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 we have over 2,100 proactive and service-driven Rotarians in 83 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.  Click HERE to find a club near your.  Click HERE to learn more of who we are.
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With increased public anxiety regarding COVID-19, we wish to inform Rotarians and members of the public the status of various Rotary Events.  Below is a list of events that have been cancelled  - many of the events will be rescheduled when the issue of the Corona virus is resolved.  Several other event further out on the calendar are still planned to occur as scheduled.  The only event still on the Rotary calendar is RYLA scheduled for June 12 - 14, 2020.  We are hopeful of things improving.  As things unfold in he next few weeks a further determination will be made if RYLA can be held or not.
DateEventStatus
March 19 - 21, 2020PETSSwitched to Online Format
March 19, 2020RIPE Holger Knaack DinnerCancelled  
March 21, 2020End Hunger - College of NJCancelled - will be rescheduled
March 28, 2020End Hunger - Raritan Valley CCCancelled - will be rescheduled
April 16, 2020Community Connection InitiativeCancelled - will be rescheduled
April 18, 2020RLI - West OrangeCancelled
May 7-10, 2020District Conference BaltimoreCancelled
May 21, 2020District Training AssemblyCancelled - will be rescheduled
June 6 - 10, 2020Rotary Interantional ConventionCancelled
June 25, 2020Banner ExchangeCancelled - will be rescheduled
June 25-July 16, 2020Short Term Youth Exchange - JapanCancelled
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary District 7475 (Central and Northern New Jersey) where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. RYLA will be held June 12 - 14, 2020 at Drew University in Madison, NJ.  You must be between your Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 80 students attend annually.  For full details and/or to register.  For complete information click HERE Click Read for more details
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 provide 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.  For complete details and/or to register CLICK HERE.
End Hunger events on March 21st and March 28th are cancelled due to Corona virus.  Both events will be rescheduled.  Check back for new dates
 
March 7th - Drew University - More Information Click HERE
March 21st - The College of New Jersey - More Information Click HERE  POSTPONED
March 28th - Raritan Valley Community College - More Information Click HERE  POSTPONED
 
 
Greetings Rotarians and Friends: 
Based upon the recommendation of the CDC that there be no meetings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks it becomes necessary to cancel the District Conference that is/was scheduled at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore May 7-10, 2020.  Arrangements will be made to refund the money you paid to attend the District Conference.  If you made your hotel reservation through the District website your reservation will automatically be cancelled.  If you made your reservation direct - you are responsible for cancelling that reservation.  District leadership is planning to do a one day in District meeting sometime in June as a replacement for the conference.  As soon as these details are firmed up you will receive additional information.
 
 
The District 7470 Foundation was started to streamline the raising and distribution of charitable funds in support of the District’s clubs. The District Wide Raffle does this by providing all the administrative work involved in a big time raffle...and quickly returning the proceeds to participating Clubs.  Click Read More for additional information.
 
Do you shop on Amazon?  The Rotary Global Rewards program has made an arrangement with Amazon that will contribute 5% of total purchases to The Rotary Foundation provided individuals logon to Amazon through the Rotary portal.  Click the Amazon logo below to access Amazon rotary portal.  Bookmark the url for the future.  Additionally, there are hundreds of additional discounts on things like car rentals, hotel accommodations, major stores, etc - Click Read More for
 
                                                                                           
Download the ClubRunner App form the Apple or Google store and have access to club, officer and contact information. Check out the video for full details.
 
“Rotary congratulates Nigeria on its tremendous accomplishment in stopping polio,” says RI President K.R. Ravindran. “On behalf of the entire Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), we thank volunteers, health workers, and parents in communities across Nigeria for their tireless commitment to ensuring every last child is protected against this devastating disease. In the months ahead, their dedication will remain as important as ever, as we work to keep Nigeria polio-free and to eliminate polio from its final strongholds in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
 
 
2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack announces his theme "Rotary Opens Opportunities" during the opening general session of the International Assembly, 20 January 2020
 
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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