable service organization with 1.2 million members focusing on humanitarian efforts, such as promoting peace, fighting disease, supporting education, growing economy locally and globally. In District 7475 (formerly Districts 7470 and 7510), we have over 2,100 proactive and service-driven Rotarians in 87 clubs. We network, share ideas, discuss the needs of our community and take tangible action to make a positive and long-lasting difference while enjoying personal and professional growth and fun. We invite like-minded individuals to join our successful and vibrant organization by contacting Jeannie Tsukamoto, District Membership Chair at JoinRotaryD7475@gmail.com.
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You are cordially invited to a very special event on Saturday October 20, 2018.  RI President Barry Rassin will be the keynote speaker at a PolioPlus Gala celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of West Orange.  Vocational Service Awards will also be presented to outstanding Rotarians.  This event will be held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, New Jersey. Click Read More for additional information.
 
 
It’s that time again!  Time for the annual Gift of Life Super Bowl raffle!  Each year at this time, our district’s Gift of Life committee sells raffle tickets to raise funds for this great project by selling chances on a trip to the Super Bowl.  This year, the Super Bowl will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on February 3, 2019.  The tickets are $20 each and the Super Bowl package is worth $10,000! Drawing will be held on January 11, 2019. Contact your Club President or Larry Ripley at larryripley@verizon.net.
Vocational Service is the Second Avenue of Service. No aspect of Rotary is more closely related to each member than a personal commitment to represent one’s vocation or occupation to fellow Rotarians, and to exemplify the characteristics of high ethical standards and the dignity of work.  Liz Parker was selected from a field of outstanding applicants as the recipient of District 7475 Vocational Service Award.  Elizabeth K. Parker joined Madison Rotary in February 1993, and has been a dedicated Rotarian ever since. Liz, as she is known, is an award-winning journalist and the owner, co-publisher and executive editor of the New Jersey Hills Media Group, which publishes 16 community newspapers covering about 60 towns in Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. Liz has been involved with numerous professional and charitable organizations and has received many honors for her work.  Click Read More for additional details.
The article below was written by Jeff Cadorette, Rotary International Director and appeared in the September issue of Zone 24,32 newsletter.
The answer to the question of how early Rotarians consumed Rotary is pretty easy. It was through our traditional clubs centered around a meal and back then it was typically lunch or dinner. The advent of breakfast clubs was a bold experiment to widen our appeal to those who could not fit into what then was our typical model of delivery, how we were consumed.  Click Read More for complete article.
 
 
Rotary Leadership Institute – April 20, 2019
The purpose of The Rotary Leadership Institute is to provide an educational opportunity for Rotarians identified as potential leaders by their club presidents. Each club president is asked annually to nominate club members as potential club leaders (not necessarily future presidents) in the years ahead. Courses will be given for the nominees to foster Rotary knowledge and leadership skills. It is hoped that these courses will also motivate the participants to be enthusiastic, creative and dedicated Rotarians. All Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary are also encouraged to attend.  Click Read More for full details.
   
District 7475 is pleased to announce that it will sponsor two Global Scholars.  Maya Wahrman sponsored by the Princeton Corridor Club (pictured left) Maya will pursue MS in Refugee and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford to equip herself with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and network of allies to further her career in peace and conflict resolution as it relates to refugees. Janine Furtado sponsored by the Rockaway Club (pictured right) will pursue a MA in international development at the Graduate Institute (also known as IHEID) in Geneva. She will focus her studies on the socioeconomic impacts of food, agriculture, and the environment in developing regions- all of which fit within Rotary’s economic and community development focus.
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RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Award was held at Drew University, June 15 - 17, 2018 and had over 70 high school juniors who participated in a weekend of leadership development activities.  
 
The short term youth exchange program is a partnership between District 7475 serving northern and central New Jersey and District 2670 Shikoku, Japan.  Each year our district sends 30 students and leaders to Japan the first three weeks of July and District 2670 sends 30 students and leaders to us the first three weeks of August.  The students and leaders enjoy a variety of activities during their visit.  The program ties into Rotay's goal of building good will and friendship.  This is the 42nd year the program has occurred.  Pictured above are the Japanese students, leaders visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.  For additional information on this program or to be considered as a leader/chaperone, contact Jim Allison of he Madison Club at jra188@aol.com.  Full program details are on the District website at www.njrotary.org
Rotary was founded in 1905.  The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Click Read More for additional details.

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